ISLAND LAKE REDWOOD COTTAGE: RELAX, SWIM, FISH, SKI, ENJOY

Edward Wynne

Speaks english, spanish, Spanish
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Sleeps7
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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ISLAND LAKE REDWOOD COTTAGE: RELAX, SWIM, FISH, SKI, ENJOY

Ocala Cottage Rental Photos and Description

2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Trundle Bed in Den; Sleeps 8; Opt Guest House w/BA sleeps 2

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.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome

Edward Wynne

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2005
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My family has owned property around this area since the late 1940's, and my ancestors came to Florida before it was a state: It was still a US territory until 1848. I began renting our vacation homes in 2004 because I live all around the world, and I am rarely in the US. 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 happy.

Edward Wynne purchased this cottage in 2011

I bought this property because Island Lake is the real natural Florida. Spectacular views, privacy, wooded lot, and no traffic or crowds.

Free standing home on enormous, private lake lot.

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.

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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5
based on 11 traveler reviews

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Island Lake Redwood Cottage: Relax, Swim, Fish, Ski, Enjoy
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews
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Island Lake Redwood Cottage: Relax, Swim, Fish, Ski, Enjoy
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p910353
214-884-8894
Ocala North Central Florida
Orlando, FL
5

WONDERFUL PLACE TO GET AWAY

  • 5 of 5
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.
  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great comments. The lake is a large natural one, so a boat is a plus. The owner-provided canoe is good if you want a workout!
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Island Lake Redwood Cottage: Relax, Swim, Fish, Ski, Enjoy
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p910353
214-884-8894
Ocala North Central Florida
5

A SLICE OF PARADISE IN AN IDYLLIC SETTING.

  • 5 of 5
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.
  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Island Lake Redwood Cottage: Relax, Swim, Fish, Ski, Enjoy
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p910353
214-884-8894
Ocala North Central Florida
Ohio
5

A GREAT VACATION.

  • 5 of 5
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.
  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Island Lake Redwood Cottage: Relax, Swim, Fish, Ski, Enjoy
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p910353
214-884-8894
Ocala North Central Florida
San Antonio, TX
5

BEAUTIFUL, RELAXING ESCAPE FROM THE WORLD!

  • 5 of 5
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!
  • Submitted: May 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Much appreciation.
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Island Lake Redwood Cottage: Relax, Swim, Fish, Ski, Enjoy
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p910353
214-884-8894
Ocala North Central Florida
San JUan del Sur
5

PEACEFUL HOUSE ON THE LAKE

  • 5 of 5
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.
  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Much appreciation for this excellent review. It is that for which we strive!
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Island Lake Redwood Cottage: Relax, Swim, Fish, Ski, Enjoy
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p910353
214-884-8894
Ocala North Central Florida
Chicago area
5

LAKE FRONT SERENITY WITH ALL THE COMFORTS OF HOME

  • 5 of 5
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.
  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Our objective met and exceeded once again!!
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Map

Nearest Airport
80 Miles
Gainesville
Nearest Beach
45 Miles
Crescent City
Car: necessary

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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Ocala Cottage Rental Rates

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$180
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Amenities

Ocala Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Near The Ocean
  • Lake
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Adventure
General:
  • Carport
  • Living Area
  • Broadband Access
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Iron & Board
  • Mobile Phone
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Wireless Internet
  • Secure Parking
  • Telephone
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Stove
  • Grill
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Just remodeled and terrific!
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , OPTIONAL GUEST HOUSE AVAILABLE
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , OPTIONAL GUEST HOUSE AVAILABLE
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , OPTIONAL GUEST HOUSE AVAILABLE
  • Comfortable bedrooms with great linens. Trundle Bed in Family Room. Guest House with bedroom, bath, and kitchenette: Optionally available; Sleeps 2 more! Detached for privacy.
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Beach Towels
  • Canoe
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Shed
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Patio
  • Deck / Patio
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
Attractions:
  • museums
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • live theater
  • forests
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkeling/diving
  • golf privileges optional
  • deepsea fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • equestrian events
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • hunting
  • swimming
  • fishing
  • golf
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
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