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A Riverside paradise awaits you at the secluded Riverhouse cottage!

People8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, Sleeps 7

This vacation home embraced by ancient oaks sits directly on a spectacular stretch of the upper reaches of the Withlacochee River (where it exits the state forest). It is situated at the end of a lime rock road that forms a private and secluded point on the river. Directly across the river on the other bank is the Florida Creek Indian Tribal Grounds. This riverfront retreat offers incredible scenic beauty magical in the simple diversity of the river wildlife and its peaceful surroundings. Whether you find your relaxing pleasure in fishing, boating/kayaking, observing bird life, or just reading that book you have been meaning to get to, you will be delighted with all the opportunities offered by the river house.

*Please note our cancellation policy as it differs slightly from the available options given by Homeaway:

100% if cancelled +90 days prior to the Check-in Date

50% if cancelled 60-90 days prior to the Check-in Date

25% if cancelled 30-60 days prior to the Check-in Date

0% if cancelled within 30 days of Check-in Date

More Details

Property Manager
Christina Ahmed
Member since: 2005
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
18 July, 2018

Why Christina Ahmed chose Ridge Manor

When we found this home we were awed by its unique situation between the oak trees. As if they were cradling the home. We loved the park like setting next to the river, so peaceful and quiet. with the occasional passerby in a canoe. The area the house is set on is near to where the historic Dade Battlefield occurred back in December 1835. You can really see old Florida in the Talisman Riverhouse property.

What makes this house unique

When we visit the Riverhouse we usually spend most of the time relaxing by the river and enjoying the many wildlife sightings. It is very calm and quiet there. The trees and secluded nature of the property are what make this place special. It is most appealing to those who love nature and don't mind a little rustic comforts. My husband has really enjoyed using this as his hunting cabin since the Green Swamp Wilderness Preserve is 20 minutes down the road.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Ridge Manor in Hernando County

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Large Jacuzzi tub with shower and toilet.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • The two upstairs bedrooms share the loft area off the staircase.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • water tubing
Notes:
The river house has an upstairs loft area with two bedrooms. There are hard wood floors throughout the downstairs and tongue and groove pine wood walls. Also, there is an observation porch/deck on both sides of the house and a beautiful vented gas fireplace located in the living room, kitchen come complete with all the pots and pans, utensils, etc., clothes washer (line dry only), and a custom over-sized Jacuzzi bathtub in the bathroom.

Reviews

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A Riverside paradise awaits you at the secluded Riverhouse cottage!
average rating of 4.6875 based on 16 reviews
5

Unique Magical Home

  • 5 of 5

We spent a weekend at this home. 4 adults and 2 children. VERY UNIQUE. The area right before the house is not the greatest so we were a bit concerned but when we reached the drive we found an amazing home sitting back in the woods on the river. The house and property are great. We had everything we needed and the kids had a great time exploring the property. We were traveling with our German friend who really thought the inside of the house looked like something fairytale like and out of a small town in Germany. I would definitely recommend this rental to anyone. The owners were great and communication was perfect. Chris even called us to return some clothing we had left. Thank you for sharing your home with us!

Andriana

  • Review Submitted: 19-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Had everything

  • 5 of 5

We had a most wonderful time!! It was the best vacation we have had in FL.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Very tranquil, relaxing and peaceful!!

  • 4 of 5

We had a great time! It was a very relaxing and peaceful weekend. The cottage had everything we needed and the beds were comfy. Spent the days hanging by the river and exploring the wooded lot. Had a friendly visit from a raccoon. Loved hearing the frogs and owls while sitting by a cozy fire in the fire pit. Highly recommend if you a looking for someplace to stay away from the hustle and bustle of the concrete jungle. Would definitely stay again. Thank you the Harding's

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

AMAZING RELAXING STAY

  • 5 of 5

Every year my family and I go on a trip to get away from the mayhem in Miami and experience different parts of Florida. This has been an amazing relaxing experience. We DEFINITELY became stress free here. Greg was by far one of the BEST HOST. He was always available to answer any questions or suggestions of where to go. He greeted us when we got there and went ahead and showed us his river home. Beautiful home! We enjoyed the river that flows behind us, and definitely enjoyed the fishing :)! Thank you so much Greg for your wonderful home and giving us the opportunity to relax and enjoy life away from Miami. Much much appreciated! If you want to get away from it all, definitely come here :) But this is meant for those who are not afraid to get dirty and love the woods. Definitely a woodsy area, beautiful views though!

  • Review Submitted: 12-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rustic beauty & serenity

  • 4 of 5

Lovely riverside property with wonderful views, nestled in privacy.

Surrounding homes in community are not so pretty, so don't plan on taking a stroll in the neighborhood.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Nice GetAway!

  • 5 of 5

Our family stayed here for the Clemson/Alabama Natn'l Championship game down in Tampa. The house was a great place...tucked away on the river with a great atmosphere. We're campers, and we enjoyed the secluded, laid-back feel of this place. And the orange trees were an added plus...we may or may not have had a few Blue Moon w fresh orange slices. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Car: necessary

This vacation home embraced by ancient oaks sits directly on a spectacular stretch of the upper reaches of the Withlacoochee River (where it exits the state forest). It is situated at the end of a lime rock road that forms a private and secluded point on the river. Directly across the river on the other bank is the former Florida Creek Indian Tribal Grounds. This riverfront retreat offers incredible scenic beauty magical in the simple diversity of the river wildlife and its peaceful surroundings. Whether you find your relaxing pleasure in fishing, boating/kayaking, observing bird life, or just reading that book you have been meaning to get to, you will be delighted with all the opportunities offered by the Riverhouse.

Located approximately 8 miles North of Dade City near US 301, the Riverhouse is less than 1 hour away from all the major central Florida

attractions (to the Northeast) as well as within less than an hour

of the Tampa Bay metro area (to the Southwest), yet you may find it

more pleasurable to simply stay in this rural area and enjoy the

many entertainment festivities that seem to be ongoing throughout

the year from the several different town communities. Whether it is

a day at Rock Springs (near Apopka), horseback riding in Sumter

County (in the Bushnell area) or taking your exercise on the state

designated trail, we doubt that you will run out of things to do.

For those less inclined to physical activities, there are also the

antiquing opportunities both in Dade City or in Mt. Dora. We even

have our own drive-in theater and nearby local 'country' golf

courses all at unbelievably low prices.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Ridge Manor, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£276
for 2 nights
From
£107
From
£146
Fri,Sat,Sun
£618
£1,603
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £153.66
Linen Fee £23.05
Pet Fee £34.57
Inspection Fee £38.41

Refund request for cancellation must be received at least 30 days in advance of your stay and will be limited to 75% of fully paid accounts.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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