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Amazing lake view villa with large pool Tampa (Lutz)

Overview

This beautiful luxurious, one story villa has charm, elegance and is romantically situated on a small lake. The villa is light and roomy and has a beautiful lanai (porch) with retractable screens. All stainless steel appliances and granite counter tops in the kitchen. The floor in the living areas and one of the master bedrooms are a beautiful travertine.
Three flat screen large TVs. The two master suites have beautiful views on the swimming pool and lake.
The pool is over-sized at 41 feet and boasts a number of jets. The master bedroom has a great Jacuzzi tub. A large covered patio overlooks the pool and the lake. The pool is privately situated and can be heated.

Other facilities available
o Surround sound can be switched on in one of the master suites and on the outside patio
o TVs in family room and all bedrooms
o 3 full golf sets are available
o 2 mountain bikes are available


Area description
The villa is located north of Tampa. There is easy access to the Veterans' Xpressway taking you to south Tampa and Expressways to Orlando. You will need a car to get to shops and the Florida coast beaches. Many stores and restaurants are within 10-15 minutes from the villa. The closest beach is beautiful Howard Park in the Greek fishing village of Tarpon Springs. Driving down from Tarpon Springs you get to the busier beaches of Clearwater and St Pete.
Bush Gardens (Theme park and zoo) are located in Tampa. Also visit the Florida aquarium where you can step aboard a boat to see the dolphins in the Bay.
You will find Florida wildlife around the property. You will see many squirrels, gofers (turtle), opossums, armadillo's and a large variety of birds.

Summary:

Beautiful, single story villa on small lake with a great pool, 25 minutes from Gulf coast and 10 minutes to golf and tennis. Features all including heated pool, 4 bedrooms, baths.

Facilities

Property type: Villa

Room details

Bedrooms:

4 bedrooms, sleeps 8

Bedroom 1: 1 Double bed, En Suite
Bedroom 2: 1 Double bed, En Suite
Bedroom 3: 1 Double bed, En Suite
Bedroom 4: 2 Single beds

Additional beds:
1 cot
Seats:
Room for 8 in the dining area
Room for 8 in the living area
Bathrooms:
3 bathrooms, 4 Separate WC's

Indoor facilities

Entertainment and IT:
CD player
Computer
DVD/Blu-ray player
Internet (WI-FI)
Radio
Telephone
TV Languages in English, Local
Leisure:
Jacuzzi
Heating and air con:
Air conditioning
Central heating
Open fire
Household:
Clothes drier
Cooker
Crockery
Cutlery
Dishwasher
Fridge
Freezer
Glassware
Hair dryer
Iron / board
Kettle
Microwave
Oven
Pots / pans
Toaster
Towels / linen
Washing machine

Outdoor facilities

Swimming pool:
Private: Solar heated
Other:
Garage
Outside lighting
Parking
Private garden

Suitability

Suitable for
Infants
Restricted mobility (All one floor although one step from kitchen to dining and one step from dining to living area.)

Sports and activities

Boat Hire
Golf
Sailling
Sports Center
Tennis
Water Skiing

Sights and attractions

Local Food Market
Museum
Shopping
Theatre
Theme Park
Zoo
Cinema

Prices and availability

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Changeover days and minimum stays
Arrival date range Minimum stay (nights)
17th April 2015 to 9th November 2015 7
31st January 2016 to 2nd May 2016 7
4th May 2016 to 30th October 2016 7

Discounts and extras

If more then one discount matches your arrival date, please be aware that only one discount of the highest amount will be applied to your booking.


Discounts

Early Booking Discounts
Arrival date range Booking made more than x days/weeks/months before arrival Discount
1st January to 31st December 12 Weeks 5%
Long Stay Booking Discounts
Arrival date range Booking is equal to or longer than x days/weeks/months Discount
1st January to 31st December 1 Months 5%

Extras

Compulsory extras
Description Arrival dates Booking length or occupancy Price
For more than four persons an additional 30 GBP is charged per person per week. All year Occupancy: more than 4 people £30.00 per additional person

Paid with booking

Location

This is exact location

Nearby:
  • Nearest beach: 30km
  • Nearest bar: 3km
  • Nearest restaurant: 10km
  • Nearest supermarket: 15km
  • Orlando theme parks: 90km
  • Beach (Tarpon Springs): 30km
  • Shops and Restaurants: 10km
  • Citrus Park Mall: 20km

