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** The Lakeshore Cottage **


Property Details

Updated: Mar 22, 2016
Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Baths, 6 Sleeps

Climb Mount Dora !! Relax in this cozy Cottage on Lake Dora. Bring your Boat !!

A Fisherman's Paradise, this quaint Cottage is located on the on the Chain of Lakes. The Chain of Lakes is best known for it's Bass & Crappie Fishing Tournaments. Leave your boat tied up on the private dock while you relax on the lakefront deck and enjoy sweeping views of Lake Dora.

Location ! Location ! Location ! The Lakeshore Cottage is on scenic Lakeshore Drive between downtown Mount Dora and Tavares Sea Plane Waterfront Park, either one is just a 5 minute drive by Boat or Car.

The Lakeshore Cottage sleeps 2-6 guests and features a Queen Bed in the Master Bedroom, 2 Twin Beds in the Guest Room and Queen Sleeper Sofa in the Great Room. There is a full Kitchen with Refrigerator, Range, Microwave, Dishwasher and utility room with Washer & Dryer. The Cottage has a 1 Car Garage in the backyard and a 1 Car Carport in front. The Florida room provides ideal storage for fishing tackle, bikes, kayaks etc. You'll enjoy stunning views of the lake from the Great Room or snuggle up to the cozy wood-burning fireplace in the Living Room. Savor your morning coffee on the screened Patio and take in the panoramic views of the lake. High Speed Wireless Internet.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Recent Review

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5 Reviews

based on 5 traveler reviews


Great place

  • 5 of 5

Really nice place. Older home but has been totally redone.

had everything we needed except internet.

Very comfortable.

Covered parking, which was nice.

I would recommend to anyone.

Never met Art or his wife, but they called to insure everything was good.

Very nice people to deal with and people of their word.

If you use the Dock, insure you have enough bumpers.The lake can get rough.

Wish it had high speed internet as there are only 12 channels on the TV.

Watching TV using your Cell can become very expensive.

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review, we appreciate others experience at the vacation cottage and are always eager to find out how we can improve for the next guest. I'm sorry if you experience any difficulties with the internet. We do provide High Speed Wi Fi at the cottage through Comcast. The directions to connect to the Wi Fi are listed 2 times in our guest book and also are on the router. If you had called us we would have been happy to come over and get you on the internet or if it was down we could have contacted Comcast to repair it. We have had problems with the connection in the past, no fault on our part, but Comcast has been able to resolve any problem within 1-2 days. We have guests there right now and they are not having any issues with the Wi Fi. I would suggest that when you have any problems with a stay to always contact the owner or manager of the home and let them know what the problem that we can resolve the issue and make your stay more comfortable and to your expectations. Art Blundell
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Lovely Little cottage, great location.

  • 5 of 5

We just returned to Ontario, after spending 10 wonderful days at the cottage. It is an older cottage, but very nice and comfortable, newer Bathroom, kitchen, carpets etc. the queen bed was very comfortable. It is right on the Lake, and we spent most mornings having coffee on the boat dock, watching all the wild life etc, and in the evenings took in the wonderful sunsets. Mt Dora/Tavares area is wonderful. will definatly be staying here again. Keith Simpson, Ontario Canada.

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Anchorage, Alaska

Great little rental

  • 4 of 5

We stayed here on a recent trip for 3 days and had a good experience. The place was very clean and ready for us when we checked in. The property manager was very easy to deal with and responded to all calls/emails both before and during our visit. Beds were comfortable and the sitting room out front has a nice view of the lake. There is a dock across the street that goes with this place that we sat on in the mornings with coffee. We will definately stay here again.

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Montgomery, alabama,USA

Not as expected!

  • 2 of 5

On the positive side, the view of the lake across the street from this house was nice. However, some shrubbery needs to be removed for a better view. The house was clean and appeared to have been recently painted and carpeted. The house is very old (although some updates have been made). There was a very unpleasant odor in this house (possibly coming from the drains in kitchen and bath as they were slow draining). The furniture definitely needs updating as there were no comfortable seating in the house. The lighting was inadequate for reading. Compared to a house we rented in thisa area last year, the price was about $1200 overpriced. I would not rent this home in the future.

