Your source for in-depth info on Florida's lakefront homes, land and the waterfront lifestyle.

Your One Stop for Central Florida Lake Home Searches!

Our site features only direct waterfront properties, updated hourly. If you are seeking a lakefront home for sale anywhere in the Orlando, Windermere, Conway, Winter Park, Lake Nona, Clermont, Winter Garden or surrounding areas, you can trust that the waterfront listings found on our site are current and up-to-date.

Mike Derenthal and Monica Cook of the Derenthal-Cook Realty Group specialize in the sale of Orlando’s luxury homes, historic neighborhoods and waterfront real estate and are consistently two of the top-selling agents for lakefront homes throughout the Central Florida market. We are waterfront people ourselves and appreciate the nuances of the different lakes and different types of waterfront lifestyles.

Are you seeking a private ski lake, a large chain of lakes, or perhaps a serene pond for fishing and boating? Do you prefer clear water or darker tannin-stained lakes? Is a lake home with a sunset view one of your must-haves? Do you want to know which lakes tend to have more severe water level fluctuations?

We are lakefront experts. We understand the importance of matching our waterfront buyers to the perfect lake home, on the best lake, in the right community, and at the right price. We look forward to hearing from you.

Mike Derenthal and Monica Cook


Here’s How Our Team Works…

Mike Derenthal and Monica Cook are the principals of the Derenthal-Cook Group. As two of the top-producing agents in Central Florida we have built a solid referral based business of both waterfront and non-waterfront clients. Our cutting-edge marketing concepts, high-energy competitive spirit, and desire to always put the client first are what we attribute to helping us consistently grow our business year after year.

Katie Bray is our Lead Buyer’s Specialist, and she stays focused on helping our buyers find the perfect home. “My husband and I love the water, and Central Florida provides plenty of it! Paddleboarding is our favorite activity, and the Conway Chain of Lakes is our go-to spot. We love the sandbar there and the crystal clear water!”

Shelly Naylor is our Client Care Manager. She keeps things organized and on schedule. Shelly is always available during office hours to take your call.

Bethany Mikell is our Digital Marketing Manager, focused on keeping your home in front of as many prospective buyers as possible. “As a native Orlandoan, the lakes and rivers of Central and North Florida are near and dear to my heart. I grew up waterskiing at my grandparents’ homes on Bear Gully Lake in Orlando and the Suwannee River near Fanning Springs. To me, the natural, ‘real Florida’ is the most beautiful part of our state.”

These professionals are some of the best in the business and contribute to making your home sell faster and for more money. There is ALWAYS someone available for you.

"Mike helped us price our lakefront home extremely well, enabling us to sell for a great profit and in a very timely manner."

"Mike and his team are outstanding, dependable, honest and honorable. There is a chance he is part magician as well, because no one expected our house to sell so quickly or for the price we wanted!"

"We found a great home and closed on it quickly and easily. The process was good, the system worked, the details were attended to, and we are happy home owners. "

"Without hesitation, I can refer Mike as a true professional who will make the sale of your home his top priority."

"If you want someone you can trust and who will tell it to you straight, yet is also totally sympathetic to your concerns, give Mike a call."

"I can say with full confidence that Mike would treat anyone as well as he has me and my family."

That might be one of the reasons why I consistently close more waterfront buyers than any other agent here in Central Florida. But I think the bigger reason is that I truly love what I do for a living. My family and I spend most of our free time on or near the water, so I’m fortunate enough to be able to earn a living working with other people who share my passion for the waterfront lifestyle. If I had to sell tract homes for a living, I would have left the real estate business years ago, but 90% of my business involves waterfront buyers or sellers which typically entails unique and interesting properties, and I tend to mesh well with folks who share my passion for the water.

I hope you will explore my lakefront site a bit. I have waterfront property searches set up for the many different lakefront regions and chains of lakes in Odessa / Keystone, Winter Haven / Lakeland, Leesburg, Orlando, Clermont, Winter Park, Conway, and many other popular areas and lakes. I can also set up a more specific waterfront search for you. Just let me know in as much detail as possible what you’re hoping to find. I can usually get a detailed list of properties back to you within an hour or so.

Or, keep reading if you care to get a better feel for who I am and how I run my business. Whether you’re seeking a deal on a Conway Chain lakefront fixer-upper, looking for a truly unique Orlando waterfront estate property, or anything in between, I would appreciate the opportunity to earn your business.

Some Background

Finding the perfect lake in the perfect community with the perfect home on it can be a challenge. At the end of the day, the lake itself is important, but so are schools, commute times, nearby amenities, neighboring properties, etc. It can get complicated.

Finding a qualified real estate professional who specializes in the lakefront homes and land in your community of interest can be difficult. As a 5th generation Floridian, I grew up fishing, skiing, and exploring some of this State's most beautiful lakes and waterfront, and am now fortunate enough to share in the experience of my children as they make their own memories on the water. Whether you are a buyer or seller of Florida waterfront property, chances are I can help.

Derenthal Realty Group is based out of Keller Williams Classic Realty in Orlando, and we specialize in the many different Central Florida lakefront communities such as Conway, Windermere, Winter Park, Clermont, and others. We have established relationships with reputable professionals throughout other parts of the State who are legitimate lakefront and coastal experts in areas such as Tampa, Keystone, Odessa, Sebring, Winter Haven, Lake Wales, Leesburg, and Cocoa. Email or call me directly to let me know what you're seeking. If we can't help you, chances are I can put you in touch with a reputable waterfront specialist.

Thanks again for checking out my site. It has been a labor of love for several years. Call 321-662-8014 or email me directly if I can assist you in the purchase or sale of your waterfront home. In the mean time, and depending on whether you are seeking to buy or sell a waterfront home here in the Orlando / Central Florida area, you may find the following tips helpful.


Find a Lake Home - a great place to start your lakefront search. View up-to-date, true waterfront property listings we've set up for lakefront communities across the Central Florida region.

Popular Lake Communities - Learn what makes different waterfront communities so popular. We explore areas like Windermere, Conway, Odessa / Keystone, Clermont and others that each have their own unique waterfront lifestyle.

Lakefront Resources - a little bit of everything. These are some of the questions I get from waterfront buyers on a regular basis regarding alligators, septic tanks and lakes, rules for building docks, flooding, fly-in lakes, aquatic weeds, snakes, waterfront setback requirements, etc. Lots of interesting stuff can be found here.

Florida Water Atlas Project - Links to lake specific data on water levels, water clarity, lake size, and more.

Lakefront Specialists - Looking for a top waterfront realtor in another part of Florida? Chances are, we know one. Click the link to email Mike directly for a list of lakefront specialists from around the State.

Find a Location Search Lakes


How Much Is My Lake Home Worth? - Some general guidelines that most sellers find helpful.

Tips for Selling Your Lakefront Home - Here are a few things to keep in mind when trying to market waterfront property.

How To Feature Your Waterfront Home On Our Site - Click this link to find out about featuring your waterfront property for sale on this website.


Would you like to advertise your business to a targeted niche audience? The number of visitors to our site continues to grow rapidly, and our site visitors represent a very focused segment of consumers who enjoy the waterfront lifestyle, water sports, and the outdoors. Contact Mike Derenthal today at 321-662-8014 for further details.

Click on the following link to learn about the Derenthal Realty Family.