Located on Haynes Creek a historic Florida waterway, this picturesque location highlights the natural Florida. Surrounded by tall cypress and oak trees dripping with Spanish Moss our charming country cottage offers the peaceful get-a-way that vacations are made for. Expansive wrap around deck with a big old cypress tree right up through the center! A large sunny space for reading or sun bathing on a lounge as well as cozy covered seating areas are just a few steps above the dock. Guests can also enjoy a propane bbq and wood burning fire-pit just off the deck and a friendly swing to sit and watch birds come and go on the water. A fisherman's paradise with water on two sides, a private marina and a freshwater fishing charter service operating right from this same location. Take a tour of the lock, directly across from your cottage, that allows boats to navigate the ten foot difference in water level between Lake Eustis and Lake Griffin.
On the interior guests will find warm and friendly Florida decor with comfortable overstuffed seating, smart TV and wifi. Full equipped kitchen with everything you would need, or not, because we also provide a full list of local restaurant menus and take-out phone numbers. Three piece private bath with walk-in shower and full bed with plush bedding ready for your vacation comfort. Wake up every morning looking out at the water! Sliding glass doors out of the living room and bedroom allow for plenty of Florida sunshine and water views. Lots of closet space to unpack and feel comfortable for the duration of your stay.
Find yourself in the middle of some of the most quaint and friendly small towns in Florida. Mount Dora known nationally for it's festivals and shows is just a few miles away. Filled with delightful shops and restaurants, lawn bowling, lighthouse boardwalk and much more to enjoy. Tavares is the Sea-Plane City, where visitors can linger over lunch at one of the restaurants along the Lake Dora waterfront and watch boats and sea planes come and go. You can even take a ride in a sea plane! In the town of Eustis tvisit the Farmers Market every Thursday morning, or go to a show at the historic Bay Street State theater. Downtown Leesburg is where the antique shops are. Wander the downtown streets and enjoying the shops, stopping for leisurely drink at one of the sidewalk cafes.
Recreational activities are close-by as well. Kayaking, tubing, biking and nature trails are all within just a few miles drive of our Spillway cottage.
If the beach beckons, New Smyrna Beach is an easy drive along the back roads. Daytona 500 Speedway and of course all the popular theme parks and upscale shopping are all accessible by car within an hour.
Come find your Florida, the natural Florida. We hope you will stay with us soon.
Private parking for up to 2 vehicles (more can be accommodated if needed). Laundry facilities on site. Management on site.