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The Cottage at Country Retreat - a charming, idyllic, pet-friendly oasis

Bedrooms 2
Space 700 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Idyllic Retreat with Pool, Gazebo and Wildlife, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, Sleeps 4

Charming, immaculate, pet-friendly poolside cottage on 2.5-acre estate shaded by grandfather oaks, minutes from FishHawk. Walk to restaurants or drive 15 minutes to golf, tennis, horseback riding, canoe rentals, hiking trails, state parks, wildlife preserves and some of the best mountain bike trails in the state.

Country Retreat is an oasis of tranquility central to all that Florida has to offer. 30 minutes from antique districts, outlet malls, Plant City, downtown Tampa and The Florida Aquarium. 45 minutes to Busch Gardens, less than an hour from Floridas famous beaches, 75 minutes from Orlando with Disney/Universal Studios/Seaworld and two hours from the East Coast with Daytona Beach and Cape Canaveral.

An ideal location to explore Central Florida from coast to coast and an inviting, secluded retreat at the end of the day. Wildlife abounds as horses graze in the adjacent pasture or owls nest in the Oak trees. A unique experience.

The Cottage is charmingly furnished and fully equipped, including clothes washer and dryer, hi-speed internet and satellite ROKU/TV.



More Details

Property Manager
Claus Eberhardt
Member since: 2017
Speaks English, German
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 April, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Bloomingdale in Hillsborough County

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Large bathroom with easy-entry shower
  • Spacious bathroom opens onto the pool area and also serves as laundry room with personal washer and dryer.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , daybed with trundle
  • Main bedroom furnished in charming antiques, with queen bed, high dresser, writing desk. Second bedroom furnished with two twins (daybed with trundle), bookcase with reading materials and DVDs, and large dresser with mirror.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Terrace
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Country Retreat is a pet-friendly environment with fenced yard and tile floors throughout the first floor of the home. Smoking is permitted outdoors only (poolside). Rates are seasonal. One-time pet fee $50 per pet. One-time cleaning fee $75. Refundable Damage Deposit $200 Optional interim light housecleaning service is available on request -- cleaning bathrooms, floors, change of linens -- $50. Rates include all utilities, plus high-speed Internet and satellite ROKU/TV. Fully furnished and equipped with linens, towels, dishes, cookware and all appliances, including clothes washer and dryer. Nightly rentals are available only if there are extra days of less than a complete week available between two existing reservations. Stay 2 nights minimum, rate $125 each night. The cleaning and pet fees are not included in the nightly rate.


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The Cottage at Country Retreat - a charming, idyllic, pet-friendly oasis
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews

Relaxing and Enjoyable

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at this property twice ... the first time we shared the larger house with other family members and this time we rented the cottage for just the two of us. Both experiences were positive. The properties are neat and clean, very comfortable and well-equipped. We particularly enjoyed the pool area - the perfect place to relax and visit. We will definitely rent this property again.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Property and Perfect Location

  • 5 of 5

The Cottage is a beautiful, private piece of paradise located a short drive to all amenities. The property is full of lush native plants and giant oak trees providing all the seclusion one could want. The main house and smaller cottage are furnished to give you a comfortable, homey feeling and all necessities were provided for us. We loved our stay here and would revisit if we vacationed near Tampa again.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A little bit of heaven

  • 5 of 5

A little bit of heaven.

We travelled down from Canada with our two dogs & fell in love with our little cottage we rented for March & April. The dogs had a great time as the yard is very large for the dogs to run around in. It was very relaxing for us and it didn't take long for us to feel right at home. Everything you need is close by, but you feel you are in the country. We loved the birds and the owls that you can hear hooting at night. Claus the Property Manager was always there to help if need be. We loved it so much we will be back again next year. We are happy we found the Country Retreat.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Tampa International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Kick's, Chili"s
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
River Hills, Buckhorn, Bloomingdale
Nearest Train
18 Miles
Downtown Tampa
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Bloomingdale Ave. and Lithia-Pinecrest Rd.
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Chili's, Panera
Nearest Beach
50 Miles
Honeymoon Island, St. Pete Beach, Ft. Desoto
Car: recommended

Located mid-way between Tampa and Lakeland, the rural suburb of Valrico is convenient to all that Central Florida has to offer. Country Retreat is ideal for vacation, house hunting or corporate relocation. Walking distance to shopping, restaurants, banks, pharmacies, medical clinics. Minutes from golf, tennis, hiking, canoeing, birdwatching, mountain biking. Less than an hour to beaches, antique districts, outlet malls, theme parks and historic sites.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £52.79
Pet Fee £35.2
Damage Deposit £140.78

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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