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Stunning Lakefront House with Heated Pool and separate Hot tub - sleeps 8

Bedrooms 4
Separate WC's1
Space 2,800 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

4 Bedroom, 3.5 bathroom plus Games Room and Den

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.

More Details

Shirley Mackie and Jemima Henderson
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
25 April, 2017

About Shirley Mackie and Jemima Henderson

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

Why Shirley Mackie and Jemima Henderson chose Florida South Central Gulf Coast

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.

What makes this villa unique

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.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in the Palmetto in the Manatee County

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • rural ...
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 1 (king) has ensuite facilities, including walk in shower, bath tub, w.c. and two basins. Bedroom 2 (queen) has a bathroom just off with bathtub/shower, w.c. and basin. Bedrooms 3 and 4 (both with twin beds) have the bathroom located between the 2 rooms, consisting a bathtub/shower, w.c. and basin.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(25 traveller reviews)

Stunning Lakefront House with Heated Pool and separate Hot tub - sleeps 8
average rating of 4.8 based on 25 reviews
Storrs, CT

Beautiful Home!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful and spacious house with a lovely outdoor area and pool with a view of the lake and wildlife. We had a wonderful time and highly recommend this home!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful house in a beautiful location!!!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at this beautiful and clean home. The house was even nicer then the photos show, very spacious and laid out nicely for a large group. We travelled with our 2 boys and my parents and had plenty of space!

The pool area is amazing and we loved watching the wildlife by the pond out back.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review and we are so glad you njoyed our home and your vacation. The wildlife on the lake at this time of year is indeed amazing!
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Wonderful stay at this lovely home

  • 4 of 5

We have just returned to Canada (yes, back to the snow!) after two weeks in this lovely, spacious clean home. We were two couples who shared this house and felt we had everything we needed and more! We loved the screened in pool and hot tub!

Tom, the rental agent was accommodating and helpful.

We did not want to leave!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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clean, spacious, beautiful pool!

  • 4 of 5

We had a great time. We loved the pool area. The house had plenty of room and is well equipped. Its a little out of the way but in a nice neighbourhood. This home will not disappoint!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your kind review. So glad you enjoyed the house and your vacation.
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Beautiful, well equipped, well located house.

  • 5 of 5

We are 6 old guys who have been going on golf buddy trips for 25 years and this house served our purposes perfectly. The owner had the pool warm and the hot tub hot for our arrival. The hot tub felt wonderful after rounds of golf. We went to St. Petersburg and bought fresh seafood, and Costco and bought fresh steaks and grilled them on the high-end BBQ grille. The house was close to Sarasota/Bradenton and Tampa for entertainment and golf courses. If we return to the area, we will definitely stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, George, for your kind comments on our house. So glad you enjoyed it.
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Champaign, IL

Wonderful house!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this house for two weeks over Christmas/New Year's and it was perfect. Just the right size for our family of six (me, my husband, our three teenagers, and grandma). The house is clean, spacious, and very well-stocked with everything you'll need. The location is great; close to Sarasota, St. Petersburg, Tampa, and Anna Maria Island. Tom and Annabelle are super-nice and helpful. I wouldn't hesitate to stay there again if we decide to vacation in the same area.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind comments. So glad you all enjoyed the house and your vacation.
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Sarasota/Bradenton (Tampa - 20 miles)
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Buffalo Creek
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
I 75
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Lots of restaurants
Nearest Beach
15 Miles
Anna Maria Island or Bradenton Beach
Car: recommended


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in the Palmetto, Florida

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
7 Jan 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 May 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Sep 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £311.61
Cleaning £116.86 + Tax
Pool Heating per week £97.38 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.5%

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