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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.

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.

DEPOSIT for a month stay and longer is $500.00.

More Details

Mary & Dwight Dudley
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 18, 2018

About Mary & Dwight Dudley

Lotus Lake House was purchased for family getaways but we are now proud 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 Floral City

The Dudley families have been vacationing in this beautiful, rustic, secluded neighborhood since 1968.

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
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 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 4.756757 based on 79 reviews

We loved our stay

  • 4 of 5

We loved our stay. The view of the lake was beautiful. My sister enjoyed going out on the dock. Thats where she spent most of her time. The yard is spacious. The house is clean and most basic needs are supplied like a washer and dryer lol. My only con or advice i may say is that if you have any issues, call the Misses. The Sir doesnt like to be disturbed. There is a combination lock at the gate of the property. Id suggest people get the combination before you get to the property. Beside that, we would definetly go again to this property. Thanks!!

  • Submitted: May 17, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peace & Tranquility

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was idyllic. If we were not sleeping or out biking/running/walking on the Withlacochee Trail, we were in the screened porch - savoring the sight of the mossy oaks and the serene lake, the sounds of the birds and frogs and the sussration of the leaves, reveling in the warmth and the sensation of gentle breezes on my skin. I miss the limpkin (aka the "night crier"). My only complaint is that I cannot call this place Home!

  • Submitted: May 4, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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2017 Christmas Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing Christmas Vacation! Everything was perfect. It was even 45 degrees on the Dec 25th. What a great property.

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
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Beautiful,quiet surroundings on the water,Morther Nature lives here !

  • 5 of 5

we chose this Home away location because it is close to area attractions and yet seems as though you are far away in the country.We booked this Lotus Pointe house for a week ,we were in Florida for a wedding on Saturday in Leesburg and a family Christmas luncheon at the house on Monday. Thank you Dwight and Mary Dudley for making our stay memorable and for the visit to the Historic Cypress House. Thanks for sharing and making sure our vacation was Great.

  • Submitted: Dec 21, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
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Old florida at its BEST!

  • 5 of 5

If you're looking for the true lakehouse old Florida experience. This is the place to go. Everything you need to Enjoy the lake is provided. And much much more. Just simply loved it. Thank you Dudley family.

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: August 2017
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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 $100

There is a $500.00 deposit required for rentals of a month or more.

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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