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Private Tropical Waterfront Sanctuary, island included.

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Overview
2 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
4 guests
3 nights minimum 
Yes, we have an small island directly offshore that's a protected rookery, teeming with exotic birds year-round. Our Cedar Lake location is a hidden jewel of the Nature Coast, designated by the National Wildlife Federation as a Certified Wildlife Habitat. This sanctuary provides a nature show you'll remember forever. Turn off your mind, relax and float downstream. Enjoy the sunrise AND the sunsets over beautiful Cedar Lake. The master bedroom bay window opens out onto the Florida room, lanai, and waterfront - allowing you to wake with the life of the lake. The sounds alone are mesmerizing. You will return year after year for the birds alone. Among the many species you will see are the Snowy Egret, Ibis, Cormorant, Morning Dove, Everglade Snail Kite, Wood Stork, Black-bellied Whistling Duc...Yes, we have an small island directly offshore that's a protected rookery, teeming with exotic birds year-round. Our Cedar Lake location is a hidden jewel of the Nature Coast, designated by the National Wildlife Federation as a Certified Wildlife Habitat. This sanctuary provides a nature show you'll remember forever. Turn off your mind, relax and float downstream. Enjoy the sunrise AND the sunsets over beautiful Cedar Lake. The master bedroom bay window opens out onto the Florida room, lanai, and waterfront - allowing you to wake with the life of the lake. The sounds alone are mesmerizing. You will return year after year for the birds alone. Among the many species you will see are the Snowy Egret, Ibis, Cormorant, Morning Dove, Everglade Snail Kite, Wood Stork, Black-bellied Whistling Duck, and if you get lucky, the occasional otter has been known to visit. Take the kayaks out to the island... but please try not to disturb any of the area's many species. Folks, this is a modest, two bedroom home - but we feel the location is hard to beat. Minutes from the gulf, you are at the private end of a cul de sac and on the point of Cedar Point Drive. Water views all around. Prime fishing off of our private dock (the 'sweet spot' of Cedar Lake), or grab a rod and hop in one of our kayaks to explore one of the lake's many channels. Private, in-ground kidney shaped pool (with lanai) with a new solar heat system. The HDTVs have 1000s of movies and channels via Roku streaming, but the REAL show is out on the lanai. Basic kitchen. Linens and towels provided. We can be pet-friendly by prearrangement. Secure, 1/4 acre fenced in lakefront yard - perfect for your well-behaved dog, with pet-doors installed to the lanai and Florida room. Pool and lawn service included. Premium 400 mbps high-speed internet included. Hop on one of the bikes or kayaks to explore, all included without additional charge, just return them clean & in repair. While we are close to the famed gulf beaches and major theme parks, if you opt for our calmer setting we feel the Nature Coast has much to offer. We have a bay window opening from the master bedroom to the Florida room, lanai, pool, and lake beyond. Guests can enjoy the sunrise and experience the lake come alive each morning from this foyer. It's a unique feature folks tell us they really appreciate. We are pet friendly by prearrangement for most well-mannered furry friends. New in 2022: we have added an inflatable hot tub. This can be set up and prepared for you at no additional charge. Please contact our staff to pre-arrange set-up & instructions. New in 2022: we have installed a new solar pool heating system. New in 2022: BLAZING fast 400 mbps wifi. Oh, and did we mention the birds? Tourist License / Licencia de turismo N °: 20-8830510
House Rules
Pet-friendlyKid friendlyNo smoking
This sanctuary is at the end of a cul-de-sac, ensuring maximum privacy. We only ask that you would enjoy and treat this truly unique location as you would your own home. Hot tub set-up by prearrangement only - no additional charge. Smoking permitted outside on lanai only, thank you. We ask you return the kayaks and bikes clean and serviceable. Be safe, enjoy, and please return often... enjoying our returning family of guests discount.
Bedrooms
1 Super King1 Double1 Sofa
Bathrooms
2 Full baths

