|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
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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.
A stay with us includes use of the Mission Inn Resort facilities. The outdoor and recreation experiences offered by Mission Inn Resort & Club are both diverse and unique. In addition to championship golf, the resort offers guests an opportunity to experience trap & skeet shooting, tennis, fresh water fishing, nature trails, a pool, playgrounds, many restaurants, and more. You'll run out of vacation days before running out of things to do at Mission Inn Resort & Club.
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
Free boat ramp just around the corner.
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:
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.
Welcome to a place of well-being and wellness – relax your mind, rejuvenate your body and renew your spirit at our luxurious spa. 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.
Our tennis facilities and programs are among the best of the best. The Central Florida area offers an ideal climate for comfortable outdoor tennis play throughout the year and all of our courts are lighted for evening practice and play. 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.
Mission Inn Resort & Club features a state of the art clubhouse workout facility. In addition, guests can reserve time with a personal trainer. Complete with strength, cardio and free weight equipment, Mission Inn's facilities allow our guests to tend to their exercise routines just like at home or at the gym.
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.'
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
Mission Inn has created suggested routes that start and end at the resort. Included in our cycling package is a list of local references and cycling shops.
Other Resort Activities
Mission Inn also offers guests the opportunity to experience:
Billiards and Game Room – The resort's Billiards and Game Room has two pool tables, televisions & card tables. This room is also available for private parties.
Swimming – Mission Inn offers a heated pool and hydro-spa.
Volleyball – A lawn court is located by the resort's pool and two sand courts are available at the resort's recreation park.
Playgrounds – The resort offers two playgrounds for kids.
We are Brad and Christina, live most of the year in Orlando and have four small children.
Christina & Brad purchased this house in 2013
This house was built in the 20s 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.
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.
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.
This is definitely an "old Florida" vacation home. It may be great for older couples or golf/tennis outings, but there is not much to do for younger people who don't play golf and nothing to enjoy within walking distance. Please be aware that the pool and gym are a drive away. There is no boat ramp or dock near the house. Although you are steps away from the water, you cannot swim in the lake, as there are alligators. It is difficult/impossible to fish from the shore due to the water level and situation of the bank. There is abundant wildlife in the area and several boating/fishing options a short drive away. There are several points of interest within 30 minutes of the property, and several terrific restaurants nearby.
The home itself is adequate. There are several factors that you should know before you rent. The most important (to us) was the inadequate air conditioning. While the air conditioner may be fine during much of the year, it was completely inadequate for the 90+ degree Florida summer weather. (I lived in Florida for many years and 90+ degree daytime highs are very common from June through September.) The house was hot enough to be very uncomfortable for most of each night. (We actually went out and bought extra fans after the first few days, but this helped only minimally.) The master shower is very small- it would likely pose significant difficulty for larger individuals or those with disabilities. The bedroom doors do not have locks. As mentioned by a previous reviewer, the house does have a bug problem. Having lived in Florida, it is very important to have regular pest control/spraying to prevent spiders, roaches, etc. from entering the house. This property does not appear to have that. If you are looking for a basic, serviceable rental, this may be fine, but don't expect any sense of luxury.
Our family of nine (including two young kids and a dog) spent 4th of July weekend at the "HaHa" Lake House. It was the perfect getaway for us.
The house was very clean and comfortable all around. The beds were plush and supportive. The couches were comfortable and arranged to have fantastic views of the Lake. The kitchen table was plenty spacious. We cooked numerous meals in the kitchen and had everything we needed.
As great as the house is, the real gem is the stunningly beautiful neighborhood on the Lake shaded by majestic live oaks. There is plenty to do in the area, but we just wanted to take strolls along the lakeside, watch the hawks, peacocks and other water birds do their thing, go for bike rides in the surrounding hills, and sit out on the bank watching the sunset.
Christina and Brad were great to work with, as well. They were very responsive and easy to communicate with, not that we needed to talk all that much. The neighbors are also pleasant and easy to talk to.
As for things to do in the area that I would recommend: Visit the Yalaha Bakery early and often. Go for a sunset bike ride. Check out the town of Mt. Dora. On our next trip to Yalaha I would also try some fishing on the lake and a trip to springs in the surrounding areas.
All in all we had a great stay and would definitely come back.
Beautiful location, comfortable and clean home, kid friendly and parent approved! Close to gorgeous clubhouse, friendly neighbors and a picture perfect lake house view.....we will definitely be back.
We were looking for a close to Leesburg home with a view. We found it here on beautiful Lake Harris and only 10 minutes from Leesburg. This relaxing cottage style home was an ideal place to hang out during our visit to the area. The owner was very responsive and accommodating to our needs. They included tips on where to go in the area including the Yalaha Bakery. If you like bakery products and German style sandwiches, this is your place to visit within walking distance from the home. We were lazy and drove twice for the food and bakery snacks. I found myself enjoying the baked goods while staring through the large picture windows looking at the lake. We plan on being back next year.
Karl and Madelin
We thoroughly enjoyed staying in this house. Beautiful views, great places to walk amongst the beautiful trees and we appreciated how the owners kept the integrity of this charming 1920's house. We loved sitting in the sun room and watching the sun set every night. Old Florida at its best.
A very nice spacious home and nicely decorated. The view of the Lake is amazing. Loved taking walks along the quiet, beautiful tree lined street that runs along the lake. A very big lake! The variety of birds from peacocks to cardinals, ospreys, was fun to see. It was a great location for our trip. Pretty direct to the airport, not far from a supermarket and family we were down to see. It was nice being able to go to the Mission Inn for a swim in their pool. A really pretty area. We would definitely like to stay at the house again if we are in the area and will recommend it to others.
The Maroons from NH and ME.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Nov 15 2016 - Apr 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Sunday Cleaning Fee||$90|
|Refundable damage deposit||$300|
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.