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Close to Disney & 20 min to Tampa, 3bed 4bth Luxury home on the water

Bedrooms 4
Space 3,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

On the water, 3 Bedrooms + Florida Room, 4 Baths (Sleeps 14)

Our home is currently being fully remodeled with new pictures coming soon!

Relax in the luxury of the beautiful gated community of Andalucia by sitting on the private pool deck and sipping a cool drink while gentle breezes and invigorating music flow over you.

Whether your visit to Florida brings you for amusement park adventures, golf, tennis, or just relaxing, you will enjoy your stay in our water-front home featuring the amenities of a 5 star exclusive resort.

The large eat-in kitchen features stainless steel appliances with an array of small appliances for your use in addition to dinner/cookware.

Each of the 3 bedrooms are oversized, with the master room having a desk area. An extra area has been converted into a bedroom and there are additional bunk accommodations.

No need to concern yourself about staying in touch, because high-speed wireless internet runs throughout the home.

Fishing is great off the huge private boating/fishing dock with an area to clean your catch and you can grill a feast from your catch on the large stainless gas grill/granite serving area and dine/lounge on the pool deck.

This unique home was built by a German Engineer that tripled every standard for the home, so each door is solid steel with all glass one inch thick and doors/windows that seal tightly, which just about totally eliminates all outside sounds, and most dust too.

You will want to come here just for the sound sleep you will get.

Whatever your vacation desires are, you will know what 'upper crust' living is like at our Water-front Dream Vacation home in Andalucia.

Keywords: about an hour Drive to Disney, Beautifully appointed upscale 3,600 sq ft home, Very quiet/private in prestigious gated community of Andalucia, centrally located between Tampa and St. Pete for Spring Baseball training. On Deep Water Canal 5 minute boat drive to Tampa Bay, large boat/fishing dock, open floor plan, private pool with pool heat available, wireless internet, Cable TV, hair dryers in each bathroom.

More Details

Joyce Lorick
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 March, 2017

About Joyce Lorick

I'm a writer that lives on the ocean in Southern California and we often use this house to visit east-coast friends/family and the seclusion of the home lends itself well for writing/relaxing. We know you will enoy it as much as we do.

Joyce Lorick purchased this house in 2007

Why Joyce Lorick chose Florida Central Gulf Coast

Family/friends/secluded get-away for writing.

You can access my two latest cookbooks and download them free by searching the net for Cooking for The Daniel Plan. I hope you enjoy! (I usually write movie scripts.)

Guestbook comments from the owner

We enjoyed the stay in your beautiful home. the location was perfect & so was the weather. Circles has some great seafood & the stuffed grouper was awesome. The "extras" you leave for the guests mad the stay ever more comfortable.


The "B" Boys
Feb 2012
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Apollo Beach in Hillsborough County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 14
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • beach ...
  • near the sea
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Full 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi , Bidet
    Full 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Full 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Full 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 2 Sofa bed/Futon , 2 pull out beds
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , 2 Sofa bed/Futon , 2 pull out beds & pack & play
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , Florida Room
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Terrace
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Veranda
  • Tennis
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Decking
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • Jacuzzi
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
Pool can be heated for the cost of gas propane fill at $600


Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(19 traveller reviews)

Close to Disney & 20 min to Tampa, 3bed 4bth Luxury home on the water
average rating of 4.5263157 based on 27 reviews

The house was fantastic!

  • 5 of 5

No problems or issues with our stay. The house was great and we would definitely recommend the property to others.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The house was immaculate and beautiful!!! We had an absolutely wonderful time and look forward to staying again next year! We even saw two dolphins in the bay!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beatiful home, Nice owner, Great for families with kids

  • 5 of 5

My family and I (9 adults, 6 children) had the opportunity to stay at this home for the week after Christmas. This is a beautiful home in an upscale neighborhood. We spent one afternoon just walking through the neighborhood, viewing all of the nice homes and found a playground for the kids.

The home has recently been renovated, and the upgrades are very nice. There’s new flooring and new furniture. The three upstairs bedrooms are very spacious, and there’s plenty of room for all of the extra beds. The room downstairs that was turned into a bedroom is large enough for a roll-a-way bed also. The large sofa and the openness of the den and dining areas allowed our family to spend lots of time together without feeling crowded.

The heated pool is a GREAT bonus. The kids loved it! We had difficulties at first when trying to use the spa heat. It would turn on the spa filter and empty the spa, and it took many hours for it to refill. However, we found out that if we just use the pool heat, it will heat the spa up to a nice temperature as well.

We used the kitchen and laundry room a lot, and it was nice to have so many amenities already in the home. If you run out of anything or have any problems, just give Joyce a call, and she will quickly respond to your needs. Joyce is extremely nice and very pleasant to work with.

We were in town for New Year’s Eve, and the upstairs balcony provides a great view to see the fireworks show that takes place in town. We were also able to see a few other shows taking place in the distance. S/N, there’s a drive-in movie theater nearby, but most of the big attractions are at least 30 minutes away.

We did have one big problem while we were there. There was a leak coming from one of the bathrooms that we were able to notice from the front porch. I immediately informed Joyce, and she had someone there first thing in the morning to check out the problem. Due to the leak, we were unable to use that bathroom for the rest of stay. Joyce was very apologetic, and for our inconvenience, she fully refunded our $600 for pool heating. Other than this, everything was fine, and we had a great time.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very nice community, quiet and relaxing.

  • 3 of 5

The property is located in a a quiet upscale neighborhood, close to amenities, the interstate system and the airport. The owner was very pleasant to deal with, as we did have a few issues during our stay. The first night the air conditioner barely worked and it made for some uncomfortable sleeping. Later in the week it gave out completely, but the owner had it repaired by the next morning. The house was undergoing some renovation, so we were discounted $200 on our rental price. The biggest downside was the home could not be secured when you left to go to somewhere, and this left everyone in our group feeling a bit uneasy. We also encountered a number of spiders, centipedes and beetles in the house that had to be dealt with. Upon our arrival we found dirty dishes in the dishwasher and our bedroom closet had to be cleaned before we could store anything in it. The TV in the living room area kept turning off by itself every 9 to 35 minutes, which made watching a college football game quite exasperating. To be fair, overall, we had a good time and the home served its purpose, but we will probably look elsewhere next time.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 19, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Not a happy stay - don't waste your money

  • 1 of 5

One star for Nice Community. All beaches and city sightseeings are minimum 1 hrs drive.

No 4th Bedroom. It's just a covered patio as 4th Bedroom. Most of the things were broken and they charge for those broken things.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 15, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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winter haven fl

This is a beautiful home in an exquisite neighborh

  • 5 of 5

This home is beautiful. Decor is really first class. Everything in the house worked properly (no problems with a/c etc). Loved fishing off the dock. The lani is so large and so is the pool. Too bad that it rained the entire week we were there. But there was no lightening so we swam in the rain although the pool was really really cold. The 4th "bedroom" is not really a bedroom, rather a room off of the lani. It had no closet and the air conditioning did not service that room. We were ok living out of our luggage and running a fan. But some may not be fine with that. The upstairs bedrooms are all masters with onsuites. Beautiful. For those travelling to Apollo Beach for the first time, be aware that there is no beach. There is a small area on the bay...but it is not the beach.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 7, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
many on Apollo Beach Bvd
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
circles Rst. Many on AB Blvd
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Beach Park follow road enters security gate
Car: recommended


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Apollo Beach, Florida

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3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £22 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £314 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £477
Tax Rate 12.0%

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