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mary rachel dudley

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english

'Lotus Point' Lake House Getaway on Four Rustic Acres

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Overview

Floral City Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

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 is available for front row, on-the-water seats for the sunset or for fishing.

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. Bikes can be rented at Hampton's Edge right around the corner.

YOU DESERVE THIS!

PETS: Pets are welcomed; 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.

Keywords: lakehouse country floral city sanctuary peaceful

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
mary rachel dudley (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english

About mary rachel dudley

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

Why mary rachel dudley chose North Central Florida

Our families have been vacationing in this beautiful, rustic, secluded neighborhood since 1968. We've acquired several properties since then.

What makes this cottage unique

lotus is the ideal RELAXATION STATION. coffee on the rockers overlooking the lake first thing in the morning is one of our favorite places in the entire world. you won't want to leave the three rocking chairs. we have a row boat waiting at all times. there is a bike trail .02 miles from lotus. bikes can be rented .02 miles away. there are many options to set up for a croquet championship. guests have caught fish on our lake.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Dudleys,

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

P.S. If you enjoy romance books, please check out my website. I'm a multi-published author. www.staceycoverstone.com
May 2012
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Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(18 traveler reviews)
'Lotus Point' Lake House Getaway on Four Rustic Acres
average rating of 4.888889 based on 56 reviews
Seffner
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excellant stay

  • 4 of 5

This was my first time spending time in this home owned by the Dudley family. My family enjoys that area and how laid back it is. The home was very accommodating and relaxing. I definitely recommend it to anyone looking to spend some quiet time and getting a little fishing to boot.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful, serene area

  • 5 of 5

Great, private location to relax and unwind. I would recommend this property to friends and family. In addition, I will stay here again in the future.

Michelle

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Second visit as good as the first

  • 5 of 5

Once again we had a great stay at Lotus Point. The view from the deck in the morning is so peaceful and quiet. The place was spotless with plenty of room for a family or group of friends to spread out. Really comfortable TV room on one side of the house with the 2 bedrooms on the other side. Kitchen and dining room in the center. 2 bathrooms. Plenty of linens and a washer and drier to save having to pack your entire weekly wardrobe. Dishwasher in the kitchen. Really private spot in a point of land with the only neighbors across a little inlet ensures privacy. If you're looking for peace and quiet this is the place for you. The Dudley's have always been very helpful and accommodating. Great as a central location for exploring Citrus county. Once again my wife expressed how much she'd love to own this little piece of paradise.

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

We loved Lotus Point!!

  • 5 of 5

This is my second stay at this property but this time I brought my sister and my dog. We all had a wonderful time. The property is spectacular--cozy and comfy and the screened porch is so relaxing. Floral City is delightful, so quaint and friendly. We walked into town on Saturday and it happened to be during Floral City Heritage Dsys so there was a lot going on. Seems like everybody in Floral City are dog people and had to stop to give my dog,Annie, some attention.

I will, for sure, be back and my sister is already talking about coming back with her teengage children. :)

Thank you for letting us stay at your little slice of heaven!

Louella Berke

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
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Could not have asked for better!

  • 5 of 5

Where to start.. We loved this property. It sits all alone on a couple of acres on a point overlooking the lake. Its so quite and peaceful there with just herons and cranes visiting occasionally. Beautiful trees surround the house and sitting on the back Florida room rocking in the chairs was so relaxing. There's a table and chairs there too if you wanted to dine in the cool evenings.The interior has been nicely remodeled with 2 bedrooms on the right side and the sitting room/ den on the left. Huge kitchen and windows all around for plenty of sunshine. We only saw one other person the entire week so we felt like we were on our own private island. My wife said we should buy the place..if only we could. If you're looking to relax and have the ultimate privacy this is the place for you. You're only 2 minutes from downtown Floral City but it seems as if you are miles from anyone. Ferris Grove fruit stand is only a mile away.We loved it so much we've already booked for next May when we're coming back for our grandsons graduation. We actually rebooked after only 2 days because we wanted to make sure we got it again. The Dudleys were very helpful when we had an issue with an earlier booking and went out of their way to accommodate us . They could not have been nicer.

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great getaway!

  • 4 of 5

Had a very quiet and relaxing Fourth of July at Lotus Point. We really enjoyed our time here and would definitely recommend this to any friends or family. As other reviewers, we found the house to be warm and inviting, with all of the comforts of home.

Here’s what we liked: Master bed was comfortable, the bedding was warm, soft and clean and there were just the right amount of pillows. The master bath was good... great shower pressure & good plumbing. The kitchen is well stocked with everything you need, including basic condiments. The huge island in the kitchen is absolutely wonderful! Great space for food prep.

My only complaint about the house was the abundance of palmetto bugs. As soon as we walked in we found droppings on the counters, the island and the chair rails. I prayed it wasn't mouse poop and was pretty grossed out so I began to wipe the island with disinfectant wipes and quickly realized the island needed to be scrubbed clean, not just wiped clean. When I reached for the sponge in the sink, a huge palmetto bug jumped out of the sponge holder. After killing a couple more palmetto bugs, we came to the conclusion that the droppings were very likely from them and not mice. Thankfully, there was bug spray to save the day. We also found droppings on the bench at the foot of the master bed and under the bathroom sink. I get it, we're on a lake, there are bugs everywhere. But it was just a bad first impression.

All bug issues aside, the property is wonderful. It is nestled on a beautiful piece of land, on a private road and right on the lake. Really breathtaking views of the lake from the back of the house on the screened in porch. The living room has a nice sitting area to read a book or listen to music. The family room is stocked with some old but good board games, a tv, a small library of books and a beautiful fireplace. The wifi is strong enough to stream movies from Netflix but we did experience some buffering issues from time to time. This is expected as we're not in the big city! The dryer, dishwasher and blender were used and all worked fine. The house is a short walk from the Floral City historic district and Rails to Trails bike trail. The nearest convenience store is a 2 minute drive away. The local bar, the Shamrock Inn, had decent food and drinks. A 45 minute drive from Floral City is Dunnellon where you can tube down the Rainbow River. Overall, a wonderful place to get away from it all!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: amanda, thank you for taking the time to share your great review. eeek!! wish you would have reached out so we could have addressed immediately for you. in our years of sharing lotus point, you are only one of two people we'd heard from and it happened to be back to back, a guest right after you. not sure if all the rain was the culprit. we've addressed the issue and hope you'll return to the sanctuary that is lotus point lake house to have a 100% amazing time. take care, the dudleys
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Shamrock Inn
Fort Cooper State Park
Withlacoochee Bike Trail House

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.

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Rates & Availability

Floral City Cottage Rental Rates

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Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
post stay cleaning fee $75
Tax Rate 9.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Floral City Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • roller blading
  • snorkeling/diving
  • spelunking
  • swimming
Notes:
25 foot dock with bench seat, (1) row boat, lifejackets, four acres (three acres wooded), 1000 square foot cottage

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