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Private Country Apartment near Clermont

Bedrooms 1
Space 700 sq ft
Property type guest house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Relaxing get-away retreat or home base for athletes competing in Clermont

Walk under the arbor and down the garden pathway to your private entrance to this charming retreat. This lovely apartment has all the comforts of home including a fully equipped kitchen and washer and dryer.

On one side of the enclosed porch, a table provides desk space to work on or dining space for two. A cozy seating area on the other side of the porch offers a place to relax and read a book. The couch folds out into a comfortable double bed. There is closet space for additional guests.

The kitchen has a breakfast bar and overlooks the living room. In the bedroom, a comfortable queen bed and antique dressers create a restful retreat at the end of the day. The large bathroom has plenty of storage space and a closet for the washer and dryer. Make yourself at home!

Feel free to harvest fresh herbs for your meals from the herb garden just outside your front door (availability varies by season). There is an alfresco dining table just steps away from the front porch. Additionally, there is a gas grill available for barbeques. By request, we can offer an evening fire in the fire pit. During the season, you can pick fresh oranges, lemons or loquats off the trees in our yard.

We live on the property in a separate house, so we are usually available if you have any special requests or need assistance. We are happy to assist you with directions or suggestions for things to see and do in the area. We look forward to getting to know our guests and treating them to some down home hospitality!

We have a huge driveway, so there is plenty of free parking for RVs, trailers or multiple cars.

We love the fact that we live in the country, but our property is still very convenient to everything because we are just 3 minutes away from the Turnpike. With all of the trees and blooming plants surrounding us, we have plenty of wildlife, birds and butterflies. You may see people riding their horses down the dirt road or wild turkeys in the side yard. Athletes take note: Our home is located on a clay road which is rated as one of the best surfaces on which to run.

If you need anything while staying here, kindly let us know so we can help make your stay pleasant. We want you to relax and enjoy your stay, but we expect the house to be treated respectfully. No smoking inside. Sorry, no pets allowed as we have guests who have pet allergies.

More Details

Pat Sorensen
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
24 May, 2018

About Pat Sorensen

I am a beach lover whose dream is to own a beach cottage someday. In the mean time, I am lucky enough to live in a place where everyone else comes for their vacation! I love to travel, love to have people over, and enjoy seeing new places.

When we travel, my family and I prefer to stay in a rental house rather than a hotel. We've had some great experiences and look forward to being on the hosting side now, using the knowledge we've gained to improve our guest's stay in our apartment.

While hosting 3 foreign exchange students, we've discovered how much fun it is to learn about other countries and cultures. I'm looking forward to meeting fellow travelers and sharing their stories while helping them create new memories here in Central Florida.

Pat Sorensen purchased this guest house in 2005

Why Pat Sorensen chose Groveland

We love the Central Florida area and South Lake County in particular because of the rolling hills and plentiful lakes. Since moving here several years ago, we have enjoyed discovering the many fun things to do and unique places to visit that Florida offers. We love to share our little corner of paradise with friends and family who visit, taking them to our favorite parks, museums, restaurants or festivals. But time and again they say their favorite thing to do is hang out at our house and relax by the pool.

Now we look forward to making new friends of our guests and helping them discover the many reasons we love to call South Lake County "Home".

What makes this guest house unique

Peaceful and private, this charming haven offers a quiet retreat from the busy world. Stroll through the gardens and pick some fruit off of our trees or gather some fresh herbs to use for dinner. Sit on the front porch and enjoy the butterflies fluttering about. Listen for the song birds and hear the breeze in the pine trees. Take a walk along our country road and you may spy endangered Scrub Jays and gopher tortoise or elusive bobcats.

