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lakeside retreat in the woods. Enjoy peace, quiet, fishing, hiking ,campfires

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • children welcome


About the property

Sleep Up To Eight Friends Or Family With All The Comforts Of Home. Pet Friendly

A comfortable cabin on Lake Catherine in the Ocala National Forest. Full kitchnen, central heat and air with sleeping for eight. Curtained bedrooms accommodate six with one queen size bed and two bunk beds, plus one private bedroom with a king size bed. There is a large open room with a wood burning fireplace and TV on an antenna. A large screened porch faces the lake. Included are all linens and a fully equipped kitchen. Also use of a canoe, picnic tables, hammocks,and a bar-b-q grill. The lake abounds with fish.

Enjoy the peace and quiet of the deep woods. Walk the labyrinth by the waters edge. Rest and meditate in the small chapel. Read books from the extensive library. We have a no return policy. If you want to take a book, you do not have to return it.

Dogs are welcome.

More Details

Barbara Mars
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2017

About Barbara Mars

We are both retired. My husband from NASA and launching rockets and I am retired from Interior design.

Barbara Mars purchased this lodge in 2007

Why Barbara Mars chose Lake Weir

We wanted a tranquil retreat on a lake that was less than two hours from our home. A place we could share with our children and grand children. For several years we hosted a summer camp for the grand kids and friends. They are all too grownup now so no more summer camp. We still love the peace and quiet and sitting by the camp fire with friends.

What makes this lodge unique

While we enjoy the benefits of the deep woods and love the idea of camping, we still have all the comforts of home.


Ocklawaha Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 8
  • smoking allowed ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • The main bath has a large walk in shower and a large vanity sink. The toilet is in the middle of the room with a fancy enclosure. This is why it is called the Throne Room. The second bath is a half bath.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • forests
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
There is a 55 foot diameter Labyrinth by the waters edge. Also a small private chapel.


4.5/5 -
(4 traveler reviews)

lakeside retreat in the woods. Enjoy peace, quiet, fishing, hiking ,campfires
average rating of 4.5 based on 4 reviews

Very nice cottage, water taste like sulfer.

  • 3 of 5

One of two rentals at site.

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mid Atlantic

Wonderful, relaxing stay

  • 5 of 5

We can't thank Barb enough for her hospitality and our stay at this relaxing, peaceful cabin. The property is very private, on a small lake and surrounded by nature. Inside is everything you could wish for: comfortable beds, clean spacious bathrooms, and a kitchen with all amenities. Our cell phones workd well as did our ipad. And the tv antenna provided entertainment. Barb welcomed our dogs, who thought they were in heaven. We were in the mudst of moving to Florida and this lovely cabin was a godsend. Thanks so much!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sanford, Florida

Peace and good vibes a plenty!!!!

  • 5 of 5

What an amazing stay we had in this beautiful cabin and its property! They had everything we needed for the week we were there. We enjoyed several movies we hadn't seen in a while and also got to read a book each under the shaded oak hammock with the breeze coming up from the lake. It was nice to open all of the blinds and bring the outside in each day! We canoed and watched the sunsets and sat on the screened porch and watched lightning bugs dance around at night. It was joyous!!!! We became one with the natural, tranquil setting and left feeling refreshed and well rested! Exactly what we were looking for!! Thank you!! We already plan to return!

  • Submitted: May 13, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It was perfect!

  • 5 of 5

The dogs and people all enjoyed the stay. The cabin is just perfect as is the land, setting and the owners. You can't do better.

Blessings Georgia Salva

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. It does my heart good to know you have enjoyed a place that is special to us. Blessings to all.
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Orlando I
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
The Villages
Nearest Restaurant
20 Miles
Nearest Beach
35 Miles
New Smyrna Beach

While the location is very private and seems remote, it is only one half hour to restaurants, antiquing, and major shopping, depending which direction you go.


Rates & Availability

Ocklawaha Lodge Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $75
Tax Rate 11.5%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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