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Cozy Victorian Treehouse Bungalow Getaway


Property Details

Updated: Nov 13, 2016
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
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the Owner

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.

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From the Owner

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.

Activity and Interests

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


Rental rates

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Winter Residents
Dec 1 2016 - Apr 30 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
6 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Friday
6 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $600
Housekeeping/Services $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 7.0%

Duration of stay is negotiable.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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From the Owner

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.

Property Type

  • bungalow


  • 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


  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool ...


  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...

Location Type

  • Lake View


  • 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

Floor Area

  • 600 sq. ft.


  • 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.


  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 1 bicycles


  • Guests provide their own meals


  • 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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