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True Whimsical Lakefront Getaway, You'll Want to Return Again & Again!

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Whimsical Natural Florida lakefront haven, near all but far from the roar.

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

Winter Garden house description

A quiet lakefront oasis conveniently located close to Central Florida's vacation mecca, but tucked away from the maddening crowds, this lovely property enjoys easy access to the Florida Turnpike, State Roads 50, 535, 417, 429, and 408 which get you quickly and easily (half-hour) to Disney, Universal, Sea World, I-Drive Attractions, Kennedy Space Center and Cocoa Beach--all points north, east, south, and west.

Play the day away in Central Florida's vacation mecca, but rest, restore, and recuperate here! Located on picturesque Lake Johns, one of the area's best fishing lakes, this lovely family home is a mere mile from Oakland, famous for its ancient oaks, and moments from quaint, historic Winter Garden, with its array of shops and cafes, and home of the acclaimed Chef's Table*, The Garden Theatre, featuring live shows, including plays, dance and musical presentations, and classic movies**, a Saturday's Farmer Market*** and West Orange's famous rail-to-trail**** that connects Oakland and Winter Garden, all special extras. Walk, jog, run, bike, or skate from Oakland to downtown Winter Garden where shaded swings, ice cream shoppes, and sidewalk sipping spots await! Medical facilities, including hospital, golf, movie theaters, shopping villages and an array of restaurants make this beautiful and friendly community a can't-be-beat gem for vacationers or snow birds.

Turnkey Move In: This hideaway is fully furnished and tastefully decorated in a clean, traditional style. We provide linens, cookware, dishes and utensils. Utilities and services include: power, water, trash pickup, pest prevention, lawn care, WiFi Internet and cable TV.

The Home Features: Three Bedrooms, all with a flat-screen television and DVD player;

Master Bedroom with king bed, new memory foam mattress, new carpet, walk-in closet, private bathroom, flat-screen television and DVD player, and screened porch with lakefront view and rockers;

Second Bedroom with king bed, double closet, new carpet, flat-screen TV and DVD player, wood-shuttered windows open to lakefront;

Third Bedroom has day bed with additional pull-out bottom bed, sleeps two and adjoins sitting room;

Sitting room has flat-screen television and DVD player and opens onto lakefront deck that is perfect for sipping your favorite beverage while watching dazzling winter sun
sets, a dark-sky star field, or migratory bird visitors;

A fully-equipped, remodeled kitchen with breakfast nook;

A separate dining room;

A living/TV room with flat screen HDTV and DVD player; massage recliners and fireplace;

Ceiling fans throughout home;

Washer and dryer in laundry room off kitchen;

Two-vehicle carport;

Canoe, paddles, life vests;

Historic live oaks, with swings.

Lake John Circle is an intimate neighborhood in West Orange County that sits on a beautiful north shore cove of Lake John, one of Central Florida's loveliest lakes.

No Smoking and no Pets. This our family home and ask that you treat it with respect and care.

Remember that this is wild Florida and that any animals that you find are wild as well. Please do not approach or touch any of the wildlife.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 2500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            35...moreless

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Not Suitable For Children:

            Contact for more details ...moreless

          • Pets Considered:

            Only service dogs required for assisting guest in daily living functions, accepted. Pet deposit varies....moreless

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

          • Master: 1 king

            New memory foam mattress...moreless

          • Bedroom 2: 1 king

            Memory foam topper...moreless

          • Bedroom 3: 1 sleep sofa /futon

            Daybed with pullout, sleeps 2...moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          • Private Master: toilet, shower

            Large walk-in shower, new textured walls...moreless

          • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

            Lovely original tile, circa 1958...moreless

          Other Amenities

              • This our family home and ask that you treat it with respect and care. Great effort has been made to create a place of peace and pleasure for our guests. Remember that this is wild Florida and that any animals that you find are wild as well. Please do not approach or touch any of the wildlife, either on land or in the water. Obviously, this doesn't apply to pulling in a great fish catch! Disclaimer: We do not allow swimming from any point of the lake house property, as Lake Johns, while an excellent fishing and boating lake, and people do ski, it is also home to native Florida aquatic animals that could pose a threat to people. Therefore, if our guests chose to swim elsewhere on the lake, they do so at their own risks and the owner of 16200 Lake Johns Circle, 34787, will in no way be held responsible for any injury sustained by guests who choose to swim elsewhere in the lake....moreless

