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If you are looking for a vacation in the Orlando area in a quite safe community with friends or family then you have found the place. We truly offer world class golfing, fresh water fishing, water-skiing with a certified measured slalom course and one mile runs across the lake for wake boarders. The area is known for its outdoor activities as one of the top places in the country for cyclist, and the annual triathlon in the fall. Only minutes from the home is the National Training Center for tri-athletes. An amazing fitness facility to sharpen your skills in any sport. We offer a private home where you can enjoy the sports, the area, the theme parks, the lake for skiing, wakeboarding or fishing, great restaurants close by and a quiet place to relax and watch the sunsets at the end of the day.
Location: Located at 17537 C.R. 455 Montverde, Fl. 34756 between Winter Garden and Clermont in Lake County. A small picturesque town just minutes off exit 272 of the Fl. turnpike. Drive time to the airport is less than 30 minutes. Arrangements to have you picked up and chauffeured to the house are available. 5 minutes to Bella Collina Golfing, 10 minutes to Clermont and National Training Center, less than 25 minutes to Disney & Universal. Minutes away to restaurants like Carraba's, OutBack, Applebee’s, family owned restaurants, fast food & pizza.
Boats: We offer you two MasterCraft boats to choose from. For pure skiers we offer the legendary MasterCraft 197 Tournament ski boat with Zero Off. For the dire hard wake boarders we offer the original and first boat ever used in the X Games the orginal X-Star renamed the MasterCraft X-1. The ski boat is always available the wakeboard boat is there from October 15th to May 1st. We also allow our guest the unique opportunity to bring their own boat for skiing or fishing. We have our own ramp on our property so feel free to bring your boat. The boats are ride ready when you arrive but you are responsible for your own gas. We provide four portable gas tanks for gas and the convenience store is just a few minutes away
Accommodations: My wife and I took and old Fl. home and turned it into our family water ski and wakeboard retreat. We put our effort into making the interior an open spacious and comfortable space with open views to the lake and a modern decor. We took two rooms and the original garage and turned this large space into and open kitchen, bar, dining and sitting area. We often sit 10 around our dining room table and there is room for more at the bar. The sitting (former garage) area features a stainless steel garage door with glass panes that allows you to sit back and enjoy the views of the lake or you can raise this door and open up the house to the outdoor patio that is over 20 feet wide and enjoy the mild spring like weather during what Orlando calls the winter months. We added a basketball court for the kids. Of course there is a grill to feed the gang. Back inside you will find all new appliances and kitchen supplies. There is one master bedroom at one end of the house and a guest master bedroom at the other end with the third bedroom offering space for 4 kids or adults in full size custom built in bunk beds. This end of the home shares a full bath while the master bed room has its own. There is a pull out sofa in the den that sleeps two, along with a 42 inch Phillips LCD TV that has access to Direct TV a DVD player for movies and surround sound. There is also wireless internet access. There is one last sleeping spot that is highly coveted for its comfort and size on the day bed pictured in the hall. All these sleeping spots make it a great family vacation for one or two families or group of friends. There is a large utility room for your supplies that includes a new washer and large dryer. Towels & linens are provided. All you need is your toys i.e. golf clubs, skis, wakeboard, fishing equipment, road bike, or running attire. There is a tube on site for those less inclined to ski or wakeboard. Fishing from the pier is also popular but we ask that you absolutely do not fish in the ski or wakeboard boats. They are strictly water sports oriented and fishing in them is prohibited. There are some fishing supplies in the storage area. To top it all off we offer a very nice golf cart to get your supplies back & forth from the house to the pier on the lake.
New for 2015 100+ feet 60+ feet wide white sandy beach at base of lake with volley ball net and beach chairs. Even if you don't play volley ball sit back and relax with your feet in the sand you will feel just like you are in Coco Beach.
On large outdoor patio area we have an out door ping pong table, 2 chaise louge chairs, outdoor table and 8 chairs.
As a member of Bella Collina all guest are allowed use of this facilty for food, golf, spa, tennis, pool, hot tub, sauna and more. About a mile from out home and a true 5 Star type resort facilty making our home a cut above many other homes you might consider.
House only all-inclusive i.e. linens, taxes, and cleaning for 4 nights/ 5 days $1,250 up to 8 guests. $50 for additional guests over 8. Maximum number of guests is 11. Works out to $250 per day. We do allow you to bring your own boat and have ramp on site. Arrivals are preferred on Saturday as early as 8:00 a.m. and stay until 4:00 on Thursday.
