The Cardinals Rest at Lake Dora is in the ideal location close to everything there is to enjoy about Florida. This home allows you all the needed comforts and more of your own home. The lakefront and dock, pool and hot tub, and very central location make this a top choice for having the whole house for the whole family, the whole vacation!! The Cardinals Rest is on over an acre of land with both a large front and back yard on private lakefront property.
This beautiful home is situated in a remote neighborhood surrounded by environmentally protected Florida wetlands, providing beautiful scenery as well as abundant wildlife. The perfect tranquil getaway among foliage farms, lush horse farms and riding stables, away from sounds of the city. Private waterfront offers a place to relax poolside, enjoy the hot tub, or watch the beautiful sunset from the boat dock on Lake Dora. You will undoubtedly catch sight of one or more sea planes as they make their way to Tavares, ”Americas Sea Plane City”. You may also wish to bring your own boat and dock it at your own private dock that is safe, secure and in the backyard.
This 2 story home has a huge private master suite and extra sitting room ideal for plenty of privacy and solitude from the action of the rest of the house. The sitting room/office overlooks the lakefront, large oaks trees, and expansive backyard from upstairs. A spacious private bathroom with a jetted tub and separate walk in shower complement the master suite.
Two additional bedrooms on the first floor offer quiet solitude for additional family members, separate couples, or suitable for the kids as well. Two full bathrooms on the first floor make it a comfortable arrangement for all members of your party.
The kitchen and dining room are adjoined for easy serving of meals and conversation. If you love to cook you will find yourself at home here with a fully equipped kitchen and grilling facilities. Supplies are provided to cook for the whole family or an intimate dinner for two by the fireplace. Two sets of French doors open up onto the pool deck and views of waterfront.
The all leather, all reclining furniture in the living room is comfortable for everyone for a movie or game night. The great room opens up to the pool deck and oversees the waterfront for a great view.
The laundry room has a washer and dryer for your extended stay comfort.
The pool deck includes four chaise loungers, a bar and 4 stools, and table and 6 chairs, and a Weber gas grill, and a charcoal grill for backyard cookouts. This allows for comfortable relaxation while reading a book, floating in the wading pool, or having a BBQ dinner while enjoying the solitude and privacy of your own waterfront place. You may see many types of birds in the vast yard, but you will likely hearing the various birds singing almost all the time.
The Cardinals Rest has been created to offer a place to rest and rejuvenate. Bring the whole family, bring several couples, or a group of friends and do as much or as little as you’d like while in this area, all within 1 hour.
Special Occasions: Perhaps you’re in the area for a fishing tournament, wedding or a special engagement at one of the many local venues like the Mission Inn, Lakeside Inn, or the Pavilion of Tavares; this is a great location to gather the whole group or family while only being about 15 minutes away.
Boating and water fun: Boat rentals, daily and weekly, allow you to ride from your own dock to Mount Dora, Tavares, Eustis, Leesburg, Howey in the Hills and Lady Lakes through the connected waterways of the Harris Chain of Lakes. Right from the back yard you can go to a favorite restaurant, tavern, shopping or park. Jet Skis, fishing boats, kayaks and paddle boat rentals are available across the lake, as well as fishing tours. Sea plane festivals, sailboat regattas and world class fishing are just a few of the lakefront festivals in the area. Waterfront along Lake Dora includes the development of the region's newest Seaplane base, Children's Splash Park and events to the residents and visitors of Tavares, FL.
Outdoor Activities: Take a Sea Plane Ride from Tavares, Americas Seaplane City. Hiking, biking, kayak, canoe, play golf, visit a winery, or watch the manatees in various state parks. Segway rentals are available as a way to see the cute town of Mount Dora. Train rides are available from Tavares to Mount Dora for a different way to go to lunch or dinner. Grab the sunscreen because the beaches and the amusement parks are all within 1 – 1.5 hours.
Arts/Antiques/Festivals: This location is a mecca of prestigious art shows, various festivals, parades, fairs, bicycling events, vineyard events and concerts year round. This part of Central Florida has it all!!