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We Are "Someplace Special" in the very heart of downtown!

23 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 28 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 - 28 nights


Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday cottage in Mount Dora - Cara Mia Cottage

2 bedroom 1 bath with lakeview. Steps to downtown, Gilbert Park, and marina.

Quaint, cozy and conveniently located. One block from Donnelly Street., yet quiet street. One queen and two twin beds. Cottage is decorated in romantic Shabby Chic. Front stoop offers views of lake and covered backyard deck also has lake views. Barbeque grill and patio also in back of house. Large lot with plenty of room to park RV, Boat, cars. Fabulous restaurants, bars and shopping steps away. Check out Mt. Dora Chamber of Commerce for events.

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Property Manager
Lisa Caravette
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
24 October, 2016
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About Lisa Caravette

My husband and I have been coming to Mt. Dora for 15 years and have always loved the 'feel' and the 'fit'. We are both nurses and plan to retire here. When we are here we are always busy and have met the most amazing people. We hope you enjoy Mt. Dora as much as we have.

Lisa Caravette purchased this cottage in 2011

Why Lisa Caravette chose Central Florida

We are unique! One block from Donnelly Street! Many homes boast that you can walk to downtown but it may be a 10-15 minute walk. Our cottage IS downtown. We are quaint and cozy and kept the decor true to the period in which it was built. Also, we are one block from Lake Dora, the marina, the docks, boardwalk, nature trail as well as the park.

What makes this cottage unique

We looked for months for a cottage with the amenities we were wishing for. We wanted a downtown location - got it! We wanted to be close to the lake - got it! We wanted a 'cottage' feel - got it! Now you get to experience what we fell in love with all these years.


based on 23 holidaymaker reviews

We Are "Someplace Special" in the very heart of downtown!
average rating of 4.9565215 based on 23 reviews

"Someplace Special"

  • 5 of 5

My two children and I stayed in this quaint li'l cottage, during our summer mini-vacation. Decorated as if it were straight out of a fairy tale, the cottage was clean and comfortable. Best of all, it was a short walk to Mount Dora's shops and restaurants and the kids and I loved our nightly walks where they'd climb the big oak trees, before grabbing a spot by the lighthouse to watch the sun paint the sky as it laid the day to rest. A perfect stay, in a perfect setting. This place truly is "someplace special."

  • Review Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place. Very clean and was supplied with everything you need. Just bring your clothes

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful, can't wait to go back

  • Review Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This was the ideal spot for our mother/daughter outing. The cottage iwas equipped with everything we needed (thank you Lisa for the shampoo samples- we forgot ours!) The location was perfect.. Central to all of the restaurants and shops. Thanks to Lisa for the prompt communication and hospitality. I will definitely stay here again!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location, Location, Location!

  • 4 of 5

Home located within about 2 blocks of downtown Mt. Dora and within a very short walk to the Lake.

Great Location!

  • Review Submitted: May 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy place in an awesome location!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay in this home in Mount Dora. The home is very comfortable and well appointed. But the best thing about this home is the location! Just steps away from the lighthouse and lake front park, as well as downtown. There was a Blueberry festival the weekend we were there and we walked right to it! We walked right to downtown to eat and shop - no parking worries! We would definitely stay in this home again. We loved sitting on the back deck in the evening. You can just barely see the lake, but the best place to watch the sunset is at the lighthouse (which is a five minute walk from the house). There is also a nature trail just past the lighthouse which I jogged on in the morning.

If you are going to Mount Dora, I highly recommend this property. Comfy and convenient!

  • Review Submitted: May 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful stay at a great home and awesome location!

  • 5 of 5

Just had to write a review about this really beautiful place. The home is so warm and cozy, like moving back home. The back yard deck was a real favorite with a view overlooking the light house and the lake. Nights were so relaxing sitting out back enjoying a glass of wine. When we went into town, we realized what a bonus being so close it was and never had to worry about driving and parking. Mt Dora gets full at night and parking is at a real premium. It's so nice to be able to walk just a block and start enjoying your night and then only having a short walk back home. The beds in this house are so comfortable as is all the furniture. It is decorated so nice and warm but I don't think the pictures do it justice. Finally, the hosts were always readily available by phone or text and always had great suggestions for places to explore and eat while enjoying really good music.

We can't say enough but our time here was way too short. Next time we need the whole month!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Goblin Market
"Great for a night out of great food, great drinks and great friends!"
Fiesta Grande Mexican Grill
Mt Dora
Pisces Rising
"Outside deck for cocktails and sunsets."
Nearest Airport
44 Miles
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Mt. Dora Country Club
Nearest Beach
147 Miles
Daytona Beach
Car: not necessary

Our cottage is one street away from Donnelly Street which is the heart of downtown Mt.Dora. There you will find restaurants, wine tasting, shops, and all the action yet situated on a quiet street with plenty of parking. Sit on the front stoop and enjoy your morning coffee and look at the lake or savor an evening cocktail on the covered deck in the backyard. Rent a boat or kayak from the Mt Dora Marina which is steps away and troll the lake or take in lunch at one of the many lakeside restaurants. Gilbert Park and the lighthouse is steps away and the sunsets are magnificent. We are approximately 45 minutes from Orlando and all the attractions


Feb. 7-8, 2015 40th Annual Arts Festival

Feb. 19-22, 2015 18th Annual Music Festival

March 14, 2015 14th Annual Taste of Mount Dora

March 28-29, 2015 Annual Spring Antiques, Collectible & Craft Show

March 28-29, 2015 62nd Annual Sail Boat Regatta

July 4th, 2015 Independence Day Celebration (fireworks over the lake)

Oct. 9-11 2015 41st Annual Bicycle Festival

Oct. 24-25, 2015 31st Annual Craft Fair

Nov. 7-8, 2015 21st Annual Plant & Garden Fair

Nov. 14, 20153rd Annual Scottish Highland Festival

Nov. 28, 2015 Light up Mount Dora

Dec. 5, 2015 55th Annual Christmas Parade

Dec. 5, 2015 23rd Annual Lighted Boat Parade

Dec. 5-6, 2015 Christmas Tour of Homes


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Mount Dora, Central Florida

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Thanksgiving 2016
23 Nov 2016 - 24 Nov 2016
2 night minimum stay
Light Up Mt Dora
25 Nov 2016 - 26 Nov 2016
2 night minimum stay
Christmas 2016
23 Dec 2016 - 25 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
New Years 2016-17
30 Dec 2016 - 31 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
Jan 2017
15 Jan 2017 - 31 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
March 2017
1 Mar 2017 - 25 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Bicycle Fest 2017
5 Oct 2017 - 7 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jan 2018 (4 weeks)
2 Jan 2018 - 30 Jan 2018
28 night minimum stay
for 28 nights
Feb 2018 (4 weeks)
1 Feb 2018 - 28 Feb 2018
27 night minimum stay
for 27 nights
Mar 2018 (4 weeks)
2 Mar 2018 - 30 Mar 2018
28 night minimum stay
for 28 nights
Long term rental
1 Jan 2020 - 31 Dec 2020
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £246
Property Damage Protection £48
cleaning fee £57
Tax Rate 11.0%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Mount Dora in Florida

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Lake View ...
  • village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • Boating
  • Horseshoes
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • tennis
  • water skiing

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