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

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,580 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 30, 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 Fort McCoy

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:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • 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

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average rating of 5.0 based on 26 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: March 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

Wonderful, Family Friendly Lakehouse!!

  • 5 of 5

Great place. Wonderful lake front property. Awesome hospitality and property owner. Can't brag enough. Thorough information and easy to contact. Great place for any type of getaway!!

  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Wonderful

  • 5 of 5

This is our 4th year staying there. We just love it!!!!!

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the kind words. We strive for others to enjoy the lake!
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5

Wonderful

  • 5 of 5

Very nice and peaceful place

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Perfect lake house!

  • 5 of 5

This is the most wonderful lake house! It's our 2nd year returning to this beautiful place. Mr. Wynne, thought of every single detail to ensure his guests had the perfect vacation.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

It was very relaxing and beautiful

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay here at your cottage. It was very clean and well stocked. It has a really nice view of the lake from the house. The lake was nice and clean. We enjoyed swimming and using the canoe. The outdoor barbeque area was also nice. Everything is set up real nice. We will be back next year. Thank you so much.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

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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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $44

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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