Reviews

34 verified reviews

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33 out of 34 people recommend staying here
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Stayed Tuesday 29 July 2014 with Family
We had a most wonderful holiday at this villa. It is simply outstanding. The villa was actually much nicer than the photos and the quality of the accommodation was excellent. The villa lies in Lutz in a very peaceful and tranquil setting along the banks of a small lake (Lake Charles). It is very private yet within a short drive of most amenities. Lutz is just north of Tampa and had great charm and beauty. The villa itself was spacious, very clean and fully functional. The WiFi was excellent and dependable. We had no problems whatsoever during our 10-day stay. The pool was a big hit with the kids and was well used. We found lots of interesting wildlife in the spacious garden. The weather was kind to us even in late July/Early August (only one thunder storm lasting 30 minutes). Most of the attractions are within easy drives of Lutz. Highlights include the aquarium in Tampa, Safari Wilderness in Lakeland (a very worthwhile experience), TreeUmph Adventure Course in Bradenton (the best we have had anywhere), Busch Gardens, and of course the wonderful beaches of Clearwater and Tarpon Springs (the water was so warm!). Orlando is also relatively close if you fancy a busier more congested city! Ray was wonderful and very attentive and made sure were happy. Trinette (the owner), was very kind and her communications/tips were very helpful. Thank you for allowing us to share your beautiful home for those few days. We would highly recommend this villa to everyone, especially families. It was truly outstanding. Villarenters were again an excellent agency to book through: totally hassle free and professional.
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Stayed Saturday 14 June 2014 with Family
This was our first time renting a villa as a family and both Villa renters and the owners were very helpful and professional. I would not hesitate to use again and are already looking again for next year. The booking process was very easy to use and prior to booking through them i had done a lot of background work with several other companies but these guys came out the best not just for price but also piece of mind. The pictures dont do the villa justice , very clean , personal touchs and such a great area. The lake at the bottom of the garden was amazing to look over in the mornings and the pool was used A lot :) I would like to thank the owners who i have spoken to several times for the use of the villa and all the help they gave , plus a special mention to Ray who is a gem . A great place to make special memories and a thanks for villa renters who are at the end of the phone to answer any nagging doubts you may have Book with confidence
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Stayed Monday 19 August 2013 with Family
As a family we have have stayed in many rental Villas across most of Florida and without doubt this villa is set in the most tranquil and picturesque location of any of these, the garden, lake and local area were perfect for a quiet relaxing holiday. Overall dealing with both the owner and Villarenters was extremely easily and hassle free and the information received from the owner before we left was again excellent and provided all the essential detail needed. The villa its self is pretty much as described in the advert, if like ourselves you have rented in Florida before the first thing you will notice is the fact that you feel you are renting someones home rather than just a property that has been brought as a rental investment so dont be surprised to find many personal possessions of the owners around the villa, clearly they put a significant amount of trust in the people that they rent to. As a family we really loved the villa especially the covered outside living area which is where we spent most of our time, there is a retractable screen to this area but if renting in the summer months I would suggest you leave this down as there are a number of biting insects about in the evenings which you probably wouldnt want to get to close to. The 2 master bedrooms were again fantastic and if travelling with 2 couples neither room would disappoint, the 3rd double could probably do with a little work although to be fair the only real issue we had was the lack of a working TV in this room, especially as all the other bedrooms had large flat screen TVs in them. The pool was great and easily one of the biggest we have had at any Villa we have previously stayed in, again if you are used to a pool with a screen you may find that the amount of time you spend keeping it clean free of leaves and insects a little frustrating although once done it is well worth the effort. Overall despite a few little niggles which were mostly sorted out pretty quickly by the management company across the road we loved the villa and would not hesitate to recommend to others if they were look for a peaceful and relaxing holiday away from the obvious attractions of Orlando.
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Stayed Friday 25 May 2012
WOW!!! What an amazing place to stay, very peaceful and fantastic rooms. We were 7 people staying here and there was enough room for everyone to have their own space. The kids loved the pool [ so did the occasinal duck!] and the master bedroom and bathroom was out of this world!. Would reccomend this place to anyone that wants to be near tampa but not in the thick of it and if you enjoy peace and quiet and luxurious surroundings this place is for you. Thanks to the owners for letting us rent your fabulous home. P.S the beds were really comfy and my husband and i lost each other in the master bed , it was huge!!
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Stayed Monday 22 August 2011
