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Island Lake Redwood Cottage: Relax, Swim, Fish, Ski, Enjoy

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Air Conditioning
  • children welcome

Overview

About the property

2 BR's, 2 BA's, bunk beds in den, sleeps 7; Optional Guest House w/BA sleeps 2

This beautiful, spacious, redwood cottage sits on incredible Island Lake about 2 miles out side of the unincorporated community of Orange Springs. Set on a perfect, private lake lot, the property consists of the large main house, a spacious guest house, carport, dock, boat house, and patio. Great lake views, old live oak trees with Spanish moss, and a lake breeze describe this picturesque environment. Completely renovated in 2011, this marvelous retreat has a large kitchen with gas range; dining, living, and family rooms overlooking the lake; new baths; laundry facilities; well-appointed furnishings; and more. The main house sleeps 7. If you rent the optional guest house (2 persons), the property can accommodate a total of 9. The dock is terrific for fishing and the lake is great for swimming. 80 feet of shoreline awaits you. There is a canoe, charcoal grill, picnic table, and fire pit for relaxing outdoors.

As well, I have 2 other lake houses nearby if this one seems too large.

The property sits ideally between the cities of Ocala, Gainesville, and Palatka, each with its own distinct character. Ocala is home to:

Elegant Horse Country and Farms

National Ocala National Forest

Silver Springs Park is located

Central Florida Community College

Gainesville is home to:

The University of Florida

Santa Fe Community College

Shans University Hospital

The Veterans Hospital

Palatka is home to:

The St. Johns River

Fun Restaurants on the water

Closeness to East Coast Beaches

OTHER LAKE OPTIONS: Check out my two other lakefront properties on the next lake over. These other 2 are next door to each other on separate acres. Ideal to rent just one cottage or for a large family gathering by leasing both. Listing/ Property IDs: 127321 and 117133.

More Details

Owner
Edward Wynne
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english, spanish, Spanish
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2017

About Edward Wynne

My family has owned property around this area since the late 1940's, and my ancestors came to Florida in 1845, when it was still a territory. It became at state 1848. After extenisve renovations and infrastructure upgrades, I began renting our other 2 lake homes in 2004. I wanted others to enjoy this part of Florida as I did growing up. I have a wonderful local staff that works to ensure that guests are satisfied.

Edward Wynne purchased this house in 2011

Why Edward Wynne chose Central Florida

I bought this property in 2011 because Island Lake is a stunning body of water. It is THE real natural Florida. Spectacular views, privacy, wooded lot, and no traffic or crowds.

What makes this house unique

Free standing home on enormous, private lake lot with old live oaks.

Beautiful lake for all activities: boating, fishing, swimming, etc.

Rural, yet elegant home with great furnishings.

Internet, WiFi, free US long distance calling, cable TV, Smart TV with 10 MEG download capability, and more.

Amenities

Fort McCoy House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1580 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 7
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lakefront
  • Near The Ocean
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Carport
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking ...
  • Secure Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Just remodeled and terrific!
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Guest Bedroom - sleeps 2
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master Bedroom & Private Bath - sleeps 2
    Family Room - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Full size bottom bunk - twin top
    Optional Guest House - 1 queen , OPTIONAL Guest House - Sleeps 2 with private bath & kitchen
  • Comfortable bedrooms with great linens. Bunk Beds in Family Room: Full size bottom & twin top Guest House with bedroom, bath, and kitchenette: Optionally available; Sleeps 2 more! Detached for privacy.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Beach Towels
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Shed
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • forests
  • live theater
  • museums
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • water skiing

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(18 traveler reviews)

Island Lake Redwood Cottage: Relax, Swim, Fish, Ski, Enjoy
average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews
5

Property was all that and more!!!!

  • 5 of 5

My brother and I met friends in ft mccoy and the first words out of my friend Jeremys mouth where" you out did yourself finding such a great place way beyond what I expected". All 6 of us where comfortable and thw location was perfect just minutes from all of our activities. Mr Wynnes property is out of this world awesome I recommend it to anyone looking to stay in the Ft McCoy area!!!!

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Much appreciation for your kinds words. We work hard to have a fabulous experience. Mother nature helps us too!! Best regards, Ed Wynne
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5

It was so beautiful and amazing ! Very relaxing

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at the Lakehouse exceeded our expectations. We were celebrating our one year anniversary. I enjoyed fishing,canoeing, grilling and the fire pit .The house is very modern and up-to-date . Thank you Mr. Wynne. We might spend our second anniversary there next year.

