Odessa, FL, United States Accommodations

Accommodations in Odessa

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2br Home/Apartment
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  • Smoking Allowed
This property was deactivated by the owner. We have found several other available options for your stay.
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I live in a gated community called Cheval - North of Tampa in Florida. My house is clean and spacious. There are good Public Schools around here. There is a kids park right beside the house. Very secure area. Beautiful churches around. 30 min. to Busch Gardens, 1:10 away from Disney World, 40 min. from Clearwater Beach, 30 min. from USF, I live with my daughter who is 16, in a 4 bedroom 3 bath home.
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The SpaceVery secluded house with gate. AMAZING sunsets off private back deck! Guest AccessKitchen privileges and separate bar area with clear ice machine, mini refrigerator, sink and pool table. Interaction with GuestsWe interact as much or as little as desired. We are usually in bed early and house is large so that when a guest enters in the side entrance it won't disturb us. The NeighborhoodPrivate estate with almost 2 acres on beautiful ski sized Lake Breckenridge. Very safe with private gated entry. Getting Around15 minutes from Veterans Expressway. Other Things to NoteThere are 2 rooms each with one queen sized pillow top mattress. The 2 rooms are connected with a jack and jill bathroom. There is also an air mattress for an extra fee $10.00 per night.
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2br Home/Apartment
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The Space1 queen size bed in master bed, 2 twin size beds in 2nd bedroom, 1 full size blow up mattress. Full kitchen with cookware Towels and linens provided It's updated, clean, and cozy. family friendly. Toddler toys/books, high chair, toddler bed, and playyard/crib available. 25 minutes to Downtown Tampa, 25 minutes to Busch Gardens, 30 minutes to major beaches. Guest AccessNewly renovated community gym and 2 gorgeous outdoor pools. One of the pools is heated. Interaction with GuestsInteraction will be through phone and email. The NeighborhoodCondo complex, friendly community. Getting AroundYou will need a car to get around most places. Super Target is in walking distance. Other Things to NoteBaby/toddler friendly. Blow up toddler bed, playyard can be used as crib, and high chair. Children's toys, books, and DVD's available. Full sized air mattress available. There is Internet access, a computer, and printer available for use in the community clubhouse.
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4br Home/Apartment
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This house is in Land O' Lakes at the heart of many schools, hospitals, malls and major highway intersections and presents a haven for peace and quiet yet remains accessible from all sides of the road to all major attractions in the Tampa area
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1br Home/Apartment
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The SpaceThe Space Casa Bella is a Gilded Age style mansion located in Odessa, Florida, 5 minutes from downtown Tarpon Springs, and 30 minutes north of Tampa/Clearwater. This old world home is walled and gated and sits on seven acres. The estate's Italian architecture makes it a one of a kind in the Tampa Bay area. The guest house is now available for rent and includes access to the grounds with 6,000 sq ft of magnificent marble decking, large pool and tanning shelf. The property has its own private lake, and backs on to the Brooker Creek wildlife preserve. The western exposure provides for spectacular sunsets. The guest house is designed with a Tuscan finish which includes plaster walls, chestnut doors, wainscotting and cabinetry. It has a living room area, a kitchenette with Keurig coffee/tea maker, bar fridge, and a bistro table for two. Outside table for six. There is a full bath with large marble shower. The single bedroom has a queen size bed and a 50” television. WiFi, and Verizon Fios cable are included. This is a very safe private setting. The property is walled and gated. Call hosts for entry and exit from the property. There is separate parking for guests in the motorcourt. There is also a covered eating area right outside the front door. The lake is just steps from your door and can be viewed from inside the house. A peaceful and tranquil location to get away from it all. Sit on the deck and read a book, walk the grounds, or just catch some rays and relax by the pool. Thirty minutes from Tampa or St. Petersburg Airports, Clearwater and Dunedin, 5 minutes from Tarpon Springs, 3 minutes to Silver Dollar Golf Course & Gun/Skeet Club. The Space Accommodates: 2 Guests Bedrooms: 1 Bathrooms:1 Check In: 4:00 PM Check Out: 11:00 AM Guest AccessCasaBella is a private estate, so guests must call Diane or Larry at CasaBella for entry and exit to the estate. Interaction with GuestsWe live at the estate so we are available at most times for guest questions. The NeighborhoodOdessa is close to Fred Howard Park Beach in Tarpon Springs, Sandkey Beach in Clearwater and the famous Clearwater Beach . Local golf courses include the Innisbrook PGA course and Silver Dollar Golf Course. A local attraction is the Tarpon Springs Sponge docks with great sightseeing, shopping, restaurants, markets and bakeries. Getting AroundThere is no public transportation at this location. Other Things to NoteWe have two large Great Dane dogs on the estate.
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2br Home/Apartment
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The SpaceThe house comes stocked with all of the utensils, paper products and cleaners you will need to get started with your stay. You can expect basic staples like oil, salt, pepper, sugar.... as well. This is a smoke free home, thank you for not smoking. The NeighborhoodHead due west to Tarpon Springs - the well known Greek community known for their sponge docks, shopping and restaurants.The North Tampa bike trail will give you miles and miles of safe cycling and can be accessed at the nearest intersection - Gunn and Van Dyke. Continue south on Gunn and you can be at Tampa Bay Downs, the local horse track in, 7 minutes. Make your way over to Hwy 19 to avoid tolls and travel south Clearwater Beach. Go east to Dale Mabry for great restaurants and shopping and again to avoid the Veteran's highway tolls. Visit the Sun Pass website for toll information. Other Things to NoteDon't be surprised to see a variety of wild life right from the living room.
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The SpaceUna Casa grande y comoda de 5/3. El cuarto es muy cómodo con bano. The NeighborhoodTranquilo y muy bonito. Buena zona y cerca de Suncoast Expressway y de Dale Mabry y 75. Cerca tambien del Tampa Outlet Mall, y de USF.
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3br house
    Our home is located in beautiful,sunny florida close to gulf beaches and outlet shopping. We are close to Clearwater Beach and Sand Key Beach The home is beautiful with modern furnishings. We are within 3 miles of two famous nudist resorts. We have one room for rent. We are located on a pond. We have beautiful birds such as egrets,sand hill cranes and blue herons that come to visit.
    hotel
    86br hotel
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    Located in Trinity, this hotel is within 9 mi (15 km) of Jay B. Starkey Wilderness Park, James E. Grey Preserve, and Rasmussen College New Port Richey - West Pasco Campus. Tournament Players Club Tampa Bay and Jimmy Ferraro's Studio Theatre are also within 9 mi (15 km).
    guest house
    1br guest house
      A Private Elegant Tuscan Style Guest House of Casa Bella Estate in Odessa FL, with access to large deck, pool and 7 acre property, gated with private lake. Guest house has living room, kitchenette, bedroom, bath, inside and outside dining areas. 30 mins N of Tampa & Clearwater/St Petersburg airports. Enjoy a five star resort style atmosphere with lush grounds & elegant decor with privacy & security. The entire estate is also available for rental for commercial photography, movie production & private events.
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      3br Home/Apartment
        Our home is located in beautiful,sunny florida close to gulf beaches and outlet shopping. We are close to Clearwater Beach and Sand Key Beach The home is beautiful with modern furnishings. We are within 3 miles of two famous nudist resorts. We have one room for rent. We are located on a pond. We have beautiful birds such as egrets,sand hill cranes and blue herons that come to visit.
        Cottage
        1br Cottage
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        Lakefront guesthouse-full kitchen living room-very large bedroom and full bath. On 2.5 acres. Beautifully newly decorated. Two flat screen TVs with cable-high end laminate flooring-comfortable high thread count sheets on queen bed. All kitchen appliances with coffee bar with Keurig. Wooded setting with beautiful views of ski lake-private exit to lake access. Ample parking space. Wireless internet. In unit washer and dryer.
