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Cottage Completely Remodeled in 2015 - Walk to Downtown - "the Dora Dream"

Bedrooms Studio
Space 46 m²
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Cottage Completely Remodeled in 2015 - Walk to Downtown - "the Dora Dream"

The "Dora dream" was completely remodeled in 2015 but retains the 1925 charm of old time mount Dora. Walk to shopping, dining, and numerous downtown events. This quiet, private location is less than one block off Donnelly St. in charming MountDora, Florida. The bead board ceilings and kitchen cabinetry set the tone of this early1900's beauty. Everything from floor to ceiling has been updated in the "Dora Dream". Another great feature of this property is plenty of room for RV or boat storage. The cottage was purchased from its original owner in 2015 and has a great deal of history associated with it. Includes CABLE TV and HIGH SPEED INTERNET connection. Will consider one small dog. Call owners to discuss 352-636-6579. This is a cute cottage with a separate full bath. Coffee Pot, Microwave along with a complete kitchen. Plenty of storage for bicycles, personal items, etc. The unit has a small washer and dryer for light loads.

Karen Levy
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 18, 2018

About Karen Levy

I am a life long resident in the Lake County area and proud owner of Coldwell Banker Camelot Realty with nearly 50 agents and 1 Billion in sales since inception. I look forward to meeting you and introducing you to this wonderful community. I have made many friends over the years and hope you will be a new one. Raising two daughters in this community has been a delight and now I have two beautiful grand daughters that are growing up here. The activities abound in Lake County, boating, fishing, shopping, the arts, great dining and enjoying the quaint town of Mount Dora are just a few. If you need any information about the area I am just a phone call away at 352-636-6579.

Karen Levy purchased this cottage in 2015

Why Karen Levy chose Mount Dora

The "Dora Dream" is about what is was like to live in a simpler time. Just one half block off Donnelly and a short stroll to shopping dining and the local library. In the 1930's residents would walk by this home on the way to their seasonal work in the orange groves. The previous owner was an important part of the local history. Quiet and private location.

What makes this cottage unique

We have plenty of room for your RV, boat or any large vehicle. It's all brand new. Includes washer and dryer for your convenience.


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

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 46 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Shower no Tub.
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , New Bed
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • sailing
  • tennis
A Great Private Cottage all updated in 2015 to include Washer and Dryer, Cable TV, High speed internet, Air Conditioning and heat. Its on its own private property with plenty of space for additional vehicles or an RV on request for additional fee.


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(11 traveler reviews)

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Cottage Completely Remodeled in 2015 - Walk to Downtown - "the Dora Dream"
average rating of 4.2727275 based on 11 reviews
Canton, Illinois

Great Dora Dream Experience!

  • 5 of 5

Our month-long rental was wonderful. We enjoyed regular walks with our dog and made a number of trips to downtown Mount Dora. Karen was a great landlord and was very low key. Although small the cottage it provided our needs at a reasonable price. The neighborhood was very safe and quiet. Thank you Karen and we highly recommend your small, but welcoming!

Our Best,

Scot and Denise Reynolds

  • Submitted: 2-Feb-2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Scot and Denise, It was a pleasure to have you. I am happy you enjoyed our beautiful little town and our quaint cottage! I look forward to having you back any time. Best regards, Karen
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Tampa FLorida usa

Cozy, comfy, clean-lovely visit, charming town

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was perfect! Bed & pillows were comfortable, many channels on the tv, heat & AC worked well, private,peaceful,quiet short distance from downtown. We had a wonderful Christmas in this cottage in Mt. Dora and would highly recommend. We wish we owned this cottage!

  • Submitted: 26-Dec-2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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2 0

This was a cute cottage with the feel of home.

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I enjoyed our stay. We had a great time visiting your town. The cottage was spacious for two. Did think the tv was too small when watching in bed and there were ants mainly in the kitchen. We thoroughly enjoyed the restaurants and shops just a short drive away and the weather was perfect. Thank you for a great stay.

  • Submitted: 13-May-2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cleveland, Ohio

We'll Be Back!

  • 5 of 5

It was a very enjoyable one full month stay at the cottage. While basically the size of a studio apartment, inside, it adequately satisfied the needs of my spouse and myself. It's well furnished so there was very few additional niceties that we wished we had. The Owner is very attentive and responds to, and quickly resolves any issues that may arise. Located about a mile from downtown Mt. Dora, it offered us a relaxing walk to enjoy the Mt. Dora's laid back atmosphere. Being physically active, it's location also allowed us to take advantage of the well-operated YMCA just a few miles away.

  • Submitted: 2-Apr-2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Karl! Thank you for your kind review. We created this place as a simple getaway for people just like you. We've made some improvements based on your stay. Take Care, Karen and ray
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4 0
Newport, Rhode Island

Think twice!

  • 1 of 5

The location is central to town and surrounding area, cottage is extremely small but comfortable. I enjoyed my stay. The problem is with the property owner, as an airbnb host and often guest I am respectful of the rules and of the property. I stayed for one month and when I left, I left the place as I would expect of a guest, the dishes cleaned, the linens in the wash and the floors swept fully aware the cleaning staff will prepare it for the next guests. After leaving I was denied my security deposit along with a laundry list of false accusations on the condition of the space.

I would highly advise anyone to fully document the condition both when you arrive and definitely when you leave. I have tried to contact Ray and to ask him for proof of his accusations with no response.

  • Submitted: 2-Mar-2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The Cottage looked like someone had lived there for two years. Spilled drinks on the furniture. Our business is about providing a quiet, clean and safe place for people to enjoy their visit here in Mount Dora. Check ALL THE REVIEWS and make your own decision.
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5 3

Very handy for everything in Mt. Dora

  • 4 of 5

The cottage is very clean and well done. You are close to all of Mt Dora with easy access to rt441 to go anywhere else. Ray and his staff were very helpful with my stay in the cottage and any other information I needed!!!

  • Submitted: 31-Jan-2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Country Club of Mount Dora, Red Tail
Nearest Restaurant
0.75 Miles
Several sit down restaurants
Nearest Beach
60 Miles
New Smyrna
Car: not necessary

Walking Distance to the heart of downtown Mount Dora with shopping, dining, and entertainment.


Rates & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer Speecial
Jun 1 2018 - Aug 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee C$94.26
Refundable Damage Deposit C$314.2
cleaning C$106.83

No Smoking, One small dog Considered Call 352-636-6579 to discuss. No Cats. Thank you for staying with us. Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. No Refunds for Cancellations.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
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