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Fox Haven Cottage - A cozy one bedroom cottage

Bedrooms 1
Space 600 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

One bedroom, one bath cottage that was completely remodeled in 2015. All new tiled walk-in shower and bathroom. All new appliances in the fully equipped kitchen, full size refrigerator, Corian countertops and pantry. Full size bed in the bedroom and a pull out couch in the living room. Air conditioned, Cable TV, DVD/BluRay/WiFi player, Stereo Radio/CD player, Free WiFi, off street parking, large screened in porch, Stacked washer/dryer and patio.

Bill Ainslie
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 19, 2017

About Bill Ainslie

My wife and I, along with our two boys moved to Florida from Upstate NY in 1983 and bought this home in 1984. Besides the main house, where we now reside as empty nesters, there is one upstairs apartment and the cottage. My wife's mother and father lived in the cottage until her dad passed away and her mother moved into an ALF in 2014, which left the cottage empty. We have had the apartment completely remodeled which is now being offered as a vacation rental.

Bill Ainslie purchased this cottage in 1984

Why Bill Ainslie chose Tavares

We're located on a quiet street that is walking distance to the downtown area and it's many restaurants and activities. A short drive and you're in Mount Dora, Eustis, Leesburg and The Villages. We're aprox. an hour drive to all the Orlando attractions and Daytona Beach.

What makes this cottage unique

The area has that small town feeling, but an easy drive to all that Central Florida has to offer.


Tavares Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Village ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Newly remodeled. Walk-in tiled shower, toilet, sink, linen cabinet and mirrored medicine cabinet. Please Note: The bathroom is on a raised platform so there is a 6" step up into the bathroom.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , Dresser, night stand and full size closet.
    Pull out couch - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Pull out couch sleeps 2
  • Sleeps 2 on a full size bed, dresser, night stand and full size closet with mirrored sliding doors. Pull out couch in the living room will sleep 2.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing


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Fox Haven Cottage - A cozy one bedroom cottage
average rating of 4.869565 based on 23 reviews
Milton wisconson


  • 5 of 5

Everything it said it was and then some. will go back again. Location location .what a great place.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Miami, Florida

Cozy and Clean

  • 4 of 5

Thank you for allowing us to stay in your property. The cottage was centrally located to everything we wanted to do. First impressions go a long way, the place was clean and well kept. However, the next time we visit Mt. Dora we expect to see at least a queen size bed! The bike fest at Mt. Dora was lovely. It was a nice get a way for me and my husband. BTW - thank you for the table fan! Many blessings Marta & Charles

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks choosing Fox Haven Cottage for your stay and we appreciate the positive comments. I know the bed was a tight fit for your 6'3" husband. A queen size bed is on our wish list as well since we have done some revisions to the bedroom to make room for a larger bed. We look forward to your next visit. Bill & Betty
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Cozy, clean, and convenient!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed staying at Fox Haven Cottage. We were late arriving due to traffic jams related to the Solar eclipse and Bill and Betty were very understanding. When we finally arrived we were greeted by a clean cottage with fresh flowers on the table. We had everything we needed in the cottage; comfortable bed, well stocked kitchen, and cozy living area with air-conditioning, cable TV and WIFi, washer and dryer. The screened in porch was nice to sit out in in the evening. I loved watching the birds at the feeder. Parking was convenient too. The Ainslies were the perfect host and hostess, they gave us complete privacy, but always were available for questions . We definitely will book Fox Haven cottage again when we need to stay in Tavares.

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming little cottage

  • 5 of 5

My daughter and I really enjoyed our stay in Fox Hollow Cottage this past weekend! Super cute , comfortable and clean, it was perfect for the two of us!

Thanks to Bill and Betty for hosting us!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable and exactly what we needed!

  • 5 of 5

Fox Haven was very comfortable and exactly what we needed. Bill & Betty put little touches throughout the cottage to make it welcoming and like home; they leave contact info if they are needed, and otherwise don't intrude at all. Everything was spotless and well stocked. The pictures representing the cottage and directions were spot on. This was our first VRBO experience; it was so positive we will definitely be repeat customers.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The reviews I went by for this property did not let me down

  • 5 of 5

This place was amazing, everything you needed while staying for a few days or longer. Very clean and comfi. Bill and Betty made it a pleasure to stay. I will definitely be back! Hopefully longer the next time.

  • Submitted: May 19, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Orlando International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.4 Miles
Tavares Downtown Entertainment District
Nearest Train
31 Miles
Amtrack -Sanford, FL
Nearest Restaurant
0.4 Miles
Tavares Downtown Entertainment District
Nearest Beach
60 Miles
Daytona Beach
Car: necessary

A short drive to Mount Dora and it's many antique and specialty shops. 1 to 1-1/2 hour drive to the Orlando attractions and Daytona Beach.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Per visit cleaning fee $50
Refundable damage deposit $100
Tax Rate 11.0%

Cancellation policy, 100% if more than 60 prior to arrival. 50% 30 - 60 days prior to arrival. No refunds within 30 days of arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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