        Hotel
        1br Hotel
          A Private Elegant Tuscan Style Guest House of Casa Bella Estate in Odessa FL, with access to large deck, pool and 7 acre property, gated with private lake. Guest house has living room, kitchenette, bedroom, bath, inside and outside dining areas. 30 mins N of Tampa & Clearwater/St Petersburg airports. Enjoy a five star resort style atmosphere with lush grounds & elegant decor with privacy & security. The entire estate is also available for rental for commercial photography, movie production & private events.
          apt. / condo
          2br apt. / condo
            The new luxury community offers an exceptional lifestyle in Odessa, near Trinity, the airport, the beaches, and I-75. Florida living at it's best! We offer a state of the art fitness room, resort style pools and a maintenance free living environment with distinctive architecture, flexible design, innovative use of space and luxurious details; residences as beautiful to look at as they are comfortable to vacation in. The condominiums blend original architecture, superior construction quality and an impressive level of finish detail. We are located near the new Trinity Hospital, near St. Josephs Hospital, J.B. Starkey Wilderness Park, and within minutes to Tampa International Airport. Adjacent to Veterans Expressway and Suncoast Bike Trail, minutes from Downtown Tampa and Beaches. Tuscano at Suncoast Crossings. This particular condo unit will exceed your expectations, it has a full granite kitchen, granite bathrooms, new appliances, 2 bedrooms with each it's own full bathroom, wood floors, new paint, may tag z washing and drying machines for your convenience. Some of the nation's best beaches nearby, absolutely gorgeous 9ft ceilings with Italian craftsmanship I am sure anyone would love it. You will not be disappointed, it'd be a real honor to receive you and have you as our guest!
            Home/Apartment
            2br Home/Apartment
              The new luxury community offers an exceptional lifestyle in Odessa, near Trinity, the airport, the beaches, and I-75. Florida living at it's best! We offer a state of the art fitness room, resort style pools and a maintenance free living environment with distinctive architecture, flexible design, innovative use of space and luxurious details; residences as beautiful to look at as they are comfortable to vacation in. The condominiums blend original architecture, superior construction quality and an impressive level of finish detail. We are located near the new Trinity Hospital, near St. Josephs Hospital, J.B. Starkey Wilderness Park, and within minutes to Tampa International Airport. Adjacent to Veterans Expressway and Suncoast Bike Trail, minutes from Downtown Tampa and Beaches. Tuscano at Suncoast Crossings. This particular condo unit will exceed your expectations, it has a full granite kitchen, granite bathrooms, new appliances, 2 bedrooms with each it's own full bathroom, wood floors, new paint, may tag z washing and drying machines for your convenience. Some of the nation's best beaches nearby, absolutely gorgeous 9ft ceilings with Italian craftsmanship I am sure anyone would love it. You will not be disappointed, it'd be a real honor to receive you and have you as our guest!
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              The SpaceVery spacious Private room, Comfortable Mattress Adjustable to suit your comfort!!!, Walk in Closet, with a lot of space and plenty of hangers. Room is located in the back corner of the house, so very remote from loud noise, providing more privacy! In the bathroom you will have a hand shower for a full body spray!!! Guest AccessGuests will have access to a fully furnished Living room to watch some local channels or even stream movies while resting on a comfortable couch and chairs, will also have access to a fully equipped Kitchen that will let you make you own meals and store your own food in the space provided for you in the fridge!! you will have two dining tables to choose from to have your meals both near the kitchen. Laundry room with washer and dryer is available, and its $1 per cycle for each!! Backyard is huge and planted with trees and flowers of different colors, so you can sit outside on the patio or underneath a tree for a nice shade and a cool breeze. Interaction with GuestsAs i mentioned in my Bio, we are very family oriented, so as you are welcome to join us for some late evening TV shows, you are also Welcome to join me and my brother for our Sunday trail walks at our locals trails and parks. if we happen to be heading in the same direction that you are seeking to visit, my brother and I will be very happy to have your company on the ride, Gas money is appreciated, only because we are still college students, and going to school has become expensive, even with a full time job. The NeighborhoodOur Neighborhood is very unique, because it is in the suburbs of Tampa, so very quiet, and surrounded by lakes, and open lands. So you can enjoy a nice walk in our neighborhood as you observe the beautiful horizon of the sunrise or the sunset. It is also located near a toll road that is reachable within minutes and will give you access to any place in tampa, that is covered from North to South. So if you are looking for a local and family feel to your visit, this will be the right place for that. Neighbors are very friendly, so are we, just let us know if you have any questions to accommodate your needs, and to ensure the best satisfaction for you visit. Getting AroundTampa is a great city if you have a car, which you will have a spot for to park in our driveway. Public Transportation is available, but it isn't the most convenient and practical way of transportation. Other Things to NoteIf it's your first time visiting Tampa, and not sure what places to check out such as restaurants, shopping centers, attractions, towns, and beautiful parks and beaches. Let us know and we will be very happy to make you a list with that.
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              The Space$50 for each bedroom with private bath. Limit 2 persons per room. Guest AccessPet friendly and access to entire house. Interaction with GuestsHost works during the day. The NeighborhoodNew community to dog park and community pool. House has private pool. Getting AroundClose to the Veterans and Interstate 75. New Tampa outlet mall just 1 mile away. A bike is available for guests.
              Home/Apartment
              1br Home/Apartment
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              The SpaceThe Molly Stark Bedroom on the second floor of Stark Barn is set apart in its 200 year old barn rustic wood beams and offers a queen size bed, antique dressers, cable TV and shared hallway bathroom and shower. Two master bedrooms with private bath are located on the same floor; if those rooms are unoccupied, then guests can use those bathrooms. Guest AccessQuests have access to the entire barn lodge. The 1st floor is the common area for use by all guests and includes wine room, laundry and bathroom, a professional kitchen, family/TV room, a chapel and two private offices reserved for your hosts. The barn lodge offers central air conditioning of all common areas and individual control of the temperature in each of the guest bedrooms. The 2nd floor at Stark Barn is the private sleeping area offering three queen bedrooms (with community bath) and two large king suites (with private baths), The John Stark Master Bedroom and The Caleb Stark Master Bedroom, and a guest bedrooms The Anna Stark Bedroom, The William Stark Bedroom and The Archibald Stark Bedroom. The master bedrooms offer king beds and the quest bedrooms offer queen beds with 2nd floor sitting area equipped with cable TV, computer and writing desk. The interior of the lodge also includes original barn wood offsetting drywall and used for all flooring planks throughout the barn. Even the kitchen cabinets and vanities are made from 200 year old original barn wood. The barn/lodge is outfitted with New England antiques and furniture from the 1700's and 1800's. We added modern beds and leather couches, love seats and reclining chairs for comfort for our guests. Stark Barn has Cable TVs in all bedrooms, sitting areas and family rooms. Free internet access is available. Guests are allowed access to the property adjoining the barn/lodge. There are pastures surrounding Stark Barn that have livestock and other animals owned by your hosts. For safety, guests are not allowed in