From the moment we arrived I was really pleased that we had chosen this property over the others on our short-list. We were shown around by the neighbours over the road who were lovely and made sure we had everything we needed. The house is beautiful and very well equipped with everything you could want (the toaster is not the easiest to use so we ended up using the grill) and there is a Supermarket about 5 minutes up the road. The owner even sorted out a cot for us which was fantastic as we have an 8 month old baby and there was also a good selec tion of toys for her to play with. The grounds and the view over the lake are spectacular- it was a joy to wake up to every morning. The pool is perfect for the family clean, very warm and there are lots of inflatables to keep the children amused. The wildlife you will see is also fantastic- squirrels climb the lanai screens which we found very amusing, there are dragonflies, huge brightly coloured butterflies and so many different birds to watch. The only unwelcome inhabitants were the odd cockroach and the mosquitoes, but these are to be expected if you chose a villa near a lake. However, the owner kindly supplies insect repellent. The only problem we had was the air-conditioning which I saw was also an issue for the guests that stayed there the previous week. We couldnt seem to cool the house down enough and the separate unit in the master en-suite was leaking when we got there to the point where the towels on the bath were soaked and the floor was wet. However, we just put a bin under it to collect the water and notified the neighbours. Unfortunately, it wasnt fixed whilst we were there which was a bit disappointing and is why I havent given an excellent rating. I would certainly recommend this beautiful villa to anyone wanting a relaxing retreat away from it all and we will definitely use it the next time we stay in Florida.
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Stayed Saturday 08 May 2010
If you want a relaxing holiday in a 5 star villa, set in stunning surroundings, then this is the villa for you. The photos really dont do it justice. The wildlife is spectacular,(tortoise living in front garden), turtles in the lake and the odd armadillo in the garden at night. My son and I took full advantage of the canoe and fishing rod and caught several good size fish on the lake. The covered patio area is perfect for sitting out at night with a drink and you dont get bothered with insects. the villa itself is simply stunning and I guarantee you wont want to leave. Trinette was very helpful and phoned a couple of times during our stay to check if all was well. I would have no problem in recommending this villa to anyone, we hope to be back soon
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Stayed Sunday 19 July 2009
We loved the house-beautifully designed and furnished. The pool and garden are lovely but the best place is the lanai (porch). Perfect setting for meals and reading.
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Stayed Saturday 30 May 2009
This villa is simply stunning, the photos do not do it justice. It is set in a peaceful, residential woodland area in easy reach of shops and restaurants and Busch gardens is only a 15 min drive away. It has every ammenity you can imagine, including 2 bikes, pc, fishing rod and canoe. The interior is beautiful with lovely travertine tiles throughtout. The gardens are huge and the enormous pool a welcome relief from the Florida heat. The outlook at the back of the villa is simply gorgeous with views over the lake and even its own decking/fishing area with direct lake access. We wouldnt hesitate to return and would definitely recommend to friends/family, you will not be disappointed. The owner was easily contactable and was very quick to deal with a very minor issue over the location of some keys. Book now!!!
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Stayed Saturday 20 September 2008
A very clean, well looked after and homely property in a quiet rural location outside the main North Tampa conurbation. The property has neighbors so youre not isolated but has more than ample space to ensure privacy. The property is in a large plot which directly accesses a lake environment so care would need to be taken with young children. The property has a mixture of local shops and Publix supermarket only five minutes away in the car so its easy to stock up with food for your stay. Lutz is well placed for Busch Gardens, being only 20 mins away and about 35 mins from Tampa International airport. Lutz is also within easy reach of both main interstates I275 (5 mins) and I75 (15mins) which run through Tampa . If youre after access to the main South Tampa beaches areas of Saratoga then its a good 1 hour 30 although clearwater would be only about 40 mins. Its also approx 1h.30 to get to the Disney /Universal resort areas south of Orlando. We found the owner, Trinette very helpful with Pre-stay information and while there, Rob was extremely helpful as her representative. He met us at the house at 1 am to show us around. It would be possible to write lots of goods things but it would be best to try it. My family had a great time and would recommend without hesitation.
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Stayed Sunday 20 July 2008
The owners are very approachable and helpful. Myself and my family fell in love with this property straight away.
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Stayed Saturday 14 October 2006
This property is a fantastic retreat from the busier parts of Tampa, and well worth the extra travelling time. We enjoyed the wildlife around the gated community and all the space inside the property, which is well equipped and very comfortable - we hope to visit again!
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Stayed Saturday 30 September 2006
