LOVELY UPSTAIRS COTTAGE WITH PRIVATE WHITE SAND BEACH ON HUGE LAKE, W/SUNSET

Jeanne Breedlove

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 30 nights

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LOVELY UPSTAIRS COTTAGE WITH PRIVATE WHITE SAND BEACH ON HUGE LAKE, W/SUNSET

Santa Fe Lake Cottage Rental Photos and Description

1 bdrm 1bath,large great room,sleeps 6, deck, dock, quiet, private,clean,pretty

This lovely upstairs cottage is very pretty, quiet, peaceful, and clean. It is well stocked. It has wifi and satellite tv. It has a deck to enjoy the sunsets and a dock to tie up your boats. The white sand beach is great for swimming and relaxing. There is plenty of decks and shade. You can fish off the dock (I'll tell you the secret to fishing Santa Fe Lake) and enjoy motoring around this beautiful lake. Santa Fe Lake is 3 1/2 miles wide and seven miles long (6800 acres) and has a lot of character. It is a great place for a family vacation and make to childhood memories.I don't have a lot of rules and regulations and want you to come in and feel completely at home. There is an acre of land with room for games and plenty of parking for cars and boat trailers with easy in, easy out access. We are located 25 miles from Gainesville and the University of Florida. Theatres, sporting events, museums, and fine dining are all available. A fine golf course is within a couple of miles and PGA courses at Jacksonville are about a 50mile trip. A grocery store is within a mile. Two small towns are within 4 miles. Melrose is very artsy and there is a coffee talk every Wednesday with locals meeting to enjoy music, coffee, snacks and each other. Its delightful. Keystone Heights is friendly and safe and lots of little shops.. It is a peaceful country atmosphere with no traffic hassle. I am an artist and the place decorated with mosaics, yard art, plants and is interesting and pretty. Once you have been here you are like family and are always welcome. My home is also on the property but I am gone most of the time (My Mother is 100 yrs old) and the place is yours alone. I love for you to come in and be completely at home and I will help in any way I can to see that your time here is perfect. I even try to control the weather and the bugs but actually I am not to good at it. I love to share this beautiful place and would love to have you vacation here.

This is the only rental on the property and you are not sharing the white sand beach or dock. It is completely private and for you only while you are here. Below the upstairs cottage is a garage with nothing going on in there to disturbe you. My home is also on the property but I am gone most of the time. The 100 ft water front is for you and your family only. It is quiet, peaceful, private, clean, pretty and well stocked. And I am here to offer any help. I can to point you to the local grocery store, restaurants etc. and introduce to the lake and the area. This is an unfound area of Florida and there is no husstle and bustle or traffic. Santa Fe is a large lake and sometimes is slick as glass and then a breeze can churn up some waves. The sunsets are glorious. Usually a lake breeze keeps it cooler and there is shade to sit and read or relax.

AVAILABLE FOR WINTER MONTHS @$1,200.00mo: Get out of the cold and spend your winter here in sunny Florida. This is a beautiful place to spend the winter. It is quiet, peaceful ,and private but close to restaurants, shopping, entertainment. Fish off of the dock or take a day trip to the beach or Cedar Keys, or to Disney. Twice my winter renters have fallen in love with the area and bought a home nearby. I lost them as renters but have them as good neighbors and friends. Keystone Heights and Melrose are both 4 miles away and are friendly, lovely, laid back little towns. Lots of churches, beauty shops, a couple of grocery stores, and we even have fitness centers. There are trails for walking or biking. We have an ice cream shop and a golf course. Come and join us. November and/or December are available and so is January, March and/or April. Come for one month or most of the winter. You will fall in love with this area . It is an unfound lovely, safe area of Florida.

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Suitability:
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Events Allowed
  • smoking allowed
  • pets considered
  • children welcome

Jeanne Breedlove

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2011
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My home is also on this property and I have enjoyed living here since 1972. My kids grew up here. I am an artist and the whole place is decorated with my mosaics, and yard art. The garage is my work shop and I really enjoy creating new pieces.

Jeanne Breedlove purchased this cottage in 1972

This property is set on a bank and the lake has a beautiful white sand bottom. Perfect for swimming and a safe place for children. The sun sets are glorious. The lake is so large that a storm can whip up huge breakers. The lake has so much character. Every day beautiful and different.

The setting just brings piece to your soul. Vacationers come in all exhausted and keyed up and every day you can see them relax more and more. It is quiet and peaceful and soothing here. A perfect get-a-way from lifes hustle and bustle.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 30 nights
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Lovely upstairs cottage with private white sand beach on huge lake, w/sunset
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
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Santa Fe Lake North Central Florida
Gainesville, F
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JUST PERFECT!!

