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Historic District's Crescent Moon Cottage

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights


Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday home in Mount Dora - The Crescent Moon Cottage

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
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Debbie Fitzgerald
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
5 December, 2016

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.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(34 traveller reviews)

Historic District's Crescent Moon Cottage
average rating of 5.0 based on 34 reviews

The home was decorated beautifully with such attention to detail.

  • 5 of 5

Debbie and Fitz were so good to us. Made us feel so special. The home was spotless and well appointed. We all told Debbie she should publish a book showing how beautifully she decorates. If you like the HGTV show "Fixer Upper" you will love the decor. She supplied us with coffee and drinks in the fridge, a basket of snacks, large fluffy towels, and comfy beds. I would have to say that our favorite room to hang out in was the sunroom (that was air conditioned). We would sit out there with our cocktails after a long day at the craft show and watch the people walk by. Can't wait to stay again in the near future. Thank you again Debbie and Fitz.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was fun meeting you all. We were thrilled that you chose the Crescent Moon to have your "girls" weekend. Thank you for your wonderful review. Hopefully we will see you all in the future. Warm regards, Debbie
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Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

We did not want to leave this beautiful cottage. It is situated in a great location, easy to find with ample parking. Everything is impeccable, details could be found all throughout the cottage. The bed was very comfortable and there was plenty of towels and toiletries for use. The kitchen was fully stocked and not one detail was overlooked. In the fridge was wine and beer for our enjoyment along with a gallon of water and lots of chips, pretzels and cookies to eat. There was a Keurig coffee maker with a variety of coffees to select and filtered water. There were also lots of information on things to do, restaurants to visits and instructions for house use. This cottage had everything. Publix was very close along with other stores nearby. We will definitely come again and recommend to all of our friends. The owner was also very attentive and concern. We loved this place.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review. We appreciate your feedback. Warm regards, Debbie
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  • 5 of 5

The house was beautiful. The beds and pillows were very comfortable. We had a great time

  • Review Submitted: Oct 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So thrilled you enjoyed your stay. Warm regards, Debbie
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A gem of a cottage in Mount Dora

  • 5 of 5

With family in the Mount Dora area, my husband and I frequent the area at least once, sometimes twice a year. While the town is quaint, it's hard to find rentals that aren't overdone with floral wallpaper & antiques, which in the past has caused us to stay further afield. However, the Crescent Moon Cottage manages to combine its historic past, with contemporary decor & modern touches. Being that we visited over Labor Day weekend, we were very appreciative of the central air-conditioning, which worked incredibly well. Although we didn't test the twin beds in the second bedroom, our master bed was very comfortable. Since it was only my husband and I staying at the cottage, we utilized the second bedroom to store our bags, leaving the master bedroom free of clutter. It was great to have that extra space that a hotel room doesn't typically provide. The bathroom was adorable with plenty of extra towels if we needed them & a fabulous shower. The kitchen was also well appointed with the essentials. The water in the fridge & the coffee / creamers available were appreciated for our first morning before we had the opportunity to go to the grocery store. The cottage is very spacious for a couple, providing ample areas to relax. While we didn't utilize it, there is a stack-able washer and dryer in the cottage which could be very convenient for a longer stay or for a family travelling with children. One of the most noticeable aspects of this cottage is how clean it is and how well stocked Debbie keeps it. There were plenty of paper towels in the kitchen, trash bags under the sink, tissues in both bedrooms etc. It's evident that Debbie is very customer service focused and provides a high level of service to her guests. One of the other things that I was impressed with was that Debbie uses a number that is personal to you as the combination to lock & unlock the front door. Usually when you rent a house, you have to remember the owner's combination, making leaving or returning that much more cumbersome. This seems like a small detail, but it was something that I really appreciated. The location of the cottage is excellent, since it's just 6 blocks from downtown Mount Dora. Since the cottage is situated on the corner of 11th and Donnelly, there is a fair amount of traffic during the day, however virtually none at night, so was no disturbance to us. We loved the cottage & would highly recommend it!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciate your feedback of our cottage.Thank you for writing such a detailed review. The best compliment is that you would recommend it to others. Thank you again, and look forward to your return. Warm regards, Debbie
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Upscale and classy cottage with all the extras.

  • 5 of 5

Ms. Debbie did the most amazing job designing and decorating this cottage. The place could and should be in the Country Living magazine. It was a real treat to stay here with my girlfriends while we scrapbooked for a few days. Ms. Debbie thought of all the little touches one would need in their home and quietly incorporated them in to the cottage. There was absolutely nothing else we needed. I felt safe staying in the cottage and going on our morning walks around Mt. Dora. The town is quiet, cute, and quaint. I am telling all my friends about this place. I will definitely be back!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I appreciate your wonderful review of the Crescent Moon Cottage. It makes me happy you enjoyed your stay and that you want to return to our charming town of Mount Dora. Thank you! Warm regards, Debbie
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Magazine pretty!

  • 5 of 5

Excellent decor, top-notch linens, abundant provisions (snacks! Cold bottled water! Band aids for the blisters!) and great layout for traveling while working. We had a single hiccup which was able to be remedied quickly: I'm allergic to lavender and there was dried lavender in a couple places through the home, but removal left no further issue. Owner can come decorate my house anytime. Thanks!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. I am thrilled you enjoyed your stay. I look forward to your return visit. 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, Central Florida

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Winter Break 2017
1 Jan 2017 - 1 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Winter Season 2018
31 Dec 2017 - 31 Mar 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £79
Refundable Damage Deposit £238
Cleaning Fee £60

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Mount Dora in Florida

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
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
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • 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

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