Meet the host
Raynard P
Hosting since June 2013
Languages spoken: English
Response Time: Within a few hours
Interaction with guestsShould you or the house have any needs, we have hospitality and maintenance staff in the neighborhood and on call. We strive to make your stay a five-star experience. have full and exclusive use of the facility, with private solar heated pool & lanai, private dock, private 1/4 acre fenced-in yard, and unlimited use of the kayaks and bikes without charge. Please use them safely and return them clean & in repair

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Reviews (7)
Ethan
Ethan
Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Rest and Recovery
This a great place to get away from the hustle and bustle of the world and enjoy being in a serene place. It was a time out from my busy life to focus on my inner peace. Whether visiting the beach minutes away, going kayaking through the mangrove forests, biking through the nature preserves, or just sleeping out in the lanai, I was able to focus on personal growth and enjoy myself in a place of luxury without distraction. I would recommend it to anyone and everyone!
Visited January 2017
Written 25 March 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
thepackardinstitute
thepackardinstitute
M. Baker, we're very pleased you took the initiative and explored the rich treasures of the area. We hope you return often.
Written 26 March 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Rob P
Rob P
Rye Brook, NY3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A Great Escape
A great stay. Plenty of room, peaceful surroundings. Used the provided trail bikes and kayaks. Perfect place to escape in a pleasant and roomy home in a beautiful sleepy New Port Richey. Can't wait to return! Highly recommend!
Visited January 2017
Written 23 March 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
thepackardinstitute
thepackardinstitute
Thanks Mr. P. Bring the family back anytime.
Written 24 March 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

takotewicz
takotewicz
Akron, OH1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Wonderful property and many birds!
This home in New Port Richey was very clean and has a beautiful view of the lake. Kayaking and seeing dolphins was the highlight of my trip. Will stay again!
Visited January 2017
Written 21 February 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
thepackardinstitute
thepackardinstitute
Thanks and come back often!
Written 22 February 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

dayvideo94
dayvideo94
Akron, NY1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Peace and Tranquillity
The time I spent here granted me the perfect balance of serenity and adventure. Why stay in a resort or shady hotel when you can have your own pool with a beautiful lake front view? Besides that, New Port Richey is a charming city with many recreational activities and awesome shops. With the seemingly endless Jay B Starkey wilderness park a stones throw up the road you can bike for hours and relish in the breathtaking views, or grab a canoe and paddle down the Cotee River into the gulf and really soak in some sun. Or do both in one day and get yourself a nice tan! With unlimited outlets of fun located within minutes of the house, this has to be the best location for a true vacation.
Visited February 2017
Written 21 February 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
thepackardinstitute
thepackardinstitute
Thanks for this descriptive review Mr. Woodward. We are pleased you enjoyed the many things this area has to offer, and hope your return often.
Written 21 February 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

John L
John L
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Should have stayed longer.
Love the house. Location close to every where we wanted to go. Nice pool area. Would rent again. Good communication with the owner.
Visited October 2014
Written 27 October 2014. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

