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If you're looking for real country.. this is it. In the Osceola National Forest

Bedrooms 2
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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About the property

2 Bedroom, 2 bath cottage on edge of Osceola Forest, FREE ATV Trails closeby!

Dove Cottage invites you to the forest, and to a time of good neighbors, country roads and peace and quiet.

Located in the Mt. Carrie area, just east of Lake City, Dove Cottage is about 8 miles from Lake City Airport, 11 miles from Olustee Battlefield, ten miles from the VA and downtown, about 60 miles from the Jacksonville Beach, and 100 miles from St. Augustine. Oh, yes... bout 200 miles from Orlando.

This delightful cottage is a 2 bedroom, 2 bath, A-Frame home that sleeps up to 8, with additional sleeping areas available, if needed. Since its' back yard is the Osceola Forest, deer and wild turkey are frequently seen, and trails behind the house wind for miles into the forest, complete with many small lakes and one large one, Ocean Pond closeby.

It comes fully furnished, including; all furniture, kitchen pots, pans, dishes, linens, sheets, towels. All you need to bring is your clothes. It also has satellite TV and Internet and a 50 inch flat screen TV and a 32 inch in the upstairs bedroom. There's also a propane fireplace inside, as well as a firepit and grill outside.

Osceola Estates, a small country community of about 45 homes that sit in a niche that is carved out of the Osceola National Forest. Hunting, fishing, hiking, birding and ATVing are very popular.

Downstairs is a living, dining, kitchen, a front and back deck (screened in), one bedroom and bath. Upstairs is one bedroom and bath, and has a screened in deck on the front.

The downstairs bedroom has a queen size bed, and bath has a tub/shower combo, and the upstairs bedroom has six twins that can be setup as a twins or three California kings. Upstairs has a walk-in shower. There is also a mother-in-law cottage that if you would like to rent it for a larger group, can be setup for extra sleeping.

You will have a full kitchen, with a propane stove, microwave, coffeepot, and such, with seating for up to 4, plus extra dishes if you want to setup a picnic outside and such. The upstairs bedroom has a 32 inch flat screen TV. The living room has a 48 inch flat screen TV.

It's very peaceful and quiet out here. I love it, particularly in the fall and winter. Summer brings lots of mosquitoes and is not the perfect time unless you plan on staying inside a lot, that's why I charge less then.

We have central air and heat, but also have the propane fireplace, if you'd like to have a fire. There's also lots of bird seed here if you'd like to put it out for the birds. We frequently have the Palliated woodpecker in the yard as well as the occasional hawk and egret. Once in a while there will be rabbits, possum and raccoon. And, if you are an early riser, the deer are in the yard pretty much everyday about 5am.

Dove Cottage also has 4 bikes for guests use. They are simple Huffy 26 inch bikes, specially selected for dirt roads, and few mechanics, so that most anyone can ride them. If you are larger, or smaller framed, you might want to bring your own.

Pets are welcome for 10 per night fee. We provide a welcome kit for our furry guests that includes treats, toy and poop bags.

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Sharon Romine
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2017


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation cottage rental in Lake City, Florida

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 8
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • 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 ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Upstairs bath
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , Bedroom can be setup with a king and two twins, or four twin
  • Lower level bedroom has a queen bed
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 4 bicycles
  • long term renters welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
Daily housekeeping is available @ a charge of $25 per hour, so depends on what all you would like to have done; Dishes washed, beds made, etc.


Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Lake City Airport
Nearest Barpub
8 Miles
Hanger 7
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Gumswamp HIghtway 315
Nearest Ski
5 Miles
Ocean Pond
Nearest Beach
60 Miles
Jacksonville Beach
Car: necessary

Lake City, Florida Lodging, For Rent: 2 Bedroom 2 bath Cabin in the Osceola Forest, ten miles outside Lake City, Florida Short-term Vacation Rental located in the middle of the Osceola National Forest, great place for; great hiking, camping, horseback riding, Olustee Battlefield Historical Reenactment!1 hour to Jacksonville and less than 40 miles from the Gator Bowl (NFL Football), 25 minutes – Gainesville – (University of Florida and Gator National Speedway),1-1/2 hours to St. Augustine,2 hours to Daytona Beach,1 hour to Silver Springs/Ocala,3 hours to Tampa/St. Petersburg,2-1/2 hours to Orlando/Disney World, 25 minutes Gainesville Airport,1-1/2 hours Jacksonville Airport

Fishing the old time way... There's several small lakes back in the forest, about a five minute's walk away, and we have a reel and rod as well as several cane poles for fishing. You'll just have to dig worms or buy bait and line. We have a hoe waiting for you... :-)

Many people come for the ATVing, as the Osceola Forest has many marked ATV trails that are free to ride.

Hunting in Osceola forest is popular, too, deer, turkey. We have a freezer for your use and an outside cleaning table.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation cottage rental in Lake City, Florida

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter High Season
Oct 1 2016 - May 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jun 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection C$79
Departure Cleaning Fee C$134
Pet Fee C$13
Tax Rate 12.0%

Rate shown includes up to 4, $10 per night extra for each person or child 12 or older.

CANCELLATION: You may cancel your reservation up to 24 hours after booking with no cancellation charge. After this, stays cancelled 60 days or greater before arrival will incur a 10% cancellation or change fee. There are no refunds for stays cancelled 59 days or less prior to arrival. You may purchase Trip insurance, either from your preferred agent or Sharon Romine, owner/travel agent.

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