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Tahiti Style Overwater Bungalow * Lake House Blue * GREAT VIEWS + Video Tour

People6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Property
house
People
6
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
3
Minimum Stay
2 nights

Description

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday home in Crescent City - Lake House Blue

2 Bedrooms, 3 Full Bathrooms, sleeping for 6 with a queen blow up bed...

This professionally decorated home is centrally located between Orlando, Daytona Beach, and St. Augustine. Lake House Blue is at the end of a dock that stretches over 250 feet from the land for the ultimate in privacy. This beautiful home has upscale amenities inside (granite & stainless steel) with outdoor decks all around the house. There are two screened porches with rocking chairs, and one hammock. Bring your boat, or fish and crab on every side of the house. Relax while watching wildlife like Ospreys, Herons, Anhingas and the occasional Bald Eagle. ....GET AWAY FROM IT ALL.....YOU WILL BE GLAD YOU DID....

Fresh water Fishing: Fishing is good almost all year around. This lake made it's reputation on large mouth Bass, with tournaments coming out of Palatka on the St. Johns River. For our BOATERS we have TIDE SLIDES to moor your boat tight to the dock and move with the tide and waves.

A FAVORITE HONEYMOON HOUSE : Our past honeymooners say you can't beat this place for PRIVACY and SOLITUDE...

Daytona 500 one hour away: Don't miss the greatest Nascar event of the year. Not very far away, and the perfect place to get away from the crowds and relax when it is over.

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible

Property Manager
Dean Ellis
Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
10 December, 2016
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About Dean Ellis

Our family has used this lake house as our get away from it all escape from reality. We have been pressured for many years to rent this property so everyone can get to enjoy one of Florida's most hidden and unusual secrets. Henry David Thoreau said ' A lake is a landscape's most beautiful and expressive features' A lake with a house in the middle of it is nature as it's best. We are very sorry we can't share our Lake House Blue with Mr. Thoreau, but we are sure he would love it....

Dean Ellis purchased this house in 1978

Why Dean Ellis chose Florida North Central Gulf Coast

We bought this lake house because we wanted to get back to the old Florida of days gone by. This area has changed very little compare to other parts of Florida. Just 25 miles North in Palatka was as far south people came around the turn of the 20th century. The great people of that era names like President Grant, Mrs. Lincoln, wanted to see the wild Florida and all it's natural wonders. Palatka had as many 100 Paddle Wheel boats tied up at the city docks. Years later Babe Ruth came a couple of years and taught a base ball school. Highway 17 is the original highway to Florida as well as US1 on the East coast. These are the things that I saw when my parents brought me thru this area in the 1950's. It made a lasting impression on me and I get to enjoy this area today just like I was a kid again...

What makes this house unique

This is a one of a kind home with class, modern features, and a view from every window and door. Wildlife is all around and likes to show off for our guest. Bald Eagles,Osprey's, Ducks,Blue Heron's,White Egret's, even an occasional Manatee. This is just the beginning because every month has a different supply of nature's best. Come experience the wonders of nature at it best....

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(55 traveller reviews)

Tahiti Style Overwater Bungalow * Lake House Blue * GREAT VIEWS + Video Tour
average rating of 4.927273 based on 55 reviews
5

The "Real Florida"

  • 5 of 5

Lake House Blue and the surrounding region is truly Florida at its finest. Our stay at Lake House Blue was an exceptional affair. The affair was short-lived, but long lasting in our memories. We are Florida natives (Jacksonville), and have camped, lodged, fished, vacationed and relaxed in every part of the state; from Key West to the springs of the northern regions, but Lake House Blue was an incomparable treat. During our stay we were transported to a part of Florida that few have seen, and less have experienced. From the first fish we caught, to the last meal we ate, we enjoyed every minute.

