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Italian Palace on Lake, sleeps 20 in Tampa

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  • bedrooms 7
  • baths 5
  • sleeps 20
  • pool yes
  • hot tub yes
  • pets allowed yes
  • type House
  • community Lake Keystone Odessa
  • rates (USD) $ 5,495 - $ 5,995 / week

vacation rental description

Palacial Italian designed mansion on private  5 acred gated estate. Drive through massive iron gates down a 1000 foot tree lined driveway and you arrive at Villa Del Lago, a Mediteranean mansion inspired  from an Italian Villa in Lake Como. The double marble staircase greets you and you feel like your entering a palace more than a home. Superstars have enjoyed parties here and many happy brides and grooms have tied the knot with the Mansion as a backdrop. Watch the sun rise over the clear lake in the morning from the master bedroom porch and the moon rise over the lake at night. Three Jacuzzi tubs, steam room, 1000 square foot masterbedroom, and all the excitement and special effects of this one of a kind mansion. Villa Del Lago has been the backdrop for Reality TV show, Music videos, modeling and photography agencies, and many wedding and corporate events. Great for large family reunions,  close to downtown Tampa, beaches, and shopping. Twelve miles north of Tampa airport, International Mall with fine dining and World Class Shopping. .

Large weddings   and corporate events are no longer allowed as the noise disturbs the  neighbor who lives  near the Guest House. Live Bands not permitted.

More info at .lisitng Id 238940  Vacation Rentals By Owner

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Last modified on 08-7-2014 at 5:08 PM.

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Alan 813-417-1218

house rental amenities

The Mansion has 5 bedrooms, two kingsize beds.3 Queen, all Sealy Posturpedic luxury firm, and three baths.  The guest house which also overlooks the lake is 2 bedroom, 2 bath. Most baths have Jacuzzi jet tubs. The kitchen feature double Viking ovens, Viking dishwasher, and gas stove. Massive fireplace in Great Room has decks that overlook the lake. Floors are all marble, stone or inlaid wood. Soaring wood beams and wood ceilings.  Tremendous archetectual details throughout the house.

Olympic size swimming pool and heated 6   person spa with changing room and showers in the center of the estate.  Iron gates all around pool with brick walkways,  Tropical plants and large palm trees aroung the pool and line the 1000 foot drive to the mansion. Massive iron gates on main drive and custom iron fence around this private 5 acres estate. 250 feet of seawall and sand bottom beach lead to the clear spring fed boating lake ( 5 miles long).

 Jet ski rental availalbe, Boat tours no extra charge

activities and attractions in Tampa Gulf Coast Central

Large boating and jet ski lake with 3 springs that feed fresh water in. Clear,  sand bottom, no alligators with million dollar mansion all around this 5 mile private beautiful lake. Jets ski and boat rental available to mature adults. Disneyworld, Universal Studios 100 miles drive. Many famous Golf Courses and beaches nearby. Estate feature pool table,  Olympic size pool and spa, ATV, bicycles and beautiful country roads to ride around or walk. Famous horse farms in walking distance.  World Famous Greek fishing village Tarpon Springs 10 miles east for memorable waterfront dining and fresh seafood. BMW motorcycle for rent for experienced riders and ATV. Or just relax, have a BBQ and beer and enjoy this unbelievable estate.

vacation rental rates

Please email with your needs and number of guests. Prefer email. Add cleaning fee of $495.00 

Download rental contract  from the internet site  Villa Del Lago Florida

$39.99 per hour for two, plus tip to the housekeeper, 3 hour minimum. Cleaning, bed make-up, chefs available at additional charge. Taxi service available. Owner in hotel business also bluewavemotel. Member of Chamber of Commerce and Better Business Bureau.  References available.

Short term rental agreement will be emailed or faxed to you.  Please provide fax number when inquiring. Our Vacation Rental By Owner  listing #238940 , the rental agreement, and all our emails are the entire rental agreement. The availability calender is updated weekly at the above site. 

If you book more than six months in advance,  email at least 60 days prior to your reservation with the number of guests and if  you would like us to meet you at the Villa or 

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  • Have a great big family reunion dinner
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Family Reunion '12

Review submitted: March 20, 2012   Date of arrival: March 1, 2012

We just concluded a fantastic experience at Villa Del Lago, where we held our first family reunion in years, and can say with all sincerity that the property and its amenities exceeded the expectations of all 14 of our guests. We were immediately awed by the property upon opening the gates and driving down the winding driveway, past the acres of well manicured grounds, to what can only be described as a palace like house, next to a beautiful guest home. The main house is incredibly well maintained and seemed to have a never ending run of bedrooms and bathrooms to easily accommodate all of our family members comfortably, with some of the rooms being that much more impressive than the others (the master bedroom, bathroom, and balcony are straight out of an episode of Cribs). The outside grounds had such an abundance of space which provided our very active family the opportunity to set up several backyard games, including a full wiffle ball field and separate volleyball and badminton courts, with plenty of room to spare for a separate football game to break out (we probably could've held a complete full camp with all of the room there was on this property). The pool area was also beautiful and although the first day we arrived to several leaves in the pool, the owner promptly called the poolman and we came back from an afternoon excursion to what was an impeccably clean pool. The house also offers two docks that jet out into an incredibly serene private lake, with views that cannot be compared.

