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ENJOY THE BEAUTY OF THE SUWANNEE RIVER FROM THE PORCH OF THIS COMFORTABLE HOME.

Karen and Kendall Thurston

Advertiser since: 2011
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Speaks: english
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Karen and Kendall Thurston

Advertiser since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
January 28, 2015
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ENJOY THE BEAUTY OF THE SUWANNEE RIVER FROM THE PORCH OF THIS COMFORTABLE HOME.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Suwannee River House Rental Photos and Description

2 bedrooms, 2 full baths, an inflatable queen bed, sleeps 6

This beautiful home says come in and stay awhile. Renovated by a master woodworker it features hardwood floors and unique spalted trim. Snuggle down into one of the soft leather sofas and read a book or watch a movie on the 52' flatscreen TV. Internet WI-FI and BluRay allow you to stream your favorite movies. A covered porch, of over 80 feet, overlooks the Suwannee River and a large front yard where wildlife abounds. Fish off the riverbank or the floating dock. Three canoes are at your disposal. This home is family friendly. There's a great childs corner inside where little ones can play. They'll love the rope swing in the front yard. Outdoor games like Ladder Ball and Sky Darts are available. It is only minutes away from a paved bike path. Close to area springs for scuba, snorkeling, or tubing. This property is great for a peaceful retreat or to enjoy all the water activities that the Suwannee can offer. Just 4 miles to the closest boat launch. It is also ideal for a girls weekend.

Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Karen and Kendall Thurston (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2011
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
January 28, 2015
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Book with confidence
Book 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

4.8
based on 13 traveler reviews

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Enjoy the beauty of the Suwannee River from the porch of this comfortable home.
average rating of 4.769231 based on 13 reviews
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Enjoy the beauty of the Suwannee River from the porch of this comfortable home.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p359973
+1 -386 462-9167
Suwannee River North Central Florida
2

If what was written always worked out...

  • 2 of 5
Well when you take what is written as what you expect then you run into the what if and when they come true. If it's raining then you sometimes need to rely upon inside amenities and what you're told will be available. In this case we only wished it would have been. The Satellite system we thought was there, was far short of what it says. Spent most of Christmas eve (raining) and then Christmas night on the phone with the local satellite company and cable/internet and Blue ray company to no avail. The house notes about getting help from them fell way short, not impressed. Need to follow up what you write in the help notes. The "floating" dock was scary to get to, you have actually walk a 2 X 12 plank out that has seen better days and cracks under foot, and presents a safety issue. Other than that it was as described, but lost all faith in the owner when the help just wasn't there as they stated would be. Apologies sometimes fall short during Holidays when you spend time and effort taking the time away, and it leaves you asking why? Suggest going through and updating house notes and ways to turn on lights, outside etc. Nobody should have to learn by trail and error.. More than likely would never return because of the trust issues, here as written.
  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We try our best to see that our home is fully stocked and has all the amenities that make our guests feel comfortable and relaxed.
It was unfortunate that we had heavy rain showers on Christmas Eve that briefly knocked out our DISH satellite signal. Netflix was not available as well due to the Wi-Fi Adapter failing. It was not possible to purchase a new one and have it installed on Christmas Day.

It is clearly stated in our Rental Agreement that-
The Owner is not responsible for any inconveniences for which Owner has no immediate control. These inconveniences may include, but are not limited to, the following:
(i) breakdown of VCR’s, DVD player, satellite system, and/or any other recreational appliances or devices;
(ii) power outages;
(iii) adverse weather and/or road conditions

The plank to the floating dock is quite sound. At the moment the river is high due to all the storms up north. Our only access to the dock is via the plank. But, we do have 200' of riverfront where guests may sit and enjoy the spectacular view.
Our home is ideal for those of you who love nature, quiet moments, and relaxation.
We do again apologize to our guests for any inconveniences that they experienced during their stay.
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Enjoy the beauty of the Suwannee River from the porch of this comfortable home.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p359973
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Suwannee River North Central Florida
5

Amazing house with total relaxation!

  • 5 of 5
We rented this amazing home with another family for spring break. We knew from the description and photos this place was going to be great but we had no idea how perfect it was. Karen and Kendal truly made this vacation so incredible! The house has everything! We kept thinking what could they have done that we wished we had and the answer was "nothing". The house is stocked from basic food supply's to games and entertainment for everyone! Our children LOVED the swing the most and and the adults loved the peacefulness along with the simple fact our children could run around free with out worry. If you are looking for a great place to escape to with your family I highly recommend staying here!! You will not be disappointed
  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Enjoy the beauty of the Suwannee River from the porch of this comfortable home.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p359973
+1 -386 462-9167
Suwannee River North Central Florida
5

