Hipcamp host Michael L.,
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Located in the Horse capitol of the world. Come stay and relax in a tranquil setting under old live oaks overlooking a private, spring fed lake while enjoying country living on our small family farm. The upstairs loft apartment,  with lake view, A/C, microwave, coffee maker, toaster oven, small refrigerator, and a couch that opens up to a queen size bed,  located upstairs in


Located in the Horse capitol of the world. Come stay and relax in a tranquil setting under old live oaks overlooking a private, spring fed lake while enjoying country living on our small family farm. The upstairs loft apartment,  with lake view, A/C, microwave, coffee maker, toaster oven, small refrigerator, and a couch that opens up to a queen size bed,  located upstairs in  our barn is a one of a kind cozy and eclectic escape. There's also an outside gas grill. We do provide linens and towels. Enjoy farm fresh eggs from our happy hens and the rest of our furry friends, Jazz and Jasper, our two horses, as well as our 4 friendly, energetic Labrador retrievers who love to swim, play, and have fun. There are two large canoes for our guests to enjoy, a floating dock to fish or swim from. Bring your kayak, boat or fishing gear and enjoy the surrounding beauty around the lake. WE are located just a few miles from The Florida Greenway  and the world renowned, Santos Trailhead, where you can hike, bike, or horseback ride through winding roads and beautiful scenery. Also, just 3 miles away, there's Carney Island, one of my personal favorite places to hike and enjoy nature or bring your boat to their boat ramp and spend the day on historic Lake Weir. You can even dock your boat, if you have one, and enjoy great food and fun at the two restaurants on the lake. There are many delightful places to experience from restaurants, parks, and cafes. Silver Springs State Park is only 10 minutes away where you can hike, picnic, rent kayaks or ride the glass bottom boats and enjoy the magnificent, world famous, 72 degree, crystal clear Springs as well as the many other like it throughout the county and adjoining counties. You can even dock your boat and enjoy a couple restaurants on the lake as well. Also around the corner from The Villages, and Spruce Creek Fl. a golfer's paradise! We will do our best to help accommodate any extra needs or requests within our ability to help make your stay as enjoyable as possible:)

Lodging provided
1 site
Up to 6 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Bins available
Laundry absent
Have a question? Send Michael a message!
  • Check in: After 1PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Flexible
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 2
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out


Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Horseback riding
Wind sports
Off-roading (OHV)
Wildlife watching


Natural features you'll find at Live Oak Cove : Loft in Florida.

River, stream, or...
Swimming hole

The vibe at Live Oak Cove : Loft

31 Reviews

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Hipcamper olivier


Olivier G.
recommends this listing.
June 8th, 2020

French family, 2 nights there, amazing time! The whole family recommend this place, especially our kids, 9 and 10 yo.

Hipcamper John


John W.
recommends this listing.
May 23rd, 2020

The loft is a great getaway for a couple. Plenty to do at the site (Lake, canoe, swimming, fishing, and more). Mike and Rica are very nice and laidback. They have dogs and horses, which add to the fun—great biking and other activities close by. I highly recommended it.

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Hipcamper Sarah
Sarah U.
recommends this listing.
May 26th, 2020

Beautiful property with everything a glamper can ask for. The space was stunning, eccentric and charming. Our hists were gracious and generous. Every animal on the property was happy and friendly. We had a fantastic time swimming in the lake, canoeing, sitting around a camp fire, biking on the nearby trails, kayaking the springs and just hanging out on the various swings. Our pup loved it too and their pack welcomed him. I would highly recommend this place. Be prepared for some serious stairs (good exercise) and no kitchen sink. In spite of this I still give it 5 stars. We look forward to going again.

Some of the charming Americana on the property.Long, winding dockView of the lake from the canoe. More awesome old stuff overgrown by beautiful plants.
Hipcamper Leah

Beautiful cabin loft

Leah N.
recommends this listing.
May 30th, 2020

Beautiful cabin loft on a family farm! Lots of wonderful details in the well-kept cabin loft. The property is beautiful and is on a spring-fed lake for swimming, fishing, canoeing or other water activities. The hosts are very friendly, warm, & hospitable! They went out of their way to make sure everything was just right, including bringing us fresh eggs! We will definitely go back. :)

Hipcamper Jackie
Jackie C.
recommends this listing.
June 14th, 2020

We had such a great time at the Loft. Met family there that we hadn't seen in 20years and it was the perfect little gathering spot. Loved that we could swim from the dock and just hang out. The lake and surrounding areas is just beautiful, amazing colors from Sunrise and Sunset. We loved being around the dogs and horses felt just like home. The gas grill came in handy for cooking! Would definitely love to go back again!

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Hipcamper Britt

Weekend relaxing getaway

Britt V.
recommends this listing.
June 18th, 2020

Such a beautiful and quiet place to relax, swim, and play. It was the best weekend.

Hipcamper Marc

A gift of a window view

Marc L.
recommends this listing.
June 21st, 2020

This was my first time staying at this loft. I have to say, this loft exceeded my expectations. I saw photos. But, the loft was so much better in person. The wood loft was ABSOLUTELY beautiful. Looking at water from the wide window view as I meditated, was so serene. I am already anticipating returning next year or even in a couple of months.

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Hipcamper Maddie
Maddie V.
recommends this listing.
July 5th, 2020

Our stay at the loft over the 4th of July weekend was wonderful! The location was clean & well kept and our hosts were warm, friendly, and very attentive. It was the perfect balance of relaxation and adventure. My boyfriend and I loved playing with the pups, seeing the horses, hiking nearby trails, and grilling outside. It was everything we hoped it would be and more! We will definitely be coming back!

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Hipcamper Lauren

Fun, friendly, and charming!

Lauren R.
recommends this listing.
July 7th, 2020

My son and I had a blast at the loft! The entire trip really exceeded our expectations. The place itself has a ton of charm, and you can tell that the owners really care about the little details. As much as we loved the cabin, we loved the hosts even more! The whole family went out of their way to give us tips about the area, show us around their farm, introduce us to their animals, and more. For us, it was the perfect blend of adventure-filled days and peaceful evenings. Away from the farm- we paddled the springs, hiked in the woods, and biked the awesome trails nearby. Back at the farm- we played with baby peacocks, fished from the dock, went swimming, canoed the lake, and hung out with chickens, horses, and some of the sweetest dogs you'll meet! The hosts will give you as much space as you need, or they'll take you in as one of their own. This really is the perfect spot for anyone, as there is something for everybody. The only thing we didn't like was having to say goodbye. We will definitely be visiting this little farm again.:)

Lots of nearby springs.Baby peacocks on the farm.Enjoying the farm.Santos Trails...right around the corner!
Live Oak Cove
United States
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