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River Front - Minutes to the Ichetucknee State Park

Bedrooms 2
Separate WC's1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2 bedroom cabin on appx 4 wooded acres overlooking the Santa Fe River

Sleeps 6, RATES ARE BASED ON UP TO 4 GUESTS, ADDITIONAL FEES OF $25 PER NIGHT WILL INCUR FOR EACH ADDITIONAL GUEST UP TO 6 . Looking for a quiet get away surrounded by nature? This 2 bedroom cabin with 1.5 baths sleeps up to 6 with 1 King, 1 Queen, 1 Queen Sleeper Sofa and a Futon. It has 2 televisions 1 large screen in the living room and 1 regular size in the Master bedroom with Dish Network and Wi-Fi. The cabin has an open floor plan featuring the Dining Area and Living Room with wood burning stove . The kitchen is fully equipped with a dishwasher, microwave, blender, toaster, coffee maker, dishes and cutlery. It has a breakfast bar with seating for 3. The Dining Room has seating for 6. The Sun Room and Master Bedroom walk out to an amazing deck with patio furniture and dining for 6 in an amazingly tranquil setting looking out to the beautiful Santa Fe River. We have a Washer & Dryer, BBQ Grill, Outdoor Fireplace, Ping Pong table, Board Games, Porch Swing, (This cabin is NOT RECOMMENDED for toddlers as we have high decking and a walkway to the river that become quite a chase!) There is a neighborhood Boat Launch available at request. This property is situated on 4 wooded acres giving you privacy and surrounding you with nature.You have the opportunity to hang out with Red Tailed Hawks, Owls, over 11 species of Turtles, Fish, Beavers, Gators (very few as there is a lot of activity on this waterway) and of course, our beloved Manatee's. We have several springs in our immediate area including Sunbeam (some call it Watermelon) Springs about 300 feet upstream where Manatee's will occasionally stop and play (and have babies) on their travels.

Make this a stop along your way, no matter where you are headed, you won't be sorry.

More Details

Property Manager
Steve and Mary Borchers
Member since: 2016
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 an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
25 April, 2018

About Steve and Mary Borchers

Steve and his wife, Mary, live 15 minutes from the property and are happy to answer your questions and help with your concerns.

Steve and Mary Borchers purchased this cabin in 2016

Why Steve and Mary Borchers chose Fort White

Once we saw this property we knew it was "the one"! We had looked at several properties and this one made us feel so comfortable. The walk to the River is wonderful. The lower area is full of old Cyprus trees and nubs, wild flowers and a few Egrets. It's beautiful. When you get to the River you are awestruck. The fish are jumping, turtles swimming and when you do see a Manatee you get so excited! We knew this was the right property when we saw it.

What makes this cabin unique

One unique benefit to share is the bat colony that lives nearby. You only see them on occasion but they help keep the mosquito population to a minimum. There are a couple of red tailed hawks that live in our trees and they will come and check you out when you arrive. Once in a while a deer will run through the bottom ground. This home is special because although it is in a neighborhood it is still very private. Three Rivers, the Santa Fe, the Ichetucknee and the Suwanee all come together in this neighborhood giving it the name Three Rivers Estates. It's a beautiful place.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Fort White in Columbia County

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , In Lower Level
  • 1 full bath with tub and shower on main floor. Sink and toilet in lower level.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Master Bedroom has King size bed, dresser, tv, walks out to deck.
  • Books
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • rafting
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • swimming
  • water tubing


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River Front - Minutes to the Ichetucknee State Park
average rating of 4.9459457 based on 37 reviews

Special and Relaxing!!

  • 5 of 5

The property was spectacular, we had such a great time. We had everything we needed, the house was great, we had a fun time playing ping pong. The trees, river and boardwalk were special. We did a kayak trip at the nearby state park.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home on the beautiful Santa Fe River.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Everything was super clean and well put together. The house was very cozy and had many details that made us feel at home. The house is in a very good location, and has an absolutely beautiful property, we spent many hours relaxing in the deck and river. Walking down the deck everyday was breathtaking. In general this place is a great retreat from everyday life and the place to go for a relaxing get away. Will definitely come here again.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Peaceful getaway

