Summer Special - $120 per night or $600 per week!
We have a 3 bedroom, 2 bath home in Oak Hill (borders Edgewater),
Florida that we are offering as a vacation rental. Our home backs
up to a deep water canal offering access to the Intracoastal
Waterway and the Mosquito Lagoon. You can tie your boat up to our
The Master Bedroom has a king size bed, cable television, and a walk
in closet, the other two bedrooms have full size beds and standard
The living room has a sofa, a futon that can sleep two, and calbe
television. The dining room is off of the living room and has a
table that can be extended to seat 10 people.
The kitchen is furnished and ready to go including even a blender
for margaritas and a coffee maker to help you get going in the
morning. Pots, pans, dishes, glasses, cups, and flatware are all
included. Appliances include dishwasher, stove, microwave, and refrigerator
with ice maker. There is another table and chairs in the kitchen.
Outside you can enjoy the nice back yard overlooking the canal.
There is a wonderful large live oak in the back yard with Osprey
nests in it. You can enjoy the shade under the oak tree or under
the covered porch.
We have young children so we try to keep the house "kid friendly".
Please let us know if you have any special needs such as a crib,
high chair or
We do have a washer and dryer in the house so you can reduce the
quantity of your packing.
There are more pictures available on our web site at 'lagooncottage com.'
This is a wonderful undiscovered area! It supports many
activities. Of course many of them are focused on boating.
If you like to fish, this is the best place in Florida for Red
Fishing and Shrimping.
You can spend time exploring the Intracoastal Waterway whether you
have a cruiser or a kayak.
Mosquito Lagoon has been designated an Outstanding Florida Water by
the State of Florida and, as part of the Indian River Lagoon, an
Estuary of National Significance by the Environmental Protection
Agency. It is renown for its outstanding biological diversity,
recreational fishery and as habitat for several federally-protected
The cottage backs up to a canal that leads to the Intracoastal Waterway. You may tie your boat up to the dock on our property. Come cruise the waterways - see the manatees, dolphins and pelicans or boat over to a local waterfront restaurant.
I like to start my day with breakfast at the Country Kitchen restaurant which is a 1/4 mile walk from the cottage. They serve a very nice (but not necessarily healthy) breakfast. They normally have a $2.99 special for 2 eggs, 2 sausage or eggs, and 2 pancakes which is my normal choice.
For lunch I enjoy taking the boat to JB's Fish Camp. JB's is a very popular restaurant and bar located on the barrier island side of the lagoon. You can get there by boat but be careful of shallow water. There is a big sandbar in the bend of government cut. They have several spots to dock your boat. They also rent kayaks if you are interested.
One could walk across the island to the Ocean from JB's but I prefer to go south from JB's a little less than a mile to the boat ramp on the national park. From here it is a very short walk across the island to the Atlantic Ocean. My kids really enjoy playing on the beach and boogie boarding at this location. Please note that you should pay the park entrance fee at the toll booth where cars enter the park which is pretty close to the boat ramp.
Another great place to enjoy the water is to boat the the famous Disappearing Island at Ponce Inlet. It does take about an hour to get there but it is well worth the trip. On a weekend there will be tons of boats tied up at the island. I have some photos taken there in the photo gallery. Of course this isn't the only place to enjoy the water but is the most popular.
Another good restaurant that you can boat to is Goodrich's Seafood. This restaurant is on the water a little south of the cottage. They have outside dining looking over the lagoon. It is a fun place to have dinner and watch the boats going up and down the Intracoastal.
This is a very sheltered area with very little tidal fluctuation. There is a public boat ramp at Riverbreeze Park a short distance away. You can cruise the intracoastal waterway, fish the Mosquito Lagoon, or head out into the Atlantic Ocean through Ponce inlet.
If you want to spend time at the beach, New Smyrna Beach is about 10 miles north of here. It is a very nice beach that not many tourists know about. It is the "local" beach that many people from Orlando frequent.
If you want more of the touristy flair, World Famous Daytona Beach
is just north of New Smyrna Beach.
Of course Daytona Beach is also home to the infamous Daytona 500,
the related speed weeks, and bike week.
We are also just North of Cape Canaveral and the Kennedy Space
Center. You can take a tour of the Space Center and see where Man
launched to see the moon and the Space Shuttles. You will have a
wonderful view of a launch if you are lucky enough to be here during
And we can't forget what Central Florida is famous for, our theme
parks. Disney World, Universal Studios, and Sea World are all only
65 minutes away.