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Lake Wales area, Florida

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, 6 Sleeps

Great area for fishing bass and crappie on the southern tip of Lake Kissimmee. Located on the premises of River Ranch, a resort of western theme with buffalo, cattle, horses, rodeo, swimming pool , marina and many other amenities. My cottage has 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, fully equipped kitchen, full laundry room, large sun room, patio with gas grill, and high speed internet. Please call Carol at 863-692-1208 for full details. Cell is 614-446-4975


Property Manager
Carol Fox
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 23, 2017

About Carol Fox

We are former snow birds from Ohio. We enjoyed coming down every winter. We liked it so much, we sold our Ohio house and bought a house adjacent to the resort. Our cottage is remodeled and is very comfortable and cozy. Decorated in a western theme.

Carol Fox purchased this cottage in 2005

Why Carol Fox chose Central Florida

It is in the country away from heavy coastal traffic. Centrally located to see all of central Florida attractions.

What makes this cottage unique

It is in a dude ranch setting with buffalo, cattle, horses, fishing, skeet shooting, golf, rodeo, swimming, boating and many other amenities. A great place to get away. Family friendly.


Lake Wales Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
  • sleeper sofa in sun room
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • botanical garden
  • marina
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hunting
  • pier fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Nicely decorated in a western theme. There are two bedrooms with king size beds and plenty of dresser space, two bathrooms, living room with lazyboy recliner, large sun room with sleeper sofa, fully equipped kitchen, laundry room, and patio with gas grill. Cable TV with 4 TV's and HIGH SPEED INTERNET are included. This is a non smoking cottage. One well behaved dog is welcome. OUR COTTAGE IS VERY COMFORTABLE, CLEAN AND SPACIOUS. .


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(11 traveler reviews)

Lake Wales area, Florida
average rating of 4.909091 based on 11 reviews
Port St Lucie, Fl

We had a wonderful time!

  • 5 of 5

It was everything we hoped for.

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay at our cottage. We aim To make it a Comfortable place to retreat to.
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  • 5 of 5

Excellent, our home away from home. Spacious, comfortable, and nicely decorated. The owner was easy to work with and very accommodating with our special requests. We will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: May 14, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Country home away from home

  • 5 of 5

A word that comes to mind to describe this cottage is "used," but NOT in the sense on untidy or unclean, but in the sense that your own home is used after you've lived in it for a few years-- not all doors close entirely perfectly, for example. Indeed, cleanliness is tops here. And for staying at River ranch, this cottage is unbeatable. It is well stocked with everything you can think of-- and wont have time to use all-- but it's good to know it's there: toaster, toaster oven, microwave, coffee maker (standard), b-b-q, cooking/eating utensils, and so on, plus all the major appliances, of course. Do bring your food, for the nearest grocery is about 20 miles away.

Cellphone reception is very poor, especially with ATT as compared to our son-in-law's Verizon-- unless you walk out to the middle of the backyard. But hey, let THAT be part of the adventure! And that backyard is expansive, more than big enough for family soccer or kickball when not roaming the ranch. And high-speed internet connection is included, if you must.

The cottage is part of a four-unit structure but it feels very much like free-standing. It is very centrally located, especially compared to the glamping or the teepee areas, which are ridiculously expensive. Still, bikes are a good thing to bring (we did) since the ranch is very spread out. Nevertheless, walking is doable (and we did that too).

The decoration is decidedly western/cowboy and is very inviting, right down to an old time spittoon! I wish I could include pictures, for they would really be worth any amount of words.

Lastly, the owner, Ms. Carol Fox, is a pleasure to deal with. We didn't ask for much but got the clear impression that we could have, and that's good to know too. Thank you, Carol!

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very Nice.

  • 5 of 5

Really enjoyed our stay. Everything was in working order. It had everything we needed. We would highly recommend it to all.

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Place to relax

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at River Ranch. The condo was beautiful and had everything we needed. Carol made sure we had everything we needed to make our stay pleasant. We were there for a month and Carol told us about a place to rent a golf cart at a reasonable price, as the resort rents golf carts for $60 a day. The only downfall is you are 25 minutes from any store,. If you want a week or two away from normal life and want to relax, than this is the place.

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Recommend this unit!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for two nights and found the cottage to be better then the listing - nice surprise. The owner was WONDERFUL and easy to work with. She was even pleasant when we locked ourselves out Saturday night. We rented the golf cart which is great fun! The kitchen is complete with almost any cooking utensil you'd ever want. The beds were comfortable and the AC worked well even in the heat of summer. There are two couches and four TV's. The fireplace can be used without heat. There are three tables with lots of comfortable seating. The property was clean with plenty of linens, cookware and dishes available. Our family enjoyed the rodeo Saturday night, the petting farm and lots of other activities on the property. The restaurant at the marina had good food with a nice view.

One of the things we noticed throughout our stay was the helpfulness and pleasantness of every employee we encountered at the Westgate River Ranch property.

I would highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
75 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Highway 60
Nearest Beach
55 Miles
Vero Beach
Car: necessary
Other Activities:

Top Thing to do in City: * Bok Towers Gardens. * Legoland close by. * Vero Beach just one hour away. * Disney close by. * Sea wolrd close by.Top Thing to do in Budget:.....Top Thing to do in Family: * petting zoo on premises. * fishing. * swimming. * zip line, climbing wall. * rodeo.

Activities include horseback riding, swimming, golfing, mechanical bull, climbing wall, zipline, saloon with live band and line dancing, rodeo on Saturdays, fishing, swamp buggy rides, airboat rides, petting zoo, pony rides, miniature golf, and many family fun activities. google Westgate River Ranch to see amenities.


Rates & Availability

Lake Wales Cottage Rental Rates

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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $50

$50.00 per stay cleaning fee

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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