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Romantic Cottage on the lake in downtown Mt Dora. BRING YOUR BOAT!!

Bedrooms Studio
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 30 nights


About the property

Cottage, Studio, 1 Bath (Sleeps 2)

Bring your boat and enjoy this truly unique, one of a kind cottage. This lovely home was converted from a boat house. So it sits on pilings in the lake. My husband, a contractor, has a very creative imagination! This wonderful 800 sq. ft. home has a great room with a comfortable queen size murphy bed plus laundry and bath. It also has a large 12x28 ft. water front porch and a deck over the boat slip. You will have the unique experience of living downtown on "Boat House Row" enjoying incredible sunsets and boating on The Harris Chain Of Lakes. Life doesn't get any better!

Carla Ronca
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 30, 2018

About Carla Ronca

We live in Mount Dora and enjoy this wonderful life. As past president of The Sunnyland Chapter of ACBS (Antique And Classic Boat Society) our interest are antique boats, chapter activities and our wonderful friends.

Why Carla Ronca chose Mount Dora

The history of our home is unique. Originally, it was a 2 slip boat house. My husband, a builder with a creative imagination, converted the boat house to living space. It has been described as 'living large' as you can comfortably entertain your guests while enjoying wonderful sunsets.

What makes this cottage unique

This home is located on Lake Dora in the center of downtown Mt Dora. No driving, just a casual stroll to local pubs, restaurants, marina, parks and festivals.


Mount Dora Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , jetted tub
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Bed is a very comfortable queen size murphy bed with a memory foam cover.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
45 minutes from Disney and all the attractions, 1 hour to the beach. Neighboring community of Tavares is known for being the inland capital of Florida for Sea Planes. Many golf courses available and most of all great boating on a chain of lakes.


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Romantic Cottage on the lake in downtown Mt Dora. BRING YOUR BOAT!!
average rating of 4.8 based on 5 reviews

A wonderful Experience

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful Lake, nice cottage layout, easy walk to downtown and parks.

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for letting everyone know what a special place this is.
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Mount Dora, FL

A beautiful holiday get away!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I are currently remodeling our home and escaped for a month to celebrate our 45th wedding anniversary, but mostly to get away from all the construction chaos. What a beautiful memory that we both will never forget. The boathouse is small in size, but has a great open floor plan. We were able to accommodate my family for Christmas...all 16 of us!! My only disappointment was that we had to leave!! We will always treasure our time there. Truly enjoyed every minute! The owners were very attentive to our individual needs and a joy to meet. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!!

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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truly relaxing!!

  • 5 of 5

What an absolutely adorable place!! Extremely romantic, just we my husband and I needed! Very pleasant and clean. Quiet, private and peaceful. I plan to stay again soon! The owner is very nice too! Very nice to have coffee and tea in the morning on the patio deck and watch the wildlife in the lake. Very, Very short walk to downtown.

  • Submitted: May 8, 2013
  • Stayed: April 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Port Ludlow, WA

"Over Lake Dora"

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I and our dog "Jerome" just completed a 4 week stay in this delightful converted boathouse cottage built out over the shoreline of Lake Dora in the beautiful village of Mount Dora, Florida. The cottage came fully equipped with all of the amenities, including Wi-Fi, cable TV, washer, dryer, dishwasher, etc. Everything (towels, bedding, etc. - even extra light bulbs) you would ever need for a night, a weekend, or a month is ready and waiting for you. Enjoy the mornings, days and evenings on the screened in deck/porch and savor the spectacular sunsets. Floor to ceiling glass facing the lake. The cottage is located on a very small dead end lane, but you are only a block away from all of the shops, restaurants, and activities of Mount Dora. There is always something going on in Mount Dora - enjoy the village, or keep to yourself in the cottage. We hope to visit again!

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2013
  • Stayed: February 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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9 days

  • 4 of 5

If the appearance and details of this property appeal to you then you should not be disappointed. I wish I were still there, enjoying the place, view, neighbors and location location location. I would recommend this property to anyone who has never had the opportunity and those who are always, charmed by Boat Houses. The owners are quick to help you settle and only minutes away should there be a need. Mount Dora is what it is; WONDERFUL. However if a bit of city is what you crave, Orlando is less than a hour away with plenty of activities in and around the neighborhood of Micky Mouse.

  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2013
  • Stayed: January 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Orlando International
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Winter Park
Nearest Beach
55 Miles
New Smyrna Beach
Car: not necessary

Historic Mt. Dora is located on a chain of lakes featuring wonderful boating, restaurants, playgrounds and seaplanes all by boat. Downtown Mt. Dora is known for wonderful restaurants, shopping and the historic Lakeside Inn. Renninger" s antiques & Flea Market, golfing and shuffleboard are also available. In one hour you can be at the beach or any of the Disney attractions.




Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $60
Pet Fee $60
Refundable damage deposit $300
Pet $60
Tax Rate 11.0%

All rental rates are plus 11% tax and a $50 cleaning fee.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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