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2/1 Riverfront! Cabin-Fireplaces-Balcony-Nature-Fishing-Gulf of Mexico

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Cabin, 2 Bedrooms + Bunk Area, 1 Bath (Sleeps 5)

Our rustic-style cabin is set on a beautifully treed double lot with the Steinhatchee River its main attraction. Upstairs balcony is built right over the river, for enjoyable views of the river, along with the conservation area across from the home, which makes for a relaxing and enjoyable vacation.

Bring a small fishing boat, kayak or canoe, or rent one from the many marinas in the area, and spend some hours on the Steinhatchee River. Upstream is Steinhatchee Falls, a historic sight, and downstream is the Gulf of Mexico, known for its off-shore fishing and scalloping. We are located on the upper section of the river, where small boats are fine, but it is not deep water all the way to the Gulf.

We call our cabin 'The Riverfront Rustic'. It has solid wood walls and flooring, plain wood furniture, a great bar area with bar stools. It sits on the most lovely wooded lot overlooking the river. It is not fancy or elegant, just plain and simple with ordinary but comfortable furnishings. It is a old cabin, nothing fancy at all, but has all the basics.

'Old Florida' Getaway!: The entire setting reminds one of 'Old Florida'. The lot is a located on a dead-end road, several miles from town. With no-thru traffic, you have the peace and quiet of nature. The cabin used to be an old hunting camp, so it has several kennels located on the property. And it is up on stilts, so under the cabin is a concrete pad great for grilling, relaxing, sitting and looking at the River. Great spot for getting away from the hectic grind of regular life!

The cabin set-up: The cabin has two bedrooms, one with a queen bed, and the other with double-double bunks (kids can use the top, but adults not so good). Living room has a fireplace, and LOTS of windows viewing the River. Across the River is a nature conservation, with lots of wildlife--deer, wild pigs, turkeys, owls, eagles, etc. Also the River is full of life--otters, manatees have been scene, as well as a great spot for fishing.

The cabin is fully furnished, with all kitchen equipment and utensils, linens and bedding. Nothing fancy, just plain simple accommodations.

Location - Location - Location: Cabin located off Highway 51, down dead-end dirt road, which is perfect for a quiet and peaceful vacation. There is a small camp located on the property next to ours, but it is vacant about 95% of the time.

Main features of the cabin are the fireplaces. One fireplace upstairs in the living room, for an enjoyable and cozy evening. A second fireplace is downstairs in the large concrete area open to outdoors, great for cooking marshmallows and watching the wildlife and River.

Our little cabin is old, but our family loves the peace and quiet and nature of this area. If you don’t mind an old rustic cabin, and want some quiet time in the woods, this might be what you are looking for.

Please read my description of our property closely, as I try to describe it exactly as it is so people can decide if this is the right vacation cabin for them. We are a cabin in the woods in Florida, so be prepared for nature up close--including, unfortunately, bugs and creepy crawlers. We try our best to keep everything out of the cabin, but sometimes they come in :/.

Also, we are not deep water all the way to the Gulf. We are about 4-5 miles up river. Kayaks, canoes, and small fishing boats are great!

Larger boats need to dock in town to have close access to the Gulf. The marinas in town are clean, and safe and secure places to dock your boat, and much closer to the Gulf for getting out on the water faster for more Fun in the Sun!!

The River is regulated by the tides and it is not guaranteed a boat can make it to the cabin in low tides. And also the River can flood over the banks. It is rare but it does happen during periods of intense rain that falls in a short period of time. If flooding happens, the road may be impassible, and if this happens I do refund, reschedule or work with you on the reservation.

More Details

Owner
Bethany Mousadi, Owner/Manager
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 23, 2017

About Bethany Mousadi, Owner/Manager

We are the Mousadi Family - there are 5 of us, and we love the Steinhatchee 'Old Florida' area. This is our get-a-way cabin on the River. We bring our kayaks and spend a lot of time on the water. We also bring our boat, and dock it at River Haven Marina where we are minutes from the Gulf of Mexico for scalloping, snorkeling, fishing and enjoying the water!

We have a nice 'family friendly' cabin that we hope you will enjoy, too!

Bethany Mousadi, Owner/Manager purchased this cabin in 2004

Why Bethany Mousadi, Owner/Manager chose North Central Florida

This 'cabin in the woods' is our favorite choice for a family vacation. The kids can run and play in the big yard, ride bikes up and down the dead-end road, kayak on the water. We can enjoy the BBQ grill and the fireplace, roasting marshmellows in the evenings. We love the peace and quiet of the area, the wildlife, and the water.

