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Convenient to 'The Villages', our five and one half acre estate called 'Hidden Oaks', includes a fully furnished, air conditioned, 1600 sq ft ranch home located on an Old Florida setting in Fruitland Park, Fl. Get the best of both worlds! Enjoy the hustle and bustle of The Villages nearby, and then retreat to the peace and quiet of a country home in a parklike atmosphere.
Summertime--and the Living is Easy! For you vacationers that would like to visit Florida in the Summer, when the temperatures have risen, that is the perfect time to visit 'Hidden Oaks'. It is usually 10 to 15 degrees cooler in the shade of our huge Oak trees and with the breeze that flows through there, it makes the perfect summertime retreat. We also have a cottage available on our 'Hidden Oaks' estate--Listing #445508 with VRBO, under Lady Lake, Fl, if you would prefer something a little smaller, or rent both.
'Hidden Oaks' has a view of Spring Lake from all rooms at the rear of the home. The back yard is like a park with it's Majestic Oaks and beautiful trees and offers complete privacy from other neighbors. It sports a panoramic view and in addition to the lake view, it has a small pond surrounded by Cypress trees, where many species of birds choose to frequent. There are Sandhill Crane that come to visit , along with Ibis, Egrets, Cardinals, etc. Bring your binoculars for up-close views. You will see many squirrels hopping from tree to tree, along with tree ducks that come to roost in the huge oaks. It is a writer's and painter's paradise. The birds are singing with joy amongst this peaceful setting. There is a bench out back by the Oak tree along with a wisteria covered arbor with benches, where one can meditate..
The landscape around the house sports Roses, Hisbiscus, Camelias, Ligustrum, Azaleas, Lilly of the Nile, and many other beautiful bushes and plants. Many varieties of Citrus trees such as Tangerine, Orange, Lemon, Lime, Orange, and Grapefruit along with Loquats, Apple, Peach, Pecan and Fig have been planted by the owner for the viewer's pleasure and enhancement of the property. What a treat for the senses when these are in bloom!
The rear of the house faces to the East, so the sunrises are spectacular. Most of the time there is a lovely breeze that drifts across the back of the property. If you are looking for a place where you can kick back, have a mint julep, and remember days gone by, this is it!
Enjoy our newly remodeled kitchen that sports new cabinets with granite countertops, pull out drawers and all stainless steel appliances. The master bath also has new cabinetry, new lights, faucets and granite countertop. The laundry room has been redone boasting a new ceiling, and cabinets with a long formica countertop.
Each room is tastefully decorated, and not a detail has been missed. The rooms have all been repainted,. There is a 40-inch Flat Screened Hi-Def TV in the living room and a 26-inch Flat Screen TV in the Den. The living room has a large leather couch with ottoman, a leather recliner, and a leather swivel recliner. The dining room has a large pecan table with four chairs to match, and it can seat six.
New stainless steel appliances adorn the kitchen, along with three solar tubes, and great tasting well water with softener.
There are two bedrooms, each with bathrooms and walk-in closets and queen sized beds. The one Master bedroom has a walk-in shower. The other has a full tub, with shower. Choose whichever you like, and use the other for a guest bedroom. Third bedroom is a Den with a loveseat and matching chair and a 26-inch Flat Screen TV. There is a small desk set up as a computer center. This is a split bedroom floor plan. There is a Master bedroom and Den on one end of the house and a second Master bedroom is on the other.
The large screened porch on front of home has a large patio table and six sling back chairs, and another table with four chairs, and a Gas Grill.
Two steps down from the living room is a window-lined Florida room with a view of lovely wooded areas and a lake. The Florida Room has a loveseat, large stuffed chair, a recliner chair, and a table with four chairs for your relaxing and dining comfort, while enjoying nature at its finest. This table could also be used for games.
There is a separate laundry room with a wardrobe closet, utility tub, and cabinets with a long formica countertop for folding laundry. There is a new washer and dryer.
'Hidden Oaks' is located ten minutes from either Town Square of The Villages and all its amenities. There is shopping galore at stores such as: Sam's Club, Beall's, Belk's, Publix, Best Buy, Bed Bath & Beyond, Kohls, Aldis, Dollar Tree, Beall's Outlet, T.J. Max, Home Depot, Lowes, Target, Walmart, Michaels, Staples, Jo Ann's, KirKland's, Lowe's, to name just a few.
Rental Policy: A Security Deposit of $750 is required to guarantee the reservation. Landlord will return Tenant's Security Deposit within 30 days after Tenant has vacated the premises and returned the keys,and the home is found to be in the same condition as tenant found them. All Utilities, Satellite TV, Trash pickup, Pest Control, and Grounds Maintenance, High Speed Wireless Internet Access are provided with every rental. Cleaning and Departure Fee of $100.
Shuttle service between the Villages and the Orlando Airport is available for a fee and must be scheduled in advance. Go to The Villages website for details. This service is available to anyone.
You must be at least 35 years old to rent - no smoking or pets allowed. (NO CHILDREN, PLEASE)
There are two steps down, into the Florida Room, that could pose a problem for someone with any physical limitations.
'Hidden Oaks' is for the discriminating guest that enjoys being close to all the conveniences, but wants their privacy. Bring your suitcase and toothbrush. That's all you'll need!
Queen size Beds (2) Each bedroom contains Queen Bed, full dresser, chest of drawers and night stand...moreless
Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower
Vanity sink, access from Bed 2 and Main Hall...moreless
Bathroom 1: toilet, shower
Walk-in shower, vanity sink and is off Master Bedroom....moreless
DVR on living room tv, radio with CD player, hair dryer, iron, ironing board, vacuum cleaner, clock radios in each bedroom, Mercury light in front yard from dusk to dawn, indoor/outdoor thermometer, DVD Player...moreless
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay
Additional information about rental rates
Cleaning and Departure$100 + tax
Starter supplies of household consumables will be provided, i.e. laundry detergent, dishwashing detergent, and soap, paper towels, toilet paper, coffee filters. Toiletries are the responsibility of the renters.
All Rates are for 2 adult guests and are subject to change until confirmed. Additional Fee for more than 2 (two) renters. Monthly Rate, plus 11% Sales (Lodging) taxes. Cleaning & Departure Fee of $100.00. Cancellation Fee. Deposit Fee of $750.00 is due at time of booking. Remainder of fees (rental, taxes and cleaning) is due in full, two months prior to rental.
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About the owner: My husband and I are retired and live in The Villages. He was a professional gardener and took it up as a hobby when moving here. He loves the outdoors, and while we have a 'large lot' for the Villages, we missed having property. We moved here from Northeast Ohio and love Florida. I was a controller for auto dealerships. We are workaholics, and 'Hidden Oaks' was quite a challenge for us.
Why the Owner Chose Lady Lake: It is 5 miles from our home and the best of both worlds. It is totally in the country, while the Villages is hustle and bustle. It offers the serenity of nature, but yet is within 10 minutes to all the things the Villages has to offer. It's location is perfect. Spring Lake Rd runs crosswise between 441/27 and 466A--the main arteries of the Villages. The house is 5 minutes from the town of Fruitland Park and just a few miles to either Leesburg or Wildwood and just 3 miles to Colony Plaza in the Villages.We are just 55 miles from Orlando and 57 miles from Disney/Sea World. One and 1/2 hours from the Ocean and 1 hour to the Gulf. The perfect location for your getaway.
The Unique Benefits at this House: Nature, freedom, space, tranquility, wildlife