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

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Air Conditioning
  • Barbecue
  • children welcome


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:
17 March, 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 Hillsborough County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 5
  • smoking allowed ...
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
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
  • limited accessibility
  • 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 -
(11 traveller reviews)

Cypress Lake House in North Tampa - Natural Florida at its best.
average rating of 4.909091 based on 11 reviews

Such a peaceful place to feel at home - perfect retreat by the lake!

  • 5 of 5

The contact with Judi was wonderful as she was so thoughtful and friendly right from the beginning. I felt welcome before I even got there.

Judis house is wonderful. It is equipped with everything you could possibly need - and you can feel the passion she has for this house and the love she puts into every detail. The spot by the lake is perfect, the huge dock and the very inviting porch are perfect places to relax and recharge. Just a perfect holiday experience for me and my two little girls - who loved the space and the huge garden in particular. Thanks Judi for making this possible for us!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, serene and casual

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect for out of town young men coming for a wedding in our neighborhood. The porch is a wonderful place for evening card games and relaxing. The property is gorgeous; a tranquil setting with a deck overlooking the beautiful lake.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Place!

  • 5 of 5

Nice place, with a good view

  • Review Submitted: Mar 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Lutz, Florida Central Gulf Coast

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

Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee £80
Refundable Damage Deposit £160
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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