About the property
- House1100 sqft
- Separate WC's1
- Minimum Stay3 - 4 nights
2 br. 1 1/2 ba
The Shuck Shack, sitting directly on the Steinhatchee River with a private dock is a 2br. 1.5 bath complete house with 1 king bed and 3 single beds and a sleeper sofa. The Shack is 1.3 miles down an undeveloped dirt road. It is surrounded by natural pristine old Florida woods and nature. It has a fully equipped kitchen, dish TV, DVD player, wi-fi, washer/dryer and a downstairs fresh water shower. It's great for birding, sipping coffee on the front porch while enjoying boats parading up and down the Steinhatchee River, jumping in your boat and heading to the Gulf, socializing with special people, scalloping, fishing, a quiet romantic weekend away from it all or partying or all of the foregoing. It has a grill and an outdoor fire pit. In the interests of full disclosure, The Shack is not where you will find a fitness center, swimming pool (we swim in the river), room service or a near by shopping mall. Bring your bug spray as there are no-see-ums and mosquitos. When it rains a lot the dirt road that takes you to The Shack can hold water at high tide. The yard can also hold water at high tide when the heavens open but it has to be a pretty heavy downpour. This is Florida. The Shack is on a well so you should bring your own drinking water. My family loves jumping into the river after a long day on the flats as the river is fresh and cool, perfect to wash off the salt from the Gulf. But swim at your own risk in the Steinhatchee River. You'll have everything you need and all of life's basic comforts. It is perfect for a water filled holiday, great for families, couples, getting away from it all, you name it. Drink in the natural and undisturbed natural beauty of Steinhatchee while enjoying all the comforts of home. You are in for a unique experience.
Fred Parker or Suzanne Bass
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 22, 2018
About Fred Parker or Suzanne Bass
My wife and I bought this nice little place because we love to fish and scallop and just be in or near the water. We love that it is nestled in the woods at the end of 150 acres, loaded with many different birds and wildlife. We live and work in Jacksonville, and it is a 2 1/2 hr drive for us to get to the shack. We like the fact of easy access to the Gulf and we love its being remote from strip centers and traffic jams. We enjoy the 'wild' aspect of our place and we love the comfort of its offerings.
Fred Parker or Suzanne Bass purchased this House in 2005
Why Fred Parker or Suzanne Bass chose Dixie County
If you like nature and the setting of an old Florida fishing area, than you will love it here. The house is located 2 miles from the mouth of the gulf. There is a boat ramp almost directly across the river, also 3 other ramps in the area. The Shack is clean, comfortable and equipped with everything you need. It is rustic, not fancy but perfect for whatever you have in mind. The dock on the Steinhatchee River is ready for your boat. Once you visit the Shack you will want to return.
What makes this House unique
We love seeing a wide variety of birds and wildlife. We have seen otters, turkey, eagles, owls, hawks, bobcats, manatees and a few species of snakes (mostly non-poisonous). You can drink your coffee on the screened porch and enjoy a parade of boats of folks heading to the flats.
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Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
Restful, Relaxing and Really Fun
Upon arrival everything was clean and ready for us. The cabin is well laid out for a family or just for a getaway for one or two. The dock for just right for docking our 24 foot boat and it was easy to secure the boat for overnight. The cleaning house was well placed on the dock and had running water and lights, so when we returned from fishing and scalloping , we could clean the days catch before going to the house. Our vacation was a family affair for us, our son, daughter inlaw, and 3 grandchildren. We were relaxed and all had a good time. Enjoyed the cabin, the ocean and the small town. You would certainly not go wrong in staying at the Shuck Shack, we had a blast.
The Lindsey Family
Joyann, The fish cleaning table in the small enclosure on the dock was my husband's creation. Fishing and scalloping are such a vital feature of enjoying the Gulf, especially in the summer. Thanks for the favorable remarks about the Shack. Funny thing, my sister told me I shouldn't refer to our place as 'the Shack'. It isn't, of course, 'a shack'. It's become a term of endearment for us and now perhaps for you and your family. Our place, the Shack, captures the true flavor of Steinhatchee, and we so enjoy sharing it with folks like you. Please visit us next year, or sooner. Fall is a great time to be on the Gulf. Suzanne
Nice place to stay 100 ft. from dock,Dock your boat right at the dock
Very private hideaway with nice rooms
A great weekend getaway
Had a wonderful weekend at The Shack. A cozy, clean, comfortable retreat. Beautiful location on the Steinhatchee River. Listing description is spot on. Beds are very comfortable and kitchen has everything you need. Air conditioning worked great and the screened-in porch was great for relaxing river view. We rented a boat at the Shelter Cove Marina and had a great day out in the gulf. A beautiful drive out to Cedar Key for a day trip, too. A perfect relaxing weekend.
We had such a great time!!! House was very clean and the wrap around porch was great! Would highly recommend, and we will definitely stay again!!!
my stay at the shuck house
Goodness, what a great time we had at the shuck shack,
from the moment we drove into the driveway till entering
the front door we were already in love with the house and property.
Just felt like home and so comfortable the inside décor
just fit the scene of a vacation home. the kitchen was spacious and I loved the having a washer and dryer access. The outside screened in porch was the best and the river view was perfect. the outside dock and fish cleaning house were the best even caught a few fish and grilled them out for supper. The slide going into the water was fun and brought back child hood memories. We had access to our activities and eateries so quickly. I will definitely be coming back.
Wonderful cabin on the Steinhatchee River
Right on the Steinhatchee with good access to the Gulf for Scalloping. Furnishings are really nice and a good kitchen. The AC works really good which is important when coming back in the afternoon from boating. Owners are really nice and helpful. Would definitely stay there again.
John, Thanks for taking the time to post your nice remarks. You are spot on about the need for A/C when the salty water and sun have been the big part of the day. That's why we have the downstairs shower. Sounds like you found the scallops. Good deal! I welcome you to visit us again. The fall months, September and especially October are great flats fishing, not quite as hot, not as busy. Can't pick up the scallops but you can still jump in to look. It was indeed our pleasure to host you and your family. Suzanne
A lovely scenic and natural setting are the Steinhatchee falls. The falls are upriver from the property and paddle time, downriver, from the falls to the dock takes approximately 4 hours. Many more natural settings are nearby.
Additional pricing information
Call or email for the discount rate for renting an entire month. Or more. Cleaning rate of 125.00 will be charged. Check in is 4:00 pm. Check out is at 11:00 am. An application will be emailed along with directions and procedures. We will need an email address. The application is to be returned to us via email or snail mail after it is filled out and signed. It contains vital contact data and other identifying particulars. A separate procedures document will tell you information about what you need to bring, etc. Also, it is mentioned elsewhere on this site and this is duplicative but be on notice that it isn't the easiest to turn your boat around when you arrive at the Shack. When you turn off the main road onto the dirt road, it is 1.3 miles to the house. The dirt road ends at the gate. It is recommended to launch your boat before checking in as not only it is dicey to turn around but there are places on the road where low hanging tree limbs and branches could swipe and possibly scratch or damage a T-top or bimini style top. It's easier to back your trailer into the yard and there's room to do that.