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The Hammock House On The Wekiva River Is A Gorgeous Resort Rental Cabin

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

Very secluded home in park with abundant wildlife, riding, and hiking

The Hammock House on the Wekiva River is a gorgeous resort rental cabin. It hosts 4 bedrooms/4 bathrooms, stone fireplace, huge decks under an Oak Hammock right on the Wekiva River with 2 canoes available to guests. Looking for a quiet getaway? This vacation rental is a jewel in the woods, yet so close to Orlando, Sanford, Lake Mary, and Mount Dora.

A pool table completes this fully furnished resort home, with a nine stall barn if you own your own horses. This is a secluded, quiet, beautiful home all in pecky cypress.

Horseback riding rentals for guided trail rides also located within the park. The Hammock House is located within the Rock Springs Run Reserve (a Florida State Park) and has 14,000 acres for riding, hiking, and bicycling. Wildlife is abundant.

This rental home is great for your vacation getaway! Perfect for horseback riding, hiking, or just relaxing. You will not believe the wildlife in this park!!!



2 canoes

Stone fireplace

Sleeps 10 (4bedrooms/4baths/1 of the bedrooms has sleeper sofa)

Fully Furnished

Large shaded deck

Great for reunions, vacations.

This home is owned by Rock Springs Run Reserve (Florida State Parks). It is operated by Jamie and Deb Zito from Cactus Jack's Trail Rides LLC. We take pride in offering this unbelievable home to the public for enjoyment.

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Jamie Zito
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, spanish
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Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
January 15, 2017

About Jamie Zito

Deb Zito has owned and operated Cactus Jack's Trail Rides LLC for the last 5 years in Ocala, Florida. When the stables at Rock Springs Run Reserve became available for a new horseback riding vendor, Deb and Jamie Zito decided to take on this beautiful new location. Along with the horseback riding, the Hammock House rental seemed like a great addition. We have always had customers ask 'Is there a romantic place to stay?' Now we can offer this amazing home to riders, and non-riders.....everyone will enjoy it!

Jamie Zito purchased this house in 2013

Why Jamie Zito chose Central Florida

This home is all made from pecky cypress. It was originally a rancher's home. It sits in a 14,000 acre park and is right on the Wekiva River.

What makes this house unique

It has a barn/stable for guests to bring their own horses, or they can go riding at the riding stable in the park. Hiking is encouraged and wildlife is seen daily.


Excellent! 4.3/5 -
(19 traveler reviews)

The Hammock House On The Wekiva River Is A Gorgeous Resort Rental Cabin
average rating of 4.3157897 based on 19 reviews

Loved this one!

  • 5 of 5

I am sorry to just be writing this review so late as we stayed here over a year ago with couple different families and all of our horses..... we fell in love with this paradise. Thrilled to be back to this site and booking it again for a special get together! Last time we were there, we not only rode our horses on great trails but we went paddling down on the river from the back yard and found good fishing along the way. I brought mountain bike and enjoyed peddling some of the trails. We had a rainy day which turned out to be a blessing because we played games provided in the house and pool (which I hadn't played in years) together which made us laugh alot! Wonderful memories and excited to return soon now.

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Location - Great for Family Gatherings

  • 4 of 5

I reserved the Hammock House to host a large BBQ celebration for my wedding reception. We had family staying in all of the bedrooms and hosted a party of about 85 people and the spaciousness made it perfect! We set up five tables with chairs under the car port, a small acoustic band under the front porch, a row of corn hole boards in the front yard, a cup cake stand on the card table, and the food spread on the kitchen table. All of the bedrooms were very spacious with their own bathroom attached.

The grounds were beautiful with turkeys, deer, and canoes. It feels very remote but has the conveniences of a stocked kitchen, A/C, internet access, and television. People also enjoyed the pool table. I would highly recommend for a family gathering, holiday get together, or even just to get away for the weekend.

The decks around the house are fantastic and spacious, overall great value for the money!

