About this listing
Our 4 BR pool home sleeps 10 and is a great location for family gatherings or a Florida vacation and is about an hour from Clearwater Beach and Disney. Nearby are bike trails, basketball, tennis, golf and many restaurants and shopping.
Tastefully decorated yet comfortable including fully equipped kitchen, HDTV, wi-fi, cable, Apple TV, Netflix, ceiling fans throughout, 5 adult bikes, sports gear, treadmill, solar heated pool with safety fence, nearby parks, tennis, racquetball, bike trails, basketball, river access, canoeing, movie theater, many restaurants and shopping. There are several golf courses nearby. We are about 45 minutes from world class Clearwater area beaches and 1.5 hrs. from Disney World, Seaworld, Legoland, Universal Studios & Harry Potter, MGM, etc. The Tampa/St Petersburg area offers fine and casual dining, Busch Gardens, major league sports including baseball spring training (New York Yankees and others), NFL (Bucaneers) , NHL (Lightning) , MLB (Rays), a major performing arts center, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, new Salvidor Dali Museum, a major university (University of South Florida), and extensive shopping. Within a short drive are Tarpon Springs, Sarasota and Lakeland. There are numerous city and state parks within an easy drive. Nearby is excellent deep sea, surf, and fresh water fishing. Several cruise lines depart from Tampa.
Note: Three bedrooms have real beds (king in master, queen in another bedroom and full in another) while fourth bedroom and great room have comfortable pull out sofas. Several inflatables are also available. There is a portable humidifier if needed.
At Compton Park (private park for residents--a one minute walk from our home) our guests have access to basketball courts, tennis courts, heated Olympic size swimming pool, children's playground, softball field, and soccer field.
Interaction with Guests
We interact a few times prior to guests' arrival to share information on the area and determine if they have any special requests in terms of bedding, types of restaurants, preferred shopping, etc. We're available via email, phone and text in case guests need to get in touch with us for any reason.
We love how open our home is and having the heated pool a few steps out our back door. We use the bike/hiking trails that run near our home almost every day. We also enjoy the restaurants, malls, and movie theatre close by.
There is limited public transportation in Tampa so renting a car is recommended.
Other Things to Note
We have wonderful neighbors who are most willing to lend a hand if guests need assistance. We are usually able to accommodate requested check-in and check-out times.
No smoking inside please. We prefer no pets. Since we have a swimming pool, we require guests to sign a standard waiver of liability. We ask that you treat our home as your own. We have great neighbors and want to keep a good relationship with them so please be considerate of them as you play music and enjoy the pool--especially during the work week--thanks!
About the Host, Bill & Ivonne
We're a retired couple living in Tampa Florida. We visit our sons in CO and CA often and travel for pleasure quite a bit in the U.S. and internationally so our home is available many dates throughout the year.