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This bright, sunny, and nicely furnished two bedroom, one bath house is well located on ten acres, boarding the Ocala National Forest - the largest national forest east of the Mississippi! The cottage has lovely views of Liddy Pond and classic Florida marsh where wildlife is abundant!
Trails lead directly off the property for guests to enjoy hiking, mountain biking, bird watching, wildlife viewing, and the beauty of natural Florida! This is an eco-tourist's dream and is only a short drive to the World Famous Silver Springs State Park, Alexander Springs, and Juniper Springs! Canoeing, kayaking, snorkeling, hiking, swimming, and much more can all be enjoyed at one of the many State Springs nearby!
Located in the center of the State of Florida, day trips to Daytona Beach, Walt Disney World, Busch Gardens, and many other attractions are easy! Guests can also take a short drive into Ocala and enjoy the Appleton Museum of Art, Ocala's Civics Theater, many fine restaurants, and much more!
If you're looking for a quiet, rural cottage and you don't mind a rooster for an alarm clock, then you're sure to enjoy your stay! We usually have fresh, free-range eggs and fresh herbs for those that enjoy cooking!
Has large shower with low front apron to facilitate handicap...moreless
The house has larger than standard doors and the front door is built near grade to help with handicap access....moreless
This is a natural, tranquil, eco-tourists' dream! Step off the property into the Ocala National Forest and enjoy the real beauty of Florida! Minutes away from the famous Florida Springs including Silver Springs State Park, Juniper Springs, Alexander Springs!
Only a day trip to enjoy the many tourist attractions like Daytona Beach, St Augustine, Walt Disney World, Universal Studios, and many more!
Accommodations for a motor home or travel trailer can be made available, as well as power and water for an additional fee. Home owners are always near-by to meet the needs of guests! ...moreless
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This cottage boarders the west side of the Ocala National Forest just East of Ocala, Florida. Situated on a ten acre horse farm in the geographical center of Florida, it is convenient to the attractions at Silver Springs, Daytona Beach, and Walt Disney World. This is an eco-tourism paradise where guests can enjoy the tranquility of nature and partake in activities such as bird watching, fishing, wildlife watching, photography, hiking, mountain biking, and much more in the convenience of their own back yard! Within just a 20 minute drive, guests can also enjoy the natural beauty of the World Famous Silver Springs State Park, where kayaking, swimming, canoeing, and other eco-tourism is abundant! Ocala's Appleton Museum of Art, Ocala's Civic Theater, and many restaurants are also just a short drive into town!
Year Purchased: 1975
About the owner: Hi, I'm Rusty! My wife Teri and I bought this little farm thirty years ago and built these cute houses together. Once a fully-functioning horse farm, we now just have two horses and enjoy gardening, raising chickens, boat building, and the quiet, rural life. We live next door to the Forest Cottage - fifty or so yards away so you'll have the privacy and security missing from the major touristy areas.
Why the Owner Chose Ocklawaha: As a kid, my family would vacation in this area during the 1960's and my parents moved here when they retired. I soon followed them and bought additional land nearby. My wife and I love the country lifestyle and we love our farm!. We have laying hens, horses, little dogs, and a cat - and this property is perfect for spreading out and enjoying the quiet side of Florida!
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage: The property has paved road frontage but the house sits well back off the road down a nice driveway to provide lots of privacy. The Ocala National Forest boarders one side of the farm and allows for instant access to trails for bike riding, hiking, and wildlife watching! The cottage also has picturesque views of Liddy Pond and the Florida marsh that acts as a wildlife sanctuary.