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Beautiful Lake Front in Rolling Hills near I-75.

6 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 6 nights


Minimum Stay
6 nights


Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday home in Dade City - Two bedroom house on Lake Iola

House, 2 Bedrooms + Sleeping Porch, 1.25 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

Location: Central Florida, in the hills of Pasco county. Easy access to I-75 South or North.

30 miles north of Tampa, 6 miles from Dade City

House on beautiful Lake Iola with two bedrooms 1-1/2 baths and modern kitchen and great room. Enclosed sun porch overlooks the lake ideal for wildlife viewing and birdwatching.

This is on a landscaped lot with a large patio and gazebo..

Easy scienic drive to restaurants, shopping mall and nearby cities of Tampa, Dade City and Brooksville.

Quiet area within easy driving distance of Bush Gardens, Disney and Epcot.

Keywords: Two bedroom cottage on beautiful lake in central Florida. Scenic area in the hills of Pasco County near the town of Dade City and I-75.

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Senior Adults Only Community
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible

Frank Gude, Ltc. FARNG Retd.
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
6 October, 2016
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About Frank Gude, Ltc. FARNG Retd.

Retired family man, long time resident of community. Like to travel and sight see.

Co-owner of local Kumquat marheting business. Large family.

Frank Gude, Ltc. FARNG Retd. purchased this house in 1996

Why Frank Gude, Ltc. FARNG Retd. chose Florida Central Gulf Coast

This is our lake home where we spend week ends swimming ,fishing, picnicing and relaxing with friends and family as often as we can during the summer. Dade City is a small frriendly town with adequate shopping and supporting businesses. The down town area has been re-vitilized and has unique shops, restaurants and activities.

What makes this house unique

We have owned and enjoyed this lot for many years. You can get away from your daily routine in this lake house and enjoy the great outdoors yet have all of the modern conveniences. This is the best of Florida with out the hastle of the big city. WI-FI and Direct tv. included.


based on 6 holidaymaker reviews

Beautiful Lake Front in Rolling Hills near I-75.
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

A peaceful, relaxing month

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful vacation spot! We spent most of the time either on the enclosed porch or sitting on the patio down near the lake watching people in their boats fishing or just cruising the lake. A Bald Eagle and a Horned Owl were frequent visitors to the shady, moss laden oak trees. We did not have an opportunity to visit the Kumquat grove or the gift shop, but did have a slice of delicious Kumquat pie purchased at a nearby store. Sure wish I could have brought some of that home with me! Hopefully we will be able to return next spring for a longer visit.

  • Review Submitted: May 1, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying at our cottage. People like you make it a pleasure to have a property like this. We really appreciate the way you left the house. The wedding turned out to be quite an affair. They put up a large tent on the lots next door and used our place for the rehersal dinner, dressing rooms and rest rooms. We were invited and enjoyed it with the young couple and their families. You are certainly welcome to come again any time that we have an opening. Franik and Rosemary
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Beautiful and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

My Mom and I just spent 2 weeks there,it was wonderful,all the beautiful wild life you see and the Lake to look at everyday and evening,the owner is so very nice and we visited the gift shop and brought home some of the kumquat jelly,the home is clean and well cared for and has everything you need to entertain inside or out,my children had a surprise birthday cook out for me while we were there and we had everything we needed,my 3 yr old great grandson got to catch his first fish from the bank and my 2 yr old great niece loved the swing set in the back yard,it provided plenty of seating for everyone and we would recommend it to anyone looking for a beautiful,relaxing home away from home anytime its available,the owners are wonderful friendly people who make you feel right and home and check often to see if you need anything,they also know a lot of the long history of the area and yes we saw the eagle several times while we were there ant the coots swimming in the lake everyday,this place is awesome!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 23, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lorraine and her mother were the kind of guests that you hope to get when you rent your home. The cottage was treated as if it were their own. Only the routine cleaning was required when they left. They were very friendly and we enjoyed their company while they were here. They are certainly welcome to come back any time that they can. Frank
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Moundsville, West Virginia

Perfect Fit

  • 5 of 5

We were pleased with everything about our cottage experience. We immediately felt at home. The cottage was just as described on the VRBO website. The owner was a gracious host. The best indicator of a wonderful experience - we were planning our return date before our departure! :-)

