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.
Please note email prefered , but if you call please identify yourself and leave a message and call back number.
About the Owner
3.4 based on 9 traveler reviews
Location Ok. Basic no Frills. Needs cleaning.
Agree with earlier comment. The location and layout of the home were OK but it is an older mobile home that has not been well maintained, inside and outside. On arrival late at night found that most of the lights did not work and could not fail to notice that the heating/cooling return filter was fully blocked and about to colapse. Following day purchased and installed five new bulbs and installed a new filter I found in the laundry room. The home and furniture are in much need of cleaning both inside and outside. Kitchen and bathroom although of old stile were fully serviceable. Only basic TV channels are available and the DVD player does not work. Various Wi-Fi signals were displayed but was not able to connect to any of them with the password provided. No one can expect 5 starts accommodation for the price charged and did not request any compensation for the money and time spent on maintenance. It will do after some cleaning and if one can survive with the basic amenities. Sent email to owner with comments and never got a reply.
Exactly as described by owner.
Property was clean and all furniture was in good condition.
It was strictly "no frills". Had everything you needed no extras.
All necessary shopping was close by.
Tarpon Springs sponge docks 5-10 minues away.
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.
The location and layout of the home were OK but it is an older mobile home that has not been well maintained. We had some problems which were corrected after contacting the owner. The home is in much need of work, kitchen and bathroom need to be updated. The kitchen needs a GOOD cleaning too! Last but not least the rent was too HIGH.
A bit disappointing.
First the positives. The location is great, easy access to bike trails, supermarkets, restaurants, filling stations, etc. Several excellent golf courses are within 10 or 15 minutes of the property. Located on a small lake, the view is excellent with potential access to kayaking. Ample off street parking is available for 1 vehicle and a tow along.
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.
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|
My Standard Rate
May 1 2016 - Sep 30 2016
1 night minimum stay
Oct 1 2016 - Dec 31 2016
1 night minimum stay
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
Additional information about rental rates
|Cleaning fee||$75 + Tax|
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%
Owner's Cancellation Policy
- Available arrival
- Available stay (no arrival)
- Air Conditioning
- children welcome
- pets not allowed
- coin laundry
- water parks
- paddle boating
- sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
- 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.