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Beautiful home in Floral City

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Barbecue
  • children welcome


About the property

2 Bedroom, 2 Bath Home With Garage And Large Lanai


Plenty of room for families or couples vacationing together!

The only place in the world where you can swim with the Manatees! Gentle giants of the water.

Do you and your family like canoeing, kayaking, snorkeling, boating, fishing, golfing, enjoying Mother Nature? Citrus County is definitely the place to be! You can be as busy as you wish or relax and enjoy 'Small Town America'!

Come experience our newly remodeled home that sits under stately 100 yr old oaks. Enjoy the comfortable furnishings and the beautifully remodeled kitchen with stainless appliances. Sit on the large screened lanai and take in the views and wildlife on Lake Tsala Apopka. The Lodge sits in a beautiful, friendly neighborhood about 10 minutes South of Inverness in Floral City, with community boat ramp only steps away.

You will be within walking distance of the famous 46 mile Withlacoochee Bike/Walking trail and across the street from a 19,000 acre lake! (Bicycles and canoe provided for your enjoyment) Citrus County is a birders paradise as we have many unique birds and other wildlife that live near the lake. We also have lots of ospreys and a few pair of Bald Eagles.

Citrus County is an experience in itself. Drive down quiet streets lined with 100 yr old, moss draped oaks and feel the serenity of our quiet and charming area.

If you haven't been to the real “Old Florida” come visit Floral City. I guarantee you will love it here!

More Details

Diane Calfee
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
26 February, 2017

Why Diane Calfee chose Florida North Central Gulf Coast

We purchased this property because of its convenience to the lake and the bike trail. The neighborhood is lovely and the neighbors friendly! You are between Inverness ,where you can find everything you need, and the quaint little town of Floral City.

What makes this house unique

Things to do in the area.

Bike the 46 mile paved trail

Rent a kayak and explore the many springs

Canoe down crystal clear rivers

Golf at the many World Class Courses

Go antiquing or to the many flea markets

See the Mermaids at WeekiWachee Springs

Attend the car races

Visit beautiful Ocala. The horse capital of the SE.

Tour Historic homes in Floral City

Rent a boat or wave runner and go out to the Gulf of Mexico


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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 6
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • rural ...
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • The master bath has a shower. The hall bath has a shower and tub.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Both bedrooms have new mattresses. One is a memory foam and one a pillow top. We provide high thread count sheets for your comfort. Both bedrooms have flat screened TVs. There is a pull out sofa in the living room.
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • Miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
This is a nice quiet neighborhood with canoe launch and boat ramp steps away.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(9 traveller reviews)

Beautiful home in Floral City
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 9 reviews

Perfect - pictures don't do it justice

  • 5 of 5

Great home to stay ! Loved it the minute we walked in and looked around. The personal "check in" is very nice thanks so much for meeting us Diane- so much nicer than trying to figure out everything. Everything was clean and ready for us, even had flowers. Our small dog enjoyed the yard and we had every thing needed for a small family dinner party and everyone was comfortable. Seemed like a nice, comfortable, quiet neighborhood with beautiful homes. We hope to be able to come back soon.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 12, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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3 5

Just a perfect place! Thanks for being so accommodating!!!!

  • 5 of 5

First the owners were wonderful. We had to leave quickly due to Hurricane Matthew and were looking for a home to stay in as we had our pets with us. (A hamster and dog) plus we have a child in a wheelchair. They worked with us quickly to get us set up so we could get in fast. They even let us come early as we were ordered to evacuate. When we got there you couldn't have asked for a more pleasant place. The area is very pretty, lovely oak trees through out this neighborhood, a gorgeous chain of lakes surrounds this neighborhood. It made for nice walks. This is a place you can truly relax. The house was very lovely and super clean. They have a back fenced yard for your pets which came in handy. My family was very happy and enjoyed our stay. Truly wish it had been a vacation and not a evacuation. We will definitely return under better circumstances. Floral City and Inverness are wonderful towns to just sit back and relax. You will not go wrong in staying here. Everything is well though out.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such a nice review! We were happy to accommodate you in a very stressful time. I’m glad you were comfortable in the house and hope you come back when you can enjoy the many fun activities in the area!
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Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

We were very happy with house. It was nicely updated and felt like a new house, I especially liked the floors. Very clean.

The bikes and canoe were a nice perk.

The neighborhood was surrounded by a lake and very cute. Our little dogs enjoyed the walks.

