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Lake Front 3 Bedroom 2 Bath Swimming Pool Executive Home Pets Welcome

Sleeps9
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 30 nights

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Overview

Central Florida House Rental Photos and Description

Chateau / Country House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths (Sleeps 6-8)

The many facets of the lake make the visit worthwhile alone. As the sun rises the water may change from the dark of night to the golden yellows, oranges and vivid pinks with hints of turquoise and blue. The lake may be so still that it can mirror the reflections of a great egret or a great blue heron gently feeding in the grasses and plants; but, within minutes can change to the vivid blues of a cloudless day, with white caps rolling in from the breezes stirring over the lake. Storms can be watched dancing around the lake, turning the water to the grays of the clouds. Clear nights are perfect for star gazing, or watching the moon rise over the water. At other times the lake can be so still that the stars reflect off of the water. A full moon rising over the water offers a magical view with a magnificence that could take ones breath away. The rise and fall of the waves, can break the moonlight into a thousand facets each dancing and shimmering across the water.

The gentle breezes bouncing off the water allow the palms to sing one of nature’s sweetest lullabies. The quiet rustling of the fronds can easily sing one into a deep and relaxing sleep. As the sun bounces over the horizon in the morning, the bird songs, along with the lullaby of the palms, can bring one quietly into the new morning and fully refreshed to face the day. Having coffee on the porch, along with the breathtaking beauty of the morning is a site to behold. The ospreys are probably out feeding, and one may hear the cry of an eagle. There are red headed woodpeckers, humming birds, butterflies and so much more. The lake with all its beauty is shared for the enjoyment of all.

This beautiful home is located on 2/3 of an acre on the banks of the beautiful Lake George in Central Florida. We offer an executive home. The yard is fenced and animals are allowed.

Step through the front door and into the living room which is furnished with a black leather sectional designed for comfort and relaxation, slate coffee table and accent table, a big screen plasma tv, as well as dvd player, with an array of movies available for use. There is a 9 x 12 area rug that adds to the comfort of this room. The window coverings are from Mexican blankets that add to the rustic splash of color to the room. The east end of the living room is walled by a 12 foot sliding glass door, which opens into a screened porch looking over the lake and pool area. The porch is furnished with 4 sitting chairs and a black dinner table with six wicker type chairs.

Leaving the living room, step through the double door opening into the eat-in kitchen, which features a pub style table and chairs, hickory cabinets, almond porcelain double sinks, set into the peacock green granite counter tops with a tile backsplash. The kitchen is compactly designed having everything within easy reach. There are updated appliances including a flat top digital stove, dishwasher, and refrigerator with ice maker and ice/water dispenser. The kitchen is fully stocked with all non-food items, such as ceramic dinnerware, flatware, pots and pans, bowls, utensils and bake ware. There is a coffee pot, blender, and mixer. The slide in range is installed in the base cabinets that divide the kitchen and sitting room. This design allows the cook not only to be able to peer out through the French doors, once again viewing the lake and pool, but also to be able to interact with family or friends in the sitting area while preparing meals and snacks. Matched tile is the main flooring throughout the home

A two sided fireplace graces the sitting room off the kitchen as well as the living room. The sitting room houses a love seat and two recliners designed as a multi-functioning room including a reading area, a quiet room, visiting with friends and family away from the main stream living area, or keeping the cook company to name a few. The fireplace in the sitting room is faced with stone, laid by a master stone layer local to the area, and a solid wood mantel purchased at a local lumber mill, and designed for this home.

The stairway and master bedroom upstairs have bamboo hardwood floors. This master suite offers a king size four poster bed with luxury linens, a quilt comforter and matching pillow shams. The bed has a Simmons Beauty Rest mattress. There are night tables and lamps on either side of the bed. The room has chest of drawer as well as a cedar lined closet with a mirrored pocket door. The master bath upstairs hosts an oversized shower with three shower heads and a bench. This shower is tiled in slate from the shower floor, up the walls and the bench all the way to the ceiling. The entire bathroom floor is tiled with two inch slate tiles, as well as the sixty inch vanity counter top which houses two hand painted Mexican sinks. The vanity is taller than normal in order to cause less bending. The mirror over the vanity has a dark hand painted frame complimenting the slate, hand painted sinks and the dark wood of the vanity. The home also boasts a screened porch off the master suite upstairs, offering a quiet nook away from everything, overlooking the pool and the lake, furnished with lake worn wicker, to complement the lake life style. There is a coffee table as well. This is a great place to snooze, read or just relax. This porch offers an amazing view of the lake below. It is the best vantage point on the property for lake gazing.

The second bedroom is an oversized bedroom on the ground floor furnished with a kings size bed, a dresser, nightstand and chest of drawers. There are French doors that open to the lake front. This room has ceiling fans and matched bedroom lamps in the dragon fly stained glass pattern. This bed also has a Simmons Beauty Rest mattress for the ultimate in support. This is the only room that has carpet flooring.

