About the property
- House2200 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay3 nights
A 4-bedroom (2 King Suites, 2 Queens), 3 Bath (Sleeps 8)
Your first step in the front door will delightfully surprise you with its direct view to the lake. The open living area includes a huge modern kitchen with everything needed to feed a crowd. Plenty of seating is available in the dining room that seats 6, and the bar that seats 8. The living room includes a gas fireplace, flat screen TV, bluray DVD player, and a massive collection of videos to fit any taste.
The master king suite has an elegant jacuzzi tub and walk-in shower. The second king suite includes its own bathroom with walk-in shower.
Two queen bedrooms ('The Gate Room' and Fisherman's Cove') share a bathroom.
The screened-in patio is a great place for quiet time, for reading, for listening to the wildlife and birds that are constant companions.
The massive patio with gazebo (comfortable seating for 4) and dining table that seats 8, and two natural gas grills make for great outdoor entertaining. The two docks (one is covered) are also great for enjoying the constant breeze, the beauty of the lake, and the birds that make their home at 'Bird Island'.
Two bicycles, a canoe, and a paddle boat with life jackets are available for your use. In addition, 'noodles' are available for those who want to spend hours floating in the spring-fed lake soaking in the minerals that rejuvenate tired bodies.
Our home is a delightful escape from the hustle and bustle of city life, yet provides easy access to every kind of entertainment available in Central Florida. But, my favorite activity is sitting on the sofa in the living room, night or day, and watching life on the lake as it happens.
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- May 5, 2018
About Connie Cenac
Dwight and I grew up in Pensacola, Florida, where we both graduated from the University of West Florida. Our careers in accounting brought us to Jacksonville over 38 years ago, where we have raised our 5 children and now enjoy our 10 grandchildren. Our house is always filled with fun, food and fellowship, so it is not surprising that we would want a place 'out there', where we could entertain and visit with family and friends. Our Crescent City Lake House is the fulfillment of that desire.
Connie Cenac purchased this House in 2003
Why Connie Cenac chose Crescent City
Wanting a place to escape city life, we were delighted to find the little town of Crescent City, a place that reminds us a little of the 'good ole' days'. After looking for a place on the lake, we were thrilled to find this home on Lake Stella, which is fed with water from 5 or 6 springs. The water is crystal clear and soothing to soak in, because of the minerals that come out of the earth. The lake is home to lots of wildlife and birds, as well as stocked with more bass than you can catch. The location is perfect for our family, as it is an hour and a half from our home in Jacksonville. It allows us to get away for a short break anytime we want. We also really enjoy our trips to the town of Deland, to Stetson University. Deland is a quaint little town with great boutique and antique shops, as well as some pretty awesome restaurants. We always take visitors to DeLeon Springs and to Blue Springs, as each location offers a different experience. We never get enough of our lakehouse. It is a place where life takes a breath, where the beauty of nature speaks volumes, and where friends and family commune without interruption.
What makes this House unique
We love Lake Stella, with its clean water coming right out of the ground. The size and shape of the lake make it perfect for boating, water skiing, tubing, canoeing, and getting out on the paddle boat. I love to sit on a 'floating noodle' with the rest of the girls and soak in the mineral waters of the lake. It's hard to get out of the water, once you get in. It is so refreshing. Spending time outdoors is so relaxing. The breeze coming off the lake acts like a natural air conditioner during the summer months. We have seating under cover on one of the docks, for those who want to visit and enjoy the birdlife and scenery. For those who want to bathe in the Florida sun, we have another dock with deck chairs. When the water is deep enough, kids and adults alike love to run and jump into the water from the docks. Morning, noon or night is a good time to sit and visit under the gazebo which is located on our massive raised patio. In addition, we love to eat outdoors on our dining table that seats 8, which is also located on the patio. We have two natural gas grills with umbrellas to keep you out of the sun while you are grilling those hotdogs and hamburgers. Time alone at night sitting on the living room sofa is made memorable as you watch the light of the full moon shimmer on the lake. Peaceful, delightful, romantic. During the day, you may sit and watch a big blue heron march up to the glass door and knock! It's way too cool.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Awesome lake house
Beautiful views great house, inside and out. Lake is clear spring water, perfect for swimming, boating and fishing.
We have stayed in other lake homes, & nothing compares to this one. Everything is gorgeous!
Upon walking in the door one enters the main living area. A formal dining area is to the left, & as you walk in the first thing noticed is how wonderfully it is all designed & decorated. Granite counters throughout make entertaining & meal prep a joy. The spacious kitchen has a wrap around bar that seats 9, & the dining area seats another 6. New & up to date appliances are the best available, & every need has been met. From the 2 types of coffee makers & even a grinder to grind the beans fresh, to an orange juicer (for the abundant fresh citrus that is everywhere) & 4-slice toaster, it all points to a wonderful attention to detail by the owners. The sitting area has very comfortable leather sofa & loveseat overlooking fantastic lake views through floor to ceiling windows & French door. A large patio is screened in with it's own rustic furniture for enjoying the Florida climate without the insects! We were their during a period of cool nights, so was never an issue. Two docks provide ample venue for sunning, fishing, or just reveling in the ample bird life! Highly recommend to all.
Thank you for your amazing review! We feel the same way! Blessings! Connie
This is the 3rd year that we have rented the same place for our family vacation. It has everything we need. What more is there to say!!!
So glad you enjoyed the house this year. Hope to see you again next year!
Fabulous House with Great View of Lake!!!
Second time staying at this property, excellent lakefront property for small group. More than enough room to entertain everyone. Gorgeous view, perfect place to relax and rejuvenate. Rooms are very spacious and the newly remolded kitchen is perfect for entertaining!!! An absolutely must if staying in the Crescent City area.
So glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay at our lake house! You're always welcome to come back!
We stayed with several families for a group getaway. There was plenty of room for everyone. We had a great time relaxing on the lake, fishing, swimming, and boating. And the house is amazing. Such a beautiful place to go and relax. We needed a break from the everyday hustle and bustle. We will definitely be back!
So glad you enjoyed your stay at the lake house. I hope you come back to visit! Blessings to you and your family.
Excellent Lake House!
Stayed at the Cenac's lake house for over a week. Excellent accommodations, plenty of space for a big family (4 bedrooms), and it resides on a beautiful lake! I would highly recommend renting this house!
Thanks, Hunter! I hope you guys do well in the national fishing tournament! Come back when you can! The lake is full of fish! :) cc
Crescent City is conveniently located between Jacksonville and Orlando, FL. Besides swimming and water sports in your back yard, you can enjoy boating on the St. Johns River, which is minutes away. Crescent Lake, second in size to Lake Okeechobee in south Florida, is 5 minutes away. A boat ride from the ramp on Crescent Lake will take you through 'alligator alley' to the St. Johns River. DeLeon Springs is 20 minutes away, where you won't want to miss making your own pancakes on the grill at your table in the rustic ancient sugar mill cafe. Blue Springs is 45 minutes away, and worth the drive to see manatees and other wildlife, especially on the 2-hour river boat tour offered twice a day. During the summer months, swimming and floating down Blue Springs is a refreshing break from the summer heat. Both Blue Springs and DeLeon Springs offer great picnic opportunities. A little over an hour drive will take you to all of Orlando's attractions and also to Silver Springs in Ocala. Florida State Parks offer a refreshing break from the man-made attractions of central Florida. In addition, the beaches of St. Augustine and Daytona are less than an hour away. The St. Augustine outlets offer great shopping for those who want to spend their days indoors. In addition, Old St. Augustine and all it has to offer is only one hour away. So much to see and do, and so little time!