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Lake June Cottage, Excellent Dock, Rope Swing, Most Reviews

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Your view from the back door showing large back yard and our dock in the middle

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Last updated: 09/27/2016
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  • Minimum stay:7-30 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

PLEASE NOTE: This property has been rented for January - March, 2017.

There's a reason our property has the most and best reviews of any other in Lake Placid...it's a great value and the most fun! Truly an 'old style' lake house with one of the best docks on the best lake in Highlands County. From here you have a long, unobstructed view of the entire lake, including the stunning sunsets. Beautiful 3600 acre Lake June has the highest water quality and white sand bottom.
The home is not fancy, but is clean, cozy, comfortable, and is one of the best values on the lake. If you want a home where everything is new and perfect, then this is not the place for you. Also, if you don't like to see bugs or lizards (usually not inside!), this is not the place for you, as in the summer the lake often has swarms of various types of flying insects which appear for a day or two, and are gone just as quickly.
You could pay more, but why? You can certainly rent a fancier home, but if you're staying on the water, isn't the dock and the view really what it's all about? It's hard to beat this property if that's what is important to you.

PLEASE CLICK ON THE 'VIEW CALENDAR' ICON ON THE HOME PAGE TO SEE IF THE DATES YOU WANT ARE AVAILABLE BEFORE CONTACTING US. SORRY, WE CANNOT RENT FOR LESS THAN ONE WEEK DURING JUNE - AUGUST, BUT WILL CONSIDER PARTIAL WEEK APRIL- MAY, AND SEPT - DECEMBER. WILL ONLY RENT MONTHLY JANUARY - MARCH

I was flattered to see that some of the other property owners in Lake Placid have even copied the exact description of our property in order to promote their own on vrbo. It reminds me of the old saying 'Imitation is the greatest form of flattery.' But my response to that, and question for you, a potential visitor to our property, is 'why go with an imitation?' Take your next vacation at the most and best reviewed lake house in all of Lake Placid, Florida...ours!

For those of you with children, please know that all lake houses are not created equal. Some lakes and locations are not as suitable for younger children (or even adults) to enjoy the water in safety. This property has a 100' clean, white sand bottom with shallow water out to the end of the dock....perfect for younger children. Unlike some other locations on the lake which have dark, deeper, water with a mucky bottom near the dock, we have none of that. This is the perfect place to wade and enjoy the water whether you're 8 or 80!

Also be aware of the importance of the location of the house on the lake. Some homes advertised on vrbo are on canals, or less desirable areas of Lake June. We are on the north side of the lake (see map below), with a completely unobstructed view of the entire lake, including the lovely sunsets. It truly is about location, location, location....and we've got one of the best locations on the lake!

The home has two bedrooms EACH with king size bed. One bedroom has attached bathroom, which is small, with a very small shower. This is an old house, built back in the day when small bathrooms were the norm. The full bath (still small), is off the dining room. Also, there are no formal closets with doors, but there are places in each bedroom to hang all the clothes you would need to bring to the lake.

Both bedrooms have mostly new furniture as of September, 2015.

The sleeping porch (a/k/a Florida room) is air conditioned, and has three futons which convert from great couches into twin beds. Also, there is a comfy rocking chair with ottoman, and nice leather recliner, all overlooking the lake.

Please note: One potential tenant stopped by to check out the property when we were there and remarked: 'It is so much bigger than it appeared in the photos online.' If that is your impression from the photos, let me give you the stats on the rooms: The sleeping porch/Florida room (room on the back of the house with futons overlooking the lake). is 13.5 wide by 25 long. The bedrooms are 15 feet long by 9.5 feet wide; these numbers do not include the armoire/closet areas shown in both photos.
I did not measure the kitchen but once again, our visitor said 'this is larger than I thought it was from the photos.' To be sure, this is not a palatial home, but perhaps it is a little larger than the photos suggest.

There are ceiling fans in most rooms, including the sleeping porch/Florida room. This area has what one of our visitors called 'a wall of windows' so you can watch the lake activities from the comfort of your easy chair or rocker in air conditioned comfort if you wish.

Another surprising and rare amenity at this property: enclosed porch has large hot tub and patio table with seating for six.
Large back yard has picnic table and wooden swing hanging from mossy hickory tree.

In January 2011, we replaced all carpet and vinyl throughout the house. The wood floor underneath still creaks, but everything is clean and neat. We also just installed a 46' HD flat screen TV in the living area. Smaller flat screen TVs located in bedrooms, one with DVD player.

