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700 acre ranch on Florida's Historic Peace River!

Bedrooms 7
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Minimum Stay
3 nights

About the property

Perfect for Weddings, Family Reunions and Corporate Retreats!

The Peace River Valley Ranch is now available for your private enjoyment! We have over a square mile of 'Old Florida' property for you to explore and over a mile of frontage on the Peace River. There are miles of well-maintained trails to walk, bike or drive on. Two canoes and two kayaks are available for your use, included in the rental rate. We own the land on both sides of the Peace River, adding to the sense of privacy. When you enter through the front gate, you will pass our 'Jeep Dock' where we keep our vehicles, and then our barn. Down the road about a mile is the 'River House' located directly on the Peace River. It has two bedrooms and a loft above the living room, as well as two screen porches, an expansive deck looking over the river and a fire pit. It's not fancy, but it's comfortable and includes modern amenities like flat screen televisions with DirecTV, WiFi and a stereo system with an iPod/USB connection and satellite radio (The TV in the River House was updated to an 80' flat screen in December 2014). If you have a larger group, we have a small guest cabin behind the River House that will accommodate two additional guests and a four-bedroom guest house (the 'Lodge') that sleeps eight, located about 1/4 mile from the River House. There is no additional rental charge for the use of the guest cabin or lodge--only the cleaning fee varies. We also have an area for large gatherings near the barn with a covered area and picnic tables underneath that provide seating for over fifty people. We have hosted quite a few weddings already and we would welcome the opportunity to discuss having yours here (an event fee of $500 applies to weddings and other events with more than 30 people, and we limit all gatherings to a maximum of 50 people during the wetter months of the year to lessen the impact on the property). If you have horses, you are welcome to bring them with you. We do not supply equestrian equipment, but we do have stalls available in our barn and plenty of room for your trailer. RV's are welcome too (no hookups). No matter the size of your party, you will have exclusive use of The Peace River Valley Ranch during your stay--our other accommodations will be left vacant. Please note, guests are welcome to use our shooting range, but NO HUNTING IS ALLOWED. Please note that the Peace River Valley Ranch is located approximately one hour and fifteen minutes from Disney World and about one hour and forty minutes from Downtown Orlando. Also, please note that our golf carts are no longer available for use, but guests are welcome to bring their own.

Charles Frederick
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
12 January, 2017

About Charles Frederick

Our family used to lease the land that is now the Peace River Valley Ranch for hunting back in the 40's and 50's. In the early 70's, we acquired title to the original 653 acres and have added adjacent parcels over the years, including an orange grove that abuts the property. We no longer hunt the Peace River Valley Ranch and now treat it as a game preserve and a private getaway for family and friends.

Charles Frederick purchased this house in 1972

Why Charles Frederick chose Florida

This is 'Old Florida' at its best. We live in Orlando and this is our escape when we need reminding of how Florida used to be. From the windmill to the lilly pond, the grass fed cows and our 'retired' horse and donkey, you will get a real ranch experience. The rest of the property is kept in as natural condition as possible to encourage wildlife and offers great opportunities for nature photography.

What makes this house unique

Where else are you going to find a property offering over 700 private acres of land and a mile of riverfront to explore?

Perfect for reunions or corporate retreats, with a large event area with seven picnic tables under a tin roofed pavilion.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(33 traveller reviews)

700 acre ranch on Florida's Historic Peace River!
average rating of 5.0 based on 33 reviews

Slice of paradise

  • 5 of 5

This is our 3rd visit to peace river ranch and it never disappoints! We really look forward to this every year. It's very relaxing yet so much to see and do.Great for all ages! Can't wait for our next visit!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very well cared for ranch

  • 5 of 5

Went on a family vacation (15 kids and 12 adults total) and had a wonderful time. Great communication from the owner and accommodated an RV as well. Kids loved exploring the property, the canoes, and telling stories around the fire pit. The River House has a nice open area that is mowed for the kids to run around, play games, and still be in sight. Will definitely keep this place on the list for future vacations!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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1st Family Vacation with the whole clan

  • 5 of 5

Thank you so much for the opportunity for us to have a family stay-cation with all 28 of us. Having enough bedrooms for all the married couples and extra space for air mattresses for the kids and singles is hard to find. Another lodge or two would be awesome for growing families (**hint, hint =D ). Everyone had a blast from the gun range, fishing, exploring the area, swimming in the river, having a large enough eating area for our group . . .and probably a few more things I'm forgetting! Mike, the grounds caretaker, was very helpful and always available and ready to meet our needs! Looking forward to our 'next' stay at the ranch!!!!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Place!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great long weekend at the ranch. Fishing, exploring the property and shooting at the range. Great owner, very helpful and responsive. Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Incredible property

