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This Island is no fantasy, Just FANTASTIC. Beautiful riverfront cabin

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

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Calendar last updated:
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This Island is no fantasy, Just FANTASTIC. Beautiful riverfront cabin

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

Overview

Georgetown House Rental Photos and Description

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
Owner (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Call Owner
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2015

Why HomeAway

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

4.9
based on 9 traveler reviews

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This Island is no fantasy, Just FANTASTIC. Beautiful riverfront cabin
average rating of 4.888889 based on 9 reviews
Palm Beach County, FL
5

Shhh only tell your special friends.........

  • 5 of 5

Firstly, Mike and Cheri where exceptionally caring, efficient and accurate regarding the rental of their special "Old Florida" hideaway. Pictures and descriptions are right on, yet only show a small portion of the treasures of to be enjoyed on this island property. Your country, island lake house is truly comfortable and unique. Since the moment we met Judith and Boo, our host, we knew we were in good hands. Her local knowledge and insight to our stay placed us immediately on track for a great time. The boat access is perfect! Close to Mikes friends at "Fat B's" and the full service bait, tackle and fuel of "Georgetown Marina". The Lake is huge, the second largest in the State but much prettier than Lake "O" and full of great fishing spots! Heavy cover is prevalent. I spoke with Adam, the fishing guide to confirm his services for our next visit. My wife and our four children from 26 to 15 came and went during our stay and all enjoyed themselves. We utilized every local tip provided by the friendly Lake George community from fishing, to having a night out at the "River Bend". We wake boarded way out in the middle of the lake, away from the gators! The springs are a "must do" with eagles and osprey. Evenings with BBQ and campfires under the big sky stars. Curious owls providing entertainment for our city dogs! Mornings on the screened porch and dock, with coffee and the quiet sunrise, watching the serious anglers zipping through the early fog toward their honey holes. Without a glitch, our four days had gone by, our hosts came by to see us off and we returned to South Florida awaiting our next visit! Mike and Cheri thank you for sharing and to those with similar family interests, do not hesitate.

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Washington IL
5

Danny

  • 5 of 5

Great place to stay. Been here the last 3 yrs. Will be back. Has everything one would need. It is just s described

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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
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
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
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

Map

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

From $175 Per night

Georgetown House Rental Rates

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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:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 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:
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • pets considered ...
Attractions:
  • forests
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
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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