The condo is tastefully decorated in a comfortable "bed and breakfast" style and it is fully equipped. All you will need is your luggage. All utilities are provided. The condo has WIFI, two flat screen TV's in the LR and Master Bedroom and another TV in the guest bedroom. It also has digital telephone with unlimited calling in the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico. There is a washer/dryer in the unit. The kitchen has everything you need for cooking and baking. There is a queen bed in the master bedroom and two twin beds in the guest bedroom. There are two full bathrooms. There is a large screened balcony off the living room with a wooded view.
The condo complex is tropically wooded and has a huge resort type swimming pool with a men's and ladies room. The pool is heated in the winter. The condo is within a two minute walk of a 5.7 mile tropically wooded bike/hiking trail. A short distance down the trail is a side trail that leads to a natural 75' deep spring called "Green Spring." A short distance down the trail from the spring are restrooms and a covered picnic area with picnic tables and barbeques. The complex is on the shores of Lake Monroe which is part of the 300 mile long St. John's River stretching all the way from Lake Okeechobee in South Florida to Jacksonville and the Atlantic Ocean.
Over half of the 240 condo units in the Lakeside Condo complex are owned by snowbirds who come from all over the United States and the world. The majority of these snowbirds spend October through early April at the complex to escape the colder weather where they live. During their stay the snowbirds organize many social events open to all including coffee and donut gatherings at the pool, group golf, tennis and pickle ball and other special events.
The condo is conveniently located midway between Orlando Theme Parks and the Beach. Orlando is 30 minutes away traveling west on I-4. The beach is 30 miles away traveling east on I-4. NASCAR's Daytona International Speedway and Exhibits, a water park and Daytona's famous beach are only 30 minutes away. There are numerous public golf courses nearby. Within 15 minutes is Blue Springs State Park. At Blue Springs you can view numerous species of fish, manatees and an occasional alligator in a crystal clear, spring fed tributary that flows into the St. John's River. There is a swimming area in the upper spring where you can rent tubes and float from the head of the spring back to the swimming area. Narrated pontoon boat ecology tours on the St. John's River and canoe and kayak rentals are also available at Blue Springs.
If you like fishing bring your fishing rod. Fresh water fishing in Lake Monroe is a short walk away. Salt water fishing is available from many free docks along the intercoastal waterway or from fishing piers or rock jetties on the nearby ocean. All day and half day deep sea fishing is also available in nearby Ponce Inlet or New Smyrna Beach.
Two fun day trips from the condo are visits to St. Augustine and Cape Canaveral. St. Augustine is the oldest city in the United States founded by Spain in 1565. The old town has been restored and is a popular tourist destination. Cape Canaveral is the home of the NASA and Space X space program with a museum and active rocket launches. Not far from the Cape is Port Canaveral home port for many cruise ships. Think about a week or more at the condo combined with a one week cruise. Disney, Royal Caribean and other cruise ships sail out of Port Canaveral.
Please take note, only monthly rental is available during the months of January-March. Weekly and monthly rentals are available all other months. Also be aware that the Condo Association does not allow motorcycles or mopeds or commercial vehicles except for deliveries. Also smoking is not permitted in the condo.