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Lakefront Cottage Near Forest & Cities

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


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 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

Edward Wynne
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english, spanish, Spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 26, 2017


Fort McCoy Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 833 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • 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
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • Bath has vanity sink, toilet, and shower with glass door.
  • 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
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Boat
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • 8 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • 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
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.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(30 traveler reviews)

Lakefront Cottage Near Forest & Cities
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 30 reviews

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: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Your kind words are our objective. Thank you.
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A home away from home!!

  • 5 of 5

We filled this home with lots of smiles and laughter. Apon to our arrival we were blown away to what a amazing home Mr.Ed had. Not only was it just so perfect but the location was just great, Away from everything, way in the country. As we entered the home we instantly felt at home. I fell in love with the wagon wheel bed and the beautiful scenery out the windows. We didn't even get settled in yet and my son and husband had already threw down their stuff and ran out to the lake and instantly started fishing. Later that night we layed on the dock and listen to the whippoorwills in the trees and the owls and stared out into the Stars.Talk about breathtaking!!! On day number two my husband and son woke up early to catch some fish as they say "early bird catches the worm" as i woke up i look out to the lake and the water sitting so calm and i see my son and husband in the canoe with the early morning sunrise, seeing this as a mother definitely melted my heart watching the bond between my son and husband it was just a breathtaking View. They caught plenty of fish and made some great memories. Everything u could ask for this home provided we had to ask for nothing, Thank u Mr.Ed for opening up ur home to our family we had such a wonderful time spending it with the ones we love. This will be a place we will return to.

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Totally Satisfying Accomodation

  • 5 of 5

This lakeside cottage is complete with everything. Very comfortable, tranquil, well-appointed and spotless. The owner and property manager were gracious, hospitable and responsive. This property was adjacent to another house with same owner so a large group could easily take over the properties for an extended visit. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful, clean, superb...

  • 5 of 5

This has to be one of the cleanest places I have ever stayed. To be a historic cabin, the place is immaculate, and every detail thought of. The grounds are parklike and well-maintained. There is every tool and utensil in the kitchen to produce meals. The lake is clear and serene. The market at Ft. McCoy is well stocked if you forgot anything. If there is any downside, the only thing I wasn't a fan of was the shared firepit. It seems like if both cabins were wanting a fire, it's first come first served. Beyond that, 100% fantastic. Comfortable!

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing Beautiful Retreat

  • 5 of 5

We had a such a peaceful Thanksgiving stay. Awesome view from every window on the lake side of this great little cabin. From everything we needed in the kitchen to the canoes to cruise around the lake were perfect! I can't express how grateful we are to be able to bring our dogs along, they loved it too! Definitely will be back. Thanks Mr Ed Wynne for a perfect relaxing holiday.

  • Submitted: Dec 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind thoughts. The lake is a very special place and quite a respite from our daily lives. Best wishes and come again!
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Wonderful retreat!

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful retreat! We had such a great time at the cottage. It is a perfect getaway with everything you need to sit back and relax away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. From the warm welcoming comfort of the inside to the beautiful natural settings of the outdoors. We loved waking up to the view of the lake and the sun shining on the water. Drinking coffee on the porch as we made our way to the dock to enjoy the sounds of the fish jumping in the water to the birds chirping in the trees. The beautiful view from the inside family room where we watched the football game with all the Windows open letting in the cool crisp breeze of the outside. To cooking on the grill as we stoked the fire in the fire pit. The weekend get away was wonderful memories made from the best place you could be on the lake. This is definetly a 10 out of 10 retreat! Cannot wait to return!

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow, this delightful guest should be a journalist! I am always pleased that guests have the opportunity to enjoy nature, the lake, and have all the comforts of a well-appointed cottage. Thank you for being guests.
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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.


Rates & Availability

Fort McCoy Cottage Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay

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
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