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'Lotus Point' Lake House Getaway on Four Rustic Acres

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Lake House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-7)


Come and disconnect to reconnect at Lotus Point Lake House!

Escape to the lakeside tranquility and simplicity that awaits you at your two-bedroom/two bath spacious cottage nestled in seclusion on the point of four rustic acres. Three rocking chairs wait patiently for you to take in the beauty, calm, nature and peace of Lake Consuela. While there today, we saw species of birds we didn't even know existed. For biking enthusiasts, the bike trail is 0.4 away.

Your 1,300 square foot cottage, located 12 miles west of I75, can sleep up to 6-7 people.

A row boat is available for front row on-the-water seats for country sunsets or fishing.

Floral City holds a delightful Strawberry Festival in March.

Our families have been vacationing in Floral City since 1968. We've enjoyed this area so much so that we've acquired these additional properties. In order to to disconnect and reconnect with our loved ones, making way for laughter, fun, creativity, adventure, games and memories to last a lifetime, we didn't have televisions, phones or internet. It wasn't until we started our VRBO listing these were added. We hope you'll enjoy any or all of the Dudley Family Properties as much as our families do.

Beautiful Rainbow Springs - a must see and feel - can be reached in 40 minutes. Swimming in any of the many refreshing, invigorating Florida Springs is like non other. Secluded cave exploration awaits you fifteen minutes away at Peace Caves. Airboat rides, horseback riding, miniature golf are close by. For an exciting evening, attend the races at the Citrus County Speedway just down the road. Shopping, restaurants and theaters are within minutes.

Withlacoochee State Rails to Trail bicycle path is within walking or riding distance @ 0.4 miles. Bikes can be rented at Hampton's Edge right around the corner.

VRBO listing #221342: Located down the country road from this property is our sister cottage, Charming Cove Cottage, an adorable 1000 square foot one bedroom/one bath.

VRBO listing #266094: Also nearby to the east side of Lotus is our brother cottage, a beautiful 1920s cypress cottage with lake view, spacious porch, deck, knotty pine interior walls and ceilings, fireplace and charm galore. It is a 1000 square foot two bedroom/one bath (shower) with full amenities. Outside you can enjoy the two-picnic table pavilion, fire pit, deck, bikes and boats.

All three properties are ideal for multi-family vacations, church groups, retreats, etc.

Busch Gardens is 75 minutes to the southeast.

Disney World is 80 minutes to the east.

Lotus is located 75 minutes north of Tampa Airport.

She's waiting for you.

More Details

Mary & Dwight Dudley
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 22, 2017

About Mary & Dwight Dudley

We're a family of five. We purchased Lotus for family getaways but are now able to share our slice of heaven with people from all over the world.

Mary & Dwight Dudley purchased this cottage in 2007

Why Mary & Dwight Dudley chose Florida Central West

Our families have been vacationing in this beautiful, rustic, secluded neighborhood since 1968. We've acquired several properties since then.

What makes this cottage unique

Lotus is the ideal RELAXATION STATION. Coffee on the rockers overlooking the lake first thing in the morning is one of our favorite places in the entire world. You won't want to leave the three rocking chairs. We have a row boat waiting at all times. There is a bike trail .2 miles from lotus. Bikes can be rented .9 miles away. There are many options to set up for, a croquet championship, corn hole or badminton tournaments. Guests have caught nice fish in the lake.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for letting us stay here. It's a beatiful house! I and my dogs loved the pond! (beautiful drawing of her with her dogs Sophie and Sasha on the dock)
Jul 2016
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Floral City Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Convertible bed(s) - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 double , full
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Full size Bed (1), Queen Bed (1), Sleeper Sofa (1) and Sofa (1)
  • Books ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • roller blading
  • snorkeling/diving
  • spelunking
  • swimming
25 foot dock with bench seat, (1) row boat, lifejackets, four acres (three acres wooded), 1000 square foot cottage Housekeeping fee is $75.00


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'Lotus Point' Lake House Getaway on Four Rustic Acres
average rating of 4.75 based on 74 reviews

beautiful and peaceful

  • 5 of 5

We had an awesome weekend and was able to get all the kids home together. House was clean and equipped with everything . Sitting out on the rockers was so relaxing. Definitely will be back.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fort Myers, Florida Area

Great pet friendly escape for the entire family

  • 5 of 5

We booked this thinking it would be a quick stop on our journey, we have 3 kids and a 65lbs dog, so finding a pet friendly home is not always easy. The Dudleys were incredibly responsive to my inquiry, welcoming our family (and even with a sense of humor)

We arrived late Friday night, (a little tricky to find in the dark) and we were immediately glad we had picked this spot! The house was extremely clean and well stocked down to extra sponges, soap and sugar (which we were grateful for as we forget that) both a kuerig and a traditional coffee maker.

We had actually come up to go scalloping in Homosasa (about 40 min away) which was the perfect outing for the day. Dinner was super easy to prepare and the kitchen had everything necessary, plenty of pots and pans, mixing and serving bowls, cooking utensils etc. We made a full dinner and dessert with out wanting for anything. My husband even comment about how well the little grill worked.

