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Beautiful Vacation home w/ Heated Pool at Ocala National Forest, Florida

Ocala, FL, USA
  • House2045 sq. ft.
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights

3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleep 6, private pool

Welcome to our vacation house in Florida!

Ocala with the nearby Ocala National Forest is known as the horse capital of the world and is home of Kentucky Derby winners. If you love horseback riding this is the right place for you.

Enjoy the Silver Springs State Park which is very close to the house with dozens of springs and the Silver River. The area has the largest artesian spring formation in the world with 72 degrees warm crystal clear water all year round. Numerous other rivers are nearby such as the Ocklawaha River, the Rainbow River and the Santa Fe River which all meander through a stunning wilderness. So enjoy kayaking, snorkeling and swimming. These Springs are in reach: Silver Springs, Rainbow Springs, Silver Glen Springs, Juniper Spring, Salt Springs, Blue Spring, DeLeon Springs, Alexander Spring.

Just minutes away from the house you find access to the Cross Florida Greenway and the Marshall Swamp, a jungle-like wilderness. With lots of trails they offer a paradise for bicycling, hiking, roller blading, birding and wildlife watching.

Across the road is the Diamond Golf and Country Club, with 18 holes to play and the title 'Highest Slope Rating' in Marion County.

Goethe State Forest with it´s 23 miles of hiking trails and 41 miles of horse riding trails is only 40 miles away.

Supermarkets, drug stores, other stores such as a Walmart Supercenter and gas stations are also just around the corner.

You are within a radius of 80 miles or less to Orlando with all the amusement parks and outlet malls, as well as to Daytona Beach and to Crystal River. St. Augustine, the oldest continuously occupied European-established city and port in the continental United States is 85 miles away.

This beautiful bungalow is furnished, smart and comfortable. There are two double (queen) bedrooms and one twin bedroom. Master-bedroom has a big walk-in closet. Both bathrooms with a walk-in shower. The master-bathroom also has a bathtub. There is also a big kitchen, a recliner sofa, a double rocking recliner loveseat and a 50' flatscreen LED TV. The former garage has been converted into a carpeted, fully insulated multi-purpose room under AC with a Brunswick pool table for your convenience.

Enjoy the nice private pool and the roofed patio.


Birgit Schroeer

Member Since 2012
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within a few hours
english, german
Calendar last updated:
Apr 19, 2018
Why Birgit Schroeer chose Marion County

The Ocala area offers an incredible number of recreational activities like kayaking, bicycling, birding, wildlife viewing, hiking, boating, fishing, rollerblading, snorkeling and swimming, horse riding, golfing ....

What makes this House unique

From the first moment you feel yourself at home. During the hot summer months the pool provides cooling-off. The planting and decoration gives you a tropical flair.


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Swimming pool
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 3
        2 twin/ single
      • Schlafzimmer 1
        1 queen


        • 2 Bathrooms
        • Badezimmer 1
          toilet, tub, shower
        • Bathroom 2
          toilet, shower


            • Sports & Activities
            • Tourist Attractions


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Internet
                    • Air Conditioning
                    • Broadband Access
                    • Ceiling Fans
                    • Clothes Dryer
                    • Filtered Water
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Alarm Clock
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Linens Provided
                    • Living Room
                    • Parking
                    • Towels Provided
                    • Washing Machine


                        • Kitchenette
                        • Blender
                        • Cooking Utensils
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Freezer
                        • Kitchen
                        • Coffee Maker
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                        • Pantry Items
                        • Refrigerator
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster


                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 9 people


                                • Books
                                • DVD Player
                                  Blu-Ray Player.
                                • Game Room
                                • Pool Table
                                  Original Brunswick pool table
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                • Stereo
                                  Soundbar Surround Sound, Bluetooth for mobile devices.
                                • Television
                                • Toys


                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                    • Outdoor Grill

                                      Pool / Spa

                                        • Private Pool
                                          Solar heated pool


                                            • playground
                                            • botanical garden
                                            • cinemas
                                            • forests
                                            • library
                                            • live theater
                                            • museums
                                            • churches
                                            • pond
                                            • recreation center
                                            • restaurants
                                            • theme parks
                                            • water parks
                                            • zoo

                                              Leisure Activities

                                                • bird watching
                                                • horseback riding
                                                • outlet shopping
                                                • scenic drives
                                                • sight seeing
                                                • walking

                                                  Local Services & Businesses

                                                    • ATM/bank
                                                    • fitness center
                                                    • groceries
                                                    • massage therapist
                                                    • medical services

                                                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                        • hunting
                                                        • cycling
                                                        • fishing
                                                        • freshwater fishing
                                                        • golf
                                                        • equestrian events
                                                        • jet skiing
                                                        • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                        • snorkeling
                                                        • swimming
                                                        • tennis

                                                          House Rules

                                                          Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                          Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                          Cancellation Policy

                                                          Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

                                                          60 Reviews


                                                          Latest reviews

                                                          Very Quite area. Close to major retailers.

