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7 Suites All Private Baths 14-22 Guests * Pool Huge Kitchen Big Families Love Us

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Entertaining pool area with grill - seats 18 + two folding tables and chairs

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Last updated: 02/26/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Sleeps:22
  • Bedrooms:7
  • Bathrooms:7
  • Property type:Estate
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

7 Suites with 7 private Baths * Sleeps 22 * Pool * Cottage* BIG Families LOVE US

Perfect for families and groups up to 22. Not suitable for Weddings. A few day guests okay with permission. When not renting the entire property to groups (Cottage with hot tub, fireplace, mini-fridge, 6 rooms in the main house 'including two whirlpool suites' and remodeled stainless and quartz kitchen), we operate as a state licensed and inspected Bed and Breakfast. ALL accommodations have their OWN private bath, whirlpool bath and double arched marble shower. Or, full shower plus a 4 person Jacuzzi. Three suites have remote controlled fireplaces - as does the library and breakfast room - use either for heat or ambience. TV's and private baths in all rooms.

NO booking fees when you book directly with us. Call or email us first and save 5.5%. We already pay VRBO for our listing - so, we are not cutting them out of a required commission. We take 25% down with a credit card - the remainder 60 days prior to arrival via. check. Pay us or pay VRBO. Whatever works best for you!

Located CLOSE to The Villages! Please note that weekends are our busiest for rentals and reg. Inn Guests. If wanting to view the property in person, Mon-Thurs. are more flexible with advance notice.

LOCATION: ONLY minutes from The Villages, 5 minutes from Lake Weir. 40 mins. west of Ocala National Forest, Juniper and Alexander Springs for snorkeling, hiking, canoeing, swimming in crystal clear 72deg. yr. round springs. Beaches - Lake side beach on Lake Weir 5 mins., Daytona Beach 1.5hrs, Clearwater 2hrs. Antiquing in Mt. Dora 35 mins. Orlando Airport 1hr. 30mins. Disney 1Hr. 15mins. Tampa 1hr. 30mins. Miami 5 hrs. 45mins south of Golden Ocala Golf and equestrian, 1hr. 10mins south of University of FL., Gainesville. 30 mins south of Ocala, Florida -
Groups have full use of our newly remodeled quart kitchen. Bring your own food and beverages, etc., and enjoy! See description below and photos.

Once a thriving Florida orange grove estate - this circa 1887 three story Victorian lady with wrap-around porches and entertaining pool area - is nestled on a private three acre hill top in the rolling countryside of Marion County (minutes from The Villages-Lake Weir-Leesburg-Ocala, FL.). A treasure that we've restored and lovingly taken care of - original fireplaces, hard wood floors and twelve foot ceilings in the historical part of the building. Several additions have been added that include six guest bedrooms with private baths in the main house – including two whirlpool suites with fireplaces in the historical wing.

Annie’s Victorian cottage (newly built) sits pool-side with a king bed, gas fireplace and a four person Coleman therapy spa on it’s back porch. Can accommodate 4 by adding
two roll-away single beds. Extra p.p. charge if group is large than 14 guests.

Dining:
The main dining room seats 12. An overflow dining area seats up to 8 The pool-patio area seats 18 ( Upscale two 6 person round tables with balcony height swivel cushioned chairs and one 6 person oblong table). A BBQ infra-red grill makes cooking FUN and EASY! A large side porch accommodates 4-6 folks dining and rocking chairs for old-world charm.

Character:
The older part of the home with original ornate handcrafted wood work, boasts a library with fireplace and piano. Whirlpool suites on the second floor also showcase original hardwood floors and ornate fireplace mantels.

A wraparound eastward front porch and a westward second-floor large deck provide many hours of sitting back and relaxing. Behind Annie's Victorian Cottage is a 100 yard playing field for football, soccer and frisbee, etc. A solar heated swimming pool (Dec-Feb for the hardy) is available. DirecTV in each room includes at least 12 Sports Channels and 84 Music Channels. Solid Wi-Fi is available to all rooms and common areas – even outside.

