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Lakefront Cottage with Gorgeous Sunsets to Enjoy on the Dock or Lakefront Gazebo

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

Gorgeous lake views from this classic contemporary lakefront 1/1 studio cottage

Perfect for couples looking to enjoy the Tampa/St. Pete area but in the comfort and serenity of a 2 acres oasis set on beautiful lake. This 600 square foot studio-style cottage has a bright sitting room that opens into a kitchenette with microwave, mini-fridge, coffeemaker. Bedroom with flat screen tv with HBO and more. Enjoy cocktails on the lakefront gazebo at sunset. Relax in the lakefront hammock or kayak from one lake to another.

Cherri Prince
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
February 23, 2017

About Cherri Prince

Our family loves living on this beautiful lake and we love to have guests stay in the cottage. We moved here in 2008 and immediately fell in love with this property. My husband wanted to raise our kids the way he was a lake where you can fish, swim and kayak the day away. I am a writer and author of a children's book called Lollipop Seeds that Sprout for Kind Deeds. Hence the name, Lollipop Cottage!

Cherri Prince purchased this cottage in 2009

Why Cherri Prince chose Florida

This almost 2 acre property is often described as a resort. Our goal is for guests to feel like they are staying in a park, with lush green grass and tropical plants to a gazebo (perfect for our kids wedding someday!) a lakeside hammock and even a zipline. Relax and renew yourself.

What makes this cottage unique

We fell in love with the sunsets over the lake. We've had the best conversations over a glass of wine in the gazebo. We travel a lot on business so we designed the cottage interior to match what we love about the best hotels we stay in---flat screen tv, roomy sitting area with plenty of sun, comfy bed and of course coffee.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(11 traveler reviews)

Lakefront Cottage with Gorgeous Sunsets to Enjoy on the Dock or Lakefront Gazebo
average rating of 4.818182 based on 11 reviews

Fabulous location and amazing view!

  • 5 of 5

This was an adorable little mother in law suite, that provided all our needs for the weekend. It was well kept, comfortable bed and the view was outstanding.

  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A cute cozy stay with a beautiful waterfront view.

  • 5 of 5

This is a great small property 20 minutes away from Tampa Bay. The property is very well maintained and clean.

The sunsets never got old from the dock.

I would recommend this property to couples traveling to Tampa Bay. Why stay in a hotel when you can stay at cottage.

Thanks Cherri for your hospitality and the privilege to stay at your property.

Seeya next year

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful and classy place.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at this property! The cottage is very sweet and comfortable, and having the kayaks was an easy way to get out and enjoy the lake and sunshine. This location was perfect for our daily trips into Tampa. Frank and Cherri are gracious hosts and I've already recommended this property to friends and family going to the Tampa area. Truly a little jewel.

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Romantic Lollipop Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We were impressed with our stay from the very beginning! We came to Florida to visit my good friend and her new baby right after Easter. Cherri writes children's books and had a gift bag ready with her book about the Lollipop Cottage for me to give to my friend. Our stay was perfect. The cottage is very private and we got to enjoy the dock every morning while we drank our coffee and finished the day on the porch watching the sunset. We also went kayaking one morning on the lake. The Lollipop Cottage is the perfect romantic get away. We definitely plan on returning soon! Thank you Cherri and Frank!

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Time to be alone in a nice little cottage.

  • 4 of 5

Perfect for two.

Beautiful sunsets.


  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Lake View

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I loved this place while we were here. It was right on the lake with a large dock. He was out fishing the night we arrived. We relaxed on the patio and enjoyed the sunset.

The cottage was exactly as described. Very clean and very well maintained.

The owners were the nicest people. They sent us a "Things to Do" list after we made our reservation with some of their favorite restaurants, things to do nearby and the best beaches. It was great to have ahead of time as I'm a planner and loved researching and adding much of them into our schedule.

I would definitely recommend this to anyone wanting a nice relaxing get away that's far enough outside of the city and close enough to get to anything you might need.

Thank you Cherri & Frank!

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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While you will feel like you are in the middle of a rural oasis, you will actually be only 20-30 minutes from downtown Tampa (historic Ybor city), Busch Gardens, Lowry Park Zoo, Tarpon Springs (world famous Greek area) and some of the nations most beautiful beaches in Clearwater or St. Pete. You could even do a day trip to the parks of Disney World (90 minute drive). Plus getting here is easy as we're only 20 minutes from Tampa/St.Pete International Airport


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Odessa Cottage Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.0%

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100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Odessa Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • swimming

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