|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
This beautiful, spacious, redwood cottage sits on incredible Island Lake about 2 miles out side of the unincorporated community of Orange Springs. Set on a perfect, private lake lot, the property consists of the large main house, a spacious guest house, carport, dock, boat house, and patio. Great lake views, old live oak trees with Spanish moss, and a lake breeze describe this picturesque environment. Completely renovated in 2011, this marvelous retreat has a large kitchen with gas range; dining, living, and family rooms overlooking the lake; new baths; laundry facilities; well-appointed furnishings; and more. The dock is terrific for fishing and the lake is great for swimming. 80 feet of shoreline awaits you. There is a canoe, charcoal grill, picnic table, and fire pit for relaxing outdoors.
As well, I have 2 other lake houses nearby if this one seems too large.
The property sits ideally between the cities of Ocala, Gainesville, and Palatka, each with its own distinct character. Ocala is home to:
Elegant Horse Country and Farms
National Ocala National Forest
Silver Springs Park is located
Central Florida Community College
Gainesville is home to:
The University of Florida
Santa Fe Community College
Shans University Hospital
The Veterans Hospital
Palatka is home to:
The St. Johns River
Fun Restaurants on the water
Closeness to East Coast Beaches
OTHER LAKE OPTIONS: Check out my two other lakefront properties on the next lake over. These other 2 are next door to each other on separate acres. Ideal to rent just one cottage or for a large family gathering by leasing both. Listing/ Property IDs: 127321 and 117133.
My family has owned property around this area since the late 1940's, and my ancestors came to Florida in 1845, when it was still a territory. It became at state 1848. After extenisve renovations and infrastructure upgrades, I began renting our other 2 lake homes in 2004 because I live outside tha US, and I am rarely in the States. I wanted others to enjoy this part of Florida as I did growing up. I have a wonderful local staff that works to make guests satisfied.
Edward Wynne purchased this house in 2011
I bought this property in 2011 because Island Lake is a stunning body of water. It is THE real natural Florida. Spectacular views, privacy, wooded lot, and no traffic or crowds.
Free standing home on enormous, private lake lot with old live oaks.
Beautiful lake for all activities: boating, fishing, swimming, etc.
Rural, yet elegant home with great furnishings.
Internet, WiFi, free US long distance calling, cable TV, and more.
My wife and I rented this beautiful home set on a beautiful lake to get away from everything. And get away we did. This is a is a great place to relax. Everything was wonderful and the owner, Ed, we extremely nice and personal. Would love to come back again. The only thing I would suggest to make it better is if your stay is for a week or more, bring a boat to truly enjoy the lake.
This property looked great when we saw the photos on-line. When we walked in, we found that the photos didn't really do it justice. As we walked in the door, we were treated with a spectaculer view of the lake and the island for which it was named through the large bay window in the sitting room. The house was immaculate and equipped with everything needed for a pleasant stay. The owner called to make sure everything was satisfactory. The house manager and the caretaker were nearby and available to handle any potential problem. There were no problems. We visited friends who live in the area and we had family and friends visit during our six-week stay. The optional guest house was a nice touch and afforded privacy for visitors who came to stay for a while. We enjoyed a guided excursion on the Silver River where we observed and photographed a variety of birds, reptiles, monkeys, and other wildlife. Captain Tom was knowledgeable and entertaining. Some of us also went on a bass fishing trip with Captain Nick. We all had success, took photos, and released the fish to fight another day. We explored historic Saint Augustine and enjoyed Cuban cuisine at the Columbia Spanish Restaurant. We drove to Crystal River and watched the sun set into the Gulf from the public beach. While there, we stopped at Cracker's Grill & Tiki for a great seafood dinner and a lot of laughs. We also spent lazy afternoons in the sun, listening to music, playing cards, and reading, while relaxing on the lakeside deck by the pier. We found that this lakehouse had everything as advertised and more. We are definitely going back; this time for a longer visit.
We stayed at the Redwood Cottage for three weeks in Jan. We truly had a wonderful time.
It started with the owner "Ed" being very helpful with questions before we began our trip.
He sent all kinds of information on the area. Second, the house was very clean and comfortable and the area is quiet and beautiful. Lake is nice to swim and the house comes with a canoe. Another thing that was nice for us is the yard is all fenced for a dog.
We saw a part of Florida we had never seen before. Local boat sightseeing tours through
the Florida swamps were very enjoyable. Good seafood restaurants in nearby towns.
Enjoyable three weeks.
This home was such a wonderful retreat from my busy life. The home itself was beautiful and very well kept. Everything was comfortable and quiet. It was so nice to be able to wake up and walk right down to the water to go fishing, canoeing or swimming. We had the opportunity to meet the maintence manager and cleaning professional and they were both so wonderful, kind and helpful! We went fishing everyday and had the opportunity to catch and eat our own fish! I would recommend this home to anyone looking to escape from the business of everyday life and just enjoy the comfortable home and beautiful surroundings! We cannot wait to go back again, and bring family!
My daughter and I stayed at this house for a week in the spring. The house was recently remodelled and very comfortable. It was well furnished and everything worked well for our entire stay. great deal for the price. would definitely recommend it to anyone. The lake was very peaceful and I wish we would have had more time to enjoy the water. great firepit, outside deck, and BBQ in the backyard under the tree for a nice evening near the water.
This comfortable, clean and modern lakefront cabin exceeded my expectations. Ed, the owner was fantastic. He clearly loves the area and wants his guests to enjoy it too. He provided us with great ideas for activities and restaurants. He called during our stay to make sure all was well. We kayaked the nearby rivers every day and each one was beautiful, and clear with plenty of birds and wildlife. Where else can you kayak a crystal clear river and observe monkeys in a natural habitat? There is plenty of room in this home and the fenced yard would be great for dog owners. The community is warm and friendly. One night we ate dinner at Ft McKoy community center. Home cooked food for $6.00 and the money went to a good cause as well. I would recommend the rental without hesitation.
This beautiful and natural lake region lies near the Ocala National Forest. This delightful rural area sits in a perfect triangle between Ocala, Palatka, and Gainesville, Florida. Minutes from the west side of the Ocala National Forest, one can explore the Ocklawaha River, numerous springs, the St. John's River, etc. Hiking the forest, fishing, and swimming are other cost free activities. Plus, it is 55 minutes to the east coast beaches. There is much to do in the area's rivers, lakes, and springs. ******* Also, check out my other two Homeaway.com listings # 127321 and # 117133.
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
The Automatic Quote Feature on Homeaway is limited. There is a declining scale for number of nights stayed: 2 nights = $188/night;
3 nights = $175/night; 4 nights = $165/night; 5 nights = $148/night; 6 nights = $132/night and, one week (7 nights) = $120/night
The optional Guest House Studio is not included in these prices, but is very economical! All are outstanding values!!
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.