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Tahiti Style Overwater Bungalow * Lake House Blue * GREAT VIEWS + Video Tour

Bedrooms 2
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

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.

More Details

Property Manager
Dean Ellis
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 19, 2017

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 Florida North East

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....


Crescent City House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Outdoor Deck - outdoor shower
  • Bathroom 3 is a full powder room off of kitchen and living room
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Living Room - 2 sleep sofa /futon , Queen size blow up bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Barbecue
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Children are welcome but extra attention is required for toddlers and young children. There are no on deck restraints to keep children from falling in the lake. This has never been a problem but caution should be utilized. No Smoking Inside


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Tahiti Style Overwater Bungalow * Lake House Blue * GREAT VIEWS + Video Tour
average rating of 4.9466667 based on 75 reviews
Savannah, Georgia

Best Birthday Getaway

  • 5 of 5

The privacy, unique decorations, amazing views & the most personal touches I have ever seen in a rental home. My husband booked as a birthday present for me. We arrived to a personalized card & cake with candle in the fridge. I felt so special. This home is spacious with an open floor plan & room for everyone. The decorations were so unique & interesting I caught myself several times just gazing. The master bathroom had an amazing rain shower. The stained glass throughout is eye catching & adds unique color. The dining room has a “treasure” themed table which is very sturdy & fun to look at while playing one of the many board games. The living room ceiling was designed to replicate a boat shape with lighting to compliment the design. Stone hearth with wood burning fireplace & large updated flat screen TV. Kitchen is well stocked with seasonings, sauces, keurig machine, filtered drinking water, dishwasher with detergent, plenty of sponges, soap, etc… A quick trip to Winn-Dixie (which is right at the main road) & you can be self-sufficient. If you do choose to leave, stop by the 3 Bananas by the public boat dock. It has very unique decorations, friendly people & very good food. We loved the bourbon hot wings! There are two kayaks available with life jackets for scenic natural shoreline exploration. We saw a manatee & an alligator. We even threw the crab traps in along the dock. The best part of this house is the simple fact that there is a 360 water view. Two screened porches offer rocking chairs, a hammock, glider & gas grill. The deck goes completely around the home allowing you to get that perfect cast while staying in the shade. There is lighting around the exterior & down the deck that I would recommend turning off at night since they attract bugs. We enjoy catch and release fishing, however the fish weren’t interested in our lures, worms, crickets, chicken livers or stink bait. We picked up some limited supplies from Brown's marina. The afternoon storms were a lot of fun to watch from the screened porch. I would definitely stay here again. The owners have fantastic communication. It is very easy to find off the main road, nice community road and grassy lot. A lot of the restaurants & businesses close at 8pm so plan accordingly. This area has a very local feel where time slows down, perfect for vacation. This home is made to leave your worries at the car & enter a relaxing paradise. (Fly lures on bathroom ceiling wallpaper, priceless)

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: WOW WOW WOW....Here is a guest that tells our story better than we do. .....I don't think I can add anything meaningful to her great post except.......Thank you for your details and excellent descriptions .......We loved hearing this from your perspective....
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Lake House Blue is an ideal location to relax and enjoy views from literary every room!

  • 5 of 5

Visiting sunny Florida from Colorado, we couldn't have picked a better location! The views were amazing and despite daily rain, we found plenty of time to enjoy the outdoors. Everything we needed was available for our use maximizing our time at the lake. We did test out a kayak and enjoyed exploring the waters nearby. Wildlife experiences are everywhere which included continuously jumping fish, many birds, bunnies and an occasional gator and manatee. July isn't the best time of year for fishing but Captain Mike Huff did a half day fishing trip and we snagged 30+ Crappie. He picked us up right at the house, can't get anymore convenient than that! We would definitely recommend Lake House Blue and hope to return for a longer visit! Communication regarding our trip was received in advance and included all details necessary to start our vacation without any challenges.

