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Max or Anne Meinel

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

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

21 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Overview

Ocklawaha House Rental Photos and Description

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 hot tub with 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.

Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Max or Anne Meinel (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

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.

Reviews

4.9
based on 21 traveler reviews

Ocala National Forest House for Nature Lovers w/ dog yard & stables
average rating of 4.904762 based on 21 reviews
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LIKE!!

  • 5 of 5

Great stay! Love the design of the house . . . lots of counter space in the kitchen and liked functionality of the corner sink. Big windows all around and lots to see outside. An interesting architectural experience was also clean, quite, comfortable, and private.

Lots of fenced space outside with provision for most any kind of pets and horses complete with water, electric, and security lighting. We found a lot to explore and enjoy. There is a trail that goes into the woods around the sand lake . . .

Good central location if you plan to explore in all directions as we did.

Owners were considerate and very helpful. Nice people . . .

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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5

Amazing property

  • 5 of 5

We had a long weekend off and decided to go explore Springs in the area. This property is beautiful clean and comfortable. The property is huge and if you are a nature lover you will be happy here. Can't wait to go back soon and relax once more in this amazing place. Thank you again to the owners!!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Restful time in the woods.

  • 5 of 5

This is an extremely attractive property in absolutely pristine condition.Everything you need in the household is there and then some. The decorating is very attractive and the furniture most comfortable. We have owned and rented vacation properties all over the country and this one is not only unique but a true value. Thanks for sharing it. Dr. Richard and Mary Kobetz, Venice, Florida

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  • Submitted: May 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Nature at Your Front Door!

  • 4 of 5

We stayed here for 2 weeks in January and found the house very comfortable. We loved watching the Sand Hill Cranes and herons from the living room picture Windows. Our dogs enjoyed walking the trails with us. Be prepared for ticks. We visited the springs and parks nearby. We thought Shalom Park in Ocala was special. We enjoyed eating at Gator Joe's and Big Bob's Italian Restaurant.

  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
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Great change from the usual beach getaway

  • 5 of 5

The property was huge, excellently priced, and very nicely decorated. The doggy door is a great addition when you want to lay on the couch and watch the dogs sprinting all around the yard and letting themselves back in.

The only negative thing we experienced was that you can barely go outside without being absolutely demolished by mosquitoes. That's nothing wrong with the house though. Blame it on it being Florida and not having brought repellant!

We're absolutely going to be staying again!

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So sorry about the mosquitoes! you unfortunately received the backlash of the week of rain from Hurricane Joaquin that passed just off the U.S. coast, sending out a huge radius of rainy weather which sent the normally restrained mosquito population into a frenzy! We didn't realize the problem until after you left, and didn't think to mention the mosquito repellent kept under the kitchen sink. I truly hope that this experience will not keep you from visiting Ocala again, and you have made us aware of the importance of monitoring the weather and the mosquito levels so that we can advise future guests if these conditions recur. Thank you very much for your patience! Anne
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Great getaway

  • 5 of 5

Had a great time. The house had everything we needed. Clean and well stocked.The only bad thing was it rained the entire 4 days, but my daughter and I had a good visit. Thank you for providing your home to us. Hope to see you again in May.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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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

Ocklawaha House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
summer season
Jul 24 2016 - Sep 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
$98
$600
$2,200
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$120
$800
$3,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

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.
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Amenities

Ocklawaha House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
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:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered
  • 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.

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