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Lake June Cottage, Excellent Dock, Rope Swing, Most Reviews

David (e-mail); Vicki (phone)

Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 - 30 nights

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David (e-mail); Vicki (phone)

Member since: 2010
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Calendar last updated:
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Lake June Cottage, Excellent Dock, Rope Swing, Most Reviews

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 - 30 nights

Overview

Lake Placid Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + A/C Sleeping Porch, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

PLEASE NOTE: This property has been rented for Jan - March 2016

There's a reason our property has the most and best reviews of any other in Lake Placid...it's a great value and the most fun! Truly an 'old style' lake house with one of the best docks on the best lake in Highlands County. From here you have a long, unobstructed view of the entire lake, including the stunning sunsets. Beautiful 3600 acre Lake June has the highest water quality and white sand bottom.

The home is not fancy, but is clean, cozy, comfortable, and is one of the best values on the lake. If you want a home where everything is new and perfect, then this is not the place for you. Also, if you don't like to see bugs or lizards (usually not inside!), this is not the place for you, as the lake often has swarms of various types of flying insects which appear for a day, and are gone just as quickly.

You could pay more, but why? Sure, you can rent a fancier home, but if you're staying on the water, isn't the dock and the view really what it's all about? It's hard to beat this property if that's what is important to you.

PLEASE CLICK ON THE 'VIEW CALENDAR' ICON ON THE HOME PAGE TO SEE IF THE DATES YOU WANT ARE AVAILABLE BEFORE CONTACTING US. SORRY, WE CANNOT RENT FOR LESS THAN ONE WEEK.

I was flattered to see that some of the other property owners in Lake Placid have even copied the exact description of our property in order to promote their own on vrbo. It reminds me of the old saying 'Imitation is the greatest form of flattery.' But my response to that, and question for you, a potential visitor to our property, is 'why go with an imitation?' Take your next vacation at the most and best reviewed lake house in all of Lake Placid, Florida...ours!

For those of you with children, please know that all lake houses are not created equal. Some lakes and locations are not as suitable for younger children (or even adults) to enjoy the water in safety. This property has a 100' clean, white sand bottom with shallow water out to the end of the dock....perfect for younger children. Unlike some other locations on the lake which have dark, deeper, water with a mucky bottom near the dock, we have none of that. This is the perfect place to wade and enjoy the water whether you're 8 or 80!

Also be aware of the importance of the location of the house on the lake. Some homes advertised on vrbo are on canals, or less desirable areas of Lake June. We are on the north side of the lake (see map below), with a completely unobstructed view of the entire lake, including the lovely sunsets. It truly is about location, location, location....and we've got one of the best locations on the lake!

The home has two bedrooms EACH with king size bed. One bedroom has attached bathroom, which is small, with a very small shower. This is an old house, built back in the day when small bathrooms were the norm. The full bath (still small), is off the dining room. Also, there are no formal closets with doors, but there are places in each bedroom to hang all the clothes you would need to bring to the lake.

The sleeping porch (a/k/a Florida room) is air conditioned, and has three futons which convert from great couches into twin beds. Also, there is a comfy rocking chair with ottoman, and nice leather recliner, all overlooking the lake.

Please note: One potential tenant stopped by to check out the property when we were there and remarked: 'It is so much bigger than it appeared in the photos online.' If that is your impression from the photos, let me give you the stats on the rooms: The sleeping porch/Florida room (room on the back of the house with futons overlooking the lake). is 13.5 wide by 25 long. The bedrooms are 15 feet long by 9.5 feet wide; these numbers do not include the separate desk/closet areas shown in both photos.

I did not measure the kitchen but once again, our visitor said 'this is larger than I thought it was from the photos.' To be sure, this is not a palatial home, but perhaps it is a little larger than the photos suggest.

There are ceiling fans in every room, including the sleeping porch/Florida room. This area has what one of our visitors called 'a wall of windows' so you can watch the lake activities from the comfort of your easy chair or rocker in air conditioned comfort if you wish.

