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7 Suites All Private Baths 14-22 guests * POOL HUGE KITCHEN BIG Families LOVE US

People22
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms7
Space 4,000 sq. ft.
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Parking
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Private Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • children welcome

Overview

About the property

7 Suites with 7 private Baths * Sleeps 22 * Pool * Cottage* BIG Families LOVE US

Memorial Day & Labor Day Long Wends Available

Perfect for families and groups up to 22. Not suitable for weddings or events. A few day guests okay with permission. When not renting the entire property to groups (Cottage with hot tub, fireplace, mini-fridge, 6 rooms in the main house 'including two whirlpool suites' and remodeled stainless and quartz kitchen - all rooms private baths and TV's), we operate as a state licensed and inspected Bed and Breakfast. ALL accommodations have their OWN private bath, whirlpool bath and double arched marble shower. Or, full shower plus a 4 person Jacuzzi. Three suites have remote controlled fireplaces - as does the library and breakfast room - use either for heat or ambience. TV's and private baths in all rooms.

NO booking fees when you book directly with us. Email us first and save 5.5%. We already pay VRBO for our listing - so, we are not cutting them out of a required commission. We take 25% down with a credit card (fee) the remainder 60 days prior to arrival via. check. Please note that bookings are placed at least 6 months in advance. We do not keep a cancellation list - folks looking for dates already booked - have secured accommodations else where when they see no availability. Cancellations will not receive a full refund.

LOCATION: ONLY minutes from The Villages, 5 minutes from Lake Weir. 40 mins. west of Ocala National Forest, Juniper and Alexander Springs for snorkeling, hiking, canoeing, swimming in crystal clear 72deg. yr. round springs. Beaches - Lake side beach on Lake Weir 5 mins., Daytona Beach 1.5hrs, Clearwater 2hrs. Antiquing in Mt. Dora 35 mins. Orlando Airport 1hr. 30mins. Disney 1Hr. 15mins. Tampa 1hr. 30mins. Miami 5 hrs. 45mins south of Golden Ocala Golf and equestrian, 1hr. 10mins south of University of FL., Gainesville. 30 mins south of Ocala, Florida -

Groups have full use of our newly remodeled quart kitchen. Bring your own food and beverages, etc., and enjoy! See description below and photos.

Once a thriving Florida orange grove estate - this circa 1887 three story Victorian lady with wrap-around porches and entertaining pool area - is nestled on a private three acre hill top in the rolling countryside of Marion County (minutes from The Villages-Lake Weir-Leesburg-Ocala, FL.). A treasure that we've restored and lovingly taken care of - original fireplaces, hard wood floors and twelve foot ceilings in the historical part of the building. Several additions have been added that include six guest bedrooms with private baths in the main house – including two whirlpool suites with fireplaces in the historical wing.

Annie’s Victorian cottage (newly built) sits pool-side with a king bed, gas fireplace and a four person Coleman therapy spa on it’s back porch. Can accommodate 4 by adding

two roll-away single beds. Extra p.p. charge if group is large than 14 guests.

Dining:

The main dining room seats 12. An overflow dining area seats up to 8 The pool-patio area seats 18 ( Upscale two 6 person round tables with balcony height swivel cushioned chairs and one 6 person oblong table). A BBQ infra-red grill makes cooking FUN and EASY! A large side porch accommodates 4-6 folks dining and rocking chairs for old-world charm.

Character:

The older part of the home with original ornate handcrafted wood work, boasts a library with fireplace and piano. Whirlpool suites on the second floor also showcase original hardwood floors and ornate fireplace mantels.

A wraparound eastward front porch and a westward second-floor large deck provide many hours of sitting back and relaxing. Behind Annie's Victorian Cottage is a 100 yard playing field for football, soccer and frisbee, etc. A solar heated swimming pool (Dec-Feb for the hardy) is available. DirecTV in each room includes at least 12 Sports Channels and 84 Music Channels. Solid Wi-Fi is available to all rooms and common areas – even outside.

