About the property
- House1200 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 nights
House, 2 BR's + sleeper, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6), 1 screen porch & MBR-w/porch.
Beautiful Key West Style Cottage on Quiet Canal in Steinhatchee, Fl. Cottage is on a Deep Water Tidal Canal(Suitable for Approx. 20 ft Flats Boat W/No Top), Floating Dock with Access to Gulf and Public Boat Ramp. Or for a small fee, DEEP WATER DOCKAGE FOR ANY SIZE OR TYPE OF BOAT ON RIVER LOCATED SEVERAL HUNDRED YARDS ACROSS FROM MY HOUSE. Located directly behind house is a Fish cleaning station. There is room to park your boat trailer and a couple of vehicles on property. Natural Paradise for Some of the Best Salt and Freshwater Fishing, Canoeing and Scalloping in Florida. Beautifully Decorated with a Screened Porch, Balcony, TV'S in All Rooms, Fully Equipped Kitchen. Sleeps 6 in Beds. Only a 10 minute Boat ride (no wake) to the Gulf. .5 mile from restaurants, grocery store, Dollar General and boat ramp. approximately 1 mile to everything Steinhatchee has to offer. Located in a very private area of Steinhatchee.
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- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 21, 2018
About Michael Woodruff
From Valdosta Ga. and purchased as a second home to go offshore fishing. Also enjoy fishing the river and inshore fishing along with scalloping. The home makes a great get away to relax and enjoy the many water and non water activities or simply spend time relaxing. Community does not have one stop light and I find not only the same renters coming back each year but new ones as well, including a couple of monthly renters from the Northern area. They tell me the house is always immaculate and kept freshly decorated and the location is the best. Give us a try and see how you like it.
Michael Woodruff purchased this House in 2005
Why Michael Woodruff chose Taylor County
One of the best areas in Steinhatchee and property is located only 10 minutes via boat to the Gulf (no wake ride). Yard is fenced in offering landscaping, private dock and floating dock to park your boat (boats up to 22 ft with no hard top). Dock is excellent area to relax and cook out. There is a fish cleaning station on the dock. Also have dockage available directly on river for any size boat. Home offers a large screened in porch and the master bedroom has a private porch overlooking the canal. House is fully equipped with all amenities. Very clean, immaculate and furnished/decorated nicely.
What makes this House unique
Nature fully exposed with river, wildlife, Gulf and beautiful sunsets! Several state parks are only a few miles drive to spend the day. The small community is blessed to have a Grocery store, several convenience stores and a Dollar General. If you need a charter for any water activity, they are always available and at great rates. Also you will find many locals who are ready to clean your catch of the day, from inshore, offshore fish and scallops. There are several great landmark restaurants located within a mile of our house. Several full service marinas to launch your boat or get fuel and bait/ice. Night time is always an adventure with a couple of local hot spots usually offering live bands and/or karaoke. The location is great, close or on the water and offer outside bar and tiki environment.
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The house was clean and very comfortable
The home and area were great.
I am very fortunate to have great renters like the Alligood's!
Thanks again for your stay and being great stewards of my property.
Very well kept and was exactly as it was represented
Very well kept and exactly as it was represented. Will definitely be going back again.
Great renters I welcome back anytime. Very good stewards of my property!
We loved this house! Michael was more than hospitable when renting his home to us. It is very clean and more than we expected. Although we could not fit the 24" Skiff down the canal, Michael provided a place we could dock the boat, a stones throw away. It was also nice having a charcoal grill next to the canal to grill out. The screened in front porch was great and we loved having our morning coffee on it. Overall, I give it 5 stars due to the hosts quick responses to my questions and for the great host he was.
Thanks for the kind comments and certainly appreciate your stay. I am glad you enjoyed the trip and look forward to having you stay with us again hopefully.
I am glad the dockage for larger boats worked out for you. As you stated and easily understood....it is a stone throw away. Again thanks and you are excellent renters and appreciate you being good stewards of the house and likewise you were very friendly and easy to communicate with.
Have a blessed day!