the pastures without your hosts. Interaction with GuestsYour hosts live just three miles from Stark Barn and will welcome you personally, if in town. Summer months may find your hosts sailing S/Y Acadia out of homeport Newport, Rhode Island. Otherwise, a caretaker for Stark Farms lives on the property 24/7 in a separate building and is available to handle any of your needs. The NeighborhoodStark Barn is located in Odessa, Florida, a semi-rural equestrian community 20 minutes outside Tampa, Florida. The lodge fronts on a dedicated paved bike trail which traverses through protected wilderness areas and extends three counties north along the Suncoast Highway to Hernando County, Florida. The Upper Tampa Bay Trail is located in residential northwest Hillsborough County. Although some missing links, eventually the Upper Tampa Bay Bike Trail will connects to the Suncoast Trail just one mile from Stark Barn. Eventually, the Tampa Bay Bike Trail will connect Stark Barn to St Petersburg, Florida when the missing links are complete. The Suncoast Trail is a 42-mile paved trail that stretches from Hillsborough County through Pasco and ending in Hernando County. The shared path is owned by Florida Department of Transportation, Turnpike Enterprise, and operated and maintained by the three counties' Parks and Recreation Departments. The majority of the trail is in Pasco County which is 21.6 miles long. This trail is part of Florida's statewide system of greenways and trails. You can explore maps and descriptions for this and other trails in Florida at their website. There are benches along the entire trail and some sheltered tables as well. You will find two wildlife viewing areas on the Pasco section of the trail. Current access to the trail is available at all crossing of public roads. You will find certain amenities at some of the intersections such as a port-o-let, restroom, public telephone, water supply or cooler and four information kiosks. Stark Barn also lies within the Brooker Creek Headwaters, a 1,100 acre wilderness preserve that surrounds the Stark Barn property with hiking trails clearly marked by Hillsborough County. Deer and turkey roam the wilderness area daily and most times join our livestock in our farm property. Stark Farm is one of two private properties within the Brooker Creek Headwaters. The headwaters preserve contain the largest area of contiguous natural habitat remaining in northwest Hillsborough County, public ownership of this preserve ensures protection of important wildlife habitat and the site's wetlands, which serve as the headwaters of the Brooker Creek system. This property includes a mosaic of forested swamps, floodplains and low-lying uplands. The uplands include pine flatwoods, xeric oak hammocks, and mixed hardwood and pine prairies. Since 1993, Hillsborough County staff has performed a number of resource inventories that identified an abundance of wildlife and vegetation, some of which are considered threatened or endangered. For this reason, recreational activities on the property are limited to walking and hiking. Jointly acquired by the District and Hillsborough County, the property is managed by Hillsborough County. Getting AroundStark Barn is conveniently located 20 miles outside Tampa, 30 miles from Clearwater Beach and St Petersburg and a short 10 miles from Tarpon Springs. Walt Disney World, Universal Studios and Sea World are 1.5 hours travel time away. Other Things to NoteThe barn was said to be originally built by Major General John Stark for his son Caleb. John Stark was a Major General in the Continental Army who fought at the Battle of Bunker Hill and Battle of Bennington, Stark coined the inspirational state motto for New Hampshire “live free or die". Come and relive history at Stark Barn; this is a very unique experience and a “must stay" as the 1776 era is depicted in pictures, books, antiques and in the spirit of the barn. The daughter of John Stark, Molly Stark was born 9 Sep 1773 in Derryfield NH and died 13 Jan 1828 in Detroit, Michigan. She was married 7 Aug 1802 to Major Benjamin Franklin Stickney, son of Anthony & Ruth (Brown Coffin) Stickney. Major Benjamin Franklin Stickney, came into the Maumee valley of Ohio as early as 1812, not 1816, as supposed. He was Indian agent at Fort Wayne, and took a prominent part in its defense against the Indians, who besieged it in August and September 1812. He was the Indian Agent for the United States at Fort Wayne, and was acting General of the left wing of Gen. Jackson's army, which was composed of Indians (of whom he had a great influence, and whom they called their white Father and Chief) at the battle fought at New Orleans, and was highly complimented by Jackson for his bravery. He was a man of good abilities, fine appearance and good moral character. After leaving Fort Wayne about 1820, he settled at Swan Creek OH, and he and Samuel Allen founded Vistula, which became part of Toledo. There was a question of boundary between Ohio and Michigan, and Stickney was the leader in the "secession" of the Toledo settlement from Ohio to Michigan, and afterwards, during times of canal speculation, back to Ohio. The last move resulted in the Toledo war of 1835. Of this Stickney was a hero. His eccentricities furnished much amusement, especially his selection of names for his children, the boys being dubbed One, Two, etc., and the girls named after states. [from Maumee Valley and pioneers : a paper by Charles E. Bliven; 1880, 44 pgs. page 36 comes the following] "From letters found among his papers, it is probable he owed his appointment as such, to the influence of those who stood high in the confidence of President Madison, who evidently wishes to placate that old revolutionary hero, General John Stark, to whom Stickney was related, as between Stark and the President there was apparently some difference of opinion. Major Stickney enjoyed the confidence and esteem not only of prominent men of his day; as shown by correspondence, now in possession of his grandson, Benj. F.S. Card, Flint, Michigan, to whom we are indebted for their examination. He also enjoyed the respect of his fellow pioneers in this valley, although many of them were unable to appreciate his so-called visionary schemes in regard to a ship canal, or water, route, and in later years, a rail route from the Miami of Lake Erie to the foot of Lake Michigan; as well as a canal to the Ohio, and also a canal and subsequently a railroad from the lake to the Mississippi, and particularly that the Maumee, or Mi-a-mi, as he pronounced it, would be lined with docks, from the mouth of Swan creek to opposite his farm. All of these schemes, save one, have already been fully realized, and within the period of a life time. The exception, a canal or water route from the foot of Lake Michigan to the head of Lake Erie, has already had thousands expended upon the survey, and construction of a harbor. Major Stickney was a lineal descendant from Benjamin Franklin, after whom he was named, and his father was one of Franklin's legatees, as is evidenced by a receipt on file among his papers, a rare curiosity bearing date 1794. He was a queer compound of a man--a bundle of inconsistencies. He had great knowledge of Indian customs, character, habit and dialects, of which he was familiar with more than twenty. Major Stickney lived for many years in a log house upon his farm, which extended nearly a mile along the bank of the river at Toledo OH. This gave way to the first brick house built in Port Lawrence township--quite a pretentious structure--situated about the northeast corner of Summit and Bush streets, and stood until about 1852, when it also gave way to a more modern building, erected by the Hon. D.O. Morton. A portion of the brick in the Stickney mansion were put into Stickney Hall, built by Judge Dunlap, and for many years the only regular place for theatrical amusements in Toledo." A book with the Memoir and Official Correspondence of General John Stark with Notices of Several Other Officers of the American Revolution written by his son Caleb Stark is available in each room Stark Barn is located one mile from the Suncoast Expressway, a toll road linking with Tampa Airport and close to the cities of Tampa, Stark Barn offers a large stone front porch with rocking chairs all for watching bicyclers and joggers traversing on the Upper Tampa Bay Trail. Plenty of parking onsite. WARNING. You must cross an active bike trail to enter the grounds. We have our own stop signs and everyone must come to a full stop.
