About the property
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay7 nights
Cabin, 2 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)
This private two story rustic cabin has a relaxed, authentic, old world nautical flavor. The covered expansive deck is a great place to spend lazy afternoons with the balmy ocean breeze. Come enjoy the sounds and sights of Manatees and Dolphin from your own back porch. This unique waterfront cabin is ideal for fishing, boating and many other sea-side activities. Enjoy multiple scenic island surroundings. Dock your own boat off dock in back yard. Short distance by boat to both open ocean or clear springs for swimming and snorkeling with the manatees. The stars speckle the skies at night with many shooting comets to be seen. All sorts of birds and gentle wildlife can be watched daily from your porch-swing or rockers as otters love to come up on the sea-wall to play. Inside the cabin the the water views can be viewed on all sides even while cooking in the kitchen. Catch your own bait for fishing with our pen-fish cages off the edge of the dock. Enjoy ocean breezes while lounging in your hammock as dolphins swim by. Don't forget to visit the world renown wildlife park close by where you'll see pictures of Steve Erwin, the famous crocodile hunter, feeding the Manatees. Yes, there is also a live alligator show. Experience a unique vacation away from the clamor of city life yet close enough to Disney and Busch Gardens to have some amusement park fun. Also, beach, water park and live mermaid shows close by. Check out article on this property:
* Please note: There is a Exterior Staircase to main living area on the 2nd floor; there is an Interior SPIRAL staircase (steep & tight) that can be more difficult for seniors, larger, or handicapped visitors to navigate.
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- Response time:
- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- May 12, 2018
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I could sit on the porch for days
This place was pretty special. Every morning my husband and I sat out on the front porch to drink coffee and enjoy the serene natural landscape. We were greeted EVERY morning by two bald eagles, tons of different birds, and dolphins. A cute otter visited in the afternoon and we even saw a manatee one day! If you love nature and things left untouched the way it was intended to be- then this is the perfect place for you. Sidenote-the bugs are a bit of a nuisance but the locals let us in on a little secret....buy Calgon morning glory scented spray and they will leave you alone and it doesnt have all the nasty chemicals as bugspray.
The cabin, itself, had a very lived in look and feel, which we liked, and supplied all our needs during our stay.
After we left, the owner did contact us about some damage that the housekeeper noticed while cleaning after our stay that we had no idea about. Unfortunately, I know accidents happen but we have never gone through a process like that before and didn't know what to expect. Together, we couldn't figure out what caused it. This incident could have completely ruined our vacation but the owner was very professional, handled and communicated the situation quickly and in the best possible way.
We hope to return next year! Seriously breathtaking views and wildlife, nice neighbors, safe neighborhood and a friendly owner who manages incidents fairly and professionally.
Very cool location off the beaten path. Close to nature. We got to see an otter, dolphins, some blue crabs. Close to Kings Bay, the Chaz, Weeki Watchi, etc. We kayaked several area springs. Fished in the gulf, pulled in some gorgeous trout! We really enjoyed ourselves. Only complaint, was Wi-Fi was on the fritz.
Great location very scenic
This was a very calming and relaxing place to stay. The scenery & wildlife was outstanding.
Peaceful, tranquil, serene, natural, rustic respite.
This place is so unique. Once on the property there is a feeling of being far away from the bustle of the rest of the world.
Awesome Place to Stay
We had a great time staying here. We caught grouper on artifical plugs and had fun swimming at the springs. The cabin was very nice and the views were amazing! The owner was very polite and helpful. We will definitely be back again!
Not as represented
The furnishings are dated, the sleeping accommodations are poor, the linens are of poor quality, the dishes are inadequate, the grill is disgusting, the towels are limited for the number of guests the property can accommodate, and feel like sand paper. DO NOT use their dock unless you have a flat bottom boat or you will be replacing your prop, the water from this property to the scallop beds is approximately 1 - 1.5 feet deep. The furnishings are dated, and of poor quality. Word of advice - take pictures of the interior and exterior for damage, we found damage to the exterior upon our arrival and the owner then blamed the damage on me, and withheld a portion of our deposit.
Wow - I simply notified my tenant that there was some damage reported by my property manager and that I would let him know as it was assessed . . he immediately threatened with bad reviews & google slander (I have not even made repairs yet or reported damage). He did send me a photo of him shucking scallops on the wood deck just outside the main slider into my house, which took my maid a lot of extra time & effort to clean upper & lower decks - who does this? All my reviews are excellent, the previous tenant rebooked for next year already . . There should be more protection for owners from the extortion of mean spirited reviews.
Swim with the Manatees, Dine at Restaurants by Boat Access
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Contact owner for holiday rates. A 3% charge for Credit Card transactions, no charge for Bank Drafts.