This is a small apt. that is fully furnished on the top floor of our barn, it approx. 800 sq. feet and roomy, lots of light from many windows. The apt. is located on our quiet country organic blueberry farm and distillery. WE ARE ONLY 10 Minutes away from Leesburg regional Medical Center. We are only about 30 minutes South from The Villages (retirement capital of the world). The apt. is an open flat concept it has one bedroom with one bath/two beds and a full kitchen. We encourage our guests to walk next door to the famous German bakery that is within walking distance or buy and pick some of our yummy blueberries/blackberries. We have just started our very own distillery here on the farm made out of our blueberries and we are the first organic/gluten free distillery in Florida and make moonshine, and brandy. It is now available for sale. We are conveniently located under an hour to all popular area attractions like Walt Disney World, Universal Studios, the beaches of Clearwater or New Smyrna/Daytona. We are 5 minutes away from a very popular and famous golf resort; Mission Inn Golf Resort. We are 20 minutes away from Mt. Dora (antique capital). We are within 10 minutes from I-75 and the turnpike to get to all of your fun adventure spots. We are conveniently located to many kayak venues and this is know to be a popular area for bicyclists. If you are looking for a small place to call home for a few days or even a few months then you have found the perfect place. We hope you enjoy our place as much as we do.
- Calendar last updated:
- Jan 12, 2019
Our names are Doug and Amanda McCormack
Amanda purchased this Apartment in 2004
Why Amanda chose Yalaha
Quiet, safe, cozy apartment on an organic blueberry/blackberry farm with a distillery.
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 12:00 PM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
We enjoyed our month visit!
My husband and I stayed at the Blueberry Farm for the entire month of April. We arrived on April 1st, Easter, from Pennsylvania. Amanda was ready for us after our 3 day drive, with the apartment looking inviting and a Welcoming gift basket filled with goodies.
Within a few days, our Shih Tzu was in distress and we turned to Amanda and Doug for help. They suggested their Vet in Eustis and off we went for excellent doctoring.
Having stayed a month, while looking for, and purchasing, a mobile home to become Snowbirders, we walked around the blueberry field daily, talked to the chickens every morning, ate the BBQ food on weekends, listened to the live entertainment, both at the Farm and the Yalaha Bakery right next door, enjoyed the Air Show over Mt. Dora Lake and many other events. As someone once said to me, there's always something to do in Florida, when it's sunny and warm.
As luck would have it, our settlement on the mobile home, extended our stay by 2 days, which Amanda and Doug graciously allowed for a very reasonable price.
Would we recommend staying here? We most certainly would! The apartment has everything you would want, or need and the McCormacks are very kind and helpful. We feel we now have new friends in the McCormacks. Thank you both (and Dave) very much for your warm, welcoming acceptance and hospitality! Bill & Millicent
Clean, cute, cozy and quiet. Charming farm setting complete with chickens (NO ROOSTERS!).
Delicious bakery is a 5 minute walk away for breakfast and lunch.
We very much enjoyed having you and we hope you stay with us next year as well. Thanks for leaving the apt. so tidy! Have a great rest of the summer.
Great experience and great host and hostess!
Fantastic area, room was clean, host and hostess were beyond accommodating! Thank you!
It was so nice to have you and to meet the three of you! So glad you had a nice time. Hopefully we will see you next year. Thanks
Felt like home
Our stay at the Blueberry farm was all we hoped for. The apartment was bright and welcoming, comfortable and quiet. It had everything we needed. Doug and Amanda, the owners, were so kind and friendly. We were away from tourists and crowds and yet near enough to get to beaches and shopping and fun. The Yalaha Bakery right next door was AMAZING. To top it off the blueberries were at their peak! YUM. THE BLUEBERRY BRANDY WAS PRETTY GOOD TOO. We had a great time. Thanks Doug and Amanda.
Not a blue day at Blue Bayou Farm☺
We really enjoyed our stay. The owners were very accommodating and the apartment had everything we needed. We loved the area and it's proximity to attractions. Would definitely stay here again.
We loved having you and hope you come next year and can stay longer....thanks so much for staying with us!
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
This is a NON-Smoking apt. We will keep refund for intense cleaning purposes if found that guest has smoked in the apt. One small dog is allowed but MUST be fully potty trained and no cats please.