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Tahiti Style Overwater Bungalow GREAT VIEWS with Kayaks, & traps+ *Video Tour*

People6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms3
Space 2,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

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.

More Details

Property Manager
Dean Ellis
Member since: 2010
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
19 July, 2018

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 Crescent City

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....

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Crescent City in Putnam County

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
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
  • Wood Stove
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:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • 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

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Tahiti Style Overwater Bungalow GREAT VIEWS with Kayaks, & traps+ *Video Tour*
average rating of 4.949495 based on 99 reviews
Orlando, Florida
5

Fantastic - Perfect location for a Couples Get away!!

  • 5 of 5

Looking for something unique with breathtaking sunrises & views, comfortable accommodations, roomy enough for a family or for a couples retreat or want the entire place to yourself for a romantic getaway? Look no further! My husband and I like to utilize vacation homes frequently for the experiences away from the standard hotels and Lake House Blue is by far one of the best. Amy and Dean are great hosts & they have stocked the house with everything their guests would ever need during their stay.

Accommodations: the beds are extremely comfortable (at least the master bedroom was) I should have checked the mattress type - I slept better there than I do at home! The sheets are soft and smelled fabulous.

Fishing: My husband caught 2 HUGE catfish off of the dock using chicken livers. We didn't have much luck with bass; however if we were using live bait I feel we would have had better luck. They were jumping everywhere. Baby Gator "Ali" visited the dock along the shore daily.

Boat: Accommodations provided for docking were perfect, especially during the afternoon thunderstorm when the lake started rocking and so did the boat. It moved up and down with the slides as designed.

Tip to future guests: Don't buy groceries until you check in, there were plenty of condiments, Keurig flavor cups, baggies, foil, coffee filters, and little items you may think you need to bring that you don't need to pack!

Thanks to Dean & Amy for opening up your home and allowing others to share in its unique living experience. We will definitely be back!

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for a great review. We are so glad you gave our future guest the inside dope on staying at Lake House Blue. We try very hard to provide a complete vacation experience. But your explanation was very helpful and appreciated. Fishing is better in the Spring as a rule, but Florida's great nature show is available all year round....Come back soon....
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5

You wont be disappointed!!

  • 5 of 5

This lake house is stunning! Very well decorated!! What an amazing experience! The view is phenomenal! Highly recommended!!

  • Review Submitted: 16-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing

  • 5 of 5

I have stayed at a lot of places and Lake House Blue is by far my favorite. The house is just as described. I didn’t spend much time inside however but the hammock on the porch is where I made my nest. I enjoyed kayaking, crabbing, fishing and just being still and unplugged. I hope to return soon.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for a great review. We just love it when our guest compair us to other homes they have rented and how they liked them...That give us a small window to how we are doing as a overall rental. It is very hard to know all the things our guest love, so this insite is very helpful to us. We will consider these guest as Lake House Blue lovers and hope to see you back soon.......
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5

Unique, beautiful, well thought out destination!

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing time and will certainly book again! Thank you for a beautifully equipped and decorated home! Memories were made that will last a lifetime!

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for a great review... We have had this house in our family for over forty years. No reunion of any sorts reguardless of where we are, LHB always comes up. The good times and events, like we did a Original Thanksgiving diner on the deck outside, at noon, with over 20 guest. It was big hit with everyone. Also our many Chrismas's together comes to mind as well. A special place for a special Chrismas................................We loved having you as guest come back soon...........
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5

Super Place to Relax

  • 5 of 5

Great lake cabin. Hammock in screen porch is a napping paradise.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for a great review...The hammock is a hit with everyone ftom book readers to nappers. I would have to say it is at the top of my list as well. We have warn out 4 of these over the years. A cool drink and a little push makes for a relaxing combonation. We are so glad you enjoyed yourself at LHB and we hope to see you guys again soon.....
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Aiken, SC
5

as always a great stay.

  • 5 of 5

By far the best stay on Crescent lake.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for a great review and thank you for your return visit. We always enjoying having you as our guest...We will put you down as a LHB fan.....
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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

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Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £38.24
Property Damage Insurance £45.12

*** 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.

Manager'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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