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Artist Dream with 90Ft on Tranquil 1304 Acre Lake Josephine

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,456 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 9 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 7)

200 Ft. dock w/ screened-in porch (morning coffee and/or evening sunsets on the lake) and a comfortable 4.5 bedroom house (cen. AC/heat) that is completely and tastefully remodeled and includes tile throughout the downstairs, new appliances and granite counters in the kitchen, plus 3 sliding glass doors for stunning views of the sunset over the lake. Only one bedroom (slider & balcony) is upstairs, which contains a queen size bed and opens to a westward view of the lake with balcony access. Two of the bedrooms downstairs also have queen beds and the 3rd bedroom contains 2 twin beds. The living room has a couch and a large futon and can be closed off by double french doors for additional sleeping space. The screened porch at house, also with the lake view, has 2 ceiling fans, gas grill and table for 6-8, which is a great way to barbecue and enjoy the stunning sunsets.

The house sits on almost an acre of land and is hidden from the street by the orange grove . In the 'back yard', there is a rolling lawn with additional citrus trees and 3 towering oak trees complete with picturesque Spanish moss, bench swing, ending at the lake (not fenced). The yard is fenced on 3 sides, but open with 90 feet of natural lake front along this quiet lake. There is a 199 ft. dock with 2 slips and a boat ramp is 2 min. away. Fish from the dock or bring your canoe, kayak, or boat for the open boat slip.

A stand-alone 6 car garage with an upstairs 2 room apartment is also for rent. This air conditioned furnished apartment contains an efficiency kitchen and three piece bathroom, two twin beds, table and chairs, and cable TV in the front room and two twin beds in the back room.

Parking is ample and there is space for RV, but no hook up. Please call for availability dates, calendar not always accurate.

Conveniently located between Sebring and Lake Placid and only 6.5 miles away (9 min) from the Sebring Raceway & a Publix.

8 area golf courses. 2 wineries 5 min away.

All race event weekends-porche-corvette-Chin, Ferrari, Scca., NASA, etc., or 12 hr race, only 9 min (no traffic) from Sebring Raceway. Motorcycles & jetskis welcome.

Keywords: Rental House on Lake Josephine, Sebring Fla.

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Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 23, 2018

About Don

We live in Fort Lauderdale, Fl and Don is an engineer/general contractor and Kathryn is an artist. We orginally thought the house would be a great vacation house, but it seems it is a source of endless creative projects!

Don purchased this house in 2005

Why Don chose Sebring

WE HAVE A SPECIAL FOR ALL RACE TEAMS, WEEKENDS $84.00 a night per room, minimum 4 rooms to rent. Don is an amateur race car driver and loves the track. Kathryn is an artist and loves the natural lake views and peaceful atmosphere. She is originally from Indiana and is reminded of that Midwestern niceness of the people in the area.

What makes this house unique

We have plenty of room to entertain family and friends. After a noisy day at the track, or a busy day of sight seeing, it is wonderful to come 'home' to a quiet beautiful sunset over the lake. Life is good! Upstairs balcony makes for great star watching on the clear nights away from the big city lights.


Sebring House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1456 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Air Conditioning
  • 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 ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Extra long walk-in shower has 2 shower heads.
  • Both bathrooms are located in different halls, accessible to all guests. Both were re-tiled approximately in 2008.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Sliding glass door with lake view
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Upstairs, with carpet. Sliding door to large balcony.
  • All 3 bedrooms downstairs have ceramic tile flooring. The one bedroom upstairs has carpeting. All bedrooms have ceiling fan plus floor fans (for "white noise").
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
One full bathroom contains tub/shower combo and the other full bath contains an extra long walk-in shower.


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Artist Dream with 90Ft on Tranquil 1304 Acre Lake Josephine
average rating of 4.75 based on 12 reviews

Very private and peaceful!

  • 4 of 5

I would recommend this location to anyone who wants to get away from it all. The accommodations were very good. Everything was provided. My only criticism is that the master bedroom mattress is expired and needs replaced. Also, be aware that the daily rate does not include electricity. That is an extra cost. Otherwise, it is a very nice property.

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am glad you had a nice time and was able to enjoy yourself. Regarding the electric bill, you only pay electric and water bills when you stay for a length of time. Think of us next time you want to get away for a reunion or just a short getaway. Thanks, Nancy
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Good family reunion place

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect for our family reunion, plenty of places to sleep, large yard for fun games and a nice indoor area for cooking and eating. We enjoyed watching sunsets in the screened room out on the dock with no bugs! The house is well maintained and very comfortable.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am glad everyone had a nice time. Think of us next time you want to get away for a reunion or just a short getaway. Thanks, Nancy
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Sunset Seeker

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I have stayed at this "home away from home" three times, which, I think, speaks for itself. This place suits us, as we enjoy the beautiful view of the lake and the sunsets. The house is comfortable and the yard is large and well maintained. The owners are responsive if we have concerns. It's a perfect place for us to while away the winter in the sunshine.

