- High Springs
- Horseshoe Beach
- Keaton Beach
- Lake City
- Live Oak
- Live Oak Island
This property allows you to book online with a credit card. After submitting a reservation request, the owner or manager has 24 hours to accept, at which time your card will be charged and you will receive an email confirmation
Recent Florida North Central reviews
"My family and I were up in Gainesville for my daughter's college graduation. This was a perfect house for us - so comfortable & homey! The owner takes great pride in this house & it shows. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here, despite the terrible weather! Very close to UF but away from the traffic. Highly recommend this house!"Guest: Joan C. Date of Stay: May 2014 Review Submitted: May 18, 2014View listing
"My wife and I, and our Golden Retriever spent nearly four months at the Lake House from early 2014 to May 1 2014. We enjoyed both the house and the surrounding area very much. As someone said in an earlier review, “the pictures don’t do the house justice.” I am not sure why that it true; the pictures accurately show the house. I concluded that there must be some type of Gestalt effect where the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. It is a large house which looks even larger because of the windows. Nearly every room has large windows looking out onto the surrounding property, and the porch has fine mesh screen giving the illusion of looking through glass. As the photos show, there are two ponds close to the house and large open areas near the ponds. Our dog enjoyed the pond and watching the ample wild life: Sand Hill Cranes, deer, hawks, etc. She did resent the occasional visits to her pond by a small gator. If you are interested in star gazing, the property affords a perfect place to view stars: no pollution and an absence of “city lights.” It is a great area for walking, and our dog and I walked a couple of miles every day. Although we don’t play tennis, there is a first rate tennis court fairly close to the house. Because we stayed for a long period of time, we were able to get to know the area quite well. I joined a small, but totally adequate health club in the nearby town of Hawthorne. We even got to attend a chile cook off in Melrose, another nearby town. For a nominal charge, you could sample any or all of the twenty entries in the cook off. The library in Melrose is small, but has a great paperback book exchange. There are two good restaurants in Melrose: The Blue Water Restaurant and Betty’s Pizza and Subs. Both have websites, and Betty’s has very good pizza. Easily our favorite restaurant, however, was Johnny’s B BQ in another small town in the area. It too has a website. For those who need the attractions of a larger town, Gainesville is a very easy drive. We ended up going to Gainesville far more frequently than we wished. My wife began to develop severe headaches, and we made numerous trips to the University of Florida’s medical school. Her problems had nothing to do with the house or the area. Instead, we discovered that she had Temporal Arteritis. Thankfully, the hospital at the University of Florida is a teaching hospital with numerous high qualit"Guest: Bruce Mackey Date of Stay: January 2014 Review Submitted: June 16, 2014View listing
"We rented Glenn's home for one week and couldn't be more pleased. We were 7 people from 20 to 62 years old and there was something for everyone. We especially loved the rope swing and for those who did not participate, it provided many laughs! The house had plenty of room for all and a very spacious kitchen for family cooked meals. The outside grill was also very convenient to have for grilling out. We took advantage of using the canoes and kayak and enjoyed the breathtaking views of the river. We caught the sunset at Yankeetown, rented a pontoon boat in Homasassa, ate dinner at the Shrimp Landing (wanted to take the coconut pirate head), visited the Homasassa Wildlife Park to see "Yuma"'s first day and tricks by "Lou", played many games of pool and just hanging out on the wonderful dock. We did have a brief glimpse of a dolphin and manatee on a couple of mornings. It's such a peaceful place and our dog throughly enjoyed the free roaming and walks on the property. Andy tended to any issues and we enjoyed our conversations and knowledge that he provided about the house and the area. Thank you again for sharing your home with us and providing us with a new experience and wonderful memories with family. If you continue to rent your home, we'll be back!"Guest: Robyn P. Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 27, 2014View listing
"We spent an awesome week at Eagle's view. The house is just as described. It is very well kept and clean. Paula was great to work with. The view is so beautiful. It rained quite a bit but it didn't matter...we enjoyed sitting on the screened-in deck listening to the rain.We had so much fun watching the fish jumpin and the various birds,especially our neighbor the resident egret. We even saw an alligator--a really BIG alligator! Rented a golf cart to tool around town in. Had some of Tony's famed clam chowder--it is the best! We visited the museums in town-learned some interesting history. And saw the most beautiful sunsets! I would definitely recommend Eagle's view."Guest: maryann f. Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: September 23, 2014View listing
Florida North Central Travel Tips
North Florida Vacation Rentals Provide Plenty of Fun
North Florida is less well-known than the Panhandle and the beaches further south in Florida but it is a charming area with rolling hills, horse farms and small coastal communities. Popular during the winter with snowbirds and retirees, the area has plenty to see and do and most places are within a 90-minute pleasant drive of either coast.
Staying in North Florida Vacation Rentals
Renting a North Florida vacation home is the perfect way to enjoy a relaxed, do-as-you-please vacation. Homes are comfortably furnished and equipped to a high standard with dishwashers, full-size refrigerators, microwave and washer/dryer. With a dining area, living area with TV, and as many bedrooms and bathrooms as you choose, there is plenty of space for even the largest family to spread out. Whether you are looking for a condo, cabin or beach house, the choice of vacation rentals is extensive. Added amenities include hot tubs, swimming pools, games rooms, bicycles and more, depending upon each individual unit. You can choose one that completely suits your needs.
Things to do in North Florida
North Central Florida has a host of attractions and activities for visitors of all ages. The small towns offer shopping, sightseeing, museums, theaters, antiquing, architecture and historical sites. The many lakes, rivers and natural springs are great places for swimming, snorkeling, kayaking, fishing, bird-watching and boating. The national forests and state parks in the area provide wildlife viewing, hiking, biking and hunting opportunities. With seasonal festivals and local events in the area, visitors can be as busy as they wish. Alternatively, North Florida is the perfect place to chill out and do nothing at all.
Places to Visit From North Florida Condos
The university city of Gainesville is a beautiful city to explore. The historic downtown area has some interesting history and great restaurants. The Florida Museum of Natural History, the Butterfly Museum, and the Hippodrome State Theater are all great places to visit. Nearby are the famous Kanapaha Gardens with beautiful lakes and gardens for strolling around.
Tallahassee is the state capital of Florida and has a downtown Capital Building, Imax theater and many shopping malls. The quaint towns of Havana, Monticello and Quincy are great places to visit for a bite to eat and to browse around the local shops and antique stores. Wakulla Springs State Park, Silver Springs and Green Cove Springs offer a host of water-based activities. Just beyond Tallahassee is the Apalachicola National Forest.
Cedar Key is a delightful community on the west coast of North Florida. It is surrounded by the Cedar Keys National Wildlife Refuge which has extensive colonies of nesting birds including roseate spoonbills, pelicans, skimmers, storks and other shore birds. The small streets around the docks have many restaurants and art and craft shops, and the artists are happy to chat with visitors about their work and what brought them to this lovely area.
Getting to North Florida Resorts
North Florida is within easy driving distance from North and South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama and further afield. Those choosing to fly to the area will find plenty of daily flights available to one of the international airports at Jacksonville, Daytona Beach or Orlando. Driving to your vacation rental in North Florida along the scenic roads and byways is very easy in this uncrowded area.
North Florida Weather
The climate is warm and sunny for most of the year but winters do have chilly spells with overnight temperatures below freezing. Winters are mostly dry with average daytime temperatures around 20 C (68 F) while summers reach a hot and humid 31 C (90 F) during July and August. These months also get the most rainfall in short but heavy afternoon showers.