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Bell Oaks Ranch

· Englewood, Sarasota, Florida
5 acres hosted by Taylor L.
3 RV/tent sites
Recent Hipcampers say this Hipcamp is great for families and kids.
Taylor is a Star Host
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With a year under our belt we are so excited to finally have the chance to host on our property. This land is very special to us and we hope you enjoy it as much as we do. The perfect place to unwind and disconnect from the busy day to day surrounded by nature, farm animals and wildlife. Located in one of the best spots in Florida near top hiking trails, horse farms, and near the beautiful FL beaches.Pitch your tent or trailer in the pasture under the beautiful Florida Oak trees surrounded by horses and native wildlife. Enjoy the quiet nights underneath the stars, cozy up by a fire, and wake up to the amazing Florida sunrises and birds chirping in sweet serenity.  Feel free to pet the horses or hold the friendliest chicken (Bobo) if you desire. We love dogs and they are always welcome, however, we ask that you keep them on a leash and clean up after them at all times. Please respect other guests and their space. Please throw all trash away in the trash/recycle bins in the front of the property. Children must be supervised at all times. There are 3 fire pits that you are welcomed to use. Please leave the fire rings where they are to prevent fires and never leave the fire unattended/ water it down before bed. Outdoor charcoal grill available to use. Electric and water hookup is included for all sites- no sewer hookup. NEW FULL hot shower and bathroom available for all guests. PLEASE keep this communal bathroom clean for yourself and other guests as there is only one to share between all sites. Please let me know if hookup is needed- we have two 30 amp spots and one 50 amp spot. SEPTIC DUMP NEARBY- Venice Myakka RV Resort Our ranch is near great hiking trails, amazing beaches, and there are plenty of activities around for families. TOP RECOMMENDATIONS: Manasota Key Beach (quiet/secluded) eat at the Sandbar or Lock N Key Visit Boca Grande for shopping, beaches, food, and golf Hike Eagle Trail in Lemon Bay Park Best seafood in town: Farlow's (conveniently around the corner) Visit #1 beach in Florida - Siesta Key and stroll around St Armond's Happy to answer any questions!
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Englewood, Sarasota, Florida, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of Calusa, Seminole, Miccosukee, and Mascogo First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Taylor L.Joined in June 2020
159 ratings · 133 reviews
Hailey B.recommends
February 29, 2024
Serene farm stay on Bell Oaks Ranch
Taylor was very responsive to any questions we had, and everyone was so friendly. The bathhouse was good size, and a bigger sized shower that was helpful for room. Bobo the chicken loved to hang out with us! Beautiful place and we definitely would stay again.
Marcia R.recommends
February 25, 2024
Serene farm stay on Bell Oaks Ranch
Great Place to stay!!
We really enjoyed how peaceful and quiet this site was. Taylor and her mother are such nice, helpful and welcoming hosts. The campsite was easy to get to and was fairly level. There were horses to pet and friendly chickens and a lovely cat. A very clean site with a few shade trees. We would definitely stay here again.
Jykla G.recommends
February 24, 2024
Serene farm stay on Bell Oaks Ranch
Very nice landscaping, quiet and peaceful. Will go back.
Chuck B.recommends
February 21, 2024
Serene farm stay on Bell Oaks Ranch
PEACEFUL , Great host, Great property, friendly horses, will camp again.
Elizabeth A.
February 20, 2024
Serene farm stay on Bell Oaks Ranch
Nice property-yucky bathroom
Bell Oaks Ranch is a beautiful property and the grounds are very well maintained. My 5 year old loved taking walks and feeding the horses carrots. There are 6 sites, 2 up near the barn and 4 back in the trees that you see pictured. The host does spread campers out as much as possible. Here are a few things I wish I had known ahead of time. We were excited to pet Bobo “the friendliest chicken” but within 30 mins of arrival he had scratched my 5 year old and pecked my husband. Both broke the skin. Maybe Bobo was having a bad day. Maybe he’s sick of strangers trying to pet him. Maybe he thought we smelled like Indiana sweet corn. Idk. I can say that 2 other campers told me that he pecks if you don’t feed him. So don’t walk up and pet this guy, give him a min. Site one is right by the barn and the farm wakes at 7. If you want to sleep past that have a loud sound machine. WiFi is decent there though. There is a bath house but the only thing stocked is TP. My first day there I messaged Taylor to let her know that there was only a tiny bit of watery soap and no paper towels and that the room could use a clean. TP was stocked at all times but nothing else. Trash wasn’t emptied and the BR wasn’t cleaned the entire 10 days we were there. Host has a sign up asking campers to clean up after themselves but doesn’t provide cleaning supplies or even paper towels. I’ll include pics so you can decide for yourselves if I’m being a princess.
Carrie E.recommends
February 18, 2024
Serene farm stay on Bell Oaks Ranch
They are great hosts, the farm animals are cool and friendly. Bath/shower area are clean and private. Our spot was great with a fire pit. We were able to be outside until the rain around 8pm. The other campers were helpful on easy questions. It was a nice, peaceful spot with all the sounds of wildlife!! Perfect little get-away.
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