Never sit in traffic. Be in the center of everything but so far away at the same time. Have the security of a quiet neighborhood but the privacy of being sheltered in an oak hammock. See birds of prey nesting in your yard, get visits from sandhill cranes, wood storks and gopher tortoise. Rest in the comfort of your screened lanai while hummingbirds sip from the shrimp plant off the back deck. Stay for a month. 30 golf courses within 30 miles, golf a different course every day. Join Golf Now to get exceptional rates and check the local newspapers for coupons and specials. http://www.golfnow.com/tampa Stay for a week or maybe two. Make this home your base station for the many adventures that the Nature Coast, Florida Gulf, and Central Florida have to offer. This home is mere minutes from I-75, Hwy 301, Hwy 98 and Hwy 50 making for easy access to so many Florida adventures. Hike, bike or roller blade the Withlacoochee Trail. http://wahoohiker.com/2008/05/12/withlacoochee-state-forest-silver-lake-recreation-area/ Visit the eastern side of Silver Lake and see fantastic sunsets while experiencing the eerie roosting rituals of thousands of turkey and black vultures as they start their fly in 2 hours before sunset. Drive the sandy trails to this adventure and don’t forget to bring your camera. Canoe Silver Lake and the Withlacoochee River. See an abundance of wildlife, deer visiting the edge for a sip, raccoons washing their food, otters cruising along playfully and alligator giants basking on the banks. There is also the Croom Wildlife Area that is a prime spot for Florida hunters and for those who crave a motorized adventure, motorcycle trails and ATV rental. http://www.floridaforestservice.com/state_forests/withlacoochee_croom.html http://www.croomatvrental.com/
This is a wonderful rental available through VRBO http://www.vrbo.com/420476 see more below
Location: Ridge Manor, Central-Disney-Orlando Area, Florida, USA (35 – 40 minutes to Tampa) View Map
Accommodations: House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible Bed(s), 2 Baths (Sleeps 6-7)
2 BR, 1 with Queen, 1 with Twins, 1 Queen sofa bed, Sleeps 6, 2 Bath ,Central A/C and heat, W/D ,WIFI, Cable,Phone, 3 TV’s, Screened and furnished Lanai ,Fireplace, Carport, 1960’s ranch, Tile and Terrazzo, Twisty oak trees, backyard wildlife includes sandhill cranes, nesting birds of prey, and endangered gopher tortoise, clean and well equipped for all of you needs. Lovely neighborhood to walk or bike. Community Center with bingo and activities a short stroll away. Peace and simplicity in a residential setting. This is a great place to stay if you are thinking of moving to Florida and just want to try before you buy.
utensils provided, Linens provided, Washer, Dryer, Plenty of
Parking, Fireplace, Screened Lanai, Central Air, Ceiling Fans
Kayaking, Canoeing, Boating, Fishing,
Swimming, Hiking, Biking, Golfing, Amusement Parks (Orlando Parks and Tampa 50 mins)
Bird watching and Wildlife viewing, Snorkeling & Rafting.
Shopping and nightlife in Orlando and Tampa. (Don’t missTampa’s
Ybor City and Channelside districts.)
Small nearby towns all within 10 minutes drive:
Brooksville, Webster (famous for its large rural flea market),
Dade City ( stroll through its many quaint antique stores while
planning lunch at Limoges) and Bushnell.
Visit the horse farms in Ocala, lovely Inverness, and the mermaids
in Weeki Wachee Springs.