The SpaceFishing the old time way... There's several small lakes back in the forest, about a five minute's walk away, and we have a reel and rod as well as several cane poles for fishing. You'll just have to dig worms or buy bait and line. We have a hoe waiting for you... :-)
It comes fully furnished, including; all furniture, kitchen pots, pans, dishes, linens, sheets, towels. All you need to bring is your clothes.
hikingbehindhouse.jpg Dove Cottage is located deep in what is known as Osceola Estates, a small country community of about 45 homes that sit in a niche that is carved out of the Osceola National Forest.
Downstairs is a living, dining, kitchen, a front and back deck (screened in), one bedroom and bath. Upstairs is one bedroom and bath, and has a screened in deck on the front.
The downstairs bedroom has a queen size bed, and bath has a tub/shower combo, and the upstairs bedroom can be setup as a California king, or two extra-long twins, and has a walk-in shower. There is also a mother-in-law cottage that will sleep several that will be available by Thanksgiving, if you would like to rent it for a larger group then.
There's a propane stove, microwave, coffeepot, and such, with seating for up to 4, plus extra dishes if you want to setup a picnic outside and such. The upstairs bedroom has a 32 inch flat screen TV. Guest AccessIt's very peaceful and quiet out here. I love it, particularly in the fall and winter. Summer brings lots of mosquitoes and is not the perfect time unless you plan on staying inside a lot, that's why I charge less then. We do have central air and heat, as well as the propane fireplace.
The house is fully furnished with everything you should need, except food and clothes.
There's also lots of bird seed here if you'd like to put it out for the birds. We frequently have the Pilieated woodpecker in the yard as well as the occasional hawk and egret. Once in a while there will be rabbits, possum and raccoon. And, if you are an early riser, the deer are in the yard pretty much everyday about 5am.
For those who must have their electronics (like me :-) The living room has a 42 inch SMART TV, with Netflix, Pandora and such on it, and the bedroom upstairs has a 32 inch SMART TV. We have Direct TV, the second level package, I also have Satellite for internet. We are too far out for cable or dsl. There's also a lot of books for reading. Yes.. some people do still read. We have many of the classics there for you.
We also have deer viewing.. each morning, get up early, before the sunrise, and make your coffee quietly and go to the upper deck and relax. You're sure to see them slowly grazing on the flowers, stopping, flicking their ears at every little noise. Interaction with GuestsOur house is Sharon's Cabin in the Woods and is located right down the road. My husband and I live there part of the year and in Alaska part of the year, where I manage vacation rentals. If we're not there, Linda, our caretaker also lives right down the road, so if you need anything we're glad to help. The NeighborhoodWe love our neighbors. This is a country community, with most of them living here for over 30 years. If you see them out, wave and say hi, and they'll wave back. Be careful that they don't talk you into taking some of the greens they've grown, or juicy ripe tomatoes. There's only 40 homes out here and most all have been in their family for 50 plus years. Don't be surprised if you are invited over for a glass of ice tea and maybe even a little fishing in their stocked ponds. Getting AroundDove Cottage is about ten miles out of town, and a mile down a country dirt road. We love it out here. Deer frequently pass in front of you, so please drive slowly on the hard road, as well as the dirt. You'll also need to watch for wild turkey, which will waddle out in front of you. Other Things to NoteMany visitors bring their golf carts, ATVs, Gators, and even their horses (yes we have a covered area for them). They are welcome, just please be courteous to our neighbors as far as sound, and if you bring your horses... bring a shovel and take care of things as they drop. :-)