We have excellent quality, high pressure city water coming in to the house.

The washer and dryer are located in the garage, which is not air conditioned. That's where you will see more than a few lizards which like to scoot in and out under the garage door. You must go out the front door, walk down a 15 foot covered walkway, to get in to the garage.

Most lake houses have a dock, but not like this! Two large, custom swings under cover, plus plenty of room for lounge chairs out in the sun. The rope swing is a hit with children of all ages! Feed the fish from the dock, watch ospreys, sandhill cranes, egrets, ducks, seagulls, otters and other wildlife.
Portable fire pit (supply own firewood) allows you to enjoy a campfire by the lake and roast marshmallows, tell stores, or just quietly relax.

Whether you are a retired couple looking to relax for a month or more in the winter months, or a family looking for a super fun vacation get away at a great value, this is the place for you.

Don't just take it from us, read the reviews below written by some of the folks who have stayed with us and see if this fun property is what you're looking for. If you have any doubts or questions, call or e-mail me and I'll send more information and photos and will be happy to give you all the information you need.

Keywords: Lake house, Lake June, Lake June in Winter, Lake Placid, water sports, skiing, hot tub, wakeboarding, bass fishing, dock

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Property Type

  • Cottage

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Age 30, unless you can really convince me you are a mature and responsible individual....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Few properties offer the shallow, clean water with white sand bottom like we have. Perfect for small children, wading, etc. The rope swing is a hit with children of all ages!...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

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  • Both are small. The one attached to one of the bedrooms has a tiny but functional shower....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Water/beach volleyball net. Rope swing. Plenty of room on the dock to seat up to 15+. Pilings alongside dock for easy mooring for your boat. Tie-offs for waverunners also. City water. Portable fire pit (provide own fire wood)....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Many good books, including cookbooks...moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    several popular board games...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television:

    46' flat screen in living room; smaller flat screen TVs in each bedroom...moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    About 25 DVDs and a few VCR tapes...moreless

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Boating
  • Shopping
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lakefront:

    It's all about location, location, location! We are on the North side of the lake, with an long, unobstructed view. Compare to other, 'nicer' homes, but which do not have the incredible dock and view that we do. Property address is 820 Lake June Road, Lake Placid, FL, 33852. Check it out on Google Earth, etc....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    highly effective window units keep the place as cold as you want to be, or just open the windows in the winter and let the lake breeze blow through...moreless

  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer:

    located in un air conditioned garage...moreless

  • Garage:

    Yes, there is a garage, but it's not for cars to park in. It's a place to store stuff and is where the washer and dryer are located. There is no driveway, concrete pad or covered parking here....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    High quality sheets, pillow cases, etc. for all beds, including futons provided...moreless

  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    no concrete pad, but lots of room in the yard to park your vehicles. There is a 30 amp plug on the side of the house but you'll need a long extension cord to get to it...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    We have lots of bathroom towels, but please bring your own towels for use on the dock, beach, and hot tub....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    located in un air conditioned garage...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    high speed wireless internet access included...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Keurig and regular coffee makers...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    I would be surprised if you don't find everything you need: lots of pots and pans, quality silverware, many, many plates, cups, glasses, coffee mugs, crock pot, electric roaster oven, Keurig and regular coffee makers, griddle, many utensils, etc. etc....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    above average quality. Not the usual cheap-o stuff you find in some rentals...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Small dishwasher, but works well...moreless

  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    It is surprising, but true that this house has a very high end DCS gas stove top with grill and griddle- you'll love it! We just added a new table top convection toaster oven, in addition to the microwave and regular oven....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    plus separate toaster oven...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    professional quality gas stove top plus built in grill and griddle...moreless

  • Toaster:

    Convection Toaster oven...moreless

Outside

  • Outdoor Grill:

    gas and charcoal grills provided...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    located in enclosed screen porch. Not many homes have this amenity!...moreless

 

Reviews

Write a review 4.8
from 47 traveler reviews
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter
Jan 1 - Mar 31, 2017
30 night min stay

$2,500
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$1,000

Changeover Day: Saturday

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • cleaning fee $100
  • Pet Fee $100

Notes:

Holiday and high demand weekends add $200. Price includes tax. Cancellation policy: If I can re-rent for time you have reserved, 100% refund. In five years of renting I have had only 5 cancellations and have not kept one penny of anyone's deposit yet.

