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Lakefront Cottage Near Forest & Cities

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 833 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

1Bdrm, 1Ba, Big Den

Totally charming and well-maintained, this cozy cottage is in a wonderful lakefront setting with 300 feet of shoreline outside your door. With a substantial dock, clean beach, and a concrete boat ramp, you can enjoy this spring-fed natural lake.

The cottage's interior boasts hand-finished tongue and groove pine paneling, and every room has a view of Miles Kale Lake!! A breezy screened porch overlooks this special place as well. This sand-bottom lake is clean and wonderful for fishing, swimming, and boating. Our whole family learned to ski here.

Exactly half-way between Ocala and Gainesville, you can be in either city or Palatka in 30 minutes for dining, shopping, entertainment, cultural events, or health care. Or, drive 55 minutes to Daytona Beach, or less than 2 hours to Disney attractions. This serene setting is for those who like to be close to nature with the advantages of cities nearby.

Great summertime place for the family - you commute to Gainesville or Ocala or P

Fantastic winter haven from the frigid north!! Wonderful Central Florida retreat for retired couples or family who are sick of go-go attractions.

Centrally located: this wonderful lake home is centrally located between Ocala, Gainesville, and Palatka, Florida. it is one mile from the intersection of Marion County Roads 318 and 315.

OTHER OPTIONS: I have two other homeawayc.om lakefront properties: Listing/property ID 127321 on the acre next door and Listing/property ID 910353 on the next lake over. Both of these listings are larger homes with many fine amenities as well. All 3 are close in case you wish to have a large group or family reunion.

More Details

Owner
Edward Wynne
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english, spanish, Spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
December 9, 2017

Amenities

Fort McCoy Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 833 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • Bath has vanity sink, toilet, and shower with glass door.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • 1 bedroom room with excellent pillow-top queen bed,quality sheets and furnishings Den has 2 twin beds with new pillow-top mattresses, Den also has one queen-sized sofa bed
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Boat
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • pond
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Notes:
There is 1 queen sized, excellent pillow-top bed in the master bedroom. There are 2 twin beds with brand-new pillow-top mattresses and 1 sofa sleeper in the huge den. Washer and dryer added in 2005. Breezy screened porch, excellent swimming and fishing dock, concrete boat ramp, spring-fed, natural lake, rivers nearby for kayaking, Ocala national Forest for hiking (Visitor's Center at intersection of Hwy 315 & Hwy 40 near Silver Springs), fishing, hunting and swimming. Cultural and educational events at the University of Florida or Central Florida.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(38 traveler reviews)

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Lakefront Cottage Near Forest & Cities
average rating of 4.9210525 based on 38 reviews
5

This was actually better than I had expected. The rental is extremely well kept

  • 5 of 5

I stayed for the entire month of February and enjoyed every minute. Everything was as described....actually better in some respects.

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Your kind words are our objective. Thank you.
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5

The best cabin I have found in Florida.

  • 5 of 5

As soon as I walked into the cabin I felt like home!!Coming from W.Va. the atmosphere of the woods and the homey cabin was just what we needed and everything was clean and comfortable.Getting away ftom traffic and noise was a plus also avery serene atmosphere.Lila&Tom Cason

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

lake cabin

  • 5 of 5

words can not describe how happy my wife and I are with our stay at lake house peace and quite privacy maybe 50 feet away from lake great fishing will return as often as we can love this location

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Away from the noise

  • 5 of 5

This cabin was the perfect spot. Right in the middle of Gainesville and Ocala, this place was a wonderful escape to enjoy some peace and quiet. Would definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Our Home Away from Home!

  • 5 of 5

We love this place, and this was our third stay. Everything is perfect and so well maintained. Also, the owner is very kind and accommodating; we will keep coming back for sure.

This is our "Happy Place"!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great guests. Thank you for your returning to enjoy natural Florida. We work hard to please.
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5

Relaxing vacation

  • 5 of 5

Had a very peaceful relaxing stay - just what we needed. The cabin was perfect for the 3 of us and our dog - I think she enjoyed the stay at least as much as we did. The cabin had everything we needed and the beds were very comfortable. We enjoyed kayaking around the lake and just hanging out in such a beautiful spot. Hope to come back again sometime.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. We want all of our guests to enjoy natural Florida and the gifts of relaxation.
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Map

Nearest Airport
120 Miles
Tampa, Jacksonville, or Gainesville
Nearest Golf
25 Miles
Ocala, Gainesville, Palatka
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
US Hwy 301 & County 318
Nearest Beach
59 Miles
St. Augustine, Crescent, Ormond, Daytona
Car: necessary

Fishing, boating, swimming, hunting. Right outside Silver Springs Gardens and Park - 25 minutes. University of Florida - 30 minutes (Gainesville). Central Florida Community College - 30 minutes (Ocala). Ocala's Paddock Mall - 30 minutes. Ocala National Forest -10 minutes.

Hike the forest or the Florida Trail; Micanopy historic arts village - 25 minutes. McIntosh 1890's town - 20 minutes. Cross Creek - 20 minutes. Salt Springs & St.John's River - 20 minutes. Oklawaha River - 15 minutes. Daytona Beach, St. Augustine, Crescent Beach, Ormand Beach = 55 minutes. Spring Hill - 35 minutes.

Front porch to read & enjoy life - 1 minute. Golf - 30 minutes in different directions: Gainesville, Ocala, or Palatka.

Other Activities: Kayaking, River Boating, Natural Springs Snorkeling, Forest Hiking, Camping

Golf: There are public golf courses in the three surrounding communities of Ocala, Palatka, and Gainesville.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $22

Homeaway's auto quote system is limited There is a declining scale for multiple nights: 2 nights = 145/night --------- 3 nights = $133/night
4 nights = $126/night ---------- 5 nights = $119/night ------- 6 or 7 nights = $108/night
All are outstanding values

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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