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Private clear blue lake, 1.5 acres, pet friendly, paddleboat , 2 kayaks , Wi Fi

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Space 1,650 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Manufactured Home, 3 Bedrooms + Den, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Get away from it all and enjoy the crystal clear blue waters of this spring fed lake nestled among pine trees on a 1.5-acre lot.

Bring your own boat and launch it in a nearby 234 acre spring fed lake. This lake is great for water skiing and raft riding.

In Blue Lake enjoy swimming, fishing, and riding the paddle boat and kayaking on this peaceful and pristine body of water. This lake is deep in the center (especially near the springs) and shallow around the edge. It is so clear you can use a mask and snorkel ( or the naked eye) to see fish, turtles and interesting aquatic vegetation. There are many bream that swim around the dock and some will actually look up at you expecting to be fed some bread. You will love my lily garden ! This is a nature lover's paradise : ) There is a variety of wild life to observe such as birds of prey, humming birds, otter, deer, and owls.

Relax and float on a raft, or partake in games such as badminton, volleyball, or ping-pong.

Roast marshmallows over a camp fire and star gaze upon the night sky. Camp outside, or sleep inside the 1680 sq. ft. home, with living room, kitchen, dining room, den, three bedrooms, and 2.5 bathrooms. Enjoy relaxing in front of an Amish electric fireplace all year round. Watch many high-definition television stations or surf the internet. Computer available for guest use. Wi Fi access anywhere in home or on screened porch.

This is a golf cart community and there are many miles of great scenic bike riding opportunities.

Keywords: Lake Front, private

More Details

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
October 16, 2017

About The Owner

Hi, my name is Cathy. Feel free to contact me with any questions about this rental property.

The Owner purchased this cottage in 1988

Why The Owner chose Florida North Central

It was purchased to relax away from the city life.

What makes this cottage unique

Extremely private, Lots of wildlife, Great for swimming, snorkeling and fishing, Quiet (No motorized boats on the lake), Clear blue lake fed by three springs.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We so enjoyed our week at the lake house! The fishing was great, the smallest bass I caught was 14 inches long. We could sit on the dock and watch the larger ones swimming by, the children caught lots of smaller fish it was the first time they had ever fished and enjoyed it a lot, we practice catch and release so if we visit again the fish will be bigger. Thank you again for a great family time.
May 2014
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Map

Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Gainesville Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
16.4 Miles
Blue Water Bay, Melrose
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
U.S. 301 Hawthorne
Nearest Restaurant
16.4 Miles
Blue Water Bay, Melrose
Nearest Beach
60 Miles
Crescent Beach

This home is a 35 minute drive to the University of Florida campus. The Phillips Center for Performing Arts, Florida Museum of Natural History, Harn Museum and Butterfly Atrium are activities on the Uni. of Fla. campus. The Hippodrome Theatre is a 30 minute drive.

10 minutes from the nearby town of Hawthorne, which has a grocery store, CVS, Subway, Family Dollar, live bait store, Diane's BBQ, public library , post office, churches and thrift stores.

There is a state managed bike trail head in Hawthorne. It is a beautiful and scenic paved trail (a converted rail road track) that leads to Gainesville.

45 minute drive to the Millhopper sink hole with breathtaking views of miniature water falls from the sides of the sink and magnificent flora.

30 minute drive to the La Chua trail which leads into Paynes Prairie. You can walk the trail and see wild bison and horses. There is a wide creek filled with many species of water birds and alligators to view in the distance.

30 minute drive to Silver Springs and Wild Waters in Ocala.

2 hour drive to Disney World.

One and one half drive to St. Augustine and the beaches.

35 minute drive to Ravine Gardens and the St. Johns River front park in Palatka.

Amenities

Hawthorne Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1650 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Garden tub.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2.5
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 3 bicycles
Attractions:
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Notes:
Paddle Boat and Kayak. Screened Porch, large fire pit, Badminton, Swimming, Ping Pong, bikes provided. Water purification System provides excellent drinking water and pure water for household needs.

