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Retired Professional Preferred

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 10

Secluded House on 3 acres with small 85 acre fishing /swimming lake.

2 bedroom, 1 king sized bed in master suite, guest bedroom sleeps 6. 1 full bath downstairs, 1/2 bath upstairs between bedrooms, single garage, Full kitchen, washer / dryer, pots, pans, Linen, Central air and heat, outside covered porch, flat screen TV. Internet available. Canoe, hammock, beach chairs, floats, house is equipped with Sleeper sofa (sleeps 2) love seat, dinning table expandable for 12, 1 day bed, all appliances. second floor balcony overlooking lake and good sun bathing area.

Pat Berry
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 18, 2018

About Pat Berry

Florida Native

Pat Berry purchased this house in 2005

Why Pat Berry chose Hawthorne

Secluded private lake, safe for kids to go up, close to Gainesville for get away place

What makes this house unique

Cozy easy to maintain home for weekend retreat


Hawthorne House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 bunk bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Senior Adults Only Community ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • freshwater fishing
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • swimming


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(11 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews

Great place

  • 5 of 5

I really enjoyed my stay at the lake house. Pat was wonderful.

  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Autumn i thought you were a real trooper riding out Hurricane Irma and loss of power for a week. Thank God for generators and portable air conditioners. It was a pleasure meeting your Mom and Dad. Happy Holidays to you and your family.
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Peace and tranquility

  • 5 of 5

Beautifully quiet overlooking a lovely lake.

The facilities are great and the owner is helpful without being intrusive.

We had a wonderful vacation here and we would come back without reservation.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Second time and plan to return annually

  • 5 of 5

This a beautiful house in a beautiful location, somewhat remote but works for our trips to the springs. It is so beautiful to look out to the lake each morning. The white lotus were open and made it even more spectacular. The springs seem to be all about 1 hour away, our favorite is Itcheetucknee, we also visited Rainbow this year and Silver last year. Staying here makes it very cost effective for the 8 of us. Be careful and keep shoes on at all times, I did get bit by a baby scorpion as I was bare feet, nothing happened but just wanted all to be aware. I always give a large deposit to avoid insurance fee, so I would definitely feel more comfortable if someone checked on immediately on exit or shortly reception is sporadic in the area. The owner is wonderful and I sincerely recommend this place. There are two ways to enter, GPS takes you through the less populated part....but there is another side to enter which is much more populated. Try to arrive daytime and take some groceries etc as you would have to drive out to get stuff. The house has everything, even toilet paper, napkins, extra sodas, life jackets, detergent and some spices, perhaps from past renters soap or shampoo though. It is an extremely comfortable and roomy house. You will not regret it.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for a great review. we strive to satisfy all clients. we will see you again next year
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Peaceful Paradise

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I enjoyed this place immensely. Very quiet and peaceful and we had our dog with us and it was the perfect setting for her. She had a blast. Lots of wildlife in the area and we did a lot of sightseeing. Great places to visit that were very close by. Payne Prairie Preserve was within 10 miles and it is awesome!! We would definitely go again. Pat and his wife were really nice and did a great job setting up this home as a wonderful get away.

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay. Enjoyed this home for 2 seasons now.

  • Submitted: Dec 17, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It was exactly as advertised ..

  • 5 of 5

My grandson and I stayed here for a week in August. It was great it was close to everything we wanted to see about 30 minutes to Gainesville 30 minutes to Ocalla and about an hour to Saint Augustine. The home is exactly as advertised it has a very nice kitchen with all the appliances and dishes you could use. It also has a nice living room area to enjoy the television which had more channels than you could ask for. The Wi-Fi worked great I have no complaints about anything . The upstairs is very nice there is a metal spiral staircase which is shown in the picture that you have to climb to get to the second floor, but upstairs are two lovely bedrooms and a nice half bath and a deck on the master bedroom that looks out over the lake. The washer and dryer are great it was only my grandson who's 15 and myself that stayed there but it certainly is set up for many more people to stay if you were having a family reunion huge backyard nice area around the lake. It would be perfect if it was cooler in August😜򗀠Ps.. The air conditioner worked great so we stayed cool inside.😋򒰠Pat was great he texted to check if we needed anything and our experience could not have been better. I highly recommend it if you want to get away from it all.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Beer Bellies
Nearest Train
25 Miles
Nearest Motorway
85 Miles
Daytona Speedway
Nearest Beach
45 Miles
Cresent beach
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Property Damage Protection $59

Signed lease agreement is due at time of deposit.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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