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Relax/Watch Sunsets & Birds Over Lake, Between Lk Placid & Sebring

Bedrooms 3
Space 900 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 10 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4

Chemical-free environment & No Smokers! Private back yard, screen patio, dock & deck all face west over wide section of Lake Josephine, 1293 acre freshwater lake with fish & lots of birds that visit the dock. One of a kind private landscaped yard with concrete pathways thru-out 200 ft. Deep lot with majestic oaks trees. Wheelchair friendly. Wrap around deck on three sides of house. Overly furnished, owner's private retreat. Eco-conscious environment, organic/holistic owner is Eco-realtor/broker of CollieRealty. Cottage feel with solid wood walls, bamboo floors, loon motif, 2 updated baths. 1 automatic reclining chair & 1 manual recliner in living room..

Fireplace for looks only, queen size bed in 1 bedroom. Double/full size bed in 1 bedroom, 3rd bedroom has twin. Granite Kitchen Counters, Newer side by side fridge, glass top stove, washer and dryer. Well equipped kitchen but no dishwasher. Central heat and a/c.

Kayaks and bikes. Reverse-osmosis drinking water system and whole house chlorine removed system for pleasant showering.

17 TV stations and more than 300 videos and DVDs. 100's of books...Fishing poles, hammocks,

sunsets, birds, butterflies, plants....

Boat ramp on beautiful oak lined street.

Relaxing, boating, fishing, bird watching,

Highlands Hammock Park (oldest Florida State Park) 7 miles,

7 miles North of Lake Placid and 7 miles south of Sebring

Shopping, dining, golf courses within 10 minutes...

99 miles from ocean at Juno Beach. Lots to do or not.....

More Details

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 7, 2018

About Linda

Linda Collie, registered broker of Collie Realty Inc. is a certified ECO Consultant, located in North Palm Beach, in Palm Beach County, in southern Florida, since 1977. Linda specializes in homes for sale in West Palm Beach, North Palm Beach, Juno Isles, Jupiter, Palm Beach Gardens in southern Florida, and also Sebring homes for sale in central Florida.

Linda also can help you find the perfect Florida vacation rental in southern Florida or long term house or condo rental in the West Palm Beach area. Or if you're looking for an Eco house and Eco friendly real estate listings in south Florida, Linda is the perfect match for your real estate search.

Linda also built an green vacation rental cabin IN THE SMOKY MOUNTAINS, NC where she has an organic garden....

An ECO Consultant is a REALTOR® with an interest in healthy, sustainable design, building and development who has completed the Asheville Board of REALTORS® certification program to become an ECO Consultant.

ECO real estate consultant certification includes core required courses in all the major issues of green building and a choice of many electives which allows each certified ECO Consultant to complete the training with a good understanding of both environmental green building issues and local green real estate resources. This makes certified ECO Consultant uniquely qualified to serve clients with eco-values find a eco-friendly home or green builder house for sale.

Linda purchased this cottage in 2001

Why Linda chose Sebring

I loved the lay of the land with the huge Oak trees and the lake and the challenge to make the cottage reminiscent of my Ontario cottages but only an hour and half from my North Palm Beach Home. I especially LOVE THE WIDE VARIETY OF SUNSETS OVER THE WATER, see link for many vibrant color photos !!

What makes this cottage unique

UNIQUE PROPERTY plus ECO friendly practices with thickly landscaped yard and beautiful LAKE VIEW, close to all that the diverse area has to offer for vacation fun. Check activities link on property's site.


Sebring Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Yellow Bath Photos
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Tub Bath & Tall Shower
  • 2 Baths, see photos
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , On raised platform to view lake out window!
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single , Has French doors onto Deck facing water
  • Queen Bed in 1 Bedroom, Double Bed on raised platform to see water in another and a twin in 3rd
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair accessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking


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Relax/Watch Sunsets & Birds Over Lake, Between Lk Placid & Sebring
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

Well kept, inviting Loon Cottage

  • 5 of 5

My husband & I spent six weeks at the Loon Cottage on Lake Josephine, a small ride from Lake Placid, FL. The cottage was well kept, offering many books, music and movies to fill your time in central Florida.

Our favorites were the wonderful screen house with glider and the long

dock to watch the beautiful sunsets. The cottage was well stocked, clean and comfortable.

Make sure you try fishing from the dock, eating at Cowpoke's Watering Hole and enjoying the murals in Lake Placid. Highlands Hammock State Park is a great place to follow the trails and look for wildlife.

We would certainly recommend this lovely cottage to anyone looking for a restful, peaceful vacation.

