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Hidden Harbor House at Lake June

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,750 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

If you enjoy boating, golfing, and serenity, you will love this home, located on the first side canal, on the north side of the most desired lake in Highlands County, Lake June. You also have boating access to a beautiful lagoon, 200 yards west of the property, as well as Lakes Carrie and Henry. Please note that we don't rent for the 2018 Fall-Winter season until September 2017.

The Boat house has a powered lift, and the spare lot offers boat, PWC or auto storage The garage has a 'skeeter beater' sliding screen, so if you need to work on your jet ski, you can do so in comfort. We offer Pontoon Boat rentals.

This quiet neighborhood is only 12 miles south of Sebring, 6 miles from downtown Lake Placid, and 2 hours to Disney. The master bedroom and bath were redone in 2008, as well as the kitchen in solid wood cabinets and beautiful granite.

The large back lanai is screened with hot tub and there is a gas grill for BBQs. Lake June is approximately 36 square miles, and Highlands County has many other nice, easy to reach, lakes to boat, fish, water-ski, and jet-ski. The nearest golf course is Leisure Lakes, and again, there are many other nice courses! We use VRBO for the credit card company as well as PayQuicker & PayPal. There will be no booking/credit card charge if you use check-by-mail or facebook to send a check!

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Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, spanish, All languages can be answered via email & internet
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 16, 2017

About Bob

My family has been in the real estate business in Florida for 36 years! My wife and I logged over 5000 hours boating offshore.

Bob purchased this house in 2004

Why Bob chose Lake Placid

Highlands county is a hidden surprise for a number of reasons: It is a 2 hour drive to the nearest international airport so it has a low population density and cost of living, enabling escape from crowds. It has rolling hills and plenty of great fresh water boating. It is also 95 feet above sea level. Many people from Miami, Ft Lauderdale, Palm Beach, Naples, Ft Meyers purchase second homes to eventually retire here. The Sebring airport is used as a road racing track and has hosted the 12 hour race yearly for at least 50+ years; this race is essential for teams to perfect their cars for the famous 24 hr of LeMans. There are many people who drive and show American cars from the 50's & 60's.

What makes this house unique

This property meets our family's needs with 160 feet of deep water canal front. There is a great sand bar where people anchor, socialize, and party and this home is 11 minutes from the action! The water is so pure and clean, you do not have to hose off your boat as you do in salt water and other, muddy lakes. Lake June is a 'Ridge bottom' ie., sand bottom lake, like Lake Jackson in Sebring. My photo above shows a SeaPlane on Lake Jackson's shore.


Lake Placid House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1750 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Master bath has shower. Guest bath has tub & shower.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • King size beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) This is in the family room, Bunk Beds (1) 2 Bunk Beds added in December, 2010
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • cinemas
  • library
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
We offer to rent a Pontoon boat to you for your stay. Boat house with electric power lift, Spare lot provides additional parking & toy storage, home on 2/3 acre, only 8 minute canal ride to Lake June, 25 minutes to Lake Carrie, and you have boat access to Lake Francis.


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Hidden Harbor House at Lake June
average rating of 4.857143 based on 14 reviews
Loudon, TN

Spring Vacation in Lake Placid, FL

  • 5 of 5

We were looking for a quiet getaway in South Florida where we could take our ski boat. We made an excellent choice with this property. Although, it is not directly on the lake it is on a deep canal that connects to Lake June. There is a nice dock and lift on the property, but we decided to tow our boat a short 3.5 miles to the public boat ramp. We used the house dock for relaxation and fishing, and then water skied on Lake June. We were also looking for a safe and quiet neighborhood to run and ride bikes. This and the surrounding neighborhoods were both quiet and safe. Overall, the house was great and met our needs. A few high points: Clean; newly remodeled master bath and kitchen; great appliances; kitchen well stocked; TV's in all rooms (although a bigger TV in the den area would have made it perfect); excellent A/C; ceiling fans in all rooms; comfortable and clean beds; nice tile floors; clean and nice hot tub in the lanai area; grill for backyard barbeques; a vacant lot beside the house where we played catch/frisbee with our daughter; A two car garage with screen; nice driveway with plenty of room for a vehicle and boat; washer/dryer; nice towles and lines provided; and wireless internet to use our laptops. The property owner provided excellent customer service and the property is well-maintained. The owner provided detailed and accurate information on the rental agreement related to directions, property "to-do's" upon arrival and departure, and some area tips. We would highly recommend this property to others, especially if you are looking for a quiet family vacation where you can enjoy boating, skiing, and family time at an affordable and nice house fishing, barbequeing, hot tubbing, etc.. Most restaurants are in Sebring, which is about a 15-20 minute drive, although, there are some local favorites in Lake Placid. Lake June is a big, round, beautiful lake with clean water. It was very windy when we were there, but we were able to find a calm shoreline for skiing. There is also plently of water depth in Lake June, which I learned may not be true for all the lakes and canels in this area. If we returned to this area we would rent this house again. The only downside for us with this property was we would have preferred "deadbolt" style locks on the doors and possibly a bigger TV in the den, although the TV provided was a great TV with DVD/VHS. Also, the neighborhood is safe and the locks are probably very adequate.

