House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Sleeps 6
About Amanda Hurst
We are a newly wed couple. We married on our local Beach, Pine Island in 2012, after being together for a vast number of years. We love to travel and visit family all over the world.
Amanda Hurst purchased this House in 2002
Why Amanda Hurst chose Brooksville
We loved this house after many vacations in the surrounding area's. This house is so peaceful and relaxing, yet close enough to all the Disney attractions to have the best of both worlds.
What makes this House unique
We chose this house because of the wildlife that come's to visit. We sit outside first thing in the morning and watch the day start to wake up and the wildlife scurrying for their breakfast.
Pool / Spa
No smoking - Around the pool and the Lanai area is OK.Around the pool and the Lanai area is OK.
Max guests: 6 (sleeps up to 6 adults)
Minimum age of primary renter: 30
Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property that is caused by you or your party during your stay.
Not quite what expected
The house was very nice and had all the appliances/utensils needed. However, there were a few items that made it less than ideal. First, most of the tv shows we watch are on cable,satellite. We were unable to get anything other than broadcast stations. When questioned, the owner sad it was too expensive and they cut back to mainly basic cable, which was not much more than broadcast stations. Next, we enjoy swimming very much. For the first 2 weeks, could not use the pool because the water never got above 69 degrees, and the pool heated had an error code on it, which did not go away.
When questioned, the owner said the system ran for only a few hours a day, it was dependent on the outside air temperature, and the system was operating normally. After the pool service cam e for normal weekly servicing twice, the filter was found to be blocked, and the heater was in fact not working. After the filter was cleaned, the heater started working, and the water finally felt warm. However we were unable to use the pool for 2 of the 4 1/2 weeks we were there. Next, the tv in the master bedroom would loose the signal and cut out occasionally, and the tv in the second bedroom did not work at all. My wife enjoys reading. The light in the livingroom was poor, and we had to buy a reading light so she could read. One item that future renters my want to consider, the owners have a no refund policy. I did not see this until after we put down the downpayment. We have rented in florida several times and did many searches, and this is the only place I've seen that has a no refund policy. Overall, our visit was nice, but with these issues, was less than ideal.
Overall we had a good stay. House was comfortable.
At one point in time the lawn may have looked like the picture but not so much any more. We were glad the weather was mild, as on arrival we were told not to turn the air below 78. But with ceiling fans it was quite comfortable. Hot water heater seems to be on some sort of timer which after a couple of cold showers we figured out. House was clean.
Simply The Best
This home has everything, from an incredible kitchen with every gadget you will need, the most comfortable beds to sleep in, recliner leather sofa to watch the great TV or netflix on, an awesome pool with a gas grill and great outdoor seating, and the owner Amanda was so easy to deal with, answering our many questions. We would highly recommend this home to anyone looking for a comfortable stay with everything you could wish for. We were just sorry we had to leave.
As advertised. We enjoyed our 3 weeks in this quiet location.
Clean. In good shape with normal wear and tear on furniture. All appliances worked. Pool heater kept water at 83 every day in spite of some cool nights. Nice bbq. Golf course 2 minutes away. It was a bit rough, but new owners took over while we were there and plan improvements.
Only suggestion: replace door closer on lanai. It slams the screen door no matter what you do.
The cleanest rental I've ever had.
I was very happy with this house. It is tucked away in a quiet neighbor in The Heather golf community. We have been renting vacation homes in Florida for 10 years and this is the cleanest house we have ever been in! Everything was spotless including the grill. Plenty of dish ware of every size and gadgets for everything you might want. The closets were full of hangers. (I counted 60 in the master bedroom.) The wireless internet was everything I needed. Loved the large screen TV in the master bedroom. The bed was comfortable. The shower in the master bath was terrific with 2 shower heads and lot of settings. The furniture was very comfortable. We were not able to use the garage and the drive is a little steep so that is something to consider if you have mobility problems. We enjoyed the pool every day we were there. There is a partial awning in the lanai that gave us shade when we wanted it. It is close to a nature area so there are a lot of birds and I watched a big turtle walk across the back yard one day. Amanda was very easy to work with. We didn't have any problems and were very pleased with our stay.