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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 3 nights


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.

Bring your own boat and launch it in a nearby 234 acre spring fed lake. This lake is great for water skiing and raft riding.

In Blue Lake 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. You will love my lily garden ! 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


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Hawthorne in Putnam County

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1650 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
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
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 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.


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(63 traveller reviews)

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Private clear blue lake, 1.5 acres, pet friendly, paddleboat , 2 kayaks , Wi Fi
average rating of 4.7460318 based on 64 reviews

We had a wonderful and relaxing stay

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay. Cathy was awesome and flexible. I had the wrong date for my vacation and Cathy changed it right away. I then left some items on the front deck in the weather, including my laptop Cathy went out of her way to have a close neighbor come by and put under the covered back porch. Cathy then had the items mailed to me. The home was very clean, including the windows that look over the lake. Everything you need is here, just bring your hamburgers, hotdogs and steaks to cook on the grill. Would definitely recommend this rental.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Outside was great!

  • 4 of 5

We loved the grounds. Great view of lake. Nice fire pit and grill. The entire yard is fenced, but it is hard to tell because it is either back in the woods or covered with vines. Our dog LOVED the place. Paddle boat was fun. Nice screened in porch.Very quiet and relaxing.There is even a pet bass called Bubba to feed. There is a nice ping pong table as well. The owner is very sweet.

The inside decor could use some updates. There is no kitchen table or chairs so we had to eat Thanksgiving dinner on a plastic table with card/patio chairs.The property would definitely be a 5 star with some changes in wall paper/wall hangings & the addition of more furniture.

Close to Gainesville so great place to stay on game weekends. Go Gators!!

  • Review Submitted: 29-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful Stay on Blue Lake

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay on Blue Lake. Four of us were traveling to see the Florida Gators play in Gainesville. It is a very easy 40 minute drive to campus. The house is very charming and very clean. The backyard is a true oasis. We spent all day before the game playing outside. The lake is perfect size for kayaking around. You can literally see and feed the fish right off the pier. Ping Pong, satellite TV, and Wifi kept us entertained at night. Cathy was a joy to work with. It is obvious she takes great pride in her lake house and providing an amazing experience for her guests.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, quite, perfect

  • 5 of 5

It was a great property with all the amenities ! Everything was great ! We had a wonderful derail experiance.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Time to Unwind

  • 5 of 5

Life has been super hectic this year. It was nice to just shut down and relax in the quiet. Very peaceful. Had everything we needed and Cathy was sweet and hospitable. Fished, grilled out, napped in the hammock under shade trees and listened to the birds and had a small bon fire roasting marshmallows. It was just what we needed. Would love to go back in the fall.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Relaxing, Comfortable, Beautiful Lake - What More Could You Want!

  • 5 of 5

So peaceful and relaxing. My goal was to float in the lake for a long weekend and I did. Rest of family used kayaks and paddle boat and we ALL had a wonderful time in the water. House was clean and fresh, no musty odors like you find in other lake places. Very well stocked with kitchen items and condiments. Bathrooms even had shampoo and conditioner which was a nice surprise. Porch is nice and roomy with great view of lake. Nothing fancy inside but that's what makes it family friendly and comfortable. Very roomy so there was a place to get away and read or play your favorite video game. TV was clear and good size. Pingpong table tons of fun. A big hit with the family was the great selection of readers digest. I forgot how much I enjoyed it and will have to go back and start up subscription again. Will definitely go back as place so relaxing and fun at the same time. Grill was pristine! Cathy is really nice and you can tell really cares for the comfort of her guests. Lily Pond in bloom with beautiful purple flowers, lake so clear you can see your feet, fish and everything you accidentally drop, looking forward to going back already!

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 February, 2018

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 Hawthorne

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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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

Rental Basis:
per property
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £16 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £35.62 + Tax
One time cleaning fee £53.43 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

Year Round, below rates do not include taxes. $140.00 per night up to 4 people. $20.00 per night per person after 4 guests. $750.00 per week. $2500.00 per month.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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