  • 5 of 5

We recently had the opportunity to rent this house. The minute we opened the doors, we knew this was the perfect place. The house is nicely decorated, furnished and very clean. The grounds were beautiful. The wildlife was abundant. We saw hawks and owls. We also saw flowers we had never seen before, rain lilies. My niece and I used the inner tubes to serenely float down the river. This was a great start to our stay. The second day we rented kayaks from Rum 138 to paddle the Santa Fe River and swim in the springs. The water was cold and the wood stove at the house warmed us up that night. Sadly the manatee were scarce but everything else was perfect. This is the perfect place to getaway from the grind of work and home. The Borchers have lots of information in the house for out town vistors, which came in handy for us. We had a hard time leaving and plan to return for a longer stay next time. Thank you the Borchers for a beautifully stressless stay.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Intimacy with Nature

  • 5 of 5

Such an amazing place! This was perfect for a quiet getaway with my wife. The house is so comfortable and cozy. The property is full of trees and wildlife, you can hardly see other houses. It has a wonderful deck overlooking the backyard, we had a nice dinner out there and coffee in the mornings. But our favorite place is the dock that extends into the Santa Fe river. It is SO quiet and peaceful. We watched the sunrise every morning from there. And at night it is so dark that the stars really shine. Tons of birds, squirrels, owls and we even saw a deer. We even enjoyed a bonfire in the yard one night. They also have great recommendations for local things to do and places to see. Of course kayaking the Santa Fe River was awesome, but even if you are not that adventurous, you can use their inner tubes and float tied off to their dock. Finally, Mary and Steve are amazing. Great communications and SO accommodating. We absolutely loved our stay and will be back again for sure.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cave Diving Heaven on the River!

  • 5 of 5

This place exceeded our expectations in every way! We mentioned to the owners that we would be there for SCUBA diving, and they went above and beyond to make our stay more enjoyable. The rustic accommodations were immaculate, and everything was in excellent condition. The atmosphere at Manatee Crossing, (the name of this location) is awe inspiring, from the swing on the front porch, around to the sunning area at the rear deck, to the boardwalk down to the gazebo near the dock on the river, it’s a place to relax and enjoy life. Automatic lights come on to light up the property at night, , and additional motion detection lights made it easy for late nite returns or errands to the car. When i saw the basket in the restroom, of supplies that some travelers may have forgotten, i knew this was a place that truly makes an extra effort to welcome guests! I am already planning my return!

  • Review Submitted: 15-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ichetucknee Springs State Park
Ginnie Springs
Bob's River Place
At Your Own Risk!
University of Florida
Blue Springs Park
Has a diving dock and is 24 feet deep in the main boil!
Devil's Millhopper Geological State Park
Priest Theater
Great Outdoors Restaurant
Oaks Mall
Winn-Dixie Pharmacy
Santa Fe College
Planetarium and Zoo
Nearest Airport
94.3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Liquor Sales
Nearest Beach
105 Miles
Saint Augustine Beach, Florida
Car: necessary

Manatee Crossing is located in Three Rivers Estates, where the Suwannee River, the Santa River and the Ichetucknee Springs all converge. It is 5 miles outside of Fort White, Florida where you will find limited shopping, gas and food, 10 miles further to High Springs will give you a large grocery store, pharmacy's etc, antique shopping, small movie theater, restaurants, etc. Gainesville Florida, home of University of Florida, is 40 miles away and you can find nearly everything you desire there.

Our property features a dock on the Santa Fe River with a gorgeous view. If you are lucky, you will see Manatees floating by. We have a couple of natural springs nearby and they like to hang out here as they are traveling down the river. Our neighborhood has a private boat launching area and several private parks. Use of these private areas are limited guests and residents only and can be arranged.

The Ichetucknee State Park is two miles away and provides Canoe, Kayak and Tube Rental as do other areas in Fort White and High Springs.

Ginnie Springs is about 10 miles away and has Cave Diving. You won't find anything like this in any other parts of the country.

At the front entrance to Three Rivers Estates you will find a bicycle path that takes you from the Ichetucknee State Park to O'Leno State Park which is about a 15 mile ride.

The wildlife you will experience while staying at our house is incredible. We have red tailed hawks, a small bat colony (a ways from the house) that do a tremendous job keeping the mosquitoes away, egrets, jumping fish, turtles, gators (not many, as there is a lot of activity here), beavers, etc. It is beautiful to sit on the deck and just watch and listen.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin in Fort White, USA

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
High Season
6 Apr 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £67.95
Refundable Damage Deposit £214.59
Tax Rate 12.0%


Manager'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.
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