Official pet policy is no pets allowed without specific negotiations with owner.

checks only - no credit cards accepted


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Last updated: 09/27/2016
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Location

Car: Necessary

Large back yard has been used for Bocce Ball and horseshoes. Water/beach volleyball net in place for great family fun. Shallow water with white sand bottom excellent for wading and playing with small children. Lots of room to park cars.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2003

About the owner: We have now become a family of 9 with the addition of our two new grand daughters. We look forward to them and our many future grand children creating the same great memories we have at the lake.

Why the Owner Chose Lake Placid, FL, USA:
We began visiting Lake June 19 years ago as a weekend getaway and quickly fell in love with the area. Eleven years ago, we finally took the plunge and purchased this property. We have shared more laughs, played more games, told more stories, and had more fun at this place than at any other vacation spot we have ever visited. This is truly the best investment in family time we have ever made.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
For boaters, I've installed four pilings alongside the walkway to the dock so you can securely tie up your boat and leave it in the water. In addition, there are 2 'hitching posts' near the dock where you can tie off your boat or waverunner if you wish. Owner's boat lifts may be available for use, depending on whether my boats are there, and what type of boat you have. Please inquire. My favorite time at the lake is sunrise on the dock with a cup of coffee and the Good Book. There is no better time or place to enjoy the beauty and solitude the lake provides. For those who like to sleep in, and after the day-long excursions of tubing, wakeboarding, skiing, jet skis, sailing, rope swinging, water volleyball, or just snoozing on the swings, the pontoon ride at the end of the day is an all time favorite. You just can't beat seeing the sunset from the pontoon as you slowly cruise around the lake, waiving to the other boat loads of folks who are doing the exact same thing. And after doing everything else, a great way to relax is to slide into the large hot tub on the screened in porch. If you like to cook, you'll love the DCS Professional gas cook top complete with 4 large burners, grill, griddle, and massive exhaust hood. For the money, you can't beat this as a place to enjoy the company of friends and family! This property has 100' on the water, and is 200' deep, plenty of room to have lots of fun in the water and park your cars, play yard games, etc. Please note, this is a quiet neighborhood so we will not rent to those who are looking for a place to have a wild party. Lots of fun, absolutely; too much drinking and craziness, absolutely not.


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Photos

  • Your view from the back door showing large back yard and our dock in the middle

    Your view from the back door showing large back yard and our dock in the middle

  • Best part of the property! Large custom swings plus plenty of room in the sun!

    Best part of the property! Large custom swings plus plenty of room in the sun!

  • living room sectional

    living room sectional

  • Large serving area with storage underneath in the kitchen

    Large serving area with storage underneath in the kitchen

  • Room overlooking lake, showing futon, recliner, and rocking chair

    Room overlooking lake, showing futon, recliner, and rocking chair

  • Master BR with king bed and small bathroom in back left

    Master BR with king bed and small bathroom in back left

  • small bathroom off master BR

    small bathroom off master BR

  • Second bedroom with chest or drawers and armoire full of pillows

    Second bedroom with chest or drawers and armoire full of pillows

  • Another view of the large deck and custom swings

    Another view of the large deck and custom swings

  • Here's the rope swing in action!  (No more lake grass now, see next photo)

    Here's the rope swing in action! (No more lake grass now, see next photo)

  • Large picnic table and swing

    Large picnic table and swing

  • These beautiful sandhill cranes are frequent visitors to our back yard.

    These beautiful sandhill cranes are frequent visitors to our back yard.

  • Best swings on the lake!  They're almost like beds.

    Best swings on the lake! They're almost like beds.

  • New sectional with 42 inch flat screen HD TV

    New sectional with 42 inch flat screen HD TV

  • Kitchen with DCS cooktop; 12' counter in foreground for serving lots of food

    Kitchen with DCS cooktop; 12' counter in foreground for serving lots of food

  • other half of back room showing two new futons

    other half of back room showing two new futons

  • Master BR

    Master BR

  • Second bedroom also with king size bed

    Second bedroom also with king size bed

  • dining area with doors to bedrooms on left, and kitchen in background on right

    dining area with doors to bedrooms on left, and kitchen in background on right

  • large back yard looking towards our Meyer lemon tree on the left

    large back yard looking towards our Meyer lemon tree on the left

  • rope swing area

    rope swing area

  • Large hot tub in screened porch; gas and charcoal grills

    Large hot tub in screened porch; gas and charcoal grills

  • This is NOT the beach we have now (water is higher) but shows white sand bottom

    This is NOT the beach we have now (water is higher) but shows white sand bottom

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This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Tuesday, September 27, 2016

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