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Private Clear Blue Lake, 1.5 Acres, Pet Friendly, Paddleboats, Wifi, Free Hd TV.

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Last updated: 07/10/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Gainesville cottage description

Get away from it all and enjoy the crystal clear blue waters of this spring fed lake nestled among pine trees on a 1.5-acre lot.

Enjoy swimming, fishing, and riding the paddle boats on this peaceful and pristine body of water. This lake is deep in the center (especially near the springs) and shallow around the edge. It is so clear you can use a mask and snorkel ( or the naked eye) to see fish, turtles and interesting aquatic vegetation. There are many bream that swim around the dock and some will actually look up at you expecting to be fed some bread. This is a nature lover's paradise! There is a variety of wild life to observe such as birds of prey, humming birds, otter, deer, and owls.

Relax and float on a raft, or partake in games such as badminton, volleyball, or ping-pong.

Roast marshmallows over a camp fire and star gaze upon the night sky. Camp outside, or sleep inside the 1680 sq. ft. home, with living room, kitchen, dining room, den, three bedrooms, and 2.5 bathrooms. Enjoy relaxing in front of an Amish electric fireplace all year round. Watch many high-definition television stations or surf the internet.

Bring your own boat and take advantage of a huge private lake in the neighborhood that has a picnic area and motor boat ramp. This is a golf cart community and there are many miles of great scenic bike riding opportunities.

Keywords: Lake Front, private

Property Type

      • Cottage

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental


              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


              • Pets Considered:

                Downright pet friendly. One whole acre fenced in around the home!...moreless

              • Non Smoking Only:

                Smoking only allowed on the back screened porch...moreless

              • Children Welcome

              Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Pantry Items
              • Coffee Maker
              • Toaster
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Kitchen
              • Dishwasher
              • Refrigerator
              • Microwave


              • Fireplace:

                Enjoy sitting in front of an Amish electric fire place....moreless

              • Parking:

                Huge parking area....moreless

              • Air Conditioning
              • Linens Provided
              • Washing Machine
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Parking Off Street
              • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
              • Hair Dryer
              • Heating
              • Towels Provided
              • Iron & Board

              Other Amenities

                  • Two Paddle Boats ( one has built in cooler and bimini top ), Screened Porch, large fire pit, Badminton, Swimming, Ping Pong, bikes provided. Water purification System provides excellent drinking water and pure water for household needs....moreless


                  • Television:

                    (2) High Definition, multiple channels including several Blockbuster and ESPN sports channels. Guests can watch separate channels from the den and master bedroom....moreless

                  • Toys:

                    2 paddle boats. One has built in cooler and bimini top. ...moreless

                  • Games:

                    Volley ball, badminton and ping pong....moreless

                  • Game Room:

                    Ping Pong table, paddles and balls...moreless

                  • Stereo:

                    Boom box with CD player...moreless

                  • Books
                  • Satellite / Cable
                  • CD Player
                  • DVD Player
                  • Ping Pong Table
                  • Video Library


                  • Broadband Access
                  • Wireless Internet
                  • Computer Available

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Lawn / Garden:

                    Two lounge chairs available....moreless

                  • Deck / Patio
                  • Outdoor Grill

                  Location & View

                      • Lakefront


                      • Restaurants
                      • Water Skiing
                      • Fishing
                      • Cycling
                      • Swimming
                      • Hiking
                      • Snorkeling/Diving
                      • Sailing
                      • Roller Blading
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Antiquing
                      • Scenic Drives
                      • Paddle Boating
                      • Bird Watching
                      • Wildlife Viewing
                      • Shopping
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Museums
                      • Zoo
                      • Boating
                      • Kayaking


                      Write a review 4.7
                      from 23 traveler reviews
                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      My Standard Rate
                      2 night min stay
                      $600 $1,650
                      * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                      Additional information about rental rates


                      • One time cleaning fee $50
                      • Tax Rate 11%


                      Year Round, below rates do not include taxes. $125.00 per night. $600.00 per week up to 6 guests. $1650.00 per month.

                      Cancellation policy:

                      100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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                      Last updated: 07/10/2014
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                      25 Miles
                      Nearest Airport
                      Gainesville Regional Airport
                      8 Miles
                      Nearest Motorway
                      U.S. 301 Hawthorne
                      60 Miles
                      Nearest Beach
                      Crescent Beach
                      16.4 Miles
                      Nearest Barpub
                      Blue Water Bay, Melrose
                      16.4 Miles
                      Nearest Restaurant
                      Blue Water Bay, Melrose

                      This home is a 35 minute drive to the University of Florida campus. Go Gators!

                      10 minutes from the nearby town of Hawthorne, which has a grocery store, CVS, Subway, Family Dollar, live bait store, Diane's BBQ, public library , post office, churches and thrift stores.

                      There is a state managed bike trail head in Hawthorne. It is a beautiful and scenic paved trail (a converted rail road track) that leads to Gainesville.

                      45 minute drive to the Millhopper sink hole with breathtaking views of miniature water falls from the sides of the sink and magnificent flora.

                      30 minute drive to the La Chua trail which leads into Paynes Prairie. You can walk the trail and see wild bison and horses. There is a wide creek filled with many species of water birds and alligators to view in the distance.

                      30 minute drive to Silver Springs and Wild Waters in Ocala.

                      2 hour drive to Disney World.

                      One and one half drive to St. Augustine and the beaches.

                      35 minute drive to Ravine Gardens and the St. Johns River front park in Palatka.


                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 1988

                      About the owner: Hi, my name is Cathy. Feel free to contact me with any questions about this rental property.

                      Why the Owner Chose Gainesville:
                      It was purchased to relax away from the city life.

                      The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
                      Extremely private, Lots of wildlife, Great fishing, Quiet (No motorized boats on the lake), Clear blue lake fed by three springs.

                      Contact us

                      Speaks: english

                      Guestbook comments from the owner

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                      • Recreation Room

                        Recreation Room

                      • Full Kitchen

                        Full Kitchen

                      • The are miles of scenic places to go bike riding

                        The are miles of scenic places to go bike riding

                      • Den with lake view

                        Den with lake view

                      • Screened Porch

                        Screened Porch

                      • Mater Bedroom

                        Mater Bedroom

                      • Front yard

                        Front yard

                      • My pet fish that swim around the dock.

                        My pet fish that swim around the dock.

                      • Master bathroom.  Also has shower not shown.

                        Master bathroom. Also has shower not shown.

                      • Time to roast some marshmallows

                        Time to roast some marshmallows

                      VRBO #305799

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                      This listing was first published here in 2010.

                      Date last modified - Tuesday, July 22, 2014

                      $125 per night (USD)

                      3 Bedroom / 2.5 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 6

                      View calendar: Updated 07/10/14
                      Minimum stay: 2 nights
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