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3BR, 2BA 1920s Lake Estate W/ Access to Boat Ramp. Charming Views. Sleeps 9

Sleeps9
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,810 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

3BR, 2BA Quiet Lake House. Sleeps 9

Bring your boat or enjoy the views from the land -- this gorgeous lake house has it all. Built from Cypress cut from the property, this house was home to the original settlers of the area. Fully remodeled in 2013, the 1920s charm is still present throughout. Decorated in Florida Nautical/Lodge style, the home feels comfortable and sophisticated all at the same time.

The nearby Mission Inn boasts 3 beautiful restaurants, fantastic golf facilities, and a spa -- all of which is open to the public. The outdoor and recreation experiences offered by Mission Inn Resort & Club are both diverse and unique. In addition to championship golf, the resort offers trap & skeet shooting, tennis, fresh water fishing, nature trails, a pool, playgrounds, restaurants, and more.

The house is fully furnished with a fully stocked kitchen. Three bedrooms include a master with a king bed and a master bath, and two additional bedrooms: one with a full-size bed and the other with a queen and a twin. These two bedrooms share the guest bath. The living room has a queen pull-out sofa for which linens are provided. We have a pack & play if you would like to use it (bring own crib sheet & blankets).

We do generally accept small and medium-size dogs with a nonrefundable pet fee of $200. We do not have a fenced-in yard.

Our house is a wonderful place to bring children as there are peacocks that roam the neighborhood and lots of wildlife to be seen around the property. The Yalaha Bakery is in walking distance of the house and has live music on Saturdays from 11 to 2. The house is conveniently located just 10 minutes from grocery stores and restaurants.

Other Area Activities

Located in Central Florida, Yalaha is sequestered from, yet convenient to, the world's most famous theme parks and attractions in Orlando. In addition, Yalaha is surrounded by an assortment of activities and nature experiences that complete any vacation.

Lakeridge Winery – Clermont's award winning winery offers tours and insight into the cultivation and harvesting of the grapes, along with samples.

Mount Dora – Antiquing in this lakeside community is plentiful.

Yalaha Bakery – Authentic German and Bavarian master bakers serve delicious treats in an authentic old-world German setting.

Canoeing – Both the Juniper and Wekiva Springs offer excellent excursions.

President's Hall of Fame – Located in Clermont, this White House replica features life size wax figures of each U.S. President and additional memorabilia.

Nearby Cities & Attractions

Approximate drive time to/from major Florida cities and attractions:

Orlando – 35 minutes

Sea World Adventure Park and Discovery Cove – 45 minutes

Walt Disney World – 45 minutes

Universal Studios Florida – 45 minutes

Daytona Beach – 75 minutes

Tampa – 90 minutes

Nearby boat ramps at Hickory Point recreational Center and the Mission Inn Marina.

The popular and historic Mount Dora area is only 15 minutes away. Mount Dora merchants invite you to shop their quaint downtown boutiques and antique shops. Bicycle, fish, or water ski on Lake Dora, golf, and dine in the fine restaurants.

Centrally located, approximately 1.5 hours to spend a day on an Atlantic Beach or in the opposite direction, a day on the Gulf side.

Our children love visiting the town of Tavares, only 15 minutes away by car or boat. Tavares is the Sea Plane capital of Florida and the quaint downtown has a great waterfront with delicious restaurants and a huge playground and splash pad. No visit is complete without a visit to the train. Children also love visiting Uncle Donald’s Farm (15 mins) where you can meet adorable farm animals up close, or the Amazing Exotics Education Center which has more than 300 exotic and endangered animals on view.

The Trout Lake Nature Center has picnicking, hiking and environmental education opportunities, and you can be a cowboy for a day at Fiddler’s Green Ranch, where National Mounted Police horses are trained. Eighteen beautiful golf courses are located near Tavares, and wine-tasting tours are available at Lakeridge Winery & Vineyards (15 mins).

Tavares is host to the annual 'Downtown Fall Festival' at the end of October, and the 'Light Up Celebration', usually held in late fall.

Pick this house because of the amazing views over the lake, free access to the Mission Inn Resort (under 5 mins) and the peace and relaxation of the countryside - just a short drive to the excitement of Orlando and the Parks.

Below is additional information regarding the many offerings of the Mission Inn:

Championship Golf

Mission Inn offers 36-holes of challenging golf including the historic El Campéon Course and its 85 feet of elevation changes - testing you like no other course in Florida. You will also enjoy wide-open fairways and gentle rolling hills of the Las Colinas Course.

Spa Marbella

At Spa Marbella you can enjoy blissful spa treatments, from massages to facials and body wraps. Our therapies will envelope you in the lavishness of pure essential oils.

Tennis

The resort offers six Har-Tru clay courts and two Laykold all-weather courts on our magnificent grounds. Just like the resort, all of our facilities are open to the public. Mission Inn Resort and Club has been listed in the 'Top 25 Resorts and Tennis Programs' by World Tennis Magazine.

