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'Cypress Lake House' in Floral City, Florida

Floral City, FL, USA
  • Cottage1000 sqft
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps4
  • Bathrooms0
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 nights

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 1.5 Bath, (Sleeps 4-6)

Enjoy your morning coffee on our 300 square foot deck with a spectacular view of Lake Consuela. Watch hawks, owls, and cranes fishing along the lake. Cast a line from the private dock, the shore or from one of the the rowboats or canoe provided. Take an evening boat ride on the placid water of this private lake that is part of the Tsala Apopka chain. This place even has WiFi and a laptop computer for your convenience. Whether you are looking for a get away with family and friends, dropping the kids at camp or planning a private weekend, you will enjoy all that our cottage has to offer. Pack a bag, stop by the grocery and enjoy your own memorable stay where nearly everything else is included.

Conveniently located just 4 miles from Good Counsel Camp.

This unique 1000 square foot 1940’s cottage has knotty pine tongue-in-groove paneling through out and has been family owned for more that 40 years. Each bedroom has a queen bed with old fashioned quilt. The spacious, fully equipped kitchen is filled with country charm. The living room has a brick wood burning fireplace to enjoy on those cooler evenings.( firewood included). During the day, you'll enjoy a leisurely bike ride (bikes provided) on the oak lined lanes of Floral City or the Rails to Trails, (more than 40 miles long for the serious cyclist) which is less than ½ mile away, or browse some of the many antique and art stores throughout Citrus County. In the evening enjoy an open fire grilled dinner under the lighted pavilion or enjoy a cocktail while finding the stars that you've never seen before from the city.

Surrounded by towering cypress trees and moss-covered oaks, this beautiful little town is reminiscent of the days of 'Old Florida'. An abundance of springs, lakes, rivers and parks has rightly billed this destination as 'Mother Nature's Theme Park'. Within 20 miles of Chazhowitzka, Homassasa and Crystal Rivers where you can experience beautiful Florida Springs and a manatee adventure like nowhere else. Explore limerock caves just 15 minutes away. On Saturday nights attend the stock car races at 'The Citrus County Speedway'. (They have school bus and boat trailer races several times a year, a must see!) Golf everywhere, airboat rides 5 miles away, horse back riding, blueberry picking , strawberry festival in the spring. There is always plenty to do.

Located a stone's throw down the country road from this property is our sister cottage, Cove Cottage, a cozy newly renovated one bedroom/one bath (VRBO listing #221342).

And around the bend just a little further, within walking distance, is our two bedroom/two bath lake house 'Lotus Point' located on four acres of rustic Florida land (VRBO listing #194799).

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

Busch Gardens is 75 minutes to the southeast. Disney World is 80 minutes to the east. This property is located 60 minutes north of Tampa Airport.

Our property is pet friendly - well-behaved dogs, 35 pounds or less, please. Small pet deposit required.

Keywords: Lakefront House


chris dudley

Member Since 2008
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within one day
Calendar last updated:
Mar 19, 2018
About chris dudley

The Dudley Family - Rita & Bob Dudley, Scott, Stephen, Cricket, Paul, Dwight, Bob, Chris, Robin & Dawn

chris dudley purchased this Cottage in 1968


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
        • Queen size Beds (2) Both bedrooms have queen size beds.


        • 0 Bathrooms
        • Bathroom 1
        • 1 and 1/2 baths full bath in main hous and 1/2 bath in utility/laundry room

        Location Type

          • Lakefront
            Lakefront property with boats, canoes and private dock provided for your use.
          • Waterfront


              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Historic
              • Romantic


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Living Room
                        15 x 30 Great Room (living room dining room)
                      • Air Conditioning
                        Central heat and air
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Computer Available
                        Laptop is provided with DSL connection and wi-fi for your convenience
                      • Fireplace
                        Masonry fireplace in living room, Firewood provided.
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating
                        Central heat pump
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Linens Provided
                        all sheets and towels are provided
                      • Broadband Access
                        Roadrunner Broadband
                      • Parking Off Street
                      • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
                        Plenty of room for your bass boat!
                      • Telephone
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Washing Machine
                      • Wireless Internet
                        NETGEAR Wireless Router provided for Wi-Fi connections for your convenience. Use your laptop or wireless device or the IBM Thinkpad provided.
                      • Wood Fireplace
                        Brick, wood burning fireplace with fire wood provided
                      • Wood Stove
                        Franklin wood stove in screen porch, firewood provided.


