Stately turn of the century home, owned by single family for the past century. 5 bedrooms, large dining room, newly renovated porch with windows all around. The porch has plenty of room to eat or to sit on a rocker and enjoy the lake view. Property has newly installed central heat and air make this a perfect vacation place year round. Wide lawn brings you down to lovely Kingsley Lake, which has a white sand bottom. The family friendly dock has room for adults to chat, read, and sun bathe while the children swim and play on the beach. Kingsley Lake is one of the cleanest, most beautiful lakes in Florida, with lots of fish! There is a kayak available for use, and nothing beats an early morning jaunt around the lake when the birds are chirping and everything else is quiet. The property is just outside Starke, FL, and about 45 min from Jacksonville shopping, culture and the Panthers, and 45 min to Gainesville / Florida Gators stadium. Only 1/2 of the lake is occupied as the other 1/2 is home to Camp Blanding, a military base. Kingsley Lake is quiet and peaceful and a fabulous place to refresh from busy lives. While we're new to VBRO, this is the place where our returning families build beautiful memories, year after year; we've seen toddlers grow up to young men and women and then bring their own families to this idyllic spot of paradise. ** We are Dock #141** There are several full time residents on the property who you may run into on the dock from time to time during your stay, particularly in the evenings or on the weekends. The MAXIMUM number of guests permitted is 10 (including daytime guests, if any). If the size of your party is larger than 10, regrettably, this will not be an appropriate property for your vacation. The property is made available as a restful respite for families and loved ones, and is not offered as a "party house" or for extremely large gatherings. ANY VIOLATIONS OF THE 10 GUEST MAXIUM WILL RESULT IN THE LOSS OF YOUR SECURITY DEPOSIT. We ask that you be respectful of this lovely old home and its limitations, and book only if you wish to use it for its intended purpose as a place for a wonderful old fashioned family vacation. PLEASE ALSO NOTE: There is NO PUBLIC BOAT LAUNCH on Kingsley Lake at this time. Military and other authorized users may contact Camp Blanding who generally allows military and ex-military to use their boat launch (if the boat launch is open). You may not launch a boat or jet skis from the property -- unless you can obtain permission to use Camp Blanding, you will not be able to use boats or other motorized watercraft during your stay. Finally, LINENS ARE NOT INCLUDED, so please review the bed sizes carefully to ensure you bring what you need for the bed and whatever towels you feel you will need. Preferred Check in time is at 12 noon on Saturday, and check out time is at 3:00 Friday. Of course, we will make every effort to accommodate your needs as to timing, subject to the house manager's availability and the needs of other guests. Further information will be prior to check-in.