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 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.
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.
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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2 night minimum stay