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Dean Ellis

Advertiser since: 2010
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Speaks: english
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Dean Ellis

Advertiser since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 6, 2015
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Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Crescent City House Rental Photos and Description

2 Bedrooms, 3 Full Bathrooms, sleeping for 6 with a queen blow up bed...

This professionally decorated home is centrally located between Orlando, Daytona Beach, and St. Augustine. Lake House Blue is at the end of a dock that stretches over 250 feet from the land for the ultimate in privacy. This beautiful home has upscale amenities inside (granite & stainless steel) with outdoor decks all around the house. There are two screened porches with rocking chairs, and one hammock. Bring your boat, or fish and crab on every side of the house. Relax while watching wildlife like Ospreys, Herons, Anhingas and the occasional Bald Eagle. ....GET AWAY FROM IT ALL.....YOU WILL BE GLAD YOU DID....

Fresh water Fishing: Fishing is good almost all year around. This lake made it's reputation on large mouth Bass, with tournaments coming out of Palatka on the St. Johns River.

A FAVORITE HONEYMOON HOUSE : Our past honeymooners say you can't beat this place for PRIVACY and SOLITUDE...

Daytona 500 one hour away: Don't miss the greatest Nascar event of the year. Not very far away, and the perfect place to get away from the crowds and relax when it is over.

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Dean Ellis (Property Manager)
Advertiser since: 2010
Call Manager
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 6, 2015

About Dean Ellis

Our family has used this lake house as our get away from it all escape from reality. We have been pressured for many years to rent this property so everyone can get to enjoy one of Florida's most hidden and unusual secrets. Henry David Thoreau said ' A lake is a landscape's most beautiful and expressive features' A lake with a house in the middle of it is nature as it's best. We are very sorry we can't share our Lake House Blue with Mr. Thoreau, but we are sure he would love it....

Dean Ellis purchased this house in 1978

Why Dean Ellis chose Crescent City

We bought this lake house because we wanted to get back to the old Florida of days gone by. This area has changed very little compare to other parts of Florida. Just 25 miles North in Palatka was as far south people came around the turn of the 20th century. The great people of that era names like President Grant, Mrs. Lincoln, wanted to see the wild Florida and all it's natural wonders. Palatka had as many 100 Paddle Wheel boats tied up at the city docks. Years later Babe Ruth came a couple of years and taught a base ball school. Highway 17 is the original highway to Florida as well as US1 on the East coast. These are the things that I saw when my parents brought me thru this area in the 1950's. It made a lasting impression on me and I get to enjoy this area today just like I was a kid again...

What makes this house unique

This is a one of a kind home with class, modern features, and a view from every window and door. Wildlife is all around and likes to show off for our guest. Bald Eagles,Osprey's, Ducks,Blue Heron's,White Egret's, even an occasional Manatee. This is just the beginning because every month has a different supply of nature's best. Come experience the wonders of nature at it best....

Guestbook comments from the manager

My husband and I got married June 18th and spent our honeymoon at the Lake House. It was perfect! the house and and especially the view was truly beautiful and relaxing which made it very romantic. We will definitely be back because it was a great place for a peaceful geteaway. We really enjoyed ourselves!!
Jun 2011
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Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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based on 34 traveler reviews

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Lake House Blue--A OVER THE WATER BUNGALOW with 360* Lake Views
average rating of 4.9117646 based on 35 reviews
Masaryktown, Florida

An Experience That Cannot be Beat!!!!

  • 5 of 5

Our 30th anniversary experience at Lake House Blue will always hold a very special meaning and memory in our hearts! The pictures do not do this awesome home on the lake justice. You MUST experience this home for yourself! It is so very comfortable and decorated perfectly! The owners are so very personable and a joy to work with! It rained both days we were there, however, that did not deter our enjoyment of how very special this home makes you feel. Complete relaxation over takes you once you walk down the dock to the house and open the door and you just melt! Ahhhhhhhh, wow, look how awesome this place is is all you will be able to say upon arrival. The sunrise is right there unobstucted from nothing! Fish jumping everwhere! Peace and Quiet abound. This is the most serene place in Florida I do believe and I am a Florida native. We saw 4 eagles and many other birds as well. We visited 3 Bananas Restaurant as suggested by Dean and told them we were friends of Dean and they could not say enough good about Dean! They also treated us like royalty! Thanks, Dean and Amy for making our special day getaway one we will NEVER forget! And thank you so much for making it possible for others to share your beautiful Lake House Blue!~ May God Bless You and yours!

