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David Swart

Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english

Central Florida Log Cabin Home /5 Stall Horse Barn / 2 Story Rental Lodge

5 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Overview

Okeechobee Chateau / Country House Rental Photos and Description

Near Lake Okeechobee Log Cabin, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 2-8)

Central Florida Lodge and Horse Barn

* Please book 2 weeks in advance.

We're currently having a brand new cedar log home built underneath a beautiful oak hammock. Go to our website floridaprairie. com to be entered to win a FREE WEEK STAY.

We are extending a personal invitation to visit Okeechobee County, Florida and the surrounding fishing, hunting, hiking or sightseeing.

Address is 19120 NW 270th Street, Okeechobee, Fl 34972

Enjoy this beautiful 2-story log cabin home with 3 bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms, with an upper and lower walkway to a 5-stall horse barn. Full kitchen amenities with stainless steel appliances, satellite TV, and a tremendous balcony view of the night sky from the upstairs loft bedroom. Also available on the property is horse boarding or pasture boarding. From equestrian to fishing, hunting or just some R&R, this private property is available by the week, month or year.

This area is the fishing capital of America with hundreds of lakes, rivers and hidden fishing spots. Lake Okeechobee has more bass per square than any other lake in America. This home is located just minutes from the fabulous new Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park. The park offers a wide assortment of things to do for people of every age with any interest. There are unlimited outdoor activities. You can see an abundance of wildlife right from the comfort of your own vehicle, you can enjoy hiking or biking Florida's original Cracker Trails, take guided swamp buggy rides, or enjoy unbelievable bird watching, etc.

There is no other place on earth to see the most amazing combination of plants and animals. While hiking in the Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park on the Original Cracker Trail, you might startle a white-tailed deer feeding on the tender grass, come across a flock of wild turkeys, scan the skies and see a Crested Cara-Cara or Bald Eagle soaring overhead, or listen carefully and you may hear the endangered Florida Grasshopper Sparrows singing in their natural prairie habitat. Wildflowers dot the countryside including Yellow Bachelors Buttons, Pipe Wort, Blazing Star, Meadow Beauty and the delicate Alligator Lily. Enjoy the prairie by looking into it 'not at it'.

Riding the trails at the Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park on horseback is one of the best ways to see the real Florida. Horseback riders are apt to see an abundance of wildlife. The trails take you through cool shady hammocks or the open plains. You can bring your own horses or we can have them delivered to our property or the Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park for your convenience (pricing upon request)

It doesn't matter if you're a novice or an experienced trail rider, there is a fun adventure waiting for you to experience. You can stay on the main trails or you can head on the smaller trails and off into the untouched tundra. You will see an amazing array of wildlife. It is unbelievable!

Enjoy the original Florida Cracker Trail and all the breathtaking scenery! Have a picnic on the same historic trail that the United States Calvary built as they forged and battled the Seminole Indians south-ward securing local Fort Basinger and Okeechobee County. Lunches can also be provided upon request.

Enjoy your ride.

Perfect activities for all outdoor adventurers and nature lovers.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
David Swart (Owner)
Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english

About David Swart

I'm a United States Army combat veteran, accompanied by 30 years of fast paced high stress lifestyle. I developed premature heart disease and almost died. I desperately needed a stress reliever in my life. I have always had a passion for the great outdoors. However, I had lost touch with it competing in the rat race in Broward County. Since I love the outdoors, I decided one day to head west in Florida and see what may be out there waiting to be found.

David Swart purchased this chateau / country house in 2007

Why David Swart chose Lake Okeechobee

While driving around in the country, I found what everyone there calls the "Prairie". It was here that I came to a place called Okeechobee. This is now what I call my secret hideaway that has rejuvenated my soul and physiology as a human being. This is the place where you can experience her majesties, the almighty Mother Nature’s life force stronger than anywhere else on earth.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Amazing Place!

It was amazing how far and wide the view was from your tower, we got up in it just in time to watch the hole sky turn red and purple during the sunset from tower.

The drive in the State park and all the deer we saw from our vehicle was awesome.

The Dinning in town was really delicious ,we found this Fantastic Sea food restaurant called Lightsey's, on the North west side of Lake Okeechobee and they had all kinds of sea food along with some interesting local dishes, Cooter, Pumpkin bread and I didn’t know Frog legs taste like Chicken Breast.

The country meals your hostess Miss Kim cooked on your 900 brick Oak log fire pit at your Property was delicious .

I never realized just how much I missed horse riding, we will be back again real soon .

I ate the Boar hog we shot with my cousins this Thanks giving and everyone commented on how fresh the meat was, thanks again for the Hunting tips you showed me.

I saw 12 turkeys and 7 deer and three giant Gators sitting along the bank of the Lily pad water hole you told us about, My boys and myself really had fun while riding our mountain bikes up the original Cracker trail in the Kissimmee Preserve.

