LAKEFRONT COTTAGES IN CENTRAL FLORIDA

\"The Wine Cottage\" named for its purple trim and a favorite drink of mine.
\"The Wine Cottage\" named for its purple trim and a favorite drink of mine.The queen sofa bed has a built in air mattress. A gas fireplace  in living area.Clean, modern, fully stocked kitchen with gas range and dishwasher.Queen bed in partitioned bedroom area overlooks lake and moss covered trees.Gazebo for socializing at sunsetA photo of all five cottages in the old fish camp taken from the lake side.Covered boat slips and a boat ramp so bring your boat.Spectacular sunrises over Florida\'s 4th largest lake.
17314 1st St, Montverde, FL 34756

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Overview

Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Sleeps: 2
Type: Cottage
Per week: $375
Per month: $1,300
Pets allowed: No
Internet: Yes

Description of the Montverde vacation cottage rental

Lakefront cottages in the heart of Central Florida close to Disney and Universal theme parks but worlds away from congestion and commercialism. This cottage is one of five spotlessly clean, completely remodeled cottages in a quaint "fishcamp" from the 1940's. (See link below for property listing 48242) The surroundinding grounds are beautifully kept and very peaceful.
Three larger cottages are occupied year round and two cottages are available for short term rental. We are friendly and welcoming while respecting privacy and tranquility. Located in the picturesque "old Florida" town of Montverde, this cottage has a large wood deck and sits on a bluff overlooking the 4th largest lake in Florida. Private boatramp and covered boatslips for guests so bring your boat. Or, use our canoe or rowboat, or ask for a ride on our pontoon boat. Spectacular views and amazing bird and alligator sightings will delight all naturalists.
Completely furnished with fully equipped modern kitchen. Bedroom area has new, very comfortable, queen mattress and bedroom set. A queen pull out sofa bed is in the living area which is divided from the bedroom area by a 7' partition wall.
No maid service. Free WiFi and Direct TV.

Area Information

Florida's beautiful hill country is dotted with lakes and orange groves that surround the small town of Montverde 15 miles west of Orlando and five miles east of Clermont in Lake County. Old, oak trees covered in Spanish moss, house bald eagle and osprey nests. You can walk three blocks to tennis courts, the library, town parks and post office.
Bicyclists come here from all over the world to ride on our scenic back roads and the West Orange Trail. Golfers come for our famous golf courses and perhaps spot some famous golfers living in Windermere only 20 minutes from Montverde.
Of course, children of all ages come for Central Florida's theme parks, only a 30 to 40 minute drive from the cottages. The "Wizarding World of Harry Potter" just opened at Universal Studios. Sea World is close as are the fantastic Disney theme parks. Busch Gardens, the Space Center and Florida's fabulous beaches, on either coast, are all within an hour or two drive - just a day trip away.

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Jan 01 2014 May 31 2015 - - $375 $1,300 1 Week
Check In: 3 p.m. Check Out: 11 a.m.
Lodging tax: 11%
Deposits: $200 to $500 deposit (depending on length of stay) will hold your reservation and will be deducted from total due at check in.
Payment Options: Personal Check
Other Fees: If you want to leave the cottage clean with dishes in the dishwasher and used linens piled on the floor, there is no extra cleaning charge. If you need to leave in a hurry or don't want to bother, you can choose the $40 one time cleaning option. Your choice at check in.

Amenities

  • Beds

  • 1 Queen Bed
  • 1 Sofa Bed
  • Features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Lakefront
  • View (Lake)
  • Canoe
  • Full Kitchen
  • Linens Provided
  • View (Water)
  • Deck
  • Heating
  • Parking Included
  • Waterfront
  • Dock/Boat Slip
  • High Speed Internet
  • Porch
  • Appliances

  • Blender
  • Dishwasher
  • Oven
  • TV (Cable/Satellite)
  • CD Player
  • Gas Grill
  • Radio
  • Toaster
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Hair Dryer
  • Refrigerator (Full)
  • VCR
  • Coffee Maker
  • Iron
  • Stove
  • Washer/Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Microwave
  • Activities

