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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 boat and kayaking 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.
Paddle Boat and Kayak. 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
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
One time cleaning fee$75 + tax
Year Round, below rates do not include taxes. $125.00 per night. $650.00 per week up to 4 guests. $1850.00 per month.
Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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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.
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.