Lakefront Country Haven near Ocala & Forest -With Canoe, Lifejackets and Grill!

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Fridge, microwave, oven, stovetop
Smart TV, fireplace, DVD player

Overview of Lakefront Country Haven near Ocala & Forest -With Canoe, Lifejackets and Grill!

Entire home

Lakefront Country Haven near Ocala & Forest -With Canoe, Lifejackets and Grill!

4.9/5 Exceptional

Popular amenities

  • Kitchen
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet friendly
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Outdoor Space

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Sheets and towels washed at 140°F
Fort McCoy, FL

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationRoyal Manor Winery31 min drive
  • Popular LocationMarjorie Kinnan Rawlings State Park31 min drive
  • Popular LocationWild Waters Theme Park38 min drive
  • AirportGainesville, FL (GNV-Gainesville Regional)54 min drive

Space details

2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 7
1800 sq ft
Bedroom 1
    1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
    1 queen bed
Bathroom 1
    Bathtub/shower combo
Bathroom 2

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About this area

Fort McCoy

Located in Fort McCoy, this vacation home is on the waterfront. Local points of interest include Royal Manor Winery and Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings State Park. Discover the area's water adventures with jet skiing and scuba diving nearby, or enjoy the great outdoors with hunting and hiking/biking trails. Guests love the property's location for the sightseeing.

What's nearby

  • Royal Manor Winery - 31 min drive
  • Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings State Park - 31 min drive
  • Wild Waters Theme Park - 38 min drive
  • Silver Springs Nature Theme Park - 38 min drive
  • Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park - 56 min drive

Getting around

  • Gainesville Regional Airport (GNV) - 54 min drive

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Lakefront Country Haven near Ocala & Forest -With Canoe, Lifejackets and Grill!

Lakefront vacation home with kitchen and balcony
Absolutely stunning lakefront home (one of my 3 available to you) sits on 300 feet of shoreline on Miles Kale Lake in northeast Marion County (between Ocala, Gainesville, & Palatka) near Orange Springs, FL. Incredible renovations were recently completed including a fantastic addition. The Great Room of the house, built in 1949, sports beautiful tongue and groove wood paneling and a beamed ceiling. The new addition includes a convenient large gourmet, dine-in kitchen, a spacious laundry/pantry, a new full bath, and a fabulous screened porch overlooking the lake. Large Pella picture windows allow viewing the lake while cooking, dining, and relaxing. This tranquil lake retreat is minutes from the Ocala National Forest, numerous springs, the Ocklawaha River, and the charming towns of McIntosh and Micanopy. The dock is great for fishing and the lake for swimming. Miles Kale Lake is about 40 acres. Check out my other homeaway lake places -- listings 117133 and 910353.

Activities & Attractions: Tranquility, views, relaxation; swimming, fishing, boating -- sandy bottom, spring-fed lake; snorkeling in the springs; using nearby rivers (Oklawaha, St. John's); Silver Springs Amusement Center; University of Florida & Central Florida Community College; Ocala Horse Farms; McIntosh 1890's Days; Micanopy artist town; easy drive to either coast (Daytona or Cedar Key); Disney - 2 hours.

The house has new, outstanding mattresses in the bedrooms: a Supplepedic Memory Foam mattress, and a new Serta Pillow-top comfort mattress. The trundle bed in the sleeping alcove makes two twin beds and has two new single regular mattresses.
To accommodate a seventh person, there is a twin mattress under the queen bed in the master BR. It can be moved to the living room.

Other Lake Options: I have two other lake cottages. One is next door on its own acre. It is homeaway listing/Property ID 117133. This allows guests the option of having large groups or reunions close by to enjoy being with one another. I have rented both cottages for this type of gathering many times. Then, on the next lake over, big Island Lake, I have another fabulous home in the woods: homeaway listing/property ID 910353. It is a fantastic 2BR/2BA large redwood cottage with the option of a guest house on the same property. This retreat sleeps up to 9 comfortably. It too has a dock and boat house.
Air-conditioned accommodations at this vacation home offer fireplaces and DVD players. Rooms open to balconies or patios. Accommodations are furnished with dining tables and kitchen islands. Kitchens offer refrigerators, stovetops, microwaves, and cookware/dishes/utensils. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations and hair dryers.

