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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;
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.
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
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50% deposit is due at time of reservation confirmation.
Payment in full is due one month before occupancy begins.
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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.
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.