WATERFRONT HARRIS CHAIN OF LAKES, 45 MIN FROM DISNEY.

Dan Benoit,owner

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
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Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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WATERFRONT HARRIS CHAIN OF LAKES, 45 MIN FROM DISNEY.

Tavares House Rental Photos and Description

Waterfront, 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath, 1 story, all on one floor, Sleeps 6

Sleeps 6 comfortably. This single story home is located near Tavares Florida “America’s Seaplane City” on the Harris Chain of Lakes, over 37,000 acres of Central Florida’s best Bass Fishing and Boating is right outside the door. Only 41 Miles from Walt Disney World and the rest of the Central Florida attractions makes this one of the best sportsman / family locations in the state.

The House: The Master Bedroom suite has a queen bed, 36 in. LCD TV, and private bathroom with large walk-in shower. 2nd Bedroom has twin beds and bathroom with tub/shower is right outside the door off the hallway. There is also a queen sized Murphy Bed if needed. The kitchen is equipped with newer appliances including side by side refrigerator, glass-top range with oven, over the range microwave, dishwasher. Double wall ovens make this kitchen a gourmet’s delight. All pots & pans, dishes, flatware, utensils, towels and linens, basic paper and cleaning products are also furnished. The great room features a wall to wall exposed brick wood burning fireplace with custom made mantel, crown mouldings and is furnished with a leather stationary sofa, cocktail ottoman, and two recliners, a new 40” flat panel HD LED TV with satellite and a DVD player. The 18’ X 20’ screened lanai has a Jenn-Air grill/range, and a 4 burner Gas Grill, and a 36” TV. An open deck leads to the boat dock. Five ceiling fans, central heat & air conditioning will keep you comfortable. The dinette area can be used as a game room, as most times people eat on the lanai. There are a variety of books and board games that you are welcome to use. The patio has a glass top table with 6 chairs, suitable for dining, as well as a Poker Table Top custom made to fit the table for those late night poker games. Wireless internet is included. There is plenty of privacy, a privacy fence on the right, canal with green-space on other side, empty lot to the left.

Bring Your Boat! Dock with lift to handle up to a 20 ft. boat.

The Area: The home is located near Lake County’s rolling hills on a quiet street in Lake Harris Shores Subdivision that is surrounded by canals and lagoons that lead into Lake Harris, (ranked in the Top 10 best Bass Fishing Lakes in Florida) and the other lakes in the 6 lake chain, all navagable by boat (Harris/Eustis/Dora/Beauclair/Carlton/Griffin). Harris Chain has hosted many Professional and Amateur Fishing tournaments including the B.A.S.S. Elite Series Sunshine Showdown and the Southern Regional College Series. There are several restaurants for your casual dining pleasure located on the lakes which you can get to by boat, including Hurricane Dockside Grill, The Hideaway, Crazy Gator’s, J.B. Boondocks, Buzzard Beach Grill, and Sinbad’s. There are public docks in the cities of Tavares, Eustis, and Mount Dora where shopping and dining is available. And if fine dining is what you want, the Mission Inn is located in nearby Howey-in-the-Hills (7 Miles). Golf Courses are located throughout the area, Deer Island CC, Bay Tree, CC of Mt Dora also Sugarloaf Mountain is a few miles away, the highest elevation on the Florida peninsula.

For Race Fans, Daytona is only one hour away. Bikers are always welcome, enjoy Bike Week, Bike’toberfest and the Leesburg Bike Fest (April) nearby and cruise the Green Mountain Scenic Byway one of the best rides in the state.

Explore the Dora Canal, a natural wonder that is like a jungle cruise, on your way to Mount Dora (by boat). Mt Dora with it’s quaint shops and restaurants and it’s many festivals make it a favorite destination for Florida visitors. This is a great location for families on Spring Break or any Florida vacation.

If you like wildlife, there are many species to watch for, such as Alligators, Anhinga (snake necked duck), Great Blue Herons, Great White and Snowy Egrets, Ospreys, Hawks, Limpkins, Eagles, and others, who make there way up and down the 80’ wide 5’ deep Bass Canal.

Fish species in lakes and canals include: Largemouth Bass, Sunshine Bass, Stripped Bass, Catfish, Gar, Crappie, Shellcracker, Brim, and others.

There are 2 large shade trees on the east and south sides, and citrus trees on the west, help yourself to Ruby Red Grapefruit, Valencia and Navel Oranges and Ponderosa Lemons in season.

Area Attractions:

Walt Disney World 41 Miles via US 27 S

Sea World 46 Miles via Florida’s Turnpike S

Universal Studios Florida 41 Miles via Florida’s Turnpike S

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay 85 Miles via SR 50 W and I-75 S

Silver Springs 48 Miles via US 441 N

Daytona Beach 68 Miles via SR 44 E and I-4 E

Daytona Int. Speedway 60 Miles via SR 44 E and I-4 E

New Smyrna Beach 69 Miles via SR 44 E

Kennedy Space Center 90 Miles via Turnpike S to 528 Exy. E

Ocala National Forest 25 Miles via SR 19 N

Downtown Orlando 32 Miles via US 441 S.