Accommodations:
6 queens * 1 king * 2 sleeper sofa * 2 single * 2 rollaway

Main House:
SIX guest rooms all with private baths.
Downstairs: Queen and queen sleeper – view of the pool area - no climbing stairs.

2nd Floor: Five rooms with queen beds ++
Two rooms have exterior entrances that open out onto a walkway that leads to a large open air deck

First exterior room - queen and queen sleeper.
Second exterior room - queen and two singles.

2nd floor Historic Interior: Three queen rooms
Two queen bedrooms have custom double arched marble showers, jetted whirlpools and remote controlled Dimpex fireplaces.

Third room has a queen sleigh bed and a cozy step down sitting room.

The Cottage:
Located by the pool - it boasts two porches, a tall king bed, gas fireplace, big walk in shower, TV/DVD/CD/surround sound, mini fridge and a 4 person therapy spa on the back porch (see pics). Add two roll-away single beds for 3rd & 4th person ($10 extra p.p. charge for groups larger than 14).

LOCATION:
Less than 5 miles from The Villages. 30 minutes south of Ocala and 45 minutes south of Ocala HITS horse events. 75 minutes north of Orlando, 90 minutes. west of Daytona Beach. We are 3/4 mile south of Lake Weir. Hope Beach is 2.5 miles northwest and is the closest access point for launching boats on Lake Weir. Ocala National Forest begins about 8 miles to the east. Natural springs in the Forest include Juniper, Alexander, Salt and Silver Glen. Rainbow Springs State Park is about an hour west.
They're A MUST SEE - swim, kayak, canoe and snorkel

AREA TO DO:
We'll give you a map of all the local hot spots. Nightly Live outdoor entertainment is close by on three lively town squares with fun and fanciful shopping, restaurants, movie theaters, dancing, golf cart rentals and then some. 100+ miles of hiking/running/biking trails, live theater (including two performing arts centers), museums, natural springs, rivers for canoeing/kayaking in Silver Springs State Park (kayak rentals $25. for 2 hrs.).ziplining, antiquing or boating close by in one of our many rivers and lakes. The Orange Blossom Opry located 1 mile from the Inn - live shows (many big name acts touring) Thursday - Saturday (Thurs. night is local jam night - bring your instrument and sign up to be onstage!). The Sharon Morse Performing Arts Center in the Villages is just 5.5 miles.

LOCAL RECREATION AND LAKEFRONT DINING:
Carney Island on Lake Weir for hiking, swimming, boating and grilling is located only minutes away. It is host to the HITS Ironman Triathlon each year - a great place to run, hike, ride bikes or launch your boat. Two lakefront restaurants Gator Joes (Ocklawaha) and Eaton's Beach Sandbar and Grill (3 mins from the Inn) add their own flavor to your taste buds on airy Lake Weir. There's so much to see and do.

GROCERIES - SHOPPING - BIG BOX STORES *
CHAIN RESTAURANTS
Publix - 3 Locations within 6 miles.
Walmart/Target - 5 miles
Sam's Club - 5 miles
Dollar General/Subway/Gas - 1 mile
Mini Golf - 6 miles
Restaurants - Over 80 within 12 miles
Hospital - 6 miles
Day Spa - 9 miles
Movie Theater - 6 miles
Starbucks - 5 miles
Over 100 other stores/shops within 6 miles (Ie. Best Buy, Kohl's, Bealls, etc.)
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Owner

Member since: 2014

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 02/26/2017

Property Type

  • Estate
  • 4000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Concierge

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Age 25 to sign rental contract. No pool activity or loud music past 11 pm....moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Limited Accessibility:

    Ramp coming into main house, handicap parking. ADA Pool Lift, Transfer bench for shower....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Smoking Allowed:

    Exterior smoking only on porches. ...moreless

Bedrooms: 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 22, Beds for 22

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen, 2 twin/ single

    Grace's Charm - 2nd floor - outside entrance...moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Immigrant Room 1st Floor...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Margaret's Hideaway - 2nd Floor - Outside entrance...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 1 queen

    Olivia's Cozy Suite - 2nd floor - separate sitting room...moreless

  • Bedroom 5: 1 queen

    European - 2nd Floor - Historic Bedroom, Fireplace,Whirlpool...moreless

  • Bedroom 6: 1 queen

    Irish Blarney - 2nd Floor - Historic, Fireplace, Whirlpool...moreless

  • Bedroom 7: 1 king, 2 twin/ single

    Cottage - Fireplace, 4 person spa, surround sound,2 rollaway...moreless

  • All bedrooms are individually decorated and include ceiling fans, a loveseat, sleeper sofa or couch. DirecTV. High thread count linens. Towels, soap, some have plush robes, luggage racks and closets. Some have irons and ironing boards and DVD players. Historic whirlpool suites have remote controlled fireplaces. All rooms have a queen bed except the Cottage - it has a king. Cottage also has a 4 person Jacuzzi on it's back private porch, remote controlled fireplace, mini-fridge, surround sound and a large sitting area. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 7 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Immigrant Room...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Grace's Charm - Sunken Tub...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

    Margaret's Hideaway - Marble Shower...moreless

  • Bathroom 4: toilet, shower

    Olivia's Cozy Suite - Marble shower...moreless

  • Bathroom 5: toilet, shower, jetted tub

    European - Marble Whirlpool and Shower...moreless

  • Bathroom 6: toilet, shower, jetted tub

    Irish - Marble whirlpool and shower...moreless

  • Bathroom 7: toilet, shower

    Cottage - Marble Shower...moreless

  • Half-bath on the first floor.

Other Amenities

  • Owners are available to advise on activity options and dining possibilities....moreless

Entertainment

  • Satellite / Cable:

    DirecTV all seven rooms with at least 15 sports channels and 84 Music channels in addition to over 125 other channels....moreless

  • Stereo:

    Cottage has surround sound for better TV listening. ...moreless

  • Television:

    DirecTV....moreless

  • Toys:

    Pool floats ...moreless

  • Video Library:

    RED Box Movie kiosk is located 5 mins away outside the gas station in Weirsdale. A subway is located inside the gas station. ...moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Rural:

    Hilltop estate in the rolling countryside 30mins south of Ocala. Shopping, movie theater, restaurants and magical entertainment on three town squares at The Villages a 12min. drive. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Additional 4 person glass table on covered side porch. Adjacent to kitchen is a 6 person oak table - folding chairs in closet for extra people. Outside pool area dining for 18 - plus two 8ft tables...moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 12 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    One zone for 1st floor, one for second floor and one for the Cottage....moreless

  • Fireplace:

    TWO whirlpool suites and library have fireplaces. The cottage has a gas fireplace. Dining room has a fireplace for looks only - it cannot be used....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Zones for 1st and 2nd floors and Cottage. Multiple space heaters available....moreless

  • Internet:

    Wi-Fi...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Library with piano, books and board games. Side porch and patio pool area with tables and chairs. ...moreless

  • Parking:

    Ample parking for all vehicles including boats....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Shower soap provided. We supply 4-6 towels per room accommodation plus pool towels for your stay. Bring extra towels if these will not meet your needs. Towels can solar dry over balcony railing....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Kitchen also has multiple coffee makers. ...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Upscale microwave safe dining patterns Normal everyday utensils for cooking - fancy glassware, flatware, serving dishes - just look in cabinets. ...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    One very quiet Whirlpool....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Quartz countertops, dbl convection ovens, quiet dishwasher, triple sink, microwave, 5 burner gas stove, stainless french door refrigerator, 5x8 maple island, LED lighting and tons of cupboard storage....moreless