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: WOW....what a review .....It is so satifying to have someone appreciate your efforts to provide a retreat that people feel at home. We have always thought that mother nature has given us a front row seat to her inter world and the very least we could do is make sure we do our part to compliment her wounderful display. The fact that every day is a different show than the day before never gets old. Having GREAT guest like these expressing there experiences back to us is what our world is all about... Thank you so very much....
Albany, GA

Great place to vacation for non fishermen/boaters

  • 4 of 5

The accommodations at Lake House Blue are top notch. You main want to check the light out in the master bathroom. It flickers alot and could hear some buzzing noise from time to time and the lamp in the shower was not working. Other than that, the house is awesome. It is not fishermen/boat friendly though. Crescent Lake is a shallow lake that gets very rough very fast. Last year while tied to the dock, strong winds came in overnight and broke the ropes holding the boat. Took almost 2 hours to find the boat after we discovered it was missing. Luckily there was no damage. This year, very strong winds and heavy rains hit overnight and the rough waters went over the side of the boat and actually sunk the boat. Thanks to Sea Tow, the boat was recovered. I believe if a house is available on the water like this house is, it needs to have some sort of facilities for safely docking a boat in the water without having to launch and load the boat every day to go out on the water. Lots of fishing families rent this house and this addition to the house would definitely make it a 5 Star place to stay!! As much as I enjoyed the house the past 2 years, next year I'll be looking for something more boater friendly.

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for a good review and we will correct the items you have mentioned immediately. We will be adding a floating dock this year because we are getting new Kayaks and that will take care of the boating and fishermen as well. We make improvements to the house every year with last year being a new metal roof. We try to provide a complete vacation experience and your wishes with be met....Thanks for this information so we can make these changes.....

As Good as the Picture / And More.

  • 5 of 5

I couldn't believe my eyes when I opened the door of this "Nautical Themed" paradise. My husband and son liked the boat motor in the living room the very best. This place has been the best equipped guest house I've ever stayed in, and I must admit, there have been a few. My family felt right at home. We celebrated our Thanksgiving at the Lake House while the whole time our fishing lines were in the water. We were able to fish, kayak, play Monopoly, laugh plenty and certainly relax. The property was everything we could ever desire for a Family Holiday. It was clean and so well maintained, I can understand why it's so popular. The community is so nice and the people are friendly. We ate at 3 Bananas and found the food to be quite good. I've recommended Lake House Blue to several of my friends and I certainly look forward to visiting it again.

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We thank you for this great review and we are so glad you had a good time at Lake House Blue. Thanksgiving at the lake house is a special time in deed and my family and I have enjoyed several over the years and it's a great place to feel grateful for what nature has provided.


  • 5 of 5

This place is truly magical and offers everything you need for a wonderful time, should it be fishing around the house (literally) to relaxing with a front row seat to nature's wonders. It's like being on a five star grande size house boat but without the rocking. Everything in this home is top notch, fully stocked and the decor so pleasing. Though I was hard pressed at times to leave the peace and tranquility of this floating paradise, I did manage to fill my Land Rover to the top with wonderful treasures from several antique stores nearby. Our week ended with a rainbow that started on the water right in front of the house and laid across the lake until it moved to the horizon where it met up with another rainbow giving us a double magical pleasure. This was our sign that the Lake House Blue was now a part of us and couldn't wait to get back. Won't have to wait long since we're already booked for a two week stay in November. Thank you for sharing the magic. -Kim and Roland

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: This is a wonderful review and we never get tired of this positive feedback for our hard work in keeping this home in the best condition we can. We have owned this home for over 30 years and we just kept it for ourselves with family and friends until a few years ago. We were not sure that guests would appreciate our efforts fully. Guests like these are what we always hoped for, but were not sure we would get. We love to share our wonderful piece of paradise with anyone who can appreciate what nature has provided. We are so glad to welcome this family to our Lake House Blue family. We are looking forward to their next visit and we are so glad that they love our home as much as we do......Thank you for a great review...

Florida Gem!!!

