|Minimum Stay||4 - 7 nights|
Experience the beauty of Jacksonville at Buccaneer Retreat, our house on the St. Johns River. Ideal for your large group, wedding, or family reunion, it boasts lovely sunsets and sunrises, 3 docks, a salt water pool, and furnishings, all on 3 secluded acres!Buccaneer Retreat is a custom-built home on a tributary of the river, wonderfully isolated and yet close enough to the city to be <br/><br/>easily accessible. The huge back yard (croquet, anyone?) opens onto the St. Johns, where you can watch stately cruise ships debark for the high seas, and occasionally glimpse a manatee or pod of dolphins swimming past. The fishing is great, the canoeing and kayaking nothing short of breathtaking, and the birdwatching is world-class. Bring your boat and jet skis and head out to the Intracoastal or even the Atlantic. You’ll never tire of exploring the twists and turns of our beautiful river!<br/><br/>When you’ve enjoyed the natural beauty of northeast Florida, turn to other delights, such as our big swimming pool with lounging and casual dining space. Fenced for safety, it is adjacent to a large, open paved area you can use for receptions, parties, and open-air meetings . . . or simply as an extension of your outdoor living and sunbathing space! <br/><br/>At some point you will have to come inside, and you’re in for a pleasant surprise – the interior of Buccaneer Retreat is designed entirely for your comfort and relaxation. From big HDTVs to sink-right-in-and-never-want-to-move-again couches to 6 beautifully appointed bedrooms (and a futon for 2 extra overnight guests!), this house is made for big groups. <br/><br/>Pause a moment in the living room, where a fireplace focuses the room between long banks of windows. French doors lead out to the deck. You can even watch HDTV from the comfort of padded chairs on the deck!<br/><br/>The kitchen and dining areas are palatial at Buccaneer Retreat, so multiple cooks can work comfortably together. The dining room is flanked by windows, while the kitchen boasts plenty of counter space (including a breakfast bar) and appliances. The cabinets are full of cookware, dishes, and utensils, so you know you can prepare and serve a feast to family and friends.<br/><br/>The views continue when you seek out the bedrooms at Buccaneer Retreat. The master suite is the jewel in the crown, an enormous room with a king-sized bed, wall-mounted HDTV, en-suite bath (with walk-in shower) and 3 walls of windows. Water views, dramatic sunsets, and all manner of beautiful vistas greet you through the windows of this room!<br/><br/>Each of the other 5 bedrooms contains a queen-sized bed, except one that has a king. The rooms are all unique, beautifully decorated, and quiet, with water views and convenient baths. There are 5.5 bathrooms at the house, so nobody waits in line during the morning rush!<br/><br/>The formal living room isn’t the only gathering spot indoors. There is also a family room with a fully stocked kitchenette, dining table, overstuffed chair with ottoman (great for naps!), and recliners. It opens out onto the second-floor balcony, which runs the length of the house. And there are splendid views of water and landscape from every bedroom. <br/><br/>Buccaneer Retreat is a truly unique house, set in the heart of Jacksonville’s most beautiful countryside. From here you can easily visit Fort Caroline’s French Settlement, Hanna Park, and historic Mayport. (Be sure to take the ferry!) Airport access is easy too, in case some guests are flying in.<br/><br/>Come enjoy the natural beauty of one of Florida’s most beautiful and historic waterways while staying in a luxurious family home in splendid seclusion. Buccaneer Retreat awaits you! Book today.
My name is Steve Milo and I stay in Vacation Rental Homes when I travel both domestically and abroad. I own several vacation rental homes and listen carefully to our guests and their feedback and then opened my company Vacation Rental Pros in 2006! Our greatest compliment is when our guests refer our web site to their friends and relatives. AND, now Vacation Rental Pros is managing over 825 properties in Ft Myers Beach, Orlando, St Augustine Beach, Daytona Beach, Palm Coast and Ponte Vedra Beach. Our guests and their great 'word of mouth' have helped us expand to over 825+ vacation rentals. We booked over 15,000 rentals and received over 5,000 guest reviews in 2014.
The house is nice, good open space for the group of us to be together. The salt water pool was lovely! But the real star is the property itself. It felt so private and peaceful. We hung out on the dock on the point watching the river and wildlife a lot. And there was yard space for bocchi ball and croquet with the kids! It was really wonderful.