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'Cypress Lake House' in Floral City, Florida

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 1.5 Bath, (Sleeps 4-6)

Enjoy your morning coffee on our 300 square foot deck with a spectacular view of Lake Consuela. Watch hawks, owls, and cranes fishing along the lake. Cast a line from the private dock, the shore or from one of the the rowboats or canoe provided. Take an evening boat ride on the placid water of this private lake that is part of the Tsala Apopka chain. This place even has WiFi and a laptop computer for your convenience. Whether you are looking for a get away with family and friends, dropping the kids at camp or planning a private weekend, you will enjoy all that our cottage has to offer. Pack a bag, stop by the grocery and enjoy your own memorable stay where nearly everything else is included.

Conveniently located just 4 miles from Good Counsel Camp.

This unique 1000 square foot 1940’s cottage has knotty pine tongue-in-groove paneling through out and has been family owned for more that 40 years. Each bedroom has a queen bed with old fashioned quilt. The spacious, fully equipped kitchen is filled with country charm. The living room has a brick wood burning fireplace to enjoy on those cooler evenings.( firewood included). During the day, you'll enjoy a leisurely bike ride (bikes provided) on the oak lined lanes of Floral City or the Rails to Trails, (more than 40 miles long for the serious cyclist) which is less than ½ mile away, or browse some of the many antique and art stores throughout Citrus County. In the evening enjoy an open fire grilled dinner under the lighted pavilion or enjoy a cocktail while finding the stars that you've never seen before from the city.

Surrounded by towering cypress trees and moss-covered oaks, this beautiful little town is reminiscent of the days of 'Old Florida'. An abundance of springs, lakes, rivers and parks has rightly billed this destination as 'Mother Nature's Theme Park'. Within 20 miles of Chazhowitzka, Homassasa and Crystal Rivers where you can experience beautiful Florida Springs and a manatee adventure like nowhere else. Explore limerock caves just 15 minutes away. On Saturday nights attend the stock car races at 'The Citrus County Speedway'. (They have school bus and boat trailer races several times a year, a must see!) Golf everywhere, airboat rides 5 miles away, horse back riding, blueberry picking , strawberry festival in the spring. There is always plenty to do.

Located a stone's throw down the country road from this property is our sister cottage, Cove Cottage, a cozy newly renovated one bedroom/one bath (VRBO listing #221342).

And around the bend just a little further, within walking distance, is our two bedroom/two bath lake house 'Lotus Point' located on four acres of rustic Florida land (VRBO listing #194799).

All three properties are ideal for multi-family vacations, church groups, retreats, reunions, etc.

Busch Gardens is 75 minutes to the southeast. Disney World is 80 minutes to the east. This property is located 60 minutes north of Tampa Airport.

Our property is pet friendly - well-behaved dogs, 35 pounds or less, please. Small pet deposit required.

Keywords: Lakefront House

More Details

chris dudley
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
April 29, 2017

About chris dudley

The Dudley Family - Rita & Bob Dudley, Scott, Stephen, Cricket, Paul, Dwight, Bob, Chris, Robin & Dawn

chris dudley purchased this cottage in 1968

Guestbook comments from the owner


Thanks for the hospitality. The cottage was really well kept and clean. We used the boats and went out to the lake on the first day. After that, we chilled, had some beers and grilled. The second day we went to Rainbow Park but it was so full, they didn't let us in. But we came back, had lunch and relaxed. The purpose of the trip was to get away from the hectic city life and we definitely fulfilled it. You have a great place and hopefully we will come back again.

PS - We named the lake Wine Lake Cabin

(Owner note: Owner entry from guest journal May of 2015. Calendar will not allow posting that far back.)
Apr 2017
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Floral City Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • smoking allowed ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (2) Both bedrooms have queen size beds.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 3 bicycles
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • snorkeling/diving
  • spelunking
  • swimming
full, spacious deck on front of cottage, lighted pavilion with two picnic tables, outdoor fire pit, fireplace, free firewood, canoe, rowboat, gas grill , laptop with wi-fi, satellite tv, dvd player, washer/dryer, fishing poles, and bikes on site. Bathroom has shower only with one of the best multi- shower heads you'll experience.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(19 traveler reviews)

'Cypress Lake House' in Floral City, Florida
average rating of 4.7894735 based on 35 reviews

Another great visit

  • 5 of 5

We love this cabin feel house and the area. Small town feel with lots to do. The bike trail is great and Weeki Wachee is within driving distance. The owner is very nice and accommodating... We highly recommend this place!

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet, clean, comfortable, rustic cabin

  • 5 of 5

Everything was excellent. No problems whatsoever. Would highly recommend if you like a cozy, serene, clean, relaxing atmosphere.

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We always had a dream... to go to a cabin in the middle of nature. Finally we found the one. We went to CYPRESS COTTAGE with our beautiful four legged babies. From the moment we stepped out of the car we felt amazed. Not only the cottage is as homey as it, is a sweet spot with such a beautiful story that you can read in a wall frame in the dinning room.

The lake evokes so much peace. We enjoyed every single minute there as a family and created memories that we carry with us everywhere we go.We are already planning our next visit, which we hope can be a long stay.

Thank you Chris for your hospitality. Every detail in the cabin shows how much you care.


  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Vintage charm

  • 5 of 5

This lake house vintage home was everything I expected based on the description and pictures. From the moment we entered the house it felt so much like coming home to Grandmas. The home was very clean and everything needed and then some was provided. We had family join us for Christmas dinner which we had no trouble preparing due to the fully stocked kitchen, all that was needed was the food. The dining table held eight people but we could have even fit more. It was very peaceful, tranquil and the view was very nice. The owner checked in to make sure everything was ok and if needed was just a phone call away. My only regret was not being able to stay longer and we will most certainly be back. A big thank you to the Dudleys for making us feel like family!

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spectacular and Very relaxing

  • 5 of 5

After the passing of my father my wife and i needed to get away for some relaxation time. The owner made the rental very enjoyable for us. The cottage was exceptionally nice and had everything you could want or need. Owner supplied bikes, fishing gear, canoe and boat. all you need to do is bring what you want to cook and your cloths. One of the neighbors even brought us a banana cream pie. Even though their are numerous things you can do in the area we just spent our time at the cottage enjoying cookouts with friends and family that came by. Early morning coffee on the front porch was a must and we enjoyed camp fires at night. My family is looking forward to renting again in the near future. Highly Recommend staying here! Owner even called us to make sure we didn't need or require anything!

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming quiet cabin. Perfect getaway

  • 5 of 5

Like the other reviews I have to agree this place had EVERYTHING! We went for a quiet weekend and to enjoy the outdoors. When we arrived Chris gave us the tour. The place was very clean and everything we could possibly need was there. All cooking items, down to spices and oils. Tupperwares. Foil etc. There are rowboats and a canoe and bikes to enjoy the bike trail nearby. Sitting out back was the highlight of the trip. From morning coffee to grilling and cocktails at sunset. We loved the fire pit. I only wished it were colder so we could've used the indoor fireplace as well! I would definitely recommend this place and will probably rent it again in the future. Very friendly and informative owner. If your thinking about booking this place do it!! You will love it. The pictures do not do it justice.

  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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2 night minimum stay

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Cleaning fee $75 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 11.0%

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

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