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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5

Great time in a nice place

  • 5 of 5

We spent a couple of nights in this house and had a great time. We had fires, grilled out, caught fish, relaxed, and enjoyed it. The house has plenty of room and beds. We also went to a Gator game which was only 45 mins away. Will stay here again.

  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful Weekend, Beautiful Place !!!

  • 5 of 5

We like to occasionally get away from the work life monotony and stress of big cities , and a couple of years ago we were invited to this special place. This is the third time we visit the lake house and every time our stay is better and happier, great location in the middle of a perfect natural environment, surrounded by tranquility in front of the beautiful lake. . It is a nice house fully equipped with everything needed for a relaxing holiday or vacation. The rooms are spacious as are the bathrooms also very modern. we really like the way the owner keeps the house, looks new, the rooms the bathrooms, kitchen and everything super clean, tidiness inside and outside the house makes it very attractive.

Saturday we went Mountain biking to Santos park in Ocala lees than 30 min drive, very close , and at night the perfect place was the fire pit where we met to talk in a cool evening, lit only by the stars.

And Sunday, sunny day perfect for canoing , excellent therapy to disconnect from everything that stresses you. We love it.

Definitely we had a great weekend and we will return. I recommend this beautiful house on the lake 100%

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind evaluation of the property. We strive to provide a clean and fun place to enjoy the beautiful nature the area affords and the setting on the lake.
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5

simply stunning

  • 5 of 5

What can we say, simply stunning!! The lakehouse was incredible. Even better than we expected. We had our Easter weekend getway there. It was stunning. The lakehouse was even bigger and nicer than we thought. Ed (the owner) was awsm. We used the firepit each nite (loved hotdog and smores over the fire), we love the grill and totally loved the "John" row boat. We used it each day. Love to do basic fishing and my hubby was so thrilled to catch a (little fish) the 1st day. One day we drive to Crescent Beach. It was a little drive but what a beautiful beach. We just wished the weather was a little friendlier. Thx Ed and Wanda (ur property mngr) for making our getaway wonderful! We will be back. - Denise and Chuck Kirkpatrick (Palmetto, GA) March 2016

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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chetek, wi, usa
5

PERFECT PLACE TO STAY!

  • 5 of 5

We are a retired couple with 2 senior dogs and this beautiful home was the perfect place for us to spend a month away from our wintry Wisconsin area. The cottage was tastefully decorated, very clean and the owner extremely attentive and enjoyable to deal with. The yard was large, fenced and well maintained. The new screen porch was enjoyable and welcomed on a few rainy days.

It was an easy drive to both coastlines. We visited the manatee refuge in Crystal Rivers on the gulf side and did our beach walks at Crescent Beach on the Atlantic side along with 2 delicious red snapper dinners at the South Beach Grill. We also splurged on a Trophy Bass Fishing Expedition with Sean as our guide. We had a great time, went thru 5 dozen golden shiners, caught lots of fish, unfortunately no "Big Trophy" size. and viewed alligators and other wild life on the Ocklawaha River.

We experienced a part of Florida that most tourists don't see and loved every minute of it. Thank you Wanda, house manager, for your warm greeting upon our arrival and checking in on us during our stay. You made us feel so welcomed. Thank you Ed for making this vacation happen, I'm going to miss our enjoyable emails, your the BEST!

Jerry and Andrea

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Fort McCoy House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$196
From
$196
Fri,Sat,Sun
$994
$2,990
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $22
Second Pet or More $22

The Automatic Quote Feature on Homeaway is limited. There is a declining scale for number of nights stayed: 2 nights = $188/night;
3 nights = $175/night; 4 nights = $165/night; 5 nights = $148/night; 6 nights = $132/night and, one week (7 nights) = $120/night
The optional Guest House Studio is not included in these prices, but is very economical! All are outstanding values!!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Nearest Airport
80 Miles
Gainesville
Nearest Beach
45 Miles
Crescent City
Car: necessary

This beautiful and natural lake region lies near the Ocala National Forest. This delightful rural area sits in a perfect triangle between Ocala, Palatka, and Gainesville, Florida. Minutes from the west side of the Ocala National Forest, one can explore the Ocklawaha River, numerous springs, the St. John's River, etc. Hiking the forest, fishing, and swimming are other cost free activities. Plus, it is 55 minutes to the east coast beaches. There is much to do in the area's rivers, lakes, and springs. ******* Also, check out my other two Homeaway listings # 127321 and # 117133.

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