Gorgeous lake front pool home! Close to Orlando and Tampa attractions!

Auburndale, Florida

After a big day at the theme parks or the nearby Lake Myrtle Sports Complex or the Elite Cable Park just 1 mile away, come back to paradise!  Pull up a chair or hop in the private pool and enjoy the amazing lake view and the quiet, serene setting.  And most of all enjoy the "Southern Exposure" to work on your tan or enjoy the stunning sunsets! The private pool can be heated during the cooler months for an extra charge.

This gorgeous home is located in Auburndale, which is between Lakeland and Haines City, just minutes from the Lake Myrtle Sports Complex and onlly 12 miles from the Joker Marchant Stadium in Lakeland.  You will be close to shopping, Legoland, Fantasy of Flight, and I-4 for a quick jaunt to the Tampa area beaches or Busch Gardens Tampa.  There is plenty of water skiing nearby as well, including Active Skiing,  Ski Fluid and the Water Ski Hall of Fame.

This lovely one story home has four bedrooms, with the Master overlooking the lake and opening to the gorgeous pool.  The kitchen has everything you will need to prepare your meals, and includes seating for 4 at the bar and 4 at the kitchen table that is overlooking the lake.  Perfect spot for that morning cup of coffee!

The nicely appointed formal dining room has seating for 8.  The comfortable living room has a flat screen TV and includes plenty of seating.

The laundry room and extra powder room are just off the garage, which can be used to store your sporting goods or park your vehicle.  There is plenty of parking in the driveway as well.

Free WIFI throughout the house.

Type in "Sue Shields Southern Exposure" into Youtube to get a virtual tour!

Strictly no smoking, no pets.



  • SafeStay (AHLA - USA)


  • Cleaned With Disinfectant
  • Check In And Check Out With No Person-to-person Contact
  • All Towels And Bedding Washed In Hot Water That’s At Least 60ºC/140ºF
  • High-touch Surfaces Cleaned With Disinfectant (like Countertops, Light Switches, Handles, And Faucets)


  • Water View
  • Lake View


  • Lake
  • Waterfront


  • Enhanced Cleaning Practices


  • Laundromat
  • Hospital


  • Theme Parks


  • Fishing
  • Swimming


  • Necessary


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils For Kids
  • Dining Table
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dishwasher
  • Stove
  • Pantry Items
  • Kettle
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Blender
  • Toaster
  • Ice Maker


  • Non Smoking Only
  • Children Welcome
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible
  • Pets Not Allowed


  • Deck/Patio
  • Lawn/Garden
  • Beach Towels
  • Outdoor Play Area
  • Outdoor Furniture


  • Washing Machine
  • Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Parking
  • Iron & Board
  • Heating
  • Paper Towels
  • Telephone
  • Linens Provided
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Toilet Paper
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Clothes Dryer


  • Desk Chair
  • Desk
  • Free Wifi


  • Television
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite/Cable
  • Smart TV


  • Emergency Exit Route
  • Fire Station Contact


  • Dining Area

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool

Suitability Chkbox

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters


  • Fire Extinguisher
  • First Aid Kit
  • Deadbolt Lock
  • Exterior Lighting
  • Carbon Monoxide Detector


  • Smoke Detector


  • Police Contact


  • Hospital Contact

Dining Checkbox

  • Dining

Houses Rules

  • 04:00 PM
  • 10:00 AM
  • No parties/events
  • Smoking allowed
  • Pets allowed
  • Children allowed
  • Max occupancy: 8

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Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

36 Reviews

    Perfect Stay!

    5/5 Stayed Aug 19, 2021
    Submitted Aug 31, 2021

    We were in Auburndale, Florida visiting family and needed a place of our own. This property was perfect! The home was very clean and had all the amenities described in the listing. This is a quiet neighborhood situated on a private lake. It was very quiet and peaceful. The pool was fantastic! Sue, the property manager, was available for any questions we had. I would highly recommend this property! You're close to everything!

