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A Secluded Romantic Getaway in the Ocala National Forest

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

The Cottage is situated on ten secluded acres of privately owned property at the end of a chain of lakes surrounded by Florida's Ocala National Forest. It's the perfect retreat for the writer, artist or nature lover. Eagle, osprey and sandhill crane are frequent visitors along with the elusive black bear and white-tail deer

You will find miles of hiking, off road vehicle and horse trails in the forest. Also trophy bass fishing in our many lakes or the nearby St. Johns River.

So... bring your easel, camera and binoculars and join us for a truly unique getaway experience and see what Florida was like in year's past.

Come spend a weekend or a month with us. Whatever your indulgence, your comfort and privacy is our main concern.

Keywords: cabin

More Details

Doris or Herb MacIntyre
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 16, 2018


Astor Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Outdoor Grill
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing


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(3 traveler reviews)

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A Secluded Romantic Getaway in the Ocala National Forest
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 3 reviews

Hospitality PLUS!

  • 5 of 5

This is a secluded place to get away from everything and everyone! peaceful, quiet, and a lovely cottage to relax and unwind. plenty of hiking, and a nice big grassy lawn to play some badminton, or frisby. The Owners are so very nice, I feel like Doris is almost a friend, even though I have only been up there twice. I cant say enough about my time at Grasshopper lake!

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Melbourne, FL


  • 5 of 5

My wife and I, Have visited more that 100 attractions in USA over three years. This place is the best place we have ever visited HANDS DOWN.

If you are looking for a romantic place, Quite place, Relief stress, and Bond with your family members, Then look no more because this is the place.

Thank you Herb and Doris

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2014
  • Stayed: November 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Guilford, CT

Cozy and Comfortable Cabin inside Ocala National Forest

  • 4 of 5

We were pleasantly surprised by how comfortable and cozy this cabin -- more like a cottage -- was in a remote location a mile off the paved road inside Ocala National Forest. The owners were very helpful and gave a lot of attention to providing attractive little decorating touches that made this cottage very welcoming. There was a large screened in porch facing the lake and this is the perfect spot to paint, write, rest, or even meditate! Lots of nature, especially bird life. The bedroom had a very comfortable bed and large adjoining bath; a second sleeping space was a queen-sized pull out couch in the living room. Direct TV with HBO made the isolation feel less so! The only downside is the long, bumpy dirt road that leads to the cabin which tended to make you less inclined to endure the uncomfortable ride back to civilization. The nearest grocery store is about 25 miles away, so come prepared. The owners live within a few hundred feet of the cottage and were very nice and considerate. They went out of their way to make us comfortable. If you like quiet and privacy and a place to kick back and relax, this is it.

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2012
  • Stayed: February 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
daytona beach
Nearest Beach
35 Miles
ormand beach
Car: necessary




Additional information about rental rates

one time Cleaning fee $50

50% deposit by on booking by personal check

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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