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On the banks of the Suwanee River in White Springs, Florida

Bedrooms 1
Space 500 sq ft
Property type cottage


About the property

View the Suwanee River in newly built cottages: 1 bedroom and fully furnished.

Even if booked on calendar, contact us though VRBO to see possible availability.

Reserve now for "#Party in the Pines" for two minimum night stay, 6 miles from Bienville in White Springs Fl. Don't miss Zac Brown Band and Little Big Town headliners. Still an availability.

As of July 13, 2018: River is good for canoeing and kayaking. Hiking and bike trails are good.

On I-10 or I-75? Why pay a hotel $100 a night when you can spend a one night adventure on the Suwannee River while you travel to your destination. It's 100 percent Nature!

Google our Rental address: 447 NW Stephen Foster Dr., White Springs, FL, 32096.

Ten percent off for active or retired military and Florida Teachers! Spend and enjoy your spring and summer on the banks of the Suwannee River.

Plan your Spring and Summer at Rock Island House! Launch from our private launching site and view the wonders of the beautiful Suwannee River! Great get-a-way for anytime of the season!

Make us your Vacation on the Suwanee River: Canoeing, Kayaking, biking, nature trails, and more! Contact for special offer! The river as of June 2017 is low for kayaking or canoeing--truly a river of dreams! The campfire is burning with the beautiful starry sky! Build a campfire on Rock Island which is right on the river.

Accommodations: Two cottages available with each having 1 Bedroom + Convertible Bed (Sleeps 2-4 adults), full Bath and kitchen. Due to liability: no children or pets allowed.

Enjoy the tranquil beauty of the river with canoeing, kayaking, fishing, or biking the many bike trails. Build a campfire on the river when it permits which is less than 50 feet from your door, enjoy the many festivals of the Florida State parks, Spirit of the Suwanee, and the beauty and charm of White Springs.

“Rock Island House” private rental cottages (Adults only; and is not handicap accessible) No pets. Located one mile from White Springs and located three mile from I-75 (CR 136) exit 439, and 10 miles from I-10, exit 301 (US 41 N.)

Cottages are on the banks of the Suwanee River with direct access to the river, walking distance or short driving distance to the many “Nature, Heritage, and Outdoor Recreation Opportunities:”

• Florida Trail, White Springs, ¼ mile - new addition added in State Park

• Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park, White Springs, ½ mile

• Suwanee Bike Association, White Springs, ¼ mile

• Florida Big Shoals State Park, White Springs, 5 miles

• Beinville - Party on the Pines - 5 miles

• Falling Creek Falls, Columbia County, 10 miles

• Spirit of the Suwanee Music Park, Live Oak, 15 miles

• Lake City, 15 miles with restaurants, shopping mall, bowling, and movie theaters

• Olustee Battlefield Historic State Park and Ocean Pond, Olustee, 20 miles

• Ichetucknee Springs State Park, Ft. White, 30 miles

• Suwanee Valley Resort, White Springs, 300 yards

• Party in the Pines, White Springs, 5 miles

More Details

Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
15 July, 2018

About Robert

All the holidays are celebrated. Family and friends are an important part of life. Here you see Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, and Veteran's Day--all decked out because we support our family and friends who serve our Great Country in the armed forces! Halloween and Christmas are joyous holidays and celebrate the 'Festival of Lights.'

Robert purchased this cottage in 2013

Why Robert chose White Springs

Cottage rentals were created for two daughters who are affiliated with the Air Force. Erin's cottage is designed with unique interest that she likes. She currently lives in San Antonio, TX; her son love's the arts and music. The other cottage is dedicated to Stacy, who is an active duty Air Force member and is currently stationed in Biloxi, MS; she is a weather person for the base and has served in Afghanistan, and did a tour in Ethiopia for nine months. Stacy and her husband have a new son named Oliver who was born in December 2014!

What makes this cottage unique

Cottages are dedicated to them, so when they visit they have a place to stay. Being in the military, making them feel at home is very important. Both daughters have both participated in serving our country in the states, overseas, and Stacy in combat situations. Any day they visit is a 'holiday!'

Visit the upper Suwanee River where kayaking, canoeing, fishing, and just plain fun. Start from the Big Shoals and canoe/kayak to where the cottages are located in hours (depending on the river height). The upper Suwanee River is where the true nature begins.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in White Springs in Columbia County

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • rural ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Full bath
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Each cottage has a clothes closet, dresser, and radio/alarm clock.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • churches
  • library
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • Kayaking
  • swimming


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On the banks of the Suwanee River in White Springs, Florida
average rating of 4.6 based on 5 reviews

Relaxing - amazing hosts - you won’t be sorry if you decide to stay here

  • 5 of 5

Centrally located yet private. Lake City is a 15 minute drive away. Checked out Sal’s Pizza, Marion Deli and Pub and Halpatter Brewery. All were perfect.