D7303NYmichelleg
D7303NYmichelleg
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Relaxing
Very relaxing and quiet neighborhood. Neighbors are all quite nice, as is the property owner and the property manager. All a delight with which to work. House is a VERY spacious 2/2 with a completely fenced yard. The house is older and likely needs bathroom updating, but it was sufficient for my needs. I had a lovely time relaxing in the pool, while listening to the birds. Also there were baby ducklings. Very cute!
Visited July 2014
Written 23 July 2014. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
thepackardinstitute
thepackardinstitute
We're so pleased Ms. Gonsalves experienced the therapeutic atmosphere. The location truly offers some of the best of Florida.
Written 23 July 2014. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Thomas D
Thomas D
2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Relaxing setting
Home was adequate but not fancy. Owner was very responsive to a couple of issues that came up during the stay. The only disapointment was that the pool was not usable because it wasn't heated and the weather was a bit cool, so the water temp was too cold to enjoy. The pool area was very spacious, but it could use some more furniture, such as a chase lounge or two to relax around the pool. Was accomodating for our pets, which was great. Overall, a good experience.
Visited February 2013
Written 11 March 2013. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
thepackardinstitute
thepackardinstitute
The Iowa Duffords were conscientious guests and are welcome back anytime. While pool heat is a future option, cooler temps may require a hardier soul than I as well.
Written 11 March 2013. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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What this rental offers
Additional amenities
  • Boat available
Scenic views
  • Waterfront views
Indoor amenities
  • Air conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Internet access
  • Cable television
Property features
  • Ceiling Fans
Nearby
  • Golf course (within 30 mins drive)
  • Golf course (within 15 min walk)
  • Tennis court
Parking
  • Secure parking available
Location features
  • Waterfront location
Kitchen and dining
  • Grill
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Cooker
  • Toaster
Things to do
  • Fishing spots available
  • Watersports
  • Cycling areas
Location info
  • Beachfront/Lakeside
  • City getaway
Bathroom and laundry
  • Dryer
  • Iron
  • Hot bath
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washer
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi
Outdoor amenities
  • Balcony
  • Deck
  • Garage
  • Patio
  • Private outdoor pool (heated)
  • Private yard
  • Terrace
Entertainment
  • DVD player
  • Television

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Map
Getting there
Tampa Intl Airport
34.8 km

St. Petersburg Intl Airport
37.5 km
Restaurants
Central Park Family Restaurant
4.1 km

Craft Street Kitchen
6.3 km

Penguin Pretzels
4.7 km

Brix 33
5.6 km
Attractions
Congo River Golf
6.4 kmMiniature Golf

Sims Park
2.5 kmParks

Jay B. Starkey Wilderness Park
5.3 kmState Parks

James E Grey Preserve
1.9 kmParks
About the neighbourhood
Green Key Beach on the gulf is a bike ride away, whether you're alone or with your honey, this hidden gem offers a multitude of possibilities for relaxation, solitude and fun. The most obvious choice, of course, is soaking up some rays, taking a swim or walking hand-in-hand along the shore. But keep the stroll going and a 650 feet boardwalk that snakes through the mangroves will lead you to a two-story observation deck overlooking the water. This is perhaps the most serene spot of all because it's far enough away to escape what can be a busy beach. Explore the Jay B. Starkey Wilderness Park on our five (5) included bikes. The park's multi-purpose trail consists of 7.3 miles of paved surface for bike riding, roller blading, jogging or walking and it connects to the Suncoast Trail (42 miles). There is a 10 mile equestrian trail and 13 miles of hiking trails. Right down the road is New Port Richey's best kept secret: the James E. Grey Preserve. These 80 acres boast over 140 species of birds, and some of the best kayaking in Florida. The park is the end of a Florida Canoe Trail that runs from Frances Park 4.5 mile down the river. The river runs slow but has many hairpin turns that will be challenging for the beginner but navigable. This section is very scenic with practically no development along the shores of the river. Visitors can also kayak through the canals of the preserve, which has natural Florida ecosystems, hardwood hammock uplands and swamps. Oh, and did we mention the birds?
Getting around
There is ample parking. If you live an active lifestyle, most amenities/parks/Green Key Beach are within easy biking distance. While we are close enough to Florida's theme parks, we feel the Nature Coast has far more to offer.
Access
Car advised
How to get there
Tampa & St. Pete - Clearwater airports are 32 & 26 miles. Convenient to beaches, parks, and the major theme parks.
Activities nearby
Fishing spots availableGolf course (within 30 mins drive)Golf course (within 15 min walk)Tennis courtWatersports

Things to know
Check in / out timings
Check in after 3 pm Check out by 10 am
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed

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Frequently Asked Questions about Private Tropical Waterfront Sanctuary, island included.

Private Tropical Waterfront Sanctuary, island included. is able to accommodate up to 4 guests. See all property details.

Private Tropical Waterfront Sanctuary, island included. has 2 bathrooms available. See all property details.

Private Tropical Waterfront Sanctuary, island included. has 2 bedrooms available. See all property details.

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