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Beautiful Vacation home w/ Heated Pool at Ocala National Forest, Florida

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,045 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleep 6, private pool

Welcome to our vacation house in Florida!

Ocala with the nearby Ocala National Forest is known as the horse capital of the world and is home of Kentucky Derby winners. If you love horseback riding this is the right place for you.

Enjoy the Silver Springs State Park which is very close to the house with dozens of springs and the Silver River. The area has the largest artesian spring formation in the world with 72 degrees warm crystal clear water all year round. Numerous other rivers are nearby such as the Ocklawaha River, the Rainbow River and the Santa Fe River which all meander through a stunning wilderness. So enjoy kayaking, snorkeling and swimming. These Springs are in reach: Silver Springs, Rainbow Springs, Silver Glen Springs, Juniper Spring, Salt Springs, Blue Spring, DeLeon Springs, Alexander Spring.

Just minutes away from the house you find access to the Cross Florida Greenway and the Marshall Swamp, a jungle-like wilderness. With lots of trails they offer a paradise for bicycling, hiking, roller blading, birding and wildlife watching.

Across the road is the Diamond Golf and Country Club, with 18 holes to play and the title 'Highest Slope Rating' in Marion County.

Goethe State Forest with it´s 23 miles of hiking trails and 41 miles of horse riding trails is only 40 miles away.

Supermarkets, drug stores, other stores such as a Walmart Supercenter and gas stations are also just around the corner.

You are within a radius of 80 miles or less to Orlando with all the amusement parks and outlet malls, as well as to Daytona Beach and to Crystal River. St. Augustine, the oldest continuously occupied European-established city and port in the continental United States is 85 miles away.

This beautiful bungalow is furnished, smart and comfortable. There are two double (queen) bedrooms and one twin bedroom. Master-bedroom has a big walk-in closet. Both bathrooms with a walk-in shower. The master-bathroom also has a bathtub. There is also a big kitchen, a recliner sofa, a double rocking recliner loveseat and a 50' flatscreen LED TV. The former garage has been converted into a carpeted, fully insulated multi-purpose room under AC with a Brunswick pool table for your convenience.

Enjoy the nice private pool and the roofed patio.

More Details

Birgit Schroeer
Member since: 2012
Speaks English, German
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
24 May, 2018

Why Birgit Schroeer chose Ocala

The Ocala area offers an incredible number of recreational activities like kayaking, bicycling, birding, wildlife viewing, hiking, boating, fishing, rollerblading, snorkeling and swimming, horse riding, golfing ....

What makes this house unique

From the first moment you feel yourself at home. During the hot summer months the pool provides cooling-off. The planting and decoration gives you a tropical flair.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Ocala in Marion County

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2045 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • If renters appear with more persons than booked, $ 25 per night will be charged for each unannounced person.
  • The cleaning fee covers the basic cleaning of the space. It doesn't cover unsual amount of laundry and leaving the house messy.
  • Renters responsibility: Keeping house clean Returning any rearranged furniture or decor to its original place run dishwasher removal of garbage
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Badezimmer 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Schlafzimmer 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Beautiful Vacation home w/ Heated Pool at Ocala National Forest, Florida
average rating of 4.822581 based on 62 reviews

great retreat

  • 5 of 5

The house was great along with the location. It was so nice to have a full stocked kitchen. Wish the tub worked but the shower was great. The beds could use a memory foam or gel overlay but still comfortable. Is the water always an iron color?. I would highly recommend this house for some R&R. Thank you so much for sharing this house with us.


  • Review Submitted: 14-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ocala Vacation

  • 4 of 5

The home was absolutely wonderful and had everything we needed for a very relaxing month's vacation away from Canadian winter. The pool temperature was 82-84 degrees. The owner and property manager were very approachable and friendly.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very Quite area. Close to major retailers.

  • 5 of 5

Very clean and nicely decorated house. Great shower in master bathroom. Loved the pool area with solar heated pool. Very responsive owners and maintenance people. Had a couple days in the high 60* range.Overall very nice place to stay . Only one thing unexpected was the foreign transaction fees on the rental payments.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your review. Glad you had a great time and enjoyed the house and pool. You were great renters and it was a pleasure to deal with you. We would love to welcome you again.
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Nice place , I used it mostly for sleeping.

  • 3 of 5

Off the beaten path.

So a little travel to places of interest.

Quite a few house rules .

Water occasionally turns brown.

Careful on the driveway and walk slippery when wet. Pool area was very nice.

Weather was outstanding!

Convenient to golf course.

Nice area for walking.

Overall a nice time.

The garage was converted to pool table area.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great to hear you had a good time. I'm a bit disappointed of your rating. We kept in touch during your stay and you assured me what a good time you had. Not only the weather, also the location of our house turned out to be perfect for you. The golf course is across the street and for your motorcycle tours you were not bothered by city traffic. Our house is a vacation home in a residential neighborhood. That's what's so relaxing and what everybody enjoys, including my husband and me. Restaurants and supermarkets are almost around the corner, Florida´s nature with the beautiful springs and rivers are nearby. If you wanted a location downtown or being in the midst of tourist bustle with downtown life, why didn´t you book such a house? The two of you arrived with trucks and motorcycles on trailers which you were able to park on our spacious, freshly resealed driveway. The day you posted your review i was on my knees removing the heavy rust stains your equipment left.
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Jusr right for us!

  • 4 of 5

We stayed in this lovely residential home for 9 nights in January,2018. It was just as pictured online, although pretty far away from everything except a Publix. We had looked forward to using the pool, and thought it was heated, but it was solar heated. The outside temperature had been cool, so the pool was never warm enough to use. But the house itself and furnishings were perfect.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you enjoyed the house that much. Let me refer to two of your notes: Besides the nearby Publix there is a Walmart Supercenter even closer and also several restaurants and other shops. As to the pool: Our pool heating is a very powerful one, capable to keep the pool warm even in winter time. Around your stay an extreme cold front with the lowest temperatures for decades way below freezing point hit Florida, showing up in all news. Usually in winter times our pool remains usable. No pool heating will bring water temperature into the area of 85 degrees in an outside pool under such frosty conditions. Trying to do so with an electric pool heater would just lead to an insane electric bill - with the pool still not having 85 degrees. See it from the sunny side: Cold fronts usually bring blue skies.
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Veteran's Day Vacation

  • 4 of 5

Three couples, all retired Air Force, spent the long Veteran's Day weekend here. Both the owners and the property manager (lives across the street) are friendly and very responsive. The house is in a quiet neighborhood, close enough to town to be convenient, but far enough out to be peaceful. The house was comfortable, the yard was well manicured, the pool was pristine, the pool table provided hours of entertainment. Paddling Silver River and exploring Silver Springs State park never disappoints - and we did see the monkeys this trip! Definite thumbs up.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
80 Miles
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Diamond Golf and Country Club
Nearest Beach
70 Miles
Daytona Beach
Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Ocala, Florida

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
4th of July
30 Jun 2018 - 6 Jul 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
22 Dec 2018 - 28 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £224.61

Rates are based on 4 guests.

Cleaning fee: 1-2 persons: $100
3-4 persons: $120
5-6 persons: $150
due by arrival.

Sorry no pets!

Because of these numerous people who book just for fun just to cancel 1 day before the cancellation deadline expires we only refund payments if the period is filled again.

This is our vacatio house we share. Do do not allow parties of any kind!

The grill cleaning is to perform independent, otherwise cleaning $ 20

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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