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Charming Cove Cottage - Country Getaway

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)


Lose yourself in the charm, beauty and the tranquil surroundings of this cozy Floral City country cottage. Wood beams, wood floors and wrap around beadboard warmly embrace you when you cross the threshold to unwind and recharge. Hike or ride on the Withlacoochee State Rails to Trails' bike trail 0.2 miles away. Bike rental at Hampton's Edge 0.2 miles on your way to the trail.

Our 800 square foot cottage sleeps 2-4 people.

Floral City holds a delightful Strawberry Festival in March.

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 none other. Secluded cave exploration awaits you fifteen minutes away at Peace Caves. Airboat rides, horseback riding, and miniature golf are also close by. For an exciting evening, attend the races at the Citrus County Speedway just down the road. Shopping, restaurants and theaters are within minutes.

VRBO listing #94799: Located down the country road from this property is our sister cottage, another sanctuary to relax and unwind, Lotus Lake House, a 2 bedroom/2 bath which sits on Lake Consuela. It sleeps 6-7 people.

VRBO Listing #266094: Just to the north of Cove Cottage is Cypress Cottage, our brother cottage, a beautiful rustic lake view cottage with wood exterior and knotty pine interior walls, ceilings, beams, fireplace and charm galore. It is a 1000 square foot two bedroom/one bath (shower) with full amenities. Outside you can enjoy the platform porch, two-picnic table pavillion, fire pit, deck, bikes and boats.

All three properties are ideal for multi-family or group vacations, retreats, etc.

Our families have been vacationing in Floral City since 1968. We've enjoyed this area so much so that 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.

(Charming Cove cannot accommodate same day bookings, nor bookings with less than five days notice.)

More Details

Mary Dudley
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
May 21, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you, Mary, for sharing your little piece of restland retreat. Reminded me of being back in the Carolina mountains. Peaceful, restful and relaxing! A joy to be at and hard to leave...a chance to step back in time and regroup. Being next door to Floral City was a plus. George
Sep 2011
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Floral City Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Away From It All
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 queen
  • King size bed (1), Sleep Sofa (1), Loveseat (1)
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • spelunking
  • swimming


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(14 traveler reviews)

Charming Cove Cottage - Country Getaway
average rating of 4.571429 based on 25 reviews
Charlotte, NC

Great location

  • 4 of 5

The house was the perfect size for us, and great spot for our dog. Great location for access to biking trails. Heard the sandhill crates every morning, and saw pileated woodpeckers. If the bed was better and bath sink didn't drip, it would have been five stars.

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Robin, Thank you for sharing your review. We're so glad you enjoyed your stay. Please accept our apologies for the inconvenience. The faucet has been replaced and we're addressing the bed when up there next weekend. Thank you, The Dudleys
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Very nice place for a good price

  • 4 of 5

Place on the inside was very nice. Washing machine and dryer were very handy to have. Didn't use the gas grill that was on the front porch because it was so dry around there. Didn't want to set it on the wood floor of the porch or the ground. Bed needed a slight adjustment to it because it sloped down on the one side. Did not look to see exactly what the problem was. Quiet location to relax and enjoy. Definitely pleased with our stay.

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Robin C., Thank you for sharing your review. We're so glad you enjoyed your stay. Please accept our apologies for the inconvenience. We will be addressing the bed when up there next weekend. Also, a plan is in place to create a grill stand in the yard. Thank you, The Dudleys
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Very pleasant and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is very nicely furnished, comfortable and in a very quiet location. I really enjoyed my stay.

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Absolutely Wonďerful😀

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was awesome and very clean.. Owner was just a phone call away if I needed to ask questions, The neighbors, Betty and John were so helpful, and very nice people. Floral City is quaint. We walked on the state railroad trail several times with our Boston Terrier. The Cozy Cove Cottage sits on a large wooded lot just out of town.. We'll equiped...The pictures do not do it justice. We definitely plan on returning.

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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So Peaceful and Relaxing!

  • 4 of 5

We were looking for a peaceful, relaxing vacation with our little kitty Lucy and this was just the place! The cottage is so cozy and comfortable. The surrounding countryside is so beautiful. We put our canoe in at Nobleton and thoroughly enjoyed canoeing the Withlacoochee. Had a great pizza at Angelo's in Inverness and were honored to get a banana cream pie from the wonderful neighbors, John and Betty. We definitely plan on coming back. My only complaint would be the bed. While it was very comfy, it was definitely on the squeaky side.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Debra, Thank you for your review. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay. I wish I would have caught this review sooner about the bed. We will be addressing it next weekend. Hope you'll be back to find everything to your liking then. The Dudleys
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Amazing stay!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the charming Cove Cottage over the Christmas weekend. It is definitely charming with all the amenities you could want. It is really the most charming little place with a lovely wooden interior! We were pleasantly surprised. It is tucked away in the forest and very peaceful. It is the perfect jumping off point for exploring all the springs in the area - we visited Rainbow springs, Silver springs and Crystal river, all easy drives from the cottage. The best thing about this little cottage is that it's pet friendly and we were able to bring our dog, Toby with. He had the best time ever. We definitely plan to return for longer next time, as there is so much to see and do up there!

Thanks Mary, for being such a wonderful host! I hope to meet you in person some day!

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Floral City Cottage Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

post stay cleaning fee $50
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 11.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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