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Holly's Hideaway Mt Dora Charming 2/2 in Historic District

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Sleeps 6

2 Bed / 2 Bath cottage is whimsically decorated and a comfortable place to call your home away from home. Our goal is to inspire you to want to return again.

Master suite: king size bed with high quality mattress.

Guest bedroom: queen size bed also with a high quality mattress.

Either bedroom - you will enjoy a good night sleep!

Master Bath with full size shower; Guest Bath with tub-shower.

Full-size kitchen is abundantly equipped, and features a gas range, microwave, dishwasher, full-size refrigerator with ice maker and eat-in breakfast nook. Full-size washer and dryer.

The living room with fireplace is a great place to unwind. L/R Sofa is comfortable double bed for additional sleeping. Large flat-screen t.v. with satellite service: Direct TV with DVR. Record your favorite shows while out. DVD player and a stock of DVD's are also available.

Wireless high speed internet available free.

Enjoy some laid-back outdoor time in the courtyard or on the back deck. Gas grill and seating on the back wood deck is great for cooking up some of the local fare!

Local attractions:

Fantastic local micro-brewery is a ten minute walk away on Highland St. Gilbert Park on Liberty Ave has a beautiful nature walk, and is also an easy walk from the cottage. Village Farmers Market Sundays 9am-2pm at the end of Donnelly St. by the lake. Convenient to all Downtown Mt. Dora activities, restaurants, and shopping.

*No Smoking, Pet Friendly (dogs under 40 lbs) with advance approval. Please call prior to booking.

I'd love to welcome you to Holly's Hideaway!

More Details

Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 8, 2018

About Holly

Holly and her husband have been residents since 1989. Both are transplants from south Florida. They found Mount Dora charming immediately and raised their children here and still call Mount Dora home.

Holly is a nurse at the local hospital and is very involved in the national organization for Infection Prevention. She loves the outdoors, walking, hiking, kayaking. There is an abundance of central Florida springs and trails she considers local hidden treasures.

Holly purchased this cottage in 1989

Why Holly chose Mount Dora

We purchased this property during the February Mt. Dora festival in 1989. We fell in love with the close-to-downtown location for all the downtown events and the private setting of this home. It is located at the end of a nice, quiet street. This was home for our family for 5 years, we loved it that much!

What makes this cottage unique

Best of both quiet serenity and City of Mount Dora.


Mount Dora Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Guest Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Master Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , High Quality Pillow Top Mattress
    Guest Bedroom - 1 queen , High Quality Pillow Top Mattress
  • Master Bedroom Victorian Charm Reflections Guest Bedroom Whimsical Romance
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Downtown Mount Dora is just under 1 mile walking distance from Holly's Hideaway on this quiet street get away. Less than 15 min drive to Florida Trail for hiking, Florida springs for kayaking, and less than an hour to downtown Disney and other attractions.


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Holly's Hideaway Mt Dora Charming 2/2 in Historic District
average rating of 4.9459457 based on 37 reviews

Most complete property we have stayed at !

  • 5 of 5

Very warm and friendly ! Holly stayed in contact with us to make sure we got the most from our visit . Any time I text to ask about any of nearby amenities it was followed up immediately ! Looking forward to future rentals !!

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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wonderful cottage, great back yard, owner is delightful!

  • 5 of 5

Holly is wonderful and thought of so many small touches which made our visit so awesome! the home is so lovely and comfortable. the backyard was fantastic for our dog to play. could not have chosen a better home to rent in Mount Dora!! thank you!

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Make reservations, as there are no reservations in this recommendation and review!

  • 5 of 5

If you are considering a stay at Holly's whether you are seeking a quiet weekend away or spending time enjoying Mt Dora with family and friends, you will not be disappointed with "The Hideaway".

Holly is the most accommodating, honest, compassionate, knowledgable, supportive, and professional host, I've come across to date.

There is nothing but comfort, serenity, cleanliness, and attention to detail, at this very special home away from home, at Holly's.

We intentionally chose to spend a few days prior to Hurricane Irma's arrival at Holly's and spent the arrival of the storm in the Hideaway. In spite of the damage around us, The Hideaway not only kept us safe, secure, and in the most protective of surroundings. Holly was instrumental in offering us anything and everything we may have needed in preparation for the hurricane's arrival.

We only have one regret and that is we don't have our next opportunity lined up to return to Holly's Hideaway.

Thank you, Holly. Our praises cannot be higher regarding the time spent last week.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect home away from home

  • 5 of 5

I keep coming back to Holly's Hideaway and each time I am reminded how neat and beautiful it is. Great location in Mount Dora an old Southern town that truly kept its charme and appeal. The house is spacious, clean, fully equipped with everything one might need and easily fits 4 people with its 2 double bedrooms. It is beautifully decorated and most importantly Holly is a wonderful and very helpful host. The venue is perfect as a romantic getaway, a family home for my holidays (and it is just 40 min away from the Orlando theme parks) or a base for meeting up with friends for excursions in central Florida. I just came back from my latest visit and I am already looking forward to my next stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful hideaway

  • 5 of 5

Hollys Hideaway was amazing. Really close to downtown Mount Dora. My wife and I had an amazing time!!

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean, comfortable, and close to downtown

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had a really nice time visiting Holly's Hideaway. It was very clean and comfortable. Holly was very welcoming. We especially enjoyed the gifts. She even went our of her way to bring macarons.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
28 Miles
Orlando Sanford International (SFB)
Nearest Barpub
0.58 Miles
Mount Dora Brewery, Highland Street
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Mt Dora Golf, Highland St
Nearest Train
1.1 Miles
Mount Dora Inland Lakes Railway Tours
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
US Highway 441 and State Rd 46
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Several on Highland Street
Nearest Beach
54 Miles
Daytona Beach
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $40
Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning Fee $75

Small pet considered for small fee, to be approved prior to booking. Your choice of Damage Protection policy or Deposit. The refundable deposit of $200 is promptly returned in 7 business days, after checkout allowing time for inventory check / electronic payment processing time. Inventory checklist will be available for guests' review upon arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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