|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
Welcome to our vacation house!
Ocala with the nearby Ocala National Forest is known as the horse capital of the world and is home of Kentucky Derby winners. If you love horseback riding this is the right place for you.
Enjoy the Silver Springs State Park which is very close to the house with dozens of springs and the Silver River. The area has the largest artesian spring formation in the world with 72 degrees warm crystal clear water all year round. Numerous other rivers are nearby such as the Ocklawaha River, the Rainbow River and the Santa Fe River which all meander through a stunning wilderness. So enjoy kayaking, snorkeling and swimming.
Just minutes away from the house you find access to the Cross Florida Greenway and the Marshall Swamp, a jungle-like wilderness. With lots of trails they offer a paradise for bicycling, hiking, roller blading, birding and wildlife watching.
Across the road is the Diamond Golf and Country Club, with 18 holes to play and the title 'Highest Slope Rating' in Marion County.
Goethe State Forest with it´s 23 miles of hiking trails and 41 miles of horse riding trails is only 40 miles away.
Supermarkets, drug stores, other stores such as a Walmart Supercenter and gas stations are also just around the corner.
You are within a radius of 80 miles or less to Orlando with all the amusement parks and outlet malls, as well as to Daytona Beach and to Crystal River. St. Augustine, the oldest continuously occupied European-established city and port in the continental United States is 85 miles away.
This beautiful bungalow is newly furnished, smart and comfortable. There's two double (queen) bedrooms, one with a huge walk-in shower and a bathtub, one twin bedroom, a family bathroom, a big kitchen, a recliner sofa, a double rocking recliner loveseat and a 50' flatscreen LED TV. The former garage has been converted into a carpeted, fully insulated multi-purpose room under AC with a Brunswick pool table for your convenience.
Enjoy the nice private pool and the roofed patio.
The Ocala area offers an incredible number of recreational activities like kayaking, bicycling, birding, wildlife viewing, hiking, boating, fishing, rollerblading, snorkeling and swimming, horse riding, golfing ....
From the first moment you feel yourself at home. During the hot summer months the pool provides cooling-off. The planting and decoration gives you a tropical flair.
We had two beautiful weeks at this well appointed home. I love to swim and coming from New York State with our terrible cold winters, it was a pleasure to sun and swim in Ocala.
We took a ride to Crystal River, had a great lunch at Charlie's Seafood Market and Restaurant . We bought home some fresh shrimp and grupper. Good thing I like to cook.
We also ate out at the Ocala Ale House down on Route 464. Highly recommend this place also. Great seafood platter!!
Only downside was the noise of the traffic from the road. Lots of drag racing and loud radio speakers.
Only recommendations to owners would be to retire the old and lumpy bed pillows. We had to buy some new ones to use at Walmarts for ourselves.
Kitchen had everything you would need, just get groceries.
We had friends over for a couple of days on the weekend and we enjoyed playing a couple of games of pool on the pool table. Thanks to Brigit and Ralf, we had a great time celebrating our 37th wedding anniversary.
My wife and I spent two weeks in this lovely home over the Christmas season. The home was beautifully decorated and a Christmas tree greeted us at the front entrance upon our arrival. The owners were a pleasure to work with and the property manager was always there if we needed her. Our son and his family live in the area and this " home away" was perfect for us to have our own space and spend quality time with his family. We drove to Ormond Beach (Atlantic) , walked along the beach and had lunch at Riptides ( great seafood). My son and I fished in the Gulf with a nice catch of " Reds" for a delicious dinner. Downtown Ocala around the Square was beautiful for Christmas time.
A great way to spend out Christmas holidays. The home was perfect for our needs...Christmas morning with our Grandsons ( Colin-4 and Ryan-1)...priceless!!
This is my second stay in Birgit's home and I've already booked my next stay. The home is kept immaculate by a very caring housekeeper and the well equipped kitchen is only equaled by the beautiful decorations, comfortable beds and couches. Loved lounging in the pool after a day of kayaking the gorgeous streams including Silver, Juniper, Ocklawaha and Rainbow rivers. On each of my stays, Birgit has contacted me to make sure I was enjoying her home. She has gone out of her way to accommodate me.
We enjoyed our stay in Ocala not only due to the sunny weather but far more due to the beautiful house of Birgit & Ralf. If you have the possibility to stay there, do not miss this opportunity! The house is really great, lovely decorated and with so much space inside like outside. We used day-for-day the wonderful swimming-pool where you can really swim and do your sport practice as well as the game room with the professional snooker and the darts game.
We slept very well in high quality beds and would have wanted to stay another week there. Definitely a great choice for a stay in Florida!
This house is beautifully decorated and close to many amenities and attractions. Our stay was not only enjoyable, but relaxing. Everything we could have needed and more were provided. The owners have thought of almost everything. The property caretakers were very nice and were available when needed. We enjoyed the pool and outside area with a view of the woods. Working with the owners throughout the rental process was a pleasure. They were quick to respond to questions and inquiries regarding the process or house. I would recommend staying here to friends and others as an option when considering staying in the area. A true "Home Away" from Home!
We had a very nice time at this well kept home. It is convenient to fast food, Publix, Walmart and restaurants. The swimming pool was inviting, the pool table was fun and the golf courses in the area were great! The owners were a dream to work with. Very nice and very accommodating. The property manager met us at the home, showed us around, and gave us tips for eating in the area. Definitely would stay here again.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Nov 1 2014 - Apr 29 2016
3 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest|
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
Rates are based on 4 guests.
Save money: Ask for dicounts for stays between 3 and 7 nights and for stays between 1 week and 1 month before you book!
The grill cleaning is to perform independent, otherwise cleaning $ 20
Deposit: 300 $ / Cleaning: $ 100 - due by arrival and refundable by departure.
* 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.