Waterfront Lake Dora Escape w/ Private Dock & Slip

Property ID: 475736TavaresFLUS
Sleeps 63 BR2 BA
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Enjoy direct access to the Harris Chain of Lakes at this lakefront vacation rental! This 3-bedroom, 2-bath Tavares retreat is perfect for families or group getaways and offers a full list of amenities, a private dock, and breathtaking views from every room. Bring your boat to explore the Dora Canal, take a dinner cruise on the Dora Queen, or make the short scenic drive into Mount Dora for arts & crafts festivals. Guests can also enjoy easy access to Orlando amusement parks, only 45 minutes away!


  • Kitchen
  • Waterfront
  • Free Parking
  • Wireless Internet (WIFI)
  • Washer
  • Laptop Friendly
  • Essentials
  • Central Heating
  • Central Air Conditioning
  • Self Check-In


Location Details

ON THE WATER: Lake Dora access (on-site), Tavares Seaport (1.4 miles), Jones Brothers Air & Seaplane Adventures (1.4 miles), Wooton Park (1.4 miles), Wooton Park Boat Ramp (1.8 miles), Tavares Boat Ramp (3.0 miles), Rusty Anchor Mount Dora (4.3 miles), Palm Island Park (4.9 miles), Ferran Park (5.5 miles), Hickory Point Recreation Park (6.7 miles)

OUTDOOR EXPLORATION: Wooton Park (1.4 miles), Tavares Nature Park (3.5 miles), Lake Idamore Park (5.1 miles), Hidden Waters Preserve (5.7 miles), Trimble Park (8.8 miles), Pine Meadows Conservation Area (8.9 miles)

EATS + DRINKS: Havana 1959 Cuban Cuisine (0.9 miles), Taco Time Mexican Grill (1.2 miles), Asian invasion (1.3 miles), O'Keefe's Irish Pub & Restaurant (1.4 miles), Puddle Jumpers Lakeside Grille & Bar (1.5 miles), Tiki West Raw Bar and Grill (1.5 miles), The Argonaut Bar and Lounge (1.5 miles), Nautilus Coffee Co (1.5 miles), Hurricane Dockside Grill (4.2 miles)

EATS IN MOUNT DORA: Cafe Gianni (4.3 miles), Olive Branch Mediteranean - Italian (4.4 miles), 1921 Mount Dora (4.5 miles), Fiesta Grande Mexican Grill (4.5 miles), Fifth Avenue Streatery (4.8 miles)

LOCAL HOT SPOTS: Dora Queen (1.8 miles), Lakeside Lanes (2.7 miles), Dora Canal (2.9 miles), Jungle Zone (3.2 miles), Epic Theatres Mt. Dora (3.6 miles), Mount Dora History Museum (4.4 miles), Mount Dora Ghost Tours (4.5 miles), Mount Dora Historic District (4.5 miles), Mount Dora Lighthouse (4.9 miles), Mount Dora Golf Club (5.7 miles)

DAY TRIPS: The Villages (24.7 miles), Orlando (37.2 miles), Universal Studios Florida (40.2 miles), Walt Disney World® Resort (42.6 miles), Daytona Beach (61.7 miles)

NEARBY LAKES (Under 9 miles): Lake Eustis, Lake Harris, Lake Denhan, Lake Griffin, Lake Yale

AIRPORTS: Leesburg International Airport (7.4 miles), Orlando Sanford International Airport - SFB (35.9 miles), Orlando International Airport - MCO (48.4 miles)


9 reviews
  • Comfortable and Quiet


    We enjoyed our stay. The house was perfect. The owners also provided some coffee, seasonings and cleaning supplies which we have not seen in other rentals. We rent every summer and this home has more supplies than any other place we've ever rented. It made for a great week.

    Published June 13, 2024
    Manager's Response:

    From the Owner: "Ivan, thank you so much for taking the time to leave a 5-star review of your stay at Heron Hideaway. We're thrilled that you enjoyed your time here and appreciated all the extras we've added to make our home feel special. We want our guests to spend their time relaxing, not running to the store for essentials. We are so glad that we hit the mark there for you! Thanks again for your kind words and it would be a pleasure to have you back again soon!"

  • Cute lake house with everything you need


    This house is just as described. We appreciated the fully outfitted kitchen, clean spaces and great views of the lake.

    Published April 28, 2024
    Manager's Response:

    From the owner:"Dear Debra, thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a wonderful five-star review! We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your stay and appreciated the kitchen amenities, clean spaces, and great views of the lake. Your kind words truly make our day. We hope to welcome you back again soon! Warm regards."



    This house has amazing overall energy and flow. It was very comfortable and well-suited to us. The sunsets are unbelievable...WOW. ~Gratitude to the owners for sharing this lovely property.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Published November 16, 2023
  • Beautiful waterfront home with gorgeous sunsets


    Came to town to celebrate a family member’s 80th birthday and needed a comfortable gathering place for the family. This lovely home was perfect for allowing my family to all be together. The home was decorated beautifully, with new, cozy furnishings. It was located right on Lake Dora and very conveniently located between Mount Dora and Tavares, allowing quick access to all the fun happenings that take place. We were able to sit out on the dock and enjoy a gorgeous sunset and even watch a plane land as the sun was setting. How cool is that!!! The check in and check out process was very easy. The host had a binder nicely prepared with wonderful information about the area and contacts for all your needs that might be necessary. The house had everything we needed. Very well thought out. There was even a darling sign that listed local restaurant ideas. The signage around the house was very helpful. We loved this place and didn’t want to leave. In addition, the host was very accommodating and quick to respond to our questions. We look forward to the next time we are back in town and hope to stay even longer.

    Published October 17, 2023
  • This is a Great Home to Rent!


    We booked an extended stay at Heron Hideaway and could not have been happier with our choice of homes. It is beautifully redone and the pictures are a 100% match. In addition to the three bedrooms there is plenty of extra space and we enjoyed having so many places for storage.

    The kitchen is fully stocked with more than anyone would need and it was nice having the televisions, foosball table and other amenities. The internet speed worked great for our video calls (two of us were working).

    The lakefront location is picturesque with amazing sunset views and birdwatching in the morning.

    The location is excellent, just a short drive to Tavares for restaurants or spending time in downtown Mt. Dora.

    While we didn't have any problems while we were here, the owners checked in on us frequently and were always available for any questions.

    We highly recommend Heron Hideaway and hope you enjoy it as much as we did.

    Louis Kievit
    Published September 4, 2023
    Manager's Response:

    From the owner: "Thank you for the lovely review, Louis! It was a pleasure to host you for your extended stay! Your review highlights all the reasons we love Heron Hideaway too and we would love to host you again if the opportunity arises."

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