BEAUTIFUL HOME ON RIVER WITH DOCK, RAMP AND FIREPLACE!

Karen

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Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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BEAUTIFUL HOME ON RIVER WITH DOCK, RAMP AND FIREPLACE!

Welaka House Rental Photos and Description

Kick back and relax and enjoy the beauty of the river

This beautiful, newly decorated home is nestled under Spanish moss draped cypress trees with big, gorgeous views of the St. Johns and the Ocala National Forest. It is the perfect getaway to Old Florida with none of the crowds, overdevelopment and traffic. Whether you are a casual or serious fisherman, a hiker, a hunter, a reader or a boater this home and location will appeal to you. This very comfortable home, yard and dock gives a feeling of freedom and serenity that is hard to match and a peacefulness that helps you go back to a simpler, less complicated world. There are great views of the river whether you are in the nicely appointed kitchen, at the dining room table, sitting in one of our new leather reclining sofas or chair, sitting in the large screen room, out in the well-maintained St. Augustine yard or sipping your favorite beverage with a line or two in the water. Located 90 minutes from the Orlando area, 60 minutes from Jacksonville, St. Augustine or Daytona, this area, known as the “Bass Fishing Capital of the World, has a lot going on including not only bass but many salt water species as well, hiking in the nearby Welaka State Forest, bird and alligator watch on the nearby famous Oklawaha River, boating to Silver Glenn Springs or Salt Springs, ferry over to Ocala National Forest, numerous restaurants and bars nearby such as River Pub, Shrimps R Us, Palms Café Blue, marinas, bait, boat rentals and even the 18 hole Live Oak Golf Course.

Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets considered
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome

Karen

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This is our weekend retreat and a place we consider a hidden secret. We never want to leave but not retired yet so have to go back to our 'real lives'. We found this place while camping at Salt Springs and rented a boat for the day. It had just gone on the market and it was next door to a piece of property my husband had bought and sold over 20 years ago. He always wanted to be on the river but took him 20 years to make that dream come true.

Karen purchased this house in 2012

It was meant to be for so many reason and so many coincidences and fate that made this purchase possible we knew it was our destiny.

The Sunsets, The Owl That Comes Every Night Right At Dark, The Wildlife, The Fresh Breeze, The Quiet, The Smell Of The River, The View, The View, The View And The View!

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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5
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Beautiful Home on River with Dock, Ramp and Fireplace!
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews
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Beautiful Home on River with Dock, Ramp and Fireplace!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p434269vb
(386) 314-4477 (Florida, USA)
Welaka North Central Florida
Plantation, FL
5

ALI

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I stayed for a long weekend. We went boating, kayaking, fishing, hiking, antiquing, and went swimming in 2 springs. We saw lots of wildlife including an owl and a monkey.
The house we rented was pretty, extremely clean, and had a wonderful, shaded backyard overlooking the river. We cooked all our meals right there in their kitchen.
What a nice peaceful, relaxing get away. I would recommend to family and friends.
  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: I always say you will see plenty of wildlife when at the house, but a monkey, well that is a first! I hope we see one.
Glad you enjoyed the property! Thanks for being our guest
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Beautiful Home on River with Dock, Ramp and Fireplace!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p434269vb
(386) 314-4477 (Florida, USA)
Welaka North Central Florida
Ormond Beach, FL
5

DID NOT WANT TO LEAVE

  • 5 of 5
This is a wonderfully updated home on the St. Johns River on two sides. We were graciously allowed to bring our two Labs. The house is truly beautiful. Best of everything! Quiet, great fishing, perfect getaway for rest and relaxation. Everything in the home is top of the line. Views of the river from almost every room in the house. Never even had to turn on the air conditioner. Thank you Karen and Jim for perfectly wonderful vacation. Have recommended you highly!
Same time next year.
Mike and Nancy Williams
Ormond Beach, FL
  • Submitted: May 23, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Your welcome and thank you for kind words. Glad you had a memorable stay.
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Beautiful Home on River with Dock, Ramp and Fireplace!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p434269vb
(386) 314-4477 (Florida, USA)
Welaka North Central Florida
Michigan
5

