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Suwannee River Cabin and Kayak Getaway

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

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 Roku for Netflix, etc..

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 enjoy the hammock (stored under the house) 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

Robin Etter
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 22, 2017

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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Branford Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
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
  • 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


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(82 traveler reviews)

Suwannee River Cabin and Kayak Getaway
average rating of 4.97561 based on 83 reviews

This place was perfect. We wanted seclusion and that's what we got. Great views of the river.

  • 5 of 5

The property is gorgeous with huge oak trees growing up all around the house. It almost feels like you are in a tree house. There is a nice loft bedroom upstairs with a bathroom that has a porcelain tub, which I enjoyed raking a bubble bath in. There us another bedroom downstairs with a walk in shower. The water was steaming hot and I must say, I took unusually long showers. There us also a futon downstairs right in front of the wood burning stove. Needless to say, we spent a night lounging there by the fire. The kitchen is fully furnished and we used it the whole time so that we could fully enjoy our rental and spend as much of our time there. We never went out to eat, but cooked some great ribeyes on the gas grill on the back deck. Speaking of the back deck, it was huge and there is two lounge chairs, two deck chairs with a table, and a big outdoor dining room table, so the deck is big. We sat out there pretty much the whole time. We even watched a male and female mallard ducks land right in front of us on the river and swim together right in front of our cabin. Plus, one morning I listened to a turkey gobble for a few hours across the river. Huge squirrels played in the big oak trees over head. There are two kayaks and two canoes, however, we brought our river boat and explored the Suwannee River by using the boat landing a few minutes away. There is also a boat landing on the Santa Fe River, however, it was too flooded for us to put in there. Also, there are tons of springs, but again, they were all flooded so you see them for the overflow. But we still enjoyed boat riding and picnicking just the same, as we visited during February. The weather couldn't have been more perfect, ranging in the upper seventies to low fifties at night. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and the place is everything you need for a glamping experience of a lifetime. Also, there is plenty of cut fire wood under the house to use in the wood burning stove and plenty of wood outside for the fire pit near the river. Oh, and there is a dock to fish off of or drive your boat and dock to. All I can say is we loved it and will definetly go back if we get the chance. The owners were very quick to respond to their emails and were very helpful in all things. So thank you again for sharing your home.

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Michelle, we are so happy that you had a good experience at the Suwannee cabin. Hopefully the next time, the water won't be as high and you can swim in the springs. It is so nice to have a boat, though, to explore the area. We hope you can return to the river some day soon! Thankk you for the glowing review. Robin and Scott Etter
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Saint Petersburg, Florida U.S.

Absolutely wonderful place!

  • 5 of 5

Really nice and cozy! Has everything you could want or need. We had a blast!

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A wonderful natural setting to relax and be one with nature!

  • 5 of 5

Will return many more times to the tranquility of this very special place!

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are happy to know you enjoyed the nature and hope you can return to the Suwannee River in the future!
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Spring break at the cabin

  • 5 of 5

Only words to describe this place is TRULY AMAZING!!! I will definitely be back in the not to distant future.

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet and lovely!

  • 5 of 5

This sweet cabin was a great break from day to day life! The views of the river are fantastic. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We LOVED our stay at the Suwannee cabin!

  • 5 of 5

We LOVED our stay at the Suwannee cabin. The cabin had a peaceful, relaxing feel which made it perfect for a getaway weekend. The weather was quite chilly for most of our stay, so we were forced to spend a lot of quality time inside playing board games provided in the cabin. ( my daughter is now a champ at checkers) On our warm day, We enjoyed kayaking on the ichetucknee river. The waters are clear, and the views of the wildlife were breathtaking. To top the trip off, my boyfriend asked me to marry him on our last night!!. :) Thank you for sharing your cabin with us. I will always cherish our memory at the Suwannee cabin.

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Congratulations! What a wonderful surprise engagement at the river! You have blessed the place with happiness. Thanks for spending a chilly but memorable weekend at our cabin. Best wishes, Robin and Scott Etter
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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

Branford Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Memorial Day
May 26 2017 - May 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
July 4th
Jul 3 2017 - Jul 5 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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