  • Microwave:

    One in Cottage. One in common Area. One large Over the Range Maytag in kitchen. ...moreless

  • Oven:

    2 convection/bake ovens...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Garbage bags, paper towels, napkins, disposable knives, forks, spoons and dish soap to get you started. ...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    One large french door stainless in kitchen. Second large fridge in common area. One small in Cottage....moreless

  • Stove:

    5 burner gas stove. ...moreless

  • Toaster:

    Four Slot....moreless

Outside

  • Balcony:

    Large open air deck overlooking pool on 2nd floor. ...moreless

  • Boat:

    Lake Weir 5 minutes to public launch pad and beach area. Carney Island is another public recreation area. ...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Fabulous space for big groups - this is where the FUN happens. Seating for 18+ around balcony height round tables with cushioned swivel chairs and standard tables + lounge chairs....moreless

  • Golf:

    Not counting The Villages there are 8 golf courses within 20 minutes....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Kayaks and jet skis rented locally to use on Lake Weir - or, bring your own. Silver Springs state park 30 mins driving also rents canoes and kayaks. A little further are Juniper and Alexander Springs....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub:

    Four person spa for the Cottage. The Irish and European Formal have large marble whirlpools....moreless

  • Private Pool:

    Solar heated pool 16x32. December through February for the hardy only. We are still dependent on the weather the rest of the year, but most days the pool temp is 80+. ...moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter
Feb 2 - Apr 30, 2017
3 night min stay
$675 $795
Fri, Sat
$3,950 $13,800

Rates are based on 14 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Summer
May 1 - Oct 4, 2017
2 night min stay
$575 $650
Fri, Sat
$3,350 $11,600

Rates are based on 14 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Fall
Oct 5 - Nov 21, 2017
2 night min stay
$640 $725
Fri, Sat
$3,695 $12,800

Rates are based on 14 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Thanksgiving
Nov 22 - Nov 25, 2017
3 night min stay
$775
Fall
Nov 26 - Dec 21, 2017
2 night min stay
$640 $725
Fri, Sat

Rates are based on 14 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Christmas
Dec 22 - Dec 31, 2017
3 night min stay
$750 $825
Fri, Sat
$3,900

Rates are based on 14 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$625 $725
Fri, Sat
$3,375 $12,800

Rates are based on 14 guests; add $8 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning $200 + tax
  • Tax Rate 11%

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.


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Location

70 Miles
Nearest Airport
Orlando
1.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Eaton's Beach
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
The Lakes of Lady Lake
20 Miles
Nearest Train
Wilwood
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
U.S. Hwy 441
1.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Eaton's Beach Sandbar and Grill
75 Miles
Nearest Beach
Daytona

Car: Recommended

Be Adventurous....

Kayak, snorkel, hike or picnic at Juniper or Alexander Springs - Silver Springs State Park (kayak - hike - horseback riding) Rainbow River (kayaking - Fantastic Tubing) Snorkel and dive the caves of crystal clear Silver Glen Springs...you know you want to! Or, check out our business facebook filled with photos, reviews and things to do and see in our area https://www.facebook.com/centralfloridahotel?fref=ts. SEE Alexander Springs photos https://www.flickr.com/search/?q=alexander+springs+. Numerous local springs, hiking and biking trails, lakes for fishing and boating are only a short drive. The great outdoors...TONS cheaper than therapy :0)

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1989

About the owner: Former CPA Tax partner (Brantley) and feature writer (Anne) turned pool guy & gal, painter, chef, comedian, maid and butler, decorator, DIY experts - parents to three high academic and sports minded children and a prissy cat. When not looking like the gardener, painter and DIY intern in distress - we'll be exploring the great outdoors with our kids and then some. We'll give you an honest answer and try to resolve any issues quickly. We're a trustworthy and ethical tag team. If you have problems - most answers can be found in the handbook located in the kitchen. You know, the folder you tucked away thinking that you wouldn't need it :0)

