The RIVER HOUSE (built in 2001)sits on the quiet banks of the Withlacoochee River, well protected from the hustle and bustle that most of us try to escape from. The property is four acres of oak hammocks and native vegetation that is cleared enough for a peaceful walk and bird watching but also maintained in a way to give the house plenty of privacy.
The river is great for swimming, canoeing, kayaking and fishing (bass, pan fish). However, most guests prefer to just sit on the porch, dock or swing and watch the river flow on by.
The house has plenty of windows, ceiling fans throughout, central heat/air, washer, dryer, linens, appliances and kitchen utensils, outdoor grill and use of canoe or kayaks.
The RIVER HOUSE has been my family's retreat for 15+ years (prior to our purchacing, the property was owned by our grandparents for 50+ years). It was the gathering point for our large family for many years for holiday cookouts, campouts and get aways. Much of our time is spent tubing, kyacking and fishing the river.
Ron purchased this house in 1996
We spent the month of March at the beautiful River House in 2015. What a great place. We loved having coffee and meals on the screened-in porch listening to the birds and having a gorgeous view of the river. Lots of fantastic paved trails for walking and biking were nearby. Tennis courts in Brooksville. The place was clean and spacious. The owners, welcoming and helpful. I'll miss soaking my feet in the refreshing river during cocktail hour. It was always a pleasure to return to the River House if away for the day.
This place was clean and very well cared for and almost new. The river was close by the front screened deck, and there was lots of peace and quiet. We were exploring the river in the boats provided and had a great time. We even saw an otter playing. Fishing was fun, the river is swimable, but was a bit cool when we were there. Every thing was even better than we expected. The owners were wonderful always helpful if needed. There is dish tv, but no way to get on line, but that can be part of the escape too. Loved our time there.
*For the golfers; there are numerous courses within a 15 mile radius.
*For the more athletic; the Withlacoochee State Trail is 3 miles from the house and offers road biking, mountain biking and hiking.
*For the strollers (those that prefer antique shops and quaint little shops); Dade City is only 8 miles and Brooksville is 15miles.
*For the Theme Park lovers; Orlando is 1 ½ hour, Tampa is 1 hr. and Weekee Wachee is 45 minutes away.