Charming, Fully Updated Lake Front Cottage Retreat
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- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Lake Weir house 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). Children will love the kid-friendly bunk room which comes with two complete sets of bunk beds. 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
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 3-6
- Queen size Beds (3)
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils
- Ice Maker
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
- Air Conditioning
- Linens Provided
- Washing Machine
- Satellite / Cable:
- DVD Player
- Video Library
- Wireless Internet
- Deck / Patio:
- Outdoor Grill
Location & View
- Jet Skiing
- Water Skiing
- Theme Parks
- Sight Seeing
- Fitness Center
ReviewsWrite a review
we stayed 3 1/2 months and absolutely loved it. Wish we had a boat it would have been even better. It is conveniently located between the Villages and Ocala and plenty of activities to do. You are an hour from Disney and an hour from Daytona Beach and an hour and half from Clearwater Beach. We loved the relax atmosphere that the owners have given to the home. You do have several restaurants within minutes of the place but a wide variety within the Villages and Ocala. We also travelled around Florida to a lot the attraction sites of small cities for unique shopping to other attractions. Perfect location overall. Owners are very nice and always willing to help with whatever your needs. The place is very equipped with what you need. Overall I would definitely recommend it to my family and friends and would go back myself.
- Guest Karen (Dayton, Ohio)
- Date of stay 01/01/12
- Review Submitted 04/22/12
Recommended for: Girls getaway, families with young children, pet owners, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with teenagers.
Apr - Oct $ 800 per week; Rates will vary for holiday stays Nov - Mar $ 650 week. Winter multi-month renter discounts! * Price includes utilities, cable tv and listed amenities * $ 49 for purchase of $ 1500 damage protection * $ 100 cleaning fee * Taxes not included. **POST LABOR DAY SPECIAL: After Labor Day weekend thru Nov 30th $ 600 week.
Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
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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 House:
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.
Enjoy the fire pit on the beach.
One of the 3 adult bedrooms, each with Queen size beds.
View of Kitchen
Sun deck on lake side.
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