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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:
March 17, 2018

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:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • 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 4.862069 based on 29 reviews

The hosts Bill an Betty made us feel right at home..

  • 5 of 5

Fox haven cottage was clean, cozy an mostly relaxing after each bike ride for Daytona bike week trip from Wisconsin.. 3/16/18 Bill an Betty you two are forever in my memorable time we had staying in Traverse at your cottage.. Thank you again for taking care of us.

Roger B. An Patricia P.

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
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Fantastic and Peaceful!!

  • 5 of 5

Bill and Betty have everything you could want or need for your stay! We were welcomed by fresh flowers on the table, and a notebook that contained all the information for the cottage, the appliances, TV, and even area restaurants’ menus! The cottage was better than the pictures, very clean, and the bed extremely comfortable. The cottage is in a residential neighborhood, which was quiet. All shopping, grocery, and restaurants nearby. A washer and dryer are provided, which we needed as my husband was umpiring college softball for the week - needed to look professional every day! The cottage also has screened in porch with patio furniture where we enjoyed eating dinner a few evenings. It is truly a wonderful place to stay! Thank you to Bill and Betty for offering a great Homeaway!

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
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Cute and affordable

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at this little cottage . Perfect for our little getaway for our family Christmas trip . Def would stay here again - the owners were very helpful and courteous 😊 April & Chris Holman

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
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Very Cozy!

  • 5 of 5

This was a great little cottage for our short visit to the Leesburg area. We had everything that we needed and had just the right amount of space to move around and spread out. The neighborhood was really quiet so that was nice as well. The bed was a full size bed - my husband is 6'2" but we were fine and it was comfortable! I would stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very happily would stay again

  • 4 of 5

Owners were very nice. House was spotless . Beats the heck outa staying at a hotel .

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sweet little comfortable apartment...

  • 5 of 5

We booked here to get away for a couple of days and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Clean and comfortable, just blocks from downtown Tavares! Loved seeing all the Christmas decorations and the children getting ready for the Polar Express. Grateful for a relaxing getaway!

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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

Cleaning Fee $50
Damage Deposit $100

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

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 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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