                                                          Krithana M.

                                                          Very clean and nicely decorated house. Great shower in master bathroom. Loved the pool area with solar heated pool. Very responsive owners and maintenance people. Had a couple days in the high 60* range.Overall very nice place to stay . Only one thing unexpected was the foreign transaction fees on the rental payments.

                                                          Nice place , I used it mostly for sleeping.

                                                          Mike N.

                                                          Off the beaten path.

                                                          So a little travel to places of interest.

                                                          Quite a few house rules .

                                                          Water occasionally turns brown.

                                                          Careful on the driveway and walk slippery when wet. Pool area was very nice.

                                                          Weather was outstanding!

                                                          Convenient to golf course.

                                                          Nice area for walking.

                                                          Overall a nice time.

                                                          The garage was converted to pool table area.

                                                          Owner's Response:

                                                          Great to hear you had a good time. I'm a bit disappointed of your

                                                          rating. We kept in touch during your stay and you assured me what a good

                                                          time you had. Not only the weather, also the location of our house

                                                          turned out to be perfect for you. The golf course is across the street

                                                          and for your motorcycle tours you were not bothered by city traffic. Our

                                                          house is a vacation home in a residential neighborhood. That's what's so

                                                          relaxing and what everybody enjoys, including my husband and me.

                                                          Restaurants and supermarkets are almost around the corner, Florida´s

                                                          nature with the beautiful springs and rivers are nearby. If you wanted a

                                                          location downtown or being in the midst of tourist bustle with downtown

                                                          life, why didn´t you book such a house? The two of you arrived with

                                                          trucks and motorcycles on trailers which you were able to park on our

                                                          spacious, freshly resealed driveway. The day you posted your review i

                                                          was on my knees removing the heavy rust stains your equipment left.

                                                          Jusr right for us!

                                                          Linda E.

                                                          We stayed in this lovely residential home for 9 nights in January,2018. It was just as pictured online, although pretty far away from everything except a Publix. We had looked forward to using the pool, and thought it was heated, but it was solar heated. The outside temperature had been cool, so the pool was never warm enough to use. But the house itself and furnishings were perfect.

                                                          Owner's Response:

                                                          We are glad you enjoyed the house that much. Let me refer to two of your notes: Besides the nearby Publix there is a Walmart Supercenter even closer and also several restaurants and other shops. As to the pool: Our pool heating is a very powerful one, capable to keep the pool warm even in winter time. Around your stay an extreme cold front with the lowest temperatures for decades way below freezing point hit Florida, showing up in all news. Usually in winter times our pool remains usable. No pool heating will bring water temperature into the area of 85 degrees in an outside pool under such frosty conditions. Trying to do so with an electric pool heater would just lead to an insane electric bill - with the pool still not having 85 degrees.

                                                          See it from the sunny side: Cold fronts usually bring blue skies.

                                                          Veteran's Day Vacation

                                                          Tammy A.

                                                          Three couples, all retired Air Force, spent the long Veteran's Day weekend here. Both the owners and the property manager (lives across the street) are friendly and very responsive. The house is in a quiet neighborhood, close enough to town to be convenient, but far enough out to be peaceful. The house was comfortable, the yard was well manicured, the pool was pristine, the pool table provided hours of entertainment. Paddling Silver River and exploring Silver Springs State park never disappoints - and we did see the monkeys this trip! Definite thumbs up.

                                                          Very Relaxing

                                                          Tom B.Manchester, Ky

                                                          We chose this home because we just wanted a little R & R and maybe take in some sight seeing. I'm glad we chose this one because it was like being at home away from home. The home was very appealing! We loved the way it was decorated. The pool area was awesome! We spent most of our days relaxing at the pool. This home is located in the perfect location to just about anything you want to do. We will certainly come back! The home managers were very helpful and welcoming. If we needed anything, they were there! Thank you guys! We appreciate it.

                                                          Absolutely Perfect

                                                          Julie B.

                                                          My husband and I stayed at this lovely home for 8 nights and absolutely loved it. Everything was exactly as stated. The house is beautifully furnished and extremely comfortable. It was such a pleasure doing business with Birgit the owner. We would love to stay here again when we are next in the Ocala area.


                                                          Ocala, FL, USA

                                                          Rates & Availability

                                                          Additional information about rental rates

                                                          Additional Guest Fee
                                                          Damage Deposit

                                                          Rates are based on 4 guests. Cleaning fee: 1-2 persons: $100 3-4 persons: $120 5-6 persons: $150 due by arrival. Sorry no pets! Because of these numerous people who book just for fun just to cancel 1 day before the cancellation deadline expires we only refund payments if the period is filled again. This is our vacatio house we share. Do do not allow parties of any kind! The grill cleaning is to perform independent, otherwise cleaning $ 20

                                                          60 Reviews
                                                          Wonderful 4.8/5
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