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Holly's Hideaway Mt Dora Charming 2/2 in Historic District

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 28 nights


Minimum Stay
2 - 28 nights

About the property

Sleeps 6

2 Bed / 2 Bath cottage is whimsically decorated and a comfortable place to call your home away from home. You will want to return again and again.

Master suite: king size bed with high quality mattress.

Guest bedroom: queen size bed also with a high quality mattress.

Either bedroom - you will enjoy a good night sleep!

Master Bath with full size shower; Guest Bath with tub-shower.

Full-size kitchen is abundantly equipped, and features a gas range, microwave, dishwasher, full-size refrigerator with ice maker and eat-in breakfast nook. Full-size washer and dryer.

The living room with fireplace is a great place to unwind. L/R Sofa is comfortable double bed for additional sleeping. Large flat-screen t.v. with satellite service: Direct TV with DVR. Record your favorite shows while out. DVD player and a stock of DVD's are also available. Wireless internet included.

Enjoy some laid-back outdoor time in the courtyard or on the back deck. Gas grill and seating on the back wood deck is great for cooking up some of the local fare!

Local attractions:

Fantastic local micro-brewery is a ten minute walk away on Highland St. Gilbert Park on Liberty Ave has a beautiful nature walk, and is also an easy walk from the cottage. Village Farmers Market every Sunday 9am-2pm at the end of Donnelly St. by the lake. Convenient to all Downtown Mt. Dora activities, restaurants, and shopping.

*No Smoking, Pet Friendly

I'd love to welcome you to Holly's Hideaway!

More Details

Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
7 February, 2017

About Holly

Holly and her husband have been residents since 1989. Both are transplants from south Florida. They found Mount Dora charming immediately and raised their children here and still call Mount Dora home.

Holly is a nurse at the local hospital and is very involved in the state of FL organization for Infection Prevention. She loves the outdoors, walking, hiking, kayaking. There is an abundance of central Florida springs and trails she considers local hidden treasures.

Holly purchased this cottage in 1989

Why Holly chose Central Florida

We purchased this property during the February Mt. Dora festival in 1989. We fell in love with the close-to-downtown location for all the downtown events and the private setting of this home. It is located at the end of a nice, quiet street. This was home for our family for 5 years, we loved it that much!

What makes this cottage unique

Best of both quiet serenity and City of Mount Dora.

In 2015, we've converted this to a vacation rental from a long term rental to share this special place with those vacationing in this area.


Exceptional! 4.9/5 -
(20 traveller reviews)

Holly's Hideaway Mt Dora Charming 2/2 in Historic District
average rating of 4.95 based on 20 reviews

Our second year at this charming hideaway .

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoy staying at Holly's Hideaway. It offers comfort and privacy yet near to Mount Dora activities. Nicely furnished and the owner keeps the property well maintained.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! It was so nice to see you both again this year! Please let me know whenever you'd like to return. I would be delighted to have you back!
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Too short a stay!

  • 5 of 5

This 2 bedroom/2 bath unit could not have been nicer. So well equipped even the chef in the family had everything she needed. The puppies loved being able to safely chase the squirrels inside the fenced in yard. Holly and Dale are the nicest people. We just wish we could have stayed longer and have already booked our time for next winter.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay. It was such a pleasure to have you as guests and visiting with you both, too. We look forward to seeing you again next year!
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Best place to stay in Mount Dora

  • 5 of 5

Great location close to everything Mount Dora has to offer. The pictures of Holly's Hideaway don't do the place justice, because it's amazing in person, clean, comfortable and inviting. Will make this our new location to stay. Thanks Holly for everything.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much! I know it was the Craft Festival weekend and very busy. I am so glad you enjoyed your stay! I would be delighted to welcome you back anytime.
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Five Star ALL THE WAY!

  • 5 of 5

What an adorable Get Away from the daily 'grind' ! The accommodations are exactly as shown, and the cottage is stocked with all the things one 'tends to forget' when going on vacations! Loved the outdoor space as well! Thanks Holly!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much! It was a pleasure to have you all as guests to celebrate your special occasions this year. I would love to have you back.
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Quant and Cozy!

  • 4 of 5

We were happy to have come across Holly's Hideaway. It was quiet, clean and well decorated that made it feel cozy. It certainly reflects the owner. She was so helpful, kind and prompt in answering all our questions from the beginning of booking and during our visit. The place was stocked with everything we like and needed to cook meals, watch tv and hang out. We especially enjoyed the sitting area on the patio. I liked all the foliage and being on the swing each morning enjoying reading and coffee. The house had many cute "welcoming" touches throughout. Holly's hideaway is close enough to the downtown district that driving to eat out and shop was very easy. I also enjoyed the use of the bike that was available to us. We had a lovely visit of relaxing, shopping and eating. This place will not disappoint you. We really enjoyed Maggie's Attic and listening to live music. We ate at the Magic Meat Boutique, The French Cafe, The Bavarian Haus, Fiesta Grill Mexican...all were good. And there are more that we want to try! We felt blessed and definitely hope to come back.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely sweet home, beautifully decorated, comfy and cozy!

  • 5 of 5

This home is darling and perfectly located. Holly stopped by and brought us some tasty, local pastry specialties.

We enjoyed the yard area as well!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
28 Miles
Orlando Sanford International (SFB)
Nearest Barpub
0.58 Miles
Mount Dora Brewery, Highland Street
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Mt Dora Golf, Highland St
Nearest Train
1.1 Miles
Mount Dora Inland Lakes Railway Tours
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
US Highway 441 and State Rd 46
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Several on Highland Street
Nearest Beach
54 Miles
Daytona Beach
Car: recommended


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Mount Dora, Central 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
Spring 2017
1 Apr 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
Fall 2017
1 Sep 2017 - 4 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Bicycle Festival 2017
5 Oct 2017 - 8 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Fall / Winter 2017
9 Oct 2017 - 30 Nov 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Winter 2017
1 Dec 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Spring 2018
1 Jan 2018 - 31 Mar 2018
28 night minimum stay
for 28 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £160
Cleaning Fee £48
Pet Fee £32

Small pet considered for small fee, to be approved prior to booking. Your choice of Damage Protection policy or Deposit. The refundable deposit of $200 is promptly returned in 7 business days, after checkout allowing time for inventory check / electronic payment processing time. Inventory checklist will be available for guests' review upon arrival.

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

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • 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 ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Guest Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Master Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , High Quality Pillow Top Mattress
    Guest Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , High Quality Pillow Top Mattress
  • Master Bedroom Victorian Charm Reflections Guest Bedroom Whimsical Romance
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Kayaking
  • tennis
Downtown Mount Dora is just under 1 mile walking distance from Holly's Hideaway on this quiet street get away. Less than 15 min drive to Florida Trail for hiking, Florida springs for kayaking, and less than an hour to downtown Disney and other attractions.

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