                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Cooking Utensils
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                          • Ice Maker
                          • Kitchen
                          • Microwave
                          • Oven
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Stove
                          • Toaster


                              • Dining
                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 8 people


                                  • Books
                                    A variety of books are available for our guests
                                  • DVD Player
                                  • Games
                                    All sorts of board games for the whole family
                                  • Satellite / Cable
                                    Direct satellite TV
                                  • Television
                                  • Video Library


                                      • Bicycles
                                        We have several 'beach cruiser' style bikes available for guests. Single speed, comfy seat, coaster brakes.
                                      • Boat
                                        2 row boats available for guests
                                      • Deck / Patio
                                        300 sq foot deck overlooking the lake
                                      • Gazebo
                                        16 x 20 picnic pavilion on site for guest use
                                      • Kayak / Canoe
                                        17' aluminum canoe available for guests
                                      • Lanai / Gazebo
                                        15 x 20 screen room with lake view and fireplace.
                                      • Outdoor Grill


                                          • smoking allowed
                                            outdoor areas only!!


                                              • cinemas
                                              • museums
                                              • restaurants

                                                Leisure Activities

                                                  • scenic drives
                                                  • antiquing
                                                  • boating
                                                  • horseback riding
                                                  • horseshoes
                                                  • miniature golf
                                                  • bird watching
                                                  • shelling
                                                  • shopping
                                                  • sight seeing
                                                  • walking
                                                  • wildlife viewing

                                                    Local Services & Businesses

                                                      • ATM/bank
                                                      • groceries
                                                      • hospital
                                                      • laundromat
                                                      • medical services

                                                        Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                          • kayaking
                                                          • cycling
                                                          • freshwater fishing
                                                          • golf
                                                          • hiking
                                                          • hunting
                                                          • fishing
                                                          • mountain biking
                                                          • rafting
                                                          • snorkeling/diving
                                                          • spelunking
                                                          • swimming


                                                              • full, spacious deck on front of cottage, lighted pavilion with two picnic tables, outdoor fire pit, fireplace, free firewood, canoe, rowboat, gas grill , laptop with wi-fi, satellite tv, dvd player, washer/dryer, fishing poles, and bikes on site. Bathroom has shower only with one of the best multi- shower heads you'll experience.

                                                                29 Reviews


                                                                Latest reviews

                                                                Charming and Inviting cottage

                                                                Jennifer B.Tampa

                                                                My husband and I felt comfortable and relaxed as soon as we walked through the door. It was very clean and quiet with warm and welcoming decor. The lake is beautiful and we really appreciated the use of the canoes, bikes and fishing poles. We will certainly return.

                                                                A Cabin-lovers Cabin

                                                                heidi e.

                                                                A peaceful retreat with plenty of nature going on off the back deck! We enjoyed the serene lake views from the house and the canoe. The cabin is full of cool unique details that reflect its interesting history. Comfortable and well-equipped - we found absolutely everything we needed. The wifi is available throughout the house and on the deck. We were surprised by large amount of living space - it would really be great for a family gathering! Teens would find their niche there. Dames Caves and Floral City were nice little outings. We enjoyed our stay very much!

                                                                Another great stay at Cypress

                                                                Whitney B.Ruskin, FL

                                                                Thank you so much for opening your home to us. Each and every visit is relaxing and memorable. We couldn't ask for a better place to spend our mini vacations!

                                                                -The Baer's

                                                                rustic and quite. very clean. kitchen well set up.

                                                                steven m.

                                                                I would come back. Its comfortable and has an interesting history. Just relaxing.


                                                                Thomas S.

                                                                Ideal spot to get away and escape the concrete jungle of traffic, crowds, and lines associated with the tourist traps. Quality family time to be had in a laid back, peaceful setting while still enjoying all the comforts of home. Family loved it, want to go back.


                                                                Angela H.

                                                                Very rustic feeling. We really enjoyed our weekend get away here. Was nice to have a lot of necessities already there at arrival. Relaxed and enjoyed the country feel. Even had family game night with the games that were there. Thank you to the Dudley family.


                                                                Floral City, FL, USA

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                                                                Total number of guests, pets if any etc. must be disclosed at time of booking.

                                                                29 Reviews
                                                                Wonderful 4.8/5
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