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2008
  • Stayed: February 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Detailed and thorough Review! My wife has also asked for a larger TV than the 27", so that's in the works! I'll also improve the locks--not so much for security but they're old and dated and don't go with all the new improvements.
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My husband and two dogs loved our stay

  • 4 of 5

We had a really great stay at the Hidden Harbor House! We would absoulutely stay again.

The house itself was beautiful and the yard was huge. The canal connecting you to the wonderful Lake June in Winter is right out your back door, and even if you don't boat it's still such a beautiful and relaxing view, with really gorgeous sunsets. We saw lots of turtles, fish, lizards and birds right out back (and a few squirrels).

We went on walks with our dogs right in the neighborhood every day and it was so peaceful and quiet, and we never ran out of streets to explore. It was a very nice and safe area with friendly neighbors, it was a very slow paced private area with no sidewalks (and none were needed).

Bob, the owner, was really great to work with and always available by phone, and helpful when we needed anything (he literally picked up every time I called). We had a slight mishap where we were double charged through the site (not his fault) and he made a call to HomeAway immediately and we were refunded literally minutes after we called him.

Over all we thought the house and area were perfect. Lake Placid has everything you need, and the house was very comfortable and private, and perfect for families both big and small. Thanks Bob for your hospitality!

  • Submitted: May 31, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Rose and David [and dog family] for writing a great review! You are welcome back anytime. You left the house very clean and organized. Continue to enjoy your travels! All the Best!
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Melbourne, Florida

Felt right at home!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I live on the coast of Florida and wanted a little change of pace so we headed inland for a few days. We felt right at home is this house and loved that we were able to bring our dog along with us. The house was very clean and the neighborhood very quiet. The hot tub was a plus too!

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2014
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent vacation rental on lake June

  • 5 of 5

This was my first experience renting a home unseen. It was totally a pleasure experience. The owner was very accommodating, the house was in excellent condition, beautifully located in a quiet area with a hot tub and a pontoon which can be rented right on the property. The house design is such that each bedroom and bathroom are on opposite side of the house so it is designed for two couples or parents with children wherein they are separated by the living area of the house. The house is equipped with all basic supplies. You need only to bring personal items. Lake Placid is a very interesting area, centrally located in the state to make visiting either shore line an easy drive.

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2014
  • Stayed: January 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Roanoke Va


  • 5 of 5

Probably the best appointed and stocked home we have stayed at. If it is not here you did not need it.We

forgot to bring a salad spinner- - -yep there was one here. The home sits on a nice canal feeding Lake June that is a 3600 acre pristine body of water. You can bring your own boat and dock it 30 feet from your back door or there are boats on the property to rent.The hot-tub in the covered patio is really nice or you can sit on a lounge outside by the fire pit and just relax. So whether you want to do boating, fishing, exploring or just plain enjoy your quite time here. You will not be disappointed and yes we hope to return.

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2013
  • Stayed: February 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

I stayed there this past weekend with my family. WOW! the pictures do not do this house justice. Absolutely beautiful and Clean. We will rent this house again in the future.


Salvador Family

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2011
  • Stayed: August 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Dock 633 or Jaxson's
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Leisure Lakes
Nearest Train
14 Miles
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
US 27
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Dock 633 or Jaxson's
Nearest Ski
1 Miles
Water ski 10 minutes from home by boat
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
The Sandbar 10 minutes by boat
Car: necessary

There are a great number of retiree motorcycle and classic car enthusiasts in the area. There are weekly rides and shows along the North-South US 27 corridor, with many scenic side roads (eg., US 17).

Sebring International Raceway hosts year around Sport Car events and has a race car driiving school.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $99
Refundable damage deposit $200
Pet Fee $50
Cleaning $125 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%

2 nights are $300, 3 nights = $400, 4 nights = $475, 5 nights = $550, 6 nights = $625, 7 nights = $700.

Payment terms vary depending upon how many days in advance the property is booked.

NOTE: WE DO NOT BOOK ONE YEAR IN ADVANCE. We do not know whether we will use the property for ourselves or not, until 60-90 days before the season begins November 1st.

We offer spring/summer weekend specials.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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