Bring your boat or enjoy the views from the land -- this gorgeous lake house has it all. Built from Cypress cut from the property, this house was home to the original settlers of the area. Fully remodeled in 2013, the 1920s charm is still present throughout. Decorated in Florida Nautical/Lodge style, the home feels comfortable and sophisticated all at the same time.
The nearby Mission Inn boasts 3 beautiful restaurants, fantastic golf facilities, and a spa -- all of which is open to the public. The outdoor and recreation experiences offered by Mission Inn Resort & Club are both diverse and unique. In addition to championship golf, the resort offers trap & skeet shooting, tennis, fresh water fishing, nature trails, a pool, playgrounds, restaurants, and more.
The house is fully furnished with a fully stocked kitchen. Three bedrooms include a master with a king bed and a master bath, and two additional bedrooms: one with a full-size bed and the other with a queen and a twin. These two bedrooms share the guest bath. The living room has a queen pull-out sofa for which linens are provided. We have a pack & play if you would like to use it (bring own crib sheet & blankets).
We do generally accept small and medium-size dogs with a nonrefundable pet fee of $200. We do not have a fenced-in yard.
Our house is a wonderful place to bring children as there are peacocks that roam the neighborhood and lots of wildlife to be seen around the property. The Yalaha Bakery is in walking distance of the house and has live music on Saturdays from 11 to 2. The house is conveniently located just 10 minutes from grocery stores and restaurants.
Other Area Activities
Located in Central Florida, Yalaha is sequestered from, yet convenient to, the world's most famous theme parks and attractions in Orlando. In addition, Yalaha is surrounded by an assortment of activities and nature experiences that complete any vacation.
Lakeridge Winery – Clermont's award winning winery offers tours and insight into the cultivation and harvesting of the grapes, along with samples.
Mount Dora – Antiquing in this lakeside community is plentiful.
Yalaha Bakery – Authentic German and Bavarian master bakers serve delicious treats in an authentic old-world German setting.
Canoeing – Both the Juniper and Wekiva Springs offer excellent excursions.
President's Hall of Fame – Located in Clermont, this White House replica features life size wax figures of each U.S. President and additional memorabilia.
Nearby Cities & Attractions
Approximate drive time to/from major Florida cities and attractions:
Orlando – 35 minutes
Sea World Adventure Park and Discovery Cove – 45 minutes
Walt Disney World – 45 minutes
Universal Studios Florida – 45 minutes
Daytona Beach – 75 minutes
Tampa – 90 minutes
Nearby boat ramps at Hickory Point recreational Center and the Mission Inn Marina.
The popular and historic Mount Dora area is only 15 minutes away. Mount Dora merchants invite you to shop their quaint downtown boutiques and antique shops. Bicycle, fish, or water ski on Lake Dora, golf, and dine in the fine restaurants.
Centrally located, approximately 1.5 hours to spend a day on an Atlantic Beach or in the opposite direction, a day on the Gulf side.
Our children love visiting the town of Tavares, only 15 minutes away by car or boat. Tavares is the Sea Plane capital of Florida and the quaint downtown has a great waterfront with delicious restaurants and a huge playground and splash pad. No visit is complete without a visit to the train. Children also love visiting Uncle Donald’s Farm (15 mins) where you can meet adorable farm animals up close, or the Amazing Exotics Education Center which has more than 300 exotic and endangered animals on view.
The Trout Lake Nature Center has picnicking, hiking and environmental education opportunities, and you can be a cowboy for a day at Fiddler’s Green Ranch, where National Mounted Police horses are trained. Eighteen beautiful golf courses are located near Tavares, and wine-tasting tours are available at Lakeridge Winery & Vineyards (15 mins).
Tavares is host to the annual 'Downtown Fall Festival' at the end of October, and the 'Light Up Celebration', usually held in late fall.
Pick this house because of the amazing views over the lake, free access to the Mission Inn Resort (under 5 mins) and the peace and relaxation of the countryside - just a short drive to the excitement of Orlando and the Parks.
Below is additional information regarding the many offerings of the Mission Inn:
Mission Inn offers 36-holes of challenging golf including the historic El Campéon Course and its 85 feet of elevation changes - testing you like no other course in Florida. You will also enjoy wide-open fairways and gentle rolling hills of the Las Colinas Course.
At Spa Marbella you can enjoy blissful spa treatments, from massages to facials and body wraps. Our therapies will envelope you in the lavishness of pure essential oils.
The resort offers six Har-Tru clay courts and two Laykold all-weather courts on our magnificent grounds. Just like the resort, all of our facilities are open to the public. Mission Inn Resort and Club has been listed in the 'Top 25 Resorts and Tennis Programs' by World Tennis Magazine.
El Cazador Trap & Skeet Range
Mission Inn's El Cazador Trap and Skeet Range offers guests a unique opportunity to participate in clay sports. In trap, a single machine throws targets as the competitor moves through five different stations. In skeet, two machines throw targets while participants advance around stations arranged in a semi-circle pattern on the range. Targets, shells, guns, eye and ear protection, safety and instructional clinics are offered for a unique resort experience. Clay sport activities are perfect for a group outings and corporate retreats. Call 800-523-2289 for more details or to make an appointment.
Marina Del Rey
Mission Inn's Marina Del Rey is sure to please any outdoors and boating enthusiast. The nautical center on bass-filled Lake Harris, the largest in an eight-lake chain, provides fishing, sailing, power boating, picnics and teambuilding course like none other. Guests can also reserve the lakeside pavilion, featuring sand volleyball and a nature walk for private events.
Trails of the Conquistadors
Mission Inn Resort & Club offers two intertwining historical and educational eco-adventures trails celebrating Central Florida's early Spanish conquistador explorations. Nestled in the heart of the resort's El Campeon golf course (designed in 1917), the Trails of the Conquistadors takes guests through a third of a mile of undeveloped land reminiscent of native 'old Florida.'
The rolling hills of Central Florida offer adventurous and scenic cycling trails. From Mission Inn, guests will find multiple options including:
Sugarloaf Mountain – 8 miles from resort
Mount Dora (downtown) – 13 miles from resort
Clermont (downtown) - 15 miles from resort