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A Charming River House On The Beautiful St Johns River and Lake George

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

2 Bedrooms 1Full Bathroom, Sleeps 4 or 5

Located on the Fruitland Cove along the historic St. Johns River just north of Lake George. This romantic 'get-away' house is tucked among a canope of live oaks, facing west towards the Ocala National Forest, where you will find the sunsets breath taking from our covered boat dock. Lake George is three miles south by boat, and it has long been known as the 'Bass Capital of the World'. In days gone by, Spanish gallions sailed to the mouth of Lake George for fresh water and rice from a native settlement on an island that pre-dates St. Augustine. History and romance await you here at Pauline's Paradise. If you aren't into fishing - the birds, view and an occasional manatee under the dock will just add to your enjoyment of this quiet and peaceful place.

The luxurious river house consists of:

Master Bedroom - Queen Bed

Wrap Around Lanai- King Bed (River View)

Living Room

-Large HD Television

-Bose Surround Sound System

-Full sleeper sofa by Scan Design.

-Wood Burning Stove

Bathroom

-Combination Tub and Shower

Dinning Room

-Seats 6 – 8 people

Kitchen

-Chef's delight

This private and secluded water front property is located in southern Putnam County, nestled in the middle of the historic Fruitland Cove. Just to the south is Georgetown, where the St. Johns River enters Big Lake George. A short boat ride in either direction you will find Silver Glen Springs, Salt Springs and the Ocklawaha River. South Putnam County is like the old Florida of yesterday. The Oak canapies, the scenery along the water, and the absence of traffic and noise make Putnam County (and especially the River House) a little slice of paradise to many.

It was near here that Marjorie Kinnan Rawling wrote, 'If I could have and hold forever, one brief place of beauty, I think I might choose the night on that high bank above the St. Johns River.'

Whether this is a regular vacation spot or a new one, I would like to extend a warm welcome to you.

Pauline

More Details

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
November 17, 2017

Amenities

Crescent City House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • River ...
  • Rural ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Boat Dock
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • forests
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing

Reviews

Excellent! 4.4/5 -
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A Charming River House On The Beautiful St Johns River and Lake George
average rating of 4.4 based on 15 reviews
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do not be deceived

  • 1 of 5

listing not near accurate. owner dressed inappropriately upon arrival. ROACHES on floors everyday. Dishwasher, Jacuzzi, not working. cupboard door missing. Owners personal belongings in closets, bath, and dressers Bathroom ceiling falling apart. Owner very intrusive. Etc.

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2014
  • Stayed: February 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Dayton, OH
5

Great Fishing and Country Living!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our month long stay at Pauline's River House! I caught bass, including a 10 pound, 9 ounce largemouth!! Pauline offered to fry-up any I would bring in. The covered boat house was great and I enjoyed raising my boat out of the water each evening. My wife is a quilter and really enjoyed sewing on the sunny Lani. The kitchen is fully equipted and my wife enjoyed cooking most of our meals there. In the evenings we enjoyed watching the large HDTV. Pauline is a great hostess and wants everything to be just right for your visit. We loved our time at The River House!

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2014
  • Stayed: January 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you David & Esterfor this lovely review. David was out on the river at sun upand sometimes did' nt come back until after dark.That is what it is all about to to vist here at Pauline's Paradise and share my dreams.and Ester was busy as a bee with her quilting,her sister came down for a few days to learn a new pattern.I love to have guest s that really love each other.They worked & played and really new how to enjoyed life.David is a Kind and gental man and Ester was just as sweet. I have lived here on Fruitland Cove for 15 years and never had any guest land a 10.9 Pounder.I really give it up to David.I will post a picture in the next few days.I book about a year out, so please mabe your plans now for next winter.The bream (shellCrackers should go on bed the first full moon in April.I think that I am a better person after spending a monthhere at Pauline's Paradise on the beautiful St Johns River. Thank you Pauline.
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Dayton, OH
5

Great Fishing and Peaceful Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our month at Pauline's River House! I enjoyed the fishing and caught a 10 pound, 9 ounce largemouth bass! The boat house was great and I used the boat lift each night to store my boat. My wife is a quilter and she enjoyed sewing on the airy and wonderful light of the Lani. The kitchen was great and my wife enjoyed cooking there. The evenings were spent watching the marvelous sunsets and enjoying the large HDTV. The River House has lots of space and a hostess who cares. Pauline wants everything to be just right for you. We enjoyed the solitude. We found the local restaurant to be charming and served a great menu. Thank you Pauline!

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2014
  • Stayed: January 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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DELTONA
5

you will absolutely love it here!!!

