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Riverfront vacation rental

Bedrooms Studio
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2bedroom , 1bath home , 30feet from the St. John's river

Stay up close and personal to the St. John's River in our quaint and comfortable vacation rental. Features include a 2 bay boathouse with lifts, a dock, 30 foot screened porch facing the river. The house is a two bedroom ,1 bath unit, all cathedral ceiling except the entry and bathroom. The beds are a king, queen and a double. There is a fireplace in the living room, as well as central heat and air. Satellite tv is provided.

Stephen whitney
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
27 April, 2017

About Stephen whitney

My parents purchased this property in 1970. We grew up in the Indianapolis area, and vacationed at the florida beaches every year. On the way to Daytona one year we stopped by Halls fish house (now lighthouse), for lunch . My parents were very enthralled with the River and its beauty and decided to buy a place we could use as a base camp , not only to enjoy the River but within a reasonable distance to the beaches and attractions. As a result , we spent the majority of our time fishing ,boating , and exploring the River.

Stephen whitney purchased this house in 1970

Why Stephen whitney chose Florida Central Atlantic Coast

The nature conservancy view is the same now as it was when I first saw it in 1970. We are in close proximity to Lakes Dexter and Woodruff, as well as Silver Glen, a clear water estuary and park off of lake George, popular with the boaters. Our rental is about 2 miles south of the drawbridge , meaning that the traffic and road noise are non-existent in our location. The only noises you will hear are from the boats and the abundant wildlife.

What makes this house unique

The benefits of our rental can be summed up in the easy access you will have to the st johns River, for fishing or boating. You can light the grill and enjoy your dinner while watching natures show from the screened porch. In the evening , the sun lights up the east bank of the River and what we call " the glow" appears. When night falls you will experience a incredible symphony of nature. Of course there are great restaurants nearby as well as the nightlife on the beaches just a half hour away


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Astor in Lake County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets not allowed ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 1 bathroom, with tub and shower
  • Studio, Sleeps 4
  • 2 bedrooms, with a king size bed, a queen bed, and a double bed in the auxiliary room.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • library
  • marina
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing


5/5 -
(3 traveller reviews)

Riverfront vacation rental
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews

Family friendly home.

  • 5 of 5

Very comfortable, we enjoyed the whole experience. The home was well equipped with everything we needed for our 4 night stay including air conditioning when we needed it.. The local residents were more that willing to help us when we needed information on dining and site seeing. With the marina just a short 5 minute drive, we were able to rent a pontoon boat and took a relaxing tour of the river several times. We live in lakes country of Minnesota and my only regret was we didn't come equipped to fish the river. We would recommend this home to anyone who is looking for a private and comfortable place to relax. Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Paradise on the River

  • 5 of 5

We stayed four night here during Thanksgiving week....this cottage is perfect....we had everything we needed...the cottage is well stocked and very clean...the owner is great to work with and met us there...a very nice man......we enjoyed the screen porch to watch the boats go up and down the river.......we didn't want to leave ......if you want a place away from it all to relax this is the place to go....the only noise you hear are the boats on the river......we saw turkeys, manatee and even a snake....we were told there was a bear around but we didn't see it.......a great get-a-way place to read relax and do nothing......perfect.......what more can I say.........thanks for allowing us to use your cottage we will be back soon

  • Review Submitted: Nov 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: thank you judy , I really appreciate your business, it is rewarding to meet nice people who take care of the rental , and enjoy the serenity of the St Johns River. Thanks again.
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  • 5 of 5

Love this place. Has 3 beds so can fit 6 & it's very clean. Very good price for such a beautiful place. Makes us want to buy a place in the area.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Blackwater inn on the river
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
riverbend golf course
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
blackwater inn
Nearest Beach
25 Miles
daytona/ormond beach,

Silver glen springs is about 20 to 30 minutes north of the rental, a public boat ramp and bait shop are 1 mile north by river.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Astor, Florida

Rental Basis:
per property
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £193.26

security deposits are 150.00 for weekends, 250.00 for a week, 450.00 for a month. These are refundable after inspection of the rental. Holiday weekends are 275.00 for 3 days, 275.00 for 4 days. Full refund for 90 days or more notice, after 90 days no refunds due to the seasonal nature of the area.

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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