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The Real Florida Vacation

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3 Bedrooms , 2 Bathrooms , Sleeps 8
Ocklawaha, Florida
Peaceful living in the Ocala National Forest, a perfect place to relax from the craziness of everyday life. Plenty of room for the whole family. Three large bedrooms with queen sized beds, plus a blow up mattress for extra guests.
Newly remodeled home with attractive colors and furnishings. Geared toward family fun; a game table with puzzles, board games, and card games. Foosball table for the competitive ones and a DVD player and 45 inch TV with Dish network for those relaxing nights. Fully equipped kitchen with service for 8; with a three seat counter as well as two tables, there is plenty of room to seat the whole family. Roast marshmallows at the fire pit and tell your best scary story.
Central A/C and heat will keep you cool in the summer months and cozy in the winter months. Plenty of yard for outdoor sports (family game of two ha...
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About the Owner, Luke G
Languages spoken: English
Calendar Updated: Today
Listed since : Jan 2017
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 5 reviews and 1 property
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Jacksonville, Florida
1 review
Reviewed 27 February 2017 for a stay in February 2017

The house was very clean and centrally located to my family's planned activities. Luke thoroughly and very quickly answered all my questions. On a rainy day, the home's family games and foosball table entertained us so much without anticipating! The house felt safe and was nicely surrounded by nature. Have a blessed time!

Management response:

Marie, Thank you for your wonderful review, I am so glad you had a nice time. We look forward to hearing from you in the future. Please send your friends our way. Best regards, Luke


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Concord, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 22 February 2017 for a stay in January 2016

We had access to great state and national parks. We borrowed some kayaks for a paddle down crystal clear waters. We used friend's ATV's to tear through the trails in the nearby national park. There was a great mountain bike trail nearby as well. One of the nicest things to do here, though, is to just stroll around the neighborhood....

Management response:

Mark, It was a pleasure having you as our guest. We look forward to your next trip down. Luke


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Ellen G
1 review
Reviewed 20 February 2017 for a stay in June 2016

Was looking for some family time. Biking, kayaking, boating and nights with board games and movies. I plan on repeating the week this year. Roomy, clean with comfy beds. Everything I needed and plenty of parking for the family.

Management response:

Ellen, Looking forward to your return trip, it was a pleasure hosting your family. Luke


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  • Air Conditioning
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Deck
  • Dining Seats (13)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Game Room
  • Grill
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (6)
  • Microwave
  • Parking
  • Private Garden
  • Queen Beds:(4)
  • Refrigerator
  • Safe
  • Shower Rooms (1)
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 4:00 PM
    Check out: 11:00 AM
Treat this home as if it were your own. Absolutely NO SMOKING!!! Make sure all trash is in the locking trash can. Be aware this is Bear country. Make sure any campfires are...
    1 Full bath
    1 Shower
    4 Kings
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Dates Min stay Per night Per week Per month
Default 2 nights
R 1 671
R 9 546
R 33 410
US$2 800
15 Dec 2017 -
31 Mar 2018
Peak Season
2 nights
R 1 909
R 10 739
R 40 569
US$3 400
Please note: rates may have been converted from the original local currency to South African Rand and are approximate rates that may change due to exchange rate fluctuation. Please contact the manager to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.
  • Damage Deposit: R 2 983 / stay - Deposit
  • Cleaning fee: R 776 / stay - Fee
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About the neighbourhood
The Ocala National Forest is a beautiful and peaceful area where you can find many fresh water springs. You can swim, snorkle, dive, rent kayaks and canoes. The water in the springs is 72 degrees year round. There is much to do, especially if you like the outdoors. Santos Trail Head boasts some of the states best mountain bike trails (bring your helmet!) they also rent bikes at the Santos Bike Shop. If you bring your ATV or other off roading vehicles, you will find hundreds of miles of groomed trails in the forest, a three day pass costs $10 per vehicle. There are endless lakes and rivers to fish on or go boating. You can book a scalloping tour during scalloping season out of Crystal River, which is about an hour away.
Getting around
A vehicle is necessary in order to get places.
Car recommended
How to get there
Airport: Orlando International Airport: 125.0 km
Railway: DeLand Station: 72.0 km
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, Nearest Beach: 95.0 km.
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