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OSPREY COTTAGE- Great Historic Eustis Location! Super Cute -Key West Flair

Bedrooms 2
Separate WC's1
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Excellently maintained 2 bedroom, 1 and 1/2 bath, Gorgeous sunroom - LAKE!!

Osprey Cottage comes fully stocked, is excellently maintained, and extremely clean so our guests can travel lightly and book with confidence. Located on a unique piece of property in downtown Eustis --- with a gorgeous lake in the backyard --- porch swing --- gas grill -- patio tables -- all with private view of nature and wildlife ---- but with the convenience and excitement of downtown fun and activities!

Terry & Tim
Member since: 2008
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
24 April, 2017

About Terry & Tim

Eustis residents! Local business owners! Just regular folks like yourselves! We love to TRAVEL and enjoy staying in homes during our trips so we know what to provide to our guests since we're regularly on the other side of the coin! We also love to boat, ride motorcycles and camp! We are helpful but not intrusive with our guests......

Terry & Tim purchased this house in 2006

Why Terry & Tim chose Central Florida

Great location to downtown Eustis and all it has to offer with the festivals, restaurants, Lake Eustis boardwalk. While our home is in city, we also are fortunate to be on a private gated compound with lake behind our cottages! It is like having the best of two worlds!!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Eustis in Lake County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Half Bath - Toilet , Full-sized stack washer dryer located in Half Bath
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Master Beddroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Guest Room - 1 Single Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Futon opens to a double bed size
  • Books
  • Games
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • churches
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • hunting
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Boating on Harris Chain of Lakes! Golf courses galore! Minutes from Ocala Forest and many natural springs and parks!


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(16 traveller reviews)

OSPREY COTTAGE- Great Historic Eustis Location! Super Cute -Key West Flair
average rating of 4.8125 based on 16 reviews

Great place to stay. Wonderful, helpful, friendly owners.

  • 5 of 5

I've been renting from Terry & Tim for years. It's become my go-to place to relax & escape the cold, gray days in Michigan. I come knowing the house will be welcoming, clean, well-equipped. This is not your average Florida rental. It's a home away from home. The sun porch is my favorite room. Love sitting there, looking at the rippling pond, seeing the birds feeding, diving into the water, Terry & Tim live next door, are always willing to answer questions, make suggestions for things to do and see. I have some physical challenges and they do all they can to make it easy for me to stay there. To me, they're not just the owners. They've become caring friends. Can't wait to go back next year.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A wonderful home

  • 5 of 5

Another great vacation at Osprey Cottage. Terry and Tim provided everything we needed and wanted - including great weather! My favorite spot is the deck where you can enjoy the birds circling the pond, catch a cooling breeze and watch the dogs chase the squirrel. Walking the waterfront is always interesting (as well as great exercise) and there's a good selection of fresh fruit and veggies at the local flea market. I can depend on the house being clean, cared for, well stocked and a warm welcome by our hosts. I'm already looking forward to next year! To Terry and Tim: Stay well and many thanks for welcoming the extra family members this year... now they love it there as well.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Adorable and Immaculate Home

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 5 had an enjoyable stay at the Osprey Cottage. The home was immaculate and well maintained. On average we visit about 3 vacation rentals a year and this was the cleanest home we have ever rented. Wondering how far their cleaning service travels. It was also well stocked and conveniently located. The beds were comfortable. We enjoyed morning walks to the Eustis waterfront and the downtown area. Best of all is the sunroom equipped with gliders with views of the small pond visited by local wildlife. Tim and Terry were communicative and kind. We hope to stay again when in the area.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very neat home and Great location.

  • 4 of 5

Home was clean and well maintained. Owners are very friendly which is a good thing since they live next door to this property. Home does however sit very close to very busy road. We forgot our box fan and had to buy one ASAP after first restless night with road noise. Would recommend this property visiting Eustis area.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying in our cottage and glad you liked our property! Yes - we are right downtown which is great & fun to walk to the lake/boardwalk, the restaurants & events downtown - and that's the good news plus the positive safety factor of our location - but the down side is the busy road. Wish you would have asked us for a fan if that was helpful to you -- we always tell folks just let us know what you need, etc as we're happy to help! Our homes are fully stocked and rarely do folks need/want anything extra - but we are always good to help if we can for extra items! Hope you come back again soon!
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Spectacular! Extremely clean. Felt at home.

  • 5 of 5

We have so many options these days as to how to spend our time away. We were extremely fortunate to have chosen Ross Cottages. We felt totally relaxed and at home the moment we arrived. Our cottage was immaculate and everything that we needed was there. All we needed to bring were clothes, food and drink. Whatever we forgot or needed the grocery store was 5 minutes away. The view of the lake out back and the abundance of wildlife were awesome. They even had binoculars ready to capture the flight of the eagles or the osprey feeding. The variety of wildlife is very impressive. We were especially fortunate to be there for the monthly "first Friday" of the month festival in the center of Eustis, which is 2 blocks away with very quaint stores, street merchants, music, friendly people and several places for a nice cold beverage that you can carry as you walk.

The owners, Tim and Terri Ross, exceeded our expectations. We look forward to seeing them again soon. Naturally it will be the first Friday of the month.

Michael and Lori Friedman

  • Review Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best vacation EVER!!!

  • 5 of 5

First off let me start by saying that both Tim and Terry Ross were very friendly and made us feel right at home. The information provided by both the internet instructions as well as a welcome packet located in the home answered any questions we may have had, as well as the Ross's being easily reached if we had additonal question. The location was perfect, within walking distance of downtown area, one block over from a beautiful view of the lake. The accommodations was more of a home setting versus a cooped up hotel. It was vary spacious with all the luxuries of home that you won't find at most hotels, especially for the price. I'd definitely recommend staying here and I myself plan on doing so on my next vacation. By the way, Alexander Springs is definitely a beautiful place to take the family swimming and having a picnic. I rated our stay with 5 stars, wish there was more stars to give because it's definitely worth more the 5. I like to personally thank Tim and Terry Ross for making our stay an experience both my children and I thoroughly enjoyed.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Orlando International
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Oyster Troff
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Many downtown Eustis
Nearest Beach
50 Miles
East or West Coasts

Boat on the Harris Chain of Lakes. Our home is 1/4 mile to Lake Eustis boat ramp. **Golfing Galore** Great downtown restaurants & shops. Can walk to/from or use one of our jalopy bikes to check out the area! Close to Florida Waterman Hospital.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Eustis, Florida

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
1 Apr 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
WINTER 17/2018
1 Nov 2017 - 30 Apr 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £387.93
Pet Fee £38.79
End of Stay Cleaning Fee £65.95 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

Rates are subject to change prior to reservation confirmed. Rate remain the same for guest who have confirmed and initial payment has been received by homeowner.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

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