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THE ISLANDTHE ISLAND

An Island Paradise
Awaits You!

Your journey to the Island affords you the opportunity to enjoy the picturesque landscape of the area's citrus and horse farms as Pontoon boats, Sailboats and Seaplanes decorate the lake. As you pass through the gates of Deer Island, life begins to slow down You will enjoy the breathtaking views of Lake Dora and Lake Beauclaire while sunlight peeks through the overhanging cypress and oak trees. Time seems to stand still has you begin to relax and enjoy all the sights and sounds the Island has to offer.

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You'll discover the beauty of the Deer Island Country Club and its Island Setting. This secluded 400 acre island lies amidst the Ocklawaha River Basin in Tavares, Florida. Florida's largest chain of natural lakes makes it a paradise for golfers, boaters and nature lovers. The Island is tucked between Lake Dora and Lake Beauclaire in the Mount Dora Chain of Lakes a water lover's paradise.

Deer Island provides the best of both worlds for its residents and guests. Deer island offers a secluded natural habitat while only a 45-minute drive to Orlando, Winter Park and the Villages and 75 minutes to New Smyrna Beach and the St. John River.

Deer Island is home to an abundance of wildlife and a member of the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program. The wetlands that surround Deer Island are home to 2 dozen+ Bird species, Bald Eagles, Osprey, Hawks and Water Birds. Blue Herons, Sand Hill Cranes, Great Egrets, Wood Storks, Little egrets, Ibis, Soft shell and Snapping Turtles, the iconic Florida Alligator plus occasional Bobcats (late evening/early morning).

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The Island is convenient to Mount Dora, Tavares and Eustis offering a mix of antique and brick-a-crab stores, a steam train, festivals, regattas and bike races as well as restaurants and historic destinations. We are truly small-town America at its very best. Our homeowners really enjoy the Island lifestyle and its focus in every direction -- water and golf. There comes a time when you're ready to dial it back and Island living becomes more seductive and enchanting.

Come and experience the difference, feel the sun, enjoy the solitude and Island air. On the Island... We're convinced 'there's no place like home.'