|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
Escape to the tranquility and simplicity that awaits you in this two-bedroom/two bath spacious cottage nestled in seclusion on the point of four rustic acres on Lake Consuela. The fully screen enclosed porch with three rocking chairs await you as they overlook the beauty of the lake.
This recently renovated 1,300 square foot cottage, located 12 miles west of I75, can sleep up to 4-6 people.
A row boat and bikes are available; as well as fishing poles to fish off the dock, a tire swing and fire pit.
Floral City holds a delightful Strawberry Festival in March.
1/2 a mile away you can enjoy Blueberry picking in April; Blackberry picking in May.
Beautiful Rainbow Springs - a must see and feel - can be reached in 40 minutes. Swimming in any of the many refreshing, invigorating Florida Springs is like non other. Secluded cave exploration awaits you fifteen minutes away. Airboat rides, horseback riding, miniature golf are close by. For an exciting evening, attend the races at the Citrus County Speedway just down the road. Shopping, restaurants and theatres are within minutes.
Withlacoochee State Rails to Trail bicycle path is within walking or riding distance @ 0.4 miles.
YOU DESERVE THIS!
PETS: Pets under 20 pounds only, please; additional pet deposit required.
Located down the country road from this property is our sister cottage, Cove Cottage, an adorable 1000 square foot one bedroom/one bath (VRBO listing #221342). Cove Cottage is not lake side, but lake access is less than two hundred yards away and boats will be made available.
Also nearby to the east side of Lotus is a beautiful 1920s cypress cottage with lake view, spacious porch, deck, knotty pine interior walls and ceilings, fireplace and charm galore. It is a 1000 square foot two bedroom/one bath with full amenities. Outside you can enjoy the two-picnic table pavillion, fire pit, deck, bikes and boats (VRBO listing #266094).
All three properties are ideal for multi-family vacations, church groups, retreats, etc.
We've enjoyed this area so much that our families have been vacationing in the peaceful beauty of Floral City since 1968. So much so, that in the last five years we've acquired these additional properties. We hope you'll enjoy any or all of them as much as our families do.
Busch Gardens is 75 minutes to the southeast. Disney World is 80 minutes to the east. This property is located 75 minutes north of Tampa Airport.
Attn Guests: We will offer a %10 discount on your future stays upon any successful referrals (montly rentals do not apply).
We're a family of five. We purchased four rustic lake front acres in Floral City for family getaways. It's beautiful, tranquil and now something we can share with people from all over the country.
mary rachel dudley purchased this cottage in 2007
Our families have been vacationing in this beautiful, rustic, secluded neighborhood since 1968. We've acquired several properties since then.
Row boat, bike trail, tire swing, rocking chairs, paintballing, manhunt, airsoft battles, croquet, fishing, relaxing
We thoroughly enjoyed our week's stay here at Lotus Point Lake House. We will definitely be back! Your home is beautiful and perfect for a relaxing vacation on the lake. We're looking for the exact spot of heaven. Can we buy this place? LOL. We hope our extended family will join us next time we come to Florida. Loved spending time on the enclosed porch listening to the sounds of wildlife and watching the cranes swoop over the lake and walk along the shore. Thank you for providing the bikes and rowboat. We biked the Withlacoochee Trail and fished from the boat (and caught fish!) Enjoyed an afternoon at Fort Island Gulf Beach, an afternoon at Rainbow Springs, andn an afternoon at Weekie Wachi. Breakfast at Bagels and more outside of Floral City on the way to Inverness is not to be missed. For visitors reading this entry who are visiting the area for the first time, be sure to see Cooter Pond Park in Inverness for turtles and gators. Also, Homosassa Springs Wildlife Park for the wonderful variety of animals and especially the beautiful manatees.
Thank you, Dudleys, for sharing your home with us.
Paul & Stacey ~ MD
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This was my third time at Lotus Point, my mom’s second, and my sister and brother-in-law’s first. Each time I go back, I am compelled to share it with more of my family. The setting is magical: relaxing, comfortable, rejuvenating, and homey. Having a large yard for our small dogs to explore and a dock to get close to the lake are definite plusses.
On our last trip, we wanted to watch a Gator football game that was airing on a channel that was not part of the TV package. I contacted Mary Rachel, leaving a message saying we were willing to pay for the upgrade… just wanted the game. Within 30 minutes, she responded, had already done the upgrade and we easily took care of the transaction details over the phone. Unfortunately, the game was a disaster, yet witnessing it at beautiful Lotus Point somehow made it more palatable.
We all had a fantastic time, and it will definitely not be our last visit. Thank you for sharing your home with us. The beauty of the experience is something that cannot clearly be described and must be experienced!
Tracy Herman & family
Port Charlotte, Florida
My girlfriend and I had a rained-out kayaking expedition in the area, but fortunately had booked Lotus Point to rest our bodies at the end of the days. Because of the rain, we ended up our entire time at the Lake House (with the exception of a short excursion to visit little shops in town). It is more than beautiful and we were well-rested from our hectic lives by the end of the second day. The lake is breathtaking and peaceful, and the house is comfortable and clean and more than welcoming. Be sure to hit The Shamrock Restaurant for a dining experience, and also row the lake in the provided boat. Thank you, Mary, for a beautiful stay, and we look forward to doing it again in the near future.
Our stay at Lotus Point was absolutely wonderful. The view is spectacular as you drive into the property and it continues from every side and front window of the house! The home was clean and the kitchen and bathrooms were well-stocked. We fished using the dock and boat provided. The weather was beautiful...we sunbathed, roasted marshmallows around a campfire, ate meals on the porch, and relaxed reading a good book from every corner of the property! Touring Floral City and eating at the Cafe and Art Museum were very special. Thank you for a wonderful time!
This place was all you said it would be and so much more! The house itself was so comfortable and I loved the screened porch. The lake with all of its wildlife was a welcome getaway from the rush of everyday life. Falling asleep to the symphony of the frogs along with the occasional owl soloist was so soothing...and that first cup of tea in the morning on the porch listening to the world wake up was lovely. I also fell in love with Floral City and would love to come back and spend some more time "downtown". The only negative of my trip was being chased away a night early because of Tropical Storm Andrea heading in this direction. :)
I have already recommended your place to several friends and I will definitely be back!
This is our second stay at Lotus Point and we were just as thrilled this time as the first time with your wonderful home. It is so relaxing, with a beautiful view of the lake. Windy days had the Spanish Moss swaying and the birds were wonderful to watch as they flew across the lake and took a swim right outside the awesome screened porch. Friends and family loved to gather here in your spacious home and remarked how well you have updated, decorated and maintain your home. We will enjoy returning again and again and again!
Airboat rides, horseback riding and bowling are within minutes. Restaurants, shopping and movie theatres are within 15 minutes. Disney World is 1 1/2 hours east. Busch Gardens is 1 hour south. Tampa International Airport is 1 hour 15 minutes south. Beautiful Rainbow Springs, a must see, is 45 minutes away.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$200.00|
|post stay cleaning fee||$75.00|
$500 deposit for month or longer
$200 deposit for less than a month
balance due within 30 days prior to arrival
informational email sent at that time
payment can be made by check or credit card
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.