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Lake June Cottage, Excellent Dock, Rope Swing, Most Reviews

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It's hard to find a nicer dock on Lake June

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Last updated: 10/31/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7-30 nights
  • Internet:Yes
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  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Lake Placid cottage description

PLEASE NOTE: THIS PROPERTY IS NOT AVAILABLE FOR JANUARY - MARCH 30, 2014.

There's a reason our property has the most and best reviews of any other in Lake Placid...it's a great value and the most fun! Truly an 'old style' lake house with one of the best docks on the best lake in Highlands County. From here you have a long, unobstructed view of the entire lake, including the stunning sunsets. Beautiful 3600 acre Lake June has the highest water quality and white sand bottom.
In May of 2012 we had a 50' white sand beach. However, with the summer monsoons, we now have water all the way up to the sea wall. Either way, there's lots of water and/or beach for all your vacation needs.

The home is not fancy, but is clean, cozy, comfortable, and is one of the best values on the lake. You could pay more, but why? Sure, you can rent a fancier home, but if you're staying on the water, isn't the dock and the view really what it's all about? It's hard to beat this property if that's what is important to you.

PLEASE CLICK ON THE 'VIEW CALENDAR' ICON ON THE HOME PAGE TO SEE IF THE DATES YOU WANT ARE AVAILABLE BEFORE CONTACTING US. SORRY, WE CANNOT RENT FOR LESS THAN ONE WEEK.

I was flattered to see that some of the other property owners in Lake Placid have even copied the exact description of our property in order to promote their own on vrbo. It reminds me of the old saying 'Imitation is the greatest form of flattery.' But my response to that, and question for you, a potential visitor to our property, is 'why go with an imitation?' Take your next vacation at the most and best reviewed lake house in all of Lake Placid, Florida...ours!

For those of you with children, please know that all lake houses are not created equal. Some lakes and locations are not as suitable for younger children (or even adults) to enjoy the water in safety. This property has a 100' clean, white sand bottom with shallow water out to the end of the dock....perfect for younger children. Unlike some other locations on the lake which have dark, deeper, water with a mucky bottom near the dock, we have none of that. This is the perfect place to wade and enjoy the water whether you're 8 or 80!

Also be aware of the importance of the location of the house on the lake. Some homes advertised on vrbo are on canals, or less desirable areas of Lake June. We are on the north side of the lake (see map below), with a completely unobstructed view of the entire lake, including the lovely sunsets. It truly is about location, location, location....and we've got one of the best locations on the lake!

The home has two bedrooms with king size beds, one with small private bathroom with shower. These are no ordinary beds...they are plush with lots of egg crate and foam covers which will welcome you to sleep in comfort. Second, full bath off main living area.

The entire inside of the house was freshly painted in October, 2011. We also put in new windows on the back (lake) wall, along with new back door and other little improvements.

The sleeping porch (a/k/a Florida room) is air conditioned, and has one twin bed, one brand new double futon, a single futon, and rocking chair with ottoman, all overlooking the lake.

Please note: One potential tenant stopped by to check out the property when we were there and remarked: 'It is so much bigger than it appeared in the photos online.' If that is your impression from the photos, let me give you the stats on the rooms: The sleeping porch/Florida room (room on the back of the house with futons overlooking the lake). is 13.5 wide by 25 long. The bedrooms are 15 feet long by 9.5 feet wide; these numbers do not include the separate desk/closet areas shown in both photos.
I did not measure the kitchen but once again, our visitor said 'this is larger than I thought it was from the photos.' To be sure, this is not a palatial home, but perhaps it is a little larger than the photos suggest.

Pull out couch in living area also makes into a bed. (I must admit, it's not that comfortable however). There are ceiling fans in every room, including the sleeping porch/Florida room.
This area has what one of our visitors called 'a wall of windows' so you can watch the lake activities from the comfort of your easy chair or rocker in air conditioned comfort if you wish.

Another surprising and rare amenity at this property: enclosed porch has large hot tub and patio table with seating for six.
Large back yard has picnic table and wooden swing hanging from mossy hickory tree.

In January 2011, we replaced all carpet and vinyl throughout the house. The wood floor underneath still creaks, but everything is clean and neat. We also just installed a 46' HD flat screen TV in the living area. Smaller flat screen TVs located in bedrooms, one with DVD player.

We have excellent quality, high pressure city water coming in to the house.

Most lake houses have a dock, but not like this! Two large, custom swings under cover, plus plenty of room for lounge chairs out in the sun. The rope swing is a hit with children of all ages! Feed the fish from the dock, watch ospreys, sandhill cranes, egrets, ducks, seagulls, otters and other wildlife.
Portable fire pit (supply own firewood) allows you to enjoy a campfire by the lake and roast marshmallows, tell stores, or just quietly relax.

