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Lakefront Sweet Spot, N Central FL

· Hawthorne, Putnam, Florida
1 acre hosted by Judith W.
1 lodging site · 1 RV site
Get in on low intro rates: LAKEFRONT RETREAT! Boondock parking/tent camping spot or bunkhouse accommodations located in north central Florida lake country with an 'old Florida' feel, at homeowner Host's parcel on a small lake (private, i.e., no public access) that offers fishing, swimming (sandy-bottomed), birdwatching, and plenty of outdoor seating. INTRO RATES! For these new HipCamp listings provided by an experienced, highly rated Host on other lodgings platforms, and fellow van-life traveler. Lakefront property is located in between Hawthorne and Interlachen out in the wooded countryside (decidedly rural) on a dead-end road as it turns to dirt -- usually very peaceful and quiet. Central location serves as a good base camp for day trips to the ocean beaches at either the Atlantic or the Gulf Coast, the manatees at various springs, or Ocala horse country. Variety of shops and restaurants are located in Gainesville to the west or Palatka to the east, both an easy drive on S.R. 20. BOONDOCKING SITE: Must be self-contained and leave no trace. Accepting only one camping guest vehicle at a time. The homeowner property is fenced with drive-through wing gates, host will greet you upon arrival so you can choose your spot either in the shade or in the sun or somewhat in between as the sandy ground slopes gently to the private lake. Best for vans, SUVs, or those with car and tent. Please inquire regarding compact RVs -- due to overhanging branches of oak shade trees, and limited size of the 0..66 acre lot, cannot accommodate large RVs or travel trailers. Potable water available from the yard's garden hose, but cannot offer power, and there's no public restroom or dump station. Small bags of trash or two can go in our communal covered trash bin. BUNKHOUSE OPTION: Charming dry-camp lakefront cottage (no running water) with basic electrical (cannot handle high-draw electrical devices like heaters or A/C units) has a van-life type camp toilet (bag #2, collect urine/#1; proper disposals supported by Host), jug of local spring water for drinking, bed options include a new twin mattress in upper sleeping loft and a new cot-width padded chaise lounge below (clean fitted bottom sheet and pillowcase provided per stay). Guests provide their own towels and toiletries. Some basic camping kitchen/household items provided. Guests are welcome to use the homeowner Host's vintage rowboat, kayaks, communal firepit, and/or wooden dock. Or there's a small tire-rim firepit by the shorefront. Firewood bundle with kindling available for a small fee. Not best property for traveling with pets, may be negotiable on a case-by-case basis, due to homeowner's dog (communicate directly with Host prior to booking). Guest pets would have to remain on tether at all times while on premises. Also, why care with gates must be practiced, such as securely latched and closed after going in or out, due to homeowner Host's dog.
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2 ratings · 2 reviews
Kal C.recommends
April 22, 2024
Rustic Lakefront Bunkhouse
Very Peaceful location
Great host and a great place to go if want peace and quiet and unplug. 5 out of 5 stars. Thanks again!
Sophie G.recommends
April 7, 2024
Rustic Lakefront Bunkhouse
An awesome stay on the lake
I stayed here for a few nights with my partner and we had a amazing experience. Judith was a lovely host who was incredible hospitable; she went above and beyond to make sure we were completely comfortable tending to anything we needed, (which for us was lending us a Esky, very helpful), she offered us lunch for Easter Sunday which was completely unexpected but gladly enjoyed and she even had a bonfire for us that night too! The house has impeccable attention to detail that makes your stay so simple and easy meaning we could just enjoy our time in nature and watching the birds. Another pleasant surprise was the row boat and 2 single kayaks we were free to use on the lake. I cannot recommend this place enough if you don't care for a shower every night.
Hawthorne, Putnam, Florida, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of Seminole, Timucua, Miccosukee, and Mascogo First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Judith W.Joined in February 2024
Response rate: 100%
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