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Peace & Serenity On The Suwannee

5 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday cottage in Branford - Escape to the Suwannee River

1 Bedroom, 1 Bath On The Amazing Suwannee River!

Escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life on the amazing Suwannee River! Relax on the porch with your morning coffee and enjoy the peace and serenity. Charming location close to the Ichetucknee Spring and several other springs where you can cave dive or lose yourself floating in the crystal clear water.

There are several hunting preserves which makes this a great place to stay during hunting season.

You will be close to Lake City. And the Olustee Battlefield and Museum which is about 13 miles east of the city. This was the site of a Civil War battle in which Confederate forces turned back Union troops marching on Tallahassee. Each February, the battlefield comes alive during a reenactment of this historic event. The the site has a museum and an interpretive trail along battle lines that are open year round. In addition, shoppers enjoy Lake City's numerous shopping options and dining establishments.

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Pete Richardson
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
25 October, 2016
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based on 5 holidaymaker reviews

Peace & Serenity On The Suwannee
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews
Lakeland, Florida

Best 5 days ever !

  • 5 of 5

If your looking for a peaceful place to stay this is it! Perfect location on the Suwannee not to far from the Santa Fe river and the amazing springs you'll find along the way in both directions. This was our first of many stays at this home. Pete showed us the way to the home and gave us the tour of the home and land! Will be going back for sure! Thanks so much again Pete for accommodating us at the last minute!

  • Review Submitted: May 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great little place to relax!

  • 5 of 5

Pete and Sharon were great hosts. Very friendly and helpful.

Comfy and cozy little place, and they had everything we needed. Very clean, very very comfortable.

Would happily stay again!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 30, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cabin on the river

  • 5 of 5

We had an awesome time! Pete was in town and showed us the way 'cause it's way back in the woods! Very peaceful! He gave us directions to a lot of places.The grill and ice machine were very helpful. We fished off the dock and on the last day we rented a boat and cruised the river, just beautiful out there! The bed was comfortable! The décor was done by his wife and I would love to meet her NEXT TIME!!!! We will definitely be back!!!

Bobby & Dena Story

  • Review Submitted: Oct 20, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Fun!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I have stayed 3 times and have absolutely loved it. Quite and cozy. The porch is the best with outside TV and stereo system. Floating dock for fishing and room to dock the boat. We look forward returning soon. The Richardson’s are great! We had fresh baked cookies waiting on us this trip! Awesome!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 7, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Pictures Don't Do It Justice

  • 5 of 5

Wow! This home is right on the river! We were Pete's first guests, and he was a wonderful host. He arranged for us to rent a small boat and even tied it up to the dock at the house so we could spend the day on the Suwannee River. We took the boat from the Suwannee River to the Santa Fe River to the Itchentucknee River where we swam in the crystal clear water before heading back down the Santa Fe to Ellie Ray's for a lunch of chicken wings, fish and chips, and cold drinks. But we didn't just enjoy our time because of the boat. It rained on and off the entire weekend, and it was great just sitting on the porch looking at the rain on the river and listening to the sounds of nature. Pete left his IPod for us so we were able to listen to music on the porch or watch the flat screen TV as well. We recorded movies on the DISH DVR for the living room TV so when it got dark we could kick back in the recliners and relax. (Pete set up a fire pit with wood in the yard for us but truth be told we were just too worn out after our day on the river to take advantage of it.) The queen size bed had a topper on it which made it super comfortable. The bathroom decorated as an outhouse was so cute, and the water pressure was great. We used the gas stove to cook bacon and eggs for breakfast and the charcoal grill to make burgers for dinner. (There's a huge propane grill under the porch as well, but we didn't use it.) Besides the refrigerator having an ice maker, there's also an ice maker under the porch to fill your cooler. We definitely recommend this rental and plan on returning ourselves in the fall.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 2, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Debbie, We are so glad you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to you visiting our home again. Pete and Sharon
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Branford, Florida North Central Gulf Coast

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2 night minimum stay
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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £25
Tax Rate 7.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Branford in Florida

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • One bath
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • One bedroom
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets considered ...
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • swimming
  • water tubing

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