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Rob and Mike

Member since: 2013
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Speaks: english

Just What You Are Looking For, Get Away From It All And Bring The Pets Too.

41 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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A Quiet, Cozy, Pet Friendly Place With Lots Of Outdoor Activities In The Area

This one bedroom with closet, one bath cabin has a pull out sofa in the living room and views of the river from the living room and deck.

If you need to connect with the world just plug in your laptop and get on line or fire up the WiFi.

This two acre property is fully fenced in and your dogs will love roaming the trails throughout the property.

The cabin is located on a completely native wooded acreage right on the withlacoochee river! Florida's most scenic river... Updated one bedroom one bath. Tasteful but casual mission style furnishings. Completely furnished for all your needs, linens, gourmet cooking utensils, microwave, stove, refrigerator and all the dishware and glasses you would need. The entire property is completely fenced and there is even a separate fenced in paddock close to the cabin so bring your horses to enjoy the horse friendly trails that start right down the road...

River frontage and great views from the cabin and the two decks. One is right on the river's edge overlooking the river. Sit out by the fire pit for a warm fire and roasting marshmallows on the cooler evenings.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Rob and Mike (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Rob and Mike

Rob and Mike purchased this property as a get away... They wanted to be close to the Withlacoochee River, Forest and Rails to Trails bike path..... While initially only visiting the property once a month they quickly grew to love the area and all that it has to offer. A few years ago they decided to look for a permanent home in the area that would be able to accommodate their love of animals and give them space to have more... Well they found the perfect place... Not far from the River House, in Sumter County a 60 acre ranch where they raise their goats, horses,chickens, donkeys and cattle on their own piece of heaven. Not wanting to completely part with the River House , they decided to rent it out as a vacation spot to travelers, so others could experience it.

Rob and Mike purchased this cabin in 2006

Why Rob and Mike chose Florida

Picking out this River House was easy.... The first time they saw this property they wrote an offer to purchase.... It was just that simple. Where else can you find a house on stilts that makes you feel like you are in a tree house on the river!

What makes this cabin unique

The property has this amazing trail that winds around the woods... with gopher tortoises checking you out as you pass them, and almost the entire property is shaded by oak trees... It has a great mystical feel!


based on 41 traveler reviews

Just What You Are Looking For, Get Away From It All And Bring The Pets Too.
average rating of 4.878049 based on 41 reviews

Wonderful cottage getaway

  • 5 of 5

We loved the rental, it had everything you could want, from kayaks to what seemed to be a brand new gas grill.

Siting on the deck overlooking the river or fishing from the dock made for peaceful and relaxing stay. The fire-pit was lovely and we spent a nice evening grilling and sitting around the pit.

The cottage was well appointed, and there was nothing we needed which was not easily accessible.

Beds were comfy and the general appearance and atmosphere were great.

We will definitely re-book, and thoroughly recommend this destination.

The stairs to the property made for a great workout!

Loved it!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your stay. it's a beautiful time of year on the river. Thank you so much!!!
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spectacular tree house totally secluded

  • 4 of 5

Well decorated home. Comfortable furniture. The bed was amazing. The view was spectacular and the home is secluded. Very little bugs didn't need any off spray. I wish I could of given a 5 star but the outside needs maintanence. Needs a large plastic garbage can outside to put rubbish. The grass was long and the outdoor table and chairs were dirty but didn't stop us from having a most excellent time. The view from the upper deck was awsome felt like you were way up in the trees. Best of all just a short driving distance from tampa.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Much needed relaxation

  • 5 of 5

We really like staying at this property, this was our second visit and we are looking forward to planning the third. Very peaceful and secluded. Great for the doggies, Iggy and Rosie enjoyed themselves. Unfortunately the river did not cooperate this time as it was very high and had a very strong current which was the after effects of the tropical storm only a week or so before. So no canoeing or kayaking, we fished without much success either but again that was just the water condition.

We made good use out of the fire pit and used the grill quite a bit.

We had a very nice time, was able to get a bit of much needed relaxation and will definitely be back again

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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The tree house on the river is the best!

  • 5 of 5

Rob and Mike's place on the river is absolutely great! Peace and quiet, fire pit, relaxing views of the river, wildlife, fireflies at night in the springtime...all these make the river house a perfect get-away! Thanks Rob & Mike!

  • Submitted: May 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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What a great getaway!

  • 5 of 5

This is one of the best places to get away from it all and relax! It's off the main roads and pretty isolated on each side. You can hear the next door neighbors occasionally, but you don't see them! It's so peaceful and quiet! If you go at the right time of the year, like now, you may even get to see the fireflies. Rob and Mike are the best hosts. This place has everything you need thought of and taken care of. The only thing you need to do is go to the local grocery store and pick up what you want to eat or drink. The fire pit is also great! Thanks, Rob and Mike! Dan C

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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Quiet, secluded, and peaceful. Some clearing may be needed

  • 4 of 5

My girlfriend and I really enjoyed staying here last week. It really gave us a chance to relax and chill out from our work headaches. The house is right next to the Withlacoochee River. If you're using the kayaks or canoe, then it can be a little difficult to get down on the river dock, but they do have a winch that could help too. We grilled outside 2 of the 3 nights and loved listening to the sounds at night along with watching the lightning bugs around the entire home. As stated on their site, it is very close to some nice trails (biking and hiking) very nearby. If you want to step out of this very small town there are other larger cities within about 20-40 minutes away.

