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Lakefront Country Haven Near Ocala & Forest -

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Last updated: 05/28/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:7
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

2 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 2-7

Absolutely stunning lakefront home (one of my 3 available to you) sits on 300 feet of shoreline on Miles Kale Lake in northeast Marion County (between Ocala, Gainesville, & Palatka) near Orange Springs, FL. Incredible renovations were recently completed including a fantastic addition. The Great Room of the house, built in 1949, sports beautiful tongue and groove wood paneling and a beamed ceiling. The new addition includes a convenient large gourmet, dine-in kitchen, a spacious laundry/pantry, a new full bath, and a fabulous screened porch overlooking the lake. Large Pella picture windows allow viewing the lake while cooking, dining, and relaxing. This tranquil lake retreat is minutes from the Ocala National Forest, numerous springs, the Ocklawaha River, and the charming towns of McIntosh and Micanopy. The dock is great for fishing and the lake for swimming. Miles Kale Lake is about 40 acres. Check out my other homeaway lake places -- listings 117133 and 910353.

Activities & Attractions: Tranquility, views, relaxation; swimming, fishing, boating -- sandy bottom, spring-fed lake; snorkeling in the springs; using nearby rivers (Oklawaha, St. John's); Silver Springs Amusement Center; University of Florida & Central Florida Community College; Ocala Horse Farms; McIntosh 1890's Days; Micanopy artist town; easy drive to either coast (Daytona or Cedar Key); Disney - 2 hours.

The house has new, outstanding mattresses in the bedrooms: a Supplepedic Memory Foam mattress, and a new Serta Pillow-top comfort mattress. The trundle bed in the sleeping alcove makes two twin beds and has two new single regular mattresses.
To accommodate a seventh person, there is a twin mattress under the queen bed in the master BR. It can be moved to the living room.

Other Lake Options: I have two other lake cottages. One is next door on its own acre. It is homeaway listing/Property ID 117133. This allows guests the option of having large groups or reunions close by to enjoy being with one another. I have rented both cottages for this type of gathering many times. Then, on the next lake over, big Island Lake, I have another fabulous home in the woods: homeaway listing/property ID 910353. It is a fantastic 2BR/2BA large redwood cottage with the option of a guest house on the same property. This retreat sleeps up to 9 comfortably. It too has a dock and boat house.
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Member since: 2004

Speaks: english, spanish, Spanish
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/28/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 1800 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 7
  • Children Welcome

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7

  • Bedroom: 1 queen


  • Bedroom: 1 queen


  • Master Bedroom: Queen-Size pillow top Bed w/ quality sheets and furnishings. Guest BR: Supplepedic Mattress. Trundle Bed: 2 new mattresses. Extra: One Twin Bed Mattress under queen bed in MBR -- Can be used in living room...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Bathroom: toilet, shower


  • Master Bath has tub/shower combination. Second Bath has Walk-in Shower fully tiled with non-slip textured tile....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Comfortable beds with quality sheets and furnishings Incredible new kitchen with stainless steel gas range, side by side SS refrigerator, dishwasher, cookware, etc. Beautiful oak trees and lake setting Central air & heat (zoned) Pella windows with beautiful views Screened porch with lake views Webber charcoal grill, picnic table, lakeside bench, and fishing dock 32' flat screen LCD TV with built-in DVD and cable service, high speed Internet and WiFi throughout, etc. Wonderful stackable washer & Dryer in private laundry room Canoe with paddles...moreless


  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All


  • Forests
  • Museums
  • Water Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • Groceries
  • Hospital

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Lake
  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster


  • Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Screen Porch / Veranda

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


from 27 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$994 $2,990
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Pet Fee $22


There is a sliding scale for number of nights stayed. The Homeaway auto quote system is limited. 2 nights = $188/night or $376.00

3 nights = $178/night or $534.00 --------- 4 nights = $165/night or $660.00 -------- 5 nights = $144/night or $720.00

6 nights = $128/night or $768.00 And, of course, the weekly (7 nights) is $840.00. All are outstanding values for the quality!!

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 05/28/2017
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40 Miles
Nearest Airport
Tampa, Orlando, Jacksonville, Gainesville
21 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Interstate 75 & County Rd 318 -- (Exit 368)
59 Miles
Nearest Beach
Daytona, St. Augustine, Crescent, Ormand

Two of my 3 homeaway listings are on Miles Kale Lake next door to each other. Miles Kale is a quiet small lake. On the next lake over is Island Lake on which I have my biggest lake home. See the map. They are within several 'blocks' of one another. Each home has a wooded acre associated with it. Two cottages share 300 feet of shoreline, an excellent dock, and a boat ramp. Miles Kale Lake is about 2 miles from the intersection of Marion County Roads 318 & 315 in Orange Springs, Fl, 32182. This unincorporated community sits on the northwestern edge of the Ocala National Forest and Lake Ocklawaha. The Island Lake house has a gorgeous lot, dock, and shoreline as well.

Other Activities: river kayaking, snorkeling in springs

Golf: There are public golf courses in the three surrounding cities: Ocala, Palatka, and Gainesville.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1955

About the owner: A native Floridian, this lake property was owned by my grandparents and my parents. The lake was one of our vacation homes where we spent time as a family and enjoyed being with our cousins who owned the cottage next door. The ten of kids had a blast and were always challenging one another on water skis, swimming, and many other activities.

Why the Owner Chose Fort McCoy, FL, USA:
It has been in the family for over 60 years. The cottage was extensively renovated and upgraded recently. It is rural, quiet, and beautiful.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Serenity Spectacular views Close to Ocala National Forest, natural springs, and Atlantic beaches

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Speaks: english, spanish, Spanish
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/28/2017

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  • Lakeside facing Miles Kale Lake

    Lakeside facing Miles Kale Lake

  • Great Swimming Lake & Fishing Dock

    Great Swimming Lake & Fishing Dock

  • Great Room

    Great Room

  • Kitchen/Dining View at night

    Kitchen/Dining View at night

  • Kitchen overlooking lake

    Kitchen overlooking lake

  • Master Bedroom w/ flat screen TV

    Master Bedroom w/ flat screen TV

  • Second Bedroom

    Second Bedroom

  • Trundle Bed off Dining Area

    Trundle Bed off Dining Area

  • Guest Bath walk-in Shower

    Guest Bath walk-in Shower

  • View of entire Property - Green House this Listing

    View of entire Property - Green House this Listing

  • Entrance at Nighttime

    Entrance at Nighttime

  • Roadside Exterior

    Roadside Exterior

  • Great Room - open to kitchen & Screened Porch

    Great Room - open to kitchen & Screened Porch

  • Fantastic Kitchen & Dining Area overlooking Lake

    Fantastic Kitchen & Dining Area overlooking Lake

  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  •  Master Bathroom w/ Tub & Shower

    Master Bathroom w/ Tub & Shower

  • Screened Porch

    Screened Porch

  • Second Full Bath w/ Shower

    Second Full Bath w/ Shower

  • High Efficiency LG digital Washer & Dryer - Laundry Room

    High Efficiency LG digital Washer & Dryer - Laundry Room

  • Outdoor Fire Pit on Shore of Lake

    Outdoor Fire Pit on Shore of Lake

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