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River Front - Minutes to the Ichetucknee State Park

Bedrooms 2
Separate WCs1
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:
17 July, 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 4.9555554 based on 45 reviews


  • 5 of 5

This house was so nice and had everything you needed! It was so close to all the springs! The best tubing spot and swimming hole close to the house and private!! I snorkeled down the Ichetucknee and it was so nice, fish, turtles, manatees. LOVE LOVE LOVED this house planning another trip back here in two months. Mary was very nice to work with!!!

  • Review Submitted: 13-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome place!

  • 5 of 5

This is a spectacular home. The grounds are lush with several huge old oaks and cypress. The huge deck allows you to take it all in, and the walkway makes it easy to access the float right on the river. We enjoyed stargazing from the float at night. Everything was super clean, comfortable, and well-equipped. The Borcher's were wonderful. Look no further - this is the place you want.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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“ What a place “

  • 5 of 5

Let me start out with saying Mary was a great host and was very helpful with everything. The place was very clean and very comfortable. We had plenty of room considering we had four grown men. The pictures don’t do this place justice very cozy quiet place in the woods along the river. The walk down to the river along the cat walk is something to behold. I would definitely recommend this place for a family or friends get away. We will be back!

  • Review Submitted: 06-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet and comfy

  • 5 of 5

Very comfortable, quiet place. Expected lots of bugs with all the water, but never needed bug spray. Would definitely go again!

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxed and Refreshed

  • 5 of 5

This is the perfect place to relax and enjoy Santa Fe River boating and Itchetucknee Springs tubing. The house is private and clean. Air conditioning and a boardwalk to the floating dock on the Santa Fe River. Special touches include a basket of toiletries, in case you forget something.

We enjoyed our Memorial Day weekend!


  • Review Submitted: 28-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pure serenity!

  • 5 of 5

The home is very comfortable and clean! The river tube ride is absolutely breath taking! I'm coming back in June!

  • Review Submitted: 23-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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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:
per property
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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 £21 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £71.77
Refundable Damage Deposit £226.65


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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