If I were to state any negative, it would be upkeep needed on the outside of the house and surroundings. The inside is nice and kept up well, but the patio areas, grill area, fire pit had many cobwebs that probably could be minimized if taken care of once a week or two (maybe I'm wrong). However, considering we were in the thick of a woodsy area with a river nearby, we had the understanding that this can get out of hand quickly sometimes. It really feels like there's more potential to the seating areas outside to make it feel more warm and comfortable, but it I'm under the impression it hasn't been a priority lately.

Otherwise, we really did love this little place and could've used another day, but we all say that about vacations. I really would recommend this place to anyone who has an outdoors lifestyle and interest in their lives. This will make you feel at home.

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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Nearest Airport
55 Miles
Tampa International Airport
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Beef O'Bradys
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Sherman Hills Golf and Country club
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
I 75
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Beef O'Bradys
Nearest Beach
30 Miles
Homosassa Bay

Located just an hour from Tampa and and hour from ocala. Is a rolling agricultural and pristine Florida forest... The withlacoochee river and the withlacoochee state forest as well as the longest continuous road bike path in the state. Withlacoochee state trail the trail is just a short 5 minute ride from our cabin door!!!!

At 46 miles in length, the withlacoochee state trail is presently the longest paved rail trail in Florida. The trail corridor runs through small towns, ranches, and natural areas as it makes its way south from citrus springs to trilby. The trail traverses a region that offers many other outstanding recreational opportunities. Among the recreational highlights nearby are the unpaved trails in the croom area of the withlacoochee state forest, the withlacoochee river (south) canoe trail, and fort cooper state park. The withlacoochee trail will eventually join many other trails in the region, becoming part of the central florida loop.

For the trail bike users there is the croom trail: forest - croom off-road bike trail. This network of single-track forms two loops of 12 and 35 miles.

Actual trail length, including connectors, is over 55 miles. Trails consist of florida uplands, sweeping cross country trails (wooded and open) to abandoned mines and challenging pits and drop-offs. Check kiosks sites for trail maps.

Hiking trails start right from the cabin door... With the withlacoochee state forest trail head just 3 miles from the cabin. For a dip into the primordial wilderness that envelopes the withlacoochee river on its northward flow to the gulf of Mexico, take a short jaunt to nobleton (Hernando county) for a nature trail that showcases some of the biggest cypresses around. The trail is entirely in the shade of the floodplain forest – and loops around several sinkholes, including one with this massive cypress in it. It intersects with the orange-blazed Florida trail in an upland pine forest, a separate 7-plus mile adventure.

A lesser-known part of withlacoochee state forest, the oxbow trail is on the northernmost tract of the forest along the withlacoochee river, the trails and campsites all eagle scout projects. While the easy-to-follow big loop trail is a popular circuit for families and folks taking their dogs on a walk, the tougher-to-follow but more visually satisfying addendum, the oxbow nature trail, makes its way out to the very tip of the peninsula, providing excellent scenic views of the river from a variety of perspectives. Riverside camping is open to individuals and groups who obtain a free permit from the division of forestry.

Kayaking or canoeing the withlacoochee river right from the cabin in our two kayaks made available to renters. Within an hour of orlando and tampa, the withlacoochee river meanders through an unspoiled cypress forest in rural Florida. It ranks as one of Florida's most scenic rivers, and yet, it’s uncrowded and unspoiled. (on a sunny winter weekend when i visited, an 8-mile paddle involved seeing only one canoe. The count for alligators? Four.)

The river, Florida's fourth largest, winds through the withlacoochee state forest, a wild, natural region with many options for picnics and photography .

For the gay or lesbian traveler the sawmill camp ground is just 5 miles from the cabin. Sawmill is the premier gay and lesbian community in the southeast.

Relax at the heated outdoor

Clothing optional pool, experience the tranquility of the spacious grounds, walk around ricki lake with towering cypress trees along the withlacoochie.

Campers dance the night away in woody's nightclub and enjoy shows at the main stage inside the massive courtyard. Enjoy all 3 bars, various themed events, entertainment, daily activities and delicious food 365 days a year!

There are u-pick blueberry farms nearby, horseback riding and weeki wachee resort.... The only city of live mermaids! Is only 25 minutes away...

Buccaneer bay Florida's only spring fed water park!

Enjoy white sandy beach, thrilling flume rides, beach volleyball, lazy river ride, lil' mates cove and much more!!

Please note that only the swimming area at buccaneer bay is open daily (365 days a year). The water slides, lazy river and kiddie pool (Caribbean cove) are seasonal.


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Cleaning Fee $75
Pet Fee $40
Property Damage Protection $59

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Ridge Manor Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Resort ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , outdoor shower , renovated
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 2 sleep sofa /futon
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • swimming

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