LAKE HOUSE BLUE--A OVER THE WATER BUNGALOW WITH 360* LAKE VIEWS

Dean Ellis

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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LAKE HOUSE BLUE--A OVER THE WATER BUNGALOW WITH 360* LAKE VIEWS

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.

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Guestbook comments from the owner
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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Dean Ellis

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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

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...

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....

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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4.9
based on 27 traveler reviews

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Lake House Blue--A OVER THE WATER BUNGALOW with 360* Lake Views
average rating of 4.9259257 based on 27 reviews
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Lake House Blue--A OVER THE WATER BUNGALOW with 360* Lake Views
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p333819
+1 (561) 542-3656
Crescent City North Central Florida
Masaryktown, Florida
5

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
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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....
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Lake House Blue--A OVER THE WATER BUNGALOW with 360* Lake Views
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p333819
+1 (561) 542-3656
Crescent City North Central Florida
5

A VERY SPECIAL PLACE!

  • 5 of 5
Our family's annual men's fishing trip was the best in the last 12 years! This charming on-the-water bungalow gave us endless beautiful views and immediate access to great fishing (including an 8lb bass caught from the dock!). It was quaint, clean and comfortable, and it made us feel like we were aboard a ship on calm waters, rather than in a fixed structure. Thank you, Dean and Amy. We hope you'll have us again next spring, if not sooner! John
  • Submitted: May 9, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: WOW a 8 pound Bass, nice catch. We have had an excellent year for fishing. In the winter months some of our guest were catching 50 Speckled Perch a day and some of those were weighting in over 2 pounds a peice. We get a lot of fishing groups and family groups that love fishing. We are so glad they choose Lake House Blue for their fishing adventures. I wish I knew why the fishing has been so good this year, it would be so nice to make sure everyone makes a big catch. Come back guys we would love to have you try your luck again........Also thanks for a great review..........Dean and Amy
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Lake House Blue--A OVER THE WATER BUNGALOW with 360* Lake Views
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p333819
+1 (561) 542-3656
Crescent City North Central Florida
5

SUCH A NICE PLACE !!!

  • 5 of 5
We needed a break from work and this was exactly what we were hoping for. We were very impressed with the accommodations, it was really as if we were spending time at someones permanent home and not at a "typical" rental property. We rented the house for several days and split our time between family members. We all caught some fish and saw an abundance of wildlife...Including Manatees. We were very impressed with lake and its natural beauty (Watching the eagles & ospreys catch fish never got old). The description of this property was exactly as advertised and i would certainly recommend this property to a friend. I think the best part for me was when my three teenagers said "Thanks Dad, I hope we can go back there again"
I haven't heard that since they were little kids.
We all look forward to a returned visit to Lake House Blue!!
  • Submitted: May 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a great review. I am most pleased by the fact that the teens loved it. We used to bring our teenage girls here with there friends from high school and then when they were in college. They would come play and study for finals. My grown girls now had a lot to do with us deciding to rent our vacation home to others. We are so glad this family had a great time and we look forward to there return visit.....
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Lake House Blue--A OVER THE WATER BUNGALOW with 360* Lake Views
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p333819
+1 (561) 542-3656
Crescent City North Central Florida
4

LAKE HOUSE GETAWAY

  • 4 of 5
The property was exactly like the pics. It was a beautiful quaint place with gorgeous views. It was well kept and furnished. We would definitely go back when in the area. The 2nd bedroom needs a queen bed and the bathroom shower needs a better floor to catch the water but overall it was a great place to stay. Well done! St Augustine was about 45 min away (shopping) and Daytona about 1 hr away .
  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for a nice review, we appreciate it very much. We love the comments because they give us the insight we need to make needed changes. Our interior decorator thought it would be fun to have a Cruise Ship style bathroom. Since the house is over water like a ship we thought it was a gamble worth taking. Thanks again for your rental.....Come back soon....
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Lake House Blue--A OVER THE WATER BUNGALOW with 360* Lake Views
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p333819
+1 (561) 542-3656
Crescent City North Central Florida
5

QUITE AND PEACEFUL

  • 5 of 5
The house is located in a very nice neighborhood,quite and peaceful without any truck or train sounds passing in the night. The house is very neat and well kept. In spite of the poor weather, we managed to catch enough fish for a good meal. The peaceful seculsion alone was worth the stay.

Wesley Hester
Tampa, Florida
  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: This guest is quite the fisherman I understand and I am sorry the weather didn't give him more time to fish. But at least he had a nice place to relax and dream about the big one that got away. The solution to the problem is to come back soon and try your luck again. We will always be glad to have you......Thanks Wesley for giving the fish in our lake a work out......
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Lake House Blue--A OVER THE WATER BUNGALOW with 360* Lake Views
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p333819
+1 (561) 542-3656
Crescent City North Central Florida
5

RETURNING TO THE LAKE HOUSE BLUE

  • 5 of 5
This is our second time to enjoy Lake House Blue. Frankly we were so very pleased with everything the first time we visited that I wondered how the return would be. Well, the first thing my wife said as we walked in was " I love this place, I would buy it in a minute". You can see the lake in every direction and the kitchen is like a pilot house on a ship, with lake in three directions. This lake house is extremely well equipped and comfortable, and you immediately feel as if it were your second home. We own property on Crescent Lake and obviously like the area, the people, and lake and the town of Crescent City. It is very quiet and so few lights that the stars are spectacular . We watched eagles, osprey, and comorants catch fish, and watched the local fishermen try. Lake House Blue has my highest recommendation of any place I have stayed in Florida if you want to be independent.

Actually, I think my wife may like being here more than she does at our remote Alaska cabin in Lake Clark National Park, but then again the Ellis's have done all the work to make it easy.
  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: This is our guest who comes from Alaska. Can you imagine someone from Alaska commenting on our view and nature. Now don't get me wrong we love Crescent City and our piece of Florida 's nature, but we have been to Alaska several times and they have some serious scenery there. This is high praise and we are grateful for it. We have a program of trying to keep Lake House Blue updated with new idea's on a regular basic. I hope these guest will be pleased with some new changes we have in store. We want them to come back and feel at home when they do.....Thank you for your kind words....
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Map

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

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Crescent City House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer 2014
Jul 1 2014 - Sep 30 2014
2 night minimum stay
$175
$1,050
$3,150
 
 
Winter 2014
Oct 1 2014 - Feb 28 2015
2 night minimum stay
$250
$1,500
$4,500
 
 
Spring 2015
Mar 1 2015 - Jun 30 2015
2 night minimum stay
$225
$1,350
$4,050
 
 
Summer 2015
Jul 1 2015 - Sep 30 2015
2 night minimum stay
$175
$1,050
$3,150
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$200
$1,200
$3,600
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $49.00
Pet Fee $25.00
Tax Rate 4.0%
Notes ****If you are a returning guest Take 15% OFF Quoted Price
****If booking an entire month the quoted price includes 1 Week FREE!!!!
(one offer per guest) (cannot be combined with any other offer)
*** RV Parking and Hook-up Available, Contact owner for pricing.

Cancellation Policy

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

Crescent City House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Waterfront
  • Lakefront
  • Lake View
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Fireplace ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Living Room
  • Wireless Internet
  • Parking Off Street
  • Iron & Board
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Water Cooler
  • Filtered Water
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Ice Maker
  • Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon
Entertainment:
  • Games ...
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Radio
  • Books
  • Games for Kids
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Binoculars
  • Small Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • festivals
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • coin laundry
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • photography
  • walking
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • water tubing
  • pier fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • water skiing
  • hunting
Notes:
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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