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LONE PALM-GOLF! Enjoy Half of an Owner-Occupied 6722sf Lockout! See Notes Below

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights


About the property

SPACIOUS & COMFORTABLE 2,500 sq ft, 12 ft ceilings; 4 bedroom, 3 1/2 baths

CUSTOM BUILT HOME, Lone Palm Golf Club Community, features a gourmet kitchen with Thermadore gas stove, Kenmore refrigerator-freezer, Bosch dishwasher, microwave, cherry wood cabinets, granite countertops, 2 double-sinks, island, breakfast bar and nook, soft water, and reverse osmosis drinking water. The unit is more suited to a group 4 to 8 people because of its open plan. Enjoy open plan to family room with gas fireplace which flows into an inviting Sun Room. Reading/Study/Work area with swivel/office chairs accommodate 3 persons. Large utility room has storage pantry, 2 front-loading washers, 1 front-loading dryer, countertop and sink. All bedrooms are fully furnished. Bed linen and towel sets are provided. Bedrooms 1 and 2 have kings beds and full baths; bedrooms 3 and 4 each have 2-twin beds and share a full (Jack n' Jill) bath. Volume ceilings and crown molding throughout, ceramic tile on all floors except the bedrooms, which are carpeted. Central vacuum system is included. Security system plus 5-camera surveillance surround the home. Screened side porch on the north side is the entrance for all guests. It also provides a breezy and relaxing setting as it is completely furnished with patio furniture and a gas grill for your enjoyment. PLEASE NOTE: A Formal foyer, living room and formal dining room are available for your formal events and occasion per night.

Minutes to golf, tennis, I-4, shopping and medical facilities, Lone Palm is off I-4 at exit 28.

More Details

A Home Close To Everything!
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
9 September, 2015

About A Home Close To Everything!

Walter King Laidler, Jr. is a Lakeland, FL native who earned a high school diploma from Rochelle Senior High School (1967), an Associate of Arts Degree from Polk Community College, Winter Haven, FL (1970), a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Vocal Music Education from the Univ. of South Florida, Tampa, FL (1973), and a Master of Divinity Degree from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, So. Hamilton, MA (1980). Walter taught choral music and English 13 years in Polk County Schools before entering ministry full-time as founder of Christ Community Christian Center, June 12, 1989. Pastor Laidler was licensed in 1978 and ordained an elder in the African Methodist Episcopal Church, 1981. Walter was also ordained a Baptist minister in 1982.

Pastors Walter and Carrie founded and have pastored the Christ Community Christian Center Church since 1983.

Carrie Ada Lewis Laidler is a Greensboro, NC native who graduated from James B. Dudley High School (1970), earned a Bachelor of Arts in Music Education at Livingstone College, Salisbury, NC (1974). Carrie also did post-graduate studies at the Boston Conservatory of Music in Voice Performance (Boston, MA). Carrie taught music 4 years in Boston Public Schools; 5years in Polk County Florida schools; home schooled our children for 10 years; and began Christ Community Academy where she taught 10 years. She serves as a staff pastor, Executive Vice President, Elder of Worship and Arts, and Church Program Administrator of Christ Community Christian Center Church.

Pastors Walter and Carrie have four adult children, Dorcas, Jessica, Christa, and Walter, III; one son-in-law Darrian, Jr., and three grandsons.

A Home Close To Everything! purchased this house in 2003

Why A Home Close To Everything! chose Central Florida

Based on need, we will consider YEAR-ROUND, different room combinations and rates...see rates in the 'Notes' section.

Carrie and I chose Lone Palm because it is centrally located---5-minutes from downtown Lakeland, The Lakeland Mall, to the North; Lakeland Town Center to the South; 1/4 mile to Interstate East, just 25 minutes to Disney, Magic Kingdom, Sea World, Orlando International Airport another 30 minutes East. Traveling West on I-4 just 25-minutes away is Tampa's Busch Gardens, Ybor City night life, International Mall, Tampa Bay Buccaneers Raymond James Stadium, Tampa International Airport, Univ of South Floria, Univ of Tampa.

Lone Palm comprises 105 large beautiful private homes with the smallest lot size being .75 acre to 1-acre. Since 1964, the Lone Palm subdivision has been one of the premier destinations for private golf clubs in central Florida. Established by Publix founder George Jenkins, Lone Palm has a firm commitment to providing unsurpassed golf, social and dining experiences for all of its members and guests. Sprawled across nearly 400 acres of serene Florida landscape, the course is a joy to play for both seasoned golfers and beginners alike. The club offers casual, friendly atmosphere and is the perfect place to bring your family or to host an event.