  • 5 of 5
What a great find Jeannie's beautfiul lakeside cottage was for us!!! I have a small sailboat and wanted to find a quiet rental on Lake Santa Fe where we could spend a few days sailing and relaxing. Jennie's spot is PERFECT! As other reviews mention, the cottage is super clean and stocked with everything you need. For boaters, you have great docking options - quick runs to the dock for lunch or picking up someone are easy. And overnight mooring is safe and secure. The lake is ideal for small to mid size boat sailing, and great for swimming anyplace you want to drop your anchor. Swimming at Jeannie's dock is great, too. This is a perfect get away, whether you come from near or far. We came from Gainesville - only 30 minutes away, and were so happy to find such a wonderful spot to enjoy so close to home. Jeannie is a WONDERFUL host. She even drove us to and from the boat ramp for our launching!!!!
  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Lovely upstairs cottage with private white sand beach on huge lake, w/sunset
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Santa Fe Lake North Central Florida
Jacksonville Fl.
5

AWSOME PLACE

  • 5 of 5
My wife and I just returned home from our stay Labor Day Weekend (2013) and we had a wonderful time. The cottage has everything you need and is very quiet and private, Jeanne is wonderful and very pleasant to work with, We will be back soon and I hope to have a new family member with us.....A Boat. Jay and Donna Jacksonville, Fl.
  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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Lovely upstairs cottage with private white sand beach on huge lake, w/sunset
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Santa Fe Lake North Central Florida
Jacksonville, Florida
5

YOU COULD NOT FIND A MORE GRACIOUS HOST OR A MORE BEAUTIFUL, PEACEFUL SETTING

  • 5 of 5
All I wanted to do was relax and enjoy the lake and sun. That is exactly what Jeanne's vacation rental is all about. Sitting on the balcony you are surrounded by lush trees and flowers and a plethora of butterflies. But no mosquitoes!!

The rental was immaculately clean. And well stocked with pots and pans, cutlery, glassware, kitchen towels... you name it, it was there. There was even a large roaster that you could cook a turkey in. Seriously everything that you could need, Jeanne has thoughtfully provided.

The lake was so lovely. We brought rafts and floated around on them every day. The dock is also well appointed. At the time we visited there would be no problem docking your boat there and having it ready to take off at a moments whim.

I cannot say enough about what a wonderful, relaxing time we had. Not to mention the rental is pet friendly and my 8 year old terrier loved getting in the water as well.

The only thing that I can say that is better than the vacation rental, the lush greenery and the fabulous, very large lake is Jeanne. She is a very kind and gracious owner and puts you at ease the moment you speak and meet her.

I'm thinking about you Jeanne and after this long semester (hopefully before) I am dying to come back again and stay longer.

With Every Good Wish,

V
  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: It was a real pleasure having you here and I am looking forward to you coming back. My guests become like members of the family and are always welcome here. V you were a real pleasure.

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Lovely upstairs cottage with private white sand beach on huge lake, w/sunset
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Santa Fe Lake North Central Florida
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GREAT VACATION, THANKS JEANNE

  • 5 of 5
My wife and I (and our 2 dogs ) spent the month of February at Jeanne's cottage. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and must add that Jeanne was a perfect hostess, very respectful of our privacy yet always willing to offer directions, information about local activities, etc. We golfed many times, having a choice of 4 courses within a 30 minute drive. We did a lot of sightseeing as we were halfway between the gulf coast and the ocean. Wild Bill's Airboat Rides in Inverness (about 1 1/2 hrs away) and Marineland (about 1 hr) were 2 of our most memorable outings. There is a grocery store about 10 min. away which provided everything you could possibly need, as well as a gas station and convenience store only 2 minutes away. We dined out several times with our favourites being Melrose Cafe and Johnny's BBQ & Catering in Keystone Heights. There are numerous farmers markets and flea markets in the area and our dogs were welcomed everywhere. Jeanne offered us the use of her washing machine, but we didn't want to take advantage of her, so we went to the one in Keystone Heights. Very clean and well looked after. Do not go to the one in Melrose. If you would like a relaxing vacation away from all the busy tourist venues, I would highly recommend a stay at Jeanne's cottage. Jeanne isn't exaggerating when she says the sunsets are beautiful. Thanks so much Jeanne, for an awesome escape from our Canadian winter. Say hi to Brandon, Ashley & Bob. The dogs miss all of you (and us too)!
  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2012
  • Stayed: Jan 2012
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Lovely upstairs cottage with private white sand beach on huge lake, w/sunset
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Santa Fe Lake North Central Florida
5

FANTASTIC VACATION

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I spent a fantastic week at the cottage. Jeanne is a wonderful host and would highly reccommend her place.
  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
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Lovely upstairs cottage with private white sand beach on huge lake, w/sunset
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Santa Fe Lake North Central Florida
5