  • 5 of 5

tHIS WAS OUR 2ND TRIP HERE. wE ARE IN LOVE WITH THIS PLACE! vERY PRIVATE, EXCELLENT LOCATION ON THE WATER. WE BRING OUR BOAT. ITS LESS THAN HALF AN HOUR SOUTH TO SILVER GLEN. ABOUT AN HOUR SOUTH OF PALATKA. LOTS OF RESTAURANTS ON THE RIVER TO VISIT. THEIR ARE CRAB TRAPS TIED TO THE DOCK. CAUGHT MORE CRABS THAN WE COULD EAT...AND FINALLY, PAULINE IS JUST FANTASTIC. WE ACTUALLY SPENT SEVERAL HOURS BOATIN WITH HER ON OUR FIRST OF 3 DAYS THERE. wE'VE STAYED IN THE AREA BEFORE BUT NOTHING COMPARES TO PAULINES!

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2013
  • Stayed: October 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Oh-It is folks like these that make my business worth it all. We had a great time crusing down the river that after noon checking out all the good fishing holes,we ended up way up the river at a fish camp looking for a fish fry Mike and wife had been to befor. The next time you come I will just cook ya up some. I really enjoyed having you for the weekend.and thier SON and His friend seemed to have a good time.I hope to see ya be foe you take off for alaska. Thank you so much for the very nice things that you had to say about Pauline'Paradise. Pauline Dunn.
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5

Nice relaxing long weekend!

  • 5 of 5

We were looking for a place to just relax and enjoy a long weekend. This was the perfect place! Quiet, beautiful, and laid-back. Pauline was the perfect hostess. She fished with us -- even let us use her new tackle! And the last night we had a fish fry with her. Best hush puppies I've had in a long time! The house has all the amenities you could need. Snowbirds could easily spend a winter here. The river and lake offer tons of opportunities for boating and fishing. Lake George is on the edge of the Ocala Nat'l Forest, which has myriad hiking trails, and there are springs nearby with a swimming beach. You can make your stay here as active or as lazy as you like.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2013
  • Stayed: August 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great find -- not just a camp house

  • 5 of 5

We were pleasantly surprised when we walked into Pauline's lakefront cabin (not to be confused with the smaller lake view cabin behind it.) It's much larger than the pictures show and Pauline has provided every item that we needed during our stay. The interior of the cabin is a homey eclectic collection of modern furniture and antique pieces that are solid and comfortable. Mattresses are comfortable with detailed, ornate hand-sewn coverlets; plenty of nice pillows and linens. Plenty of hot water and large nice towels. Italian tile and Stainmaster carpet throughout. The lanai sleeping porch is understated in the property description, but is our favorite part of the house. It runs the entire width of the cabin and provides a lovely view of the boat house and stunning sunsets over the St. John's RIver.

On our second day, Pauline showed up with a homemade cheesecake! I cooked Thanksgiving dinner in her spacious gourmet kitchen and was thrilled to find everything needed for such an undertaking at a rental.

But this isn't like most rentals. It's very obvious that Pauline has made it her business to provide furnishings, appliances and all that is needed for a long-term and comfortable stay for those who choose it. We enjoyed the fine cookware and utensils, the stoneware, the crystal (yes, there's a china cabinet on the lanai that is chock full of crystal pieces), the abundance of French doors within the house in addition to the great fishing and crabbing.

The entrance to the property was fascinating with a "sleepy hollow" driveway. It was like a step back in time. At night, you can hear a pin drop! We actually requested a fan for noise so we could sleep, and Pauline provided it pronto.

It's very obvious to us that the fine things within Pauline's river house are the result of years of collecting; she has invested lovingly and trustingly into her rentals and it shows. She's a gracious hostess and we will return.

  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2012
  • Stayed: November 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Daytona International
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
The River Pub 1 Mile-Shrimp & US 3-Welaka
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Gates Ferry
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Pine View Golf Club
Nearest Train
30 Miles
Palatka
Nearest Motorway
30 Miles
I-95
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
River Pub-Fruitland-Shrimp & US-Welaka
Nearest Beach
50 Miles
St Augustine Beach
Car: necessary

Riverfront, fishing from dock or your own boat, hunting, shopping, bird watching, peace and quiet! Variety of restaurants nearby or within 20 miles. Easy day trips to Orlando (Disney World, Epcot, Seaworld, etc.), Gainesville (Natural History Museum, Butterfly Rainforest), Kennedy Space Center, Daytona Raceway, St. Augustine and many beaches along the Florida coast.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $10
Cleaning Fee $100

$150.00 nightly, $900.00 weekly, $1900.00 monthly.

$125.00 Housekeeping fee for all bookings.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.