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4/2 Country Escape on 30 Private Acres, Pet Friendly!

People8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house

Overview


Details
Property
house
People
8
Bedrooms
4
Bathrooms
2

Description

Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday home in Melrose - Forest Hills Estate

Melrose is known for its plentiful lakes, art galleries, wineries & cafes/shops.

My comfy country escape is yours to enjoy year-round, for a weekend, week or month at a time. The 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom private home can accommodate 8-10 people. It's a nature lover's paradise w/ wooded trails, just 25 miles from Gainesville and UF.

There is a kitchen bar, brick fireplace, oversized bath in the master suite, full laundry, 6-person dining room table, a piano, lots of open windows, a back porch and flower garden. Pet friendly, and has a chain-linked fence on the back of the home so your pups can play!

Melrose is known for its many lakes and water activities. We also have several art galleries and wonderful antique shops. If you need any restaurant or other recommendations, please do not hesitate to ask!

The home is located 25 miles from Gainesville and UF, an less than and hour from Saint Augustine beach. We also have great little towns to explore all around, including Keystone Heights, Palatka, Starke, and historic Micanopy.

You do not need to worry about noise. I want my guests to use the space as if it were their own! Please leave the home in the same condition you found it, and smoke only outside.

INTERNET IS LIMITED. If you have your own internet access through a cell phone provider or iPad, etc., I ask that you please use it. I can offer use of my Verizon "jetpack" but do not allow video streaming, movie downloads, video game or music streaming, or anything that eats up data too quickly. Normal email and web-browsing is fine. Any data use over 2GB/week (or weekend) will be charged at $15/GB. Month-long guests must limit their use to 8GB. I'm sorry for the inconvenience but have had issues with guests in the past who have cost me hundreds of dollars in internet overage charges.

If you need anything at all, I am just a few miles away!

More Details
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Owner
Heather Lee
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
2 December, 2016

About Heather Lee

I was born and raised in North Florida, about an hour northwest of Melrose on the Suwannee River. After spending 7 years up north in Chicago and Philadelphia, my love for nature brought me back home. I now have a small law practice and enjoy painting, playing piano and guitar, and gardening on my little country paradise, Forest Hills Estate.

Heather Lee purchased this house in 2013

Reviews

5/5 -
(3 traveller reviews)

4/2 Country Escape on 30 Private Acres, Pet Friendly!
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews
5

Lovely

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed the peace and quiet of the property. The house was beautiful, comfortable and clean. It was a wonderful getaway.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

It was gorgeous

  • 5 of 5

It was perfect, I was extremely pleased and would stay again as well as recommended it to my friends.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Beautiful Home in a Quiet Spot!

  • 5 of 5

I was visiting family in the area and this house was in a great location for me. The house had plenty of space for me and my family that was traveling and is set in a very quiet town. The property inside and out was clean and very accommodating. Heather was great - she reached out to me upon my arrival and made sure to check in if I needed anything. The dirt road can be difficult to navigate at night, but after a few times, I got it down! I would definitely rent this home again. The only recommendation that I have is there be more blankets provided as none of the guest beds had any and it was quite cold at night.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 6, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Wynter, Thank you so much for staying! I'm glad you enjoyed your stay :) The king bed in the master bedroom has a large blanket. I also keep an extra comforter, 3 smaller blankets/throws, and a sleeping bag in the guest bedroom closets, but I will buy a few more for the approaching winter months. Great suggestion, and please come back anytime!
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Location

Nearest Airport
22.4 Miles
Gainesville Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
5.9 Miles
McHenry's Sports Pub
Nearest Restaurant
6.8 Miles
Blue Water Bay (Seafood)
Nearest Beach
49.6 Miles
Saint Augustine Beach/Crescent Beach
Car: necessary

Melrose is known for its many lakes, art galleries, local thrift shopping, and wineries.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Melrose, North East Florida

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
£139
for 1 night
From
£79
From
£119
Fri,Sat
£516
£1,529
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £159
Cleaning Fee £60
Pet Fee £40

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Melrose in Florida

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • rural ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Master Suite has King-size bed, large bathtub, and separate shower w/ double shower-heads.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • roller blading
  • water skiing
  • water tubing

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