Enjoy space and comfort of this 2,500+ sq ft home that sits in extremely quiet, peaceful private community. Spend your time relaxing by pool or along the Alafia river nature trail or heading to close-by attractions or beaches in TPA, CLW, SP or ORL.
*** PLEASE SCROLL ALL THE WAY DOWN TO THE "YOUR HOST" SECTION, SELECT "CONTACT HOST" AND SEND ME A MESSAGE AND ALLOW ME TO RESPOND PRIOR TO SELECTING "REQUEST TO BOOK". I WILL RESPOND TO YOU WITHIN 2 HOURS, MOST TIMES WITHIN AN HOUR ***
NOTE: Security "deposit" is not an actual up-front deposit; it is the max amount I'm able to make a claim through AirBnB should damage to the home occur. None of the security deposit amount comes out of your bank account or card at time or booking or during the stay; it only comes out if you damage the home, AirBnB approves the claim and only for the amount of the damage. No different than when you stay at a hotel. I have never had to utilize this.
Your literal home-away from home is extremely spacious, bright, relaxing and accommodating. Natural light fills the house at all hours of the day when the blinds are open (your preference). You'll enjoy your time away and privacy in this extremely quiet and peaceful neighborhood.
** For any female guests or all-female groups, if it would make you feel more comfortable to have a female at the house in addition to myself, please do not hesitate to ask. **
** This home can be booked as either Private Room(s) or Entire Place (meaning you will have the home to yourself and I will stay elsewhere; when booked as Private Room you still have access to everything, the only difference being I will be staying there as well). This Listing you have inquired about is PRIVATE ROOM. If necessary, please see each of my separate Listings for each Private Room or for Entire Place by clicking on my picture and selecting the additional Listings on the left side in my profile, and feel free to message me with any questions. **
Each bed has at least 800 thread count sheets and pillow-cases, and premium bedding. The double-door closets in each bedroom provide plenty of space for your luggage, clothing and belongings. Each bedroom contains a dresser if you like to fold and store your clothing that way. Each bedroom has it's own private bathroom only a few steps away (one of which being directly accessible from one of the bedrooms).
Access the pool and spa from any one of 3 entryways and make yourself at home on any of the floats, at the tiki bar or lounging in the comfortable lanai furniture or provided hammock. Let your cares float away as you lay on the water or in the hammock, and be carried away by the sound and feel of the nice peaceful breeze through the trees that surround the backyard. If a pet or small child is accompanying you, feel free to spend time playing in the spacious fenced-in backyard.
The kitchen and living room are very open, so feel free to move about unencumbered. The house is equipped with wireless high-speed internet accessible from any part of the home, inside or out. You will have your own workspace, complete with a large desk, comfortable, breathable ergonomic office chair and office supplies. A wireless printer/copier/scanner is readily available should you need it.
You may use any portions of the home, including the pool & spa, the grill, the tiki bar, lanai furniture, kitchen, office desk and chair, utility/laundry room and garage. Feel free to use the kitchen as your own and also help yourself to complimentary gourmet coffee and coffee maker (if you're a coffee connoisseur, you'll love one of my all time favorites). The home is equipped with 3 refrigerators (1 in the kitchen, 2 in the garage), range and stove, dishwasher and microwave.
Interaction with guests
I am extremely personable, easy to get along with and quickly become friends with (so I've been told), so interaction with me will be effortless. However, I am also extremely respectful of each and everyone's privacy, and will gladly accommodate a more private setting should you prefer. There is PLENTY of space in this home, so privacy for others has never been an issue. Just let me know your preference for your stay and I will make it comfortable and enjoyable!
I am an avid fisherman and go anywhere from 15 to 50 miles offshore to catch a lot of a variety of grouper and snapper, mahi, amberjack, kingfish, sharks and other sport fish and great table fare. If your schedule permits, you're more than welcome to come along! Regardless of whether or not you come fishing with us, you'll most likely have the opportunity to enjoy some of the freshest and best tasting grilled fish you've ever had!
Other things to note
If you would like to book the home as "Entire Place" (meaning you will have the home to yourself and I will stay elsewhere), you can find that Listing by clicking on my picture on then on the left side of my profile, selecting the Listing which has the asterix on the end of its title (Beautiful & Spacious Home Pool/Spa*). When booked as Entire Place, my home accommodates up to 10 people.
NO LOUD MUSIC, PARTYING OR ANYTHING EGREGIOUS THAT DISTURBS MY NEIGHBORS. NO EXCEPTIONS; NO SECOND CHANCES.
SMOKING: is allowed but ONLY OUTSIDE. There are several places to smoke outside, including by the pool and in the entire lanai area (including shaded portion). No smoking in the house is allowed under any circumstances.
ADDITIONAL GUESTS: Sorry, but no unauthorized or unapproved additional overnight guests are permitted beyond those discussed and accepted at time of booking or otherwise discussed with and approved by me.
PETS: only completely NON-SHEDDING breeds are allowed (even moderately-shedding breeds are NOT permitted) and no pets are permitted without my knowledge and PRE-APPROVAL.
After graduate school I moved to Florida and have lived here for 12 years. I am outgoing, love to smile and laugh, and have been told I have a wonderful personality :) I love meeting new people and learning more about them. I am also very respectful, so I always leave it to the guest to initiate any interaction. I just want you to feel at home, so whatever your home is like, I'll do whatever I can to make you feel like you're there!