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TRUE WHIMSICAL LAKEFRONT GETAWAY, YOU'LL WANT TO RETURN AGAIN & AGAIN!

Dee Rivers-Yowell

Advertiser since: 2013
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Speaks: english
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Dee Rivers-Yowell

Advertiser since: 2013
Speaks: english
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TRUE WHIMSICAL LAKEFRONT GETAWAY, YOU'LL WANT TO RETURN AGAIN & AGAIN!

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Overview

Winter Garden House Rental Photos and Description

Private Lakefront Home: 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Fireplace, Deck, Canoe, Giant Oaks

A quiet lakefront oasis conveniently located close to Central Florida's vacation mecca, but tucked away from the maddening crowds, this lovely property enjoys easy access to the Florida Turnpike, State Roads 50, 535, 417, 429, and 408 which get you quickly and easily (half-hour) to Disney, Universal, Sea World, I-Drive Attractions, Kennedy Space Center and Cocoa Beach--all points north, east, south, and west.

Play the day away in Central Florida's vacation mecca, but rest, restore, and recuperate here! Located on picturesque Lake Johns, one of the area's best fishing lakes, this lovely family home is a mere mile from Oakland, famous for its ancient oaks, and moments from quaint, historic Winter Garden, with its array of shops and cafes, and home of the acclaimed Chef's Table*, The Garden Theatre, featuring live shows, including plays, dance and musical presentations, and classic movies**, a Saturday's Farmer Market*** and West Orange's famous rail-to-trail**** that connects Oakland and Winter Garden, all special extras. Walk, jog, run, bike, or skate from Oakland to downtown Winter Garden where shaded swings, ice cream shoppes, and sidewalk sipping spots await! Medical facilities, including hospital, golf, movie theaters, shopping villages and an array of restaurants make this beautiful and friendly community a can't-be-beat gem for vacationers or snow birds.

Turnkey Move In: This hideaway is fully furnished and tastefully decorated in a clean, traditional style. We provide linens, cookware, dishes and utensils. Utilities and services include: power, water, trash pickup, pest prevention, lawn care, WiFi Internet and cable TV.

The Home Features: Three Bedrooms, all with a flat-screen television and DVD player;

Master Bedroom with king bed, new memory foam mattress, new carpet, walk-in closet, private bathroom, flat-screen television and DVD player, and screened porch with lakefront view and rockers;

Second Bedroom with king bed, double closet, new carpet, flat-screen TV and DVD player, wood-shuttered windows open to lakefront;

Third Bedroom has day bed with additional pull-out bottom bed, sleeps two and adjoins sitting room;

Sitting room has flat-screen television and DVD player and opens onto lakefront deck that is perfect for sipping your favorite beverage while watching dazzling winter sun

sets, a dark-sky star field, or migratory bird visitors;

A fully-equipped, remodeled kitchen with breakfast nook;

A separate dining room;

A living/TV room with flat screen HDTV and DVD player; massage recliners and fireplace;

Ceiling fans throughout home;

Washer and dryer in laundry room off kitchen;

Two-vehicle carport;

Canoe, paddles, life vests;

Historic live oaks, with swings.

Lake John Circle is an intimate neighborhood in West Orange County that sits on a beautiful north shore cove of Lake John, one of Central Florida's loveliest lakes.

No Smoking and no Pets. This our family home and ask that you treat it with respect and care.

Remember that this is wild Florida and that any animals that you find are wild as well. Please do not approach or touch any of the wildlife.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets considered
Dee Rivers-Yowell (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2013
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Speaks: english

About Dee Rivers-Yowell

This property has been owned and occupied and lovingly cared for by the same family since the 1930s. The current home, built in 1957, replaced the family's original Florida Cracker home, which was claimed by the state when the Florida Turnpike was constructed.

Dee Rivers-Yowell purchased this house in 1957

Why Dee Rivers-Yowell chose Winter Garden

In the midst of Central Florida's enormous development over the last four decades, every now and then one comes upon a place of peace reminiscent of Old Florida. This property is one of those, sitting beneath an ancient Heritage Oak, thousands of years old and on a cove once occupied by the area's Native Americans. In fact, in the 1980s, during a drought, a dug-out canoe, a thousand years old, was found along the shore in front of the house. It can be seen at the Orange County Historical Museum. From the deck, sunsets are breath-taking, and the nocturnal chorus from the lake's occupants is wonderful: frogs of many species, crickets, even bull gators. Away from light pollution, the night sky is a beautiful starry canopy, and breezes in the treetops is a lullaby.

