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"The Hobbit's Nest" A Quaint, Private Bungalow In Downtown Mt. Dora!

Bedrooms 1
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

The Perfect Little Retreat To Explore All That Mt. Dora Has To Offer!

Located in the heart of downtown, you can walk to all of the wonderful cafes, boutiques and festivals held throughout the year. (PLEASE NOTE THERE IS NO KITCHEN...there is a small fridge & keurig coffee maker only).

The Hobbit's Nest is a little retreat adjacent to our main home, but with lots of privacy. You will have full use of the patio and any outside seating areas, as we will never be in residence when the Nest is occupied.

There is a king-sized bed, television, WIFI, small fridge and a bathroom with a shower stall. There are no cooking facilities, so you finally have a reason NOT to cook! Instead, enjoy your morning coffee and your evening libation on the patio, and plan who will cook your next meal.

Due to its small size, this accommodation is best for one person or a couple.

More Details

Kimberly J. Lenihan
Member since: 2014
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This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
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Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
25 May, 2018

About Kimberly J. Lenihan

We fell in love with Mount Dora immediately! We wanted a getaway from our hectic lives in Naples, and we're so happy we found our home in this lovely little town!

Kimberly J. Lenihan purchased this bungalow in 2014

Why Kimberly J. Lenihan chose Mount Dora

Location & History. Our home offers the convenience of living downtown, with the tranquility of a quiet neighborhood. Built in 1899, it has the charm that is hard to find.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday bungalow in Mount Dora in Lake County

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower stall
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • King size bed
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Garden


Very Good! 4.2/5 -
(6 traveller reviews)

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"The Hobbit's Nest" A Quaint, Private Bungalow In Downtown Mt. Dora!
average rating of 4.1666665 based on 6 reviews


  • 4 of 5

The location is awesome. Didn’t need the car at all to enjoy the excellent restaurants in Mt. Dora. The “Hobbit” was very clean with all we needed including a nice shower. We so enjoyed the use of the deck. Quarters are tight but we functioned fine for a few nights.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind review! And for being such wonderful guests. We’re so happy you enjoyed your trip!
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It worked for us, but NEEDS air conditioning

  • 4 of 5

The nest worked for us for our last minute two night stay in Mt Dora. The location was block to downtown. The room, bed, and bathroom area were all clean to use. There’s a TV but only about ten channels, a mini fridge, and a Keurig coffee maker. The biggest downside is there’s no air conditioning (or maybe it wasn’t working when we were there???). There’s a vent in the floor but no thermostat to be found. Thankfully we were out during the day and the weather was cool enough at night to open the windows while we slept. Yes, there is a hump at the driveway you need to be careful of. If you’re taller than 6’ this might not be the place, because at 5’7”, I had to duck to get into the nest. Because of the foliage around the nest, there are a lot of mosquitoes. And there are also super sweet feral kitties that live under the porch too :) Overall, it worked for my husband and me on our last minute trip during a busy weekend.

  • Review Submitted: 09-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review! We are trying to turn the a/c in the main house way down for our guests in the future. And yes, since we are not in residence most of the time, those kitties found a safe place to hang out, lol. They’ve since been transferred to a new place 😁? We appreciate your review & thank you for your stay!
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Superb location

  • 4 of 5

We loved the location most of all. Hosts were very at tentative and accommodating. The bed was a bit funky. The mattress itself was high quality, but the king size mattress was set on the two trundles, and at least while we were there, the bottom trundle frame was about 1 1/2. “ lower than the top, leaving a gap mid way across. We think it could be easily fixed with some plywood. Everything else was great, sweet little yard too!

  • Review Submitted: 16-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you both for being great guests! We are addressing the bed issue, as we certainly want everyone comfortable!
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St. Petersburg, Florida

Simple and charming

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed here 2 nights for a weekend getaway. It was everything we needed for our short trip and in the perfect spot to easily walk to shops and restaurants. The backyard is quite private with the garden and with the owners gone, we felt very secluded considering the location. The big bed was very cozy and we slept great! Our only wish is that there was a way to control the AC in the cottage. We brought our big box fan as we tend to do on trips because the sound helps us sleep, but we mostly used it to keep cool and help air circulation, otherwise it felt stuffy (despite it being in the 60s and 70s mostly during our stay). There is a fan next to the bed already, but it's small. Ultimately we loved our stay here and we would definitely book it again!

  • Review Submitted: 30-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Katelin! We appreciate your feedback & are coming up with a solution to the a/c. Thanks so much for staying & so glad you had a great weekend.
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Awesome location! Right in the heart of Mount Dora. Able to walk everywhere.

  • 4 of 5

Adorable spot, private but close to all. Owners very accomodating. Would recommend an actual queen bed instead of the daybed. It was hard and we ended up sleeping sideways due to the bump in middle. The Hobbit's nest is a great little escape. It's small, but great for a short stay.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for being such great guests! We’re so glad you enjoyed your stay. And for your suggestion regarding the bed. We will certainly look into that change. Thanks again!
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Great location!

  • 4 of 5

Cute place and the owners are super nice. Loved being able to walk two blocks to town. Quiet neighborhood and very private. It was appreciated that our dog could stay too.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a delight to have you as our very first guests! We hope that everyone who stays in the Hobbit’s Nest enjoys it and is as nice as you!
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Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £22.41
Pet Fee £18.68

Discounts for weekly or longer periods.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.

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