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Ocala National Forest House for Nature Lovers w/ dog yard & stables

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

House 2 Bedrooms + Convertible Bed, 2 Baths (Sleeps 6)

Architect designed 2/2 located on 14 forested acres, horse and dog friendly.

If you want to “get away from it all” in a unique modern architect designed home, hike or ride in the Ocala National Forest (adjoins the property with miles of trails - map provided), lounge in a total nature setting (for six), and no dirt roads to get there - this is the place for you! And only 20 min to Ocala. House furnished with all necessities, fireplace, eat-in kitchen w W/D, LR w sleepsofa, king BR, queen BR, cable TV, wireless. Paddock, stable for 3, feed store nearby. Onsite parking and 2 car garage. Home has views all sides, brings nature into your lifestyle. Front patio. Great water quality. Citrus orchard, 6 acre grass pond, wildlife & wading birds. Horse activities nearby. Florida Carriage Museum, Fl Horse Park, barrel racing arena within 4 miles. Cross Fl Greenway trails & 100 mile trail in the Ocala Nat Forest. Lake Weir and Ocklawaha nearby to launch your boat.


Owner
Max or Anne Meinel
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 23, 2017

Why Max or Anne Meinel chose Lake Weir

This property was unspoiled, all forested, and offered opportunity to nestle the house among native trees and wildlife where nobody had cleared before. Maximum trees and native plants have been retained. Wildlife is appreciated and views are natural.

What makes this house unique

Architect designed and built this home to maximize the spectacular forest setting, using major glass areas to frame vistas from every room. Featured is a great room with ceiling slope matching the roof, bedrooms/baths on opposite sides of the living area. In this house you can experience the Florida wilderness in comfort and style.

Amenities

Ocklawaha House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1) Master bedroom is furnished, king bed, dressers, walkin closet, master bath within., Queen size Beds (1) Second bedroom on opposite side of living room from Master bedroom adjacent to front entrance, access to bath from within., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Sleepsofa in living room can be used for additional guests.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Notes:
Hiking / riding/ ATV / carriage trails on site and continuing into the Ocala National Forest. Citrus from the orchard trees is available for guest use during the winter months. A fenced yard, with trees and grass, is adjacent to the pet door into the house with roofed-over pet enclosure for use of pre-approved pets. A remote kennel is located close to the stable, for use of pre-approved pets.

Reviews

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(47 traveler reviews)

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Ocala National Forest House for Nature Lovers w/ dog yard & stables
average rating of 4.7659574 based on 47 reviews
5

Wonderful! Great for pet owners.

  • 5 of 5

Everything about the property was amazing. Loved having the fenced in dog area. The house was so open and clean and the location is great too. We will definitely be back again.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great Country stay.

  • 5 of 5

Nice quite experience, would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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miami beach
5

Lots of greenery and flowering plants

  • 5 of 5

Large and lovely house with everything we needed.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Winter Haven, FL
4

Great dog-friendly location for visiting the forest and springs!

  • 4 of 5

The house is very spacious, had plenty of storage and everything we needed. We enjoyed walking and riding the trail in the woods on the property. It was nice having a fenced yard for our dog and the garage for storing our ATV and boat.

We visited Salt Glen Springs, Juniper Springs and Salt Springs during our stay, all less than 30 minutes away. We also fished several lakes in the area. Pineapple Pam's had great food and the Winn-Dixie was less than 10 minutes from the house if we needed anything.

Overall, we had a wonderful time and would stay here again when in the area. Thanks for having us!

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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5

Wonderful

  • 5 of 5

We came for our 4th visit. We Kayak in the springs and rivers in the area. Ann and Mark are wonderful hosts. Will return soon.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great country setting

  • 5 of 5

Nice house close to all the springs and ATV trails in ocala national forest. Everything was great.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
75 Miles
Orlando, FL
Nearest Barpub
10 Miles
Gator Joe's, Ocklawaha, Lake Weir FL
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Ocala Golf Club
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Ocala downtown station
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
US HWY 40
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
Kick'n'Back Restaurant, Lynne, FL
Nearest Beach
60 Miles
Daytona Beach, FL
Car: necessary

Adjacent to Ocala National Forest hiking and horseback trails, natural springs and streams with canoeing and swimming. Spectacular Florida Carriage Museum and equestrian resort. Florida Horse Park (Equestrian Events and trail rides) 45 minutes away. Cross Florida Greenway (horse, bike, hiking trails). Barrel racing. 1-1/2 hour trips to Marineland (run by the Georgia Aquarium, offers Swim With the Dolphins) and Ormond Beach. St Johns and Ocklawaha Rivers for boaters.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Additional Guest Fee $10 per person per night

Summer low season long term rates are available on request.

Horse Stabling charge is $20.00/per horse/per night. Guest provides his own feed, hay, bedding material. Stalls are to be left clean and used bedding placed in designated areas. Call Owner for special monthly rates.

Cancelation Fee for highest season (Jan, Feb, March) guests. $100.00 per reservation week booked.

Additional guest fee - over four is $10.00 / night/ guest

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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