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Lily Lake Retreat, Cozy and quiet - the perfect getaway

Bedrooms 2
Space 750 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Lily Lake is one of North Central Florida's most desirable recreational lakes.

Park like setting on beautiful Lake Lily. This 2 bedroom cottage has a wonderful cozy feel with all the comforts of home. Lily lake is one of the most desirable recreational lakes in North Central Florida. Swimming, boating, fishing all await in your back yard. Conveniently located close to Melrose, Keystone Heights and Gainesville but far enough away to really enjoy the incredible surroundings. Small fishing boat, kayaks and paddle boards available for rent - just check with the owner for availability and cost. The lake also has a well maintained slalom course for water ski enthusiasts.

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 an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 17, 2018


Melrose House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • festivals
  • library
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Very Good! 4.1/5 -
(7 traveler reviews)

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Lily Lake Retreat, Cozy and quiet - the perfect getaway
average rating of 4.142857 based on 7 reviews

Nice area

  • 2 of 5

The place was just ok, but the bathroom needs serious work. Holes in the ceiling. I had to scrub the shower head so the water came out better, and i wouldn't take a bath in the tub. The house is an old cape which I didn't mind but needs a little more updating and brush cut back around the front deck. I also hd to put an incense candle because it smelled old. Oh, and they didnt have cable/DISH. A few movies nothing suitable for kids. I hope the owner does something about it because everything else was fine about the place.

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the feedback. We are in the process of updating the bathroom and we have added more kids movies to the DVD library.
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Great little place

  • 5 of 5

This is a nice little place to stay when you need a break from life. Well appointed with a beautiful view!

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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So relaxing and fun! The house is charming & had just enough space for the family.

  • 5 of 5

Loved the house, loved the lake, the whole experience was incredibly calming. Though the lake water was cold, the sun kept us warm. The dirt road leading to the house was also fun in the new truck. Would definitely rent this house again with a small group!

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lily Lake Retreat 09DEC2017

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was perfect for the two of us to get away from our normal lives. We came for a weekend reunion in Keystone Heights and the weather turned freezing. However, the cottage was cozy and warm with a view of the lake from the dining table that made our morning coffee a treat. The cottage is decorated with class and feels like a home, but we both grew up on a lake in Keystone Heights, so the nostalgia was somewhat bias. We had contact with the owner and they were immediately available and friendly. We will definitely return during warmer weather to enjoy the beautiful Lake Lily.

  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

Very peaceful location. Private and relaxing. House is great. Had everything we needed.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hurricane Irma Retreat

  • 4 of 5

We were not the typical vacationers, as we rented the home to evacuate our coastal Florida home during Hurricane Irma. Larry was very helpful and responsive in helping us to secure the home for our stay as well as assisting with getting some wifi access at the home from a very nice neighbor. The home is clean and well stocked and we hope to some day return to use the lake and have a real vacation on Lake Lilly.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Nearest Beach
50 Miles
St Augustine


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $65
Pet Fee $45
Damage Insurance $59

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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