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Richard Jordan

Member since: 2000
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Speaks English

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

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday home in Florida North Central Gulf Coast - 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.

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Richard Jordan (Owner)
Member since: 2000
Call Owner
Speaks English

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 Florida North Central Gulf Coast

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.


based on 60 holidaymaker reviews

Lakefront, Pool-Heated Screened, Hot Tub, Log Home, & Rec House
average rating of 4.8166666 based on 60 reviews
Collisville IL.

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
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Yulee, FL

Heaven on earth!!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had an amazing week in your home. Everything was wonderful!!! We enjoyed the pool and my husband enjoyed fishing on the dock. The outside grill was very nice and there was plenty of gas. It is so peaceful here and we could really relax. Having internet was important as we listen to so much jazz on line. The grocery store is very close, which made it convenient. We were fortunate enough to see the bald eagles flying around too. Can't think of one thing to complain about, it was all very, very nice. Thank you so much Mr. Jordon for the opportunity to enjoy this home, it is wonderful. We will be back next year, for sure!! (can't wait) Thanks- Renee and Claude LeBrun, Yulee, FL.

  • Review Submitted: May 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Renee and Claude it was a pleasure meeting you. Thank you for given me the heads up on several items you thought would be an improvement for future guests. I ordered the fastest internet connection from AT & T. We look forward to your return. Rich
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Sarasota, Florida

Perfect Getaway for the Whole Family

  • 4 of 5

Our family of six enjoyed a relaxing and fun-filled weekend at this beautiful property. We were in town for our son's graduation from UF, and were looking for a place we could all stay together and also hold a small extended family and friends celebration for the grad on Saturday afternoon. It ended up being a perfect day as the "kids" all enjoyed the pool, hot tub, rec room, canoe, etc. We brought a corn hole set and placed it under the beautiful oak trees ... which provided perfect shade all afternoon for our family competition. The log house is adorable, decorated with an eclectic mix of art and memorabilia. Everything was very clean, towels are comfy and plentiful. The kitchen is well stocked ... just bring your food. The property is located on a dirt road, with a beautiful lake in the backyard. It truly was a treat to escape the hectic pace of life for a few days. And to top it off ... Rich was fantastic and worked with us on a few timing matters which made our weekend stress-free and absolutely perfect. Thank you so much Rich! We will be back!!!

  • Review Submitted: May 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Shari, for leaving everything in such good shape. Look forward to your return.
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we enjoyed our stay and had a good time when we were at the house

  • 3 of 5

the only concern i had was the safety of the pool. the main drain does not have a safety cover so my young children were not allowed in the deep end of the pool. As a pool owner i had an episode happen to me when my old cover cracked and almost sucked my shoulder off the next day i placed a new cover. just giving the owner a heads-up

  • Review Submitted: Apr 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Gary for the heads up. We do not put a great deal of suction through the main drain. Most of the suction is directed through the skimmer, so being sucked into the main drain does not pose a threat. When you were at house, glad you enjoyed it. Thank you for leaving the house in such good shape. Rich
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Beautiful, peaceful place on the lake

  • 5 of 5

The cabin itself is fine -- clean, well-stocked, and comfortable -- but nothing too special. It is what's outside the cabin that makes this a place worth coming back to. There is a pool and hot tub just behind the house in a screened-in porch with a number of places to sit and lounge around the pool. It felt wonderful in early April, and it will probably be fine even in mid-summer because you can always jump into the pool if you get too hot. (One note about the pool: The listing says "heated pool," but that's a bit misleading. When I hear "heated pool," I assume there is a heating system that can make it warm enough to swim in even in February. What the pool has is an insulating cover that lets the sun through but holds the heat in, which warms the pool passively. In early April it was certainly warmer than it would have been without the cover, but it wasn't what I expect from a heated pool. Folks from the North might have found it plenty warm enough to swim in, but this Southern boy was not about to jump in. It should be fine by May and then probably okay through, say, October, but if you like warm, not cool water, you won't be swimming in this pool the other months of the year.)

The best part of the property lies at the end of a boardwalk. You emerge from the tall cane and find a beautiful lake in front of you. Go sit out on the dock and enjoy the view, which is amazing at sunset, or get into the canoe that comes with the property and paddle across the lake. My wife and I kept saying to each other, "This is so much better than staying in a hotel."

One other small issue: The Internet connection is pretty slow, so if you want to watch a lot of videos, you'll get frustrated. But once you're at this place, you'll find much better things to do than surf the Web or catch up on your favorite TV shows online.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: John, Sorry for the chilly pool. The pool does have an active solar heating system. There are numerous panels on the roof. As I had said to you, the home was rented for all of March, and the guest said the pool maintained 80 to 83 degrees. After you left, I realized that after cleaning the pool, I never turned the system back on. I will refund a portion of your rental for my mistake Thank you, Rich Jordan
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A true log cabin in the woods!!

  • 5 of 5

It is a true cabin in the woods. I think it would be great if the owner would remodel a little (the carpet is a bit dated) but over all it was very clean and we thoroughly enjoyed the pool hot tub and the lake. Great property and very private. We will be back!!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Ivonne, Thanks for your suggestions. I am reviewing what needs updating. Glad you enjoyed your stay. Thanks, Rich
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Outdoor lovers----come and enjoy. Just sit by the lake, and enjoy the beautiful sunsets. Or---enjoy the heated, screened in pool and Hot Tub.


Prices & Availability

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

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2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £68
Tax Rate 11.0%

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Florida North Central Gulf Coast in Florida

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • lake
  • waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • 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 ...
  • 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
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • 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
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
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, canoe included in rental cost.

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