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Beautiful Cottage on 'Gentlemans Ranch' in Historic Floral City.

Bedrooms Studio
Space 400 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cottage with wrap around porch and beautiful view

This fully updated quaint cottage on 40 acres has that Old Florida feel with style that will recharge your batteries. Wake up in the mornings sit on the wrap around porch, and enjoy the view. Wildlife is all around, you never know what you will see. Sandhill cranes, deer, wild hog, turkey, etc.. Close to everything but you will feel a million miles away. Come for a romantic weekend. Stay longer and explore all of Central Florida and the nature coast from a central location. Escape the brutal northern winter and stay longer.

The cabin is well stocked with everything you need. There is a comfortable queen bed, full bathroom, full kitchen, bar-b-q grill, cable service, central air and heat, and a washer and dryer. In Floral City you will find a small grocery store, restaurant with local characters, the Rails to Trails bike path, library, churches, and some gift shops. Within 10 minutes you will find anything else you want or need.

Floral City and the surrounding areas in Citrus County are like Mother Natures Great Adventure. Enjoy a bike ride on the 42 miles Rails to Trails, fish in one of the many lakes, the Withlacoochee River, or the Gulf Of Mexico, horseback ride, hike,or walk in the forest, swim With the Manatees or in one of the many the clear springs, Scallop Season is in July so come harvest some and enjoy, there are also several management areas for hunting and horseback riding.

Keywords: Great remodeled cottage with wrap around porch and views of the beautiful pasture that is always home to the areas wildlife. Sit on the porch and watch the deer, wild turkey, sand hill cranes, cattle, and anything else that comes along. At night gaze at the stars and just listen to the sound of nothing.

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Darlene Gottus
Member since: 2011
Speaks english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 8, 2018

About Darlene Gottus

I am a real estate broker in Citrus County and love my job. There is always someone new to meet. We moved here from Miami in 1997 to get away from the fast paced way of life and crime. Citrus County is like a breath of fresh air.

Come experience why we chose Floral City. You will love it.

Darlene Gottus purchased this cottage in 1997

Why Darlene Gottus chose Floral City

This is our guest cottage on our farm where we raise a a small herd of cattle. We are part of the growing Agri-Tourism trend of city dwellers wanting to refresh their systems and experience nature at its best. Our personal guests all love to come here and stay so we decided to share it with others when it is not in use by family and friends.

What makes this cottage unique

There is a sense of peace and serenity here yet we are so close to everything. Come find out for yoursel why we love it here.


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation cottage rental in Floral City, Florida

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • children not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • cell phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Stand up shower no tub
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Queen size Bed (1) Very comforatable!!
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • long term renters welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Fantastic view of the property. Abundant wildlife and plenty of peace and quiet. Close to everything you want or need without the hustle and bustle of the city.


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Beautiful Cottage on 'Gentlemans Ranch' in Historic Floral City.
average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews

Don&Helen say this place is great!

  • 5 of 5

This is a private, peaceful cabin that I don't want anyone else to know about so we can rent it :-)

The cabin and the owners are perfect for the vacationer that enjoys peaceful privacy along with wildlife and beautiful surroundings. We loved our stay and look forward to staying again. Thank you Darlene&Aaron

  • Submitted: 2-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Don and Helen where the perfect guests. Glad they enjoyed themselves and they left our Cottage squeaky-clean. I hope to see you again
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Relaxation Plus

  • 5 of 5

This little cabin offers renters the opportunity to relax in a peaceful setting and there is absolutely no snow to shovel! You can lounge out on the porch and watch the sand hill cranes or drive less than 4 miles and ride your bike on the 46 mile long Withlacoochee Trail. Darlene and Aaron are very considerate hosts greeting us with farm fresh eggs upon our arrival and sharing tips on local restaurants. We look forward to returning.

  • Submitted: 9-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for sharing our peace and quite. I wish I had several of these cottages for everyone to enjoy. See you soon.
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Tranquility in the South

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I were fortunate to find this little gem of a rental in which to spend the month of March. It was incredibly cozy and private and a short drive to one of the best biking trails in Florida. There are many restaurant choices in nearby Inverness. Darlene was personable and friendly and was very helpful in sharing the best places to eat and also to buy local produce. We can't wait to return to this relaxing cabin.

  • Submitted: 3-Apr-2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Can't wait for you to come back next year and enjoy. It was a pleasure having you both and thank you so much for leaving the cottage spit shined!! We are also fortunate that we get to meet so many great people like yourselves.
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Pulaski Ny

Solitude in Old Fla

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I had a wonderful time at the Cabin. A great place to get away from the cold North. We enjoyed the animals both domestic an wild. Nice location for walks and bike riding. Floral City is a wonderful slice of Old Florida with a very nice Art Center and a major bike trail that runs through the village. I enjoyed the quiet for painting and relaxing on the porch. One highlight was going on an airboat ride with Arron. Both Darlene and Arron were very accommodating and made us feel at home. We plan on returning.

  • Submitted: 22-Mar-2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed your stay and our little town of Floral City. See you next time.
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Beautiful and Peaceful Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Last night, I had a dream about this cottage, which reminded me that I hadn’t posted a review about it! I’m fixing that now. :)

My husband and I spent our weeklong honeymoon in this little cottage. It was exactly what we were looking for. It was clean, quiet, and charming. The location is just beautiful; we loved walking along the road every day, enjoying the scenery and wildlife. We appreciated having the option of cooking our meals and doing our laundry. It was a little home away from home.

We also enjoyed local attractions, such as the nearby Rails to Trails walking/bike path, and the art gallery in Floral City. Inverness is a nearby town, and we were able to find everything we needed there. For eating out in Inverness, we especially liked El Ranchito (Mexican) and Joe’s Family Restaurant. It was nice to have amenities so close, while still feeling like we were away from the world.

  • Submitted: 5-Sep-2016
  • Stayed: November 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad to hear your stay was so enjoyable you had a dream of the cottage. Great way to start off your marriage. Come back anytime.
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Northampton, Pa.

Another great stay!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second year in a row my wife and I stayed at this peaceful cottage.As we drove thru the gate, it felt like we were coming home again. Darlene, Aaron & family really make you feel welcome. If you want to experience Old Florida, Floral City is it. Public boat launch is only 2 miles up the road if you want to fish or canoe. It is centrally located so there are lots of attractions within 1-3 hours. Also the Withlacoochee Bike Trail is in Floral City. We love it here and will definitely be coming back.

  • Submitted: 24-Apr-2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Feeling like you have come home is exactly what we want. I hope to see you next year.
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Tampa or Orlando
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Inverness Golf and Country
Nearest Motorway
9 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Shamrock Inn Floral City
Nearest Beach
25 Miles
Fort Island trail
Car: necessary

Rails to trail 42 mile bike path, Withlacoochee State Forest for Get Get away for a romantic weekend hideaway, escape the wicked winter, or just come to explore the area. Horseback riding, great area for fishing both fresh and salt water, crystal clear springs for swimming, Swim with the Manatees, Scallop Season starts in July, Festivals and Art shows year round, so much to list


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation cottage rental in Floral City, Florida

Rental Basis:
per property
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning C$97.3
Refundable Damage Deposit C$648.65

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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