Big yard to enjoy in Central FL
This is a Boondockers Welcome host in Grand Island, FL
Max Rig Size
< 20 (ft)
Max Nights Per Stay
Same Day Requests
WE CAN ONLY ACCOMMODATE VANS/VAN-LIFERS.....This is because in Lake county, FL, a person cannot sleep in an RV overnight legally, so even though we are on 2 acres deemed agricultural, we can't even sleep in our own RV in our own yard overnight....the ordinance guy stopped by to tell us this when we had an RV with guests in the yard....But a van would be somewhat different....You could park in the driveway and vans are not as obvious that you are sleeping in it/more stealthy.... I know, ridiculous rules. Ugh...Makes us want to move just because of that one rule!!!! Anyways, So if you have a nice van and won't catch the ordinance guys eye, then you are Golden to stay here. We Love meeting you all and are so sad we have to limit the stays this way, but no choice....If you do plug in(we have 30 Amp or 15 Amp), a $5 donation is appreciated per night. The WiFi is not available in the yard, but the screened porch area has it. We do not have any spectacular water views, but you can walk down the road to see the water. Fenced area for pets; we do have a shih tzu who does not get along with other dogs, but is the sweetest, most gentle with humans. If it works out time and weather wise, we have a pontoon boat we can take you out on to show you the beautiful Dora Canal(A $10 gas donation would be cool) Suggested Local Attractions:1-Eustis-www.eustis.org (4.5 miles away) Always free parking Pretty sunsets Boardwalk to walk and enjoy view A few good eats First Friday of month music, food trucks and fun Fourth Saturday of month, car show, music, food trucks and fun 2-Mount Dora ( www.mountdora.com ) Www.mountdoramarket.com Cute town with lots of shops and good eats, free parking, pretty boardwalk, also a farm market Sunday’s) 3-Tavares- ( www.tavares.org ) 9 miles Seaplane city Wooten Park has a huge kids play area(water feature too, so bring their bathing suits & towels) Pretty walking path along water Seaplane tours(jonesairandsea.com) Free parking Delhi Llama lunch restaurant! Yum(does not overlook water) Puddle Jumpers restaurant(overlooks water 4-Swimming springs in Ocala Forest (fs.usda.gov) Park(Closest-Alexander Springs(20 miles), Juniper Springs(29 miles). A fee to get in, no pets. Fresh water, no alligators) Discount for military or disabled(go to ranger station on hwy 19 on the right in Ocala forest to get the discount voucher) 5-Orange Blossom Opry 18 miles away Www.OBOpry.com Lots of live music events 6-Eaton’s Beach-19 miles away Great restaurant overlooking lake Weir Great food Live music Beach to swim Pontoon boat rentals Free parking 7-French bakery at the end of our street 8-Lake County Fairgrounds(2 miles away) Thursday’s-Farm market Www.lakecountyevents.com/farmers-market 9-Renningers Flea & Antiques Www.renningers.net Free parking 10-Russell Stover Chocolate Outlet 24 miles away 11-Citrus Tower (30 miles away) Www.citrustower.com Fee to go up tower(Groupon discount) Coffee shop at bottom Great BBQ place next door! 12-Lakeridge Winery (27 miles away) Www.lakeridgewinery.com Best grape juice that they brew on site! 13-Dirt bike trails(side by side or Jeep too) 14-Trout Lake Nature (3.6 miles away) Www.troutlakenaturecenter.com There’s a YouTube channel from a local who does lots of awesome, professional, fun day trips around central FL that I highly recommend to find out fun places to explore. Chad Gallivanter I’ll list more later, as there’s still more....
Vehicle Suitability Information
Offleash Area for Pets
Electric Hookup: 30A
Have a good relaxing time! Common courtesy. If you want to be left alone or the opposite, just say the word; it's all good with us. We respect privacy and communication. We don’t want to bother neighbors, so unfortunately no generators.
Access Road Conditions: You will just pull into our driveway. Easy peasy. We are at the corner of a somewhat busy country road and a very quiet side road, so there is road/traffic noise from vehicles stepping on it at stop sign. Annoying. I know I mentioned 1 night stay, but we could do more depending on the situation.... : ))
Hosted By NomadLove
We love Nomadic Lifestyles & Adventures Details: We have both traveled for work for a few decades, but are more stationary now, however still getting out in the RV when possible. We have a large enough property and would like to share with others to help them save money on travels and meet more nomads! Home Town: I’m originally from Moncton, NB Canada and hubby is from Maryland, but we are in Grand Island, FL now Skills or Expertise to Share: We know North America like the back of our hands so we have lots of travel knowledge.
Availability for RV Camping
References for this location from other RVers
9 months ago
Just entering the long driveway into the this awesome property was a 5 star experience! Bugtussle is off the beaten track but not too far from Charleston and the surrounding area. The host was there to greet me upon arrival and couldn’t have been more accommodating. All the needed amenities were provided and the the natural beauty of this place iwas unsurpassed! I even got a special tour of the place and was able to purchase a handmade mug from his daughter’s art studio. The host was a very kind and interesting man, and I wish I could’ve stayed longer. Highly recommended!
1 year ago
Our visit was short notice and ours hosts graciously welcomed us. They have helped us to plan some great stops for the next leg of our wanderings and we plan to return for another visit very soon!
3 years ago
This was our first boondocking experience and we feel very spoilt! Our hosts are the loveliest of people and went above and beyond to make us feel at home! From providing us with an extensive list of things to do to lending us their vacuum cleaner before we departed! We cannot speak highly enough about our stay here and look forward to seeing our new friends again soon!
3 years ago
Warm and friendly hosts who have a lot of great suggestions and knowledge. Really enjoyed talking with them & wish we’d had more time! Will definitely stop again while passing thru.
3 years ago
We very much enjoyed being hosted by NomadLove! They were very generous and hospitable. They told us of great events that were going on in the area and we had a tremendous time! Would definitely recommend!