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Romantic Spa Experience in Luxurious Creekside Honeymoon Cottage in the Landings

Bedrooms 1
Space 675 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Perfect getaway, minutes to fishing/kayaking/beaches, professionally decorated.

Treat your loved one to a couple of nights at Heron's Retreat in this newly renovated 1 bedroom cottage nestled into the trees in the Steinhatchee Landing development. As owners we are very strong believers in delivering an excellent experience at an incredible price. We want to be the best in luxury and the most affordable too. Why not get pampered without breaking the bank. Check out our reviews and see what other guests are saying about us. Our cottage got more 5 star reviews in 2016 than any other property in Steinhatchee.

Heron's Retreat sits creekside with a gently flowing creek immediately off the back porch and walking trails that wind through the tree hammock and down to the river. It is important to note of the eight honeymoon cottages, ONLY the creekside cottages have back porches that offer a view of the creek and walking trails.

Heron's Retreat is professionally decorated with some gorgeous artwork and décor that makes it stand out from any other property. Newly painted interior and exterior, you will find the cottage to be immaculate! Brand new flat screen TV's and bluetooth audio system add to the quality experience and ours is by far the most updated of all the honeymoon cottages.

The back porch will create a feeling of being immersed in the trees with high end patio furniture for a perfect cup of morning coffee, or evening beverage. Just listening to the creek and birds will make it hard to ever leave. Wait till you hang out on the on the swing, you will love it!!!

Brand new posturepedic pillow top mattress, with 1000 thread count linens, with a lofty down-like comforter with Duvet cover invites you for a luxuriously restful sleep. The brand new convertible sofa will provide additional sleeping if you decide to bring the little ones.

Steinhatchee Landing Development is an amazing 30 acre preserve with a full time staff of groundskeepers that ensure that everything remains beautiful. With weddings a commonplace, the onsite Chapel, and Koi ponds provide some amazing photograpy moments. Park your boat right at the community dock, light a fire at one of the firepits by the river, or just relax on one of the rocking chairs at the waters edge. Also feel free to use the community pool and indoor spa and sauna to enhance your Heron's Retreat experience.

More Details

Abby and Steve Hale
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 August, 2017

About Abby and Steve Hale

Abby and Steve have been married for 12 years and have 2 beautiful daughters Savannah 9, and Callie 7. We are both boat and nature enthusiasts, and love to share our experiences with others.

Abby and Steve Hale purchased this cottage in 2015

Why Abby and Steve Hale chose Florida North Central Gulf Coast

This property is simply amazing! We have been in love with Steinhatchee for 15 years, and this is our second vacation property in the area. When the opportunity came up to purchase a Honeymoon Cottage in Steinhatchee Landing resort, we jumped on it. These cottages are soooo Cute!!! Never have we seen a more romantic place. The fireplace and the jetted tub, combined with a porch that is to die for, is a "see it for yourself" kind of thing. The grounds are outstanding and well taken care of.

What makes this cottage unique

Resort lifestyle in a fishing village. Excellent amenities including jetted tub, fireplace viewing, creekside porch, petting zoo on site, sauna, exercise room, and 10 person spa next to the pool area. Did we mention, boat slip on first come first serve basis.


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

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 675 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • resort ...
  • village
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi
  • Double Jacuzzi tub with gas fireplace and 32inch flat screen tv, Rain shower head and hand made bath products
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , One King 4 poster bed with convertible sofa, fireplace
  • Beautiful suite with stone gas fireplace and reclaimed wood beams and floors. 40inch Flat screen TV, small dining nook, and convertible sofa
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Sauna ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • botanical garden
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • Shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing


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Romantic Spa Experience in Luxurious Creekside Honeymoon Cottage in the Landings
average rating of 4.952381 based on 42 reviews
Debary, Florida

Lovely Cabin Retreat!!!!

  • 5 of 5

Quite and cozy. Steve and Abby thought of everything and were very helpful. Perfect location for peaceful getaway. Access to boat slip was bonus with scenic cruise out into the bay.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Clean and beautiful cabin and friendly locals

  • 5 of 5

The photos of the cabin did it no justice. It was breath taking in person and the resort itself was also just as beautiful. The locals were all so nice and so helpful to recommend places to see. We had some great food at the local restaurants as well. Our only complaint was that we couldn't find a closer restaurant for a fine dining experience but that could've been our fault for not looking more thoroughly. Everything was so affordable and fun that we will definitely be booking another trip as soon as possible.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful and Comfortable!

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing time. The porch in the back was so comfortable with the swing! All the amenities you would want down to the soft towels!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect romantic getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We spent our 10 year anniversay at this cottage. It was PERFECT!!!!! Highly recommended! We would love to bring our two little girls with us next time!

  • Review Submitted: May 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5-Star Romantic Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We had such an amazing time and the place was absolutely gorgeous!! Abby and Steve went above and beyond and thought of everything! From touches like items in the fridge (condiments and milk, soda, etc), boutique soaps, a whole folder on the area and things to see/do, comfy robes, bubble bath, candles, bluetooth speakers and wifi, and list goes on and on. The pictures don't do this place justice. My husband and I loved waking up in the mornings and sitting on the back porch with our cups of coffee. The bed was very comfortable with upscale linens. We had such a nice relaxing stay, we only wish it could have been longer! We will definitely be back! Wonderful way to spend our Anniversary!

  • Review Submitted: May 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
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  • 5 of 5

My husband and I decided last minute, that we had to escape Jax. Glad we chose this little piece of magic hidden out in old Florida nestled in a cute rivertown. The reviews are right, this place is super clean and cozy. The gigantic tub faces a fireplace and a TV! I took the longest bath of my life while watching my favorite shows and zoning out. Many moments were also spent on the back porch sipping cocktails, while swinging and listening to the birds. If you need time away from the hustle and bustle, and want to be pampered, then look no further.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
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Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Car: recommended


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Steinhatchee, Florida

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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £38.84

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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