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Best view in Steinhatchee, Out on the water in minutes.

Bedrooms 4
Space 5,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

4bedroom, 4bath with great access to the water, beautiful accommodations

We call it the Fly-bridge because of the top floor feels like a fly-bridge of a yacht, looking out to the Gulf and down the Steinhatchee River. Space on the floating dock for your boat docked right at house with a short distance to Gulf, makes water activities convenient. Scalloping, fishing (inshore or off), diving, kayaking, water sports are just a few things available in the area. You can clean your fish at the convenient cleaning station on the dock or have them cleaned in town. Just gathering on the dock or up on the porches with friends lends itself to a relaxing and peaceful get away. The house has three levels with 4beds/4baths, great living spaces with open kitchen. Rich mahogany stained wood and sliding glass doors invites you to enjoy the view and spend time with family and friends. You can see up and down the Steinhatchee River from the top floor, watch the boats returning from the days activities on the water or going out for their adventures, fishing on the flats or deep sea fishing, scalloping, diving, or just boating up the river.

The house has an open feel with plenty of space. The elevator makes it so accessible for groceries, luggage, or just moving from one level to the other. Ice maker under the house for ice chests. The top floor has a pool table and chess board table and DVD player for watching movies. The guest suite has a queen size murphy bed and a large sofa with mini refrigerator and shower/bath that can be closed from the main living room. The main level porch is comfortable with an outdoor table for 6 for outside dining. Relax on two rockers and Adirondacks over looking the river and the Gulf watching the sunset is priceless all year around. The sunsets on the Gulf can be spectacular.

More Details

mary o. smith
Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
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Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
20 July, 2018

About mary o. smith

The Smith's first started coming to Steinhatchee for scalloping only in the summers, staying on their boat on the River and fell in love with people and the area. They found this property and came all year around. Trout and Red fishing were just added bonuses to scalloping. They designed and built the custom vacation home with steel and concrete beams. The structural design of the building with metal beams allowed for the open spaces on the interior. Panels of tall glass sliding doors allow for the wonderful view of the water. Inside you feel you are on the water.

mary o. smith purchased this house in 2007

Why mary o. smith chose Steinhatchee

One of the best views on the river. Large windows allow best view of the river and gulf. Open and lots of room to relax.

What makes this house unique

The boating is made easy with being so close to the channel to get to the Gulf. Public boat ramp just around the corner is a nice addition. The breeze from the Gulf is so inviting to relax in the shade and breeze on the hammock under the house is priceless. Conversational seating areas have been added for small intimate groups.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Steinhatchee in Taylor County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Maximum of 5 vehicles. Floating dock is for guests. Owner boats and lifts are not for guest use . Owners are not responsible for any damage.
  • Guests must take all trash from property when checking out.
  • Elevator use is not allowed by guest unless authorized 7 days ahead of reservation.
Location Type:
  • near the sea ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Lift
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • master - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , very spacious two person shower.
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , pleasing colors. handicap ht. toilet,
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , pleasing and handicap ht. toilet
    guest suite - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , glass sink
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , private bath/shower, opens to porch overlooking down river
    Guest bedroom 4 - 1 Murphy Bed , Queen murphy bed, sm. refri.,shower/toilet, lg sofa,TV
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Bunk Bed , private bath, tub/shower, room open to porch riverside
    Overlook - 1 Single Bed , TV, Pool table, porch, 2 recliner, 3 bar chairs
    Master 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Very open. Sitting area. Private master shower
  • All bedrooms have beautiful views and access to porches and all with private bathroom. Overlook area does not have toilet area. Day bed (roller bed under) on bedroom/third level.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • scenic drives
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hunting
  • Kayaking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
Public boat ramp 100 yds away. Floating dock for easy access to boat during your stay for guests. Ice maker on ground level for coolers. Fish and scallop cleaning station over water.


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Best view in Steinhatchee, Out on the water in minutes.
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Old Florida meets new

  • 5 of 5

A touch of old Florida mixed with new. Well appointed, great mattresses and the elevator was a great PLUS. Mary was so pleasant to work with and I loved admiring her artwork and paintings in the home. Location is the BEST in Steinhatchee. Will be back!

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much. The artwork is either my own or a perusal favorite from artists over the years. So glad your family had a great time.
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Best view and location in Steinhatchee.

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed our stay, will come back again.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad your group had a great time. That's what we hope for every group.
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Amazing weekend in a beautiful home

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay in this home. The views are amazing and the house is beautiful and very accommodating for a large group. We are already planning our next trip!

  • Review Submitted: 09-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much and so glad you had a nice trip. The house has lots of gathering places.
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Great Vacation Spot.

  • 5 of 5

The home is very up to date and had every thing you need for comfort, meal prep and relaxation! The master bedroom and living room balconies are perfect for viewing the amazing sunset! The upstairs pool room was great for family time. Can't wait to return.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love renters that can enjoy our house as much as we do. It's all about family time and plenty of space to relax, inside and out.
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Paradise in Steinhatchee

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay in the FlyBridge. The sunset was awesome and we got the limit of scallops in the first hour and a half. The home was so beautiful and comfortable for our family. We will definitely be back to enjoy this home.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I can't take credit for the sunsets but they are spectacular and so glad you enjoyed the house. Hope you make this your destination spot every year. Don't forget about the great fishing all year around. Thank you so much for helping me secure the furniture. We just love renters that appreciate the atmosphere we have tried to make. Comfortable with a spectacular view.
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Better than an all inclusive resort! This property has it all!

  • 5 of 5

This is our 2nd year staying at this property! We've stayed at multiple other properties in Steinhatchee over the past 6 years and this is by far the most amazing one yet! The view, location and owner attention to detail make this property unique from any other in Steinhatchee.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much. We really try to make sure our guests know we want them to have a great trip. We love feedback and great renters that appreciate our favorite place. Hope you come again.
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Steinhatchee is a small quaint fishing village with a few restaurants with character. The water activities and the friends we have made Steinhatchee a place we want to come back to, over and over. The atmosphere of the area will keep you wanting more.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £114.21
Additional Guest Fee £76.14
Property Damage Insurance £60.15

Prices subject to change before payment has been made.
RV hook-up 50 amps $75.00 per night.
30amps $60.00 per night
$100.00 extra person charge for guests over the age of 16 per trip

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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