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New for 2017 38ft dock. Tour Lake Louisa & the chain of lakes with 2016 "Spark"

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3 +1 bedrooms. 2 bathrooms + outdoor shower. Sleeps( 6+ 2 on pullout couch)

Enjoy the quieter side of Orlando while still being close enough to hear the fireworks go off every night at Disney....you can even watch the Disney fireworks across the lake at Lake Louisa State Park. Watch beautiful sunsets overlooking the water while sitting on your own private deck. Jet skiing, fishing in your backyard. Hiking,, horseback riding, canoe & kayak rentals are available across the lake at nearby Lake Louisa State Park. Secluded while still being only 8 miles from Disney's Western Way Entrance (exiting Hwy 27 on Schofield) Other major theme parks and outlet shopping nearby.

Private upstairs lanai adjoining loft with queen size bed & Smart Vizio 42" (4K/UHD) Television and PlayStation with Netflicks, HBO go, Amazon Instant video, Sling, Hulu and Stars.. 100Mbs internet speed. Work station with, printer/fax in adjoining bedroom. High speed wireless internet through out the property. Main floor king bedroom Smart 32" Samsung with ensuite and walk-in closet. Bunk beds in second bedroom. Pull out coach in sun room with Smart 42' Sharp full High Definition (1080p) television.

Skiable lake (jet ski has towing capacity) with easy access to boat and bike rentals.

For the athlete the national training center is 9 miles away complete with olympic size pool, tartan track and world class training facilities. For the cyclist the hills of clermont are within close proximity. 60 miles of paved and dirt trails. Clermont recently is a rrca runner friendly community. Golf is steps away from the property and 6 more golf courses are within 10 miles. For the children a playground is next door.

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Property Manager
Michelle Bolhuis
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
10 June, 2017

About Michelle Bolhuis

Recreational triathlete that has completed 12 iM and is attempting to complete her first Anvil (double Ironman). Like to think my properties represent my healthy lifestyle...vegetable gardens, relaxing environment where you can get a good nights sleep & good access to places where one can swim, bike and run:-))

Michelle Bolhuis purchased this house in 2010

Why Michelle Bolhuis chose Clermont Area

Most lakefront properties have a road separating the beach from the house. This lake house is situated right on the water!

What makes this house unique

Being situated on a major chain of

lakes is both very revitalizing and tranquil at the same time.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Hi Jeff & Michelle,

I just wanted to say thank you and let you know that we had a great week in the house! I had really missed the lakefront sunsets since we moved and I think we all enjoyed every one of them from the sunroom or deck during the week.

I attached some of the photos from the week for you to see. My 17 year old niece was a little tall for the bunk beds, so we separated them to make her a bed and "sofa". We used the picture hooks you had up and a few damage-free command hooks to hang some lights and decorations. It was really cute.

The Big Green Egg was fantastic once we did some research and figured out the correct vent openings to get it going. I noticed there was some regular charcoal and lighter fluid there that I'm guessing were left by previous guests. My one recommendation would probably be to print out some guidelines so that someone doesn't unknowingly use the wrong thing and have petrochemicals leach into the ceramic. Once we knew how to light it and vent to maintain the correct temp we were all in love with the thing!

Best of luck in your upcoming races and especially the double ironman, which is almost inconceivable!

We did our best to leave the house like we found it and minimize the amount of work needed to get get it ready for your incoming guests. I hope the turnaround was stress free. I will take some time in the next couple days to leave a nice review on Airbnb.

Thanks again for everything!


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Dec 2016
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Clermont in Lake County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Outdoor Shower
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Jacuzzi
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(13 traveller reviews)

New for 2017 38ft dock. Tour Lake Louisa & the chain of lakes with 2016 "Spark"
average rating of 4.923077 based on 25 reviews
Hudson, WI

Excellent stay. Highly recommended.

  • 5 of 5

Excellent hosts and wonderful property!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wonderful family. A pleasure to host! They treated our house like their own and left it spotless!
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Tilbury, ON

Great time, great view, excellant house with very nice host!

