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Beautiful Newly Remodeled Home on River with Dock, Ramp and Fireplace!

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

Kick back and relax and enjoy the beauty of the river

This beautiful, newly remodeled and decorated home is nestled under Spanish moss draped cypress trees with big, gorgeous views of the St. Johns and the Ocala National Forest. It is the perfect getaway to Old Florida with none of the crowds, overdevelopment and traffic. Whether you are a casual or serious fisherman, a hiker, a hunter, a reader or a boater this home and location will appeal to you. This very comfortable home, yard and dock gives a feeling of freedom and serenity that is hard to match and a peacefulness that helps you go back to a simpler, less complicated world. There are great views of the river whether you are in the nicely appointed kitchen, at the dining room table, sitting in one of our new leather reclining sofas or chair, sitting in the large screen room, out in the well-maintained St. Augustine yard or sipping your favorite beverage with a line or two in the water. Located 90 minutes from the Orlando area, 60 minutes from Jacksonville, St. Augustine or Daytona, this area, known as the “Bass Fishing Capital of the World, has a lot going on including not only bass but many salt water species as well, hiking in the nearby Welaka State Forest or Dunn's Creek State Park, bird and alligator watch on the nearby famous Oklawaha River, boating to Silver Glenn Springs or Salt Springs, ferry over to Ocala National Forest, numerous restaurants and bars nearby such as Renegades Tiki Bar and Restaurant, River Pub, Shrimps R Us, Palms Café Blue, marinas, bait, boat rentals and even the 18 hole Live Oak Golf Course.

NOTE: Remodel in process and new photos to come. All new tile, remodeled kitchen, bathrooms, new windows, doors, skylight and much much more to make this even a more enjoyable experience.

More Details

Property Manager
Member since: 2006
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 July, 2017

About Karen

This is our weekend retreat and a place we consider a hidden secret. We never want to leave but not retired yet so have to go back to our 'real lives'. We found this place while camping at Salt Springs and rented a boat for the day. It had just gone on the market and it was next door to a piece of property my husband had bought and sold over 20 years ago. He always wanted to be on the river but took him 20 years to make that dream come true.

Karen purchased this house in 2012

Why Karen chose Florida North Central Gulf Coast

It was meant to be for so many reason and so many coincidences and fate that made this purchase possible we knew it was our destiny.

What makes this house unique

The Sunsets, The Owl That Comes Every Night Right At Dark, The Wildlife, The Fresh Breeze, The Quiet, The Smell Of The River, The View, The View, The View And The View!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Crescent City in Putnam County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • rural ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • King size beds (1) Master Bedroom, Queen size Beds (1) Guest Bedroom, each bedroom has a TV
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • ski
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
This is the place you go to get away from it all and just enjoy the beauty of the river and nature. Nearest grocery store is 9 miles away.


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(39 traveller reviews)

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Beautiful Newly Remodeled Home on River with Dock, Ramp and Fireplace!
average rating of 4.974359 based on 39 reviews

Peaceful and Beautiful

  • 5 of 5

We needed to get away from stress -- and this was the perfect place for that! The home is in a quiet neighborhood of well spaced houses. It was very clean and comfortable, with plenty of linens, pots & pans, dishware, etc. Lovely granite countertops. Dimmers on several of the overhead lights. Plenty of storage space. Central air conditioning. Cushy recliner and recliner sofas in the family room. The water views from the family room and kitchen/dining area were peaceful -- and the St. Johns River is wide and looks almost like a private lake from this home. We enjoyed watching the wildlife around us too.

There are very few restaurants or businesses near to the house, but we found some good ones. The comfy furniture and fans on the screened porch were nice to have (weather was in the high 80's while we were there).

We want to go back whenever we can. Our son and grandson (nearly 5 years old) visited for an afternoon and evening -- and they want to go back sometime too. A medium gator floated by the dock while we were fishing and several large birds flew or walked through the yard, especially in the early evening. You can see the sunset right from the house -- or from the screened porch or dock.

We are so glad we were able to find this home online. It's a nice place to relax!

Jim & Terry Abram

  • Review Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you enjoyed your stay. We love it that you appreciate not only the home but the surrounding area and were able to make it a special time. Look forward to having you back. Thank you!
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Beautiful Home!

  • 5 of 5

Our family loved staying at this beautiful water-front home! Even in the heat of July, we spent every morning fishing or playing yard games. We kayaked and explored many of the canals. Wildlife was everywhere. The evening brought more fishing off the dock! Drove to Ravine Gardens State Park for a bit of hiking and nature fun - only 35 minutes away. The beautiful remodeled kitchen was perfect for family dinners and night time board games! The beds were comfy and gave us all a restful nights sleep. Thank you for opening up this home. We are sure to return!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: SO glad you enjoyed your stay as we realize time to relax and unwind is essential and time away with family is priceless. We do our best to make sure the house provides this atmosphere and opportunity. Look forward to your returning.
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The house is well furnished and high quality

  • 4 of 5

A nice experience but a long way from civilization. The house lived up to the advertisement. Next time we will get closer to the coast.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am glad the house lived up to your expectation and sorry you did not realize you would be so far from the coast. I do provide the location in the listing so assumed you would know where it was located. And yes, we are in rural Florida, Old Florida, and not much around us which I do tell people. The house is suited for those that want a water front experience and enjoy the laid back surroundings.
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Great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

We want to thank the home owners. We had a great time . The house was beautiful home with a great view of the river. I would recommend this home to everyone I know and would definitely rent this home again. Thanks to the home owners.

Keith McCune

  • Review Submitted: Mar 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks and glad you enjoyed!
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Home away from home

  • 5 of 5

Very comfortable stay in this beautiful house we were supposed to stay five nights and ended up staying six! Karen is always ready to answer any questions you may have. Highly recommend River House

  • Review Submitted: Jan 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad it all worked out for you and could accommodate an extra night at the house. Hope to have you back!
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Dream Location

  • 5 of 5

This home does not disappoint. The house is amazingly big inside and tastefully furnished with everything that you could want and more. The pictures on the site did not reflect that the kitchen and bathrooms were recently remodeled and they are so much better than expected. The fantastic river views can be seen from the main living areas of the home, such as kitchen, dining and living room, front screened in porch. We spent many days and evening on the dock just taking in the sites of the passing boats, local birds (including and eagle) and even an alligator came to visit in the waters. The sunsets were breathtaking every night we were able to take them in. We didn’t have much luck catching anything while fishing from the dock, but it was fun trying. Although the kitchen was equipped with almost anything that you would want, we chose to take in some of the local restaurants like Shrimps R Us, Renegades and the River Pub Italian Grille. They didn’t disappoint. The owner, Karen, was friendly and extremely accommodating. She made our stay very comfortable and we thank her.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for this review and it warms our heart to have happy and satisfied guest. We do love sharing our little slice of heaven and glad it did not disappoint.
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Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Jacksonville International
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
River Pub
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Ft. Gates Ferry
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Live Oak Country Club
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
US 17
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
River Pub
Nearest Beach
40 Miles
St. Augustine Beach
Car: necessary

A pure slice of 'Old Florida' - a hidden treasure and a place to unwind and recharge.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Crescent City, Florida

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Memorial Day
26 Aug 2017 - 9 Sep 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
18 Nov 2017 - 25 Nov 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
23 Dec 2017 - 6 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Holidays July 4th
30 Jun 2018 - 7 Jul 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £153.88
Cleaning Fee £57.71
Tax Rate 11.0%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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