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David (e-mail); Vicki (phone)

Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english

Lake June Cottage, Excellent Dock, Rope Swing, Most Reviews

47 Reviews
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 - 30 nights

Overview

Lake Placid Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + A/C Sleeping Porch, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

PLEASE NOTE: This property has been rented for January - March, 2017.

There's a reason our property has the most and best reviews of any other in Lake Placid...it's a great value and the most fun! Truly an 'old style' lake house with one of the best docks on the best lake in Highlands County. From here you have a long, unobstructed view of the entire lake, including the stunning sunsets. Beautiful 3600 acre Lake June has the highest water quality and white sand bottom.

The home is not fancy, but is clean, cozy, comfortable, and is one of the best values on the lake. If you want a home where everything is new and perfect, then this is not the place for you. Also, if you don't like to see bugs or lizards (usually not inside!), this is not the place for you, as in the summer the lake often has swarms of various types of flying insects which appear for a day or two, and are gone just as quickly.

You could pay more, but why? You can certainly rent a fancier home, but if you're staying on the water, isn't the dock and the view really what it's all about? It's hard to beat this property if that's what is important to you.

PLEASE CLICK ON THE 'VIEW CALENDAR' ICON ON THE HOME PAGE TO SEE IF THE DATES YOU WANT ARE AVAILABLE BEFORE CONTACTING US. SORRY, WE CANNOT RENT FOR LESS THAN ONE WEEK DURING JUNE - AUGUST, BUT WILL CONSIDER PARTIAL WEEK APRIL- MAY, AND SEPT - DECEMBER. WILL ONLY RENT MONTHLY JANUARY - MARCH

I was flattered to see that some of the other property owners in Lake Placid have even copied the exact description of our property in order to promote their own on vrbo. It reminds me of the old saying 'Imitation is the greatest form of flattery.' But my response to that, and question for you, a potential visitor to our property, is 'why go with an imitation?' Take your next vacation at the most and best reviewed lake house in all of Lake Placid, Florida...ours!

For those of you with children, please know that all lake houses are not created equal. Some lakes and locations are not as suitable for younger children (or even adults) to enjoy the water in safety. This property has a 100' clean, white sand bottom with shallow water out to the end of the dock....perfect for younger children. Unlike some other locations on the lake which have dark, deeper, water with a mucky bottom near the dock, we have none of that. This is the perfect place to wade and enjoy the water whether you're 8 or 80!

Also be aware of the importance of the location of the house on the lake. Some homes advertised on vrbo are on canals, or less desirable areas of Lake June. We are on the north side of the lake (see map below), with a completely unobstructed view of the entire lake, including the lovely sunsets. It truly is about location, location, location....and we've got one of the best locations on the lake!

The home has two bedrooms EACH with king size bed. One bedroom has attached bathroom, which is small, with a very small shower. This is an old house, built back in the day when small bathrooms were the norm. The full bath (still small), is off the dining room. Also, there are no formal closets with doors, but there are places in each bedroom to hang all the clothes you would need to bring to the lake.

Both bedrooms have mostly new furniture as of September, 2015.

The sleeping porch (a/k/a Florida room) is air conditioned, and has three futons which convert from great couches into twin beds. Also, there is a comfy rocking chair with ottoman, and nice leather recliner, all overlooking the lake.

Please note: One potential tenant stopped by to check out the property when we were there and remarked: 'It is so much bigger than it appeared in the photos online.' If that is your impression from the photos, let me give you the stats on the rooms: The sleeping porch/Florida room (room on the back of the house with futons overlooking the lake). is 13.5 wide by 25 long. The bedrooms are 15 feet long by 9.5 feet wide; these numbers do not include the armoire/closet areas shown in both photos.

I did not measure the kitchen but once again, our visitor said 'this is larger than I thought it was from the photos.' To be sure, this is not a palatial home, but perhaps it is a little larger than the photos suggest.

There are ceiling fans in most rooms, including the sleeping porch/Florida room. This area has what one of our visitors called 'a wall of windows' so you can watch the lake activities from the comfort of your easy chair or rocker in air conditioned comfort if you wish.

Another surprising and rare amenity at this property: enclosed porch has large hot tub and patio table with seating for six.

Large back yard has picnic table and wooden swing hanging from mossy hickory tree.

In January 2011, we replaced all carpet and vinyl throughout the house. The wood floor underneath still creaks, but everything is clean and neat. We also just installed a 46' HD flat screen TV in the living area. Smaller flat screen TVs located in bedrooms, one with DVD player.

We have excellent quality, high pressure city water coming in to the house.

The washer and dryer are located in the garage, which is not air conditioned. That's where you will see more than a few lizards which like to scoot in and out under the garage door. You must go out the front door, walk down a 15 foot covered walkway, to get in to the garage.

