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Lakefront, Pool-Heated Screened, Hot Tub, Log Home, & Rec House

Richard Jordan

Member since: 2000
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Speaks English
People10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Richard Jordan

Member since: 2000
Speaks English
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Calendar last updated:
27 May, 2015
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Lakefront, Pool-Heated Screened, Hot Tub, Log Home, & Rec House

People10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday home in Gainesville - Log House on Lake Jeffords

3 bedrooms and sofa bed, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 10

Come enjoy 'Old Florida'; sprawling live oak trees, smell the flowers and listen to the birds and insects while you stroll the 300 ft. wooden walkway lined with banana trees and tropical plants on your way to the lake. This log home with interesting art work from around the world, and with screened-in, heated pool is a vacation into itself. But from this central location consider this: Atlantic coast - 1 hr; Gulf Coast - 1 1/2 hrs, Disney - 2 hrs, and U of FLA - 15 miles. Within 20 miles there's 10 lakes, rivers, streams, crystal clear springs for fishing, canoeing, kayaking, and swimming. Experience the diversity!

Screened in Pool Room for Family Gatherings: Enjoy the outdoors without the bugs. There's access to the pool room directly from double doors from the kitchen. Sit around with ample seating, and enjoy a cool drink. Come and enjoy a natural Florida. Also, enjoy a the Hot Tub in the screened in room.

Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Richard Jordan (Owner)
Member since: 2000
Call Owner
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Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
27 May, 2015

About Richard Jordan

I have been in the Vacation Home Rental business for about 20 years. I was traveling to different areas, and renting homes, as opposed to hotel rooms; since I enjoyed the comfort of a home, I thought, 'Why not get into the business'. I live a short distance from the Log House on Lake Jeffords, so, if you have a problem, just call me. Thanks, Rich

Richard Jordan purchased this house in 1995

Why Richard Jordan chose Gainesville

I choose this location because of the quiet, peaceful outdoor location, the character of the Log House, and the private lake.The sunsets are fabulous.

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People10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Reviews

4.9
based on 44 holidaymaker reviews

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Lakefront, Pool-Heated Screened, Hot Tub, Log Home, & Rec House
average rating of 4.8863635 based on 44 reviews
Collisville IL.
5

Lakeside home in Hawthorne FL.

  • 5 of 5

My experience at this property was outstanding. It was very relaxing and my entire party was impressed. We were able to catch fish, sail around the lake and overall destress. The home was rustic and very comfortable. The only thing we needed was food and our swimsuits, although there were additional suits available. I would recommend this property very highly.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 29, 2008
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
5

UF graduation family get-together weekend

  • 5 of 5

We had a group of 17 people going to Gainesville for my son's graduation, we also have pre-teenagers which is hard to distract them away from the electronics but this property did it! It was perfect for the BBQ celebration, the kids played lacrosse on the front yard, chased the squirrels, jumped in the lake (money bet from their uncle lol). The house is cozy, Rich keeps it impeccable and well equipped. the little ones had a blast at the lake, game room and pool. It is 20 mins from Gainesville.

The only thing that I would suggest would be the small repairs in the game room and definitively the black particles found on the tub upstairs shower from the water, even though he sent a plumber immediately upon a request. the rest all was fine.

  • Review Submitted: May 22, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for leaving the house in great shape. You concerns have been a addressed. Rich
5

Perfect getaway.

  • 5 of 5

This place is a perfect get away. We needed a place to stay while my 4 yr old niece had open heart surgery. It was a little out of the way, but it was well worth the drive. Great fishing right of the dock, great swimming, awesome for just relaxing. Friendly people. If you want a place to just get away from crowds and big city's and all the traffic. This is the perfect place for you.

We hope to go back next year without the surgery stress and be able to just relax.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 28, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hopefully, everything went well with the operation, and thank you for leaving the house in such excellent shape. Hope to see you again, Rich
5

Relaxing and quiet get-away vacation spot

  • 5 of 5

We had a group of about 8 college students looking to get away from the normal Florida spring break locations, and this was definitely the place!

