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This rental has all 5 stars for a reason!! Best kept secret in Sebring.

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,700 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Villa with Whimsical Garden, Pool and it's a beautiful spot for a special event.

This Villa is in a quiet neighbor hood, has 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, 1 car garage, office with a Sofa that makes into a bed and sleeps two along with a single chair that makes into a bed to sleep the 7th person. The pool and a whimsical garden for your pleasure and relaxation. It has plenty of charm in this 1700 sq ft home away from home. There are a lot of antiques yet plenty of comfort. With attention to the details you will feel right at home. It's a perfect place for one or 2 couples or 2 children. It would also be perfect for a couple to get away from the grind and have a nice romantic weekend together with a 5 star feeling but without the high price. You will love the Master Bedroom with the 4 poster bed, the antique vanity and the beautiful view of the garden. It is fully furnished with all your daily needs including a washer and dryer. Sleeps 7 comfortably.

We furnish all cleaning supply and paper products. We launder and change the sheets once a week for our guests that are here for 2 or more weeks to make your visit less stressful while on your vacation. (This does not apply to seasonal guest).

For that perfect dining experience you can sit at the table with candle light, fine china and very pretty flatware at each meal. Or you can cook your meal on the grill, grab the plastic trays and eat outside while enjoying the garden and the water fountains. There's a fire pit to roast your marshmallows too.

You will see couples walking their puppies, riding their bicycles or jogging and walking in the neighborhood. The Rental is in Village 1 of Spring Lake and houses are older and newer. We have vacant lots on all 4 sides which makes it really nice and quiet and gives plenty of extra parking since we always ask our guest not to park on the lawn. You see the Sand Cranes everyday as they roam the neighborhood, but you are not allowed to feed them - it's the law. They are very friendly. You can be outside doing something and all of a sudden they are right there at you and you didn't even hear them. They are pretty cool to watch and people are usually amazed by them.

Sebring is centrally located, only one and a half hours from all of the main attractions and from either coast. The famous 12 Hours of Sebring at the Sebring International Raceway is less than 3 miles away, golfing is across the Highway from the rental. Plus there are a total of 15 Golf Courses in Highlands County. There are 29 lakes in Highlands County, including Lake Istokpoga, Florida's 5th largest Lake at 27,692 acres. Lake Istokpoga is world renowned for its fishing, it also supports resident population of Osprey and bald eagles and many other forms of wild life. For those of you that are hunters, Highlands County fits that ticket too. It's the perfect location for deer and turkey hunting. (fees will apply upon request). Historical Sebring area is 8 miles away where you can park your car go to some of the sweetest shops or dine in some awesome Restaurants. If you love to hike we have Highlands Hammock Park. It's only 15 miles from rental. The park has a Civilian Conservation Corps Museum and a wooden bridge trail for your hike. It's nature at its finest.

Lake Placid is only 15 minutes away and it's known as the Caladium Capital of the world and the town celebrates with a festival dedicated to the caladiums twice a year. Lake Placid is also known as the "Town of Murals". The buildings all over town features hand painted Murals depicting the history of Lake Placid. You'll love it in Sebring, Florida. It was just voted # 4 of the Most Beautiful Towns in Florida by the Culture Trip.

You can also plan a day trip to enjoy the magic of Walt Disney World, Lego Land, Lion Country Safari, Sea World, Silver Springs, Universal Studios, Islands Of Adventure, Dinosaur World, Wet & Wild and Busch Gardens, just to name a few of the many attractions close by. Then of course on the days you don't want to leave home there is the pool, out door grill, and a place to dine at your own back door. Or you can ride the bicycles we've provided around the neighborhood.

If you have a Facebook account you can go to the page "The Garden of Eva" and see more pictures of the garden. It is very whimsical and a peaceful place to be with the birds singing, water fountains, flowers, fairies and many surprises all over the garden. We try to keep an edible garden too which you are welcome to pick and enjoy whatever you would like. There are a lot of shiny things that kids love, swings and we can't forget the wind chimes. Guaranteed to help you relax and be amused at how many times you can walk around and find new things each time you walk the grounds.

Race enthusiast love to stay at our home away because it is so close to the track and extremely convenient to run back and forth. Plus it sleeps so many.

The garden and the rental makes it a perfect spot for a Wedding and reception if you are looking for something different that is whimsical. With the residence being part of the package with 2 restrooms and the kitchen, it's the perfect spot to entertain. Special rates are available upon request.

