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Lutz Cottage - Pool / Beaches / Busch Gardens / Disney / USF / Pets

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

Centrally Located Yet Close To Everything

The Convention center and Downtown is 20 minutes (13 miles) away, Bush Gardens, Moffitt and USF are 6 - 7 miles away. One of Dr Beach's top beaches is 25 miles away, and you can reach Disney or the Space Coast within a short drive. The airport is about 20 minutes down the veterans....

Our Lutz Cottage has four bedrooms, two bathrooms and sleeps eight in about two thousand square feet. It has a pool with a screened lanai with grill and covered sitting area -- so the mosquitoes will not carry you away as you enjoy the great Florida climate.

If you are the out-doors-y type, this is where you would sip your wine. If you are Canadian, this is where you would swim in the dead of winter while Floridians would not dip a toe in the water for six months!

For bigger groups, the cottage has a Mother In Law Apartment which is a 1000 square foot two bedroom, one bathroom apartment and is separated from the main house by a locked room. If you plan ahead and book both sides, you can have a much bigger house for your group both having a complete house to themselves when wanted......and the locked room between the two can be open.

The separate Lutz Cottage Apartment has its own outside entrance and patio with grill and seating area. This is the apartment listing: VRBO Listing #810602

Also within walking distance is our Tampa Cottage, a four bedroom, two bath home:

VRBO Listing #732919

And our Tampa Bungalow, a four bedroom, two bath home:

VRBO Listing #841872

Or visit our website, http://www.tampacottage.com

The cottage has groceries and shopping close by in several directions. Dale Mabry highway with more shops than an Indian bazaar is only two miles East as is the Veterans Expressway. Three miles South West is I-275, a quick jump to Downtown, Busch Gardens, USF, St Pete and Clearwater.

Our Lutz Cottage has two king size beds and four twin beds in four bedrooms and two bathrooms.

You will love the master bathroom with its whirlpool tub, glass shower and his and her sinks.

Your guests can slum it in the spare bathroom while you enjoy the bubbles in the the jet tub. Now, don't turn on the switch to the whirlpool until the water in the tub is three inches over the back jet, or there will be a cleanup on isle nine as the water will shoot clear out of the tub!

You must agree to be smarter than the tub!

Sitting out on the lanai by the pool, you can look out at the large back yard and the trees, and if you want to throw a ball or walk the dog, this would be the place to do it.

When escaping the Florida heat, you can relax inside in the AC, and surf the web on our cottage WiFi, or watch Netflix movies on our 48 inch smart TV.

Out front, there is plenty of parking for your relatives on the driveway.

The cottage is fully equipped, so just bring your clothes and food. We supply paper towels, coffee filters and more. There is a tea kettle and a laundry room with a washer/dryer and ironing board if you stay for a while.

If you are an exercise fanatic, there are very pleasant and quiet streets that are great for walking and if you are a glutton for punishment, jogging. There is a great five mile route that we routinely cycle here too.

We have a 35 plus page custom manual detailing area attractions, beaches, restaurants and information about the house for you when you arrive.

Come and stay at our Lutz Cottage!

More Details

Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
26 April, 2017

About Jonathan

When folks stay with us, I see a lot of dynamics that give me and them enormous satisfaction:

I have seen families getting to spend time with each other or to unite and welcome a newborn in to the world. I see graduations being celebrated with great joy. I watch families come together to grieve the loss of a loved one. I have folks visit to take the kids to Bush Gardens, or to attend a conference. Some of my guests are here working on special projects.

Through it all, I do enjoy helping them be comfortable with their families and seeing them enjoy our home and the surrounding area.

Jonathan purchased this house in 2007

Why Jonathan chose Tampa Bay

Beautifully located...


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Lutz in Hillsborough County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi , Luxurious
    Guest Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , En-suite bathroom with whirlpool tub, seamless shower
    Pool Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Sliding glass door to the pool....
    SW Bedroom - 2 Single Bed
    East Pool Bedroom - 2 Single Bed , Two twin daybeds...sliding glass door to pool.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • Racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(19 traveller reviews)

Lutz Cottage - Pool / Beaches / Busch Gardens / Disney / USF / Pets
average rating of 4.7894735 based on 19 reviews

The house was clean, spacious and comfortable! We highly recommend this property!