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              1br Home/Apartment
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              • Pets Allowed
              • Breakfast
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              The SpaceThe William Stark Bedroom on the second floor of Stark Barn is finished in its 200 year old barn rustic wood and offers a queen size bed, antique dressers, cable TV and shared hallway bathroom and shower. Two master bedrooms with private bath are located on the same floor; if those rooms are unoccupied, then guests can use those bathrooms. Guest AccessQuests have access to the entire barn lodge. The 1st floor is the common area for use by all guests and includes wine room, laundry and bathroom, a professional kitchen, family/TV room, a chapel and two private offices reserved for your hosts. The barn lodge offers central air conditioning of all common areas and individual control of the temperature in each of the guest bedrooms. The 2nd floor at Stark Barn is the private sleeping area offering three queen bedrooms (with community bath) and two large king suites (with private baths), The John Stark Master Bedroom and The Caleb Stark Master Bedroom, and a guest bedrooms The Anna Stark Bedroom, The William Stark Bedroom and The Archibald Stark Bedroom. The master bedrooms offer king beds and the quest bedrooms offer queen beds with 2nd floor sitting area equipped with cable TV, computer and writing desk. The interior of the lodge also includes original barn wood offsetting drywall and used for all flooring planks throughout the barn. Even the kitchen cabinets and vanities are made from 200 year old original barn wood. The barn/lodge is outfitted with New England antiques and furniture from the 1700's and 1800's. We added modern beds and leather couches, love seats and reclining chairs for comfort for our guests. Stark Barn has Cable TVs in all bedrooms, sitting areas and family rooms. Free internet access is available. Guests are allowed access to the property adjoining the barn/lodge. There are pastures surrounding Stark Barn that have livestock and other animals owned by your hosts. For safety, guests are not allowed in the pastures without your hosts. Interaction with GuestsYour hosts live just three miles from Stark Barn and will welcome you personally, if in town. Summer months may find your hosts sailing S/Y Acadia out of homeport Newport, Rhode Island. Otherwise, a caretaker for Stark Farms lives on the property 24/7 in a separate building and is available to handle any of your needs. The NeighborhoodStark Barn is located in Odessa, Florida, a semi-rural equestrian community 20 minutes outside Tampa, Florida. The lodge fronts on a dedicated paved bike trail which traverses through protected wilderness areas and extends three counties north along the Suncoast Highway to Hernando County, Florida. The Upper Tampa Bay Trail is located in residential northwest Hillsborough County. Although some missing links, eventually the Upper Tampa Bay Bike Trail will connects to the Suncoast Trail just one mile from Stark Barn. Eventually, the Tampa Bay Bike Trail will connect Stark Barn to St Petersburg, Florida when the missing links are complete. The Suncoast Trail is a 42-mile paved trail that stretches from Hillsborough County through Pasco and ending in Hernando County. The shared path is owned by Florida Department of Transportation, Turnpike Enterprise, and operated and maintained by the three counties' Parks and Recreation Departments. The majority of the trail is in Pasco County which is 21.6 miles long. This trail is part of Florida's statewide system of greenways and trails. You can explore maps and descriptions for this and other trails in Florida at their website. There are benches along the entire trail and some sheltered tables as well. You will find two wildlife viewing areas on the Pasco section of the trail. Current access to the trail is available at all crossing of public roads. You will find certain amenities at some of the intersections such as a port-o-let, restroom, public telephone, water supply or cooler and four information kiosks. Stark Barn also lies within the Brooker Creek Headwaters, a 1,100 acre wilderness preserve that surrounds the Stark Barn property with hiking trails clearly marked by Hillsborough County. Deer and turkey roam the wilderness area daily and most times join our livestock in our farm property. Stark Farm is one of two private properties within the Brooker Creek Headwaters. The headwaters preserve contain the largest area of contiguous natural habitat remaining in northwest Hillsborough County, public ownership of this preserve ensures protection of important wildlife habitat and the site's wetlands, which serve as the headwaters of the Brooker Creek system. This property includes a mosaic of forested swamps, floodplains and low-lying uplands. The uplands include pine flatwoods, xeric oak hammocks, and mixed hardwood and pine prairies. Since 1993, Hillsborough County staff has performed a number of resource inventories that identified an abundance of wildlife and vegetation, some of which are considered threatened or endangered. For this reason, recreational activities on the property are limited to walking and hiking. Jointly acquired by the District and Hillsborough County, the property is managed by Hillsborough County. Getting AroundStark Barn is conveniently located 20 miles outside Tampa, 30 miles from Clearwater Beach and St Petersburg and a short 10 miles from Tarpon Springs. Walt Disney World, Universal Studios and Sea World are 1.5 hours travel time away. Other Things to NoteThe barn was said to be originally built by Major General John Stark for his son Caleb. John Stark was a Major General in the Continental Army who fought at the Battle of Bunker Hill and Battle of Bennington, Stark coined the inspirational state motto for New Hampshire “live free or die". Come and relive history at Stark Barn; this is a very unique experience and a “must stay" as the 1776 era is depicted in pictures, books, antiques and in the spirit of the barn. William Stark (April 1, 1724 – August 27, 1776) was a Revolutionary War era officer. He was the brother of celebrated Revolutionary war hero John Stark. Early life William Stark was born in Londonderry, New Hampshire.[1] He was with his brother John Stark, David Stinson and Amos Eastman, hunting along the Baker River, a tributary of the Pemigewasset River, on 28 April 1752, when John Stark and Amos Eastman were captured and David Stinson was killed by Abenaki Indians. William escaped in his canoe after being warned by his brother. Career During the French and Indian War Stark commanded a company of Rogers' Rangers in northern New York and Nova Scotia where he served under James Rogers. He took part in the assaults on Fortress Louisbourg in 1758, the St. John River Campaign and Battle of the Plains of Abraham in 1759. Early in the American Revolution, Stark did not join the New Hampshire Militia forces in the Siege of Boston, but the sounds of the Battle of Bunker Hill could be heard at his home in Dunbarton, New Hampshire, and he left on his swiftest horse to fight, but he arrived too late and the battle had already ended. Both General John Sullivan and Colonel Jonathan Moulton recommended Stark to command the new regiment being raised in New Hampshire for service with the Continental Army in the invasion of Canada, but the New Hampshire General Assembly gave the command to Timothy Bedel, a former subordinate of Stark's. Stark, feeling ill-used by his home state, left for New York City, which was occupied by the British Army, and offered his services to them. The British made him a lieutenant colonel of Loyalist troops. Stark's property in New Hampshire was confiscated by the revolutionary government. Death Stark died from injuries he received in falling from his horse in Long Island, New York during the Battle of Long Island on August 27, 1776. William Stark" he is buried in: Lyme Plain Cemetery in Lyme, Grafton County, New Hampshire 29I". Personal life William Stark was the son of Archibald and Eleanor Nichols Stark and the older brother of General John Stark, the hero of the Battle of Bennington. He married Mary Stinson on February 22, 1754 and they had seven children: William JR., John, Archibald, Mary, Stephen, Thomas, and James.[3] A book with the Memoir and Official Correspondence of General John Stark with Notices of Several Other Officers of the American Revolution written by his son Caleb Stark is available in each room Stark Barn is located one mile from the Suncoast Expressway, a toll road linking with Tampa Airport and close to the cities of Tampa, Stark Barn offers a large stone front porch with rocking chairs all for watching bicyclers and joggers traversing on the Upper Tampa Bay Trail. Plenty of parking onsite. WARNING. You must cross an active bike trail to enter the grounds. We have our own stop signs and everyone must come to a full stop.
