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

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms3
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

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 a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 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....

Map

Nearest Airport
100 Miles
Orlando
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
'3 Bananas'
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
Fort Gates
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Live Oak
Nearest Train
25 Miles
Palatka
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.

Amenities

Crescent City House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • 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
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • 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
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Living Room - 2 sleep sofa /futon , Queen size blow up bed
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • 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
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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

Reviews

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Tahiti Style Overwater Bungalow * Lake House Blue * GREAT VIEWS + Video Tour
average rating of 4.9512196 based on 82 reviews
5

Amazing time!

  • 5 of 5

I would recommend this property to everyone!! We had such an amazing relaxing time. We will for sure be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for a great review. We are so glad you had a good time..and we look forward to your return visit. We loved having you as guest...
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5

Hidden Treasure

  • 5 of 5

A great place to unplug and unwind. We enjoyed every minute of our stay!

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for a great review..Short but very sweet and we loved it.. Many safe returns....
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MacClenny, Florida
5

Like being on a houseboat

  • 5 of 5

It is like being on a houseboat only it doesn't move. Views from every room in the 2000 sq. ft. house... Already booked again for next year. My birthday was memorable with the fishing, kayaking, peaceful beautiful sunrises and loved ones. Except for a few spiders and things of nature you expect to find in Florida on the water it was great. The house was clean and very comfortable, with rocking chairs to spare.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for a great review....We love it when near-by Floridians come visit our lake house because they appreciate Florida differently due to their knowledge of our state. People visiting Florida for vacations want to see all the popular sights and why not. But Florida residents have seen most of the touristy places and seek out the hidden locations that others seldom see. This family is a prime example of knowing these Florida differences..... ..........ALSO ..Thank you for your new booking while you were here on vacation....That puts a big smile on our faces........
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5

Piece of Heaven

  • 5 of 5

I have added this house to my yearly vacation list. I don't know where to start. Upon arrival I was more excited than a kid at Christmas. Extra amenities..check...Comfortable Beds... Check Peace and Quiet ..check..Fishing in your pajamas..check....Owners go out of their way for guests..check....Cant wait to Book A little Piece of Heaven..aka.. Lake House Blue again

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for a great review. We are so happy to add you to our long list of Lake House Blue lovers. Welcome to the family. We are so glad to have you and are pleased you love our natural retreat. We can't take much of the credit when nature does most of the work for us. We see our home as a open window to Florida and we are so very pleased to share it with you.....We look forward to your return ......
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5

An incredibly peaceful and relaxing vacation!!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I recently stayed at Lake House Blue and had an incredibly peaceful and relaxing time. Crescent City is a quaint, blink and you'll miss it little town that offers little to do (I think we completed 6 puzzles while there) and that is JUST what we needed. Upon our first arrival to Lake House Blue, the view is incredibly breathtaking, the slight warm summer breeze brings you in, to feel right at home. The home is incredibly well stocked with everything from every kitchen utensil imaginable, small kitchen appliances, foil, ziploc baggies, saran wrap, etc. I LOVED the softness of the bathroom towels. The master bedroom pillows were soft and comfortable, the ceiling fans in both bedrooms were wonderful on their own as well. We rented a boat from McGhees Boat Rental, it took about an hour and a half from McGhees back to the house. Scott is who helped us at McGhees and he couldn't have been more helpful. We did not catch many fish, but we decided it all had to do with not that we are bad fisherman/fisherwomen, but that of the lunar calendar.. we were just coming off a full moon so we didn't catch near as many fish as we would have liked. We did see a bald eagle, multiple gators, a manatee and our catch was a mudfish, blue gill and 1 crab. Pam @ 3 Banana's was incredible, she made our visit even more special with her sweetness, her knowledge of Crescent City and Lake Crescent (make sure you try the Wrecked Banana -- holy delicious). We also had time to check out Mema's Family Restaurant just down the road in Satsuma, delicious food and there is a well equipped bait store right next door.

We will look forward to booking again during the winter and will also keep an eye on the lunar calendar for better luck in catching the elusive bass. Thank you Amy and Dean for your hospitality, for sharing your incredible home and this little piece of what I like to call old florida, better known as Crescent City, FL. You went above and beyond for our trip, for our wedding anniversary and we appreciate it so incredibly much.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for a great review. Come back in the winter when the Speckled Perch are biting and you should be able to catch all you want. The fishing is better in the winter but the crab catching is better in the summer. Thanks so much for telling what a good job McGhees does on renting boats to our guest.......Come back soon we loved having you.....
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5

Amazing Get Away

  • 5 of 5

The house was immaculate and Beautiful, fully stocked so you really don't have to bring anything but cloths and the food u want to make for yourself, the atmosphere and surroundings are peaceful and incredibly relaxing , definitely worthy of a return trip we recommend Lake House Blue to anyone looking for a quiet and relaxing get away.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for a great review, and we are so glad you had a relaxing vacation.....come back soon we loved having you as our guest.....
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

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.

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