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Historic District's Crescent Moon Cottage

Bedrooms 2
Space 102 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Fully remodeled 1940's cottage 6 blocks from downtown Mt. Dora

Delight in the charms of the Crescent Moon Cottage, a fully remodeled 1940’s cottage in the Historic District, just blocks away from all the action in downtown Mt. Dora. It has the charm of the past and the conveniences of today. (Please review our other historic district cottages - Harvest Moon Cottage - property #810352 & Celtic Moon Cottage - property #948380)

Enjoy a relaxing getaway, in the fully furnished, 2 bedrooms, one bath, 1100 sqft cottage. Begin your day with a cup of coffee on the lovely enclosed sun porch or on the private back patio. Stretch your legs with a six block walk to the center of town. Browse the quaint boutiques and shops, have lunch at one of the many cafes, bars and restaurants. Watch the neighbors stroll by on a bench in Donnelly Park, view the sunset over the lake at the Mt. Dora Lighthouse, or catch a play at the Ice House Theatre.

Hungry? Prepare a gourmet meal in the fully equipped kitchen, and serve it in the vintage style dining room. Then as the night winds down, cozy up to a good book in an overstuffed chair in the living room. For the person that needs to be ‘connected’ the cottage is fully wired with cable and Wi-Fi.

As you succumb to sleep, climb into the king size bed in the master bedroom or one of two twin beds in the guest bedroom.

At the Crescent Moon Cottage you won’t “feel” at home, you’ll be at home.

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Debbie Fitzgerald
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018

About Debbie Fitzgerald

Although my husband and I grew up in Central New Jersey, we raised our three children in South Florida. For a period of time, the family was spread along the east coast from Florida to Connecticut. It wasn't until 2012, when the Navy transferred my son to Cape Canaveral, that we thought, this would be the perfect opportunity to re-locate to Central Florida. My youngest daughter was living in Orlando with her husband, and was attending UCF at the time. So, in December of that year, my husband and I moved from New Jersey to Eustis, FL and now, we enjoy our family being within driving distance of one another.

Since moving to Lake County we have fallen in love with the area especially, Mt Dora, just one town over. We love that there is always something happening on the 'Mount', from the festivals, to parades and races.

Debbie Fitzgerald purchased this house in 2014

Why Debbie Fitzgerald chose Mount Dora

Since Mt. Dora fits our lifestyle, we decided it would be our retirement town. So a year or so ago, we started wandering the streets looking for the perfect neighborhood to purchase a retirement home. We wanted a small mid-century home in the Historic District, on the parade route, close to town, that provided cottage style living.

Last summer we found the perfect house sooner than we expected; the Crescent Moon Cottage. Although we didn't expect to buy our retirement home at this time, we decided it was exactly what we were looking for and we'd probably never get another opportunity to purchase it.

So in April 2014 we became the proud owners of the Crescent Moon Cottage.

What makes this house unique

Every time I enter the Crescent Moon Cottage, a sense of calm comes over me. I'm not sure if it's the morning sun streaming in, or the coziness and comfort of the sun porch, or maybe the beautiful wood floors reminding me of the house I grew up in, all I know is, when I'm there, I'm home. And you will be too.


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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 102 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Historic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Master - 1 king
    Guest - 2 twin/ single
  • There is a twin bed on the sun porch that can be utilized if needed.
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


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Historic District's Crescent Moon Cottage
average rating of 5.0 based on 48 reviews

Beautiful Little Home

  • 5 of 5

Truly enjoyed my stay! The property is conveniently located, has all the amenities, spacious, clean and all the details are taken care of. I plan on renting the home next year when I return.


  • Submitted: 9-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The perfect cottage, location and host

  • 5 of 5

The Crescent Moon cottage is immaculate, it's in an excellent location for enjoying downtown Mt Dora, and it has a wonderful Host! This is the second time that we have stayed here and we have enjoyed it thoroughly both times, thank you Debbie for your attention to detail and warm hospitality ~ we will be back :)

  • Submitted: 20-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great stay in a great cottage

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay in the Crescent Moon Cottage. Some things we really liked:

- Cottage is in a great location, a short pleasant walk to downtown Mt Dora

- Nice gas grill and well-equipped kitchen

- Two parking spaces in addition to driveway parking

- For coffee lovers, a nice selection of coffee for their keurig with flavored creamers

Everything was in excellent working order. Household items were well stocked - enough to sustain a long stay with no intervention. Cottage was very clean inside and out. Decor was beautiful, cozy and charming. Hosts were friendly and responsive to questions. It was the perfect honeymoon stay. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: 8-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect place for a family with kids!

  • 5 of 5

Second time staying here and it was as perfect as before! Ages of our kids are 4 and 6! Home away from home comfort for everyone.

  • Submitted: 21-Jun-2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We absolutely love the place

  • Submitted: 31-May-2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Beautifully appointed cottage with that cozy vintage cottage decor. Close to everything!

  • 5 of 5

All the detailed touches and immaculately clean. This beautiful cottage is gets all high marks and 2 thumbs up! Lots of restaurants and quaint shops in a very welcoming friendly historic town that a car is not needed. Highly recommend!! ❤️

  • Submitted: 29-May-2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Orlando International Airport
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter Season 2018
Dec 31 2017 - Mar 31 2018
7 night minimum stay
Winter Season 2019
Dec 30 2018 - Mar 30 2019
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee C$128.12
Refundable Damage Deposit C$384.36
Cleaning Fee C$96.09

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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