Another surprising and rare amenity at this property: enclosed porch has large hot tub and patio table with seating for six.

Large back yard has picnic table and wooden swing hanging from mossy hickory tree.

In January 2011, we replaced all carpet and vinyl throughout the house. The wood floor underneath still creaks, but everything is clean and neat. We also just installed a 46' HD flat screen TV in the living area. Smaller flat screen TVs located in bedrooms, one with DVD player.

We have excellent quality, high pressure city water coming in to the house.

The washer and dryer are located in the garage, which is not air conditioned. That's where you will see more than a few lizards which like to scoot in and out under the garage door. You must go out the front door, walk down a 15 foot covered walkway, to get in to the garage.

Most lake houses have a dock, but not like this! Two large, custom swings under cover, plus plenty of room for lounge chairs out in the sun. The rope swing is a hit with children of all ages! Feed the fish from the dock, watch ospreys, sandhill cranes, egrets, ducks, seagulls, otters and other wildlife.

Portable fire pit (supply own firewood) allows you to enjoy a campfire by the lake and roast marshmallows, tell stores, or just quietly relax.

Whether you are a retired couple looking to relax for a month or more in the winter months, or a family looking for a super fun vacation get away at a great value, this is the place for you.

Don't just take it from us, read the reviews below written by some of the folks who have stayed with us and see if this fun property is what you're looking for. If you have any doubts or questions, call or e-mail me and I'll send more information and photos and will be happy to give you all the information you need.

Keywords: Lake house, Lake June, Lake June in Winter, Lake Placid, water sports, skiing, hot tub, wakeboarding, bass fishing, dock

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
David (e-mail); Vicki (phone) (Owner)
Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 9, 2015

About David (e-mail); Vicki (phone)

We have now become a family of 9 with the addition of our two new grand daughters. We look forward to them and our many future grand children creating the same great memories we have at the lake.

David (e-mail); Vicki (phone) purchased this cottage in 2003

Why David (e-mail); Vicki (phone) chose Lake Placid

We began visiting Lake June 19 years ago as a weekend getaway and quickly fell in love with the area. Eleven years ago, we finally took the plunge and purchased this property. We have shared more laughs, played more games, told more stories, and had more fun at this place than at any other vacation spot we have ever visited. This is truly the best investment in family time we have ever made.

What makes this cottage unique

For boaters, I've installed four pilings alongside the walkway to the dock so you can securely tie up your boat and leave it in the water. In addition, there are 2 'hitching posts' near the dock where you can tie off your boat or waverunner if you wish. Owner's boat lifts may be available for use.

My favorite time at the lake is sunrise on the dock with a cup of coffee and the Good Book. There is no better time or place to enjoy the beauty and solitude the lake provides. For those who like to sleep in, and after the day-long excursions of tubing, wakeboarding, skiing, jet skis, sailing, rope swinging, water volleyball, or just snoozing on the swings, the pontoon ride at the end of the day is an all time favorite. You just can't beat seeing the sunset from the pontoon as you slowly cruise around the lake, waiving to the other boat loads of folks who are doing the exact same thing.

And after doing everything else, a great way to relax is to slide into the large hot tub on the screened in porch.

If you like to cook, you'll love the DCS Professional gas cook top complete with 4 large burners, grill, griddle, and massive exhaust hood.

For the money, you can't beat this as a place to enjoy the company of friends and family! This property has 100' on the water, and is 200' deep, plenty of room to have lots of fun in the water and park your cars, play yard games, etc. Please note, this is a quiet neighborhood so we will not rent to those who are looking for a place to have a wild party. Lots of fun, absolutely; too much drinking and craziness, absolutely not.

