Villa | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Why settle for a motel room when our spacious home is priced to cost you less! It is superbly situated for exploring up and down the Gulf Coast but just 90 min drive to Disney and only 45 to Busch Gardens. The area is residential and close to many white sand beaches, both offshore and deep sea fishing, beautiful nature parks and nature trails. It is also a golfer's paradise as we are surrounded by excellent courses.
Unusual for Florida is that it is only 2 minutes WALK to a shopping mall with a supermarket, Mcdonald's, large coffee lounge, Chinese and pizza restaurants and Bagel Bar. Under 3 minutes drive away is Gulf View Shopping Mall with Macy's, Dillards, J C Penny, T J Max, etc. and literally 100's of restaurants of every description, including steak houses, Sushi, Chinese, Japanese, Italian, Mexican and seafood plus an 18 cinema complex.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||8 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Access||Car advised, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||500 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Tampa International 60 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, Video player, Telephone, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 En suites and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
|Access||Wheelchair users, Secure parking|
|Further details indoors|
The open plan aspect of our home linked by attractive arches adds immensely to the comfort as it provides much more living space than most rental properties. A spacious comfortable lounge leads to a poolside dining area and through an arch you reach the kitchen with breakfast bar and separate seating area. Adjacent is a family room with ceiling fan, queen size sleeper sofa,digital cable TV offering movies and soccer channel showing live Premiership matches, DVD and high speed internet access.
Through an arch on the other side, is a large en suite double bedroom with walk in wardrobe,TV and a second double bedroom overlooking the gardens. There is also a separate shower room.
|Further details outdoors|
Accessed through patio doors from almost every room, the south west facing solar heated pool and cool deck have sun throughout the day. It is equipped with sun beds with luxury recliner mattresses,beach towels and table and chairs. There is a large market umbrella to provide shade when required.
The area is in a screened enclosure which keeps out the bugs and also filters ultra violet rays. At night the sun deck and pool (from underneath) are lit for alfresco dining and swimming. For trips to the beach we provide folding directors chairs, beach umbrella and a cool box.
The Florida region
The Gulf Coast is renowned for its white sand beaches including Clearwater Beach about 45 minutes away. Closer to home within 10-20 minutes are picturesque unspoiled beaches at Green Key and Anclote. Hudson Beach is nearest and is ideal for small children with play/picnic areas and barbecues.
A must for visitors is the 20 minute drive to Tarpon Springs, the quaint sponge fishing village, where everything is Greek and tavernas and interesting souvenir shops abound. A little further south at St. Pete's is the superb Salvador Dali Museum (largest outside Spain) and the Hands On Museum (a favourite with children).
Both Busch Gardens and Adventure Island (a water theme park) are on the north side of Tampa only 45 minutes drive from the bungalow. Also well worth a visit is Ybor City in the old part of Tampa , where the original cigar making factories have been converted into a huge tourist attraction with boutique shops and restaurants and for shopping bargains the Ellenton Factory Outlet Mall is just over an hour's drive to the south.
Within easy reach to the north is Weeki Wachi with its manatees and mermaid show and further on the delights of Homossassa Springs and Silver Springs
Port Richey is a typical small American town that has seen rapid growth in recent years attracting the large Gulf View Shopping Mall with 4 major Department Stores and the very popular TJ Max plus Best Buy(electronics) and other mammoth stores such as a Super Walmart, Bed Bath &Beyond and The Sports Authority. There are also literally 100's of restaurants to choose from of virtually every description and especially popular is a meal or sundowner at Sam's on Hudson Beach to watch the magnificent sunsets.
The Lakes of Regency Park consists of bungalows interspersed with a number of small natural lakes. The area is ideally situated as it is surrounded by excellent golf club, nature parks and nature trails such as the impressive J B Starkey Wilderness Park. These are both for walking and cycling.
The area also caters for off shore and deep sea fishing and all other types of water sports.