Most lake houses have a dock, but not like this! Two large, custom swings under cover, plus plenty of room for lounge chairs out in the sun. The rope swing is a hit with children of all ages! Feed the fish from the dock, watch ospreys, sandhill cranes, egrets, ducks, seagulls, otters and other wildlife.

Portable fire pit (supply own firewood) allows you to enjoy a campfire by the lake and roast marshmallows, tell stores, or just quietly relax.

Whether you are a retired couple looking to relax for a month or more in the winter months, or a family looking for a super fun vacation get away at a great value, this is the place for you.

Don't just take it from us, read the reviews below written by some of the folks who have stayed with us and see if this fun property is what you're looking for. If you have any doubts or questions, call or e-mail me and I'll send more information and photos and will be happy to give you all the information you need.

Keywords: Lake house, Lake June, Lake June in Winter, Lake Placid, water sports, skiing, hot tub, wakeboarding, bass fishing, dock

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
David (e-mail); Vicki (phone) (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About David (e-mail); Vicki (phone)

We have now become a family of 9 with the addition of our two new grand daughters. We look forward to them and our many future grand children creating the same great memories we have at the lake.

David (e-mail); Vicki (phone) purchased this cottage in 2003

Why David (e-mail); Vicki (phone) chose Central Florida

We began visiting Lake June 19 years ago as a weekend getaway and quickly fell in love with the area. Eleven years ago, we finally took the plunge and purchased this property. We have shared more laughs, played more games, told more stories, and had more fun at this place than at any other vacation spot we have ever visited. This is truly the best investment in family time we have ever made.

What makes this cottage unique

For boaters, I've installed four pilings alongside the walkway to the dock so you can securely tie up your boat and leave it in the water. In addition, there are 2 'hitching posts' near the dock where you can tie off your boat or waverunner if you wish. Owner's boat lifts may be available for use, depending on whether my boats are there, and what type of boat you have. Please inquire.

My favorite time at the lake is sunrise on the dock with a cup of coffee and the Good Book. There is no better time or place to enjoy the beauty and solitude the lake provides. For those who like to sleep in, and after the day-long excursions of tubing, wakeboarding, skiing, jet skis, sailing, rope swinging, water volleyball, or just snoozing on the swings, the pontoon ride at the end of the day is an all time favorite. You just can't beat seeing the sunset from the pontoon as you slowly cruise around the lake, waiving to the other boat loads of folks who are doing the exact same thing.

And after doing everything else, a great way to relax is to slide into the large hot tub on the screened in porch.

If you like to cook, you'll love the DCS Professional gas cook top complete with 4 large burners, grill, griddle, and massive exhaust hood.

For the money, you can't beat this as a place to enjoy the company of friends and family! This property has 100' on the water, and is 200' deep, plenty of room to have lots of fun in the water and park your cars, play yard games, etc. Please note, this is a quiet neighborhood so we will not rent to those who are looking for a place to have a wild party. Lots of fun, absolutely; too much drinking and craziness, absolutely not.

Guestbook comments from the owner

(This review was submitted by Barbara C to VRBO for posting, but due to technical difficulties, it did not get posted. She then sent the Reveiw to me, asking me if I could post it on her behalf, so that's what I have done (first time this has ever happened). Here is the unedited Review:



Our stay at the Lake June Lake House was everything and more than we ever expected. The house was clean, cozy and was supplied with more than any turn key rental I have ever been in. The kitchen was fabulous and provided great enjoyment for all to be able to prepare meals and visit. We cooked every meal there. Two grills were provided for use which we enjoyed tremendously. We had friends stop by to fish with us and there was more than adequate space for all. The swimming beach was perfect and my grandson had a marvelous time in the water. The dock, rope swing, swings and chairs provided the perfect relaxation after a hard day of fishing! The docking facilities were outstanding. To be able to dock our boat, get up in the morning and go fishing was the best. The location couldn't have been more perfect; one mile from the boat launch which was very nice, centrally located on the lake for fishing, and extremely convenient to local grocery stores, marinas, and bait and tackle shops. If you are looking for an ideal fishing vacation, this is it. There are several great lakes for fishing surrounding Lake June within a 30 minute to hour drive if you want to try them. Lake Josephine, Lake Istapogha, Okeechobee, and many more allowing for varied fishing trips. Lake June is a great fishing lake in and of itself, but also allows for skiing, tubing, swimming, and other water sports.





