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Beautiful Lakehouse in North Central Florida

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Last updated: 08/12/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Hawthorne house description

Enjoy the rejuvenating peacefulness of nature at this comfortable retreat. 79 acres of lakes and grassland and 18 acres of adjacent woods make this beautiful spot a great place to relax and recharge. Sunsets are often glorious and the night sky, vast and without light pollution, is magnificent.

The three bedroom, three bath house is spacious and welcoming, with a second large living area for playing games or spreading out projects. The 15 by 35 screen porch is a perfect place to catch a bit of breeze with a cool drink and appreciate the quiet, interrupted occasionally, perhaps, by the loud calls of the Sandhill Cranes who also call this their territory.

Three kinds of woodpeckers, Barred Owls and an osprey are just a few of the frequently sighted large birds who, along with dozens of kinds of small birds might be spotted during a walk in the woods. For more strenuous exercise, there is a private tennis court on site, and the location is convenient to dozens of popular recreation areas. The Gainesville-Hawthorne Trail welcomes hikers, bicyclists, skaters and horseback riders. For kayaking and canoeing the Ocklawaha River, and, a little further, but worth the trip, the salt marshes at Cedar Key, are highly recommended. Swimmers, snorkelers and divers have a wide selection of freshwater options nearby, including Silver Springs and several springs in the Ocala National Forest.

For a culture fix, downtown Gainesville and the University of Florida, with museums, theater and a wide variety of performances are an easy 45 minutes away. Larger concert venues in downtown Jacksonville can be reached in about an hour and a half and the International Drive exit from the Florida Turnpike in Orlando is two hours from the house. St. Augustine’s historic sites and museums are a bit closer than central Jacksonville.

St. Augustine, Orlando and Jacksonville are also destinations for shoppers. Much closer, for those whose interest is antiques, are the shops of Micanopy, which can be reached in a little over half an hour when we share the back road route, which we will.

The house has an attached carport with two bays as well as onsite outdoor parking for four more cars or trailers.

Keywords: lakehouse, house, acreage, fishing, canoing, kayaking, swimming,hiking, woods, wooded, handicapped accessible, Disney World, Ocean, Gulf of Mexico, Jacksonville, St. Augustine, Tampa, Universal Studios,Cedar Key, Valdosta GA

Property Type

  • 1 story
  • House
  • 3000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Pets Considered:

            by prior approval...moreless

          • Wheelchair Accessible
          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11, Beds for 7-11

          • Master Bedroom: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single


          • Center Bedroom: 1 king


          • Front Bedroom: 1 queen


          • Other

            2 Queen air mattresses also available...moreless

          • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Daybed in Master bedroom, Plus 2 queen air mattresses. ...moreless

          Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Coffee Maker
          • Oven
          • Toaster
          • Microwave
          • Ice Maker
          • Kitchen
          • Dishwasher
          • Cooking Utensils
          • Seating for 12 people


          • Parking Off Street
          • Wood Fireplace
          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
          • Linens Provided
          • Covered Parking
          • Towels Provided
          • Iron & Board

          Other Amenities

              • canoe, kayak, tennis court, basketball,hiking,access to private landing strip,swimming, bird watching,...moreless


              • Television
              • Games
              • Books
              • Game Room
              • DVD Player
              • VCR
              • CD Player
              • Satellite / Cable
              • Video Library


              • Telephone:

                Land-line available for local calls only...moreless

              • Broadband Access

              Pool & Spa

                  • Jetted Tub

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Lanai / Gazebo:

                    Screen Porch attached to house...moreless

                  • Kayak / Canoe:

                    2 canoes, 2 perception kayaks ...moreless

                  • Deck / Patio
                  • Outdoor Grill
                  • Tennis

                  Location & View

                      • Lakefront


                      • Restaurants
                      • Jet Skiing
                      • Tennis
                      • Kayaking
                      • Fishing
                      • Golf
                      • Swimming
                      • Cycling
                      • Freshwater Fishing
                      • Groceries
                      • Hiking
                      • ATM/Bank
                      • Bird Watching
                      • Horseshoes
                      • Wildlife Viewing
                      • Boating
                      • Walking
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Shopping
                      • Library
                      • Churches
                      • Laundromat
                      • Snorkeling/Diving


                      Write a review 4.6
                      from 16 traveler reviews
                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      My Standard Rate
                      7 night min stay

                      $1,050 $3,213
                      * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees and Rental Conditions:

                      • Property Damage Protection $69
                      • Pet Fee $75 + tax
                      • Cleaning $75 + tax
                      • Tax Rate 11%

                      Cancellation policy:

                      100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.

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                      Last updated: 08/12/2014
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                      22.5 Miles
                      Nearest Airport
                      Gainesville Regional Airport
                      19 Miles
                      Nearest Train
                      Amtrak-Waldo, 14648 NE 147th Ave, Waldo, FL 32694
                      59 Miles
                      Nearest Beach
                      Crescent Beach
                      8 Miles
                      Nearest Barpub

                      Car: Necessary

                      Nearby attractions/locations: St. John’s River (30 minutes); Gainesville and University of Florida (40 minutes); St. Augustine, Jacksonville (I hour); Orlando including Disney and Universal Studios(2 hours), Cedar Key ranked 5th Coolest Small Town by Budget Travel Magazine.


                      Manager info

                      Year Purchased: 1972

                      About: This property has been our family’s playground for many years and now is a peaceful retreat from the world’s cares. It is centrally located in North Central Florida within a half day’s drive of many fun destinations but far enough away to afford us quiet and solitude when we want it. We hope you will enjoy it as well! -- The Triplett Family

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                      • View on arrival

                        View on arrival

                      • Master Bedroom

                        Master Bedroom

                      • Living Room

                        Living Room

                      • Game Room

                        Game Room

                      • Screened Porch

                        Screened Porch

                      • View from the patio

                        View from the patio

                      • Patio View

                        Patio View

                      • View from behind Garage

                        View from behind Garage

                      • View of adjacent woods on property

                        View of adjacent woods on property

                      • Sunset view

                        Sunset view

                      • Kayaking


                      • Closer View on arrival

                        Closer View on arrival

                      • Master Bath

                        Master Bath

                      • Front Bedroom

                        Front Bedroom

                      • Kitchen


                      • Screened Porch

                        Screened Porch

                      • House View from the Lake

                        House View from the Lake

                      • Main house

                        Main house

                      • Tennis Court

                        Tennis Court

                      • Winter Sunset across the lake

                        Winter Sunset across the lake

                      • View of drive beyond Carport

                        View of drive beyond Carport

                      • Dancing Cranes near the lake

                        Dancing Cranes near the lake

                      VRBO #338284

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                      This listing was first published here in 2011.

                      Date last modified - Sunday, June 22, 2014

                      $1,050 per week (USD)

                      3 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 11

                      View calendar: Updated 08/12/14
                      Minimum stay: 7 nights
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