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              The SpaceThe Major General John Stark Room on the second floor of Stark Barn is finished in its original 200 year old barn wood and offers a king size bed, adjoining sitting area, antique furniture including armoire and a private bathroom. Quests have access to the entire barn lodge. The 1st floor is the common area for use by all guests and includes wine room, laundry and bathroom, a professional kitchen, family/TV room, a chapel and two private offices reserved for your hosts. The barn lodge offers central air conditioning of all common areas and individual control of the temperature in each of the guest bedrooms. The 2nd floor at Stark Barn is the private sleeping area offering three queen bedrooms (with community bath) and two large king suites (with private baths), The John Stark Master Bedroom and The Caleb Stark Master Bedroom, and a guest bedrooms The Molly Stark Bedroom, The William Stark Bedroom and The Archibald Stark Bedroom. The master bedrooms offer king beds and the quest bedrooms offer queen beds with 2nd floor sitting area equipped with cable TV, computer and writing desk. The interior of the lodge also includes original barn wood offsetting drywall and used for all flooring planks throughout the barn. Even the kitchen cabinets and vanities are made from 200 year old original barn wood. The barn/lodge is outfitted with New England antiques and furniture from the 1700’s and 1800’s. We added modern beds and leather couches, love seats and reclining chairs for comfort for our guests. Stark Barn has Cable TVs in all bedrooms, sitting areas and family rooms. Free internet access is available. Guest AccessGuests are allowed access to the entire first floor of the barn lodge and adjoining barn property. There are pastures surrounding Stark Barn that have livestock and other animals owned by your hosts. For safety, guests are not allowed in the pastures without your hosts being present. Interaction with GuestsYour hosts live just three miles from Stark Barn and will welcome you personally, if in town. Summer months may find your hosts sailing S/Y Acadia out of homeport Newport, Rhode Island. If unavailable, a caretaker lives on the property 24/7 in a separate building and is available to handle any of your needs. The NeighborhoodStark Barn is located in Odessa, Florida, a semi-rural equestrian community outside Tampa, Florida. The guest lodge fronts on a dedicated paved bike trail which traverses through protected wilderness areas and extends three counties north along the Suncoast Highway to Hernando County, Florida. The Upper Tampa Bay Trail is located in residential northwest Hillsborough County. The trail continues south from Stark Barn to Van Dyke Road and north from Stark Barn connecting to the Suncoast Trail at the Veterans Expressway. Although some missing links, eventually the Upper Tampa Bay Bike Trail will connect to St Petersburg, Florida. The Suncoast Trail is a 42-mile paved trail that stretches from Hillsborough County through Pasco and ending in Hernando County. The shared path is owned by Florida Department of Transportation, Turnpike Enterprise, and operated and maintained by the three counties' Parks and Recreation Departments. The majority of the trail is in Pasco County which is 21.6 miles long. This trail is part of Florida's statewide system of greenways and trails. You can explore maps and descriptions for this and other trails in Florida at (URL HIDDEN) There are trailheads located at SR 54 and the Suncoast Parkway with grass parking spaces and paved handicap parking spaces. There are benches along the entire trail and some sheltered tables as well. You will find two wildlife viewing areas on the Pasco section of the trail. There are watering stations along the path that trail staff fills on a daily basis. You will find certain amenities at some of the intersections such as a port-o-let, restroom, public telephone, water supply or cooler and four information kiosks. Stark Barn also lies within the Brooker Creek Headwaters, a 1,100 acre wilderness preserve that surrounds the Stark Barn property with hiking trails clearly marked Hillsborough County. Deer and turkey roam the wilderness area daily and most times join our livestock in our farm property. Stark Farm is one of two private properties within the Brooker Creek Headwaters. The headwaters preserve contain the largest area of contiguous natural habitat remaining in northwest Hillsborough County, public ownership of this preserve ensures protection of important wildlife habitat and the site’s wetlands, which serve as the headwaters of the Brooker Creek system. This property includes a mosaic of forested swamps, floodplains and low-lying uplands. The uplands include pine flatwoods, xeric oak hammocks, and mixed hardwood and pine prairies. Since 1993, Hillsborough County staff has performed a number of resource inventories that identified an abundance of wildlife and vegetation, some of which are considered threatened or endangered. For this reason, recreational activities on the property are limited to walking and hiking only. Getting AroundStark Barn is conveniently located 20 miles outside Tampa, 30 miles from Clearwater Beach and St Petersburg and a short 10 miles from Tarpon Springs. Walt Disney World, Universal Studios and Sea World are 1.5 hours travel time away. Other Things to NoteThe barn was said to be originally built just after the Revolutionary War by Major General John Stark for his son Caleb. The son of Scottish immigrant Archibald Stark, John Stark was born at Londonderry, New Hampshire on August 28, 1728. The second of four sons, he moved with his family to Derryfield (Manchester) at age eight. Educated locally, Stark first came to prominence in April 1752 when he, his brother William, David Stinson, and Amos Eastman embarked on a hunting trip along the Baker River. During the course of the trip, the party was attacked by a group of Abenaki warriors. While Stinson was killed, Stark fought the Native Americans allowing William to escape. When the dust settled, Stark and Eastman were taken prisoner and forced to return to the Abenaki. While there, Stark impressed his captors with his spirit and wilderness skills and was adopted into the tribe. Remaining with the Abenaki for part of the year, Stark studied their customs and ways. Eastman and Stark were later rescued by a party sent from Fort No. 4 in Charlestown, NH. After returning home, Stark planned another trip the following year in an attempt to raise money to offset the cost of his release. Successfully completing this endeavor, he was selected by the General Court of New Hampshire to lead an expedition to explore the frontier. This moved forward in 1754 after word was received that the French were building a fort in northwest New Hampshire. Directed to protest this invasion, Stark and thirty men departed for the wilderness. Though they did find any French forces, they did explore the upper reaches of the Connecticut River. John Stark - French & Indian War: With the beginning of the French & Indian War in 1754, Stark began to contemplate military service. Two years later he joined Roger's Rangers as a lieutenant. An elite light infantry force, the Rangers performed scouting and special missions in support of British operations on the northern frontier. In January 1757, Stark played a key role at the Battle on Snowshoes near Fort Carillon. With the battle going against the rangers, he was sent south through heavy snow to bring reinforcements from Fort William Henry. The following year, the rangers took part in the opening stages of the Battle of Carillon. In 1759, Major General Jeffery Amherst ordered the rangers to mount a raid against the Abenaki settlement of St. Francis which had long been a base for raids against the frontier. As Stark had adopted family from his captivity in the village he excused himself from the attack. Leaving the unit in 1760, he returned to New Hampshire with the rank of captain. Settling in Derryfield with his wife Molly (m. 1758), Stark returned to peacetime pursuits. These were soon hampered by a variety of new taxes, such as the Stamp Act and Townshend Acts, which quickly brought the colonies and London into conflict. With the passage of the Intolerable Acts in 1774 and occupation of Boston, the situation reached a critical level. John Stark - The American Revolution Begins: Following the Battles of Lexington and Concord on April 19, 1775 and the start of the American Revolution, Stark returned to military service. Accepting the colonelcy of the 1st New Hampshire Regiment on April 23, he quickly mustered his men and marched south to join the Siege of Boston. Establishing his headquarters in Medford, MA, his men joined thousands of other militiamen from around New England in blockading the city. On the night of June 16, American troops, fearing a British thrust against Cambridge, moved onto the Charlestown Peninsula and fortified Breed's Hill. This force, led by Colonel William Prescott, came under attack the next morning during the Battle of Bunker Hill. With British forces, led by Major General William Howe, preparing to attack, Prescott called for reinforcements. Responding to this call, Stark and Colonel James Reed rushed to the scene with their regiments. Arriving, Stark deployed his men behind a rail fence to the north of Prescott's redoubt on top of the hill. From this position, they repulsed several British attacks and inflicted heavy losses on Howe's men. As Prescott's position faltered as his men ran out of ammunition, Stark's regiment provided cover as they withdrew from the peninsula. When General George Washington arrived a few weeks later, he was quickly impressed with Stark. John Stark - Continental Army: In early 1776, Stark and his regiment were accepted into the Continental Army as the 5th Continental Regiment. Following the fall of Boston that March, it moved south with Washington's army to New York. After aiding in bolstering the city's defenses, Stark received orders to take his regiment north to reinforce the American army that was retreating from Canada. Remaining in northern New York for much of the year, he returned south in December and rejoined Washington along the Delaware. Reinforcing Washington's battered army, Stark took part in the morale-boosting victories at Trenton and Princeton later that month and in early January 1777. At the conclusion of the campaign, the army moved into winter quarters at Morristown, NJ and much of Stark's regiment departed as their enlistments were expiring. To replace the departed men, Washington asked Stark to return to