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

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View from screened porch, den and dinning room.

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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property 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

Why VRBO

Property Type

  • Cottage

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

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

  • Pets Considered:

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

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

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

Entertainment

  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room:

    Ping Pong table, paddles and balls...moreless

  • Games:

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

  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo:

    Boom box with CD player...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

  • Video Library

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Library
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lakefront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing

Dining

  • Dining Area

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Fireplace:

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

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking:

    Huge parking area....moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden:

    Two lounge chairs available....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
 

Reviews

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My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$125
$650 $1,850

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $93 Nightly; 30 nights or more: $62 Nightly


Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • One time cleaning fee $75 + tax
  • Tax Rate 11%

Notes:

Year Round, below rates do not include taxes. $125.00 per night. $650.00 per week up to 4 guests. $1850.00 per month.


Cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


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Location

25 Miles
Nearest Airport
Gainesville Regional Airport
16.4 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Blue Water Bay, Melrose
8 Miles
Nearest Motorway
U.S. 301 Hawthorne
16.4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Blue Water Bay, Melrose
60 Miles
Nearest Beach
Crescent Beach

This home is a 35 minute drive to the University of Florida campus. The Phillips Center for Performing Arts, Florida Museum of Natural History, Harn Museum and Butterfly Atrium are activities on the Uni. of Fla. campus. The Hippodrome Theatre is a 30 minute drive.

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 for swimming, snorkeling and 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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Photos

  • View from screened porch, den and dinning room.

    View from screened porch, den and dinning room.

  • Paddle boat race anyone?

    Paddle boat race anyone?

  • Ping Ping tournament  Room.

    Ping Ping tournament Room.

  • Awesome swimming nine months out of the year.  I am truly blessed! :)

    Awesome swimming nine months out of the year. I am truly blessed! :)

  • Screened Porch is an awesome place for meals & games. Frogs sound great at night

    Screened Porch is an awesome place for meals & games. Frogs sound great at night

  • Mater Bedroom-Queen sized bed. HD TV with many commercial free movie channels.

    Mater Bedroom-Queen sized bed. HD TV with many commercial free movie channels.

  • Computer for guest use.  Wi Fi available throughout the home.

    Computer for guest use. Wi Fi available throughout the home.

  • Front view of home.

    Front view of home.

  • Bedroom with queen bed.  Split plan layout. Master on opposite end of home

    Bedroom with queen bed. Split plan layout. Master on opposite end of home

  • My pet fish that swim around the dock.

    My pet fish that swim around the dock.

  • Be sure to visit Silver Springs State Park in Ocala, which is 30 minutes away.

    Be sure to visit Silver Springs State Park in Ocala, which is 30 minutes away.

  • Enjoy a romantic sunset

    Enjoy a romantic sunset

  • Den with lake view. Electric fireplace creating ambience anytime of the year.

    Den with lake view. Electric fireplace creating ambience anytime of the year.

  • Wonderful feelings of peace, quiet and serenity.

    Wonderful feelings of peace, quiet and serenity.

  • Time to roast some marshmallows

    Time to roast some marshmallows

  • Full Kitchen with gas stove. purification system for excellent drinking water.

    Full Kitchen with gas stove. purification system for excellent drinking water.

  • A soul rejuvenating place. The sound of the breeze thru the pines is so relaxing

    A soul rejuvenating place. The sound of the breeze thru the pines is so relaxing

  • Master bathroom with garden tub- great for bubble baths.  Shower not shown.

    Master bathroom with garden tub- great for bubble baths. Shower not shown.

  • Bedroom with double bed. It has a full bathroom between it and other bedroom.

    Bedroom with double bed. It has a full bathroom between it and other bedroom.

  • It's fun to watch the bass chasing schools of minnows jumping out of the water.

    It's fun to watch the bass chasing schools of minnows jumping out of the water.

  • BBQ charcoal grill off to the left.  Great place for a cookout.

    BBQ charcoal grill off to the left. Great place for a cookout.

  • The are miles of scenic places to go bike riding. Explore the other nearby lakes

    The are miles of scenic places to go bike riding. Explore the other nearby lakes

  • One acre is securely fenced around the home and dogs just love to run and play.

    One acre is securely fenced around the home and dogs just love to run and play.

VRBO #305799

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  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2.5
  • Property type
    Cottage
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Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
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  • Response rate 100%
  • Calendar last updated 08/29/2015
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