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700 Acre Ranch on Florida's Historic Peace River!

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Last updated: 08/18/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

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The Peace River Valley Ranch is now available for your private enjoyment! We have over a square mile of 'Old Florida' property for you to explore and over a mile of frontage on the Peace River. There are miles of well-maintained trails to walk, bike or drive on. Three canoes and two kayaks are available for your use, included in the rental rate. We also have two electric golf carts that can be included for a nominal charge, and these are a great way to quietly and comfortably explore the property. We own the land on both sides of the Peace River, adding to the sense of privacy. When you enter through the front gate, you will pass our 'Jeep Dock' where we keep our vehicles, and then our barn. Down the road about a mile is the 'River House' located directly on the Peace River. It has two bedrooms and a loft above the living room, as well as two screen porches, an expansive deck looking over the river, and a fire pit. It's not fancy, but it's comfortable and includes modern amenities like flat screen televisions with DirecTV, WiFi and a stereo system with an iPod connection and Sirius satellite. If you have a larger group, we have a small guest cabin behind the River House that will accommodate two additional guests and a four-bedroom guest house (the 'Lodge') that sleeps eight, located about 1/4 mile from the River House. There is no additional rental charge for the use of the guest cabin or lodge--only the cleaning fee varies. We also have an area for large gatherings near the barn with a covered area and picnic tables underneath that provide seating for over fifty people. If you have horses, you are welcome to bring them with you. We do not supply equestrian equipment, but we do have stalls available in our barn and plenty of room for your trailer. No matter the size of your party, you will have exclusive use of The Peace River Valley Ranch during your stay--our other accommodations will be left vacant. Please note, guests are welcome to use our shooting range, but NO HUNTING IS ALLOWED. Please note that the Peace River Valley Ranch is located approximately one hour and fifteen minutes from Disney World and about one hour and forty minutes from Downtown Orlando.

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Non Smoking Only:

                No smoking inside. Smoking outside only--dispose of cigarette butts properly!...moreless

              • Pets Considered:

                Well-behaved dogs are welcome. No Pet Fee!...moreless

              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

                25 years or older unless with parents...moreless

              • Long-Term Renters Welcome
              • Events Allowed
              • Children Welcome

              Bedrooms: 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16, Beds for 14-16

              • Bedroom 1: 1 king

                River House...moreless

              • Bedroom 2: 1 king

                River House...moreless

              • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single

                River House - Loft...moreless

              • Bedroom 4: 1 king

                The Lodge...moreless

              • Bedroom 5: 1 king

                The Lodge...moreless

              • Bedroom 6: 2 twin/ single

                The Lodge...moreless

              • Bedroom 7: 2 twin/ single

                The Lodge...moreless

              • Detached Unit: 2 twin/ single

                The Original Cabin...moreless

              • River House - 1 bedroom has TV/DVD. Total 2 king and 2 twin The Lodge - Total 2 king and 4 twin The Original Cabin - Total 2 twin ...moreless

              Bathrooms: 7 Bathrooms

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Dining:

                River House has breakfast nook seats up to 8, and long table with benches that seats up to 12. Also seat 3 at kitchen bar counter. Outdoor covered seating area with picnic benches at the barn....moreless

              • Kitchen:

                2 KITCHENS The River House - all appliances, extensive cutlery,pots & pans The Lodge - all appliances, cutlery, pots & pans...moreless

              • Pantry Items:

                Salt, pepper and basic spices included, as well as coffee filters and a coffee grinder. ...moreless

              • Refrigerator:

                Main Cabin - large French Door refrigerator Lodge - full-size refrigerator...moreless

              • Cooking Utensils:

                All utensils included...moreless

              • Dining Area Seats:

                20...moreless

              • Stove
              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Coffee Maker
              • Toaster
              • Oven
              • Dishwasher
              • Microwave
              • Ice Maker
              • Seating for 20 people

              Amenities

              • Living Room:

                Lodge - Fireplace, flatscreen TV, DirecTV, stereo with iPod interface, couch, loveseat, 2 recliners. River House - flatscreen TV, DirecTV, stereo with iPod interface, corner couch seats 5...moreless

              • Air Conditioning:

                River House has central air; Original Cabin has a window unit; Lodge game room has central air and each bedroom has a window unit with heat and air....moreless

              • Covered Parking:

                Covered parking for one car in our jeep dock. Abundant non-covered parking...moreless

              • Washing Machine:

                Full size washer and dryer located behind the game room in the Lodge...moreless

              • Clothes Dryer:

                Full size washer and dryer located behind the game room in the Lodge...moreless

              • Towels Provided:

                Ample linens and towels provided...moreless

              • Linens Provided:

                Ample linens and towels provided...moreless

              • Fireplace:

                Fireplace in River House...moreless

              • Parking:

                Ample parking...moreless

              • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
              • Wood Fireplace
              • Heating

              Other Amenities

                  • Check-in is at 3:00 pm and check-out is at 11:00 am

                  Entertainment

                  • Television:

                    (3) 46 inch HDTV in The River House Living Room with Directv/blue ray 51 inch HDTV in Lodge Game Room with Directv/blue ray 42 inch HDTV in the River House Bedroom with Directv/blue ray...moreless

                  • Satellite / Cable:

                    (3) DirectTV (3) Blu-Ray Player (1) Sirius satellite (2) Music system with Ipod connection and indoor/outdoor speaker zones...moreless

                  • Stereo:

                    High quality stereo system in River House and Lodge with iPod connectivity; River House also has outdoor speakers....moreless

                  • Games:

                    Many board games provided--located in trunk in South bedroom of River House...moreless

                  • Game Room:

                    Game room with pool table that converts to ping pong....moreless

                  • Pool Table:

                    Full-size pool table in the game room at the Lodge...moreless

                  • CD Player
                  • DVD Player
                  • Ping Pong Table

                  Communications

                  • Mobile Phone:

                    There is a cell phone tower near the property's entrance that provides good cell phone coverage throughout the property....moreless

                  • Wireless Internet:

                    WiFi network in River House (works on decks and screen porch too)...moreless

                  • Broadband Access:

                    Broadband and WiFi in River House...moreless

                  • Telephone:

                    Telephone in River House...moreless

                  • Internet

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    Expansive deck at the River House with Fire Pit. 180 degree views of the Peace River. Deck was completely rebuilt in Summer of 2012. New LED deck lighting and landscape lighting...moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill:

                    Weber gas grill in screen porch at River House as well as fire pit with grill attachment and wood-fired smoker...moreless

                  • Kayak / Canoe:

                    Two kayaks and three canoes and a trailer to haul them around the property....moreless

                  Theme

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

                  Location & View

                  • Waterfront:

                    Located on the Peace River, with 1 mile of waterfront along the river....moreless

                  • Rural

                  Activities

                  • Churches
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Hiking
                  • Golf
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Fishing
                  • Cycling
                  • Kayaking
                  • Medical Services
                  • Hospital
                  • Groceries
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Boating
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Photography
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Walking
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Eco Tourism
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Restaurants
                  • Swimming
                  • Water Tubing
                   

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Fall Season
                  Oct 1 - Dec 19, 2014
                  3 night min stay
                  $450 $550
                  Fri, Sat
                  $2,750 $7,500
                  Christmas Holidays
                  Dec 20 - Jan 4, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  $3,500
                  Winter and Spring Season
                  Jan 5 - Apr 30, 2015
                  3 night min stay
                  $450 $550
                  Fri, Sat
                  $2,750 $7,500
                  Summer Season
                  May 1 - Sep 30, 2015
                  3 night min stay
                  $400 $500
                  Fri, Sat
                  $2,450 $6,000
                  My Standard Rate
                  3 night min stay
                  $400 $500
                  Fri, Sat
                  $2,450 $6,000
                  * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Cleaning Fee $250
                  • 6-Seat Golf Cart/Day $35
                  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
                  • 4-Seat Golf Cart/Day $25
                  • Tax Rate 7%

                  Notes:

                  The Cleaning Fee covers the use of all buildings (River House, Lodge and Original Cabin).The Cleaning Fee is reduced to $150 if only one of these buildings is used.

                  Golf Cart rental is optional. Charges are per day, subject to a 3-day minimum. The day of arrival and departure will be considered one day. Weekly rates will be discounted by 20%.

                  If you prefer to pay by check, please call.


