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Cozy Private Cottage on Historic Estate

SuperhostHomeland, Florida, United States
Entire cottage hosted by Lloyd And Alexa
2 guests1 bedroom1 bed1 bath
Entire home
You’ll have the cottage to yourself.
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At the Garden Gate, a fully licensed and professional bed and breakfast, we hope you will find respite; a quiet place to rest, relax and reconnect. The 1905 Garden Cottage, carefully restored and beautifully appointed, will be your home while you are here. Enjoy the view of the cottage garden and its seasonal vegetables and flowers from your front porch rocking chair. Fresh baked cookies and chocolates will greet you upon arrival and you will enjoy a full gourmet breakfast in the morning.

The space
The spacious cottage boasts an inviting king bed, made up with the softest linens you'll find; a coffee bar, mini-fridge, Roku TV, wifi and breakfast nook. All modern amenities are found in the guest bathroom - over-size soaking tub, walk-in shower, sumptuous linens and toiletries - blended with a charming, antique vanity and chandelier.
The landscape has been designed with relaxation in mind. Garden fountains abound and you'll always find flowers in bloom or trees laden with fruit in season. Enjoy the garden view from the porch rockers, or the shade of the grandfather oaks from the hammock. Feel free to roam the grounds of the 1886 estate where your host family resides. In the beautiful winter months, sit by an outdoor fire in the patio area. The beauty of God's creation is all around!

Guest access
The Garden Gate cottage is completely private. Guests may explore the grounds nearer the Innkeepers' residence, though you may encounter the family!

Other things to note
Perfectly situated in Polk County, Florida, between Tampa Bay and Orlando, there is easy access to beaches on either coast, theme parks and local points of interest. A short, country drive will deliver you to Legoland's very door. Peace River and Alafia River are close by. For an additional fee, and by reservation only, we are prepared to deliver guests, a picnic lunch and kayaks or canoes for day trips on the Peace River. There are county and state parks in the vicinity, most notably, Bone Valley ATV park and Circle B Bar Reserve. World-class golf and fresh water fishing options abound in this county, rich with lakes and rivers.
The city of Bartow, with its historic court house museum and seat of county government, also offers downtown shopping and dining. Bartow is proud of its "Bloomin' Arts Festival" each winter and is just a short drive.
Lakeland, famous for its picturesque lakes, the annual Sun 'n' Fun Fly-In, Mayfaire-by-the-Lake art festival, Florida Southern College, Polk State College and Southeastern University, is 20 miles by car.
For cycling enthusiasts: County Road 640, running along the boundary of our property, is heavily traveled by cyclists each weekend in fine weather. The Fort Fraser Trail, part of Polk County's Rails to Trails program, runs five miles from Lakeland to Bartow. Future plans include a section from Bartow, five miles south to Homeland. We hope this plan will come to fruition in the near future!
If you just want to stay close, the town of Homeland boasts a heritage park with historic buildings from Polk County's past. Bicycles are provided for our guests who would like to explore our little town.
At the Garden Gate, a fully licensed and professional bed and breakfast, we hope you will find respite; a quiet place to rest, relax and reconnect. The 1905 Garden Cottage, carefully restored and beautifully appointed, will be your home while you are here. Enjoy the view of the cottage garden and its seasonal vegetables and flowers from your front porch rocking chair. Fresh baked cookies and chocolates will gree…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 king bed

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Free parking on premises
Laptop-friendly workspace
Air conditioning
Heating
Smoke alarm
Breakfast
TV
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Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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Homeland, Florida, United States

Enjoy a leisurely stroll through our country neighborhood or star-gaze in the cool of the garden. Bicycles are on hand to help you discover the delights of our fair town. For a peek into our town's history, stop by the Homeland Post Office, where vintage photos are proudly displayed. The Homeland Heritage Park, a collection of beautifully-preserved 19th-century structures, includes the Bethel Methodist Church ( a favorite among brides and grooms), the English log cabin and barn and the 1877 Homeland School, on the National Register of Historic Places. The park, just a block away from The Garden Gate, hosts several festivals annually, including our favorite, The Cracker Storytelling Festival in early December. Others include Good Old Days in the spring, as well as Christmas Notes in mid-December. Homeland is also the site of The Alafia River Rendezvous, a pre-1840's living history encampment of more than a thousand reenactors that takes place every January.
Enjoy a leisurely stroll through our country neighborhood or star-gaze in the cool of the garden. Bicycles are on hand to help you discover the delights of our fair town. For a peek into our town's history, s…
Getting around
6
Walk Score®
Almost all errands require a car.
31
Bike Score®
Minimal bike infrastructure.

Hosted by Lloyd And Alexa

Joined in August 2019
  • 22 Reviews
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Together with my wife, Alexa, we are happy to host you at the Garden Gate Bed and Breakfast. We have planned for over 20 years for this season as innkeepers and it is our greatest desire that you feel very much at home while you're with us. We love our community and hope you will experience a little Homeland magic during your stay!
Together with my wife, Alexa, we are happy to host you at the Garden Gate Bed and Breakfast. We have planned for over 20 years for this season as innkeepers and it is our greatest…
During your stay
Our family resides at the end of the winding path, in the main house. We look forward to meeting you when you arrive and to delivering breakfast to you in the morning in the cottage. We would be more than happy to give you tips on things to do in this area.
Our family resides at the end of the winding path, in the main house. We look forward to meeting you when you arrive and to delivering breakfast to you in the morning in the cotta…
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No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Health & safety
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