Vacation Rental Forest Cabin in Lake City, FL

4 guests · 2 Bedrooms · 1 Bath

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Deer Cottage

Deer Cottage is a delightful two bedroom, one bath cabin that sits on a forested lot within yards of the Osceola National Forest where many miles of hiking, biking and birding trails await your exploration. In addition to the deer, the heavy forest canopy provides protection for smaller wildlife, offering many viewing opportunities for squirrels, wild turkey, raccoon's and the occasional armadillo who frequently wander into the yard.  

We call it, "Deer Cottage" as it's right in the path of the deer as they wander out of the woods across our yard to Sonny and Linda's across the street, munching on Linda's delicate roses. 


There is a $20 per night pet fee per pet. Limit two. Limit 20lbs each per our insurance.

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What Our Guests Are Saying

  • Osceola Cabin Free ATV Trails

    This is the ideal getaway for the true forest experience. I thoroughly enjoyed it and the hosts were very communicative and nice to deal with.

    Mark of Lake City, FL US
    Reviewed Sep 14, 2019

  • The house was clean, had a nice yard, fire pit, an

    The house was clean, had a nice yard, fire pit, and was very close to the trails.

    Vrbo Mike of s, / US
    Reviewed Jun 29, 2018

  • Relaxing place to stay. Owners are amazing!

    This was just what we needed. Nice, relaxing place away from the hustle and bustle of life and work. The owners are incredible- best communication I've ever had with a rental. Everything you need is i...read more.

    Vrbo Joy of /, / US
    Reviewed Jun 29, 2018

  • Cabin in the Woods

    All went well, Sharon was attentive, helpful and communicative. We appreciate her hospitality.

    Shannon Caldwell of Dd, FL US
    Reviewed Jun 29, 2018

  • New Years in the Osceola

    My family had a great time relaxing and walking around in the forest. The cottage is nestled within the Osceola National Forest. The home had everything we needed from new comfortable beds to 4 bike...read more.

    Michael of Miami, FL US
    Reviewed Jan 12, 2018

  • New Years in the Osceola

    My family had a great time relaxing and walking around in the forest. The cottage is nestled within the Osceola National Forest. The home had everything we needed from new comfortable beds to 4 bike...read more.

    Michael of Miami, FL US
    Reviewed Jan 12, 2018

  • Relaxing place to stay. Owners are amazing!

    This was just what we needed. Nice, relaxing place away from the hustle and bustle of life and work. The owners are incredible- best communication I've ever had with a rental. Everything you need is i...read more.

    Vrbo Joy of /, / US
    Reviewed Sep 6, 2017

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    Wild turkey visiting Deer Cottage

    Sure have enjoyed seeing all the wild turkey this year. They even tried to play a game of peek a boo with our resident campers. Of course the little t ...

Amenities & Accommodations

The cottage will sleep up to 4 with two bedrooms, one with a CA King bed and the other with two extra-long twins. There's a full kitchen with a small table for 4, plus a dining area that sits six. The kitchen has an electric 4-burner stove with an oven, a regular drip coffee pot as well as a Keurig Pod coffee pot. The refrigerator has an ice maker and is new from summer of 2023. There’s also a 6-quart crock pot, a panini maker. We also have a propane grill as well as a black-stone griddle.

 It has a 58 inch Amazon Fire TV in the living room as well as a small electric fireplace and a Train Mini-Split heater/air condition combo. There’s a 48 inch Samsung Smart TV in the yellow bedroom and a 32 inch Fire Stick TV in the green bedroom. We have Verizon 5G Unlimited Internet and all TV services are streaming. You can log onto your own account or watch my prime or Netflix. There’s also many free channels like FreeVee and such.

We have a washer and dryer in the garage that is shared with the owners in the winter when they are here. They are usually gone in the summer. Their RV is next to the garage. If the space is not being used you may add it to your rental if you have more than 4 people.

 It also has several outside sitting areas, including a back porch which is screened in,  a front deck that is great for basking in the sun. Spend your summer evenings sitting outside watching the fireflies rise up from the lawn and listening to the sound of whippoorwill in the forest trees. Bring your pole and fishing gear, dig a can of worms and head down to a pond or creek  that’s about 10 minutes drive, or to the Bar Pit 63, a small lake in the area to drop a hook.  There’s several small ponds off of 215 and Ocean Pond is only about a 15 min drive and offers fishing, kayaking, and skiing. If you're looking for real country, this is it.

Vacation Rental Forest Cabin Amenities

    • Air Conditioning
    • Full Kitchen
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Outdoor Grill
    • Wireless Internet
    • Free Parking
    • Keyless Entry
    • Firepit
    • Charcol Grill and Propane Grill

Rates

Rate PeriodDailyWeeklyMonthly
Standard Rates: Jun 19, 2024-Dec 11, 2025 (3 Night Minimum)$180-$190$900$2,000-$2,500
Surcharges for holidays and special seasons may apply. All currencies are shown in USD.

Winter Season, our most popular time is October - May 31, Summertime is hot and lots of mosquitoes, but still a great place to be! Rates are lower in the summer.

There is a $20 per night pet fee per pet. Limit two. Limit 20lbs each per our insurance.

Rental Policies and Conditions

Payments Accepted: Credit Cards, Personal Checks, Peer to Peer Payment, Bank Transfers.

No smoking inside, Smoking areas are setup outside at each entry.

There is a $20 per night pet fee per pet. Limit two. Limit 20lbs each per our insurance.

Sorry, but I do not rent to ATVers or Hunters as they are not a good fit.


Location

Located in the Osceola Forest, East of Lake City, close to the Olustee Battlefield, 30 miles from Itcheetucknee River, the Santafee, and the Suwannee Rivers. Great for hiking, fishing and tubing the river. If you're wanting to go see the Jags play, it's about 50 miles away, the Gators are about 40, and we even have our own little speedway if you're into racing. There’s miles and miles of trails that wander through the forest all around all the cabins. There's also many geocaches hidden nearby.


For those working during their stay, the cottage is 11 miles from the Lake City VA Hospital, 12 from the Lake City Medical Center, 8 miles from Haeco Air Craft plant, and 12 miles from Walmart.