Rustic Vacation Rental with a Charming Dock in Ocala National Forest, Florida

Astor, Florida (United States)

Rustic Vacation Rental with a Charming Dock in Ocala National Forest, Florida

1 unit
2 guest capacity
Private Bathroom
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  • Children allowed (2-12 years old)
  • Private Barbecue
This rustic vacation rental is located beside Big Grasshopper Lake in the Ocala National Forest near Astor, Florida, and can accommodate up to two guests. The master bedroom has a luxurious king-size bed, views overlooking the lake, and an LCD television with a DVD player. Additional guests are welcome to sleep on the living room sofa but this is not a pull-out sofa bed. In the bathroom, guests will find a toilet, a sink, and a combination shower and bathtub. Linens and towels are provided.

In the open living area, guests will find a cozy sofa, an LCD television with home theater system, and a wood-burning stove with a glass door. There is also a dining room complete with a cedar dining table. The fully-equipped kitchen comes with a refrigerator, a freezer, a gas stove with an oven, a dishwasher, a microwave, and a coffeemaker. There is also an electric kettle, a toaster oven, a toaster, a blender, a selection of spices, and all cutlery and utensils. Other amenities include heating, air-conditioning, a washer/dryer, and a telephone for local and long distance calls. There are ceiling fans in the living room, the bedroom, and out on the porch.

Outside, there is a screened porch, perfect for reading a good book or enjoying a relaxing evening drink. There is also an outdoor gas BBQ grill and a firepit with a picnic table. A kayak and canoe with paddles and life vests are available for adventures out on the lake. Glampers can enjoy discovering the local area before returning to unwind in the comfort of this beautiful vacation retreat.


  • 1 King-size bed
  • Linens and pillows
  • Electricity
  • Running water
  • Hot water
  • Heating
  • Air conditioning
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower
  • Toilet
  • Sink
  • Towels
  • Private Kitchen
  • Cooking basics
  • Fridge
  • Coffeemaker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Freezer
  • Washing machine
  • Fireplace
  • Fan
  • Dining table
  • Private Lounge/Living room
  • Dining room
  • Parking
  • Private Barbecue
  • Deck/Patio
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Telephone
  • BR/DVD player
  • Television
Guests will have all the amenities they need to have a comfortable stay in Florida. Inside, there is an open plan cozy living area with a television, a home theater system, and a wood-burning stove.

The screened porch provides an outdoor sitting area perfect for dining al fresco while there is also a picnic table, an outdoor gas BBQ grill, and a campfire fire pit. The dock is also the perfect place to take in the magical sunset with a cold drink in hand.

Location + Surroundings

  • National Park
  • Forest
  • Lake
  • Mountain
  • River, stream or creek
This stunning property is located beside Big Grasshopper Lake in the Ocala National Forest. It is only 50 miles from Orlando and 40 miles from Daytona Beach, making it the perfect base to explore the surrounding area of Central Florida. Glampers can enjoy exploring the nearby area and return to the cabin to relax in the surrounding serene wilderness.

The town of Astor is only a 15-minute drive and has a variety of eateries, bars, and marinas to discover. The nearest airport is Daytona Beach International airport, which is just under 40 miles away.


  • Hiking
  • Horseback riding
  • Swimming
  • Fishing
  • Wildlife watching
  • Meditation
  • Biking
  • Stand-up paddleboarding
  • Water sports
  • Kayaking/Canoeing on-site
  • Golfing

From enjoying outdoor pursuits in the Ocala National Forest through to a day trip to Disney World, Universal Studios, SeaWorld, and the Kennedy Space Center, guests will be spoilt for choice during their stay. Glampers can enjoy hiking, fishing, canoeing, kayaking, and horseback riding in the nearby forest. There are opportunities for birdwatching and nature trails at the Alexander Springs Recreation Area. The Juniper Springs Recreation Area also has nature trails, as well as a seven-mile canoe and kayak run.

Other nearby attractions include Lake George, natural springs, the De Leon Springs State Park, and golfing at the Golden Ocala Golf and Equestrian Club. Glampers can also enjoy a trip to the beach, with the renowned Daytona Beach close by.

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Accommodation Rules

  • Check-in: From 03:00 PM
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Children allowed 2-12 years old

Cancellation policy

24-hour free cancellation
Fifteen: Cancellation is free up to 24 hours after your booking is confirmed and at least 15 days before check-in.

Additional Information

This property is pet-friendly, however, guests should inform the hosts in advance about what type and size it is.

Smoking is not permitted inside.

Guests will need an SUV, a pickup truck, or another high-ground-clearance vehicle to make it to the cabin due to the poorly maintained roads.

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