Whether you are a retired couple looking to relax for a month or more in the winter months, or a family looking for a super fun vacation get away at a great value, this is the place for you.

Don't just take it from us, read the reviews below written by some of the folks who have stayed with us and see if this fun property is what you're looking for. If you have any doubts or questions, call or e-mail me and I'll send more information and photos and will be happy to give you all the information you need.

Keywords: Lake house, Lake June, Lake June in Winter, Lake Placid, water sports, skiing, hot tub, wakeboarding, bass fishing, dock

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Property Type

      • Cottage

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Long-Term Renters Welcome
              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

                Age 30, unless you can really convince me you are a mature and responsible individual....moreless

              • Children Welcome:

                Few properties offer the shallow, clean water with white sand bottom like we have. Perfect for small children, wading, etc. The rope swing is a hit with children of all ages!...moreless

              • Non Smoking Only
              • Wheelchair Inaccessible

              Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

              Other Amenities

                  • Water/beach volleyball net. Rope swing. Plenty of room on the dock to seat up to 15+. Hammock. Pilings alongside dock for easy mooring for your boat. Tie-offs for waverunners also. City water. Portable fire pit (provide own fire wood)....moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Books:

                    Many good books, including cookbooks...moreless

                  • CD Player
                  • DVD Player
                  • Games:

                    several popular board games...moreless

                  • Satellite / Cable
                  • Television:

                    46' flat screen in living room; smaller flat screen TVs in each bedroom...moreless

                  • VCR
                  • Video Library:

                    About 25 DVDs and a few VCR tapes...moreless

                  Attractions

                  • Churches
                  • Restaurants
                  • Winery Tours

                  Local Services & Businesses

                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Groceries
                  • Hospital
                  • Medical Services

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Antiquing
                  • Boating
                  • Shopping
                  • Wildlife Viewing

                  Location Type

                      • Lakefront:

                        It's all about location, location, location! We are on the North side of the lake, with an long, unobstructed view. Compare to other, 'nicer' homes, but which do not have the incredible dock and view that we do. In addition to the large swings on the dock, there's a hammock to relax in! Property address is 820 Lake June Road, Lake Placid, FL, 33852. Check it out on Google Earth, etc....moreless

                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                      • Cycling
                      • Fishing
                      • Freshwater Fishing
                      • Golf
                      • Jet Skiing
                      • Kayaking
                      • Sailing
                      • Swimming
                      • Water Skiing
                      • Water Tubing
                      • Wind-Surfing

                      Dining

                      • Dining
                      • Dining Area
                      • Seating for 6 people

                      General

                      • Air Conditioning:

                        highly effective window units keep the place as cold as you want to be, or just open the windows in the winter and let the lake breeze blow through...moreless

                      • Broadband Access
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Internet
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Linens Provided:

                        High quality sheets, pillow cases, etc. for all beds, including futons provided...moreless

                      • Living Room
                      • Parking Off Street
                      • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

                        no concrete pad, but lots of room in the yard to park your vehicles. There is a 30 amp plug on the side of the house but you'll need a long extension cord to get to it...moreless

                      • Towels Provided:

                        We have lots of bathroom towels, but please bring your own towels for use on the dock, beach, and hot tub....moreless

                      • Washing Machine
                      • Wireless Internet:

                        high speed wireless internet access included...moreless

                      Kitchen

                      • Coffee Maker:

                        Keurig and regular coffee makers...moreless

                      • Cooking Utensils:

                        I would be surprised if you don't find everything you need: lots of pots and pans, quality silverware, many, many plates, cups, glasses, coffee mugs, crock pot, electric roaster oven, Keurig and regular coffee makers, griddle, many utensils, etc. etc....moreless

                      • Dishes & Utensils:

                        above average quality. Not the usual cheap-o stuff you find in some rentals...moreless

                      • Dishwasher:

                        Small dishwasher, but works well...moreless

                      • Ice Maker
                      • Kitchen:

                        It is surprising, but true that this house has a very high end DCS gas stove top with grill and griddle- you'll love it! We just added a new table top convection toaster oven, in addition to the microwave and regular oven....moreless

                      • Microwave
                      • Oven:

                        plus separate toaster oven...moreless

                      • Refrigerator
                      • Stove:

                        professional quality gas stove top plus built in grill and griddle...moreless

                      • Toaster:

                        Convection Toaster oven...moreless

                      Outside

                      • Boat:

                        No boat at the property for rent, but 4 pilings alongside the walkway at the end of the dock for you to securely tie off your boat....moreless

                      • Outdoor Grill:

                        gas and charcoal grills provided...moreless

                      Pool / Spa

                          • Hot Tub:

                            located in enclosed screen porch. Not many homes have this amenity!...moreless

                           

                          Reviews

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                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          Winter
                          Nov 1 - Mar 31, 2015
                          30 night min stay

                          $2,300
                          Spring - Fall
                          Apr 1 - Oct 16, 2015
                          7 night min stay

                          $1,000
                          * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

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                          • Pet Fee $100
                          • cleaning fee $100
                          • Taxes Included

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                          Location

                          Car: Necessary

                          Large back yard has been used for Bocce Ball and horseshoes. Water/beach volleyball net in place for great family fun. Shallow water with white sand bottom excellent for wading and playing with small children. Lots of room to park cars.