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Barbara, I'm so pleased that you and Jack enjoyed your Florida vacation at Loon Cottage. You are ideal guests, keeping the place spotless & treating it as your own. I would gladly welcome you back whenever you're able to come again and would be very happy to give any other owners your reference if needed. Thanks again for choosing Loon Cottage !
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  • 5 of 5

This was my second time coming back to Loon Cottage and I was so lucky that it was available, since the owner usually uses the cottage for own purposes. Now, as last time, I left feeling very recharged.

Recharged from the time spent kayaking on the lake, reading my book in the hammock on the dock, or in the swinging couch in the screen room, and of course, from the cozy cottage itself, and from enjoying the lushly forest of bamboo and flowers around the cottage. You should really take advantage of the kayaks and the easy access to the water. You literally just slide yourself and the kayak right off the dock and into the water.

The cottage is as last time I visited very clean and organized. Always fresh and clean sheets and towels. A big size refrigerator is always convenient. I also find myself getting enlightened and nostalgic in the book and video library.

And not to forget the big, lounge couch.

I will always come back to this sweet lil' pearl of serenity.

Thank you very much.

  • Submitted: Dec 13, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the visit and taking the time to write about your 'loon cottage experience' ! Repeat guests are my favorite & knowing how much you appreciate the property makes it especially pleasant to allow it to be leased for special people.
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We keep returning to the million $ sunset view

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at Loon Cottage it is so peaceful by the Lake and the cottage is clean and very tastfully furnished, It is very artisticly done. This was our third stay at the cottage and it is our only Sebring destination choice.

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2015
  • Stayed: November 2014
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to write a review. It is always great to host you and I appreciate you leaving the property in the state that you find it. I love those breathtaking sunsets over the water also and the reflective time at Loon Cottage. I know we both share our love of Highlands hammock park, too. My repeat guests are my favorites and you're welcome to continue coming every year!
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Peaceful,romantic getaway

  • 5 of 5

My boyfriend and I had the most wonderful time at Loon Cottage. The house was clean, cosy and had all the amenities (and more)you would need to make you feel at home - pots/pans/toaster oven/coffee machine/juicer etc. The living area was comfy with a huge couch, reclining chairs and a large selection of movies to watch after enjoying the sunset from the dock outside. We spent almost every evening out there, watching the wildlife and enjoying the breeze off the lake.

Neither of us are into fishing, but we met a couple of people who said the lake is 'the place to be' if you want a quiet, relaxing place to take a boat and catch some great fish. We took the kayaks out instead and it was just wonderful to float out at dusk, the water is so calm there and it was the perfect place for a first time kayaker!

The house is in a great location if you want to get out and about. It was close to Hammock Park (about 6miles), which has beautiful trails and some awesome wildlife (we saw alligators, birds and an amazing yellow spider!), the town is a couple of minutes drive and there are plenty of restaurants (see the guidebook at Loon Cottage-most of them are listed, with menus) and shops if you prefer to cook in. We also went on an airboat ride, which was a real experience. The guide was great, so knowledgable, and we saw tons of alligators, turtles and birds. Go at dusk for a real treat, the swamp is supposedly at its most beautiful then!

All in all I would highly recommend Loon Cottage. We had one of the best vacations ever there and left feeling peaceful and relaxed. The place even sparked the idea of us moving from Colorado to sunny Florida next year!

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2013
  • Stayed: January 2013
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy to meet both of you! Thanks for keeping the place so clean,and taking the time to write about your experiences. Glad that you enjoyed your vacation. Look forward to your next visit!
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"Loon Cottage" is Awesome!!

  • 5 of 5

The Loon Cottage is the perfect place to stay in Sebring, Florida. Clean and comfortable. The location is perfect, close to restaurants and beautiful lakes for fishing/boating. It's also close to Lake Placid, home of the "murals". If you haven't seen it, don't miss it. This house is on Lake Josephine, a 3 section lake that's full of bass and crappie. Pretty neighborhood with a boat ramp on a dead end street made for morning walks without the worry of traffic. Highlands Hammock State Park is close by and worth the visit. Just magnificent!

Overall a great place to stay, we will return soon!

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2011
  • Stayed: March 2011
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $150
Tax Rate 10.75%

PLEASE NOTE: For 2018 February only is $4,200, Race Week March 2018 is $525 a night for 4 nights. Dec., Jan. are more than the standard daily rate unless much longer term.Owner takes C.C., checks in advance w/agreement form. Call Linda for rate depending on time of year & duration.Starts at $120 a night to $165 a night.$805-$980 a week, Based on 28 day month $3,220 to $3,920 a month. NON SMOKERS ONLY!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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