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Family fun weekends - free beach bonfires and family hayrides. Book now!

Bedrooms 3
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Estate, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 15)

Beautiful private resort rental on Big Lake Weir. The two guest houses means everybody has lots of room to spread out. The Bunkhouse has a kitchenette upstairs and a full kitchen downstairs featuring electric range, microwave, refrigerator, freezer, toaster oven, coffee pot, electric frying pan, disposal, and dishwasher. A large gas bar-b-que grill is also provided along with a covered picnic pavilion and fire pit located just outside The Bunkhouse with FREE firewood.

The English Cottage features a kitchenette with dining for two, granite counter tops, wine rack. All small appliances are provided including convection and microwave ovens, under-counter refrigerator, coffee pot, china, and glassware.

The Bunkhouse has three Direct TV satellite systems and The English Cottage has two.

The large boathouse with bar /grill and summer kitchen with full-size refrigerator is great for bar-b-ques and entertaining, or just relaxing by the water while watching the children fish or swim.

The Swor Cottage experience is like Summer Camp for families. Activities can include bonfires on the beach with FREE firewood, unlimited FREE use of our canoe, row boat, and kayak. plus basketball, volleyball, croquet, corn hole, and swimming.

Bring your own boat for water-skiing, tubing, sailing, or sight-seeing around the lake.

Well behaved pets are most welcome at Swor Cottage with prior approval and a small pet fee. A safe, comfortable kennel is provided on site if you need to leave to leave your pet in our care..

Winter and Spring guests may help themselves to delicious fresh citrus from our orange, grapefruit, lemon, and tangerine trees.

Over two acres on the east side of big Lake Weir. Sunsets are stunningly beautiful! Lots of sleeping accommodations with two guest houses. Please check us out on our Swor Cottage FB page to see more photos.

For family vacations , Swor Cottage Private Resort on big Lake Weir is an excellent choice. Two private acres and 200 ft. of sparkling white sand beach. Two guest houses sleep up to 15. Large boat house with bar and grill, and summer kitchen.

More Details

Scottie Swor
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2018

About Scottie Swor

Larry and Scottie Swor love entertaining visitors to Swor Cottage and sharing the beauty and the fun of historic Lake Weir. They live year round on the two acre estate and are available to make sure guests have everything needed to insure a delightful vacation experience. Because the Swors reside on the grounds of the estate, guests get first class service and personal assistance if needed. Please read the reviews posted by some of our past guests, including the couples who have married here

Scottie Swor purchased this estate in 1987

Why Scottie Swor chose Stanton

To live on Lake Weir is to be in a vacation paradise all year long . We have been privileged to enjoy this enchanting lifestyle since 1987. Over the years we have built our two acre estate into a beautiful haven for guests of all ages. We love sharing our home with people who appreciate nature and who are seeking a respite from the hustle and bustle of modern life.

What makes this estate unique

We live only 7 miles from The Villages, Florida's premier retirement community. All the great chain restaurants are nearby. Lots of great shopping, and ,of course, golf! Many of our guests have told us they love visiting and playing in The Villages but prefer staying on the lake where there is so much more room to move around. This is especially true of guests with small children or dogs.

Our two plus acres is the ideal venue for small celebrations.


Stanton Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 15
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Holiday Resort
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • King size beds (2) Both The English Cottage and The Bunkhouse feature king size mattresses -Tempurpedic and Sealy Pilowtop., Queen size Beds (3) The Great room upstairs in the Bunkhouse features a Queen bed. Two sofa sleepers also have queen size mattresses., Twin or Single Beds (1) A built in twin bed is featured in the Children's playroom., Child Beds (1) The children's playroom has a built in single bed - just right for toddlers but teenagers like it, too., Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) Both have queen size mattresses, Bunk Beds (2)
  • Books ...
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Piano
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Binoculars
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf Clubs
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Staff
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • 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
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Basketball goal and basketballs provided. Volley ball net available for set up on the beach. Corn hole game. Safe mooring for boats and jet skis. Large boathouse with summer kitchen and bar. Free firewood for bonfires on the beach. Lounge chairs provided for use on the beach. Free all you care to eat citrus from our private grove (in season.) Swor Cottage is the perfect venue for weddings with up to 120 guests. Our 3 night and 4 day wedding venue package is $4,500.


