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Fishing And Boating Getaway Close To Everything

Bedrooms 2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Minimum Stay
3 nights

About the property

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.

Katie Price
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
23 February, 2017

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!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Northside 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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(31 traveller reviews)

Fishing And Boating Getaway Close To Everything
average rating of 4.83871 based on 31 reviews
Churchton, MD

One of the best rentals we've experienced!

  • 5 of 5

My Jacksonville family gathered at this wonderful log cabin house on the beautiful Trout River to celebrate Christmas together, a 10 day stay.We are from Maryland. The cabin is larger than the pics show, beautiful inside and out! Very homey and comfortable in warm and cold temps! The Prices are generous with stocking the cabin w all you need.They also create a loving environment that is clean and upscale with their personal touches! All conveniences, easy and iimmediate communications. We had 2 small dogs that enjoyed the large yard that is fenced to the outer perimeter and bordered by the river! We enjoyed firepit, fireplace, outdoor decks, covered and lit fishing on the pier, caught a 3lb red drum! Happiest of places near 95 and accessible to beaches. Prices even decorated for Christmas for us! WE LOVED our stay greatly. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your generous review. We strive to make everyone's visit comfortable and stress free. And we are very thankful for our excellent housekeeper. It's great that you and your family enjoyed your time together. We look forward to your next visit!
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Amazing cabin

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was amazing! It was so peaceful and relaxing. My husband spent a lot of time fishing and crabbing. We really enjoyed sitting by the fire pit at night. The decor is so quaint and cozy and the kitchen had everything we could possibly need. We will be back.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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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 Northside, North East Florida

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Nightly Rate
4 Apr 2017 - 11 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Kayak rental £60 + Tax
Pet Fee £40 + Tax
Boat Lift Use £40 + Tax
Housecleaning £60
Refundable Damage Deposit £199
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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