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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
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
April 22, 2018

Why Max or Anne Meinel chose Ocklawaha

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

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(57 traveler reviews)

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Ocala National Forest House for Nature Lovers w/ dog yard & stables
average rating of 4.736842 based on 57 reviews
5

Relax!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I recently stayed in this property Dec 28 through Jan 04-2018. We loved the property and right where is located.. The home is surrounded by a beautiful forest,where you can take a walk or just sit outside and enjoy life!! The home has everything you need...The supermarket is near by and downtown Ocala is a 25 minute drive,which is perferct.. We highly recommend this home to come and relax and forget about city lights and traffic..The owner is very pleasant..We will stay here again!! Thank you Anne!!

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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KANSAS CITY
4

The setting and layout of the house was awesome.

  • 4 of 5

My wife and I really enjoyed our stay. The setting was serene and the house was an ideal place to relax and enjoy Christmas. We would love to stay here again some time.

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ellicott City
4

Home in the quiet.

  • 4 of 5

Nice quiet home to come back to after a round of golf.

  • Submitted: Dec 10, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
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Charlotte, NC
5

Enjoyed our stay!

  • 5 of 5

Very clean, very comfortable, spacious, and nicely decorated. Outside areas were amazing. View out the kitchen window almost made washing dishes a pleasure. Excellent value -- would have expected to pay more, but thankful for the hospitality. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A five star "home away from home"!

  • 5 of 5

Unusual, lovely, spacious, EVERYTHING needed was furnished, just bring your food! Pictures don't do this home justice! We liked the changes from pictures very much. Only complaints (minor!) were LR furniture didn't go w/rest of house (outdated) & beds were a bit uncomfortable/noisy, but ok because we are used to latex foam mattresses; the pond is now grassy, but no matter, we had a nice, peaceful time looking at it anyway! Enjoyed the squirrels, birds & frogs, but missed seeing the horses. Anne & Max were so kind to us, answered lots of questions. They allowed us to extend our stay so our wheel chaired son & his wife could spend two nights w/us. Handicapped entrance, spacious rooms were greatly appreciated. Thank you for allowing us to share your beautiful home !

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Wyoming
4

Spacious home in the Forest!

  • 4 of 5

Really conveniently located to drive the Ocala area, east and west. Huge common rooms with smaller bathrooms. Minor maintenance issues, but overall, very comfortable.

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, 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

Tax Rate 10.0%

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.