Great Get Away on Beautiful Lake Dorr in Ocala Nat'l Forest

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Lake front with dock, deck and beach area


Last updated: 01/27/2016

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  • Minimum stay:14 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

This 1,600 sf, one bedroom loft home is on beautiful Lake Dorr in the Ocala National Forest. The home has a spacious, open floor plan with a loft bedroom that overlooks the living and dining room areas. The huge windows on the lakeside offer a picturesque view of the property and pristine lake front where you'll enjoy gorgeous sunrises and moonlit evenings. There is also plenty of wildlife to see...turkey, deer, lots of birds and even an occassional bear sighting. Evenings are a great time to sit outside and listen to the sounds of the forest. The most mesmerizing one is the echoing sounds of the owls hooting at night. It's a perfect retreat for outdoor enthusiasts who love to boat, canoe, kayak, fish, hike, bike or horse back ride. So whether you are here to enjoy the outdoors or spend the day exploring the area's attractions, we have the perfect vacation rental home for you.

You are in a safe neighborhood on a 30-acre private estate. There are nearby grocery stores, and you’re a short drive to Eustis and Mt. Dora. Orlando, Ocala, The Villages, Leesburg, Daytona are within an hour drive. There are plenty of natural springs nearby that are within 15-40 mins. You can also spend the day at Kennedy Space Center, St. Augustine, several of the Atlantic beaches or head for the Gulf of Mexico. You are centrally located.

Out of courtesy for our other patrons smoking and pets are not allowed. Sorry, no exceptions.

Keywords: House, cabin, cottage, home, lakefront, lake front, beach front, private, lodging, lodge

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Property Type

  • House
  • 1600 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional


  • Non Smoking Only
  • Not Suitable For Children
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4

  • Bedroom 1


  • Other (See Description)


  • Queen size Beds (1) Queen bed in upstairs loft bedroom and pull out queen sofa in living room area, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Sleeps 2 adults comfortably for a weekend. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • This property has a sandy beachfront. Great for swimming, launching kayaks, canoes, jet ski's etc. There are two bicycles that are available to ride. ...moreless


  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All


  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lakefront:

    Lake Dorr is a 1,700 acre pristine lake adjacent to the Ocala National Forest. You will truly feel like you are in a park like setting surrounded with beautiful oak trees. Deck and dock at beach with lounge chairs and high top table and chairs to have a picnic at the beachfront. Just lovely....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing


  • Dining:

    Dining area seats six people. Plus there is a high top counter with three bar stools. ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:


  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    sheets, towels, etc....moreless

  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    Wi-Fi available. DSL...moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    Automatic drip....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Counter top convection oven, griddle, crock pot, juicer......moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Counter top convection oven. ...moreless

  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator:

    with ice maker and filtered water...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio:

    Patio on back of house with picnic table and two rocking chairs. ...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis:

    A huge county sports complex and park is 10 minutes away....moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


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My Standard Rate
14 night min stay

$1,000 $2,200
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Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500


We require 50% of rental amount with signed Agreement and balance to be paid 60 days prior to move in. Refundable Damage Deposit of $500 due on date of arrival.

Owner's cancellation policy:

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The property has a canoe available for your use or you can bring your own boat, kayaks & tie up to dock. We also have space to park your RV and electric.

We are close to numerous springs and horseback riding trails. The Villages is just a 30 min. drive and one of America's favorite towns, Mt. Dora, is just 20 min. away. Orlando's attractions, Daytona and Ormond Beach are approximately one hour. New Smyrna is 45 min. Tavares (Seaplane City) is 25 min.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2007

About the owner: Bill & Vicki Rogers - We decided to move to this area because we were tired of the hustle and bustle of living in a larger city, Clearwater, FL. For eight years, we traveled all over the state of Florida looking for that perfect place. This property was such a paradise, we knew this is where we needed to be. It is a 30 acre estate with a main house and guest house. We are located adjacent to the Ocala National Forest on a 1,700 acre private lake, yet only a short distance from great restaurants, shopping and attractions. We are centrally located and truly have the best of both worlds!

Why the Owner Chose Altoona, FL, USA:
This estate is our retirement home. The view as you enter the property is breath-taking. It's in a great neighborhood, and the property is centrally located but also away from constant traffic and noise. We enjoy star gazing, and there's no bright city lights, so you can really see the stars. We love this lake because it is large enough to ski, fish, etc., but yet it is still a hidden gem with little traffic. From the boat dock, we've watched many shuttles take off from the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral. We can sit down by the lake and relax and unwind, yet be in touch with nature as the bald eagles soar by. We also enjoy fishing on the lake. Most importantly, we enjoy exercising and can walk or ride bicycle on either the paved roads or the trails.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
There are plenty of things to do. Horseback riding in the Ocala National Forest is available within 5 minutes. You'll love visiting the natural springs. Bring your bicycle or walk to adjacent trails. You can spend part of your day on a canoe trip around the lake or you can go fishing right off of the dock. Spend your day at the attractions in Orlando and come home to retire in a beautiful, relaxing setting.

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  • Lake front with dock, deck and beach area

    Lake front with dock, deck and beach area

  • Taken from loft. This is living room area.

    Taken from loft. This is living room area.

  • Living room area.

    Living room area.

  • Upstairs loft bedroom

    Upstairs loft bedroom

  • Every sunrise is beautiful and different.

    Every sunrise is beautiful and different.

  • Lakeside porch where you can rock your blues away in a park like setting.

    Lakeside porch where you can rock your blues away in a park like setting.

  • Spacious dining for six, desk in the corner & sitting area w/ lake view.

    Spacious dining for six, desk in the corner & sitting area w/ lake view.

  • Back entry w/ French doors and upstairs loft bedroom.

    Back entry w/ French doors and upstairs loft bedroom.

  • Kitchen and high top bar.

    Kitchen and high top bar.

  • Fishing fun on the lake!

    Fishing fun on the lake!

VRBO #272173

This listing was first published here in 2009.

Date last modified - Friday, October 21, 2016

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