    Swimming and space

    5/5 Stayed Jul 24, 2021
    Submitted Aug 3, 2021

    My 73 year old mother and I decided to take a trip to Florida and get a break. I'm a single mom with two Littles and my mother had not been put of NH in forever. We LOVED this home. At one point my 4 year old said mom this house is so beautiful, it's perfect. We LOVED the pool and I was able to get my little one to start swimming there. The neighborhood is warm and quiet. It was just such a relaxing break filled with Beauty. We have friends and family in the area so we spent most of our time doing every day things. We did visit the Tampa Zoo which was perfect for us. The only thing that could have been better (which does not take away from the 5 stars because it's trivial) is if the pool and steps outside had some sort of railing for older folks and if the TV could cast so my kids could watch Netflix at night. Again... TRIVIAL. WE ARE GRRATFUL AND MAY COME BACK WITHIN THE YEAR!

    Awesome Property

    5/5 Stayed Jun 18, 2021
    Submitted Jun 29, 2021

    Had a great vacation, property was exactly as promised. Hope to return next year!

    Beautiful home

    5/5 Stayed May 20, 2021
    Submitted May 23, 2021

    This home is perfect for a family vacation nice and spacious. The pool area and lake view was everything and management was very attentive and nice my family will definitely be back.

    Great property

    5/5 Stayed May 15, 2021
    Submitted May 18, 2021

    The house was well maintained and clean. The pool was perfect and the view of the lake beautiful. Worth staying at!

    Amazing House

    5/5 Stayed Apr 18, 2021
    Submitted Apr 26, 2021

    We had such a relaxing and enjoyable stay at this home. It was one of the best that we have ever rented. The house was spacious and very clean. It was well stocked. There was a beautiful lake behind the house and the neighbors were quiet. Except for the birds....there were so many birds that call the lake their home...There was a cacophony of birds chirps and calls when you sat outside on the lanai in the evening. It almost made you forget about the fact that you were still in the city. We would stay here again in a heartbeat. Loved it!!!!

    Total relaxation

    5/5 Stayed Apr 12, 2021
    Submitted Apr 19, 2021

    Check in was a breeze. Arrived after dark and awoke to a beautiful lake view. Pool is wonderful. House is equipped with everything you’d need (pool towels, towels, dish towels, washer, dryer) If you are going to cook, will need salt, pepper, and oil. No aluminum foil, wrap, etc. Coffee filters are provided. Beds are very comfortable. Neighborhood is very quiet except for your morning welcome by a multitude of birds. Would definitely stay again if in area. Conveniently located near Lakeland, Winter Haven and Orlando.

    Very nice place

    5/5 Stayed Oct 9, 2020
    Submitted Oct 15, 2020

    Enjoyed our stay here very much. The house was exactly as described. Kitchen well stocked. Lots of towels in bathrooms. Pool was very nice. Sue was extremely responsive throughout the process. Appreciated her checking in with us on our first day to make sure everything was good. Some reviewers had complained about the amount of signage throughout the house. First world problems for sure. I appreciated having the rules of the house very clearly laid out. And I really appreciated the labeling on the various light switches. Would definitely recommend this house and Sue.

    Enjoyed Short Stay

    5/5 Stayed Jul 22, 2020
    Submitted Jul 30, 2020

    Home was in nice, friendly neighborhood. Pool was excellent. Sue made our reservation, check-in and check-out process effortless.

    Much needed vacation

    5/5 Stayed Jul 2, 2020
    Submitted Jul 13, 2020

    The perfect home away from home for my family and I. It was just perfect, clean and very cozy. We all had a blast and much needed relaxing vacation. Wish I had stayed longer!

    Great stay very nice neighborhood

    5/5 Stayed Jun 14, 2020
    Submitted Jul 2, 2020

    This is a beautiful property and the rental staff was awesome

    March stay 2020

    4/5 Stayed Mar 1, 2020
    Submitted Mar 10, 2020

    The house and furnishings were fine, the patio furniture was old and rusty. The outdoor area was dated -- pool cleaner came on Friday of our stay and make pool acceptable. Too many signs. that made us feel uncomfortable--such as you will pay for a plumber if problem. Signs everywhere on the walls. Neighbors were nice. The half bath stool cover was broken when we arrived. Had a time convincing someone it was like that when we arrived.