Smart televisions are featured in guestrooms. Business-friendly amenities include safes and phones. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and irons/ironing boards. Housekeeping is provided on request.

Recreational amenities at the vacation home include a water park.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager

Edward Wynne
Speaks English, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows regional cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Health & Safety Standards (Hawai'i - USA)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • WiFi available


  • Refrigerator
  • Stovetop
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Electric kettle
  • Toaster
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Spices


  • Dining table


  • 2 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 2 bathrooms
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels provided

Living spaces

  • Fireplace
  • Living room


  • Smart TV with cable/satellite service
  • DVD player

Outdoor areas

  • Patio
  • Fenced yard
  • Barbecue grill
  • Garden
  • Firepit
  • Dock


  • Washing machine and dryer


  • Air conditioning
  • Heating


  • Pet friendly


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Safe
  • Housekeeping (on request)
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Phone

Location highlights

  • On the lake
  • On the waterfront
  • Near a hospital

Things to do

  • Water park
  • Fishing nearby
  • Water skiing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Hiking nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Hunting nearby
  • Jet skiing nearby
  • Swimming nearby
  • Cycling nearby


  • Sleeps 7
  • Unit size: 1800 sq ft (167 sq m)

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Minimum check-in age - 20


Check-out before 12:30 PM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions


Pets allowed
Restrictions apply; for more information contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a private host, not a professional engaged in trade or business
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Parties and events are allowed on site
Long-term renters welcome
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation

We should mention

Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation

Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 39 out of 43 reviews
5 - Excellent 91%
Rating 4 - Good. 3 out of 43 reviews
4 - Good 7%
Rating 3 - Okay. 1 out of 43 reviews
3 - Okay 2%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 43 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 43 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%

5/5 Excellent

Relaxing getaway
Wonderful property in a peaceful lake setting. Cottage had everything we needed and lots to do in the area.
Stayed 2 nights in Dec 2021

5/5 Excellent

Amazing stay!
We stayed here for a short Christmas get-a-way and had a blast! House was as described, stocked with plenty of linens and kitchen utensils/appliances and super well kept. We stayed with our kids and dogs. Dogs enjoyed the porch and yard (beware of sand spurs, lol!) Kids had SO much fun climbing the trees, catching minnows, running around with flashlights at night and sitting around the campfire! Our neighbors were great and we shared a fire with them Christmas evening. We had the pleasure of meeting Ms Wanda, who brought us firewood and she was very nice as well! Overall, we thoroughly enjoyed our Christmas vacation and will definitely be back! Thanks Mr Wynne!
Stayed 3 nights in Dec 2021

5/5 Excellent

Just what I needed
I was looking for a place to escape and unwind for a few days and this place was absolutely wonderful! Beautiful trees, a dock over the lake and a huge firepit for a campfire. The house was super clean with a comfortable bed and the kitchen was stocked with everything we needed. My only complaint was that the living room furniture was definitely not the comfortable looking set shown in the pictures. We didnt spend much time indoors anyway!
Stayed 2 nights in Dec 2021

5/5 Excellent

This is our second trip to the Wynne Property and just as enjoyable as the first! Clean, comfortable, and charming with a gorgeous view. It feels very safe and the kids enjoyed the games and canoeing with their Dads!

4/5 Good

Relaxing stay
My family of 5 plus a friend had a wonderful stay. The lake was very peaceful and we had a wonderful time relaxing outside. Loved having the canoes to take out on the water. The house is very cute and had all we needed. I do a lot of cooking and had all the needed appliances. Unfortunately the coffee maker was broken so that was a bit of a bummer but we managed. The area is not really conducive to long walks but my kids were able to find a trail to walk along. Bring bug spray!! We brought our dog which made for an extra bonus and she loved it. The people in the house next to us did see a few gators (I did not) at the edge of the grass so I watched to keep my dog out of the water. The drive to the springs was a bit of a distance but it worked out fine and they are beautiful! If your looking for a place where you can also enjoy long walks this probably isn’t the best choice. Would recommend if you are looking for a cute place and nice relaxing stay on a quiet lake.