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1920's Bungalow- Cozy Lakefront Apartment Retreat

United StatesFloridaOdessa
Entire home/apt
2 Guests
1 Bedroom
1 Bed
Per Night
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About this listing

This charming Lakefront One bedroom Apt. is rich in character and completely stocked with comfy linens, full kitchen etc. Located on 2 acres on a country road, right across from acres of blueberries, you can enjoy a getaway, while being centrally located between Tampa, St. Pete, Clearwater, NPR and Tarpon Springs. This is a completely non-smoking environment. Canoe, Fish, Rest & relax, read on the dock. Owner lives on property. Coffee, Fresh Fruit, Muffins and Yogurt Parfait provided at check in

1920's Bungalow- Cozy Lakefront Apartment Retreat

The Space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 2PM
Check Out: 1PM
Room type: Entire home/apt


Cleaning Fee: $75
Security Deposit: $250
Weekly discount: 40%
Cancellation: Strict


The Space

This Apartment is charming & very clean & comfortable. It has all of the essentials that you need to enjoy your stay. It's perfect for a single or a couple. The owners live on property. It's very secure and private, yet convenient to many things in Tampa, St. Petersburg, Clearwater. I like to say that we are "30 min. from everything" We often host medical workers and are located near St. Joe's North & Trinity hospital. This is a rural location, on a dead end country road. Everyone that comes here quickly realizes how special this historic "Old Florida" location is- it is just beautiful!!

Guest Access

You can fish right off of the dock. There is canoeing and bike and hike trails nearby, Parks and Recreation galore, a huge flea market just miles down the road. There is a blueberry farm across the street and a working orange grove nearby where you can get local honey and jelly and freshed squeezed juice. Great place to sit in the sunshine and read. There are many wonderful Golf Courses all around and I can provide a guide for those. There is free WiFi on the property and Cable TV. Iron & Ironing Board. Musical events are abundant as I am a Folk Music DJ on Public Radio! This is a Smoke-Free environment.

Interaction with Guests

I like to give my guests as much privacy as they wish. I leave you to your own whim to just relax and rest or explore the area. Owners live on site, so if you have a need, it is immediately addressed.

The Neighborhood

This is a rural area, secure and peaceful, yet near urban ammenities. For an old Florida excursion, take Race Track Rd north, go left around the round-a-bout over to the other side of the lake- just beyond Echo Lake Estates and you will find Cee Bee's Citrus- a working citrus grove with fresh squeezed juice, fresh fruit and vegetables and soft serve ice cream along with unique Florida gifts.

Getting Around

Unfortunately, there is not public transportation in this area. You can drive to the nearby Citrus Park Mall and get public transportation from there. Our bus system is called Hartline.

Other Things to Note

We are close to (URL HIDDEN) Springs. Feel free to ask about the many great restaurants that this area has to offer.

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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not child-friendly (0-12 years)
Check-in is after 2PM

Please be environmentally conscious by turning up the thermostat to 78 when you are gone. The usual setting to be comfortable in the apartment might be 76. Please do not leave lights on when you are not there. If you would like me to go over an turn on the porch light or the lamp in the kitchen for an after-dark return, I am happy to do so. Garbage goes out on Tuesday and Friday and the Recycling goes out on Tuesday. I take the cans out about 9pm the night before. Please do not leave open garbage or food out as it will encourage the bugs to move in with you ;)
No candles please. There are LED candles provided if you wish to use them. This is a quiet environment, so quiet times are 10pm-9am. My guests are always so good about treating the apartment as if it were their own. Unfortunately, a few people ignore the No Smoking rule- if you choose to do this, you will lose your entire Security Deposit! I must be strict about this- NO EXCEPTIONS!

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Safety Features
Smoke Detector
Carbon Monoxide Detector
First Aid Kit
Safety Card
Fire Extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay
1920's Bungalow- Cozy Lakefront Apartment Retreat

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Odessa, Florida, United States · Member since October 2013

I am a life-long resident of Tampa and a Public Radio DJ for 34 years. I love Folk Music and the peaceful living in this natural Florida environment, although I grew up in the city and also enjoy a nice restaurant and working out at the University!

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