THIS ISLAND IS NO FANTASY, JUST FANTASTIC. BEAUTIFUL RIVERFRONT CABIN

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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THIS ISLAND IS NO FANTASY, JUST FANTASTIC. BEAUTIFUL RIVERFRONT CABIN

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2 bedrooms 1 full bathroom and one half bathroom. Sleeps 6

This unique property is located on an Island in the St. John's River just South of Welaka Fl. The cabin is fully appointed and situated on a beautifully shaded river front lot which affords the opportunity to boat, fish, swim, waterski or just relax on the 40 foot porch and watch the river go by. The Ocklawaha River and Silver Glen, Salt and Juniper Springs are just a short trip by boat. A full service marina is just across the river and many dining and sightseeing opportunities including Sport bass guiding is available as well. Wildlife including deer are often seen on the Island along with aquatic birds and raptors.

Drayton Island was home to many Precolumbian Indians and has midden mounds and other traces of these early civilizations. If you don't own a boat one can be rented or you can drive your car on the island after crossing the ferry. Of course launch facilities and supplies are located conveniently on the Mainland.

Suitability:
  • pets considered

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Speaks english
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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Reviews

4.9
based on 7 traveler reviews

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This Island is no fantasy, Just FANTASTIC. Beautiful riverfront cabin
average rating of 4.857143 based on 7 reviews
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This Island is no fantasy, Just FANTASTIC. Beautiful riverfront cabin
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3008952
+1 904 223-5990
Georgetown Lake George
Lakeland, Florida
5

COULD EASILY LIVE HERE!

  • 5 of 5
This property provided a most relaxing, quiet, and restful stay for our family. If anything, time passed too quickly and made the end of our stay feel like an unwanted return to civilization. There was boat access to 3 springs a very short distance away from the cabin. Can't wait to return to this true island paradise.
  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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This Island is no fantasy, Just FANTASTIC. Beautiful riverfront cabin
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3008952
+1 904 223-5990
Georgetown Lake George
Havana, Florida
5

PROPERTY WAS EXACTLY AS DESCRIBED !

  • 5 of 5
From the moment we arrived at the marina with our 3 older grand-children ( 19, 17, & 15) we started to unwind and relax. But the ride across to the island with Michael on his pontoon boat is what really did it for us. The property was exactly as described, with everything you needed at hand. When we go back again in the fall, we will be sure to bring enough groceries to cover our stay, as that was the only slight drawback. The drive to the nearest full sized supermarket in Cresent City was about 22 miles round trip, and then back to the island, so plan ahead ! The kids loved exploring the island on foot or on the golf cart, and there was tons of wildlife for them to see. We took them across the lake to Salt Springs where they were able to swim in the clear water and cool off. The fishing could have been a little better, but I'm sure that was because of the water temperature and the lower levels. Michael was a great host and everyone we met was very friendly and helpful, especially Judith.

We will be coming back in the Fall !

John and Jan McLean
  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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This Island is no fantasy, Just FANTASTIC. Beautiful riverfront cabin
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3008952
+1 904 223-5990
Georgetown Lake George
Daytona Beach, Fl.
5

FUN TIMES

  • 5 of 5
Mike,Sheri,
We had an awesome time .we enjoyed the boat so much.the porch was the perfect spot for chilling and relaxing "chillaxing". Loved your Screened in porch and wonderful yard. Everybody really Enjoyed the peace and serenity. We will definitely plan on a return trip soon. thanks for a Real Florida experience!! Great Neighbors .Sherry was very resourceful , Savvy about fishing and wildlife on Drayton Island .
  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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This Island is no fantasy, Just FANTASTIC. Beautiful riverfront cabin
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3008952
+1 904 223-5990
Georgetown Lake George
Orange Park, Fl
5

GREAT WEEKEND GETAWAY.

  • 5 of 5
We arranged this rental to celebrate my husband's birthday. Upon arrival, the property was just as pictured in the write up. Owner was very friendly, and even let us use his pontoon boat. It is a beautiful area and everyone we encountered were very friendly. The front porch was a great place to unwind in the evening and have morning coffee in the am.i would recommend this property to anyone who wanted a relaxing, quiet place. Submitted by K. cornwell
Orange park, Fl
  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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This Island is no fantasy, Just FANTASTIC. Beautiful riverfront cabin
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+1 904 223-5990
Georgetown Lake George
Where do you live?
5

NATURE ABOUNDS!

