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Historic District's Crescent Moon Cottage

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Fully remodeled 1940's cottage 6 blocks from downtown Mt. Dora

Enjoy the charm of the Crescent Moon Cottage, a fully remodeled 1940’s cottage in the Historic District, just blocks away from all the action in downtown Mt. Dora. It has the charm of the past and the conveniences of today. FYI, please check out the availability of our newest cottage the Harvest Moon Cottage - Listing # 810352)

Enjoy a relaxing getaway, in the fully furnished, 2 bedrooms, one bath, 1200 sqft Cottage. Begin your day with a cup of coffee on the lovely enclosed sun porch or on the private back patio. Stretch your legs with a six block walk to the center of town. Browse the quaint boutiques and shops, have lunch at one of the many cafes, bars and restaurants. As you sit and rest your feet on a bench in Donnelly Park, view the sunset over the lake at the Mt. Dora Lighthouse, or catch a play at the Ice House Theatre.

For dinner, prepare a gourmet meal in the fully equipped kitchen, and serve it in the vintage style dining room. Then as the night winds down, cozy up to a good book in an overstuffed chair in the living room. For the person that needs to be ‘connected’ the cottage is fully wired with cable and Wi-Fi.

As you succumb to sleep, climb into the king size bed in the master bedroom or one of two twin beds in the guest bedroom.

You will certainly enjoy all that the beautiful, quaint town, of Mount Dora has to offer.

More Details

Debbie Fitzgerald
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
29 April, 2017

About Debbie Fitzgerald

Although my husband and I grew up in Central New Jersey, we raised our three children in South Florida. For a period of time, the family was spread along the east coast from Florida to Connecticut. It wasn't until 2012, when the Navy transferred my son to Cape Canaveral, that we thought, this would be the perfect opportunity to re-locate to Central Florida. My youngest daughter was living in Orlando with her husband, and was attending UCF at the time. So, in December of that year, my husband and I moved from New Jersey to Eustis, FL and now, we enjoy our family being within driving distance of one another.

Since moving to Lake County we have fallen in love with the area especially, Mt Dora, just one town over. We love that there is always something happening on the 'Mount', from the festivals, to parades and races.

Debbie Fitzgerald purchased this house in 2014

Why Debbie Fitzgerald chose Central Florida

Since Mt. Dora fits our lifestyle, we decided it would be our retirement town. So a year or so ago, we started wandering the streets looking for the perfect neighborhood to purchase a retirement home. We wanted a small mid-century home in the Historic District, on the parade route, close to town, that provided cottage style living.

Last summer we found the perfect house sooner than we expected; the Crescent Moon Cottage. Although we didn't expect to buy our retirement home at this time, we decided it was exactly what we were looking for and we'd probably never get another opportunity to purchase it.

So in April 2014 we became the proud owners of the Crescent Moon Cottage.

What makes this house unique

Every time I enter the Crescent Moon Cottage, a sense of calm comes over me. I'm not sure if it's the morning sun streaming in, or the coziness and comfort of the sun porch, or maybe the beautiful wood floors reminding me of the house I grew up in, all I know is, when I'm there, I'm home. And you will be too.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Mount Dora in Lake County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Historic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • 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 Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Master - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Guest - 2 Single Bed
  • There is a twin bed on the sun porch that can be utilized if needed.
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • Shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(42 traveller reviews)

Historic District's Crescent Moon Cottage
average rating of 5.0 based on 42 reviews

Beautifully decorated, extremely comfortable, and well maintained!

  • 5 of 5

The Fitzgeralds truly know how to make a person's stay comfortable! We stayed a month and did not want to leave.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review. The best compliment is knowing you will be returning next year. Warm regards, Debbie
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  • 5 of 5

I was so excited to rent this cottage based on the pictures and I was not disappointed. The perfect layout with comfortably sized rooms and beautiful decorating. Very nice kitchen and bath and extra comfy beds. A short walk to downtown Mt. Dora with all its fun shops and restaurants.

Debbie and Fitz are excellent hosts, providing everything you could possibly want.

We loved Crescent Moon Cottage so much that we have already booked it for another vacation in Mt. Dora.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We loved everything about our stay. House is super clean and cute. Loved the layout, the neighborhood, the amenities close by. Beds are really comfy. New kitchen was very nice. Living room comfortable. Pictures show a very stylish house , which it is. Ate at 12 different restaurants in town and never repeated! Mt Dora is shady and wonderful. Lots of day trips nearby. Would love to stay here again, but it is booked already. Would definitely come back, everything was great. Thank you so much!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your detailed review. So glad you enjoyed your stay and took advantage of what Mount Dora has to offer. Warm regards, Debbie
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Wonderful antiques, welcoming cottage, friendly host

  • 5 of 5

This very cute cottage is 5 minutes from Renningers Antique Market and 6 blocks from quaint downtown Mt. Dora - an ideal location. The cottage is welcoming, clean, spacious, nicely furnished with antiques, in a safe neighborhood and the owner was efficient and friendly. I would certainly recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I appreciate you recommending our cottage to others. Thank you for your wonderful feedback. Warm regards, Debbie
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Odessa, FL

Wonderful Moms weekend

  • 5 of 5

The Crescent Moon Cottage was a wonderful place to have a moms getaway. The cottage is beautifully decorated but still comfortable. We spent a good amount of time hanging out in the living room. There were plenty of comfortable beds for our party. It was so nice to have a kitchen to keep snacks and drinks. We even cooked breakfast one morning. The bathroom is nicely done but would benefit from some extra hooks or racks to hang the towels. We had an issue with not being able to connect to the WIFI when we arrived. Debbie and her husband came over and fixed it for us right away. They are really nice people. The cottage is in a great location. It was a quick walk downtown to the shops and restaurants. It was also a short drive to Reninger's. We truly enjoyed our stay in this wonderful cottage and would thoroughly recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write this lovely review. It was really great meeting you all and we are so glad you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to your return. I must say it is a perfect spot for a "girls" weekend. Warm regards, Debbie
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Our 2nd Stay

  • 5 of 5

We were lucky enough to once again stay at Crescent Moon Cottage. It's a charming home - lovely decor, plenty of space, full size kitchen and easy walk to downtown activities and shopping. Also really appreciate Debbie's quick response to our request to stay and also connection for any of our other needs. Thank you! We had a great week-end.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The best compliment is to have you come back and stay at the Crescent Moon Cottage. We appreciate your return visit to our lovely cottage and town of Mount Dora. Warm regards, Debbie
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Orlando International Airport
Car: recommended


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Mount Dora, Florida

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Winter Season 2018
31 Dec 2017 - 31 Mar 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Winter Season 2019
30 Dec 2018 - 30 Mar 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £57.98
Refundable Damage Deposit £231.91
Pet Fee £77.3

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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