The third bedroom is a smaller bedroom with bunk beds and an antique chest of drawers.

Most rooms have ceiling fans. Internet and satellite tv are provided. The downstairs bathroom is tile, with the vanity and linen closet built out of hickory. The bathrooms are stocked with towels and extra linen if needed. The vanity has a cultured marble top with double scalloped sinks. There is an oversized shower with 2 shower heads, a shower bench and enclosed with clear glass shower doors. This is also a cabana bath, with a door leading out to the pool and lake area. This bath is also home to the full size stackable washer and dryer.

Matched tile is the main flooring throughout the home. There is a covered deck in the back yard as well as a swimming pool with lounge chairs. The pool has a swim out that allows some seating facing the lake. A great way to spend an afternoon! The St. Johns River flows North through the middle of Lake George on its trek to Jacksonville, where it empties into the Atlantic Ocean. Lake George is roughly 7 miles wide and 13 miles long, with numerous springs feeding it. Wildlife is abundant around the lake. Eagles and Osprey both nest in the surrounding areas and feed from the lake. The lake offers not only beauty, but also an array of lake and ocean life such as blue crabs, shrimp, bass, brim, as well as an occasional manatee that maybe be seen in the springs or the runs from the lake to the springs. Remember even though this home is in a private area, wildlife can be seen from time to time including herons, egrets, raccoons, foxes, squirrels, black bear, owls, wild turkeys and more.

Salt Springs offers a few restaurants and a small grocery store, a Subway, gas stations, and a small post office. Salt Springs is located about 7 miles north of the home.

Orlando is roughly 1 and ½ hours south and, of course, offers all of the theme parks as well as shopping.

St. Augustine is an easy day trip to the northeast. A place where one can enjoy exploring historic locations such as, Castillo de San Marcos built from 1672 thru 1695, which is a reminder of the strength of the Spanish rule in the New World, or the St. Augustine Lighthouse built in 1874 and its accompanying museum open year round. Another must see, is the St. Augustine Pirate and Treasure Museum. Even though we only listed three historical sites, please remember that St. Augustine is one of our oldest cities, with too much history to share in the space allowed. Other activities available are deep sea fishing, surfing, swimming and sun bathing. St. Augustine is a wealth of history open to one and all. Great shopping is also available at The St. Augustine Premium Outlets.

Let’s not forget Daytona Beach, which is Home of the Daytona International Speedway. With an easy hour or so drive, you could be sitting in the middle of two of the biggest races of the season. Or how about bike week? The roads to and from Daytona are all welcome to travelers for bike week. There is nothing like a scenic trip through the forest on a bike.

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Dan Haan (Owner)
Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english

About Dan Haan

Buiseness owner. I was raised in the Ocala national forrest on a 10 acre family farm. What a great place to live.

Dan Haan purchased this house in 2001

Why Dan Haan chose Central Florida

Nestled deep in the Ocala National Forest this home offers lake views from almost every room. Within 3 to 15 miles of this property there are 5 state and or federal recreation areas featuring some of Floridas most magnificent springs. They are Silver Glen Springs, Juniper Springs, Salt Springs, Mill Dam, and Alexander Springs. They offer some to all of the following activities: hiking, swimming, picnicking, canoeing and amazing views of the crystal clear water.

Easy access to Lake George and all it has to offer. There is boating, jet skiing, canoeing, and pleasure boating. There are a few restaurants accessible by boat.

Staying within the Ocala National Forest there are many, many trails for hikers. Within 6 or so miles from the home are The Yearling Trail make famous by The Yearling written by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings in 1938 and winner of the Pulitzer Prize. The Florida Trail. The Salt Springs Observation Trail. The trails within The Silver Glen Recreation Area.

Salt Springs offers a few restaurants and a small grocery store, a Subway, gas stations, and a small post office. Salt Springs is located about 7 miles north of the home.

Orlando is roughly 1 and ½ hours south and, of course, offers all of the theme parks as well as shopping.

St. Augustine is an easy day trip to the northeast. A place where one can enjoy exploring historic locations such as, Castillo de San Marcos built from 1672 thru 1695, which is a reminder of the strength of the Spanish rule in the New World, or the St. Augustine Lighthouse built in 1874 and its accompanying museum open year round. Another must see, is the St. Augustine Pirate and Treasure Museum. Even though we only listed three historical sites, please remember that St. Augustine is one of our oldest cities, with too much history to share in the space allowed. Other activities available are deep sea fishing, surfing, swimming and sun bathing

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(21 traveler reviews)
Lake Front 3 Bedroom 2 Bath Swimming Pool Executive Home Pets Welcome
average rating of 4.952381 based on 21 reviews
Kentucky
5

Awsome!!!

