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Spacious 1,900 sq ft lower level house, on 9 acre property.. sleeps 4 , plus..

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,900 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

lower level walk out basement apartment. locked acess to main level of house.

Unique quiet property on clean swim lake, with 2 kayaks, a Paddle Boat, and swim dock for use. 2 Bicycles are also avail for guests. Ample parking for boats, quads, horses and motor cycle trailers..

The lower level house has separate rear entrance (lake side) with patio and and gas grill. It has a large living room, large game room with/ pool table, ping pong table, foose ball table and darts, treadmill and weight bench area as well.

The kitchen is not gourmet, but equiped with everything you may need. Suitable for light cooking only. Full size fridge and freezer, microwave and counter top convection oven, dual burner electric countertop appliance. Sorry no dishwasher or laundry machine. Large bathroom with shower.

Master bedroom has a king size bed, second bedroom has two twin mattresses, (bunk style.) Queen sofa sleeper in game room...

The house is in a safe quiet neighborhood, with only one entrance into the subdivision. It has a one mile circle around private lake for walking or biking. Lots of wildlife to be spotted. Cranes, deer and bears are frequent. There are 2 bald eagles that perch in our tall pine trees...

My husband and I are empty nesters, we live upstairs , in the main level of house. We travel for work, and normally away 2 -3 weeks per month.

Lake Weir and the Ocklawaha river boat ramps are minutes away. The Ocala National Forest outskirts our property. Hunting, Fishing, Camping, Scuba Diving in the springs, Horse back riding and OHV trails are all within a short drive.

Ocala and The Villages are a 20 min drive in either direction. Daytona Beach, Gainesville and Orlando about an hour drive.

Smoking allowed outside only, no 'butting around'. Do the dishes and put things away when your done. Please be respectful and courteous of house and neighbors. RELAX, UNWIND and ENJOY!

Please ask first about bringing any furry friends. Agreement and additional pet fee required.

More Details

Sandi and Ken
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 18, 2018

About Sandi and Ken

We live upstairs, in the main level of house, We are empty nesters now, and the house is way to big for the 2 of us..

The lower level walk out basement apt faces lake side, and can easily accommodate 6 guests.. We work/travel, a lot and are rarely home. Locked access from main floor to the lower level. Separate entrance to lower level with separate patios.

Sandi and Ken purchased this house in 2007

Why Sandi and Ken chose Ocklawaha

We moved here from Key West Fl. We wanted more space and larger property. Motor cross, my son and husband raced a lot; and all the lakes, rivers , springs made the transition easier.

What makes this house unique

We fell in love with this house and neighborhood because of the space and location. My guys actually made a MX track in the front pasture. The 9 acres of property allowed us lots of motorized toys, our 'Keys' back yard couldn't accomidate.

We Also needed to be on the water. Our lake is awesome! Spring fed, and no gators!

Lake Weir boat ramp is minutes away.

Ocala and The Villages are close by, but I love living in the 'forest'..

Ocala and the villages are 20 min away in opposite directions.


Ocklawaha House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 12:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
  • Please do all the dishes, and tidy up before departure. The apt should look as you arrived.
  • Please hang all wet towels to dry before leaving. Wet towels in hamper may get smelly.
  • Keep to (our property) at all times. This includes other neighbors beach fronts and front yards while on the street.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Large 1 bathroom. Shower only.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • Queen size sofa sleeper in the game room.
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
This rental is large, although we prefer small families. Not suitable for large get together's, or parties.


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Spacious 1,900 sq ft lower level house, on 9 acre property.. sleeps 4 , plus..
average rating of 4.928571 based on 14 reviews

comfortable and quiet.

  • 5 of 5

we enjoyed our stay very much.the area is nice and the neighborhood very quiet.the owners were helpful and we would stay there again.

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You for staying with us! I am glad you enjoyed your extended stay! (2 months ) Come back anytime...😊?
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The perfect getaway!