The dock overlooking the pond was the perfect spot for a long chat with my daughter and our dog throughly enjoyed watching the birds and fish jump.

My favorite spot, by far was the screens porch, complete with rockers and a table making it the most wonderful place to watch the sun rise.

Lotus Pointe has the most beautiful grounds and is so private. The kids ran around with the dog and we didn't have to worry about them or the neighbors.

We are already making plans to come back really soon, planning a much longer stay and definitely bringing our fishing poles!

This is a wonderful home to step back in time and just enjoy outside, quiet country living and one another. Although it has wifi it is very slow, but the point for our trip was to slow down so it didn't make a difference to us.

Thanks to the Dudley's for sharing such a special little peice of paradise! See you again very soon!

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Jacksonville, fl

A lovely lake house! Well maintained and peaceful!

  • 5 of 5

Great trip. Fully equipped and clean. Very comfortable.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great 4th of July

  • 5 of 5

We all enjoyed our stay at Lotus Point. Beautiful views. Quiet & relaxing. Had a nice day tubing in Rainbow Springs.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Awesome private getaway centrally located to everywhere!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this house for the serene environment and the short distance to all the nearby natural springs. Weeki Watchee, Crystal Springs, and Rainbow Springs are all less than an hour away. Tampa and Orlando are about an hour as well. Since our first 2 days were rainy, we spent some time at the attractions in Tampa. Then we hit up the beautiful springs after the rain cleared. There is everything you need at this quaint and quiet lake home. From a rowboat and fire pit to board games, to a fully equipped kitchen. The Dudleys were super accommodating and the house was clean and welcoming. Our family of 5 had a great time and are grateful to have found such a comfy cabin getaway!

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Over priced for quality, cleanliness and unuseable amenities

  • 1 of 5

The following are issues we found during our stay:

Toilet tissue: one less than half-roll of toilet tissue and one only partial roll of toilet tissue - we purchased a 4-pack.

Paper Towels: about 4 sheets on the only roll in the cabin - we purchased a pack.

Dish soap: about a tablespoon in the smallest dawn bottle available. We purchased a bottle.

Dish Towels: Only one in the cabin - I purchased a pack.

Dish-cloths/sponge: One tiny sponge that was about 2"x3" in size. I purchased dish-washing cloths.

Coffee Pot: Was not clean. I cleaned it on Saturday night when we arrived (11:45pm) in order to use it the next morning. The outside looked as if someone had very dirty hands and left black smudging all over the top and outside. Pot stained as was coffee-filter area.

Microwave: The inside was not especially clean. Some food particles left uncleaned. It too had the black smudging on the handle and front area. I cleaned it, both inside and out before our use.

Dryer: The dryer lint basket was completely full. I cleaned it before using it (once).

Kitchen curtain over the sink: Needs to be washed in a bad way.

French doors to porch: Could use a fresh coat of paint, but at the very least, a good cleaning. The doors are rather dirty with lots of dirty handling marks all over, inside and outside. Glass could also be cleaned.

Floors: Were not swept, vacuumed or mopped. Against the baseboards and in the corners, behind the toilets, all the corner and edge areas along the baseboards had sand, hair, and debris that had not been cleaned in what appeared to be a while. I swept the main areas that we used when we arrived.

Den: There was a large, dried-spill on the floor between the love seat and the media desk. Appeared to have been there for some time. I did not clean that. We just didn't use that area.

A/C return needs a good cleaning, for both cleanliness and efficiency.

Mini-blinds: All of the mini blinds could use a real good cleaning.

The porch table-cloth was not clean. We did not use it as I did not clean it.

The rockers were rather dusty - I cleaned the two we used.

The little lights on the porch - one section is hanging down instead of tacked up in place.

The large boat was not useable. It did not have a plug.

The small boat was at best adequate, but the oars did not fit the oar holders, were not the same size and made it difficult to row the boat.

The life preservers were just laying outside under the carport, not clean and some mold.

*Plus more...

  • Submitted: May 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Lynda W., We apologize that Lotus Lake House did not meet your expectations. We pride ourselves on sharing our Floral City country home with people from all over the world. Thank you for taking the time to share your list. You can be certain we will refer to your list as we work harder to ensure our future guests have the relaxing, enjoyable and quality stay we strive for. Happy travels to you both, The Dudley Family
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Nearest Airport
67 Miles
Tampa International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.9 Miles
Nearest Motorway
12 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.9 Miles
Nearest Beach
34 Miles
Fort Island Gulf Beach

Airboat rides, horseback riding and bowling are within minutes.

Restaurants, shopping and movie theaters are within 15-30 minutes.

Beautiful Rainbow Springs, a must see, is 45 minutes away.

Disney World is 1 1/2 hours east. Busch Gardens is 1 hour south.

Tampa International Airport is 1 hour 15 minutes south.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
post stay cleaning fee $75
Tax Rate 11.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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