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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:
June 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.

Amenities

Steinhatchee Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • 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
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 4.2777777 based on 18 reviews
5

Very nice and quiet place

  • 5 of 5

Awesome place to stay comfort and quiet secluded

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Peaceful Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Love this place! So peaceful and relaxing over looking the river.

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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5

Awesome place!!!

  • 5 of 5

Such an awesome place. Great space and great location. We will definitely be back and hopefully book this same cabin again!

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Great place to stay !!!

  • 5 of 5

This was a great place to stay in Steinhactee. Located was perfect!The house was well organized and very clean.The description of the house was right on point. Plenty of area for us to park without any problems.

  • Submitted: May 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just about perfect

  • 4 of 5

The location was fantastic; it's hard to find a place these days with so much tranquility. Sitting by the river in the evenings, it was wonderful to not hear cars, boats, planes, people or a background hum. There is a house to the left with no trees in between, and I was concerned that we wouldn't have privacy, but the back of the house was very private and the people living there were very quiet.

The owner was fabulous to work with; she responded quickly to all questions and was very flexible. Her rental description was very detailed and let us know exactly what to expect; nothing misleading like so many I've seen. The main photo, however, is at least 10 years old, and we were a little concerned at first because it now looks more decrepit than the picture. But the inside is very comfortable and the downstairs outside fireplace is fabulous! S'mores every night.

I enjoyed kayaking this beautiful river, but even a small motor boat could not make it to/from the Gulf unless the tide is very high, so be aware. That makes for a lot less noise, though and this part of the river is much more private and natural than down by the marina and Gulf.

I took off one star because of the sulfur water. That's not unusual in "Old Florida"; we knew what to expect and came prepared with our own water for coffee and drinking, but sometimes the sulfur smell was a little overpowering. An aerator should easily fix that. We also found that the queen bed was more comfortable for a single person than two, but the owner has graciously agreed to correct that, so that we can come again. And we will come again as soon as we have a chance! What a great place this is.

  • Submitted: Dec 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Serene and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed sitting on the deck watching the river roll by. Loved the tranquility and beautiful scenery.

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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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)

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Rates & Availability

Steinhatchee Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Spring
Apr 1 2017 - Jun 23 2017
2 night minimum stay
$75
From
$100
Fri,Sat
$500
$1,200
 
 
Summer 2017
Jun 24 2017 - Sep 10 2017
2 night minimum stay
$100
From
$125
Fri,Sat
$650
$1,595
 
 
Fall Season
Sep 11 2017 - Nov 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
$75
From
$100
Fri,Sat
$500
$1,200
 
 
Winter 2017-18
Dec 1 2017 - Apr 30 2018
2 night minimum stay
$100
From
$125
Fri,Sat
$650
$1,595
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$75
From
$100
Fri,Sat
$500
$1,200
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $45 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $100
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.

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.
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