Our Central Florida home is located 12 miles southeast of Ocala (about 20 minutes driving), close to Ocklawaha and Bellevue on the north shore of Lake Weir in a quiet neighborhood. Enjoy almost nightly concerts at the Ocklawaha Opry. Ocala National Forest, Silver River State Park/recreation area are close by. Enjoy the less touristed area of Florida offering fishing, boating, swimming, scuba diving, snorkeling, underwater spring fed caverns and caves, explore the 300,000 acre Ocala National forest, hiking trails, horseback riding, target shooting, hunting, biking, lakes, rivers, kayaking, golfing (about 10 courses) offer unlimited outdoor adventures. Old oak trees with Spanish moss, tropical plants grace the area which also house small wild monkeys , wild turkeys, deer, an occasional alligator, cranes and much other wildlife.
Ocala is the horse capital of the USA and several of the Kentucky Derby winners were raised here. Marion County offers 183 lakes, 9 springs and many archeological wonders, beaches, rivers etc. Centrally located between Daytona Beach (40miles) on Atlantic Ocean and Crystal River(35 miles) on the Gulf side, Orlando/Disney World 50 miles, Tampa (Bush Gardens etc.) is about 70 miles. Kennedy Space Center (50 miles), cultural Gainesville 40 miles with world class entertainment. The Villages Retirement community is 15 minutes south, offer daily concert and outdoor dancing.
Ocala itself has a population of about 60,000, offers restaurants, movie theater, antique shops, shopping malls, Performing arts center, Ocala Symphony, Civic theater as well as visual arts center, Appleton Museum of Art, Don Garlits Museum of Drag Racing, Brick Center for the Arts, Discovery Science and Outdoor Center, College of Central Florida theater, Florida Carriage Museum, Marion County museum of History galleries. and much to Crystal River/Homosassa Springs to see the manitees.
You can enjoy the incredible offerings from the nature around you such as bird watching from your vacation home which offers a quiet respite from all the exploring that is offered here. In the large yard many trees and shrubs enhance your relaxation. Two 18 hole golf courses(Lake Diamond & Silver Springs Shores) are within 5 minutes.
The 1989 built home is modern and well equipped for easy living. From the covered front porch (facing east) you walk into the very spacious newly beige carpeted living/dining area which boasts 11 foot high ceilings. In this area you'll spend most of your time reading, watching TV or listening to a DVD, reading or just relaxing. A modern comfortable queen size couch and pillows, modern reading chair with ottoman, two upholstered accent chairs, a teal colored glass cabinet enhance the color scheme of white and teal. Amenities include a 42' HD television, radio with Ipod docking station, DVD player, books, internet and maps lets you relax and enjoy the peaceful setting. Nice wall art throughout the house relax your senses.
The new 2016 modern kitchen features all stainless appliances consisting of dishwasher, fridge/freezer, stove with oven, microwave oven, blender, toaster, plenty of dishes and glasses as well as cooking utensils. Granite counter tops and a bar with two stools for easy eating. The flooring has been changed to a new modern sand tile floor which compliments the new granite counter tops and new kitchen white cabinets.
From the dining room a sliding glass door leads onto the screened in new FLorida room for easy outdoor living and bird watching, which features a barbecue grill, four outdoor chairs, a fold down sofa and tables with a view of the shrubs and trees in the large yard; here you can view and listen to various birds.
Also from the dining room another door a door leads into the large single car garage and the utility room which has the washer/dryer, a work bench and storage, two bikes which belong to the owner and may be used by guests at their own risk and expense for any repairs required.
The inviting large, carpeted master bedroom features a king size bed, two night stands, lamps and an ensuite bathroom with tub and overhead rain rain shower, windows in both rooms are to the back yard. The bedroom window has light block-out shades and drapes.
The other bedroom/office/den has two twin beds which can be put together to make a king, a computer desk and chair. The second bathroom is off the hallway and also features full tub with overhead shower, vanity. Linens, blankets, king size comforter and towels are provided.
Nature location with much wild life like eagles, song birds, sand cranes, etc.. Park with picnic tables, fishing lake with pier, children's play area are two blocks and within short walk from house.
Ocala has a population of about 58,OOO, is the seat of Marion county. Ocala is the horse capital of the USA, where several Kentucky Derby winners originated. Enjoy the area's annual horse racing event and HITS Grand Prix as well as horse auctions etc.. Silver Springs River offers glass bottom boat rides for viewing the amazing underwater crystal clear springs which abound in this area.
Ground level home with large back yard, many plants. Palm trees enhance the front yard. A screened in 20x10 enclosed Florida room makes for relaxing outdoor living. This is a quiet residential neighborhood with little traffic, except locals.
The single level spacious home offers a shaded front porch. Entry is into the carpeted Great room offering comfortable seating for four, 42inch color TV, WIFI, DVD player, coffee and side tables, shelving, couch, three chairs, books, tourist information. Mostly original art decorate the walls; the raised 11 feet high walls provide a very open feeling.
Off the living area is the new 2016 kitchen with all stainless steel appliances, modern tile flooring, granite counter tops, counter with two bar stools; the open dining area is located off the kitchen offers a dining table with four matching chairs.
From the kitchen you exit to the enclosed Florida room10x20 feet which has four lawn chairs, eating table for two, fold down couch, barbeque. Plants have been planted around this area. From the dining room you enter to a single car garage, which houses the full size washer/dryer; two owner's bikes which may be used by guests at their own risks. A new stationary exercise
bike is also found here, also for use by guests at their own risk.+ More