But don't let the tranquility of our country location fool you - you are only 30 minutes away from downtown Orlando, Disney World, or Universal Studios. A 90 minute drive will take you to Cocoa Beach where you can enjoy the worlds most famous beach. If you prefer quaint downtowns and shopping, Mount Dora, Winter Garden and Clermont are all close by.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday guest house in Groveland in Lake County

Property Type:
  • guest house
Building Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Max. adults: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Please take note that our home is located on a clay road. It can get muddy during rainy weather or bumpy during dry weather. I
Location Type:
  • rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Bathroom features a step-in shower. There is plenty of storage space for toiletries, etc. A full sized washer and dryer are tucked into an oversized closet in the bathroom.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Porch - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Futon couch on the enclosed porch folds out to sleep two.
    Bedroom 1 - Queen size bed with memory foam mattress topper.
  • Bedroom features a comfortable queen sized bed, 2 antique dressers, full sized closet, ceiling fan, clock radio and bedside lamps.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • limited accessibility ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Private Country Apartment near Clermont
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 15 reviews

Great find, awesome place

  • 5 of 5

The place was great, very comfortable and spacious and quiet which provided a great for a perfect and relaxed work environment. Highly recommend if you need a place to stay in the area!

  • Review Submitted: 06-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to have you stay with us, Mark! Hope we don't have any more hurricanes that necessitate your return, but we would love to have you come back and stay with us on a non-work related trip. Thanks for leaving the apartment so tidy!
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Labelle, FL


  • 5 of 5

Very nice quaint accommodations peaceful and quite

  • Review Submitted: 01-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very comfortable, kind hosts

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is exactly as described, every need catered for. We often find that we have to restock half the kitchen and laundry with some rentals, but not here! You arrive with your suitcases and you can put the coffee in straight away!

Pat was a delight with our granddaughter, she has definitely made a new friend!

  • Review Submitted: 07-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure host you, Duncan and Lis! And meeting little Isabelle was a real joy -- what a sweetheart! Thanks for leaving the apartment so clean and tidy too! Looking forward to your next visit! ~Pat
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Wonderful little cottage

  • 5 of 5

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this lovely gem. Spacious and well appointed, everything you need for a relaxing stay. Will defintely return!!

  • Review Submitted: 06-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Mason OH

Perfect place to stay in central Florida

  • 5 of 5

Minutes from the turnpike. A short drive to Cleremont. Easy access to all the lakes. And wonderful accommodations as well as a great host. Thanks for making my stay easy when I had to travel for a difficult time. I appreciate it Pat.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure hosting you, Chris. Hope you can come back to visit us again under happier circumstances and when the weather isn't quite so hot! Thanks for leaving the apartment in perfect shape!
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Tampa Florida

5 star villa

  • 5 of 5

Great villa close to Clermonts best bike and run training routes. Well equipped and very clean. Enjoyed our stay.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Thai & Friends Restaurant -- CLOSED
Clerbrook Golf Club
Domino's Pizza
Coyote Rojo 2
Lake County Welcome Center
Kelly Park
Citrus Tower
Nearest Airport
43 Miles
Orlando International Airport (MCO)
Nearest Barpub
8.5 Miles
Tiki Bar and Grill
Nearest Golf
3.3 Miles
Clerbrook Golf and RV Resort
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Florida Turnpike
Nearest Beach
87 Miles
Cocoa Beach
Car: necessary

Located in the country, this is a peaceful retreat away from the hustle and bustle. However, since you are only 3 minutes away from the Florida Turnpike, you can drive to Disney World in 35 minutes, Orlando International Airport in 45 minutes, and downtown Orlando or the Millenia Mall in just over 30 minutes. Plenty of shopping and restaurants are just 15 minutes away in Clermont. Lakeridge Winery is just a couple of minutes away. Golf at nearby Clerbrook is inexpensive and close by.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £37.44
Additional Guest Fee £11.23

Our apartment has a private entrance but shares the grounds with the owners. It is located in a separate building on the same property as our home. Our adult daughter occupies a separate apartment upstairs above the rental. We are happy to interact with our guests but always try to respect your privacy.

We live in the country on a dirt road. If you don't like your car to be dusty or muddy, this place is not a good choice for you. But it is a great area to take a peaceful walk through the countryside and enjoy nature and bucolic views.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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