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Family Friendly On The Lake with Fishing, Skiing, Wakeboarding, etc...

Bedrooms 6
Space 3,501 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

6 Bedroom 4 Bathroom Lake House

Our home has 6 spacious bedrooms and 4 full bathrooms. With over 3,500 square feet our home has plenty to offer. Our property has easy access from airport, to all attractions, outdoor recreation, restaurants, shopping and more.

It is located on Bear Lake and has it's own private boat dock and bar. We have kayaks and canoes that you are welcome to enjoy during your stay, and we also have a ski wakeboard boat that can be rented separately.

Our primary goal is for every guest to have an enjoyable stay at our home, and to ensure that their needs are taken care of to the highest degree.

We are very close to Disney, and with the new 429 HWY you can avoid all the city traffic when going to and from the theme parks.

More Details

Amy Bruinsma
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
26 April, 2017

About Amy Bruinsma

In 2014 we were lucky enough to find and be able to afford our dream home on the lake. But when our kids did not adjust well to the new school we decided to quickly move back to the old school district before the new school year started. After talking to some family that also rent on VRBO, we decided to give it a try in the hopes we can cover our cost and keep our dream home on the Lake.

Thanks for considering our home for your vacation, and giving us the option of keeping our dream home on the lake.

Amy Bruinsma purchased this house in 2014


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Forest City in Seminole County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3501 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Ski-In
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • 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 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , Master bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , downstairs
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 6 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 3 Double Bed , With bathroom and shower
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Double Bed
  • Master bedroom with king size bed and bathroom with tub and shower. Bathroom has toliet and Bidet seperate.
  • Books
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • Boating
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • Shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Rock Climbing
  • roller blading
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(6 traveller reviews)

Family Friendly On The Lake with Fishing, Skiing, Wakeboarding, etc...
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews


  • 5 of 5

My son graduated highschool and we decided to plan a last minute family/friends weekend. We stayed at this lake house (Fri-Sun) June 10-12th. I have to say that if I had a choice, I would have stayed longer. We had 5 adults and 6 teens and we had more room in the house for more. The inside of the house is gorgeous and very clean. It was equipped with everything we needed....specially in the kitchen :) The backyard is amazing... go to the dock before sunrise...looks amazing. Everyone had a great time. The kids were able to ride the boat and wake board for a few. When they're not jumping off the dock, they're fishing, swimming, kayaking, canoeing, or just laying on the float or surf board. I absolutely want to thank David and Amy for renting us the house and for being there when we have questions... your house is gorgeous!!! Oh yeah... the house is conveniently located to many stores/restaurants. We will definitely be renting again next year!!!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing! Beautiful home!

  • 5 of 5

The house is awesome! Very spacious! The pictures are dead on for sure. We had a blast! Rented it out for our wedding party so we could all stay together and save a few bucks and it was well worth the investment. Good space in the back for a BBQ updated kitchen! Bar by the water with a TV! Our family stopped in to spend time with us and everyone was impressed. Has a good amount of parking even though it is closer to the street than the pictures made us think. We had no issues the owner was very flexible with early checkin and even late checkout. She was always reachable to answer questions. Definitely one of the best we have seen. We got a notification for our deposit refund within a week of checking out! Amazing amazing amazing! If we have family back in town for an extended period of time again we will definitely have them look her up for sure! A+++++++

  • Review Submitted: May 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Wedding and Perfect Home for the Family

  • 5 of 5

This house is very accommodating for a big family. It allowed us to enjoy my sons wedding which was at Highland Manor. I would refer this house to anyone.

We enjoy the space in the house and the back yard. Thank you so much

  • Review Submitted: Mar 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful & peaceful house on the lake.

  • 5 of 5

This was a wonderful house that my large family stayed in for my brothers wedding weekend.

Lovely amenities, full kitchen, comfortable beds, and plenty of space for 5 couples with their kids.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Quality Time with Family- Comfortable and Nice

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful experience- we had a party of 10 with dogs and really enjoyed our time here. This home is large and comfortable and Amy was an excellent hostess. We met her initially and she showed us around the house and really made us feel at home. The lake area is beautiful and there is ample space to sit and enjoy the scenery. The kitchen and bathrooms were well stocked and our kids enjoyed everything about the home- playing air hockey, jumping off the dock, etc. The home is also close to shopping and eating as well- we traveled to and from the Winter Park area frequently and the traffic and timing were quite good considering the Orlando area. I would not hesitate to rent this home again- if you have a large or smaller group you will be comfortable here!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 26, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Property

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this property on Thanksgiving with our family of 11. The owners were great and showed us everything we needed to know about the property, and the boat. Beautiful location on the lake, and would recommend to any family for a get away.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wekiwa Springs State Park
"Great Springs to swim with the Manatee, they also have kayaking and canoeing."
First Watch -- CLOSED
"Great place to have a nice family breakfast"
Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Orlando Sanford
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
St Andrews Tavern
Nearest Ferry
76 Miles
Fort Gates Ferry
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Sweetwater Golf and Country club
Nearest Train
7 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Nearest Ski
Bear Lake
Nearest Beach
21 Miles
Summerport Beach
Car: recommended

We are within half an hour from Disney World, Universal, Legoland, Congo River Golf, and Islands of Adventure.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Forest City, Florida

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3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £23.28
Refundable Damage Deposit £465.52
cleaning fee per stay £154.4
Tax Rate 12.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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