House only all-inclusive i.e. linens, taxes, and cleaning for 6 nights/ 7 days $1,750 up to 8 guests. $50 for additional guests over 8. Maximum number of guest is 11. Works out to $250 per day. We do allow you to bring your own boat and have ramp on site. Arrive on Saturday as early as 8:00 a.m. and stay until 4:00 p.m. on Friday.
We adhere to arrival dates of Saturday for both 5 and 7 day rentals for our peak season bookings of March and April. We are flexible at other times when bookings are not back to back. Additional days can be added at an appropriate per day cost.
House with boat all inclusive i.e. linens, taxes, cleaning, for 5 nights/6 days, assuming 2 water sports participants, $2,000. $300 added to total for each additional water sports participant above the initial 2 that are included. Water sports participants include anyone that may be towed behind the boat in any fashion such as skiing, wakeboarding, tubing, etc. Guest is responsible for gas. You are expected to refill to the level you found the boats when you arrived. Works out to a base rate of $400 per day, for 2 skiers/wakeboarders, or $200 per person per day for housing and unlimited sets. As you add to your group the overall rate per person decreases. For example 4 skiers/wakeboarders would be $2,600 or $520 per day or only $130 per person per day for housing and unlimited sets. Arrivals are preferred on Saturday as early as 8:00 a.m. and stay until 4:00 on Thursday.
House with boat all inclusive i.e. linens, taxes, cleaning, for 6 nights/ 7 days, assuming 2 water sports participants, $2,800. $300 added to total for each additional water sports participant above the initial 2 that are included. Water sports participants include anyone that may be towed behind the boat in any fashion such as skiing, wakeboarding, tubing, etc. Guest is responsible for gas. You are expected to refill to the level you found the boats when you arrived Works out to a base rate of $400 per day, for 2 skiers/wakeboarders, or $200 per person per day for housing and unlimited sets. As you add to your group the overall rate per person decreases. For example 4 skiers/wakeboarders would be $3,400 or $485.72 per day or only $121.43 per person per day for housing and unlimited sets. Arrive on Saturday as early as 8:00 a.m. and stay until 4:00 p.m. on Friday.
The shortest stays allowed are 3 nights at $300 per night without the boat and $500 per night with the boat.
There are no Peak Season Rates. Loyalty pays all repeat guests are given a 10% discount on their total.
I am an avid water skier as you can tell from this picture. My 3 boys are very accomplished wakeboarders. In the summer we teach wakeboaring and water skiing on the Outer Banks of NC. You can see pictures of us and the boats at our website obxwakeboardwaterski or through our booking agent in NC, Kitty Hawk Kites. We use our Fl. home to get our water skiing and wakeboarding fix in the winter months. Everyone whom has stayed at our home has loved it. We have attracted water skers, wakeboarders, cyclist, fisherman, golfers and families going to the theme parks as our guest. We hope you chose our home it is a great family vacation location offering someting for everyone in the quite, safe town of Montverde Fl.
Drew Wright Owner purchased this house in 2003
The town of Montverde is a quite picturseque old Florida town reminding me of Mayberry made famous by the Andy Griffn show but still only minutes from everything
A quite lake. Rarely used. Beautiiful sunsets, birds. A beautiful location
The House on Lake Florence was perfect for our 2015 Spring Break trip to Florida. We wanted a place to test out our '13 Mastercraft X10 and this setup was ideal for Wake Boarding & Wake Surfing. The lake was really clean and plenty deep (15-20' everywhere) to put up a solid wave, but "rookies" might find the skiing a bit tight. We are used to 2 mile wide Rivers in Virginia and the 1/2 mile lake took some adjustment. The house was a comfortable setup with lots of space to spread out and relax. Would have been 5 stars but the road noise along 455 made sleeping in on vacation a challenge. Andreas (property manager) was super and Drew (owner) was easy to work with throughout, and both helped out when our boat had some mechanical issues. We look forward to making it back in the future!
We had a great stay on Lake Florence in Monteverde. The house was perfect the boat and skiing amazing. Location to Orlando was also a bonus for dinners, Universal and shopping!
