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LUXURY SUWANNEE RIVERFRONT 3 BED/3 BATH HOME IN SECLUDED PARK LIKE SETTING

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Space 2,100 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

BEAUTIFUL 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, NEXT DOOR TO OUR SECOND RENTAL "SUWANNEE HOUSE"

West of Gainesville Florida, on the banks of the historic Suwannee River you will find 'The Cottages of Suwannee Preserve'. This is one of our two homes available to rent on the river in the Preserve. The Preserve is a pristine 'park-like' setting full of outdoor fun activities.

Stay in a fully furnished luxury private home, on acres of woodlands along a pristine river bank.

Our home is a spacious 3 bedroom (two master bedrooms), 3 bathroom. Located on several acres (6+) with 400 ft of river front a private boat ramp and floating dock. A very comfortable home with a 'Cottage' and 'River' theme, with the following amenities:

State of the art water treatment system

Crown molding and 5 inch baseboards

9 foot ceiling throughout

Tile floors in living room, dining room, kitchen and all baths

All General Electric appliances

Hunter Douglas window treatments

Two 39' HD flat screens (one in Master Bedroom) with Direct TV 'Whole House HDDVR' System and an upgraded access package including Local Station access, Sony Blue-ray player & VCR player and enhanced sound systems.

2 porches - One Screened for bug free dining, the other an open sundeck

The Cottage is centrally located on Florida’s Nature Coast, situated on acres of property in a park like setting on the Suwannee River. Enjoy all that the Suwannee River, area springs and pristine countryside have to offer with such activities as fishing, scuba diving, snorkeling, swimming, tubing, water slides, zip lining, karaoke, hiking, bird watching, bicycling, clay shooting and horseback riding. There are also plenty of antique shops nearby!

The area has the highest concentration of freshwater springs on earth, with two major rivers (the Suwannee and Santa Fe) forming the northern and western boundaries of Gilchrist County, and over 60 springs within or adjacent to the county.

It's easy to see why the peace and tranquility of this site is perfect for a vacation 'get away'. An escape for you to do as little or as much as you want. Start daydreaming about how you will spend you days and create personal and family memories at the Cottages of Suwannee Preserve.

So much to see and do, you won't want to leave.

ALSO CHECK OUT OUR SECOND VACATION HOME RENTAL NEXT DOOR "SUWANNEE HOUSE" VRBO LISTING #703823

Bike Trails and Hiking:

The Cottages 7 Station Exercise Trail

The Cottages Nature Walking Trail

Big Shoals on the Suwannee

Nature Coast State Trail

Suwannee River Wilderness Trail

Suwannee River State Park

Wildlife Viewing

Natural North Florida

Area Springs:

Ginnie Springs Fanning Springs

Hart Springs Manatee Springs

Poe Springs Blue Springs

Goranto Springs

Marinas & Boat Services:

Suwannee River Marinas

Ellie Ray's River Landing

Suwannee River Tours

Shopping:

Point of View Antiques and Gifts

A Cedar Key Get-Away

High Springs

Cedar Key

Quilt Shop and Art Gallery Trenton

Art and Entertainment:

University of Florida Center for Performing Arts

Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art

Florida Museum of Natural History

Butterfly Rainforest

The Hippodrome State Theatre

Medical Facilities:

Shands Hospital

North Florida Regional Medical Center

Driving Directions from Gainesville, FL to The Cottages of Suwannee Preserve

From Gainesville I-75 take SR 26 west 24.5 miles.

At light in Trenton, turn right , North, onto Hwy 129 north, go 10.4 miles

At blinking light in Bell, turn left, West, onto Strickland Avenue - CR 342, go 3.1 miles.

Turn right, North, onto CR 341, go .02 miles.

Turn left, West onto Suwannee Avenue (limerock road), go 1 mile.

At stop sign, turn right, North onto NW 70 Avenue, go .08 miles.

Turn left, West onto NW 7 Place, go .04 miles.

Turn right, North on NW 73 Way, go .09 miles.

Take left fork of road onto NW 13 Lane, go .03 miles. The Cottages of Suwannee Preserve is on your right as you approach the paved road.

Turn right, North and the entrance to unit #3 (Riverbend) will be the second left. The drive passes by and between the basketball court and the volleyball court as you approach the cottage.

Just pull under the cottage and you are there!

Keywords: Private Home, Suwannee Riverfront, Vacation Home, Home, Cabin, Cottage, Bungalo, Suwannee River, Bob's River Place,

More Details

Property Manager
MARY GREIST
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 22, 2017

Guestbook comments from the manager

John and Mary, I've been meaning to write for the last few days to tell ya'll how much we enjoyed our stay. The river was very high but we managed to find lots of springs to visit and had plenty to do. Your home was perfect for us and very relaxing and quiet. We saw turkeys almost every day and all other sorts of wildlife. The frog chorus at night was incredible! I do have to report that I broke a bowl in my haste to refill my ice cream, which was tragic for the bowl and for me because it had Blue Bell ice cream in it! One of the coasters fell off of the table between the recliners and broke in half as well. With four boys it is tough to survive seven days with no breakages! I will replace them or reimburse you for them, whatever you prefer.

