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Island Lake Redwood Cottage: Relax, Swim, Fish, Ski, Enjoy

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Front View of Main House in circle drive

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Last updated: 08/18/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Ocala cottage description

This beautiful, spacious, redwood cottage sits on incredible Island Lake about 2 miles out side of the unincorporated community of Orange Springs. Set on a perfect, private lake lot, the property consists of the large main house, a spacious guest house, carport, dock, boat house, and patio. Great lake views, old live oak trees with Spanish moss, and a lake breeze describe this picturesque environment. Completely renovated in 2011, this marvelous retreat has a large kitchen with gas range; dining, living, and family rooms overlooking the lake; new baths; laundry facilities; well-appointed furnishings; and more. The dock is terrific for fishing and the lake is great for swimming. 80 feet of shoreline awaits you. There is a canoe, charcoal grill, picnic table, and fire pit for relaxing outdoors.

As well, I have 2 other lake houses nearby if this one seems too large.


The property sits ideally between the cities of Ocala, Gainesville, and Palatka, each with its own distinct character. Ocala is home to:
Elegant Horse Country and Farms
National Ocala National Forest
Silver Springs Park is located
Central Florida Community College
Gainesville is home to:
The University of Florida
Santa Fe Community College
Shans University Hospital
The Veterans Hospital
Palatka is home to:
The St. Johns River
Fun Restaurants on the water
Closeness to East Coast Beaches

OTHER LAKE OPTIONS: Check out my two other lakefront properties on the next lake over. These other 2 are next door to each other on separate acres. Ideal to rent just one cottage or for a large family gathering by leasing both. Listing/ Property IDs: 127321 and 117133.

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1400 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Onsite Services

          • Housekeeper Optional

          Suitability

          • Pets Considered
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Wheelchair Accessible
          • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
          • Children Welcome

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7

          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

            OPTIONAL GUEST HOUSE AVAILABLE...moreless

          • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

            OPTIONAL GUEST HOUSE AVAILABLE...moreless

          • Bedroom 3: 1 double, 1 twin/ single

            OPTIONAL GUEST HOUSE AVAILABLE...moreless

          • Comfortable bedrooms with great linens. Trundle Bed in Family Room. Guest House with bedroom, bath, and kitchenette: Optionally available; Sleeps 2 more! Detached for privacy....moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

            ...moreless

          • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

            ...moreless

          • Just remodeled and terrific!

          Entertainment

          • Television
          • Satellite / Cable
          • DVD Player

          Theme

          • Away From It All
          • Adventure

          Attractions

          • Theme Parks
          • Water Parks
          • Forests
          • Live Theater
          • Museums

          Leisure Activities

          • Walking
          • Antiquing
          • Horseback Riding
          • Sight Seeing
          • Bird Watching
          • Boating

          local services and businesses

          • Hospital
          • Fitness Center

          Location Type

          • Near The Ocean
          • Lake
          • Lakefront

          sports and adventure activities

          • Golf Privileges Optional
          • Deepsea Fishing
          • Freshwater Fishing
          • Hiking
          • Jet Skiing
          • Equestrian Events
          • Fishing
          • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
          • Hunting
          • Swimming
          • Golf
          • Water Skiing
          • Mountain Biking
          • Snorkeling/Diving

          Arrival Day

              • Flexible

              Dining

              • Dining Room
              • Seating for 6 people

              General

              • Telephone
              • Air Conditioning
              • Heating
              • Linens Provided
              • Secure Parking
              • Carport
              • Living Area
              • Broadband Access
              • Wireless Internet
              • Iron & Board
              • Mobile Phone
              • Alarm Clock
              • Ceiling Fans
              • Hair Dryer
              • Local Restaurant Guide
              • Washing Machine
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Internet
              • Towels Provided

              house cleaning

                  • Housekeeper Optional

                  Kitchen

                  • Grill
                  • Stove
                  • Coffee Maker
                  • Toaster
                  • Cooking Utensils
                  • Dishwasher
                  • Refrigerator
                  • Freezer
                  • Oven
                  • Microwave

                  Outside

                  • Deck / Patio
                  • Canoe
                  • Beach Towels
                  • Patio
                  • Outdoor Grill
                  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
                  • Shed
                  • Fully Fenced Property

