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'Cypress Lake House' in Floral City, Florida

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

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

More Details

Owner
chris dudley
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
July 21, 2017

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

Guestbook comments from the owner

Chris,

Thanks for the hospitality. The cottage was really well kept and clean. We used the boats and went out to the lake on the first day. After that, we chilled, had some beers and grilled. The second day we went to Rainbow Park but it was so full, they didn't let us in. But we came back, had lunch and relaxed. The purpose of the trip was to get away from the hectic city life and we definitely fulfilled it. You have a great place and hopefully we will come back again.

PS - We named the lake Wine Lake Cabin

(Owner note: Owner entry from guest journal May of 2015. Calendar will not allow posting that far back.)
Apr 2017
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Amenities

Floral City Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (2) Both bedrooms have queen size beds.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 3 bicycles
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • snorkeling/diving
  • spelunking
  • swimming
Notes:
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.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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'Cypress Lake House' in Floral City, Florida
average rating of 4.826087 based on 39 reviews
5

Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great family cabin!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed this "old Florida" cabin and it's unique history. We felt at home and everything worked as described. I recommend exploring Peace caves nearby, the incredible bike trail, or go downtown for the small town atmosphere.

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Even nicer in person.

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful cabin with every need catered to. Exceptionally clean and well stocked. We will be back. A slice of heaven!

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Our Time at the Cypress Lake House April 2017

  • 5 of 5

I am a Florida Native, living in Louisiana now with my husband and our yellow lab. When I found this place online, I knew it was perfect for us to stay. We had planned a trip to Florida to celebrate our granddaughter's Birthday, Parents 60th wedding anniversary and Easter. The house is centrally located among all our family and friends ( ie: Inverness, Floral City, Plant City, Tampa, Brandon etc.) It was a pleasure to meet Chris Dudley (owner) as he welcomed us on our arrival. This is such a charming house, peaceful, and private, and who says there's no place like home, we were comfortable the moment we arrived, and the views are spectacular. I spent a lot of time on the deck taking in the sun and enjoying the spectacular views, Sandhill cranes landed daily on the point , didn't see any gators...lol. Ray caught some perch off the dock, catch and release of course. I took so many pictures, So relaxing and some Great Memories.

Chris, Thank you so much for sharing your home with us.

Till next time,

Ray & Linda St Pierre

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Another great visit

  • 5 of 5

We love this cabin feel house and the area. Small town feel with lots to do. The bike trail is great and Weeki Wachee is within driving distance. The owner is very nice and accommodating... We highly recommend this place!

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet, clean, comfortable, rustic cabin

  • 5 of 5

Everything was excellent. No problems whatsoever. Would highly recommend if you like a cozy, serene, clean, relaxing atmosphere.

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
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Rates & Availability

Floral City Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$125
$750
$2,200
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning fee $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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