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Lakeside Loft/Chalet Apartment with Boat Dock on Lake Dora.

Bob Toerner

Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english
Sleeps4
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Bob Toerner

Member since: 2008
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Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
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Lakeside Loft/Chalet Apartment with Boat Dock on Lake Dora.

Sleeps4
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Mount Dora Chalet Rental Photos and Description

Chalet, Studio + Bunk Area, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

Privacy with 'Sunset views to die for'.

This spacious Swiss style chalet /loft is located on Lake Dora, halfway between Mount Dora and Tavares on the north side of the lake. It has a private entrance, located on a quiet cul-de-sac, with a great view of Lake Dora and plenty of parking for a trailer etc. This unit is ON THE LAKE...not across the street from the lake where you have to cross a road to get to the water.

Wake up in the morning to the sunrise streaming into your 1st floor bedroom in your queen size bed or take the spiral staircase up to the queen bed in the Loft. The full kitchen has recently been remodeled and has a Refrigerator, coffee maker, toaster, microwave, tea maker, blender, Crockpot and dishwasher etc. Laundry room is nearby in the garage.. Sit in the dining nook area and look at the lake or relax on the porch in the courtyard under the huge Orange tree and watch the birds up in the huge 200 year old Live Oak trees that are covered with Spanish moss.

The covered boat house/ patio is only a short walk thru the back yard. Wood Ducks nest in the early spring and blue herons,egrets, sand cranes and cormorants are regular visitors. An EAGLE NEST is only 100 yards to the west and can easily be seen from the boathouse dock especially at sunset as they hunt for fresh fish by plucking them out of the water after a high speed dive. (high power binoculars provided- they are in the boat house). This Loft Apartment is very Private and is located on a quiet cul-de sac. The yard is beautifully landscaped and the neighborhood is very quiet and safe.

Plenty of restaurants nearby and shopping in Mount Dora will keep you busy all day if you wish or you can take a day shopping to one of Orlando's many fabulous malls. Plenty of variety in the shops or pubs and restaurants in Mount Dora, Tavares or Leesburg. Downtown Mt Dora is 2 minutes away and Tavares downtown is 1 to 2 minutes away.

Keywords: Swiss Chalet with Lower level Queen bed and Queen in Loft - Two Queen beds.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Bob Toerner (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
May 21, 2015

About Bob Toerner

Born in Northern Kentucky and raised in the Cincinnati, Ohio area Bob Toerner has had the good fortune to have lived in many states over the years.(Texas, Mississippi, Michigan, Kentucky and Ohio. He would be more than willing to show you the local fare and guide you toward any 'adventures ' you may wish to try. Bob moved here 9 years ago after falling in love with the area while training here in Mount Dora to get his 'Seaplane' rating. Bob has 3 children, a daughter and 2 sons in Kentucky along with 8 grandchildren. He has logged over 2000 hours in seaplanes and spent several years in Television at WLWT TV in Cincinnati and also had an Audio Visual Contracting company that installed Video packages in over 250 Buffalo Wild Wings restaurants all over the US.

Bob Toerner purchased this chalet in 2004

Why Bob Toerner chose Mount Dora

This area is so 'laid back' with plenty to do. It is far enough from the direct hit of hurricanes yet the weather is warmer and having large expanses of fresh water. Thats why they call it Lake County I guess.

What makes this chalet unique

Eclectic city of Mt Dora has tons of shops and restaurants to explore. Local nature preserves and parks abound and the city of Tavares 2 miles East has just gone through a major upgrade with a new Marina and several nice restaurants, most with outdoor patios.

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Reviews

4.8
based on 40 traveler reviews

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Lakeside Loft/Chalet Apartment with Boat Dock on Lake Dora.
average rating of 4.85 based on 40 reviews
5

Awesome view

  • 5 of 5

The chalet was comfortable and spacious. The kitchen had everything we needed. Our most favorite aspect was the lakefront yard. It was a joy to listen to and watch numerous birds. Mostly the only sounds around us were those of nature and it was supremely relaxing particularly having come from a busy city. The drive into Mt Dora was short and easy and we were very glad to have chosen the chalet over the ease of accomodations within walking distance from town. Although Bob was not in town during our stay, he was easily available by phone when we needed his input. The chalet actually exceeded our expectations which were based on the website's description. I would be delighted to stay at the chalet again!

  • Submitted: May 15, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Essex Jct Vt
5

Lakeside Loft

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I really enjoyed our stay. We wanted a Clean, Quiet place that had the lake and nature surrounding us. Bob the owner was great! He assisted us with suggestions of places to go and even got directions for us. The location was very convenient as Mount Dora and Tavares were both close. We had many wonderful meals in Mount Dora and Tavares. Bob was very easy to get in touch with when we had any questions.

Even though we did not have a boat our favorite place was out on the boat dock. We truly enjoyed the nature, some of the animals we saw were Eagles, wood ducks, a couple of alligators far off in the water and some herrings with their nests along with many shore birds. Great views from the dock, would be an excellent place as well if you had a boat.

