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Large, High Quality, Heated Pool Home - Close to Beaches and All Amenities

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,284 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 18 - 28 nights


About the property

Lovely 3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom Home: Large Heated Pool, Bonus Room with Pool Table

High quality, very well located, fully air conditioned property with high, cathedral ceilings, nearly 2300sq ft, with brand new kitchen (granite countertops), new bathroom units, large lanai covered pool and patio with new pavers, a BBQ grill, superb pool heated as needed and all new facilities in 2013; poolside loungers and patio table set; utility room with new washer and dryer, great room with new 55 inch TV and broadband services; separate dining room and relaxing den areas; second bathroom with new unit, large master bedroom with Queen bed, chest, night stands, walk in closet and en-suite bathroom; second bedroom has queen bed, nightstand and large closet, 1 twin bedroom with walk in closet and a bonus room (own air con) with pool table, chairs and table and bed settee and TV. Access to Community Pool and Tennis Courts included.

Property Manager
Steven Jewell
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
11 September, 2018

About Steven Jewell

Retired 2013 after a career working in public sector IT. UK based (Hertfordshire) and now a frequent visitor to Florida.

Steven Jewell purchased this house in 2012

Why Steven Jewell chose Woodland Hills

This property is well established and in a lovely safe and well kept area, convenient and close to everything; close to Tampa airport, abundant shopping malls, super beaches, lake Tarpon, Clearwater beach and numerous other attractions. The property feels like brand new and was completely refurbished and redecorated in 2012 by a local builder with new kitchen and bathroom units and appliances. We've completed this overhaul with new bedrooms, furniture, utilities (washer and dryer), linen and all new kitchen equipment. The property is fitted out with good broadband, telephone and TV services. In 2014 we added a pool table and extra furniture in the bonus room.

What makes this house unique

The private, large heated pool is the crowning glory of the property; fully heated for warm swims in the winter months. A great patio area with a covered lanai for trouble free outdoor entertaining. From 2013 virtually everything is brand new. As an added extra there is access to a large community pool and tennis courts. Our house is wonderfully well located in a very well kept, deed restricted, community.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house around the Woodland Hills around the Palm Harbor

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2284 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 17:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • No glassware to be taken out by the pool.
  • Guests with children are required to exercise close supervision and care around the pool to prevent accidents.
  • Parking only for two cars; no trailers or motorbikes on the driveway overnight.
Location Type:
  • village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Large master bathroom Walk in closet and his/hers basin
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Serves second and third bedrooms.
  • Both bathrooms have new fitted basin units.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Chest and two night stands
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Chest and nightstand with very large mirrored closet
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , Nightstand and very large mirrored walk in closet
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Bonus room; Queen bed settee, pool table, TV and seating
  • Formally there are 3 large double bedrooms - but a bonus room will facilitate a further queen size bed via a bed settee. We prefer a maximum occupancy of 6 but will consider 8.
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • Horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
The property is locally managed with a friendly representative able to respond to requests for help.


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Large, High Quality, Heated Pool Home - Close to Beaches and All Amenities
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 12 reviews

Excellent Choice

  • 5 of 5

Very comfortable in a quiet neighborhood. Superbly equipped, just like home. Close to everything I needed; shopping, restaurants, gym. It all made for a great stay that exceeded My expectations.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Ed, we are very pleased that our house was suitable for your needs. You are a model renter and we count ourselves lucky that you chose to stay with us. We do strive to provide a very good quality experience for our renters. We wish you and all your family all the very best for the future.
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  • 4 of 5

It was a beautiful home and very well stocked we really enjoyed ourselves

  • Review Submitted: 16-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful and Spacious Home

  • 5 of 5

We loved spending our family vacation at Woodland Hills Home. Carol the onsite manager was charming and friendly, knowing she was close by was an added comfort. The owner Steven, checked up on us through email to verify everything was to our satisfaction. As a family we enjoyed the heated pool and occasional night swim. Our son loved learning how to play pool in the billiard room. Anytime your kid wants to put down the electronics and learn an "old school" game as a family is a plus! Centralized location, close to beaches, parks, restuarants, Pinellas Trail etc...We won't stay in a hotel anymore this is the way to vacation! Thank you Steven and Carol 😃

  • Review Submitted: 23-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We just read your review and we are delighted that you had a great vacation and liked our house. We do try to care for all our guest renters and to ensure they find things as we would like them to be for ourselves. All the very best to you. Steven Jewell
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Sudbury, Ontario, Canada

Canadian visiters for the 3rd time

  • 5 of 5

This is the 3rd time my wife and I have had the pleasure of staying in this beautiful rental. We were here in February/March 2014, March 2016 and this year from February 11th to April 22nd.