Lovely property in an ideal location. Cheval is in a nice peaceful location but perfectly situated for the golf addict - very close to Tampa TPC and the Cheval Golf and Country club which should not be missed. The property has everything you could want and Ray was very helpful and quickly sorted out any minor issues we had during our stay. The Racoons were great fun to watch when they visited us every day. A good choice of varied dining and shopping are in easy reach of the property. Thank you for a superb holiday.
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Stayed Thursday 15 June 2006
This property is fabulous and pure luxury, If we stay in Tampa again we will definately stay there and we have recommended it to many friends. Ray is wonderfull he showed us easy access to the main roads as we were a bit worried about driving and finding our way around. Owners are only on the other end of the phone if needed. No complaints whatsover. 5* accommodation. best holiday to date
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Stayed Saturday 24 December 2005
One thing that we were not happy about is that we couldn't use the pool because it took to long to heat up. And it was very hard to reach Ray when we arrived. I'l recomand to people who is driving to Florida to keep their time of arrival.
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Stayed Saturday 04 September 2004
What a truely wonderful villa, it has absolutely everything. We have stayed in several houses in Florida in the past, this was by far the best. We all had great fun with the canoe. The swimming pool was lovely especially as it was not encased by metal gause. Definately five star, I would certainly recommend it and we would very much like to stay there again.
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Stayed Saturday 04 September 2004
villa was beautiful, furnishings etc, if therer was a complaint it would be the water which apparently comes from their well, the smell was awful when showering or general use, but otherwise very different from other villas we have stayed in, spacious antique furnishings were beautiful and the owner was contactable if you needed anything, she was very approachable.
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Stayed Saturday 04 September 2004
This villa is probably one of the best deal right now in florida no kidding ! extremely safe (garded gate at entrance) beautiful neighborhood just make shure to get a map of the region , a bit hard to find.
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Within 12 hours of arrival, A/C died, we were there in August. The third day there the master bedroom flooded, ankle deep. Sent E-Mail to owner who quickly called back from Holland, advised us the serviceman would be there the following morning, no-one showed. Caretaker for the home was nice, felt bad he wanted to fix the problems, appear to have to check with homeowner every time, causing delays. Other than those problems, home was nice, clean, initially.
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What a beautiful Villa, we all had a wonderful holiday and didnt really stray far from the house, the interior decor was like that in a 5 star hotel. It was such a tranquil rest after the madness of Orlando and Disney. The Children loved the pool and the floats, I had more Kitchen equipment than at home. The computer was excellent for planning trips and checking in for our flight home. The pictures dont show that it has an electric screen that comes down in the evening to keep the mozzies out of the outdoor seating area. I didnt want a property with a huge grill over the pool.. and was willing to rely on the spray so this was a great bonus The lake is wonderful and we all had great fun out in the canoe and managed to catch lots of fish (we put them all back) We saw turtles in the lake and an armadillo in the garden. Just a wonderful place and we were all sad to leave.
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WOW couldnt ask for anying more except maybe to have stayed longer. Fabulous house and pool. A real home from home, except my home is nothing like this one. Unlike other homes that we have stayed in in Florida this had little extras i.e cool boxes, games, salt, sugar and the like for our use (replaced if used up) this made all the difference. The computer was a real help to get directions to places of interest. All in all perfect. Thanks Trinette
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Beautifull Villa and surroundings. Secluded yet within easy reach of shops and freeway. I would have no hesitation in recommending to anyone. Trinette went out of her way to ensure everything was in order and that we had everything we needed
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We had an "almost" fabulous holiday at this extremely spacious and comfortable villa. All our needs were met and we didnt have to go food shopping for a couple of days courtesy of the owners who left a stocked fridge for us (much appreciated) However our holiday was interupted by the overflow of the toilets (the owners admitted there was a plumbing problem) and this was not sorted till well into the second week, we did our best to put a brave face on the situation but to be honest it did spoil our holiday somewhat but Rob did his best to try and sort it out, just a pity it took so long!!! having said all that, the villa is extremely well equipped and very clean, apart from the plumbing problem !! couldnt use the jacuzzi bath either!!! If you want to visit Disney regularly this isnt the place as its well over an hour drive but we loved the peace and tranquility of the place and thought it was worth it. If the toilet problem had not happened it would have been 5 star for us !!
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A very sumptuos and secure location,everything you could want from a villa is here. A little off the beaten track, As mentioned this is a Luxury Villa and would definatly recomend to all my friends if they,wanted a change from Orlando. Ray is only to pleased to sort out any issues you may have and looks after the property superbly. A credit to the owners,already looking for 2007! We will miss the Racoons who feed just outside the Lanai. A1 Recomended property.
