Location: Central Florida, in the hills of Pasco county. Easy access to I-75 South or North.
30 miles north of Tampa.
Cabin on beautiful Lake Iola with two bedrooms 1-1/2 baths and modern kitchen and great room. Enclosed sun porch overlooks the lake ideal for wildlife viewing and birdwatching.
This is on a landscaped lot with a large patio and gazebo.
Easy scienic drive to restaurants, shopping mall and nearby cities of Tampa, Dade City and Brooksville.
Quiet area within easy driving distance of Bush Gardens, Disney and Epcot.
Keywords: Two bedroom cottage on beautiful lake in central Florida. Scenic area in the hills of Pasco County near the town of Dade City and I-75.
Retired family man, long time resident of community. Like to travel and sight see.
Co-owner of local Kumquat marheting business. Large family.
Frank Gude, Ltc. FARNG Retd. purchased this cabin in 1996
This is our lake cottage where we spend week ends swimming,fishing, picnicing and relaxing with friends and family as often as we can during the summer. Dade City is a small frriendly townwith adequate shopping and supporting businesses. The down town area has been re-vitilized and has unique shops, restaurants and activities.
We have owned and enjoyed this lot for many years. You can get away from your daily routine in this lake house and enjoy the great outdoors yet have all of the modern conveniences. This is the best of Florida with out the hastle of the big city.
What a wonderful vacation spot! We spent most of the time either on the enclosed porch or sitting on the patio down near the lake watching people in their boats fishing or just cruising the lake. A Bald Eagle and a Horned Owl were frequent visitors to the shady, moss laden oak trees. We did not have an opportunity to visit the Kumquat grove or the gift shop, but did have a slice of delicious Kumquat pie purchased at a nearby store. Sure wish I could have brought some of that home with me! Hopefully we will be able to return next spring for a longer visit.
My Mom and I just spent 2 weeks there,it was wonderful,all the beautiful wild life you see and the Lake to look at everyday and evening,the owner is so very nice and we visited the gift shop and brought home some of the kumquat jelly,the home is clean and well cared for and has everything you need to entertain inside or out,my children had a surprise birthday cook out for me while we were there and we had everything we needed,my 3 yr old great grandson got to catch his first fish from the bank and my 2 yr old great niece loved the swing set in the back yard,it provided plenty of seating for everyone and we would recommend it to anyone looking for a beautiful,relaxing home away from home anytime its available,the owners are wonderful friendly people who make you feel right and home and check often to see if you need anything,they also know a lot of the long history of the area and yes we saw the eagle several times while we were there ant the coots swimming in the lake everyday,this place is awesome!
We were pleased with everything about our cottage experience. We immediately felt at home. The cottage was just as described on the VRBO website. The owner was a gracious host. The best indicator of a wonderful experience - we were planning our return date before our departure! :-)
We have just returned home after a dream month at the Lake House. The most vivid impression is the hospitality of the people of this area. From our host and his family to the strangers that took me fishing on the lake we were overwhelmed with the kindness and generosity of the people there. The Lake House provided us with the quiet and peaceful retreat we needed. The American Bald Eagle was a regular visitor along with the ducks, the hawks, the sandhill cranes, and the egrets. Bring binoculars - there is a field guide already there. Enjoy! We did!
We spent a week plus a few days in the lake cabin in January 2012 and it was beautiful and peaceful. There is nothing better than spending a week in a situation where a family vacation cabin on a lake is made available to you as if you were part of the family. The owner, Frank and his family members we met are wonderful people who shared their knowledge of the area and of their family kumquat business with us and helped make our stay interesting and comfortable.
Every morning included coffee on the patio watching the many birds and wild life on or near the lake. The area is definitely far enough away from the fast pace of city life but yet close enough so the areas of Tampa and Orlando were easily reachable as a day trip. The local area has all the amenities and businesses necessary to make any vacation comfortable with easy access to restaurants, shopping and large grocery chain stores.
A great place to spend a vacation.
My husband and I stayed here for one week in November and it was delightful! Everyone morning we enjoyed coffee on the screened in porch as we watched bald eagles, osprey, sandhill cranes, a red-shouldered hawk and flocks of migrating geese and coots. This was definitely one of the most relaxing weeks of my life. The cottage was comfortable and offered all the amenities you could want for a vacation. It is located within one hour of Crystal River, where we went to watch manatees, and Siesta Key. Both locations made for great day trips that neither one of us will forget! The owner, Frank, was wonderful to deal with and even gave us a personal tour of the Kumquat farm! We both hope to return next year too! One recommendation for guests is to bring a set of binoculars; you'll want to be able to see all the birds in lake!
Swimming, fishig, boating, bird watching. Within easy driving distance of less than two hours to DISNEY, Epcot ,and other attractions in the Orlando area and only 30 minutes to Bush Gardens. Other less expensive attractions with in 1 hr. driving time include, Tarpon Springs, the manatees at Crystal River and Silver Springs in Ocala, .Shopping malls
less than ten miles by way of I-75. Many chain restaurants with in easy driving distance. Unick shopping in Dade City.
Cleaning fee $75.00 Deposit $300.00 at time of reservation. Returned after payment of rent and fee. Payment by cash,check or money order.