A ROMANTIC GETAWAY OR FAMILY VACATION HOUSE

Connie Cenac

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Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
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A ROMANTIC GETAWAY OR FAMILY VACATION HOUSE

Crescent City House Rental Photos and Description

A 4-bedroom (2 King Suites, 2 Queens), 3 Bath (Sleeps 8)

Your first step in the front door will delightfully surprise you with its direct view to the lake. The open living area includes a huge modern kitchen with everything needed to feed a crowd. Plenty of seating is available in the dining room that seats 6, and the bar that seats 8. The living room includes a gas fireplace, flat screen TV, bluray DVD player, and a massive collection of videos to fit any taste.

The master king suite has an elegant jacuzzi tub and walk-in shower. The second king suite includes its own bathroom with walk-in shower.

Two queen bedrooms ('The Gate Room' and Fisherman's Cove') share a bathroom.

The screened-in patio is a great place for quiet time, for reading, for listening to the wildlife and birds that are constant companions.

The massive patio with gazebo (comfortable seating for 4) and dining table that seats 8, and two natural gas grills make for great outdoor entertaining. The two docks (one is covered) are also great for enjoying the constant breeze, the beauty of the lake, and the birds that make their home at 'Bird Island'.

Two bicycles, a canoe, and a paddle boat with life jackets are available for your use. In addition, 'noodles' are available for those who want to spend hours floating in the spring-fed lake soaking in the minerals that rejuvenate tired bodies.

Our home is a delightful escape from the hustle and bustle of city life, yet provides easy access to every kind of entertainment available in Central Florida. But, my favorite activity is sitting on the sofa in the living room, night or day, and watching life on the lake as it happens.

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

Connie Cenac

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Dwight and I grew up in Pensacola, Florida, where we both graduated from the University of West Florida. Our careers in accounting brought us to Jacksonville over 35 years ago, where we have raised our 5 children and now enjoy our 9 grandchildren. Our house is always filled with fun, food and fellowship, so it is not surprising that we would want a place 'out there', where we could entertain and visit with family and friends. Our Crescent City Lake House is the fulfillment of that desire.

Connie Cenac purchased this house in 2003

Wanting a place to escape city life, we were delighted to find the little town of Crescent City, a place that reminds us a little of the 'good ole' days'. After looking for a place on the lake, we were thrilled to find this home on Lake Stella, which is fed with water from 5 or 6 springs. The water is crystal clear and soothing to soak in, because of the minerals that come out of the earth. The lake is home to lots of wildlife and birds, as well as stocked with more bass than you can catch. The location is perfect for our family, as it is an hour and a half from our home in Jacksonville. It allows us to get away for a short break anytime we want. We also really enjoy our trips to the town of Deland, Florida...home to Stetson University. Deland is a quaint little town with great boutique and antique shops, as well as some pretty awesome restaurants. We always take visitors to DeLeon Springs and to Blue Springs, as each location offers a different experience. We never get enough of our lakehouse. It is a place where life takes a breath, where the beauty of nature speaks volumes, and where friends and family commune without interruption.

We love Lake Stella, with its clean water coming right out of the ground. The size and shape of the lake make it perfect for boating, water skiing, tubing, canoeing, and getting out on the paddle boat. I love to sit on a 'floating noodle' with the rest of the girls and soak in the mineral waters of the lake. It's hard to get out of the water, once you get in. It is so refreshing.

Spending time outdoors is so relaxing. The breeze coming off the lake acts like a natural air conditioner during the summer months. We have seating under cover on one of the docks, for those who want to visit and enjoy the birdlife and scenery. For those who want to bathe in the Florida sun, we have another dock with deck chairs. When the water is deep enough, kids and adults alike love to run and jump into the water from the docks. Morning, noon or night is a good time to sit and visit under the gazebo which is located on our massive raised patio. In addition, we love to eat outdoors on our dining table that seats 8, which is also located on the patio. We have two natural gas grills with umbrellas to keep you out of the sun while you are grilling those hotdogs and hamburgers.

Time alone at night sitting on the living room sofa is made memorable as you watch the light of the full moon shimmer on the lake. Peaceful, delightful, romantic. During the day, you may sit and watch a big blue heron march up to the glass door and knock! It's way too cool.

