Welcome! Make memories with us - read our rave reviews! We are perfect for families & groups up to 22. You'll love our cottage with hot tub and fireplace and six bedrooms with ALL private baths in our 4k sq ft. circa 1887 victorian with wrap around porches. Families love gathering in our remodeled stainless and quartz kitchen - some of the the best chefs have cooked here! Two indoor dining rooms seat a total of 18. A BBQ grill and a large dining area poolside can seat 18+. When not renting to groups, we operate as a B&B - therefore, ALL accommodations have their own private bath and TV. Two of these are whirlpool suites with remote controlled fireplaces. Remote controlled fireplaces also in the library and breakfast room - use either for heat or ambience. There's plenty of space to be together or apart with a large pool area, upper deck, side and front porches and playing field. Wi-Fi is available to all rooms and common areas – even outside. Sorry, we are not suitable for weddings.
Food is not included with this rental. STARTER disposable items for less clean up more fun are (plates, cutlery, cups, garbage bags, paper towels, shampoo, soap, dish soap & toilet paper). Everyday china, wine glasses and a cupboard full of cooking spices included. Thank you for stopping by. We hope to visit with you soon.
"Our stay was filled with memories and relaxation. This wonderful home exceeded our expectations in every way! Our family included 14, grandparents, Moms and Dads and young adults. The kitchen facility is huge and allowed us to prepare large meals each day. The dining room allowed us all to sit together for evening meals as well. This was great! The rooms are tastefully decorated and transports you back to an era before our time, yet with all the amenities we're a comfort to and more! Evenings on the porch together, and all day at the wonderful pool were fantastic. We cannot say enough about this location AND the owners, who were gracious, friendly, attentive and allowed our family the secluded family retreat we sought. We are booking next year this week! Do not pass this gem up! You will not regret it."
LOCATION: If you enjoy peace and privacy - with larger city happenings within reach - you'll fit right in here! ONLY minutes from The Villages, 5 minutes from Lake Weir., 25mins S. of Ocala, 45 minutes. west of Juniper and Alexander Springs in the Ocala National forest for snorkeling, hiking, canoeing, swimming in crystal clear springs. Daytona Beach 1.5hrs, Orlando Airport 1hr. 30mins. Disney 1Hr. 15mins.
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 southeast Marion County. A treasure that we've restored and continue to improve on. Original fireplaces, hard wood floors and 10 1/2 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. Can accommodate 4 by adding two roll-away single beds. Extra p.p. charge if group is larger than 14 guests.
The main dining room seats 12. An overflow dining area seats up to 8. The pool-patio area seats 20-30 ( Upscale two 6 person round tables with balcony height swivel cushioned chairs and one 6 person oblong table + folding tables and chairs). A BBQ infra-red grill makes cooking FUN and EASY! - We supply the gas. A large side porch accommodates 4-6 folks dining.
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. 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.
Accommodations: Assign your guests in advance
6 queens * 1 king * 2 sleeper sofa * 2 single * 2 rollaway
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.
Located by the pool - 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).
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:
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 The Sharon and The Savannah) museums, natural springs, rivers for canoeing/kayaking in Silver Springs State Park (kayak rentals) 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.
We greet you the day of arrival 4-6PM (others are checking out the day of your arrival) Asking for an early check-in or to drop off groceries and luggage - keeps us from finishing our work. Often the kitchen counters, refrigerator and pressure washing the outdoor patio, etc., are last to do. So...plan ahead. We'll give you a walk-through of the building and go over safety and security issues, instructions, hand over keys, etc. We usually like to do this with the group – as instructions seem to translate better this way – and, all are aware. Please assign key people to make sure the front door is locked at all times. And, all doors are locked if leaving the property for a spell. We want your valuables and ours to be secure!
GROCERIES - SHOPPING - BIG BOX STORES * CHAIN RESTAURANTS
Physical address is 12971 SE CR 42, Weirsdale, Florida to Google the following locations via distance:
Publix Grocery - 2 Locations within 6 miles. Closest is Mulberry Grove. Take a right (west) out of our drive on CR 42 (3 miles exactly to Hwy 441) Cross over CR42 and continue west less than 1 mile. to Publix on left. A little pricey – good produce
Take a right (west) out of our drive on CR 42 (3 miles exactly to Hwy 441) South on Hwy 441 1.5 miles – located on left beside Wal*Mart.
Wal-Mart 2 miles South of CR 42 on Hwy 441
Sam's Club -441,Lady Lake, FL https://www.samsclub.com/club/4998
5 miles (we’ll send you the back way on C-25 to Sam’s Club) Located on Hwy 441. The Villages (Beside Home Depot and adjacent to Kohl's, Bed, Bath and Beyond, Best Buy and many chain restaurants i.e.., Outback, etc.)
Dollar General/Subway/Gas - 1 mile. for last minute needs. CR 42 left (east) out of our drive to Weirsdale
Mini Golf - http://www.golftreetops.com/
6 miles Rolling Acres Road The Villages – Golf Driving Range Hwy 301 south of 466.
The Villages Town Square Entertainment:
Restaurants - Over 80 within 12 miles
Closest restaurant is Eaton’s Beach a 5 min drive http://eatonsbeach.com/find-us/ on Lake Weir
They also rent pontoon boats, watercraft, paddle boards – etc. If you want to use the lakeside beach – there is a fee - this fee is then put towards any food and drinks you want to purchase.
The Villages Hospital - 6 miles
Day Spa - Tuscany Lake Sumter Landing Town Square 20min.
Movie Theater - 6 miles The Villages Town Squares
Starbucks – Inside Target and another adjacent to Walgreens Hwy 441 The Villages 5 miles.
Over 100 other stores/shops within 6 miles (Best Buy, Kohl's, Bealls, etc.) If you enjoy peace and privacy - with larger city happenings within reach - you'll fit right in here!