Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday villa in Mount Dora - Oak Tree Villa
3 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 10
Oak Tree Villa is located in the enchanting old-fashioned lakeside town of Mount Dora, 26 miles from Sanford Orlando Airport and situated in the rolling hills and lakes of beautiful Lake County in Central Florida. The town is characterized as little New England by travel gurus and is known as the 'Antique capital' of Florida. This unusual character villa has just been completely re-decorated and re-furnished. It has three bedrooms consisting of a master ensuite with sunken mosaic Roman style tub which is situated at the opposite end from the other bedrooms allowing for privacy from your other guests.
Bed 2 has two twin beds and bed 3 has a queen double with a single bunk above. There is also a double futon in the Florida room. The house will comfortably sleep 8 adults and accommodate 10 with the futon. A travel cot is available. Situated backing right onto the public golf course yet still retains a degree of privacy around the south-facing 30' x 15' pool and large secluded gardens
Local activities: Last year the villa was rented by the Canadian Broadcasting Corp and used as a location set for their documentary 'The fifth Element'.
Within a 5 minute stroll is the Mount Dora Brewery and Rocking Rabbit restaurant for great food, ale and live music. In the main town two miles away are ample quaint eateries and Antique shops - a Mecca for Antique collectors! There are probably more interesting and varied antique dealers per square foot than any other place in Florida. The Cultural Calendar knows no season. Throughout the year, Mount Dora enjoys plays at the IceHouse Theatre, concerts and recitals by international artists at the Mount Dora Festival of Music & Literature, gallery openings, and on-going exhibitions at the Mount Dora Center for the Arts. Directly behind the Center for the Arts on Royellou Lane is the Royellou Museum at the Old City Jail, providing a glimpse of Mount Dora life from the past to the present. Taking a cruise on the Dora Canal will bring you back in time.
There are boat rentals and Bass tournaments on the lake. On day trips on the Orange Blossom Cannonball, you can experience the comfort and heyday of an authentic railroad passenger car, pulled by the only wood fired steam train left in the USA. Also known as the 'Movie Train' as it's appeared in many! The Mount Dora excursion train makes a round-trip run from Mount Dora to Tavares then back again, offering lovely views of Lake Dora, tropical foliage and wildlife from it's open window
coaches. This is definitely an area for those who enjoy nature, lakes, fishing and golf. Various annual festivals include:
Village Antique Fair 4th weekend of March Streets of downtown Mount Dora. Over 100 regional antique dealers.
The Renningers Antique Extravaganza, held the 3rd weekend in November, January and February displays the wares of over 1000 top-notch antiques dealers from all over the country. Open on weekends, Renninger's Twin Markets, antique centre and farmers & flea market has been ranked in the Top 10 Flea Markets by Family Money.
Village Antique Fair 4th weekend of March Streets of downtown Mount
Dora. Over 100 regional antique dealers. Mount Dora Bicycle Festival October 14th & 15th Attracting over 1500 cyclists, this is Florida's oldest and largest bicycle event. See why Lake County is recognized as one of the best places in the world to ride (Bicycle Magazine March 1998. For more information, contact the Mount Dora Chamber of Commerce
Craft Festival October 28 & 29, 2006 Sponsored annually by the Mount Dora Merchants Association. Over 330 juried crafter's from all over the nation. Held on the streets of beautiful downtown Mount Dora with Lake Dora as the backdrop. December brings the annual Christmas Walk, for those looking for a traditional holiday feel (without the snow, of course). Where visitors can walk the cobblestone streets, visit the local shops and even take a horse and buggy ride. Santa Claus will make appearance as well many entertainers.
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets considered
- wheelchair inaccessible