About the property
- Estate4000 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 nights
7 Suites with 7 private Baths * Sleeps 22 * Pool * Cottage* BIG Families LOVE US
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, six bedrooms in the main house, remodeled stainless and quartz kitchen, two indoor dining rooms, BBQ grill and fun dining poolside. 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!
Brantley and Anne Overcash
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 12, 2018
About Brantley and Anne Overcash
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) For full disclosure - the owner has a small apartment- office on property (unseen and unheard until needed) Available at certain times in person - checking the pool chemicals (state required) blowing off walkways when needed - and, taking guest garbage to the refuge center.
Brantley and Anne Overcash purchased this Estate in 1989
Why Brantley and Anne Overcash chose Marion County
Tucked away on a hill top on a three acre, quiet country setting. Plenty of room for parking cars and boats. Easy commute to Florida's beaches and Daytona Speedway. 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.
What makes this Estate unique
You'll receive great value for money! Your own private pool, kitchen, all rooms private baths and TV's. Unique country setting on three acres with scenic outdoor spaces to gather - by the pool - on the upper deck - on the front and side porch. If you enjoy peace and privacy - with larger city happenings within reach - you'll fit right in here!
Pool / Spa
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Highly recommend this Beautiful property!
Great accommodations for a large group of visitors, very clean and well keep. We highly recommend it. Brantley and Anne Overcash made our group feel very welcome !
2nd year a charm!
This is our 2nd year staying at Shamrock . Our days were wonderful as the owners once again made our stay with our family just perfect for Christmas! If you have a chance to visit you will not be disappointed.
Great space for large family!
Our family had a great reunion at the B&B. Wonderful kitchen and outdoor space. Ann and Brantley were very accommodating and made sure we enjoyed our stay. Loved it!
Wonderful place for a group!
Great kitchen! Washer and dryer off the kitchen. Lots of space for our large group to stretch out (7 adults, 8 children). We were in Ocala for a basbaseball tournament. It's a turn of the century farmhouse with a wrap around porch, swimming pool, and cottage. The owners are a wonderful family that made sure we felt comfortable and that they were available if we needed anything.
Excellent! We would stay here again!
Anne and Brantley are gracious hosts who took very good care of us. We had family from California and Japan staying with us for our son's wedding and the house was just perfect for 6 year olds to 70 year olds. It really was a home away from home. Thank you!
What a great weekend getaway for our group...
The home is immaculate...the pictures just don't do it justice! From the shaded front porch to the immaculately landscaped property, we didn't think it could get better, but when our host Brantley gave us the tour....was I wrong! The dining room and sitting room are roomy and comfortable with a piano for the musically inclined. We had a group of 7 couples so we rented the entire house, including the huge kitchen, which worked out perfectly for the group dinners. The pool and deck area are huge and clean as a whistle...very refreshing after a day of riding around the area. The cottage, with the king size bed and hot tub, was perfect for us...and each of the rooms had full size queen beds and the fold out couches were full size queens as well...very large and comfortable rooms, many with spa baths. The top floor had access from the bedrooms to a full size deck...perfect for watching the sun set over the manicured 3 acres...Florida nature at its finest! Eaton's Beach restaurant and beach area is a mile down the road and serves great food and has a huge beach with volleyball court...and live music! 10 miles tops from downtown Leesburg, close to Mt. Dora and Ocala...the location was perfect for us! We met Brantley, one of the owners, who gave us the history of the house on the walk through, and was available via telephone to answer any questions.
The description of the property does not do it justice...it was much better than we anticipated...and we will be back! Thank you, Brantley and Anne!
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)
Additional information about rental rates
NO booking fees when you book directly with us. Email us first and save 5.5%. We take 25% down with a credit card and the remainder 60 days prior to arrival by check. Cancellations will not receive a full refund. For Cancellations made 60 or more days in advance of the Arrival Date above any payments made will be refunded less $350. Previewing the property:Weekends are our busiest for rentals and regular Inn Guests. If wanting to view the property in person Mon-Thurs. are more flexible with advance notice. Thank you!