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Lakefront Cottage Near Forest & Cities

Fort McCoy, FL, USA
  • Cottage833 sqft
  • Bedrooms1
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 nights

1Bdrm, 1Ba, Big Den

Totally charming and well-maintained, this cozy cottage is in a wonderful lakefront setting with 300 feet of shoreline outside your door. With a substantial dock, clean beach, and a concrete boat ramp, you can enjoy this spring-fed natural lake.

The cottage's interior boasts hand-finished tongue and groove pine paneling, and every room has a view of Miles Kale Lake!! A breezy screened porch overlooks this special place as well. This sand-bottom lake is clean and wonderful for fishing, swimming, and boating. Our whole family learned to ski here.

Exactly half-way between Ocala and Gainesville, you can be in either city or Palatka in 30 minutes for dining, shopping, entertainment, cultural events, or health care. Or, drive 55 minutes to Daytona Beach, or less than 2 hours to Disney attractions. This serene setting is for those who like to be close to nature with the advantages of cities nearby.

Great summertime place for the family - you commute to Gainesville or Ocala or P

Fantastic winter haven from the frigid north!! Wonderful Central Florida retreat for retired couples or family who are sick of go-go attractions.

Centrally located: this wonderful lake home is centrally located between Ocala, Gainesville, and Palatka, Florida. it is one mile from the intersection of Marion County Roads 318 and 315.

OTHER OPTIONS: I have two other homeawayc.om lakefront properties: Listing/property ID 127321 on the acre next door and Listing/property ID 910353 on the next lake over. Both of these listings are larger homes with many fine amenities as well. All 3 are close in case you wish to have a large group or family reunion.


Edward Wynne

Member Since 2004
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english, spanish, Spanish
Calendar last updated:
Apr 22, 2018


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV


      • 1 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
      • Bedroom
        1 queen, 2 twin/ single, 1 sleep sofa /futon
      • 1 bedroom room with excellent pillow-top queen bed,quality sheets and furnishings Den has 2 twin beds with new pillow-top mattresses, Den also has one queen-sized sofa bed


      • 1 Bathroom
      • Bathroom
        toilet, shower
      • Bath has vanity sink, toilet, and shower with glass door.

      Location Type

        • Lake
        • Waterfront


            • Adventure
            • Away From It All


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Linens Provided
                      High Quality, High Thread Count Sheets and Towels.
                    • Air Conditioning
                      Central Heat & Air throughout.
                    • Ceiling Fans
                    • Clothes Dryer
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                    • Internet
                      WiFi Service
                    • Alarm Clock
                    • Living Room
                      Comfortable with Stunning views of Lake. Two Twin Beds in Living/Family Room
                    • Parking
                      An acre of land for sufficient parking.
                    • Sofa Bed
                    • Telephone
                    • Towels Provided
                    • Washing Machine
                      Stackable Washer and Dryer
                    • Wireless Internet


                        • Microwave
                        • Blender
                        • Cooking Utensils
                          Stainless Steel Cookware
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          Ample Dishes and silverware! Wonderful Tervis Tumbler insulated glasses and more!
                        • Grill
                        • Kitchen
                          Compact and Efficient with views of the lake.
                        • Coffee Maker
                          Drip Coffee Maker
                        • Oven
                        • Refrigerator
                          LG Refrigerator with freezer on bottom
                        • Stove
                          30' Electric Range with Oven
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster


                            • Dining Room
                            • comfy seating for 6 people


                                • DVD Player
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                  Cable Servie with great lineup from Florida Cable, Inc.
                                • Television
                                  Two TV's - one is Flat screen in Family Room
                                • Toys
                                  Canoe and Lifejackets for use on Lake
                                • VCR


                                    • Barbecue
                                    • Beach Chairs
                                    • Boat
                                    • Boat with Paddles
                                    • Canoe
                                    • Kayak / Canoe
                                      14 foot canoe, paddles & lifejackets
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      Webber Charcoal Grill
                                    • Screen Porch / Veranda


                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome


                                            • forests
                                            • marina
                                            • museums
                                            • pond
                                            • theme parks
                                            • water parks

