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Lovely Pool Home Adjacent To Lake Gertrude In Mt. Dora

9 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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2 Bedroom, 1 1/5 Bath In Friendly Neighborhood Of Mt Dora

Spacious 2 bedroom and 1 1/2 bath in a very 'user-friendly' neighborhood of Mt. Dora. Entire house has been recently renovated while maintaining it's Old Florida charm. 1 queen bed & 1 double (3/4 antique) bedrooms with ample room to spread out in. Enjoy your morning coffee at the kitchen bar or outside by the pool or in our yard full of Florida loving plants. Beautiful Lake Gertrude & a dog friendly park are steps away for the best walking & cycling Lake in the area. Kayak & canoe access 1/2 block away for a leisurely afternoon or a morning of fishing. Or spend the weekend enjoying the shopping & ambiance of one of the '1000 Places to See Before You Die.(P. Schultz)-Historic Downtown Mt. Dora. Whatever your heart's desire-theme parks, shopping, romantic get-away, fishing, golf & more-we are near to it all. **All New Wood Fence makes the backyard complete!**

  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Mary Horsman
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, Spanish
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Calendar last updated:
28 September, 2016
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About Mary Horsman

My husband is a native Floridian who has lived in the Mt. Dora area for years. We know you will love the area as much as we do!

Mary Horsman purchased this house in 2012


based on 9 holidaymaker reviews

Lovely Pool Home Adjacent To Lake Gertrude In Mt. Dora
average rating of 4.888889 based on 9 reviews

Lovely home, lovely town

  • 5 of 5

We spent 3 weeks in this wonderful place. Mary could not have been nicer or more helpful. What a gracious host. Her home has so many nice details. We cooked many gourmet meals in her very modern kitchen. The garden has fruit trees with a lush, tropical setting. Great place for morning coffee or evening wine! We really recommend this home. We are daily walkers and we enjoyed the path around Lake Gertrude as well as the convenient close by parks and paths. The downtown area of Mount Dora is so charming and friendly. It's just a nice place to relax. Lovely, safe neighborhood and a town with lakes galore.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 2, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rochester, NY

Lake House and Mt. Dora review

  • 4 of 5

My wife and I stayed at the Lake House for the month of February. It is a charming little house, comfortable and has some great orange and grape fruit trees in the back yard so we had fresh fruit every day which was a very nice treat for us. The owners were very attentive to our needs. Mt. Dora is a wonderful village with many excellent restaurants, bars, gift shops, art galleries and the entire village is very easy to walk through. We enjoyed some great food and sunsets at Pisces Rising and the Lakeside Inn. There is a boat tour of the Lake Dora that is very interesting and informative. Our 20 something daughters even enjoyed it when they visited with us. Also, Mt. Dora is only about an hour from the ocean and the horse country in Ocala. We had a great time.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 18, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Norfolk, UK

A lovely relaxing haven!

  • 5 of 5

Other guests have described this property as a home away from home and that's exactly what it is! Comfortable, beautifully furnished and in an attractive and peaceful neighbourhood, with a great garden, too! The owners are very friendly and attentive and provided a helpful list of suggestions of places to visit. Mount Dora is a charming place - lots of lovely little shops and restaurants. We would recommend a boat tour of the lake and surrounding area, which we enjoyed very much. We liked the fact that we were away from the hustle and bustle of Orlando but still within easy reach of the theme parks, Space Centre etc.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 5, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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charlotte, nc

excellent place to stay

  • 5 of 5

This was the most beautiful house we have ever stayed in for a vacation! There is everything you could need or want! The kitchen is complete with a full size refrigerator, a beautiful stove/oven, a full size sink. The bedrooms are very cozy. There are two rooms, each with a luxurious queen size bed. The beds are extremely comfortable and really allow for a refreshing night's sleep. Outside is a beautiful garden and a comfortable sitting area. There is also a pool outside that is perfect for cooling off. It is gated so we didn't have to worry about our little ones falling in. The town is also perfect with quaint shops and restaurants. We had Thai food one night that we really enjoyed. Our experience was a 10 out of 10 and that's a lot considering we have two babies and it's hard to find a place you can truly relax in and enjoy that is also safe and accommodating for a young family. We truly had a wonderful tI'm and look forward to our next visit!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 26, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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North Carolina

A Home Away From Home!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had a fantastic week exploring Mt. Dora and surrounding areas. Every night after our excursions, we were so thankful we had a clean, comfortable, and fully-furnished home away from home to go home to. (The heated pool was a bonus!) We had a full kitchen to take advantage of; a washer and dryer that we used; a wonderful backyard to explore and so much more. We felt so at home that we even enjoyed pizza and beer while watching football!

Thank you so much for providing my family and I more than we needed to make this trip a super memorable one. We enjoyed our stay and highly recommend this property to anyone and everyone looking for a great vacation rental. You will love it as much as we did!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 5, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautifully remodeled cottage with "Old Florida" charm, quiet & convenient

  • 5 of 5

What a charming home, on a quiet side street adjacent to Lake Gertrude! we were delighted with this beautifully remodeled classic home on a tranquil, tropical lot. On other trips, we've stayed in everything from motels to condos, but we've come to really appreciate the luxury of staying in a furnished private home -- it is relaxing in a way that even the fanciest B&B cannot match.

This cute 1950s ranch has been wonderfully remodeled and decorated, with the highlight being an elegant kitchen with top-of-the-line appliances and granite counters. It was all spanking brand new as of our visit (2/2/14) and miles above anything we've ever seen in a rental. The rest of the home is a very classic traditional charmer, petite but gracious. There is a open living room (with original fireplace), dining area and kitchen, plus 2 spacious bedrooms. In the delightful back yard is a small heated pool in a "birdcage" enclosure, plus a lovely porch, patio and arbor leading to a sort of "secret tropical garden" in back -- a real surprise, you cannot see this at all from the street -- filled with orange and lemon trees and live oaks. Entirely fenced, this was a great area to relax and hangout (our dog loved it too!).

This area around Lake Gertrude was new to me (though I've visited downtown Mt Dora many times); it is only 5 minutes from the center of town. In nice weather, you could easily bike there (and the owner has been nice enough to leave two bikes!). We enjoyed the dog park across the street, and wonderful walks around the lake.

House is beautifully appointed with all the amenities you could want, from china & cookware, to upscale linens and really pretty antiques & paintings. This isn't the rental with the cast-off, make-do stuff -- it feels like you are staying in someone's beloved private home. A very special experience. We recommend this home without hesitation to anyone staying in the area; we only regret we couldn't have stayed all winter!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 18, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! We wanted to make the house as enjoyable as possible & are extremely happy that you did. We look forward to seeing you again soon!
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Nearest Airport
29 Miles
Orlando Int'l Airport
Nearest Beach
54 Miles
New Smyrna Beach

Located adjacent to the best walking & cycling lake in Mount Dora, beautiful Lake Gertrude. Conveniently located to all Orlando theme parks including Disney & Universal


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Mount Dora, Central Florida

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
1 Sep 2016 - 30 Nov 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Season
1 Dec 2016 - 31 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Reserve deposit £206
Pet Fee £62
Property Damage Protection £49

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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , 3/4 antique bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Kayaking
  • sailing
  • tennis

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