SUMMER RELAXATION - JULY 2011

  • 5 of 5
My family enjoyed a wonderful and relaxing week at this whimsical getaway spot on Lake Santa Fe in Melrose. The upstairs apartment is spacious, beautifully paneled and tiled by the proprietor's crafty hands! We had everything we needed, plenty of space, and the use of the white sand beach. Many things are decorated on the property (including capping the dock posts with beautiful mosaic creations!). Situated between Keystone in Melrose, it was convenient for us to visit in the area. I would recommend this magical spot if you like to fish, relax, watch the water, boat, swim, watch the moon or just enjoy this beautiful north Florida area. The locals refer to this spot as Indian Beach. It's not hard to believe that this would be their choice as well!
  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Gainesville Regional Airport
Nearest Train
25 Miles
Amtrak in Palatka, Florida
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Hwy 21 is 1/2 mile away & Hwy 26 &Hwy 100
Nearest Beach
45 Miles
St. Augustine and Daytona and Jacksonville Beach
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Blue water Bay in Melrose and others in Keystone
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Keystone Heights Golf and country club
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
several GREAT local estaurants near by
Car: necessary

Santa Fe Lake is a huge, beautiful lake perfect for boating, skiing, sailing, and my place has a great white sand beach for swimming. There is a dock for fishing and relaxing and boat tie offs. Fishing is great right off of the dock It is a private beach for the rental only. It is located nestled between two small towns. Four miles south is Melrose, a one redlight town known for its art galleries and restaurants. Four miles north is the two red light town of Keystone Heights. A beautiful, friendly place to shop and enjoy small town life. It is a quiet, peaceful, frendly area away from traffic, and big city bustle. We are located about and hour from either coast with plenty of recreation and entertainment close by. This is the only rental on this property and you have the full run of the place to yourselves. There is a large yard with a big circular driveway. Plenty of room for parking and boat trailer storage. I like for you to come in and feel completely at home here. I am happy to share this beautiful lake and the spectacular sunsets.

History[edit]

Melrose was settled in the second half of the 19th century at the crossing of the Bellamy Road (now State Road 26) and the Starke-Orange Springs Road (now State Road 21), near the Eliam Church and Shakerag race course, and about one mile from the older settlement of Banana. The new town was named Melrose after Melrose Abbey in Melrose, Scotland. It was reported that the ladies of the town did not want it to be known as Shakerag. The town of Melrose included part of the Shakerag race course, but there was no settlement at the Shakerag race course before Melrose was settled, and Tolles states that '[t]o say Melrose used to be called Shake Rag is poetic license.'

In the late 1800s, the citrus industry thrived in the area. Local growers would bring their yearly harvest to Melrose, where it was loaded onto steam ships in lake Santa Fe. The ships would then steam from lake Santa Fe to Lake Alto, and then Lake Alto to the town of Waldo using man made canals. The citrus was then taken by rail across the United States. Unfortunately, in 1894 two devastating freezes hit the Melrose area and destroyed local groves. Growers then relocated to warmer areas in the central and southern parts of Florida.

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Availability & Rates

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Santa Fe Lake Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer
May 1 2014 - Oct 30 2014
2 night minimum stay
$120
$750
 
 
Winter
Dec 1 2014 - Apr 1 2015
30 night minimum stay
$1,200
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$120
$750
 

Additional information about rental rates

I accept a deposit to hold the time for you and the you pay the remainder when you come in.
Tax Rate 7.0%
Notes Summer vacation weekly rate is $750.00 + sales tax. Summer time weeks go from Friday to Friday There are no other charges or fees. Summer time weeks go from Friday to Friday

Winter Months are available for $1,200.00 + sales tax.

When available....... daily rate is $120.00. Call any time to check with me about available days and rates.
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Amenities

Santa Fe Lake Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Family
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Sofa Bed
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Mobile Phone
  • Wireless Internet
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Microwave
  • Coffee Maker
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Stove ...
  • Oven ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 2 sleep sofa /futon
  • The large open family room has two queensized pullout couches.
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Radio
  • Books
  • Games
  • Toys ...
  • Game Room ...
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Binoculars
  • Wood Deck
  • Boat Dock
  • Patio
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Canoe
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Golf ...
  • Balcony ...
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • winery tours
  • zoo
  • festivals
  • coin laundry
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • antiquing
  • walking
  • horseback riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • freshwater fishing
  • pier fishing
  • basketball court
  • snorkeling
  • water tubing
  • golf privileges optional
  • jet skiing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • roller blading
  • hunting
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
I tried to provide everything that I could think of to make your stay here as pleasant as possible. But if you need anything at all please just ask. I'll help out any way that I can. My home is also on the property but I live here alone and am gone most of the time and while you are here the place is yours. You are not sharing the beachfront with anyone else. It is quiet, peaceful, private and very relaxing here. And beautiful. I have lived here since 1972 and everytime I look out at Lake Santa Fe it is beautiful to me. If you have any questions please call.
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