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Lakefront Cottage Near Forest & Cities

Bedrooms 1
Space 833 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

1Bdrm, 1Ba, Big Den

Totally charming and well-maintained, this cozy cottage is in a wonderful lakefront setting with 300 feet of shoreline outside your door. With a substantial dock, clean beach, and a concrete boat ramp, you can enjoy this spring-fed natural lake.

The cottage's interior boasts hand-finished tongue and groove pine paneling, and every room has a view of Miles Kale Lake!! A breezy screened porch overlooks this special place as well. This sand-bottom lake is clean and wonderful for fishing, swimming, and boating. Our whole family learned to ski here.

Exactly half-way between Ocala and Gainesville, you can be in either city or Palatka in 30 minutes for dining, shopping, entertainment, cultural events, or health care. Or, drive 55 minutes to Daytona Beach, or less than 2 hours to Disney attractions. This serene setting is for those who like to be close to nature with the advantages of cities nearby.

Great summertime place for the family - you commute to Gainesville or Ocala or P

Fantastic winter haven from the frigid north!! Wonderful Central Florida retreat for retired couples or family who are sick of go-go attractions.

Centrally located: this wonderful lake home is centrally located between Ocala, Gainesville, and Palatka, Florida. it is one mile from the intersection of Marion County Roads 318 and 315.

OTHER OPTIONS: I have two other homeawayc.om lakefront properties: Listing/property ID 127321 on the acre next door and Listing/property ID 910353 on the next lake over. Both of these listings are larger homes with many fine amenities as well. All 3 are close in case you wish to have a large group or family reunion.

More Details

Edward Wynne
Member since: 2004
Speaks English, Spanish, Spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
2 March, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Fort McCoy in Marion County

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 833 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
Location Type:
  • lake
  • waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Bath has vanity sink, toilet, and shower with glass door.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • 1 bedroom room with excellent pillow-top queen bed,quality sheets and furnishings Den has 2 twin beds with new pillow-top mattresses, Den also has one queen-sized sofa bed
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Player
  • Barbecue
  • Deck Chairs
  • Boat
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Conservatory
  • 8 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • pond
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
There is 1 queen sized, excellent pillow-top bed in the master bedroom. There are 2 twin beds with brand-new pillow-top mattresses and 1 sofa sleeper in the huge den. Washer and dryer added in 2005. Breezy screened porch, excellent swimming and fishing dock, concrete boat ramp, spring-fed, natural lake, rivers nearby for kayaking, Ocala national Forest for hiking (Visitor's Center at intersection of Hwy 315 & Hwy 40 near Silver Springs), fishing, hunting and swimming. Cultural and educational events at the University of Florida or Central Florida.


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Lakefront Cottage Near Forest & Cities
average rating of 4.925 based on 40 reviews

This was actually better than I had expected. The rental is extremely well kept

  • 5 of 5

I stayed for the entire month of February and enjoyed every minute. Everything was as described....actually better in some respects.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: January 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Your kind words are our objective. Thank you.
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We loved the little brown cabin!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our stay at the little brown cabin! It is so cozy and we felt like we were staying at a friend's house. It had everything we needed for a long weekend. The backyard and the dock on the lake are just beautiful. We enjoyed the fire pit at night and our boxer dog loved the fenced in yard. Ed, the owner, is very helpful. He provided directions to the property as well as ideas of things to do in the area. There is another house on the property that would make a great way to have a family vacation by renting both homes. We will certainly be back! Thank you for everything!

  • Review Submitted: 09-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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A true hidden gem !!

  • 5 of 5

Loved the setting, loved the place, and most of all loved my memories.. the house and environment was perfect.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The best cabin I have found in Florida.

  • 5 of 5

As soon as I walked into the cabin I felt like home!!Coming from W.Va. the atmosphere of the woods and the homey cabin was just what we needed and everything was clean and comfortable.Getting away ftom traffic and noise was a plus also avery serene atmosphere.Lila&Tom Cason

  • Review Submitted: 21-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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lake cabin

  • 5 of 5

words can not describe how happy my wife and I are with our stay at lake house peace and quite privacy maybe 50 feet away from lake great fishing will return as often as we can love this location

  • Review Submitted: 13-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Away from the noise

  • 5 of 5

This cabin was the perfect spot. Right in the middle of Gainesville and Ocala, this place was a wonderful escape to enjoy some peace and quiet. Would definitely stay again.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
120 Miles
Tampa, Jacksonville, or Gainesville
Nearest Golf
25 Miles
Ocala, Gainesville, Palatka
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
US Hwy 301 & County 318
Nearest Beach
59 Miles
St. Augustine, Crescent, Ormond, Daytona
Car: necessary

Fishing, boating, swimming, hunting. Right outside Silver Springs Gardens and Park - 25 minutes. University of Florida - 30 minutes (Gainesville). Central Florida Community College - 30 minutes (Ocala). Ocala's Paddock Mall - 30 minutes. Ocala National Forest -10 minutes.

Hike the forest or the Florida Trail; Micanopy historic arts village - 25 minutes. McIntosh 1890's town - 20 minutes. Cross Creek - 20 minutes. Salt Springs & St.John's River - 20 minutes. Oklawaha River - 15 minutes. Daytona Beach, St. Augustine, Crescent Beach, Ormand Beach = 55 minutes. Spring Hill - 35 minutes.

Front porch to read & enjoy life - 1 minute. Golf - 30 minutes in different directions: Gainesville, Ocala, or Palatka.

Other Activities: Kayaking, River Boating, Natural Springs Snorkeling, Forest Hiking, Camping

Golf: There are public golf courses in the three surrounding communities of Ocala, Palatka, and Gainesville.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £15.89

The Homeaway.com platform allows for discounts at 7+ nights and again at 28+ nights.
All are outstanding values!!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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