About the property
- House2000 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 nights
2 Bedrooms, 3 Full Bathrooms, sleeping for 6 with a queen blow up bed...
This professionally decorated home is centrally located between Orlando, Daytona Beach, and St. Augustine. Lake House Blue is at the end of a dock that stretches over 250 feet from the land for the ultimate in privacy. This beautiful home has upscale amenities inside (granite & stainless steel) with outdoor decks all around the house. There are two screened porches with rocking chairs, and one hammock. Bring your boat, or fish and crab on every side of the house. Relax while watching wildlife like Ospreys, Herons, Anhingas and the occasional Bald Eagle. ....GET AWAY FROM IT ALL.....YOU WILL BE GLAD YOU DID....
Fresh water Fishing: Fishing is good almost all year around. This lake made it's reputation on large mouth Bass, with tournaments coming out of Palatka on the St. Johns River. For our BOATERS we have TIDE SLIDES to moor your boat tight to the dock and move with the tide and waves.
A FAVORITE HONEYMOON HOUSE : Our past honeymooners say you can't beat this place for PRIVACY and SOLITUDE...
Daytona 500 one hour away: Don't miss the greatest Nascar event of the year. Not very far away, and the perfect place to get away from the crowds and relax when it is over.
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- Response time:
- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 09, 2018
About Dean Ellis
Our family has used this lake house as our get away from it all escape from reality. We have been pressured for many years to rent this property so everyone can get to enjoy one of Florida's most hidden and unusual secrets. Henry David Thoreau said ' A lake is a landscape's most beautiful and expressive features' A lake with a house in the middle of it is nature as it's best. We are very sorry we can't share our Lake House Blue with Mr. Thoreau, but we are sure he would love it....
Dean Ellis purchased this House in 1978
Why Dean Ellis chose Crescent City
We bought this lake house because we wanted to get back to the old Florida of days gone by. This area has changed very little compare to other parts of Florida. Just 25 miles North in Palatka was as far south people came around the turn of the 20th century. The great people of that era names like President Grant, Mrs. Lincoln, wanted to see the wild Florida and all it's natural wonders. Palatka had as many 100 Paddle Wheel boats tied up at the city docks. Years later Babe Ruth came a couple of years and taught a base ball school. Highway 17 is the original highway to Florida as well as US1 on the East coast. These are the things that I saw when my parents brought me thru this area in the 1950's. It made a lasting impression on me and I get to enjoy this area today just like I was a kid again...
What makes this House unique
This is a one of a kind home with class, modern features, and a view from every window and door. Wildlife is all around and likes to show off for our guest. Bald Eagles,Osprey's, Ducks,Blue Heron's,White Egret's, even an occasional Manatee. This is just the beginning because every month has a different supply of nature's best. Come experience the wonders of nature at it best....
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
One of a kind!
We've rented several places in the keys, and always wanted to rent either a houseboat or a house on an island. Lake House Blue is like both of those! Unfortunately, it rained for a day and a half (only reason for 4 stars vs. 5) and we were only there for 3 days, but we will return! Beautifully furnished, clean and functional. When the sun rises over the water, the kitchen is so bright it almost blinds you! Wonderful place!
Perfect house, Perfect setting--just loved it!
This is our second stay at Lake House Blue--we really love everything about the house. Amy & Dean (the owners) are so easy to work with. The house is absolutely immaculate--so clean and well stocked. The attention to every decorating detail is amazing--we prefer renting homes rather than staying in hotels and the decor in Lake House Blue is by far the best. Every room as well as the outdoor porches and decks are so comfortable from the moment you open the front door. You just need to bring a suitcase, some food to stock the fridge and you're all set for some great fishing ,R & R, and beautiful views. The location is so unique--to be surrounded by water on all 4 sides--what a treat (and not be rocking & rolling like on a boat). The views from every window are one of a kind! We are lucky to live an hour away looking forward to our next relaxing get away to Lake House Blue.
