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Country Living Safe, Cozy, & Private with Easy Access to Attractions

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Last updated: 11/19/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Eustis apartment description

This is the perfect destination for those vacationers who want easy access to all of Central Florida's attractions (both natural and manmade) plus the serenity and security of life in a country home. This is a daylight basement apartment with a private entrance and patio with dining table & chairs, custom rocking chairs, grill and extra storage. The setting is lovely, with a view of large oaks and pastures. Deer and quail may be seen in the winter. The apartment is a well planned 900 square feet with fully equipped kitchen, dining area, two bedrooms, one with queen & one with day bed. The living area has a comfortable couch, recliner and loaded bookcase plus flat screen TV, radio/CD player, phone and wireless internet access. Washer and dryer are located in bathroom. All linens are provided with a weekly linen exchange. Professional house cleaning may be arranged at $20.00 per visit. This is a ten acre property so there is ample room for RV and/or boat parking. RV hookup available for separate fee.
The home owners live on the property in a separate dwelling and are available to handle any requests or problems.
NOTE: We had a very successful first year as a vacation rental. We have made many new friends and are already accepting bookings for the 2015 snowbird season. Don't forget us if you are planning a move to central Florida and need a comfortable convenient place to stay while searching for a new home
The 2014 snowbird season filled up before the end of March 2013! However, due to a last minute cancellation, the month of January 2014 is now available!


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Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 1
  • 900 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional


              • Long-Term Renters Welcome
              • Non Smoking Only
              • Pets Considered:

                Please contact us and tell us about your pet....moreless

              • Wheelchair Inaccessible

              Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 3-4

              • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


              • Bedroom 2: 1 twin/ single

                additional fold out single bed available....moreless

              • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)

              Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

              • Bathroom 1


              • shower, sink, toilet, washer and dryer


              • Books:

                several and more available on request...moreless

              • CD Player
              • Music Library
              • Satellite / Cable:

                Centrury Link Prism TV with DVR...moreless


              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Festivals
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Library
              • Live Theater
              • Marina
              • Playground
              • Recreation Center
              • Restaurants
              • Synagogues
              • Winery Tours
              • Zoo

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Fitness Center
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Bird Watching
              • Boating
              • Eco Tourism
              • Miniature Golf
              • Scenic Drives
              • Shopping
              • Shuffleboard
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Location Type

                  • Rural

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Cycling
                  • Fishing
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Hot Air Ballooning
                  • Kayaking
                  • Pier Fishing
                  • Tennis


                  • Dining:

                    dining area, table with four chairs plus porch table and chairs...moreless

                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 4 people


                  • Air Conditioning
                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Free Long Distance
                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Heating
                  • Internet
                  • Iron & Board
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Living Room
                  • Parking
                  • Parking Off Street
                  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
                  • Telephone
                  • Towels Provided
                  • Washing Machine
                  • Wireless Internet


                  • Coffee Maker:

                    plus supplies...moreless

                  • Cooking Utensils:

                    cooking pots, frying pans, casserole dishes, etc. If you need a large roasting pan just ask owner....moreless

                  • Dishes & Utensils
                  • Dishwasher:

                    the old fashioned kind--sink, dish pan, drainer & you!...moreless

                  • Kitchen:

                    fully equipped...moreless

                  • Microwave
                  • Oven
                  • Pantry Items:

                    some sasonings provided plus coffee, cream and sugar and sugar substitute....moreless

                  • Refrigerator
                  • Stove
                  • Toaster


                  • Deck / Patio:

                    large private covered patio with table & 2 chairs and bench. Outdoor storage unit on patio also....moreless

                  • Lawn / Garden:

                    five acre pasture separated from apartment by large oak and ferns. Great for walking....moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill

                  House Cleaning

                      • Housekeeper Optional


                      Write a review 5
                      from 9 traveler reviews
                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Snowbird Seaspm
                      Oct 1 - Apr 30, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      $600 $1,500
                      My Standard Rate
                      7 night min stay

                      $500 $1,200
                      * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees and Rental Conditions:

                      • Property Damage Protection $49
                      • Taxes Included


                      A non-refundable downpayment of $250.00 will hold your reservation. The balance of the first month to be paid one month prior to arrival. Any additional amounts to be paid after arrival.

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                      Last updated: 11/19/2014
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                      45 Miles
                      Nearest Airport
                      Sanford or Orlando
                      5 Miles
                      Nearest Golf
                      Black Bear, Eagle Dunes and Mt. Dora Country Club
                      20 Miles
                      Nearest Train
                      15 Miles
                      Nearest Motorway
                      5 Miles
                      Nearest Restaurant
                      50 Miles
                      Nearest Beach

                      Car: Necessary

                      10 minutes to either Mount Dora or Eustis, both lakeside communities with restaurants, shopping, lakeside parks and walks Lakeridge Winery in Clermont is only 40 minutes away. They have great tours and other events. Leesburg is a convient 20 minutes away, Tarvares, 15 min. The area is host to several excellent art and craft shows, both spring and fall.. Mt. Dora is the 'antique capital' of the area. Easy .access to beaches (60 min.) Disney & other Orlando attractions (50 min.) Tampa & gulf (2 hours) and our favorite, Cedar Key (two hrs) Ocala and Silver Springs-old Florida tourist attraction with water park, wild life river tours, glass bottom boats and an affordable entertainment venue is just 50 minutes away. Several of Lake County's famous natural springs are within 30 to 50 minutes away. You can take your pick of golf courses--Black Bear, Eagle Dunes, Mt. Dora Country Club, Mission Inn, to name a few.


                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 1989

                      About the owner: My name is Elizabeth Byrd. When people ask me how a 'girl' from Seattle ended up in Central Florida, I say, 'the usual reason..a man!' My husband, Jim, a Miami native, and I met in Seattle. When we decided to move to Florida, we chose Lake County for its beautiful lakes (I can live without mountains but not water), climate, and accessibility to large cities without having to live in one. I discovered right away that sunshine is addictive! Our children are all grown with their own families. Two live in Lake County and two out of state.

                      Why the Owner Chose Eustis:
                      When I first saw this property 23 years ago with its two old houses, I felt like I had come home --which is a pretty far stretch for a city girl! It was perfect for us with its front house for us, a shop for my husband, and the back house for my mother-in-law. After her death, we turned her home into a rental. The main part of the house has been rented by one person for many years. In 2013 we started renting the downstairs apartment as a furnished seasonal rental. It was a great decision! We have made many new friends. This summer and fall we have had two long term rentals to couples who were house hunting in Florida. We still live on the property in the front house, so we are here to make your stay as pleasant as possible. Come see us soon. Current availability.... A four month rental will be ending September 30. which frees up our schedule for the balance of the year and January 2015.

                      The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
                      Did you ever watch 'This Old House?' Well we have two of them. The front house was built in 1924 and the back (rental) house was built in 1936. Like many others in Lake County, the property was originally an orange grove. No orange trees left, but we have lots of beautiful old oaks. The back 5 acres is mostly pasture with some woods in back. Living here keeps us in touch with times gone by when life moved at a slower pace and you took time to watch the breeze ruffle the ferns and smell the roses!

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                      Speaks: english



                      VRBO #437984

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                      This listing was first published here in 2012.

                      Date last modified - Sunday, December 21, 2014

                      $500 - $600 per week (USD)

                      2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 4

                      View calendar: Updated 11/19/14
                      Minimum stay: 7 nights
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