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

Bedrooms Studio
Space 496 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 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 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 20, 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 Mt 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 Mt Dora, Florida

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 496 sq ft
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 ...
  • Kitchen
  • 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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(13 traveler reviews)

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Cottage Completely Remodeled in 2015 - Walk to Downtown - "the Dora Dream"
average rating of 4.3846154 based on 13 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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Byrnes Mill

Very Comfortable Cottage with Great Location

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I had a 5 night stay and enjoyed the location immensely. Downtown Mt. Dora is only blocks away. It's a wonderfully picturesque little town with excellent dining and shops.

The cottage is understandably small but updated with beautiful amenities and decor. It was an excellent situation for our stay. It has all the conveniences you need, but be aware that there is no dishwasher, and the washer and dryer are in a closet only available from the outside. Yeah, I guess I'm spoiled! We would definitely stay again for short term stays, but would probably need more space for a long term stay. This property is approximately the size of a hotel suite but with a fully functional kitchen and amenities. When deciding to stay here rather than a hotel, price and functionality of the property would probably win out.

  • Submitted: 27-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so happy you enjoyed your stay and our beautiful little town. It is always a delight to hear our guests are happy with the little cottage and our downtown. I hope you come again in the future or send your closest friends! Best, Karen
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Great first impression

  • 5 of 5

Bathroom was larger than expected in this immaculate little cottage. My wife and I stayed there three weeks before we had to leave because of a family issue. There was a small issue when we arrived where we could not find the owner and did not have the code for the door. After going to the realty next door they called a few numbers and got the code. After that there were no issues worth mentioning. The TV could be a little larger as it is hard to watch from the bed but OK from the couch. There is a large closet off the bathroom where we stored our clothes .

  • Submitted: 11-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Roy, I am so happy you enjoyed your stay and would love to have you back anytime. Thank you for all the little fixes you took care of. 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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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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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 Mt 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
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee C$265.38
cleaning C$112.79
Refundable Damage Deposit C$331.73

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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