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Nature Lovers Paradise Near Forest, Rodman, OHV Trails


Property Details

Updated: Mar 15, 2016
Mobile Home, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths,Sleeps 4

In the heart of Old Florida, this slice of welcoming country comfort is tucked away on over an acre of fenced and gated land dotted with grand-daddy oaks and fragrant pines. Sandhill Cranes are 'frequent flyers' overhead, along with eagles and numerous songbirds. You may even glimpse one of our resident tortoises. If you prefer a laid-back lifestyle, this is the vacation place for you.

The remodeled and updated interior has a fully-equipped kitchen and a full-size washer and dryer. We provide satellite TV with a DVR and DVD player, free wireless Internet, and a land line with unlimited U.S. long-distance. It is a non-smoking unit.

In your huge (acre-plus) back yard are a picnic table, gas grill and a campfire ring. Whether you are looking for outdoor adventure or just a place to relax and get away from it all, make 'Camp Cozy' your north central Florida home-away-from-home. Lots of other people have, and some of them cry when they have to leave!

  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Barbecue
  • Pets welcome
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Recent Review

About the Owner

We are a retired couple who love this rural retreat. We are close by in case you need us, but give you your privacy. The rental is on the back of our four-acre property, fenced off with your own road in. It 'came with' the house and we completely remodeled it and decided to offer it to those who enjoy living close to nature and especially for dog lovers who think their babies should have a great vacation too.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

Very clean and comfortable. We enjoyed discovering the "real" Florida--loved the woods and wildlife and all the room for our dog to run. Wonderful hosts, everything we needed was here. Thanks for going out of your way to make sure we were enjoying ourselves. You guys are great and we love "Camp Cozy."
Jan 2009
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3 Reviews

based on 3 traveler reviews


Disappointed It's Not Available Until Spring This

  • 5 of 5

This is a clean nice place with everything you need right there. As they say just bring your toothbrush and clothes, then go catch some nice bass at Rodman. We like the peace and quiet and our dog loved being able to run free in the yard, on the beach and on the trails near the dam. I wanted to fish during the draw down but not surprised it's booked cuz it's a nice place, good people. Good price for what you get.

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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East Troy Wisconsin

Our Time in Florida

  • 5 of 5

This was our 4th year at Camp Kozy and we are booked for a couple of months next

year. As you can guess we love it here. You are within a half hour to and a hour

and a half to all the fun and interesting places such as Mt Dora, St. Augustine,

The Villages, Daytona, Gainsville, and of course Ocala. I'm a shopper and my

husband is a golfer so whatever or where ever we go we can both find something

to do. We both enjoy good restaurants and there are so many of those to choose

from. If you prefer the beach you will enjoy Flagler beach In St Augustine or

the beaches in Daytona, or you can look for the Turtles on the gulf side in

Chrystal River. There is so much to do, and the owners are THE BEST

  • Submitted: May 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It makes us so happy to see people enjoying this really special place. Camp Kozy is our name for the rental because so many people have said it's like going "up north" to a summer cottage in Michigan or Wisconsin or upstate NY. It is definitely for those who appreciate the natural world, but as you can see there is also plenty to do if you like to just go out and "bum around." I think another plus is that we are close by in case anything needs to be repaired, questions answered and so forth.
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Greenwood, de

Wonderful nature retreat

  • 5 of 5

Clean, complete. Great shower, thick towels. Such comfortable beds! Wonderful owners nearby if we needed anything but left us alone in beautiful nature setting. Bald eagles, cuckoos, Sand Hill Cranes, live oaks. Nearby Ocala Nat Forest filled with places to explore, loved the Butterfly Forest in Gainsville. They are not charging enough!

  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2012
  • Stayed: Nov 2012
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We always love it when people arrive and say "This is heaven." We think so too, and it's great to share it with other people who enjoy this really unique area.
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From the Owner

We escaped the hectic traffic and craziness of south Florida and chose to live here because we fell in love with the property where our house and the rental sit, and with the lush horse country, forests, rivers and lakes all around us. Every day brings a new surprise that lets us know we could never live anywhere else. Being able to share our little slice of heaven with others is icing on the cake.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Gainesville at 35 Miles Nearest Barpub : Interlachen at 16 Miles Nearest Golf : Palatka Municipal at 25 Miles Nearest Train : Amtrak at 25 Miles Nearest Motorway : CR 315, Marion County FL at 0.3 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Ivie's Country Cafe at 2 Miles Nearest Beach : Horseshoe Lake at 0.5 Miles Car: necessary

1. Shopping

Super Wal-Mart and a shopping mall in Silver Springs (about 20 minutes away). Another five minutes and you're in Ocala, where you will find the usual chain restaurants, Publix supermarkets, shopping malls, flea markets, and everything you might need along with a very special kind of small-town friendliness that we're all real proud of!

Palatka, 25 minutes northeast, has a Super Wal-Mart, Publix and Winn-Dixie supermarkets, various restaurants, banks, drugstores, along with a pretty park on the St. John's River. Very little traffic, yet has most of your needs.

