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King size bed, jacuzzi bath and shower, walk in closet . Sliding doors to outdoor patio overlooking emerald pastures.Open living room, kitchen and dining space.
Beautiful Cottage on Horse Farm
Beautiful Cottage on Horse Farm
2 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
2 baths
2 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
2 baths
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If you are looking for peace and solitude you have found it here on Friesians At John's Lane Farm . There is a three night minimum stay. Early booking can guarantee a winter and/or year round stay. Lawn and garden maintenance is included as is wifi, garbage collection and of course, fresh eggs!

The space

The cottage has a master bedroom with it's own bath and jacuzzi plus shower. There is a spare room off of this bedroom. The living, dining and kitchen are open floor plan with fireplace, central heat and A/C. There is a private second bedroom with it's own bath plus laundry room. An outdoor shower overlooking horse pastures has total privacy along with an additional fenced in garden.

Guest access

This rental offers up to three 12'X 12' stalls and separate five acre pasture for those who wish to bring their horse(s). A five month commitment is required to bring horses onto the farm. There is access to H.I.T.S. in Ocala (25 minutes) and Gainesville (12 minutes). The University of Fl in Gainesville offers theatre, movies, dance, The Harn Art Museum, and much more.

Interaction with guests

I live in a separate house on the farm which allows me to take care of any unexpected needs. However, I won't have any interaction with guests as I intend this rental to offer privacy and tranquility. The farm--Friesians at John's Lane Farm-- is also home to horses, chickens , ducks, donkeys, sheep, and goats.

Other things to note

For those who wish to spend some time in paradise - this location should be one to consider. Ideal for the writer, artist , nature, and, of course, the horse lover!

Extra people No Charge
Cleaning Fee $112 NZD
Security Deposit $299 NZD
Weekly Discount: 5%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 single bed
House Rules
No smoking
Check-in time is 11AM - 5PM
Check out by 11AM

I would expect my guests to be respectful of me, my property and my animals. Pets are welcome as long as they are house broken and do NOT attack other animals. I do not permit pets on the furniture and/or beds! There is no smoking on the farm. Entering pastures and/or chicken runs is not permitted.

You must also acknowledge
Pet(s) live on property - Horses, donkeys, chickens, goats and sheep, friendly dogs - No cats allowed.
Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher
3 nights minimum stay

7 Reviews

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Laini User Profile
October 2017
Maggie's cottage is airy and spacious with lots of light. It is comfortably furnished with many modern amenities. The AC and ceiling fans were a welcome retreat on hot days and the extra large tub in the master suite was wonderful on a cool evening. We especially enjoyed the communal spaces, outdoor shower and quiet tranquil surroundings. Maggie herself was a delightful hostess. We appreciated her open and direct manner of communication, quick responses and generosity. She spoiled us with fresh eggs every day, introduced us to her animals and invited us to visit the koi pond. We felt like honored guests. Her love of nature is plainly evident. The property is well maintained and the animals tended with great care. There are flowers and frogs and bees and birds and butterflies and wildlife EVERYWHERE. I wish I could have stayed longer. This is the perfect place to slow down, recharge or work on a project like writing a book or developing a meditation practice for six months or more.

Anne User Profile
October 2016
Maggie was a wonderful host! We enjoyed our stay so much. It is a beautiful cottage and property, with views of the horse pastures. Maggie was a wonderful host and shared her chickens and horses with us. My kids got to collect chicken eggs for breakfast and pet the horses and donkeys! The cottage is just lovely and had everything we needed to be comfortable. My kids were sad to go!
Maggie User Profile
Response from Maggie:
You and the children were very missed yesterday at feeding time! I hope you will come back to visit! P.S. Mushie hasn't had a good nap since you were here!
October 2016

