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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. 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.
Game room with pool table that converts to ping pong....moreless
Board games provided--located in trunk in North bedroom of River House...moreless
Ping Pong Table
Full-size pool table in the game room at the Lodge...moreless
Satellite / Cable:
(3) Blu-Ray Player
(1) Sirius satellite
(2) Music system with Ipod connection and indoor/outdoor speaker zones...moreless
High quality stereo system in River House and Lodge with iPod connectivity; River House also has outdoor speakers....moreless
(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
Located on the Peace River, with 1 mile of waterfront along the river....moreless
Sports & Adventure Activities
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
Seating for 20 people
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 and WiFi in River House. No WiFi in Lodge (We tried but there is too much tree cover to receive a signal)...moreless
Full size washer and dryer located behind the game room in the Lodge...moreless
Covered parking for one car in our jeep dock. Abundant non-covered parking...moreless
Summer Season May 1 - Sep 30, 2015 3 night min stay
Fall Season Oct 1 - Dec 18, 2015 3 night min stay
Christmas Holidays Dec 19 - Jan 3, 2016 4 night min stay
My Standard Rate 3 night min stay
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay
Additional information about rental rates
Refundable Damage Deposit$1,000
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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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.
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.