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Gainesville Area Lakefront Home (Riley Lake)

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

Perfect getaway to enjoy the sunsets on the lake each night. Would be perfect for snowbirds wanting to get away from the cold and snow in the north during the winter. Private lake where fishing is great. This is a wooded area and the house sits on 1.2 acres.

Canoe and paddles are onsite. There is also a jon boat with oars. You can also launch your own boat from the property.

Roast marshmallows over a camp fire and eat either on the dock or the picnic table.

Enjoy swimming, fishing, and canoeing on a beautiful, private, spring-fed lake.

Disney World or the Orlando area attractions are about a 2 hour drive. Busch Gardens and other Tampa Bay area attractions are about a 2 hour drive.

Keywords: Secluded, perfect for water lovers or fishermen

More Details

Member since: 2009
Speaks English, German, Russian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 April, 2017

About Greg

This is our future home where we will live in the winter months when we retire. We currently live in North Carolina full time.

Greg purchased this house in 2008

What makes this house unique

This is a quiet and peaceful location that is perfect for water lovers and / or fishermen. The view overlooking the lake is beautiful.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Hawthorne in Alachua County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • rural ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Both bathrooms have showers, one on the upper floor and the other on the bottom floor.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Convertible bed(s) - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , In the living room area
    Lower bedroom ( 1st floor) - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Master bedroom on upper floor - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
  • King size Beds (1), King size Bed (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • library
  • marina
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Home was built in 2009 and has a dock where you can fish from. Perfect setting for kids to play on the lakefront or the person that enjoys waking up to a view of the lake. It is a rural setting and is peaceful


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(49 traveller reviews)

Gainesville Area Lakefront Home (Riley Lake)
average rating of 4.9591837 based on 49 reviews

April '17 Lake house stay

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at the Riley Lake house was very enjoyable and comfortable. Everything worked well (AC, hot water, RO, WIFI,TV) except for the DISH TV reception that would be intermittent during the one day we had heavy rain and thunderstorms. Everything was very clean and comfortable, we especially were impressed with the very nice large tiled showers with seats! Plenty of pans, dishes, condiments and supplies. We would have liked to have had real glass glassware instead of only plastic cups for cocktails and wine, but we luckily brought one of our own to use. Nice quiet secluded location, we would definitely like to come back in the future to get away again in the springtime from our home here in upstate NY.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect for what we were looking for

  • 5 of 5

Overall the house is not exactly huge in size but we spent most of our time outside for the week. For two people, we had everything we needed and then some, and certainly amenities we would not have access to had we stayed in a hotel. The vents did make some noise at night which took some adjusting to. Being light sleepers, this woke us up quite frequently at night but being on vacation I wasn't overly concerned. Also, we went during late March and tis the season for bugs! The outside swarms with them once it gets dark, particularly by the entrance near the garage. Lastly, we did see one very large wolf spider on the trip, near the garage entrance. This was the only time of the week we spotted one, and I'm sure the outside bugs near that entrance brought him there. It may need a spring spray down for insects but the place itself was great and we would certainly go back again!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Relaxing family fun!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful property for our family of five! Something for everyone to do!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice and Quiet Retreat

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at Greg's lake house. He was super easy to communicate with and gave great directions on everything regarding the stay. The house had everything needed for a trip away and was easy to find and access. I loved being so close to the water and having a view of the lake from the kitchen/living area. The area was nice and quiet which was exactly what we were looking for. The lake is peaceful and the sunsets were amazing! We spent the majority of our time outside on the dock fishing, reading and relaxing.

Things of note: there was a hot spot for wifi access, but we never bothered to set it up. I'd have to go out to the dock to send texts, but it didn't matter too much since we were outside most of the day. The dishwasher runs loud, so something to be aware of, especially if you're trying to watch a show upstairs in the small living/dining area. The closest town, Hawthorne, FL, has a grocery store and a few fast food restaurants, but not much else.

All in all, this is a great place to get away from work, relax, and be outdoors. We had a wonderful time!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A great vacation home

  • 5 of 5

Us two couples stayed there for the whole month of February. We mostly crappie fished at local lakes. Went to Crescent beach also. Gainesville and Ocala are only a short distance away.We were in awe of the modern house out in the woods with a wonderful yard and view (beautiful sunsets). We were able to cook and eat almost all of our meals there which saved us money. It was like camping with all the luxuries. The bed mattresses were the most comfortable we ever slept on. We enjoyed campfires, canoeing and fishing off the dock. We have plans to go there again next year.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Definitely a Five Star Lake House!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect for the family(and extended family)! We enjoyed the comfort of the indoors and the "roughing it" in the outdoors! The dock and beach area along with the large yard area are perfect for a family to get away together without being "all together". Some of us would fish, a couple of us went out in the boat, while the kids would play along the sandy beach. We enjoyed the outdoor ping pong, watching the beautiful sunset and built a campfire for smores! The pinball machines and dvd players are a plus for indoor fun. Great living area for getting together for a movie night! We appreciated the downstairs bedroom for its privacy for our parents who joined us for a night.The house comes filled with basic supplies to get you started, plenty of bedding and towels, very clean! Thank you for your hospitality Greg, we will be seeing this five star lake house again!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Gainesville Regional Airport
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Highway 20
Nearest Beach
60 Miles
St. Augustine Beach
Car: necessary

There is a biking / hiking trial that extends from Hawthorne to Gainesville


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Hawthorne, Florida

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
1 Jul 2017 - 8 Jul 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
18 Nov 2017 - 25 Nov 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
17 Dec 2017 - 29 Dec 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £117.35
Cleaning fee £58.68

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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