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Country Living Safe, Cozy, & Private With Easy Access To Attractions

Bedrooms 2
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

2 bedrooms, 1 bath private apartment in country home, sleeps 3

This is the perfect destination for those vacationers who want easy access to all of Central Florida's attractions (both natural and manmade) plus the serenity and security of life in a country home. This is a daylight basement apartment with a private entrance and patio with dining table & chairs, custom rocking chairs, grill and extra storage. The setting is lovely, with a view of large oaks, pastures, and wild plum trees that bloom in the early spring. If you look closely you might see deer, quail and gopher turtles. The apartment is a well planned 900 square feet with fully equipped kitchen, dining area, two small bedrooms and a bathroom with shower and washer and dryer. The bedroom has a queen size bed and large closet. The second bedroom contains a daybed. Neither bedroom has a door. The living area has a comfortable couch, recliner and loaded bookcase plus flat screen TV, phone and wireless internet access. All linens are provided.. Professional house cleaning may be arranged at $20.00 per visit. This is a five acre property so there is ample room for RV and/or boat parking. RV hookup available for separate fee.

The home owners live on the property in a separate dwelling and are available to handle any requests or problems.

NOTE: We have had a very successful four years as a vacation rental and have made many new friends ..We have just added an additional rental, Sunrise Cottage in Eustis, listing #916032,check it out.. Don't forget us if you are planning a move to central Florida and need a comfortable convenient place to stay while searching for a new home.

More Details

Elizabeth Byrd
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 15, 2018

About Elizabeth Byrd

My name is Elizabeth Byrd. When people ask me how a 'girl' from Seattle ended up in Central Florida, I say, 'the usual reason..a man!' My husband, Jim, a Miami native, and I met in Seattle. When we decided to move to Florida, we chose Lake County for its beautiful lakes (I can live without mountains but not water), climate, and accessibility to large cities without having to live in one. I discovered right away that sunshine is addictive!

Our children are all grown with their own families. Two live in Lake County and two out of state.

Elizabeth Byrd purchased this apartment in 98

Why Elizabeth Byrd chose Eustis

When I first saw this property 27 years ago with its two old houses, I felt like I had come home --which is a pretty far stretch for a city girl! It was perfect for us with its front house for us, a shop for my husband, and the back house for my mother-in-law. After her death, we turned her home into a rental. The main part of the house has been rented by one person for many years. In 2013 we started renting the downstairs apartment as a furnished seasonal rental. It was a great decision! We have made many new friends. This summer and fall we have had two long term rentals to couples who were house hunting in Florida. We still live on the property in the front house, so we are here to make your stay as pleasant as possible. Come see us soon.

What makes this apartment unique

Did you ever watch 'This Old House?' Well we have two of them. The front house was built in 1924 and the back (rental) house was built in 1936. Like many others in Lake County, the property was originally an orange grove. No orange trees left, but we have lots of beautiful old oaks. Living here keeps us in touch with times gone by when life moved at a slower pace and you took time to watch the breeze ruffle the ferns and smell the roses!


Eustis Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • shower, sink, toilet, washer and dryer
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single , .
  • Queen size Beds (1) second bedroom is currently set up as an office with desk and chair. It can be turned back into a sleeping area with removal of office equipment and addition of day bed.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 2 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • tennis


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Country Living Safe, Cozy, & Private With Easy Access To Attractions
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews

A wonderful "get away" to a home away from home.

  • 5 of 5

We were in dire need of a base in Central Florida to be able to closely follow our new home during construction. We found the best apartment in Eustis/Mount Dora with absolutely wonderful landlords. Beth and Jim are fantastic, committed to making your stay comfortable and "worry free".

We spent two great months with them through the Christmas season and they welcomed us to their family. They have become close friends and we feel blessed to have had the opportunity to spend time with them.

Should you ever have the need to travel to the Mount Dora/Eustis are you should take the opportunity to stay with Beth and Jim Byrd, you will leave with great memories. However, you should contact them soon because they are in demand.

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2018
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely, comfortable accomondations

  • 5 of 5

We would be delighted to stay in this property anytime we are in the area. Lovely furnishings and every household equipment needed was provided. Mr and Mrs Byrd were friendly and helpful with our needs.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful Private, Pet-friendly retreat!

  • 5 of 5

Great country place to come home to after busy days of exploring Lake County and environs! The Atlantic ocean beaches and the Gulf were both only about an hour away! Ocala National Forest?...just under a half hour. Peaceful yard outside the door, room enough for your dog to play frisbie. Beth & Jim are wonderful, and made sure our 3 month stay was comfortable. Great people & great place!

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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County Living

  • 5 of 5

Elizabeth and Jim were wonderful hosts. They both made my husband and I feel very welcome, along with our two dogs. The apartment was exactly as described on the web site, clean, nicely furnished with a very homey feel. The property was very peaceful and private. We felt at home as soon as we arrived. We would have booked for next year, but it was already taken. We give this rental property and our hosts 5 stars.

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Couldn't Have Asked For More!!!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I visited Florida to decide whether we wanted to become snow birds or find a permanent home to buy. We were very fortunate to find this listing in Eustis. From the time of our arrival to the time of our departure we were made to feel at home. The apartment was very clean and neat and had everything needed to make our stay enjoyable. Beth and Jim treated us like family, making sure all our needs were met while maintaining our privacy. We enjoyed setting on the porch, on rocking chairs drinking our morning coffee while enjoying the peaceful country scenery. We couldn't have been more satisfied with our stay. If we could give more than 5 stars we would. We highly recommend this rental. We did find a home to buy in Eustis.

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2015
  • Stayed: March 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

MY wife And I give high marks to the landlords of this rental property. Their concerns went way beyond any business relationship. We left feeling we have met new friends. We highly recommend them. Doug and Sally R.

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2015
  • Stayed: February 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Sanford or Orlando
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Black Bear, Eagle Dunes and Mt. Dora Country Club
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Nearest Beach
50 Miles
Car: necessary

10 minutes to either Mount Dora or Eustis, both lakeside communities with restaurants, shopping, lakeside parks and walks Lakeridge Winery in Clermont is only 40 minutes away. They have great tours and other events. Leesberg is a convient 20 minutes away, Tavares, 15 minutes, the Villages is about 45 minutes away. The area is host to several excellent art and craft shows, both spring and fall.. Mt. Dora is the 'antique capital' of the area. Easy .access to beaches (60 min.) Disney & other Orlando attractions (50 min.) Tampa & gulf (2 hours) and our favorite, Cedar Key (two hrs). Several of Lake County's famous natural springs are within 30 to 50 minutes away. You can take your pick of golf courses--Black Bear, Eagle Dunes, Mt. Dora Country Club, Mission Inn, to name a few.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Pet Fee $150

A non-refundable downpayment of $250.00 will hold your reservation. The balance of the first month to be paid one month prior to arrival. Any additional amounts to be paid after arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.