More Details

John or Cindy Lombardo
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
25 April, 2017

About John or Cindy Lombardo

We live in the Villa on the other side and we have our fur Baby, Boo which is a Pekingnese . We have lived here for over 20 years. We love to grill out in the summer and lounge out by the pool. So we are always home building something, cleaning something or relaxing in the back yard. My husband, John is semi-retired and I still work in Lake Placid. We both love people and we always look forward to a new neighbor.

John or Cindy Lombardo purchased this villa in 1991

Why John or Cindy Lombardo chose Central Florida

For all of the Race Enthusiast the Sebring International Raceway is 4.8 miles from the front door. Very easy to get to. The neighborhood is an older development and we love the variety of homes both old and new. We know all of the puppies in the neighborhood and we are lucky that most of them are smaller dogs. It is honestly quite peaceful here. We love watching the Osprey and the Bald Eagles fly around and the family of blue birds that come back every year to raise their family. In the summer and most of the winter months we are always outside planning the next project we want to do in our yard.

What makes this villa unique

The Garden of Eva..If you love to garden as much as we do then you are welcome to play in our garden. We call our garden "The Garden of Eva" and our "Memory Garden." Eva Grace is the 5 year old Grand baby that was diagnosed at 4 months old with SMA, stage 1. Eva lives in CT and this is our way of being close to her. She is disabled and can't talk, eat, breathe or walk on her own, but her little mind is sharp. We try to design things that we feel would occupy and amuse her mind if and when she comes to visit. We have a lot of shiny things, fairies, wizards, wind chimes, flowers, water fountains - you name it you may find it in our garden for our little Angel. There are a lot of items that we have inherited that has been packed away for many years because we don't have the heart to get rid of them, so they have been incorporated in our yard so that we are able to enjoy them daily. If Mother Nature takes them from us - we were able to enjoy them more than we would have previously. Our garden needless to say is definitely on the whimsical side, but it represents all we cherish in this world - our family. We have had Weddings in our garden and they've turned out so spectacular. As of January 1 we have opened up our Garden for parties for your little girl(s). Tea parties, bridal parties, graduation parties, anniversaries and best of all Weddings. You can go on facebook to our page "The Garden of Eva" and check out some of the pictures of the garden. It changes almost daily. We continually add to our garden with Eva in our hearts and always on our minds. For Weddings we have plenty of parking, places for serving your meals, DJ services available, different spots in the yard you would like to have a ceremony and entertainment for your guest. If you occupy the rental you have 2 restrooms available for your guest, a place to get ready and even a romantic place to spend your honeymoon.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Sebring in Highlands County

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Guest Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , French designed with a shiny paint technique on walls.
    Master Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Cabinetry is very distressed and matches MB perfectly.
  • All bath linens are provided and both are decorated very nicely. The guest bath has a french flare that everyone loves. It's really colorful without going over the top. The walls have a faux finish that is really unique. Again, probably more whimsical but in a classy fun way. The master bath is very pretty with the walk in shower and the distressed cabinetry. The shower curtain matches the quilt in the Master Bedroom giving a very nice flow between the 2 rooms.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Guest Bedroom - 2 Single Bed , Sweet Shabby Chic room with antique furniture.
    Master Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , Romantic, Country French look with 4 poster bed & great view
    Office/Snooze Room - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Sleeper sofa that sleeps 2 and single chair sleeper for 1.
  • Both Bedrooms have carpeting instead of the vinyl planks for comfort. Extra bedding is furnished. The master bedroom has a French County decor, with a gorgeous, romantic 4 poster bed. It has quilting instead of comforters for that shabby chic feeling too. There is something very magical about the view of the garden from the master bedroom. The guest bedroom has twin beds and 2 chests along with a full length mirror. Like the master bedroom it has carpeting and a ceiling fan for all that comfort and relaxation. This room is mostly antiques and very shabby chic. The office has a sleeper sofa that sleeps 2 comfortabbly and a chair that 2 can sit very cozy in and it makes into a single bed that folds out. It's perfect for guests or for those lazy afternoons you want to stay in the office working or reading a book. Very comfortable and cozy.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
No fuss Keyless Door Lock. Guests will be given a code to use so you never have to worry about losing a key. Check in is flexible. Check out is by 11 AM on departure date.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(11 traveller reviews)

This rental has all 5 stars for a reason!! Best kept secret in Sebring.
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Best time ever, a fabulous, relaxing, comfortable and clean place. Enjoyed spending time with our hosts, John and Cindy so much fun and very hospitable. Can't wait to go back.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 31, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Epic place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Everything was perfect down to the inth detail. It is located close to the Sebring Race Track. This will be my go to place in the future. Owners are great, I enjoyed an evening sharing some wine and stories.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Greg for the review. It was a pleasure meeting with you and we look forward to seeing you next time you are in Sebring. You were a perfect guest.
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Dallas, GA

Great Stay!