                                              Leisure Activities

                                                • antiquing
                                                • horseback riding
                                                • scenic drives
                                                • sight seeing
                                                • walking

                                                  Local Services & Businesses

                                                    • hospital

                                                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                        • hunting
                                                        • equestrian events
                                                        • freshwater fishing
                                                        • golf
                                                        • hiking
                                                        • fishing
                                                        • mountain biking
                                                        • pier fishing
                                                        • snorkeling
                                                        • swimming
                                                        • water skiing


                                                            • There is 1 queen sized, excellent pillow-top bed in the master bedroom. There are 2 twin beds with brand-new pillow-top mattresses and 1 sofa sleeper in the huge den. Washer and dryer added in 2005. Breezy screened porch, excellent swimming and fishing dock, concrete boat ramp, spring-fed, natural lake, rivers nearby for kayaking, Ocala national Forest for hiking (Visitor's Center at intersection of Hwy 315 & Hwy 40 near Silver Springs), fishing, hunting and swimming. Cultural and educational events at the University of Florida or Central Florida.

                                                              40 Reviews


                                                              Latest reviews

                                                              We loved the little brown cabin!

                                                              kim c.

                                                              We absolutely loved our stay at the little brown cabin! It is so cozy and we felt like we were staying at a friend's house. It had everything we needed for a long weekend. The backyard and the dock on the lake are just beautiful. We enjoyed the fire pit at night and our boxer dog loved the fenced in yard. Ed, the owner, is very helpful. He provided directions to the property as well as ideas of things to do in the area. There is another house on the property that would make a great way to have a family vacation by renting both homes. We will certainly be back! Thank you for everything!

                                                              A true hidden gem !!

                                                              Ana Z.

                                                              Loved the setting, loved the place, and most of all loved my memories.. the house and environment was perfect.

                                                              The best cabin I have found in Florida.

                                                              Lila C.

                                                              As soon as I walked into the cabin I felt like home!!Coming from W.Va. the atmosphere of the woods and the homey cabin was just what we needed and everything was clean and comfortable.Getting away ftom traffic and noise was a plus also avery serene atmosphere.Lila&Tom Cason

                                                              lake cabin

                                                              Brandy S.

                                                              words can not describe how happy my wife and I are with our stay at lake house peace and quite privacy maybe 50 feet away from lake great fishing will return as often as we can love this location

                                                              Away from the noise

                                                              Thomas I.

                                                              This cabin was the perfect spot. Right in the middle of Gainesville and Ocala, this place was a wonderful escape to enjoy some peace and quiet. Would definitely stay again.

                                                              Our Home Away from Home!

                                                              Stefanie M.-

                                                              We love this place, and this was our third stay. Everything is perfect and so well maintained. Also, the owner is very kind and accommodating; we will keep coming back for sure.

                                                              This is our "Happy Place"!

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Great guests. Thank you for your returning to enjoy natural Florida. We work hard to please.


                                                              Fort McCoy, FL, USA

                                                              Fishing, boating, swimming, hunting. Right outside Silver Springs Gardens and Park - 25 minutes. University of Florida - 30 minutes (Gainesville). Central Florida Community College - 30 minutes (Ocala). Ocala's Paddock Mall - 30 minutes. Ocala National Forest -10 minutes. Hike the forest or the Florida Trail; Micanopy historic arts village - 25 minutes. McIntosh 1890's town - 20 minutes. Cross Creek - 20 minutes. Salt Springs & St.John's River - 20 minutes. Oklawaha River - 15 minutes. Daytona Beach, St. Augustine, Crescent Beach, Ormand Beach = 55 minutes. Spring Hill - 35 minutes. Front porch to read & enjoy life - 1 minute. Golf - 30 minutes in different directions: Gainesville, Ocala, or Palatka. Other Activities: Kayaking, River Boating, Natural Springs Snorkeling, Forest Hiking, Camping Golf: There are public golf courses in the three surrounding communities of Ocala, Palatka, and Gainesville.

                                                              Rates & Availability

                                                              Additional information about rental rates

                                                              Pet Fee

                                                              The Homeaway.com platform allows for discounts at 7+ nights and again at 28+ nights. All are outstanding values!!

                                                              40 Reviews
                                                              Wonderful 4.9/5
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