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Robin Etter

Member since: 2003
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Speaks: english

Suwannee River Cabin and Kayak Getaway

66 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

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Rustic and Romantic getaway-2 BR 2 BA Riverfront Cabin

This charming and rustic cabin overlooks the beautiful Suwannee River in North Florida. Magnificent views, secluded, romantic. Includes Wifi but no TV. There is a DVD/TV and movies but no channels.

Features 2 kayaks and a canoe, wood stove (wood is supplied), outdoor fire pit, hammock and tire swing.

Dock available for boats. Great fishing and bird watching.

Perfect for honeymooners. kayakers, snorkelers, nature lovers.

Just 15 minutes from the Ichetucknee State Park entrance for tubing. Many other springs nearby.

A-frame shape, with vaulted wood ceilings, wood floors, a large deck with picnic table and grill, and tremendous views of the river.

Things to do:: Cabin includes the use of two kayaks, 1 canoe, plus pads, paddles and life jackets

Bring your boat and tie up to the dock. Nearest boat launch is 5 river miles away.

Tubing down the nearby Ichetucknee River - 15 minutes away

Swimming and fishing right off the bank of the Suwannee River

Snorkeling in nearby Ginnie Springs, Hart Springs, Little River Springs or Troy Springs

Bird watching- Many fascinating and exotic Florida water birds and birds of prey.

Hiking in nearby Oleno and Ichetucknee State Parks.

Bike riding (rails-to-trails bike path entrance is 10 minutes away in Branford).

Antiquing (High Springs,FL, 30 minutes away, very quaint town for lunch and shopping).

Build a campfire in our fire pit. Play on the tire swing or snooze in the hammock next to the river.

Things to do::

This is a great place to see the real Florida, away from the theme parks, full of cow pastures, pine forests, live oak stands, fields of wildflowers, and assorted wildlife such as jumping sturgeon, deer, opossum, armadillo, alligator, fox, turkey, beaver, otter and many birds. Catch your own fish! We have a gas grill on the back deck. Catfish, bass and bream are plentiful.

Closest towns:: The closest town of Branford, FL is a 10-minute drive along dirt roads.

High Springs - 1/2 hour

Gainesville is the nearest big town - 1 hour away.

Tallahassee is 1 and 1/2 hours away.

Jacksonville is 2 hours away.

Orlando is 2 and 1/2 hours away.

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Robin Etter (Owner)
Member since: 2003
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Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a wonderful stay! You have a gorgeous house and we enjoyed it. We loved that we had no phones or tv for the weekend. It was great just to hang out and enjoy the beautiful weather. Thank you for letting us stay at your cabin. We will be booking again in the future.
Oct 2014
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based on 66 traveler reviews

Suwannee River Cabin and Kayak Getaway
average rating of 4.969697 based on 67 reviews

Most amazing vacation ever!

  • 5 of 5

This property is amazing. Some friends and I came here for a few days and we had such a terrific time! We really relaxed and enjoyed eachothers company. We cooked every night and the cabin had everything cooking wise you could imagine. The doc was were we spent mostly all of our time, and we even watched sturgeons jump right out of the water! We are already talking about booking this trip again! If you're thinking about staying here, stop thinking and just do it you will not regret it!

  • Submitted: May 11, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Owner's Response: Dear Amber and family, So glad you had a good time on the river! It takes a day or so to settle into the rhythm and you surely found it! Thanks for staying - we look forward to your next visit and hearing of your adventures! Robin and Scott
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Did it again!

  • 5 of 5

Larry and I were here New Years 2015 weekend for our honeymoon (see previous review) and fell in love with the cabin and it's surroundings. Needless to say it did not take us long to make the decision to book again and we're there 3 months later. This trip, we decided to take the girls, who totally got it and had the same serenity feeling as Larry and I did.

We highly recommended this cabin for birthday, anniversary, or just to get away!

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad the girls enjoyed the Suwannee River with you! Thank you for returning and being great guests at the cabin. :)
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Magic place, a true hidden gem!

  • 5 of 5

I have to start by saying Robbin was so accommodating and very responsive, great communication thank you so much!

The house is wonderful, they really paid attention to every single detail. The layout of the house is great for families and the decoration is amazing. Many people I showed pictures to they couldn't believe this is still florida. We got there on a really cold night and we started the wood stove right away. They had wood right there for us to start the fire. We couldn't notice how close we were to the river until the next morning. The views of the Suwannee river were beyond amazing, the morning fog was beautiful. The beds were really comfortable and I really loved all the personal touches the house had.

The deck was lovely! we had lunch there on our second day and it was awesome. The house has everything you need for your stay to be perfect. Fully equipped.

It was not hard for us to get there (and it was really dark at night), Robbin gave us very clear instructions which help us to find the house. Although android GPS gave us perfect instructions as well, but it was nice to have the back up instructions form Robbin to know we were on the right direction.

I will definitely come back, this place is worth the drive from Miami ;) If you are looking for a relaxing get away, this is definitely the place you want to go to.

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying at the cabin and for appreciating the rustic setting! So glad you were able to make a warm fire and enjoy a bit of cold in Florida. Please come back again anytime - we would love to have you as our guests! Robin and Scott
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Highly recommended

  • 5 of 5

Location is perfect for whoever enjoys the quiet outdoors. Loved the way everything was set up and provided. I would definitely come here again. Thanks again for everything!

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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Owner's Response: So glad you had a good weekend! Thanks for being great guests!
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Amazing - could not have asked for more!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful cabin with breathtaking scenery and fantastic amenities. My family and I had a wonderful time and really appreciated having the canoe and kayaks. It's a great feeling when your teenagers say "Dad, you did good" and give you a high-five :-) Great communication with Robin and the directions provided were extremely accurate - so accurate that we chuckled at few of the turns - "there[s the pine forest"... Robin, thank you so much for a funtastic family weekend getaway! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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Owner's Response: Thank you so much for staying on the river at our cabin! So glad your family had the opportunity to connect! Happy spring and best wishes, Robin and Scott Etter
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Better than even hoped for, but bring your GPS with you. It's worth finding!

  • 5 of 5

My girlfriend and I stayed for a 3 day weekend and just loved it. Everything is there. Even plenty of seasoned wood for the fire pit.

It's peaceful and quiet with a great deck for morning coffee.

Very clean and well equipped as well.

We will definitely be back!

Thanks again,


  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Car: necessary

Suwannee River riverfront,- Branford, FL

15 minutes from the Ichetucknee State Park South Entrance

1/2 hour from High Springs, FL

One hour from Gainesville, FL

Other Activities: canoeing

Golf: Worms can be purchased 5 minutes away at 'Hannah's Country Store' on the Santa Fe River.


Rates & Availability

Suwannee River Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
July 4th
Jul 1 2016 - Jul 5 2016
4 night minimum stay
Columbus Day 2015
Oct 7 2016 - Oct 10 2016
3 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving 2016
Nov 23 2016 - Nov 27 2016
4 night minimum stay
Christmas 2016
Dec 23 2016 - Dec 26 2016
3 night minimum stay
New Year's Weekend 2015
Dec 29 2016 - Jan 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 10.0%

Holidays charged at the weekend nightly rate of $180.00. this includes Christmas, New Year's Eve, Thanksgiving, Easter, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day and Veteran's Day.

Cancellations within 30 days will receive a full refund minus a credit card processing fee of $10.00.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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North Central Florida Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • River
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Firewood
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub
  • Additional outdoor shower with hot water
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Additionally, there is a futon in living area
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Canoe
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • water tubing

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