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Beautifully Decorated Guest House in Odessa FL

Bedrooms 1
Space 1,230 sq ft
Property type guest house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

1200+ sf one bedroom-full kitchen-perfect for couples-on ski lake

Lakefront guesthouse-full kitchen living room-very large bedroom and full bath. On 2.5 acres. Beautifully newly decorated. Two flat screen TVs with cable-high speed WiFi -high end laminate flooring-comfortable high thread count sheets on unbelievably comfortable queen bed. All kitchen appliances with coffee bar with Keurig. Wooded rural setting with beautiful views of ski lake-private exit to lake access. Ample parking space. In unit washer and dryer. The property is rural and quiet. Not for people who want to be in a

The property is a farm-like setting with chickens, 2 Nigerian dwarf goats, a Khatadan lamb, a lab mix, and a Great Pyrenees puppy.

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More Details

Laurel Hall
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 August, 2018

About Laurel Hall

I am an engineer and I have owned my own company since 2001. I built this house with a guest house for my parents. My parents are gone and this beautiful house has been empty. The house is so adorable and I want it to have life again, that's why I am sharing it with lucky vacationers/business travelers.

Laurel Hall purchased this guest house in 1998

Why Laurel Hall chose Lake Keystone

When we moved to Florida from Oklahoma, we initially rented a home in this area of Tampa for a year to make a decision about what area of time would be perfect for us. We ended up loving the Odessa area. Odessa is peaceful with a country feel yet it is close to all area attractions and business areas...the best of both worlds.

What makes this guest house unique

The property and the lake are so beautiful and peaceful. This property is also VERY pet friendly.


This cottage is decorated in farmhouse style (we love JoJo's style) and is very near the lake with a large porch.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday guest house in Lake Keystone in Tampa

Property Type:
  • guest house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1230 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(18 traveller reviews)

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Beautifully Decorated Guest House in Odessa FL
average rating of 4.888889 based on 18 reviews

Perfect stay at a wonderful lake cottage

  • 5 of 5

We have been traveling and staying at many unique places, however, this was the best of all. Laurel and Wesley were the perfect hosts. Both went out of their way to make our visit perfect. Wesley even put up a dog run so our lab mix could stay outside with us when we were enjoying the Florida weather. Laurel knew everything about the local area and provided us with many useful tips. I would be amiss if I did not mention they were not the only gracious host. We were met at the door and walked to our van every time we left. Lola was a great host and a wonderful guide. Of course, it may have something to do with the milk bone treat she received, but that is a story for another time. If you have the opportunity to visit theTampa area check on the availability of this site.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We loved having you stay with us. You are always welcome back. We are lucky to have you as our new friends.
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Peaceful & Beautiful

  • 5 of 5

We had a really nice February at this place on the lake in Keystone Florida. Laurel was a very friendly and good hostess and took care of all of our needs. The house is very updated and nice. Our dogs were walcome there and we were very comfortable and every need was met. I will go back and I'm planning to next year.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was great having you guys here. We feel like we have new friends and are looking forward to seeing you next year.
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Nice country setting.

  • 5 of 5

Only disappointing part was for the time of the year the lake view and the yard were not enjoyed. House was what we expected and the hostess was very accommodating.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Very Comfortable Stay

  • 5 of 5

This one bedroom guest house was perfect for me, my wife and Sheltie. There was separate entrance that provided easy access to the apartment, which was very nice, clean and nicely furnished. We met Laurel who was a great host and worked with us in arriving late.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Enjoyed out stay!

  • 3 of 5

Overall we really enjoyed our stay. The cottage is nicely furnished and Laurel was helpful and an excellent host. Beautiful location and we felt welcomed and at home. Suggestion to Laurel:

It would have been nice to have some basic cooking stuff, like salt & pepper, cooking oil so we didn't have to buy it, plus bottled water for coffee and drinking.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Terry. I just read your review of my property and I wanted to apologize for your visit not being a 5/5. This is the first non 5 review I have ever received and I am the kind of person who will worry about this. I understand that you suggested that I provide salt/pepper, cooking oil, and bottled water. I value your suggestion and will definitely provide these items for all future guests (salt and peer is in the unit - I guess you just didn't see it). I sincerely wish you had just asked me and I would gladly have provided these items. I always try to let my guests know that they can request anything from me and not feel uncomfortable doing so. Again, I apologize.
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Home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely guest house in a country setting, but still convenient to everything in the Tampa area. The interior is beautifully decorated and well equipped. After busy days of running our dogs to doggie daycare (we highly recommend Happy Tails in Land O' Lakes), and visiting friends and family, it was wonderful to come back to this beautiful, relaxing guest house. The owner/hostess will make you feel right at home. We can't thank Laurel enough for such a wonderful stay!

  • Review Submitted: 24-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the lovely review. It warms my heart to know that guests enjoy their visits. We thoroughly enjoyed having you. Come back and see us whenever you're in town.
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Nearest Airport
16 Miles
Tampa International
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Wild Rover Pub Craft Beers
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
TPC Tampa Bay
Nearest Motorway
8.5 Miles
Veterans Expressway
Nearest Restaurant
11 Miles
The Tarpon Turtle
Nearest Beach
14 Miles
Sunset Beach Park, Tarpon Springs

This darling beautifully decorated guest house is located in Odessa Florida within easy driving distance to all area attractions.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Property Damage Insurance £61.72

Payment terms may vary when a reservation is made many months in advance. These terms will be negotiated and agreed upon on a case by case basis.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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