There is no question from my family and friends that this was the best time ever. The house felt like home. The owners of the Lake June house went above and beyond in providing outstanding amenities, and personally caring that we had everything we needed to make our stay a truly great experience. We are already planning on another trip next year it was such an enjoyable time. Hats off to the Lake June lake house!
Jun 2015
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Reviews

4.8
based on 47 traveler reviews

Lake June Cottage, Excellent Dock, Rope Swing, Most Reviews
average rating of 4.8297873 based on 48 reviews
5

Returning For More Fun

  • 5 of 5

We had so much fun, we booked again. Everything a family needs to enjoy time together Perfect for kids from 1 to 100. We highly recommend this lovely little get away.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Fun in the Sun

  • 5 of 5

Unfortunately our stay is over...but it was a great time for all of us! Upon arrival you could tell the owners take pride in their yard. There is a nice front yard but we hung out in the large backyard. The dock is beautiful and my husband enjoyed taking naps on the swing at the end. The granddaughters loved the rope swing and yes the adults tried it too! The copper fire bowl was perfect for roasting hotdogs, marshmallows, and of course making s'mores. There is no firewood as mentioned in the lake house information. We loved the front porch with many windows to view the lake from the inside when we needed a break from the sun. The futons are very nice on the front porch for extra bedding. I could go on and on but will end with it fulfilled all our childhood memories of our past times on Lake June and Lake Placid many years ago.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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HAPPY LAKE JUNE MEMORY!

  • 5 of 5

What an amazing reunion our family had as we celebrated my mother's 90th birthday at this beautiful lakeside cottage!! My mother still loves to fish (catch and release)and was delighted to bag some nice looking bass! The family enjoyed the rope swing, water volleyball, boating and bbq. The rest of the week was so peaceful and quiet with just me and my mom.. We enjoyed early morning coffee on the back porch which has a panoramic view of the crystal clear waters of the lake. Sandhill cranes visited as well as an eagle, osprey and 3 playful otters!!! I love this place, its small town "Old Florida" atmosphere transforms me to a different era.. Thankyou so much for allowing us the opportunity to rest,relax and rejuvenate~~diane~~2016

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Great Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

My sister, her husband and I stayed here for a week. It was perfect. We had family over for one full day and there was plenty of room for everyone. The kids (and some adults) all loved the rope swing... never would have guessed it would be such a hit. The bugs were there for a day, then disappeared for the rest of our trip. I especially like that it has the separate porch/room with a door between. My sister and her husband like to watch TV. When my niece and her children came over, we played games and visited in the room without the TV. Sitting at the end of dock on the swing, with the breeze coming off the lake was among my favorite activities. Very peaceful. Very quiet.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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A.M.A.Z.I.N.G !!!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

This rental was AWESOME!!!! This little cottage has so many great features! The cottage itself is great, clean and has just the right amount of room. The yard is beautiful, spacious and private! The view is a.m.a.z.i.n.g! On the plus side the owner is very attentive and answered whenever we called. This vacation was so relaxing and I will DEFINITELY rent again, and all my friends will too after seeing my pictures.

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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Relaxing vacation

  • 5 of 5

This beautiful 2 bedroom cottage on the lake was very nice, nicely furnished and deserves 5 out of 5 stars we gave it. We had a nice relaxing time sitting on the dock watching the sunset and feeding the turtles. We were able to tie our boat up to the dock so it was accessible at any time to go fishing or joyride around the lake. The house was very well stocked with pots, pans and utensils. The owner is a pleasure to deal with and had a very detailed book that explains how to use everything in the house. We found this very helpful. We would highly recommend this beautiful lake home for your stay in Lake Placid!

  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
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Map

Nearest Point of Interest
Public Boat Ramp
Nearest Point of Interest
Publix Super Market
Nearest Point of Interest
Lake Istapoga
Nearest Point of Interest
Main Street area
Nearest Point of Interest
Holiday Inn Express
Nearest Point of Interest
Lake Placid Marine
Nearest Point of Interest
Jackson's Restaurant
Car: necessary

Large back yard has been used for Bocce Ball and horseshoes. Water/beach volleyball net in place for great family fun. Shallow water with white sand bottom excellent for wading and playing with small children. Lots of room to park cars.

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Rates & Availability

Lake Placid Cottage Rental Rates

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Winter
Jan 1 2017 - Mar 31 2017
30 night minimum stay
$2,500
 
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $100
Pet Fee $100

Holiday and high demand weekends add $200. Price includes tax. Cancellation policy: If I can re-rent for time you have reserved, 100% refund. In five years of renting I have had only 5 cancellations and have not kept one penny of anyone's deposit yet.

Official pet policy is no pets allowed without specific negotiations with owner.

checks only - no credit cards accepted

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Amenities

Lake Placid Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Both are small. The one attached to one of the bedrooms has a tiny but functional shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (1) Comfy King size beds in both bedrooms; Single Bed, single and twin futons on back 'sun room' facing lake.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Water/beach volleyball net. Rope swing. Plenty of room on the dock to seat up to 15+. Pilings alongside dock for easy mooring for your boat. Tie-offs for waverunners also. City water. Portable fire pit (provide own fire wood).

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