About the property
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 nights
House, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, 6 Sleeps
Waterfront cottage for a relaxing get-away vacation or place to stay while seeing the sights in Central Florida. Acorn cottage is on a canal, one block from the St. John’s River. Bring your boat for fishing or cruising the river. Close to Lake George and Silver Glenn Springs by water. Catch fish right off of the dock. Owner's yacht is normally tied to the boathouse end of the dock with 27 feet of room for a fishing boat or pleasure boat behind it at the dock. There is a charcoal grill on the deck for guests to use.
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- Response time:
- within two days
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 14, 2018
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Wonderful Time in Astor
We had a wonderful stay at the Acorn Cottage, and plan to visit frequently. If you are looking to get away from it all, this is the place to go. We had a great time sitting on the porch and watching nature. The hot tub was a great way to relax after a day at the springs and hiking. The movie collection in the home was great! Another great way to pass some time at night, seeing as town shuts down early. It was very nice to be able to bring and prepare food so that you are not eating every meal out while on vacation. The owner is great to work with, and a clear communicator. We were thoroughly impressed by the cleanliness of the house. The house is easy to find, and the cell phone connection worked well, even though you are in the middle of a Forrest. If you are looking to escape to nature, quiet, and a peaceful environment - Acorn Cottage is the spot for you.
Boat parked on dock all weekend obstructed any water relaxation or privacy. Blinds wouldn't close further preventing privacy. Obvious rodent activity prevented use of hot tub. Disappointing.
Guests are welcome to call us at any time during their stay with questions or if they need assistance. We can generally have some one stop by within a half hour if assistance is needed.
We were sorry to hear that Acorn Cottage did not meet our guest's expectations. We refunded one half of the guest's rental payment since we really want our guests to enjoy their stay.
The boat parked on the dock belongs to the owners, is not occupied, and is always tied to the dock with room for a guest boat behind it on the dock.
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Perfect Get-Away for a Quiet Weekend
The Acorn Cottoge is the perfect get-away for a quiet weekend. The home is very clean and very well stocked with extras such as books, puzzles, movies and cds. Both the back porch and deck area are very relaxing. The location is peaceful. It is far enough away from the typical hustle and bustle yet close enough to areas that provide good entertainment. The owner was very pleasant and easy to work with.
Great location and confortable for the most part.
The property was in a perfect location for the river trips we had planned in our boat, which we docked right there at the house. The house was clean. Linens and supplies were plentiful. The kitchen was well equipped with everything except a dishwasher. The only negative was the condition of the deck (many loose boards which were a trip hazard) and the air conditioning not working well in the front bedroom and bathroom. The owner was accessible for our questions. Overall it was very acceptable.
The house was perfect for our travel needs!
Acorn Cottage worked out perfect for us. The screened in porch was perfect for enjoying the morning cup of coffee. The neighborhood was very quiet. Didn't bring fishing gear, but if we had, we could have fished off of the dock.
GREAT BOATING & FISHING IN ASTOR
My husband and I have rented many homes on the St. Johns and we particularly love the Astor area. Acorn Cottage is very clean, has great access to the river via a short canal ride and super dockage. The owner was easy to work with and probably rents other VRBOs because he provided all sorts of little extras that made our stay better (i.e., books and movies on hand for rainy days, extra candles for back porch ambience, basic spices and paper goods on an honor system (use, but replace)). Acorn cottage is not fancy or large, but it is comfortable, convenient, safe, quiet, well-equipped and clean. The place is perfect for a boating and/or fishing weekend or vacation. Our favorite things about the rental were the back porch, its location on the river and the attention/customer service we received from the owner. We hope to rent there again and again.
Centralized to Central Florida Attractions Disney World 67 miles (2 hours) Universal Studios 64 miles (87 min) Kennedy Space Center 93 miles (70 min) Daytona Area Beaches 45 miles (60 min) Jacksonville Jaguars 113 miles (2 hrs, 10 min) Tampa Bay Buccaneers 140 miles (3 hours) Daytona Bike Week Events 35 miles (45 min) Daytona International Speedway 38 miles (1 hour) Florida Gators Football 78 miles (2 hours)
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Nightly Rate: $110 (2 night minimum) Weekly Rate: $665 Taxes are 11% (NIC above) Monthly Rate: $1330 - $1500 Weekly—$665 Event Weeks—$1,100 6 Nights - $588 5 Nights - $505 4 Nights—$416 3 Nights—$321 Daily (2minimum) - $110 Refundable Deposit—$250 (Taxes are not included in listed rates and will be added, 11%) SPECIALS AND DAYTONA EVENT WEEK DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE