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A Cozy Family Cabin On The Water

Bedrooms 2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6

This place is in the perfect location to experience the best of what the gulf coast of Florida has to offer. The house is located on a deep water canal just off the Steinhatchee River offering excellent opportunities for freshwater paddling, fishing and wildlife observation. We routinely see Bald Eagles, manatees, alligators, river otters, and a wide variety of bird life. Launch your kayak or canoe at Steinhatchee Falls just a few miles upstream on the river and enjoy a ride through some of the most amazing old Florida riverine habitat you can imagine. Bream and bass are common and fun fishing for both kids and adults.

Best of all the Gulf of Mexico and direct access to salt water fishing and scallops is only a short picturesque boat ride from our canal. You can put your boat in and tie up to the floating dock for easy deep water access to some of the best saltwater fishing on the Gulf coast. If you don’t have your own boat there are two well-equipped marinas just downstream that offer kayak and power boat rentals. When you come back from a day on the water, the fish cleaning station provides a convenient and easy way to prepare your catch for dinner.

The house has been completely remodeled on the inside including the kitchen, bath, and bedrooms. There are two bedrooms with double beds and nice foldout couch for a total sleeping capacity of 6 people. All bedding and linens are included. A fully equipped kitchen and dinner area for 6 people makes it enjoyable to cook up your catch and spent more time on the river. A huge porch on the back of the house faces the canal and offers a great view. The large propane grill is available on the porch for cooking up your fresh catch. Plan on spending some relaxing time out on the porch. Be sure to check out the “party lights” that provide a festive setting in the back yard in the evening.

Easy access to the house 1714 King Street is provided from Hwy 51; the main road leading into Steinhatchee from Hwy 98.

More Details

Doug Baughman
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 August, 2018

About Doug Baughman

This property is owned by John Cooler and Doug Baughman. We were college room mates at the University of South Carolina and have been fishing together for more that 30 years! We bought this place to have access to the great freshwater and coastal fishing opportunities in the Big Bend area. While we appreciate the fishing and scalloping our wife's prefer the lazy cruises on the river and the snorkeling for scallops in the summer. We hope that you enjoy this cozy cabin on the water as much as our families do!

Doug Baughman purchased this cabin in 2006


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Steinhatchee in Taylor County

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • Kayaking
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • swimming


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A Cozy Family Cabin On The Water
average rating of 4.695652 based on 23 reviews

Great Place

  • 4 of 5

The only reason this doesn't get a 5 star is that the back porch needs to be screened in. We loved hanging out back there but the bugs were just too much.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice house to spend the weekend in Steinhachee.

  • 5 of 5

This is our second year staying in this nice clean up to date house. Our scalloping group enjoys the location, the back porch and kicking back by the river. Recommended for small parties. Doug keeps a very nice house available year round. Freshly renovated on the outside and it looks great. Looking forward to next year already!

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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St. George , Georgia

Quiet neighborhood . Nice clean cozy home. Fully furnished . All a family needs is to bring food

  • 5 of 5

Scalloped 6 days out of the 8 we stayed. Weather was great as well as the water . No television , but lots of movies . I was fine with that. Great quality family time. No WiFi . I was fine with that. Families need to get away from the electronics for a while . It is 40 minutes to get out to open water for the scallops . Fine with that too 😀?. I have No complaints. Owner is very good about checking up on tenants. We hope to go back . The boat being right there with you , is a definite Plus. I would like to be able to stay longer next time .

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Very relaxing, beautiful home!

  • 5 of 5

The home was very comfortable both inside and out. They kitchen was very well stocked with everything that was needed. The A/C worked great! The back porch was very comfortable. The boat launch was convenient and the dock worked out well.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great cabin. Quiet and relaxing. Love eating fresh scallops

  • 5 of 5

The property was great. Neighbors were nice and courteous and offers great advice. Really loved our time here. The whole family enjoyed themselves. Great bonding experience for my family. Wish we would of stayed longer.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pittsfield, MA

Great Cottage,Great Location,Friendly Cozy

  • 5 of 5

Spent a week here. Owner was great to deal with,Cottage is cute and clean. Can not find a complaint except for my inability to caught fish. Even friendly neighbors who offer any help or advise. Still didn't help my fishing. Would go back in an instant. Chuck from Ma

  • Review Submitted: 29-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £54.69
Pet Fee £39.07
Refundable Damage Deposit £136.73

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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