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Suwannee River Vacation Rental 'Do-Less' River House on Water

29 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Minimum Stay
2 nights


Mayo House Rental Photos and Description

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-8)

This great vacation rental house that is wheelchair accessible sits on a large shaded acre lot right on the Historic Suwannee River.This is a perfect place where you can hop in one of the 4 Kayaks provided for you or the canoe & take a beautiful & peaceful trip down the river or have your choice of Boating,(there is a floating dock for your boat at the house) Fishing, Jet skiing, Swimming, or just lay back and listen to nature all out your back door. There are also plenty of Caves to Dive in the surrounding Springs. What a Great Florida Vacation!!

The wood floors & wood ceilings give the very open & spacious house a warm & cozy atmosphere. The two bedrooms and the living room have their own TV's with Direct TV. The kitchen that is open to the living room with a beautiful view of the Suwannee River is fully equipped with everything you need for a memorable vacation. All the sheets ,towels and blankets are there too. Just show up!!

The three level deck that leads to the floating dock also leads to stairs that will take you to a little private beach. It's nice just to sit and watch the Suwannee River flow or jump in with a float or use one of the 4 kayaks and flow with it to Blue Springs just a short trip down river. There is a boat ramp 1 mile from the house to launch your boat. There's a lot you can do in the surrounding areas or you can stay at the house and just RELAX! It's your vacation So Do more or 'DO-LESS' the choice is yours..................................


Sun-Thurs.......$120 a night

Fri & Sat..........$140 a night

7 Night Special.....$750


Mayo-7 MILES (Grocery store, Hardware store, Dollar store, Bait&Tackle, Barbecue, Home Cooking Buffet, Subway, Gas Stations)

Perry-25 MILES (Wal-Mart, Grocery Stores, K-Mart, Restaurants)

Branford-28 MILE ( Restaurants, Hardees, Hardware Store)

Live Oak-30 MILES (Lowes, Wal-Mart, Restaurants, Shopping, Walgreens Drug Store)

Steinhatchee- 32 miles(Gulf Coast) Fishing, Scalloping, Charter Fishing, Good Seafood Restaurants, Boat Rentals)

Keaton Beach-44 MILES (Gulf Beach, Swimming, Boating, Fishing)

Gainsville-66 MILES (Shopping, Nightlife, Restaurants, Mall)

Valdosta, Ga.-72 MILES (Wild Adventures Theme& Water Park)

Tallahassee-80 MILES (Everything)


Blue Springs(State Park)-2 MILES (Good Swimming) Fun

Charles Springs-14 MILES (Swimming)

Peacock Springs(State Park)-15 MILES (Good Cave Diving)

Ichetucknee Springs-30 MILES (Great Tubing, Swimming)

Fanning Springs(State Park)-53 MILES (Great Swimming, Beautiful)

Manatee Springs(State Park)-65 MILES (Great Swimming, Beautiful)

Spirit of Suwannee Music Park-25 MILES

Keywords: House right on the water on 3/4 acre lot with trees. Big porch on the back facing the River. Double carport ,Fire pit & 3 Level Deck & Floating dock to keep your boat. 4 kayaks & canoe.

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible

Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
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October 12, 2016
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based on 29 traveler reviews

Suwannee River Vacation Rental 'Do-Less' River House on Water
average rating of 4.9310346 based on 29 reviews
Fitzgerald Ga.

Great home away from home

  • 5 of 5

We just got back from staying here. It's a great place to stay everything was so nice and clean. We enjoyed fishing off the dock and riding and fishing the river.we visited a couple little springs along the river too. Went into town and ate at two of the little restaurants there in Mayo. The little cafe and the Bisquit company I believe it was called. We would love to come back and stay here again and bring family with us. It was just a anniversary get a way for us this time. Only thing I found kinda odd was that we had to put the sheets on our own bed. Totally recommend this place to anyone looking for a nice quite relaxing time away.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So Thankful for another Great review! I am so glad you got to enjoy not only the River but also some of the surrounding springs. I also want to explain about the sheets not being on the beds when you arrive. When ever I go anywhere I have always wondered if the sheets on the beds are really clean so I leave the sheets off the bed so the guests will know they are for sure clean. Thank you for expressing your feelings on this because it has given me the idea of letting quests know ahead of time.
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Winter Haven, FL

Peace and quiet...

