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Private Steinhatchee Cabin with Dock and Boat Ramp

People6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Cabin, 2 Bedrooms + Living area, 2 full Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Congratulations! You have just found one of the best kept secrets of Florida vacations. If you are looking for a quiet, relaxing retreat then you're in the right place.

This cabin has plenty of room for friends and family to enjoy a day of activity outside and a relaxing evening around the campfire.

Bring your canoe or kayak and launch right from the ramp in front of the house and paddle down the creek right to the Gulf.

You may also bring your own boat for a great weekend of fishing, easy launching from the private ramp at the cabin and store it in the covered slip for the duration of your stay.

Most boats 24' or smaller are fine but boats with t-tops are discouraged since there is a low bridge to go under. Our screened fish cleaning house makes cleaning the day's catch convenient. The Gulf is a short, 20-minute boat ride.

Housekeeping services are paid in cash at checkout.

Keywords: private, waterfront, cabin, rustic, remote, woods, camping, fishing, scalloping, wilderness, boat, dock, fish

More Details

Owner
Vanessa
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
19 August, 2017

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Jena in Dixie County

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 - Outdoor Shower , Hot and cold water, screen enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Living room - 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • Queen size Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) 1 futon and room for two air mattresses (bring your own).
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • Boating
  • Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Notes:
concrete boat ramp, boat lift, covered boat slip, 2 floating docks, screened fish cleaning house with water, screened boat house, large campfire pit

Reviews

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Private Steinhatchee Cabin with Dock and Boat Ramp
average rating of 4.7297297 based on 37 reviews
5

Peaceful, Quiet, Beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

We rented this cabin for scallop season. It was all we needed and more. The cabin is cute, roomy, and well stocked. Everything you can think of (or may have forgot to pack) was there! The owner answered my questions quickly and was accommodating. The washer and dryer work great and were a very welcome amenity. Being able to just step off the dock onto our boat in the covered slip and head out for scallops was great. That was the main reason we chose this location for the private boat ramp and covered boat slip. The location was so peaceful and serene. I definitely recommend this cabin for people who enjoy privacy. Bring bug spray, the mosquitoes were thick. Heed the warnings about the low bridge and shallow creek but it did not cause us any real problems, we just had to take it slow with the pontoon boat. Flat bottom boats are better suited for this creek.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Good accommodations for a scalloping vacation! But......some issues!

  • 3 of 5

This was a good accommodation for our scalloping vacation, much bigger than we had rented the previous years. Vanessa was so easy to deal with and helped us out when we needed it. This property is like 2 trailers put side by side with lots of built-ons around it as decking: an outside deck for the washer and dryer, an upper deck for sitting, a screened-in deck by the dock, and a partially screened scalloping cleaning area by the dock, complete with sinks. It was advertised as "sleeps 8," but really sleeps 6, just glad we brought our inflatable mattress for our 7th person.

WHAT I LIKED: big kitchen with center butcher block, washer and dryer, scallop cleaning area, dockage for 2 boats, ramp to launch boats on property, lots of room.

WHAT I DISLIKED: the mosquitos and horse flies were horrendous (I am still healing after 2 weeks), having to make our beds upon arrival (annoying, as this vacation includes a lot of work for us already), having to strip the beds upon leaving (once again, more work), having to take our trash with us when we leave (and once again, annoying to have to do that), having to clean every dish (we usually do this anyways, given the fact that we cook for every meal, but still having to do this upon departure...annoying), and then having to leave extra money ($60 cash and extra $10 if u leave trash) for the cleaning person. In addition, I assumed this was a property with one house (cabin, trailer, whatever you would like to call it), but there were several other trailers on the property (2 at the front, and 2 or 3 to the side) that were close enough to wonder if our stuff was safe. We did see some sketchy characters in and out of the other trailers, but everything seemed ok. Kind of weird.

WHAT I HATED: Rocky Creek is not called Rocky Creek for nothing. There were cement slabs in the middle of the creek (that we hit our first time out), there are oyster and rock beds all over, and you really have to watch the low tides (something no one really plans on since we were only there for 2 full days). We have an 18' Hewes flatsboat, and we got stuck several times at low tide, we hit a few nebulous hard things, and ended up with about $500 in damage to our prop and skeg. Now, granted we don't have a jack plate, but that probably would have been handy, as we see this seems standard on Carolina Skiffs.

Unfortunately, we had to cancel our next trip at this property, and will stay on the Steinhatchee River from now on!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Good vacation out of the way spot

  • 4 of 5

Good overall just small things that need to be fixed.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Casual laid back experience.

  • 4 of 5

Scallops right out of Rocky creek a touch south!! Wonderful time. We came in twice in pontoon boat and windshield wouldn't fit under little bridge timed the tide wrong. No worries we just jumped out and walked across bridge to house, super short walk and nicepeople let us take out boat at there house one spot before bridge. Second day I drove boat up creek and met husband after he grabbed trailer. So no one worry about this. Wonderful time!!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Very relaxing.

  • 4 of 5

Plenty of room to cook and relax.

  • Review Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Convenient access to the Gulf of Mexico short drive to town ,Vanessa is great she'll always treat you right!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Casey's Cove Convenience Store
"Casey's has ethanol free gas for your boat, a beer cave, a small grocery and scallop supplie..."
Dollar General Store
"Just in case you forgot a toothbrush or need to pick up some extra boat towels."

scalloping (July 1 - September 25)

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin in Jena, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Scallop season (high)
17 Jun 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
3 night minimum stay
£470
for 3 nights
From
£157
 
 
Scallop season (Sept)
1 Sep 2017 - 25 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£419
for 3 nights
From
£140
 
 
Scallop Season 2018
15 Jun 2018 - 15 Aug 2018
3 night minimum stay
£495
for 3 nights
From
£165
£940
£3,916
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
 
Scallop Season (late) 2018
16 Aug 2018 - 10 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
£419
for 3 nights
From
£140
£838
£3,632
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£246
for 2 nights
From
£123
£737
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Additional Guest Fee £7.77 per person per night
Pet Fee £38.84
Damage Deposit £77.68

Housekeeping is paid in cash at checkout.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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