Welcome to the Lake House Getaway
Welcome to the Lake House GetawayMaster bedroom features queen bed and private french doors to outsideA view of the path from the house to the lakeWatch the sunset from the end of the dockFlorida Cypress welcome you along the dock walkwayGame room features, wet bar, 9\' pool tabel and big screen T.V.Main living area features large sectional, gas fireplace and vaulted ceilingsA view of the lakeMaster bath features granite counters, jacuzzi tub and walk-in showerScreen Porch with gas grill and dinette
550 Southeast 18th Street, Melrose, FL 32666



Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2.5
Sleeps 6
Per night $200
Per week $1,200
Type: Home
Description of the Melrose vacation home rental
Come stay in our private home on beautiful Lake Santa Fe. Our home is open to travelers just passing through or looking for a week long getaway. You will enjoy a retreat like setting in this custom lake-front home with access to the entire property including; spacious living area, separated game room, and private dock. In the living area, enjoy a fully stocked kitchen and plenty of seating including a large sectional for comfortable lounging while watching the game or a movie (via Netflix or Blu-ray disc) on the 50" flat screen television.

The large covered screen room provides a perfect setting for enjoying your morning coffee and home cooked breakfast. A built in gas grill can also be found on the screen porch, providing easy access rain or shine, for that grill master in your party.

For those rainy afternoons, make your way to the attached game room which includes a wet bar, full size pool table, ping pong, and an assortment of games or puzzles to choose from as well as its own big screen television.

Step out of the screen room onto the back porch and into the yard where you can play your favorite lawn games or continue on down to the water and enjoy the private dock and beach area which provide ample room for swimming, boating or just relaxing in the sun.

The property sits on the east side of one of the largest lakes in Florida with breath taking sunsets year round. Quoted by world renowned biologist, Tom Morris to be "the Queen of Florida lakes"; Lake Santa Fe is a 5,850-acre (2,370 ha) spring-fed lake that offers abundant wildlife, excellent fishing and recreational boating with two public boat ramps only minutes away. Our guests enjoy the serenity of a quiet getaway with all the necessary conveniences only a short drive away.

The following accommadation options are also available and include a home cooked breakfast on weekend mornings:

$150 / night
Accommodations for 2: provided in our private queen suite which includes; a queen size bed, French doors leading to the back porch, and a private custom bathroom featuring dual sinks on granite counters, Jacuzzi tub, and walk in shower.
Accommodations for 4: provided with two bedrooms, each has a single bed (1 queen, 1 double) and a private bathroom with a full size rain shower/bathtub and dual sinks.

Karen Ward

Area Information
Only 20 miles east of Gainesville and the University of Florida, Melrose is a small (approximately 3500 residents), charming, unincorporated community situated about midway between the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico. Once famous in the 1800's as a tourist destination, it is known for its growing art community. This unique area in North Central Florida with its many beautiful lakes has been attracting visitors and residents for over 135 years.


Property Rates

Begins Ends Week
Weekly Monthly Min
Jan 01 2015 Nov 30 2016 $200 $200 $1,200 $3,600 2 Nights
Dec 01 2016 Mar 31 2017 $200 $200 $1,200 $3,000 2 Nights
Check In: 4 p.m. Check Out: 12 p.m.
Deposits: $400.00 fully refundable security/damage deposit
Payment Options: PayPal
Other Fees: Cleaning Fee $50.00


Owner Supplied Testimonials

August 2013

Ward Family,

We can not thank you enough for sharing your peaceful, beautiful and restful home with us. Our boys enjoyed fishing, boating , and looking for treasures along the shoreline. We made great friends at Bluewater Bay and the bait store! Not too mention Fryers in Melrose when Mom and Dad did not wnat to cook. Having a vacation that your teenage children look forward to sharing with you is well... "priceless". As for Mom and Dad we loved the sunset and late night walks to the dock. We will be back!

Thanks again for trusting us with your home,

Andy, Kristy and family from Alachua, FL

August 2013

We would like to thank y'all for sharing your Lake House with us. We had a great time there, we most enjoyed skiing and tubing on the lake, as well as just being able to hang out and play pool. Highlights include the nightly brim fishing and morning archery practice in the back. We were lucky to be able to enjoy a weekend at your house, and look forward to the next time.

Danny (and friends) from Gainesville, FL

Thank you Karen!

Your home and property are beautiful! We had a wonderful time. Especially out on your back deck and, of course, out on the lake.
I'll be happy to fill out a review. And we'll definitely keep you in mind for any future trips!

Hope you had a nice Labor Day weekend as well.

Anne from Tampa, FL

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