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"Someplace Special" in the very heart of downtown! CLOSEST to Downtown & Lake!!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 28 nights


About the property

2 bedroom home, with Lake view. Steps to downtown, Parks, Lake and marina.

Quaint, cozy and conveniently located. One block from Donnelly Street, yet it is a quiet street. One queen and two twin beds. Cottage is decorated in romantic & nostalgic Shabby Chic. Front stoop offers views of lake and covered backyard deck also has nice lake views. Barbecue grill and patio also in back of house. Large lot with plenty of room to park RV, Boat, cars. Fabulous restaurants, bars and shopping steps away. Check out Mt. Dora Chamber of Commerce for events.

Property Manager
Lisa Caravette
Member since: 2012
Speaks english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 21, 2018

About Lisa Caravette

My husband and I have been coming to Mt. Dora for 18 years and have always loved the 'feel' and the 'fit'. We are both nurses and plan to retire here. When we are here we are always busy and have met the most amazing people. We hope you enjoy Mt. Dora as much as we have.

Lisa Caravette purchased this house in 2011

Why Lisa Caravette chose Mount Dora

We are unique! One block from Donnelly Street! Many homes boast that you can walk to downtown but it may be a 10-15 minute walk. Our cottage IS downtown. We are quaint and cozy and kept the decor true to the period in which it was built. Also, we are one block from Lake Dora, the marina, the docks, boardwalk, nature trail as well as the park.

What makes this house unique

We looked for months for a cottage with the amenities we were wishing for. We wanted a downtown location - got it! We wanted to be close to the lake - got it! We wanted a 'cottage' feel - got it! Now you get to experience what we fell in love with all these years.


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in Mount Dora, Florida

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • long term renters welcome
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • tennis
  • water skiing


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"Someplace Special" in the very heart of downtown! CLOSEST to Downtown & Lake!!
average rating of 4.904762 based on 42 reviews

Location is the BEST

  • 5 of 5

The Mt Dora 1/2 Marathon & 5K is a race my sons have run for more than 5 years. This house is an ideal location to the race start/finish & we have stayed there multiple times. In the evenings a short walk across the railroad tracks & the lighted Marina is a nice place to stroll. It is also convenient to the Children's Park; while walking into town for dinner or breakfast is an easy walk even for a 4 year old child. Mt Dora is a wonderful little town in which to spend the Holidays. Nice owners ~ Cute House ~

  • Submitted: 1-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Tarpon Springs, FL

Great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

I think this was our third stay at Cara Mia. Love the proximity to town, love the cottage. All clean and everything you need is there. So nice to sit out back in the evenings when it was warm enough. In town but quiet location. We will be back!

  • Submitted: 19-Dec-2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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St Pete Beach, Fl

Really clean. Perfect location.

  • 4 of 5

This lovely two-bedroom home is refreshingly spotless. There's a daybed in the back room which can be used as a third bedroom. The house is located about one block from the lake, downtown, and the waterfront park. The furniture is comfy. The kitchen is complete. There's a washer-dryer. We parked our car in the driveway and didn't move it until we left town. We sat out back with our morning coffee and inhaled the peace and quiet and beautiful view; there's plenty of seating out back, as well as inside the house.

Important: there are no grocery or convenience stores anywhere within walking distance of the house.

  • Submitted: 30-Nov-2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful home!

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing stay and hope to visit again soon! This house is cozy and a great place for the family!

  • Submitted: 29-Nov-2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cute Cottage

  • 5 of 5

This little cottage is great! If you have young girls, they will love it!! My sisters and I stayed here for 2 nights. The beds are very comfortable and the location is perfect for seeing down town Mt. Dora. We did not cook, while we were there, but the kitchen seemed well equipped. It was very clean with plenty of towels, paper goods etc were provided. We enjoyed the seating out back. The owner, Lisa, was very easy to work with and even granted a special request that we had. We have been to Mt. Dora many times and have a friend there we wanted to see and of course shop. We will stay here again!!!!

  • Submitted: 8-Nov-2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Great location, park and walk! House is wonderful

  • Submitted: 29-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Nearest Airport
44 Miles
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Mt. Dora Country Club
Nearest Beach
147 Miles
Daytona Beach
Car: not necessary

Our cottage is one street away from Donnelly Street which is the heart of downtown Mt.Dora. There you will find restaurants, wine tasting, shops, and all the action yet situated on a quiet street with plenty of parking. Sit on the front stoop and enjoy your morning coffee and look at the lake or savor an evening cocktail on the covered deck in the backyard. Rent a boat or kayak from the Mt Dora Marina which is steps away and troll the lake or take in lunch at one of the many lakeside restaurants. Gilbert Park and the lighthouse is steps away and the sunsets are magnificent. We are approximately 45 minutes from Orlando and all the attractions


Feb. 7-8, 2015 40th Annual Arts Festival

Feb. 19-22, 2015 18th Annual Music Festival

March 14, 2015 14th Annual Taste of Mount Dora

March 28-29, 2015 Annual Spring Antiques, Collectible & Craft Show

March 28-29, 2015 62nd Annual Sail Boat Regatta

July 4th, 2015 Independence Day Celebration (fireworks over the lake)

Oct. 9-11 2015 41st Annual Bicycle Festival

Oct. 24-25, 2015 31st Annual Craft Fair

Nov. 7-8, 2015 21st Annual Plant & Garden Fair

Nov. 14, 20153rd Annual Scottish Highland Festival

Nov. 28, 2015 Light up Mount Dora

Dec. 5, 2015 55th Annual Christmas Parade

Dec. 5, 2015 23rd Annual Lighted Boat Parade

Dec. 5-6, 2015 Christmas Tour of Homes


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in Mount Dora, Florida

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Bicycle Fest 2018
Oct 4 2018 - Oct 7 2018
3 night minimum stay
October Craft Fest
Oct 26 2018 - Oct 28 2018
2 night minimum stay
Light Up Mt. Dora
Nov 30 2018 - Dec 1 2018
2 night minimum stay
Flat fee
January 2019 28 nights
Jan 1 2019 - Jan 28 2019
28 night minimum stay
February 2019 28 nights
Feb 1 2019 - Feb 28 2019
28 night minimum stay
March 2019 28 nights
Mar 1 2019 - Mar 28 2019
28 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit C$382.83
cleaning fee C$89.33
Tax Rate 10.0%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
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