Additionally, the owner of the property was very easy to deal with and incredibly accommodating, which further added to our experience.

Overall, we had an absolutely wonderful experience and would recommend Villa Del Lago to anyone of our friends and family that are looking for an amazing place for a small family outing, or a slightly larger group event.

Recommended for: age 55+, families with young children, families with teenagers, girls getaway, pet-friendly, romantic getaway

Owners response: Dear Skender:
Thank you for your kind words and we are so happy your family got to enjoy this wonder estate.
Dr. Felker

Helpful votes: 11 / 15


Simply Percect

Review submitted: January 22, 2014   Date of arrival: November 21, 2013

We stayed at this beautiful villa for a week for a family reunion and it was perfect for our group of 20. All ages from 6 months to 71 enjoyed their time here! We were met at the property by a lovely young woman who filled us in on everything we would need during the week. My sons loved the boathouse and dock and spent a good deal of time relaxing and fishing. All of the grandkids were delighted at catching fish. The beautiful pool was a big hit with all of the families and a perfect place to all be together. We made a thanksgiving feast and the kitchen was perfect for our needs. Lots of room and beautiful as well. The master bedroom and bathroom were a resort on to themselves. The master jacuzzi tub has beautiful views of the lake and sunsets were beautiful to enjoy while soaking! A week with 20 people can be trying but honestly we had so much room to spread out that no one felt anything but happy and relaxed. I think we sat on every balcony and took it all in!! We used the guest house as well and it was perfect for the families that stayed there. Our family made memories to last a lifetime here and we can't wait to go back again and make more :) My Grandkids were asking at the airport on the way home, when do we get to come back?! Capt Al took good care of us and was very easy to deal with. Thank you again for letting us rent your beautiful villa. Until next time....

Recommended for: adventure seekers, age 55+, families with young children, families with teenagers, girls getaway, romantic getaway

Owners response: Dear Anne:
Thank you for that beautiful review of Villa Del Lago. It does appear that your family had a great Thanksgiving get together. I have had a lot of reviews about how the children love to fish off the boat house porch. This is one of the few real boat houses left from the 1940's on the lake as you cannot build them anymore. Being hundreds of feet out into the lake lets you fish without having a boat. The largest Bass ever caught in Florida was on Lake Keystone. We are very happy you and your family got to enjoy this beautiful estate.
Dr. Felker

Helpful votes: 0 / 1


50th wedding anniversary

Review submitted: August 20, 2013   Date of arrival: July 10, 2013

When discussing how to celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary it was finally decided to go on a family holiday. Many places were looked into, all inclusives etc. Our eldest son located Villa Del Lago on VRBO and after spending 10 days there we are very thankful for his research. There are 9 adults and 7 children in our immediate family and we were easily accommodated on the property, in the "castle" and the guest house. The main house is older but because of this it has great character. Asking my grandchildren about Villa Del Lago I received many different answers.
The yard Huge, big trees, nice plants, a jungle.
The pool Fun, fun, fun, big, deep, and had a fridge for drinks and popsicles.
The castle The color, It was so big I kept getting lost.
The kitchen wanted to make me eat pizza.
I liked Grandma and Grampa's shower.
The main floor bathroom under the curved staircase was either really neat or
The jungle room was really keen.
My dad liked the couch the best.
The great kitchen and barbecue allowed for our personal chef's (mom & dads)
to create some unforgettable meals.
The lake The little house on the pier where we went fishing.
The guest house Was everything you could ask for.
Disney World and Universal Studios is a fair drive, however with day lounging around the pool and the Villa in between trips our energy was soon restored.
Busch Gardens and the quaint towns and lovely beaches on the Gulf were very close and made for great afternoon outings, as we found it difficult to get out of the pool and get going before noon.
For me nothing was greater than getting up in the morning, going to the master bath and watch the sun rise over the peaceful Keystone Lake.
This holiday which was going to be great anyway, was turned into a dream thanks to Villa Del Lago.

Recommended for: families with young children, families with teenagers, sight seeing

Owners response: Dear Guests:
Thank you for your kind words. I am very happy your children and family got to enjoy this incredible estate for your 50th anniversary. Your children and grandchildren especially got to experience something very special other than the prepackaged vacation places. Congradulations on 50 years of marriage. You obviously are doing something right.
Dr. Felker

Helpful votes: 2 / 6


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