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Cozy Victorian Treehouse Bungalow Getaway

Bedrooms 1
Space 55 m²
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 6 nights


About the property

Cozy And Comfortable - Centrally-Located Winter Residence Or Vacation Home

Reserve this affordable treehouse bungalow situated in the center of the state, with excellent access to theme parks, area attractions and a vibrant arts and cultural community. Long known as the center of the Florida citrus industry and the "City of 100 Lakes", Winter Haven is a rich cultural destination with water and other sports activities, Eco adventure activities and equal distance to either coast or major airports.

Our tree house bungalow sits on the upper level of adjoining handiman's shop (man cave) on 2.5 acre lakefront home stead, nestled inside a 35 acre peach and citrus grove, extremely private yet only a mile away from grocery and shopping.

The treehouse includes a large main room with partitions for bedroom, private full bath, daybed and entertainment center. A fully stocked but small kitchen is appointed with stove/oven, refrigerator, and microwave.

Large ceiling fans move air conditioning through the high, vaulted ceiling, with an additional fan directly over the brass double bedroom.

Bath includes shower/bath, sink and toilet with pocket door entrance and antique inlayed basin sink. Six beautifully appointed stained glass windows set the elegant tone for the interior, with hardwood cupboards and matching dining table and chairs.

A wrap-around porch and railing trims out a gingerbread setting nestled up under beautiful southern oaks and provides a cozy morning coffee looking out across a breath-taking vista of orange groves and osprey nests.

All linens, wireless, and electricity is included. No laundry, phone, or dishwasher.

Disney, Seaworld and Universal are 45 minutes away.

More Details

Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 23, 2017


We built this adjoining shop and upstairs apartment in 2009, hoping to attract a retired couple who would like to live here and participate in the care of the property. We are open to having extended stay visitors for the winter season or summer season, who want a central home base, with a country setting. Our home is nestled in the middle of a 35 areas of citrus and peach groves, on beautiful Eagle Lake in Winter Haven, Florida. Our property is secluded, yet only walking distance away from shopping and fast food.

JOE BURKE purchased this bungalow in 2009

Why JOE BURKE chose Central Florida

Our property, called Camellia Grove, got this name from previous owners who planted over 50 camellia bushes on the property. In January-February every year, the view from the Treehouse, out over the yard and property is spectacular.

This homesite was owned by Jim and Carl Jackson, world travelers and horticulturalists, who brought back exotic plant species that are enjoyed all around the property.

This venue is ideal for the ecotourist and outdoors couple who are interested in Florida agriculture and pristine native habitats of central Florida.

It is also ideal for anyone who wants to be centrally located to both coasts, as well as just an hour away from either Tampa or Orlando metropolitan areas and airport access.

What makes this bungalow unique

The owners, Joe and Martha Burke are 3rd generation Floridians who have a vast knowledge of the local area and can hook guests up with amenities in the area.

For instance, local pontoon boats are available for cruising through the Chain of Lakes. Or perhaps, visiting the world renown Barn Antiques just 12 miles away, with European antiques priced so well that retailers shop there too.

And, little known parks right around the corner, like the Circle B Bar Reserve, where you can hike through alligator swamp as well as photography and birding of high value targets.

Of course, there are many celebrated tourist locations nearby, such as Bok Tower in Lake Wales, Frank Lloyd Wright architecture at Florida Southern College in Lakeland, as well as the Florida Ski Hall of Fame and winter home of the Detroit Tigers many events and concerts venues in the Lakeland-Winter Haven area.

Please go to for more information on the arts and culture events in the area.

Also, go to for activites and attractions and discounts available.


Winter Haven Bungalow Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 55 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , outdoor shower , Outdoor shower is lake and pool-side.
  • A bathroom is off the main living quarters, with a sliding pocket door for privacy. A shower-tub combination, antique vanity and sink, and toilet with a window to the camellia grove. Shelving for toiletries is provided. Towels, hand towels, washcloths, and bath mats included.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
  • One semi-private bedroom, is off the main room, with a ceiling fan, chest of drawers, side tables and reading lamps, and a large closet. The bed is a double, and comes made with sheets, blankets, comforter. and pillows. A set of twin beds is also included.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Winter residents will enjoy the opportunity to use our electric golf cart to get you around the property upon request. A winter garden is an opportunity for green thumbers. If you don't see it, just ask!


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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Orlando McCoy International Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Harborside, Fire, Jessie's, Ave A Bar
Nearest Ferry
100 Miles
Ft. Myers
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Lake Region Golf & Country Club
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Winter Haven Amtrax Station
Nearest Motorway
12 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Harborside, Arabella's, Fire, Rick's BBQ, Lakeside
Nearest Ski
7 Miles
Lake Roy Motor Lodge Water Skiing
Nearest Beach
100 Miles
Vero Beach or St.Pete Beach
Car: necessary

A plethora of arts and historical culture events happen year long in this area, due to its year around tourist season. In addition, the best antique store in Florida is located just 20 minutes away.

Whether you are a young family visiting Legoland and Disney theme parks, or a older group wanting a float boat cruise through the Chain of Lakes, or just shopping and site-seeing, the Winter Haven area is a versatile, home base for a diverse Florida extended visit.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $600

Duration of stay is negotiable.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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