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"Someplace Special" in the very heart of downtown! CLOSEST to Downtown & Lake!!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 28 nights


About the property

2 bedroom home, with Lake view. Steps to downtown, Parks, Lake and marina.

Quaint, cozy and conveniently located. One block from Donnelly Street, yet it is a quiet street. One queen and two twin beds. Cottage is decorated in romantic & nostalgic Shabby Chic. Front stoop offers views of lake and covered backyard deck also has nice lake views. Barbecue grill and patio also in back of house. Large lot with plenty of room to park RV, Boat, cars. Fabulous restaurants, bars and shopping steps away. Check out Mt. Dora Chamber of Commerce for events.

Property Manager
Lisa Caravette
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 11, 2017

About Lisa Caravette

My husband and I have been coming to Mt. Dora for 18 years and have always loved the 'feel' and the 'fit'. We are both nurses and plan to retire here. When we are here we are always busy and have met the most amazing people. We hope you enjoy Mt. Dora as much as we have.

Lisa Caravette purchased this house in 2011

Why Lisa Caravette chose Central/Disney/Orlando Area

We are unique! One block from Donnelly Street! Many homes boast that you can walk to downtown but it may be a 10-15 minute walk. Our cottage IS downtown. We are quaint and cozy and kept the decor true to the period in which it was built. Also, we are one block from Lake Dora, the marina, the docks, boardwalk, nature trail as well as the park.

What makes this house unique

We looked for months for a cottage with the amenities we were wishing for. We wanted a downtown location - got it! We wanted to be close to the lake - got it! We wanted a 'cottage' feel - got it! Now you get to experience what we fell in love with all these years.


Mount Dora House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • tennis
  • water skiing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(31 traveler reviews)

"Someplace Special" in the very heart of downtown! CLOSEST to Downtown & Lake!!
average rating of 4.967742 based on 31 reviews

Was darling. Cuter in person.

  • 5 of 5

Place was adorable and so comfortable. And location to town couldn't of been more perfect. Thank you for sharing your beautiful home.

  • Submitted: May 21, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved it. Hope to return.

  • 5 of 5

Clean, quaint, with great location!

  • Submitted: May 19, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent property!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at The Cottage. It more than met our needs, for our two week stay.

A lovely comfy bed (one of the best we've encountered in a holiday rental!).

There are things left by the owners, such as soap, toilet paper, kitchen roll, plastic bags, aluminium foil and many more useful things that make life a little easier.

There are lots of towels and bed linen.

Mount Dora is a lovely town. We hired a car and explored the area, however there was nowhere as pretty as Mount Dora!

The owners are extremely accommodating and were very helpful on our last day, to enable us to wait for our taxi.

We would definitely return to Mount Dora and this property.

Thanks very much Lisa and Peter.

  • Submitted: May 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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Lovely Property in a Great Location

  • 5 of 5

I really enjoyed my stay at this home and it was just as advertised. Safe, clean, all the amenities you would need, and in a fabulous location. A lot of attention went into decorating the home and every time I looked around, I found something new and interesting. Being essentially right in downtown Mt. Dora was extremely convenient, especially if you're like me and prefer not to cook anything more than coffee when traveling, although everything you need to cook at the home is there if you prefer that. Loved being able to walk into downtown or down the beautiful path to the lighthouse in mere minutes. In addition, the owners were very helpful, responsive and easy to work with. I would definitely recommend this property to anyone visiting the Mt. Dora area.

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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Adorable, cozy place for a getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Girls' weekend. What a great place! Cozy and comfortable and perfect for hanging out on the couch or deck having girl talk with wine and hors' douvres. We had a GREAT time and are already booking again.

  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location

  • 5 of 5

Lisa and peter were great to work with. The location was excellent, it was an easy walk to shops, restaurants,and bars. The home was just as pictured very cute and really clean. We are looking forward to our next visit. Will recommend to friends and relatives.

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Nearest Airport
44 Miles
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Mt. Dora Country Club
Nearest Beach
147 Miles
Daytona Beach
Car: not necessary

Our cottage is one street away from Donnelly Street which is the heart of downtown Mt.Dora. There you will find restaurants, wine tasting, shops, and all the action yet situated on a quiet street with plenty of parking. Sit on the front stoop and enjoy your morning coffee and look at the lake or savor an evening cocktail on the covered deck in the backyard. Rent a boat or kayak from the Mt Dora Marina which is steps away and troll the lake or take in lunch at one of the many lakeside restaurants. Gilbert Park and the lighthouse is steps away and the sunsets are magnificent. We are approximately 45 minutes from Orlando and all the attractions


Feb. 7-8, 2015 40th Annual Arts Festival

Feb. 19-22, 2015 18th Annual Music Festival

March 14, 2015 14th Annual Taste of Mount Dora

March 28-29, 2015 Annual Spring Antiques, Collectible & Craft Show

March 28-29, 2015 62nd Annual Sail Boat Regatta

July 4th, 2015 Independence Day Celebration (fireworks over the lake)

Oct. 9-11 2015 41st Annual Bicycle Festival

Oct. 24-25, 2015 31st Annual Craft Fair

Nov. 7-8, 2015 21st Annual Plant & Garden Fair

Nov. 14, 20153rd Annual Scottish Highland Festival

Nov. 28, 2015 Light up Mount Dora

Dec. 5, 2015 55th Annual Christmas Parade

Dec. 5, 2015 23rd Annual Lighted Boat Parade

Dec. 5-6, 2015 Christmas Tour of Homes


Rates & Availability

Mount Dora House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Seafood Festival 2017
Aug 24 2017 - Aug 27 2017
2 night minimum stay
Bicycle Fest 2017
Oct 5 2017 - Oct 8 2017
2 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 23 2017 - Nov 26 2017
2 night minimum stay
1/2 Marathon
Dec 15 2017 - Dec 16 2017
2 night minimum stay
Christmas 2017
Dec 22 2017 - Dec 26 2017
2 night minimum stay
New Years 2017-18
Dec 29 2017 - Dec 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Jan 2018 (28 nights)
Jan 1 2018 - Jan 31 2018
28 night minimum stay
Feb 2018 (28 nights)
Feb 1 2018 - Feb 28 2018
28 night minimum stay
Mar 2018 (28 nights)
Mar 1 2018 - Mar 31 2018
28 night minimum stay
Standard pricing
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
cleaning fee $70 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.0%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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