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Suwannee River Retreat

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

Beautiful, Newly Remodeled 3 Bd, 2 BA Home Located On The Historic Suwannee

Beautiful, newly remodeled 3 bedroom, 2 bath home located on the historic Suwannee River. Get away from it all. Easy access to Fanning Springs (1.5 miles up river) and Manatee Springs (7 miles down river). Bring a boat, or two 2-person kayaks available for use. Great views from the deck and dock that overhangs the river. Very peaceful.

Most people that know the Suwannee River feel that the home's location is fantastic, and the best of all the options. The river in this area is very large and grand, especially compared to up river where it can be quite narrow and crowded. It's size makes it great for skiing, tubing, and boating, and dealing with other boaters isn't really an issue. It is far enough up river (about 32 miles by boat) that you don't have the biting yellow flies of the coast, but close enough to boat down to the coast and back for fishing, or spending the day on your own private secluded island beach. The area has very little development as well, so you get the real sense of being in "old world" Florida. It truly is a unique, wonderful experience.

Please note: cell service may be limited. Unit does not currently have WIFI or cable TV. This property is quite rustic and remote, and is a great way to get away from it all. However, there is limited access to cellular phone service. Please understand the nature of your get away before booking.

Master bedroom with king bed, guest bedroom with king bed, and kids room with two bunk beds each with trundles. Easily sleeps 10.

One of the more common questions we get is regarding docking a boat at the property. You have a few options with regards to keeping a boat on the Suwannee River (flow of the river and boat wakes are a problem). Approximately 1/2 mile down the road from our rental house is a public boat ramp which is not very busy, and easy to launch/retrieve your boat. That is the preferred method and would take less than 30 mins.

Leaving the boat in the water with the current and other boaters creating wakes is possible, but not optimal. One option would be to tie the boat to the dock which is cantilevered over the river and anchor the aft section in the river (might require swimming to shore unless you are creative). The other would be to tie-off to our floating dock on the adjacent property, but you would need several good boat-bumpers. Again, the current and boat wakes put your boat at risk unless you are careful, and we are not responsible for boat damage or lost boats. There is room to keep a boat, trailer and vehicle at the property.

More Details

Cheryl Tyrone
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 September, 2017

About Cheryl Tyrone

Our family has owned a home on the Suwannee River for 10 years now. We enjoy spending time on the water and relaxing with our friends during the summer months and hosting football and holiday parties during the fall/winter months. We have two children who have grown up bringing friends out the river for birthday parties and just to spend a fun weekend. Our Australian Shepherd loves running the property and hopping on a jet ski or the boat with us. We currently live and work in Gainesville and escape to the river for down time.

Cheryl Tyrone purchased this house in 2015


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Old Town in Dixie County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Bunk Bed , two trundles also.
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • Kayaking
  • ski


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Suwannee River Retreat
average rating of 4.90625 based on 64 reviews

Beautiful, peaceful, relaxing!!!

  • 5 of 5

We had so much fun on our stay at this property! We were able to dock our jet skis right out back, and ride them all weekend. We fished off the back deck, and the kids loved running around the property! Our whole experience was just wonderful!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet, beautiful, serene.

  • 5 of 5

Cabin was extremely clean and comfortable. Yard was great for the dog. Used the kayaks to go to Fanning Springs. Had a great time and look forward to a longer stayou next time.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful and serene, exactly what we were looking for

  • 5 of 5

We had been admiring this VRBO listing for quite some time, and it did not disappoint! The view of the Suwanee River is one of the most beautiful I have ever seen. The sunrise over the trees in the morning is something I will never forget. There was plenty of room to relax and do nothing or if you prefer there were lots of options for boating, kayaking and exploring at the many beautiful state parks nearby. While in the area we visited Cedar Key, The Lower Suwannee NWR, Manatee Springs, Old Town Historical Museum, the town of Suwanee and many peaceful drives down country backroads. We recommend Mama's Dixie Diner on 19/98 for breakfast, the food was good and the people were friendly.

I would recommend this beautiful cabin to anyone visiting the springs or the Gainesville area. It's a perfect place and a perfect location.

We can't wait to come back.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Enough room for your whole family!

  • 5 of 5

We (4 adults and 2 kids) had a great time at this home. Nice and shaded. Room for more guests if we had them. Nice size kitchen. Close to the springs. I do wish there had been a cover over the back porch. We will be back!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peace and quiet......

  • 5 of 5

I am not even sure quite where to start!! We arrived in the afternoon and everything was perfect!!! The cabin is seemingly brand new. It is extremely spacious! My whole family wanted to move there!! I was so very excited to have peace and quiet. We had had a strenuous week or so before we came, so it was so very nice to get away. I was a little alarmed that there was no wifi. I teach online and had not been away from my computer in 10 years. I cannot tell you how refreshing that was!! Anyway, we loved it and there is not one negative thing to say. My youngest daughter (11) is already planning to come back here for her senior trip!! Thank you so much for sharing your cabin!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet time on the Suwannee

  • 4 of 5

I and my family recently spent a couple weeks at the Suwannee River Retreat in early May 2017. We had a very nice time. We enjoyed the peace and quiet. We saw Manatees, jumping Sturgeon, Owls and Woodpeckers. We didn't get to use the fire pit as there was a burn ban in effect at the time. We did a lot of fishing from the dock and went to Ceder Key to fish one day. We also went Blueberry picking at a farm. The cabin was very nice and clean. All was, as listed in the property description.

  • Review Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Old Town, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
22 Nov 2017 - 26 Nov 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Christmas - New Year
22 Dec 2017 - 1 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Memorial Day
25 May 2018 - 28 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
July 4th Week
1 Jul 2018 - 8 Jul 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Labor Day
31 Aug 2018 - 3 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £59.24
Damage Deposit £148.1

Cleaning fee of $80 required per stay.

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.
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