|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
This property is situated in the exclusive, quiet residential Crystal Lakes estate close to the neighbouring towns of Palmetto and Ellenton. It is situated 10 miles from Sarasota/Bradenton Airport and about 40 mins away from Tampa airport. The property backs onto a natural lake with an abundance of wildlife. It is 10 minutes from Ellenton Outlet Mall and 10/15 minutes from the exclusive University Parkway Mall. A massive new shopping mall is also due to open in Autumn 2013 between Bradenton and Sarasota. Busch Gardens, Tampa Zoo and Tampa Aquarium are also located some 30 minutes away.
We bought our villa is 2010 as the show home and it extends to an impressive 2800 sq feet of living area with an additional double garage. The property boasts an outdoor heated pool and separate hot tub which can be used all year round. The furniture throughout the villa is of the highest quality.
Downstairs comprises:- Hall, Dining Room, Kitchen, Living Area (all open plan), Toilet, Master Bedroom (with king size bed) with large ensuite containing bath tub, separate walk-in shower, two sinks and W.C. There is a 50' flat screen TV, DVD player and CD player in the Living Area and a 32' flat screen TV in the Master Bedroom.
Upstairs:- Bedroom with Queen bed and a further 2 bedrooms, each containing 2 single beds, 2 Bathrooms, Games Room with full sized air hockey table and games. Family Den equipped with sofa bed, coffee table,32' flat screen TV with games machine and computer table and chair and internet connection.
The villa can sleep 8 comfortably and benefits from 3.5 bathrooms. There is Internet and cable television, which is included in the rental price.
Important Note: Crystal Lakes is a private residential estate, predominantly owner occupied. We have a very good relationship with our neighbours, who live and work in the area, and respect their peace and privacy. For this reason, our property is best suited to mature guests and those young families who would not make excessive noise around the pool area after 9pm when our near neighbours may be resting. This does not, however, prevent respectful families enjoying the pool area and other amenities. This issue is very important to us, and the refundable deposit will be retained in the event of valid complaints from neighbours.
We are a family living in Scotland, and prior to buying this house, we have holidayed in Florida for numerous years. The house is jointly owned by us, the grandparents, our daughter and son in law and, of course, the kids. We, the grandparents, try to get over at least twice and year and the others once every year.
Shirley Mackie and Jemima Henderson purchased this villa in 2011
We fell in love with this show home when we first saw it in 2011 because it was situated in an exclusive, quiet estate and backed on to a lake with natural wildlife and because it was near the beautiful West Coast beaches, golf, shopping, sightseeing and not too far from the attractions. We have taken great care in furnishing our home to the highest standard.
In addition to having a lovely pool, we have a separate hot tub and it is sometimes difficult to persuade the kids to go out for the day and leave these facilities behind.
The house was perfect, and we had a wonderful time. Tom was so friendly to talk to, and anything we needed was right there in the home. Thanks again for the nice stay! We will be back.
My team stayed here for a work event and the villa was gorgeous. Seemed much bigger than the pictures and had everything we needed. The location was perfect, no more than 15 minutes from any restaurants or stores. We will definitely be looking to rent this villa next year !
We had a fabulous family holiday in July. The villa was perfect, had everything we could've needed. Location was ideal for exploring the area, with plenty restaurants, shops etc. within a 15 min drive. If we come back to the area, we will be looking to rent this villa again.
We so look forward to what has become our semi-annual retreat to this beautiful home away from home. The space is perfect for bringing grandkids and grandmas together to enjoy quality time together. We had a grand 95th birthday party for Pop Pop and made wonderful memories for all the family. Tom and Annabelle are always available to address any issues. We shall return!
Jerry and Carol McFadden
This was our second visit to the house, great place to stay! Very convenient to beaches, restraunts, shopping. We looked forward to our trip to Florida and this house has it all! We will be back!!
Thank you so much for sharing your home for the week!
We had such a wonderful vacation! Your home was perfect for our family getaway!
We traveled with another family...Four adults and four kids...Ages 4-10. They ABSOLUTELY LOVED BEING AT THIS HOUSE!!!!
Especially the pool! The little shallow ledge, sprinklers, light, and TURTLES/CRAB decals made for an extra special swimming experience! Plenty of room for everyone! Really set up comfortably for hosting two families!
The kids also enjoyed the games, their own little TV area upstairs, the neighborhood play ground, and the special swing (that the kind neighbor suggested as a great spot) to sit and watch the sunset!
We appreciated Tom and Annabelle's hospitality! They stopped in to introduce themselves, invited us to call with ANY questions, showed us a few little house tips, and were absolutely the sweetest! While our stay went well, we did need to reach out to Tom one time and he responded nearly immediately and with an answer that was a quick and simple solution! They were TERIFFIC! It was clear that they take great pride in caring for this property...Excellent property managers!
This home was extremely clean and had EVERYTHING we needed and more! It is a beautiful home, with a fabulous layout, in a terrific location AND at an unbelievably reasonable price...Especially for the space!
Mima...We thank you kindly for sharing your home with us! It is lovely! Not ONE of us was ready to leave!!!!
P.S. Sheldon, the neighbor...He is wonderful too! As we unpacked the car one evening we got chatting with him in the driveway and he offered WONDERFUL local advice about beaches, restaurants, and the area in general! He was like having a personal vacation planner and felt like a friendly neighbor we would have at home! He was kind, friendly, respectful and offered to let him know if we needed absolutely anything during our stay!
I could go on and on...Just a fabulous experience all around! From the property to the people!
We will definitely return for a stay in the future and would highly recommend this home...It was fabulous!
Thank you so very, very much!
Ash, Carrie & Family
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£325|
|Cleaning||£122 + Tax|
|Pool Heating per week||£102 + Tax|
* Approximate monthly price. Actual pricing will depend on the days of the month you stay.