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The Nest on Lake Weir

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Tampa, Florida
Reviewed February 8, 2014

Take my advise and plan this trip as a surprise. Give a few hints such as quiet, quaint and romantic. Drive or Keep the directions to yourself and share as you go along..ie ..take I75...it keeps him guessing. Once you arrive at the gate, you will understand. Check in was quick and personable. You'll forget all your cares once you...

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Attleboro, Massachusetts
Reviewed December 27, 2013

This was the best place we have ever stayed. Very relaxing and quiet. I was able to enjoy a little peaceful moment on the beach all by myself and just listen to the waves crashing. My family came over to see the place & absolutely loved it - we sat outside and had a cocktail & had a nice conversation...

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Chesapeake, Virginia
Reviewed December 25, 2013

Would classify The Nest as a boutique motel...very cool!! We were at Lake Weir for a family Christmas gathering and stayed for two nights. Although the Nest is not without faults, there is much to like. David and Lorraine are hands on owners who live on site. They take a personal interest in all aspects. Bed was super comfortable. Unfortunately,...

Thank Donald P
Osprey, Florida, United States
Reviewed October 16, 2013

My wife and I are avid bikers, and spent time around Lake Weir during the Leesburg Bikefest...just a beautiful spot in the country. The Nest was absolutely spectacular...lake front sitting, nice restaurants close by and centrally located for our riding needs. We will be in room #6 for our second anniversary getaway at the Nest!

Thank Jerry D
South Carolina
Reviewed October 4, 2013

My husband and I spent 2 nights at the Nest in September, and it was exactly what we needed. After reading reviews, I had to book Room #6, the only room with a private porch. This was definitely the best pick for us! I spent the majority of our time lounging and reading on that porch, and I wish we...

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Ocala, FL
Reviewed September 22, 2013

My husband and I and our two girls stayed at The Nest this weekend. We had rooms 3 and 4, which were adjoining. It was nice to have the extra room. That setup was great for our family. We enjoyed using the kayaks while visiting and playing in the sand. The fire by the lake in the evening was nice...

1Thank KMGriggs
Chattanooga, Tennessee
Reviewed September 15, 2013

We spent 3 nights in room 3 a week ago. The owners are very friendly and nice. The property is very quiet and nice. The room was beautiful and clean. We definitely enjoyed mornings at the beach on the lake. There are beach loungers, umbrellas, and beach towels provided. The fire pit was beautiful at night. There is bug spray...

Thank beachbear8
Pompano Beach
Reviewed September 10, 2013

This is just a beautiful part of Florida and a hotel,that exceeded all expectations. The most comfortable bed we ever slept in and a room so tastefully furnished and decorated.. The boat ride on Lake Weir was a relaxing and enjoyable experience. David and Lorraine created an Oasis and they make sure you have a wonderful time at their NEST.

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Brooklyn, New York, United States
Reviewed September 5, 2013

My wife and I stayed at The Nest last week and enjoyed an excellent evening in a beautiful area of Florida. Our room had a nice kitchen with glassware rather than the usual plastic cups you get a most motels. The Nest was more than a motel in may ways. The owner David was very personable which is always a...

Thank Mike D
Holiday, Florida
Reviewed August 31, 2013

My wife and I spent a wonderful weekend here in early August. Couldn't ask for a more private and beautiful retreat. The host owners provide an experience that is second to none. They offer Ritz Carlton hospitality at Holiday Inn prices. We stayed in Unit 5 with separate bedroom and living area. We were surprised by the quality of little...

1Thank JerryTerri
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  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Nest is a Waterfront Cottage Motel on the sandy shores of Lake Weir. A popular destination for swimming, skiing, kayaking, fishing and boating. Each room has a covered porch and is beautifully decorated with flat screen TVs, IPod Alarms, kitchen or wet bar, travertine showers or Jacuzzi tubs and sitting areas. Guest also have use of beach fire pit, beach chairs, umbrellas and kayaks. The Nest is located between Ocala and the Villages. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Nest on Lake Weir

Address: 12850 E Highway 25, Ocklawaha, FL 32179-5105
Location: United States > Florida > Ocklawaha
Price Range: $109 - $209 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
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“All of the rooms are beautiful. We enjoyed #6 which had a relaxing front porch.”
633susanem, May 25, 2016 | Read review
“All the rooms are great depending on the number of people staying in the room.”
bvanhoose, May 1, 2016 | Read review
“room by the lake had nice porch”
EdwardSarasota, Mar 23, 2016 | Read review
“Room6 with a porch”
49ericj, Mar 3, 2016 | Read review
“#6 is awesome”
susanhW7520RD, Nov 25, 2015 | Read review
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