                  Cancellation policy:

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


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                  Last updated: 08/18/2014
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                  Location

                  88 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Tampa International Airport
                  56 Miles
                  Nearest Beach
                  Anna Maria Island
                  25 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  Streamsong Resort
                  3 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Pioneer Restaurant

                  Car: Necessary

                  The Peace River Valley Ranch is located about 60 minutes southwest of Walt Disney World, about 60 minutes from Tampa/St. Pete and less than one hour to Florida's world-class Gulfcoast Beaches (Anna Maria Island, Bradenton Beach, Longboat Key, etc.). With over 700 acres to explore, your privacy is assured, but we are only three miles from the town of Zolfo Springs and only five miles from the larger town of Wauchula where you can find grocery stores, restaurants, shops and medical services.

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 1972

                  About the owner: Our family used to lease the land that is now the Peace River Valley Ranch for hunting back in the 40's and 50's. In the early 70's, we acquired title to the original 653 acres and have added adjacent parcels over the years, including an orange grove that abuts the property. We no longer hunt the Peace River Valley Ranch and now treat it as a game preserve and a private getaway for family and friends.

                  Why the Owner Chose Orlando:
                  This is 'Old Florida' at its best. We live in Orlando and this is our escape when we need reminding of how Florida used to be. From the windmill to the lily pond, the grass fed cows and our 'retired' horse and donkey, you will get a real ranch experience. The rest of the property is kept in as natural condition as possible to encourage wildlife and offers great opportunities for nature photography.

                  The Unique Benefits at this House:
                  Where else are you going to find a property offering over 700 private acres of land and a mile of riverfront to explore? Perfect for reunions or corporate retreats, with a large event area with eight picnic tables under a tin roofed pavilion.


                  Contact us

                  Speaks: english

                   

                  Photos

                  • River House

                    River House

                  • Living Room in the River House

                    Living Room in the River House

                  • Kitchen in the River House

                    Kitchen in the River House

                  • Fire pit at the river House on the Peace River

                    Fire pit at the river House on the Peace River

                  • Outdoor claw foot tub in screen porch at the River House

                    Outdoor claw foot tub in screen porch at the River House

                  • South bedroom in the River House

                    South bedroom in the River House

                  • The original cabin, now used as a guest cabin, with a bathroom and 2 twin beds

                    The original cabin, now used as a guest cabin, with a bathroom and 2 twin beds

                  • The Lodge has 4 bedrooms, a game room, and a screen porch across the front

                    The Lodge has 4 bedrooms, a game room, and a screen porch across the front

                  • King Bedroom at the Lodge (2 like this, one on each end of the building)

                    King Bedroom at the Lodge (2 like this, one on each end of the building)

                  • Map showing a portion of the property and major trails

                    Map showing a portion of the property and major trails

                  • An Osprey makes a catch on the Peace River!

                    An Osprey makes a catch on the Peace River!

                  • The River House with the Peace River in Flood

                    The River House with the Peace River in Flood

                  • River House at Dusk

                    River House at Dusk

                  • Breakfast Nook in the River House

                    Breakfast Nook in the River House

                  • Dining area in the River House -- seats 12 (plus 8 in the breakfast nook)

                    Dining area in the River House -- seats 12 (plus 8 in the breakfast nook)

                  • View across the Peace River from the River House

                    View across the Peace River from the River House

                  • Screen porch looking over the Peace River at the River House

                    Screen porch looking over the Peace River at the River House

                  • North bedroom River House DirecTV/DVD with Internet

                    North bedroom River House DirecTV/DVD with Internet

                  • Young bucks in pasture

                    Young bucks in pasture

                  • Twin bedroom at the Lodge (2 like this, one on each side of the game room)

                    Twin bedroom at the Lodge (2 like this, one on each side of the game room)

                  • Each bedroom at the Lodge has it own screen porch with tub overlooking the woods

                    Each bedroom at the Lodge has it own screen porch with tub overlooking the woods

                  • View of the Peace River looking north from near the River House

                    View of the Peace River looking north from near the River House

                  • View of the Peace River from "River View Trail" near the property's south end

                    View of the Peace River from "River View Trail" near the property's south end

                  • Game room in the Lodge, full kitchen, DirecTV, pool table/ping pong

                    Game room in the Lodge, full kitchen, DirecTV, pool table/ping pong

                  VRBO #423445

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                  This listing was first published here in 2012.

                  Date last modified - Tuesday, July 22, 2014

                  $400 - $550 per night (USD)
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                  7 Bedroom / 7 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 16

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