Why the Owner Chose Weirsdale, FL, USA:
Tucked away on a hill top on a three acre setting - plenty of room for parking cars and boats. Easy commute to Florida's beaches - Daytona 1.5hrs. to the east. We love the surrounding rolling hills dotted with lakes and orange groves, lake side recreation and restaurants within five minutes. We're a short drive to hiking, biking trails on the Belleview Santos bike park and horseback riding on the Florida Greenway (Cactus Jack trail rides). The Ocala National Forest and it's area springs are only 40minutes to the east and are HUGE attractions for folks who want to picnic, snorkel, kayak, swim and dive. Indubitably, Juniper & Alexander springs are our most requested visitors sites. Dining and nightly dancing - we're located very close to shopping, restaurants and entertainment in the Villages. You'll love it here.


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Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 02/26/2017

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Photos

  • Entertaining pool area with grill - seats 18 + two folding tables and chairs

    Entertaining pool area with grill - seats 18 + two folding tables and chairs

  • kitchen

    kitchen

  • Private Cottage with king bed, gas fireplace, TV/DVD surround sound and hot tub.

    Private Cottage with king bed, gas fireplace, TV/DVD surround sound and hot tub.

  • Cottage sitting area - TV/DVD - fireplace

    Cottage sitting area - TV/DVD - fireplace

  • Cottage 4 person spa - located on private back porch.

    Cottage 4 person spa - located on private back porch.

  • kitchen leading to dining

    kitchen leading to dining

  • 1st floor library - board games - books - piano  - CD player

    1st floor library - board games - books - piano - CD player

  • Margaret's hideaway 2nd floor - queen bed - sleeper sofa - walk in shower  - TV

    Margaret's hideaway 2nd floor - queen bed - sleeper sofa - walk in shower - TV

  • 1st floor room - queen bed - sleeper sofa  - TV - tub & shower combo. - view to

    1st floor room - queen bed - sleeper sofa - TV - tub & shower combo. - view to

  • Front of property - building + cottage sits on three acres - quiet and private.

    Front of property - building + cottage sits on three acres - quiet and private.

  • 
Christmas is beautiful. Generations of memories have been made on this porch.

    Christmas is beautiful. Generations of memories have been made on this porch.

  • #1 whirlpool suite - walk-in shower, TV, fireplace.

    #1 whirlpool suite - walk-in shower, TV, fireplace.

  • Cottage.  King bed, walk-in shower, TV/DVD - mini fridge - 4 person jacuzzi.

    Cottage. King bed, walk-in shower, TV/DVD - mini fridge - 4 person jacuzzi.

  • Solar heated swimming pool and large deck area with three tables.

    Solar heated swimming pool and large deck area with three tables.

  • Kitchen with quartz counter tops, all stainless appliances - big 5x8 island.

    Kitchen with quartz counter tops, all stainless appliances - big 5x8 island.

  • Front stairs

    Front stairs

  • #2 whirlpool suite - 2nd floor - fireplace - queen bed - sitting area - TV

    #2 whirlpool suite - 2nd floor - fireplace - queen bed - sitting area - TV

  • Olivia's cozy suite - queen bed - marble shower - sitting room - TV

    Olivia's cozy suite - queen bed - marble shower - sitting room - TV

  • Upper deck with a 
balcony height 6 person round table and deluxe swivel chairs

    Upper deck with a balcony height 6 person round table and deluxe swivel chairs

  • Folks love gathering here - island is an excellent buffet station - tons of room

    Folks love gathering here - island is an excellent buffet station - tons of room

  • Quartz counter tops - high end appliances - folks love this huge kitchen.

    Quartz counter tops - high end appliances - folks love this huge kitchen.

  • Beautiful sunsets from our upper deck - or, poolside.

    Beautiful sunsets from our upper deck - or, poolside.

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Sunday, February 26, 2017

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