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Truly Vintage, Truly Downtown - Book your dates early in Advance!

Bedrooms 2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 - 28 nights


Minimum Stay
2 - 28 nights

About the property

Vintage Home Built In 1888 Located In Historic Downtown Mt. Dora

Walk to festivals, launch your boat at the nearby park, ride your bike, walk the nature path, catch a sunset at the lighthouse,. So much to do in this location and in this stunning home. Just bring your suitcase, your appetite and your desire to have fun! Read a book, listen to music or watch passers-by in the sunroom. Two bedrooms tastefully decorated plus an extra bed in the sunroom. Living room with comfortable couch and chaise lounge and large flat screen tv. High speed internet and cable. Covered deck and gas grill overlook large backyard. Can even see a bit of the lake from the backyard. Upstairs is storage unit.

More Details

Lisa Caravette
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 January, 2017

About Lisa Caravette

Both nurses, we needed a getaway where we could relax, meet new friends and enjoy nature. We found all of that in Mt. Dora.

Lisa Caravette purchased this villa in 2012

Why Lisa Caravette chose Central Florida

This house called our name. The vintage charm was exactly what we were looking for. It is what you think of in a home in Mt. Dora. It needed some tender loving care and we gave it that with hard work, a hammer and a paintbrush or two.

What makes this villa unique

The location is perfect. Two short blocks to downtown, yet a quiet street. Easy walk to the lake, docks, lighthouse, kids' park and nature path and boardwalk. Pick up your groceries on the way in and never drive again!


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(11 traveller reviews)

Truly Vintage, Truly Downtown - Book your dates early in Advance!
average rating of 4.909091 based on 11 reviews

Second Stay at the Cara Mia Property #433574

  • 5 of 5

We were originally booked for another property (The Tree House #748448) but we were delighted when this house was available for us for the Mount Dora 1/2 Marathon Weekend. The owner moved us over to the Cara Mia. The location is perfect for walking over to the race start & walking back from the race finish. It makes it simple to lead the Grandchildren over to see Mom, Dad & Uncle cross the finish line. The backyard is a real plus with a nice covered deck. We collectively decided we will try to get this house again for next year's 1/2 Marathon. It has become our family tradition.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great house, great location!

  • 5 of 5

The house was exactly as advertised - full of character and charm. Location couldn't be better for visiting quaint Mt. Dora with a very short walk one way to downtown and the other to Gilbert Park and the marina. Lisa and Peter were great hosts and even left us a bottle of wine in the frig to start our visit off right!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Just perfect...

  • 5 of 5

My mom and I spent a girls getaway here at the Tree House and it was absolutely perfect!! So close to town, cottage has everything you need and the owners are wonderful. We have been to Mount Dora 4 other times and have started at the inn's and a few B&B's... This by far was our favorite place! We loved being able to lounge and relax when we wanted... Cook our wonderful meals together and just enjoy ourselves. The Christmas decorations were perfect and so was the fabulous marina, right out back, that had the most spectacular lights we have ever seen!! So many wonderful memories... We cannot thank you enough. See you again next year!!

Thank You,


  • Review Submitted: Dec 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing historical house

  • 5 of 5

What a beautifully restored house from the 1800's. It was so classy and location was great. Could see the water from the house and walking distance to everything. Stay should have been longer....so much to see and do. Did the Craig Cat tour..just a short stroll away.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Mount Dora Tree House

  • 5 of 5

Lisa and Peter were very helpful in providing information and recommendations for our stay. The house was very nice, and in a great location to downtown. If you are looking for a vintage home, within walking distance of everything in downtown Mount Dora, this is a great option. The owners were very easy to get a hold of, and responded to any questions or concerns we had. Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful and clean

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time. The property was perfect fir us. Decorated so well. Pat is very sweet. Thank you,

Meredith Vaccarello

  • Review Submitted: Jun 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
33 Miles
Orlando International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Norm's Pallette
Nearest Golf
1.4 Miles
Mt. Dora Country Club
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Magical Meat Boutique
Nearest Ski
0.1 Miles
Lake Dora
Nearest Beach
54 Miles
Daytona Beach
Car: not necessary

We are in the historic district of downtown mt. Dora. Walk to festivals, restaurants, bars. Walk to the lake, the nature walk, parks, sunday morning farmer's market. The location of this vintage home will not disappoint.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning £57
Refundable Damage Deposit £244
Tax Rate 11.0%

Rates for seasonal events and festivals may be at a different rate. Please inquire.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 0% refund for cancellations more than 0 days before check-in date.
Available arrival


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Mount Dora in Florida

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Lake View ...
  • village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • 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 Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower) , Original Clawfoot tub with shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Sunroom - 1 Double Bed , $25/night for each guest over 4.
  • Master bedroom with queen bed and flat screen tv Second bedroom with full bed. Full bed in Sunroom ($25/night fee per guest over 4)
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • tennis
  • water skiing

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