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Private Country Apartment near Clermont

Groveland, FL, USA
  • Guest House700 sqft
  • Bedrooms1
  • Sleeps5
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 nights

Relaxing get-away retreat or home base for athletes competing in Clermont

Walk under the arbor and down the garden pathway to your private entrance to this charming retreat. This lovely apartment has all the comforts of home including a fully equipped kitchen and washer and dryer.

On one side of the enclosed porch, a table provides desk space to work on or dining space for two. A cozy seating area on the other side of the porch offers a place to relax and read a book. The couch folds out into a comfortable double bed. There is closet space for additional guests.

The kitchen has a breakfast bar and overlooks the living room. In the bedroom, a comfortable queen bed and antique dressers create a restful retreat at the end of the day. The large bathroom has plenty of storage space and a closet for the washer and dryer. Make yourself at home!

Feel free to harvest fresh herbs for your meals from the herb garden just outside your front door (availability varies by season). There is an alfresco dining table just steps away from the front porch. Additionally, there is a gas grill available for barbeques. By request, we can offer an evening fire in the fire pit. During the season, you can pick fresh oranges, lemons or loquats off the trees in our yard.

We live on the property in a separate house, so we are usually available if you have any special requests or need assistance. We are happy to assist you with directions or suggestions for things to see and do in the area. We look forward to getting to know our guests and treating them to some down home hospitality!

We have a huge driveway, so there is plenty of free parking for RVs, trailers or multiple cars.

We love the fact that we live in the country, but our property is still very convenient to everything because we are just 3 minutes away from the Turnpike. With all of the trees and blooming plants surrounding us, we have plenty of wildlife, birds and butterflies. You may see people riding their horses down the road or wild turkeys in the side yard. Athletes take note: Our home is located on a clay road which is rated as one of the best surfaces on which to run.

If you need anything while staying here, kindly let us know so we can help make your stay pleasant. We want you to relax and enjoy your stay, but we expect the house to be treated respectfully. No smoking inside. Sorry, no pets allowed as we have guests who have pet allergies.


Pat Sorensen

Member Since 2015
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Calendar last updated:
Apr 03, 2018
About Pat Sorensen

I am a beach lover whose dream is to own a beach cottage someday. In the mean time, I am lucky enough to live in a place where everyone else comes for their vacation! I love to travel, love to have people over, and enjoy seeing new places. When we travel, my family and I prefer to stay in a rental house rather than a hotel. We've had some great experiences and look forward to being on the hosting side now, using the knowledge we've gained to improve our guest's stay in our apartment. While hosting 3 foreign exchange students, we've discovered how much fun it is to learn about other countries and cultures. I'm looking forward to meeting fellow travelers and sharing their stories while helping them create new memories here in Central Florida.

Pat Sorensen purchased this Guest House in 2005

Why Pat Sorensen chose Groveland

We love the Central Florida area and South Lake County in particular because of the rolling hills and plentiful lakes. Since moving here several years ago, we have enjoyed discovering the many fun things to do and unique places to visit that Florida offers. We love to share our little corner of paradise with friends and family who visit, taking them to our favorite parks, museums, restaurants or festivals. But time and again they say their favorite thing to do is hang out at our house and relax by the pool. Now we look forward to making new friends of our guests and helping them discover the many reasons we love to call South Lake County "Home".

What makes this Guest House unique

Peaceful and private, this charming haven offers a quiet retreat from the busy world. Stroll through the gardens and pick some fruit off of our trees or gather some fresh herbs to use for dinner. Sit on the front porch and enjoy the butterflies fluttering about. Listen for the song birds and hear the breeze in the pine trees. Take a walk along our country road and you may spy endangered Scrub Jays and gopher tortoise or elusive bobcats. But don't let the tranquility of our country location fool you - you are only 30 minutes away from downtown Orlando, Disney World, or Universal Studios. A 90 minute drive will take you to Cocoa Beach where you can enjoy the worlds most famous beach. If you prefer quaint downtowns and shopping, Mount Dora, Winter Garden and Clermont are all close by.


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 1 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
      • Porch
        1 sleep sofa /futon, Futon couch on the enclosed porch folds out to sleep two.
      • Bedroom 1
        Queen size bed with memory foam mattress topper.
      • Bedroom features a comfortable queen sized bed, 2 antique dressers, full sized closet, ceiling fan, clock radio and bedside lamps.


      • 1 Bathroom
        • Bathroom features a step-in shower. There is plenty of storage space for toiletries, etc. A full sized washer and dryer are tucked into an oversized closet in the bathroom.

        Location Type

          • Rural
            We love the fact that we live in the country, but our property is still very convenient to everything because we are just 3 minutes away from the Turnpike that takes you to Orlando and the attractions


              • Away From It All
              • Budget
              • Romantic
              • Tourist Attractions


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Iron & Board
                      • Air Conditioning
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating
                      • Internet
                        WiFi Internet is included
                      • Clothes Dryer
                        There is a full sized dryer in the apartment, but we also have a clothes line if you prefer to hang your clothes out in the sun
                      • Linens Provided
                        Sheets, blankets, throw, comforter
                      • Living Room
                        Loveseat has a pull out bed. Storage ottoman. Rocker and recliner with footstool.
                      • Parking
                        Plenty of parking in our large driveway. Room for a truck or RV or boat trailer.
                      • Towels Provided
                        Bath towels, wash cloths, beach towels and kitchen towels
                      • Washing Machine
                        Full size washer with some laundry supplies


