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Santa Fe River Rental

15 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Minimum Stay
2 nights


Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday home in Branford - Spring House

House, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Baths, 6 Sleeps

This is a two bedroom, one bath house on the banks of the Santa Fe river with a great view. We can easily accommodate up to six people with a double bed in one bedroom and a queen size bed in the other bedroom. There is also a futon sleeper in the living area. Wake up early and brew a pot of complimentary coffee or hot chocolate and enjoy the singing birds and other wildlife from the full length, screened deck while viewing the river. We have just recently added a floating dock to improve swimming access and watercraft launching.

  • pets not allowed

Carolyn J Thomas
Member since: 2010
Speaks English
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Calendar last updated:
21 October, 2016
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based on 15 holidaymaker reviews

Santa Fe River Rental
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews

Great stay!!

  • 5 of 5

Great place on the river!! Tubes, kayaks, canoes, fishing poles, games available to use. The house was clean and comfy! Carolyn was very pleasant and quick to respond to any questions. We had difficulties getting a good signal for Internet, but that is expected, come prepared with directions to the house before hand .

  • Review Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Stony Creek

Beautifully relaxing river house

  • 5 of 5

Spring house is such a comfortable house with all conveniences needed for an escape from the everyday! Prior to arrival, Ms. Carolyn is quick to answer any questions we had and at check-in she provided a wealth of information. Great trip and would return!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Berlin, Germany


  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at the Spring House, Carolyn was incredibly responsive and helpful with our booking all the way from Germany.

The house is in a wonderful quiet setting and is equipped with everything you might need for a family getaway.

We were a family of 5 with the youngest being 12 years old and he particularly enjoyed learning how to fish with the rods that were provided at the house. He ended up catching 5 fish that day! Wonderful memories!

The canoes and kayaks were also a lot of fun and we enjoyed making smores in the fire pit.

It is true when Carolyn says: you only need to bring your clothes, everything else is provided.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Extremely pleased with our vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Mrs. Carolyn is an absolute sweetheart and does everything in her power to accommodate anything you may want. My wife and I and another married couple stayed here and had a blast. We played shuffle board, went kayaking, fished and did many other activities this beautiful home has to offer. We also had a fire in the fire pit and made s'mores every night. Every morning we made coffee and sat on the screened in porch over looking the river. We will definitely be back to enjoy it again!! Thank you Mrs. Carolyn for your gracious hospitality!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A great place!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first experience using a vacation house vs staying at a hotel and it could not have been better. Carolyn and Brad are very nice people and good to work with. Our family of four had plenty of space at this wonderful house. There were plenty of games to play at the house and it was a real treat for us "yanks" to use the canoes and kayaks to paddle a river in December in short sleeves and shorts! Stay here, you won't regret it!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Had a blast over this past weekend. 6 adults and 3 kids we really filled the place up but everyone had a really great time. Floated for about 2 hours down the Santa Fe back to the house. Did some fishing(although no catching but still very enjoyable. Very quiet and the house had everything you could need already there. Canoes Kayaks w/ paddles/live vests, tubes for floating, a couple fishing poles if needed games, books plenty of patio furniture, tons of towels/linens, you really don't need anything but clothes and food. Owner was very helpful and willing to help in anyway to make our stay comfortable.

The only complaint would be the house next door had some construction going on, which was odd for a Saturday and Sunday, so we received a wake up call at 8:00 a.m. each morning of saws/ weed eaters/ hammering. But I am sure this was a fluke, and the noise was hardly noticeable after we were awake.

The only suggestion would be that the beds be upgraded to a queen size. We are a bit oversized for full sized beds (6'8" bro in law and I am a bit on the fluffy side)

Neither of which would stop me from renting again and plan to do so in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 19, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Other Activities:

Top Thing to do in City:

* Antique Shopping.

* Poe Springs County Park.

* Weekly Farmers Market.

* Canoe/Dive Outfitters..

Top Thing to do in Budget:

* Swim.

* Floating the River & Springs.

* Fishing.

* Hiking..

Top Thing to do in Family:.....

The Springhouse is close to Ichetucknee Springs State Park, Oleno State Park (where the Santa Fe goes underground for 3 miles), the River Rise (where it reemerges), Ginnie and Blue Springs, Rum Island park and Sandy Point (where the Santa Fe joins the Suwannee). There are approximately 5 miles of state maintained hiking trails adjacent to the oasis. You will be within viewing and walking distance of the community boat ramp and spring. You can fill the day swimming, fishing, snorkeling, floating, diving, hunting. Antiquing in High Springs and Fort White, and eating in Branford or Bell, there is plenty to look forward to daily.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Branford, Florida North Central Gulf Coast

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Standard Pricing
1 Aug 2016 - 28 Jan 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £205
Tax Rate 9.0%

Memorial Day
Fourth of July
Labor Day
Spring Break : second week of March through the second week of April
Sales tax and tourism tax is 9% added to the bill
$200 refundable security deposit charged when booking
Reservations may be cancelled 10 days before due date with no charge, $200 charge after.

Check or cash in the amount of the security deposit to confirm the reservation and will be returned upon post stay inspection with no damage. The remaining balance is due 2 weeks prior to arrival as per the terms of the rental agreement.

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.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Branford in Florida

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Water Sports Gear
  • pets not allowed
We provide complimentary coffee, hot chocolate, and popcorn. We, also, provide bedroom and bath linens. We have 2 canoes, 2 kayak's and inflatables for floating the river. You may grill on the gas grill or cook over our outdoor firepit and in the evening watch digital satellite TV or play a DVD on the built in player. The house has central heat and air, if nature is not tuned just right. The owners are nearby in case you need directions or assistance of any kind. Smoking is permitted on the deck or outside, but due to the proximity of the river we do not allow pets. We have, also, just installed a floating dock for swimming or docking watercraft.

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