About the property
- House2100 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 nights
House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)
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Come experience a different part of Florida from the very large deck of this great river house. Bring your boat, fishing poles, the kids, and grandma. You will enjoy the large dock, complete with covered boat house, running water, fish cleaning station, lights, and floating dock perfectly suited for tying up your boat. Remember there are alligators in Florida. This house has an open floor plan with split bedrooms. Two of the bedrooms open to the covered deck and have views of the river. The deck and dock are great spots for watching the boats go by. The river is 310 miles long and occasionally will host smaller cruise ships bringing their passengers to tour the scenic and historic St Johns River. This was a popular destination during the Gilded Age. The vacation this home makes possible should not be considered 'luxurious' but instead enjoyed as a return to nature.
This home is clean and spacious with fantastic views and is located very close to the boat ramp, grocery and drug stores and restaurants. You will feel very secluded but can still walk to the market. Wild turkeys, alligators, and fish are very common. Manatees, otters and other wildlife are often seen in and around the river. We have provided 2 kayaks and paddles. You will find an assortment of life and ski vest as for your enjoyment. You will need to bring most other fishing and boating items with you.
We have a large dining room table in the 'River Room' which can easily seat 6, with views through the 5 sliding glass doors. Located off the kitchen is a breakfast table that can seat 4.
Palatka is known as the' Bass Capital of the World'. The fishing is great and shrimping is possible in August and September.
This home has been our family retreat for over 20 years. We have decided to share our home with others starting in late May 2011. It is located only 30 miles from St. Augustine and the St. Johns County beaches. We hope you enjoy your stay in our River House.
Keywords: river, fishing, skiing, saint johns river
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 25, 2018
About David Powell
My wife and I have lived in St. Augustine since 1981. We have always enjoyed traveling, and have made many friends along the way. Our two children are now off to school, which leaves us more time to enjoy our favorite activities.
David Powell purchased this House in 1996
Why David Powell chose East Palatka
We bought this property because we love the river. It was close to everything but it is very private.
What makes this House unique
We bought this river home in 1996 when our kids were very young and spent many weekends and a large portion of the summers and holidays here. This house is so perfect for casual entertaining.
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
This is a fantastic property and a wonderful owner to work with. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The house is on the end of a dead end street so it is a quiet ant relaxing location. The view of the river from the large deck was very picturesque. We could not have asked for a better place to stay. We will definitively be booking another vacation here.
We are delighted that you enjoyed your river house vacation. We hope you return soon. And thank you for the great review. Libby and David.
Peaceful beautiful place
Our second time here. Loved it.
Great place for many reasons fishing boating relaxing close to other attractions
We were very impressed with the property great house well equipped with everything you could imagine fishing was good great dock for the boat and to relax and enjoy the river and wildlife I would like to return to this place again new vacation destination it is easy to be dissapointed we were not the home met all expectations thanks Mr Mrs Powell for sharing your home with the Yorks
We are happy you enjoyed our River House. It has always been a special place to us. Thank you for the nice review. We hope you visit again. Libby and David.
Well maintained and clean home on a quiet street overlooking the St Johns River.
This is a terrific property with spacious living areas including a large deck with an enclosed room plus a dock with some seating. Meticulously maintained.
We are happy you enjoyed our river house. We hope you get to visit again and thank you for the great review. Libby and David
Perfect vacation spot, looking forward to returning next year.
We are happy that you had a nice time. We are looking forward to your return. Thank you. Libby and David
Welcome to the river
Great house totally equipped with anything anyone would want. Even the silverware is fun. Plenty of places to dine, play games or enjoy cocktails, and deck space galore, all with a fabulous river view. The dock can accommodate a small armada. Convenient location. There is literally no downside to this property. Come and enjoy. Oh, and did I mention the privacy? Perfect.
We are so happy you enjoyed our river house. Our family made many wonderful memories there. Thank you for the great review. Libby and David
30 minutes from beach,
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Stays longer than 2 nights are discounted. Year round weekly rates $1140.00 + $150.00 cleaning fee and 11% tax * 5 nights $975.00 + $150.00 cleaning fee and 11% tax * 4 nights $850.00 + $150.00 cleaning fee and 11% tax * 3 nights $695.00 + $150.00 cleaning fee and 11% tax * 2 nights $550.00 + $150.00 cleaning fee and 11% tax * $50 per person per stay for more than 6 people.