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Elizabeth Byrd

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english

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

12 Reviews
Sleeps3
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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Overview

Eustis Apartment Rental Photos and Description

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. We have made many new friends and are booked for the 2017 snow bird season (January through March 2017 and November 2017 through Mid February 2018.We have just added an additional rental, Sunrise Cottage in Eustis, 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. Our current renters tell us that this is the nicest place in which they have stayed in the area.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Elizabeth Byrd (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Speaks: english

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 1989

Why Elizabeth Byrd chose Central Florida

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!

Reviews

5
based on 12 traveler reviews

Country Living Safe, Cozy, & Private With Easy Access To Attractions
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews
5

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: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

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: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

AS CLOSE TO HOME AS ONE CAN GET 2BR 1BA SLEEPS 3 EUSTIS

  • 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: Feb 2015
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5

This place is the best!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

I have had the opportunity to stay at this property for over 3 months while on a work assignment in Florida and am very sad to leave it. There is not enough good things to say about it or the landlords. It is an immaculate property with any and everything you need for a short or long term stay. The location is wonderful. Centrally located to everything from historic Mount Dora to both coasts. The property has a charming country atmosphere and is wonderfully pet friendly. I could feel myself relax the moment I drove up on the quiet serenity surrounding the apartment. The landlords, Jim and Beth, quickly became extended family but also gave me all the privacy I could want. They are wonderful people and a joy to get to know. You can not go wrong staying here and will find yourself hating to leave and hoping to return. So if you are on the fence about a rental this one is an outstanding choice. I felt so safe and secure and away from things I seldom even locked the door unless I was going to be gone overnight. Once I leave Florida I hope to come back periodically and this will definitely be a preferred destination if it is available. Choose the gem with confidence you will love it.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

GREAT PLACE TO STAY HERE!

  • 5 of 5

This is a great place to stay if you want peace & quiet & relaxation. We found a home while staying here, also explored the lakes and countryside.

The owners are very gracious.

Pat & Lou Murphy

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
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Glad we stayed here

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for 3 months looking for a home. Only need to bring clothes! The kitchen utensils were nice quality, comfortable couch and nice to have washer and dryer included. The size of this apartment fit our needs. Location perfect, 5 minutes from shopping. We enjoyed the porch looking out to the field. The owners are super, available any time and respected our privacy.

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
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Map

Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Sanford or Orlando
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Black Bear, Eagle Dunes and Mt. Dora Country Club
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Sanford
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
I=4
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
several
Nearest Beach
50 Miles
Daytona
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.

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Rates & Availability

Eustis Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Snowbird
Oct 1 2016 - Mar 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
$80
$1,600
 
 
Standard pricing
4 night minimum stay
$70
$490
$1,300
 

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.

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Amenities

Eustis Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural
General:
  • 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
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • shower, sink, toilet, washer and dryer
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 2 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • 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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