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Guest Apartment on 80 acres

People2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2

Sitting atop an artist studio, the second floor is a private guest room with a private entrance and a porch with a view of the woods and fields. The room has a queen bed, bathroom with a shower, microwave, coffee maker and a mini fridge. An outdoor grill can be made available.

The apartment is one of many buildings on an 80 acre private residence. Guests have access to over 2 miles of walking trails. A tributary of the Suwannee River (Robinson Branch) running thru its middle has a bridge connecting to another part of the property and is a short walk down a nature trail.

Foxes, hawks, deer and nesting eagles are your neighbors. Deer ofter ramble around the fields and are reminders that you are in the country.

We offer sattelite tv service but no internet. Remember, you want that country living experience.

The house is 6 miles from the Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park... ideal for those wanting to experience the Folk Festival.

Its very private and very much in the country. Peace and quiet are the main attractions. No traffic noise here as we are 1/2 mile down a dirt road. The moon and the stars are our best neighbors.

More Details

Owner
Melissa Russell
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, Hospitality
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
22 March, 2017

About Melissa Russell

Randy and Melissa love the great outdoors. Both are avid woodworkers. Randy is currently working on his second timber frame building, while his wife turns the leftover wood into bowls. Melissa also welds funky sculptures from found parts, old wrenches and tools take on a new life as yard art.

Randy built all the buildings on this property with an eye towards the Florida Cracker style.

Melissa Russell purchased this apartment in 1990

Why Melissa Russell chose Florida

Why not? Its beautiful! 80 acres to meander in private. We can bird watch, catch foxes on our game camera and keep an eye on Monroe the gator who has taken up residence in our pond. A leisurely walk before breakfast is a must.

What makes this apartment unique

Privacy! Quiet! Peaceful! Getting away from it all is its most precious feature.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in White Springs in Hamilton County

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 320 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 2
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • rural ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Full size shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size bed, mini fridge and microwave. TV with cable . But who wants to watch TV when the deer are walking by. There is an 8 x 16 private porch
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • swimming
  • water tubing
Notes:
We are 1 mile from the Suwannee River and owners will be glad to run shuttles for those wishing to canoe or kayak. We are 6 miles from the Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park available for the Folk Festival Memorial Weekend. Cycling is a big draw to this area as well... local race is the Ididaride. We are on the Florida Trail system and thru hikers from as far away as Vermont are often camping in our shelter on the banks of Robinson Branch Creek.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(14 traveller reviews)

Guest Apartment on 80 acres
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews
5

Florida fantastic!

  • 5 of 5

Randy and Melisa were great. The property and the surrounding trails are really special. We would love to return again. Thanks for a great visit.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

relaxing, beautiful, peaceful,

  • 5 of 5

If you every need to a place to just get away this is the place. We had the most relaxing time. The apartment was just the right size and was so nice. Randy and Melissa had everything we needed. Randy let us walk with him on his morning hike thru the woods, what a great time this was and we got the full monty show of the property. Melissa has many talents one being the art work all over that she has made. And oh what a great cook she is. Since we live within a couple hours drive we will go back many times I am very sure. I give this a 5 star for the place and the host. Brian and Laura Largo Florida

  • Review Submitted: Mar 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hillsboro Oh
5

Great Place To Stay

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our two nite stay here. The beautiful room in the barn was perfect for us. Everything we needed and more was included.The room was spotless and the bed was super comfortable. The area surrounding the property is great for hiking and exploring. Randy dropped us off for a 4 mile hike along the Suwannee River which was enjoyable. We could not have been treated better. Randy and Melissa's is close to the Stephen Foster Cultural Center which we visited. A great two days. We highly recommend. Thanks for everything.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Cozy find in the woods

  • 5 of 5

We loved everything about this property--our private, comfortable space, the peaceful paths in the woods, the wonderful art scattered about, and especially the warm and accomodating hosts. We will be back!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Orford, New Hampshire
5

Great!

  • 5 of 5

Melissa and Randy were warm and gracious hosts. I arrived in the evening, tired and hungry after a long day of traveling and they invited me in for a fabulous supper! The cottage is absolutely lovely! Well decorated, nice natural light, comfortable and quiet. I left very well rested! Would love to come again.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pompano Beach
5

Was the Best time we have

  • 5 of 5

We were very impressed!! What a great find! The perfect place for relaxing.. The apartment is very comfy, cozy, we have everything we asked for!! The owners Melissa and Randy are very nice. They are wondeful, friendly and make you fell part of their family. Thank you so much!! We will return soon!!!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in White Springs, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Florida Folk Festival
25 May 2017 - 27 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
£188
for 2 nights
From
£94
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£146
for 2 nights
From
£73
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £80
Tax Rate 7.0%

Our property is our home. We respect the woods and the rivers and hope that any guests who stay with us will do the same. It is a quiet, peaceful place and our guests should expect that life on the farm is a serene experience. Not much excitement here, but you will sleep peacefully. Walking is a must as the property is expansive and beautiful.
We respectfully request no firearms.
Melissa fancies herself as a good cook, and we offer breakfast upon request at an additional $7 per person, and dinner at $18 per person.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Location

Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Jacksonville , fl or Valdosta, ga
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Billy bons
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Lake city country club
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
I-10 & I-75
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Milton's (gas station & grill)
Nearest Beach
60 Miles
Jacksonville, fl
Car: necessary

Close to Suwannee River as well as the Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park.

The park is home to the Florida Folk Festival is held every year over the Memorial Day weekend featuring a famous headliner as well as local talent. The park is open to tourists with live demonstrations and a pretty nifty gift shop. Canoeing access is available at many locations along the Suwannee and Withlacoothie rivers. Itcetucknee Springs is a short drive and a great tubing and snorkeling experience. The Florida Trail runs right thru our property and is a marvelous hiking opportunity.

The North Florida bicycle association holds its ididaride event just 6 miles away.

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