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Luxury Cottage Pets Welcome / no mosquitoes / hi-speed EV charger

Bedrooms 1
Space 450 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights


About the property

2-Story Next To The Swimming Pool, Magnificent Live Oak, And Horse Pasture.

Pet Friendly Luxury cottage with glass exterior and complete draperies for privacy; first floor living space, bath and kitchenette; 7 ft. cypress dining table. Stylishly furnished with leather sofa, side chairs, end table. Tile floor with area rug. Remote controlled A/C units upstairs and downstairs. Features a wide spiral staircase to the upstairs spacious loft bedroom with queen bed, sitting area and library. Windows overlook horses, farmland and trees. Next to swimming pool and deck. Dish TV, Wi-Fi, good cellphone service. Delicious water! Barbecue grille and large glass patio table on the pool deck under the shade tree. Cool and beautiful. The Farm is located on the road between Ocala and Gainsville, (Hwy 441) and the Owners live on the property. This is a safe and friendly farm complex that lies within a genuine equestrian community. Passing riders, birds in profusion, and the Owners' farm horses, dogs, and small pets are part of the ambiance. Walking and bicycling between the farms and along our cul-de-sacs and lanes provide interaction with nature. For active adults who want a beautiful romantic country experience. This is a spot you will not forget.

Max or Anne Meinel
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 March, 2018

About Max or Anne Meinel

Owners are in residence on the property, and operate this small farm for their own pleasure.

Max or Anne Meinel purchased this cottage in 2011

Why Max or Anne Meinel chose Ocala

This is a newly renovated cottage that is located about 400 feet from the main house on our 10 acre farm complex We offer one other apartment suite on this farm (VRBO # 470315) listed in Ocala Florida. You may want to read the guest comments for this listing to know what our guests have said about our other VRBO apartment. (Tree Tales Farm).

What makes this cottage unique

Beautiful modern design in an exceptionally horsey community that will plunge you into the lifestyle of horse country where world famous Thoroughbreds are bred and trained.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Ocala in Marion County

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 450 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , sink
  • Compact but complete, with sink, shower and toilet.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Custom made wide spiral staircase leads up to spacious loft bedroom that has a queen sized bed, a sitting area with 2 chairs and a small table plus a library.
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • 2 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • water tubing


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(10 traveller reviews)

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Luxury Cottage Pets Welcome / no mosquitoes / hi-speed EV charger
average rating of 4.7 based on 10 reviews
Largo, Florida

Awesome views!

  • 5 of 5

We went up for a 3-night stay. The cottage has sliding glass doors on 3 sides, which makes for unparalleled views of the horses. The cottage was very clean, and the owners are super nice. They have a rooster, hens, and peacocks. Oh, and a super friendly dog too! We highly recommend this place to anyone who wants to relax and unwind. We will definitely be back!

Mark and Trish

  • Review Submitted: 30-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay. The house is wonderful, incredibly peaceful and comfortable. Floor to ceiling windows so you have a nice view of the farm, horses (which we LOVE) and pool. The house is fenced which was great to keep our dogs in, they also loved their stay since they had a huge field to run and play around. The house is very private, clean and well equipt (BBQ, towels, washer and dryer, pool toys! And more) . Owner are extremely welcoming and acomodating.

We will definitely be back. Thank you Anne and Max for everything! :)

  • Review Submitted: 04-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This property have everything what you need, privacy nice swimmingpool, great barbecue.

  • 5 of 5

When you need rest and peace this is the right place. I was very lucky to find it. For me and my dog there was everything. The host Max and Anne they are great and they do all to comfort you.

I can recommended this place for 100%.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Merrimack, NH

Lovely stay

  • 5 of 5

I had a wonderful and relaxing stay in Ocala. The location is quiet easily accessible to the local attractions and shopping venues. The hosts are welcoming and friendly, and went out of their way to make sure I had what I needed. I'm looking forward to returning next year.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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This is the place you want to go!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this Ocala property the first week in February 2017, and have nothing but good things to say about it. The proprietors, Anne and Max, were friendly and accommodating, the house (a converted stable) was super cute and just perfect for two people, and the surroundings - especially if you like horses, were great! We enjoyed the semi-secluded location, close enough to Ocala, but off the beaten path, walking along Magnolia Avenue - especially the unimproved part that was full of Bahia Oaks and Spanish Moss, and our frequent interactions with Tristan, their Norwegian fjord pony, who we treated with a few peppermints and carrots. We found the price to be better than chain type accomodations, and far more unique. We can say without a doubt that this was the MOST unique place we've ever stayed, and would recommend it without hesitation. One note of caution: If you are a horse lover, you're not going to want to leave! This is horse lovers heaven! The photos provided by Anne and Max tell the story of the house better than I can in words, so please check those out. In closing, I would say that this is an ideal location for those who want to be near attractions and tourist like things, but off the beaten path. Unique, enjoyable, and as represented. This is the place you want to go!

  • Review Submitted: 06-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful, Beautiful and Convient

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for the Independence Day Weekend. The stay was delightful and when the weather turned warmer, the pool was available. The yards were beautiful with the large oak trees that provided nice shade. The interior was very quaint and did not require much upkeep. Loved the "money" table and the "fire house" door to the bathroom. I was able to visit my family, who lived close by, and did not have to drive into the city to stay at a hotel. The area was quiet and private that enabled my husband and I the ability to relax in the home or by the pool. The owners lived on the property and were friendly, accommodating and provided everything that was needed (i.e. towels, sheets and blankets). The only downside was that the bedroom was upstairs and bathroom downstairs but this was not a big inconvenience. I would definitely stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Gainsville FL
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Ocala Civic Golf Course
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Ocala FL
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
I-75 Exit Hy326
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Sams StJohn Seafood
Nearest Beach
65 Miles
Ormond Beach / Daytona Beach
Car: necessary

This is Prime Horse Country! American Pharaoh trained in this neighborhood ! World famous Thoroughbred bloodstock Auctions year round. This farm is in an equestrian community with pleasure and professional horse farms. Near Paines Prairie nature preserve; zip lining; horseback trail riding; famous Natural Springs (Silver Springs); Ocala National Forest; Mountain Bike course and trails; ATV trails; Equestrian events (17 minutes to HITS); University of Florida Sports and Cultural Centers; Ocala Civic Theatre; Cross Florida Greenway; Country.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Tax Rate 10.0%

Long term bookings (one month or more duration) are subject to a fee of $100.00 per each week cancelled, to allow Owner time to re-advertise the property and secure new bookings. If Owner re-books those weeks prior to incurring any loss of revenue, the fee may be waived depending on each individual situation. In such instances, Owner will not issue any fee credits for days cancelled until the property has been re-booked.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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