  • 5 of 5

I almost want to write a bad review to keep this amazing place a secret haha! This was my second time coming to peace river with a new group of friends and some that had been on our first trip. Charles and his family have done an incredible job with the property. For such a large property it is kept in incredible shape. All the roads and trails are groomed so it is incredibly easy to navigate the property even at night. The main house and lodge are a real treat to stay in with comfortable beds and unique bathrooms. The views from the main house are incredible and the amount of wild life you see is just surreal (deers, hogs, gators, etc). Everyday is a complete adventure whether we were paddle boarding up the river, shooting at the gun range, hiking, playing kickball by the river, driving in jeep around the property, etc. The real challenge is deciding what to do, because there is so much! I cannot say enough positive things about the place, there is just something for everyone. Every person that was on the trip whether they stayed in one of the houses or camped outside told me they had an incredible experience. Charles is incredibly easy to communicate with and answered all my questions and made a lot of great recommendations. There is also a groundskeeper Mike who was very friendly and helpful. Overall incredible property and very cool owners. I hope to come back soon!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, exciting, peaceful, all are yours at the PRVR

  • 5 of 5

Our third visit to the Ranch was as exciting as the first. The grounds, all 700 acres are yours to explore with a well maintained trail system for biking or hiking. This environmental preserve has old Florida habitat full of wildlife, old growth oak, and cypress. The river front house is beautiful, the interior lodge for your guest is great. Once you enter through the front gate and follow the winding gravel road, you leave the world behind. The river is different every time. Sometimes water is high and flowing fast and other times lazy and low proving fossil hunting a bonus for all. The owners and their ranch caretakers do an excellent job to accommodate their guest for a beautiful experience. We appreciate the owners sharing their family's 700 acre home and preserve with us. All you need is a great menu with your cooler full of food, leave the lap top in the bag and escape to refresh yourself in the beauty the Big Guy has given to all of us to care for. Thanks again and we will be back for another great adventure with friends, family and lots of river fun. Bennet/Nancy

  • Review Submitted: Apr 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
88 Miles
Tampa International Airport
Nearest Golf
25 Miles
Streamsong Resort
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Pioneer Restaurant
Nearest Beach
56 Miles
Anna Maria Island
Car: necessary

The Peace River Valley Ranch is located about 60 minutes southwest of Walt Disney World, about 60 minutes from Tampa/St. Pete and less than one hour to Florida's world-class Gulfcoast Beaches (Anna Maria Island, Bradenton Beach, Longboat Key, etc.). With over 700 acres to explore, your privacy is assured, but we are only three miles from the town of Zolfo Springs and only five miles from the larger town of Wauchula where you can find grocery stores, restaurants, shops and medical services.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Wauchula, Central Florida

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Winter and Spring 2017
2 Jan 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Summer 2017
1 May 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Fall 2017
1 Oct 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Christmas 2017
23 Dec 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Winter and Spring 2018
2 Jan 2018 - 30 Apr 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Summer 2018
1 Jun 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Fall 2018
1 Oct 2018 - 20 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Christmas 2018
21 Dec 2018 - 1 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £811
Cleaning Fee £203
Tax Rate 9.0%

The Cleaning Fee covers the use of all buildings (River House, Lodge and Original Cabin).The Cleaning Fee is reduced to $150 if only one of these buildings is used.

If you prefer to pay by check, please call.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Wauchula, USA

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 20 people
  • 7 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
    Bathroom 6 -
    Bathroom 7 -
  • 2 bathrooms (1 w/outdoor tub) at River House 4 1/2 bathrooms (1 each BR all with outdoor tubs, 1/2 bath game room) at Lodge 1 bathroom in Original Cabin
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , River House
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , River House
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , River House - Loft
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , The Lodge
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , The Lodge
    Bedroom 6 - 2 Single Bed , The Lodge
    Bedroom 7 - 2 Single Bed , The Lodge
    Detached Unit - 2 Single Bed , The Original Cabin
  • River House - 1 bedroom has TV/DVD. Total 2 king and 2 twin The Lodge - Total 2 king and 4 twin The Original Cabin - Total 2 twin
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • churches
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • water tubing
Check-in is at 3:00 pm and check-out is at 11:00 am

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