Accommodations:

6 queens * 1 king * 2 sleeper sofa * 2 single * 2 rollaway

Main House:

SIX guest rooms all with private baths.

Downstairs: Queen and queen sleeper – view of the pool area - no climbing stairs.

2nd Floor: Five rooms with queen beds ++

Two rooms have exterior entrances that open out onto a walkway that leads to a large open air deck

First exterior room - queen and queen sleeper.

Second exterior room - queen and two singles.

2nd floor Historic Interior: Three queen rooms

Two queen bedrooms have custom double arched marble showers, jetted whirlpools and remote controlled Dimpex fireplaces.

Third room has a queen sleigh bed and a cozy step down sitting room.

The Cottage:

Located by the pool - it boasts two porches, a tall king bed, gas fireplace, big walk in shower, TV/DVD/CD/surround sound, mini fridge and a 4 person therapy spa on the back porch (see pics). Add two roll-away single beds for 3rd & 4th person ($10 extra p.p. charge for groups larger than 14).

LOCATION:

Less than 5 miles from The Villages. 30 minutes south of Ocala and 45 minutes south of Ocala HITS horse events. 75 minutes north of Orlando, 90 minutes. west of Daytona Beach. We are 3/4 mile south of Lake Weir. Hope Beach is 2.5 miles northwest and is the closest access point for launching boats on Lake Weir. Ocala National Forest begins about 8 miles to the east. Natural springs in the Forest include Juniper, Alexander, Salt and Silver Glen. Rainbow Springs State Park is about an hour west.

They're A MUST SEE - swim, kayak, canoe and snorkel

AREA TO DO:

We'll give you a map of all the local hot spots. Nightly Live outdoor entertainment is close by on three lively town squares with fun and fanciful shopping, restaurants, movie theaters, dancing, golf cart rentals and then some. 100+ miles of hiking/running/biking trails, live theater (including two performing arts centers), museums, natural springs, rivers for canoeing/kayaking in Silver Springs State Park (kayak rentals $25. for 2 hrs.).ziplining, antiquing or boating close by in one of our many rivers and lakes. The Orange Blossom Opry located 1 mile from the Inn - live shows (many big name acts touring) Thursday - Saturday (Thurs. night is local jam night - bring your instrument and sign up to be onstage!). The Sharon Morse Performing Arts Center in the Villages is just 5.5 miles.

LOCAL RECREATION AND LAKEFRONT DINING:

Carney Island on Lake Weir for hiking, swimming, boating and grilling is located only minutes away. It is host to the HITS Ironman Triathlon each year - a great place to run, hike, ride bikes or launch your boat. Two lakefront restaurants Gator Joes (Ocklawaha) and Eaton's Beach Sandbar and Grill (3 mins from the Inn) add their own flavor to your taste buds on airy Lake Weir. There's so much to see and do.

GROCERIES - SHOPPING - BIG BOX STORES *

CHAIN RESTAURANTS

Publix - 3 Locations within 6 miles.

Walmart/Target - 5 miles

Sam's Club - 5 miles

Dollar General/Subway/Gas - 1 mile

Mini Golf - 6 miles

Restaurants - Over 80 within 12 miles

Hospital - 6 miles

Day Spa - 9 miles

Movie Theater - 6 miles

Starbucks - 5 miles

Over 100 other stores/shops within 6 miles (Ie. Best Buy, Kohl's, Bealls, etc.)

More Details

Owner
Brantley and Anne Overcash
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
20 March, 2017

About Brantley and Anne Overcash

Former CPA Tax partner (Brantley) and feature writer (Anne) turned pool guy & gal, painter, chef, comedian, maid and butler, decorator, DIY experts - parents to three high academic and sports minded children and a prissy cat. When not looking like the gardener, painter and DIY intern in distress - we'll be exploring the great outdoors with our kids and then some.