The house was very nice but I was told we could park our boat at the dock out back but there was no way a boat can get down that canal or under the wooden bridge to get there
I am sorry for any inconvenience. I reviewed all of our correspondence and advised that some boats without a hardtop or center console window, that are approximately 20" or shorter most likely can utilize the floating dock back of the house, but I cannot guarantee it. I also suggest contacting a neighbor who I worked out an agreement for the renters, to contact them directly ( I provide the name and number) to prevent any misunderstandings. This option allows the renter to drive their vehicle or golf cart and leave it at the residences home which is .2 miles from my house to enjoy the convenience of being very close to my house and boat being secure on the river.
I certainly can understand possible confusion when booking and going a trip. So I have taken all the precautionary measures to prevent such along with a solution provided my dock is not feasible. And some customers rent boat slips from the local marinas. So there is a plethora of options as I explain on the phone, listing and any communication with the renter.
Thank you very much for your stay and for the review.
Quiet, clean and comfortable and surrounded by nature
The house is on a quiet street with plenty of privacy between houses. The furniture was comfortable and the home was clean. The entry porch is screened, so the mosquitoes and no-see-ums don't get in the house. There isn't a hair dryer, so bring your own. My son also recommended some blankets to use while watching TV. The only reason I can't give 5 stars has to do with the fact that we were told our boat would be able to get in and out of the canal, but that was not the case. At the end of the canal, which is tidal, there is a tiny and extremely low bridge. At low tide it was manageable to get it under, but when we tried to come back in 3 hours before high tide, it was impossible. We had to pay $25 to dock our boat at a dock a quarter mile away. Our boat is a 15 foot center console, by the way. It might not be an issue for you, but it was the main reason we chose this property. The trip was fun and the house was nice, but losing the opportunity to pack the boat and go, and pull up to the house after a long ride back from scalloping were drawbacks for us.
Great house, very clean. The owner, Mr. Woodruff was very hospitable and took care of any concerns and need quickly. Will definitely be coming back.
The Walthour's are the type of guests any VRBO member really appreciates. They were excellent stewards of my property and I look forward to welcoming back at any time!
Steinhatchee Florida attracts thousands of visitors throughout the year. Most are returning visitors who actual live on the Atlantic side. Depending the time of year determines fishing laws that can be found on the Florida Wildlife website. Many visitors come to stay either all summer or winter or for an extended period of time to enjoy this quaint and pristine town with no red light. The community is golf cart friendly but laws do apply. The town is best known for its fishing both fresh and salt water (inshore and offshore). Of course SCALLOP SEASON is considered the PEAK SEASON. Kayaking has become very popular for bird watching, fishing or simply enjoying Florida's Forgotten Coast. Photography is popular due to the overall ambiance of the area. There is a Dollar General, Grocery store, several nice sit down restaurants, several fast food like Hungry Howies, Subway and a delicious BBQ to go place, few night clubs,, several Marinas and boat ramps and Churches. We are located less than a mile to a boat ramp. If your boat is 20-21 ft long and does not have a hard top or a very high windshield, you can hope on your boat from our dock that is on a deep water tidal canal. Several hundred yards away you will be on the Steinhatcee River and a very short boat ride to the Gulf. Along the way are several Marina's for bait, ice, supplies, purchase fishing license and of course gas. There is also a full service marina that offers boat repair. Perry Florida is only 40 miles away offering many of your big box stores like Walmart and chained restaurants.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
RATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE PRIOR TO FINAL CONFIRMATION. RESERVATIONS THAT ARE CANCELED ARE SUBJECT to being non-refundable. If your reservations are made within 2 weeks of your stay, we prefer PayPal/credit card/money order. Payment by credit cards are subject to a 3% surcharge that is charged by credit card company. If your reservation is 14 days or longer, we will accept check or money order. Renters are responsible for any damages to property. A guest email will be sent containing the lock box code for key, directions and additional information regarding house rules & useful information about Steinhatchee and other activities. Renters are required to haul off all garbage when leaving. A pass and directions will be provided (garbage dump is about 3 miles away). GARBAGE FEE IS ACCESSED IN THE RESERVATION BUT WILL BE REFUNDED ONCE VERIFIED.