Gainesville: Shop till you drop--Gainesville has it all. About 35 minutes away.

Interlachen and Fort McCoy, each 10 minutes away, offer several restaurants, supermarkets, little Wal-Mart, drug stores, dollar stores, a bank, etc. Small town fun and no traffic!

Organic farm ten minutes away offers fresh produce, free-range eggs and meats, craft items, workshops and other special events.

Farmers Markets in Ocala on Thursdays and Saturdays.

Flea markets, antique stores and art galleries nearby.

2. Outdoor Stuff

Horseshoe Lake Park is a pleasant 10-minute walk from the rental. The park offers over 200 acres of oak hammock and pine woods with trails around a spring-fed lake where you can swim, fish, and canoe.

We border the Ocala National Forest, so bring your ATV or dirt bike and enjoy miles of trails. We're only ten miles from the new ATV trailhead. Or hike the Florida Trail through the forest.

Canoe or Kayak the Ocklawaha River or crystal-clear Juniper Springs, Silver River or Alexander Springs. Swimming and snorkeling are popular at Silver Glen Springs, where you can also canoe, hike, and picnic.


Orange Springs is home to the nationally-famous bass fishing waters of Rodman Lake Reservoir. Orange Springs has a boat ramp where you can launch. A 30-minute drive or less will take you to numerous other good fishing spots. Cedar Key, on the west coast, is known for redfish and makes a good day trip.

Ocean Beaches

Enjoy a day at Flagler, Crescent, Ormond, St Augustine, Daytona or Cape Canaveral National Seashore. One to two hours drive, depending on beach. We like Crescent, about an hour away.

Biking and Hiking

Whether on foot or by bike, try the Gainesville-Hawthorne Rails-to-Trails through Payne's Prairie State Preserve and the Lochloosa Wildlife Management Area. (Watch for bison, wild horses, and even rare whooping cranes--really!) Marion County's nearby Greenway also offers trails for biking and hiking. And the Florida Trail association welcomes 'snowbirds' to join them on weekly hikes on the Florida Scenic National Trail.

More Attractions

*Countless Theme Parks in Orlando and Tampa, 2 hours away.

*St Augustine, the oldest city in America, has over 60 themed


*Silver Springs recently became a state park. Admission is now much more affordable, and it still has the famous glass-bottom boats, along with a museum and environmental education center. Great place to walk and your dog is allowed.

Ocala: Appleton Museum of Art and the Discovery Science and Outdoor Center, Civic Theatre, huge new library with many programs; natural history museum at Silver River State Park. Several movie theatre complexes.

Brand new zipline adventure park!

Gainesville: Home to University of Florida, this town boasts many attractions. Just a few: the Florida Museum of Natural History with its incredible Butterfly Rainforest, the Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art, the University Galleries, the Santa Fe Community Art Gallery, and the Hippodrome Theatre.


There are three hospitals in Ocala, one in Palatka, and in Gainesville

there is a VA Hospital, Shands Medical Complex, and North Florida Regional.

Urgent care in Ocala.

Family doctors in Fort McCoy (7 miles)

Pharmacy in Ft. McCoy is on most insurance plans. CVS in Interlachen.


Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 1 2016 - Sep 30 2016
4 night minimum stay
Oct 1 2016 - Dec 31 2016
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Property Damage Protection $59
Pet Fee $50
Tax Rate 10.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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From the Owner

Discover a Florida you never knew existed! ATV trails and famous fishing waters are just a few minutes' drive. Flea markets, antiquing, and down-home restaurants are close by, but there is plenty of shopping at familiar chain stores and restaurants in Ocala, Gainesville and Palatka, all about a half hour's drive. Of course, you can make a day trip to theme parks in Orlando or ocean beaches. And you'll always feel like you're really 'home' when you come back. Dogs of most breeds are welcome, and they enjoy being able to run free in the big backyard. We're a NWF 'Backyard Habitat' location, so we've left areas for wildlife that our bird-lovers enjoy. We have even seen whooping cranes at Payne's Prairie Preserve. If you want more 'zip' to your vacation, try the zipline tour, swim with manatees at Homosassa Springs, or take a day trip down one of our beautiful springheads--Juniper Springs, Alexander Springs, Silver Springs and others. Or just relax in your own big backyard with a book and some warm Florida sunshine.

Property Type

  • mobile home


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities


  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...

Location Type

  • Rural
  • Village


  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 900 sq. ft.


  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, combination tub/shower
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet, shower


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double


  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill


  • Guests provide their own meals


  • * Satellite TV with package upgrade option and DVR * Free wireless Internet * Land line with free unlimited long distance * DVD player * washer and dryer * dishwasher * fully-equipped kitchen with microwave, coffeemaker, Crockpot, blender, etc. * queen-size bed in master BR; full-size in 2nd BR * two full baths * secure storage area for bicycles and other gear * plenty of room to park your boat, ATV, motorcycle, etc. * walking distance to Horseshoe Lake Park * gas grill * campfire ring * private entrance with lockable gate

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