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Simplicity Cottage Lakeside Bungalow

4.6/5 -
(5 traveler reviews)


Property Details

Updated: Oct 28, 2015
House, 1 Bedrooms, 1 Baths, 3 Sleeps

A private, hidden retreat on clear and sparkling Lake Clay. The 367 acre sandy-bottom lake is excellent for swimming, kayaking, boating, fishing and water sports of all kinds. A small private sandy beach set in a tropical surrounding invites a dip in the lake or a lazy afternoon with a good book. It’s also a perfect retreat setting for writers and artists.

If you are on Facebook, there are more pictures and (hopefully) a video posted at Simplicity Cottage page.

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Recent Review

About the Owner

We've been married 50+ years and my parents build this house in the 1960s. Five generations of our family have enjoyed this beautiful spot and now we get to share it with you.

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5 Reviews

4.6/5 -
(5 traveler reviews)


  • 3 of 5

We stayed this past winter. Bob and Cathee could not have been nicer. The cottage is nice but small. It would be great for one person or two that are on the same schedule. The nice T.V. is at the foot of the bed. There is a small hill to walk up to get to your vehicle. I caught about 75 nice panfish from the dock.

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Amazing Wedding

  • 5 of 5

I contacted the owners back in November about the possibility of having a small ceremony at their house. Little did I know how fantastic things would turn out to be. The owners of the house were able to marry us, cater the event, have the tables and chairs delivered along with access to a cake decorator for my cake. They gave me a fantastic deal on everything and the apartment was immaculate. I could not have asked for a better day. The couple was very welcoming and thorough in all the wedding plan and worked with me on finances during this time. I was on a tight wedding budget and they did everything they could to work with me.

If you are ever planning a small wedding, I highly recommend this place. It is beautiful, quiet and everything you could possibly hope for.

Thank you again for everything you have done and making my wedding day a huge success.

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Jamestown, NY

Very comfortable

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at Simplicity for three weeks and was very comfortable.

It is lakefront and tranquil. Full kitchen is well equipped, shower is great.

If you fish, you will find another lake around every bend in the road.

The town is quaint and friendly with several nice local restaurants.

All three of Florida's grocery chains have stores within a couple miles.

Your hosts just could not be nicer people.

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Montréal, Québec, Canada

Nice apartment with with view on the lake

  • 5 of 5

We spent a wonderful stay in this very confortable and well furnished apartment.

It is located in a marvellous spot for biking lovers and golfers.

The owners are a very sympathic couple, discrete but available.

Our stay was so pleasant that we decide to return next winter, and we hope, as long as our health will permit.

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Montréal, Québec, Canada

Charming apartment with view on the lake

  • 5 of 5

We spent a very pleasant stay in this confortable and well furnished apartment.

The ownwers are both discrete and available.

We have so appreciate our stay, that we will come back next winter.

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

We are native Floridians and have lived on both coasts. Life in central Florida is a different style - quiet, laid back, small town charm, and lots of lakes. It's where you want to be when life gets overwhelming.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Southwest Regional Airport Ft. Myers (RSW) at 80 Miles Nearest Beach : Ft. Myers Beach at 88 Miles

Lake Placid is the Caladium Capital of the World. It's also known for the murals on nearly every building in town that depict Florida's history and the town's. We sport 27 freshwater lakes with great bass fishing and water sports of all descriptions. Bok Tower is one hour north and Disney, Busch Gardens and Legoland are a short trip. Some of the nicest people on earth live right here in the heart of Florida. Sebring International Raceway is 15 miles away where historic IMSA 12 hr. Sebring endurance race is held each year in March.


Rental rates

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Pet $50
Refundable damage deposit $200

If you have trouble walking down a small hill this may not work for you.

Seasonal rental confirmation requires $1000 deposit. Non refundable after 30 days. Pay through personal check or PayPal.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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From the Owner

Restful, quiet, secluded spot in a tropical lakeside setting. Perfect getaway for bicycling, walking, reading by the lake. Bass fishing, boat dock available.

Property Type

  • bungalow


  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...


  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • Lakefront


  • churches
  • live theater

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • swimming


  • Bathroom 1
  • Full size tile shower.


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1
  • King-size bed with luxury linens.


  • Lawn / Garden ...


  • Guests provide their own meals

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website


  • Simplicity Cottage Bungalow is a newly remodeled small apartment. It accommodates two adults comfortably with a king size bed. A sleeper sofa would sleep a small child. Cottage décor, fresh linens, a small sitting room, dining room or game table and a full-size kitchen with three bar stools provides ample room for all kinds of activities. The kitchen has a full size refrigerator, stove, microwave and dishwasher. Should your stay be longer than a week, extra bedding and towels will be supplied for your housekeeping. No smoking inside and no pets please. Free Wi-Fi and Comcast Cable TV. DVD Player.

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