                           

                          Owner info

                          Year Purchased: 2003

                          About the owner: We have now become a family of 9 with the addition of our two new grand daughters. We look forward to them and our many future grand children creating the same great memories we have at the lake.

                          Why the Owner Chose Lake Placid:
                          We began visiting Lake June 19 years ago as a weekend getaway and quickly fell in love with the area. Eleven years ago, we finally took the plunge and purchased this property. We have shared more laughs, played more games, told more stories, and had more fun at this place than at any other vacation spot we have ever visited. This is truly the best investment in family time we have ever made.

                          The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
                          For boaters, I've installed four pilings alongside the walkway to the dock so you can securely tie up your boat and leave it in the water. In addition, there are 2 'hitching posts' near the dock where you can tie off your boat or waverunner if you wish. My favorite time at the lake is sunrise on the dock with a cup of coffee and the Good Book. There is no better time or place to enjoy the beauty and solitude the lake provides. For those who like to sleep in, and after the day-long excursions of tubing, wakeboarding, skiing, jet skis, sailing, rope swinging, water volleyball, or just snoozing on the swings, the pontoon ride at the end of the day is an all time favorite. You just can't beat seeing the sunset from the pontoon as you slowly cruise around the lake, waiving to the other boat loads of folks who are doing the exact same thing. And after doing everything else, a great way to relax is to slide into the large hot tub on the screened in porch. If you like to cook, you'll love the DCS Professional gas cook top complete with 4 large burners, grill, griddle, and massive exhaust hood. For the money, you can't beat this as a place to enjoy the company of friends and family! This property has 100' on the water, and is 200' deep, plenty of room to have lots of fun in the water and park your cars, play yard games, etc. Please note, this is a quiet neighborhood so we will not rent to those who are looking for a place to have a wild party. Lots of fun, absolutely; too much drinking and craziness, absolutely not.


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                          Photos

                          • It's hard to find a nicer dock on Lake June

                            It's hard to find a nicer dock on Lake June

                          • These are the swings mentioned in all of our reviews! They're almost like beds.

                            These are the swings mentioned in all of our reviews! They're almost like beds.

                          • Best part of the property! Large custom swings plus plenty of room in the sun!

                            Best part of the property! Large custom swings plus plenty of room in the sun!

                          • Sleeping porch with many windows overlooking lake.

                            Sleeping porch with many windows overlooking lake.

                          • Kitchen with DCS cooktop; 12' counter in foreground for serving lots of food

                            Kitchen with DCS cooktop; 12' counter in foreground for serving lots of food

                          • BR #2 with king size bed, private bath. Room is 9.5 x 15' excl. closet area

                            BR #2 with king size bed, private bath. Room is 9.5 x 15' excl. closet area

                          • Here's the rope swing in action!

                            Here's the rope swing in action!

                          • These beautiful sandhill cranes are frequent visitors to our back yard.

                            These beautiful sandhill cranes are frequent visitors to our back yard.

                          • Large serving area with storage underneath in the kitchen

                            Large serving area with storage underneath in the kitchen

                          • large back yard looking towards our Meyer lemon tree on the left

                            large back yard looking towards our Meyer lemon tree on the left

                          • Your view from the back door showing large back yard and our dock in the middle

                            Your view from the back door showing large back yard and our dock in the middle

                          • This is NOT the beach we have now (water is higher) but shows white sand bottom

                            This is NOT the beach we have now (water is higher) but shows white sand bottom

                          • Living room with 46in. HD flat screen TV and comfy sofa and chairs.

                            Living room with 46in. HD flat screen TV and comfy sofa and chairs.

                          • dining area with doors to bedrooms on left, and kitchen in background on right

                            dining area with doors to bedrooms on left, and kitchen in background on right

                          • BR #1 with king bed and desk; room is 9.5' x 15' excluding desk area

                            BR #1 with king bed and desk; room is 9.5' x 15' excluding desk area

                          • Large hot tub in screened porch; gas and charcoal grills

                            Large hot tub in screened porch; gas and charcoal grills

                          • Large custom picnic table and swing

                            Large custom picnic table and swing

                          • Another view of the large deck and custom swings

                            Another view of the large deck and custom swings

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                          2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 8

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                          Minimum stay: 7-30 nights
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