Beautiful stay on Suwannee

  • 5 of 5
Super clean and very charming cabin with every amenity one could think of. We stay in north Georgia upscale rental cabins every Christmas and we were presently surprised with regard to the details the owners of this Florida rental provide their guests; above and beyond by a mile. The pros: although we didn't use them - canoes available, tons of games and kid friendly toys. Clean (cant mention that enough). Rope swing huge hit with 8 year old. Netflix, beds very comfortable (didn't try air mattress but appeared top of the line with pump). Local springs are fun and spectacular. Encountered manatee and tons of wildlife while tubing. Wifi handled two computers and IPads well. Has blue ray bring movies. Owners easy to communicate with. Cons: Very remote, do not rely solely on GPS, not accurate. Get good instructions from owners, had trouble locating initially. The game room down stairs is not air conditioned so really not a summertime activity. Lacks local dining options.
Anyone looking for quiet downtime in remote setting with beautiful view - this is it.
  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Enjoy the beauty of the Suwannee River from the porch of this comfortable home.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p359973
+1 -386 462-9167
Suwannee River North Central Florida
Amherstburg, Ontario, Canada
5

Peaceful Paradise

  • 5 of 5
We just loved this peaceful remote spot. It was exactly as the listing and photos indicated, with all the necessary amenities, and a grocery store within 10 minutes. We hope to return next year.
  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Enjoy the beauty of the Suwannee River from the porch of this comfortable home.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p359973
+1 -386 462-9167
Suwannee River North Central Florida
5

exactly what i was looking for

  • 5 of 5
this place is spectacular. my husband and i got married in the backyard and stayed for a week.

the owners were friendly and professional and easy to get a hold of and communicate with. the house was clean and well-stocked and composed of gorgeous wood craftsmanship. it felt welcoming and comfortable. we were able to get online (to email a little for work), and on the one night when the mosquitoes were out in force, we watched a movie on netflix.

most of our time was spent outdoors on the porch or down by the river itself. we were blessed with lovely weather. we ate outside, listened to the windchimes, sat on the swing and watched the water go by, strolled through the trees, had fires at night, made s'mores. we awoke with the sunrise and saw deer on the property. we watched the sunset on the river. we planned on taking the canoes out, but never got around to it. we did a lot of nothing, and it was delicious.

my only dislike of the stay--and it is a small one that does not matter in the scheme of things and would not deter me at all from coming here again--very weak water pressure for showering.

i recomend this property a thousand times over. if you are considering this property enough that you are actually reading this review, and you are a lover of nature and tranquility, do not hesitate to choose this home for your getaway. it's as perfect as it's gonna get.

cheers!
amanda
  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Enjoy the beauty of the Suwannee River from the porch of this comfortable home.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p359973
+1 -386 462-9167
Suwannee River North Central Florida
5

Paradise!

  • 5 of 5
We had such a wonderful and peaceful stay at this riverhouse, perfect for rest and solitude! Loved the beautifual woodwork in the house and the beautiful view of the river. The kitchen was fully stocked with cookware, condiments and so much more than we imagined it would have. We took canoe rides and long bike rides on the nearby trails, so take your bikes! The boys loved playing pool downstairs and swinging on the awesome chair swing! We'll be back!
  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: HomeAway

Map

Ichetucknee Springs State Park
Great Outdoors Restaurant
Blue Springs Park Inc
High Springs
Nearest Airport
47 Miles
Gainesville Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
4.6 Miles
Ellie Ray's River Landing
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Highway 27
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
The Gathering

Located down a winding dirt road 10 mins. from Branford, FL., the 'Cave-Diving Capital of the World'. This home sits on 4.5 acres with 200' of Suwannee riverfront making it a nature lovers delight. Take walks along the country roads. Bring your bikes and ride down the rails-to-trails which is just 5 mins. away. There are 3 canoes available to launch off the bank. You may also bring your own boat and tie it off to our floating dock. The nearest boat launch is just 4 miles away. The Ichetucknee River is 15 mins. away. Go tubing down its run and experience the beauty of these crystal clear waters that have a year round temp. of 72 degrees. High Springs and Alachua are 30-40 mins. away. Antique buffs will enjoy the many shops, the dining, and the quaint charm of these towns. The Univ. of FL is an hour away. Tallahassee- 1.5 hrs. Jacksonville- 2 hrs. Orlando- 2.5 hrs.

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Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $49
Tax Rate 7.0%
Notes Mid-week rates (Sun. - Thurs.) $135.00/night
Weekend rates (Fri., Sat., and Holidays) 225.00/night

2 night minimum, 3 night minimum for Holidays

Weekly rates $ 950.00
Monthly rates 2500.00


Credit cards and personal checks accepted.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.

Amenities

Suwannee River House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1665 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • River
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Downstairs basement bathroom
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • A queen sized air mattress and a Pack and Play for infants and toddlers is available.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Notes:
Dish satellite with Sirius music is available. Small VHS library for children. Internet access.

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