  • 5 of 5

We rent the Do-Less every year to get some peace and quiet and lots of family time and defiantly to take the kids to the springs and this year was no different. In fact we just got home from 2 relaxing weeks there. This was our 4th year renting and as always we were very happy and content there. In fact, it feels like coming home every year and we all feel sad leaving. I love that it is right on the Suwannee River and has a private dock because we take our boat and ride up and down the river.

This year my mom and dad came up there for 2 days to stay with us and when they went to leave, my dad said he noticed all the wood carvings throughout the house. He donated an alligator to the house that he had carved. He said he knew I loved it there and wanted to donate it to the cabin.

I know that every time we stay there now, I will feel even more at home knowing a piece of my dad will be there in my favorite home away from home.

Thank you so much again for lending us your Do-Less every year. See you next year

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It makes my heart feel good when I read a review like this. Sometimes I don't realize how many great memories we help make for our guests. I also like the comment about the cabin feeling like "Home"because that is how I want it to feel. So glad too that you make use of the decks & the floating dock. I can't wait to see the wood carving of the alligator you Dad carved for the cabin...what a treasure!
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  • 4 of 5

Mu husband and I just spent a week at the Do-Less River House. A bit off the beaten track, but that's one reason that it is so enjoyable. The peace and quiet was just what we needed. The river was about 7' above normal and running a bit swiftly, so we forewent the water activities and just enjoyed sunning on the dock. Some days were a little cooler so we traveled half an hour or so to Ichnetucknee, Peacock and Ginnie Springs. What a delight to see that clear teal water. Simply stupendous.

The cabin was comfortable and aside from needing some soap, was just great. TV service was good, but WIFI is not available. I

If you're looking for a quiet place to unwind, you will love this property.

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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So relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

We just spent the past weekend here and I can't say enough good things about the experience. The house is great, well stocked, clean and so comfy cozy from the furniture right down to the pillows. We were 6 adults, plenty of room. There was plenty of fire wood and we enjoyed a great blaze each of our two nights and the grill worked well. OH and we also found the ping pong table..LOL good times! The owners were a breeze to work with and responded in a timely manner! Thanks for making this available for others to enjoy.

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So awesome to hear you all enjoyed your time at the "Do-Less" River House. I am also glad you all found the ping pong table. One of our guests that have been coming for the last 3 years gave that to us for guests to use & again the firepit seems to be everybodys favorite. Thank you so much for letting us know how much you enjoyed stay.
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fortieth anniversary

  • 4 of 5

We spent a wonderful week at this cabin on the Suwannee. Coffee on the deck, fished off the dock and kayaked up and down the river. Would return again except --- the mattress on the master bed was like sleeping on a bowl of dry corn flakes, could not even move. Hope it is replaced when we return to try again.

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Suwannee River Trip

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I traveled from the NE Coast to the river,and the peacefulness was AMAZING!We often look for places to stay that are Old Florida,and this cottage did not disappoint.The house was perfect,and the buffet in the kitchen with the marble top is to die for!We roamed,we read on one of the three docks,ate dinner by candlelight and grilled out either on the grill or over the fire pit.Our only drawback was the lack of cell phone service(we own a business),but have learned that you can buy an extra card for you cell which will amp up the service.This is a visit we hope to take next year,and would highly recommend this river cottage(handicapped friendly in the front)

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased to hear that more of our guests enjoyed their time at The "Do-Less" River House. The island in the kitchen is my favorite piece in the house also. There is some history to it too. I am also glad you made use of all 3 decks & the firepit seems to be a favoriite of most guests. The great thing about being at the river is the choice of just sitting back and relaxing or kayaking, canoing or visiting the surrounding springs.
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Mayo House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Waterfront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Double Sinks
  • 2
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Can be put together to make a King.
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • DVD Player ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
  • churches
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Kayaks, Paddles, Life Jackets, Fire Pit ( with wood ) Canoe,

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