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Paw Paw's Place on the Suwannee River near Branford

32 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 nights


Branford House Rental Photos and Description

House, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, 6 Sleeps

Paw Paw's Place is located on a wooded acre on the banks of the

Historic Suwannee River near Branford, FL. The screen porch

overlooking the river is great for an outdoor meal, relaxing,

reading, or just watching the river go by.

It is romantic for couples, fun for families, and perfect for divers.

There are two bedrooms with king sized beds and a sleeper sofa, two bathrooms, and stocked kitchen with dishwasher and microwave. Game room with ping pong and foos ball, outdoor activities and a washer and dryer in the garage.

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Billie Rooney
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 21, 2016
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About Billie Rooney

Scott and Billie Rooney live on a farm outside of Live Oak, FL , about 35 miles from Paw Paw's Place. They grow blueberries and blackberries for U-Pick and have a flock of sheep and a few cattle. Originally from St. Petersburg, they moved to North Central Florida in 2005.

Billie Rooney purchased this house in 2001

Why Billie Rooney chose North Central Florida

We have been vacationing on the Suwannee River for many years. It is a great place for families to enjoy nature, connect with each other and just all around have fun. Paw Paw (Billie's dad) dearly loved this place. When he became ill, he needed to sell it and wanted it to stay in the family. We purchased it and have been renting it to vacationers since. He was proud to have so many families be able to experience the peacefulness and family fun that his family did over the years.

What makes this house unique

There is nothing like having your morning coffee on the screened porch overlooking the slow moving water of the Suwannee River. Enjoy the peace and quiet as you watch the squirrels scurry through the trees, fish jump and see the occasional fisherman pass by.

When you're up and ready to go, there are many springs nearby for swimming. You don't want to miss floating down the Ichetucknee River in a tube or on a raft. Canoe the Suwannee or bring your motor boat. Or just stay and home and fish off the dock or play in the water.

Grill your supper and have an outdoor meal on the picnic table. Then end the evening with a campfire. Makes for a great nights sleep!!


based on 32 traveler reviews

Paw Paw's Place on the Suwannee River near Branford
average rating of 4.84375 based on 32 reviews

25th Wedding Anniversary at Paw Paws

  • 5 of 5

The house and the surrounding area are beautiful! We had no problems at all renting, locating, staying. Billie was friendly and helpful. A lovely place to celebrate 25 years of marriage!

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rustic and hidden. An excellent place to getaway.

  • 5 of 5

Paw Paw's Place was everything it was billed to be: clean, well maintained, and close to several springs and Itchetucknee river tubing. The fire pit provided a memorable experience for our small group. Owner communication and instructions also first rate.

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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  • 5 of 5

Beautiful cabin with nostalgic decor. Dock on the Suwannee allowed for fishing and watching the river. Great location. The owners were kind. Finding a great place like this that is dog friendly was a bonus. Very peaceful stay.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Old Florida Getaway

  • 4 of 5

This was a very nice cabin in the woods right on the Suwanee River. There are neighbors so it's not completely secluded but it is very quiet and peaceful. The screened back porch is a great place to sit and read on the rocking chair. Living room, dining room, kitchen, bedrooms and bathrooms are upstairs. There is carpet throughout except in kitchen and bathrooms and carpet looked new. Everything was very clean and comfy, and it was great having a washer and dryer when we came back from paddling and tubing in the nearby springs and rivers. Ichetucknee, a great place to go tubing--and diving with a permit--is very close by. We also enjoyed playing ping pong and Foosball downstairs. The only complaint I have would be that the outside of the cabin was dirty with cobwebs and general yuckiness including in the game room which is downstairs in an unfinished--bare wood--screened area. But hey, it's a cabin in the woods! Billie was great about giving us directions and info on where to go for supplies and activities. High Springs is not too far and we enjoyed an excellent meal at the Great Outdoors Restaurant there. Try the coconut pie--YUM. Mom, dad and the two college kids had a great time. I would definitely recommend this cabin.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The perfect place to stay if you're around Branford and spring hopping!

  • 5 of 5

Paw Paw's place was absolutely gorgeous! The cabin was perfect for a group of 6 people. The porch provides awesome views of the river and trees, not to mention a couple of owl sightings. We put the fire pit to use and it provided perfect lighting for the surrounding area at night. The kitchen worked great and all of the appliances and TVs work perfectly. It was clean and cozy. We are definitely going to be visiting again sometime soon. :-)

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Tubing Adventure

  • 5 of 5

Our Stay At PawPaw's was very enjoyable and our small part of Jupiter Jeep Club will put this spot on a definate return list! The accomadations were very nice, off the beaten path, clean, comfortable, and had a cabin/antique homey feel. Thank you to owners Scott and Billie for this awesome place...

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Other Activities:

Top Thing to do in City:

* boat.

* swim in the river or springs.

* tube the Ichetucknee River.

* fish.

* relax, read a book, play games.

Top Thing to do in Budget:

* swim.

* fish.

* canoe or tube.

* relax.

* play in the game room or outdoors.

Top Thing to do in Family:

* swim.

* fish.

* canoe / tube.

* play in the game room or outdoors.

* boat.

All types of water sports on the Suwannee, Santa Fe, and Ichetucknee Rivers, fishing, swim in Little River, Troy and other springs in the area, hike, bike on the Greenway, or just get away and relax!

After reservation is made, you will receive an email the Instructions, Driving Directions and Key Information.


Rates & Availability

Branford House Rental Rates

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Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Tax Rate 7.0%

$50 per pet fee - maximum 2 pets.

During June and July, the weekly rental is Friday at 4:00 PM to the following Friday at 11:00 AM.

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Branford House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • forests
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Two bedrooms with king sized beds, sleeper sofa, two bathrooms, full kitchen, screen porch, Satellite TV/DVD, game room with ping pong and foosball, outdoor games, dock, and canoe. Outdoors grills. Campfires allowed.

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