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Lake front home for your pleasure,

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleep 10

Charming and well maintained, this home is located on beautiful 7800 acre Santa Fe Lake that will allow you to relax and enjoy your time in Florida. With a dock, clean beach and boat ramp 3 minutes away you can enjoy swimming, fishing, and boating at your leisure. The homes interior, with hardwood floors through-out, has a large living room and an enclosed porch that has a full view of the lake and beach. A large outside covered porch and open deck will allow you to enjoy the breeze while you enjoy your dinner and drinks. Located 25 minutes from Gainesville and the University of Florida cultural events and fine dining abound; or you can drive 50 minutes to Jacksonville and take in an NFL game. Golf course are as close as 5 minutes and PGA course are located in the Jacksonville / Ponte Vedra area. This peaceful setting is for those who wish to enjoy nature but need to have the option of a night life and cultural events. Great place for a family vacation to allow you to slow down.

Please be aware hurricane Irma completely destroyed the dock and bulkhead. House was not damaged, the deck was just replaced and the lake is still usable.

Golf Details: Keystone Country Club - 5 minutes.

Sawgrass Country Club - 75 minutes. Players Stadium Club - 75 minutes.

Numerous other Country Clubs within 60 minutes

More Details

Ken Dixon
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2018

About Ken Dixon

Have been on the lake since childhood and now live three miles down the lake from the rental property. Love lake activities and still actively ski; could not imagine living any where else.

Ken Dixon purchased this house in 2006

Why Ken Dixon chose Melrose

The property is located next to my parents and they help me with the property.


Melrose House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom - 1 double
    Bedroom - 1 double
    Bedroom - 1 double
    sun room - 2 sleep sofa /futon , sun room
  • 3 rooms with one double bed each. Sun room has two double futons.
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Television
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat Dock
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Pedal Boat
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 3 beach chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • paddle boating
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Smoking allowed outside on deck.


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(13 traveler reviews)

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Lake front home for your pleasure,
average rating of 3.9230769 based on 13 reviews

Great value.

  • 5 of 5

This is a very nice lake cottage. The well deserved five star review does not mean you are staying at the Hilton. If you expect that you will not be happy. However, if you are interested in a nice place with plenty of room for a large group you have found it and you will enjoy staying at the property.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jon, Thank you for the review and look forward to seeing you in the future. Ken D
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Jacksonville, FL

Quaint cabin beautiful lake

  • 4 of 5

Everything was nice. Cabin was a bit musty but otherwise perfect setting for family get together

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It was nice, Lake Santa Fe is a beautiful lake

  • 1 of 5

It did not meet up to our standards as far as cleanliness, we had to re-wash sheets and towels and things. Had it booked for a week but only stayed the first night and found another place to go stay the rest of the week . The one room with the daybed had three mattress covers on it, the spatulas hanging outside for the grill were filthy and rusty, looked like they've never been cleaned. Floors were filthy and there was dog hair on the furniture. We did receive a portion of our money back but it needs a lot of TLC before we would venture back. Our best experience was dealing with Ken and his mother they are very nice people.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place...we will be back!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful Sunsets, very comfortable house...

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing and family friendly

  • 5 of 5

We spent 3 nights at the lake house during our kids springs break and we had great time. The neighbors are all really nice. The house had everything we needed and the beach and dock were perfect for our boys. It was a great vacation!

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Acwoth, GA

Nice Lake Setting. House is a dump.

  • 2 of 5

The house sits on a beautiful lot on Santa Fe Lake. However, it is really dated and in disrepair. There are three bedrooms which are small but okay. The two bathrooms are extremely small. We had to do plumbing repair to get the toilet in one to work, In the other, the shower stall is so small that anyone larger than about 5'6" and 140 lbs will not fit. The dining area seats 5 (4 comfortably). Many lights were either missing bulbs or didn't work. There is no wi-fi/internet so you "borrow" from next door. You must bring water for drinking. The outdoor grilling options are very limited. There was a broken beam on the porch that holds up the roof and it was a hazard. I would not go back if it were free.

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were aware of the broken beam. The reason was we had a large storm a week prior and a tree fell across the porch; taking out the beam on the outside porch and the sun porch. The entire sun porch needed to be replaced (being done this week as i type). The water is good (no sulfur or iron); some people that live in metropolitan areas may find well water different but there is nothing bad about the water supply. Was unaware of the light issue but they have all been replaced. The Wi-Fi is from next door but I own the property and my parents live there; strong signal but it is not secured. The outside grilling is limited to a large (new) charcoal grill under a covered porch with all the implements; you do need to bring your own charcoal. I live three minutes down the lake and if there are issues my response is usually immediate.. Ken Dixon
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Gator Baits Sports Bar and Grill
Blue Water Bay Restaurant
Tom's High on the Hog Real Pit Bbq
Nearest Airport
19 Miles
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Melrose, FL
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Keystone Country Club
Nearest Train
30 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Blue Water Bay
Nearest Ski
out your back door
Nearest Beach
65 Miles
St Augustine
Car: necessary

Skiing, fishing, boating, swimming, and black powder hunting outside your door. University of Florida (Gainesville) - 25 minutes. Silver Springs - 45 minutes. GoldHead Stae Park - 10 minutes. Blue Springs (tubing) - 50 minutes. Golf - 5 minutes. PGA course (Sawgrass and Stadium) -75 minutes. Jacksonville - 50 minutes.NFL stadium - 50 minutes.St. Augustine - 50 minutes. Lakefront porch and large dock - 30 seconds

Other Activities: kayaks available and paddleboat


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Rent will be expected at check in.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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