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Lakefront Bungalow, Mt Dora, Tavares, Eustis, North of Orlando, 1 hr to Daytona

Bedrooms 2
Space 700 sq. ft.
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

Cozy and Charming 2 Bdm 1 Bath. Sleeps 4. (Queen & Twins)

Private upstairs 2 bdrm loft overlooking Lake Saunders. Park like setting with dock and gazebo. Relax, read, swim, sunbathe, fish or enjoy beautiful Florida sunsets in your back yard. Short walk to numerous shopping and entertainment opportunities (within 1 mile). Enjoy the 1,300 fresh water lakes that Lake County is named for. Saltwater, Sand Beaches and Orlando Attractions just 45-60 minutes away. Many Golf courses, Parks and Springs within 20 minutes.

Keywords: Lakefront, Mount Dora, Leesburg, Tavares, Eustis, Fishing, Picturesque, Nature, Wildlife, Flowers, Biker

More Details

Donald J Lackey
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 22, 2017

About Donald J Lackey

We've enjoyed Lake County as our home since 1976. Our hobbies are gardening, fishing and music evidenced by the beautiful grounds and lakefront. We love the small town feel and big city attractions with arts, sports and coastal beaches an hour away. Originally from Michigan, we moved to Central Florida in 1971. It's been a great place to raise a family and now retire! We live in the attached unit and enjoy having guests.

Donald J Lackey purchased this bungalow in 1998

Why Donald J Lackey chose Central/Disney/Orlando Area

Lakefront living in a park like setting. Lake Saunders (400 acres) is a spring fed lake offering a picturesque view, fishing and swimming and beautiful sunsets. We are convenient to both coasts, the Orlando airport, and attractions just an hour away. In addition over 1300 other named lakes, springs, rivers and the Ocala National Forest are within 30 minutes or less. Restaurants are within walking distance. Antique shops, entertainment venues, civic and cinema theaters as well as shopping malls are within five miles.

What makes this bungalow unique

Seaplane Port 4 miles. Numerous nearby activities, fairs and festivals are abundant throughout the year. Events include: music, monthly street party, antique boats, biker fest, fine arts, crafts, Washington's Birthday Festival, sailing regatta, fishing tournaments, quilt show, year round antique malls and farmers markets.


Tavares Bungalow Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Tile Floor and Shower, Pedestal Sink and Wainscoated walls with 2 medicine cabinets and built in storage drawers.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Bedroom 2 has 1890's mahogany sleigh beds with matching desk and dresser, an armoire and reading lamps for each bed. Bedroom 1 has a small closet, dresser and a reading lamp.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 20 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
A peaceful retreat away from it all yet close to the excitement of the best Florida has to offer. Sit quietly in the back yard and share your time with the beautiful plants, Sand Hill Cranes, Hawks, Egrets, winter song birds, ducks, turtles and an occasional alligator.


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Lakefront Bungalow, Mt Dora, Tavares, Eustis, North of Orlando, 1 hr to Daytona
average rating of 5.0 based on 20 reviews

Quaint oasis. Stunning lakefront. Close to shopping and dining

  • 5 of 5

Close to shopping and dining. Walking distance to Pizza Hut and Burger King. Walk out the front door into convience of town. Walk out the back door and feel like you are on an oasis retreat. Beautiful dock to sit on while relaxing. Porch to eat or read a book. Owners are kind and extremely helpful. Would rent again

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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booking for next year

  • 5 of 5

Loved the lake, would recommend to everyone. The sunsets made each day special because they were all different.The cottage was just as pictures show and beds were very comfortable, loved the antique furniture.Mt. Dora was a great place a spend the day shopping, walking, great places to eat, setting at the park watching the plane leaving and returning, and just enjoying your day. The area of cottage, to me, was very convent to anything you would want or need. I am looking forward to December and January.Don and Colleen were great host, they live on the property but we never felt uncomfortable and most of the time never knew they were there. Like i said were renting again, and I cant wait to go back. Loved it.