Steven and Diane are a pleasure to deal with and Carol their manager is a real treasure.

The home is situated in a quiet, safe neighbourhood that is within easy driving distance of beaches, restaurants, stores etc.

The home itself is beautiful. The pictures of the home are accurate and if anything do not do the place justice. On arrival you will be greeted by an immaculate home thanks to Candy (the housekeeper). The pool is to die for. Warm, clean and so inviting at any time of the day but especially for those late evening swims when the air temperature may feel a little cool but the pool temperature is still 90 degrees.

When you are comparing costs with other rentals do not sell yourself short. This rental is worth the price.

Thank you Steven and Diane and hopefully our paths will cross sometime in the near future.

Ken and Jeanine

  • Review Submitted: 03-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Lovely House in a great Location

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful amenities and all in a great location, convenient for beaches, attractions and shopping. We had a superb vacation.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful property!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I (60 and 62) stayed at this property for two weeks in September 2015. We have rented many homes in various areas of Florida and this property suited all of our needs. We wanted a beautiful, clean and comfortable home with private pool in a safe neighborhood, close to beaches, good restaurants and shopping.

The property was very clean and no amenities were missing. We especially liked the layout of the house (the master bedroom and bathroom are separated from the other bedrooms and bathroom by the common living space… a perfect layout for a family, we think.

While not out and about and except for the occasional evening games of pool in the bonus room, we spent all of our time outdoors near the gorgeous pool, even during thundershowers – under the roofed lanai. We often commented on how quiet the neighborhood was.

Carole, the representative managing the property, was very nice and was always available for us if we needed her. Steven, the owner of the property, was also very nice and quick to reach and react. We were amazed at just how quickly they reacted to have the pool filter replaced when we noticed on our second day (a Sunday) that it was broken and gushing water out by the gallon. A brand new filter was installed within 24 hours and we were very pleased about that. We never had any other issues.

Contrary to what we thought, we were pleasantly surprised that the property is located within 10-25 minutes of driving time to most attractions in the area. Restaurants (our favourite – Carrabba’s Italian Grill), cafés and shopping in Palm Harbor are all close by – some within walking distance. It was nothing for us to drive to Fred Howard State Park, Dunedin, Clearwater and the many beach accesses along Gulf Blvd.

We very much enjoyed our stay and hope to return in 2016. We highly recommend this property.

Josette and Ozzie

Moncton, NB Canada

  • Review Submitted: 28-Nov-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Josette and Ozzie, thank you for a lovely and thoughtful review. We look forwards to welcoming you back when you decide to return.
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Nearest Airport
17 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Shoppes at Cloverplace
Nearest Ferry
8 Miles
Honeymoon Island Ferry to Caladesi Island
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Highland Lakes
Nearest Train
22 Miles
Amtrak in Tampa
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
US 19
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Mystic Fish in Shoppes at Cloverplace
Nearest Beach
8 Miles
Honeymoon Island
Car: recommended

Lake Tarpon (various state parks) is about 5 minutes drive away - for barbecues, great fishing, trails, viewing towers, boating and water activities. Fishermen are 'spoilt for choice' in this area. Travel a little further (20 mins) you can reach the Honeymoon Island State Park and beach and from there the short ferry ride to Caladesi island; both of these are nature reserves, completely unspoiled and offer park trails with superb beach and sea activities. Caladesi beaches are continually voted as being in the top 10 in the USA. Fred Howard Park (a lovely beach) is also nearby for pedal boats, kayaks, bird and wildlife watching, swimming and beach relaxation. Also close by are the Sponge Docks of Tarpon Springs with numerous Greek restaurants, bars, shops, bakeries and a Greek diving museum and 'Greek atmosphere'. You can visit the marinas of Dunedin and Ozona with good dining and just to the south (all under 30 minutes) is Clearwater Beach - world renowned, a great beach and wonderful resort area as well as the Clearwater Acquarium. Looking for golf? There are numerous super golf courses nearby and the Innisbrook championship course is about 4 miles away. Sports fans should note this area now has the Phillies Spring Training Ground within a 5 minute drive. Raymond James and Tropicana field are about a 30 minute drive. Fancy going to see horse racing - Tampa Bay Downs is under 15 minutes drive. In under 45 minutes you can reach Busch Gardens theme parks and in about 90 minutes Disneyworld in Orlando. The Tampa International Airport and St Petersburg airports are both within about 30 minutes driving time.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £114.16
Refundable Damage Deposit £380.55

Please note VRBO hold the damage deposit for bookings made via their checkout process. Rates are subject to change until a deposit is received and the reservation is confirmed. Smaller groups are preferred. We are in a deed restricted community and adhere to the HOA rules. No commercial/industrial vehicles, trailers or motorbikes to be left overnight on the driveway.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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