New Hampshire to recruit additional forces. Agreeing, he left for home and began enlisting fresh troops. During this time, Stark learned that a fellow New Hampshire colonel, Enoch Poor, had been promoted to brigadier general. Having been passed over for promotion in the past, he was incensed as he believed Poor was a weak commander and lacked a successful record on the battlefield. In the wake of Poor's promotion, Stark immediately resigned from the Continental Army though he indicated that he would serve again if New Hampshire was threatened. That summer, he accepted a commission as a brigadier general in the New Hampshire militia, but stated that he would only take the position if he was not answerable to the Continental Army. John Stark - Bennington: After assembling a force of around 1,500 men at Manchester, Stark received orders from Major General Benjamin Lincoln to move to Charlestown, NH before joining the main American army along the Hudson River. Refusing to obey the Continental officer, Stark instead began operating against the rear of Major General John Burgoyne's invading British army. In August, Stark learned that a detachment of Hessians intended to raid Bennington, VT. Moving to intercept, he was reinforced by 350 men under Colonel Seth Warner. Attacking the enemy at the Battle of Bennington on August 16, Stark badly mauled the Hessians and inflicted over fifty percent casualties on the enemy. The victory at Bennington boosted American morale in the region and contributed to key triumph at Saratoga later that fall. John Stark - Promotion At Last For his efforts at Bennington, Stark accepted reinstatement into the Continental Army with the rank of brigadier general on October 4, 1777. In this role, he served intermittently as commander of the Northern Department as well as with Washington's army around New York. In June 1780, Stark took part in the Battle of Springfield which saw Major General Nathanael Greene hold off a large British attack in New Jersey. Later that year, he sat on Greene's board of inquiry which investigated the betrayal of Major General Benedict Arnold and convicted British spy Major John Andre. With the end of the war in 1783, Stark was called to Washington's headquarters where he was personally thanked for his service and given a brevet promotion to major general. Returning to New Hampshire, Stark retired from public life and pursued farming and business interests. In 1809, he declined an invitation to attend a reunion of Bennington veterans due to ill health. Though unable to travel, he sent a toast to be read at the event which stated, "Live free or die: Death is not the worst of evils." The first part, "Live Free or Die," was later adopted as the state motto of New Hampshire. Living to the age of 94, Stark died on May 8, 1822 and was buried in Manchester. Stark Barn is a very unique experience and a “must stay” as the Revolutionary War era is depicted in pictures, books, antiques and in the spirit of the barn. A book with the Memoir and Official Correspondence of General John Stark with Notices of Several Other Officers of the American Revolution written by his son Caleb Stark is available in each room Stark Barn offers a large stone front porch with rocking chairs all for watching bicyclers and joggers traversing on the Upper Tampa Bay Trail. Plenty of parking onsite.
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              The SpaceBig 4 bedrooms home, confortable. Guest AccessKitchen, living room, dining room, pool, parking, tv room, bathrooms, laundry room. Interaction with GuestsAs long as the guest is open:-) I am Frienfly:-))) Other Things to NoteTPC GULF COURSE in neighborhood. Bike rails.
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              1br Home/Apartment
              • Wifi
              • Pets Allowed
              • Breakfast
              • Parking
              The SpaceThe Caleb Stark Room on the second floor of Stark Barn is finished in its 200 year old barn rustic wood and drywall and offers a queen size bed, antique dressers and lamps, and cable TV. Guest AccessQuests at Stark Barn have access to the entire barn/guest lodge except for private rooms. The 1st floor is the common area for use by all guests and includes wine room, laundry and bathroom, a professional kitchen, family/TV room, a chapel and two private offices reserved for your hosts. The barn lodge offers central air conditioning of all common areas and individual control of the temperature in each of the guest bedrooms. The 2nd floor at Stark Barn is the private sleeping area offering three queen bedrooms (with community bath) and two large king suites (with private baths), The Archibald Stark Room, the General John Stark Room, the Caleb Stark Room, the Molly Stark Room and the William Stark Room. The master bedrooms offer king beds and the quest bedrooms offer queen beds with 2nd floor sitting area equipped with cable TV, computer and writing desk. The interior of the lodge also includes original barn wood offsetting drywall and used for all flooring planks throughout the barn. Even the kitchen cabinets and vanities are made from 200 year old original barn wood. The barn/lodge is outfitted with New England antiques and furniture from the 1700's and 1800's. We added modern beds and leather couches, love seats and reclining chairs for comfort for our guests. Stark Barn has Cable TVs in all bedrooms, sitting areas and family rooms. Free internet access is available. Guests are allowed access to the property adjoining the barn/lodge. There are pastures surrounding Stark Barn that have livestock and other animals owned by your hosts. For safety, guests are not allowed in the pastures without your hosts. Interaction with GuestsYour hosts live just three miles from Stark Barn and will welcome you personally, if in town. Summer months may find your hosts sailing S/Y Acadia out of homeport Newport, Rhode Island. Otherwise, a caretaker for Stark Farms lives on the property 24/7 in a separate building and is available to handle any of your needs. The NeighborhoodStark Barn is located in Odessa, Florida, a semi-rural equestrian community 20 minutes outside Tampa, Florida. The lodge fronts on a dedicated paved bike trail which traverses through protected wilderness areas and extends three counties north along the Suncoast Highway to Hernando County, Florida. The Upper Tampa Bay Trail is located in residential northwest Hillsborough County. Although some missing links, eventually the Upper Tampa Bay Bike Trail will connects to the Suncoast Trail just one mile from Stark Barn. Eventually, the Tampa Bay Bike Trail will connect Stark Barn to St Petersburg, Florida when the missing links are complete. The Suncoast Trail is a 42-mile paved trail that stretches from Hillsborough County through Pasco and ending in Hernando County. The shared path is owned by Florida Department of Transportation, Turnpike Enterprise, and operated and maintained by the three counties' Parks and Recreation Departments. The majority of the trail is in Pasco County which is 21.6 miles long. This trail is part of Florida's statewide system of greenways and trails. You can explore maps and descriptions for this and other trails in Florida at their website. There are benches along the entire trail and some sheltered tables as well. You will find two wildlife viewing areas on the Pasco section of the trail. Current access to the trail is available at all crossing of public roads. You will find certain amenities at some of the intersections such as a port-o-let, restroom, public telephone, water supply or cooler and four information kiosks Stark Barn also lies within the Brooker Creek Headwaters, a 1,100 acre wilderness preserve that surrounds the Stark Barn property with hiking trails clearly marked by Hillsborough County. Deer and turkey roam the wilderness area daily and most times join our livestock in our farm property. Stark Barn is one of two private properties within the Brooker Creek Headwaters. The headwaters preserve contain the largest area of contiguous natural habitat remaining in northwest Hillsborough County, public ownership of this preserve ensures protection of important wildlife habitat and the site's wetlands, which serve as the headwaters of the Brooker Creek system. This property includes a mosaic of forested swamps, floodplains and low-lying uplands. The uplands include pine flatwoods, xeric oak hammocks, and mixed hardwood and pine prairies. Since 1993, Hillsborough County staff has performed a number of resource inventories that identified an abundance of wildlife and vegetation, some of which are considered threatened or endangered. For this reason, recreational activities on the property are limited to walking and hiking. Getting AroundStark Barn is conveniently located 20 miles outside Tampa, 30 miles from Clearwater Beach and St Petersburg and a short 10 miles from Tarpon Springs. Walt Disney World, Universal Studios and Sea World are 1.5 hours travel time away. Other Things to NoteThe barn was said to be originally built by Major General John Stark for his son Caleb just after the Revolutionary War . John Stark was a Major General in the Continental Army who fought at the Battle of Bunker Hill and Battle of Bennington. Stark coined the inspirational state motto for New Hampshire “live free or die". Caleb Stark was born December 3, 1759, at Dunbarton, New Hampshire. During the American Revolutionary War Caleb served with his father in the 1st New Hampshire Regiment at the Battle of Bunker Hill, Trenton and Princeton as an Ensign. After his father resigned his commission Caleb remained in the Continental Army, serving the rest of the war and rising to the rank of major. In 1787, Caleb married Sarah McKinstry. In 1811, Caleb Stark started the first cotton mill in Suncook, New Hampshire. Stark practiced law and became a historian, and a member of the New Hampshire State Senate. The term during which he served in the New Hampshire Senate lasted from 1818 to 1819. In 1828, he moved to Oxford Township, Ohio, where he would later die on August 28, 1838. Come and relive history at Stark Barn; this is a very unique experience and a “must stay" as the 1776 era is depicted in pictures, books, antiques and in the spirit of the barn guest/lodge. A book with the Memoir and Official Correspondence of General John Stark with Notices of Several Other Officers of the American Revolution written by his grandson Caleb Stark is available in each room for your reading pleasure. Stark Barn offers a large stone front porch with rocking chairs all for watching bicyclers and joggers traversing on the Upper Tampa Bay Trail.