If you fish, if you like solitude, if you appreciate one of a kind visits, then this is for you. You will leave asking yourself, "how do I duplicate this experience every day of my life back home?" Thanks for allowing us to stay at your beautiful lake home!!!
Ross and Dee Krueger
Thank you so much for a great review...You guys came a very long way to get to LHB and we hoped you would feel that it was worth the drive...
This house has some qualities that even we can't fully explain.
The original builders were from Washington State and they gave great attention to details on materials like the red wood inside of the walls, and the very large under dock pilings that are tied into the wall system.
Also if it wasn't for there attention to the legal detail this house would have been removed from this lake a long time ago.
We think the main reason this house has so much good aura is because it was made to except the conditions that it is located in, and except it it did. We recognized in the beginning over thirty five years ago when we bought it, that this house was different and it needed to have it's on place in history. We have tried our very best to make that happen...Thank you for appreciating our efforts....
The house was very clean and well organized. It had everything you need to enjoy your time on the lake. The views from every room in the house are spectacular. We saw several bald eagles and caught plenty of bass and crappies. If you are a family or just enjoy fishing you can't go wrong with this place. We will be back.
Thank you for a great review. We are glad to hear you did so well fishing. That is a really hard thing for us to keep up with. Crappies are the local favorite because they are such good eating. In the spring we see bedding Bass around the pilings and the Crappies bite in open water. Bass, Crappie, or Blue Crabs this lake produces a lot of results and has for many years. We are so lucky to have a lake so productive.......Thank you for your rental we hope to see you back soon....
Perfect 12-day Getaway!
From the beginning of the planning phase we appreciated the personal care and helpfulness of the owners of Lake House Blue. This was our second stay, hopefully not our last. Notwithstanding the many recreational activities surrounding us, my husband and I mostly enjoyed the pleasure and convenience of "making ourselves at home." We loved the views, the 'action' seen in and on the water, the major comfort spiritually bestowed on our minds and bodies. This was an experience that will remain in the better stow of our hearts, and we highly recommend it to anyone who appreciates such treasures.
A review of reviews. Thank you so very much for your heart felt words and comments. We appreciated your views on major comfort because we work very hard to make this a home that loves it's guest. We want our guest to feel they are at home when they are here. We try to do the things that will make everyone's time here a time to be remembered. Thank you again for a great review, you will never know how much we appreciate your observations....
Very nice place and very quiet!!!
Felt like you were away from civilization but the grocery store is only a mile away. Well equipped, clean .We had a wonderful stay
Definitely we be back !!
Thank you for a great review. Yes we are in the middle of Florida but who would know that from this location. It is this peace and quite that hits you first and then it is nature that steals the show. Nature has a way of bringing out the best in everyone with it's magic and beauty. We hope you come back soon for another piece of our nature pie......
The area serves as a hub for day trips to nearby shopping, recreation and tourism. Located within an hour's drive are Ravine State Gardens in Palatka; Deland, with Blue Springs and DeLeon Springs (the real Fountain of Youth); the Ocala National Forrest with Juniper, Salt and World Famous Silver Springs; Daytona with its shopping, Daytona International Speedway & Museum and famous beaches; Flagler County, Marineland; and the historic city of St. Augustine. Within two hour's drive are Jacksonville, Orlando, Walt Disney World Resort, Universal and MGM, Sea World, Kennedy Space Center, and Mount Dora for the antique lovers. All this from the Bass Capital of Florida. Other Activities: Swimming 1 mile away at Lake Stella with picnic area and restrooms Golf: The Live Oak golf course is a local venue, and fancy it's not. But the locals like the idea of having their own private setting. There is also a municipal course in Palatka that is only about 30 miles away. Now, if you are a serious golfer there is St. Augustine, Daytona and Orlando that can fill any dream you might have.
Rates & Availability
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*** Cancellations made at least 60 days prior to arrival will receive 100% cancellation refund less payment transaction fees. *** RV Parking and Hook-up Available, Contact owner for pricing. *** Pets welcome with a $50 Pet Fee per pet Must be at least 21 years old to rent. Photo ID required after booking.