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Luxurious 3 BR Home, Private Heated Pool, Exclusive Tara Golf Club

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,200 sq ft
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 7 - 28 nights


About the property

Three Bedrooms, 2 Baths, office, sun all day and lovely heated pool.

A beautiful private 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home for your vacation or getaway at the exclusive Tara Golf & Country Club. This beautiful, bright and airy home is tastefully furnished and decorated. It has 3 flat screen TV's Netflix. It offers a large private, heated pool enclosed in a very large lanai overlooking the 12th fairway of Tara Golf & Country Club. The lanai & pool get sunshine all day long or you can also seek the shaded part of the lanai for your protection. You also have full use of the olympic sized pool, tennis courts and gym located at our private club. Our home is recently renovated and redecorated; this home has new appliances to enhance your stay. We have a double car garage, and room to sleep 6 people comfortably. Use our office, printer-scanner-copier, high speed internet, WiFi and free long distance calling.

The master bedroom has ample dressers, a 42" HD TV, Blu-ray DVD, two walk-in closets and a very comfortable king size bed; the ensuite has a separate jacuzzi tub, double sinks and a very large walk-in shower. The second bedroom has a queen size bed with a large walk-in closet. The third bedroom has two single beds a 32" HD TV and a large walk-in closet as well. The second bathroom has a shower/tub. Our dining area will seat 6-8 people comfortably. Our home has a fully equipped kitchen with new stove, new fridge, new dish washer, micro wave, and a water filtering system. It is nicely furnished with 3 flat screen HD TV's, 2 DVD's, cable TV, hi-speed internet, WiFi, free long distance calls in Continental US and to Canada, new washer, new dryer and is fully air conditioned with humidity control.

We have all the dishware, cutlery, pots and pans, bedding and linens that you will need. Just come and enjoy yourselves.

We are a very short walk to the Clubhouse for our state of the art fitness center, tennis courts and very large heated community pool with spa. All of these are available for your use.

Well located for numerous beaches, four airports, 30 museums and art galleries, orchestra, ballet company, an opera company, 10 live theaters, 10 min, from shopping at The Ellenton Outlet Mall with over 100 shops and stores, excellent restaurants, numerous golf courses, 10 min. to IMG Sports Academy, 9 min. to the world class rowing center at the Nathan Benderson Park, 9 min. to University Town Center with over 100 high end shops including Saks, Gucci, Nordstrom, Macey's, an Apple store, a Tesla store, Best Buy, Super Target and many other stores.

More Details

Member since: 2010
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
18 July, 2018

About Jack

We are a retired professional couple from Canada. We love to golf and enjoy the warm Florida weather. We are also snow birds who still like to alpine ski, so we share our winters between snow country and the warmth of our Tara home.

Jack purchased this bungalow in 2009

Why Jack chose Tara Golf & Country Club

We rented in the Tara Golf & Country Club community for 6 years before we purchased our home. We were attracted by the great golf course, friendly people, beautiful weather, convenience to shopping and entertainment and access to Interstate 75 for quick travel to many different areas and events.

What makes this bungalow unique

A beautiful home with a private setting. Enjoy the lovely warm pool and relax in the sun or the shade. Located in a safe, friendly community consisting mainly of retired couples and young families. There are over 45 golf courses near by. Enjoy golf, tennis, fitness center, biking, fishing, boating, the theatre performances, Ringling Museum of Art, the Mote Aquarium, shopping, entertainment and the beautiful beaches of Siesta Key, Longboat Key, Anna Maria Island and Bradenton Beach. The closeness to Interstate 75 allows you to attend the Tampa Bay Rays (baseball), Tampa Bay Buccaneers (football) and the Tampa Bay Lightning (hockey). For longer stays, we can transfer our membership to the private golf course to you so that you can golf free as members during your stay.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a wonderful time and enjoyed the beautiful house and heated pool. The golf and shopping was so close and convenient. We have recommended this place to many friends.
Mar 2010
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday bungalow rental in Tara Golf & Country Club, Florida

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • No noise in pool area after 9:00 PM since we are in a quiet community
  • No one under the age of 14 allowed in the pool area unless supervised by an adult
Location Type:
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath with shower , bright bathroom with sink, counter, toilet and shower/tub
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure , jacuzzi , large master bathroom, double sinks, large walk-in shower
  • Very clean, fresh and fully equipped
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed , 2 dressers, 2 side tables, flat screen TV, 2 walk in closets
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed , dresser, side table, chair, walk in closet
    Bedroom 3 - 2 single bed , dresser, twins can be converted to king, walk in closet
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Fold up portable mattress (1)
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Veranda / Loggia
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • jacuzzi
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Double car garage and an office area equipped with a fax-copier-printer-scanner and phone and internet access.


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Luxurious 3 BR Home, Private Heated Pool, Exclusive Tara Golf Club
average rating of 4.928571 based on 15 reviews

Amazing Rental Home

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed in this rental home for about 2 weeks. The location is great--about 5-10 minutes away from UTC mall and restaurants, such as Cheesecake Factory. The home is very comfortable, the pool is heated to the perfect temperature, and it was well-equipped with amenities. The owner is also extremely helpful and available to answer any questions/concerns about the home. I would definitely recommend this home to friends and relatives and I would also love to stay here again!