  • Boating
    (onsite)
  • Playground
    (<1 mile)
  • Basketball Court
    (5 miles)
  • Theme Park
    (20 miles)
  • Canoeing
    (onsite)
  • Restaurant
    (<1 mile)
  • Gym/Fitness Center
    (5 miles)
  • Amusement Park
    (25 miles)
  • Fishing
    (onsite)
  • Tennis
    (<1 mile)
  • Racquetball
    (5 miles)
  • Aquarium
    (25 miles)
  • Kayaking
    (onsite)
  • Golf
    (1 mile)
  • Movie Theater
    (6 miles)
  • Live Entertainment
    (25 miles)
  • Lake
    (onsite)
  • Horseback Riding
    (1 mile)
  • Bowling
    (10 miles)
  • Miniature Golf
    (25 miles)
  • Bicycling
    (<1 mile)
  • Grocery Store
    (3 miles)
  • Pool
    (10 miles)
  • Water Park
    (25 miles)
  • Hiking
    (<1 mile)
  • Shopping Area
    (3 miles)
  • Winery
    (10 miles)
  • Zoo
    (25 miles)
  • Park
    (<1 mile)
  • Volleyball Court
    (3 miles)
  • Hunting
    (20 miles)

Other Vacation Rental Amenities

Lake County is in Florida's hill country with its many quaint,old towns and wonderful little shops and eateries. It is also near Orlando with its active night life and theme parks. Come visit our small town of Montverde, close to everything but far away from the noise and commercialism.

Reviews for this vacation cottage rental in Montverde, Florida

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Evony Phil

Shanghai

Great place for rest and relaxing

We stayed for 16 great nights, very peaceful after a day spent at the theme parks. It's a very lovely place, the view is great, out of the way of the city. This is a great location to mix going to Disney and Universal yet being in a rural natural location for just relaxing. It's cozy with a great kitchen including a full stove and oven with everything you need provided. We had plan to alternate one day as a typical tourist, the next in just do nothing mode and this was the perfect location for it. We did not plan it that way but we ate out just once, we would pack a small lunch before we left and some bottle water then go to one of the parks. We ended up not buying a single food or drink item inside any of the 6 parks we visited. Everything else we cook right there, We spent about 2/3rds the money we planed on. If you have work to do the internet is great, and you can work on the back porch over looking the lake.

Jacqueline Ley Brown

Owner's reply:

Thank you, Phillip. What a wonderful review! Please come again.
Jackie

Robert Schuerch

Warrenton,NC,USA

As always perfect!

This was our third year in a row staying here. We love it. Great accommodations, great hosts.

Jacqueline Ley Brown

Owner's reply:

Thanks, Nancy. You are great guests!

Pam Bohannon Rich

Bowling Green KY

Wine Cottage at Montverde Fl.

Great Place!! Fantastic view of Lake Apopka and its wildlife. My husband and I rented the cabin for a fishing trip. We fished many different lakes. The lakes were all in a short distance from our cottage. The owners (and family) were extremely nice people and very helpful. The "fish camp' gives you the privacy you want, as well as being only a short distance from restaurants and shopping. Great Location!! We hope to return.

Jacqueline Ley Brown

Owner's reply:

Thank you, Pam and Steve. We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay with us. Hope to see you again. Loved your beautiful fishing boat!
Jackie

Jean Laplante

Wickham, Qc, CAN

Perfect stay.

Very friendly people. Nice place. We loved it. Everything was great. We will be back.

Wanda Gay Bruce

Indiana

ENJOYED OUR STAY

Jacqueline was so gracious she had everything you needed in the Wine Cottage. The area has a nice town that you could take morring or evenings walks and be safe. The cotaage was very relaxing and quiet. It was nice to go down to the dock and fish or just relax. Everyone who lives in the area was so nice and friendly.

Freda Oldenziel Stresman

Pembroke, Ontario, Canada

MontVerde Lodge (Wine Cottage)

Very clean, compact Cottage in a lovely quiet setting away from all the hustle & bustle of urban areas.Enjoyed sitting on our deck watching alligators floating in the lake and listening to all the birds etc. around us. Although the cottage can sleep 4 we feel it is really ideal for a couple. Even though the other cottages are quite close the neighbours were wonderful and your privacy is totally respected and you can feel like you are completely alone. Ideal for a couple who want a relaxing stay where it is nice and warm while winter is happening at home Our hosts made us aware of local attractions, shopping areas etc. and were quick to help if any problems arose. All in all we certainly enjoyed the month we stayed at this location.

