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Property Details

Updated: May 6, 2015
House, 2 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths, 6 Sleeps

* Our comfortably furnished lakeside cottage on stilts is located in historic Orange Springs, NE Marion County, Florida. It sits on the west side of Deerback Lake affording great sunrises for the early risers. The cottage sleeps six with a queen-size bed in the Master, twin beds in second, queen laz-e-boy sofa-bed in the living room. The well carpeted sunroom has floor-space for sleeping bags. Lake views are seen from the kitchen, dining/living room and all glass sunroom. There is a flat screened TV and a DVD player. Internet/WIFI, unlimited telephone service and Digital TV are also provided. Table and chairs for outside dining are on the upper deck. There is also a charcoal grill. The property is fenced for medium to small sized pets. A circular driveway leads to covered parking for three vehicles. The white sand beach on a 75 acre lake is large enough for all water sports. Orange Springs (2 miles away) is centrally located for easy access to Ocala, Gainesville, Palatka and Orlando. Beaches on the Atlantic and Gulf are within a drive of an hour or so. Silver Springs theme park is 25 miles away. The University of Florida has a Natural History Museum which boasts a Butterfly Rain Forest. While in Gainesville, another worthwhile visit for the nature lover is Devils Millhopper State Park. Christmas season visitors will be thrilled to visit the Cade’s 150,000 Christmas Light Display at no charge which is only 4 lots from our cottage on the lake.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bath
  • Pets welcome
  • Internet

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Lakeside Cottage
Ocala North Central Florida

Impressive property

  • 5 of 5
Had a great month of December at the house. Everything was as shown in the pictures, only better. Very comfortable, clean and quiet. Would recommend this property to anyone. Explored Silver Springs, Ocala, Palatka and Micanopy. Would like to return very soon. Nice Beach and great neighbours!
  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for the lovely review. I'm so glad your December was so good. You left the cottage just as you found it for which the housekeeper appreciated. I'm glad you're making a reservation for next year. I look forward to your visit.
Lakeside Cottage
Ocala North Central Florida


  • 5 of 5
Wow! We just felt so at home. The cottage suited so much our way of life, we were able to enjoy quiet times, and in a short time be with our friends or go golfing. On arrival we found the cottage clean and well equipped. We will definitely return next year and do some more exploring of the area.
  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Lakeside Cottage
Ocala North Central Florida
Blue Springs, MO

DEC 2012 90th Birthday and Christmas w/Family

  • 5 of 5
Beautiful cottage! We loved our time here spent with family celebrating our Mother's 90th Birthday and Christmas. Well supplied and comfortable home. The owners went out of their way to ensure we had an enjoyable and pleasant stay. Quiet and serene, we will come back for another relaxing visit. We could not get our fill of the amazing views, wildlife, and calm environment. STAY AT THIS HOUSE, you will fall in love with it.
  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2012
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for the great review. Hope you found everything okay upon your return and that you managed a speedy visit to the doctor's office. We hope you enjoyed the Cade's Christmas Light Display. He adds to itevery year. He's beginning to rival Coney Island!!!! Best wishes to you and
yours for a successful 2013. CB
Lakeside Cottage
Ocala North Central Florida
Florida panhandle

Very clean, well kept and maintained

  • 5 of 5
Very clean and well equipped with all the comforts of home in a quiet, peaceful and relaxing setting. Owner was very pleasent and strived to make our stay enjoyable. We're looking forward to staying there again on our next visit to that part of Florida.
  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2012
  • Stayed: Nov 2012
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers
Lakeside Cottage
Ocala North Central Florida
Louisville Ky USA

A Very Nice Retreat:

  • 5 of 5
So lovely and nice. Like home away from home. We rented the house for two weeks. We liked it so much we decided to stay another week. It was so nice, clean, comfortable, and so cozy. It was well equipped and accomodating with everything we needed. Our two little doggies loved the huge beautiful fenced yard as well as we did. We enjoyed the beautiful lake and views from the house so much along with the white sand beach and veranda. The owners are very sweet lovely people and did everything they could to make our stay more comfortable.
A wonderful vacation! Thank you for everything!
Bob and Marilyn
Louisville Ky
  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2012
  • Stayed: Mar 2012
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Lakeside Cottage
Ocala North Central Florida
Streetsboro, OH

Very relaxing

  • 5 of 5
The house was clean and comfortable. The yard was beautiful. The view of the lake from the house was wonderful. The house was well-equipped. The setting was very serene and quiet. We enjoyed our stay very much.
  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2012
  • Stayed: Mar 2012
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway


Activity and Interests

Spring fed sand bottom lake

Hike in the Ocala National Forest

Visit Silver Springs Theme Park with glass bottom boats

Canoe or Kayak on the Ocklawaha River

Micanopy Art and Antique Center

U of F Gainesville: National History Museum/Butterfly Rain Forest

Disney World Orlando

Busch Gardens Tampa


From $120 Per night

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Mar 17 2015 - Mar 17 2016
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Nightly Rate: $120 - $120 Minimum stay 3 nights
Weekly Rate: $700 - $700

Monthly Rate: $2000 - $2000

These rates apply to October-May. Off season 10% off. Minimum rental 5 nights. 2 pets allowed (medium to small size) Please contact owner for further details.

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Updated: May 6, 2015


Property Type

  • house


  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic


  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet


  • children welcome
  • pets considered

Location Type

  • Lake View
  • Lakefront


  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1
  • Half Bathroom


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2


  • Good quality bedding, linens and towels Internet/WIFI access/3mbps Basic digital TV Flat screen HD TV Unlimited phone service (no international calls) Central heat and air-conditioning Laundry room equipped with oversized washer and dryer All electric appliances with regular and expresso coffee makers Open upper deck with front and back staircases Fully fenced private lot Up to two pets allowed Live oaks and magnolia trees Impressive lake views White sand beach

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