The house is fully furnished including dishes, linens and washer and dryer.
- 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.
- 50% refund (minus the service fee) if you cancel at least 7 days before check-in.
- No refund if you cancel less than 7 days before check-in.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Smoking allowed - Smoking allowed outside only.Smoking allowed outside only.
Max guests: 12 (sleeps up to 12 adults) - 1212
Had a great time
Everything was wonderful
A great place to stay and enjoy family and vacation!!!
Mr. Jim has a wonderful spacious place for anyone who wants to enjoy the beauty of Florida and relax with family. Thank you Mr. Jim for your great hospitality and making our vacation time so wonderful. We will be definitely be back for sure!!!
Thank you for the nice review. I loo forward to your return. Be Safe Mr Jim
Great place will stay again
Awesome place good location
We enjoyed the home and the access to the water. We will be back.
absolutely wonderful Sray
super nice and extra easy!
We are located 1/4 mile from the Welaka Springs. We have many Manatees in the area and many times right at our dock.
We are next to Ocala National Forest
(www.usda.gov/ocala) It is 673 Square miles of nature. Then We have Welaka State Forest 2287 acres.
About James Koestering
I am 68 years old and recently divorced.I have been a custom home builder in Minneapolis for the past 38 years and retired to Florida in October 2016. I bought this house and another smaller house. For many years I had a vacation house on the Mississippi River that I rented weekly on Homeaway, we always had a 5 star rating. You will find that this home is 5 + star rating when you get here. I enjoy fishing and travelling, I just got back from a 4 month safari in Madagascar and Africa. I have a large woodworking shop that I like to putter in.
James Koestering purchased this House in 2016
Why James Koestering chose Welaka
When we lived in Minneapolis my wife and I took vacations to many areas of Texas, California, Arizona, Alabama, and Florida looking for a perfect blend of nature viewing, snorkelling and sport fishing . We found it here. There are many natural springs that you can snorkel in because the water is crystal clear. When the shrimp are running you can net them right in the backyard or you can snorkel for scallops around the sand bars. The backyard faces east so you have the morning sun rather than the hot afternoon sun in the backyard. There is a large grass yard on the side yard to play games. I also have a croquet set and other sports equipment that you can use. You will find more things to do then you will have time to do them so, stay for a longer time.
What makes this House unique
My next door neighbor, Jennette who is 87 years old, fishes at the dock every day to catch fish for a wild blue heron named Amos. Amos comes every day and sits next to her while she fishes and she feeds him the fish she catches. If she is not home, he walks around her dock and waits for her to get home. She would welcome you to fish with her and help feed Amos the heron.