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4/2 Country Escape On 30 Private Acres, Pet Friendly!

2 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type house

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Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday home in Melrose - Forest Hills Estate

4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8-10

My comfy country escape is yours to enjoy year-round, for a weekend, week or month at a time. The 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom private home can accommodate 8-10 people, with 1 King, 2 Queen, and 1 Full size beds. It's a remote nature lover's paradise just 26 miles from Gainesville and University of Florida Campus & Stadium.

There is a kitchen bar, brick fireplace, oversized bath in the master suite, full laundry, 6-person dining room table, a piano, lots of open windows, a back porch and flower garden. Pet friendly, and has a chain-linked fence on the back of the home so your pups can play! When the home is rented, I stay with my fiance a few miles up the road, so I am always available to answer questions or help with anything you need!

Melrose is known for its many lakes and water activities. We also have several art galleries and wonderful antique shops. If you need any restaurant or other recommendations, please do not hesitate to ask!

The home is located 26 miles from Gainesville and UF, and less than an hour from Saint Augustine beach. We also have great little towns to explore all around, including Keystone Heights, Palatka, Starke, and historic Micanopy.

You do not need to worry about noise. I want my guests to use the space as if it were their own! Please leave the home in the same condition you found it, and smoke only outside.

INTERNET IS NOT PROVIDED. Sorry, but I used to offer limited internet (10 GB/month hotspot plan **but not more than 2/GB per stay) and just asked guests to use it for email and normal web browsing, not to stream videos, games, or music, etc. which eats up the data too quickly. Unfortunately, this privilege was abused numerous times costing me hundreds of dollars per month in overage charges, and I had no choice but to stop providing internet.

More Details
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Heather Lee
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
26 October, 2016

About Heather Lee

I was born and raised in North Florida, about an hour northwest of Melrose on the Suwannee River. After spending 7 years up north in Chicago and Philadelphia, my love for nature brought me back home. I now have a small law practice and enjoy painting, playing piano and guitar, and gardening on my little country paradise, Forest Hills Estate.

Heather Lee purchased this house in 2013


2 holidaymaker reviews

4/2 Country Escape On 30 Private Acres, Pet Friendly!
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews

Fantastic Weekend Retreat

  • 5 of 5

Great location for star gazing among friends and a beautiful and spacious house. Sad we couldn't stay longer. Easy to communicate and work with the owner!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 16, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great house

  • 5 of 5

The house was very nice and roomy we had 5 adults and 3 children and did not feel cramped at all. The outside space was very spacious. We didn't get a chance to explore close by as our business was in Jacksonville but it was not to far of a drive to lots of places. All and all we had a great time and would go back again.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 13, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed the home! Thank you for being wonderful guests and also for leaving a positive review! Please come back any time :)
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Nearest Airport
22.4 Miles
Gainesville Regional Airport
Nearest Restaurant
6.8 Miles
Blue Water Bay (Seafood)
Nearest Beach
49.6 Miles
Saint Augustine Beach/Crescent Beach
Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

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

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1 night minimum stay
for 1 night

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £61
Refundable Damage Deposit £164
Pet Fee £41

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Melrose in Florida

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • water skiing

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