Reviews

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Private clear blue lake, 1.5 acres, pet friendly, paddleboat , 2 kayaks , Wi Fi
average rating of 4.75 based on 61 reviews
5

Beautiful, quite, perfect

  • 5 of 5

It was a great property with all the amenities ! Everything was great ! We had a wonderful derail experiance.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Time to Unwind

  • 5 of 5

Life has been super hectic this year. It was nice to just shut down and relax in the quiet. Very peaceful. Had everything we needed and Cathy was sweet and hospitable. Fished, grilled out, napped in the hammock under shade trees and listened to the birds and had a small bon fire roasting marshmallows. It was just what we needed. Would love to go back in the fall.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Relaxing, Comfortable, Beautiful Lake - What More Could You Want!

  • 5 of 5

So peaceful and relaxing. My goal was to float in the lake for a long weekend and I did. Rest of family used kayaks and paddle boat and we ALL had a wonderful time in the water. House was clean and fresh, no musty odors like you find in other lake places. Very well stocked with kitchen items and condiments. Bathrooms even had shampoo and conditioner which was a nice surprise. Porch is nice and roomy with great view of lake. Nothing fancy inside but that's what makes it family friendly and comfortable. Very roomy so there was a place to get away and read or play your favorite video game. TV was clear and good size. Pingpong table tons of fun. A big hit with the family was the great selection of readers digest. I forgot how much I enjoyed it and will have to go back and start up subscription again. Will definitely go back as place so relaxing and fun at the same time. Grill was pristine! Cathy is really nice and you can tell really cares for the comfort of her guests. Lily Pond in bloom with beautiful purple flowers, lake so clear you can see your feet, fish and everything you accidentally drop, looking forward to going back already!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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Very clean had lots of fun on the lake

  • 4 of 5

Took 2 grandson they caught fish and grandpa too. The boys loved the paddle boat and playing pingpong

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New Jersey
5

Quiet and beautiful

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a good time during our stay at the lake house. The house was nice, clean, comfortable, and well maintained. We had everything we needed. Plenty of room for 2 adults and 3 teenagers. We particularly enjoyed the ping pong table, paddle boat and kayaks. Our two dogs enjoyed the fenced yard and we loved to walk with them around the lake. The property is beautiful, quiet and secluded. The owner, Cathy, was very friendly and provided good tips for local excursions and activities. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful outside

  • 4 of 5

If your looking to spend most of your time outside this property is great! There is a dock out back that you can fish off of but no more than 2 people at a time. There is a fire pit, grill, hammock, kayak and paddle boat for use in the lake (should the weather allow it) bikes are also provided as well as an indoor pumping table.The inside however is very dated. Some of the furniture or lack of was not in good shape. There should also be a dining room table inside or at least a large enough coffee table to eat on but that is just my opinion. For the money it's worth it. Plus you can bring your dog! The host Cathy is very friendly and nice so I don't want to come off as rude. Plus you're on the lake so if a dated rustic look and feel is okay with you, then this is the place! The best part is the outside!! Guaranteed to have a blast, just hope for good weather!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I just wanted to let people know that there are two light weight tables in the ping pong tournament room that can easily be moved into the dinning area. The furnishings in this home are functional, adequate and comfortable. I take pride in keeping my home very clean and well maintained. The place has a cozy ambience. I enjoy having coffee on a chilly morning next to the electric fire place. It's nice to sit on the couch and see the lake view and watch the interesting birds at the feeder right outside the window.
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

One time cleaning fee $75 + Tax
Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

Year Round, below rates do not include taxes. $140.00 per night up to 4 people. $20.00 per night per person after 4 guests. $750.00 per week. $2500.00 per month.

Three night minimum for holidays. This does apply to Mother's and Father's Day.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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