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You, we are glad you enjoyed your stay! Don and I are constantly upgrading the property to provide for the comfort and enjoyment of our guests. I love to work in the yard and decorate so it is constantly evolving. We look forward sharing our little piece of heaven with you again and with new friends we will meet. It looks like this winter is going to be a warm one. It's a glorious day with sunshine and in the upper 70's! The lake is sparkling like diamonds. Have a blessed 2017! Sincerely, Colleen
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Great Vacation Rental

  • 5 of 5

The great asset to this cottage is the location. Being on the lake makes such a huge difference to us. It is a beautiful spot and much peace and relaxation was spent on the dock. The bungalow is convenient to golf courses, antiquing, and wonderful restaurants. Don and Colleen are gracious hosts and made our stay most enjoyable. We definitely plan to visit this property our next visit to this area!

  • Submitted: May 19, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: thanks so much for your kind words. De Colores
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Exceeded Expectations

  • 5 of 5

Don and Colleen made us feel at home during our February stay in their comfortable cottage on Lake Saunders. The house, which is adjacent to the owners' residence, is fully furnished and everything was as advertised. The house was quiet, private, with ample room inside and a large, weatherized dining porch with a view of the lovely lawn and lake. Everything we needed was readily accessible in and around the house. The gazebo at the end of the dock was a delightful place to dine, drink or watch the flight of water fowl. Fish swam by to see if anglers were interested. Don was extremely responsive to our questions and patiently helped us solve a few mysteries in operating the excellent high definition TV/DVD/DVR setup. Colleen offered her umbrella during a rain storm and tips on classes at the nearby YMCA, which we joined during our stay. In addition, we found many good choices among a large variety of local restaurants (Thai Jasmine, Tiki West, Mellow Mushroom pizza, and Sonny's BBQ were favorites), stores big and small, including two Publix groceries, Kohl's, Target, and Wal-Mart, and services -- even a major hospital, which we fortunately didn't need. (As owners of a 3-story town house, we were thrilled with 30 days of one-floor living!) The home is convenient to most everything locally (Mount Dora was a favorite for shops, restaurants, art fair, music, etc.) and an hour from museums and other features in Orlando.

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so very much. We hope to see you again soon.
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Highly Recommend

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful stay. Exactly as represented.

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Eustis, FL

Moved from pr

  • 5 of 5

What a great place!! Don and Colleen made us feel right at home. Could have stayed forever!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Orlando, Tampa, Leesburg 7mi, Sea Plane 2mi
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Chili's, Crazy Gators, VFW, AMVets, Elks
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Mission Inn, Howey In the Hills, Black Bear 15 mi
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Sanford, Deland Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
25 Miles
I-4 15 mi, Int 95 40miles, I 75 Florida Turnpike
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Denny's, Chili's, Sonny's, Pizza Hut, Gold Coral
Car: recommended

Lake County has 1300 lakes for boating, skiing and fishing (tournaments). Mount Dora hosts a Sailboat Regatta, and offers Rennigers Antique Market, art and craft shows, theater, find dining and concerts. Tavares (2mi) has a Sea Plane Port, Dragon boat races. Eustis has extensive waterfront, Washington's Birthday Festival. Leesburg offers Biker Fest. Waterman Hospital (1mi). From your front door, walk to restaurants, shopping, banking and post office. Plant City Strawberry Festival (Plant City) & Zellwood Corn Festival (5 miles) are seasonal favorites.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional
This calendar has not been updated in over 2 months and the availability shown may not be accurate.

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
Damage Deposit $100

Pricing is for 2 people with one car. Occasional guests are allowed at no charge. Ask owner for more information about longer stays. Payment options (Personal Check, Cashier's Check, Pay Pal - details below): 1. Send a check: Over night a cashier check if stay less is within 14 days of booking. Send a cashier check if stay is within 60 days. Send a personal check If more than 60 days. 2. Use PayPal: We will send you a bill through Pay Pal. You will be charged a non- refundable *surcharge of 2.9% added to your total amount (including tax and deposit(s).

For reservations of less than 30 days: Full Payment is due upon booking and confirmed upon receipt of payment.
For reservations of 30-60 days or more: 1 month is due upon booking with balance due upon arrival also to be confirmed upon receipt of payment. For event rentals full amount is due upon booking to be confirmed upon receipt of payment.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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