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Our Central Florida home is located 12 miles southeast of Ocala (about 20 minutes driving), close to Ocklawaha and Bellevue on the north shore of Lake Weir in a quiet neighborhood. Silver Springs park and recreation area, Ocala National Forest, Silver River State Park are close by. Enjoy the less touristed area of Florida offering fishing, boating, swimming, scuba diving, snorkeling, underwater spring fed caverns and caves, explore the 300,000 acre Ocala National forest, hiking trails, horseback riding, target shooting, hunting, biking,lakes, rivers, kayaking, golfing (about 10 courses) offer unlimited outdoor adventures. Old oak trees with Spanish moss, tropical plants grace the area which also house small wild monkeys , wild turkeys, deer, an occasional alligator, cranes and much other wildlife.
Ocala is the horse capital of the USA and several of the Kentucky Derby winners were raised here. Marion County offers 183 lakes, 9 springs and many archeological wonders, beaches, rivers etc.
Centrally located between Daytona Beach (40miles) on Atlantic Ocean and Crystal River(35 miles) on the Gulf side, Orlando/Disney World 50 miles, Tampa (Bush Gardens etc.) is about 70 miles. Kennedy Space Center (50 miles), cultural Gainesville 40 miles with world class entertainment. Villages Retirement community is 15 minutes south.
Ocala itself has a population of about 57,000, offers restaurants, movie theater, antique shops, shopping malls, Performing arts center, Civic theater as well as visual arts center, Appleton Museum of Art, Don Garlits Museum of Drag Racing, Brick Center for the Arts, Discovery Science and Outdoor Center, College of Central Florida theater, Florida Carriage Museum, Marion County museum of History galleries. and much more....drive to Crystal River/Homosassa Springs to see the manitees.
You can enjoy the incredible offerings from the nature around you such as bird watching from your vacation home which offers a quiet respite from all the exploring that is offered here. Two 18 hole golf courses(Lake Diamond & Silver Springs Shores) are within 5 minutes.
The 1989 built home is modern and well equipped for easy living. From the covered front porch (facing east) you walk into the very spacious newly beige carpeted living/dining area which boasts 11 foot high ceilings.
In this area you'll spend most of your time reading, watching TV or listening to a DVD,reading or just relaxing. A modern comfortable queen size couch and pillows, modern reading chair with ottoman, two upholstered accent chairs, a teal colored glass cabinet enhance the color scheme of white and teal. Amenities include a 42' HD television, radio with Ipod docking station, DVD player, books and maps lets you relax and enjoy the peaceful setting. Nice wall art throughout the house relax your senses.
The new modern kitchen features all stainless appliances consisting of dishwasher, fridge/freezer, stove with oven, microwave oven, blender, toaster, plenty of dishes and glasses as well as cooking utensils. Granite counter tops and a bar with two stools for easy eating. The flooring has been changed to a new modern sand tile floor which compliments the new granite counter tops and new kitchen white cabinets.
From the dining room a sliding glass door leads onto the patio which features a barbecue grill, four outdoor chairs and a small table with a view of the shrubs and trees in the large yard; here you can view and listen to various birds.
Also from the dining room another door a door leads into the large single car garage and the utility room which has the washer/dryer, a work bench and storage, two bikes which belong to the owner and may be used by guests at their own risk and expense for any repairs required. Here we also have a double sided fridge for any kitchen fridge overflow, as well as a full size fold out futon.
The inviting large, carpeted master bedroom features a king size bed, two night stands, lamps and an ensuite bathroom with tub and overhead rain rain shower, windows in both rooms are to the back yard. The bedroom window has light block-out shades and drapes.
The other bedroom/office/den has two twin beds which can be put together to make a king, a computer desk with a Cannon printer/scanner and chair. The second bathroom is off the hallway and also features full tub with overhead shower, vanity. Linens, blankets, king size comforter and towels are provided.
Silver Springs Golf and Country Club, for golfing with pro golf shop and restaurant which is open to the Public. Diamond Lake country Club nearby is located just north of us, about 3 miles ....moreless
2 blocks from Lake Weir high school, off SE Maricamp Road (CR 464). Nature's abounds with native oak trees with Irish Moos, open spaces; quiet neighborhood, park is easy walk offers pier fishing....moreless
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Apr 1 - Jun 30, 2015
3 night min stay
Jul 1 - Aug 31, 2015
3 night min stay
Fri, Sat, Sun
Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Sep 1 - Dec 31, 2015
3 night min stay
Jan 1 - Mar 31, 2016
7 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
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Sorry no smokers or pets. Local care taker available for check in, additional maid service (at additional cost) if desired. Price is based on occupancy of two people. Add $ 75.00 per week for an additional person. Maximum occupancy is four.