A couple things that could be improved: The place was mostly clean, but we did have to sweep off the cob webs from the lights and ceilings in the car port and porch and it looked like it had been a very long time since the rugs have been cleaned (the kitchen and living spaces in the main house were dust free and nice). There were some dead bugs here and there in the corners. The separate bedroom to the left of the carport was dirtier than the main house, with crackers in the side couch, a couple of roaches, and some dust. The gate at the front has to be closed and locked at all times which made us have to have someone up at the gate letting people in. TV reception is spotty on a cloudy day. Motiff slightly outdated, but appropriate for a rustic lodge.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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'Old Florida' Getaway

  • 4 of 5

Our group of 9 got away for two nights at the Hammock House and really enjoyed our trip! Though it rained the entire first day/night at our arrival, exploring the house, the pool table, board games (tucked in the cabinet by the front door), making dinner and the TV kept us busy. Every bedroom has an attached bathroom. (P.S. The 4th bedroom/bathroom is outside - almost like a "mother-in-law suite" - and is connected to the covered carport.) There is a large kitchen and all appliances were clean and functional and there were plenty of pots/pans, baking sheets, utensils, etc. The A/C worked well and kept the house cool. There is a large laundry room with a washer and dryer - came in handy after our afternoon spent at Wekiva Falls (a local RV park that allows day passes and has a big spring to swim in, two water slides, picnic tables, grills, etc.)! The house is decorated in what I would call "old Florida" decor - lots of original wood paneling, a gorgeous stone fireplace, a saddle, boots on the mantle, local wildlife photography, big rocking chairs on the front porch ... the house has lots of character for sure! Our guests enjoyed a canoe ride in the river and we loved visiting with the horses on the property (and maybe feeding them an apple or two). We saw two deer and some wild turkeys on the property, too. Keep in mind our cell service was very spotty once on the property - we had the slightest of signals in one bathroom. The wifi was hit or miss - mostly miss - so be prepared to be pretty unplugged. Just a few miles down the road there are restaurants, a grocery store, etc. so while the property is remote, you are close to plenty of local stores in case you forgot something or just don't want to cook dinner. All in all, we had a great trip!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A relaxing family getaway !

  • 4 of 5

This is a great location for relaxing and spending quality time with friends and family. The house was very nice, spacious and clean. It was great to be able to walk around the property and frequently see the wildlife. We all enjoyed ourselves and would certainly go back.

Thank you for the hospitality!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful property! Wonderful family vacation

  • 4 of 5

We had a great time at the Hammock house. The property is beautiful and nature is abundant! We saw deer and wild turkey every morning, went fishing on the canoes provided, and enjoyed exploring the beautiful property. The house itself was spacious and the kids really enjoyed playing games and billiards. The surrounding area was also wonderful. We really enjoyed exploring the springs, horseback riding at Cactus Jack's and visiting Lake Mary and Mount Dora.

The only shortcomings were that towels and linens were in short supply and the kitchen also lacked bigger pots and pans, if you are staying with a large group. But easily remedied by bringing a few extra towels or blankets and a large stock pot. Also, the 4th bedroom which is across the carport was not properly ventilated and rather musty, which made it unusable since most of our family members suffer from allergies.

Otherwise, it's an awesome place and our family had a wonderful time together!

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Looks are deceiving!!!!

  • 1 of 5

A beautiful location but once you open the door and take a good look you won't believe the lack of cleanliness, from the dirty oven to the stained carpets, the wall tiles falling off in the shower, cobwebs everywhere, patio furniture that may rip if you sit on it. Brought this to the owners attention,he admitted he fixed things after I emailed and would not refund part of the stay. We will never be back nor recommend ANYONE to stay there!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Sanford Orlando
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
Nearest Beach
50 Miles
New Smyrna
Car: necessary

This resort rental is rural, but 10 minutes from mall, restaurants, movie theaters. 15 minutes from hospital. Bring your own horse or trail riding available within the park. House is riverfront for canoes and fishing.


Rates & Availability

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 11.0%

We also will rent this property for events (weddings/family reunions/corporate events). Small events up to 40 guest, no additional event fee, but $250 refundable deposit required. 40-100 guests requires 2 night stay and additional $250 event fee plus $250 refundable deposit. Greater than 100 guests is $500 event fee plus 2 night stay and deposit. Please call for information 352-266-9326

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100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Sorrento House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Off the master bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Off the 2nd bedroom
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Off bedroom 3
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , in 4th bedroom across the carport
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , Large master bedroom with private bath/walk-in shower
    Second Bedroom - 1 queen , features a private bath with shower
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Also with a private bathroom/shower
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , detached from main home (across the carport) queen/bath/sofa
  • All bedrooms have their own bathrooms. Fully furnished. Very nice!
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only ...
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
This park is great for hiking, paddling the canoes down the river, horseback riding (your horse or ours). 30 minutes from Orlando!

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