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Havana, Florida
5

Fantastic host

  • 5 of 5

It took all of about 30 mins. to completely unwind and relax. The setting was ideal and typical of old Florida on the lake. Chalet apartment was well appointed and well stocked with every thing you needed. Although we had planned to cook our meals there, we ended up eating at some great restaurants which Bob recommended. Ever the gracious host, Bob was always available to answer questions about the area, but not constantly looking over your shoulder. We will be back again. Thank you

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Wisconsin
4

Best of both worlds

  • 4 of 5

Staying at this property felt like a bed and breakfast in that the host, Bob, provided a wealth of helpful local information and guidance. At the same time, we had complete privacy. We brought our boat to explore the area lakes. With Bob's direction, we knew right where to find everything. The chalet is supplied with the basics of paper products, dish soap and basic kitchen spices. This is the first VRBO that has done that. We would have liked to have the bed located in the nook under the spiral staircase for a cozier feel. Other than that, it's a sweet property in a divine location.

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
4

Perfect lakefront location

  • 4 of 5

Beautiful setting right on the lake. Fantastic sunsets from the boathouse. Comfortable and spacious chalet.

Only a couple of miles from downtown Mount Dora, with it's cute shops and restaurants. We liked Cecile's French restaurant for lunch with lots of outside seating. Bob was very friendly and helpful. Great for Pets and people alike.

  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
4

Great Lake Dora Get-away

  • 4 of 5

We had a great stay in the Loft. It was the two of us and our dog, and we all enjoyed it. It's a much larger space than we thought. The grounds are beautiful and well maintained. The area was perfect for me to run along the lake (slightly busy in the AM) and safe, quiet areas to walk the dog as well. My husband took full advantage of the boat house to store his boat, which made his numerous fishing trips convenient. We enjoyed watching the eagles come & go. We even saw an alligator out on the lake from the boathouse. Many great restaurants minutes away. Bob was super helpful as were the neighbors.

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Map

Hurricane Dockside Grill
"Good food and plenty of in or outside seating. You can pull your boat up to their dock and ..."
Al's Landing
"Right on the Lake. View seaplanes coming and going or boat launches. Good food and Outdoor..."
O'Keefe's Irish Pub & Restaurant
"Just down the street from Al's landing and several other restaurants. Outdoor seating and i..."
Ruby Street Grille
"Outdoor and indoor seating. Occasional bands outdoors. good seafood."
Winn-Dixie
Publix Super Market at Eustis Village
"Publix ... Groceries, UPS store, Sonic, GNC and Gators Sports bar. "
Mt Dora
"Mt Dora Restaurants, shops, pubs and City Park. Also pontoon boat rentals at Mt Dora Marina."
Boat rentals and gas.
"Boat rentals by the half or full day. "
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Nearest Point of Interest
Loft Apartment location. Home Base.
Nearest Point of Interest
Tavares downtown.
Nearest Point of Interest
Tavares Waterfront/ Seaplane Base.
Nearest Point of Interest
Runway east-west for seaplane base.
Nearest Point of Interest
Lake County Waterways - Dora Canal Tours
Nearest Point of Interest
Boat rentals and gas.
Nearest Point of Interest
Golf
Nearest Point of Interest
Mt Dora Downtown.
Nearest Point of Interest
Publix Grocery

A trip down the Dora Canal is a must. This canal links lake Dora with the other lakes of the Harris Chain of lakes. The Dora Canal is famous for it's natural beauty reflective of the term 'Old Florida' with the thick hanging spanish moss from the overhanging cyprus and live oak trees. Many species of birds abound along with alligators and turtles. Tour boats make several trips each day and they pass right by the house and the boathouse. There are regular Bass fishing tournaments on the Lake here. In fact ESPN has a big BASS tournament here every year. You can see contestants right here in the back yard. In fact this Loft has been used by Edwin Evers a top ranked Bass fisherman.

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Rates & Availability

From $95 Per night

Mount Dora Chalet Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Spring
Apr 1 2015 - May 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
$130
$790
$2,890
 
 
Summer
Jun 1 2015 - Aug 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
$95
$650
$2,450
 
 
Fall
Sep 1 2015 - Oct 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
$115
$790
$2,890
 
 
Winter
Nov 1 2015 - Mar 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
$129
$890
$3,490
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$95
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $50.00
Notes Only other charge is $50 for cleaning.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Mount Dora Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 725 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Monument View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Includes standing sink and Shower. Standard toilet, Some toiletries are provided. Has a hair dryer provided.
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 4
  • Main master bed - 2 queen , Queen on lower level plus Queen in loft area.
  • Queen size Beds (2) Queen bed in Loft and another Queen in living room niche, plus a 'Hide a bed' couch in Living room. Can sleep up to 4 Adults + 2 kids., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Couch converts to bed. All bed sheets and towels are provided.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Notes:
Large main room w/ Swiss Chalet type ceiling and spiral staircase to Bedroom Loft, boathouse for boat storage up to 22 foot boat (up to 8 foot 4 inch beam) inside and larger place for docking larger boats and pontoons is outside, incredible sunsets and sunrises, Fish right off the dock, nestled in a quiet residential neighborhood, Kayaks are in boathouse with life preservers and paddles along with fishing gear and tackle boxes. Boat rental available nearby in Mt Dora at the Mt Dora Marina.

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