What makes this house unique

The unique benefit travelers will enjoy in the quiet place 'that is close to everything' is a custom-built Hulbert Home designed by Walter and Carrie. Our home sits on a spacious lot with mature oak and drake elm trees and boasts a split-floor plan with Bedroom 1 and full-bath on the west side and a suite with Bedrooms 2,3, and 4 and 2 full baths on the east side that includes a study center. Volume ceilings, 7', 9' and 12' crown molding and headers are thru out. Only 5 minutes to shopping and medical facilities. Lone Palm is 0.4miles off I-4 at exit 28.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Lakeland in Polk County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • 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
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 1 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Guest master bedroom, will discuss KB or QB
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , This room shares a full bath with bedroom 3
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , BR 3 shares bath with BR 2
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Powder room next to laundry room is a half bath
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Optional: 1-baby crib available - 1 Cot , One baby crib if needed
    BR3-Blue: 2-Twin beds / Full Bath, TV, Internet - 2 Single Bed , Bedroom 3 and 4 share one-full bath, ideal for children also
    BR2-Green: 1-King bed / Full Bath, TV, Internet - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    BR4-Lavender: 2-Twin beds / Full Bath, TV, Internet - 2 Single Bed , Bedroom 3 and 4 share one full bath, great for children
    BR1-Pink: 1-King Bed/1-Full bath, TV, Internet - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • (1) BR1-Pink room and BR4-Green have 2-king bed each, and BR2-Blue room and BR3-Lavender have 2-twin beds each and share a full bath. Baby crib is optional.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • Boating
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • Racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Owner may consider a shorter stay during certain times of the year. Call for information.


5/5 -
(1 traveller reviews)

LONE PALM-GOLF! Enjoy Half of an Owner-Occupied 6722sf Lockout! See Notes Below
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews

We'd Love to Live Here!

  • 5 of 5

When we walked into this home our "oohs and ahhs" were said more than once. As we walked around we were pleased to find this home was even nicer than we thought it would be. Every room is decorated with beautiful colors and accents. The kitchen was spacious and everything you could need and more was there to use. We had lots of fun cooking and visiting in that kitchen. The home was so clean and pleasant. We enjoyed looking at all the decorations and artifacts. Someone spent a lot of time on this place.

The owner was there to welcome us and offered up answers for every question we had.

After we had been there just a little while we thought the air conditioning might not be working. He had someone there and fixed it within an hour! Nearby we could go to just about any restaurant. We did have a toddler with us and used a high chair and crib that they had waiting for us. We would recommend this property for families, and age 55+.

Grandma came and loved the place. We've already recommended this property to some relatives.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We thoroughly enjoyed having four members of the Birt family as our first VRBO guests. There are a delightful family, and we were happy to accommodate them. We certainly thank them for their review and future references and hope we can accommodate their friends and family in the future. An added extra was that we were grateful to share our common faith in the Lord Jesus Christ with such a beautiful family. Walter & Carrie Laidler, Mon-20140818
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Nearest Airport
38 Miles
Tampa International Airport, Tampa, FL
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Harry's Restaurant, Lakeland Terrace Bar / Grill
Nearest Golf
0.7 Miles
Lone Palm Golf Club, 800 Lone Palm Drive, 2-min
Nearest Train
4.9 Miles
Amtrak, 600 East Main St, Lakeland, FL, 12min
Nearest Motorway
0.4 Miles
Interstate 4, 1min West to Tampa, East to Orlando
Nearest Restaurant
5.6 Miles
Red Lobster, 3706 N Rd #98, Lakeland 14-min
Nearest Ski
19.1 Miles
USA Water Ski, 1251 Holy Cow RD, Polk City, 22min
Nearest Beach
55.8 Miles
Clearwater Beach, Clearwater Beach, FL
Car: necessary

Central Florida (1) ATTRACTIONS: 25 mi East is ORLANDO/KISSIMEE: Walt Disney World, Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Animal Kingdom, Blizzard Beach, Typhoon Lagoon, Universal Studios, Islands of Adventures, Sea World. 20 miles Southeast is WINTER HAVEN: LEGOLAND Water Park, Cypress Gardens Water Ski Team, Winter Haven. 30 mi West is TAMPA: Busch Gardens, Safari Wilderness Ranch, Central FL NatureFest in May features unlimited beauty of nature and yours to discover, participate in activities including birdwatching, hiking, kayaking, butterfly and wildflower viewing, nature photography and air boat tours. Lakeland Kayak Tours. (2) ART & CULTURE: Bok Tower Gardens feature flowing foliage and the spectacular seasonal color of azaleas, camellias, magnolias; Polk Museum of Arts - gallery of pre-Columbian artifacts, outdoor sculpture garden and galleries of rotating exhibits, Frank Lloyd Wright Architecture at Florida Southern College, FL Dance Theatre, (3) AVIATION: Balloons and Beyond, the FL Air Museum at SUN 'n FUN features one-of-a-kind designs, classic, ultra-lights, antiques and war-birds.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Lakeland, Florida

Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection £45.61
Refundable Damage Deposit £154.61
Regular Cleaning Fee £73.44

PETS: We may accept small pets, see terms in our Rental Agreement.
CANCELLATION AND REFUND POLICY: The refund of any money paid by a credit card PRIOR TO THE CANCELLATION DATE will be subjected to a 3% payment processing fee and the amount will be deducted from the refund.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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