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 - 30 nights
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Reviews

4.8
based on 34 traveler reviews

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Lake June Cottage, Excellent Dock, Rope Swing, Most Reviews
average rating of 4.7647057 based on 34 reviews
5

dania fl

  • 5 of 5

I cannot express my gratitude enough as to how helpful polite nice and just all out committed to making sure that we were happy.the house is beautiful and very very cozy.we try come to the lake often as we can and I always choose this house.

  • Submitted: May 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Alicia, Thanks so much for taking the time to write an unsolicited review of your recent stay. I'm glad you and your family again enjoyed your visit to our lake house. We look forward to your next visit!
1

Not what we expected.

  • 1 of 5

This cottage was not what we expected. The glowing reviews and photos were deceiving and we did not find it such a great value or as comfortable as stated in the overview. There was a lack of adequate lighting and a musty smell. To the owners credit, he had better lighting installed soon after we mentioned it. Both bathroom vent fans stopped working and even after an electrician was sent, they worked only occasionally. Ants came in through the electrical outlets in the bathrooms and an exterminator was sent to remedy, but that only worked for a short time. The microwave and hairdryer frequently tripped breakers. There are no real closets, just wire shelving in a corner of each bedroom. We could not put our clothes in the dressers due to the musty smell, we decided they must be there to add to the "cottage" look. The floors slope and the sofas are very worn, sag and are uncomfortable. The lake and the dock are the best part of this place and you will want to spend as much time as possible outside. If you come for a weekend or a week to be on the water it's probably OK, but we would not recommend a lengthier stay, especially for retirees. The owner does respond quickly and makes every attempt to resolve issues that arise. However, we do not go on vacation expecting problems.

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Bill and Karen, Thank you for taking the time to write your thoughts in the form of a review. Of course, I am sorry your overall experience was not as you had hoped. I do appreciate your mentioning that I responded immediately to all of your concerns. We have had over 50 renters, with 32 Reviews. 30 of the 32 Reviews have been 5 star (the highest) with two 4 star reviews. I feel a "1" is completely unfair and take great issue with your statement that the "glowing reviews and photos are deceiving." For those prospective renters who read this, they should also know exactly how I responded to your concerns: (1) I immediately offered to release you from the agreement and refund the balance of your money; (2) when you said you wanted to stay full term, I sent a partial refund to you, unsolicited (3) although none of our previous 50 renters had complained of the house being "dark", I immediately hired an electrician and had almost $1000 in additional inside and outside lights installed; (4) when you said both bathroom exhaust fans stopped working I immediately called an electrician who came and fixed them (5) when you said ants had come in to the bathroom I called the pest control company and had the problem solved immediately, and you never complained of that again. The photos are completely accurate, as are the 32 excellent reviews. I dare say it all comes down to expectations. Again, I am sorry the house did not meet your expectations, but that is not my fault, as I nor the 32 prior reviewers misrepresented anything whatsoever about this house. In fact, most of the reviews, including this quote from the folks who left just before you arrived, say something to the effect of "Everything the owner posted about this lakeside cottage is spot on! Extremely comfortable, clean and cozy." I have never, from over 50 prior renters, had any other complaints about the "smell of the dressers", worn sofas, no enclosed closet space or "floor slope". None of those things were ever mentioned to me during our conversations. Contrary to your indication, the house does have "closet space" but its true it has no doors over that space. I feel the house is very accurately portrayed on VRBO, and I am pleased to note that 99.9 percent of everyone else who has stayed there agrees. Having said that, I am truly sorry you were disappointed. I believe I did all humanly possible to make you happy, and I wish you the very best in your future travels. Sincerely, David Rigell
5

Wonderful

  • 5 of 5

Everything the owner posted about this lakeside cottage is spot on! Extremely comfortable, clean and cozy. We were there in the cooler weather and the provided space heaters were just right to ensure complete comfort. The dock is comfortable for lounging and wool-gathering. There were outstanding sunrises and sunsets. Nearby Jaxson's has tasty wings and very nice burgers both locally sourced. Publix/Winn Dixie are only a few minutes away and the always wonderful Highlands Hammock State Park is less than 30 minutes away. The CCC museum there is not to be missed.