CAN'T SAY ENOUGH

Can't say enough
  • 5 of 5
This place is amazing! As soon as we walked in the door we felt at home and it was just what we were searching for. All the amenities we needed and more... clean, comfortable, accommodating. Screened in porch, fire pit, outside shower were all used over and over again. We spent most of our time outside sitting on the dock, taking walks, enjoying amazing sunsets, and just relaxing!
Karen and Jim provided us with suggestions for restaurants, groceries, fishing, etc. We didn't try all of them but The River Pub and Shrimp R Us were visited more than once and the Dollar General definitely came in handy.
Already planning on our next trip back to the River House.
  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: LOVE TO HEAR IT! I know this was your first VRBO rental and little hesitant so very happy to hear it exceeded your expectations. If we can't be enjoying the sunsets glad we can share with others. Look forward to having you back.
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Beautiful Home on River with Dock, Ramp and Fireplace!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p434269vb
(386) 314-4477 (Florida, USA)
Welaka North Central Florida
St Petersburg, FL
5

I CAN'T WAIT TO GO BACK!

I can't wait to go back!
  • 5 of 5
My huband and I visited over New Years. It was so relaxing and private. The house is outstanding and I highly recommend it if you are looking to get away. We were off the grid but still had all the amenities. I can't wait to go back! The owners are a joy to work with!
  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: SO glad you enjoyed 'being off the grid' with all the comforts! We have been called a 'boutique rental' and we want our guest to feel at home and have all the comforts of home. Of course the river view is an added bonus. Look forward to having you back.
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Beautiful Home on River with Dock, Ramp and Fireplace!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p434269vb
(386) 314-4477 (Florida, USA)
Welaka North Central Florida
5

VERY PEACEFUL TIME

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I had the best time at this house. We had our 11 month old puppy with us and she had never been to Florida. We so loved the peacefulness of the area. It is very private and yet has several very nice restaurants close by. The nightly sunsets were spectacular. The house is very comfortable with all the perks of home.
  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Romantic Getaway
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Beautiful Home on River with Dock, Ramp and Fireplace!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p434269vb
(386) 314-4477 (Florida, USA)
Welaka North Central Florida
Palm Coast, FL
5

WHAT A WONDERFUL RELAXING RETREAT!

  • 5 of 5
We only live about an hour from Welaka and wanted to get away for a couple of days but didn't want to drive too far. We are so GLAD we found your home on VRBO. Everything was perfect! As soon as we walked out into the backyard and saw the spectacular view of the river we knew we'd picked the perfect place to unwind and relax. I read two books and my husband caught 8 fish (catch & release). If you decide to check out the area there are some fun local restaurants in Welaka---our favorite was Shrimp r Us. Great food, great price and old Florida atmosphere. Can't wait to return!
  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Jacksonville International
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Ft. Gates Ferry
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
US 17
Nearest Beach
40 Miles
St. Augustine Beach
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
River Pub
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Live Oak Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
River Pub
Car: necessary

A pure slice of 'Old Florida' - a hidden treasure and a place to unwind and recharge.

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Availability & Rates

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Welaka House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Holidays
Jul 4 - Jul 7
3 nights
$175
$1,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit 150
Pet Fee 100
Tax Rate 11.0%
Notes $175/night during Holidays with three night minimum

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Welaka House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Towels Provided
  • Hair Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Ice Maker
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • King size beds (1) Master Bedroom, Queen size Beds (1) Guest Bedroom, Single Beds (1) roll away
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Games ...
Outside:
  • Golf ...
  • Boat ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
Attractions:
  • churches
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • basketball court
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • skiing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Notes:
This is the place you go to get away from it all and just enjoy the beauty of the river and nature. Nearest grocery store is 9 miles away.
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