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'Cypress Lake House' in Floral City, Florida

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


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

chris dudley
Member since: 2008
Speaks English
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Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
25 May, 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

Guestbook comments from the owner


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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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Floral City in Citrus County

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
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
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • 1 and 1/2 baths full bath in main hous and 1/2 bath in utility/laundry room
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (2) Both bedrooms have queen size beds.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Barbecue
  • 3 bicycles
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • caving
  • 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.


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'Cypress Lake House' in Floral City, Florida
average rating of 4.827586 based on 45 reviews

Charming and Inviting cottage

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A Cabin-lovers Cabin

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Review Submitted: 29-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ruskin, FL

Another great stay at Cypress

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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rustic and quite. very clean. kitchen well set up.

  • 4 of 5

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

  • Review Submitted: 23-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Place to Get Away From It All!!

  • 5 of 5

This is the second time we stayed at this house. My family loves the peace and quiet that it brings. All the amenities it has and extras make it an excellent value (trust me, bring clothes, food, and yourselves / most all other things are included). The icing on the cake is the hospitality Chris and the neighbors add to the experience. The one neighbor even granted permission to fish on their property as long were respectful and cleaned up after ourselves (even brought us over fresh produce). My family has come to love this place and now makes it one of our top choices for vacation spots to go.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £56.03
Damage Deposit £186.77

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.