We'll give you an honest answer and try to resolve any issues quickly. We're a trustworthy and ethical tag team. If you have problems - most answers can be found in the handbook located in the kitchen. You know, the folder you tucked away thinking that you wouldn't need it :0)

Brantley and Anne Overcash purchased this estate in 1989

Why Brantley and Anne Overcash chose Lake Weir

Tucked away on a hill top on a three acre setting - plenty of room for parking cars and boats. Easy commute to Florida's beaches - Daytona 1.5hrs. to the east.

We love the surrounding rolling hills dotted with lakes and orange groves, lake side recreation and restaurants within five minutes. We're a short drive to hiking, biking trails on the Belleview Santos bike park and horseback riding on the Florida Greenway (Cactus Jack trail rides).

The Ocala National Forest and it's area springs are only 40minutes to the east and are HUGE attractions for folks who want to picnic, snorkel, kayak, swim and dive. Indubitably, Juniper & Alexander springs are our most requested visitors sites.

Dining and nightly dancing - we're located very close to shopping, restaurants and entertainment in the Villages. You'll love it here.

What makes this estate unique

VERY PRIVATE

Own pool, Kitchen, all rooms private baths and TV's.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Awesome place! Excelent rooms and hosts! Stayed for 1 week for the HITS Triathlon Series on Lake Weir and felt at home. I highly recommend the place!
Mar 2016
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday estate in Weirsdale in Marion County

Property Type:
  • estate
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 22
  • smoking allowed ...
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • rural ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 7 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Immigrant Room
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Grace's Charm - Sunken Tub
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Margaret's Hideaway - Marble Shower
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Olivia's Cozy Suite - Marble shower
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi , European - Marble Whirlpool and Shower
    Bathroom 6 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi , Irish - Marble whirlpool and shower
    Bathroom 7 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Cottage - Marble Shower
  • Half-bath on the first floor.
Bedrooms:
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 22
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , Grace's Charm - 2nd floor - outside entrance
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Immigrant Room 1st Floor
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Margaret's Hideaway - 2nd Floor - Outside entrance
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed , Olivia's Cozy Suite - 2nd floor - separate sitting room
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Large Double Bed , European - 2nd Floor - Historic Bedroom, Fireplace,Whirlpool
    Bedroom 6 - 1 Large Double Bed , Irish Blarney - 2nd Floor - Historic, Fireplace, Whirlpool
    Bedroom 7 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , Cottage - Fireplace, 4 person spa, surround sound,2 rollaway
  • All bedrooms are individually decorated and include ceiling fans, a loveseat, sleeper sofa or couch. DirecTV. High thread count linens. Towels, soap, some have plush robes, luggage racks and closets. Some have irons and ironing boards and DVD players. Historic whirlpool suites have remote controlled fireplaces. All rooms have a queen bed except the Cottage - it has a king. Cottage also has a 4 person Jacuzzi on it's back private porch, remote controlled fireplace, mini-fridge, surround sound and a large sitting area.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Owners are available to advise on activity options and dining possibilities.

Reviews

5/5 -
(5 traveller reviews)

7 Suites All Private Baths 14-22 guests * POOL HUGE KITCHEN BIG Families LOVE US
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews
5

Spectacular Family Christmas Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was filled with memories and relaxation. This wonderful home exceeded our expectations in every way! Our family included 14, grandparents, Moms and Dads and young adults. The kitchen facility is huge and allowed us to prepare large meals each day. The dining room allowed us all to sit together for evening meals as well. This was great! The rooms are tastefully decorated and transports you back to an era before our time, yet with all the amenities we're a comfort to and more! Evenings on the porch together, and all day at the wonderful pool were fantastic. We cannot say enough about this location AND the owners, who were gracious, friendly, attentive and allowed our family the secluded family retreat we sought. We are booking next year this week! Do not pass this gem up! You will not regret it.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Bob L.

  • 5 of 5

Our group stayed for 9 relaxing days. We could not have more pleased with the accommodations. We found it to be so relaxing we were quite content to often stay on the porch in the rocking chairs. Plenty of restaurants and activities nearby. The owners are wonderful hosts and I would highly recommend a stay here for anyone of any age group looking for the perfect place to relax. We plan on making it an annual visit.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A Victorian gem from days gone by

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful property that promotes relaxation. Tastefully decorated, nice large kitchen. Bedrooms were awesome. Nice pool to have fun in.

