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Three-bedroom, Two-Bathroom Lakeview House - Gators Nest

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,900 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

3 bedroom 2 bathroom house on Lake Jesup

This lovely, fully-furnished, three-bedroom, two-bathroom lakefront home is on a large lot in a unique location surrounded by wildlife with a large backyard. Gator's Nest is perfect for summertime relaxation; Enjoy a cool dip in your non-heated, personal spa. This vacation home is 5 minutes away from 417, 45 minutes from the Orlando attractions and 15 minutes away from downtown Orlando. Gator's Nest comfortably sleeps 6 people in the spacious 1,900 square foot layout. Access to the canal and lake allows you to fish in your backyard and savor a beautiful sunset view of Lake Jesup.

During your stay, enjoy wi-fi internet and television free of charge and an on-site washer and dryer for your use. The screened in back patio and a non-heated, personal spa provide the perfect place to relax or the Lazy Gator Bar is less than a mile away for afternoon and evening drinks. Your kitchen has a refrigerator so you can stock up on food for your stay and a gas stove, oven and microwave for cooking.

Take a tour around Lake Jesup and Historic Bird Island at Black Hammock Adventures and Airboat Rides less than 1 mile away or feel free to use the boat ramp for an adventure of your own. Your stay includes special discounts. Black Hammock Restaurant, located just up the street is open 11am to 9pm daily, 10pm Friday and Saturday.

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More Details

Property Manager
Joel Martin
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2018

About Joel Martin

Joel Martin was born in Paris, France. His family moved to Africa when he was young, and there he grew up surrounded by the magnificent wildlife. He spent a lot of his youth out in the jungles hunting snakes, alligators and other creatures. His survival skills were honed by his many African and Malgache friends.

He returned to France to do his tour of duty. He chose to be in the Navy which had their base at Toulon, in the beautiful south of France. After his tour of duty was over, he settled in Corsica, where he opened a restaurant and nightclub. He also had a small ranch where he could ride his horses.

After 12 years spent in Corsica, he decided to open a franchise of mini supermarkets in several ski resorts in the French Alps.

The lure of the French Riviera drew Joel and family. There he went to open a real estate company. But all plans changed in 1995, when he won a green card and was allowed to emigrate to America. Without hesitation, he packed up the family and moved to the States. Joel chose Florida as he enjoys the heat and humidity, so reminiscent of his youth.

His choice of lifestyle led him to the Oviedo area where he could live in the country and keep his horse. On a morning walk one day he discovered that not 5 minutes away is the Black Hammock Restaurant, on lovely Lake Jesup, with it’s mangroves and wild life. Now he knows he is in paradise! He is at home just as he was in Africa.

Joel obtained his American Citizenship, fully living out his AMERICAN DREAM!

To further improve Black Hammock Adventures' air boat business Joel obtained his Master Airboat License. He, as well as all of Black Hammock's airboat pilots, have their Master Airboat Captain License.

Joel Martin purchased this house in 2014

Why Joel Martin chose Oviedo

I love this property because of it's location. It's 5 minutes away from a major Florida highway but the house is secluded on a large lot hidden in the middle of Florida's natural wildlife. From your backyard you can bird watch, fish, and experience one of the most beautiful sunsets of your life over Lake Jesup.

What makes this house unique

Perfect for nature lovers and photographers


Oviedo House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Resort ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing


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Three-bedroom, Two-Bathroom Lakeview House - Gators Nest
average rating of 4.5 based on 4 reviews
Forksville, Pennsylvania

Wonderful stay for our family! Would recommend!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our visit to Oviedo and our stay at Gators Nest. The home is beautiful with lots of room for a family. Our family dog enjoyed the large front lawn. We really loved the location! We enjoyed watching the gators in the water out back, the turtles coming up on the bank to lay their eggs, and the osprey tending their nest, all while relaxing by the pool. (the pool is small, but adequate for cooling off or using the swim-spa function for exercise) We love nature and this place was perfect! The owner was very accommodating and easy to work with. Black Hammock Air Boat tours next door is a must! It was a blast and we saw lots of alligators up close. The food in the restaurant was excellent and the staff was super nice and welcoming. We hope to stay here again in the future, when we can stay longer!

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

The property is in a quiet country setting yet very close to town. The house nicely fit a family of five. We had plenty of room to rest and relax, without being on top of each other. There was enough room for us to play cards in the dinning room. We were able to enjoy the lanai and pool after a long day in the sun. There is a larger town just minutes away full of restaurants, gas stations and stores. It only took us 45 minutes to get to universal studios. The beds were very comfortable which was wonderful after long days at the parks. Our only suggestion is that the owner hires a better cleaning company and a few minor updates. The owner was nice. We will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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United States, FL, Freeport

I would come back.

  • 5 of 5

Quiet, convenient, and clean. Enjoyed the lake view and wildlife. Perfect for our need.

  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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clean and comfortable don't go swimming and supply a lot of your own stuff

  • 4 of 5

Great alternative to spending 10 days in a hotel room. Clean comfortable retreat close to HQ in Oviedo. The pool and screened in porch was nice. Beds were comfortable and the AC was adequate. Everything worked so only a few complaints. Lots of gators so no fishing or swimming out front. Bring your own was the operative phrase here. No sponges, dishwashing det, laundry soap, bar soap, shampoos or conditioners, trash bags, condiments, plastic wrap the list was quite long and a bit of an irritant. One TV with seating for two was a downer as well but overall it was a good choice.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Universal Studios Florida
Black Hammock Airboat Rides
Nearest Airport
11 Miles
OSD - Orlando Sanford International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Lazy Gator Bar
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Driving Range
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Black Hammock Restaurant
Nearest Beach
40 Miles
New Smyrna
Car: recommended

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The property is only 20 minutes from the Sanford airport and 30 minutes from Orlando airport. 55 minutes from New Smyrna Beach, 1 hour from Cocoa Beach, and 40 minutes from major Orlando attractions such as Disney World, SeaWorld, and Universal Studios!

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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $120
Pet Fee $50
Damage Insurance $59

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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