  • 5 of 5
Our family of 5 went to this beautiful home on Lake George. When I got off the boat at the property I thought I had died and gone to heaven. We were greeted with an expanse of green lawn and large oaks with hanging Spanish moss. The owner had just that day taken down a dead tree and piled the wood in a ready made bonfire for us. That was a big hit with my teenagers. He then proceeded to show them how to split wood and that was another big hit. No pun intended! I cannot begin to tell you how much wildlife we saw while we were there. We saw many alligators in the wild. We swam with manatees at the springs. We saw beautiful birds and snakes. The house was exceptionally comfortable with a cottage feel to it. It is well outfitted. The only problem we had was some septic issues when there was 2days of torrential downpour. The owner was very apologetic and promptly returned our last nights rent to us. This rental is definitely not for everyone. But it was perfect for us. We were away from all the hustle and bustle and stress of daily life. I have often thought if an author was looking for peace and quiet to finish a book, this would be the place for him or her.
  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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This Island is no fantasy, Just FANTASTIC. Beautiful riverfront cabin
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3008952
+1 904 223-5990
Georgetown Lake George
Daytona Beach, Fl.
5

THE HOUSE WAS GREAT AND THE PHOTOS DON'T REALLY SHOW HOW AWESOME THIS PLACE IS. IT WAS SPOTLESS.

The house was great and the photos don't really show how awesome this place is. It was spotless.
  • 5 of 5
We totally enjoyed our entire 4 days here. The house itself is very comfy with more than enough room, having your choice of many comfy places to sit and relax and very well stocked with everything you would need.Above all the place I spent the most time was on the huge screen porch, where you can relax and see the river. with so many rockers and tables, ceiling fans and many interesting and unique features to enjoy, from there you can also see many birds, owls, hawks. I just loved everything about it and wouldn't change anything.We cooked on the grill, had a fire at night, fished off the dock which has a nice bench to sit on an look out on the river. caught bass. the yard is huge and has many trees.It is a very short boat ride across to the marina. The neighbors are fantastic and the owner is the best!! Thanks Mike for everything. We will be back soon and I can't wait!!!
  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
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Map

Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Jacksonville International JTA
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Drayton Island Ferry
Nearest Train
16 Miles
Palatka
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
309
Nearest Beach
30 Miles
St. Augustine Beach
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Porky's & River Pub
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Live Oak Golf & Country Club, Fruitland
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Lunker Lodge
Car: necessary

Property is located on the St. John's River at the northern tip of Lake George. It is accessible by ferry and boat only. It is located near the confluence of the St. John's and Ocklawaha rivers in some of the top bass fishing waters in the world. Lake George is also the gateway to world famous Silver Glen Springs, Salt Springs and Juniper Springs all of which can be reached by boat from this property. The island is teeming with wildlife as well as aquatic birds, Ospreys and Bald eagles.

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Availability & Rates

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Notes Housekeeping Services available $60 - $100
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Amenities

Georgetown House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • River
Theme:
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Internet
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking ...
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Ice Maker
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 double
    Screen Porch has 2 Futons - 2 sleep sofa /futon , Sofa is Queensize futon / Loveseat is Full Size futon
  • Bedroom 1 has a queen size bed. Bedroom 2 has two full size beds. Screen Porch has two futons. One opens to be a queen size and the other a full size. On cooler nights, many have slept on the porch experiencing the sounds of the night.
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • DVD Player
  • Video Library ...
  • Games ...
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Boat ...
Suitability:
  • pets considered ...
Attractions:
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • forests
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • bird watching
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • ATM/bank
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • water tubing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Notes:
Drayton Island is a unique experience for thoughs who want to experience old florida. Depending on the time of year, you can try your hand at fishing, shrimping, crabbing (bring your own traps) or even gator hunting (book that experience with Adam at Georgetown Marina Gator Hunting happens in August and September). If you're looking for a place to escape the cold weather from up North and want something different than tourists, concrete and sand, this may be just the place for you. Book the place for a month or more and If you want to take a drive on the mainland during the day, St. Augustine and some great east coast beaches are only 60 minutes away. You can explore Central Florida or the Palm Coast for the day by car and return to your hide away in the evening by boat. You'll have plenty of stories to tell your friends and family when you get home.
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