  • 5 of 5

I can't say enough good things about this incredible hideaway. The Klozas were great hosts and had all manner of nice little touches and goodies awaiting me and my part upon arrival. You would never realize that they live upstairs and they respect your privacy well. Sandi was always available and quick to respond with questions. The hot tub was great and under a nice covered porch so the rain didn't bother us. The property is gorgeous and the inside space is huge and full of opportunity for fun. The beds were so comfortable and well kept. Everything was just great! I only wish I had more time to spend there!

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Tell 2 friends and so on... Come back anytime! Sandi
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Caledonia, MIchigan

Clean and quiet, convenient location

  • 5 of 5

We had a group of four sharing this space for a girls weekend visiting friends and a horse show in the area. The apartment was very roomy and provided a clean, quiet getaway for us. Two of us enjoyed walking the mile around the lake each morning and the games were perfect for an impromptu game night. We played pool and ping-pong while taking turns for showers - so much nicer than a hotel! Everything is there that you might need; not a full kitchen but close enough. We had dinner at a friend's house one night and after a trip to a grocery store for the food, everything else was there to prepare a salad including a tupperware and lid to borrow to take it with us. While we went out for most meals, everything is there to prepare a full breakfast or lunch and even a simple dinner. The lake is beautiful and the area is very quiet. I slept on the pull out sofa, which was pretty comfortable, and awoke to birds singing outside my open window. The other beds were comfortable, according to my friends and the bathroom was very spacious. There is plenty of room to have a quiet place to yourself if needed. We would highly recommend this to anyone; we would stay here again when /if in the area in the future.

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You are welcome back anytime..
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new york

They Got Foosball Table!

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful Christmas Vacation! Thanks to Sandi and Ken's accommodation, my families

had an unforgettable week in this picturesque lakeside paradise. We went kayaking in the Silver Spring, snorkel diving in Crystal River, and horse riding at Ocala. We also enjoy swimming and paddle boarding at the lovely front lake. We believed our pet, Milu, also enjoyed running freely and thought he was the king of the spacious grass field!

Every night, we had intense crazy foosball tournaments (open double). Monopoly competition also drove us crazy. But hot tubbing under stars always help us relax before a nice and sweet sleep. My families had such a wonderful time! Thank you so much, Sandi and Ken.

Morgan, Christine, Zoe and Janet

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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What a lovely home!

  • 4 of 5

What a great property- family friendly and very welcoming. We enjoyed playing the board games, ping pong and swinging by the lake. The owner was exceptionally nice and available. We were in town to visit my father-in-law and enjoyed our 4 day stay.

  • Submitted: Dec 23, 2015
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Stay

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay. The owners went out of their way to make sure we had everything. We ran into several afternoon rain storms but there were so many activities in the apartment that we enjoyed. They had a great inventory of board games, a pool table, ping pong and darts. Between rain showers we ran down to the water to swim and kayak. We were kicked back and we enjoyed all the comforts of home. The local lakes and springs were beautiful. When you plan your visit make a stop at the owners restaurant Kickn Back. The food was delicious and the staff were friendly. We would rent this property again.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Daytona, Sandford, Gainsville, Orlando Airports
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Gator Joes on Lake Weir
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Nearest Beach
60 Miles
Daytona Beach
Car: necessary

Ocklawaha River, and Lake Weir boat ramps are minutes away.

Silver Springs, Alexander Springs, and Juniper Springs close by.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee per week bo $150
Refundable damage deposit $300
Pet Fee $140

The cleaning fee is based on a per weekly booking. This includes clean towels and bedding.
* Monthly stays do not include bedding or towels or cleaning. ( Optional ).
Although rental is quite large, we prefer small families, and no group gatherings.
Please ask first about bringing pets. I will provide a separate pet agreement, and require an additional $75.00 cleaning fee per weekly booking.

additional guests over 4 persons $20.00 night per person.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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