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Leave the city traffic and congestion FAR behind when you visit the River Song Cottage on the Historic Suwannee River. Shaded by giant oak trees this cottage features a large deck overlooking the river. Also a second large deck right on the bank of the river. This is the perfect place to escape, relax, enjoy the REAL Florida and all its wildlife.
Location is in Lafayette County, five miles north of Mayo. This is 35 miles (45 minutes) from Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park and 40 miles (55 minutes) from Stephen Foster Memorial Park.
Maximum # of guests is 6 (up to 4 adults) and is strictly enforced.
Snowbirds welcome! Check with us for deep discounts on extended stays in the months of NOVEMBER, DECEMBER, JANUARY, FEBRUARY, MARCH!
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Lafayette Blue Springs State Park 1/4 mile down river, numerous natural springs nearby. Just 30 miles from the Gulf Coast beaches. 25 miles to Spirit of the Suwannee Music park. 30 miles to Steinhatchee. 35 Miles to the Ichetucknee River State Park for tubing on a crystal clear spring-fed river. This area is a diver's paradise!
45 Miles to Wild Adventures Amusement and Water Park - awesome rides, water park and live music shows included in ticket price. Loads of fun without the crowds and traffic of Central Florida theme parks.
The Cottage is completely furnished and has recently been renovated with new carpet and ceramic tile. Bring your food and fishing pole. There is a boat launch within one mile. We have two canoes and a kayak on site, with paddles and life vests. This is a great get away for couples or active families! The interior is nicely decorated.
Initial contact via email is preferred and we will send additional information on the property including a list of frequently asked questions.
Keywords: Riverfront Cottage, Cabin on the Suwannee, Kayaking, Outdoors, Deck over the water
This is one of the few remaining sections of Florida that are unspoiled by developers. We experience true Florida life here.
The stay was excellent and accommodations were very clean and comfortable. The only thing I would suggest / change is a few more spots to hang or store clothes. One bedroom had closet and dresser that were both full of extra linens. Maybe a little extra shelving or some hooks on the wall? Other than that, everything was excellent, comfortable, and very enjoyable!!! Beautiful view of the river and nice deck and dock provided great places to enjoy the view and the weather.
I have stayed at this house before and was satisfied butt not this time. When renting, I was not informed that the dock would be unavailable for use. I first found out when I arrived and found the handy man working on the dock and was told it would not be complete until after I left. The owner should have been more forthcoming regarding this. Based on conversations this was not very recent damaged and should have been communicated to me so I could make other plans. This was very disappointing and I had to make to best of a bad situation.
I loved staying in this cottage! The large deck and the river deck are really wonderful! I loved the huge new sofas in the living room and the big comfy bed. This is a very comfortable place to get away from it all, listen to the birds, take long walks, and do some fishing or floating. Great state parks to explore nearby. I had to leave early because of illness in my family. Otherwise I'd still be there savoring every moment of spring. The redbuds and camilias and magnolias are blooming!
I enjoy the ospreys, the soothing sounds of nature a plus is the proximity of th Lafayette Blue Springs, where you forget about the humidity and the heat,
My bride and I rented the cottage for three nights to celebrate our 27 year anniversary and do some kayaking. We arrive and everything as going good until we started down the decks that lead to the river. The top portion of the deck was okay, it had a nice view of the river. The stairs going to the next level were very unstable not real safe.WOW!!! Then we saw the part of the stairs leading to the lower portion of the deck. Boards had been nailed across it because the lower portion was almost completely gone. There was no safe way to access the river, the deck that was left was busted up with exposed nails and broken boards. We managed to carefully climb down to the river bank with our cooler and gear on this broken deck.We had to use a winch that the owner had set up to lower and raise their canoes to and from the river bank to get our tandem kayak down.It would have been less wear on our kayak if we could have carried it down. The owner states in the cottage instructions to use the winch if using canoes and to carry kayaks down using the deck. The owner also states in item #11RISK AND RESPONSIBILITY: of the rental agreement that they are not liable for incidents or injury due to unknown damage to decks. I would be okay with that but it's clear that they knew that the deck access to the river was damaged, it was boarded up. We should have been told about the deck when we talked to them to rent. We emailed them when we saw the problem with the deck thinking in good faith they would offer a little compensation for the inconvenience. The response we got was they were not responsible for the inconvenience.I guess this falls under the RISK part, you take the risk that you will not be told that the deck is damaged and there is no easy river access.
Except for the deck issue the trip was good.I think my Beautiful Bride will keep me around another 27 years.
The view was amazing; the stars at night were breathtaking; the cottage was cozy and quaint. We loved the renovated look and furniture. The only details that I'll point out that could be improved were as follows- the A/C blows from floor vents, so it doesn't stay that cool. The stairway to the river was broken, so there was no way to get to the water. The wifi and satellite TV did not work. And there are only 2 beds and a sectional sofa (which doesn't pull out), so it's a tight squeeze for 6 people. But overall a great spot which we thoroughly enjoyed!
Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park, State Parks, Natural Springs, Ichetucknee River Tubing, Lafayette Blue Springs State Park, One hour drive to Wild Adventures Theme Park in Georgia.
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2 night minimum stay
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