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Private Home with Screened Patio and Pool.

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,810 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, sleeps 6 with 2 car garage

Home is in a quiet neighborhood with two Car Garage. Pets are Welcome. New Washing Machine, Dryer, Refrigerator and Power Recliner Chair all added in 2013 New A/C & Heating Unit Replaced 2015. A 55 inch LED TV also added in 2015. House Has Large Private Yard with Spring Fed Crystal Clear Well Water. Fully Screened In Ground Pool and Patio with Privacy Fence for your Privacy.

Home has Kitchen / Dining Room , Large Living Room , Master Bedroom has

King Size Bed , Cable TV and Bathroom. Guest Bedrooms have one Queen Bed and two Twin Beds. Guest Bathroom is between Guest Bedrooms. House will sleep

6 people comfortably. Screened in lighted swimming pool with patio. See photos of pool area.


Summer Heat no Problem with Pool: Roofed in Patio with 2 Ceiling Fans will keep you Cool and Comfortable. Pool is just a jump away. Outdoor Speakers also to Listen to while enjoying the Pool. Lake Diamond Golf Course 5 minutes from House. . Silver Springs Tourist Park 15 minutes. Ocala National Forest is a Great Place to Visit. Bring your Bathing Suits. Springs stay 72 Degrees all Year Round.

Canoeing , Hiking , Fishing , Kayaking , etc. all Available in National Forest.

Ocala is Central to both Atlantic and Gulf beaches. Beaches and Orlando Attractions are 1.5 - 2.5 Hour Drive.

Northern Ocala probably has some of Best Horse Breeders and Horse Farms in the country.

More Details

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

About The Owner

I bought this house with my wife Sharon to have a winter home to live and get away from New England Winters when we retire. Our plan for now is provide a nice home for people who want to visit the Ocala Area.

The Owner purchased this house in 2010

Why The Owner chose Florida North Central Gulf Coast

Ocala is a Central Point to visit Gulf and Atlantic Beaches.

20 minutes from Silver Springs Tourist Park and Ocala National Forest which has Canoeing, Kayaking, Swimming , Fishing and many other Outdoor Sports.

Lake Diamond Golf Course 2 Minutes from Home.

Food , Gas , Pharmacy's , Super Walmart are all 5 - 10 minute ride from home. Daytona Beach 1 hour Drive and Tampa and Gulf beaches 2.5 Hour Drive.

30 minutes from Ocala's well known Horse Farms.

What makes this house unique

House has large private yard and is in a very nice Neighborhood. Private pool and screened in Patio to cool off on those hot and humid days. Major highways close by to get you where you want to go. Food markets ,

Drug stores , Gas, golf, Super Walmart all 5 - 10

minutes from home


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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1810 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • near the sea ...
  • river ...
  • rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm System
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Ducted Heating
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Security System
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Both bathrooms have sink vanities with mirror.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Living Room - 1 Sofa bed/Futon
    Guest Bedroom-1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Guest Bedroom-2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • DVR
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Deck Furniture
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Porch Furniture
  • Conservatory
  • Walkway to Water
  • Yard
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • In Ground Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • roller blading
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(22 traveller reviews)

Private Home with Screened Patio and Pool.
average rating of 4.6363635 based on 22 reviews

It was great!

  • 5 of 5

The house was great! It was private, quite, clean & comfortable. The pool was screened so there were no bugs. Stores were close. There was a soft bed and a firm bed to chose from. The cleaning lady helped us figure out the TV. Highly recommend!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Huntsville, Alabama

Perfect for our family visit

  • 4 of 5

We have family living in Ocala, but when all branches visit, we need more space. The Riddle property was perfect. It was clean with everything we needed. We exercised in the pool every morning. For our joggers, there was an endless sidewalk across the road in the back. My husband loved the recliner. This the first rental that he has not complained about the comfort of the livingroom furniture. The only reason I give it four stars instead of five is the twin beds need new mattresses.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You for the review and we are glad you enjoyed the house and neighborhood. Thank you for making us aware of the mattresses on the twin beds. We will be replacing both beds soon now that we know. Thanks again for renting our house Jody & Sharon Riddle
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Algonac, MI