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This is a great couple and we are glad that they enjoy what we enjoy about our property and the quiet lake and the quiet times of sunset on the dock in the lake. We try to maintain and improve the property and try to surprise this couple with new items each year, such as a new bedroom TV this year, and new front gates last year to help protect their dog. Our great neighbors one of which is our care taker and the other a friend of my mother in Ft. Lauderdale have been one of our best assets. We are thankful for the comments. Thank you for considering our property. Please ask for Nancy our manager, with the firm for 16 years, to help you in the future.
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Beautiful Cottage & Property on Lake Josephine

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I were looking for a lake cottage in the Sebring area where we could relax with our two dogs, and this was a perfect find! The cottage is right on Lake Josephine and sets on a huge, beautiful lot that is totally fenced in (which was great for our dogs). The cottage itself had everything that we needed and was very clean, spacious and well kept. We absolutely loved spending every evening at the end of the pier (which had a screened enclosure) watching the gorgeous sunsets. The lake itself is beautiful and peaceful, and the surrounding cottages are very nice and well kept. The location was perfect as well, as we were within 5 to 10 miles of grocery stores, restaurants, shopping malls, movie theatre, library, Sebring International Raceway, and the Highlands Hammock State Park. All in all, it was one of the best and most relaxing vacations that we have ever had, and Don & Nancy were an absolute pleasure to deal with when making the arrangements. We will definitely stay there again!

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Paula, Thank you so much for your review of our home. We loved that you enjoyed your stay with your husband and dogs. We hope that you will visit again and have the same experience as you did this spring. Keep in touch. Don & Nancy
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A very nice accocodation convenient to Sebring International Raceway

  • 4 of 5

We, a party of seven adult flag marshals for the 12 Hour Sebring endurance race, spent a week at this quiet, well maintained house on Lake Josephine. The house was exactly as advertised on VRBO. It was clean and well maintained. All appliances were in good condition and functioned well, including the air-conditioning, washer and dryer. Two of us slept in the living room, one on the couch and one on the futon. The remaining five in the bedrooms. I stayed in the only upstairs bedroom, although it took a while to actually find the narrow staircase hidden behind the laundry. One of two bathrooms with a walk-in shower looked like it had been recently renovated and there was plenty of hot water. Bathroom time, with two baths, was a little tight in the morning with seven men all on the same schedule.

Although it was quiet and seemed like we were “off the beaten path” we were very conveniently located near the Sebring circuit, about a 15 minute drive. Likewise, access to all the usual stores and dining was conveniently located on Route 29.

The house was in a very nice location with a small orange grove in the front yard and the back yard fronting on beautiful Lake Josephine. There was adequate parking for all of our vehicles. As flag marshals we were away early and back late so had little opportunity to enjoy the lake. However, I was able to see a large number of bird species surrounding the house and at the lake every morning.

Customer service from the owner Don Arpin and his agent Nancy were excellent. My enquiries were answered promptly by email. Next door neighbor Tim greeted us on arrival and was helpful in getting an item that one of us left in the house back to its owner. Secure Internet access was also provided.

In summary we enjoyed our stay and plan to return next year. I would recommend this house to others. I think that seven is the maximum occupancy for unrelated guests but with queen beds in three of the bedrooms more could be accommodated if they were couples.

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Richard, Thank you for such a nice review. We are so glad that you all had a nice time in Sebring. Next year you should try to arrive a day or two early and enjoy the home and grounds. See you next year. Thanks again, Nancy & Don
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Close to Sebring

  • 5 of 5

Great place as an alternative to the hotels in Sebring. Very easy drive to the track and very quiet for a good nights rest. Nice and clean with plenty of towels. Excellent communication with the owner, and they respond very quickly.

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Robert, Thank you for the review. Hope to see you again next year. Nancy
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Nearest Airport
9.4 Miles
Sebring Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Carlie Lynne's Bar
Nearest Train
8.7 Miles
Sebring Amtrack Train Station
Nearest Motorway
6.5 Miles
Sebring International Raceway
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Cowpoke's Watering Hole

Car Racing at the Sebring Raceway (6.5 miles from our house), home to 12 Hours of Sebring, an American Le Mans series race.

Sebring Regional Airport (6.5 miles from our house), a public use airport.

Sebring Amtrak Train Station (8.7 miles from our house).

Highlands Hammock State Park (15 miles)

Bok Tower Gardens (Lake Wales, FL, 1 hour north)




Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $300
Cleaning $80
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 10.8%

Prices do not reflect cleaning fee - e-mail for total price.
If we can we like to rent jan/feb together to March 9th, or March 19th to April 30th. Though all inquiries are welcome.
Weekend of March 14th or so is the big 12 hour race, property at premium price. Other holiday weekends subject to premium price as well.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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