Charming, Fully Updated Lake Front Cottage Retreat

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View from lake house porch.


Last updated: 08/25/2015

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  • Minimum stay:7-29 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Come enjoy lakefront living at 'The Gator Nest', a charming waterfront cottage that was fully remodeled in 2011. Spend your day enjoying the fifty feet of white, sandy beach on the water or sunning on the sun deck. You might spend your evening relaxing on the dock, BBQing on the grilling porch, sitting around the fire pit or just chilling on the screened in porch. This property is perfect for swimming, fishing, boating or just enjoying the lake breeze. The cottage is 1300 square feet and was completely remodeled in summer 2011 to include new flooring, walls, all new furniture, a 50+ inch flat screen television, kitchen cabinets, granite counter tops, appliances, bedding, washer and dryer. Experience waking in the morning in the master bedroom with full views of the lake. Do you plan to have company? Your guests will enjoy our two additional full bedrooms (both with flat screen television). Full shower bath is centrally located off of the kitchen and near the master bedroom and there is a half bath off of the bunk room and in close proximity to the two guest bedrooms. Ideal for seniors looking for a Florida seasonal rental during the winter months.

Keywords: house, lake front, water front, lake, water, beach, dock, boat, fish, swim, remodeled, updated, porch, three bedroom


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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1400 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    No renters under 35 yrs old....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    No smoking allowed on the property....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Restrictions apply. Contact owner....moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 3-6

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Ample parking on the property for your boat and trailer. A large new boat ramp is located just a few minutes from the property. Fire pit on the beach. Two Kayaks available for use. Prefer Senior adults, no children....moreless


  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable:

    (4) 50' TV in living room Wall mounted flat screens in all 3 adult bedrooms. Wireless Internet....moreless


  • Cinemas
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • Fitness Center

Leisure Activities

  • Boating
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing

Location Type

  • Beachfront
  • Lakefront
  • Rural
  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Area


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking:


  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Ample seating, big screen TV, view of lake....moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio:

    19'X32' screened porch/grilling porch combination on the lake side with attached 32' by 12' sun deck. Concrete patio on non-lake side....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill


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Jan 1 - Mar 31, 2016
29 night min stay

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7 night min stay

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Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Cleaning fee $100
  • Taxes Not included

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Owner info

Year Purchased: 2011

About the owner: My wife and I live and work in nearby Ocala, Florida, about 19 miles from Ocklawaha. I am a retired sheriff’s detective and my wife is a legal assistant. Since my parents owned a home in Ocklawaha for many years and I grew up around Lake Weir, I would often check out the old neighborhood when travelling out of county. One day I found a for sale sign on this cottage property that coincidentally is located very near my parents former home. We purchased the cottage in May 2011 and have spent the summer enjoying it with our adult children and their families and friends. We have also renovated and updated the entire cottage and continue to improve the property. Of course boating, jet skiing, kayaking and other water sports are happening on the lake during the day. Evenings are great, usually with a breeze blowing and you never know what kind of wild life will be coming along. It seems there is always something happening at the lake. Even so, there is a quiet tranquility about the area and it is a great place to get away and relax. The cottage sits among several lake side properties most of which are occupied by friendly, full time residents. Since we are located only about 7 miles from The Villages you can enjoy shopping and a variety of restaurants there. The Villages is a unique place and I recommend you check it out. For more local dining flavor, Gator Joe’s is located a stone’s throw away and is a unique wood floor restaurant, right on the water where you can get a variety of dishes including the famous “gator tail”. So, bring your boat, jet ski, kayak or if you just want to get away for a quiet, relaxing retreat we would love to have you come for a stay.

Why the Owner Chose Lake Weir:
We purchased this cottage because we were familiar with the area and simply fell in love with it and the location including its proximity to Ocala, The Villages and Orlando.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
While staying at this property us, our kids, and grand kids enjoy an array of activities including boating, swimming, fishing and just plain old relaxation. We recently added a 19'X32' porch on the lake side. Part of it is screened and the other part is a grilling porch where you can grill while being protected from the elements. We also just added a fire pit on the beach. Both features provide an opportunity to relax with friends and your favorite beverage and enjoy a full view of the lake and amazing sunsets.

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  • View from lake house porch.

    View from lake house porch.

  • Living room

    Living room

  • Rear entrance/patio.

    Rear entrance/patio.

  • Enjoy the fire pit on the beach.

    Enjoy the fire pit on the beach.

  • One of the 3 adult bedrooms, each with Queen size beds.

    One of the 3 adult bedrooms, each with Queen size beds.

  • View of Kitchen

    View of Kitchen

  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • Lakeside porches/decks

    Lakeside porches/decks

  • Sun deck on lake side.

    Sun deck on lake side.

VRBO #374632

This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Monday, November 23, 2015

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Charming, Fully Updated Lake Front Cottage Retreat

Lake Weir #374632

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