5 ACRE LAKEVIEW COTTAGE W/MAJESTIC OAKS NEAR 'THE VILLAGES'

Joyce Vandevander

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Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 28 - 30 nights

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5 ACRE LAKEVIEW COTTAGE W/MAJESTIC OAKS NEAR 'THE VILLAGES'

Cherry Lake Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cozy 1 bedroom,1 bath Cottage overlooking lake

Convenient to 'The Villages', our five and one half acre estate called 'Hidden Oaks' has two houses--a main House and the 'Cottage'. The 'Cottage' is a fully furnished, air-conditioned, 700 sq ft. ranch located on an Old Florida setting in Fruitland Park, Fl. Get the best of both worlds, enjoy the hustle and bustle of The Villages nearby, and then retreat to the peace and quiet of a country cottage, nestled amongst giant oaks in a parklike setting.

This home has just been totally remodeled and updated, from the all new bathroom to a completely 'state of the art' kitchen. The 'Cottage' sports all new windows, a new washer and dryer, new 22 cu. ft refrigerator/freezer with ice maker, and a built-in microwave, dishwasher, and stove. It has a brand new heat pump/air conditioner, and hot water heater, as of January 2014. It is all newly painted and decorated, and just the perfect size for one or two people.

Summertime--and the Living is Easy! For you vacationers that would like to visit Florida in the summertime, when the temperatures have risen, that is the perfect time to visit 'Hidden Oaks' and enjoy the 'Cottage.' It is usually 10 to 15 degrees cooler in the shade of our huge Oak trees, and there is just about always a cool breeze that blows right by the 'Cottage.' It makes the perfect summertime retreat. The Main House is also available for rent--see our Listing #373208, also on VRBO under Lady Lake, if you are looking for more space, or rent both.

The 'Cottage' has a view of Spring Lake from all rooms at the rear of the house, including two large picture windows--one in the Dining Area and the other in the Living Room. The 'Cottage' is light and bright and has 11 windows. It is completely tiled throughout, with area rugs. There is a large kitchen/dining area, a living room, a bedroom with a queen size bed, a bathroom with a walk-in shower and vanity sink, and a Utility/Laundry room with a large closet, washer/dryer, and plenty of storage shelves. A large carport is on the rear of the cottage and goes the entire length, therefore, providing space enough for a bricked patio with Gas grill and plenty of room to sit and room to park a vehicle.

The dining area has a wooden drop-leafed table with 4 chairs, and a rolling, movable island. The cabinets are maple with pull-out drawers, a lazy susan, cookie sheet cupboard, plenty of drawers, double sink, and granite counter tops. The kitchen is fully stocked with Corelle dishes, toaster, mixer, slow cooker, Forman grill, and a Mr. Coffee, and all kinds of cooking utensils, gadgets, and glassware and wine goblets.

The living room has a 72-in Flexsteel couch, a leather Lazy-Boy recliner, floor lamp, table lamp, and a 32-in new Flat screen Hi-Def TV with Dish Satellite as the provider.

The bedroom is small, but comfy with a queen size bed and a new Serta Perfect Sleeper mattress and box spring set, a bedside table w/lamp and a chest of drawers on which sits a new LG 24-in flat screen TV for your viewing pleasure. It is cozy, with room to walk on each side of bed.

The bathroom has a vanity sink, mirrored-medicine cabinet, commode, and a walk-in shower. It also has a window looking to the front of the property.

The 'Cottage' has doorbells, outside lighting, a utility tub and two closets. We have provided everything imaginable to make this cottage a 'haven' for one or two people.

There is a small pond lined with Cypress trees where many species of birds choose to frequent. There are Sandhill Crane that come to visit, along with Ibis, Egrets, Cardinals, etc. Bring your binoculars for up-close views and your camera for some stunning photos. You will see many squirrels hopping from tree to tree, along with tree ducks that come to roost in the huge oaks. It is a writer's and painter's paradise. The birds are singing with joy amongst this peaceful setting. There is a bench out back by the Oak tree where one can meditate.

The landscape around both houses sports Roses, Hisb iscus, Camelias, Ligustrum, Azaleas, Lilly of the Nile, and many other beautiful bushes and plants, to name just a few. Many varieties of Citrus trees such as Tangerine, Orange, Lemon, Lime, Orange, and Grapefruit, along with Loquats, Apple, Peach, Pecan and Fig have been planted by the owner for the viewer's pleasure and enhancement of the property. What a treat for the senses when these are in bloom!

The rear of the 'Cottage' faces to the East, so the sunrises are spectacular. The soft breezes will caress you as you recline in a chair with a Mimosa and reminisce about days gone by, or perhaps, take a stroll.

'The Cottage' at Hidden Oaks is located just ten minutes from all three town squares of 'The Villages' and all it's amenities. There is shopping galore at stores such as: Sam's Club, Beall's, Belk's, Publix, Best Buy, Kohl's, Home Depot, Lowes, Target, Walmart, Staples, Michaels, Kirkland's, T.J. Maxx, to name just a few.

Rental Policy:

A Security Deposit of $750 is required to guarantee the reservation. Landlord will return Tenant's Security Deposit within 30 days after Tenant has vacated the premises and returned the keys, and the home is found to be in the same condition as Tenant found them. All Utilities, Satellite TV, trash pickup, and Grounds Maintenance, High Speed Wireless Internet Access are provided with every rental. Cleaning and Departure Fee of $100.

Shuttle service between the Villages and the Orlando Airport is available for a fee and must be scheduled in advance. Go to The Villages website for details and pricing. This service is available to anyone.

You must be at least 35 years of age to rent - No Smoking or pets allowed. (NO CHILDREN, PLEASE)

'The Cottage' at Hidden Oaks is for the discriminating guest who enjoys being close to all the conveniences, but wants his privacy. Bring your suitcase and toothbrush. That's all you'll need!

