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

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


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
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
26 May, 2017

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....


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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • lake
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • 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
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 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
  • 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
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • 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
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • 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
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


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(66 traveller reviews)

Tahiti Style Overwater Bungalow * Lake House Blue * GREAT VIEWS + Video Tour
average rating of 4.939394 based on 66 reviews

We absolutly love this place

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at Lake House Blue, I can't say enough about it, the house is really nice and well equiped with every thing you need to have a great time weather it be just sit back and relax waching the wildlife or getting out on the water. We rented a pontoon boat from McGhee's for the weekend, we picked it up Friday afternoon and took it back Monday morning so as you can imagine we spent a lot of time on the lake but sitting on the pourch in the morning watching the sunrise with a cup of coffee has to be the most relaxing ever, We did not want to leave.

  • Review Submitted: May 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for a great review. We are so glad that you mentioned your pontoon rental from McGhee's because we have had very good luck with them over the years. Lake Crescent is a Pontoon lovers paradice. Plenty of open water and the shore line has many interesting features. We love it when we hear how our guests get the most from their stay.....and having coffee on the East porch at sun up, ....that is one of our favorite things to do when we are there too... Coffee Lake House Blue style is something you will never forget....Thank you again for your repeat visit, we loved having you..
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Uniquely relaxing and entertaining.

  • 5 of 5

If your goal is relaxation, Lake House Blue is hard to beat. From the pictures it must be obvious that it is a place for getting away from it all, quiet and peaceful, beautiful inside and out, and full of the accouterments for taking it easy (hammock, easy chairs, plenty of hot showers, etc.).

As far as being entertaining, that too should be evident. We are not fishermen, but we are nature lovers and, almost as important, sailboat enthusiasts. The four of us came down the St. John's River in two small sailboats, motored down Dunn's Creek, then sailed right up to the dock of this beautiful retreat! We also had a nice sail the next day. Staying here was one of the highlights of our nine-day trip. We saw gators, osprey, ducks, and many other water birds while staying here.

We all felt that the hosts were doing everything possible to make our stay here as convenient and enjoyable as possible, and we truly appreciate them making this unique property available to guests.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What great and unusual guest who know how to travel. When we first heard from these guest and they told me what they were planning for their vacation I was envious. Sailing down the Saint Johns in two small boats has to be a great experience few people ever get to try. Doing it with close friends makes the trip even more special and enjoyable. We are so pleased you picked our Lake House Blue be your resting spot. Guest who plan this far in advance to have a trip of this kind are special people indeed. We love to learn about the experiences our guest have had in the area and this is one of the most unusual and well thought out vacations we have seen. Thank you for including LHB in your plans, and we are so pleased to have played a small part in your adventure......
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Peaceful Getaway !!!!!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at the Lake House. This place is a must stay for anyone who want's a peaceful getaway. The sunrises and sunsets were just beautiful. My husband and son had an amazing time fishing and caught plenty of fish. Thank you for a wonderful stay at the Lake House...

Deborah Pataca

  • Review Submitted: Mar 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for a great review. I am so glad you posted current comments on catching fish. We get a lot of questions about how good the fishing is around the house? We have learned some fishermen treat this information as top secret. We know fishing has been good for several years now. Why? I can't tell you that, because I don't know. What we do know is that fishing is at it's best in the spring and fall as peaks, but we get good reports all year long from our guest. We also know the warmer the water the better the Crab fishing is......We hope you come back soon and try your luck again.......
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Lake House Blue is a Little Slice of Heaven!

  • 5 of 5

This is the perfect lake house! So peaceful and beautiful. If you are looking to get away from it all, this is the place to go! This was our second visit to Lake House Blue and we hope to have many more! Thank you for sharing your Little slice of heaven!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for a great review. We love having you back as guest. We are always so glad to share our home with friends of Lake House Blue. One theme we have had from the beginning is WHAT IS WORTH HAVING, IS WORTH SHARING.....
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  • 5 of 5

I stayed with a friend for 4 nights and five days. We went for the fishing and absolutely loved the cottage and the location. The house was beautifully decorated; hands down the best vacation house I have ever stayed in. The kitchen was very well equipped, right down to top of the line pots and pans. The owners put a lot of thought into every detail. I highly recommend this vacation destination!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for a great review. We try very hard to provide a rental that our guest will love. It takes a lot of work for that to happen, but we are so thrilled when our guest appreciate our efforts. We have always wanted to provide fishing accommodations that wives would say "you are not leaving me home and I am going with you".....Fishing is a great Florida tradition and we think everyone should have the opportunity to try their luck....We hope these guests come back soon........
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Tranquility at its best!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home and such a peaceful and serene atmosphere.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for a great review. We enjoyed having you as guest again. Thank you for your kind words and your visit.........
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Nearest Airport
100 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
'3 Bananas'
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
Fort Gates
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Live Oak
Nearest Train
25 Miles
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.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Crescent City, Florida

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Spring 2017
1 Mar 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Summer 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Fall 2017
1 Oct 2017 - 17 Nov 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Holidays 2017
18 Nov 2017 - 8 Jan 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Winter 2018
9 Jan 2018 - 28 Feb 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Spring 2018
1 Mar 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Summer 2018
1 Jul 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection £45.61
Pet Fee £38.65 + Tax
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.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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