Read our rave reviews! Perfect for families & groups up to 22 guests. Base rate is for first 14; additional persons $10pp per night + tax. Minutes to Lake Weir, Lake Doe wedding venue, the Villages, Ocala and Grand Oaks equestrian. You'll love our cottage with king bed, hot tub and fireplace. Six bedrooms, ALL with private baths, in main house A large remodeled kitchen includes a cupboard full of spices and virtually all kitchen needs. Two indoor dining rooms can seat a total of 22. BBQ grilling is fun poolside - with two balcony height tables and 12 chairs. TWO banquet tables and 10 folding chairs available.
ALL accommodations have a private bath and TV. Two of these are whirlpool suites with remote controlled fireplaces. Remote controlled fireplaces also in the library and breakfast room - use either for heat or ambiance. There's plenty of space to be together or apart with a large pool area; upper deck; covered side and front porch; playing field.
*Group rate is for first 14 guests.* Extra guests are $10pp per night - up to 22 guests. When booking please add total number of guests for accurate pricing. Check-in 4 p.m., Check-out 11 a.m.. To protect you and us - please consider purchasing travel insurance. VRBO or your own insurance company will be able to advise.
Guests may be exiting the day of your arrival. Early check-ins are generally not possible. We'll need a final headcount (to ensure linens and extra bedding are in place). If you have specific needs, we'll try our best to accommodate. A hearing impaired smoke detector is available if needed.
The Owners take your concerns very personally and want to resolve issues quickly - available by phone/TEXT/ in-person when possible (Owners have an office-apartment on premises with a private entrance unseen and unheard until needed. (Text # available after booking) As a State licensed property (Poo/spa/food/lodging) inspectors require us to check the pool & spa chemicals regularly (for your health!) Other routine maintenance that may be performed include cutting grass, keeping walkways cleared of debris, etc., after a thunderstorm (for your safety). We try to coordinate these activities around our guests' schedules - so that we are not intruding on your privacy. Appliance operational handbook available in the kitchen. Food, daily linen/towel service are NOT included with this rental. Washer /dryer available. LIMITED STARTER ITEMS PROVIDED:2-4 rolls of Toilet paper per room; 30-50 disposable plates;
cutlery; cups; napkins; 50gal. garbag bags, paper towels, dish & dishwasher detergent, tin foil, cling film, cooking spices. Some pool floats, pool volleyball net, Keurig with some pods and two refrigerators with ice-makers for large groups. Everyday and fine china. Everyday glassware and fancy dishes - pot and pans. - coffee makers - kettle - frying pans - BBQ grill. Thank you for considering us for your next get-together. We appreciate you business.
Guest reviews: "Our stay was filled with memories and relaxation. This wonderful home exceeded our expectations in every way! Our family included 14, grandparents, Moms and Dads and young adults. The kitchen facility is huge and allowed us to prepare large meals each day. The dining room allowed us all to sit together for evening meals as well. This was great! The rooms are tastefully decorated and transports you back to an era before our time, yet with all the amenities we're a comfort to and more! Evenings on the porch together, and all day at the wonderful pool were fantastic. We cannot say enough about this location AND the owners, who were gracious, friendly, attentive and allowed our family the secluded family retreat we sought. We are booking next year this week! Do not pass this gem up! You will not regret it."
LOCATION: If you enjoy charm and lots of space - with larger city happenings within reach - you'll fit right in here! ONLY minutes from The Villages for shopping, movies, dining, dancing and nightly free entertainment on three town squares. Five minutes from Lake Weir., 25mins S. of Ocala, 45 minutes. west of Juniper and Alexander Springs in the Ocala National forest for snorkeling, hiking, canoeing, swimming in crystal clear springs. Daytona 500 1.5hrs, Orlando Airport 1hr. 30mins. Disney World 1Hr. 15mins.
Once a thriving Florida orange grove estate - this circa 1887 three story Victorian lady with wrap-around porches and entertaining pool area - is nestled on a private three acre hill top in the rolling countryside of southeast Marion County. A treasure that we've restored and continue to improve on. Original fireplaces, hard wood floors and 10 1/2 foot ceilings in the historical part of the building. Several additions have been added that include six guest bedrooms with private baths in the main house – including two whirlpool suites with fireplaces in the historical wing. Annie’s Victorian cottage (newly built) sits pool-side with a king bed, gas fireplace and a four person Coleman therapy spa. Can accommodate 4 by adding two roll-away single beds. $10. p.p. per night charge if group IS larger than 14 guests. Base price is for the FIRST 14 GUESTS.
