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Private clear blue lake, 1.5 acres, pet friendly, paddleboat , 2 kayaks , Wi Fi

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Space 1,650 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Air Conditioning
  • Wireless Internet
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue


About the property

Manufactured Home, 3 Bedrooms + Den, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Get away from it all and enjoy the crystal clear blue waters of this spring fed lake nestled among pine trees on a 1.5-acre lot.

Enjoy swimming, fishing, and riding the paddle boat and kayaking on this peaceful and pristine body of water. This lake is deep in the center (especially near the springs) and shallow around the edge. It is so clear you can use a mask and snorkel ( or the naked eye) to see fish, turtles and interesting aquatic vegetation. There are many bream that swim around the dock and some will actually look up at you expecting to be fed some bread. This is a nature lover's paradise! There is a variety of wild life to observe such as birds of prey, humming birds, otter, deer, and owls.

Relax and float on a raft, or partake in games such as badminton, volleyball, or ping-pong.

Roast marshmallows over a camp fire and star gaze upon the night sky. Camp outside, or sleep inside the 1680 sq. ft. home, with living room, kitchen, dining room, den, three bedrooms, and 2.5 bathrooms. Enjoy relaxing in front of an Amish electric fireplace all year round. Watch many high-definition television stations or surf the internet. Computer available for guest use. Wi Fi access anywhere in home or on screened porch.

This is a golf cart community and there are many miles of great scenic bike riding opportunities.

Keywords: Lake Front, private

More Details

Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 May, 2017

About The Owner

Hi, my name is Cathy. Feel free to contact me with any questions about this rental property.

The Owner purchased this cottage in 1988

Why The Owner chose Florida North Central Gulf Coast

It was purchased to relax away from the city life.

What makes this cottage unique

Extremely private, Lots of wildlife, Great for swimming, snorkeling and fishing, Quiet (No motorized boats on the lake), Clear blue lake fed by three springs.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We so enjoyed our week at the lake house! The fishing was great, the smallest bass I caught was 14 inches long. We could sit on the dock and watch the larger ones swimming by, the children caught lots of smaller fish it was the first time they had ever fished and enjoyed it a lot, we practice catch and release so if we visit again the fish will be bigger. Thank you again for a great family time.
May 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Hawthorne in Alachua County

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1650 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Garden tub.
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 2.5
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • 3 bicycles
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Paddle Boat and Kayak. Screened Porch, large fire pit, Badminton, Swimming, Ping Pong, bikes provided. Water purification System provides excellent drinking water and pure water for household needs.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(52 traveller reviews)

Private clear blue lake, 1.5 acres, pet friendly, paddleboat , 2 kayaks , Wi Fi
average rating of 4.769231 based on 53 reviews

Very quiet and restful. Loved the paddle boat, kayaks, hammock and fire ring

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed the peaceful surroundings. Enjoyed watchings the eagles, squirrels and cardinals. Enjoyed eating all our meals on the screened in back porch viewing the lake. Kayaks were great fun along with the paddle boat. Even caught a 18 inch large mouth bass while fishing.

The unit could be updated but everything was very clean. Had all the plates glasses etc. Had a very nice pingpong table that we enjoyed. Only watchTV in the bedroom, never went into the other bedrooms or front room, stayed on the back porch most of the times when not in bed

It was our 53rd wedding anniversary and we really enjoyed our time.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bradenton Florida

Wonderful place to get away

  • 5 of 5

Had a relaxing stay. Very clean with all the comforts of home. This is our second visit and would highly recommend this getaway to anyone looking for some beautiful lakefront views. Our dogs were welcome and had as much fun as we did. Can't wait till next years spring break so we can visit again.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5


  • Review Submitted: Mar 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
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St Petersburg

Absolutely delightful!!!

  • 5 of 5

This place is the perfect place to get away from it all. The house itself is quaint, charming and somehow manages to be both spacious and cozy at the same time. The bedrooms and living area were quite comfortable and the screened porch was especially lovely for coffee on a breezy morning. The property is just wonderful...we had two dogs with us that were very pleased with the sounds and smells of all the critters and we appreciated how well fenced the property is so that we could let them roam free. We also enjoyed sitting on the lovely dock and watching the dogs swim in the lake (the water was a bit cold yet for us).

The surrounding area is so quiet and peaceful and full of wildlife. Saw some deer one evening and even caught sight of a coyote on one of our walks around Blue Lake. If you want to go to the grocery or out for a meal or breakfast, you'll have a bit of a drive--part of it on a dirt/sand road--but that is exactly what we were looking for and we were not disappointed. (For breakfast, we loved Nanna's Country Cafe in Interlachen, FL, but it's a 30 min drive from the property)

If you are looking to get away from the city or suburbs and relish being surrounded by nature, then you will love this place. You'll be very comfortable staying in the house and yet be able to enjoy the peace and quiet of the lake and surrounding natural environment. It was truly a refreshing and renewing experience for us.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Naples, FL

Perfect family getaway

  • 5 of 5

Something for everyone. Off the grid but you still have connectivity. The lake with kyacks and paddle boat.... and the bass.... yummmm! The fire pit. The quiet ambiance to connect with family. THANK YOU!!!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Quiet and Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

This was a great place to go for a relaxing weekend. It's in a secluded area with a private lake. The owner Cathy was really friendly and accommodating. The only issue is that the place is a little out dated, but all amenities were provided. My family and I would definitely go back for another visit!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Gainesville Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
16.4 Miles
Blue Water Bay, Melrose
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
U.S. 301 Hawthorne
Nearest Restaurant
16.4 Miles
Blue Water Bay, Melrose
Nearest Beach
60 Miles
Crescent Beach

This home is a 35 minute drive to the University of Florida campus. The Phillips Center for Performing Arts, Florida Museum of Natural History, Harn Museum and Butterfly Atrium are activities on the Uni. of Fla. campus. The Hippodrome Theatre is a 30 minute drive.

10 minutes from the nearby town of Hawthorne, which has a grocery store, CVS, Subway, Family Dollar, live bait store, Diane's BBQ, public library , post office, churches and thrift stores.

There is a state managed bike trail head in Hawthorne. It is a beautiful and scenic paved trail (a converted rail road track) that leads to Gainesville.

45 minute drive to the Millhopper sink hole with breathtaking views of miniature water falls from the sides of the sink and magnificent flora.

30 minute drive to the La Chua trail which leads into Paynes Prairie. You can walk the trail and see wild bison and horses. There is a wide creek filled with many species of water birds and alligators to view in the distance.

30 minute drive to Silver Springs and Wild Waters in Ocala.

2 hour drive to Disney World.

One and one half drive to St. Augustine and the beaches.

35 minute drive to Ravine Gardens and the St. Johns River front park in Palatka.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Hawthorne, Florida

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2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £17 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

One time cleaning fee £57.98 + Tax
Pet Fee £77.3 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

Year Round, below rates do not include taxes. $135.00 per night. $750.00 per week up to 4 guests. $2500.00 per month. Pet fee applies to pets over 15 pounds.

Three night minimum for holidays. This does apply to Mother's and Father's Day.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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