About the property
- House1800 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 nights
2 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 2-7
Absolutely stunning lakefront home (one of my 3 available to you) sits on 300 feet of shoreline on Miles Kale Lake in northeast Marion County (between Ocala, Gainesville, & Palatka) near Orange Springs, FL. Incredible renovations were recently completed including a fantastic addition. The Great Room of the house, built in 1949, sports beautiful tongue and groove wood paneling and a beamed ceiling. The new addition includes a convenient large gourmet, dine-in kitchen, a spacious laundry/pantry, a new full bath, and a fabulous screened porch overlooking the lake. Large Pella picture windows allow viewing the lake while cooking, dining, and relaxing. This tranquil lake retreat is minutes from the Ocala National Forest, numerous springs, the Ocklawaha River, and the charming towns of McIntosh and Micanopy. The dock is great for fishing and the lake for swimming. Miles Kale Lake is about 40 acres. Check out my other homeaway lake places -- listings 117133 and 910353.
Activities & Attractions: Tranquility, views, relaxation; swimming, fishing, boating -- sandy bottom, spring-fed lake; snorkeling in the springs; using nearby rivers (Oklawaha, St. John's); Silver Springs Amusement Center; University of Florida & Central Florida Community College; Ocala Horse Farms; McIntosh 1890's Days; Micanopy artist town; easy drive to either coast (Daytona or Cedar Key); Disney - 2 hours.
The house has new, outstanding mattresses in the bedrooms: a Supplepedic Memory Foam mattress, and a new Serta Pillow-top comfort mattress. The trundle bed in the sleeping alcove makes two twin beds and has two new single regular mattresses.
To accommodate a seventh person, there is a twin mattress under the queen bed in the master BR. It can be moved to the living room.
Other Lake Options: I have two other lake cottages. One is next door on its own acre. It is homeaway listing/Property ID 117133. This allows guests the option of having large groups or reunions close by to enjoy being with one another. I have rented both cottages for this type of gathering many times. Then, on the next lake over, big Island Lake, I have another fabulous home in the woods: homeaway listing/property ID 910353. It is a fantastic 2BR/2BA large redwood cottage with the option of a guest house on the same property. This retreat sleeps up to 9 comfortably. It too has a dock and boat house.
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- Response time:
- within one hour
- English, Spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- May 26, 2018
About Edward Wynne
A native Floridian, this lake property was owned by my grandparents and my parents. The lake was one of our vacation homes where we spent time as a family and enjoyed being with our cousins who owned the cottage next door. The ten of kids had a blast and were always challenging one another on water skis, swimming, and many other activities.
Edward Wynne purchased this House in 1955
Why Edward Wynne chose Fort McCoy
It has been in the family for over 60 years. The cottage was extensively renovated and upgraded recently. It is rural, quiet, and beautiful.
What makes this House unique
Serenity Spectacular views Close to Ocala National Forest, natural springs, and Atlantic beaches
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Check-out: 12:30 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
A House as lovely as it's owner
This house, and it's owner made my 10th trip to Florida the only one I have EVER enjoyed. The house is wonderful. The kitchen has everything you need.
Ed makes the experience that much more wonderful for you. He is a true, honest, gentleman.
If you value a vacation at your owe pace. Lot's of privacy. Nature all around-yet close to the city, this is the best of the best.
I can't praise Ed enough!
nice quiet stay
This house was great! It was very clean, the bed linens were comfortable and the beds were also comfortable. I am very picky about bed comfort and cleanliness and this met my expectations. The kitchen/dinning area has an amazing view of the lake. The kitchen was well equipped. I also really enjoyed the quirky décor. Our little dog fell in love with the place. When we were packing the car to leave she laid in the grass and wouldn't get up to get in the car. The pet fee is also very reasonable. While this home is remote, it was nice NOT to have cell service. The Wifi works great. It was also close enough to a lot of beautiful nature walks and springs. We rented this home to visit Silver Springs and felt like it was a good choice at only a 30 minute drive. Do be sure to follow the driving instructions that Ed sends. We used our GPS one time and ended up on a road intended more for 4-wheelers than cars but we made it through and had a good laugh.
My family and I had so much fun! We all had a great time fishing and swimming in the lake. The kids loved taking the boat out and the house had everything we needed and more! Thank you so much for such a wonderful experience and the most amazing memories! We will definitely we coming back soon!
Much appreciation for your thoughtful comments. We want all guests to enjoy natural Florida and the great outdoors!!
Thanks for the beautiful get away!
We loved our recent visit to Hypo Haven! The house is charming, very clean ( thanks, Wanda) and well appointed. We enjoyed the fire pit and the beautiful sunrises over the lake. Ed emailed very detailed directions to access the property as well as useful information regarding nearby attractions. Make sure you print the directions or save them on your cell phone prior to coming since cell GPS is sporadic out there. Once you get to the house there is WIFI which worked great. There were many conservation areas and parks nearby. We enjoyed short trips to Micanopy and Ocala too. If you would like to experience "old Florida", nature and peace and quiet, Hypo Haven is the place for you. The owner takes great care to maintain this property in excellent condition. Thanks, Ed!
A wonderful thanksgiving!
This house was perfect! It had EVERYTHING needed to make thanksgiving dinner. It was super clean! Actually it was immaculate! It was spacious and our family of 7 was very comfortable. The kids had a great time fishing from the dock and going out in the lake in the canoes. Thanks Ed for a memorable Thanksgiving weekend!!
Very clean. Had everything we needed for a relaxing couple of days
Two of my 3 homeaway listings are on Miles Kale Lake next door to each other. Miles Kale is a quiet small lake. On the next lake over is Island Lake on which I have my biggest lake home. See the map. They are within several 'blocks' of one another. Each home has a wooded acre associated with it. Two cottages share 300 feet of shoreline, an excellent dock, and a boat ramp. Miles Kale Lake is about 2 miles from the intersection of Marion County Roads 318 & 315 in Orange Springs, Fl, 32182. This unincorporated community sits on the northwestern edge of the Ocala National Forest and Lake Ocklawaha. The Island Lake house has a gorgeous lot, dock, and shoreline as well. Other Activities: river kayaking, snorkeling in springs Golf: There are public golf courses in the three surrounding cities: Ocala, Palatka, and Gainesville.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
The Homeaway.com/VRBO platform allows for discounts for 7 nights or more and again at 28 nights or more.