My 60th birthday weekend with twelve family members was a blast

  • Review Submitted: Sep 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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5

Restful and Inviting!

  • 5 of 5

Sixteen of us sat for evening meals that we prepared in a large comfortable kitchen after spending our days poolside or hanging out on the wrap-around porch. We had expected to do some sight-seeing, but no one wanted to wander off. We were content to stay and visit with each other. Our hosts provided us with the perfect backdrop for our family reunion. We all look forward to coming back next year.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Magical Fun House- Excellent stay

  • 5 of 5

Magical house. Huge kitchen, lovely outdoor spaces and quiet areas to gather. Could not have been a better place to have our family reunion. The rooms are all different and interesting, with comfortable beds and lovely decor. Brantley made us feel right at home, and was available for any issues. This location is quiet and private, with lovely rooms and ideal for a big family of grown children and grandchildren to have a reunion.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday estate in Weirsdale, Florida North Central Gulf Coast

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Winter
2 Feb 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,990
for 3 nights
From
£604
From
£711
Fri,Sat
£3,712
£12,523
 
Notes: Rates are based on 14 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer
1 May 2017 - 4 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,722
for 3 nights
From
£514
From
£581
Fri,Sat
£3,175
£10,555
 
Notes: Rates are based on 14 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall
5 Oct 2017 - 21 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,896
for 3 nights
From
£572
From
£648
Fri,Sat
£3,484
£11,628
 
Notes: Rates are based on 14 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving
22 Nov 2017 - 25 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
£2,259
for 3 nights
From
£693
 
 
Fall
26 Nov 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,896
for 3 nights
From
£572
From
£648
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 14 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas
22 Dec 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£2,191
for 3 nights
From
£671
From
£738
Fri,Sat
£3,667
 
Notes: Rates are based on 14 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
 
January
1 Jan 2018 - 31 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
£1,856
for 3 nights
From
£559
From
£648
Fri,Sat
£3,484
£11,628
 
Notes: Rates are based on 14 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£1,856
for 3 nights
From
£559
From
£648
Fri,Sat
£3,198
£11,628
 
Notes: Rates are based on 14 guests; add £7 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £161 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

NO booking fees when you book directly with us. Email us first and save 5.5%. We already pay VRBO for our listing - so, we are not cutting them out of a required commission. We take 25% down with a credit card (fee) the remainder 60 days prior to arrival via. check. Please note that bookings are placed at least 6 months in advance. We do not keep a cancellation list - folks looking for dates already booked - have secured accommodations else where when they see no availability. Cancellations will not receive a full refund. For Cancellations made 60 or more days in advance of the Arrival Date above any payments made will be refunded less $350.

Previewing the property:Weekends are our busiest for rentals and reg. Inn Guests. If wanting to view the property in person, Mon-Thurs. are more flexible with advance notice. Thank you!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Location

Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Orlando
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Eaton's Beach
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
The Lakes of Lady Lake
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Wilwood
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
U.S. Hwy 441
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Eaton's Beach Sandbar and Grill
Nearest Beach
75 Miles
Daytona
Car: recommended

Click on the FB link on our website www.shamrockbb.com for 'up-to-date' photos.

Be Adventurous....

Kayak, snorkel, hike or picnic at Juniper or Alexander Springs - Silver Springs State Park (kayak - hike - horseback riding) Rainbow River (kayaking - Fantastic Tubing) Snorkel and dive the caves of crystal clear Silver Glen Springs...you know you want to! Or, check out our business facebook filled with photos, reviews and things to do and see in our area https://www.facebook.com/centralfloridahotel?fref=ts. SEE Alexander Springs photos https://www.flickr.com/search/?q=alexander+springs+. Numerous local springs, hiking and biking trails, lakes for fishing and boating are only a short drive. The great outdoors...TONS cheaper than therapy :0)

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