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              10 reviews
              5br Home/Apartment
              • Wifi
              • Pets Allowed
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              • Swimming Pool
              The SpacePerfect for hosting small weddings and events! (venue fee does apply) The resort style pool with Pool Bar, flat screen TV, Ping-Pong table, Frisbee Golf, and Basketball Court says it all, but inside there is also a Pool Table, Arcade Machine, 2 Smart TVs with On-demand and Netflix (please do not purchase movies, unless you expect to pay for them), 72-in flat screen TV in theatre with x-box to play games and movies, laundry room with washer and dryer, fully stocked kitchen, and a Social Bar. The Social Bar, located off to the left of the living area, is a personal favorite and an excellent place to congregate before an evening out on town! Over 11,000 sq. feet of pool, house, and garage. The house alone is approx. 4500 sq. feet. Guest AccessSpaces that will not be allowed access include; master closet, teenager's room closet, office, shoe closet, and 2 out of 3 garages (unless requested and approved for use). Interaction with GuestsIf we are not available to host your visit we will have our co-host, Liam, meet you with a smile. He will help you throughout your stay with us. You can also contact me at anytime. The NeighborhoodWe live on a private road. Our friendly neighbors are peaceful and most are equestrians. We are located between the main artery of Tampa, Dale Mabry, and the Veterans Highway. Within a mile there is a Walgreens, LA Fitness, Home Goods, Publix, and many restaurants/pubs. Our neighborhood pub favorite is Paninis, between Kohls and Publix. TIA is 15-20 minutes away. We are centered 15-25 minute driving distance to some of Tampa's finest shopping such as; Citrus Park Mall, International Mall, Westshore Mall, and Wire Grass. Florida's Clearwater and St. Pete beaches are 30-45 minutes, close. Channelside district, downtown area, and SOHO are 30 minutes, as well! Getting AroundUber is available Other Things to NoteThe pool has an advanced system (waterfalls, jets, hot tub, color wheel lights) an operates by remote. If you plan to use, please contact me (host, Jennifer Henry) once you have booked. There is a mandatory tutorial session. Adult use only.
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              1br Home/Apartment
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              • Pets Allowed
              • Breakfast
              • Parking
              The SpaceThe Archibald Stark Room on the second floor of Stark Barn is finished in its 200 year old barn rustic wood and offers a king size bed, antique dressers and wingback chairs in there adjoining sitting area, cable TV and private adjoining bathroom with claws foot tub. Guest AccessQuests have access to the entire barn lodge. The 1st floor is the common area for use by all guests and includes wine room, laundry and bathroom, a professional kitchen, family/TV room, a chapel and two private offices reserved for your hosts. The barn lodge offers central air conditioning of all common areas and individual control of the temperature in each of the guest bedrooms. The 2nd floor at Stark Barn is the private sleeping area offering three queen bedrooms (with community bath) and two large king suites (with private baths), The Archibald Stark Room and The John Stark Room both master bedrooms and a individual guest bedrooms The Caleb Stark Room, the William Stark Room and the Molly Stark Room. The master bedrooms offer king beds and the quest bedrooms offer queen beds with an additional 2nd floor sitting room equipped with pull out couch, leather easy chair and ottoman, cable TV, computer and writing desk. The interior of the lodge also includes original barn wood offsetting drywall and used for all flooring planks throughout the barn. Even the kitchen cabinets and vanities are made from 200 year old original barn wood. The barn/lodge is outfitted with New England antiques and furniture from the 1700's and 1800's. We added modern beds and leather couches, love seats and reclining chairs for comfort for our guests. Stark Barn has Cable TVs in all bedrooms, sitting areas and family rooms. Free internet access is available. Guests are allowed access to the property adjoining the barn/lodge. There are pastures surrounding Stark Barn that have livestock and other animals owned by your hosts. For safety, guests are not allowed in the pastures without your hosts. Interaction with GuestsYour hosts live just three miles from Stark Barn and will welcome you personally, if in town. Summer months may find your hosts sailing S/Y Acadia out of homeport Newport, Rhode Island. Otherwise, a caretaker for Stark Farms lives on the property 24/7 in a separate building and is available to handle any of your needs. The NeighborhoodStark Barn is located in Odessa, Florida, a semi-rural equestrian community 20 minutes outside Tampa, Florida. The lodge fronts on a dedicated paved bike trail which traverses through protected wilderness areas and extends three counties north along the Suncoast Highway to Hernando County, Florida. The Upper Tampa Bay Trail is located in residential northwest Hillsborough County. Although some missing links, eventually the Upper Tampa Bay Bike Trail will connects to the Suncoast Trail just one mile from Stark Barn. Eventually, the Tampa Bay Bike Trail will connect Stark Barn to St Petersburg, Florida when the missing links are complete. The Suncoast Trail is a 42-mile paved trail that stretches from Hillsborough County through Pasco and ending in Hernando County. The shared path is owned by Florida Department of Transportation, Turnpike Enterprise, and operated and maintained by the three counties' Parks and Recreation Departments. The majority of the trail is in Pasco County which is 21.6 miles long. This trail is part of Florida's statewide system of greenways and trails. You can explore maps and descriptions for this and other trails in Florida at their website. There are benches along the entire trail and some sheltered tables as well. You will find two wildlife viewing areas on the Pasco section of the trail. Current access to the trail is available at all crossing of public roads. You will find certain amenities at some of the intersections such as a port-o-let, restroom, public telephone, water supply or cooler and four information kiosks. Stark Barn also lies within the Brooker Creek Headwaters, a 1,100 acre wilderness preserve that surrounds the Stark Barn property with hiking trails clearly marked by Hillsborough County. Deer and turkey roam the wilderness area daily and most times join our livestock in our farm property. Stark Farm is one of two private properties within the Brooker Creek Headwaters. The headwaters preserve contain the largest area of contiguous natural habitat remaining in northwest Hillsborough County, public ownership of this preserve ensures protection of important wildlife habitat and the site's wetlands, which serve as the headwaters of the Brooker Creek system. This property includes a mosaic of forested swamps, floodplains and low-lying uplands. The uplands include pine flatwoods, xeric oak hammocks, and mixed hardwood and pine prairies. Since 1993, Hillsborough County staff has performed a number of resource inventories that identified an abundance of wildlife and vegetation, some of which are considered threatened or endangered. For this reason, recreational activities on the property are limited to walking and hiking. Getting AroundStark Barn is conveniently located 20 miles outside Tampa, 30 miles from Clearwater Beach and St Petersburg and a short 10 miles from Tarpon Springs. Walt Disney World, Universal Studios and Sea World are 1.5 hours travel time away. Other Things to NoteThe barn was said to be originally built by Major General John Stark for his son Caleb just after the Revolutionary War in Dunbarton, NH. There is a picture of Stark Barn in NH prior to dismantling, tagging and reconstruction in Odessa, FL. John Stark was a General in the Continental Army who fought at the Battle of Bunker Hill and Battle of Bennington and others. General Stark reinforce General George Washington's troops in Delaware. He was on the panel for the court martial of Major Benedict Arnold for treason and other high crimes. Stark coined the inspirational state motto for New Hampshire “live free or die". John Stark's father and Caleb Stark's grandfather, Archibald Stark was born at Glasgow, Scotland in 1697, and received his education in the university of that city. When quite young, he went with his father to Londonderry, in the north of Ireland, where he married Eleanor Nichols, the daughter of a fellow immigrant from Scotland. In 1720 he embarked for America in company with many of his country men, and after a tedious voyage in which his children died, the ship arrived in Boston in late autumn. Many of them arrived ill with smallpox, and they were not permitted to land, but went to the present town of Wiscasset, on the Maine coast, where they spent the winter. The following year he joined the Scotch-Irish settlers in what is now called Londonderry, where he lived until 1736. His home was about two miles south of the village of East Derry. During that year (1736) his buildings were destroyed by fire, and instead of rebuilding he removed to Harrytown [Manchester] and settled on the Thaxter grant a short distance above Amoskeag falls. He built the house now standing at the east end of the Amoskeag bridge, which was occupied for many years by the widow of Jonas Page. For the safety of the people in his immediate vicinity a fort was built at Amoskeag, which was called Starks' Fort. On the 9th of March 1747, he petitioned His Excellency, Benning Wentworth, Esq. , that a competent number of soldiers may be allowed him to be station at his garrison to guard and defend him and others in performing their necessary labors. He was the first named grantee and one of the principal proprietors, and in compliment to him the town of Dunbarton was known as Starkstown for fourteen years, until 1765. Archibald Stark died in Derryfield [Manchester] 25 June, 1758 and was buried in what was known as the Christian brook cemetery, which was situated about where the north end of the Manchester locomotive works later stood. The bluff on which it was situated was some thirty or more feet high and close to Canal street, and was leveled to make way for a street that was put through just north of the locomotive works as then built. This street was afterwards discontinued so that the locomotive works could enlarge their plant and still have the same under one roof. A low slate headstone in the south-westerly corner of the Valley cemetery marks the spot where the remains of Archibald Stark now repose, and bears this inscription: "HERE LYES THE BODY OF Mr. / ARCHIBALD STARK HE / Departed This Life June 25th / 1758 Aged 61 Years." / His wife was Eleanor "Hellen " Nichols whom he married in Londonderry, Ireland. After the death of Archibald Stark, his land was divided among his four sons: William, John, Samuel and Archibald. Come and relive history at Stark Barn; this is a very unique experience and a “must stay" as the 1776 era is depicted in pictures, books, antiques and in the spirit of the barn. A book with the Memoir and Official Correspondence of General John Stark with Notices of Several Other Officers of the American Revolution written by his son Caleb Stark is available in each room
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                **** STILL AVAILABLE FOR COLLEGE FOOTBALL NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP GAME, WEEK OF JANUARY 9TH, 2017 AT RAYMOND JAMES STADIUM, TAMPA, FLORIDA 8:00 P.M. **** CALL FOR SPECIAL PRICING. **** Private custom 7,000 square foot lakefront estate, Villa Alexa, located on 3 very private acres and now available for limited time as a luxurious rental! Gorgeous Mediterranean-style mansion inspired by a home on the Amalfi Coast. Secured entry through wrought iron gates (key code entry), large paver driveway lined with mature palm trees. Experience one of Tampa's most beautiful estate properties for your next vacation or event. 6 Bedrooms / 5 Baths (2 master bedrooms) with a massive chef’s dream kitchen, home theater with custom multi-level seating, and a beautiful pool overlooking dock and private Lake Pretty. Home is perfect for entertaining or family gatherings. Master bedroom features a California King bed, 12 ft ceilings and custom wood floors, marble and stone bath, Jacuzzi tub with view of water, five person marble shower and steam room. Over 2,000 sq. ft. of balconies line the back of this estate where you can watch the sunset and the moon rise over the beautiful lake. Custom pool deck featuring a 20 by 30 olympic size pool with black granite bottom and an 8 person solar heated spa. Enjoy chilling and grilling with brand new Weber Genesis Professional Series BBQ. This distinctive home has been used for corporate events, photo shoots and videos. It is convenient to all Tampa Bay has to offer, and offers privacy and high-end details not found in other rentals. Complimentary bass fishing, kayaking, canoeing and SUP boarding. Wave runners and competition ski boats available for rent. RESERVE YOUR DATES TODAY!
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                  **** STILL AVAILABLE FOR COLLEGE FOOTBALL NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP GAME, WEEK OF JANUARY 9TH, 2017 AT RAYMOND JAMES STADIUM, TAMPA, FLORIDA 8:00 P.M. **** CALL FOR SPECIAL PRICING. **** Private custom 7,000 square foot lakefront estate, Villa Alexa, located on 3 very private acres and now available for limited time as a luxurious rental! Gorgeous Mediterranean-style mansion inspired by a home on the Amalfi Coast. Secured entry through wrought iron gates (key code entry), large paver driveway lined with mature palm trees. Experience one of Tampa's most beautiful estate properties for your next vacation or event. 6 Bedrooms / 5 Baths (2 master bedrooms) with a massive chef’s dream kitchen, home theater with custom multi-level seating, and a beautiful pool overlooking dock and private Lake Pretty. Home is perfect for entertaining or family gatherings. Master bedroom features a California King bed, 12 ft ceilings and custom wood floors, marble and stone bath, Jacuzzi tub with view of water, five person marble shower and steam room. Over 2,000 sq. ft. of balconies line the back of this estate where you can watch the sunset and the moon rise over the beautiful lake. Custom pool deck featuring a 20 by 30 olympic size pool with black granite bottom and an 8 person solar heated spa. Enjoy chilling and grilling with brand new Weber Genesis Professional Series BBQ. This distinctive home has been used for corporate events, photo shoots and videos. It is convenient to all Tampa Bay has to offer, and offers privacy and high-end details not found in other rentals. Complimentary bass fishing, kayaking, canoeing and SUP boarding. Wave runners and competition ski boats available for rent. RESERVE YOUR DATES TODAY!
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                  This property was deactivated by the owner. We have found several other available options for your stay.
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                  1br Cottage
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                  Lakefront guesthouse-full kitchen living room-very large bedroom and full bath. On 2.5 acres. Beautifully newly decorated. Two flat screen TVs with cable-high end laminate flooring-comfortable high thread count sheets on queen bed. All kitchen appliances with coffee bar with Keurig. Wooded setting with beautiful views of ski lake-private exit to lake access. Ample parking space. Wireless internet. In unit washer and dryer.
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                  Perfect for couples looking to enjoy the Tampa/St. Pete area but in the comfort and serenity of a 2 acres oasis set on beautiful lake. This 600 square foot studio-style cottage has a bright sitting room that opens into a kitchenette with microwave, mini-fridge, coffeemaker. Bedroom with flat screen tv with HBO and more. Enjoy cocktails on the lakefront gazebo at sunset. Relax in the lakefront hammock or kayak from one lake to another.
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                  Home/Apartment
                  • Wifi
                  • Pets Allowed
                  • Parking
                  • Swimming Pool
                  One bedroom guesthouse in park-like gated community with private entrance and pool (unheated). Features a comfy queen bed, full bath, kitchenette and breakfast nook. Enjoy seasonal fruit from the garden. Your little home away from home.