Thanks for your hospitality!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for a great review....Our family just loves it when we talk about how far some of our guest come to vacation at LHB. We have had guest from as far away as Alaska, California, Utah, Texas and now Colorado..That makes us so very proud and grateful that they would come so far. Florida has a great reputation for visitors and we hope we are a positive effect on that reputation....Their are two things we know for sure, we love nature and our guest do too......Come back soon....
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Wonderful, relaxing week!

  • 5 of 5

We had a truly restful week at Lake House Blue. We took the boat with us but caught lots of bream and some bass right off the dock. The sunrises are meant to be enjoyed while having coffee and are absolutely gorgeous!

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you a great review. We see it didn't take you guys long to pick up on the Coffee Sunrise....It is always a favorite time of day for a lot of our guest because it is also the time of day the wildlife are so active. I guess it is back to the EARLY BIRD GETS THE WORM theory. But for the LATE sleepers the Master Bedroom South porch is a close second with a good cocktail in hand at sundown.....Glad you caught Fish and you are right, off the dock works real well.....
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Description is everything it said it was!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful, accommodating, relaxing, clean, comfortable!

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you a great review..... We really don';t like surprises when it comes to vacationing especially if they are bad. We rented a house in the Bahamas a few years back that was waterfront. After we were there a few days a couple came over to say we were in their unit. We were very surprised to hear their actually were two property's the owner was renting one on the ocean, and one behind the house we were in. We started to look into the matter and realized the owner had rented this family the back house with a picture of the house we were in. The disappointment they suffered was completely unnecessary and made the owner out to be a fraud. We never did business with them again and told as many friends as we could to avoid this rental because of this situation. We felt very sorry for these guest because they had come along way for this vacation. We think it is imperative that owners don't fudge on the facts when it comes to their rental.....It can be heart breaking and can ruin a well thought out vacation.....
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Amazing Property

  • 5 of 5

Can't wait to book another long weekend for a stacation!

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review, and your rental. Come back soon, we loved having you and your family as guest....We look forward to your return......
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Wonderful week at Lake House Blue!!

  • 5 of 5

This house is amazing and unique. We had an awesome time fishing and watching thunder storms move across the lake. The house looks just like the pictures, the water surrounds it and gives you a feeling of peace and tranquility. The view from each room is amazing. I sat outside one evening til dark and never saw a mosquito! My husband and friends caught several fish, mostly bream, but my husband landed a good size large mouth bass. We also caught a few crabs by hanging the crab pots right off the posts around the house. We ate at the 3 Bananas just down the road twice and their food is wonderful. The town of Crescent City is very quaint and pretty too with antique shops my friend and I visited. The owners, Dean and Amy Ellis were very helpful and accommodating. This was a very relaxing location for a much needed vacation.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for a great review. We are so glad you mentioned enjoying the storms on the lake. Our family loves being at the lake house when it is storming. Being over the lake gives you a completely different sensation than being on land looking at the lake. A feeling of calm and peacefulness during the storm that is so unexpected. Everything around you says be concerned, but you some how feel safe. Our family has discussed this several times and most feel the same way. But when we have told others that have not yet experienced this, they think we are off our rocker. ...............Now you can see why I am glad you brought this topic up........ Thank you for your visit........
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Nearest Airport
100 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
'3 Bananas'
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
Fort Gates
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Live Oak
Nearest Train
25 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 17
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Spankys Italian Pizza (about 4 blocks)
Nearest Ski
2 Miles
Lake Stella
Nearest Beach
60 Miles
Daytona Beach
Car: necessary

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

Crescent City House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Oct 1 2017 - Nov 17 2017
2 night minimum stay
Holidays 2017
Nov 18 2017 - Jan 8 2018
2 night minimum stay
Winter 2018
Jan 9 2018 - Feb 28 2018
2 night minimum stay
Spring 2018
Mar 1 2018 - Jun 30 2018
2 night minimum stay
Summer 2018
Jul 1 2018 - Sep 30 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 4.0%

*** 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.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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

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