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Beautiful House On St Mary's River

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,179 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 9

This spectacular house overlooks the Saint Mary's River and is 45 minutes north of Jacksonville, Florida!

***** NOTE ***** We are currently working on a major waterfront improvement project. Our home is 100% good to go- ready to accommodate you and the view is awesome! BUT- access to the dock may be limited. Also, both rear decks have been removed. See last two photos for view from the dock during construction to give you an idea what to expect. Please contact us for more details on how this may affect your stay and discounts being offered. *****

Absolutely pristine setting, nestled amongst verdant countryside and beautiful mature trees, yet only minutes from the towns of Folkston, Hilliard and Callahan.

This beautiful home offers hardwood and tile floors, a large master suite with king sized, sleep number bed, a second bedroom that can sleep three, a third bedroom with King sized bed that can sleep two. There are three bathrooms, a huge family room (sleeps another two on queen size fold out sleeper ), large foyer and living room with 15' ceilings, crown moldings, hardwood cabinets, granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances, custom blinds and silk lined curtains.

There are two flat screen TV's in the home. One in the family room and one in the master bedroom. You can even borrow one of our movies that we keep in the entertainment center. There is also a Wii for rainy day fun.

Floor plan is open and flows very nicely - perfect for relaxing and entertaining!

You can launch your boats and jet skis for free at a high quality boat ramp facility with a park and beach a few hundred yards down river.

This house is situated on a large and private treed lot in a well established, safe, and friendly neighborhood that is extremely convenient to major access highways.

A slice of heaven and perfect natural tranquility, yet located with excellent services within easy driving distance.

More Details

Jay Davidson
Member since: 2017
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
13 July, 2018

About Jay Davidson

We are part time missionaries who have led medical and other mission teams all over the world; focusing for the last few years on the fight against the horrible crime of Human Trafficking. We work through our local church and Teresa has founded "Chains Interrupted," an organization that works locally, nationally and internationally against Human Trafficking.

We love to travel and have 6 children who live in 5 different states.

Jay Davidson purchased this house in 2017

Why Jay Davidson chose Hilliard

We recently became grandparents to our first grand baby, who lives just a few miles down the road from this house. This house is our "home away from home," and allows us to visit our daughter and her family more often.

What makes this house unique

This house boasts beautiful views of the St Mary's River in a quiet and friendly neighborhood. Having undergone several bouts of renovation, has ended up with considerable charm and character.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Hilliard in Nassau County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2179 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , Twin over full bunk bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • Kayaking
  • swimming
  • water skiing


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(16 traveller reviews)

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Beautiful House On St Mary's River
average rating of 4.625 based on 16 reviews

Serene and Amazing Location

  • 5 of 5

Surrounded by natures beauty. The house is well equipped, maintained and true to it's pictures. It was a perfect location to both Florida's Amelia Island and Georgia's - St. Mary's Island and St. Simons Island. Would definitely recommend this place and look forward to staying there again.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks guys!! You were amazing guests and we will gladly welcome you back ANY time! Thank you for taking such wonderful care of our home.
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Home away from home

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful comfortable home on a tranquil spot of the St Mary's river, we had a wonderful time relaxing here and would recommend this home to anyone wishing to stay in the area

  • Review Submitted: 20-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful home, wonderful owners

  • 4 of 5

The house is beautiful, the view of the river amazing. The owner was extremely helpful. We enjoyed our stay very much. I would have given it 5 stars, except for the missing decks. On the website, it showed two decks overlooking the water and we were looking forward to leaving snowy Chicago behind and eating our meals out on the decks. Unfortunately, they were torn down for remodeling. The owner had warned us that access to the river might be restricted due to the workers (and even gave us a discount because of that) but the lower deck was still supposed to be available. Since it wasn't, especially not with small children, I only gave the house 4 stars. Otherwise, it was a wonderful place to stay, very well kept up, including everything we needed. The owner even gave us suggestions for places to take our grandchildren. We would definitely consider coming back!

  • Review Submitted: 27-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Wedding weekend

  • 5 of 5

Perfect house to rent for bridesmaids!!!

  • Review Submitted: 15-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful house beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at the river house. Everything was just as advertised and the view of the river is awesome.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Property and Well Appointed Home In Quiet Small Town

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay tremendously. The check in process was flawless, the home was well kept and very clean. Everything you could have needed was furnished, as we were visiting family for Thanksgiving and had to prepare dishes for dinner and the only thing we didn't have was a hand mixer. However we found a potato masher that worked perfectly fine. We would definitely stay again, our family is in a small town outside Jacksonville and we visit a couple times a year. There are no hotels nearby and it was very nice to only be a short fifteen minute drive away with all the creature comforts of home.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
32 Miles
Nearest Beach
40 Miles
Fernandina Beach
Car: recommended

Other than the St. Mary's River at our doorstep, perhaps the primary attraction nearby is the Okefenokee Swamp. We are about 15 minutes from the Folkston entrance which is the official "Main Entrance" to the Okefenokee with a visitors center, homestead, boat ramp, boat tours and hiking trails. 30-40 minutes to the Waycross entrance to the Okefenokee which has a live wildlife show where you can hold a baby alligator if you wish. They also have boat tours and railroad tours of the swamp.

The Jacksonville Zoo is a 40-45 minute drive.

The Catty Shack (wild cat sanctuary) is in that same area.

The Kingsley Plantation and Huguenot Park are also near the zoo.

Amelia Island and historic Fernandina Beach on the Atlantic Ocean are about 45 minutes to an hour out (which can also be reached from the house by boat). We really enjoy Fort Clinch State Park which has the amazing fort overlooking Cumberland Island Georgia as well as having many miles of hiking trails in the park.

50-55 minutes to downtown Jacksonville and less than a 40 minute drive from Jacksonville International airport.

Less than a mile to the main route, US-1.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Hilliard, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Labor Day
31 Aug 2018 - 3 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
21 Nov 2018 - 24 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
Christmas/New Years
21 Dec 2018 - 1 Jan 2019
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
Spring Break
15 Mar 2019 - 23 Mar 2019
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
19 Apr 2019 - 21 Apr 2019
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £90.66
Refundable Damage Deposit £377.75

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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