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Fishing And Boating Getaway Close To Everything

29 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday cabin in Lake Forest - Riverside Hideaway

2 Br 2 Ba Riverfront With Double, Covered Dock.

Originally a Boy Scout camp log cabin, this delightful home has been expanded and updated for modern comfort. Fully-stocked kitchen, large living area with 15-ft open-beam ceiling, fireplace, large screen TV, U-Verse, Blue-ray, WiFi. Washer and dryer, complete central air and heat. Covered porch, wraparound deck with outdoor dining area, large fire ring, lower deck at river's edge with built-in seating, covered double boat dock with two 10,000 lb. boat lifts, fish cleaning station; plenty of parking.

  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Katie Price
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
14 October, 2016
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About Katie Price

We are retired living in Marietta GA. We bought the property in October of 2014 as a vacation destination and an investment. We spent 8 months working to bring it up to our standards of comfort and appeal, doing most of the work ourselves. Everett is the remodeling expert, Katie is the landscape and interior designer, and photographer. We hope our visitors will enjoy the cabin as much as we do.

Katie Price purchased this cabin in 2014

Why Katie Price chose Jacksonville

We were charmed by this home the first time we saw it. Having been built in the early 20th century, it is much older than the subdivision that was developed around it in the '30s and '40s.

It is close to the Jacksonville airport, 3 minutes off of I-95, 15 minutes from downtown, Everbank Field, and riverfront attractions. The beach is only a 30 minute drive. Yet when you reach the cabin, you feel you're away from it all. Views of the Ribault (REE-bawt) River from most rooms. Across the river is tidal marsh filled with birds; manatees and dolphins can be seen from time to time. Heavy woods beyond the marsh make the property feel very private. Observing the ebb and flow of the tide gives you an ever-changing view. There are even two crab traps! Fishing off of the dock does not require a state license.

NOTE: There is a second house on the property which is leased to a nice, quiet young couple. They have a small dog that stays inside most of the time. We think we have provided sufficient privacy between the houses that you shouldn't find things uncomfortable. Becoming vacation home owners and landlords at the same time was an interesting experience.

What makes this cabin unique

Secluded location. Charming log cabin interior. Large private, fenced yard. Excellent boating and fishing destination. Great for kayaking and paddleboarding in the marshes at high tide. Property includes covered double boat dock with two 10,000 lb. boat lifts, fish cleaning station, and kayak/canoe launch site. Public boat ramp 1/4-mi upriver, 40 minutes by boat to the ocean, 25 minutes to downtown Jacksonville where boaters can tie up almost anywhere. Watching sunsets from either of the decks or the dock is a very special experience!


based on 29 holidaymaker reviews

Fishing And Boating Getaway Close To Everything
average rating of 4.827586 based on 29 reviews

The perfect getaway

  • 5 of 5

If you want to relax and enjoy the view this is the place to be. The sunset was breathtaking every evening. The owners are very gracious and considerate, the home was well supplied with everything you need. I look forward to coming again and definitely recommend this place.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pawleys Island, SC

Great little place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

This adorable riverfront retreat was quaint, clean, and well stocked with anything you could possibly need. The owners were easy to work with and did a great job decorating this older cabin and accentuating the property's best feature.... The riverfront! The outdoor area is wonderful! My father spent the entire time we were there out on the dock! The fish weren't biting but he still enjoyed being out on the water.

Don't be put off by the little drive through the neighborhood that adjoins the property. We were at first, but found this place to be a perfect restful retreat and will certainly try to rent it the next time we are in Jacksonville!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic place!

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect place for us to relax and getaway. The cabin is clean, organized and very cozy. It has a charm all its own. The views on the river in the morning and evening are breathtaking. It's very evident that Katie and Everett love this place because of the time and effort they put into decorating and adding their personal touch. We felt as though we were staying in a relatives home because it was so comfortable. I would definitely recommend this getaway to family and friends!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Susan, for your kind words. We stay at our cabin about once a month to do maintenance, especially outside in the landscape. We are happy that our guests enjoy it as much as we do. Your referrals are much appreciated! Katie
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Beautiful stay on the river !!!!

  • 5 of 5

Katie and Everett have made this little spot the ultimate family getaway. We were in Jacksonville for a family wedding and for our little family

this was soooo much better than a hotel. There was plenty of room, fun fishing and crabbing, cooking out and enjoying the deck on the river.

We couldn't have asked for a better place. There wasn't a single thing we didn't have. The family even played bocci ball and we had a fire and made smores

for our 2 year old grandson and some family visiting from China.

If we ever need to go to Jacksonville, we would not hesitate to stay again!

Kathy Davis

July 22 through July 26, 2016

  • Review Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words! We're so happy you and your visiting family enjoyed your stay.
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  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this house from 7/19 thru 7/22 and just adored this house. It had everything one could possibly need. We didn’t lack for anything. Katie is a great decorator and it was obvious she is very detail oriented. The area is off the beaten path and very quiet. We would like to come back when it’s not so hot so we can enjoy the outside and maybe sit by the fire pit. All and all it was a fantastic trip and I would recommend this house to anyone who just wants to get away.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the great review! Please do come back in cooler weather! The fire pit is nice when it's not so hot, and the inside fireplace is very cozy on a chilly, windy winter day. Thanks to the AC, the cabin can be enjoyed all year 'round!
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Our perfect wedding venue!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I rented the house for our wedding on May 14th. With the beautiful setting and all of the outdoor seating, it was the perfect location for our small wedding (about 32 people). Katie was nice enough to let us come take a look at the property before even reserving any dates. The Price's were very accommodating throughout the process and very responsive to messages. The home was very clean, nicely decorated, and well-stocked with more necessities than we even needed. We made sure to get a lot of fishing time in as well as using the crab traps...all catch and release, but still fun! This home is perfect for nice little ourdoorsy-type getaways. Shopping and restaurants were close by as well and easy to find. Plenty of games in the living room were also provided, so we imagined it would be very kid friendly even though none attended. We had a little fire out back in the fire pit, which was very relaxing along with the beautiful sunset over the river. After the wedding was over I am only shocked I think the only thing we left behind was a souvenir cup! We hope to stay again someday, hopefully for an anniversary!

The Newlywed, Leonards :)

  • Review Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Kaitlyn, for the nice review. I hope you and your husband will come back for anniversary visits!
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Jacksonville Intl
Nearest Ferry
25 Miles
St. John's River
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
I 95
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
The Pig BBQ, Joseph's Italian, Junior's Seafood
Nearest Beach
25 Miles
Neptune, Atlantic, Jacksonville
Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin in Lake Forest, North East Florida

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
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27 Oct 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
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3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Kayak rental £61 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £205
Pet Fee £41 + Tax
Housecleaning £61
Boat Lift Use £41 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.0%

There is a second house on the property occupied by leased tenants. They are very quiet and keep to themselves. We expect you will respect their privacy, and their access to the property.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Lake Forest in North East Florida

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • near the sea ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master bath - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Master bedroom has expansive river views; there is a queen sleeper sofa in the great room, and a twin air-bed.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
Great destination for boating and fishing enthusiasts, kayakers and paddleboarders; covered dock space ($50 fee) if you bring your boat; boat rentals and charters available in the area. Public boat ramp very close, and marina with fuel service nearby.

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