  • 5 of 5

This is our first time renting a property like this and the house and the neighborhood exceeded our expectations. The master bedroom has a king sized bed and was so comfortable that we slept better than we do in our own bed at home! The linens were very nice as well and the place was pleasantly decorated. The house was very clean, and the closets were spacious. We drove to the property so of course we over packed but there were 2 closets in the master suite so there was plenty of room for all of our clothes. In addition to hangers, there were these hanging shelves from IKEA that allowed you to fold and store your clothes easily – they were great! But we didn’t need half of our clothes since the house has a large washer and dryer. The shower was hot and had good water pressure. The kitchen was well equipped so we were able to cook at home most days. We absolutely loved sitting at the table by the pool every day and either working or just hanging out. Our 20 pound poodle mix dog enjoyed the backyard and although the main street is a bit busy we were able to walk the dog on several side streets which were quite lovely, and the neighbors we met were all very friendly. Jonathan and Hillary are so very nice and we enjoyed spending some time getting to know them a bit during our time in Lutz. We rented the house for a month and a few small issues arose during that time but they were very responsive and the issues were quickly resolved. We wished were able to stay longer!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dan, we enjoyed you and Lisa staying, and hope to see you in the future!
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Just what we were looking for . . .

  • 5 of 5

Off the beaten path but not so far as to be inconvenient. The home was very accommodating. It had all the conveniences of home and was comfortable. We had a dandy time and would have liked to stay longer but it was not available. Spent a relaxing day in the sun at the pool then had a tasty Cuban meal at La Yuma restaurant located around the corner on N. Florida Avenue. Our little silky terrier traveled with us and found the home to his liking.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Susan, I enjoyed meeting you and Russel, and appreciate your staying with us. Jonathan
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Family vacation at the Lutz Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at the Lutz Cottage for our vacation with our daughter's family. The home was very clean, beds were comfortable and the pool was very nice. The kitchen had everything you needed, towels were supplied and having access to a washer and dryer was a definite plus! I would highly recommend staying here.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Pam, thanks for staying with us, Jonathan
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Great house and owner.

  • 5 of 5

Although it is an older house it is extremely well maintained and perfectly cleaned. The owner was extremely helpful and answered any questions we had quickly.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jill, it was good to meet you and Chris. I will add the air boat ride information you described to my manual! Thanks.
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  • 5 of 5

You found it, the best spot near Tampa! Easy access to all Tampa has to offer while still feeling quaintly out of the city. The house is CLEAN and HUGE! The pool is divine, too bad it was too cold for us in January, but come summer the outdoor area alone would make this house worth while. A separate laundry room and full kitchen will make any parent swoon, so many options to make your own meals instead of eating out every day. Jonathan was fantastic to work with, he included a pack n play, high chair, box fan for white noise, and umbrella stroller. He made our family vacation complete with this great house!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Margaret, pity I was out of town so we never met, but glad I could help with the details. Thanks for staying with us, Jonathan.
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Very relaxing

  • 5 of 5

I rented this home with my husband, our 14 year old son, our 5 month old daughter, and our moms who are in their 70's. Having a private pool was great but what really made our trip was that the owner made sure that we had access to a pack 'n play and a high chair. My husband and I have already talked about staying here again with friends of ours the next time that we leave the cold of Wisconsin.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Nissa, it was good to have you and family. I am very happy we could provide the high chair and play pen! Thanks for staying with us.
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Tampa International
Nearest Beach
20 Miles
Tarpon Spings
Car: necessary

Centrally located! Easy to reach downtowm, bush gardens, USF, the beaches, Disney, the space coast....minutes from the interstate and close to shopping yet in the country.


Prices & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
25 Apr 2017 - 29 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
Spring 2017
30 Apr 2017 - 24 May 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Fall A 2017
20 Aug 2017 - 22 Nov 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Fall B 2017
27 Nov 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £38.95 + Tax
Cleaning £151.91 + Tax
Damage Insurance ($1500) £45.96 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

Please describe the makeup of your group and if you would like to bring pets, do please describe those.

The base occupancy is four persons. Over four, there is a charge per person per night. There is a pet fee. Please let me know if you are or are not bringing pets. If you are, please describe each pet....weight, breed, temperament.

I will ask you to first confirm these two details if you do not let me know when you book. Thanks!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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