The main dining room seats 12. An overflow dining area seats up to 8. The pool-patio area seats 20-30 ( Upscale two 6 person round tables with balcony height swivel cushioned chairs and two 6 person oblong table + folding chairs). A BBQ infra-red grill makes cooking FUN and EASY! - We supply the gas. A large side porch accommodates 4-6 folks dining.
The older part of the home with original ornate handcrafted wood work boasts a library with fireplace and piano. Whirlpool suites on the second floor also showcase original hardwood floors and ornate fireplace mantels.
A wraparound eastward front porch and a westward second-floor large deck provide many hours of sitting back and relaxing. A solar heated swimming pool (Dec-Feb for the hardy) is available. DirecTV in each room.
Accommodations: Assign your guests in advance
6 queens * 1 king * 2 sleeper sofa * 2 single * 2 rollaway
SIX guest rooms all with private baths.
Downstairs: Queen and queen sleeper – view of the pool area - no climbing stairs.
2nd Floor: Five rooms with queen beds ++
Two rooms have exterior entrances that open out onto a walkway that leads to a large open air deck
First exterior room - queen and queen sleeper.
Second exterior room - queen and two singles.
2nd floor Historic Interior: Three queen rooms.
Two queen bedrooms have custom double arched marble showers, jetted whirlpools and remote controlled Dimpex fireplaces.
Third room has a queen sleigh bed and a cozy step down sitting room.
Located by the pool - two porches, a tall king bed, gas fireplace, big walk in shower, TV/DVD/CD/surround sound, mini fridge and a 4 person therapy spa on the back porch (see pics). Add two roll-away single beds for 3rd & 4th person ($10 extra p.p. charge for groups larger than 14).
Less than 5 miles from The Villages. 30 minutes south of Ocala. 75 minutes north of Orlando MCO Airport. We are 3/4 mile south of Lake Weir. Hope Beach is 2.5 miles northwest and is the closest access point for launching boats on Lake Weir. Ocala National Forest begins about 8 miles to the east. Natural springs in the Forest include Juniper, Alexander, Salt and Silver Glen. Rainbow Springs State Park is about one hour west. They're A MUST SEE - swim, kayak, canoe and snorkel
AREA TO DO:
Nightly Live outdoor entertainment is close by on three lively town squares with fun and fanciful shopping, restaurants, movie theaters, dancing, golf cart rentals and then some. 100+ miles of hiking/running/biking trails, live theater (including two performing arts centers The Sharon and The Savannah) museums, natural springs, rivers for canoeing/kayaking in Silver Springs State Park (kayak rentals) ziplining, antiquing or boating close by in one of our many rivers and lakes. The Orange Blossom Opry located 1 mile from the Inn - live shows (many big name acts touring) Thursday - Saturday (Thurs. night is local jam night - bring your instrument and sign up to be onstage!). The Sharon Morse Performing Arts Center in the Villages is just 5.5 miles.
RECREATION AND LAKEFRONT DINING:
Carney Island lakefront County Park on Lake Weir for hiking, swimming, boating and grilling. Two lakefront restaurants Gator Joes (Ocklawaha) and Eaton's Beach Sandbar and Grill (3 mins from the Inn) add their own flavor to your taste buds on airy Lake Weir. There's so much to see and do.
Owner Interaction:We are available by phone (we have an office-apartment on premises) Other times in person when we are required by the state to check the pool and spa chemicals (when convenient for you) Otherwise, if you receive a voice-mail - leave a message. We'll call you right back as soon as we're off the rollercoaster at Seaworld or Busch Gardens.
GROCERIES - BIG BOX STORES * CHAIN RESTAURANTS
Publix Grocery - 2 Locations within 6 miles. Closest is Mulberry Grove. Take a right (west) out of our drive on CR 42 (3 miles exactly to Hwy 441) Cross over CR42 and continue west about 1.25 miles to Publix on left.
ALDI: 5.5 miles Take a right (west) out of our drive on CR 42 (3 miles exactly to Hwy 441) South on Hwy 441 2 miles – located on left beside Wal*Mart. 2.5 miles South of CR 42 on Hwy 441. Sam's Club -441, Lady Lake, FL . Located on Hwy 441. The Villages (Beside Home Depot and adjacent to Kohl's, Bed, Bath and Beyond, Best Buy and many chain restaurants i.e.., Outback, etc.) Dollar General/Subway/Gas - 1 mile. east.Get the full listing »