St Augustine, nation’s oldest city 100 Miles via SR19N / SR 40E / I-95 N

Gainesville home of the FL Gators 95 Miles via Turnpike N, to I-75 N

Lakeridge Winery & Vineyards 10 Miles CR 561S to US 27 N

Florida Citrus Bowl 32 Miles via US 441 S

Bright House Networks Stadium UCF 53 Miles via Turnpike and SR 408E

Raymond James Stadium Tampa Bay 92 Miles via SR 50 W and I 75 S

Legoland 60 Miles via US 27 S

MCO Orlando Int Airport 48 Miles

Leesburg Int. Airport (municipal) 11 Miles

Tavares Seaplane Base 7 Miles

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel/Casino Tampa 83 Miles

US 27 S to I-4 W

* 6 Mo rentals are on a lease, there will be no sales tax. Utilities not included except for water and trash pick-up. On rental of 6 months or more.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible
  • pets not allowed
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome

Dan Benoit,owner

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I am originally from Maine, where I met Barbara in 1970, we have now been married for 43 years, have 3 grown children, 2 girls, 1 boy. and they have blessed us with a total of 5 grandchildren. We have been full-time residents of Florida since 1985, now live in Longwood about 24 miles from the Lake Harris house. Barbara is retired and Dan works as an insurance agent specializing in senior products.

Dan Benoit,owner purchased this house in 2002

Fishing and boating are two of my favorite passtimes. I have always wanted to live on the chain-of-lakes. Love to watch the wildlife, while enjoyng my morning coffee. Quiet county setting, yet close to all that Central Florida has to offer.

Bring your boat and dock it right outside your door!

Property has a boat dock available for your use.

Boat dock and lift is right outside your back door.

Dock also has fish cleaning station with running water and electricity.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights
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Reviews

4.8
based on 8 traveler reviews

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Waterfront Harris Chain of Lakes, 45 min from Disney.
average rating of 4.75 based on 8 reviews
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Waterfront Harris Chain of Lakes, 45 min from Disney.
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Tavares Central Florida
4

AWESOME PLACE

  • 4 of 5
Very solid property. screened porch is nice, especially with the grill. the back deck on the canal was outstanding. watched a 5-foot gator make his round the first morning, swimming up the canal. Neighborhood is nice for a walk, too.
  • Submitted: May 29, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Waterfront Harris Chain of Lakes, 45 min from Disney.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3513614
+1 4078690141
Tavares Central Florida
Rhome, TX
5

HOUSE WAS JUST AS DESCRIBED! CLEAN AND COMFY!

  • 5 of 5
We came to watch our daughter play in the NCAA National Golf Championship and were looking for a quiet comfortable place to relax in after long tension filled days on the golf course. We really enjoyed our evenings there, often eating dinner on the enclosed patio. The water was peaceful and watching the wildlife was a plus. Had all the amenities of home. Would definitely stay again! Thanks!!
  • Submitted: May 21, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking time to review, and for the kind words. Hope to have you back any time if Central Florida is your travel destination. Dan & Barbara
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Waterfront Harris Chain of Lakes, 45 min from Disney.
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Tavares Central Florida
5

PERFECT HOUSE FOR ENTERTAINING

  • 5 of 5
We stayed over the Christmas holiday in this wonderful home. We arrived late Sunday night after driving 31 hours of horrible weather. Dan and Barbara had decorated it for Christmas and it was absolutely lovely! What a nice surprise!
There are several areas to sit and visit with family and friends and you don't feel crowded at all. For most of the week we had 10-12 people there for dinner, etc, and we never felt like the house was overcrowded.
Sitting in the screened in room was wonderful looking out at the canal, and everything was clean and well maintained. The neighbors are friendly and you can tell that they watch out for each other.
The master bath was recently redone and looks great, and it was a wonderful vacation!
Thanks, Dan and Barbara for the extra touches for the holidays-it meant a lot to us!
  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the kind words, glad you had a nice stay, and thanks for leaving it so nice a clean.
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Waterfront Harris Chain of Lakes, 45 min from Disney.
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Tavares Central Florida
mims fl usa
5

LOVED OUR FISHING TRIP!!!

  • 5 of 5
To start this is our 2nd long weekend at this property and we are looking forward to our next!! The home has everything you need-all you need to bring are some clothes and your groceries-they even have a very nice washer/dryer to use-We brought our boat with us and the owner had the boat lift ready for us to use- we fished MANY of the lakes and caught too many fish to count- We enjoyed every evening on the porch while we grilled our dinner-The pictures that you see are exactly what you get-the property was clean upon arrival and the owner is easily accessable- We did enjoy lunch on Dead River at Hurricanes we sat outside staff was great and food was delicious- I would highly recommend this property and we look forward to spending another long weekend in the near future!
  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the kind words, and for leaving the house spotless.
business
Waterfront Harris Chain of Lakes, 45 min from Disney.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3513614
+1 4078690141
Tavares Central Florida
4

GREAT PROPERTY!!!

