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Enjoy the beauty of the Suwannee River from the porch of this comfortable home.

People6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Overview


Details
Property
house
People
6
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
3
Minimum Stay
2 nights

Description

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday home in Branford - Thurston's Gopher Hollow

2 bedrooms, 2 full baths, an inflatable queen bed, sleeps 6

This beautiful home says come in and stay awhile. Renovated by a master woodworker it features hardwood floors and unique spalted trim. Snuggle down into one of the soft leather sofas and read a book or watch a movie on the 52' flatscreen TV. Internet WI-FI and BluRay allow you to stream your favorite movies. A covered porch, of over 80 feet, overlooks the Suwannee River and a large front yard where wildlife abounds. Fish off the riverbank or the floating dock. Three canoes are at your disposal. This home is family friendly. There's a great childs corner inside where little ones can play. They'll love the rope swing in the front yard. Outdoor games like Ladder Ball and Sky Darts are available. It is only minutes away from a paved bike path. Close to area springs for scuba, snorkeling, or tubing. This property is great for a peaceful retreat or to enjoy all the water activities that the Suwannee can offer. Just 4 miles to the closest boat launch. It is also ideal for a girls weekend.

Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Owner
Karen and Kendall Thurston
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
2 December, 2016
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Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(35 traveller reviews)

Enjoy the beauty of the Suwannee River from the porch of this comfortable home.
average rating of 4.8285713 based on 35 reviews
5

AMAZING!

  • 5 of 5

This place has it all! I hope to return soon and as often as possible! If you want peace & quiet and the kids to have FUN this is the place! It was everything I hoped for & then some! Thank you Karen & Kendall for sharing your home! It's PHENOMENAL!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Beautiful and quiet getaway

  • 4 of 5

Had a great time with my family. Everything provided in every room. We loved the swinging chair. Only caught one fish(bummer). Had a good time in the basement area, and enjoy playing games with my family.... Why gave it a 4 instead of a 5, a couple of downsides to whole experience. There's a roach problem in the kitchen that really needs to be addressed. Another issue was we didn't have any hot water...even after calling owner and doing what they suggested. My opinion, the hot water heater should've been prepared and set for the guests.

Overall, it was a pretty nice getaway!

Sincerely,

Roman

  • Review Submitted: Oct 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: To begin in addressing these concerns, we do have a pest control company who treats our home on a monthly basis. We will let them know that other measures will have to be taken in correcting this issue. Secondly, we never received a call back from our quests saying the water heater wasn't working after we tried to troubleshoot over the phone. We did find that one of the elements had burned out and it has been repaired. We are very sorry that they experienced these issues.
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5

Perfect house for spring adventures!

  • 5 of 5

House is beautiful and was perfect for our family of four. We truly enjoyed the serenity of the river running right behind the house as well as the amazing rope swing. Ideal spot for floating the Ichnetucknee and exploring local springs, never more than 20-25 minutes away from fun. Both Blue Springs and Ginnie Springs were gorgeous, Ichnetucknee was heavenly. House was super comfy after long days playing. Thank you Karen and Kendall!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Remote and quiet

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed the quiet setting of this place. The house is very nice and stocked withe everything and more than we needed. We brought our pontoon boat and had a blast cruising the river. Kendall has really done some pretty woodwork inside the house. Thanks

  • Review Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fishing

  • 5 of 5

My son and I came to do a little fishing. Despite the rain, we managed to catch a few right off the dock. We saw numerous wildlife while sitting in rocking chairs. We enjoyed watching the boaters and swimmers that passed by. The woodwork in the house was remarkable. We delighted in all of the homes natural beauty.

Louise

  • Review Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Peaceful getaway

  • 4 of 5

Peaceful getaway on the Suwannee. Always a great time.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
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Location

Ichetucknee Springs State Park
Great Outdoors Restaurant
Blue Springs Park Inc
High Springs
Nearest Airport
47 Miles
Gainesville Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
4.6 Miles
Ellie Ray's River Landing
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Highway 27
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
The Gathering

Located down a winding dirt road 10 mins. from Branford, FL., the 'Cave-Diving Capital of the World'. This home sits on 4.5 acres with 200' of Suwannee riverfront making it a nature lovers delight. Take walks along the country roads. Bring your bikes and ride down the rails-to-trails which is just 5 mins. away. There are 3 canoes available to launch off the bank. You may also bring your own boat and tie it off to our floating dock. The nearest boat launch is just 4 miles away. The Ichetucknee River is 15 mins. away. Go tubing down its run and experience the beauty of these crystal clear waters that have a year round temp. of 72 degrees. High Springs and Alachua are 30-40 mins. away. Antique buffs will enjoy the many shops, the dining, and the quaint charm of these towns. The Univ. of FL is an hour away. Tallahassee- 1.5 hrs. Jacksonville- 2 hrs. Orlando- 2.5 hrs.

Prices & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£257
for 2 nights
From
£105
From
£190
Fri,Sat
£848
£2,155
 

Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection £47
Tax Rate 7.0%

Mid-week rates (Sun. - Thurs.) $135.00/night
Weekend rates (Fri., Sat., and Holidays) 225.00/night

2 night minimum, 3 night minimum for Holidays

Weekly rates $ 950.00
Monthly rates 2500.00


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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Branford in Florida

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1665 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • river
  • rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Downstairs basement bathroom
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • A queen sized air mattress and a Pack and Play for infants and toddlers is available.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Player
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Child's Swing
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 2 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • library
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Notes:
Dish satellite with Sirius music is available. Small VHS library for children. Internet access.

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