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Lakeside Cottage


Property Details

Updated: Mar 13, 2016
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

Recent Review

About the Owner

Speaks: english

9 Reviews

based on 9 traveler reviews


Beautiful Place

  • 5 of 5

Stayed at Christine's cottage January - February, 2016. The location is absolutely beautiful; especially early mornings with the mist lifting off the lake. The place is comfortable. The dock is good for soaking up the sun. The neighborhood is very quiet.

A couple helpful things to keep in mind. Some of the roads in the immediate vicinity are very rough, especially for a fully loaded car. This certainly keeps traffic and noise down. We'd recommend coming via 318 to 110 CT to 232 (avoid 234). Plug the street address into your GPS (but avoid 234). The stores in Orange Springs are good in a pinch but Publix, Walmart and similar are 20+ miles distant. Given the ample kitchen, fridge, et-al, this is easily handled with a little meal planning and weekly trips for supplies.

The Pastor and members of First Baptist Church of Orange Springs (on 315) were very kind in helping us get to know the area.

We (2 people and our yellow lab) had a wonderful time.

  • Submitted: Feb 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Melbourne, FL

Great Lakefront Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Was going to Gainesville for the FSU/UF Game and booked this instead of staying in Gainesville since only about 25 minute drive. Secluded but very nice setting. Brought our two kids 10 & 15 and two dogs so we could relax and spend quality time together. Cooked our thanksgiving dinner that turned out perfect. Property has nice fenced in lot which was great for dogs, beautiful lake front lot with beach and dock. Caught nice bass, mudfish, brim, bluegill and orange bellies, also had nice bon-fire at night. Neighbor had incredible lite display, and met some nice neighbors. We had limited cell service inside but no problem on dock or outside. The 1/2 bath made it very nice with all us and we had a great time exploring area rivers, and lakes. NOLES won so it made trip even better. Christine was great to work with and our deposit was returned immediately.

  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you had such a great time at my cottage. Glad the fishing was great too. Your kind review is appreciated. CB
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Family Time

  • 5 of 5

I met my brother and his family in this wonderful cottage and spent Labor Day weekend relaxing Our kids had the best time just bathing in the lake. They never got tired! We were first taken a back that there is no cell service but the owner has a home line in case of emergencies and that brought us comfort. The home had everything we needed and although there was a t.v. we did not turn it on once. We would definitely return.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. So glad you had a good time and do hope you will return.
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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.
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  • 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
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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
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
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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


Rental rates

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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Property Type

  • house


  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic


  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet


  • children welcome
  • pets considered

Location Type

  • Lake View
  • Lakefront


  • 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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