Robert and Michael are super hosts - lots of info about the area and left us with amazing fruit and muffins.

Just know the water is sulfur but don’t let that stop you from staying. We will be back!

  • Review Submitted: 22-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pretty area

  • 3 of 5

It was a very cute cozy place. Great outdoor fire pit. But just to far from the river for us to carry our kayaks down the hill. I would come back in a heart beat with a kayak cart if they will get a new queen or king bed. I'm sorry but the bed was very uncomfortable.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful stay-Wonderful location- Wonderful hosts

  • 5 of 5

Couldn't ask for anything more. The accommodations were very nice and complete. The hosts were very thoughtful and went the extra mile to show us hospitality. Looking forward to next year. Thank you guys so much.

  • Review Submitted: 31-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Ms. Amundsen for you wonderful comments, and the Pausal's for visiting us on the banks of the Suwannee River. Our guest were very plesant and we know they had a wonderful visit while visiting from Oviedo, FL, for the 65th Annual Florida Folk Festival in White Springs, FL.
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Our Favorite Stay

  • 5 of 5

My fiance and I had the best time here- this was probably our most favorite trip ever. We planned on arriving late on Saturday and Robert was kind to accommodate us. The pictures did not do justice. We went to sleep in a lovely room with absolutely no sound or light, perfect for us city dwellers. And in the morning, we woke up to a nice rain shower and the perfect view of the river from the bedroom window. After speaking with Robert for a good twenty minutes (the guys got along so well!) I made coffee and my fiance and I trekked down to the river which was just a tiny walk down! Robert and Mike were great hosts! They gave us tons of information and Robert told us all about his childhood in White Springs, giving us tips on where we should go. We went to go check out The Falling Creek- a beautiful waterfall just minutes away (thank you Robert)! The next day, we went out canoeing and were fortunate enough to be dropped off at a location that would take us up the river right past the cottage! We banked and hopped out, only to find Mike ready with his camera to take a picture of us! We loved our trip so much that we ended up extending it by a day and on Tuesday we woke up to a wonderful frittata made by Robert! These guys were amazing and we cannot wait to be back to explore more around White Springs!

  • Review Submitted: 19-Apr-2016
  • Date of Stay: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful getaway for two

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic location for kayaking and fishing. The owners Robert and Mike are fantastic host. My husband and I can not wait to return. White Springs has a lot of history to offer.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Jun-2015
  • Date of Stay: April 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Jacksonville, FL
Nearest Barpub
15 Miles
Lake City, FL
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Lake City, FL
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Interstate I-75 or I-10
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
White Springs, FL
Nearest Beach
70 Miles
Jacksonville, FL
Car: necessary

As of May 15, 2018: We are open but the river is is good for canoeing and kayaking; hiking in low-lying areas is not good.

Location: On the Banks of the Suwanee River, Whites Springs, North East, Florida. See list of events and dates below for happenings in our town.

Call Robert at 386.234.0416 and see how you can save before you make your reservations on line!

Address: 447 NW Stephen Foster Drive, White Springs, FL 32096

Located one mile from White Springs and located three miles from I-75 (CR 136) exit 439, and ten miles from I-10, exit 301 (US 41 N)

Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park Events to enjoy while you stay with us.

- Coffee House/Song Farmer at Stephen Foster - First Saturday of each month--listen to local folk artist in the Auditorium

- Memorial Weekend - 66th Annual Florida Folk Festival

Spirit of the Suwannee, Live Oak, FL (13 miles from Rock Island House)

- Live music every Friday and Saturday night

- Bienville, White Springs, "#Party in the Pines" with Zac Brown Band and Little Big Town Oct 19 - 20, 2018 (only 6 miles from cottages). If full, still contact us by phone.

Town of White Springs

- First Saturday in December: White Springs Christmas Parade

- Third Saturday of March: White Springs Azalea Festival

Suwannee Valley Bike Association

- Oct 3rd Sat every year - Suwannee Fat Tire Festival


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Rates are subject to change. Contact Robert or Mike on possible discount on weekly or monthly rates during off season. For advanced reservations, a $25 deposit is required and is refundable if cancellation is made 7 days prior to your reservation date.

Owner'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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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