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

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Last updated: 11/23/2015
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property 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, pastures, and wild plum trees that bloom in the early spring. If you look closely you might see deer, quail and gopher turtles. The apartment is a well planned 900 square feet with fully equipped kitchen, dining area, two small bedrooms and a bathroom with shower and washer and dryer. The bedroom has a queen size bed and large closet. The second bedroom is currently set up as an office with desk and chair which can be replaced with a day bed if additional sleeping area is requested. The living area has a comfortable couch, recliner and loaded bookcase plus flat screen TV, phone and wireless internet access. All linens are provided.. Professional house cleaning may be arranged at $20.00 per visit. This is a five 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 have had a very successful three years as a vacation rental. We have made many new friends and are accepting bookings for the 2016 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. Our current renters tell us that this is the nicest place in which they have stayed in the area.


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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 3, Beds for 3

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 2: 1 twin/ single


  • Queen size Beds (1) second bedroom is currently set up as an office with desk and chair. It can be turned back into a sleeping area with removal of office equipment and addition of day bed....moreless

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

Building Type

  • Farmhouse

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


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from 11 traveler reviews
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Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Nov 1 - Apr 30, 2016
7 night min stay

$500 $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

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Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Taxes Not 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: 11/23/2015
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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. Leesberg is a convient 20 minutes away, Tavares, 15 minutes, the Villages is about 45 minutes away. 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). 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 27 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.

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. 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

This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Thursday, November 26, 2015

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