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View of River, Cabin, Balcony & Dock (Photo courtesy of S.D.)


Last updated: 05/19/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Our rustic-style cabin is set on a beautifully treed double lot with the Steinhatchee River its main attraction. Upstairs balcony is built right over the river, for enjoyable views of the river, along with the conservation area across from the home, which makes for a relaxing and enjoyable vacation.
Bring a small fishing boat, kayak or canoe, or rent one from the many marinas in the area, and spend some hours on the Steinhatchee River. Upstream is Steinhatchee Falls, a historic sight, and downstream is the Gulf of Mexico, known for its off-shore fishing and scalloping. We are located on the upper section of the river, where small boats are fine, but it is not deep water all the way to the Gulf.
We call our cabin 'The Riverfront Rustic'. It has solid wood walls and flooring, plain wood furniture, a great bar area with bar stools. It sits on the most lovely wooded lot overlooking the river. It is not fancy or elegant, just plain and simple with ordinary but comfortable furnishings.

'Old Florida' Getaway!: The entire setting reminds one of 'Old Florida'. The lot is a located on a dead-end road, several miles from town. With no-thru traffic, you have the peace and quiet of nature. Also, no close neighbors, it's like you have the area to yourself. The cabin used to be an old hunting camp, so it has several kennels located on the property. And it is up on stilts, so under the cabin is a concrete pad great for grilling, relaxing, sitting and looking at the River. Great spot for getting away from the hectic grind of regular life!

The cabin set-up: The cabin has two bedrooms, one with a double bed, and the other with double-double bunks. Living room has a fireplace, and LOTS of windows viewing the River. Across the River is a nature conservation, with lots of wildlife--deer, wild pigs, turkeys, owls, eagles, etc. Also the River is full of life--otters, manatees have been scene, as well as a great spot for fishing. The cabin is fully furnished, with all kitchen equipment and utensils, linens and bedding.

Location - Location - Location: Cabin located off Highway 51, down dead-end dirt road, which is perfect for a quiet and peaceful vacation.
Main features of the cabin are the fireplaces. One fireplace upstairs in the living room, for an enjoyable and cozy evening. A second fireplace is downstairs in the large concrete area open to outdoors, great for cooking marshmallows and watching the wildlife and River.


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Property Type

  • 2 story
  • Cabin
  • 1000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome:

    We love families!!...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking outside please!...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    No Pets Inside Cabin -- Outside Pets ONLY! No Exceptions!...moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 double


  • Bedroom 2: 2 double

    Double/Double Bunks...moreless

  • Bunk Area: 2 twin/ single, 2 child bed

    Single/Single Bunks...moreless

  • Bedroom #1 has a double bed; Bedroom #2 has Bunks, double on bottom, double on top. Top double bunk best for kids. The twin bunks built-in the living room also best for kids. We have a protective rail for the top bunk located in the closet for safety....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Bathroom 2: outdoor shower

    Located Downstairs in Utility Room...moreless

  • The bathroom upstairs is a full bath.

Other Amenities

  • Bring your canoe or kayak or small fishing boat, and enjoy the peace and serenity on the River! Scalloping (during season; July 1 - Sept. 10)...moreless


  • Books:

    We love to read -- have some books available....moreless

  • DVD Player


  • Away From It All
  • Family


  • Restaurants
  • Waterfalls

Local Services & Businesses

  • Groceries

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Water View:

    Balcony over water! Enjoy the scenery!...moreless

  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront:

    River front! Right on the Steinhatchee River....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Hunting Small Game
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Swimming
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    Bar area serves as dining. 5 bar stools available....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 5 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer:

    Located downstairs in the Laundry room....moreless

  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace:

    Living room fireplace. Also downstairs patio fireplace. Bring your own wood please....moreless

  • Heating:

    A/c & heat unit upstairs if not using fireplace....moreless

  • Internet:

    Ethernet cable for AT&T DSL access. Wi-fi also available....moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Lots of parking -- on a double lot....moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Large lot - plenty of room!...moreless

  • Telephone:

    Bring long distance calling card if you plan to make long-distance calls. Local calling unlimited....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Located downstairs in the laundry room....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Wi-fi set up. Bring your laptop...moreless

