Melrose 3BR 3BA Home

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Lake Front Luxury in a quiet community. 3/3 Pool Home (master on main) on beautiful Lake Santa Fe (over 5,000 acre lake) Melrose, Florida

  • Home
  • 3000 Sq Ft
  • 3 (Sleeps 6)
  • 3
ID: #26891
Monthly Rental $4500
If you are looking for a true private escape, this is the place for you. The home sits on 3 fenced in acres, with 2 gated entrances for easy entrance and exit. You can take in the sunsets every night from the lanai overlooking the pool and lake, or head down to the dock for a breathtaking view of Lake Santa Fe and the Melrose Bay. The Bay is a no wake zone section of the lake which allows you to enjoy swimming, fishing, kayaking, without the worry of boats flying past.

The kitchen was remodeled less than 2 years ago, and has everything you could possibly need. It has a huge island where you can sit and enjoy your meals. Also new to the home is the covered summer kitchen and lanai. On the main floor you will find a full bathroom (walk-in shower), plus the master bedroom and bathroom (shower/tub combo), huge walk in closet, and laundry room. Upstairs will have a large common area with tv, a full bathroom (shower/tub combo), 2 bedrooms with queen beds, and another laundry room with washer and dryer. (Currently our children occupy these rooms but when we move out in July I will add more accurate photos of these rooms. They have original hardwood floors. Also we are renovating the master bathroom so I will add new photos as well when ready. Will include double vanity, new toilet, and shower/tub combo.) Outside, you will appreciate the 3 open acres, with a large pool, fire pit, and outdoor shower. The garage is a nice large open space equipped with a work out area. There's room for bikes or anything else you may want to store (No cars can be parked in garage as this is the older part of the home)

Melrose Florida is a unique, quaint town situated about 20 minutes outside of Gainesville Florida. Jacksonville and St. Augustine are a little over an hour away. If you want an Old Florida feel with lots of privacy and a huge fishing hole in your backyard, you will love this place. There are several art galleries in Melrose, and we are home to the famous Blue Water Bay restaurant. (Well we think it's famous!) The boat dock can house your own boat, or you have access to our pontoon boat for an additional fee. We have security cameras surrounding outside of home, gate, and boat dock. However, we've never had any issues with security or crime.

Our family has enjoyed this historic home for many years. We purchased the home in 2004, and have done many renovations along the way to make it as modern and up to date as possible. The original home was a carriage house built in the 30's. It was later added on to in the 70's. We purchased the home (brown shag carpet and all!) and started on the first renovation. We have happily been raising our 2 children here, but now are moving closer to Gainesville since the children are in middle/high school and involved in everything! We feel this home would be perfect for a couple (or 2) to enjoy during the winter months. There is a real sense of peace/tranquility in Melrose, and the neighbors are all easy to get along with. It's a great community for walking and riding bikes as you will see many people doing. My favorite times here are the mornings enjoying coffee in the outdoor sitting area and watching the birds at the bird feeder. But it's also hard to beat the sunsets!

We are flexible, but will require a 3 month minimum stay. Price includes all utilities.
  • Swimming Pool
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishes
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen
  • Full Kitchen
  • Cooking Utensils Provided
  • Internet Cable Modem
  • Wireless Internet
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • Electric
  • Gas
  • A/C
  • Heat
  • Internet Service
  • Grill (BBQ)
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Washing Machine (in Rental)
  • Dryer (in Rental)
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Fishing Area
  • Water Access
Description If you are looking for a true private escape, this is the place for you. The home sits on 3 fenced in acres, with 2 gated entrances for easy entrance and exit. You can take in the sunsets every night from the lanai overlooking the pool and lake, or head down to the dock for a breathtaking view of Lake Santa Fe and the Melrose Bay. The Bay is a no wake zone section of the lake which allows you to enjoy swimming, fishing, kayaking, without the worry of boats flying past. The kitchen was remodeled less than 2 years ago, and has everything you could possibly need. It has a huge island where you can sit and enjoy your meals. Also new to the home is the covered summer kitchen and lanai. On the main floor you will find a full bathroom (walk-in shower), plus the master bedroom and bathroom (shower/tub combo), huge walk in closet, and laundry room. Upstairs will have a large common area with tv, a full bathroom (shower/tub combo), 2 bedrooms with queen beds, and another laundry room with washer and dryer. (Currently our children occupy these rooms but when we move out in July I will add more accurate photos of these rooms. They have original hardwood floors. Also we are renovating the master bathroom so I will add new photos as well when ready. Will include double vanity, new toilet, and shower/tub combo.) Outside, you will appreciate the 3 open acres, with a large pool, fire pit, and outdoor shower. The garage is a nice large open space equipped with a work out area. There's room for bikes or anything else you may want to store (No cars can be parked in garage as this is the older part of the home) Melrose Florida is a unique, quaint town situated about 20 minutes outside of Gainesville Florida. Jacksonville and St. Augustine are a little over an hour away. If you want an Old Florida feel with lots of privacy and a huge fishing hole in your backyard, you will love this place. There are several art galleries in Melrose, and we are home to the famous Blue Water Bay restaurant. (Well we think it's famous!) The boat dock can house your own boat, or you have access to our pontoon boat for an additional fee. We have security cameras surrounding outside of home, gate, and boat dock. However, we've never had any issues with security or crime. Our family has enjoyed this historic home for many years. We purchased the home in 2004, and have done many renovations along the way to make it as modern and up to date as possible. The original home was a carriage house built in the 30's. It was later added on to in the 70's. We purchased the home (brown shag carpet and all!) and started on the first renovation. We have happily been raising our 2 children here, but now are moving closer to Gainesville since the children are in middle/high school and involved in everything! We feel this home would be perfect for a couple (or 2) to enjoy during the winter months. There is a real sense of peace/tranquility in Melrose, and the neighbors are all easy to get along with. It's a great community for walking and riding bikes as you will see many people doing. My favorite times here are the mornings enjoying coffee in the outdoor sitting area and watching the birds at the bird feeder. But it's also hard to beat the sunsets! We are flexible, but will require a 3 month minimum stay. Price includes all utilities.
Entertainment System Tvs in master, living area, upstairs common area, lanai and summer kitchen. All tv's are Direct TV.
Utilities Wifi available. Everything is run off electric except stove/oven, outdoor grill and fireplace run off gas.

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Additional Boating Information:

There are several boat ramps on Lake Santa Fe, and you will have access to the private dock

Max Dog Weight: 50
Queen Sleeper Sofa The couch upstairs is a sleeper sofa
Views of Lake Santa Fe
Smoking Allowed
Property is a ranch style building with only one floor

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