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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: 12/12/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Ocala house 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.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 1580 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional

              Suitability

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

              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. Bunk Beds in Family Room: Full size bottom & twin top 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

              • Satellite / Cable:

                Florida Cable with great selection of channels....moreless

              Theme

              • Adventure
              • Away From It All

              Attractions

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

              Local Services & Businesses

              • Fitness Center
              • Hospital

              Leisure Activities

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

              Location Type

              • Lake
              • Lakefront
              • Near The Ocean

              Sports & Adventure Activities

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

              Dining

              • Dining:

                Beautiful solid wood table. Dining room has wonderful view of lake....moreless

              • Dining Room
              • Seating for 6 people

              General

              • Air Conditioning
              • Alarm Clock
              • Broadband Access
              • Carport
              • Ceiling Fans
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Hair Dryer
              • Heating
              • Internet
              • Iron & Board
              • Linens Provided
              • Living Area
              • Living Room:

                Overlooks lake ...moreless

              • Local Restaurant Guide
              • Mobile Phone
              • Parking:

                Tons of room: carport, circle drive, etc....moreless

              • Secure Parking
              • Telephone
              • Towels Provided
              • Washing Machine:

                Stackable, high efficiency Kenmore washer and dryer....moreless

              • Wireless Internet

              Kitchen

              • Coffee Maker
              • Cooking Utensils:

                Plenty of them....moreless

              • Dishes & Utensils:

                More than most places you will rent! Tervis tumblers, wine glasses, plenty of plates and silverware....moreless

              • Dishwasher
              • Freezer:

                Below refrigerator...moreless

              • Grill
              • Kitchen:

                Gas Range, granite counter tops, kitchen island, ice maker, and very spacious!...moreless

              • Microwave:

                Above range....moreless

              • Oven
              • Refrigerator
              • Stove:

                Gas and easy to use !...moreless

              • Stove
              • Toaster

              Outside

              • Beach Towels
              • Canoe
              • Deck / Patio
              • Fully Fenced Property
              • Kayak / Canoe:

                Canoe for guests use. Paddles and lifejackets provided....moreless

              • Lanai / Gazebo:

                Fabulous screened proch overlooking lake just off the family room....moreless

              • Outdoor Entertainment Area
              • Outdoor Grill:

                Webber Charcoal Grill...moreless

              • Patio
              • Shed

              Payment Type

              • Discover
              • Mastercard
              • Visa

              House Cleaning

                  • Housekeeper Optional
                   

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  My Standard Rate
                  2 night min stay
                  $188 $188
                  Fri, Sat, Sun
                  $840 $2,820
                  * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Taxes Included

                  Notes:

                  The Automatic Quote Feature on Homeaway is limited. There is a declining scale for number of nights stayed: 2 nights = $188/night;

                  3 nights = $175/night; 4 nights = $165/night; 5 nights = $148/night; 6 nights = $132/night and, one week (7 nights) = $120/night

                  The optional Guest House Studio is not included in these prices, but is very economical! All are outstanding values!!


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                  Calendar

                  Last updated: 12/12/2014
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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 in 1845, when it was still a territory. It became at state 1848. After extenisve renovations and infrastructure upgrades, I began renting our other 2 lake homes in 2004 because I live outside tha US, and I am rarely in the States. 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 satisfied.

                  Why the Owner Chose Ocala:
                  I bought this property in 2011 because Island Lake is a stunning body of water. It is THE real natural Florida. Spectacular views, privacy, wooded lot, and no traffic or crowds.

                  The Unique Benefits at this House:
                  Free standing home on enormous, private lake lot with old live oaks. 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.


                  Contact us

                  Speaks: english, spanish, 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)

                  • Dining Room overlooking beautiful Island Lake

                    Dining Room overlooking beautiful Island Lake

                  • Family Room overlooking lake with flat screen TV

                    Family Room overlooking lake with flat screen TV

                  • Living Room overlooking lake w/ convertible full sized sofa

                    Living Room overlooking lake w/ convertible full sized sofa

                  • Guest Bedroom - Log Cabin Motif

                    Guest Bedroom - Log Cabin Motif

                  • Hall/Guest Bath Shower

                    Hall/Guest Bath Shower

                  • Private Master Bath

                    Private Master Bath

                  • Charcoal Grill, Picnic Table, Patio

                    Charcoal Grill, Picnic Table, Patio

                  • 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

                  • 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!

                  • Natural Island in center of lake

                    Natural Island in center of lake

                  • Family Rm= Bunk Beds: Full Bottom & Twin Top

                    Family Rm= Bunk Beds: Full Bottom & Twin Top

                  • Guest Bedroom (Log Cabin Style)

                    Guest Bedroom (Log Cabin Style)

                  • Guest/Hall Bathroom

                    Guest/Hall Bathroom

                  • Master Bedroom

                    Master Bedroom

                  • Lakeside: Family Room left; Living Rm center; Dining right

                    Lakeside: Family Room left; Living Rm center; Dining right

                  • Outdoor Living - Fire Pit

                    Outdoor Living - Fire Pit

                  • 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

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                  This listing was first published here in 2011.

                  Date last modified - Wednesday, December 17, 2014

                  $188 per night (USD)
                  11

                  2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 7

                  View calendar: Updated 12/12/14
                  Minimum stay: 2 nights
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                  Member since: 2004
                  Speaks: english, spanish, Spanish
                  • Response time: Within 2 days
                  • Response rate: 80%
                  • Calendar last updated: 12/12/2014
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