Cheryl User Profile
November 2015
Magical. This is the word that comes to mind when describing Maggie's incredible farm. From the moment we arrived, we felt completely at home. The cottage is perfect and the views of the farm and the beautiful horses, donkeys, goats, sheep, chickens are practically right outside the door. We brought our 3-year-old dog, Fiona and her doggie pal, Bella, and the two dogs had the time of their lives. Maggie, the owner is absolutely wonderful and I thoroughly enjoyed admiring all of her artwork in the cottage. We didn't want to leave and now cannot wait to go back!
Maggie User Profile
Response from Maggie:
AHHHHHHHHHHHH...your words made my day! Please tell Bryan that his words of travel- support were just what I needed, Seriously!! ...Thank you to you both for being who you are... beautiful folks inside and out!
November 2015

James User Profile
November 2015
Maggie is the perfect hostess, every detail was covered in advance and she was there to welcome us to her property. We can not say enough about the home and property, the cottage is very large, the bed is extremely comfortable, it is like home away from home. It is such a beautiful and peaceful setting, my wife and I fell in love with it right away. Maggie had fresh eggs, juice, coffee, wine and fruit waiting for us, and fresh flowers from the garden as well. No hotel could compare, we will definitely be back as long as Maggie would have us. Best experience to date. Thank you so much!!
Maggie User Profile
Response from Maggie:
You just have to name the day(s) and I'll add some chocolate to the list above ! Thank you for staying on the farm. You are wonderful considerate guests !
November 2015

Julian User Profile
August 2015
Maggie's farm and cottage are beautiful, and a very nice place to stay. The house inside had everything I needed, and is larger than it looks in the listing photos, which don't really do full justice to the place. Maggie was very helpful and made sure I had everything I needed. And the two donkeys in the field next door were very sweet and charming.
Maggie User Profile
Response from Maggie:
Donkeyote and Henry asked me to send you their very best regards. HEEEHAWW. I hope you will come back as you are a wonderful guest!
August 2015

Suzanne User Profile
April 2015
What an incredible experience! Horses, goats, sheep, donkeys, gorgeous chickens, fresh eggs in the morning, beautiful green country fields, and Maggie made sure we felt right at home in the private cottage. It's a beautiful place. My husband and I have never had such a relaxing stay anywhere. The sky is so quiet and dark in the evening, my husband saw a comet zip through the sky--it was a first for him. We can't wait to visit again. Thank you so much Maggie.

Veronica User Profile
February 2015
Maggie was a very gracious host. Her home is beautiful and spacious. She left us fresh cut flowers and a bowl of fresh fruit. She even provided us fresh farm eggs for breakfast. It is a beautiful spacious home in a blissfully peaceful setting.

Micanopy, Florida, United StatesJoined in November 2014
Maggie User Profile

I am an artist working in sculpture, printmaking and children's book illustration. I have raised Friesian horses from Holland and have a small herd on my farm among other animals such as goats, donkeys, sheep and chickens. I love to hear wonderful stories; enjoy the company of enlightened positive people. I treasure my solitude and independence.

I've been told that I'm a good cook and can actually bake something if I follow the directions and NOT improvise. I could not live without my children and grandchildren as well as my dear friends. I am a fiercely loyal friend and a direct candid communicator. I could not live without my horses. Paris is my favorite city after my birthplace New York City! I love New York City feeling a huge connection to the people who live and work there. I could better describe this connection as tribal or a kindred spirit. I enjoy reading Joyce Carol Oats, Toni Morrison, Zora Neale Hursten - Rolling Stone, NPR radio , PBS...I am a museum junkie - fixated on galleries in Washington D.C. New York City, of course the world's major museums - I've secretly always wanted to live in the Met riding the armored horses into battle; having days, weeks to leisurely explore all its treasures.
When I am a guest my mantra is: HELP do the dishes, clean up after myself, be respectful of my host's time and property. When not sure about something ask.
I expect guests to be respectful and considerate; to communicate their wishes clearly so that everyone is on the same page.

Languages: English
Response rate: 89%
Response time: within a few hours

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