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700 Acre Ranch on Florida's Historic Peace River!

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  • Minimum stay:3-4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

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. Two canoes and two kayaks are available for your use, included in the rental rate. 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/USB connection and satellite radio (The TV in the River House was updated to an 80' flat screen in December 2014). 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. We have hosted quite a few weddings already and we would welcome the opportunity to discuss having yours here (an event fee of $500 applies to weddings and other events with more than 20 people, and we limit all gatherings to a maximum of 50 people to lessen the impact on the property). 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.

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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25 years or older unless with parents...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • 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

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

Other Amenities

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

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Limited Library...moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room:

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

  • Games:

    Board games provided--located in trunk in North bedroom of River House...moreless

  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table:

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

  • Television:

    (3) 80 inch HDTV in The River House Living Room with Directv/blue ray/surround sound 51 inch HDTV in Lodge Game Room with Directv/blue ray 42 inch HDTV in the River House Bedroom with Directv...moreless

  • Video Library:

    Limited library...moreless

Theme

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

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Rural
  • Waterfront:

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Swimming
  • Water Tubing

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

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 20 people

General

  • 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

  • Broadband Access:

    Broadband and WiFi in River House. No WiFi in Lodge (We tried but there is too much tree cover to receive a signal)...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

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

  • Covered Parking:

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

  • Fireplace:

    Fireplace in River House...moreless

  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided:

    Ample linens and towels provided. New linens and pillows on all beds in October 2014!...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Lodge - Flatscreen TV, DirecTV, stereo with iPod interface, couch, loveseat. River House - flatscreen TV, DirecTV, stereo with iPod interface, couch and love seat, two recliners...moreless

  • Mobile Phone:

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

  • Parking:

    Ample parking...moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone:

    Telephone in River House...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Ample linens and towels provided...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

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

  • Wireless Internet:

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

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    All utensils included...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    New dishes, cutlery and drinking glasses in 2014...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

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

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • 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

  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • 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

  • Kayak / Canoe:

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

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Large lawn to the South of the River House for Frisbee, football, etc....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

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer Season
May 1 - Sep 30, 2015
3 night min stay
$550
$3,000 $8,500
Fall Season
Oct 1 - Dec 18, 2015
3 night min stay
$600
$3,500 $10,000
Christmas Holidays
Dec 19 - Jan 3, 2016
4 night min stay
$700
$4,500
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$550
$3,000 $8,500
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $1,000
  • Cleaning Fee $250
  • 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.

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Cancellation policy:

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


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Location

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

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 lilly 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

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
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