I had a great picnic with my niece and nephews in the Kissimmee Preserve park, we did the 4 hour swamp buggy tour and filmed a huge Bobcat and saw some Deer’s and a pack of wild Hogs ran out from some bushes ,the kids spotted them they had a lot of fun it was exciting, a bit bumpy but fun thanks for everything.
Feb 2011
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Reviews

5
based on 5 traveler reviews

Central Florida Log Cabin Home /5 Stall Horse Barn / 2 Story Rental Lodge
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews
Izard, AR
5

Great Times

  • 5 of 5

I traveled to the prairie with my wife of 35 years and 4 kids, we had no expectations since it was our first visit but WOWEEE! The views were great, our evening horsback rides were luscious. Our Butch Jr found a great walking trail, and we hiked all about the area, we saw really keen wildlife, a softened turtle, a wild wildcat and family of turkeys on parade. Young Toby Joe spent a day ahunting, and he got him abig old hog! But the best part of the trip was just relaxing in the hammock with my coon dog Coot by my side, and the misses. I will be back, and for a longer stay next time... What a great way to relax on my vacation!

  • Submitted: May 24, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Denver CO
5

Best Around....

  • 5 of 5

Place was Great : Great Cabin, Beautiful setting & great atmosphere to cook a steak/relax after a day of activity !

  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2012
  • Stayed: Dec 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. We look forward to seeing you again.
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Vero Beach
5

Exceeded our expectations

  • 5 of 5

We had such a great time and your place exceeded our expectations. We enjoyed everything from the rustic feel to David's passion for the place. It is infectious! The cabin was very cozy, very romantic and the fire pit as well. The shooting range, zip line, and tramopline were all great fun. We are looking forward to our next visit.

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2011
  • Stayed: Jan 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are looking forward to seeing you guys again.
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Okeechobee
5

awesome

  • 5 of 5

This was the best weekend that I've had in quite a while. Sitting on the porch drinking my coffee watching the the flock of wild turkeys that came onto the property at sunrise was totally awesome. I've never seen some many at one time. Then taking a walk at the Kissimmee Park and seeing all the gators out sunning themselves on the bank and the deers out grazing was terrific. Wow what more can a person ask for in one weekend. Thanks for a great weekend. I'll be back soon. (I hope.)

  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2010
  • Stayed: Nov 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. We look forward to seeing you again.
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pompano beach FL
5

exselence

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful get away . I'v never exsperenced anything like this befor in my life. It's a great way to retreat from the boring city life.I'v made many memories at the Florida Praire and have had great bonding time with my family.I would recremend this to anybody.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2010
  • Stayed: Aug 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. When are you coming back? Hopefully we will see you real soon with all of your friends.
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Map

Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park
Nearest Airport
50 Miles
West Palm Beach
Nearest Barpub
10 Miles
Okeechobee
Nearest Ferry
15 Miles
Okeechobee
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Lake Estates
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Okeechobee
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
US98 / US441
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
Downtown Okeechobee
Nearest Beach
45 Miles
Fort Pierce
Nearest Point of Interest
Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Lake Istokpoga
Nearest Point of Interest
Lake Okeechobee
Nearest Point of Interest
Sebring
Nearest Point of Interest
Lightsey's Seafood Restaurant
Car: recommended

All the above mentioned activities are located nearby. Some may require additional fees. The beach in Fort Pierce is about a forty to forty-five minute drive east. The theme park in Orlando is approximately an hour to an hour and a half's drive.

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Rates & Availability

Okeechobee Chateau / Country House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$214
$1,500
$4,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee 6 or more $150
Refundable damage deposit $250
Property Damage Protection $99
Pet Fee $100
Security Fee $250
Cleaning Fee up to 5 $125

Security/cleaning fee:
Security Fee $250
Cleaning Fee based on total guests
up to 5 $125
6 or more $150

Balance of security minus cleaning fee is refundable upon departure or within 7 days provided no additional damages.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Okeechobee Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (1), Sofa (1),
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered ...
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Fishing: The local area is one of the most diversified fishing locations in America! In addition to Lake Okeechobee, there are hundreds of additional lakes, rivers, ponds and secret fishing spots. Hiking: There is no place on earth to see the most amazing combination of plants and animals. While hiking in the Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park on the Original Cracker Trail you might startle a white-tailed deer feeding on the tender grass, come across a flock of wild turkeys. Horse/Equestrian Trail Riding: Ride on nearby trails through cool shady hammocks or the open plains. Bring your own horses or we can have them delivered for your convenience. We also have a 5-stall horse barn available for pasture boarding. Enjoy your ride! Wildlife Viewing and Tours: Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park offers excellent seasonal birding opportunities for the nature tourist. Mountain Biking: Stay on the main trail or head off on the smaller trails into the untouched tundra.

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