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Serene 3br, 3 Bath Estate Home On Little Lake Weir

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 30 nights

Overview

About the property

Spacious 3 Bedroom 3 Bath Home On 11 Acres With 220 Feet Of Lake Front

Master bedroom, bath and double walk in closets are on 2nd floor. This bedroom has a large private porch with swing for relaxing and enjoying the view. Two guest rooms and baths are at opposite ends of the downstairs. Boathouse is set up for cocktails and sunset viewing. Wonderful ancient oaks and pine trees are home to an eagle family and owls. Sand Hill Cranes frequent the beach. We have a magnificent sandy white beach. The Master bedroom has a king bed One guest room has a queen and one has a double bed. There are TVs in the living room and master bedroom. The kitchen has all electric appliances and has a bar separating it from the living room dining room area. There is a fireplace. The sun porch is spacious and bright with great views of the lake. It is furnished with a couch and 2 chairs and a desk.


Property Manager
Thomas C Greene
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
22 July, 2017

About Thomas C Greene

My family has lived on this lake for about one hundred years. My grandparents lived down the lake a bit. I have lived in a summer cottage next door to this property since 1956. There are 2 houses on the old Greene property and I usually stay in a little house that was built in 1970. I moved into it in 1974 when I graduated from college and I have had squatters rights ever since. My parents died in 1995 and left this property to me and my 3 siblings. The man who owned the land next door to the old Greene property sold it in 1999 and my sister and I bought 36 acres. She bought the big house and 11 more acres in 2009. We have about 600 feet all togeher of waterfront now. My sister has given her land to a family trust and I am the trustee. Our family may use the property whenever they choose. No one (but me) likes to come to the lake in the winter. It is most beautiful and peaceful in the winter. I need to rent the house out for the winter months to help defray some of the expenses of keeping the house up. The back portion of the land is leased to our neighbor and he has cattle and horses on it. I am a pharmacist, as was my father and grandfather. I work at a pharmacy in Palm Beach and my permanent home is in Lake Worth, Florida. I was born and raised in Ocala as was my father. I own and manage 10 rentals in Lake Worth. We try to come to the lake one weekend a month to make sure all is well and to rekindle our inner peace. It is and always has been where I come for peace and solitude. I grew up with and still count as friends many of the people who live on the lake. My 93 year old pediatrician lives on our same road. I hope to retire to the lake one day. The Villages was all cattle pasture when I grew up. I am glad to have it there for the close proximity of shopping and entertainment but it is wonderful to get back to the lake.

Thomas C Greene purchased this estate in 2009

Why Thomas C Greene chose Lake Weir

We bought this property because we have always been the last house at the end of a dead end road and we like it like that! It is absolutely beautiful land with magnificent trees. My parents were always pleased that we lived on the north side of the lake so we don't get glaring sun in the morning or the evening but can appreciate the magnificent sunrises and sunsets without baking. The old Greene property is on SE 132nd place Road. Evensong can be approached from se 132nd Place Road or from 132nd place. We share a beautiful driveway from 132nd place with our neighbors.

What makes this estate unique

Our neighbors bought Evensong at the same time my sister and I bought all of our land in 1999. They decided they wanted to build a new home next door and Sis loved their home and bought it from them. The master bedroom is spectacular. It has a magnificent view of the front lawn, beach and lake. I especially enjoy the balcony off the front of the bedroom. It is particularly peaceful. There is a swing out on that porch and I love to sit and read there. Sis and I were enjoying a glass of wine out there when she first bought the house and accidentally locked ourselves out of the house. We called our neighbor to come let us in and that problem has been resolved. There is also a very nice screened in porch off the living room and dining room. The sunroom and one of the guest bedrooms also open onto this porch. The boathouse has no boat in it but it does have a picnic table, couch and chairs. It is a splendid place for cocktails. It is well protected and I love to see a good rain from out there. In the evening as the sun begins to set we get hundreds of white egrets migrating overhead to their nesting grounds.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday estate in Ocklawaha in Marion County

Property Type:
  • estate
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • not suitable for children
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • There are 3 completely separate bathrooms. Each has a tub and shower. The bathrooms were
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
  • master has king bed, one guest room has a queen and one has a double bed.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing

Reviews

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Serene 3br, 3 Bath Estate Home On Little Lake Weir
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Elmhurst, Il
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A wonderful Experience

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent a wonderful month here at this amazing property. The house is lovely with a great screened-in porch with expansive views of the lake. The kitchen has been nicely renovated with granite countertops and stainless steel appliances. And this is all part of a farm with cows and horses. There is even a resident bald eagle and numerous Sandhill cranes showed up every day. The surrounding countryside is also very pretty. For free nightly entertainment and lots of dining choices you can go down to The Villages, which are only 15 minutes away. Walmart and Puplix grocery stores are also nearby. There are also numerous state parks in this part of Florida. We loved it so much we have booked it for next February.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Car: necessary

We are 6 miles from The Villages which is perfect for all manner of shopping and social activities. There are 2 very nice restaurants on Big Lake Weir. We are 60 miles north of Orlando, the airport, Disney, Sea World, etc. Ocala is 18 miles north of us. The world is close if you want to go there but you may find the serenity of this property makes you never want to leave.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday estate in Ocklawaha, Florida North Central Gulf Coast

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
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1 Oct 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
30 night minimum stay
£2,661
for 30 nights
£2,661
 
 
My Standard Rate
30 night minimum stay
£3,523
for 30 nights
£3,523
 

Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection £76.17
Refundable Damage Deposit £769.4
Pet Fee £384.7
Tax Rate 12.0%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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