The house was cleaned and prepared by the time we arrived, and there was definitely enough space to fit all of us. We were also very happy that the pool was inside a screened room, because this meant we didn't have to worry as much about the bugs.

Every morning, we relaxed on the dock or at the pool side while eating breakfast or doing mellow activities. In the afternoons, we took full advantage of the pool and the hot tub and had a lot of fun swimming and enjoying the water. In the evenings we sometimes went out on the canoe to see the sunset or again enjoyed the hot tub. We grilled outside a few times and on our last day we had a small campfire in a pit on the property next to the house. This property is a great place to see and interact with a lot of wildlife. In our group we have a couple of avid bird-watchers, so they spent quite a few hours listening to bird calls and spotting birds in the woods and on the lake.

Rich is a great person to rent from. He responds quickly to emails and questions and is very understanding person. I would definitely rent from him again and come back here next year or even sooner!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 9, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you guys had a good time, and thanks for leaving the house in good shape. Come back anytime you want. Rich
4

Great value!

  • 4 of 5

My gf and I thoroughly enjoyed our time at the cabin on the lake. Rich does a great job of setting everything up to make the experience as simple as possible . The pictures on the site don't really do the place justice. One tip for anyone travelling to this house, if you're using gps and it says to turn on 122 don't follow it. Long dirt road with a giant gate at the end. Instead follow Richards directions and take 111. We learned the hard way lol. We did notice the strong sulfer smell in the watet as previous renters have commented about . Not sure what can be done about it. Don't let that discourage you from renting though. bring some bottled water. Overall great weekend. Thanks Rich!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 16, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Joe, Thank you letting me know about the sulfur smell. I had the pump company that services the water system testing the system last week. They thought the problem was solved, but obviously there's still a problem. I'll call them today. Glad you enjoyed yourself, and thanks for leaving the house in such good shape. UPDATE: The pump company resolved the sulfur smell--broken check valve. No more sulfur smell. Rich
5

My grand daughter says Best Vacation Ever

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed the property, so much to do, can't imagine that anyone could get bored there. We have to go back just to be able to enjoy all the amenities. Very impressed with everything Rich has available to make you comfortable and feeling at home. I think his kitchen is better equipped than mine at home lol, every utensil you could imagine, tons of pillows, blankets, chairs etc and so many extras. Our grand daughter really got a kick out of the hat collection. I have a pain disorder and I was happy that the beds were comfortable and egg crate mattress toppers were available for added comfort. The only down fall would be the internet was too slow or having an issue at time and we have a hard time unplugging late at night when we're trying to fall asleep but, there is so much to do, it was't an issue for us during the day. We will definitely be going back again, Rich went out of his way to make our visit special. Thanks so much

The Crabtree's Jacksonville FL

  • Review Submitted: Feb 13, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you had a good time. Not sure what was wrong with the internet. Look forward to your next visit. Thanks, Rich

Location

Outdoor lovers----come and enjoy. Bring your boat and dock it at our private dock. Fishing, water skiing, or just sit by the lake. Or---enjoy the heated, screened in pool and Hot Tub.

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Prices & Availability

From $200 Nightly

Prices for this holiday house in Gainesville, Florida North Central Gulf Coast

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2 night minimum stay
$400
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$1,166
$3,441
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit $100.00
Tax Rate 11.0%
Notes When you rent the main property, the Rec House can be used for $10.00 per day with a maximum charge of $50.00. Also, an extra canoe for rent at $10.00 per day with a maximum charge of $50.00.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Gainesville in Florida North Central Gulf Coast

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • lake
  • waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Filtered Water
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking On Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom - 2 Double Bed
    Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom - 2 Single Bed
    Ohter - 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • 1 room with two double beds, 1 room with one king/queen and child beds, 1 childrens beds
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Bicycles
  • Binoculars
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Terrace ...
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Conservatory
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Decking
  • 14 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • Horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting small game
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Notes:
1 Queen, 2 full, 2 twin trundle bed, 1 sleeper sofa. Tropical landscaping on 3 areas. Dock and 12' x 12' dining gazebo on lake, Gehnoe included in rental cost.

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