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St Johns River Front Home Huge Deck, Dock & Boathouse & Wifi

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 2,100 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

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

More Details

Owner
David Powell
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 17, 2017

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 Florida

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.

Amenities

East Palatka House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Do not take more chairs to the dock area. We have lost more than 15 chairs to rhe wind on the river. There is seating for six provided on the dock.
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1) Daybed with trundle, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen size sofa bed, Bunk Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • festivals
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • surfing
Notes:
Large covered decks overlooking St Johns River. Large glassed room for dining while enjoying the river view and lots of wildlife such as wild turkeys, alligators, manatees, and eagles.

Reviews

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St Johns River Front Home Huge Deck, Dock & Boathouse & Wifi
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5

Fantastic Property

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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.
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Peaceful river retreat

  • 4 of 5

Clean roomy house with a beautiful view of the river. Nice dock area.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review. We are happy you enjoyed our house. Libby and David.
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5

Clean, comfortable, and perfect location.

  • 5 of 5

We loved the river and dock. Morning coffee on deck and just enjoyed watching the river. Perfect for us!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your vacation and hoping you visit again. Thank you for the nice review. Libby and David.
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Awesome Weekend

  • 5 of 5

House is nicely appointed. Boat house/dock is exactly as depicted. Views priceless. We will return.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the nice review. We are glad you enjoyed the River House. We have made many memories there. Libby and David
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5

Best Place To Stay

  • 5 of 5

Every year, for vacation, my family and I stay at The River House. It's our home away from home. Everything we need is right there. All you need is food and personal belongings. We always enjoy the fishing from the dock or in our boat. The house is always clean and ready when we arrive. Rocking on the porch is a must for morning coffee and watching the different boats go by. Corkey Bells is a great place to eat and right down the road/river. We love this place and the owner, David, is always helpful should a problem arise. Looking forward to our next visit.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are happy you and your family had another great time at the river house. Looking forward to your next visit. Thank you for the nice review. Libby and David
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5

Great place to stay. Very well equipped for whatever you have in mind.

  • 5 of 5

We will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: May 10, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review. We are glad you enjoyed the river and river house. Libby and David.
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Map

30 minutes from beach,

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
cleaning $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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