                  Payment Type

                  • Visa
                  • Mastercard
                  • Discover
                   

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                  2 night min stay
                  $180 $180
                  Fri, Sat, Sun
                  $798 $2,820
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                  Calendar

                  Last updated: 08/18/2014
                  Check availability
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                  21 Unavailable
                  22 Today
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                  Location

                  80 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Gainesville
                  45 Miles
                  Nearest Beach
                  Crescent City

                  Car: Necessary

                  This beautiful and natural lake region lies near the Ocala National Forest. This delightful rural area sits in a perfect triangle between Ocala, Palatka, and Gainesville, Florida. Minutes from the west side of the Ocala National Forest, one can explore the Ocklawaha River, numerous springs, the St. John's River, etc. Hiking the forest, fishing, and swimming are other cost free activities. Plus, it is 55 minutes to the east coast beaches. There is much to do in the area's rivers, lakes, and springs. ******* Also, check out my other two Homeaway.com listings # 127321 and # 117133.

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2011

                  About the owner: My family has owned property around this area since the late 1940's, and my ancestors came to Florida before it was a state: It was still a US territory until 1848. I began renting our vacation homes in 2004 because I live all around the world, and I am rarely in the US. I wanted others to enjoy this part of Florida as I did growing up. I have a wonderful local staff that works to make guests happy.

                  Why the Owner Chose Ocala:
                  I bought this property because Island Lake is the real natural Florida. Spectacular views, privacy, wooded lot, and no traffic or crowds.

                  The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
                  Free standing home on enormous, private lake lot. Beautiful lake for all activities: boating, fishing, swimming, etc. Rural, yet elegant home with great furnishings. Internet, WiFi, free US long distance calling, cable TV, and more.


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                  Speaks: spanish, english, Spanish

                   

                  Photos

                  • Front View of Main House in circle drive

                    Front View of Main House in circle drive

                  • Lakeside (Patio, Grill, Picnic Table, Fire Pit)

                    Lakeside (Patio, Grill, Picnic Table, Fire Pit)

                  • Natural Island in center of lake

                    Natural Island in center of lake

                  • Family Room Overlooking Lake - two twin beds in trundle bed configuration

                    Family Room Overlooking Lake - two twin beds in trundle bed configuration

                  • Dining Room overlooking Island Lake

                    Dining Room overlooking Island Lake

                  • Guest Bedroom (Log Cabin Style)

                    Guest Bedroom (Log Cabin Style)

                  • Guest/Hall Bathroom

                    Guest/Hall Bathroom

                  • Master Bedroom

                    Master Bedroom

                  • Lakeside

                    Lakeside

                  • Optional -- Spacious Guest House with Private Bath, Casual Area with TV; Kitchen

                    Optional -- Spacious Guest House with Private Bath, Casual Area with TV; Kitchen

                  • Bath - Optional Guest House

                    Bath - Optional Guest House

                  • Casual TV Area of Guest House

                    Casual TV Area of Guest House

                  • View from Dock Looking East

                    View from Dock Looking East

                  • Remodeled Kitchen with granite countertops, laundry, microwave, & gas range!

                    Remodeled Kitchen with granite countertops, laundry, microwave, & gas range!

                  • Family Room (Lake Views & Trundle Bed)

                    Family Room (Lake Views & Trundle Bed)

                  • Living Room overlooking lake with convertible queen sofa

                    Living Room overlooking lake with convertible queen sofa

                  • Gorgeous Island Lake & Dock

                    Gorgeous Island Lake & Dock

                  • Guest Bedroom - Log Cabin Motif

                    Guest Bedroom - Log Cabin Motif

                  • Hall/Guest Bath Shower

                    Hall/Guest Bath Shower

                  • Private Master Bath

                    Private Master Bath

                  • View from Living Room

                    View from Living Room

                  • Kitchenette - Optional Guest House

                    Kitchenette - Optional Guest House

                  • Optional Studio Guest House - Queen Bed

                    Optional Studio Guest House - Queen Bed

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                  This listing was first published here in 2011.

                  Date last modified - Monday, August 18, 2014

                  $180 per night (USD)
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                  2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 7

                  View calendar: Updated 08/18/14
                  Minimum stay: 2 nights
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