  • 5 of 5

Month of April 2017

What can a person say when everything went so well. The view to the lake can be seen from each room. The landscaping was beautiful. We could pick fresh herbs to add to our dishes. Working with the green egg was a lot of fun. Our dogs got a little bored as the place is private from other properties and they could not watch other people.

We did miss having a fire on the beach but not having any rain for the whole month of April while were down their was a real bonus. Being on the lake has its benefit, even when it got to 96F with the breeze off the lake it was very comfortable. The accommodations inside was also very nice, with several areas to sit outside.

Thank you Jeff and Michelle for your hospitality!

  • Review Submitted: May 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Look forward to your return in 2019!
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Northfield, VT, USA

Beautiful spacious property with beautiful sunsets

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our month's stay at Michelle's and Jeff's lakeside property. The property is just as pictured. The beds were very comfortable, the kitchen was well equipped and and the linens and towels were of high quality. The property is just a few minutes drive to grocery stores and restaurants. Jeff and Michelle were always available when we had questions. We would not hesitate to stay there again. Thanks again, Michelle and Jeff.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Really glad to hear you enjoyed your stay so much. Hope you can stay with us again!
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Clean, comfortable home in perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

Our family enjoyed this very clean, beautiful home! The sunrise and sunsets on the lake provided stunning photos. It is conveniently located to area amenities and well-stocked for family living. We want to return to this house frequently!!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We look forward to your return hopefully you will be able to stay longer than 2 days next time!
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Perfect for triathlon training!

  • 5 of 5

It was the thid time we stayed here, and once again it turned out into a wonderful time. You simply don't get used to the scenic sunsets.

The house is spatious and has a nice view on the lake. The location is excellent for triathlon training, being close the the famuous clay track of Clermont and a good start point for bike rides.

This time we also rented the jetski, which allows you to enjoy even more the nature and sunsets.

We hopefully will be back!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review Tom. Hope to see you back next year!
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Fantastic !

  • 5 of 5

The home is beautiful, quiet safe area and so much wildlife. We watched birds, fish & even a turtle in the shallows of the lake. Michelle & Jeff made us feel very welcome they even provided us with a brand New Seadoo jet ski to use which absolutely made the holiday for us, we were then able to get out on the lake which was fantastic!! I would have no hesitation in recommending this home to couples or family's...it is so much better than the 'run of the mill' villas around Disney!

  • Review Submitted: May 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the fantastic review! We are certainly enjoying the Spark and the high water levels too! Still trying to get the time to take the Spark thru Crooked river to lake Susan to lake Minehaha and finally to the Tiki bar on lake Mineola for lunch...one of these days! It's great for tubing too! There were five jet skis out on the lake this weekend! Hope to see you back next year for another two weeks😎
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Orlando international Airport (MCO)
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Hwy 27
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Waterfront Park
Car: necessary

Clermont Chain of Lakes, Florida: Sun Setting Over Lake Palatlakaha


Clermont Chain of Lakes Photo Gallery

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Water paradise awaits in East Central Florida: the Clermont Chain of Lakes offers over 9000 acres of water surface with additional miles of canals and rivers. Eleven of the 13 lakes in the chain are connected with channels and with stretches of the Palatlakaha River that remain navigable to small boats. The other two lakes are connected to each other, but separated from through-boat traffic by a water control structure on the Palatlakaha River. Located a few miles southwest of Orlando, the Clermont Chain of Lakes is one of central Florida's hottest housing markets in the area and a popular destination for water sports lovers year round.