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • not suitable for children
Joyce Vandevander (Owner)
Advertiser since 2011
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About Joyce Vandevander

My husband and I are retired and live in The Villages. He was a professional gardnener and took it up as a hobby when moving to Florida. He loves the outdoors, and while we have a large lot for The Villages, we missed having property where we were not confined. We moved here from Chardon, Ohio (the snowbelt) and love Florida. We are workaholics, and 'Hidden Oaks' was quite a challenge for us.

Joyce Vandevander purchased this cottage in 2011

Why Joyce Vandevander chose Cherry Lake

It was unique, beautiful, completely secluded and like a vacation home--completely the opposite of The Villages, we go from one world to the other in only ten minutes. My husband loves the woods, and this gives us a taste of both.

What makes this cottage unique

Close to everything, but yet away from everything. Nature at it's finest. The perfect getaway place--peaceful and serene.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 28 - 30 nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
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Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

Reviews

5 Acre Lakeview Cottage W/Majestic Oaks Near 'The Villages'
average rating of 4.5 based on 2 reviews
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5 Acre Lakeview Cottage W/Majestic Oaks Near 'The Villages'
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p445508vb
+1 (352)-750-5511
Cherry Lake Florida Panhandle
Cornell, Michigan
4

Michigan residents

  • 4 of 5
If you are looking for a quiet, meditative place, this is it! Its nestled in the woods, yet minutes away from the malls, Leesburg and The Villages.

The newly remodeled, extremely clean cottage is cozy, yet it has a large very efficient kitchen that any energetic cook would love. Its equipped with new and high end appliances and equipment / gadgets.

Its perfect for two people.
  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. We feel our place offers the perfect location, also. We work hard to keep the cottage clean, attractive, and up to date for guests, so from the moment they walk through the door, they immediately know that no expense or effort has been spared to make the cottage inviting. It is close to everything, but yet far enough away to get away from it all.
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5 Acre Lakeview Cottage W/Majestic Oaks Near 'The Villages'
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p445508vb
+1 (352)-750-5511
Cherry Lake Florida Panhandle
Grand Haven, Michigan
5

Our Stay at The Cottage

  • 5 of 5
We thoroughly enjoyed our two month stay at The Cottage. Everything was pristine and perfect. All of the appliances were new and up to date. The heating and cooling system was automatic and worked perfectly to keep us very comfortable.

When we first moved in, we thought is was quite small (700 square feet) but when we got settled in and comfortable with all the amenities, it did not seem small at all. The view of the lake from the large picture windows was beautiful and restful. The peace and quiet could not be better. We would not hesitate to stay again at this beauiful spot. We think the owners did an excellent job of restoring and perfecting the house and grounds to make this a great spot to spend a vacation.
  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Dear Russell, Clyde and I are pleased you were so happy with your stay at "The Cottage", and your nice comments. We try our very best to make the place inviting, comfortable, and with all the amenties we would want to have. It is a pleasure having guests, such as yourself and Norma, that appreciate the time, work, and effort that we put into our "home away from home". We often stay there for a weekend, and feel it is the perfect retreat from our Village's lifestyle. Thank you for taking such good care of our "cottage", and we welcome your return.
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
55 Miles
Orlando, Florida
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
The Villages
Car: necessary

15 min to all three Town Squares of The Villages. Access to Fine Dining, Fast Food, Dancing, Movies, Shopping and Antiquing. 1 1/2 hrs to Ocean, a little over an hour to the Gulf. Theme Parks, historical sites, central location to Disney and Outlets

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Cherry Lake Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
September
Sep 1 2014 - Sep 30 2014
30 night minimum stay
$1,200
 
 
October
Oct 1 2014 - Oct 30 2014
30 night minimum stay
$1,200
 
 
November
Nov 1 2014 - Nov 30 2014
30 night minimum stay
$1,300
 
 
December
Dec 1 2014 - Dec 30 2014
30 night minimum stay
$1,500
 
 
January
Jan 1 2015 - Jan 30 2015
30 night minimum stay
$1,800
 
 
February
Feb 1 2015 - Feb 28 2015
28 night minimum stay
$1,800
 
 
March
Mar 1 2015 - Mar 30 2015
30 night minimum stay
$1,800
 
 
April
Apr 1 2015 - Apr 30 2015
30 night minimum stay
$1,500
 
 
May
May 1 2015 - May 31 2015
30 night minimum stay
$1,400
 
 
June
Jun 1 2015 - Jun 30 2015
30 night minimum stay
$1,200
 
 
July
Jul 1 2015 - Jul 31 2015
30 night minimum stay
$1,200
 
 
August
Aug 1 2015 - Aug 31 2015
30 night minimum stay
$1,200
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning & Departure Fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%
Notes All Prices Subject to Change Without Notice! Rental, plus taxes and cleaning fee, is due in full two months prior to date of rental.
Monthly Rate plus 11% Florida State (Lodging) Taxes and a $100 Cleaning and Departure Fee. A $750.00 Deposit Fee is required at the time of booking. A Cancellation Fee does apply. All rates are subject to change until confirmed.
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Amenities

Amenities

Cherry Lake Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Adventure
General:
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Hair Dryer
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Living Room ...
Kitchen:
  • Ice Maker
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Stove ...
  • Microwave ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Small bathroom with walk-in shower, vanity sink, and commode.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Small bedroom with queen size bed, chest of drawers and 24-in Flat Screen Tv.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • not suitable for children
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • walking
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shuffleboard
  • wildlife viewing
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • racquetball
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
Notes:
Owners can be contacted for any questions the guest might have. Convenient to everything, but secluded.
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