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Three Rivers Inn at Ira Bea's Oasis

Branford, FL, USA
  • House2500 sqft
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps10
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths1
  • Minimum Stay2 nights

Upscale Home, 2500 sq/ft 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, Sleeps 10

Direct Santa Fe River Waterfront. 45 min from Ben Hill Griffin Stadium and Harn Museum in Gainesville,FL! 12 min from Ginnie Springs! Centrally located to Cave Diving Country!

WIDE OPEN SPACES describes this property. No neighbors peering into YOUR windows here! Three Rivers Inn is a 2500 sq feet 3/2.5 with complete living arrangements upstairs (2/1.5) and downstairs (1/1). Will sleep 10 people in beds. Two kitchens with open entertainment area downstairs, large double

carport, & huge oaks (gotta see'em!). Adjacent to the home is a 5 acre homeowners park with pavilion, volleyball, horseshoes, boat ramp and freshwater spring. This is a non smoking home, smoking allowed on the decks outside.


Monica VanHandel

Member Since 2008
Response rate:
Response time:
within a few hours
Calendar last updated:
Apr 19, 2018
About Monica VanHandel

Bill and Sharon Jones are the proud owners of this wonderful property. Bill was born and raised on this river system. Bills family has owned property on the Ichetucknee and Santa Fe continuously since 1958. When Bill graduated from college in 1982 he bought property himself and have been the proud owners of the Three Rivers Inn at Ira Bea's Oasis since 1989. When Sharon came along in 1996 we raised our children at our "vacation home" eventually moving there in 2009. We spent 4 years there and when the kids became heavily involved in high school sports the family moved to Lake City. There are FEW that know this river system as well. The area is all about relaxing, water, diving and tranquility. We ENCOURAGE you to ask any questions you may have!

Monica VanHandel purchased this House in 1989


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
      • Master
        1 king
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen
      • Downstairs Great Room
        1 double, 1 twin/ single, 1 sleep sofa /futon, Twin bed, Double bed & Futon in Great Room
      • Bedroom 3
        1 queen, Downstairs


        • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
        • Master Bathroom
          toilet, combination tub/shower
        • Downstairs Bathroom
          toilet, shower
        • Half Bathroom
          toilet, sink


            • Adventure
            • Away From It All
            • Family
            • Romantic
            • Sports & Activities


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Air Conditioning
                    • Clothes Dryer
                    • Internet
                      REALLY fast!
                    • Linens Provided
                    • Living Room
                    • Parking
                    • Telephone
                    • Towels Provided
                    • Washing Machine


                        • Coffee Maker
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Kitchen
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                        • Refrigerator
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster


                            • Dining
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 6 people


                                • DVD Player
                                • Satellite / Cable


                                    • Balcony
                                    • Kayak / Canoe
                                      3 canoes, 2 kayaks
                                    • Outdoor Grill


                                        • churches
                                        • pond

                                          Leisure Activities

                                            • antiquing
                                            • bird watching
                                            • eco tourism
                                            • horseshoes
                                            • photography
                                            • walking

                                              Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                • hunting
                                                • cycling
                                                • fly fishing
                                                • freshwater fishing
                                                • hiking
                                                • fishing
                                                • mountain biking
                                                • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                • swimming
                                                • water skiing
                                                • water tubing


                                                    • Upstairs upscale with flat screens, dishwasher, wood floors, quality throughout. Downstairs open floor plan, indoor/outdoor carpet, TV, kitchen, nicely appointed. Large decks (up and down) overlooking river and lagoon. 800 sq foot multi level floating dock in the river. Satellite TV and high speed internet available. You won't find a nicer place!

                                                      House Rules

                                                      Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                      Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                      Cancellation Policy

                                                      Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

                                                      20 Reviews


                                                      Latest reviews

                                                      Great way to celebrate my 50th birthday!!!

                                                      Jackie B.

