|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
This one bedroom with closet, one bath cabin has a pull out sofa in the living room and views of the river from the living room and deck.
If you need to connect with the world just plug in your laptop and get on line or fire up the wifi.
This two acre property is fully fenced in and your dogs will love roaming the trails throughout the property.
The cabin is located on a completely native wooded acreage right on the withlacoochee river! Florida's most scenic river... Updated one bedroom one bath. Tasteful but casual mission style furnishings. Completely furnished for all your needs, linens, gourmet cooking utensils, microwave, stove, refrigerator and all the dishware and glasses you would need. The entire property is completely fenced and there is even a separate fenced in paddock close to the cabin so bring your horses to enjoy the horse friendly trails that start right down the road...
River frontage and great views from the cabin and the two decks. One is right on the river's edge overlooking the river. Sit out by the fire pit for a warm fire and roasting marshmallows on the cooler evenings.
Rob and Mike purchased this property as a get away... They wanted to be close to the Withlacoochee River, Forest and Rails to Trails bike path..... While initially only visiting the property once a month they quickly grew to love the area and all that it has to offer. About a year ago they decided to look for a permanent home in the area that would be able to accommodate their love of animals and give them space to have more... Well this summer they found the perfect place... Not far from the River House, in Sumter County a 60 acre ranch where they can raise their goats, horses and cattle on their own piece of heaven. Not wanting to completely part with the River House , they decided to rent it out as a vacation spot to travelers, so others could experience it.
Rob or Mike purchased this cabin in 2006
Picking out this River House was easy.... The first time they saw this property they wrote an offer to purchase.... It was just that simple. Where else can you find a house on stilts that makes you feel like you are in a tree house on the river!
The property has this amazing trail that winds around the woods... with gopher tortoises checking you out as you pass them, and almost the entire property is shaded by oak trees... It has a great mystical feel!
It was incredible! Clean, warm, comforting! I felt right at home! Firepit was my favorite!, grill, laundry room, canoe....it was awesome and peaceful! Our 3 dogs were in heaven and ran like crazy up and down the long driveway! They were little passed out babies when they did come in. Ran and played like crazy! Mike & Rob were so kind, even guided me when I got lost looking for the grocery store, remote, lol. Whatever questions I had, no matter how stupid, they were on it! Love you guys!
Our stay at the cabin on the river was nothing short of FANTASTIC! We are heading back there as soon as we are able. Mike and Rob are wonderful hosts, they have decorated the cabin with the neatest like trinkets. They even decorated for Halloween! The fire pit is so much fun, the perfect place to send an evening. Need to relax? Maybe a romantic get-away? You will not be disappointed! Close enough to major attractions in Tampa, but far enough away to have peace, quite and privacy. We are definitely going back, next time for a full week.
We had a great time! House was clean and organized. Our dogs loved the yard and trails nearby.
What a beautiful, hidden treasure! There wasn't a single detail that was missed. There wasn't a single thing we said, "Gee, I wish they had..." to. Do not hesitate to book this property. The owners were extremely accommodating, and the amenities listed are exactly what the said they are, if not better. The owners clearly care about this property, and it is cozy but not pretentious. We will definitely book this again in the future. Even if you live within driving distance, you'll feel like you've traveled to a piece of paradise undiscovered by the masses. Thank you to the owners for such a wonderful get-away!
We had a very nice and relaxing long weekend. Cozy one bedroom cabin on a very nice riverfront property. Fished from the dock and along the rivers edge, very nice firepit to hang out by and used the grill quite a bit. Although neighbors are somewhat close by and its not too far from civilization, it still had a very private and secluded feel and we never left the property. Never did use the kayaks or canoe either but they were available, maybe next time. I have no complaints well none except for those stairs, think I ran up and down those stairs at least a hundred times in the few days we were there. All in all, we had a lovely time.