              Entertainment

              • DVD Player:

                Living room, MBDR, 2nd BDR, Sitting room all have flat screen TVs with DVD players....moreless

              • Satellite / Cable:

                Basic cable...moreless

              • Television:

                Living room, MBDR, 2nd BDR, Sitting room all have flat screen TVs with DVD players....moreless

              Theme

              • Away From It All
              • Historic
              • Romantic
              • Tourist Attractions

              Attractions

              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Library
              • Live Theater
              • Playground
              • Restaurants
              • Winery Tours

              Local Services & Businesses

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

              Leisure Activities

              • Bird Watching
              • Boating
              • Scenic Drives
              • Shopping
              • Walking
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Location Type

              • Lakefront:

                Disclaimer: No swimming from this property. Lake Johns is home to indigenous Florida wildlife....moreless

              • Rural:

                Feels rural, unspoiled, but close to it all....moreless

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Fishing
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Golf
              • Roller Blading

              Dining

              • Dining:

                Formal dining room Breakfast/lunch nook adjacent to kitchen...moreless

              • Dining Room
              • Seating for 6 people

              General

              • Heating:

                Electric...moreless

              • Internet:

                As noted below, basic cable is provided. Guests may, at their own expense, up grade to the level of cable service that is required to support Internet/WiFi connection....moreless

              • Iron & Board
              • Linens Provided
              • Living Room:

                flat screen TV, DVD player...moreless

              Kitchen

              Outside

              • Boat:

                John boat with trolling motor and mandatory life jackets. Florida requires a fishing license....moreless

              • Deck / Patio:

                Lakefront...moreless

              • Golf:

                Several public courses nearby...moreless

              • Kayak / Canoe:

                Canoe with paddles and mandatory life jackets....moreless

              • Lawn / Garden
              • Outdoor Grill:

                New Gas Grill on newly tiled deck...moreless

              • Tennis:

                Public court in nearby Winter Garden...moreless

              Pool / Spa

                  • Communal Pool:

                    Community pool in nearby Winter Garden....moreless

                   

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                  Standard pricing
                  7 night min stay

                  $1,200 $3,500
                  * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees and Rental Conditions:

                  • Cleaning $120
                  • Property Damage Protection $89
                  • Taxes Not included

                  Notes:

                  Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

                  50% deposit is due at time of reservation confirmation.

                  Payment in full is due one month before occupancy begins.


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                  Location

                  28.16 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Orlando International Airport
                  2 Miles
                  Nearest Barpub
                  Bistro 24
                  2 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  Stonybrook West
                  20 Miles
                  Nearest Train
                  Amtrak
                  0.25 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  SR50 and FL Turnpike
                  1.5 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  5 Guys,LongHorn's,PizzaHut,MoonCricket,Chili's ++
                  60 Miles
                  Nearest Beach
                  Cocoa, Daytona, New Smyrna, Canaveral, Melbourne

                  Car: Necessary

                  In addition to the well-known, nearby theme parks, Lakeridge Winery is just moments away in nearby Clermont and offers tours and special events; an hour north is Ocala and Marion County--serious horse country;

                  the Oakland Preserve (ten minutes) provides a boardwalk excursion through a wonderful wilderness reserve; several natural spring runs are 45 minutes close, offering awesome canoe adventure through unspoiled forests; Ocala National Forest with great fishing and endless trails is less than two hours North. The Lake House is also perfectly situated to visit some of the areas older, wonderful attractions, such as Weeki Wachee Springs and its famous mermaids, and Brooksville Famous Flea Market. See the Worlds, but there is so much more to Central Florida to discover and love. The Lake House is perfectly situated to see it all.

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 1957

                  About the owner: This property has been owned and occupied and lovingly cared for by the same family since the 1930s. The current home, built in 1957, replaced the family's original Florida Cracker home, which was claimed by the state when the Florida Turnpike was constructed.

