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Richard Jordan

Member since: 2000
Speaks: english

Lakefront, Pool-Heated Screened, Hot Tub, Log Home, & Rec House

63 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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North Central Florida House Rental Photos and Description

3 bedrooms and sofa bed, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 10

Come enjoy 'Old Florida'; sprawling live oak trees, smell the flowers and listen to the birds and insects while you stroll the 300 ft. wooden walkway lined with banana trees and tropical plants on your way to the lake. This log home with interesting art work from around the world, and with screened-in, heated pool is a vacation into itself. But from this central location consider this: Atlantic coast - 1 hr; Gulf Coast - 1 1/2 hrs, Disney - 2 hrs, and U of FLA - 15 miles. Within 20 miles there's 10 lakes, rivers, streams, crystal clear springs for fishing, canoeing, kayaking, and swimming. Experience the diversity!

Screened in Pool Room for Family Gatherings: Enjoy the outdoors without the bugs. There's access to the pool room directly from double doors from the kitchen. Sit around with ample seating, and enjoy a cool drink. Come and enjoy a natural Florida. Also, enjoy a the Hot Tub in the screened in room.

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Richard Jordan (Owner)
Member since: 2000
Speaks: english

About Richard Jordan

I have been in the Vacation Home Rental business for about 20 years. I was traveling to different areas, and renting homes, as opposed to hotel rooms; since I enjoyed the comfort of a home, I thought, 'Why not get into the business'. I live a short distance from the Log House on Lake Jeffords, so, if you have a problem, just call me. Thanks, Rich

Richard Jordan purchased this house in 1995

Why Richard Jordan chose North Central Florida

I choose this location because of the quiet, peaceful outdoor location, the character of the Log House, and the private lake.The sunsets are fabulous.


based on 63 traveler reviews

Lakefront, Pool-Heated Screened, Hot Tub, Log Home, & Rec House
average rating of 4.8095236 based on 63 reviews
Collisville IL.

Lakeside home in Hawthorne FL.

  • 5 of 5

My experience at this property was outstanding. It was very relaxing and my entire party was impressed. We were able to catch fish, sail around the lake and overall destress. The home was rustic and very comfortable. The only thing we needed was food and our swimsuits, although there were additional suits available. I would recommend this property very highly.

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2008
  • Stayed: Apr 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic stay

  • 4 of 5

Amazing property. It was great to take our kids there, 16 years after we first visited as a couple. Family loved driving up and visiting for the day - from Ocala and Miami. Fishing was amazing, lots of catfish and bream. Kids loved the pool, rec room and fishing and say, "Stay here if you want to have fun!"

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect family vacation

  • 5 of 5

Perfect vacation get away. We loved it. The cabin has so many amazing personal touches. From the decor all the way to kitchen utensils and equipment and noodles for the pool. We had not one problem or complaint. Wifi is a little touchy, but we were there to escape, relax, and do absolutely nothing. And this was the perfect place to do all of the above. We will return for sure.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Lara. Looking forward to your return. Rich
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Wonderful Family Weekend!

  • 5 of 5

With 2 active young boys (8 and 9 years old), we wanted a property that was a great get-away, but one that would help the boys keep busy. We were not disappointed! We spent an entire weekend with no electronics, other than cuddling up one night to watch Star Wars from the video library.

We canoed, swam in the pool, made Smore's over the fire, and spent many hours playing games in the yard. The rec room is an absolute MUST, as we had a great weekend long ping pong tournament. It was also a great layout in that the children could have their own space, but not be too far away.

The cabin is well stocked and we didn't want or need for anything. It has all the conveniences with the country charm of 'escaping city life'.

It was very clean and the owner was very communicative throughout the booking and answered all our questions.

This is a wonderful cabin for couples and/or families. Highly recommended.

Only 2 hours drive from Tampa.

Thanks Richard!

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Shelley, Glad you all had fun. When we set up this vacation rental home, we had in mind just what you touched upon. A place where both adults and kids could have fun. Thanks, Rich
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Yulee, FL

Heaven on earth!!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had an amazing week in your home. Everything was wonderful!!! We enjoyed the pool and my husband enjoyed fishing on the dock. The outside grill was very nice and there was plenty of gas. It is so peaceful here and we could really relax. Having internet was important as we listen to so much jazz on line. The grocery store is very close, which made it convenient. We were fortunate enough to see the bald eagles flying around too. Can't think of one thing to complain about, it was all very, very nice. Thank you so much Mr. Jordon for the opportunity to enjoy this home, it is wonderful. We will be back next year, for sure!! (can't wait) Thanks- Renee and Claude LeBrun, Yulee, FL.

  • Submitted: May 18, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Renee and Claude it was a pleasure meeting you. Thank you for given me the heads up on several items you thought would be an improvement for future guests. I ordered the fastest internet connection from AT & T. We look forward to your return. Rich
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Sarasota, Florida

Perfect Getaway for the Whole Family

  • 4 of 5

Our family of six enjoyed a relaxing and fun-filled weekend at this beautiful property. We were in town for our son's graduation from UF, and were looking for a place we could all stay together and also hold a small extended family and friends celebration for the grad on Saturday afternoon. It ended up being a perfect day as the "kids" all enjoyed the pool, hot tub, rec room, canoe, etc. We brought a corn hole set and placed it under the beautiful oak trees ... which provided perfect shade all afternoon for our family competition. The log house is adorable, decorated with an eclectic mix of art and memorabilia. Everything was very clean, towels are comfy and plentiful. The kitchen is well stocked ... just bring your food. The property is located on a dirt road, with a beautiful lake in the backyard. It truly was a treat to escape the hectic pace of life for a few days. And to top it off ... Rich was fantastic and worked with us on a few timing matters which made our weekend stress-free and absolutely perfect. Thank you so much Rich! We will be back!!!

  • Submitted: May 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Shari, for leaving everything in such good shape. Look forward to your return.
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Outdoor lovers----come and enjoy. Just sit by the lake, and enjoy the beautiful sunsets. Or---enjoy the heated, screened in pool and Hot Tub.


Rates & Availability

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100
Tax Rate 11.0%

When you rent the main property, the Rec House can be used for $10.00 per day with a maximum charge of $50.00. Also, an extra canoe for rent at $10.00 per day with a maximum charge of $50.00.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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North Central Florida House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Filtered Water
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking On Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom - 2 double
    Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
    Ohter - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • 1 room with two double beds, 1 room with one king/queen and child beds, 1 childrens beds
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Bicycles
  • Binoculars
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 14 garden chairs
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
1 Queen, 2 full, 2 twin trundle bed, 1 sleeper sofa. Tropical landscaping on 3 areas. Dock and 12' x 12' dining gazebo on lake, canoe included in rental cost.

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