  • 5 of 5

This vacation rental has all the comforts of home; very clean and well-stocked, with comfortable beds and beautifully furnished. The fenced back yard was magical – you have to see, to believe! We also enjoyed the cushioned swings, nice pool and gas grill. The owners, Cindy and John were nearby. They were great, although we just met them this week, it seems like we’ve know them for quite a while; they were very friendly, resourceful and gave us all the privacy we desired. We will be back. Thanks Cindy and John!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Tena, Thank you for the gracious review. You guys were great guests and it was wonderful hearing your grandchildren enjoying the pool. We hope that you guys will come back to visit. We are always very lucky to have the best guests, and you guys rated as some of our very best. Enjoy the holidays and hope all of your journeys are the best memories. God bless you both. John & Cindy
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One of the most wonderful experiences. Peaceful.

  • 5 of 5

One of the loveliest homes and couple we could ever wish for. Peaceful, and clean. Warm and friendly, Private and whimsical. The most perfect setting we could hope for. Thank you!!!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Jennifer. Thank you so much for the review. It was such a pleasure meeting you and Rick, along with Grace. We are so happy our paths met but grateful the hurricane didn't do as much damage as anticipated. Please give Rick our best wishes and let us know how he is doing. You guys were great and we would not hesitate to recommend you as guests in other properties. John & Cindy
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The Lombardo's have a little treasure in Spring Lake.

  • 5 of 5

Our week at The Lombardo's was an amazing place for the kids and for the adults too. Really enjoyed drinking coffee in The Garden , very peaceful. It has the ability to make you feel like your home the instant you walk in. Looking forward to staying here in the future!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review. We enjoyed you guys very much. Come back anytime.
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A perfect paradise get away! So beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

This was a perfect, quite get away. The home was immaculately clean and was beautifully decorated. I have three girls, and they very much enjoyed playing in the swimming pool everyday during our week long stay. The back yard is a beautiful garden oasis and so peaceful! It was a great, relaxing get away and I would definitely book this home again next summer! I would tell any of my own friends to book a stay with the owners ,as they were very informative and helpful.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Sebring Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.06 Miles
Spikes Sports Bar
Nearest Golf
0.07 Miles
Spring Lake Golf Resort
Nearest Train
8.6 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.01 Miles
US Highway 98
Nearest Restaurant
0.02 Miles
Roserio's Pizzaria
Nearest Beach
8.5 Miles
Crescent Beach
Car: necessary

For the race enthusiast, race teams or race clubs we are 4.8 miles from Sebring International Raceway. There are places to eat and shop within walking distance.

For the special events in Garden i.e., separate rates available.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Sebring, Florida

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Seasonal Rental
1 Nov 2016 - 30 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Charge Card Fees £27.26
Cleaning Fee - No Refund £116.85
Additional Adult Fees £19.47
Refundable Damage Deposit £116.85

Rates are based on 2 adults. ADDITIONAL ADULT GUEST will be $25.00 per night / per guest. PETS are allowed as long as they are 13 pounds and under and DEPOSIT IS NON-REFUNDABLE. The PET DEPOSIT is $100 for 7 days or less.. $250.00 for 2-4 weeks and $500.00 for 1 month and over. The "damage deposit" will be refunded within 10 business days from the date of departure. The cleaning fee covers the normal laundry, dusting, vacuuming, etc. For excessive messes that was deliberately destroyed or left a mess. i.e, food all over where ants have taken over, dishes not run through dish washing cycle the whole time of visit, wet towels left on carpet for days at a time or windows left open and rain has wet carpets and drywall. Anything our cleaning company deems excessive fees will be deducted from the deposit without exception

Check in Flexible and Check out is at 11 AM on departure date. Should guest decide to check in earlier than anticipated date or stay longer than reservation date there is a charge of $125 per night and it is due at the time decision is made and is to be paid in cash only.

Deposit for Winter Rentals will be $1500.00 and it is refundable. There is no exception with the deposit. Again, with the pet deposit for Winter Rentals will be $500 non-refundable.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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