    Nice place

    5/5 Stayed Feb 27, 2020
    Submitted Mar 2, 2020

    Nice home in a residential neighborhood. Very clean.

    perfect family stay

    5/5 Stayed Feb 16, 2020
    Submitted Feb 23, 2020

    Great place for extended family Only objection was all the signs hanging on walls warning of additional fees if breakage occurs. Otherwise I would highly recommend this home and would come again. Our family doesn't need the signs.

    very enjoyable

    5/5 Stayed Feb 7, 2020
    Submitted Feb 19, 2020

    We really enjoyed our stay here. It was very centrally located and the house had a pleasant layout and nice pool/ lanai as well. Communication with Sue was very easy.


    5/5 Stayed Jan 16, 2020
    Submitted Jan 23, 2020

    The property is as advertised. The kitchen is well stocked with cooking utensils, etc. Great location if you are attending an event at the Lake Myrtle Sports Complex.

    Lovely home, couldn't ask for more

    5/5 Stayed Dec 21, 2019
    Submitted Jan 7, 2020

    Everything was seamless about this property. From the helpfulness of Sue prior to arrival to the check-in process, as well as the cleanliness and spaciousness of the space. Would highly recommend to anyone looking for a beautifully peaceful spot in a nice neighbourhood. Also a quick and easy drive to Disney, which satisfied everyone in our party!

    It was exactly what we wanted! Had no problems! Would stay again!!

    5/5 Stayed Dec 16, 2019
    Submitted Jan 7, 2020

    Easy to work with. Sue was wonderful!

    Exceeded Expectations

    4/5 Stayed Dec 13, 2019
    Submitted Dec 17, 2019

    The property exceeded expectations and was as advertised. The only reason I rated 4-star overall instead of 5-star was that more than 1 roll of bath tissue per bathroom could have been supplied and a separate container for recyclables would have been nice. Just a kitchen container for trash was provided.

    Great Thanksgiving Retreat

    5/5 Stayed Nov 25, 2019
    Submitted Dec 12, 2019

    Our family got together for Thanksgiving in this spacious home. The kitchen was great for cooking a turkey dinner, especially the large assortment of pots, pans, and utensils. The formal dining room was a bonus. My mother who uses a walker was able to get around easily. Everyone enjoyed the view of the pool and lake. It was in a nice neighborhood with friendly neighbors. The house is a short drive from Lakeland where there are many things to do. Instructions provided by Sue were great, and I really appreciated her call after we arrived.

    Great property! Close to fields

    5/5 Stayed Jun 28, 2019
    Submitted Jul 14, 2019

    We really enjoyed our stay at Southern Exposure. We were there for a baseball tournament and loved the convenience.

    Great experience

    5/5 Stayed Jun 7, 2019
    Submitted Jun 13, 2019

    Beautiful home in a great location. Our family enjoyed our stay, and Sue was great to deal with!


    5/5 Stayed Jun 3, 2019
    Submitted Jun 7, 2019

    Lovely house and very comfortable. Pool was a real plus!!

    Tranquil, quiet, yet fun

    5/5 Stayed May 31, 2019
    Submitted Jun 4, 2019

    This house is located on a small lake, in a quiet neighborhood with really nice neighbors. We had 7 people sleeping there and everyone was comfortable. The house has a wonderful master bath! The view from the back porch is very nice. We spent a lot of time looking at the lake and watching the wildlife. We were there for a wedding and not sure if we’ll visit this area of FL again. If we did though, I would want to stay here again.

    Fantastic home for large families!

    5/5 Stayed May 28, 2019
    Submitted Jun 4, 2019

    Loved this home! The pool was perfect for the hot weather. Sue was very attentive and easy to get in touch with. My family loved this beautiful and spacious home.

    Perfect getaway

    5/5 Stayed May 16, 2019
    Submitted May 22, 2019

    The property was beautiful and was perfect for our family to relax and enjoy the sunshine and warmth. Sue went out of her way to help us with a car issue that had nothing to do with the property. Very helpful to have that local support to deal with unforeseen issues. Would definitely be happy to visit there again!

    Great Stay!

    5/5 Stayed Apr 4, 2019
    Submitted Apr 10, 2019

    We hope to come back again next year!

    Beautiful home

    5/5 Stayed Jan 27, 2019
    Submitted Jan 31, 2019

    Everything was wonderful. It’s a beautiful home, clean, neat and great view. Worked perfectly for our golf vacation, close enough to Orlando and Tampa.