  • 4 of 5
Property was perfect, well kept very clean and the owner was great to work with. Any trip to orlando area for us will include this property... Thanks
  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Steve,
Thanks for taking time to review, I do appreciate it.
Glad you enjoyed your stay.
Thanks again,
Dan
business
Waterfront Harris Chain of Lakes, 45 min from Disney.
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+1 4078690141
Tavares Central Florida
5

ABSOLUTELY ENJOYED IT!

  • 5 of 5
We had such a great time, so peaceful with some great rolling hills to enjoy if you are a motorcycle enthusiast. The natural peace and quiet with some of Florida's greatest wildlife right out your back door. My friends and family enjoyed fishing right off the dock. There are some nice bass in the lake and the canal of the dock! As Patty's picture can attest to.

The neighbors are friendly and very nice. One neighbor offered the girls some movies and popcorn for there pajama party while we boys went out on our bikes for the evening! Thank you for your hospitality.
  • Submitted: May 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
48 Miles
Orlando and Sanford International MCO & SFB
Nearest Train
7 Miles
Orange Blossom Cannonball
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Florida's Turnpike
Nearest Beach
68 Miles
Daytona Beach
Nearest Barpub
0.4 Miles
Lake Harris Pub
Nearest Golf
9 Miles
Deer Island Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
4.7 Miles
Billy's Cafe
Car: necessary

The home is located near Lake County’s rolling hills on a quiet street in Lake Harris Shores Subdivision that is surrounded by canals and lagoons that lead into Lake Harris, (ranked in the Top 10 best Bass Fishing Lakes in Florida) and the other lakes in the chain (Eustis/Dora/Beauclair/Carlton/Griffin). At the end of the street there is a boat ramp for residents. Harris Chain has hosted many Professional and Amateur Fishing tournaments including the B.A.S.S. Elite Series Sunshine Showdown and the Southern Regional College Series. There are several restaurants for your casual dining pleasure located on the lakes which you can get to by boat, including Hurricane Dockside Grill, The Hideaway, Crazy Gator’s, J.B. Boondocks, Buzzard Beach Grill, O'Keef's Irish Pub, Al's Landing and Sinbad’s. There are public docks in the cities of Tavares, Eustis, and Mount Dora where shopping and dining is available. And if fine dining is what you want, the Mission Inn is located in nearby Howey-in-the-Hills (7 Miles) .Golf Courses are located throughout the area, Deer Island CC, Bay Tree, CC of Mt Dora also Sugarloaf Mountain is a few miles away, the highest elevation in Florida.

For Race Fans, Daytona is only one hour away. Biker are always welcome, enjoy Bike Week, Bike’toberfest and the Leesburg Bike Fest (April) nearby and cruise the Green Mountain Scenic Byway one of the best rides in the state.

Explore the Dora Canal, a natural wonder that is like a jungle cruise, on the way to Mount Dora, (by boat) with its quaint shops and restaurants, it’s many festivals make it a favorite destination for Florida visitors. Also The 'BIG HOUSE' Sports complex is only 2 1/2 miles away. This is a great location for families on Spring Break or any Florida vacation.

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Availability & Rates

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Tavares House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer
May 1 2014 - Aug 28 2014
3 night minimum stay
$100
$600
$1,400
 
 
David
Jun 4 2015 - Jun 20 2015
17 night minimum stay
$1,300
Flat fee
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
$115
$700
$1,650
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $60 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 11.0%
Notes Now booking for Winter 2014-2015, 6 month min. Longer term rental are welcome, rates may vary with season. A larger security deposit and cleaning fee could apply.
We are very flexible, if you don't see what you are looking for please ask, we will try to accommodate when as possible.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Tavares House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1514 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Lake ...
  • River ...
  • Town ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Living Room ...
  • Garage ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Internet ...
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Iron & Board
  • Telephone ...
  • Hair Dryer
Kitchen:
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Ice Maker
  • Oven ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Kitchen ...
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Newly renovated
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 36' TV wall mounted in master bedroom.
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Twin Beds, dresser and nightstand
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , A queen murphy bed is available in Dining Rm
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Music Library
  • Games
  • Books
  • Game Room
  • DVD Player ...
  • Video Library
  • Video Games
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Golf ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible
  • pets not allowed
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • churches
  • live theater
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • playground
  • museums
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • zoo
  • recreation center
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fly fishing
  • equestrian events
  • water tubing
  • hiking
  • cycling
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • water skiing
Notes:
Dock Your boat right outside your door.
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