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Looking For Vintage Charm But Modern Convenience? This Is Perfect For You!

Bedrooms 2
Space 775 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 31 nights


About the property

Lakefront With Private White Sandy Beach & Dock, Deck For Grilling, WiFi

1949 cottage totally renovated in 2014 but all of the original charm is still there! Original pine wood paneling on walls & ceiling, fully furnished, new appliances, washer & dryer, 42" flat screen TV/DVD, fire pit and deck for grilling & enjoying FL sunsets. Beautifully appointed. We supply all linens, pots & pans, dishware - you name it. Just bring your personal items and groceries! You will love the character, serenity and central location. 20 minutes from The Villages and Ocala.

Woody & Rita Clymer
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 9, 2018

About Woody & Rita Clymer

My husband, Woody, and I purchased this cottage in January, 2014 as a place we could make memories with our children and grandchildren, and that we have! From the hours of sweat equity put in to the renovations and then on to enjoy retirement, birthday and graduation parties, not to mention holidays. This house is filled with love and you will find that in the details. We have lived in Ocala for 40 years. My husband is a retired Principal and I am a retired health care administrator. We have three children of which two are married and one is in college. We have four adorable grandchildren who we love to spoil rotten!

Woody & Rita Clymer purchased this cottage in 2014

Why Woody & Rita Clymer chose Ocklawaha

We had looked at other properties on Lake Weir, but when we looked at this cabin, even though it needed not only an aesthetic makeover, but a new roof, electric, plumbing, and hot water heater, we were drawn to it. I grew up in Leesburg, FL and spent many summers at Eaton's Beach not to mention this is the one spot I can still get the fragrance of orange blossoms! It feels like time stops here and you get the opportunity to totally unwind, enjoy the outdoors, the beauty of nature right outside your door (hummingbirds drinking nectar right outside of our living room window; eagles grabbing fish right out of the lake) but yet you are less than 30 minutes from a huge variety of restaurants, shopping, entertainment and night life. We are also approximately an hour and a half away from Orlando/Disney, Tampa, Jacksonville and the FL state line! Enjoy college or professional football, basketball or spring training. We have it all right here in Ocklawaha/Lake Weir, FL!

What makes this cottage unique

We love every aspect of this cottage! The lakefront views are beautiful, so much so we put our farmhouse table & 8 chairs on the porch (A/C & heat) so we could enjoy every minute we are at the lake. At sunset we light a fire in the fire pit on our deck with both its Adirondack chairs and bench seating and enjoy s'mores. Our "fishermen" bring home dinner from the lake, i.e., big bass, and we have a fish fry! Our family loves games and the cottage houses bean bag toss (or "corn hole" as we call it), Jenga, slip & slide, ring toss, shuffle board, kick ball, soccer, volleyball (including a net on the beach), beach toys and a variety of board games. I think we have something for everyone! Oakwood Village community is home to 15 cottages which are mainly vacation homes. Many are rented during the winter months and we enjoy getting to know our northern neighbors!


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation cottage rental in Ocklawaha, Florida

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 775 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 10:00 AM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • No more than two teenagers allowed with direct parental supervision.
  • Large parties or gatherings are not allowed.
  • Garbage/trash must be taken to county waste site every two days.
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Completely remodeled.
  • Glass enclosed shower. Even a chandelier in the bathroom! No tub.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , All linens provided.
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Twin trundle bed. All linens provided.
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • long term renters welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
You are "away from it all" at this lakefront cottage but within 30 minutes to one & a half hours of shopping, dining, entertainment, night life, tennis, numerous golf courses, horse farms, parks, lakes, springs, historic sites, horse farms, antiquing, universities, library, tourist attractions (Disney, Sea World, Universal, Busch Gardens), Daytona Beach/Atlantic Ocean and Crystal River/Gulf of Mexico (saltwater fishing). Homosassa Springs is a wonderful place for manatee watching during the winter months. The Villages and Ocala are 20 minutes away!


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Looking For Vintage Charm But Modern Convenience? This Is Perfect For You!
average rating of 4.5 based on 2 reviews

Sanctuary for the soul

  • 5 of 5

Everything about this sweet place is wonderful! I felt right at home with my 2 children. Everything you could need just like home... except BETTER! Very clean and cozy! Beautiful view, comfy bed and a safe, peaceful, quiet area. I especially appreciate the kind heart and hospitality of the owner Rita. Cant WAIT to return☀️

  • Submitted: 29-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We loved having you and thrilled you enjoyed our home! We would love to have you come back.
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Meredith, NH 03253

Very satisfactory stay on Lake Weir

  • 4 of 5

I found the accommodations, physical space/surroundings, during my two-month stay - to be pleasant practically and aesthetically. Everything was in working order and the amount and variety of basic provisions including basic household needs, washer/dryer, wi-fi, satelliite tv was welcome. They were several buildings in close proximity but there were no instances of unwanted noise or invasion of privacy. The location was mildly remote from some of my usual destinations but the trade-off regarding peace and quiet, privacy and lack of traffic was worth it. And the visual appeal of the Lake surroundings was also pleasant.

  • Submitted: 7-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Gator Joe's
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Numerous golf courses
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Big Bob's
Nearest Beach
65 Miles
Ormond Beach
Car: necessary

Lighted boat parade on Lake Weir in December, The Sharon Performing Arts Center in The Villages, the University of FL Performing Arts Center in Gainesville, The Appleton Museum and Ocala Civic Theatre in Ocala, First Friday Art Walk in Ocala, Farmer's Markets - Tuesday's in Lady Lake and Saturday's in Ocala.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation cottage rental in Ocklawaha, Florida

Rental Basis:
per property
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My Standard Rate
31 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection C$101.74
Cleaning Fee per booking C$257.56 + Tax

Home telephone service is not provided. Garbage removal is not provided by owner; tenant must remove trash from property every 2 days to local county refuse site (less than one mile). For mail delivery, tenant must acquire a post office box at Ocklawaha, FL Post Office (less than 1/4 mile).

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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