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Last updated: 12/05/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:2
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Apartment
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Walk under the arbor and down the garden pathway, passing the pool on the way 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. The enclosed porch provides space for a desk on one side and a cozy dining table on the other. 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.

Owner

Member since: 2015

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/05/2016

Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 1
  • 700 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • 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....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking is allowed outside as long as you use an ashtray....moreless

  • Not Suitable For Children
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

  • Bedroom 1

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom features a comfortable queen sized bed, 2 antique dressers, full sized closet, ceiling fan, clock radio and bedside lamps....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1

    ...moreless

  • 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....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    We have stocked a number of board games and card games, as well as jigsaw puzzles....moreless

  • 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....moreless

Theme

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

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Wildlife Viewing

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...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Paragliding
  • Roller Blading
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing

Dining

  • Dining:

    There is a small dining table and two chairs on the enclosed porch and two bar stools at the breakfast bar....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 2 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • 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...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    WiFi Internet is included...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Sheets, blankets, throw, comforter...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Loveseat has a pull out bed. Storage ottoman. Rocker and recliner with footstool. ...moreless

  • Parking:

    Plenty of parking in our large driveway. Room for a truck or RV or boat trailer....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Bath towels, wash cloths, and kitchen towels ...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Full size washer with some laundry supplies...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Coffee filters are provided...moreless

  • 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....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Kitchen is well equipped with full size appliances...moreless

  • Microwave:

    Brand new full sized over-the-stove microwave...moreless

  • Oven:

    Electric oven...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Brand new side-by-side refrigerator/freezer with ice and water in the door...moreless

  • Stove:

    Smooth top electric stove...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden:

    You are welcome to explore the gardens surrounding our home and apartment. If you are a gardener, you will probably be sent home with some cuttings!...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    We have a Weber gas grill you are welcome to use....moreless

Building Type

  • Villa
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Fall Fun Days
Dec 4 - Dec 23, 2016
2 night min stay
$75
$450
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$90
$540 $2,000
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning Fee $50 + tax
  • Tax Rate 11%

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.


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Location

43 Miles
Nearest Airport
Orlando International Airport
8.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Tiki Bar and Grill
3.3 Miles
Nearest Golf
Clerbrook Golf and RV Resort
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Florida Turnpike
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Thai and Friends
87 Miles
Nearest Beach
Cocoa Beach

Car: Necessary

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. If you need more ideas of things to do, stop by the Lake County Visitors Center just up the road.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2005

About the owner: 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.

Why the Owner Chose Groveland, FL, USA:
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".


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/05/2016

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Photos

  • Hillside Gardens Apartment

    Hillside Gardens Apartment

  • Palms, bananas, ferns and tropical foliage line the path to the front door

    Palms, bananas, ferns and tropical foliage line the path to the front door

  • Coat closet just inside the front door

    Coat closet just inside the front door

  • Desk area in the enclosed porch

    Desk area in the enclosed porch

  • Spacious living room includes a pull-out loveseat

    Spacious living room includes a pull-out loveseat

  • Kitchen and breakfast bar

    Kitchen and breakfast bar

  • Pass-through window to the dining area

    Pass-through window to the dining area

  • Antique dressers are family heirlooms that provide plenty of storage space

    Antique dressers are family heirlooms that provide plenty of storage space

  • Extra storage space and fluffy towels!

    Extra storage space and fluffy towels!

  • Walk under the arbor and past the pool on your way to the apartment

    Walk under the arbor and past the pool on your way to the apartment

  • An impressive Washingtonian palm graces this garden

    An impressive Washingtonian palm graces this garden

  • Another gorgeous Florida sunset through the pine trees on our property

    Another gorgeous Florida sunset through the pine trees on our property

  • Look for the sign at the end of our driveway!

    Look for the sign at the end of our driveway!

  • Welcome!

    Welcome!

  • Cozy dining area in the enclosed porch

    Cozy dining area in the enclosed porch

  • The view from the desk is of the gardens and pool

    The view from the desk is of the gardens and pool

  • Living room

    Living room

  • Fully equipped kitchen with all of the appliances, dishes & utensils you'll need

    Fully equipped kitchen with all of the appliances, dishes & utensils you'll need

  • The bedroom features a comfortable queen sized bed

    The bedroom features a comfortable queen sized bed

  • Recently renovated spacious bathroom has plenty of storage space

    Recently renovated spacious bathroom has plenty of storage space

  • Step-in shower with new tile walls

    Step-in shower with new tile walls

  • Our home is located down a quiet clay road - 1 of the best surfaces for runners.

    Our home is located down a quiet clay road - 1 of the best surfaces for runners.

  • The famous Citrus Tower in nearby Clermont - an original tourist attraction

    The famous Citrus Tower in nearby Clermont - an original tourist attraction

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This listing was first published here in 2015.

Date last modified - Monday, December 05, 2016

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