A fun-filled Florida escape awaits at this Ocala vacation rental! This 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom property provides a comfortable, convenient home base — complete with features like a washer and dryer, a modern kitchen, and a screened-in pool area for relaxing on sunny afternoons. Opt to venture out and enjoy easy access to the Ocala Downtown Square and beautiful state parks. Attend events at the World Equestrian Center and take a day trip to Disney World or Universal Studios to top off your getaway!
AREA ATTRACTIONS: Don Garlits Museum of Drag Racing (4.4 miles), GatorWorld Parks of Florida (16.5 miles), Ocala Downtown Square (18.6 miles), World Equestrian Center (22.5 miles), Appleton Museum of Art (22.7 miles), Silver River Museum & Education Center (23.5 miles)
OUTDOOR RECREATION: Ross Prairie State Forest (10.9 miles), Rainbow Springs State Park (17.8 miles), Rainbow River (19.5 miles), Silver Springs State Park (23.9 miles), Ocala National Forest (36.5 miles)
DAY TRIPS: Gainesville (50.8 miles), Orlando (69.6 miles), Universal Orlando Resort (69.6 miles), Walt Disney World Resort (71.9 miles)
AIRPORT: Orlando International Airport (77.7 miles)
The house was nice. It had newish furniture. It Looked clean but it wasn't. My bare feet got So dirty walking Inside the house. The bottom of my pants and the dog beds, blankets picked up a lot of " hitchhiker" weed pods. So the cleaning service Clearly are not using a vacuum or a mop. There aren't any waterproof mattress covers. The body fluid stains on the king size bed are Frightening, from top to bottom. I took a picture but I can't post it here. I found trash under the bed and a dog toy full of moldy food. I dropped my hair tie on the floor beside the master bath vanity, picked it up and it was covered in dust/ filth.We had to wipe down the outdoor furniture to use. The pool needs to be cleaned even though it's too cold to swim. I was going to do a load of laundry but the washer was full of dirty towels. That's probably where most of the wash clothes were. This was my first time renting a vacation home. I'm not sure we will do this again. It Clearly was not worth the money that we spent on it. I recommend getting another cleaning service and please get that mattress steam cleaned with Bleach so your future guests won't be as grossed out as I was.
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Owner's response: "Michelle, the right vacation home is everything, and we're disappointed that we did not give you the 5-star experience we are accustomed to providing our guests.
- There is no excuse for the home not being 100% guest-ready clean and sanitized. We are in the home now and doing a deep clean to ensure that nothing gets missed in the future. We have had some issues with our cleaning crew and will be looking at new cleaners. I can't say I'm sorry enough to make this right but I want you to know that I will do what I can and if you were to return please know that this would not happen again.
We do all we can to make the best possible stay, and we look forward to this property hosting many satisfied guests. We will continue to deliver the 5-star experiences we know we can deliver."
Not the best, not the worst.
Hi Amanda, we passed your comments on to the homeowner who would like to share the following: We do our very best to uphold high standards of hospitality for our property and provide all of our guests with an exceptional experience. We're sorry to hear that your stay did not meet your expectations. As we value guest satisfaction, we appreciate your feedback and we will inspect the home and address any concerns if necessary. We do all we can to make our home the best possible experience, and we look forward to this property hosting many satisfied guests.
Interior was as pictured, pool lanai had aged but screens were replaced while we were staying, so all new. Quiet neighborhood and easy to I-75. Only points off were just location being far from Ocala downtown. Property manager Kelly went out of her way for us and returned every call/text. That extra bit of service made this a 5* review from our family!
The pool was a refreshing temperature with the screened in porch. It made for a relaxing stay!
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Over a great little vacation..minor things needed attention.. but we were greeted and taken care of appropriately..
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