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Ocala is the horse capital of the United States. Many equestrian events take place here throughout the year. Wonderful lakes, waterways offer boating, fishing, swimming, diving, explore underground reefs. Enjoy an abundance of wildlife right in your back yard. Ocala is centrally located between the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf. Silver Springs River State Park offers glass bottom boat rides to view the many underground springs, pristine clear waters, fish and turtles living there. A museum on the premises shows history and wild life of the area. Wild Water Waters offer slides and fun for young people. Bird watching, hiking and biking trails also found here.
Appleton Museum and the Civic Theater are located just west on I 40 from the Silver Springs State Park. Go east on I 40 and drive through the State Park towards Ormond Beach and Daytona Beach, (about 1 hour drive). Garrits Museum of Drag racing is found of I 75.
Cross Florida Greenway is practically in our back yard. It offers trails for hiking, biking, horseback riding, rivers to paddle, archeological sites to explore, historic districts and places to shop.
Crossing central Florida from the gulf coast of Mexico to the St. John's River is the state's premier greenway.
The Marjorie Harris Carr Cross Florida Greenway forms the spine of the Cross Florida region. Crystal clear cold springs, verdant horse pastures, abundant freshwater and marine fishing spots, are distinctive historic districts define this beautiful region. It is home to communities such as River front Palatka, gulf front Cedar Key and Ocala.
Downtown Ocala's Tuscawilla park houses the Discovery Center and the Sculpture garden.
Southeast of us I via 441 is the Golden Triangle in the Lake County. Here the towns Eustis, Mt. Dora and Tavares are historic towns on lakes and offer much entertainment (Mt. Dora), good restaurants, boat trips, diving, canoes, shopping, quaint homes etc..
Your stay here is not complete without a trip to the Rainbow Springs State Park, southwest through the horse country to Dunellon, about a 45minutes drive, or Manatee viewing/swimming at Homosassa State Park. At nearby Crystal River you can take a glass bottom boat ride and go swimming with the Manatees, which come to the springs for the warm waters during winter months.
Year Purchased: 2013
About the owner: a former accountant and now a painter tHis Ocala home is our second home when we need to get away from the rain and cold winter climate in Seattle.
Why the Owner Chose Summerfield:
It's located in warm climate and we enjoy the natural uncrowded setting, yet close proximity to ocean beaches, Orlando and cultural offerings of area.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
Quiet, Nature location with much wild life like eagles, song birds, sand cranes, etc.. Park with picnic tables, fishing lake with pier, children's play area are two blocks and within short walk from house. Ocala has a population of about 57,OOO, is the seat of Marion county. Ocala is the horse capital of the USA, where several Kentucky Derby winners originated. Enjoy the area's annual horse racing event and HITS Grand Prix as well as horse auctions etc.. Silver Springs River offers glass bottom boat rides for viewing the amazing underwater crystal clear springs which abound in this area.y Groundvelevel ome with security system and large back yardcik withagnolias, cypress, live oaks, tea leaves, barrel bushes, etc.. Palm trees enhance the front yard. A screened in 20x10 outside patio makes for relaxing outdoor living. This is a quiet, residential neighborhood with little traffic, except locals. The single level spacious home offers a shaded front porch. Entry is into the carpeted Great room offering comfortable seating for four, 42inch color TV, WIFI, DVD player, coffee and side tables, shelfing, couch, three chairs, books, tourist information. Mostly original art decorate the walls; the raised 11 feet high walls provide a very open feeling. Off the living area is the new 2015 kitchen with all stainless steel appliances, modern tile flooring, granite counter tops, counter with two bar stools; the open dining area is located off the kitchen offers a dining table with four matching chairs. From the kitchen you exit to the patio 10x20 feet which has four lawn chairs and a small coffee table.Plants have been planted around this area. From the dining room you enter to a single car garage, which houses the full size washer/dryer, an extra fridge, two bikes which may be used by guests at their own risks. A stationary exercise bike is also found here. The bedrooms are off the living area. The master bedroom has a king size bed, two dressers, three lamps ,
Front view of our home.
Living room area towards entry door
2015 new kitchen with granite countertops and stainless steel appliances
Master bedroom with king size bed
Master bedroom with view to back yard
Guest bathroom with tiled bath tub and overhead shower
backyard 10x20 patio for relaxing
A climate for easy living
our regular visitors--sand hill cranes
Along the Ocklawaha River
The lucky $ 200,000 derby winner Feb.2015
Drive way parking area
Living room area
Entry on South Wall, book case with books and games
View from Kitchen counter to dining area
Master bedroom with dresser and door to en suite bath
Master bath with tub and overhead rain shower
2nd bedroom (twin beds can be pushed together to make one king bed.
Park is three blocks from house has fishing pier, play area and picnic tables.
On the Ocklawaha River by Dora Canal
At the HITS Ocala horse races Feb. 2015
Drying out the wings
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