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Sunset River Cottage on the Scenic St Johns River

8 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Minimum Stay
2 nights


Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday cottage in Georgetown - Sunset River Cottage

600 sq ft Cottage w/ Covered Boat Slips and Dock, great Veiw of the St Johns

The Sunset River Cottage is perfect for your vacation getaways. The River Cottage is a one room cozy boathouse efficiency that sleeps four with a large screen in porch. The Cottage has great views of the River, two covered boat slips and a long dock on the river. Easy boat trip to Silver Glen, Salt Springs and Lake George. Wild Oaks Golf Course nearby. Large dock on the river with fire pit.

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only

Property Manager
Jim Cullis
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
3 October, 2016
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About Jim Cullis

Gene and Velinda are the caretakers and live right down the street. They are originally from South Carolina so they know 'Country Charm'. They can guide you to all the local spots and help with all your vacations needs.

Jim Cullis purchased this cottage in 2001

Why Jim Cullis chose Lake George

The St Johns River is a special old Florida experience. The River Cottage is perfect for your family or a romantic getaway with your spouse.

What makes this cottage unique

The St Johns is a boaters delight with great fishing, shrimping in the summer season and easy access to golf. Visit Silver Glen and Salt Springs a quick boat ride across Lake George. Local guides are available for world class bass fishing.


based on 8 holidaymaker reviews

Sunset River Cottage on the Scenic St Johns River
average rating of 4.875 based on 8 reviews

Happy on the River

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I, and our black Lab had a wonderful time at the Sunset River Cottage. It was very cozy, comfortable, and clean. Beautiful location, close to Silver Glen and Salt Springs, and loved that there were no major stores or fast food places close by! Saw many manatees and gators, so much wildlife! There are excellent restaurants close by, Shrimp R Us and Hawg Wash, both in Welaka, were wonderful. The neighbors were great, and the owner, Jim and property manager, Gene were very friendly and helpful. Will definitely be back:)

  • Review Submitted: May 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pure Relaxation!!!!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I absolutely loved this cottage. The location was great, it's right on the river and the covered boat dock was a definite bonus. The owner Jim and the property manager Gene were extremely nice and very accommodating. It was just a great place to go and relax. The only thing I would recommend is to go to the store before arriving because the closest store is about 20 min away. Check out the restaurant Shrimp r us in Welaka, it's amazing!!!!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 13, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Perfect relaxing location with an amazing view! We enjoyed watching the St Johns river as we caught bass, catfish and sunfish. We also caught pickler and alligator fish that fascinated the girls. We were close enough to drive to Lake George and Lake Crescent to fish. But honestly you can catch just about anything right off the dock and canal at the cottage. The cottage was cute and well maintained. Plenty of room in the backyard for enthusiastic kids to run around. The owner Jim and manager Gene are great people. We will definitely be back! Yes, you will want to book this spot!!!

  • Review Submitted: May 24, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Ocala, Florida

Beautiful & Relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a week at the River cottage and had the most relaxing and peaceful vacation of our lives. We took our boat and spent each day on the river. The cottage is very comfortable and has everything you need. There are even crab traps if you care to give it a try! The kitchen has a gas stove which I loved cooking on. There is a boat ramp at Bass World which is very close by - just few streets over. The people there are very nice.Our boat being right at the cottage under cover was a relief and made it so easy to just jump in and go. I would suggest getting groceries before getting there, the closest store is a Dollar Store and then for groceries there is a Winn Dixie in Crescent City - about 20 minutes away. Do yourself a favor & eat at Shrimp R Us - wonderful food - the most delicious shrimp we've ever eaten and we were both raised in Volusia County - so we know what we're talking about! It's just about 10 minutes away, in Welaka.

The cottage owner, Jim, is very kind and helpful and the caretakers down the road are gracious and keep the place beautiful. We definitely will return.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 13, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic 4th of July

  • 5 of 5

This was our second trip to the Sunset River Cottage on the St. Johns. We took our boat once again, and had a wonderful trip. The pictures are accurate, it is very clean and well cared for. We spent the 4th of July on the river watching fireworks from all directions...had to be the best view I have EVER had in my life. Once again, the owner was very helpful, the caretakers were wonderful, and we were ever so pleasantly surprised to see an addition of a fish cleaning station. This is an awesome retreat, and I highly recommend it if you are a couple wanting a relaxing, peaceful getaway, or wanting to do some fishing. If I didn't mention it before, be sure to stop prior to heading to the cottage if you plan to buy groceries because the only local places are a Dollar General and Kangaroo gas station. If you want to eat out, Shrimp 'R Us & More and River Pub Grill are both wonderful places to visit.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 5, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Getaway!!!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed a week in this hidden gem right on the St. John's River. It is in a quiet neighborhood, and beautiful. The pictures are accurate, the caretakers are wonderful, and the owner was very nice and made the process of renting easy. We took our pontoon boat and spent every day on the river fishing, catching at least 18" bass and huge catfish, but we caught a lot of fish right from the dock. You can pull your boat right up to the cottage. Bass World Marina is very close in one direction and Georgetown Marina is about a 1.5 miles the other direction - both have very helpful friendly people who are quick to guide you in the right direction to fish. The cottage had everything you could need and was very comfortable. We really enjoyed our stay and will be renting this cottage again in the future. We ate at Shrimp R' Us & More (Excellent) and the River Pub Italian Grille (Excellent). Wanted to try Three Bananas in Crescent City (right next to the public boat ramp) but will have to try that next time. There is a Dollar General and a Kangaroo Gas station nearby. Wonderful place, perfect getaway if you are looking for a relaxing break.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 29, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
55 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Wild Oak Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
US 17
Nearest Beach
50 Miles
Flagler Beach
Car: recommended

The River Cottage is located in Georgetown, Florida on the St Johns River a quick boat ride to Lake George, Florida's second largest lake. Known as the 'Bass Capital of the World' the area boast excellent year round fishing. Wild Oak golf course is right down the road and is open to the public. The St Johns features numerous old Florida style restaurants easily accessible by boat.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Georgetown, Lake George

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2 night minimum stay
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Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £41 + Tax
Pet Fee £29 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

Cleaning fee for more than 2 people is $50.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Georgetown in Florida North Central Gulf Coast

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Bed (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • churches
  • marina
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing

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