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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
Response time:
Within 2 days
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Calendar last updated:
February 19, 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.


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!

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:


Excellent! 4.4/5 -
(23 traveler reviews)

The Hammock House On The Wekiva River Is A Gorgeous Resort Rental Cabin
average rating of 4.3913045 based on 23 reviews

Highly recommended - nature at its best.

  • 5 of 5

Our family is so large we don't fit well just anywhere but this home worked well. We had twenty something people, toddler, baby and three horses. We did use living quarters horse trailer there as well for extra sleeping area. Rented extra horses at the stable so everyone who wanted to got to go on trail riding. Enjoyed the Wekiva River in kayaks right from the backyard everyday as we had perfect weather. Great nature hikes yet only short drive to mall and grocery store. Many good family memories which are cherished forever. Great place to get away from it all yet convenient.

  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just what we were looking for. Old world Florida

  • 4 of 5

This house and property was perfect for our family gathering. Quiet setting and very spacious. We loved it.

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Boca Raton, FL

Fun Family Getaway to Nature

  • 5 of 5

Our huge family had the most wonderful week!!

We just love activities in nature and this location was so much fun for the whole family. Everyone had a really great time. The weather was picture perfect the entire week. We went horse back riding on great trails in the State Park, kayaking on the Wekiva River right from the back yard, hiking on trails/roads right there at hammock house, family bike riding on paved roads at nearby Seminole Wekiva trail, and drove to the spring heads for hiking and swimming. We enjoyed all the wildlife viewing. Campfires every night. The kitchen was great for cooking and feeding our huge crew. The home is spacious enough to accommodate our crowd and was clean. The guys played pool on the pool table while we were cooking. Restaurants and stores are only a short drive away.

Recommend you bring bottled water to drink because tap water has a sulfur smell.

We will definitely be back again next year.

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Always a great experience

  • 5 of 5

Great stay go to cactus Jack to ride horses will be back. Saw deer, bobcat,wild turkeys and more.

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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
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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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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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