|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
A beautiful, newly remodeled 3,186 sq. ft. riverfront home directly on the main channel of the St. Johns River. A private, electronically control gate opens to the property. Our home is indeed is a unique and special place; a quiet peaceful get-away to recharge and relax - we call our home 'Tranquility' at Casa del Rio. According to 100% of our renters, this is the nicest place they have ever rented. You will not be disappointed! Our home is a perfect place for a small family, couples, friends, boaters, fishermen, browsing the area by boat or car and those who just want to relax. The home is centrally located to St Augustine & St. Augustine Beaches (30-mins.), Flagler Beach (45-mins.), Deland (45-mins.), Daytona Beach (1-hr), Gainesville (1-hr) and Jacksonville (1-hr). Major-brand 100-200 outlet stores (30-mins.), numerous golf courses, convenient grocery stores and restaurants are located nearby.
This home offers a modern open concept with two bedrooms; cathedral ceilings, master king-suite and guest queen bedroom. Water front views are from the kitchen, dining area and living room. Overhead fans abound, even on the two large screened porches which both face the waterfront. Tables and chairs are on both porches for enjoying refreshments, eating outside, watching boats on the river or enjoying wonderful sunsets.
Just steps from the house is a large covered pavilion that has lights, two large overhead fans, propane BBQ grill, propane crab/shrimp boiler/fryer and a relaxing hammock to watch the day slowly slip by. Continuing on the short walkway is the boathouse that has overhead lights, two electric boat lifts and fish cleaning station with sink and running water. Also a bow-net shrimp platform joins the boathouse for catching fresh shrimp.
Abundant wildlife can be seen throughout on the property. Wild turkeys and their baby chicks walk in the yard in the spring and early summer. There are numerous birds, both land/water fowl to see and even red tail hawks can be seen hunting for worms for their youngsters in the spring and early summer. Owls also hunt the river yard and manatees can be seen in the spring through the fall grazing around the boathouse. Great fishing is found off the large spacious boathouse or enjoy fishing from your boat. This area is known to be the “Bass Fishing Capital of the World”.
After having lived in crowded cities with hectic traffic, we looked for a nice, quiet, relaxing place on the water. We enjoy boating on the river and Intracoastal. This area and home provides us everything we sought.
Clark Hoyle purchased this house in 2011
This place has turned out to be more than what we expected. We are centrally located to shopping, beaches, parks and dining. The quiet road leading to our home provides a wonderful place for walking and biking. The river front provides scenes like a masterpiece of artwork, new scenes each day with the various passing boats, sunsets and glorious mornings. For those who love the water (fishing, boating, or just to relaxing and enjoying a special area) - this is the place! This place is truly is ‘Tranquility’ at its best – it soothes the soul!
Centrally located to everything you need or want to do; from large cities (Jacksonville, St. Augustine, Daytona Beach, Orlando), to beaches, tennis courts, golf courses, parks, shopping, dining and major airports. Also the best fishing in the area, fishing guides, boat rentals and our handheld wireless remotes for the boatlifts (in the boathouse) makes launching and retrieving your boat easy. We provide towels, sheets, paper products (paper towels, bath room tissue and napkins), laundry, dish and hand soap. Well stocked kitchen; dishes to pots and pans, serving and refrigerator dishes, and even some condiments/cooking essentials – you only need to bring your food and your particular cooking condiments. Finally, not least – every guest said this home is exactly as described.
I wanted to thank you and Gemma for being such great hosts this week. You treated Pam and I like your personal guests and we very much appreciated it. You have a wonderful place and I am sure you will continue to have great success in renting it out.
Hope to see you again sometime in the future.
This rental was BETTER than expected. That's rare. You will not be disapointed.
We decided on this waterfront vacation home for a 4 night trip to see the St. John's River. It was extremely clean and well maintained. We enjoyed the nice extras in the kitchen and living space. The beds were comfy and plenty of linens. The view is perfect! Clark and Gemma are delightful and helpful. Be sure and plan a dinner cooked by the river under the pavilion . Casual dining and shopping 20-30 minutes away.
