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Wonderful Mt. Dora Location, Beautiful Area, Easy Lakeside Stroll to Downtown

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Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 30 nights

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Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday home in Mount Dora - The Windham Home

House, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

Great Views and Beautiful area, Easy Stroll to Historic Downtown Mt. Dora, near two Wonderful Parks and Marina, Like New Home, quiet & safe area.

GREAT Location, Central to everything in Mount Dora. Walk to the Lighthouse on the edge of beautiful Lake Dora to view magnificent sunsets. Mount Dora long known for its fine dining and casual eateries, shop or dine within easy walking distance from our home. There's also something for every taste, including Mexican, Thai, Cuban, Japanese, French, English, and American.

In the quaint & safe downtown area, Discover Shops of all types, downtown offers a fun time in a safe family atmosphere. Renniger's Antique Market, the finest Antique Center in the Southeast offers 110 acres of interesting fun.

Enjoy a short lakeside stroll to town. There are walkways into town with a pleasant view of the lake, park, & marina along the way. Lamp post lights, mark the way along the lakeside for those moonlight evening strolls.

The Historic Lakeside Inn, built in 1883, offers nice meals for breakfast, lunch & dinner. Lake Dora cruises are also available at the Lakeside dock.

This beautiful home offers a spacious living room that contains an easy chair, a sofa, several rockers and a TV with DVD and VCR. Internet is also available.

Step outside to the comfortable screened porch where you can grill out on the BBQ grill, while relaxing on the large porch, which includes an eating table .

The new kitchen is equipped with a dishwasher, stove, refrigerator, and microwave. the kitchen also features a dining bar area. Enjoy breakfast at the lanai table with an overview of the beautiful large fenced back yard.

Relax in a large master bedroom which features a top quality Queen size 'Memory Foam' mattress in addition to a futon couch. The furniture is new. The master bedroom also includes a large dresser and two large closets.

A new bathroom makes a comfortable get-away.

The second bedroom offers privacy with nice closet space. The second bedroom also includes a double bed and dresser.

Mount Dora’s downtown winter and spring calendar is filled with festivals and events, within easy walking distance from this home. Book after the New Year and attend Mount Dora’s International Art Festival, Antiques Extravaganza, Craft Fair, Taste of Mount Dora, Sailing Regatta, Festival of Music and Literature, and many more downtown events.

Weekly lawn service provided.

This is a Non-Smoking Home.


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Feb. 6-7 2016 41st Annual Art Festival

Feb. 19-22, 2016 19th Annual Music Festival

March 13 2016 15th Annual Taste of Mount Dora

March 26-27 2016 Annual Spring Antiques, Collectibles & Craft Show

March 26-27 2016 63rd Annual Sail Boat Regatta

July 4th, 2016 Independence Day Celebration

Oct. 7-9 2016 42nd Annual Bicycle Festival

Oct. 22-23, 2016 32nd Annual Craft Fair

Nov. 5-6, 2016 22nd Annual Plant & Garden Fair

Nov. 12, 2016 4th Annual Scottish Highland Festival

Nov. 26, 2016 Light up Mount Dora- Lighting of Donnelly Park and downtown Mt. Dora with close to 2 million lights. 5:30-6:30

Dec. 3, 2016 56th Annual Christmas Parade

Dec. 3, 2016 24th Annual Lighted Boat Parade

Dec. 3-5, 2016 Christmas Tour of Homes

Dec. 10, 2016 Children's Christmas in the Park with Snow

Listed are the major events. Many more events scheduled throughout the year. Please check the Mt Dora Chamber of Commerce page for additional information.

Keywords: CLEAN, Like New, Comfortable Home in Great Neighborhood.

One of the BEST AREAS in Mt. Dora. Close to Park, Lake & Town. Walk to dinner at one of the many fine/fun restaurants in downtown. Shopping of all sorts is available. Antiques are a specialty for this charming area. Close to many exciting areas to visit in Central Florida. Theme Parks close-by.

Mt Dora is a very peaceful, charming area.

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  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

David Windham
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
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7 September, 2016
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About David Windham

We really enjoy Mt. Dora with it's friendly atmosphere and so many opportunities for activity. We are a working family and are Blessed with 3 children.

David Windham purchased this house in 2003

Why David Windham chose Central Florida

This area is considered one of the most desireable areas of Florida. With it's stable, historical feel and hilly up & down terrain it has that North Carolina/Georgia character. Central to ALL of Florida's favorite visitor areas. Disney's - 4- Parks, plus Seaworld, Universal Studios & Orlando are all only an easy 35 minute drive. NASA and the Space Coast are also a great nearby adventure.