                                                      I can truly say that spending my 50th birthday surrounded by friends in such a beautiful place was amazing! There were 10 of us and it was perfect! We spent days on the river kayaking and tubing and nights around the fire pit. If you are looking for somewhere on the water that offers EVERYTHING this is the place. The setting is amazing. Plenty of room to spread out and right next to the park. The house has comfy beds, two kitchens and plenty of seating for large gatherings. We all agreed this will become a yearly retreat for us! Take my advise book it! You won't regret it.

                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                      Thank you so much for the kind words, Jackie! We could not have paid you for a better review!

                                                      Tari Johnson

                                                      Beautiful & Relaxing - home away from home!

                                                      Sonja & Ron R.

                                                      My family and I enjoyed our vacation immensely at the Three Rivers Inn. The set up from bottom to top floor was GREAT with 4 kids! The property is serene and the house is very cozy, makes you feel like you are home. My only disastifcation was with the water and cleanliness. The water system needs to have chemicals/salts added as the shower water and kitchen water have a very strong odor! The bathrooms aren't fully clean and when paying as much per night, I expect a very clean place.

                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                      I am glad that you enjoyed your stay and yes the property is as tranquil as you describe. Sorry about the water as after Irma there was a change in the well water. This has occurred on occasion over the 30 years we have owned the property. We recognized that change and ordered a system that is on location as we await the installation. It was there while you were. Apologies that it was not installed during your stay, it was supposed be. As far as the bathroom, I have no excuse. I will speak with the cleaning service. I wish you had expressed your concerns upon arrival. Thank you for your candid comments.

                                                      Quite, Relaxing place enjoyed being close to River.

                                                      Flo M.

                                                      Fun Relaxing weekend spent with friends, plenty of Room, quite neighborhood setting on the Santa Fe River with Plenty of water enjoyment close by, nice porch to set and Enjoy your morning Coffee and wildlife.

                                                      Great place for a family getaway!

                                                      Rafael R.Miami, Fl

                                                      We only stayed for a couple of days but we had a great time! Incredible house on a perfect location on the Santa Fe, kids had a blast! We where able to go tubing and canoeing on the river, kids had endless fun in that amazing dock! Would recommend to anyone and can't wait to go back!

                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                      Thank You! Yes it is a GREAT place for kids. I lived it and so did our kids!

                                                      And THANK YOU for some of the insight you shared. Look forward to your return!



                                                      Patricia M.

                                                      This place is beautifully located on the river. It provides all comforts of your own home plus everything you need to enjoy the river!!

                                                      Second time visit

                                                      Steve C.Tallahassee

                                                      We stayed at the property last Thanksgiving for a family get together and decided to do it again last weekend. Loved it the first time and just as nice this time around! Perfect place for lots of family and kids with kayak's and canoes to enjoy and cool off from the summer heat. We did have to build the fire for roasted marshmellows of course. Great yard for games and of course dock and great river area for the kids. Love it and we'll be back.

                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                      Thanks Steve!! We're so happy you and your family were able to come back so soon to stay. Hope to see you back for many more family get togethers!


                                                      Branford, FL, USA

                                                      Fishing from our dock or your boat, boat ramp, 2 kayaks, 3 canoes, swimming and manatee watching to name a few. Crystal clear river (at low river levels in summer) ideal for tubing. Ichtucknee River 5 bends downstream, large spring in river 5 bends upstream....acts as your personal jacuzzi and a can't miss! Rural area with abundant riding trails for ATV's or golf carts. Critter catching at night for the youngin's. Numerous parks are nearby such as Ginnie, Poe, Blue, Ichetucknee, Hart, and Manatee to name a few. Nearby High Springs is known for its antiques. The Suwannee River is also only minutes away by car or boat. Rails to trails is also a short distance away.


                                                      Additional information about rental rates

                                                      Tax Rate

                                                      Weekly Rate: $400 - $1700 $1700 per week $290 per night Friday, Saturday and holidays $250 per night Sunday - Thursday 2 night minimum Monthly rentals available during off season. Contact Monica for rates.

                                                      20 Reviews
                                                      Wonderful 4.9/5
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                                                      For booking assistance, call 888-640-7927

                                                      Property # 7040970