Best Vacation Ever. Our stay at this beautiful upscale home on the banks of the St. John’s River at the edge of the wetlands was nothing less than outstanding.
From the moment our hosts met us to give us a tour of the property, to discovering the treats they had prepared for us (fresh muffins, chilled wine, brie cheese and crackers, coffee for the week) we felt both welcomed and at Home.
I’m an avid cook and this kitchen had everything I needed to prepare gourmet meals for Christmas day, to baking a fresh Key Lime pie from fruits gathered from the property. The fully stocked kitchen, top notch linens, and comfortable furnishings were extra special touches that are seldom found in holiday rentals.
The property was immaculate, and exactly as described. We had coffee and breakfast on the screened upper porch, and the lower screened patio. We relaxed on the beautiful covered pavilion and enjoyed hours in the hammock and off the covered docks. My husband spent many enjoyable hours fishing off the docks, and I was happy to snap photos of the local wildlife and surroundings.
Clark and Gemma’s hospitality made our stay at Tranquility at Casa del Rio one that we will remember with fondness. I can only hope that we will have another opportunity to stay at this beautifully kept and lovingly cared for property.
Bobbie and David Today
p.s. We’re still playing the lottery in hopes we can be your neighbors some day! ☺
Where to start?! The house and hosts were perfect! Just as all the other reviews say, the house was immaculate, and the location is awesome (woods on one side, along with the beautiful St. John's river). My husband and I enjoyed the boat lift and dock as well as the outdoor pavilion (grilling). And I can't say enough about Clark and Gemma . . . the perfect hosts! Clark made sure we had EVERYTHING we needed and more. He even shared his maps of the St. John's river so we could navigate easily up and down the river. And Gemma . . .her muffins and gift basket were awesome! We really enjoyed our stay and hope to make it back soon.
This property is amazing and is so much more than what the listing description showed. Exceptionally clean and well appointed. The kitchen is fully equipped with everything you could possibly need. The furnishings are comfortable and cozy. The grounds are beyond beautiful. Clark and Gemma were so accommodating and friendly. We couldn't have asked for nicer hosts. Their welcome gift was so thoughtful and tasty.
We went here for bass and bream fishing, and while the bass fishing was not what we had hoped for, (lack of familiarity with the river?) the bream fishing was unbelievable.
We had dinner at Corkie Bells one afternoon and the view there was beautiful and the food was good.
We would certainly recommend this home to anyone for a relaxing and beautiful stay.
Bill and Debbie
My family really enjoyed the stay. It was really just a perfect liyyle getaway. The house and property were perfectly maintained yet very comfortable and homey feeling. Clark and Gemma were sweet yet gave us distance to let us relax and feel secluded.
Private fishing guides available
Boat rental available
Nearby Places (we have a complete list and directions for our guests)
• Two good golf courses: one 12 miles and the other 15 miles from the house
• Sandbar in middle of the river: 1/4 mile (the social gathering on the river)
• Boat Ramp: 1 at 6 miles, 2 less than 10 miles
• Fishing Bait & tackle: 1 at 9 miles, 2 less than 18 miles
• Grocery stores: 1 at 8 miles, 3 less than 16 miles
• Restaurants: 21, several less than 10 miles, rest within 16 miles
• Banks/ATM: Bank of America, TD Bank, local banks and credit union in Palatka (less than 15 miles)
• Fast Food: 14, all less than 16 miles
• Ice cream (yum): 1 within 6 miles, 2 other less than 15 miles
• Shopping: Wal-Mart (16 miles), Premium & Prime Outlets of St. Augustine, 30 miles
• Lots of shopping and site seeing in St. Augustine, 35 miles
• Atlantic Ocean, St. Augustine, 37 miles
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Property Damage Protection||$69|
|cleaning (1-2 people)||$150 + Tax|
|Notes||Rates are for up to 4 people, +$150 cleaning (add $50 cleaning for 3-4 people), +11% tax and + property damage protection ($49-$89) < Discounts for Longer Stays <> Special Rates for Monthly Stays <> Free Amenities for All Renters <> Contact for More Information|
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