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

46 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday cottage in Hawthorne

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.

Bring your own boat and take advantage of a huge private lake in the neighborhood that has a picnic area and motor boat ramp. This is a golf cart community and there are many miles of great scenic bike riding opportunities.

Keywords: Lake Front, private

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
27 October, 2016
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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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based on 46 holidaymaker reviews

Private clear blue lake, 1.5 acres, pet friendly, paddleboat , 2 kayaks , Wi Fi
average rating of 4.7608695 based on 47 reviews

What a great find!!

  • 5 of 5

This place is so lovely and secluded. It was the perfect place for my family on my birthday weekend getaway. The kyacks and paddle boat were the star of the trip. I could not get my daughters out of them. Fishing was great as well. The house was stocked with every thing you could possibly need. We will definitely be coming back. Thank you so much Cathy!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
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  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had a great time there. It was so peaceful and relaxing. The water was beautiful. We had fun kayaking on the lake. Cathy is such a sweet lady and easy to talk to. We can't wait to go back. It was the perfect place to get away from are busy lifestyle.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

I don't know where to begin. This home was exactly as pictured and extremely comfortable with all the conveniences of home but away from it all. My husband and I and our grandson and his girlfriend and our dog Shadow spent a wonderful 6 nights and days in this beautiful setting. It is well off the beaten path and very private and as I said earlier, extremely comfortable. Cathy is the most accommodating and helpful person I have ever met and couldn't be any nicer and extremely easy to work with and communicate with. We are planning on going back around the Christmas holidays and just can't wait to go back again. We have family in Gainesville and my grandson and girlfriend did a lot of activities with them and my husband and I just enjoyed the peaceful and quiet time at the lake house. My husband took our dog for a walk every morning around the whole lake and it took them about 45 minutes and our dog loved it. She made herself very much at home there and none of us wanted to leave to come back to PA. But we will be back down there again before the end of the year and honestly I cannot wait until I go back to Cathy's wonderful home away from home. Thank you over and over again for such a beautiful and relaxing and comfortable home you have shared with us. It is definitely a nature lover's place to visit.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing Vacation

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I and two older dogs had a fun time. Cathy was a wonderful person to talk to and made our vacation go smooth. The house is exactly what we imagined and so comfortable. TV and electronics worked fine. Mark loved fishing in the lake. The area was so quiet and loved the surrounding nature.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great time, back to nature at its finest. :)

  • 5 of 5

Just as advertised had a great time. Looking forward to going back.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Recently I went to a symposium at University of Florida and turned it into a short holiday. This property is on a small spring fed lake and has a fun paddle boat and kayaks to get out on the water. The outdoor space is just lovely and the home is very comfortable. Cathy was there to greet me and pointed out more of the activities in the area. It is a convenient drive to Gainesville. I wish I had had more time to spend there. Thank you, Cathy.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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 North Central Gulf Coast

Rental Basis:
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2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £18 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

One time cleaning fee £62 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

Year Round, below rates do not include taxes. $125.00 per night. $650.00 per week up to 4 guests. $1850.00 per month.

Three night minimum for UF graduation and holidays.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Hawthorne in Florida

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1650 sq. ft.
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
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • 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.

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