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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 4 - 5 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!

Within walking distance is our Tampa Cottage, a four bedroom, two bath home that sleeps seven which large groups can rent too:

VRBO Listing #732919

And next door, our Tampa Bungalow, a four bedroom, two bath home that sleeps six:

VRBO Listing #841872

So if you have twelve golfing friends who each want their own bedroom, we have three houses that fit the bill!

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
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:
22 February, 2018

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 Lutz

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:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • 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 -
(32 traveller reviews)

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Lutz Cottage - Pool / Beaches / Busch Gardens / Disney / USF / Pets
average rating of 4.84375 based on 32 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: 15-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: January 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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New Orleans

Great Home!!

  • 5 of 5

I loved it !Beautiful home . Great for bigger families. Home is near all the sites and a short ride to Disney

  • Review Submitted: 13-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dawn, thanks for staying! Jonathan
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Amazing home!

  • 5 of 5

House is spacious, clean and quiet. It’s so peaceful in this area. We will definitely be returning!! Homeowner was accessible as needed for questions and very helpful. The beds were super comfortable. We felt like we were at home!

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jesse, thank you for staying with us at our Lutz Cottage! Jonathan
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Great for family vacation

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a home away from home. the Lutz Cottage is perfect. Lots of privacy for the family, We had three generations and there was plenty of space for everyone to join in family fun or to get some quiet time if they needed it. We found the home very convenient and took us less than an hour and a half to get to Disney World. Jonathan was very responsive when we had questions or needed something. Huge jetted tub in the master suite was tempting. We didn't find time to use it. Maybe next time. I can highly recommend the Lutz Cottage for families vacationing in the Tampa area.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: LauriBeth, thanks for staying, I appreciate hearing about your experiences too, Jonathan
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Stoney Creek, Canada, Ontario

Clean well maintained.

  • 4 of 5

Will come back again. Perfect for golfing trip

  • Review Submitted: 20-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Enio, I appreciate your picking my homes for your golfing outing, glad the weather was stellar compared to Canada! Jonathan
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Laid back, comfortable, clean, and relaxing.

  • 5 of 5

This property is located next to a very nice area of town. It was clean, and comfortable. It was convenient to many traditional fAst food place, with a few hidden gems also. Try menekita. The Mexican was epic. This home provided us with just the atmosphere we desired, private, comfortable, and clean.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jessica, thanks for staying with us, I hope your flight home was uneventful. Jonathan
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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
Fall A
20 Aug 2018 - 20 Nov 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
21 Nov 2018 - 25 Nov 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Fall B
26 Nov 2018 - 20 Dec 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
22 Dec 2018 - 2 Jan 2019
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £140.19 + Tax
Damage Insurance ($1500) £42.42 + Tax
Pet Fee £35.95 + 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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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