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Family fun weekends - free beach bonfires and family hayrides. Book now!
average rating of 5.0 based on 22 reviews

Quiet, peaceful, beautiful retreat.

  • 5 of 5

Our family enjoyed every aspect of our time spent at Swor Cottage.

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: As owners who live on site at Swor Cottage, Larry and I are always available to our guests to make sure every aspect of their visit is pleasant. We want our guests to feel like cherished family!
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Beautiful property!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for our sons wedding and had 13 people. There was plenty of room. The lake and all the property is gorgeous and peaceful. We had a wonderful stay. The owners were very kind and helpful.

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family Reunion

  • 5 of 5

What a great place for a family reunion! We celebrated my dad's 80th birthday party and Father's day in the same weekend. Everything was just as described on the website. Everything is clean and the grounds are well maintained. The bunk house is so fun. The kids enjoyed the "play pen" as they called it. It's a small room just for the little kids that has a bed, toys, books and a tv that plays vhs movies to entertain the kids at night before they head off to bed. There are also bunk beds which the kids flipped a coin for the top bunk. Full refrigerator upstairs in case it was needed if the kitchen frig is too full. The master suite is GORGEOUS! Great big bed with a balcony and two sitting areas. The Cottage where my parents stayed was perfect because my dad could not do the stairs. There is a place to gather outside under a covered area for every meal that accomodated our whole group. It was nice to eat together and then visit in one area. Oh the beach area is awesome! Lots of sand and open area for everyone, chairs and loungers provided. The beach house is so darling. It also has a frig so that you can have popsicles for the kids and cold drinks too. The breeze is just right and the sunsets are perfect. We had a photographer come and take family photos of our group. One with the water in the background and the other with the beautiful flowers that the owner's have planted. There is also a huge oak tree that would be great for photos. Scottie and Larry are the best. Oh Sam's and Walmart are close by so you can wait until you get there to do your food shopping. You don't have to carry a bunch of coolers. It's also nice and quiet. The beach is private so you get it all to yourself. Room to park your boat and they have a canoe and kayak to use. Beach umbrellas if you don't want to sit in the direct sun. We brought our two dogs too. Scottie and Larry THANKS for EVERYTHING!

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2014
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mrs. Hyer

  • 5 of 5

This place is amazing!!! Not only for a wedding but to stay for the weekend or how ever long you can stay. I couldn't have asked for a better location for our wedding day. So many places to take fabulous pictures. Scottie and Larry are so awesome! They have everything needed to have a big or small event. We stayed in the bunkhouse and it slept several people for the wedding. I even had some people stay in the top of the boat house. Nothing like waking up on the water! Especially when it's cool at night and you can leave the French doors open so the breeze can come through. The beach sand by the lake is absolutely amazing too! So manicured, along with the rest of the property. I love Lake Weir and go there pretty often. No other property compares to Swor Cottage! Thank you to the Swor's for being so accommodating, generous and allowing us to experience the life of living on Lake Weir for the weekend.

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2014
  • Stayed: April 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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the PERFECT wedding day

  • 5 of 5

Scottie and Larry are so accommodating, and we are so glad we chose the Swor Cottage due to that reason. They helped so much the days leading up to the wedding, as well as the wedding day. If you think the pictures are nice you need to see it in person, it's breathtaking. I receive so many compliments from the background pictures, I couldn't have imagine a more beautiful place to get married!

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2014
  • Stayed: March 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Best vacation ever!!! Swor Cottage was so good for our family. It was loaded with charm and adventure. The Swor's were so kind and we recommend it to everyone...

  • Submitted: Dec 20, 2013
  • Stayed: August 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Orlando International Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
County Line Bar
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Lady Lake
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
Highway 441 South and S.R. 42 East
Nearest Restaurant
7 Miles
Gator Joe's
Nearest Beach
60 Miles
Car: necessary

Swor Cottage is located half way between Ocala and Leesburg and only 7 miles from The Villages world famous retirement community.

Daytona Beach and the Gulf coast are both only 1 and 1/2 hours away. Disney, Sea World, and Universal are only 1 1/2 hours away.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Tax Rate 8.0%

Military discount gladly given.
3 night and 4 day wedding venue package for weddings with up to 150 guests is $3,200 (contact Scottie Swor)

50% deposit to reserve and balance due at check in

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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