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Lakes and Springs Retreat

· Miramar Beach, Washington, Florida
2 acres hosted by Marie D.
1 lodging site
Creature comforts
Enjoy the comforts of home—including flush toilets, showers, and a kitchen.
Welcome to our little rejuvenating heaven. This is what we want to offer you, a 2.5 acres of raw nature where you can relax, rejuvenate and enjoy the best that water and nature have to offer in Northwest Florida. You will be staying in a historic 32 ft 1954 New Moon trailer, the exact copy of the one in the movie The Long Long Trailer with Lucille Ball. Nothing less ! And don't forget to bring your kayaks, paddle boards, bikes and hiking shoes as there is a lot to do around here. Let's start with your accommodation: THE LONG LONG TRAILER If you ever wanted to stay in a vintage camper with a history, then this is it. You will be staying in a 32 ft 1954 New Moon trailer. The previous owner bought it in California and claimed it was one of the trailers used in the movie with Lucille Ball called The Long Long Trailer. We like to believe that we own a piece of American culture. The camper has water (cold only), electricity and a split ac unit. It has been partially renovated to keep the original feel and features as much as possible. It's an old lady that survived time, so we ask that you take good care of her as well to continue the legacy. BATHROOM - TOILET Inside the camper, there is a small bathroom with a sink, a small tub, and a toilet but for number ones only. For hot showers and number two's you will have access to a separate shared bathroom with an indoor toilet and a spacious enclosed outdoor shower. (See pictures) BEDROOM - BEDDING We just replaced the mattress with a brand new queen size memory foam mattress. So far everybody likes it. We only use cotton sheets for best comfort. There are 2 nightstands on each side of the bed with lamps and cellphone charger plugs. The bedroom has its own entrance door and a room divider can provide privacy from the rest of the camper. KITCHEN - APPLIANCES A comfortable kitchen area with a large sink and lots of cabinets. It's equipped with a microwave oven, toaster oven, hot water kettle and a gas stove. We also provide basic cookware, bowls and plates. Basic seasoning (good quality foods, always), paper towels, dish towels, sponges, dish soap. The cherry on the cake is the original 1954 fridge that is still working great. CLOSET A 2-door closet with hangers and a shelf and 3 storage compartments above the bed offer plenty of space for your clothing. CLEANING STUFF Basic cleaning products and gears are at your disposal inside the camper. We privilege non harsh chemical products to preserve human, animal and plant well-being. OUTDOOR SPACE In front of the camper you will find your own private area to chill out after a day of leisure in nature. You have a small table and 2 chairs as well as 2 comfortable armchairs. An umbrella is also provided. YARD - FIRE PIT We are still working on developing the property. Many parts are still undeveloped but every day we improve something. We have set up a fire pit with some lounge chairs around that you are welcome to enjoy when permitted by county regulations. HOT TUB AND LOUNGE AREA We just finished setting up the hot tub which is now ready to be enjoyed for an extra fee. Since it's an old model, and it is solar heated, you would have to tell us in advance the time you want to use it and we'll set it up at the right temperature for you. We allow one use per day for one hour. We have also an area with 2 lounge chairs if you want to soak in the sun during the day. PROPERTY ACCESS; We live in a very rural area that you can only access by a dirt road. The roads are well maintained and regular 2WD cars are fine. If you come from I-10 / Chipley via 77, count about 3 minutes of dirt road. If you come from CR20, it's about 10 minutes of dirt road. SPRING-FED LAKE Our property is located on the biggest spring-fed lake in Northwest Florida - Porter Lake. We do not have a view of the lake but we are less than 2 minutes away from the boat ramp where you can swim, launch your kayaks/canoes/paddle boards, and of course your motor boat as well. Many other lakes are very close by, just minutes away. If you like fishing, then you found your perfect haven spot. GORGEOUS EMERALD SPRINGS We are just less than 10 minutes away from 5 of the most beautiful cold water springs on the famous Econfina creek. Each site offers a parking area, picnic settings and easy access to the springs. You can swim there and also launch your own kayaks or rent them on site. YOUR NEIGHBORS We live in a camper on the same property about 20 yards distant from the New Moon trailer. But you will have all the privacy you need. We also have a few full time neighbors around the property, the rest of the lake community are family vacation homes. It means that outside the holidays it is a pretty quiet neighborhood. MORE DETAILS Please email us if you need more information. We hope we'll have the pleasure to welcome you soon.Hi, I"m glad you found our property. If you like nature in the raw and water activities then you found the perfect place. Our 2.5 acres property is located in a small community by one of the biggest spring-fed lakes in the heart of the Natural Preserve of Econfina Creek in Northwest Florida, 45 minutes North of Panama City, FL. YOUR ACCOMMODATION We are proud to welcome you in one of the most famous pieces of American culture: a 1954 New Moon trailer, the star of the movie the Long Long Trailer with Lucille ball. That's right. Partly revamped most of the original features have been kept as is for a fun back in time experience. RELAXATION AND REJUVENATION We'd like to offer you a place where you can relax and rejuvenate when enjoying everything nature has to offer. Although we have surrounding neighbors , our place is mostly quiet and we like to keep it that way. The sounds of nature are our favorite outdoor music. PORTER LAKE Porter lake is fed by 3 springs and is loaded with fish. We are not right on the lake, a wooded lot separates  us from it. But you can access it easily through the boat ramp which is about 10 minutes by foot or 1 minute by car. There you can launch your water toys or just have a swim.  ECONFINA CREEK and SPRINGS Econfina creek is one of the kind water management reservation. We are about 5 minutes drive from the creek. There you will find a picnic area, enjoy an invigorating dip or launch your kayaks for a full day trip down the stream to discover 5 beautiful crystal-clear blue springs (Wilford spring, Pitt spring, Silvan spring, Gainer spring and Blue spring). The springs are also accessible by car within a short 10 minutes drive.  HIKING TRAILS Get your hiking gears ready and enjoy the 100+ miles hiking trails that the Econfina Creek Water Management offers.  Hurricane Micheal did a lot of damage to our landscape but still the journey is very enjoyable. TOWNS and CITIES For city outings, groceries and restaurants, you will have to drive to our nearby towns and cities. We are located: 30 minutes south of Chipley, FL and I-10, 45 minutes North of Panama City, FL. Although we have 2 small country restaurants within 20 minutes, all the stores will be in one of the towns mentioned above.  SUGAR SAND BEACHES And if you feel like going for a day trip to the beach, the white sugar sand  beaches of Panama City Beach are only 55 minutes away.
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2 ratings · 2 reviews
Nicole V.recommends
July 21, 2023
Lakes and Springs Retreat
Marie was a lovely host who was beyond accommodating when we encountered issues on our journey there. Wonderful place, can't recommend it enough!
Patty H.recommends
February 10, 2020
Lakes and Springs Retreat
Loved staying here in our 25 ft Airstream. We spent 4 nights here and were sorry to leave. Wonderful, warm friendly people and out of the fray. We were meet upon arrival with homegrown veggies and fruit. Marie is delightful and we would definitely recommend staying here. Nothing fancy but that’s the way we like it.
Miramar Beach, Washington, Florida, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of Mvskoke (Muscogee) and Chatot First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking

Hosted by Marie D.

Joined in July 2019
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