Ocala Forest Lakeside Lodge

Astor, FL



Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2
Sleeps 6
No rental rates available - please contact the owner
Type: Home
Description of the Astor vacation home rental
A 3 bedroom, 2 bath lodge including all the amenities of a home. Fully furnished with a complete kitchen that has all the cooking conveniences including inside grilling. The kitchen opens onto a big open living room with vaulted ceiling decorated in natural cedar. Dining room is off the kitchen and a serving bar separates the dining area from the kitchen. French doors open up to a large screened deck overlooking the water that offers beautiful sunset vistas. Glass enclosed front porch for sitting or enjoying a spot of lunch.

Fully air conditioned comfort with ceiling fans in all rooms. Laundry room has washer and dryer. Bedrooms have direct access to a bathroom, bath or shower. Master bedroom has its own master bathroom and shower.

The lodge is set on a chain of 10 pristine lakes suitable for swimming, canoeing, fishing, kayaking and general water sports. Camp Ocala is on the adjacent lake that hosts canoe, kayak and skulling camps throughout the year.

The Ocala Forest has hiking paths with an entrance 2 miles from our property.

The owner's residence is adjacent to the lodge.

Walter E. Schmidt

Area Info
The property is set inside the Ocala Forest on Hwy 19, 4 miles south of Hwy 40. Its 45 minutes to Ormond Beach on the east coast and 1 hour and 40 minutes to the Gulf of Mexico on the west coast. Disney World is 1 hour and 30 minutes south.

Mt. Dora, FL is a favorite spot for antique, art and musical events throughout the year and is 45 minutes south.

In general, all the attractions of Central Florida are easily accessed by this location, including the Daytona Beach Airport, 45 minutes away, Sanford Airport, 1 hour and 15 minutes away and the Orlando Airport, 2 hours away.

Juniper Springs and Alexander Springs are minutes from this property. Both offer swimming. Canoeing or kayaking down
these runs to the St. Johns River is an exciting adventure.

The St. Johns River, just 6 miles from the property offer fishing, boating and access by water to a myriad of places, including Lake George and Silver Glen Springs, Blue Springs and its winter population of Manatees.
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