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Enjoy Beautiful Lake Weir

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-8)

Beautiful lake front cottage offers sand beach on clear lake with expansive deck for lots of outside entertaining. Deck is canopied by a huge, century oak tree and rain tree for a shady oasis. Enjoy the shady deck, stroll on the private dock or feed the ducks and lake birds. Relax in the glider at the end of the dock while you view the sunset. If you're a sunbather, the white sand beach will beacon you to sit in the lounge chairs and enjoy the lap of the lake's waves. The clear water is perfect for swimming, fishing, boating, waterskiing or jet skiing.

The kitchen is completely equipped with everything you need to prepare a meal including dishwasher, refrigerator and ice maker, microwave oven and stove. Small appliance include mixer, blender, juicer, crock pot and more.

The gas grill is new and we supply the gas! There's also a cozy hammock just waiting for you.

Both bedrooms have new, queen-size beds and bedding -- two queen pull-out sofa sleepers are perfect for overnight company. We supply all the linens -- just bring your clothes and toothbrush!

Near The Villages and the Orlando attractions, this is the perfect place to serve as your headquarters in Central Florida while you explore the rest of the state or play rounds of golf at the many championship golf courses in the area.

Leave the snow and ice behind and spend the fall at our lake house. We give discounts to long term renters! This is our family home and we'd love to share it with you.

Keywords: House, water front, lake front, private beach, private dock, white sand beach, cottage, The Villages

More Details

Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 1, 2018

About The Owner

My brother, Van Akin and I grew up on Lake Weir and we raised our children in this lake house. It was owned by my father and now myself, my husband, David Bachus and my brother own the property. We have spent time updating our home and keeping it warm and friendly. We are committed to raising our grandchildren here and want others to enjoy it when we can't.

The Owner purchased this house in 1980

Why The Owner chose Ocklawaha

This house has been in our family for many years and it's a special place on a beautiful lake.

What makes this house unique

As our second home, you will enjoy all the benefits of having everything you need in the house from spices and many condiments in the kitchen to beach chairs, toys and umbrella on the beach, along with two kayaks for exploring. A fire pit on the white sand beach is perfect for the sunsets and cool evenings.


Ocklawaha House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Tiled Shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Convertible bed(s) - 2 queen
  • Queen size Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) 2 Queen-size sofa sleepers
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing


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(12 traveler reviews)

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Enjoy Beautiful Lake Weir
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews
Powell, TN

Relaxing and Enjoyable!

  • 5 of 5

Everything was great. The house is the perfect size, and is in the perfect location. We enjoyed sunrises and sunsets over the lake from the deck. We never went far from the house. Gator Joe’s is within walking distance. We were regulars at Big Bob’s Pizza down the street. Dollar General took care of anything else we needed. We enjoyed everything, and would do it again.

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words! Our house is special and we love it there, too!
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Hospitality at its finest! Adorable, quiet, and quaint cottage on Lake Weir!

  • 5 of 5

Over the years, we have rented many houses while on vacation and I can say this Lake Weir cottage has definitely been a favorite rental. We were visiting family in the area, so with this vacation we were looking for a quiet retreat to relax with morning tea on the dock watching the birds and wildlife and then a relaxing quiet place to rest from the days' activities. We hope to return with our adult children for a more lively time of swimming and boating on the lake!

The house was clean and everything we needed was right at our fingertips. Hospitality at its finest- It was evident that the owners love their house and enjoy sharing their treasure with others!

I highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, Wendy! I'm glad you enjoyed our little piece of paradise. Please come back and stay when you can!
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Dillon, Montana

Relaxing and beautiful stay on the lake.

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed here for six nights and enjoyed ourselves immensely. It was so wonderful to relax in such a beautiful spot. Everything we needed was there. We will stay here again, next time we visit family in the area. Thank you!

  • Submitted: May 18, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review! We appreciate it and hope you visit us again.
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Bill & Sue

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was more than expected! The very comfortable home (With everything included...right down to spices for cooking!), the beautiful white sand beach, the deck leading out to the pier, the wildlife (Ducks were regular visitors, and Sand Hill cranes also stopped by), the peace and quiet. Suzanne made us feel right at home. I would recommend this lake home to everyone. Looking foward to next years stay!

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2013
  • Stayed: November 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

My only hesitation about reviewing this home on Lake Weir as Excellent is I don’t want it booked when we want to go back.

Our week on the lake couldn't have been better. Granted much of that is because our granddaughter lives in the area and visited daily for her swim in the blow up pool we purchased and set up on the deck but it was still a very comfortable, nice home to rent. Without hesitation we would go back.

From the road the homes look very close together but back on the deck it is very private.

The sailboat pictured is not included for use but we brought our own Kayaks and paddle boards and enjoyed the lake as well. The exposure of the home and the giant tree canopy keep the deck shaded all day. We were comfortable even though the temperatures were 90+ all week.

Beds are always a concern for us as we have older backs but the beds were very comfortable. Bedrooms and bathroom were spotless. Internet, phone reception, and TV worked perfectly.

I’m sure Suzanne would have fixed any problem we ran into during our stay but there are no problems with this rental.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2013
  • Stayed: August 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for posting this review. We are so glad you had a great vacation -- the photo you sent of your grandchild in the blowup pool on the deck was priceless. Please come and stay again!
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Nice place on Lake Weir

  • 5 of 5

We were very comfortable in this peaceful cottage for a week in April. While it was hot everywhere else, it was nice and cool on the deck with a lovely lake breeze. The deck is fantastic! The cottage was exceptionally well-equipped with everything you could need for a nice stay (even skewers for grilling!). It was very clean and is well-maintained. The owners are very responsive to questions which is reassuring when renting from far away. Ocala and the Villages are nearby and Gator Joe's (5-minute walk) is great for a cold beer and a great burger. There are ducks that come to visit and we also had a sandhill crane stop by. I would definitely stay at this lovely property again.

  • Submitted: May 7, 2013
  • Stayed: April 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your wonderful review! We appreciate you taking such great care of our second home. Please visit again!
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Holiday Weekends (Memorial Weekend, 4th of July, Labor Day Weekend) are $150 per night for the 3 nights

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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