  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2012
  • Stayed: Dec 2011
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: After calling this renter and discussing the review to learn how we could make the Cottage more enjoyable for our future renters, I expressed the regret that they did not let us know that they had problems and would have appreciated the opportunity to correct any over sights. This was the third renter in the Cottage and we did not have any complaints from the first two rentals, in fact both rentals were very pleased with their stay there. However we are working on getting the shrubbs trimmed down more than usual. Also we are having the drains cleaned out and have added more lights and furniture through out the home. These renters had rented at a resort in a nearby town and this is a vintage Cottage which would be hard to compare, even though this Cottage is much older than the Golf course resort that they had stayed at last year, the Cottage does have the advantage of a great location and is waterfront. I did appreciate this renters comments and had a nice conversation with her and will learn from her insights.
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naples, fl

Great little cottage on the lake

  • 5 of 5

We had our family stay over the Thanksgiving week and had a blast in the Lake District. This little southern cottage on Lake Dora was perfect for us. Great kitchen, formal dining room and a really great sunroom that looked out over the dock and lake. We had our own folding chairs to take in the sunrises and sunsets on the dock and enjoyed the wildlife (big water birds and alligators). The cottage was clean and perfect (no unwanted six legged guests) Very economical and right in between Mount Dora on the east and Tavares on the west, as well as close to all sorts of shopping on the main highway up toward Eustis. Would definitely come again!!

  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2011
  • Stayed: Nov 2011
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Orlando International Airport at 45 Miles Nearest Barpub : Tavares Waterfront Sea Plane Park at 1 Miles Nearest Golf : Country Club of Mount Dora Golf Course at 3 Miles Nearest Train : Tourist Train at 1 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Tavares Waterfront Sea Plane Park at 1 Miles Nearest Beach : Daytona Beach at 50 Miles Car: necessary

Things To Do & See

Mount Dora

Mount Dora brings a touch of New England to the area, known as an Antique Collectors Paradise with quaint Cafes, local watering holes overlooking Lake Dora and lot's of shops. Mount Dora is called The Festival City and has one of the largest Art Festivals nation wide. Be here for the Fall Craft Fest, Sailing Regatta, Light Up Mount Dora and many more. Go to Gilbert Park for a picnic along the waterfront and stroll the lake boardwalk, in the evening take a Carriage Ride or Ghost Walk Tour. When you're ready for a meal there are so many wonderful eateries to choose from.

Tavares & Eustis

Tavares downtown centers around the waterfront on Lake Dora with Wooton Park, a splendid playground and water splash park for kids, waterfront eateries and live entertainment. Also a great place to watch Sea Planes land on the lake while sipping on a cool drink or dining. Take a Sea Plane ride, rent a boat or jet ski, take a guided boat tour or Sunset Cruise.

Eustis is the largest of the three cities, while still retaining it's small town charm located on Lake Eustis. Don't miss the monthly Street Party with street vendors and live music at each corner.

Tavares and Eustis offer many Restaurants from a Irish Pub & Grill to Steak & Seafood, Italian, Chinese, Japanese Steak House and fantastic BBQ.

Centrally located to all the Orlando Theme Parks, Disney, Universal and Sea World are all less than 1 hour away. The Worlds Most Famous Beach Daytona Beach is only just an hour away or head west to Busch Gardens or Lego Land.


Rental rates

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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning and Reset Fee $100

Nightly Rate: $85 -$125

Weekly Rate: $550 - $800

Monthly Rate: $1700 - $2200

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Weekly Rates start at $550 and up depending on season and events
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Property Type

  • cottage


  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


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


  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • Downtown
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Waterfront


  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing

Floor Area

  • 1400 sq. ft.


  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, shower


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon, Queen Sleper in Florida Room


  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden


  • Guests provide their own meals


  • The Lakeshore Cottage features : * Lakefront Views * Queen Bed * 2 Twin Beds * Queen Sleeper Sofa * Dining Room with lake views * Great Room with lake views * Living Room with Fireplace * Florida Room with storage * Bathroom with Shower/Tub combo * Kitchen w/ Refrig, Range, Microwave & Dishwasher * Utility Room w/ Washer & Dryer * Screened Patio with lake views * Garage and Carport * Boat Dock and Deck * Central Heat & Air * 2 TV's and DVD Player * Radio & CD Player * Cookware/ Dishware * Coffee Maker * Toaster * Complete Linens * Hair Dryer * Cable TV * High Speed Wireless Internet

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