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Grasshopper Lodge Rustic HandCrafted Cabin Florida

Enjoy the gorgeous sunsets over Grasshopper Lake
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8 reviews
Enjoy the gorgeous sunsets over Grasshopper Lake
Secluded, cozy, and romantic hand-crafted rustic cabin in the Ocala National Forest near Orlando
Open great room with high ceilings and wood-burning stove/fireplace
Hand-crafted cedar kitchen
King-size bed with hand-crafted cedar headboard
Firepit in front of the cabin
Back porch with gas grill and firewood
Beware of attack bear!
The view from the living room
Write your novel here!
Come on in to a cozy, warm 'palace in the woods'
SIt on the porch and watch the Sand Cranes
Screened porch with comfy outdoor seating
Follow the grey/red brick road...
Large front porch for relaxing
Shaded by tall sand pines
A view of the cabin from the dock
Out the front door to an 'unpopulated' chain of lakes
Burl-wood coffee table - OK to put your feet up!
Comfortable sitting area in living room
Cypress floors, sand pine walls and ceiling
Cedar litchen with all appliances
Talavera sink in bathroom
Bathroom with full-size tub and shower
Super-comfy bed!
The view from the bedroom
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1 Bedroom , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 2
Astor, Lake County, Florida
Secluded, cozy, and romantic hand-crafted rustic cabin rental in the Ocala National Forest near Orlando Florida

An amazing retreat on Big Grasshopper Lake in the Ocala National Forest. Sit on the dock and watch amazing sunsets, then enjoy a cozy evening in front of the wood-burning fireplace. Go hiking, canoeing, fishing, birdwatching in the Ocala National Forest, and then have dinner prepared in the gorgeous, fully-equipped cedar kitchen. Crafted from all-local wood, the cabin features cypress floors, knotty sand-pine walls and ceilings, cedar doors and trim. Spacious great room and open kitchen facing Big Grasshopper Lake. Bedroom features Sealy Posturepedic King Size bed with rustic cedar headboard. Totally secluded - built on an old in-holding that was privately owned when the Ocala National Forest was created, this property is part...
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About the Owner, David G
Response Rate: 100 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 3 days ago
Listed since : Mar 2015
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 8 reviews and 1 property
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Listing #FKN6319416
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Reviewed 26 July 2017 for a stay in July 2017
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Amazing secluded little cabin. The owner makes you feel like you're staying at a friends home, Stocked better than my own home, with things to do (i.e. kayak , canoe, movies, games, etc). My wife is already planning another trip to this cabin.

Management response:

So glad you enjoyed your stay, and thanks for the nice comments. Looking forward to your return to Grasshopper!


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Reviewed 22 February 2017 for a stay in January 2017
people found this review helpful

We found wonderful solitude close to hiking and exploration opportunities. David designed a cabin retreat true to its rustic roots with tasteful updates and decor. Can't believe this is Florida and not the northwoods! We enjoyed relaxing on the porch or dock after our daily adventures, and enjoyed the indoors during a gentle overnight rain. We appreciate the detailed driving...

Management response:

Thanks Judy and Ron! So glad you enjoyed your stay at Grasshopper. Come back soon! ---> David


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Kelly Z
Dunedin, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017 for a stay in January 2017
people found this review helpful

We sincerely thank David for this piece of heaven on earth and for even allowing this cabin to be rented. This place is absolutely beautiful and unforgettable. We had the most relaxing and peaceful vacation we have ever experienced. The lodge itself is thoughtful from end to end. Everything you could possibly want and need is there, from central air...

Management response:

Thanks Kelly! Grasshopper Lodge will be waiting for your next visit. ---> David


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  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Blender
  • Boat Available
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (4)
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Grill
  • Kettle
  • King Beds:(1)
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (4)
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Porch
  • Refrigerator
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Waterfront
  • Water Views
House rules
    Ask about kids
    Ask about pets
    Smoking not allowed
    1 Full bath
    1 Super King
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About the neighbourhood
Rustic Cabin Rental near Orlando Florida

The Great Florida Outdoors is At Your Doorstep

In the Ocala National Forest:
•Hiking, Fishing, Canoeing/Kayaking, Birdwatching, Horseback Riding
•Alexander Springs Recreation Area nature trails and spring-fed swimming area
•Juniper Springs Recreation Area nature trails and 7-mile canoe/kayak run
Car recommended
How to get there
The dirt road in to the cabin is a relatively poorly maintained Forest Service Road. At times it can be a bit rough – as in ruts, potholes, and rises and drops that would be difficult for a low slung car. If there is substantial rain, some of the larger dips in the road will fill with water, and can be 6-8” deep for 10 feet or so. As a result, we recommend that you leave your Porsche at home, and take the SUV, Pickup Truck, or Van for this adventure. If you have no such option available, let us know, and ask for an update on the current road conditions.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, Horse Riding Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 64.0 km.
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