  • Review Submitted: Apr 1, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were well pleased that you found the cottage to be all or more than you expected. When we have good people that are so nice and friendly it makes it easy and worth while to share our vacation cottage. Since we reserve the cottage for our self and our family for the summer months we know how enjoyable it is to stay there. You are certainly welcome to come back any time that it is available. Thank You
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Fayetteville, WV

Retirement Dream

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned home after a dream month at the Lake House. The most vivid impression is the hospitality of the people of this area. From our host and his family to the strangers that took me fishing on the lake we were overwhelmed with the kindness and generosity of the people there. The Lake House provided us with the quiet and peaceful retreat we needed. The American Bald Eagle was a regular visitor along with the ducks, the hawks, the sandhill cranes, and the egrets. Bring binoculars - there is a field guide already there. Enjoy! We did!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 5, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review, it is very gratifyng to know that we were able to make you feel at home and that you enjoyed the cottage and the wildlife. We appreciate the way that you treated the cottage as if it were your own. We enjoyed meeting you and look forward to having more couples and families as nice as you are. I felt like we were friends from the day that you arrived. You are certainly welcome to come again.
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Carlisle Area of PA

Perfect Spot away from the Big City hassle

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week plus a few days in the lake cabin in January 2012 and it was beautiful and peaceful. There is nothing better than spending a week in a situation where a family vacation cabin on a lake is made available to you as if you were part of the family. The owner, Frank and his family members we met are wonderful people who shared their knowledge of the area and of their family kumquat business with us and helped make our stay interesting and comfortable.

Every morning included coffee on the patio watching the many birds and wild life on or near the lake. The area is definitely far enough away from the fast pace of city life but yet close enough so the areas of Tampa and Orlando were easily reachable as a day trip. The local area has all the amenities and businesses necessary to make any vacation comfortable with easy access to restaurants, shopping and large grocery chain stores.

A great place to spend a vacation.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 22, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a wounderful couple to share our cott6age with. Thank you for your friendliness and for the way that you treated and left our place. Your review is great. we hope that you can come again next winter. Frank and Rosemary.
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Flagstaff, AZ

Peaceful cottage perfect for relaxation and birding

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed here for one week in November and it was delightful! Everyone morning we enjoyed coffee on the screened in porch as we watched bald eagles, osprey, sandhill cranes, a red-shouldered hawk and flocks of migrating geese and coots. This was definitely one of the most relaxing weeks of my life. The cottage was comfortable and offered all the amenities you could want for a vacation. It is located within one hour of Crystal River, where we went to watch manatees, and Siesta Key. Both locations made for great day trips that neither one of us will forget! The owner, Frank, was wonderful to deal with and even gave us a personal tour of the Kumquat farm! We both hope to return next year too! One recommendation for guests is to bring a set of binoculars; you'll want to be able to see all the birds in lake!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 30, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the great review, you treated our house as if it was your own. Your description of the birds, relaxation and cottage is superb. You certinly will be welcomed back any time that you can. Seince you were our first guest we will remember you and your kindness in writing a great review. Frank and Rosemary
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Tampa International
Nearest Barpub
7 Miles
Dade City
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Travelers Rest, St. Leo, Lake Jovita
Nearest Train
7 Miles
Dade City
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Pearl in the Grove, Cracker Barrel, Mc Donalds
Nearest Beach
ON site, fresh water beach.

Swimming, fishig, boating, bird watching. Within easy driving distance of less than two hours to DISNEY, Epcot ,and other attractions in the Orlando area and only 30 minutes to Bush Gardens. Other less expensive attractions with in 1 hr. driving time include, Tarpon Springs, the manatees at Crystal River and Silver Springs in Ocala, .Shopping malls

less than ten miles by way of I-75. Many chain restaurants with in easy driving distance. Unick shopping in Dade City.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Dade City, Florida Central Gulf Coast

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6 night minimum stay
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Additional pricing information

Cleaning £62

Cleaning fee $75.00 Deposit $300.00 at time of reservation. Returned after payment of rent and fee. Payment by cash,check or money order.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Dade City in Florida

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 940 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Murphy Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Single Bed
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Player
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Gazebo
  • Golf
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • 1 bicycles
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Senior Adults Only Community ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • Horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Private area,cabin on landscaped lot on the lake.

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