1949 cottage totally renovated in 2014 but all of the original charm is still there! Original pine wood paneling on walls & ceiling, fully furnished, new appliances, washer & dryer, 42" flat screen TV/DVD, fire pit and deck for grilling & enjoying FL sunsets. Beautifully appointed. We supply all linens, pots & pans, dishware - you name it. Just bring your personal items and groceries! You will love the character, serenity and central location. 20 minutes from The Villages and Ocala.
- Cottage775 sq. ft.
- Separate WCs0
- Minimum Stay31 nights
Lakefront With Private White Sandy Beach & Dock, Deck For Grilling, WiFi
Woody & Rita Clymer
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- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- 5 Jul 2018
About Woody & Rita Clymer
My husband, Woody, and I purchased this cottage in January, 2014 as a place we could make memories with our children and grandchildren, and that we have! From the hours of sweat equity put in to the renovations and then on to enjoy retirement, birthday and graduation parties, not to mention holidays. This house is filled with love and you will find that in the details. We have lived in Ocala for 40 years. My husband is a retired Principal and I am a retired health care administrator. We have three children of which two are married and one is in college. We have four adorable grandchildren who we love to spoil rotten!
Woody & Rita Clymer purchased this Cottage in 2014
Why Woody & Rita Clymer chose Ocklawaha
We had looked at other properties on Lake Weir, but when we looked at this cabin, even though it needed not only an aesthetic makeover, but a new roof, electric, plumbing, and hot water heater, we were drawn to it. I grew up in Leesburg, FL and spent many summers at Eaton's Beach not to mention this is the one spot I can still get the fragrance of orange blossoms! It feels like time stops here and you get the opportunity to totally unwind, enjoy the outdoors, the beauty of nature right outside your door (hummingbirds drinking nectar right outside of our living room window; eagles grabbing fish right out of the lake) but yet you are less than 30 minutes from a huge variety of restaurants, shopping, entertainment and night life. We are also approximately an hour and a half away from Orlando/Disney, Tampa, Jacksonville and the FL state line! Enjoy college or professional football, basketball or spring training. We have it all right here in Ocklawaha/Lake Weir, FL!
What makes this Cottage unique
We love every aspect of this cottage! The lakefront views are beautiful, so much so we put our farmhouse table & 8 chairs on the porch (A/C & heat) so we could enjoy every minute we are at the lake. At sunset we light a fire in the fire pit on our deck with both its Adirondack chairs and bench seating and enjoy s'mores. Our "fishermen" bring home dinner from the lake, i.e., big bass, and we have a fish fry! Our family loves games and the cottage houses bean bag toss (or "corn hole" as we call it), Jenga, slip & slide, ring toss, shuffle board, kick ball, soccer, volleyball (including a net on the beach), beach toys and a variety of board games. I think we have something for everyone! Oakwood Village community is home to 15 cottages which are mainly vacation homes. Many are rented during the winter months and we enjoy getting to know our northern neighbors!
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100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Sanctuary for the soul
Everything about this sweet place is wonderful! I felt right at home with my 2 children. Everything you could need just like home... except BETTER! Very clean and cozy! Beautiful view, comfy bed and a safe, peaceful, quiet area. I especially appreciate the kind heart and hospitality of the owner Rita. Cant WAIT to return☀️
We loved having you and thrilled you enjoyed our home! We would love to have you come back.
Very satisfactory stay on Lake Weir
I found the accommodations, physical space/surroundings, during my two-month stay - to be pleasant practically and aesthetically. Everything was in working order and the amount and variety of basic provisions including basic household needs, washer/dryer, wi-fi, satelliite tv was welcome. They were several buildings in close proximity but there were no instances of unwanted noise or invasion of privacy. The location was mildly remote from some of my usual destinations but the trade-off regarding peace and quiet, privacy and lack of traffic was worth it. And the visual appeal of the Lake surroundings was also pleasant.
Lighted boat parade on Lake Weir in December, The Sharon Performing Arts Center in The Villages, the University of FL Performing Arts Center in Gainesville, The Appleton Museum and Ocala Civic Theatre in Ocala, First Friday Art Walk in Ocala, Farmer's Markets - Tuesday's in Lady Lake and Saturday's in Ocala.
Additional pricing information
Home telephone service is not provided. Garbage removal is not provided by owner; tenant must remove trash from property every 2 days to local county refuse site (less than one mile). For mail delivery, tenant must acquire a post office box at Ocklawaha, FL Post Office (less than 1/4 mile).