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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 2 - 28 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,

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
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This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
17 July, 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 -
(43 traveller reviews)

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Lutz Cottage - Pool / Beaches / Busch Gardens / Disney / USF / Pets
average rating of 4.7906976 based on 43 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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Best house for the money!

  • 5 of 5

Super clean, very comfy beds, wonderful clean pool and lovely huge kitchen!!

Host is very responsive to any needs!

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Robbie, Thanks for staying with us! Glad your visit was good. Jonathan
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Great location, owner was on site when we arrived, helpful in every way.

  • 5 of 5

We arrived in Tampa early, owner had already messaged me, house was ready ahead of scheduled check in time. Pool/patio was clean and ready for use. House was perfectly sized, 4 bedrooms, for our family of five. Located within 20 minutes of every major Tampa "must see".

  • Review Submitted: 06-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lee, it was good to meet you, and great to have you and family enjoy the area! Jonathan
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We loved the house and pool everything was perfect 😊

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay the house was very roomy and the pool was awesome!! The owner Jonathan was so kind and was very helpful!!! We will definitely stay again it was the perfect home away from home!!:)

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Autumn, I enjoyed having you, hope the kids used the slide...! Jonathan
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very nice clean place

  • 5 of 5

Johnathans house was very nice, it was big enough to accommodate all of our guests. screened in patio with the pool side was just an amazing touch- house was very clean upon arrival had everything we needed to cook with, towels etc to shower with. we actually locked ourselves out a few times and he came right over and unlocked the doors to let us in.

easy check in and easy check out, host was very responsive.

would recommend for anyone to stay here. Nice Place!

  • Review Submitted: 16-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for staying with me Ashley, Jonathan
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Perfect place for a big group!

  • 5 of 5

This place is perfect for big groups! It is spacious, has ample sleeping room and has great community spaces. The house was clean, well organized and has great amenities including a pool. I especially loved that the place was cozy, and felt like we were at home. I highly recommend this space!

  • Review Submitted: 10-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kim, I appreciate your staying, and taking the time to write this! 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
Nightly Rate
5 Jul 2018 - 30 Jul 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
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
Winter 19
3 Jan 2019 - 31 Mar 2019
28 night minimum stay
for 28 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £38.13 + Tax
Damage Insurance ($1500) £45 + Tax
Cleaning £148.73 + Tax

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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