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Island Lake Redwood Cottage: Relax, Swim, Fish, Ski, Enjoy

People7
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,580 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

2 BR's, 2 BA's, bunk beds in den, sleeps 7; Optional Guest House w/BA sleeps 2

This beautiful, spacious, redwood cottage sits on incredible Island Lake about 2 miles out side of the unincorporated community of Orange Springs. Set on a perfect, private lake lot, the property consists of the large main house, a spacious guest house, carport, dock, boat house, and patio. Great lake views, old live oak trees with Spanish moss, and a lake breeze describe this picturesque environment. Completely renovated in 2011, this marvelous retreat has a large kitchen with gas range; dining, living, and family rooms overlooking the lake; new baths; laundry facilities; well-appointed furnishings; and more. The main house sleeps 7. If you rent the optional guest house (2 persons), the property can accommodate a total of 9. The dock is terrific for fishing and the lake is great for swimming. 80 feet of shoreline awaits you. There is a canoe, charcoal grill, picnic table, and fire pit for relaxing outdoors.

As well, I have 2 other lake houses nearby if this one seems too large.

The property sits ideally between the cities of Ocala, Gainesville, and Palatka, each with its own distinct character. Ocala is home to:

Elegant Horse Country and Farms

National Ocala National Forest

Silver Springs Park is located

Central Florida Community College

Gainesville is home to:

The University of Florida

Santa Fe Community College

Shans University Hospital

The Veterans Hospital

Palatka is home to:

The St. Johns River

Fun Restaurants on the water

Closeness to East Coast Beaches

OTHER LAKE OPTIONS: Check out my two other lakefront properties on the next lake over. These other 2 are next door to each other on separate acres. Ideal to rent just one cottage or for a large family gathering by leasing both. Listing/ Property IDs: 127321 and 117133.

More Details

Owner
Edward Wynne
Member since: 2004
Speaks English, Spanish, Spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
18 June, 2017

About Edward Wynne

My family has owned property around this area since the late 1940's, and my ancestors came to Florida in 1845, when it was still a territory. It became at state 1848. After extenisve renovations and infrastructure upgrades, I began renting our other 2 lake homes in 2004. I wanted others to enjoy this part of Florida as I did growing up. I have a wonderful local staff that works to ensure that guests are satisfied.

Edward Wynne purchased this house in 2011

Why Edward Wynne chose Central Florida

I bought this property in 2011 because Island Lake is a stunning body of water. It is THE real natural Florida. Spectacular views, privacy, wooded lot, and no traffic or crowds.

What makes this house unique

Free standing home on enormous, private lake lot with old live oaks.

Beautiful lake for all activities: boating, fishing, swimming, etc.

Rural, yet elegant home with great furnishings.

Internet, WiFi, free US long distance calling, cable TV, Smart TV with 10 MEG download capability, and more.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Fort McCoy in Marion County

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1580 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • lake
  • Lakefront
  • near the sea
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Carport
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking ...
  • Secure Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Just remodeled and terrific!
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Guest Bedroom - sleeps 2
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Master Bedroom & Private Bath - sleeps 2
    Family Room - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , Full size bottom bunk - twin top
    Optional Guest House - 1 Large Double Bed , OPTIONAL Guest House - Sleeps 2 with private bath & kitchen
  • Comfortable bedrooms with great linens. Bunk Beds in Family Room: Full size bottom & twin top Guest House with bedroom, bath, and kitchenette: Optionally available; Sleeps 2 more! Detached for privacy.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Beach Towels
  • Canoe
  • Terrace
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Barbecue ...
  • Patio
  • Shed
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness centre
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • diving
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • swimming
  • water skiing

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(20 traveller reviews)

Island Lake Redwood Cottage: Relax, Swim, Fish, Ski, Enjoy
average rating of 5.0 based on 20 reviews
5

Property was all that and more!!!!

  • 5 of 5

My brother and I met friends in ft mccoy and the first words out of my friend Jeremys mouth where" you out did yourself finding such a great place way beyond what I expected". All 6 of us where comfortable and thw location was perfect just minutes from all of our activities. Mr Wynnes property is out of this world awesome I recommend it to anyone looking to stay in the Ft McCoy area!!!!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Much appreciation for your kinds words. We work hard to have a fabulous experience. Mother nature helps us too!! Best regards, Ed Wynne
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5

Redwood Cottage is WONDERFUL!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Redwood Cottage and would recommend it to anyone. This is a well appointed clean home with all the necessities for a relaxing vacation. Situated on a small private lake it is ideal for enjoying water sports with less boating traffic than larger lakes with public access. The large fenced property allowed us to let our fur kids run and enjoy themselves playing fetch and frolicking at the waters edge. Our pups were in heaven!