  • Wood Fireplace:

    (2) Fireplace inside cabin -- also fireplace downstairs in breezeway! Bring your own wood, please....moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Grill
  • Kitchen:

    Note: We recommend bringing your own drinking water!...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony:

    Relax on balcony and view nature and wildlife!...moreless

  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio:

    Some patio chairs to enjoy the River view....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill:

    Charcoal grill - small....moreless

  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda


Write a review 4.8
from 4 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring/Summer Season
Apr 1 - Jun 30, 2015
2 night min stay
$75 $100
Fri, Sat, Sun
$500 $1,200
Scallop Season July 1-Sept 10
Jul 1 - Sep 10, 2015
2 night min stay
$100 $125
Fri, Sat, Sun
$650 $1,594
Fall Season
Sep 11 - Nov 30, 2015
2 night min stay
$75 $100
Fri, Sat, Sun
$500 $1,200
Winter Season
Dec 1 - Mar 31, 2016
2 night min stay
$100 $115
Fri, Sat
$600 $1,200
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$100 $120
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$500 $1,200
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $100
  • Cleaning Fee $45 + tax
  • Tax Rate 10%


Rates subject to change.

Cleaning fee required.

Credit Cards: VISA/MC, PayPal, personal check, money orders accepted.

Payment Due upon making reservation if within 30 days.

If over 30 days, deposit is requested and full payment is required 30 days prior to arrival.

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Last updated: 05/19/2015
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Car: Necessary

1 hour from Gainesville

About 2 hours from Ocala

Other Activities: Shopping, Kayaking, Boating, Wildlife Viewing, Scalloping (during season; July 1 - Sept. 10)


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2004

About the owner: We are the Mousadi Family - there are 5 of us, and we love the Steinhatchee 'Old Florida' area. This is our get-a-way cabin on the River. We bring our kayaks and spend a lot of time on the water. We also bring our boat, and dock it at River Haven Marina where we are minutes from the Gulf of Mexico for scalloping, snorkeling, fishing and enjoying the water! We have a nice 'family friendly' cabin that we hope you will enjoy, too!

Why the Owner Chose Steinhatchee:
This 'cabin in the woods' is our favorite choice for a family vacation. The kids can run and play in the big yard, ride bikes up and down the dead-end road, kayak on the water. We can enjoy the BBQ grill and the fireplace, roasting marshmellows in the evenings. We love the peace and quiet of the area, the wildlife, and the water.

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Speaks: english

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  • View of River, Cabin, Balcony & Dock (Photo courtesy of S.D.)

    View of River, Cabin, Balcony & Dock (Photo courtesy of S.D.)

  • Balcony (Photo courtesy of S.D.)

    Balcony (Photo courtesy of S.D.)

  • View of River (Photo courtesy of S.D.)

    View of River (Photo courtesy of S.D.)

  • View of River (Photo courtesy of S.D.)

    View of River (Photo courtesy of S.D.)

  • Fireplace with view of Balcony (Photo courtesy of S.D.)

    Fireplace with view of Balcony (Photo courtesy of S.D.)

  • Living Room View #2

    Living Room View #2

  • Bedroom #1 - Double Bed

    Bedroom #1 - Double Bed

  • Built-in Single Bunks in Living Room

    Built-in Single Bunks in Living Room

  • View of Front Yard (Photo courtesy of S.D.)

    View of Front Yard (Photo courtesy of S.D.)

  • (Photo courtesy of S.D.)

    (Photo courtesy of S.D.)

  • View from Balcony (Photo courtesy of S.D.)

    View from Balcony (Photo courtesy of S.D.)

  • View of Bar Area, Open to Livingroom

    View of Bar Area, Open to Livingroom

  • Kitchen - All Pots & Pans & Appliances

    Kitchen - All Pots & Pans & Appliances

  • Livingroom View #1

    Livingroom View #1

  • Bedroom #2 - Double Double Bunk

    Bedroom #2 - Double Double Bunk

  • Scalloping 2009 - It Was Great!!

    Scalloping 2009 - It Was Great!!

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