THE DIVER'S DEN COTTAGE is located just north of the historic town of HIGH SPRINGS. High Springs has the charm of a small southern town with the convenience of the big city. Some of the best cave diving in Florida is within 2.5 miles of the cottage. Less than a mile to BLUE SPRINGS entrance, 1.7 miles to POE SPRINGS and 2.5 miles to GINNIE SPRINGS . Diver’s Den comfortably accommodates 12 + people in the 4 large bedrooms with bonus space in this large cottage. ?Yes, new beds-4 queen size, 1 full size bed and a queen size sleeper sofa provides loads of sleeping space . (Linen provided) Relax on the leather sectional sofa maker plus another sofa for additional seating to enjoy a new flat screen TV. A FULLY EQUIPPED KITCHEN place setting for 12, microwave, coffee maker, toaster and even a dishwasher and commercial popcorn machine. ?Central heat and air conditioning. Front & back porches with gas grill, fire pit, picnic table, foosball, poker table/chips and hammock. Large secured utility room with washer & dryer with plenty of room for diving gear.
Keywords: Diving, Historical, High Springs, Ginnie Springs, Blue Springs, Post Springs, Swimming, Kayaking, Canoeing, Biking, Ichetucknee, Tubing, Cottage, Rental, Horseback Riding, Motocross Racing, Antiques
The location of this house could not be better for visiting the Springs!!!! If you are a large family who is looking for a cozy house with sleeping for 10 (not 12 unless you use air mattress ) this is suitable. But we did have several issues that were somewhat hard to digest. When you first walk into the house you are assaulted by an extremely strong moth ball smell. The house was not cleaned well with many surfaces covered in dust and the bathroom sink, fridge and kitchen needing cleaning. The main couch was wripped, worn, and when we opened it to use the pullout the bed frame was missing and the mattress was smushed , covered in leaves, dirt, and silverfish. Upon arrival (after a fairly bad Florida thunderstorm) a glass table had been overturned in the yard and glass was shattered everywhere. It took the owner 2 days to get it cleaned up. There were hornets nests on the patio so we couldn't sit out there much. Despite the house being dirty, glass on the patio, and some other issues we did still enjoy the house. Additionally, there is a gigantic quarry adjacent to the house which our kids thought was pretty cool. When you travel with a large group and want to be close to the springs and have down time to cook and relax it beats a local motel . The shower was hot, there was enough room for all to eat together, plenty of linens and towels, and the beds were comfortable and the price was awesome! All this being said, If you care more about the springs and your company than cleanliness this is a perfect getaway! We had a great time!
Diver's Den was a perfect vacation home for anyone that wants to visit the springs in the area and has a large family. The convience of the location allowed my daughter to enjoy Blue springs with the small kids while the rest of us (along with 5 teenage) girls to tube down the Ichetucknee springs. The only problem was one bathroom for 12 people.
We traveled to High Springs with another family looking for a spot that would accommodate the six of us as well as provide everything we needed to cook dinner in the evenings. This spot was perfect! Everyone had their own room, the kitchen was stocked with everything we needed. Plenty of board games for the family. We spent our evenings out back. There was a nice breeze coming through on such a hot day! It is literally right down the road from 3 different springs. We had divers and snorkelers in our group and really enjoyed Ginnie Springs. If you have divers in your party I highly recommend making the 45 min. drive to Devil's Den and Blue Grotto! Great snorkeling as well. Owner was prompt to fix a minor unforeseen problem we had. One thing however, grill is charcoal, not gas, so don't forget your charcoal! We had a great mini-vacation here!
House had plenty of room and is in an excellent location. Our family really loved the open space out back and the open porch are with plenty of seating. Owner was very nice and easy to get in contact with. Kids really loved the popcorn Machine. Only negative was that none of the TV's were hooked up to anykind of Cable/ direct TV or anything for winding down at night. Some TV's didn't work at all. Overall though it was a great place to stay and we really enjoyed it and are looking forward to booking again in Summer 2016 Hopefully!!!
Divers Den was so convenient and comfortable - perfect for a family reunion. We wanted to be close to the Springs - everything was within easy driving. The house is well set up with a wonderful kitchen and plenty of room for a large family. We really enjoyed sitting on the back porch with candles lit in the evening. We plan to come back.
Very pleased, cute cottage will all the amenities. Private, clean, and fun. We loved staying here and will be back real soon. Three springs right down the road from one another, it was a wonderful time and can't wait to come back.
off road motorcycling & 4 wheeling on 40 acres, cave diving, tubing