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Rum Island Cabin on the Santa Fe River

People2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 240 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, 2 Sleeps

The beautiful Santa Fe River and its many pristine springs are at your doorstep from this tiny, well equipped cabin in the woods. Relax in a peaceful, private, low tech environment surrounded by Mother Nature. The town of High Springs with antiques, gift shops, and restaurants is 6 miles away; Gainesville (and the UF Gators) is 30 miles away. Beautiful parks and spring fed rivers and hiking / biking trails are close by. Cave divers and snorkeling at world renowned Ginnie Springs is 1 mile upriver. Canoe/kayak/float/swim/relax in the river and springs 100 feet from the cabin door.

The cabin is fully equipped with AC/heat, fridge, microwave and hotplate, all utensils and linens provided. The bathroom has toilet and shower. We have a comfy full size bed, DVD player, dvd's, games and books. Outside you will find a screened porch to watch the wildlife and birds. We have a bar-b-que and a fire pit. The hammock swings between two shady trees.

The gate from the cabin leads to a small, pristine spring right on the Santa Fe River.

More Details

Owner
Owner/Manager
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
25 June, 2017

About Owner/Manager

We are both retired and love where we live and love to share it with others. The cabin is private, in a clearing in the woods. Our house is on the other end of the property.

We are from St. Louis, but have lived in Florida for over 40 years.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Fort White in Columbia County

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 240 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • rural ...
  • Waterfront ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
Outside:
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • water tubing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(38 traveller reviews)

Rum Island Cabin on the Santa Fe River
average rating of 4.9210525 based on 38 reviews
5

Excellent setting for people who love the woods but want to sleep in a bed.

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful setting. Very quiet and secluded. 1 minute walk to river and small spring. Cabin is small but perfect for 2 people. Had everything we needed. Plenty of space outdoors.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for coming and we are so glad you enjoyed the space. We enjoy sharing it!
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5

Totally AWESOME

  • 5 of 5

Cabin was small (but advertisement clearly stated that fact!) and situated in a beautiful woodsy setting. Exceptionally clean and well stocked with all the little extras one would need for temporary living. I definitely would recommend this to anyone who wants a private, relaxing vacation. Dave and Maryann are super people. We had forgotten a family video behind and they went out of their way to ship back to us with no questions about the shipping fees that they paid. The only down side to this cabin, is that it is so well stocked, there is no room for any items that one would bring. There is no place to put ANYTHING. Best advise I can give, is to leave your suitcases in the car and live out of your suitcase. Even knowing this, I still rate it 5 stars and would go back again in a heartbeat.

  • Review Submitted: May 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Top notch!

  • 5 of 5

This is a really great place with a perfect location

  • Review Submitted: May 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing. Cozy. Private.

  • 5 of 5

My first time using VRBO and was so fortunate to have booked here. The cabin has everything you need and more, silly things we forgot were already there for use. Very comfortable. Maryanne and Dave were sweet and welcoming. So much to do in the surrounding area!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

What a great get-a-way!

  • 5 of 5

It's tiny house living with the comforts of home on the Sante Fe River. This cabin is adorable, it boasts a small refrigerator, BBQ, Hot plate, fire pit (that was well stocked by MaryAnne and Dave) and all the amenities you could need in the woods! With just a short walk through the back yard you arrive at a beautiful spring on the Sante Fe river where you can sit and watch the boaters, kayakers and birds and just hang out and relax. We spent one day on the Santa Fe River kayaking and the other day enjoying driving to the many springs in the area. Our 8 year old mini poodle loved it here, plenty of wild life smells to keep him busy! MaryAnne and Dave are great hosts and have a lot of information about the local attractions. We will be back!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your great review...and for taking such good care of our cabin. We hope to see you back again.
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5

Very quiet and private little cabin

  • 5 of 5

The owner/hosts were very friendly and helpful. I was able to launch my kayak on the Santa Fe river at the Rum Island park landing just a short walk along a forest path.

Regards,

Peter

  • Review Submitted: Mar 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Gainesville Regional
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Great Outdoors
Nearest Golf
25 Miles
Gainesville
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
I-75
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Great Outdoors
Nearest Beach
65 Miles
St, Augustine
Car: necessary

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin in Fort White, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£162
for 2 nights
From
£70
£452
£1,415
 

Additional pricing information

cleaning £23.19
Refundable Damage Deposit £77.3

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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