What makes this house unique

Location, location, location: where easy access to everything meets the peace of natural Florida.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 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.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 6 traveler reviews

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True Whimsical Lakefront Getaway, You'll Want To Return Again & Again!
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
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True Whimsical Lakefront Getaway, You'll Want To Return Again & Again!
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Winter Garden Disney / Orlando
5

The Lake House is truly a "magical place".

The Lake House is truly a "magical place".
  • 5 of 5
My wife and I were looking for a quiet, restful place near friends we wanted to visit and the Atlantic beaches.
Our stay at the lake house met all of our expectations and more. We had a great time. It did indeed feel like our home away from home. We enjoyed coffee on the patio in the mornings as all kinds of birds and wildlife visited the area.
The quaint village of Winter Garden with some fine cafes and antique shops was an added bonus.
We have already booked our stay for next year.
  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Romantic Getaway
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True Whimsical Lakefront Getaway, You'll Want To Return Again & Again!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p499325vb
+1 -407-739-0632
Winter Garden Disney / Orlando
Saratoga, Wyoming
5

A Great Place to Stay

  • 5 of 5
Although it was raining when we arrived, our host proceeded to not only help us get acquainted with the house but also gave us a wonderful tour of old Winter Garden and the surrounding area. It didn't take long for us feel right at home both inside and outside. The large oak trees (complete with Spanish moss), the fruit trees and the beautiful flowers certainly compliment the comfortable home and helped us enjoy this winter vacation. Having already spent a month at an Orlando timeshare, being in a quite and peaceful location was just what we were looking for. Of course all of the local wildlife which accompanies living on a lake was another pleasant benefit and we were able to see many local birds, squirrels, and the occasional "gator" in the lake. The neighbors that we met were very nice and helpful whenever we needed anything.
The house was as good if not better than described and the setting was both serene and beautiful. We extended our visit another week and would have stayed longer if we could have. After staying for about 40 days we still had things that we wanted to do (some of which were repeats) like the farmer's market, evenings in old Winter Garden, eating out at the many local restaurants, and sight seeing in the area.
In summary this became our favorite winter home away from home and we are looking forward to returning for a longer stay next year!
  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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True Whimsical Lakefront Getaway, You'll Want To Return Again & Again!
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Winter Garden Disney / Orlando
Ohio
5

A Wonderful Place to Spend Winter

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I spent January & February of 2013 in this beautiful home. It was very quiet and private and the back porch looks out over beautiful Lake Johns. We sat with our coffee in the mornings just looking at the lake and watching the abundance of wildlife. The house is very clean and well maintained and the pictures shown denote the wonderful surroundings. The owner or the caretaker were always available to answer any questions or concerns. The best feature is your feeling of being out in a very private setting, yet shopping and many other attractions are just a short trip away from home. It is also conveniently located to major turnpikes and freeways. We especially loved historic "Old Winter Garden" just a few blocks away. There were many quaint little shops and a lot of nice restaurants and cafes to visit. We were especially fond of the "Moon Cricket Café." Around 8:00 p.m. every evening, you could enjoy the "fireworks" Disney displays because they could be seen directly through the back patio doors. We loved being there and would recommend it as a "great" place to winter or as a convenient place to stay any time of year as it is close to Disney and many other attractions in Florida because the house is so centrally located.
  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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True Whimsical Lakefront Getaway, You'll Want To Return Again & Again!
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Winter Garden Disney / Orlando
Orlando
5

A Perfect Spring Retreat

  • 5 of 5
My family came to Orlando to celebrate Easter. The house at John's Lake was relaxing and gave us a quiet place to spend time together. The kids really loved the Easter Egg Hunt that we held in the yard and the dad's enjoyed their time fishing along the lake shore. My sisters and I even found time to "slip" away to go antique shopping in Winter Garden!

I can't wait until we get to stay here again.
  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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True Whimsical Lakefront Getaway, You'll Want To Return Again & Again!
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Winter Garden Disney / Orlando
Shrewsbury, PA
5

Home Away From Home!

