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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!

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 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
17 October, 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:
  • 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! 4.9/5 -
(27 traveller reviews)

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Lutz Cottage - Pool / Beaches / Busch Gardens / Disney / USF / Pets
average rating of 4.851852 based on 27 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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One word........perfect

  • 5 of 5

Everything about the house was great. The pool was great. The size was perfect. The outdoor area was fantastic. Access to shopping and everything else was just minutes away in 2 directions. The house was clean and stocked well. Just a great place to stay.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jim, thanks for staying with me. I look forward to having the color changing LED pool light in before next summer. Jonathan
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We loved it

  • 5 of 5

A really nice n layback atmosphere the house was cute n everyone was really please with the rooms the pool was really fun overall eveything about this house is what we were looking for

  • Review Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Maria, I appreciate your staying with us, and glad you had a good visit. Jonathan
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Relaxing and inviting!!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay that the Lutz Cottage was everything listed in the description and so much more! The home is located perfectly to many of the areas attractions and it is also the perfect place just to relax at for the day. Jonathan was a great host who answered any questions regarding the house, area attractions and so much more.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Rachel, it was great to have you stay, I am pleased you had a good visit to Tampa! Jonathan
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The home is nice and spacious with plenty of amenities for the whole family

  • 5 of 5

everyone raved over the comfort and at home feel, will definitely be booking this home again whenever we want to stay in Tampa!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Robert, I appreciate your staying with us, and am pleased that your first VRBO experience was with me. Jonathan
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Felt like home!

  • 5 of 5

We are an hour into our 12 hour drive home and we all want to turn around and go back to Lutz cottage. We had the privilege of staying at this wonderful home for 2 weeks while our daughter attend a camp at USF and we loved every minute. The house has everything you need to feel like home. Our girls loved having a pool right out the back door. The kitchen was fully equipped to have family meals around the spacious dining table. There were also great restaurants nearby and lots to do, not that my kids ever wanted to leave the pool. Also very close to FSU. Jonathan the owner was who you deal with from start to finish so that was great because there was no middle man. He seriously could not be a nicer man. We had the honor of meeting him and getting to chat with him a few times during our stay. He sends you a very detailed email with everything you need to know about your stay and it includes info about close by beaches and other local paces and restaurants. We really enjoyed St. Petes beach. If we ever get the opportunity to be back in Tampa we will definitely stay at Lutz Cottage again. We were a family of five and had a total of 6 people at one point and we never felt on top of each other. We also had our two small dogs with us. I think 8 would be totally comfortable here. If you are looking for a place to stay in Tampa this place will make you feel at home. Thank you to Jonathan!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Annie, Dennis, thanks for staying with us. I am glad the kids got to see the vegetable gardens and had fun in the pool. 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 2017
20 Aug 2017 - 8 Nov 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Nightly Rate
9 Nov 2017 - 15 Nov 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Fall A 2017
16 Nov 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
22 Dec 2017 - 29 Dec 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £37.74 + Tax
Damage Insurance ($1500) £44.54 + Tax
Cleaning £147.21 + 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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