Live the laid-back life at this riverfront, dog-friendly home in sunny Palatka. Welcoming up to 14 guests, it's perfect for a large family or work event, and comes chock full of amenities, including a private hot tub, two docks on the St. Johns River, a basketball area, and plenty more on 2.8 acres of gorgeous, wooded property.
Tucked into the western shores of the St. Johns River, this sprawling estate offers an unforgettable location to relax and unwind, far from city congestion. But if you do want to sample the city scene, downtown Palatka, with historic attractions, beautiful parks, and lots of small-town charm, lies just 17 miles south.
If you're looking for seclusion in a beautiful, natural setting, this is your place! Set back from Cedar Creek Road and lying in the shade of Spanish moss-draped live oak trees, this two-story home away from home welcomes you in with spacious rooms full of comfortable furnishings and cheery decor.
Walk over polished hardwood floors to grab a seat in the living area, where a cable and DVD-equipped, 50-inch flatscreen offers hours of entertainment. Pick out a movie from the home's DVD library, pop some popcorn, and enjoy group bonding time, or break out board games and divide into teams.
Just outside, you'll find everything needed for a day on the St. Johns River, including a canoe, two docks you can drive a boat up to, and hammocks strung between trees if you need a mid-afternoon break from the water. Enjoy a full day of water sports like fishing, swimming, and waterskiing. There's even a fish cleaning station on the river's edge that's perfect for preparing your fresh catch for a hearty meal later in the day.
Feeling hungry? Fire up the outdoor grill to cook that fresh catch or whip up something else just as delicious in the home's well-equipped kitchen. The chef in your group will love cooking on stainless steel appliances and cleaning up quickly afterward thanks to a dishwasher. Share homemade meals and lively conversation at dining tables both indoors and outside on a screened-in lanai.
After a satisfying meal, burn off some calories playing catch in the huge backyard, or challenge your group to a game of HORSE on the driveway's basketball goal. You could also leash up your dog for a walk around the neighborhood, or head to the end of either dock to watch a spectacular sunset.
When your laid-back day comes to an end, retire for some rejuvenating sleep in any of six bedrooms. There is a maximum occupancy of 14 and up to 11 guests are accommodated with sleeping options that include queen beds in three bedrooms, a twin bunk set - perfect for kids! - in a fourth bedroom, a double bed in a fifth bedroom, and a single twin bed in the sixth bedroom. There is also a futon in the den that might sleep one person most comfortably. Five out of six bedrooms also feature televisions, perfect for winding down with a favorite nighttime show.
If you do bring the dog along, there's just an additional nightly fee.
Wake to sunshine streaming in through the bedroom windows, and shake off any lingering sleepiness with a fresh cup of coffee in the kitchen. Grab a crisp pair of clothes from the washer/dryer, then connect to the WiFi to plan your day's adventures. Fancy some day trips? If you're into hiking, bring along some sturdy boots to walk on lush trails at Ravine Gardens State Park (about 17 miles south), or wind around cypress swamp on a wooden walkway at Rice Creek Conservation Area (19 miles southwest).
For a fun history lesson and a fascinating look into Palatka's past, visit the Bronson-Mulholland House (about 18 miles south), and make sure to bring your camera to snap pictures of murals on the sides of buildings in the downtown historic district.
Skydiving trips, off-road ATV adventures, and golf are some other options in the area. St. Augustine, America's oldest city, is also just 48 miles away, and just a bit farther north sits Jacksonville, where you'll find professional sports teams and many more urban attractions. Bass fishing enthusiasts take note - Palatka is one of the bass fishing capitals of the world and boats can be launched directly from the property!
Amazing access to the water, tons of nearby activities, and plenty of peace and quiet on 2.8 acres awaits. Plan your next getaway in Palatka - book this incredible home today!
*Please note: Owner does not allow weddings at this home, thank you.
*Please contact Vacasa for our special Snowbird pricing!