About this listing
Private horse farm cottage nestled in among perfumed garden of trees and plants. Enjoy sweeping views of horse pastures from secluded
garden. Full kitchen, living room, two baths, jacuzzi Enjoy easy access to Gainesville. Perfect place to relax.
The cottage has one huge bedroom, walk in closet, master bath with jacuzzi and shower, a second bath, laundry room, loads of closets, gas fireplace, open floor plan, separate garden.
This rental offers up to two 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 (fresh eggs are always available), ducks, donkeys, sheep, and goats.
The accessibility to Gainesville is in wonderful contrast to the rural private nature of my farm.
Guests will enjoy the night sky, the fragrances of the natural fauna and flora-- the natural beauty of this farm is extraordinary. The small town of Micanopy is five minutes away by car if you want some small town charm or to do some antiquing.
Getting around requires a car. There will be available parking for one car or truck in the broodmare barn.
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!
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.
Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.
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.