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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 an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
15 January, 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.


5/5 -
(4 traveller reviews)

Cypress Lake House in North Tampa - Natural Florida at its best.
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

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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Peaceful retreat home!

  • 5 of 5

I cannot say enough about our vacation experience at this very special home! Our extended family was in Tampa, unfortunately, for a funeral, and Judi's home was the most comforting place I can imagine we could be. I loved meditating on the dock in the early morning, and watching the full supermoon there in the late evening. We kayaked on the peaceful little lake with kayak and canoe provided. Judi's home was very comfortable for us, with 2 comfortable and quiet queen bedrooms and another smaller single bedroom. She had premium products in the 2 bathrooms, along with a fully stocked kitchen (including coffee, tea bags, creamer, etc.). Our family had peace and privacy in this lovely setting. There is nothing I can criticize or suggest for improvement! You will note that the location is not on the ocean or downtown, but we loved this setting regardless (about 25 minutes from downtown Tampa). Judi made herself available and responded to any question I had. Great stay--great hostess!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Leslie for the kind words. We make every effort to ensure our guests are comfortable. It is a joy sharing our family home and lakeside cypress grove with guests and I look forward to hosting you again in the future. All the best to you and your family. Sincerely, Judi
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Everything we hoped for and more!

  • 5 of 5

Amazing house, area and owner!

Judith the owner was an absolute delight to book with! Very accommodating and understanding! Even worked with us after booking it the weekend of the Hurricane unknowingly !

The house was clean, well stocked and uniquely designed. We were able to relax and just enjoy the surrounding nature.

While it feels like your secluded in nature, when your ready to venture out there are plenty of local stores and restaurants near by for your enjoyment and entertainment!

We cant wait to stay again and recommend friends and family to do the same!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Isai - I am happy that you and your family enjoyed your stay as you celebrated your mother's birthday. Thank you and please come again. You were fantastic guests and left the house so clean I hardly knew you were there! Best wishes to you all, Judi
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Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee £61 + 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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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

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