Good Value in a Great Neighborhood

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I rented Jodi & Sharon's house for two months this past winter. We have two little dogs and were looking for a place with a nice yard. This house is in a very nice neighborhood - houses are well maintained, the neighbors are all friendly, and the area is wonderful for walking and biking. We especially enjoyed the Marjorie Harris bike trail nearby, as well as our trips to Silver Springs and Don Garlitz' Drag Racing Museum. The house is comfortable, with all the essentials. Not all new, but everything works. We did not use the pool (too chilly in the winter), but we enjoyed the screened lanai and the barbecue. Lots of shopping and restaurants nearby, and the Ocala area is lovely.

  • Review Submitted: May 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad the house worked out well for you and found many activities to enjoy. Thanks again for renting our house and you are welcome back anytime. Jody & Sharon Riddle
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Home Away From Home

  • 5 of 5

Great experience. Great interaction with owner. Property manager friendly and helpful. Clean and accommodating. Close to everything. Highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You for the review and we are happy you enjoyed the house and had a great time. You are welcome back any time. Thanks again for renting our house. Jody & Sharon Riddle
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Great little house in quiet neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

This house was very nice. It was well-kept and the neighborhood was nice. All interactions with owners were great, and the "housekeeper," Linda, was extremely nice as well. Would definitely reccmmend.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 2, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the the review Matt. Glad you enjoyed the the house and were happy with us and my property manager / housekeeper Linda. You are welcome back next time you visit Ocala. Thanks again for renting our house. Jody & Sharon Riddle
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Piece of paradise in Ocala!

  • 5 of 5

This house was in a perfect location. Close to so many restaurants and grocery stores - made it so easy to feed the whole family and end enjoy all the amenities of the house. The bedrooms were great and the pull out couch even helped us out one night with guests. The kitchen was full of every day items that helped us cook and feed everyone. Cooking at home kept the weekly food budget well under control. The screened in pool was so nice - even in October. The TV had good cable and the WiFi was strong for use all over the property. The sound system plays indoors, outside and/or both at the same time. This let our parents read and relax inside while we enjoyed the pool and music channels from the cable tv without disturbing anyone. The back porch made for a wonderful breakfast area and we had no problem with the washer & dryer in the garage. The showers were clean, strong and full of plenty of hot water.

We will absolutely be checking on this house anytime we come and visit the area again. Our favorite pizza was Ricardo's down towards Belleview. Excellent NY style pizza and nightly specials had us visit twice.

The owner was super easy to deal with and helped us enjoy our stay in any way we asked. Can't wait to come back. Thanks Jody!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
0.3 Miles
Lake Diamond Country Club
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Rte 464 Maracamp Road
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Nearest Beach
60 Miles
Car: recommended

House is in a great location 10 minutes to Rte 464 Maracamp Road which will get you to all parts of

Ocala areas. Ocala National Forest is close by for many outdoor activities.Silver Springs tourist park

15 minutes from house. A Super Walmart has just opened 5 minutes from house.There are 2 golf courses. Lake Diamond Country Club is 2 minutes away and Silver Shores Country Club 10 minutes from home. Both are open to public play.

House is 60 miles from Daytona Beach. Tampa / Clearwater Beach 2.5 hour drive. Busch Gardens and Disney attractions 2 hour drive. Gainesville 'University of Florida' 40 miles. The 'Villages' community is 30 minutes south of house. Ocala's well know horse breeders and beautiful horse farms in northern Ocala 25 minute drive Lots to see in a 2 hour drive radius.

Drug Stores, Gas , Food Markets all close to house.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Ocala, Florida

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Summer / Fall
1 Jul 2017 - 30 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

I accept Mastercard / Visa - Discover Cards for payments. All payments are processed securely through my business and you will not be charged the homeaway service fee shown on my listing. There are no additional fees my Rental Rates and other
information you need to know is on my rental contract which will be emailed to all inquiries. Cleaning and maintenance fee
of $100.00 to payed to my property manager / neighbor Linda after your arrival and she can answer any questions you may have.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Special Offers

Portable wifi hotspot