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights
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Reviews

5
based on 3 traveler reviews

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A Romantic Getaway Or Family Vacation House
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews
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A Romantic Getaway Or Family Vacation House
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p461012vb
904-534-4926
Crescent City North Central Florida
5

GREAT VACATION

  • 5 of 5
Wonderful place for a relaxing family vacation. Hope to return at a later date
  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so happy to know that you and your family enjoyed your few days at the lake house. Come back soon!
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A Romantic Getaway Or Family Vacation House
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p461012vb
904-534-4926
Crescent City North Central Florida
Sugar Land
5

ANNUAL FAMILY GET-TOGETHER

  • 5 of 5
My family (all adults) had a great time at the Cenac's house. It was large and had everything you could think of. My brother and I spent most of our time outside under the fabulous gazebo or in the screened in porch, while my mom and sister-in-law enjoyed the comforts of the indoors. My neice and I rode bikes in the evenings. We created a lot of great memories here.

The view of the lake was so relaxing and enjoyable. We ventured out when we wanted to but it was great to just relax and spend time together. I would definited recommend this property.
  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review! It gives me great pleasure to know that others feel the same way that we do about our time at the lake. We never want to leave! My favorite place is the gazebo, especially in the early evening, when a cool breeze floats across the lake and refreshes us.

I hope you will once again make your way to the Cenac Lake House for a family gathering. Blessings!
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A Romantic Getaway Or Family Vacation House
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p461012vb
904-534-4926
Crescent City North Central Florida
Florida
5

WOW....A HIDDEN TREASURE

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I were looking for a place for weeks, because everything was booked from Jacksonville to St. Augustine for resorts because of the New Year, we decided to look for other options!
What a great hidden treasure did we end up staying at. The house is down a secluded area in the heart of a small welcoming little town called Crescent City!

It is Fisherman meets Classy County-We just fell in love with this house, it is on a beautiful spring lake, we enjoyed hot tea on the dock nightly before sunset. As a professional Chef I was well pleased with how user friendly the kitchen was. I found gadgets I have only dreamed about. The house is just a precious place to spend quiet time and relax with a good book and a blanket!

Me and my husband stay one week and then called renters to see if we could stay an extra week we loved it that much.

P.S. Check out the Antique shops, there are many to choose from, plus the little wine bar near the water on the main road!!! Awesome Stay *****
  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay. We love the little wine bar, too...only, now it is actually a lovely place to eat indoors or outside. Next time, you'll have to check it out. Thanks for your kind review!

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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Daytona Beach, FL
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
US 17
Nearest Beach
50 Miles
Daytona Beach, FL
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
3 Bananas
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
3 Bananas
Car: necessary

Crescent City is conveniently located between Jacksonville and Orlando, FL. Besides swimming and water sports in your back yard, you can enjoy boating on the St. Johns River, which is minutes away. Crescent Lake, second in size to Lake Okeechobee in south Florida, is 5 minutes away. A boat ride from the ramp on Crescent Lake will take you through 'alligator alley' to the St. Johns River. DeLeon Springs is 20 minutes away, where you won't want to miss making your own pancakes on the grill at your table in the rustic ancient sugar mill cafe. Blue Springs is 45 minutes away, and worth the drive to see manatees and other wildlife, especially on the 2-hour river boat tour offered twice a day. During the summer months, swimming and floating down Blue Springs is a refreshing break from the summer heat. Both Blue Springs and DeLeon Springs offer great picnic opportunities. A little over an hour drive will take you to all of Orlando's attractions and also to Silver Springs in Ocala. Florida State Parks offer a refreshing break from the man-made attractions of central Florida. In addition, the beaches of St. Augustine and Daytona are less than an hour away. The St. Augustine outlets offer great shopping for those who want to spend their days indoors. In addition, Old St. Augustine and all it has to offer is only one hour away. So much to see and do, and so little time!

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Crescent City House Rental Rates

Notes

  • Rates $250/nt - $1500/wk
  • US Dollar
  • 3 night minimum
  • Nightly rate: $250
  • Weekly rate: $1500
  • Cleaning fee: $150

Amenities

Crescent City House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Living Room ...
  • Internet
  • Fireplace
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking
  • Hair Dryer
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Coffee Maker
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Master bath is large and luxurious.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Guest king-size bedroom suite has private bath.
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Guest bath shared by two queen bedrooms.
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , Outdoor facilities
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Guest king has private bath.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
  • 2 king suites 2 queen bedroom share a bath
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Bicycles
  • Boat ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Events Allowed
Attractions:
  • churches
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • walking
  • sight seeing
  • boating
  • wildlife viewing
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • freshwater fishing
  • water tubing
  • kayaking
  • water skiing
  • jet skiing
  • swimming
  • cycling
  • fishing

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