We have a new dock for fishing and sunsets. Check out the old cypress knees to the right.There are lots of great Florida-centric books about Walking, Day trips, Birding and Florida History
Summer Rates! Florida "Pole House"on Fishing Lake
Summer Rates! Florida "Pole House"on Fishing Lake

Entire home/apt

4 guests

2 bedrooms

3 beds

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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

The space

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 foot board. 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 an open 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. The stairs are open and wood. The dining area/kitchen is in the front of the house and table for 5 with pots, pans, dishes, condiments etc. The kitchen is brand new with Energy Star appliances, a dishwasher and all new cabinets and counter. There are the usual ammenities such as blender, toaster, coffee-maker and various kitchen utensils. This is a very unique and wonderful place to stay- an authentic part of Florida History! The cabin comfortably sleeps 4.

Guest access

You can fish right off of the dock or we have a small jon boat and motor. There are also 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! I do stop in to change out the towels, and if the stay is long enough- the sheets. Crazy-quirk...I love to do laundry. Maid Service or massage therapist available for an extra up-charge when requested and if available.

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.

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The space
Accommodates: 4
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 2
Beds: 3
Check In: 3PM - 9PM
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Room type: Entire home/apt
Self check-in: Keypad


Cleaning Fee: 85
Security Deposit: 250
Weekly Discount: 45%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed
Common spaces
1 sofa bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in time is 3PM - 9PM

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 "Wild-man Gary" relaxing deck is an especially great place to chill and read or have a glass of wine lakeside.



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Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

5 Reviews

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Robin User Profile
July 2015
Jeannie was very welcoming she had snacks and drinks and lots of ideas of things to do. I was trying to relax after a stress filled year and it worked. The pictures are very representative of the little house. The weather didn't cooperate but still had a great time. Will come back.

Hilda User Profile
July 2015
Outstanding & lovely place. Perfect location. A very charming house right in front of the lake. We fell in love with it as soon as we arrived and felt very much at home immediately. The house was everything we were hoping for during our one-week stay in the Tampa Bay area. Quiet, comfortable, safe, cozy, with incredible lake views and a very friendly and generous host, Jeannie, who is a very interesting woman, friendly & pleasant to talk to, eager to please her hosts, always willing to help and also offer advice to those willing to explore the area. It was the perfect vacation spot for our family and a place we would return to in a beat. Thank you for everything, Jeannie, once again!!
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Response from Jeannie:
Hilda and her family are fantastic! They left the cabin spotless and treated the space as if it were their own. Thank you for coming, and please come back again! You have a beautiful family!!
July 2015

Jenny User Profile
December 2014
Not able to join brothers-in law they cannot open review window. If you would like direct response email to: Wally (EMAIL HIDDEN) Bob (EMAIL HIDDEN) Jenny
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Response from Jeannie:
Thank you so much, Jenny. We were very sorry that you were not able to make the trip. I had an unscheduled surgery in December, so I was not able to get my review to Airbnb by their deadline. Wally left me a lovely letter, and I will write an excerpt here: Wally writes: "Thanks for providing such a pleasant, quiet retreat for us for the Christmas season. We really enjoyed the cottage and the setting. It was lovely, and we had a good time exploring the area, seeing the Gulf Coast, visiting area parks, seeing some different wildlife. Thanks again, Wally." They were a pleasure to have in our cabin, and we would love to welcome them back to enjoy the Sunshine State!
December 2014

Miguel User Profile
December 2014
We love every minute at this place. You feel at home and on the best outdoor vacation at the lake. We always want to go again
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Response from Jeannie:
Although we normally do not have so many people in this small, two bedroom cabin, Miguel's family was just wonderful! We loved them all, and know that they were so proud to watch Miguel receive his graduate degree from USF. We would love to have any of them back in the future. What a smart and interesting family! They were loads of fun! We hope to see them again sometime.
December 2014

Cornelia User Profile
July 2015
Wir haben in einem richtig tollen, charmanten alten Seehaus gewohnt. Das Ambiente ist super, es ist so ruhig und sicher. Die Aussicht und die Lage ist für alle, die Ruhe haben wollen und das auch genießen können. Das Haus ist voll ausgestattet mit Küche, Waschmaschine, Trockner, Kühlschrank, Badezimmer, 2 große Betten und ein Loft mit einem kleineren Bett. Außerdem gibt es ein großes Sofa im Wohnzimmer und eine Terrasse. Es ist alt, aber sehr gemütlich und Jeannie begrüßte uns sehr herzlich und gab uns sogar noch ein paar Geschenke in den Kühlschrank. Wir waren sehr gerne dort und würden auch wieder kommen.
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Response from Jeannie:
Thank you, Cornelia! Your kids are so adventurous and fun. There was more excitement than I am used to in terms of wildlife! That little green VW Bug was so cute! I hope that you enjoyed your visit with your kids in America and that they have a very safe trip across our country!
July 2015

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Odessa, Florida, United StatesJoined in October 2013
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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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