                          • Coffee Maker
                            Coffee filters are provided
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                            Plenty of plates, cups, glasses, pans, bakeware, silverware and cooking utensils. If you need something that is not provided, just ask as we probably have it.
                          • Dishwasher
                          • Kitchen
                            Kitchen is well equipped with full size appliances
                          • Microwave
                            New full sized over-the-stove microwave
                          • Oven
                            Electric oven
                          • Pantry Items
                            Salt and pepper, tea, some spices, wraps, baggies, and sweetener packets are stocked in the apartment.
                          • Refrigerator
                            New side-by-side refrigerator/freezer with ice and water in the door
                          • Stove
                            Smooth top electric stove
                          • Toaster


                              • Dining
                                Two bar stools at the breakfast bar.
                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 2 people


                                  • Books
                                    There are a number of paperbacks in the side tables next to the loveseat. Take one/leave one.
                                  • DVD Player
                                  • Games
                                    We have stocked a number of board games and card games, as well as jigsaw puzzles.
                                  • Television
                                  • Video Library
                                    We have a variety of DVDs for you to watch -- if you don't see anything you want to watch, let us know as we have a bunch more in our house.


                                      • Deck / Patio
                                        Enjoys the armchairs on the deck or the dining table on the patio.
                                      • Golf
                                        Clerbrook golf resort is just minutes away. There are dozens of public golf courses within a 30 minute drive.
                                      • Lawn / Garden
                                        You are welcome to explore the gardens surrounding our home. Pick fresh fruit from our trees or clip some herbs from the pots just outside your door.
                                      • Outdoor Grill
                                        We have a Weber gas grill you are welcome to use.


                                          • limited accessibility
                                            The apartment is on the first floor, but there is a small (3") step up from the enclosed porch to the main living area.
                                          • not suitable for children


                                              • churches
                                              • festivals
                                              • library
                                              • restaurants
                                              • winery tours

                                                Leisure Activities

                                                  • bird watching
                                                  • boating
                                                  • horseback riding
                                                  • miniature golf
                                                  • photography
                                                  • scenic drives
                                                  • shopping
                                                  • walking
                                                  • wildlife viewing

                                                    Local Services & Businesses

                                                      • ATM/bank
                                                      • groceries
                                                      • medical services

                                                        Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                          • jet skiing
                                                          • basketball court
                                                          • fishing
                                                          • freshwater fishing
                                                          • golf
                                                          • hiking
                                                          • hot air ballooning
                                                          • cycling
                                                          • kayaking
                                                          • paragliding
                                                          • roller blading
                                                          • swimming
                                                          • tennis
                                                          • water skiing
                                                          • water tubing

                                                            House Rules

                                                            Check-in: Flexible

                                                            Check-out: Flexible

                                                            Cancellation Policy

                                                            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.

                                                            14 Reviews


                                                            Latest reviews

                                                            Very comfortable, kind hosts

                                                            Duncan J.

                                                            The apartment is exactly as described, every need catered for. We often find that we have to restock half the kitchen and laundry with some rentals, but not here! You arrive with your suitcases and you can put the coffee in straight away!

                                                            Pat was a delight with our granddaughter, she has definitely made a new friend!

                                                            Wonderful little cottage

                                                            Sherry R.

                                                            Thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this lovely gem. Spacious and well appointed, everything you need for a relaxing stay. Will defintely return!!

                                                            Great find, awesome place

                                                            Mark D.

                                                            The place was great, very comfortable and spacious and quiet which provided a great for a perfect and relaxed work environment. Highly recommend if you need a place to stay in the area!

                                                            Owner's Response:

                                                            It was a pleasure to have you stay with us, Mark! Hope we don't have any more hurricanes that necessitate your return, but we would love to have you come back and stay with us on a non-work related trip. Thanks for leaving the apartment so tidy!

                                                            Perfect place to stay in central Florida

                                                            Chris E.Mason OH

                                                            Minutes from the turnpike. A short drive to Cleremont. Easy access to all the lakes. And wonderful accommodations as well as a great host. Thanks for making my stay easy when I had to travel for a difficult time. I appreciate it Pat.

                                                            Owner's Response:

                                                            It was a pleasure hosting you, Chris. Hope you can come back to visit us again under happier circumstances and when the weather isn't quite so hot! Thanks for leaving the apartment in perfect shape!

                                                            5 star villa

                                                            David B.Tampa Florida

                                                            Great villa close to Clermonts best bike and run training routes. Well equipped and very clean. Enjoyed our stay.

                                                            Such a wonderful paradisical getaway!

                                                            Linda S.Granville, Il

                                                            Beautiful guest house with everything at your fingertips you could possibly need. Beautiful garden patio to relax and enjoy the weather and views. We LOVED IT!


                                                            Groveland, FL, USA

                                                            Located in the country, this is a peaceful retreat away from the hustle and bustle. However, since you are only 3 minutes away from the Florida Turnpike, you can drive to Disney World in 35 minutes, Orlando International Airport in 45 minutes, and downtown Orlando or the Millenia Mall in just over 30 minutes. Plenty of shopping and restaurants are just 15 minutes away in Clermont. Lakeridge Winery is just a couple of minutes away. Golf at nearby Clerbrook is inexpensive and close by.

                                                            Rates & Availability

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                                                            Our apartment has a private entrance but shares the grounds with the owners. It is located in a separate building on the same property as our home. Our adult daughter occupies a separate apartment upstairs above the rental. We are happy to interact with our guests but always try to respect your privacy. We live in the country on a dirt road. If you don't like your car to be dusty or muddy, this place is not a good choice for you. But it is a great area to take a peaceful walk through the countryside and enjoy nature and bucolic views.

                                                            14 Reviews
                                                            Wonderful 4.9/5
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