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Fall fishing $99 nt Resort accommodations, 5 star reviews."""

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

New 2 bedroom 2 bath Steinhatchee vacation rental home professionally decorated

Heron's Nest of Steinhatchee, Peaceful, quiet, and close to everything. Skip the condo crowds and hotels in this new 1200 sq ft 2 bedroom 2 bath Steinhatchee townhome walking distance to the boat ramp.

As owners we proudly manage all 4 of our properties ourselves, and do our very best to give you much more than you expect at a price that is very affordable. If you take a moment to read some of our reviews, you will soon realize that we are very committed to making sure you have the best experience possible.

We also have a brand new sleeper sofa with airdream mattress that will make you reconsider sleeper sofas, it is to die for.

Heron's Nest is part of a very private 4 unit townhome site nestled into the trees on 1st Street w. We are the right half of the green townhome pictured, unit 205-b (kind of like a duplex) Location doesn't get any better, with the boat ramp, sunset point, and restaurants within walking distance. Walk over to Roy's waterfront restaurant and enjoy the sunset while having a nice dinner or check out the live music at Crabby Dads for a more lively atmosphere, and don't forget waterfront Hungry Howies for some Awesome pizza! No condo party noise to contend with at the townhome, just the birds and the breeze. The townhome has brand new furnishings accented with awesome artwork that are some of Steinhatchee's trademarks. Bedrooms are furnished with exquisite linens for a resort-like experience while on vacation. With 600 thread count linens and lush comforters, the hardest thing about vacation might be getting out of bed in the morning. This is not your ordinary Steinhatchee rental, and this rental is not intended for the party crowd. If you want a peaceful retreat that is super convenient to the some of the best fishing and scalloping in the state, then you have found it at Heron's Nest. Included in the rental are some specifics of what to do while on vacation including GPS #'s for fishing inshore/offshore, private beach picnic spots, the best kayaking locations, where to find sand dollars, and of course the best scallop locations.

Sea Hag Marina is less than a mile away for all your fishing and scalloping needs including air fills for divers and boat rentals if you find yourself without a boat.

Maddies Market is also a mile away for grocery items, and Ace Hardware 1.5 miles away for any last minute needs. Drop a kayak in right at the ramp and enjoy a peaceful paddle on the river, or River Haven will shuttle you up to Steinhatchee falls and kayak down river for a couple of hours of connecting with Old Florida. Head over to Dallus creek or Rocky creek and launch a skinny water boat in search of redfish, trout and flounder. Offshore fishing is phenomenal year round with grouper, snapper, cobia, amberjack, pink mouth, sea bass, spanish mackeral, and Kingfish being the bulk of your catch.

Feel like staying in? We have two new smart tvs with free Wifi and a Bluetooth sound system. For even quieter times, enjoy a glass of wine and a recent best selling novel on the chaise lounge.

If you've never been to Steinhatchee before, this will soon become your favorite escape from the hurried pace of regular life. Bring your boat, or rent one at any of the marinas nearby and dive in to a fun family adventure at Heron's Nest in beautiful Steinhatchee,FL.

More Details

Abby and Steve Hale
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
17 March, 2018

About Abby and Steve Hale

Steve and Abby have been married for 12 years and have 2 daughters Savannah and Callie ages 9 and 7. We have always been very passionate boaters and fell in love with the Steinhatchee area 15 years ago. Our dream is to do a circumnavigation in our sailboat with our two girls.

Abby and Steve Hale purchased this house in 2015

Why Abby and Steve Hale chose Steinhatchee

Steinhatchee has always been our favorite getaway, we've been fishing, scalloping, and diving here for 15 years and it is only 1 hour from our house in Lake City. The fishing has always been outstanding. The opportunity came up to buy this property and we jumped on it. We love the cracker style architecture and the location being so close to the ramp, restaurants, and Sea Hag Marina.

What makes this house unique

Steinhatchee is the scalloping capital of the world, awesome flats fishing and offshore. Our home is very close to everything, but still very quiet in its location.