  • 5 of 5

This is our second time staying here. It is so peaceful quiet and very relaxing. The house was clean the pool is nice. We will be coming back.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks you so much. I am glad you came back. I did notice another property on the Cana forsake you might want to look on realtor.com.
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5

Lake George house

  • 5 of 5

We loved the location on the lake! We enjoyed our stay (wish we could've stayed longer). The morning sunrises were gorgeous. Dan was excellent in communicating with us and very accommodating.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Orlando, FL
5

Best vacation I've had with my family

  • 5 of 5

I rented this house thinking it would be something different for us to experience away from the same old Orlando attractions. It turned into the best vacation we've ever spent together and we are already planning on going back.

First off, the property is great. Tons of space and a great looking home greet you as you come in the driveway. The rooms are very spacious, especially the master bedroom on the 2nd floor. The pond in front of the house is a great touch (the kids were fighting each other everyday over who gets to feed the fish). I wasn't aware, but one of the pipes was clogged and the friendly neighbor came over and unclogged it for us. I would say the only downside, if it can be considered one, is the internet speed which is not very fast at all for most people. The kids complained for the first few days, but I was actually glad because they eventually learned how to have fun without their phones and video games which is why I don't even consider it a negative thing.

The pool was also great fun for everyone, and as a previous reviewer wrote, a few little uninvited guests would show up every once in a while. The kids loved that too, though, and we love animals so having to get a turtle out of the pool was part of the fun.

But I think the one that enjoyed the vacation the most, though, was our dog. He didn't stop playing and running all day and you could see he was exhausted at the end of the day because he was always the first one to go to sleep.

Dan, the owner, was great from the beginning of the booking process all the way to the end, and I hope he's willing to have our little crazy crew come back sometime in the very near future.

A word of advice for those that are planning on renting this property. The nearest supermarket I could find using Google Maps was 30 mins from the house, so bring as much as you can so you don't have to go out to buy groceries. Do that and you'll get to enjoy every second, and probably join me in saying that your time here was one of, if not THE, best vacation you've had.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

LOVE LOVE LOVE

  • 5 of 5

This house is amazing! We had so much fun here, the turtle paid a visit and even some of its friends. We loved feeding the Koi. The house is very roomy and the pool was nice and refreshing. I fell asleep a few times relaxing on the balcony to the upstairs bedroom. Beautiful lightning show over the lake most nights while we were there. Owner was very helpful and friendly.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hilliard
5

Fantastic, Wonderful , Beautiful Place!!!

  • 5 of 5

We rented this beautiful home for our friends 25th anniversary! There was six of us and we all loved the place!! Everything was beautiful and amazing!! We are definitely coming back!

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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5

Lovely and peaceful!

  • 5 of 5

This was an idyllic retreat for our group of ladies. We wanted a quiet place to relax and enjoy the natural beauty of Florida, away from the theme parks and crowds of college students so common elsewhere...and we found it here! The best part of the stay was watching the sun rise over the dock and bird-watching in the evenings! We enjoyed the pool and the choice of outside areas (not pictured is a lovely lanai off the pool deck which is the perfect place to unwind if you don't want direct sun.) I would definitely recommend this property. A word of caution: cell service is sketchy, so be sure you have a reliable non-cell GPS or printed directions and map when you come out here! Also, I would not recommend this property for those with very young children or adventurous pets, as it is a direct drop-off from the backyard into the swampy part of the lakefront (we did see alligators while we were here.)

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
65 Miles
Orlando
Nearest Barpub
8 Miles
Cactus Jacks
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
Fort gates
Nearest Golf
30 Miles
Ocala
Nearest Train
25 Miles
Palatka Fl
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Hwy 19
Nearest Restaurant
7 Miles
Bass Champions
Nearest Beach
50 Miles
Daytona
Car: necessary

The property is centrally located. With in a short drive you can go to the beach, Disney, Wild waters ,Canoe run down Juniper Creek, University of Florida, Daytona Speedway and Golfing. Sit and watch Eagles Osprey Herrons Hawks from the back porch.

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Rates & Availability

Salt Springs House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
labor day
Sep 1 2016 - Sep 7 2016
3 night minimum stay
$250
$1,400
$3,000
 
 
Winter 2017
Jan 1 2017 - Mar 31 2017
30 night minimum stay
$95
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$185
$3,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.0%

There is a boat ramp within 1 block of the house at no charge.
You can rent pontoon boats at Salt Springs Boat Ramp.http://saltspringsmarina.com/rates.htm
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Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Central Florida House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • River
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - outdoor shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , bunk bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , in living room
  • Beds: King (9) Bunk Bed
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Deck Furniture
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • marina
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Pets are welcome

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