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gulf access, pr. dock

Bedrooms 2
Separate WC's1
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

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
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
23 June, 2017

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 Florida North Central Gulf Coast

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.


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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet
    Bathroom 3 - Outdoor Shower
  • Bring your own towels and washcloths.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 3 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 1. 1 king size bed with1/2 bath attached. Bedroom 2. 3 single beds. Living room contains a sleeper sofa. Sheets are provided.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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gulf access, pr. dock
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 9 reviews

Great get away!

  • 4 of 5

A couple friends were going away for the New Years weekend and we tagged along, and I am extremely happy we did! This rental is comfortably tucked off from the main road! The house itself was incredibly cozy. We enjoyed the fire pit that is available. Our friends launched their boat and kept it tied to the dock and never had an issue. I caught a mud fish right off the dock one afternoon! All in all, we had an amazing time! We will be back for sure.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

My husband and I decided to go to the gulf fishing for our anniversary! It was perfect for us. It was quiet and honey. We had all the privacy we could want and easy access to the boat at the dock. The location was perfect and we are already planning our next visit to the "Shuck Shack". Ms. Suzanne (the owner) is very attentive to any questions or concerns and made sure our stay was perfect. Thanks for sharing this little 'piece on earth'! 😊

  • Review Submitted: Nov 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Litia, It's music to my ears to hear that you enjoyed your first visit to the Shack. It's different, isn't it? Unique different. Thanks for noticing what I call 'the little things', the attention to detail and most important the attention to you, our guest. When you load up your car with all your stuff and drive several hours to a vacation spot where you've expected a quality setting you really do want perfection. Especially for your anniversary! You didn't tell me it was your anniversary. It's cool when our effort is noticed and commented upon... We welcome you back as soon as you can make it fit on your calendar. Thanks. Suzanne
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  • 4 of 5


  • Review Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Live Oak, FL


  • 5 of 5

The Shack is a great getaway! Very clean and close to town, we've stayed several times over the past couple of years. Will stay again!!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lake Placid, FL United States of America

Scallopers/ Nature Lovers

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful time. Love the secluded location. My teenage children swam across the river a couple of times. We saw a family of manatees at the end of the dock and a couple of fiddler crabs on the dock. The fish were jumping like crazy. The "Shack" has all of the comforts of home. We loved the combination charcoal/gas grill. Very successful scallop season. Only complaint is that we should have stayed longer. Already looking forward to next year.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Restful, Relaxing and Really Fun

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Review Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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
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Car: necessary

The Steinhatchee falls is upriver from the property and takes approximately 4 hours to paddle to the property.


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
scallop season
16 Jun 2017 - 10 Sep 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
July 4
30 Jun 2017 - 3 Jul 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £193.26
Pet Fee £57.98
Property Damage Protection £45.61
Cleaning fee £96.63
Tax Rate 9.0%

Call or email for the discount rate for renting an entire month. Or more. Cleaning rate of 125.00 will be charged. Check out is at 11:00 am.
An application will be emailed along with directions and procedures. We need an email address. The application is to be returned. It contains vital data and other identifying particulars. The procedures will tell you information about what you need to bring, etc.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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