Our time at “The House” seemed to go by as if it were fluid. The days were occupied by fishing, sunbathing, and just plain relaxing. Whereas the nights were full of the smell of the grill cooking, the feel of the cool night breeze off the lake, and board games. The wildlife and the surrounding scenery created a calming setting; which any individual, at any age, will find not only soothing, but reassuring. While we were on the lake we observed various birds and fish. Even though we did not see any manatees, we did see a few “gators”. The sights and sounds of the lake instilled a passion in everyone, reminding us that there is still a beauty in nature that cannot be replicated by man. The heat of the day, complimented by the cool of the afternoon rain-showers, is an occurrence that everyone should have the pleasure of experiencing at least once in their lifetime. The hot days followed by the cool evenings produced a sub-tropical feel, and generated a surreal sensation that will survive in our memories forevermore. Likewise, the magnificent lighting shows that occurred occasionally were a sight to see; electrifying in their brilliance, beautiful in their magnificence, and breathtaking in their grandeur. The hospitality of our host was awesome. Every advantage that our host could allow us was given, every amenity was secured, and every question answered. The completeness of the accommodations was flawless. From the maritime motif, to the provisions provided, Lake House Blue was impeccable. The look, feel, and ambiance of “The House” were picture-perfect. We felt as if the Ellis family had read our minds and then proceeded to fulfill our Florida fantasies. We are hoping (actually yearning) to go back. We had such a “Florida experience” I believe even Hemmingway would be envious.

  • Review Submitted: May 20, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: WOW!!! This review is off the charts in our book. We are so pleased that you took the time to say in detail what we have known for over 40 years but we could never find the words to say it as well as you did here. We have had so many requests from friends and family to rent this house over the years because they said this is a spot in Florida that everyone should experience. We heard this so many times that we just had to start sharing it with others. This is the kind of response we have hoped for. We felt if we could provide a home that was comfortable then nature could take it from there. Thank you for being being our guest at Lake House Blue and it was our pleasure to have you!!
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5

Love Lake House Blue- Our 5th stay -Can't wait to go back-Many Thanks to Dean & Amy Ellis !

  • 5 of 5

Love the Views and Wildlife;Take our boat and put in at the new Launch ramp in Crescent City; Have caught a lot of fish all over the lake and right off the homes dock; Leave the boat tied up at home's dock during our whole stay;step out in the morning and ready to fish !Home is well appointed and any problems (very rare) are addressed immediately by the owners; Easy home to get to and ample parking (even towing boat);there's a large cart to help move your things to the home down beautiful long dock; A very unique and special place that has many great memories for our family and pets; you won't regret visiting and will want to come back !

  • Review Submitted: Dec 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Clean, quiet and very relaxing

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing weekend at Lake House Blue, Most of our time was spent just sitting on the porch listening to waves hat the dock. The owner was very helpful as well, we had booked the weekend of the hurricane and without hesitation he changed our reservation. I would recommend this house to anyone who wanted to get away from it all.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for a great review. We were very glad to change the reservation so the hurricane could not spoil a restful vacation. Hurricanes are so unpredictable and powerful that we do not like to take any chances at all. When asked are we worried about the house in a hurricane of coarse the answer is yes. But the house has been here since 1965 and that along gives us comfort......Thanks for choosing Lake House Blue for your vacation.....
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5

Beautiful Home!!!

  • 5 of 5

We just celebrated our 24th anniversary at this beautiful Lake House. It was so peaceful and relaxing and one of the few places that still has the Old Florida feel! Every room has a waterfront view and you can fish anywhere. They provided everything you need and the house is decorated very nice. Look forward to returning!

The Guess Family

  • Review Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We thank you very much for a great review. Sometimes when people buy a vacation home they want to make it modern and bring it completely up to date. Then many years later someone else may want to put it back the way it was when it was new. That is because it is easy to loose sight of the changes that will remove all of the previous charm the house may have had. We choose to update but not gut this unusual home many years ago. This is OLD FLORIDA ...and some may remember this area and era, but others could be enjoying this part of Florida for the first time. We think somethings are worth saving and should not be changed so much that time catches up to the past....We are always willing to share our piece of Florida history with our guest...
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5

Amazing house!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our 3 night stay at Lake House Blue. Everything was well stocked and the beds were amazing! I really enjoyed the hammock on the porch in the mornings and evenings and the view from every angle of the house is wonderful! We hope to return sometime in cooler weather before all of the bugs arrive!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for a great review....we never get tired of hearing about our guests personal experiences and enjoyment at Lake House Blue. We hope to see you back in the future.....
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Peace and tranquility at its finest.

