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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:
September 20, 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 ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • 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 -
(17 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews
Prentice WI

cozy, felt like home, nice quiet getaway

  • 5 of 5

Pictures do not do this place justice, it's beautiful! Spent time on the lake in the canoe and kayaks. Had everything we needed right there. Owners very helpful with giving info on local things. So much more relaxing than in any hotel! Definately would like to stay here again. It was worth every penny! Quiet and friendly neighborhood.

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks loren, we enjoy having guest that appreciate the comfort, coziness, and relaxing atmosphere our place offers. we look forward to having you and your family again.
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Great Hurrication!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in Pat’s home when we evacuated Myrtle Beach for hurricane Florence. Pat welcomed our whole family, fur babies and all, at a very short notice! It was so much better then squeezing into some hotel room. The house had everything we needed and then some! It was a nice relief to be able to make some nice memories with our family under such horrible circumstances. Thank you again! We would love to come back!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2018
  • Stayed: September 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad we could help, we hope your home was spared from all of the devastation of Hurricane Florence.
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Awesome little getaway

  • 5 of 5

The property itself is beautiful then the home is so cute and perfect for the family. We met the owners and there family prior to renting the house and they were unbelievably nice and made us feel like family. We will be staying here again in the future for a little getaway. We had a small family get together when we stayed and everyone talked about how beautiful the place was. Thank you guys so much for the stay and being so humble to us.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazingly worth the stay!!

  • 5 of 5

When we pulled up to the property, we were amazed by the beautiful driveway access. The home is so much more beautiful in person. Makes me want to move from South FL back home. The kayaks on the lake were relaxing. All amenities were great. We purchased a trolling motor for the boat while there and went fishing 2 times a day. The Hawthorne residents were super nice too. We will surely be back next year. Thank you Pat for allowing us to stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Gainesville, FL


  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for a month, and absolutely loved it! Pat is the BEST host! Highly recommend if you’re looking for peace & quiet!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic lake views outside and relaxing and spacious inside.

  • 5 of 5

Great views outside and clean and spacious inside. The perfect classic Florida retreat! A perfect getaway experience.

  • Submitted: May 14, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • 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.