  • 5 of 5
We were looking for a place to stay close enough to Disney to be convenient, and far enough away to stay clear of the "tourist traps", congestion, and general concrete jungle that is International Drive. But I didn't want an hour drive to the parks, either.

We also wanted to feel at home and on vacation at the same time--a tall order! A friend of ours who had stayed here before suggested this home to us. It was our first time renting an entire home instead of staying in a hotel---and I am so glad we did!

My husband and I stayed in the master bedroom so we had our own private getaway. We had wine on the screened porch off our room at night and watched the sun set (or the occasional distant storm), and in the morning enjoyed our coffee while watching the kids run run run around the huge yard.

Sometimes we ventured into Winter Garden (its adorable!) for a meal or shopping, but when we weren't at the parks we loved cooking at "home." There are some neat shops and spots to eat along the downtown street (including a great Thai place).

We went in the canoe a few times and we even caught a couple of bass and cooked them up! They were delicious! And on the nights we got home in time we would stand at the point and watch the Disney fireworks in the distance.

The pictures don't do the place justice at all. It is so cozy, yet beautifully decorated and it was immaculate! We didn't have any issues that we needed to talk to the owner about, but prior to our visit I had asked her for suggestions about places in the area to eat or explore and she was great. Southern hospitality at its best!

For us it was perfect--my husband and I had our romantic spot at the back of the house! Our kids each had their own room (with flat screen tvs) and tons of room to run and play.

We already put our deposit down for next year and have suggested the Lake House to our neighbors.

Have fun!!! You won't regret staying here for a minute and you may never want to leave!
  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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True Whimsical Lakefront Getaway, You'll Want To Return Again & Again!
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Winter Garden Disney / Orlando
Pennsylvania
5

This is true!

  • 5 of 5
My sister and I stayed here and it is such a beautiful out of the way place, with downtown Winter Garden and Malls close by. Orlando is about 30 min on the Fl turnpike. Oh, and the Disney fireworks can be seen every night at 10pm across the lake. We truly had a great time.
  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway

Map

Map

Nearest Airport
28.16 Miles
Orlando International Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Bistro 24
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Stonybrook West
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
0.25 Miles
SR50 and FL Turnpike
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
5 Guys,LongHorn's,PizzaHut,MoonCricket,Chili's ++
Nearest Beach
60 Miles
Cocoa, Daytona, New Smyrna, Canaveral, Melbourne
Car: necessary

In addition to the well-known, nearby theme parks, Lakeridge Winery is just moments away in nearby Clermont and offers tours and special events; an hour north is Ocala and Marion County--serious horse country;

the Oakland Preserve (ten minutes) provides a boardwalk excursion through a wonderful wilderness reserve; several natural spring runs are 45 minutes close, offering awesome canoe adventure through unspoiled forests; Ocala National Forest with great fishing and endless trails is less than two hours North. The Lake House is also perfectly situated to visit some of the areas older, wonderful attractions, such as Weeki Wachee Springs and its famous mermaids, and Brooksville Famous Flea Market. See the Worlds, but there is so much more to Central Florida to discover and love. The Lake House is perfectly situated to see it all.

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Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

From $1,200 Per week

Winter Garden House Rental Rates

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7 night minimum stay
$1,200
$3,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $120
Property Damage Protection $89
Notes Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
50% deposit is due at time of reservation confirmation.
Payment in full is due one month before occupancy begins.
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Amenities

Amenities

Winter Garden House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Private Master - toilet , shower , Large walk-in shower, new textured walls
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Lovely original tile, circa 1958
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master - 1 king , New memory foam mattress
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Memory foam topper
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Daybed with pullout, sleeps 2
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • roller blading
Notes:
This our family home and ask that you treat it with respect and care. Great effort has been made to create a place of peace and pleasure for our guests. Remember that this is wild Florida and that any animals that you find are wild as well. Please do not approach or touch any of the wildlife, either on land or in the water. Obviously, this doesn't apply to pulling in a great fish catch! Disclaimer: We do not allow swimming from any point of the lake house property, as Lake Johns, while an excellent fishing and boating lake, and people do ski, it is also home to native Florida aquatic animals that could pose a threat to people. Therefore, if our guests chose to swim elsewhere on the lake, they do so at their own risks and the owner of 16200 Lake Johns Circle, 34787, will in no way be held responsible for any injury sustained by guests who choose to swim elsewhere in the lake.

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