  • 5 of 5

Amazing 3 nights at Lake House Blue. We didn't leave to venture anywhere as the view was so breathtaking and the home so cosy. Fully stocked with everything you would need, although we brought our own supplies. From the moment we opened the front door, the cute fishing decor, to the beautiful floors, we loved it all. We didn't have any luck fishing but enjoyed trying.

Beds were comfortable and we have memories to treasure forever. Just what the doctor ordered. Thank you Mr and Mrs Ellis for opening your home to us and sharing the beauty. We are hoping to make this a family tradition and book a visit each year.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so very much for your wonderful review............ We learned the value of fishing from our parents who took us often and to many different places. Having a good fishing experience with your family or friends is about as good as it gets. No stress, peaceful surroundings, good clean fun for all and all ages. When our children were young we brought them to Lake House Blue often and shared our love for fishing with them. Now we share our home with friends from all different walks of life because we all have two very big things in common, the love of fishing, and a great appreciation for nature. Lake House Blue just bridges the gap....Nature deserves the glory........
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Location

Nearest Airport
100 Miles
Orlando
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
'3 Bananas'
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
Fort Gates
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Live Oak
Nearest Train
25 Miles
Palatka
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 17
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Spankys Italian Pizza (about 4 blocks)
Nearest Ski
2 Miles
Lake Stella
Nearest Beach
60 Miles
Daytona Beach
Car: necessary

The area serves as a hub for day trips to nearby shopping, recreation and tourism. Located within an hour's drive are Ravine State Gardens in Palatka; Deland, with Blue Springs and DeLeon Springs (the real Fountain of Youth); the Ocala National Forrest with Juniper, Salt and World Famous Silver Springs; Daytona with its shopping, Daytona International Speedway & Museum and famous beaches; Flagler County, Marineland; and the historic city of St. Augustine. Within two hour's drive are Jacksonville, Orlando, Walt Disney World Resort, Universal and MGM, Sea World, Kennedy Space Center, and Mount Dora for the antique lovers. All this from the Bass Capital of Florida.

Other Activities: Swimming 1 mile away at Lake Stella with picnic area and restrooms

Golf: The Live Oak golf course is a local venue, and fancy it's not. But the locals like the idea of having their own private setting. There is also a municipal course in Palatka that is only about 30 miles away. Now, if you are a serious golfer there is St. Augustine, Daytona and Orlando that can fill any dream you might have.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Crescent City, Florida North Central Gulf Coast

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Holiday 2016
19 Nov 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
2 night minimum stay
£510
for 2 nights
From
£231
£1,658
£6,524
 
 
Winter 2017
7 Jan 2017 - 28 Feb 2017
2 night minimum stay
£460
for 2 nights
From
£207
£1,493
£5,830
 
 
Spring 2017
1 Mar 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
£419
for 2 nights
From
£186
£1,348
£5,252
 
 
Summer 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
£377
for 2 nights
From
£165
£1,203
£4,673
 
 
Fall 2017
1 Oct 2017 - 17 Nov 2017
2 night minimum stay
£460
for 2 nights
From
£207
£1,493
£5,830
 
 
Holidays 2017
18 Nov 2017 - 8 Jan 2018
2 night minimum stay
£510
for 2 nights
From
£231
£1,658
£6,524
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£419
for 2 nights
From
£186
£1,348
£5,252
 

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £40 + Tax
Property Damage Protection £47
Tax Rate 4.0%

*** Cancellations made at least 60 days prior to arrival will receive 100% cancellation refund less payment transaction fees.
*** RV Parking and Hook-up Available, Contact owner for pricing.
*** Pets welcome with a $50 Pet Fee per pet
Must be at least 21 years old to rent. Photo ID required after booking.

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Crescent City in Florida

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • lake
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Outdoor Deck - Outdoor Shower
  • Bathroom 3 is a full powder room off of kitchen and living room
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Living Room - 2 Sofa bed/Futon , Queen size blow up bed
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Binoculars
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Conservatory
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Decking
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Notes:
Children are welcome but extra attention is required for toddlers and young children. There are no on deck restraints to keep children from falling in the lake. This has never been a problem but caution should be utilized. No Smoking Inside

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