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Beautiful estate home on 36 acres, private lake, quiet and secluded

Bedrooms 3
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Enjoy the tranquility of old Florida on the shores of beautiful Mason Lake. Minutes from downtown Gainesville and the University of Florida. The lake offers all the amenities of skiing, sailing, fishing, swimming, canoeing, kayaking and just enjoying incredible sunrises and sunsets from the shores of beautiful Mason Lake or the spacious screened in porch. Wildlife abounds on the property with hiking, birdwatching and endless activities at your doorstep. Gated entry and quiet beauty for your family and friends. Small fishing boat, kayaks and paddle boards available for rent - just check with the owner for availability and cost.

Discounts available for longer stays.

More Details

Larry Bullock
Member since: 2007
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2018


Hawthorne Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Rural
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 3 full bathrooms, all have shower and vanity.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 4 bunk bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Master with private bath, queen bed, spacious closets.
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(7 traveler reviews)

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Beautiful estate home on 36 acres, private lake, quiet and secluded
average rating of 4.857143 based on 7 reviews

Wonderful Property

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at this secluded and very private property. The house was well appointed and served us well for a family birthday function. It has a huge screened in Florida room with lake access and three good size bedrooms. The lake does not have a dock access from the property, but we could see boaters and paddle boarders enjoying the water. The house itself was very clean on arrival and Larry provided us easy directions. We did bring a grill per another renters recommendation. Our dog truly enjoyed the freedom to roam, although you are in the woods so you should keep an eye on your pets. It was close enough to UF so our daughter only had a short trip to spend some time with the family. Bring your grill and all that you need because it is a little out of way if you forget anything. We had a wonderful time and will book again in this great home with a super location

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean and beautiful! “Home away from home”!!

  • 5 of 5

I highly recommend this property! Mr. Bullock is extremely nice, responds quickly, and very accommodating! The property is secluded and quiet, very peaceful, but yet we were only about 20 minutes from town. We came to town to bring my Dad to the Gatornationals as a surprise 60th birthday gift- my mom, dad, brother, and my husband and daughter all came and stayed together. We enjoyed many hours on the covered porch playing Uno, laughing and making some wonderful memories! And what a view of the lake! The home is stocked with all of your essentials plus more. It is super clean, smelled wonderful and very comfortable! We will certainly rent this home again if we ever get an opportunity to come visit the area.

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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A beautiful modern home with everything we needed while enjoying the lake and woods!

  • 5 of 5

This was the most amazing VRBO property! Wish we could have stayed longer! The home was beautiful and immaculately clean.

Our grandkids loved the shallow lakefront. The water was so pristine, they could see the small fish swimming around them.

Our walker hound had a great time too . . . chasing turkey, raccoons, and the biggest BUCK we've seen! We quickly relaxed here & soaked in the pure sweetness of privacy, peace & quiet!

Being natural Floridians, we enjoyed sharing this place with our son's young family! Very few places remain for that "old Florida" naturalistic experience!

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5


  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved it

  • 5 of 5

Clean and stocked with all we wanted. Quality furniture and linens. Very peaceful. Great screen room with view of the lake.

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Exactly what the doctor ordered!

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic time! The weather was beautiful for the most part. The only down fall was there was no grill! Definitely need a grill! Other than that my daughter 10 year old and her friend could not swim enough! We will absolutely rent this property again!

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ask about sporting equipment rental - kayaks, paddle boards, pontoon boat and accessories.




Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $79
Cleaning fee $75
Pet Fee $50
Tax Rate 11.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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