    Great home -1.1 mile to Lake Myrtle Sport Complex

    4/5 Stayed Jan 10, 2019
    Submitted Jan 23, 2019

    The house is VERY close to Lake Myrtle Sports Complex, offers a great view over a lake, beautiful view of the sunset, lots of room to relax in, comfortable beds, and is very well appointed with whatever you want. Having the extra half bath helps a lot. We had 7 people in the house without any problems. It was clean and well maintained. There is a Super Walmart within 5 miles for all your grocery needs. A couple of us did use the heated pool, it was very nice after a game of soccer. Definitely going to look this house up the next time we come down for a tournament.

    Quiet, clean and spacious home with heated pool

    5/5 Stayed Dec 21, 2018
    Submitted Jan 4, 2019

    6 of us stayed at this lakefront home for the holidays and were very comfortable. The house was clean and well-furnished. We enjoyed the heated pool every day despite the cool weather and were very grateful for the pool enclosure to keep out the bugs and critters. We recommend the manager, Sue Shields, highly as well -- she was proactive to ensure that we had everything we needed for our stay. We will remember for some time to come the colorful sunsets over the lake with the local birds flying onto the lawn in front of the pool at dusk.

    Perfect lake-view property

    5/5 Stayed Nov 20, 2018
    Submitted Nov 25, 2018

    We really enjoyed our stay at this house! Tons of space and a great back yard area overlooking the lake made a great spot to enjoy a cup of coffee in the morning! Would recommend to anyone looking to stay around/near the Lakeland area.

    Great place

    4/5 Stayed Nov 8, 2018
    Submitted Nov 11, 2018

    Home was clean and as described. Only complaint was I wish they left more than one garbage bag and at least a roll of paper towels, no biggie

    Home away from home!!

    5/5 Stayed Oct 16, 2018
    Submitted Oct 20, 2018

    Home away from home. Our family had an awesome time. Lovely clean home, good neighborhood, comfy beds, home fully stocked with enough basic supplies. The pool by the lake was amazing. So serene. You will not be disappointed if you stay here.

    Great place as advertised, hidden in neighborhood.

    5/5 Stayed Aug 1, 2018
    Submitted Aug 8, 2018

    Place was very clean and very organized with needed information. Great place for down time while in the area, and beds were very comfortable.

    Wonderful Property-Perfect Location!

    4/5 Stayed Jul 6, 2018
    Submitted Jul 19, 2018

    We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this lovely home. We were traveling for Baseball, so the 3 minute drive to the field was extra wonderful! Everything was clean, we had plenty of towels, and the laundry room was large so we had room for that. Pool is nice and covered so we didn't have any bugs for those night swims. Kitchen had everything needed to cook meals. Community is nice, however, apparently they want every bit of noise to stop at 10:00pm - this was hard with older boys so just be aware! It states no grilling with a charcoal grill which was strange and feel as if they should provide a gas grill if that's the case. The lake was great for our boys to fish, however, there is no dock for this property so they had to go to the sides of the property (watch out for Gators)! All in all a great find! I would recommend it to others!

    Amazing house for baseball or vacation!!

    5/5 Stayed Jun 25, 2018
    Submitted Jun 28, 2018

    This house made of Florida vacation even better!! We were in town for baseball and it’s one or two minutes from Lake Myrtle Sports Complex and only 15 minutes from Publix Field at Joker Marachant. The pool was amazing after a long hot day in the sun. The kitchen is updated with beautiful granite counters. If you plan to cook ( like we did) the kitchen is well equipped with real pots. Not the cheap thin ones!!! The master bathroom has a huge soaking tub and a huge walk in shower. The towels are super soft and fluffy. Just another one of the unnecessary touches that makes the house more comfortable. Since we came with 4 kids we really got some use out of the washroom. It’s a nice walk in room with plenty of space to wash and fold multiple loads of laundry. I felt very safe in the neighborhood. Everyone waves as you drive by. If you have any problems I guarantee Sue will handle it ASAP. She was very helpful and attentive to every detail of our stay. I would highly recommend the house and working with Sue.


      Auburndale, Florida

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