Chris and Paula

Chattanooga, TN

The Perfect Honeymoon

After a long drive from Tennessee to the Wine Cottage, we were greeted by Jackie and were blown away with both how absolutely nice and caring she is, but also just how beautiful the cottage is. We were tired after a 13 hour drive, and she was so sweet and even offered to cook us breakfast. The cottage overlooks a beautiful lake with hammocks and a deck to relax on and enjoy the view. We spent quite a bit of time at our cottage because it was so relaxing, peaceful, and just all-around wonderful. The large bed was comfortable, the kitchen was clean and the sofa bed was cozy for when we wanted to relax in the living room and watch movies. It's less than five minutes to Publix, and twenty minutes to Orlando. It's private, so we had a nice, quite honeymoon with lots of alone time to lounge and do as we please. Jackie was an absolute blessing and did everything she could to ensure we had the perfect honeymoon, which we definitely did, thanks in great part to her and her amazing cottage. It's a great deal, was easy to keep tidy, and in a perfect location. I highly recommend it to everyone, especially couples who want to relax and need privacy. Book this for your vacation or honeymoon - you won't regret it!

Bridget Johnson

Becker, Minnesota USA

A whole new Florida experience.

We can't wait to go back. Nice to get away from the commercialism of Orlando. The host and hostesses were the some of the nicest people we have ever met. We felt more like family than renters. This is the place to be if you like to hang out by the lake and just enjoy the peace and quiet. The cabin was very comfortable and clean. Its a really nice community, very "old Florida"feel. Not far from good food and shopping. It was neat to see all the old orange groves in the area.

Ian Hutchinson

Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Canada

The best week ever

The family that own and manage this place are simply wonderful. So are the cottages. My wife and I wanted a location close to Orlando but rural and on the water. And close to some good golf. We got all we asked for an more. The cottages and the property are lovingly cared for and the owners have thought about just about everything. Watching the sun go down and come up from the deck and watching the gators and herons at play (not together) was simply amazing. You will love this spot if you like quiet, clean and cozy.

Nancy Miller

Auburn, Michigan

Very nice rental

We enjoyed our stay at the cottage. It was clean and peaceful with a wonderful view of the lake. Location is great - close to everything we wanted to see. The owners are wonderful people and made things feel like home. I will be recommending this to family and friends.

William Brook

Phoenix, Az, USA

Great little cottage, lake and trees

I was looking for a place that is reasonable, quiet, warm and with good scenery, along with good neighbors. I was very pleasantly surprised when I arrived, seeing both the lake and the huge old live oaks with Spanish moss. The owner and brother's family who live next door gave the guests a great pontoon boat ride the next day. They were there in another cottage for the weekend, and hospitality went on and on, including a great chili dinner on Sunday night. So it is easy to say that there is a family feeling there. Although it was quiet all day, it was at night as well. Aside from great music on several channels on the TV, the bullfrogs also provided quite a chorus, and the black sky had hundreds of stars and constellations. The kitchen is very well stocked, including all the spices you could want. My week there was wonderful! Just bring a cell phone (no phone), and see if the wireless connections can be improved. Dr. Bill

Owner Supplied Testimonials

Guestbook

First, let us say how much we enjoyed our stay in Montverde. Where did the time go? The view was beautiful and it was so very peaceful and relaxing there. Everyone was so nice and welcoming. Thank you so very much.
Elaine and John, Rochester, NY

So beautiful and peaceful. I read books and watched the alligators while my husband rode his bicycle on the trails. Together we explored the little shops in the small towns of Central Florida. Our grandkids came down for a week and we took them to Disney. Perfect, cozy little cabin for us. Thank you. David and Pauline S. Rochester, NY

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Jacqueline Ley Brown

Jacqueline Ley Brown

727-656-4454

More about the owner
  • School:

    Universityof Florida BA, Rider University MA, Stetson University,JD
  • Work:

    Retired Attorney - Labor and Employment Law
  • About:

    My husband, Bill, and I recently retired. We are in our mid 60's and trying to relax a little more. The old fish camp with its quaint cottages and old marina is a labor of love for us. (Actually, Bill says it is more labor and less love.) The fish camp was owned by my parents but after their passing...
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