coronavirus 19 edit:
It's always been our policy to clean/sanitize before & after each guest. Also, our county is safer than most of Florida & the USA. We're in a quiet part of Ocala with only a few neighbors within 100s of feet. We're close to the 200 hub, 1.5 mi from a high school, & on a paved road. So, we're not in the middle of nowhere. The apt is private, no one else lives or can rent in the cottage. Our home is abt 100 feet away (far/close enough for added safety & host assistance).
Nestled on our gated ranch, is a charming 1/1 studio apartment featuring a fully furnished combination bedroom living room, a kitchenette and full bath. Travel down the scenic road and enjoy the sights on your short drive to all of the amenities.
Available for you is a private cozy apartment ready to sleep, feed, and entertain two to four people depending upon the relationship among the guests. For example, 2 parents and 2 children can be accommodated. When booking a reservation, please include anyone sleeping over as a guest. When you are ready to retire for the night, sink into your comfy queen size bed. There is also a double futon bed that converts to a couch or as a chaise couch. Recent additions to the rooms include a lovely wood bureau (chest of drawers) and a portable garment rack, recently installed new carpeting, newly purchased larger stainless steel refrigerator, bakers rack, and a granite top kitchen island.
For sustenance, certain breakfast items will be provided as well as certain cooking appliances. Breakfast items will include 100% Arabica bean coffee, whole milk, decaf coffee upon request, teas, orange juice, soda, bottled water, beer, cereal, popcorn, and a variety of fresh fruit, cheese, and hard boiled eggs. We also provide fresh baked breakfast items such as muffins, bagels, and croissants. Margarine, cream cheese, and preserves are always included as well. Various paper goods and utensils such as microwaveable plates and bowls, plastic silverware, metal utensils, and coffee mugs are provided for your convenience. For longer stays, menu will vary. Feel free to use the refrigerator, microwave, toaster oven, automatic coffee maker, and outdoor charcoal grill (complimentary charcoal). We also have additional cooking appliances available upon request. If you are in the mood to grill, grilling utensils are provided. We also have a firepit and wood provided for our guests just outside the apartment for those cool evening nights. If you prefer to dine outside, there is a patio table with chairs outside the studio apartment. Perfect for a star gazing night. There is also a glass dinette set for convenient eating (seats four) inside the kitchenette area.
When you're ready to settle down for some entertainment, feel free to make use of the LED wall mounted TV. Direct TV is provided with recorder to record programs. We do offer continuous wi-fi internet. However, the data plan for this area is too limited for high data use (i.e. streaming video).
We offer a full bath with large shower, continuous hot water, and a vanity with sink (with storage) located near the bathroom. Our property has natural Rainbow Springs delicious spring fed well water. You and your guest will have your own continuous on demand water heating system (tank less).
To keep you warm (in winter) or cool (in summer), your apartment comes equipped with central air and heat thermostatically controlled. When you want to get some fresh air and enjoy the outside, feel free to relax on the outside chairs provided or sit while you have a cup of coffee on the patio table.
**Please Note: for children age 16 or under, there is no additional charge. Please include children as guests when booking your reservation.
Our gated and paved property sits on a quiet scenic road. We are surrounded by thoroughbred horse farms, lush pastures, granddaddy oaks and even see an occasional horse rider. There is also a biking club that rides along our property line, on the scenic road and you might even see classic cars driving by. Right across the road, is a stretch of the Live Oak Stud Farm. The cows often stop by and graze right across from our property entrance.
Just minutes away is the Sholom Park with its beautiful botanical gardens and lovely winding trails. Perfect for picnicking, meditating, reading a book, taking pictures, fitness (walking trails), or feeding the huge koi fish.
As far as restaurants, groceries, banks, stores, and gas stations, just travel down the 200 corridor, the hub for the above amenities and the Paddock Mall.
HITS (Horses In The Sun) will be relocated over to the World Equestrian Center (WEC) in 2020. We are located approximately 10 minutes from where the World Equestrian Center is being constructed. HITS features horses from around the country competing in a number of different types of equestrian events. Open to the public. The World Equestrian Center will offer year round eventing as well as other venues.
Silver Springs State Park and the Glass bottom boat tour is well worth checking out. Rainbow Springs, Rainbow River, and Devil's Den are popular vacation spots. Want more great points of interest? How about the Ocala National Forest?
Ocala, Florida, USA