It was a perfect base camp for our kayak trip on Weeki Wachee and our tubing trip on Rainbow River. Each was 45 minutes in different directions.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This was my first time renting a house and not staying in a hotel so I was unfamiliar with how things work. Diane walked me through everything and was happy to answer my questions via email (and I had a lot lol).

The pictures do not do this home justice! It's absolutely lovely.

Diane met me at the house and gave me a tour, showing me a book with everything in it. She's thought of everything I think.

We traveled from KY. My adult son who lives in Ft Myers drove up to join us. We visited family in Inverness. This house was an excellent location for us. We felt right at home immediately. It's cozy, comfortable and beautiful. The screened porch is wonderful. The yard was wonderful for our dog.

The house is spotless. It had everything we needed from slow-cooker, to hairdryer. The "rules" are appropriate and simple as to how to leave the place. Basically treat it as your home. Pretty simple.

Unfortunately, our trip was cut short due to a family emergency so we didn't get to ride bikes (provided) like we had planned. We plan to come back down again soon and plan to stay here with every trip. This will be an annual trip for us.

If you stay here, you won't be disappointed.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: “The pictures don’t do it justice”, We hear this a lot. I think it’s because of the 'feel' of the home. We worked hard to make it homey and comfortable! I hope when you come back you can enjoy the wonderful 46 mile paved bike trail. It is the longest trail in the South East and we are very proud of the, benches, bathrooms and water fountains that the wonderful volunteers have built on the trail. It is definitely a good reason to come back!
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Great rental!!

  • 5 of 5

We spent three months at this rental.

First off, Diane met us at the rental to give us a tour of the house and explain and answer any questions that we had. We have not rented many houses, but this is the first time we had such personal one-on-one service and had the landlord meet us at the rental. Diane and Dudley also kept us informed and up-to-date on local activities and attractions and answered any questions we had about the area.

We are very particular about cleanliness and this house fit the bill. This rental is in a very nice, quiet and friendly neighborhood. It is very clean and very well maintained with a fully stocked kitchen, rental bikes, fenced back yard, gas grill and comfortable beds with nice sheets just to name a few things. This house made us feel like we were in our own home...as a matter of fact we really did not want to leave and plan on returning again next winter.

The house is in a very convenient location (one mile) from the Withlacoochee State Trail, which is a very nice 46 mile paved rail trail. Floral City is a very friendly active community with beautiful old oak trees and surrounded by many lakes with nice restaurants, a citrus store, hair salons and beautiful art gallery. If you need or want bigger stores or more choices for restaurants, Inverness is about six miles away.

We cannot say enough good about this rental or the landlords, Diane and Dudley. Thank you very much for a very enjoyable winter. We will see you next January.

Bill and Connie

  • Review Submitted: Mar 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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we are repeat guests, very nice home, will come again.

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in this beautiful home a couple of times and will stay again! The neighborhood is nice, the canoes and bikes provided are a nice option and the owner is very professional and accommodating. The kitchen has everything you need and there are plenty of towels, sheets and extra blankets. We have stayed in many VRBO vacation homes and this one is very comfortable and very well stocked. It is nice to have a choice of beds, one with memory foam and one nice pillow top. The linens are also good quality which I appreciated! There is plenty to do in the area. The bike trail is a short distance away and the lake is across the street. It is a short drive to the Gulf of Mexico where you can rent a boat or jet skis. There are actually 7 rivers in the area where you can canoe, kayak or swim in the beautiful springs. Of course the Manatees are a must see. We really enjoy staying at the ‘lodge’ and hope to return soon!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 28, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is my pleasure to host lovely guests as you and your family who appreciate the amenities we provide! Thank you for choosing our 'lodge' for your trips to Florida's beautiful 'Nature Coast' .
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Nearest Airport
69 Miles
Tampa International
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Inverness Golf and Country Club
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
29 Miles
Fort Island Beach
Car: necessary

We have lots of flea markets in the area including a wonderful auction house (Dudleys Auction).

We have a speedway nearby.

We are close to lakes, rivers and natural springs.

You can rent boats, canoes, kayaks and wave runners nearby and see the manatees or go out to the Gulf of Mexico and enjoy the sun and waves!


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Floral City, Florida

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Standard pricing
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £100
one time cleaning fee £48
Pet Fee £40

$200 deposit on weekly stays
$400 deposit on monthly stays

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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