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Fox Haven Cottage - A cozy one bedroom cottage

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 nights


Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday cottage in Tavares - Fox Haven Cottage

One bedroom, one bath cottage that was completely remodeled in 2015. All new tiled walk-in shower and bathroom. All new appliances in the fully equipped kitchen, full size refrigerator, Corian countertops and pantry. Full size bed in the bedroom and a pull out couch in the living room. Air conditioned, Cable TV, DVD/BluRay/WiFi player, Stereo Radio/CD player, Free WiFi, off street parking, large screened in porch, Stacked washer/dryer and patio.

  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Bill Ainslie
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
1 December, 2016
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About Bill Ainslie

My wife and I, along with our two boys moved to Florida from Upstate NY in 1983 and bought this home in 1984. Besides the main house, where we now reside as empty nesters, there is one upstairs apartment and the cottage. My wife's mother and father lived in the cottage until her dad passed away and her mother moved into an ALF in 2014, which left the cottage empty. We have had the apartment completely remodeled which is now being offered as a vacation rental.

Bill Ainslie purchased this cottage in 1984

Why Bill Ainslie chose Central Florida

We're located on a quiet street that is walking distance to the downtown area and it's many restaurants and activities. A short drive and you're in Mount Dora, Eustis, Leesburg and The Villages. We're aprox. an hour drive to all the Orlando attractions and Daytona Beach.

What makes this cottage unique

The area has that small town feeling, but an easy drive to all that Central Florida has to offer.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(11 traveller reviews)

Fox Haven Cottage - A cozy one bedroom cottage
average rating of 4.818182 based on 11 reviews

Great little place to stay. Neat, clean and really cute.

  • 4 of 5

Really exactly what we were looking for.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ponte Vedra, FL

Awesome place and great location

  • 5 of 5

What a nice little find. We went to meet family members which this location was about half way for each. The cottage is very well maintained and stocked. If there is something you don't have ask Betty or Bill and they will provide. We appreciate the screened in patio as it was wonderful to sit out and watch the birds frequent the feeders.

Thanks for making our stay so enjoyable. And Mt. Dora is a must!!!! We will definitely be back!!!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean, Comfortable and Convenient

  • 5 of 5

I started a new job in Tavares and needed a place to stay for ten days. I took a chance with Fox Haven Cottage. It was perfect. Located in a quite neighborhood, the charming cottage had a nice, clean kitchen. The bathroom was updated. It had a covered screened porch and washer/dryer. The owners were polite, considerate and all around nice people who gave me plenty of space. In summary, I highly recommend the Fox Haven Cottage.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cute little cottage with huge screened in patio

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time in this little cottage. The owners were nice and welcoming. They live right next door in the main house, but they do not disturb or interfere your privacy, yet if you need anything they are there to help and/or provide anything you may need. The cottage itself was clean and and well stuffed with all the kitchen utensils, pots and pans. We enjoyed so much we asked for one extra night and luckily nobody was scheduled for that day, so we could stay a little longer :) :) :)

  • Review Submitted: Jun 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Leesburg Bikefest trip

  • 5 of 5

My wife, daughter and I had a wonderful time at this property. I originally booked it for myself and a couple of rider-friends that could not make it; they surely missed out. The cottage has everything you can possibly need for 4 people, from kitchenware to "super-thirsty" bath towels, internet access, bed sheets, pillows, cable TV; the works! The place is super clean, and the neighborhood is incredibly quiet. It really worked out perfectly for us because it provided a nice place for me to come back from the events and rest the two nights that I was there; but on the same token, it was the perfect environment for my daughter to study for her upcoming finals. My wife made use of everything in the kitchen and cooked some delicious meals for her, which made both of them extremely happy.

Tavares is a beautiful small town with great restaurants, pubs, and entertainment for all ages, from the water-park, to the seaplanes, the boat rides, etc. Very awesome and clean little town. We ate at the Lake Dora Sushi and The Puddle Jumper restaurants; superb! Let's not forget a wonderful evening playing "Jenga" and listening to some great tunes at Brú Bar...great time!! The "instruction manuals" provided by the owners has information on everything you can think of, well done! The renting-check-in-and-check-out process was a breeze. Thank you very much for letting us stay at your property. We will come back for sure.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The best stay we had in Florida!

  • 5 of 5

We had a long road trip to Florida in our Spring break and we stayed 2 nights in this cottage to visit attractions close to Orlando. It was my parents' first time in Florida and this cottage was one of their favorites (besides Key West and Lion Safari Country!). They loved the patio and how they could enjoy the quiet beautiful area by sitting there and eating their coffee.

The cottage was spacious with all the amenities provided. The owners lived in the bigger part of the house and they asked us to tell if we needed anything. They also told us that we could check out a bit later than the check out time as they didn't have a guest that day.

We went to Florida 2 years ago and stayed in an Extended Stay in the same area; we almost paid one and half times of what we paid for this cottage and our stay there was not even close to what we had in this cottage (it was not as clean as here and the sofa in the living room wasn't comfortable at all to sleep 2 people).

If we travel to this area again, it would be our first choice!

p.s: We left two phones in the cottage and we didn't figure it out until the cottage owner called us! He was so kind to mail the phones to our address because we already were miles away from Florida and couldn't come back.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Orlando International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.4 Miles
Tavares Downtown Entertainment District
Nearest Train
31 Miles
Amtrack -Sanford, FL
Nearest Restaurant
0.4 Miles
Tavares Downtown Entertainment District
Nearest Beach
60 Miles
Daytona Beach
Car: necessary

A short drive to Mount Dora and it's many antique and specialty shops. 1 to 1-1/2 hour drive to the Orlando attractions and Daytona Beach.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Tavares, Central Florida

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2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Per visit cleaning fee £39
Refundable Damage Deposit £79
Tax Rate 11.0%

Cancellation policy, 100% if more than 60 prior to arrival. 50% 30 - 60 days prior to arrival. No refunds within 30 days of arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Tavares in Florida

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • village ...
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  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
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  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
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  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Newly remodeled. Walk-in tiled shower, toilet, sink, linen cabinet and mirrored medicine cabinet. Please Note: The bathroom is on a raised platform so there is a 6" step up into the bathroom.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , Dresser, night stand and full size closet.
    Pull out couch - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Pull out couch sleeps 2
  • Sleeps 2 on a full size bed, dresser, night stand and full size closet with mirrored sliding doors. Pull out couch in the living room will sleep 2.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Miniature golf
  • photography
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing

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