                  Why the Owner Chose Winter Garden:
                  In the midst of Central Florida's enormous development over the last four decades, every now and then one comes upon a place of peace reminiscent of Old Florida. This property is one of those, sitting beneath an ancient Heritage Oak, thousands of years old and on a cove once occupied by the area's Native Americans. In fact, in the 1980s, during a drought, a dug-out canoe, a thousand years old, was found along the shore in front of the house. It can be seen at the Orange County Historical Museum. From the deck, sunsets are breath-taking, and the nocturnal chorus from the lake's occupants is wonderful: frogs of many species, crickets, even bull gators. Away from light pollution, the night sky is a beautiful starry canopy, and breezes in the treetops is a lullaby.

                  The Unique Benefits at this House:
                  Location, location, location: where easy access to everything meets the peace of natural Florida.


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                  Speaks: english

                   

                  Photos

                  • Whimsical Natural Florida lakefront haven, near all but far from the roar.

                    Whimsical Natural Florida lakefront haven, near all but far from the roar.

                  • View of the beautiful private home, circa 1958, from lakefront.

                    View of the beautiful private home, circa 1958, from lakefront.

                  • Cheery, newly remodeled eat-in kitchen, new appliances, new comfy-stand flooring

                    Cheery, newly remodeled eat-in kitchen, new appliances, new comfy-stand flooring

                  • Separate dining room.

                    Separate dining room.

                  • Living room has fireplace, lakeside wall of windows. Slider opens to deck.

                    Living room has fireplace, lakeside wall of windows. Slider opens to deck.

                  • Jungle room bedroom, daybed sleeps two, opens to sitting room.

                    Jungle room bedroom, daybed sleeps two, opens to sitting room.

                  • Comfy sitting room wing chairs, slider to deck, light-filtering reed blinds.

                    Comfy sitting room wing chairs, slider to deck, light-filtering reed blinds.

                  • Master bedroom private screened porch overlooks lake and oak hammock.

                    Master bedroom private screened porch overlooks lake and oak hammock.

                  • 2nd bedroom, king bed, memory foam topper, new carpet, new paint, shutters.

                    2nd bedroom, king bed, memory foam topper, new carpet, new paint, shutters.

                  • 1000 years ago Native Americans lived here. Stretch out, read their
story.

                    1000 years ago Native Americans lived here. Stretch out, read their story.

                  • Canoe to explore natural Fl & spot wildlife or take johnboat for great fishing.

                    Canoe to explore natural Fl & spot wildlife or take johnboat for great fishing.

                  • One of Florida's finest heritage oaks, right at your door.

                    One of Florida's finest heritage oaks, right at your door.

                  • Beautifully restored oak cabinets.

                    Beautifully restored oak cabinets.

                  • Antique dining room set creates warm environment for suppertime.

                    Antique dining room set creates warm environment for suppertime.

                  • Watch TV, read, snooze, or gaze at lake from living room massage recliners.

                    Watch TV, read, snooze, or gaze at lake from living room massage recliners.

                  • View from Jungle Room to sitting room & slider to deck. Antique bottles display.

                    View from Jungle Room to sitting room & slider to deck. Antique bottles display.

                  • Master bedroom, carpeted, king bed, walk-in closet, private bath, screened porch

                    Master bedroom, carpeted, king bed, walk-in closet, private bath, screened porch

                  • Lake view from Master Bedroom private screened porch.

                    Lake view from Master Bedroom private screened porch.

                  • View from deck. Ah! Sunsets, star-gazing, bird-watching, grilling, cozy fire pit

                    View from deck. Ah! Sunsets, star-gazing, bird-watching, grilling, cozy fire pit

                  • Perfect endings for perfect days. Splendid sunsets light the cove.
Ahh!

                    Perfect endings for perfect days. Splendid sunsets light the cove. Ahh!

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                  Date last modified - Friday, November 21, 2014

                  $1,200 per week (USD)
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                  3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 6

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                  Speaks: english
                  • Calendar last updated: 09/29/2014
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