If you happen to find a wedding band , it's mine. I am just not sure when and where I took it off, so it may not be there. Anyway, thanks again and we loved your place!



Take care, Rand



(our answer)

Rand,

No worries regarding the broken items - we raised two boys and have 4 grandsons! Thanks for your honesty but no replacement is needed. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time there. We are letting our caretaker know about the ring and she will be on the look-out.



Enjoy the rest of the summer days, and we appreciate your note very much.



Regards, Mary and John
Jul 2013
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Amenities

Bell House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • River ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , PART OF BEDROOM 1 - 1ST MASTER SUITE
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , LOCATED IN HALL NEXT TO BEDROOM 3
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , PRIVATE BATH FOR BEDROOM 2 - 2ND MASTER SUITE
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , PRIVATE BATH - SHOWER
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , PRIVATE BATH - SHOWER
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , HALL BATH WITH TUB SHOWER
  • King size bed (1) In the master bedroom, Queen size Bed (1) In the second master bedroom, Double Bed (1) Located in the third bedroom with slide-out trundle (twin).
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • festivals
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • rafting
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Notes:
Game table, board games, two 32 in flat screen televisions, floating dock with ramp, concrete boat ramp, wash down facilities, security lights, reverse osmosis drinking water,

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(10 traveler reviews)

LUXURY SUWANNEE RIVERFRONT 3 BED/3 BATH HOME IN SECLUDED PARK LIKE SETTING
average rating of 4.9 based on 11 reviews
5

Country side house

  • 5 of 5

It was really secluded area

I enjoyed it

The house was well maintained and fully equipped with every thing you need as if you were at home.

Owners are prompt in their reactions

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful and peaceful retreat

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing Thanksgiving weekend at the Riverbend house. The house was very confortable and equipped with all of our needs while away from home. The view of the river and trees is spectacular. We enjoyed watching many different types of birds up close. We wanted to take a brake from city life and we found the perfect location. The hosts were very accommodating and provided all information needed prior to arrival. They promptly answered any question we had. The house was very clean and all the furniture was neat and comfortable. The kitchen appliances and utensils are of great quality. We filled our memories treasure box with an amazing family trip. Thank you very much!

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic Trip to the Suwannee !!

  • 5 of 5

We had found out about the property from some good friends . We had looked at the property and could not wait for the reason to rent it. The property is very well kept. Home is very clean inside and out . We will be staying there again . Mary and John are very nice people to deal with .

I would definitely recommend this property to any of my good friends !! We Love to Boat on the Suwannee !!

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful relaxing place!!! Outdoor paradise !!

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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4

A comfortable property on the banks of the Suwannee River

  • 4 of 5

The property was well equipped and comfortable for our family of 5 adults, with 2 young children. Situated in large grounds on the banks of the river with its own access. A great place for peace and quiet and to enjoy the river. Shops, restaurants etc were a 20 minute drive away.

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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5

I could not be happier with the accommodations and location!!!

  • 5 of 5

The home was located in a beautiful quiet neighborhood on the river. The home is maintained to protection and equally decorated!! A must stay when you are in the area. The location was near several springs and other natural attractions. I highly recommend this location and the owners!! The owners provided a lot of helpful information about the area. The owners were very nice and a pleasure doing business with!!! This was a trip that is filled with lots of great memories which we will never forget!! Thank you so much!!! We will be returning SOON!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Map

Nearest Airport
50 Miles
GAINESVILLE, FL
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
ROCK BLUF
Nearest Golf
25 Miles
CHIEFLAND
Nearest Train
40 Miles
GAINESVILLE, FL
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
COUNTY 314 AND COUNTY 312
Nearest Restaurant
7 Miles
ACKINS BAR-B-Q, BELL
Nearest Point of Interest
Convenience store with entertainment
Nearest Point of Interest
Akins Bar B Que
Nearest Point of Interest
Public boat ramp
Nearest Point of Interest
Rock Bluff Spring
Nearest Point of Interest
Dollar store
Nearest Point of Interest
Grocery store ajacent to fueling station
Nearest Point of Interest
Bobs River Place - Water Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Fanning Springs
Nearest Point of Interest
Lighthouse Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Otter Springs
Nearest Point of Interest
Sun Springs
Car: necessary

Riverfront recreation area, floating dock, boat ramp, volleyball court, horseshoe pit w/ horseshoes, basketball, tree swing, 7-station fitness trail, wildlife feeders, nature trails, under deck porch swing.

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Rates & Availability

Bell House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$300
$1,500
$4,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Admin., Setup & Cleaning $150
Tax Rate 9.0%

RIVERBEND CAN BE RENTED AS A ONE BEDROOM FOR 2 GUESTS @ $200 PER NIGHT, OR 3 BEDROOM FOR 6 GUESTS @ $300 PER NIGHT. ALL REQUIRE 2 NIGHT MINIMUM. WEEKLY AND MONTHLY RATES CAN BE PROVIDED UPON REQUEST.
WE ALSO HAVE A SECOND HOME FOR RENT "SUWANNEE HOUSE" WHICH IS NEXT DOOR AND CAN BE RENTED VIA "VRBO".

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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