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Lake front home for your pleasure,

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleep 10

Charming and well maintained, this home is located on beautiful 7800 acre Santa Fe Lake that will allow you to relax and enjoy your time in Florida. With a dock, clean beach and boat ramp 3 minutes away you can enjoy swimming, fishing, and boating at your leisure. The homes interior, with hardwood floors through-out, has a large living room and an enclosed porch that has a full view of the lake and beach. A large outside covered porch and open deck will allow you to enjoy the breeze while you enjoy your dinner and drinks. Located 25 minutes from Gainesville and the University of Florida cultural events and fine dining abound; or you can drive 50 minutes to Jacksonville and take in an NFL game. Golf course are as close as 5 minutes and PGA course are located in the Jacksonville / Ponte Vedra area. This peaceful setting is for those who wish to enjoy nature but need to have the option of a night life and cultural events. Great place for a family vacation to allow you to slow down.

Golf Details: Keystone Country Club - 5 minutes.

Sawgrass Country Club - 75 minutes. Players Stadium Club - 75 minutes.

Numerous other Country Clubs within 60 minutes

More Details

Ken Dixon
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 22, 2017

About Ken Dixon

Have been on the lake since childhood and now live three miles down the lake from the rental property. Love lake activities and still actively ski; could not imagine living any where else.

Ken Dixon purchased this house in 2006

Why Ken Dixon chose North Central Florida

The property is located next to my parents and they help me with the property.


Melrose House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom - 1 double
    Bedroom - 1 double
    Bedroom - 1 double
    sun room - 2 sleep sofa /futon , sun room
  • 3 rooms with one double bed each. Sun room has two double futons.
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Television
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat Dock
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Pedal Boat
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 3 beach chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • paddle boating
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Smoking allowed outside on deck.


Very Good! 4.1/5 -
(10 traveler reviews)

Lake front home for your pleasure,
average rating of 4.1 based on 10 reviews

Great value.

  • 5 of 5

This is a very nice lake cottage. The well deserved five star review does not mean you are staying at the Hilton. If you expect that you will not be happy. However, if you are interested in a nice place with plenty of room for a large group you have found it and you will enjoy staying at the property.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing and family friendly

  • 5 of 5

We spent 3 nights at the lake house during our kids springs break and we had great time. The neighbors are all really nice. The house had everything we needed and the beach and dock were perfect for our boys. It was a great vacation!

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Acwoth, GA

Nice Lake Setting. House is a dump.

  • 2 of 5

The house sits on a beautiful lot on Santa Fe Lake. However, it is really dated and in disrepair. There are three bedrooms which are small but okay. The two bathrooms are extremely small. We had to do plumbing repair to get the toilet in one to work, In the other, the shower stall is so small that anyone larger than about 5'6" and 140 lbs will not fit. The dining area seats 5 (4 comfortably). Many lights were either missing bulbs or didn't work. There is no wi-fi/internet so you "borrow" from next door. You must bring water for drinking. The outdoor grilling options are very limited. There was a broken beam on the porch that holds up the roof and it was a hazard. I would not go back if it were free.

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bristol, CT

Relaxation at its finest!

  • 4 of 5

All the comforts of home with a beautiful picturesque setting. The owners were extremely friendly and accommodating. Plenty of room for our family and then some. Our visit was Christmas week, being northerners temps were still warm and we really enjoyed being on the water. The kids loved playing in the sand, kyaking, and watching the gorgeous sunsets from the yard. Definitely, an enjoyable break from the snow back home. So besides the slightly musty oder when we arrived (probably just from being closed up for a while), it was worth the affordable price. We would love to rent this home again in the near future.

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Pictures do not do this house justice! It is so cute inside. Very clean. The house easily sleeps 10, had everything you need for entertaining, plenty of outdoor tables and chairs, beautiful beach for swimming, plenty of room for boats, family and friends!! The best part is the owners live next door but were the most NICEST and HELPFUL people you will ever meet. They were right there if we needed anything, yet did not impose on our stay. They are very welcoming and thoughtful. I would pick this house over any other on the Lake. Perfect location, the boat ramp is minutes away via lake or driving. Plenty of places to eat and stores just minutes from the house. Thank you to the Dixons' for allowing us to use their home.

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciate the review and enjoyed the time you stayed with us. The lake really is a unique and peaceful place to stay and relax. Thanks for visiting!
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  • 5 of 5

The lake house and the lake are beyond beautiful, very clean and well maintained. Our expectations were exceeded. Anything that could be imagined that may be needed is provided within the home. There are grocery stores and restaurants nearby, but when we arrived, we did not want to leave. Thank you for allowing us to enjoy your paradise. We can not wait to return!!

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the visit and the review.
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Gator Baits Sports Bar and Grill
Blue Water Bay Restaurant
Tom's High on the Hog Real Pit Bbq
Nearest Airport
19 Miles
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Melrose, FL
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Keystone Country Club
Nearest Train
30 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Blue Water Bay
Nearest Ski
out your back door
Nearest Beach
65 Miles
St Augustine
Car: necessary

Skiing, fishing, boating, swimming, and black powder hunting outside your door. University of Florida (Gainesville) - 25 minutes. Silver Springs - 45 minutes. GoldHead Stae Park - 10 minutes. Blue Springs (tubing) - 50 minutes. Golf - 5 minutes. PGA course (Sawgrass and Stadium) -75 minutes. Jacksonville - 50 minutes.NFL stadium - 50 minutes.St. Augustine - 50 minutes. Lakefront porch and large dock - 30 seconds

Other Activities: kayaks available and paddleboat


Rates & Availability

Melrose House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
fall and winter
Sep 16 2016 - Apr 28 2017
2 night minimum stay
spring and summer
Apr 29 2017 - Sep 15 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
Fall and winter
Sep 16 2017 - Apr 13 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

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Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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