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Cypress Lake House in North Tampa - Natural Florida at its best.

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

Enjoy a peaceful respite at our lakeside gem. 2 bedroom/2 bath on 5 wooded acre

Beautiful Old Florida Lake House - Experience real Florida. Best of both worlds - great location for access to local attractions yet privately tucked away in a shaded lakeside cove. Relax by the lake or explore nearby Tampa attractions - Busch Gardens, Florida Aquarium, Adventure Island, USF, University of Tampa, Ybor City, the Straz Center, Lowry Park Zoo, The Florida Aquarium, Amalie Arena - all less than 30 minutes. 45 minutes to downtown St. Petersburg. 10 miles (20 minutes) to the Raymond James Stadium. If you love outdoor adventure, opportunities abound - kayak clear Weeki Wachee Springs or the dark tannin Hillsborough River for excellent viewing of alligators and abundant birds (both within a 30-45 minute drive). Award winning white sand beaches and boating to islands are available within a 45 minute drive. This Florida cypress and heart wood pine home exemplifies Florida Cracker houses with modern comforts. Connect with nature in the spacious open living room adjacent to a 500 foot screened in lanai. The downstairs bedroom has it's own bathroom and large walk in shower with dual shower heads. Walk upstairs to the second bedroom where you will find a comfortable queen sized bed, wood floors and private bath with a shower/bathtub. There is plenty of natural light throughout and the home opens to views of the majestic Cypress trees and 50 acre Saddleback Lake. Wood and tile floors throughout. TV with netflix & hulu, washer & dryer, canoe, lakeside deck, bbq. Nature, comfort, convenience to shopping, restaurants and attractions.

Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 February, 2017

About Judi

Hello - I'm an empty nester with a passion for being steward to this unique place I've called home for 24 years. The house was designed and built by the family in 1956. Now that the kids are grown, I'm delighted to offer this peaceful lakeside estate to travelers who wish to experience what Florida is really about.

Judi purchased this house in 1956

Why Judi chose Tampa Bay

Best of both worlds: beautiful nature, cool shaded lakeside enjoyment convenient to Bay Area attractions and nature adventures.

What makes this house unique

Private with abundant natural beauty, conveniently located.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Lutz in Florida Central Gulf Coast

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 1 is downstairs. Bathroom 2 is upstairs.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Sitting room with couch or converts to bed with private pati
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , Upstairs, wood floors with views.
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • Kayaking
  • swimming


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(8 traveller reviews)

Cypress Lake House in North Tampa - Natural Florida at its best.
average rating of 4.875 based on 8 reviews

I had the most amazing time! A house in location itself are so beautiful and so serne!

  • 5 of 5

It was very well-kept, spacious clean, she has most everything that was need to be accommodated!!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Meghan - please visit again when your travels bring you to Tampa.
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Awesome Stay!

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect for us. I had a party of 3 and we were all in individual rooms. We were there for a business conference nearby. We were greeted by a personal note welcoming us which I thought was a nice touch. The house is great! Quaint, comfortable and homey. We loved sitting by the lake in the evening with a glass of wine enjoying the beauty of the lake. Thank you so much for eveything! We had a wonderful stay and you were the most gracious hostess. Sincerely, Jeff

  • Review Submitted: Feb 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Jeff! I'm glad you enjoyed your visit to our lake house. I'd be happy to host you and your colleagues again. All the best, Judi
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Very Peaceful Zen-like Cottage on the Lake

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay @ this convenient location in Lutz which made us feel worlds away from it all due to the beautiful design of the great room & the super-cool screened porch ! All the amenities were in place & top-notch & clean & the extras like special soaps in baths, tea bags , spices , & bottled-water in kitchen made us feel @ home instantly. We liked browsing thru the multitudes of books that were on shelves in living room ! The view of lake from large dock was lovely & relaxing . The use of kayak let us fully enjoy the water. This is a great retreat !

  • Review Submitted: Jan 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Anne for your kind words. I'm glad that you enjoyed the house and made time for a paddle around the lake. I look forward to you visiting again soon. Judi
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Quiet peaceful location. Close to amenities.

  • 4 of 5

We booked to visit Moffitt Cancer center. The house provided much needed respite care. Quiet, peaceful with a great Florida room. Not completely handicap accessible but we managed. Boardwalk from the house to the lake would be perfect. Otherwise, great place to unwind!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Vicki and family for staying at our home. Even though we communicated about the house not being fully wheelchair accessible prior to your visit, I'm glad that you and your family decided to stay at our lakehouse and were able to make do and enjoy the peaceful environment. A boardwalk to the lake is on my wishlist and I hope someday to accommodate all guests, especially those with special needs and their caregivers. I look forward to your return visit, Judi
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Awesome Place

  • 5 of 5

I was unable to make the trip but my son and 4 of his friends made the trip and attended the national championship game. We lost the game, but my son said having such a cool place to stay took some of the sting away. Judi was so easy to deal with. Would recommend her home to anyone.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Shawn wins the super dad award, not only for finding his son a place to stay for the championship game, but raising a son who communicated about his arrival and was respectful to me and our home. I would be delighted to have them back anytime and as always, appreciate them choosing Cypress Cove Lakehouse for their stay in Tampa. Thanks so much Shawn and Garrett.
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What a great place !

  • 5 of 5

I can not thank Judi enough for such an enjoyable stay .... my daughter, her husband and my new grand daughter stayed there for an early Christmas. Judi set up a Christmas tree ... there is an in tune piano which we enjoyed playing as well as a guitar ... we had a wonderful time and I can not thank Judi enough. There was nothing missing at the house ... as if it was your own ... we will be staying there many times in the future ... Thank you Judi

  • Review Submitted: Dec 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad that you and your family enjoyed your stay here; you even got me moving to put the tree up early, so now I can enjoy the holidays even more. As always, I appreciate respectful use of the house - you left everything tidied up and easy for the housekeepers to make it spotless for our next guests. We welcome your return anytime. Happy Holidays and thank you for taking the time to write a positive review. Judi and family
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Lutz, Tampa Bay

Rental Basis:
per property
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee £60 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £161
Tax Rate 12.0%

Please review our policies before booking your visit.
1. Quiet time between 10 pm - 7 am in respect of our neighbors
2. Check in after 4 pm. Check out 11 am.
3. No pets.
4. Infants and children over 12 welcome. Please be aware that we have not child proofed the home or otherwise made special provisions for young children.
5. Cleaning and linen changes are not included in the rental, however arrangements may be made for housekeeping service for an additional fee. Just ask and I'd be delighted to help.
6. SMOKING IS ABSOLUTELY NOT ALLOWED IN THE HOME. If a smoke odor is detected in the house after check out, the security deposit will be forfeited.
7. Please park in the designated areas.
9. Septic tank - We are on a septic system and our pipes are old. PLEASE DO NOT FLUSH ANYTHING other than waste or toilet tissue.
10. Overnight occupancy limited to registered guests only.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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