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Enjoy the solitude of the Ocala National Forest in this Bucolic 2 BR Home

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Parking
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • children welcome


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 4

Love life, Live life, Reconnect to yourself. Go Fishing, Walk in the woods. Go ahead pull off the highway, get off the speedway and visit the Country the way Florida was. Less than 30 minutes off I-75.

A two bedroom cabin set back in the woods features charming, rustic décor and a peaceful, relaxing setting inside. Outside, you can enjoy a picturesque yard with grand oaks sitting around a fire pit or grilling and eating out at our picnic table. The location is perfect for the outdoor enthusiast that enjoys motorbikes or ATVs and is close to fishing, hiking, and the famous springs of the Ocala National Forest.

Within a 15 minute drive, you can enjoy Hampton Beach or eat at Gator Joe’s (a waterfront restaurant on the edge of Lake Weir that has been serving seafood and southern food since 1926). The cabin is 30 minutes from the natural beauty of Juniper and Alexander Springs. Needless to say, nearby swimming opportunities abound!

For the outdoor adventurer who still wants to keep in touch with modern amenities, the cabin comes complete with Cable and Wireless Internet. It also features a full kitchen with oven, refrigerator, microwave, and all important coffee maker!

Rather you visit in the summer and beat the heat at a nearby swimming hole or enjoy roasting marshmallows outside in the winter, this rustic cabin in the woods is the perfect home away from home for individuals, couples, or families.

More Details

T J Tompkins
Member since: 2007
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 March, 2017

About T J Tompkins

I am a Realtor that has specialized in the Management of Single Family Homes since 1977. I fell into vacation rentals by offering my own homes for short term, vacation & corporate housing some years ago. I have booked beyond my wildest imagination. Because I am a small company and currently have 100% occupancy I am able to travel quite a bit and really enjoy my semi-retirement. This is a picture on me at the black sand beach in Hawaii. Life is Good and I count my blessings daily.

Why T J Tompkins chose Lake Weir

I really enjoy getting out of the noise and bustle of the city and have enjoyed the Ocala National Forest for many years. Hopefully you will enjoy it as much as I do.


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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • swimming
Equestrians are welcome to ride nearly 100 miles of designated trails throughout the Ocala National Forest, with pack-it-in, pack-it-out camping opportunities in remote spots in the forest.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(7 traveller reviews)

Enjoy the solitude of the Ocala National Forest in this Bucolic 2 BR Home
average rating of 4.857143 based on 7 reviews

Warm, relaxing cabin

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful stay at this little cabin in the woods. We were here during hurricane Matthew. TJ was so helpful in making our stay pleasant and comfortable. Cabin has all that is needed for a pleasant stay. TV and internet for those who want to stay connected. Would recommend to anyone who wants a relaxing time spent in the woods. Watched the squirrels and the wood peckers from the front porch. Very peaceful.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A cozy and charming getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Our family loved the vintage feel of this cabin and the secluded grounds under the shady oaks! We spent a comfortable three nights in the forest retreat. We enjoyed having a fire in the fire pit and grilling suppers which we are at the picnic table. Beautiful surroundings and gracious accommodations. TJ was easy to correspond with and very helpful. We loved it! Hope to return to the little red cabin in the forest!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. I am glad you enjoyed your stay. I enjoyed having you. T J
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We're looking forward to our next stay here!

  • 5 of 5

What a great getaway! The house was very cozy, and provided everything for a very comfortable stay.This is a great location for anyone looking to visit the Villages, Ocala, Silver Springs, or Lake Weir. Safe and quiet area, with plenty of beautiful wildlife to make everyday exciting and interesting for my 6 and 4 year old. The wifi and home amenities kept us very comfortable for our month visit, and the children and dogs wanted to stay FOREVER!! We are looking forward to visiting again soon and enjoying more of the Spring areas and the Forest! Thanks for a great visit!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Me and my family had a great time. We enjoyed the view the nature. How quiet it was. No body said a word. And that there was wifi since we didn't have any service. But overall we had a wonderful time

  • Review Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great stay!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay in Ocklawaha. This house was very clean and well stocked with everything you may need. It was quiet and peaceful . The neighbors were friendly and we found a few good restaurants. (Gator Joe's, The Dam). The owner was very accommodating, and made the check in process simple. We are looking forward to staying here again!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Patrick & Beverley

  • 5 of 5

Great hideaway nestled in the forest. It is centrally located near hiking, fishing, boating, swimming and snorkeling sites. Our purpose for this stay was for rest and relaxation over the holidays. This worked just fine for us. This cabin is in a quiet and laid back neighborhood. We also were able to entertain out of town family members during our stay. We enjoyed making s’mores around the fire pit with the kids. There also was an abundance of wildlife to enjoy and photograph. The locally grown winter fruits were a real treat. The landlord, T.J., is one of the nicest people you will ever meet. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Winter 2017
15 Nov 2016 - 30 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Winter 2018
16 Oct 2017 - 30 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £60 + Tax
Pet Fee £40
Refundable Damage Deposit £160
Tax Rate 10.0%

For stays of less than 7 nights the rate is $60.00 per night (3 night minimum). You will need to call me as VRBO "Book It" will not figure stays of less than one week. Reservations are not confirmed until reservation request is submitted & deposit paid, a $200 booking deposit is required.

Owner'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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