What makes this house unique

This is one of the greatest walking/bicycling areas in the entire state. Some of the most desirable bicycle treks anywhere. Fishing in Lake Dora (only 2 blocks) or any other of the dozens of large lakes is loads of fun. Boat rentals are available at the nearby marina. There are many other close-by towns that are fun to visit. The beautiful OCALA FOREST is just a short ride North of Mt. Dora. The Ocala Forest is filled with wonderful SPRINGS for swimming and recreation. There are at least 6 major Springs and picnic/overnight parks in the forest. The 'healing waters' of the several natural Spring areas is widely touted. The beautiful, historical, Silver Springs theme park is also adjacent to the Ocala Forest. Our home is central to so many diverse fun activities while also being very comfortable for just a peaceful, relaxing stay.


based on 8 holidaymaker reviews

Wonderful Mt. Dora Location, Beautiful Area, Easy Lakeside Stroll to Downtown
average rating of 4.75 based on 8 reviews
Sarasota, FL

A really nice change of pace

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I took our 8 year old granddaughter on her first overnight with us and this couldn't have been a better location. There is a much or as little to do as one wants, and this home is so comfy that we spent a lot of time down on the carpet playing games. Be sure to try Pizza Amore; so much more than a pizza place.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 4, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful winter retreat!

  • 4 of 5

The house is beautifully situated near the heart of town, lake and parks. All within an easy walking distance. The house was immaculate, ample in size, very well stocked and a tranquil setting for a month away from home. The owners are a joy to know and extremely accommodating.

Be sure to dine at Pisces Rising!!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 28, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful house.

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful place to stay. Mount Dora is very nice town, making memories.. the house is so nice and very clean. Close to all kinds of things to do..we will go back. Thanks for having us.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 11, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2013
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Uvita, Costa Rica

Special Birthday Week

  • 5 of 5

My wife LOVES Mt. Dora! I surprised her on her birthday and we stayed at this clean, spacious, close to downtown home. This place has everything! We had a wonderful week walking down to the lake watching the sunsets, taking the boat sightseeing tours, of course shopping...there are so many great places to eat, we are planning on going back for more and we will definitely stay here. Great rates and comfortable beds!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 11, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Halifax, Nova Scotis, Canada


  • 4 of 5

We had 3 wonderful winter months, away from a Canadian winter, in a very comfortable home in beautiful Mount Dora. Landlords were very accommodating and the unit was clean and in excellant condition. We enjoyed almost daily use of the bicycles and our frequent walks to the waterfront park, only 5 minutes away. Lots of great places to eat in the quaint downtown area, an interesting and enjoyable 20 minute walk away. Would recommend this unit to anyone interested in a long term stay in beautiful Mount Dora.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 28, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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North Carolina, USA

Great visit to the Old South, Friendly town with many enjoyable things to do.

  • 5 of 5

We had a very fun visit with plenty of things to do. The area is extraordinary, central, yet quiet. I loved the beautiful walking treks, especially the lakeside boardwalk, and up and around the hills of town. Hills in Florida?? ... Coffee in the early AM at the lakeside. We traveled the short distance to Alexander Springs and several other springs in the Ocala Forest. The local theatre is known for it's productions which we also enjoyed. Landlords were very accomadating and pleasant. Made some great memories. Look forward to our return.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 23, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2013
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Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Car: recommended

Mt. Dora, Florida is such a unique area with so many amenities close by. The New England feel right here in central Florida. With the many elevation changes and hills one might think they were in North Georgia. Live in a quiet, quaint town yet close (only 35 minutes) to ALL the Major THEME PARKS. DISNEYWORLD - UNIVERSAL Studios - SEAWORLD , Downtown Orlando, etc, etc


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Mount Dora, Central Florida

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Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £410

This Beautiful Home is available for Seasonal or Monthly rental. Up to one year rental is possible.
Oct-Apr .. $2750/per month, minimum 3 MONTHS in WINTER.
May-Sep .. $1850/mo.
All utilities included. Cable TV and Internet included.
Professional Lawncare is included.
First month & $500 deposit due at booking, 60 day cancellation
Stays are subject to an end of stay,$85 cleaning fee.

Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
All utilities are included. No Pets, No Smoking.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Mount Dora in Florida

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1250 sq. ft.
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Tub bath & shower, vanity, and toilet.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Queen Size with Quality Memory Foam mattress
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
  • Queen size Bed (1) Top Quality Memory Foam Mattress, Double Bed (1), Sleep Sofa and Futon (1) Futon
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Beautiful SunRoom/Reading Room overlooking the Front Lawn, Screened Back Porch ovelooking large back yard area. Seasonal rental, possibly up to a 1 year lease.

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