House, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Baths, 6 Sleeps
Lake front home on 80 acre fresh water lake. Recently renovated, Located in Leisure Lake Village, a small, quiet, low traffic community: Mostly seniors and seasonal owners.
1/2 hour from the Tampa airport Neat and tidy, Your carefree vacation destination.
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March 2011 trip
About the Owner
3.5 based on 6 traveler reviews
A Stay At Tarpon Springs
So as to inform of a brief stay I had at this particular property: I write that I found the house in an area by water. This water was a freshwater lake, replete with jumping fish. The house featured 2 carports, a wash and dryer, a TV set, an area to cook, and proximity to Tarpon Springs (and thus, Palm Harbor and other areas). The house was sort of a set piece that had perhaps been moved in by vehicles. One note was that the dock area appeared a bit covered reeds, therefore, If one had thought to take a boat, it might have behooved to bring a kayak or some proper boat that could be brought ashore from use to use. Peace.
A bit disappointing.
The listing for this rental indicates it was recently renovated, however, deferred maintenance is a constant theme throughout this unit. The reasonable price of the rental somewhat compensates for the shortcomings, but the state of the unit falls short of the listing in several areas. At the time of our stay, the central air was not working and most of the windows would not open. This situation, coupled with the above average temperatures made the house overly warm, especially for sleeping. The front room “split” unit was highly ineffective and did not alleviate the problem. Access to the lake is compromised by vegetation and the next door neighbor who has encroached on the property by installing solar lights on the accessible portion of the beach. The ”deck” described in the listing is a dilapidated platform which is unsuitable (if not dangerous) for launching or landing watercraft. The listing indicates that free wi-fi access is intermittent. This is misleading. There is no wifi service in the unit, period.
Other disappointing deficiencies include: the carpet is filthy. Bare feet soon become black feet. Although the unit has been recently painted and the walls and cabinets appear neat and clean, the interiors of cabinets and corners are in need of cleaning. The refrigerator door does not seal causing the unit to run constantly and condensation is a problem, both internally and externally. Many of the window screens are in disrepair which coupled with the lack of central air provide small insects free access. We were plagued by aggressive ankle biters throughout our stay.
Some problems could be eliminated by providing an informational binder which includes who to call in case of emergency, information about the location of the breaker box, etc. We did have an electrical problem which was solved by a phone call to the owner, but written material would be helpful and reassuring.
Larger water craft can be put into the lake using the private community boat launch and dock located 1/4 mile away at the end of Paradise Blvd. My property is the only property along the west side of the lake that has a natural lakeside (no sea wall). I keep the naturally occurring trees, brush and vegetation trimmed so as to not interfere with viewing the lake from the house. Some people swim in this lake but I would not advise this as the lake is a fresh water lake even though it is called Salt Lake, it has snakes turtles and the occasional alligator you would expect in a semi tropical location. I did not find any issue with the carpeting in November but I am having it cleaned as well as pest treatment during the turn over at the end of January.. The condensation issue with the the refrigerator has been 90% reduced now that the exterior condensation switch has been turned back on.
The central ac is scheduled to be replaced this coming April and I will be accepting reservations for the summer months only after its replacement. At this time many of the windows have their operating handles removed due to the fact they have problems being closed after they are opened. The working windows all have intact screens. Thanks for the review.
Nice, quiet area
It is about 30 minutes to Clearwater Beach, 45 minutes to Busch Gardens. Overall very nice, especially for the money.
March 2011 trip
Activity and Interests
Local central gulf coast attractions include:
Tarpon Springs, Sponge Docks ( A little taste of Greek mediteranian seaside life here in Florida), historic district,award winning restaurants,gift shops
Boating, public boat ramps, sport fishing charter boats.
Nearby Beaches : Fred Howard,Sunset and Anclote and others
Golf at one of Innsbrooks' four PGA championship golf courses or play all four
(you are on vacation after all aren't you?)
The Pinellas Trail (voted best Florida trail) extends 30 miles from Tarpon Springs to St Petersburg passing by Leisure Lake Village along the way. It is a paved path that affords the oportunity to walk/jog/run, bicycle, rollerblade, observe nature.
Within a 1/2 hour: Busch Gardens, Florida Aquarium, Weeki Wachee water park and mermaid show)
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Jan 1 2015 - Apr 30 2015
1 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
May 1 2015 - Sep 30 2015
1 night minimum stay
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.
Additional information about rental rates
- Cleaning fee $75
- Tax Rate 12.0%
Nightly Rate: $44 - $61
Weekly Rate: $265 - $365
Monthly Rate: $950-$1250
January ----- April $1250 Mth $365 week , min two week stay
May -------September $950 Mth $265 week
October------December $1100 Mth $315 week
All rates subject to: additional cleaning charge of $75 per stay
State and local taxes of 12%
- Air Conditioning
- children welcome
- pets not allowed
- coin laundry
- water parks
- paddle boating
- sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
- 1 Bathroom
- Bathroom 1
- 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
- Bedroom 1
- Bedroom 2
- Fully furnished, two bedroom one bath home. Direct access to lake via dock to lakeside. Carports on two sides offer ample off street parking. Florida room,Central a/c (NEW SYSTEM installed 5/14) and heat. Washer and dryer located in the adjacent laundry shed for your exclusive use, no coins needed. All utilities including basic cable provided. Password enabled WiFi is usually available at no cost but it is not guaranteed. Bring your cell phone or escape the outside world as no telephone service is provided. Sleeps four with privacy, two more with air mattress in living room.