  • Review Submitted: 27/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Karla, it was a pleasure having you and your family stay with us. Hope to have you visit again. Cheers, Jack
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Loved this home

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying in this home! We had everything we needed and the home was absolutely beautiful and so clean! The area is so nice and in a great location! We would definitely stay there again if in the area! It was a great vacation and felt like home away from home to us!

  • Review Submitted: 22/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are always delighted when others enjoy our home as you have. You are always welcome back. Thanks
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Home from Home

  • 4 of 5

Very well located villa in the beautiful setting of Tara. Jack and Susan's home has everything you could possibly need for a relaxing holiday with the pool and outside space particularly good. The kitchen is very well stocked, the bed too comfortable and the living area excellent. We enjoyed the close proximity of shopping (plenty of malls) and restaurants, worth trying McAllisters in Lakewood Ranch. We would certainly consider returning to Jack's and would have no hesitation in recommending his villa to family and friends. Thank you Jack and Susan.

  • Review Submitted: 20/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Maureen and Frank, we are very happy that you enjoyed your stay. Please come back and see us soon.
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Beautiful Home!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here this past week and this home was everything we could have wanted and more! The owner was extremely accommodating! The house was very comfortable and the pool was beautiful! We look forward to staying again soon!

  • Review Submitted: 06/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Julie: Thanks for your review. We enjoyed having you and your family stay with us. Please keep us in mind for your next vacation. Cheers, Jack
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Heaven in Bradenton

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I truly enjoyed our stay at this beautiful home. The house was immaculate with plenty of the essentials. The pool was magnificent. The location couldn't have been any better. You are close to shopping, restaurants, beaches and sightseeing. We were there a month and the owner called several times to make sure we didn't need anything. While there we had several guests stay at various times. All were extremely impressed with the home. We would highly recommend this rental to anyone. We felt like we were at a resort. We enjoyed the area so much we have decided to look at properties for a more permanent move.

  • Review Submitted: 13/07/2016
  • Date of Stay: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind comments Lorrey, we are pleased that you and Alice enjoyed our Florida home. We are very proud of our home and keep it in great condition for our use and the use of our guests. We are happy to hear that you were able to take advantage of all the great amenities that are close by. We are glad to hear that you have decided to buy a retirement home near us. Good luck in your search for your new Florida home.
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Toronto, ON

Best Experience

  • 5 of 5

This by far was the best experience we experienced in all our years of renting. First of all, the place itself was immaculate. When we first entered the house, it smelled clean. All of the furnishings and appliances were relatively new. It didn't look old and worn like other places we had stayed in. All of the rooms were nicely decorated and comfortable. The best part was the outdoor patio area. After a day of golf/shopping, nothing beat coming home and spending time on that patio.

Secondly, you couldn't beat the area this house was in. All of the golf courses we went too were no more than 10 minutes away. One of them we actually could have walked there if we wanted to. For shopping, we had a really nice upscale mall and an outlet mall within 5 - 10 minutes of us. There were also an abundant amount of restaurants close to home.

I was impressed that a lot of the smaller things you usually have to bring to rental were supplied....(tin foil, spices, etc...)

Owner was great to deal with. He was available for all questions and concerns...(responding within minutes).

  • Review Submitted: 06/01/2016
  • Date of Stay: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Glenn, thanks for your kind comments. We are very pleased that you and your family were comfortable in our home and enjoyed your stay. We take great pride in our vacation villa, ensuring that it is modern, clean, well appointed and has all the comforts that meet our needs. We make these available to our guests so that they have an enjoyable experience as well. You were excellent guests and we hope that we have the pleasure of renting to you again soon.
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Sarasota International Airport (SRQ)
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Gyko's Bar & Grill
Nearest Golf
0.2 Miles
Tara Golf & Country Club
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Interstate 75
Nearest Beach
15 Miles
Siesta Key, Bradenton Beach, Anna Maria Island
Car: recommended

Our home is just 2 miles to I 75 and within minutes of the Nathan Benderson Park which is a world class rowing & aquatic Sports Center, the IMG Academy, the Ringling Museum, antique auto museum, some of the best beaches in the world, live theater, plays, musicals and the Sarasota Film Festival.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday bungalow in Tara Golf & Country Club, Florida

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 1-August 31, 2018
1 May 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
September 2018
1 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
October & November
1 Oct 2018 - 30 Nov 2018
7 night minimum stay
December 2018
1 Dec 2018 - 31 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
Jan 1 - Feb 28, 2019
1 Jan 2019 - 28 Feb 2019
28 night minimum stay
March 1- April 30, 2019
1 Mar 2019 - 30 Apr 2019
7 night minimum stay
May 1- December 31, 2019
1 May 2019 - 31 Dec 2019
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning AU$168.5 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit AU$471.8

Cleaning fee of $125

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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