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Fly-in available, Best view in Steinhatchee, Be 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, fly-in, beautiful accommodations

The Fly-bridge has fly-in capability on local private grass strip with use of a courtesy car at no extra charge, boat docking on the floating dock at house with a short distance to Gulf. Scalloping, fishing (inshore or off), diving, kayaking, water sports are just a few things available in the area. You can clean your fish or scallops 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 is three levels with 4bed/4bath, great living spaces with open kitchen. The top floor is like being on a fly-bridge of a large boat. 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. 4bed/4bath with 5 twin beds (one being on the top floor). The elevator makes it so accessible for groceries, luggage, or just moving from one level to the other. 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 over looking the river and the Gulf watching the sunset is priceless. The sunsets on the Gulf can be spectacular.

More Details

mary o. smith
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
25 April, 2017

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 Florida North Central Gulf Coast

One of the best views on the river.

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. Having a private air strip in the area is so convenient from our home base. The breeze from the Gulf is so inviting to relax in the shade on the hammock under the house is priceless.


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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
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
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • 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
    Master 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , very open. chase lounge & sofa in suite. Gulf veiw w/porch
    Overlook - 1 Single Bed , TV, Pool table, porch, 2 recliner, 3 bar chairs
  • All bedrooms with private bathroom and all with beautiful views. Overlook area does not have toilet area. Day bed ( roller bed under) in elevator entry on third level.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • 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.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(19 traveller reviews)

Fly-in available, Best view in Steinhatchee, Be out on the water in minutes.
average rating of 4.894737 based on 19 reviews
Jacksonville FL

Beautiful Property but not a perfect experience

  • 3 of 5

This is a wonderful house but not a VRBO typical stay. With so many personal items like the owner's food in the fridge and freezer, personal items in the bathroom, it is more like visiting a friend's home on loan rather than paying top dollar. The outside of the house was messy, glass on the dock and much debris from a storm that happened many months ago which would have been dangerous if we had been traveling with small children. This sloppiness and the exterior state of affairs was somewhat surprising considering the price of rental and owner's strict adherence to the renter's responsibility.

The home itself is stunning. The pool room is especially nice as is the view from the master bedroom each morning.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm sorry your experience wasn't perfect because that is what we strive for. We want our guests to feel as at home as we do. We have items left for guest convenience, as stated in the information. Guests have the choice of no condiments left in the kitchen, if requested. Thank you for your comments.
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Jacksonville Beach, FL

Stress free recharge!!

  • 5 of 5

This is our third year staying here. We love that we can bring our own boat. We scalloped/fished every day for one week and loved coming 'home' at the end of the day. The home is beautiful, and gave us a real sense of "Old Florida" - fishing, boating, relaxing. You will never find the amenities all together like this home has. From the ice machine all the way up to the pool table-this place has it all. Thank you Mary and Stan for sharing.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Your group is welcome anytime of the year. Return renters are the best.
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  • 5 of 5

Our group of friends have been meeting in Steinhatchee during the scallop season for five years. We've rented a different property every year in a variety of locations along the river. This is the only property we've rented that we all agreed was worth a return visit. Not only is the owner description accurate on every detail, the owners are exceptional to work with and go above and beyond to make your stay a memorable experience. The location is ideal and the sunset view is extraordinary. The home is meticulously well kept and the kitchen is better equipped than anywhere else we've stayed. Multiple extras that make the property an extraordinary value - such as an elevator, fish/scallop cleaning area, ice machine, pool table, private bathroom facilities for each room, kayaks and covered parking. It is no wonder that it books up quickly! The most convincing review point I can make is that this is the only property where 4 couples definitely agree it exceeded our expectations and is worth a return visit!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow. What a great review. We love this house and love Steinhatchee. This group can make this house their get away anytime of the year. Hope you come again. Thanks for being flexible.
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the skippers

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time, the house was wonderful. the scenery was great and the location was perfect. The owners were so nice to us.

we hope they will let us come again. Not only were the owners good to us, but everybody every place we went were very friendly.

It is definitely a place we all wanted to go back to it again.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Come again anytime. Glad your group had a good time. We love it when guests love this house as much as we do. Thank you.
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Amazing House.

  • 5 of 5

Very nice house. Great for large parties.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying and loving the house. Come again. Everyone can do their own thing and not feel they are right on top of each other.
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Outstanding Vacation!!!!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a week at this beautiful house. We enjoyed every minute of it. The house is very spacious, clean and the views are just outstanding. We enjoyed everything about this house and will be back to enjoy it again. The owners are wonderful people to work with and made sure that we were happy with the accommodations. The dock and fish cleaning area were just perfect for cleaning our scallops and the boat ride to get out the channel is very short. We plan on renting this home again in the near future. Trace and Karen Wolfe of New Smyrna Beach, Florida

  • Review Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great response. I think y'all love the house like we do. 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

Prices for this holiday house in Steinhatchee, Florida

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
April Bulldogs
21 Apr 2017 - 23 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
April Kids
28 Apr 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
scallop season 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 16 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection £61.54
cleaning fee £116.86 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £389.52
Tax Rate 12.0%

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.

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