Had a great time at your cabin! Perfect place to unwind, and our dogs loved it too! So many nice touches - from the "goody basket" on arrival to the furnishings, eclectic decor, etc. This place has loads of character, and all of the comforts of home! I only regret that I didn't book it for a day or two longer! But we will be back. Thanks!!
Located just an hour from tampa and and hour from ocala. Is a rolling agricultural and pristine florida forest... The withlacoochee river and the withlacoochee state forest as well as the longest continuous road bike path in the state. Withlacoochee state trail the trail is just a short 5 minute ride from our cabin door!!!!
At 46 miles in length, the withlacoochee state trail is presently the longest paved rail trail in florida. The trail corridor runs through small towns, ranches, and natural areas as it makes its way south from citrus springs to trilby. The trail traverses a region that offers many other outstanding recreational opportunities. Among the recreational highlights nearby are the unpaved trails in the croom area of the withlacoochee state forest, the withlacoochee river (south) canoe trail, and fort cooper state park. The withlacoochee trail will eventually join many other trails in the region, becoming part of the central florida loop.
For the trail bike users there is the croom trail: forest - croom off-road bike trail. This network of single-track forms two loops of 12 and 35 miles.
Actual trail length, including connectors, is over 55 miles. Trails consist of florida uplands, sweeping cross country trails (wooded and open) to abandoned mines and challenging pits and drop-offs. Check kiosks sites for trail maps.
Hiking trails start right from the cabin door... With the withlacoochee state forest trail head just 3 miles from the cabin. For a dip into the primordial wilderness that envelopes the withlacoochee river on its northward flow to the gulf of mexico, take a short jaunt to nobleton (hernando county) for a nature trail that showcases some of the biggest cypresses around. The trail is entirely in the shade of the floodplain forest – and loops around several sinkholes, including one with this massive cypress in it. It intersects with the orange-blazed florida trail in an upland pine forest, a separate 7-plus mile adventure.
A lesser-known part of withlacoochee state forest, the oxbow trail is on the northernmost tract of the forest along the withlacoochee river, the trails and campsites all eagle scout projects. While the easy-to-follow big loop trail is a popular circuit for families and folks taking their dogs on a walk, the tougher-to-follow but more visually satisfying addendum, the oxbow nature trail, makes its way out to the very tip of the peninsula, providing excellent scenic views of the river from a variety of perspectives. Riverside camping is open to individuals and groups who obtain a free permit from the division of forestry.
Kayaking or canoeing the withlacoochee river right from the cabin in our two kayaks made available to renters. Within an hour of orlando and tampa, the withlacoochee river meanders through an unspoiled cypress forest in rural florida. It ranks as one of florida’s most scenic rivers, and yet, it’s uncrowded and unspoiled. (on a sunny winter weekend when i visited, an 8-mile paddle involved seeing only one canoe. The count for alligators? Four.)
The river, florida’s fourth largest, winds through the withlacoochee state forest, a wild, natural region with many options for picnics and photography .
For the gay or lesbian traveler the sawmill camp ground is just 5 miles from the cabin. Sawmill is the premier gay and lesbian community in the southeast.
Relax at the heated outdoor
Clothing optional pool, experience the tranquility of the spacious grounds, walk around ricki lake with towering cypress trees along the withlacoochie.
Campers dance the night away in woody's nightclub and enjoy shows at the main stage inside the massive courtyard. Enjoy all 3 bars, various themed events, entertainment, daily activities and delicious food 365 days a year!
There are u-pick blueberry farms nearby, horseback riding and weeki wachee resort.... The only city of live mermaids! Is only 25 minutes away...
Buccaneer bay florida's only spring fed water park!
Enjoy white sandy beach, thrilling flume rides, beach volleyball, lazy river ride, lil' mates cove and much more!!
Please note that only the swimming area at buc bay is open daily (365 days a year). The water slides, lazy river and kiddie pool (Caribbean cove), are currently operating Saturday's and Sunday's only thru September 29, 2013.
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Property Damage Protection||$49|