|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Lake house in Winter Haven. Lake front,completely furnished including linens and towels.
2 queen beds, 1 twin bed, 1 day bed.
the house is not set up for children,
no pets are allowed,
there is to be no smoking on the premises.
$1000/week, + deposit. References required.
My husband and I just returned from a weeks stay in this wonderful home. It is very spacious and comfortable with a large flat screen TV in the living room. Good cable and internet service is provided. WiFi is also provided with Ethernet cable and password.
The owner was very helpful and accommodating in relaying information about the area. Although we did not meet him personally, he was available by phone or text.... Caretakers are close by to answer any questions you may have.
It is well stocked with just about everything you need for a home away from home. Supermarkets, drugstores and a number of restaurants are minutes away by car and being in the central part of the state, it's just as the ad states, you are 1 to 1 1/2 hours away from the major parks and beaches.
The house is in a very quiet neighborhood and I absolutely would recommend it to anyone who just wants to relax and enjoy watching the sun rise over Lake Mariana, fishing, bird watching or simply feeding the ducks. It is a great place to get rejuvenated!
Overall, the house met my expectations and it was a real pleasure to deal with the owner.
The layout of the house is very well done, with a large living room / dining room in the front and a family room / kitchen in the back with large sliding doors looking onto the lake. The three bedrooms are off the hallway to the side of the house.
We had coffee each morning on the dock and while we didn't use it, there was a bbq grill on the back porch with a built-in picnic table. The yard is decent size and would be enough for small children to play (but not left alone as it is on the lake).
The kitchen was fully stocked with all the utensils / plates / pans you need to prepare meals. Some of the appliance are older (oven, range) but everything worked as it should. Laundry washer dryer worked as well.
Everything was clean and ready for our arrival. The only hiccup occurred on the second day of our stay, when the flat screen tv in the living room stopped turning on. Normally, this would not matter so much to me, but we were there over Super Bowl weekend and had made plans to watch the game at the house. Steve, the owner, was quite responsive, and when it was determined that the TV was faulty, he immediately ordered a new (even larger) TV that I picked up the next day and installed in time for the big game.
Throughout our stay, Steve was available by phone and email. While we had no real issues to speak of, I was quite confident in his availability and willingness to make sure our stay was comfortable.
As far as location, I have family in the area and it was for this reason I looked here in the first place. It is a residential neighborhood and quite calm.
You need a car here, there are foodstores / fast food nearby within 5 minutes but you can't walk there. Steve posted accurately in the advert the distances from nearby attractions (Disney/Legoland etc).
All in all I would recommend this house to anyone who needs more space than a hotel can provide and would like to stay in this area.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$500|
$1000/week + dep. References required.