Map

Car: necessary

1 hour from Gainesville

About 2 hours from Ocala

Other Activities: Shopping, Kayaking, Boating, Wildlife Viewing, Scalloping (during season; July 1 - Sept. 10)

Amenities

Steinhatchee Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • No physical damage, leave neat and tidy, dishes washed & put away, spills wiped up, trash removed, etc., (see checkout instructions in Agreement).
  • Clean up area after fish cleaning, scallop cleaning, or animal cleaning, leaving home/property free of remains, with no bad odors remaining behind
  • No Inside Pets -- NO EXCEPTIONS. If pets found to be inside home, security deposit is forfeited.
Location Type:
  • River ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - outdoor shower , Located Downstairs in Utility Room
  • The bathroom upstairs is a full bath.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 2 double , Double/Double Bunks
    Bunk Area - 2 twin/ single , 2 child bed , Single/Single Bunks
  • Bedroom #1 has a double bed; Bedroom #2 has Bunks, double on bottom, double on top. Top double bunk best for kids. The twin bunks built-in the living room also best for kids. We have a protective rail for the top bunk located in the closet for safety.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Bring your canoe or kayak or small fishing boat, and enjoy the peace and serenity on the River! Scalloping (during season; July 1 - Sept. 10)

Reviews

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average rating of 4.321429 based on 28 reviews
4

Very clean cabin

  • 4 of 5

Thank you Bethany for allowing us the opportunity to rent your cabin! We appreciated the cleanliness of the place and that it was situated right on the river. It is just as you described it, rustic with the very basics but we had no need of anything additional. All was provided in the kitchen and bathroom. The WiFi reception wasn't bad either. I barely used any of my data.

I would say however, that getting a good night's rest was never achieved by us. The mattress creaked way too much and it is not comfortable. It's the reason we left a day early. The low shower pressure I can understand because of the size of your septic tank.

Nonetheless, if you're looking for a quiet getaway to kayak, fish and just relax, Bethany's cabin is the place. She was courteous at all times and answered all my questions promptly. The neighbors are also very nice and you don't even notice them around.

Overall, I would recommend.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2017
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5

Great Cabin!

  • 5 of 5

This cabin was the perfect ending to our honeymoon. It sits right on the water, so we were able to launch the kayaks into the Steinhatchee River, paddle, and enjoy the beauty. Bethany was great at communicating all of the needed information and making herself available for questions. Even though there is an emphasis on "rustic" when reading the description, all of the modern conveniences are available--central air, satellite tv, and Internet. The location was perfect for us to rent a boat in town and go scalloping, then relax in the evenings. The mosquitos can be a bit vicious in the evenings, so bring some bug spray! :-)

We would definitely love to come back and bring some family with us the next time that we are in the area!

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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3

Good for a few nights

  • 3 of 5

Very rustic cabin on the river. Quiet setting, pretty private. The cabin really needs some updating, as the doors are not sealed and insects are getting in and the deck boards seem unsafe and need to be replaced soon. Other than that, everything worked well and we were comfortable. Would be good for kids and young adults that are used to rustic cabins.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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4

Great mini vacation

  • 4 of 5

Our stay was excellent! The house was very nice and it was quiet just like we were looking for. There was not much around the property and it rained almost the entire time but it was absolutely perfect. Definetly will be coming back next year.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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5

Great Location!!!

  • 5 of 5

Bethany was very responsive to all questions. Location in Steinhatchee, FL, is great. Property is well maintained, clean, and is as described and pictured. We enjoyed it very much and will recommend this cabin to nature lovers.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Relaxing location on the River

  • 5 of 5

It was nice to relax on the balcony, to enjoy the peace and quiet of nature. Beautiful location!

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100
Cleaning Fee $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

Not all fees apply -- please inquire as to an custom quote for your group.
For reservations over 30 days, an additional security deposit will apply.
Guests can choose to purchase Damage Insurance for $59 (non-refundable) instead of a refundable security deposit. Please ask.

Rates subject to change until reservation is secured/confirmed.
Cleaning fee required. Security deposit or damage insurance required.
NO PETS inside cabin, no exceptions. Security deposit forfeited if pets found to be inside cabin.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.