  • 5 of 5

I'm born and raised in Florida and have traveled the entire state. This is my new favorite place. I wish it were mine. Truly a National Geographic setting. Everything from otters to ospreys to gators. We had sunshine and storms. The storms were great to watch being out over the water. We spent most of our time on the porches or fishing or crabbing outside. Accommodations are impeccable! Everything is provided for you except food. Even very nice crab traps! The house is beautiful. The pictures don't quite give it justice. We will be back very soon and again and again thereafter!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: WOW WOW WOW, what a great review. We have realized over the years that all compliments are special and greatly appreciated, but we are most impressed with experienced travelers who have seen a lot and knows the difference between good and great. We thank these travelers for seeing our difference right away..........This kind of review makes us want to stay on top of our game...THANK YOU VERY MUCH...
West Palm Beach, FL

Absolutely stunning!!!

  • 5 of 5

This was the most relaxed and refreshing trip we have been on! I'm from Florida and didn't know such an amazing place existed. It's a true hidden gem! The owner's were more than accommodating. I really didn't know people like this even existed anymore.

My husband and children love to fish so this was the perfect place for them. It was great bonding time with our children! My kids are 12 and 8 and they had so much fun there and can't wait to go back!

If you are looking for a relaxing get away with your family this is the place to be. We plan on making this a family tradition trip :)

The Misko Family

West Palm Beach, FL

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for a GREAT review. We love guest who know how to have a good time, and we are so glad they chose our Lake House Blue for there get away. We really owe this family a big thank you for being so understanding when the central air conditioning system broke. But they would not let that stop them from having a good time. It is so nice having nice guest you can talk too easily when the unexpected occurs. Margie and Mike are a class act and I beleive we became good friends because of this problem. We are looking forward to their return visit. THANKS GUYS, THANK YOU VERY MUCH. It was a pleasure doing business with you both...


Nearest Airport
100 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
'3 Bananas'
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
Fort Gates
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Live Oak
Nearest Train
25 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 17
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Spankys Italian Pizza (about 4 blocks)
Nearest Ski
2 Miles
Lake Stella
Nearest Beach
60 Miles
Daytona Beach
Car: necessary

The area serves as a hub for day trips to nearby shopping, recreation and tourism. Located within an hour's drive are Ravine State Gardens in Palatka; Deland, with Blue Springs and DeLeon Springs (the real Fountain of Youth); the Ocala National Forrest with Juniper, Salt and World Famous Silver Springs; Daytona with its shopping, Daytona International Speedway & Museum and famous beaches; Flagler County, Marineland; and the historic city of St. Augustine. Within two hour's drive are Jacksonville, Orlando, Walt Disney World Resort, Universal and MGM, Sea World, Kennedy Space Center, and Mount Dora for the antique lovers. All this from the Bass Capital of Florida.

Other Activities: Swimming 1 mile away at Lake Stella with picnic area and restrooms

Golf: The Live Oak golf course is a local venue, and fancy it's not. But the locals like the idea of having their own private setting. There is also a municipal course in Palatka that is only about 30 miles away. Now, if you are a serious golfer there is St. Augustine, Daytona and Orlando that can fill any dream you might have.


Rates & Availability

From $200 Per night

Crescent City House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring 2015
Mar 1 2015 - Jun 30 2015
2 night minimum stay
Summer 2015
Jul 1 2015 - Sep 30 2015
2 night minimum stay
Winter 2015
Oct 1 2015 - Feb 29 2016
2 night minimum stay
Spring 2016
Mar 1 2016 - Jun 30 2016
2 night minimum stay
Summer 2016
Jul 1 2016 - Sep 30 2016
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $49
Pet Fee $50
Tax Rate 4.0%
Notes *** Cancellations made at least 60 days prior to arrival will receive 100% cancellation refund less payment transaction fees.
*** RV Parking and Hook-up Available, Contact owner for pricing.
*** Pets welcome with a $50 Pet Fee per pet

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Crescent City House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Outdoor Deck - outdoor shower
  • Bathroom 3 is a full powder room off of kitchen and living room
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Living Room - 2 sleep sofa /futon , Queen size blow up bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Barbecue
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Children are welcome but extra attention is required for toddlers and young children. There are no on deck restraints to keep children from falling in the lake. This has never been a problem but caution should be utilized. No Smoking Inside

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