|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
This home has been renovated with you, our guest, in mind. We have designed it to have all the comforts of home including, washer/dryer, dishwasher, range, full size fridge, microwave, big screen TV, fully stocked kitchen, a king size sleep number bed and on and on.
This home has two bedrooms and two baths. This is an apartment which is attached to a main house (VRBO 699342). The apartment which we call "The Boathouse" has a nautical theme. It has a master bedroom with a king size bed with a Sleep Number 5000 mattress with firmness controls for both sides of the bed. The master bedroom also has a 32 inch smart HDTV. The second bedroom has two twin beds. The living room has a 48 inch smart HDTV and BluRay/DVD player.
There is a shared two car garage (one garage parking space per guest) which has a shared washer and dryer. The shared washer/dryer is divided between units by odd and even days. The porch is shared and exits to a large fenced back yard. The Boathouse has a round blue table with seating for 4. The yard is shared as well.
My wife and I are experienced VRBO hosts. We started our business with a condo in Jacksonville (VRBO listing 426305) and have expanded to Mount Dora. We currently use it as our retreat from the cold weather and the bustle of normal life. We have set it up as a vacation home with a Florida theme. You won't find a more comfortable and affordable rental in this very desirable area of Mount Dora.
Trina & Mark Lockwood purchased this house in 2015
We have lots of family in central Florida and on many visits we came to fall in love with Mount Dora. The lakes, the restaurants and the quaintness of Mount Dora are very appealing. On a recent visit we saw that this property was for sale and we knew it would be great not just for us and our family but also our guests who quickly become our friends.
This property is unique in many ways. First of all it is a newer home compared to many of the rentals in Mount Dora. It has all the space and modern conveniences you would expect in your home as compared to some of the smaller historic style homes in Mount Dora.
Second, it is very flexible. There are two units in this house both with 2 bedrooms and 2 baths. Want just a little space for yourself? Rent half. Have family joining you for a week? Rent the other half for that week.
The third benefit is that the location is amazing. It is less than a mile to downtown Mount Dora and backs up to Lake Franklin. You can enjoy the view from the huge screened in porch.
The fourth benefit is that this house has been renovated with you, our guest, in mind. We have designed it to have all the comforts of home including, washer/dryer, dishwasher, range, full size fridge, microwave, big screen TV, fully stocked kitchen, king size sleep number beds and on and on.
We know you will love our Retreat. Please stay with us.
Clean, spacious, beautiful back porch and yard, big garage, short distance to trails, grocery and engaging downtown Mt Dora.
It was a last minute plan when I realized my wife and I were going to be homeless for 10 days or so during the transition of moving from NY to FLA. From putting in the reservations to checking out everything was fantastic. Quick responses, whether by email or phone.Mark and Trina are very nice and professional and friendly. Felt very much at home there. We are glad it worked out that way. Thank you. Would stay again if have to. Honestly, no complaints.
From check in to check out I felt that Trina and Mark were genuinely concerned for my comfort and safety. The apartment was accurately described, clean, well equipped and everything functioned smoothly. When a storm temporarily knocked out electric service, Mark called to make sure everything was alright and asked if I needed anything. I would definitely recommend this property and would use it again if needed.
My wife and I booked the house on short notice, we kind of waited until the last minute. The renters were more than happy to work with us and offered prompt, helpful service.
The house is a nice little place, worked perfectly for my wife and I, along with our two dogs. It was very quiet, comfortable and relaxing. It was nice to get away, and be able to stay away from the suburban hell that the Orlando area is turning into. (Editorializing I know) The rooms were comfortable, cozy, and I was pleased that the shower had a high enough mounted head (a little on the tall side, I prefer the shower to be above my head and not hit my square in the chest) The amenities had all we wanted or could need. Very Good.
One or two sticking points, we pulled in late and it was rather dark, having to navigate around to the side of the house where we went to get to the entrance. Additional lighting would be nice, which would help with the 2nd sticking point.. Holy Spiders Batman! There were some pretty good sized arachnid neighbors (they stayed outside thankfully) and they built webs across the walkway, an inattentive guest could find themselves doing the web dance if they're not careful. Bring a stick, or do what I did, look like a goober waving the ice scraper in front of me whacking the webs out of the way.
Mt. Dora is very nice, if you stay there, there is this awesome craft beer bar a few blocks straight out the driveway (Mermaid Juice.. it's amazing for craft beer snobs) The pizza place just past that has some great pizza (I'm from Jersey, I know pizza), and you've got mount dora brewing around the corner. It's about an hour's drive to downtown Orlando, as long as I-4 isn't being too I-4ey and there isn't a full moon, and the planets are in proper alignment. If you're staying for an extended period of time. Plenty of amenities, Publix (get a sandwhich there) craft beer places (yes, i do love beer, I've been to about 80% of craft breweries in the Southeast) and some neat Antique places. You're a reasonable distance from Daytona and New Smyrna beaches (Smyrna is the Good one) and some great local parks. If you're there in the winter Blue Spring State park is a good place to go to see Manatees.
TLDR-Great stuff all around, good location, comfy place to stay, away from tourism hell, and watchout for spiders! 10/10 would stay again.
This is my third stay at the Boathouse! I’ve really enjoyed each visit and highly recommend it to others. It was the perfect place for my family, providing plenty of space, both indoor and out (there’s a large screened in back porch which was really nice in the evenings). The location is ideal, set in a quiet neighborhood about a 10 minute walk from downtown. Having a fully equipped kitchen helped to keep our dining expenses low so we could afford to do some of the many activities in the area. Speaking of which, if you haven’t experienced Mt. Dora yet, I highly recommend it – what a relaxing, quaint little town located on the shores of Lake Dora. There are dozens of shops and restaurants and there’s an old steam engine train that runs to Tavares and back. Watching the boat planes come and go from the harbor was another very special experience for the family. If you’re looking for a great place to stay in central Florida this is it!
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£404|
|Pet Fee||£81 + Tax|
Cleaning Fee of $100 to be paid directly to housekeeper upon departure.
Check-in: After 5pm
Check-Out: Prior to 10am
CANCELLATIONS: Cancellations that are made within 60 days of arrival are subject to 10% fee or $300, whichever is greater. Maximum cancellation fee of $300. Early departure does not warrant any refund of rent.
We are unable to provide the exact address of our property until a reservation is made. This is for the safety of our home as well as our current guests. We are located near the intersections of N. Highland and E 5th Ave. Jeremiah's Restaurant and Bar is located at this intersection. Thanks for your understanding.
* Approximate monthly price. Actual pricing will depend on the days of the month you stay.