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

Property Type:
  • house
Building Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Traditional mattress with luxury linens
  • Queen Bed with memory foam mattress and down comforter with luxury linens.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • festivals
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Abby and I want our guests to experience Steinhatchee like we do. We enjoy sharing our great experiences of the area, where to go fishing, where to go scalloping and the best diving locations. We have been all over Florida and have not found a place as satisfying as Steinhatchee. The slow pace and laid back lifestyle is what we love about the area and hope our guests will too. Take a kayak down the river and melt all of your worries away. What Steinhatchee isn't is a busy city with fast food on every corner. If you want a true getaway and escape from hectic life then please be our guests at Heron's nest. Catch some Trout, find some scallops, and build some lifetime memories. Let us help. Steve and Abby


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July cancellations just opened up the best scallop dates of the season book now!
average rating of 4.9591837 based on 49 reviews

Oustanding place to stay in Steinhatchee!

  • 5 of 5

We spent four days/three nights the opening weekend of scallop season. We brought our boat. There is plenty of room to park and if you don't have a high tower, you can back the boat and your vehicle under cover in the carport . There is a hose there so cleanup after the day was in the shade and we had plenty of room to spread out rinsed off gear. The place is very clean, tastefully decorated and very well provisioned. It was about as comfortable as you would ever expect or want. It is close to the boat ramp and if no parking is available there, the walk is only a few blocks. The owners provide a lot of helpful information at the place and are very helpful and easy to communicate with. I would not hesitate to recommend this to anyone looking to spend time in Steinhatchee. We will stay there again in the future. Thanks!

  • Review Submitted: 19-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you had a wonderful time! We aim to provide a top dollar experience at a practical price. We offer four different properties on VRBO ( 705335, 720995, 792861, and 873130). We sincerely hope that you will return again and again! Sincerely, Steve and Abby
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Beautiful decorated well stocked home away from home

  • 5 of 5

Loved everything about this property and felt very pampered with all the amenities provided (snacks toiletries plenty of towels well stocked kitchen and super comfy bed )

  • Review Submitted: 21-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful property lots of amenities

  • 5 of 5

Unit was very clean and decorated very nicely. Kitchen was exceptionally stocked with numerous pots, pans, spices, dishes and flatware. Abby and Steve were very prompt in answering questions. We would definately stay again. We highly recommend hiking any of the tram roads in the Big Bend Wildlife area and dinner at Roy's at the end of the road has the best scallops and corn & crab soup we've ever had anywhere. The locals are friendly as well. The wifi was a little sketchy as it is shared between the two units and we were the only people there and after a week kept getting notices on our phone that we had used all the monthly data. Since neither of us stream video or use our phones for anything but text calls and facebook it seemed weird that data was gone. But, that being said, we were on vacation, so electronics weren't a big deal.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Place

  • 5 of 5

Very nice and clean. New. Well stocked. Will be back.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Simply amazing!

  • 5 of 5

We had an absolutely wonderful stay at Heron’s Nest! As always, Steve and Abby made our stay exceptional and made us feel so welcome. We relaxed, loved hanging out in the “big chairs” watching the boats at the marina, and being able to take our boat out in the gulf. A bonus was being able to dock our boat at the marina so didn’t have to take it in and out each night. We are already planning our next stay!

  • Review Submitted: 27-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Better than expected!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home! Immaculately clean. The goody basket and the toiletries were very much appreciated and unexpectedly needed!

  • Review Submitted: 22-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
Crabby Daddy's (Walking Distance)
Nearest Motorway
11 Miles
hwy 98
Nearest Restaurant
Roy's Waterfront (Walking Distance)

Steinhatchee is an amazing river community with incredible fishing opportunities and a laid back lifestyle. Awesome flats fishing and scalloping opportunities and a kayakers paradise. We've got some great restaurants like Roy's, Fiddlers, Who Dat, and the best Hungry Howies pizza around, you can even pull your boat up to it. A short 20 minute drive brings you to another great little community called Keaton Beach with a small sandy beach area with playground. One of our favorite areas is Hagan's cove, just between Steinhatchee and Keaton.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £50.55

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.