The larger lakes are popular for waterskiing and are densely populated with water lovers. The largest of the lakes are Lake Minneola (1,888 acres), Lake Minnehaha (2,298 acres), Lake Louisa (3,634 acres) and Cherry Lake (401 acres). All four are on the main portion of the chain along the river and easily accessed by water. Lake Winona (64 acres), Lake Palatlakaha (102 acres), Lake Hiawatha (49 acres), Wilson Lake (32 acres), Lake Susan (81 acres), Lake Crescent (122 acres) and Cook Lake (21 acres) are all peripherally-connected lakes either by river or manmade canal. Located near the town of Groveland, Lake Lucy (346 acres) and Lake Emma (173 acres) are often considered as part of the chain due to their location on the Palatlakaha River. The highest elevation among the lakes is a normal 97 feet at Lake Susan.

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Palatlakaha Run, the longest water trail in the Lake County Blueways system, offers over 26 miles of paddling enjoyment along the chain. The deepest spots in the entire chain are about 26 feet with the majority considerably shallower. The unpopulated areas of the shorelines are wetlands harboring a wide variety of native wildlife. Attractive moss-draped cypress trees line the canals and shelter many of the shorelines-the perfect backdrop for a scenic kayak trip. The Clermont Chain of Lakes is one of the most pristine in central Florida, but water color varies according to water source. Some lakes are primarily spring-fed and clear, while others gain their water from nearby Green Swamp and offer water tinted by tannin. The brown color does not indicate poor water quality however, and these darker lakes are often preferred for swimming as the lack of light penetration keeps the water temperatures cooler than in clearer lakes.

Two marinas are located on the lakes, one at Lake Minnehaha and the other at Lake Susan. The marina at Lake Minnehaha offers some boat rentals and rental slips for local boaters, and Lake Susan sells boat gas. Several public boat ramps are located on the chain; some allow launching for a small fee, and many commercial facilities offer boat launching from their docks. The main boating lane north from Lake Louisa has directional signage for the convenience of boaters. A swimming beach is offered on the south side of Lake Louisa at Lake Louisa State Park. The lakes are well-known for being excellent fishing lakes, with smallmouth bass, redear sunfish, largemouth bass, crappie, bluegill and channel catfish most often caught. Most of the lakes have fallen trees and dredge holes acting as fish attractants; these are marked by buoys. Several fishing piers offer shore fishing and access to the disabled. A Florida fishing license is required.

The City of Clermont is widely known as the 'wakeboarding capital of the world,' with a year-round camp dedicated solely to teaching the skill of wakeboarding. Clermont has a boat ramp and public beach at Waterfront Park on Lake Minneola and offers rentals of bicycles and kayaks to access both the chain of lakes and the many trails in the area. The South Lake Trail, popular with walkers and rollerblade fans, is a 'Rails to Trails" path that connects to the West Orange Trail. Half- and full-day paddling tours can be arranged here from the rental facility. The Great Clermont Triathlon is held here each year, taking advantage of the water and trails in the area. The towns of Clermont, Montverde, Minneola and Groveland offer several forms of lodgings to suit the visiting Lakelubber. Chain hotels join small resorts, campgrounds and RV parks to house visitors, while a few weekly private rentals can also be found. Real estate is mostly upscale, with new gated communities being developed every year. Many small unusual shops and artisan galleries offer the best of eclectic shopping, while cafes and restaurants cater to every taste.

Lake Louisa State Park holds about 60 full-service campsites and two primitive camping areas suitable for tent campers. Several equestrian camping sites offer convenient access for horse owners who enjoy the horseback trails in the area.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Clermont, Disney / Orlando

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Low season
1 Aug 2017 - 15 Nov 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £19 per night, per additional guest
17 Nov 2017 - 27 Nov 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £19 per night, per additional guest
18 Dec 2017 - 7 Jan 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £19 per night, per additional guest
Memorial Day weekend
25 May 2018 - 28 May 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £19 per night, per additional guest
July 4th
28 Jun 2018 - 9 Jul 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £19 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £19 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Jet ski rental (weekend) £231.91
OPTIONAL Jetski rental £386.51
Pet Fee £193.26
Refundable Damage Deposit £773.03

International guests please add $1000 refundable damage deposit. US residents can obtain damage insurance and cancellation insurance by calling CSA @1-888-501-3025

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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