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)


6 reviews


    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
  • 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."

  • 5/5

    If fishing and relaxing are on your agenda, this is a perfect home. Mid-century modern furnishings and updated in all the right places. Centrally located in the Harris chain of lakes. Close to Mt Dora with an abundance of boutiques and restaurants. A leisurely boat ride through the canals was most enjoyable. The owner and the manager checked in with is at the right time to make sure we had everything we needed.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Published March 7, 2023
    Manager's Response:

    From the owner: "Melissa, thank you for your five-star review! We are so thrilled that you enjoyed your stay with us. We appreciate your compliments on the furnishings and updates and are happy to know you experienced the beautiful Dora Canal and charming Mount Dora during your stay. You were a great guest and we hope to host you again soon"

  • Great location, clean and well equipped.


    Brought our boat. Boat ramp was close. Home is well equipped and clean. Nice dock. Most everything was new. We have a VRBO place and these folks know how to do it right! Highly recommend! Very nice place.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Rick H.
    Published January 10, 2023
    Manager's Response:

    From the owner: "Thank you, Rick, for the 5-star review and kind words about Heron Hideaway! We love it when our guests are able to enjoy the Harris chain of lakes when they stay with us. We hope you will choose to stay with us again soon!"

  • Fantastic Place!


    We absolutely loved our stay at Heron Hideaway! The place was beautiful, well decorated, pristinely clean, well stocked kitchen and lots of little touches that made our stay comfortable! We loved watching sunsets on the dock, playing foosball, and exploring downtown Mt Dora! We will definitely be back - hosts were wonderful and so accommodating!

    Published November 29, 2022
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