  • Submitted: Dec 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
lake placid, fl
5

Highly recommand this lake house

  • 5 of 5

My family and I rented this lake house for my birthday. We had such a great time with the rope swing and water volleyball. The house was very clean the a/c was nice and cold, the shower was warm. My kids loved that they had cable tv so in the evenings they could watch there cartoons. There is nothing like waking up with coffee in hand and watching the sun rise. The sun set was so beautiful in the evenings as well. I would highly recommand this beautiful lake house for your next trip to florida. The grocery stores are only 3 miles away, the restaurants are only minutes down the road. If you are looking for a weekend getaway or a week long trip you will find it at this beauitful lake house. We will definitely be returning.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Valrico, Florida
5

Perfect place for a Family vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We spent 4th of July with our family (4 adult 'kids'), enjoyed watching the fireworks, from the dock, fishing, and swimming in the lake. Kids left, and my husband I spent the rest of the week celebrating our 30th wedding anniversary! The lake is great for all ages, water was perfect! We way over packed, as the house had everything! We really only needed a few clothes, beach towels, and a toothbrush, and food of course, but Publix and Winn Dixie are 3 miles up the road. Beds were very comfortable, cold AC, hot water in the showers, and so enjoyed the hot tub! Don't forget to bring noodles and floats for the lake, so fun! Also enjoyed the wireless access, and cable, for those stormy evenings. (That's quite normal for Florida). Loved the glider/rocker on the porch, perfect for reading a good book, with a cup of my coffee from the Keurig. Watching the sun set in the swing on the dock, and grilling hamburgers on the grill. Kitchen had everything you could need for 10 people, nice pots and pans, can opener, convection oven/toaster, microwave, you name it. Can't wait to come back.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Great Location!!

  • 5 of 5

Just spent the Memorial Day Weekend with our family at this perfectly located cottage on Lake June. We are only a family of 4 but could have had a whole other family stay with us. They call it a cottage and it definitely has that "lake cottage" feel but it is way more spacious than that. It's location on Lake June made it "central station" for all of our friends staying on the Lake that weekend. They all remarked at our great find. The owners couldn't have been more accommodating and wanting to make sure all our needs were met. Highly Recommend!!

  • Submitted: May 30, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Map

Lake June-in-Winter Scrub State Park
Main Street America An Eatery
Placid Pastry Shoppe
Lake Placid Historical Society
Florida Caladium Growers
Nearest Point of Interest
Public Boat Ramp
Nearest Point of Interest
Publix Super Market
Nearest Point of Interest
Lake Istapoga
Nearest Point of Interest
Main Street area
Nearest Point of Interest
Holiday Inn Express
Nearest Point of Interest
Lake Placid Marine
Nearest Point of Interest
Jackson's Restaurant
Car: necessary

Large back yard has been used for Bocce Ball and horseshoes. Water/beach volleyball net in place for great family fun. Shallow water with white sand bottom excellent for wading and playing with small children. Lots of room to park cars.

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Rates & Availability

From $1,000 Per week

Lake Placid Cottage Rental Rates

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Spring - Fall
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7 night minimum stay
$1,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100.00
cleaning fee $100.00
Notes Holiday and high demand weekends add $200. Cancellation policy: If I can re-rent for time you have reserved, 100% refund. In five years of renting I have had only 4 cancellations and have not kept one penny of anyone's deposit yet.
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Amenities

Lake Placid Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Both are small. The one attached to one of the bedrooms has a tiny but functional shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (1) Comfy King size beds in both bedrooms; Single Bed, single and twin futons on back 'sun room' facing lake.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Water/beach volleyball net. Rope swing. Plenty of room on the dock to seat up to 15+. Pilings alongside dock for easy mooring for your boat. Tie-offs for waverunners also. City water. Portable fire pit (provide own fire wood).

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