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Stay by a lovely pond on 34 acre fruit and ornamental tree nursery property with great vibes.  Located near I75 just 20 miles South of Tampa, 35 miles east of Saint Petersburg, 35 miles North of Sarasota, 2 hours West of Orlando.  

Parts of property are wide open, other areas are rugged and difficult to walk through including some wetland areas.  The nursery has plenty

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Stay by a lovely pond on 34 acre fruit and ornamental tree nursery property with great vibes.  Located near I75 just 20 miles South of Tampa, 35 miles east of Saint Petersburg, 35 miles North of Sarasota, 2 hours West of Orlando.  

Parts of property are wide open, other areas are rugged and difficult to walk through including some wetland areas.  The nursery has plenty of trees, & some fields - large pond is surrounded by cattails and marsh/wetlands & has fish (Bass, Tilapia, Sunfish, Catfish).

Room for Privacy between campsites.  Usually have fresh organically grown veggies and fruit available too!  (Citrus, Starfruit, Banana. Mango, Papaya & more)

Several species of wildlife have been seen on the property.  There are some lovely Hawks that are fun to watch.  They follow us around at times - hoping we flush out prey for them.

Our pond-front sites do not currently have power, water or sewage hookups.  Generator use is OK.  Firewood is available, but please keep campfires small and safe.  Generator power is ok and we have them on site, or a nearby Home Depot can rent one to you.

Areas around office and main gate may offer some 120 volt options power for charging systems, along with water spigots and waste dumping options.            Note:  30Amp power outlets are currently all in use.

Please plan to arrive well before sunset to get settled in and see your way around the site.

We think the property is lovely, and definitely want you to enjoy your camping experience!

Note:  Honeybee hives are on property about June through January, if any bee allergies within your group please advise - so we can point you toward a campsite further away from hives.  Other insects and some plant species may be annoying. 

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
7 sites
Up to 5 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Pets allowed
No toilet
Amenities
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Wifi available
Bins available
Laundry present
No showers
No picnic table
Camping vehicle details
Water hookup available
Sewage hookup available
Generators allowed
No electrical hookup
No TV hookup
Pull-in site
Max length 45ft
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: grass or field
Surface levelness: flat
  • Check in: After 11AM
  • Check out: Before 1PM
  • Cancellation policy: Super Flexible
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out
  • Response time: Within 6 hours
  • Response rate: 98%

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Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Off-roading (OHV)

Options available, ask host for details.

Biking
Boating
Fishing
Hiking
Paddling
Swimming
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at By the Pond in Florida.

Beach

Tampa Bay beach areas accessible only 6-8 miles away.

Farm

We grow tree crops and field crops and more!

Driveway

Over a mile of private roadways to camp by are available around the pond and farm here.

Forest
Lake
Field
Suburban
Wetlands
Ranch

The vibe at By the Pond

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Hipcamper Lizzie

Secluded and

Lizzie B.
recommends this listing.
(Site 5)
December 7th, 2020

Mike was super nice and welcoming! He helped us make a fire and even gave some fruit before we left for the road! Will definitely be coming back for another stay. It was very private and right next to a beautiful pond where your allowed to fish and swim in if you'd like.

Hipcamper Mike & Bill
Response from Mike & Bill, the Host, on January 4th, 2021

Thanks Lizzie and it was great to host you. Definitely come back as soon as you’re ready!

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Hipcamper Jace

My favorite hipcamp so far.

Jace P.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
December 19th, 2020

Super interesting property with so much to see! If it comes out of the ground, it probably grows here. Mike was a very accommodating, informative, and friendly host with a wonderful piece of land which he works hard to maintain. Thanks for the great stay and for teaching me a few things too!

Hipcamper Mike & Bill
Response from Mike & Bill, the Host, on January 4th, 2021

Jace, You’re the perfect guest here and thanks for sharing some info with me that I was unaware of. It would be absolutely great to get you back here again!

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Hipcamper Karen

Great place to stay!

Karen R.
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(Site 4)
December 20th, 2020

Host was great! Very friendly, kind and accommodating. My husband and I visited by the pond a week after Thanksgiving to visit our kids and new grandson. We essentially had the whole place to ourselves. There are many different areas to camp on the property, very peaceful and private. It's absolutely beautiful there! We loved the lake, gorgeous trees and sunrises. It is close to stores/restaurants. We had a wonderful time and definitely plan to return again!

Hipcamper Mike & Bill
Response from Mike & Bill, the Host, on January 4th, 2021

Hey Karen, your group and large self-contained motorhome were awesome to have here! In addition you offered some good (and free!) information and feedback that was quite helpful! Come on back if you get the opportunity to do so!

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Hipcamper Lacey
Lacey B.
recommends this listing.
(Site 5)
December 26th, 2020

Host was very friendly. Land was private and beautiful landscape

Hipcamper Shayna and Penny
Shayna And Penny F.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
December 28th, 2020

Mike greeted us and opened up the gate when we arrived, and from there we were able to pull in and park our RV. We took a tour of the fruit farm and learned a little bit about what some of the unique plants grown on the property were and their health benefits.
Mike gave us our box of some really incredible and unique fruits grown on the property which we highly recommend adding on for your camping trip! It was totally worth it and adds to the experience. The fruit is all organic and was perfectly ripe and juicy, best camping food ever!
We picked the campsite that had the floating dock and close to the area with the honey bees which was perfect. We can’t express enough how gorgeous this large pond is and it’s a great fishing spot as well.
You can tell Mike is very passionate about the farm and loves sharing it with new people. We loved that this place is secluded and private but note that there is loud noise from the highway and airport. We hope to come back if we pass through or at least pick up some of the delicious fruits from the property, we are addicted now!

Walking through the mango treesThe campsite is secluded and right next to the pondtentThe property is so beautifully lush and green!
Hipcamper Mike & Bill
Response from Mike & Bill, the Host, on January 4th, 2021

You guests were so awesome we didn’t like to see you leave! Sure enjoyed sharing ideas, information and the site with you. Felt like we could have talked for hours or days before running out of subjects! Circle back if you can.

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Hipcamper Joe
Joe K.
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(Site 6)
December 28th, 2020

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Hipcamper Mike & Bill
Response from Mike & Bill, the Host, on January 4th, 2021

Joe. You’re another cool guest we would have liked to have had more time with! Glad to hear you loved that site on the water. Come back by if you get the time.

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Hipcamper Apes

Exceeded our expectations!!

Apes W.
recommends this listing.
(Site 4)
January 3rd, 2021

We wish we could have stayed longer!!! Such a secluded and tropical feel. Definitely recommend stayung by the pond as its so serene with really beautiful views.

Thanks!!! We will be back!
The Waltz Family

Hipcamper Mike & Bill
Response from Mike & Bill, the Host, on January 4th, 2021

We wish you could have hung around longer too, you were great guests!

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Hipcamper Adam
Adam S.
recommends this listing.
(Site 6)
January 3rd, 2021

We had a lovely time at Mike and Bill’s place. Site 4 was perfect for our 20’ travel trailer. There is a little dock where we had our morning coffee and watched birds. Mike was especially welcoming and accommodating. Fresh fruit right from the farm!

Hipcamper Mike & Bill
Response from Mike & Bill, the Host, on January 4th, 2021

It was great to host you and hope you return some time to see all the changes happening here! You were great guests!

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Hipcamper Missy
Missy H.
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(Site 5)
January 4th, 2021

Very friendly hosts. Pond was beautiful

Hipcamper Mike & Bill
Response from Mike & Bill, the Host, on January 12th, 2021

Enjoyed your company so stop back if you get nearby again!

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