El Cazador Trap & Skeet Range

Mission Inn's El Cazador Trap and Skeet Range offers guests a unique opportunity to participate in clay sports. In trap, a single machine throws targets as the competitor moves through five different stations. In skeet, two machines throw targets while participants advance around stations arranged in a semi-circle pattern on the range. Targets, shells, guns, eye and ear protection, safety and instructional clinics are offered for a unique resort experience. Clay sport activities are perfect for a group outings and corporate retreats. Call 800-523-2289 for more details or to make an appointment.

Marina Del Rey

Mission Inn's Marina Del Rey is sure to please any outdoors and boating enthusiast. The nautical center on bass-filled Lake Harris, the largest in an eight-lake chain, provides fishing, sailing, power boating, picnics and teambuilding course like none other. Guests can also reserve the lakeside pavilion, featuring sand volleyball and a nature walk for private events.

Trails of the Conquistadors

Mission Inn Resort & Club offers two intertwining historical and educational eco-adventures trails celebrating Central Florida's early Spanish conquistador explorations. Nestled in the heart of the resort's El Campeon golf course (designed in 1917), the Trails of the Conquistadors takes guests through a third of a mile of undeveloped land reminiscent of native 'old Florida.'

Cycling

The rolling hills of Central Florida offer adventurous and scenic cycling trails. From Mission Inn, guests will find multiple options including:

Sugarloaf Mountain – 8 miles from resort

Mount Dora (downtown) – 13 miles from resort

Clermont (downtown) - 15 miles from resort

More Details

Owner
Christina & Brad
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 14, 2017

About Christina & Brad

We are Brad and Christina. We live most of the year in Orlando and with our four small children and our blind dog, Wilma.

Christina & Brad purchased this house in 2013

Why Christina & Brad chose Central/Disney/Orlando Area

This house was built in the 1920s and we bought in 2013 from the family that built it. It overlooks beautiful Lake Harris and the neighborhood is peaceful and tranquil. Often on Saturdays we walk to the Yalaha Country Bakery and get lunch and listen to live music. This home has been a weekend house for our family and we hope you enjoy it as much as we do.

What makes this house unique

The original owners of this home were the original settlers of this area and the home has a lot of character. We've furnished it to be cozy and inviting for our family. The views from the front room over Lake Harris are amazing and we hang out in the swing by the lake while the kids play on the beach in the afternoons.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This has been the most wonderful trip -- as my sister said, Old Florida at its best. We loved everything about it -- rode our bikes in the hills, went to Yalaha Community Church, the bakery, boating, and took naps every day. We felt so welcome and comfortable. Thank you so much! We will be back.
Jun 2014
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Amenities

Yalaha House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1810 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , There is a pack and play in the closet if you need it.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • water skiing

Reviews

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3BR, 2BA 1920s Lake Estate W/ Access to Boat Ramp. Charming Views. Sleeps 9
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5

Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

Great Lakes, awesome sunsets and amazing family time. The house reminded me of my childhood. Great memories.

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Location

  • 5 of 5

We were in the area for a wedding at Mission Inn Resort and a visit to Universal Studios. The house was a short drive to the resort and an easy drive to Universal. The location is very quiet and the beautiful lake is directly in front of the house. Everyone enjoyed sitting down at the lake in the evening watching the sunset. The house had everything we needed. The beds were very comfortable and the air conditioning worked very well while we were there....important when visiting Florida in the summer! It is an older Florida home, so it has its quirks. I grew up in South Florida and it made me nostalgic for my grandparent's home. The German bakery the owners suggest has wonderful pastries and desserts. Overall, I wish we could have stayed longer and hope to return in the future.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Comfortable clean relaxing! Very nice neighbors who shared some history of area with us! Enjoyed!!

  • 5 of 5

Classic old Florida lake front property! Beautiful view of lake Harris?

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Mary for your stay. It was a pleasure to host you.
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5

Clean, quiet, lovely lake cottage!

  • 5 of 5

we enjoyed this quaint lake cottage. Great location!

  • Submitted: May 21, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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5

Leisure time and golf

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at this property a few times and keep going back.

  • Submitted: May 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is a pleasure to host you. Thank you for your stay.
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Lovely place

  • 5 of 5

A cute, lovely lake cottage. The view of the Lake was amazing and the house nicely decorated. Confortable, clean and relaxing home.

A really pretty area, very quiet and full of birds and squirrels. We enjoyed watching the peacocks roaming around.

It was a great place to hang out and a great location for our trip. 40 minutes to Orlando, 80 minutes to Tampa and 5 minutes far from a supermarket.

It was also nice being able to go to the Mission Inn for playing golf, swim in their pool and relax in the jacuzzi.

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
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Map

Nearest Train
19 Miles
Wildwood
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
US27
Nearest Restaurant
0.01 Miles
Yalaha Country Bakery
Car: necessary

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $95
Pet Fee $200
Damage Deposit $300

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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