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The whole experience went smoothly and the people concerned (Trinette, Aukee and Ray) were a pleasure to deal with. This property has the feeling of a home, being very comfortable with all the amenities you could ever wish for. We would return with family as the property was very large for the two of us. Thank you for sharing your wonderful home with us.
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Absolutly fabulous property. Very well maintained and presented. Racoons provided great entertainment!! Need a car but all amenities and eating places are close by. Well done, thank you.
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A beautiful house in a peaceful, quiet setting and excellent value for money . Near enough to all amenities, shops and restaurants etc, but far enough away to be totally peaceful. An ideal property for visiting the 'other' Florida. Ray couldn't have been more helpful if he'd tried. Thank you Trinette - we shall be booking with you again.
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WOW! This was our best holiday ever. Everything about the property, location, security, value for money is 1st class. The owners care about you and that you enjoy their home - thank you. Help is always at hand, whether it is from Ray who looks after the house or the security guards who look after the estate. The location is excellent - 20 mins to the beach, 10 minutes from the airport and just over an hour from Orlando. You can relax in this house whilst sill being able to enjoy what Florida has to offer. I promise you will not regret booking this villa. Thank-you Trinette and Ray.
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The property is superb, designed and furnished to the highest standards and a delight for any holiday makers. It is on a locally renowned development with the highest level of security. Superbly maintained and owners who are extremely courteous, thoughtful and with an admirable attention to every detail. It is also their holiday home with books, games and equipment available for use. This is a fantastic place from which to launch an exploration of the Gulf Coast but be prepared to drive.
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First class surroundings, leaving you with a great relaxed feeling at the end of your holiday. Tahks for everything
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The property was of excellent standard and although not in the centre of things, 1.5 hours from Disney, it was perfect for us as we wanted to stay somewhere quiet. 30 mins from Busch Gardens and Island of Adventure (water Park). Looked after well by a caretaker employed by the owners.
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The property was of excellent standard and although not in the centre of things, 1.5 hours from Disney, it was perfect for us as we wanted to stay somewhere quiet. 30 mins from Busch Gardens and Island of Adventure (water Park). Looked after well by a caretaker employed by the owners.
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What can I say, words will not do it justice! The property is a wonderful villa with excellent facilities for either a family or group of friends. Its description did not come any where near the actual, it was so much better in reality! We were met late in the evening (10 pm) by a smiling Ray, who gave us a guided tour before leaving us but was always on call should he be needed. It will definitely be on my list of places to go back to and I have already passed the details on to a very envious friend!
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1st class villa,1st class owners, 5* plus Thank you Trinette Tony & Anne Kelly
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A wonderful, luxury villa which exceeded all our expectations. Beautifully furnished, meticulously clean, in a quiet gated community, this villa offers exceptional value for money. The owners have obviously made every effort to provide the best facilities for their guests (eg use of internet access, new pool heating system etc) The pool is accessible (via glass sliding doors)from all the living areas and the master bedroom, which makes it easy to supervise the children. Although in a quiet area, lots of restaurants and shops are only a few minutes' drive away. Getting to Orlando is straightforward but time-consuming, especially if the traffic is heavy, so this isn't the place to stay if you want to spend more than one or two days at Disney. However, there is more than enough to do locally to keep everyone happy. We all highly recommend this villa and will certainly be returning! A big thank you to our hosts.
2 other reviews
Ik ben voor het eerst naar Amerika geweest met vakantie en het is geweldig geweest. Het huis is in een woord geweldig en de omgeving is zo mooi in het gebied waar het staat met al zn pracht en praal en aan het lake! Binnen in het huis heb je alle comfort en er ontbreekt niets. In de lanai was het heerlijk om s-morgens te ontbijten, en met de airco in het huis is het heerlijk om te slapen. En wat dacht je van de TVs in het huis (is maar een bijzaak maar toch leuk), voor het slapen gaan even leuk om een woonprogramma te kijken. Al met al is het voor mij een super vakantie geweest, bedankt Auke en Trinette dit is voor een herhaling vatbaar.
It is a wonderfull house.Everything you expect is is availabble and even more. The gated park is magnificent and the surroundings overwhelmng. The nice pool asks for everyday us. I will certainly recommend this villa to my friends! Trinette and Auke, we rally were speechless seeing your fantastic house!

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