We stayed at the property while attending a wedding at Bella Colina. The house was great and Andreas (property manager) was excellent! He made sure our every need was met. Very close to wedding reception, skiing on lake was perfect, and overall a great time. Ammenties were great and a lot of thought was put into making sure we had all items needed for a trip away from home.
This is my first time not only for personally booking a vacation home, but also using VRBO. We arrived in the area at night and after driving passed through twice we finally located our home for more than 2 wks. It looked like a very plain motel from the outside, so we said what did we get into? The most hospitable property manager had left the door opened for us~ we slowly opened the door and we all had a big WOW! We are a family of five who amazingly walked in and settled in! We sure did found this hidden treasure! All our basic needs are conveniently and neatly available in the house.
We woke up that morning and everyday with amazing lake view. The rooms are of decent size with both the master's and second rooms enjoying the lake view. The kitchen is great for our home cooked meals in most nights. The dining room shares an open plan next to the kitchen which is convenient for meal times and a living room for family time.
I definitely enjoyed the laundry room and the dry rack for my eco-friendly clothes drying under Florida sunshine. Clothes were hung and dried in an hour!
There's a decent yard space where my boys played football and challenged each other for pingpong. The back porch has a canopy with outdoor table and chairs to sit in and enjoy the view. If it gets too hot, we enjoyed the view from the inside dining room and living room.
The landlord was wonderful and responsible with his property manager/ski instructor who was very accessible and extremely helpful throughout our stay.
We thought going to Florida in August will be terribly hot. The house has a good functioning AC in the rooms that we occupied.
Montverde is a very quaint friendly town, everyone was very helpful. We chose this house because of its close proximity to Montverde Academy and Orlando. We did most of our shopping at Clermont and to our surprise we were in Orlando in less than 20 mins.
Overall, a great time away from home with lots of family time--priceless! Thank you for hosting us.
We spent a week and had a great time. The course was perfect, the boat was perfect and the accommodations were great. There was very little other traffic on the lake and we felt like we had our own private site.
I hope we can return next year.
Wonderful property! Accomodations were great for us ladies - comfy beds, nice baths, fully equipped kitchen, great lake views, and most of all - use of the Mastercraft ski boat to practice our swivel skiing, and ski the slalom course. This was the perfect setup for a "Girls Ski Trip" which we have been taking down at a Florida ski lake for several years. This house would also be nice for a couple of families, or some couples. There was not much boat traffic, so most of the time we had the lake to ourselves. We enjoyed zero off speed setting on the Mastercraft to perfect our swivel skiing skills, as well as to set our speed on the slalom course. A bonus is watching a couple of the professional water skiers ski the slalom course. We ladies would definitely recommend this house! Thanks Drew!
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My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
We try to keep this simple $250 per night without the boats.
With one boat & two water sports participants (water-skiers or wakeboarders) the rate is $400 per night
If you add water sports participants above two we add $300 to your total simply because the boat will get more use. So three water sports participants for 5 nights for example is 5x$400=$2000+300 for the extra water sports participant for a total of $2300. This reduces the per person cost two person this would be $1000 each but for three it is $766.66 each.
Our goal is to provide a first class water sports i.e. water skiing & wakeboarding experience. The course is measured & accurate installed by legendary pro skier Kris LaPoint. The wakeboard run across the lake is one mile longer than most small lakes in Florida. Deep 20+ feet water & fat sacs for 2500 lbs. of ballast offer the best in wakeboarding or wakesurfing.
If you want both boats we add $500 to your total
We offer a golf cart for trips back & forth from the pier. Not necessary but sure nice as when someone begins the walk up someone will inevitably ask bring me a towel, book, drink of whatever & before you know it you have your hands full or forgot something. The charge for the golf cart is $100
Wakeboards (3), life jackets, combo skis, ski ropes, wakeboard lines, & at least one pro level slalom ski a 67 or 68 Radar S-1 all available for the week for $100 if you don’t have your own gear.
I reserve the right to a deposit typically $500 to $1000 it is at my discretion
I reserve the right to deny use of the boats if you are insufficiently experienced in operating these type of pro level water ski & wakeboard boats. Our offering is very unique in that we are allowing you the use of our own privately owned boats. To replace of either of these boats is in excess of $60,000 each they are not cheap in any sense of the word and we expect you to treat them with the utmost care and to operate safely and to follow all USCG rules and regulations
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.