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

3 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type house

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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 NOT PROVIDED. Sorry, but I used to offer limited internet (10 GB/month hotspot plan) and just asked guests to use it for email and normal web browsing, not to stream videos, games, or music, etc. which eats up the data too quickly. Unfortunately, this privilege was abused numerous times costing me hundreds of dollars per month in overage charges, and I had no choice but to stop providing internet.

My fiance lives 3-miles down the road, and I stay with him while the home is rented. If you need anything at all, I am not far away!

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

Heather Lee
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 October, 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


based on 3 holidaymaker reviews

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


  • 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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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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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.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Melrose, North East Florida

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Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £164
Cleaning Fee £61
Pet Fee £41

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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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Melrose in Florida

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 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.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered
  • 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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