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Retired Professional Preferred

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 10

Secluded House on 3 acres with small 85 acre fishing /swimming lake.

2 bedroom, 1 king sized bed in master suite, guest bedroom sleeps 6. 1 full bath downstairs, 1/2 bath upstairs between bedrooms, single garage, Full kitchen, washer / dryer, pots, pans, Linen, Central air and heat, outside covered porch, flat screen TV. Internet available. Canoe, hammock, beach chairs, floats, house is equipped with Sleeper sofa (sleeps 2) love seat, dinning table expandable for 12, 1 day bed, all appliances. second floor balcony overlooking lake and good sun bathing area.

Pat Berry
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
27 April, 2017

About Pat Berry

Florida Native

Pat Berry purchased this house in 2005

Why Pat Berry chose Florida North Central Gulf Coast

Secluded private lake, safe for kids to go up, close to Gainesville for get away place

What makes this house unique

Cozy easy to maintain home for weekend retreat


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Hawthorne in Alachua County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower)
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Bunk Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Senior Adults Only Community ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • freshwater fishing
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • swimming


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(8 traveller reviews)

Retired Professional Preferred
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews

Peaceful Paradise

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I enjoyed this place immensely. Very quiet and peaceful and we had our dog with us and it was the perfect setting for her. She had a blast. Lots of wildlife in the area and we did a lot of sightseeing. Great places to visit that were very close by. Payne Prairie Preserve was within 10 miles and it is awesome!! We would definitely go again. Pat and his wife were really nice and did a great job setting up this home as a wonderful get away.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay. Enjoyed this home for 2 seasons now.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It was exactly as advertised ..

  • 5 of 5

My grandson and I stayed here for a week in August. It was great it was close to everything we wanted to see about 30 minutes to Gainesville 30 minutes to Ocalla and about an hour to Saint Augustine. The home is exactly as advertised it has a very nice kitchen with all the appliances and dishes you could use. It also has a nice living room area to enjoy the television which had more channels than you could ask for. The Wi-Fi worked great I have no complaints about anything . The upstairs is very nice there is a metal spiral staircase which is shown in the picture that you have to climb to get to the second floor, but upstairs are two lovely bedrooms and a nice half bath and a deck on the master bedroom that looks out over the lake. The washer and dryer are great it was only my grandson who's 15 and myself that stayed there but it certainly is set up for many more people to stay if you were having a family reunion huge backyard nice area around the lake. It would be perfect if it was cooler in August😜򗀠Ps.. The air conditioner worked great so we stayed cool inside.😋򒰠Pat was great he texted to check if we needed anything and our experience could not have been better. I highly recommend it if you want to get away from it all.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent place and beautiful views

  • 5 of 5

The house was very clean and well kept. The owner was very helpful and kind. There were so many extras, tubes, life jackets, dishes in the garage, laundry facilities, additional chairs, lots of towels etc. We thought Wifi was not working but it was a misunderstanding of the caps etc so he will make that a little more clear for you :) The stairs are spiral and may not be best for some folks based on health and fitness levels. Coming in the night was freaky, so try to avoid that. GPS took us through a gravel road that was somewhat scary due to the remoteness of the area and late night but three days later we discovered the more populated and lit route. As you enter the property, after opening the gate, it seems somewhat foresty, there are two houses as you drive in, one is on the left, not the house, pass that one and a little bit lower the house is on the right. There are no lights or paved roads so that is why I say daytime arrival might be better but the owner was nice enough to leave the front lights of the house on. In morning, the views are spectacular and the beauty of nature just exudes. The guys took the canoe out with the kids for a spin, they had so much fun. The lake is beautiful, but it is marshy at the ends so you really cannot swim or play at the banks or fish and there is no walk out deck or pier per se....but you could fish from the canoe I guess if you wanted. That was my only regret. We were lucky enough to see the lotus in bloom, so beautiful. Cell phone reception is sporadic. It was about an hour away from most activities...but Itchetuknee Springs is a must do! We ended up going back second day. The house was so comfortable and had room for more than our 4 adults and four children. I would absolutely stay again.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very good home in a nice natural setting

  • 5 of 5

The house is in a very quiet, natural location. It has all of the amenities a family needs to feel at home (all the kitchen tools needed to make meals every day, nice living area, dining table, comfortable couches, clothes washer and dryer, good beds, dressers, closets, etc.). The house is positioned to get a good amount of sunlight without getting too hot from the sun. It is a great place to be away from everything to hear and see nature.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful, quiet and peaceful.

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay VERY much. Owner is great. We definitely will return.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Beer Bellies
Nearest Train
25 Miles
Nearest Motorway
85 Miles
Daytona Speedway
Nearest Beach
45 Miles
Cresent beach
Car: recommended


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Hawthorne, Florida

Rental Basis:
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5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection £45.78
Refundable Damage Deposit £387.93

Signed lease agreement is due at time of deposit.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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