Thank you so much for a wonderful experience.

April 2017 ~ The Boughton Family

  • Review Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Family & friends Spring Break 2017

  • 5 of 5

We were most pleased to see the improvements from our previous time there in Summer 2015

its exactly what the doctor ordered for a get away and appreciate life before summer starts, and we go nuts with our kids at home. Everything was clean and what we needed was there.

Weather could not be better. We will be there again at the end of this year God willing.

I would like to make a simple suggestion about the water, there are some inexpensive purification systems out there that are pretty good taking out the bacteria and odor. I would even chip in to get it for next time. Other than that, no complaints out of our group.

We felt at home.

Best Wishes to all,

Giraldo Family & The Zapata Clan

  • Review Submitted: Mar 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind and deserving feedback. We work very hard to make the lake place a wonderful respite from every day life. With regard to the water, it is perfect and has been tested by Culligan and the State. The suffer smell is natural and comes from the Florida's natural springs. Installing a water purification system would not improve the water; it would release the suffer mineral into the air, but would be a waste of money. Enjoy and come again. Ed Wynne
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5

It was so beautiful and amazing ! Very relaxing

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at the Lakehouse exceeded our expectations. We were celebrating our one year anniversary. I enjoyed fishing,canoeing, grilling and the fire pit .The house is very modern and up-to-date . Thank you Mr. Wynne. We might spend our second anniversary there next year.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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5

Great time in a nice place

  • 5 of 5

We spent a couple of nights in this house and had a great time. We had fires, grilled out, caught fish, relaxed, and enjoyed it. The house has plenty of room and beds. We also went to a Gator game which was only 45 mins away. Will stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful Weekend, Beautiful Place !!!

  • 5 of 5

We like to occasionally get away from the work life monotony and stress of big cities , and a couple of years ago we were invited to this special place. This is the third time we visit the lake house and every time our stay is better and happier, great location in the middle of a perfect natural environment, surrounded by tranquility in front of the beautiful lake. . It is a nice house fully equipped with everything needed for a relaxing holiday or vacation. The rooms are spacious as are the bathrooms also very modern. we really like the way the owner keeps the house, looks new, the rooms the bathrooms, kitchen and everything super clean, tidiness inside and outside the house makes it very attractive.

Saturday we went Mountain biking to Santos park in Ocala lees than 30 min drive, very close , and at night the perfect place was the fire pit where we met to talk in a cool evening, lit only by the stars.

And Sunday, sunny day perfect for canoing , excellent therapy to disconnect from everything that stresses you. We love it.

Definitely we had a great weekend and we will return. I recommend this beautiful house on the lake 100%

  • Review Submitted: Oct 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind evaluation of the property. We strive to provide a clean and fun place to enjoy the beautiful nature the area affords and the setting on the lake.
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Location

Nearest Airport
80 Miles
Gainesville
Nearest Beach
45 Miles
Crescent City
Car: necessary

This beautiful and natural lake region lies near the Ocala National Forest. This delightful rural area sits in a perfect triangle between Ocala, Palatka, and Gainesville, Florida. Minutes from the west side of the Ocala National Forest, one can explore the Ocklawaha River, numerous springs, the St. John's River, etc. Hiking the forest, fishing, and swimming are other cost free activities. Plus, it is 55 minutes to the east coast beaches. There is much to do in the area's rivers, lakes, and springs. ******* Also, check out my other two Homeaway listings # 127321 and # 117133.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Fort McCoy, Florida

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£320
for 2 nights
From
£152
From
£152
Fri,Sat,Sun
£785
£2,328
 

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £17.01
Second Pet or More £17.01

The Automatic Quote Feature on Homeaway is limited. There is a declining scale for number of nights stayed: 2 nights = $188/night;
3 nights = $175/night; 4 nights = $165/night; 5 nights = $148/night; 6 nights = $132/night and, one week (7 nights) = $120/night
The optional Guest House Studio is not included in these prices, but is very economical! All are outstanding values!!

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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