About this listing
This 1890's "pole house" sits on a lovely Florida lake surrounded by 2 acres. It is private, quiet and is equipped with everything that you would need to feel at home. The property is entirely smoke-free. There is a quiet dock for fishing or sunsets
This Cabin is a pole house that was built in the late 1890's. It has a large bedroom with a King Bed and triple dresser with Scottish Armoire, lots of light and a window to the porch and lake. There is also a small washer/dryer. The small bedroom has a beautiful view of the lake and we call it the "Bird Room". It has a closet and two dressers with a door going out to the porch. The bed is turn of the century wood carved with a brand new IKEA full-size mattress. This bed would not be comfy for a very tall person as it has a footboard. The bath is full tub/shower with separate toilet area and fully stocked with towels. The large living room has great light, Cable TV, Flagstone fireplace, cathedral pole ceiling, Piano and staircase to the loft. Oh yes, there is a breathtaking view of the lake! This house is the original house on the lake- so it has the best view! There is a large screened porch across the lake side with another table for 5 so that you can enjoy your meals outside if you like! The living room couch pulls out to a queen sleeper-sofa. The loft is hot in the warm months but just right in the winter. It is carpeted and has a single futon-bed that is perfect for a teen, but not appropriate for a small child. The stairs are open and wood. The dining area is in the front of the house and table for 6 with pots, pans, dishes, condiments etc. The Fridge is brand new, and there are the usual things such as blender, toaster, coffee-maker and various kitchen utensils. This is a very unique and wonderful place to stay- annnn authentic part of Florida History! The cabin comfortably sleeps 4.
You can fish right off of the dock. There is canoeing, fishing, bike and hike trails nearby, Parks and Recreation galore, a huge flea market just a few miles down the road. There is a blueberry farm across the street (in season) and a working orange/tangerine/grapefruit grove nearby where you can get local honey and jelly and fresh 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. The Beaches are only a half hour away. There are GREAT birding areas as well and I can point you to them. There is free WiFi on the property and Cable TV. Iron & Board, Piano, Musical events are abundant as I am a Folk Music DJ on Public Radio.
Interaction with guests
I like to give my guests the privacy they want so that they can relax, read and just enjoy the nature and wildlife of the property, however I am right across the property, and when I am home I am usually up for an adventure- there is so much to do from beaches to hiking to house concerts- so you can never be bored- or you can just sit back, relax and do absolutely nothing in the sunshine!
This is an un-incorporated area and my property is at the end of a cul-de-sac so it is very quiet and private. There has never been a safety issue of any kind and there is plenty of parking. This is the kind of place we often don't lock our doors. It's about 10 min. to the bank or grocery store. There are several farmer's markets nearby.
Unfortunately, Florida is not known for its' public transit and you will need a car to get around. It's an easy drive from the airport- just about 15-20 min. north of the airport (unless you are travelling during the rush hours) The nearest transit stop is about 6 mi. away and it is not an easy/fast trip.
Other things to note
This is not like any other place that you will stay. It is an authentic part of Florida History with names carved in the sidewalk from the 30's. There is lots of folklore about the area. My guests are always completely "at home" and charmed with the house and area. There are lots of little day-trip destinations nearby to fill a stay. Many of our "snow birds" come back year after year and have become friends.
This house has been occupied for the last year and will not be available in the near future. This is an ABSOLUTELY NO SMOKING property- entirely!
If you or your guests choose to ignore this rule the entire deposit is forfeited.
This is a very private and peaceful place, and the owner lives on property. Quiet hours are 10p.m.- 10 a.m. There is WiFi on property. 2 Parking spaces directly in front of Cabin. Recycling is encouraged and they pick up on Tuesdays. Garbage pick up is Tues. & Fri. The bins are in your parking area. Please do not leave food items opened as the bugs will move in! When you leave for the day, please set your thermostat on 78 degrees. Would love for you to leave shoes at the door. We have pest control, but outside only. Outside BBQ available. Deck is awesome. The Gary & Karen relaxing deck is an especially great place to chill and read or have a glass of wine lakeside.
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!