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Bedrooms 2
Space 1,450 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Bunk Room, 2 Baths. MAX GUESTS 4.


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This Modern Suwannee Riverfront home has 2 bedrooms and 2 baths and sleeps 4 MAX; is 45 minutes from Gainesville, and is very close to 2 springs. It has awesome river views and a 2-level river deck with floating dock. It is located in the country yet close to town. All water activities are possible, including motor boating, jet skiing, canoeing and kayaking. Bring your watercraft, launch at the nearby ramp and tie up at our floating dock, or use one of our kayak or canoe. Go snorkeling in 72 degree water at nearby Pot Hole Spring or Rock Bluff Spring. And don’t forget Bob’s Place, a water park close by. The many activities available here should appeal to an active family with teenagers.

The quiet wooded location will also make for a perfect couple's getaway. It is NOT recommended for very young children (toddlers) or a party crowd.

Star watching from the dock is amazing. Wildlife in the area includes deer, owls, turkey, numerous birds and an occasional jumping sturgeon.

The house has a great room with fireplace and a modern kitchen. The master bedroom has a king bed, Jacuzzi tub and oversized shower with 2 shower heads. The 2 riverside porches have great views.

The house is equipped with Wi-Fi, Satellite TVs, VCR and DVD.

CARGO LIFT for luggage and groceries.

Parking is available underneath the house.

Other amenities include a fire ring with bench seating, picnic table, gas grill and hammock.

Must see or visit:

Ichetucknee Springs State Park: 15 miles; tubing on a crystal clear river;

High Springs: 20 miles; shopping and antiques; The Great Outdoors Restaurant, 4 stars;

Gainesville: Butterfly Gardens; Florida Museum of Natural History;

Trenton: 19 miles; Quilt Shop with Suwannee River Rose Cafe - open till 4PM (decadent deserts), Antique Gallery, Stained Glass Studio, Cross Stitch Shop and Frame Shop; Rails to Trails;

Bell: 8.5 miles; nearest town, Akins Barbeque Restaurant for breakfast, lunch and dinner;

Rock Bluff General Store: 3 miles; great sandwiches, gas (Gilchrist County);

349 Express: 3 miles; Convenient store and service station (Dixie County);

Cedar Key: 50 miles; on the gulf - restaurants (must visit Tom's Seafood restaurant and have their award winning clam chowder), gift shops, art galleries;

Steinhatchee: 35 miles; scalloping in the Gulf of Mexico;

Suwannee: 40 miles; Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge;

Chiefland: 25 miles; Wal-Mart, restaurants, stores; Levy County Quilt Museum; Manatee Springs State Park.

White Springs: 50 miles; Skunkie Acres, trail horses and animal shelter.

Nearby springs:

Pot Hole: 600ft up river on west side - boat access only.

Rock Bluff: 1 mile down river on east side – boat access only.

Ichetucknee Springs State Park (tubing and kayaking)

Troy Springs State Park (sunken paddlewheel boat)

Fanning Springs State Park.

Manatee Springs State Park.

Ginnie Springs Outdoors.

Little River Springs State Park north of Branford.

And last but not least:

Bob’s Place: River Water Park at Rock Bluff, 1/2 mile south of the bridge (access by land or water).

Keywords: Suwannee Riverfront House, Rent by Owner, in the Country, near Springs

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Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2018

About Peter

We built this retirement house in 2006 but we are not quite ready to retire. In the meantime we would like others to see the beauty of north Florida and its rivers.

Peter purchased this house in 2006

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear "River Hidaway" folks,

We had a wonderful several days at your lovely retirement home in the idyllic setting of the Suwannee River. We hope to be able to go back. It was probably the most relaxing several days we have ever had. The internet pictures do not do it justice.

The rainy Sunday was spent on the porch reading, relaxing and watching the rain on the river. We loved fishing from the dock and enjoying all the decks.

We have told several others of your wonderful getaway and we hope to be back soon.

Thank you.
Apr 2013
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Branford House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1450 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • River ...
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Ducted Cooling
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bunk Room - 2 bunk bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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average rating of 4.9444447 based on 55 reviews

Outstanding welcoming home right on the Suwannee River

  • 5 of 5

Couldn't believe how lucky we were to have stayed in such a beautiful home that had all the comforts of home and also be right long the Suwanee River. The house had all bedding, kitchen supplies, bath towels, Gas Grill and so much more. Even had a double Kayak and a Canoe for our use. Owners thought of everything to make the home feel comfortable. The master bathroom shower was huge and very modern and updated. Very clean.

The home had many improvements and updates. The fire pit was welcoming and the 3 tier dock we spent a lot of time on.

Woke up each morning at 6:15 to watch the Sunrise and the Sturgeon jumping in the water! We even found the Pot Hole Spring in the Kayak just a few min from the house. Lovely fresh blue water spring!

We will defiantly be back soon for a longer stay! Three nights wasn't enough!

Almost want to give a bad review so we can keep this hidden gem a secret! 😃�

Thank you for allowing us into your beautiful home!

Nancy and Paul

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Nancy for this 5 star review. We like it when guests enjoy the Hideaway as much as you have and we do. It is a modern home on the wild and natural Suwannee River. Cleanliness is important to us and we will pass your comment on to our cleaning girl. Pot Hole Spring is a short paddle up River and our favorite spring It is easy to reach using our kayaks or canoe. Rock Bluff spring is down river and many of our guests spend time there also. Both springs are only accessible by kayak, canoe or boat. Don't forget Bob's place, a fun place on the river at Rock Bluff. Please come back any time, the fall is our favorite season on the River. You can see the leaves change color and maybe see a sturgeon jump as they migrate back to the Gulf.
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Perfect in every possible way for nature loving individuals!!

  • 5 of 5

The Suwannee River Hideaway was the perfect retreat for getting from it all for a wonderful week of quiet R&R. The setting is absolutely gorgeous for enjoying the beauty of the legendary Old FL river. Peter’s home left nothing to be desired for! It’s exceptionally clean, beautifully maintained & appointed & has EVERYTHING you’ll need to allow you to simply walk in the door unpack & enjoy!!

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful, comfortable, and everything you could ask for in a rental.

  • 5 of 5

The home was so welcoming answered comfortable. The beds were cozy and the fireplace was perfect for the chilly nights. Enjoyed kayaking and watching the sunrise over the steaming river. The antique chair in the master bedroom is literally the most comfortable chair I have ever sat it.

We could hear the wildlife at night and nothing else. The stars were bright and the views from the closed in porches were to die for.

Thank you for letting us unwind in your quiet peace of waterfront heaven.

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beutiful river views

  • 5 of 5

The views were spectacular, the house was very comfortable, nature is all around you, nice place to chill meditate and destressed from work, host are approachable and very organized

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Our third year visiting the Suwannee Hideaway

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was fantastic as always. Plenty of good times fishing on the river, hiking, and relaxing. It doesn't take long for life's stresses to melt away.

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A great hideaway!

  • 5 of 5

Everything about this place was great! The entire family enjoyed it. We just wished we could have stayed a few more n8ghts but we will be visiting again for sure!

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
100 Miles
Nearest Motorway
30 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
8.5 Miles
Car: necessary

Outdoor Firepit with Seating Bench.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.0%

Security deposit is $250 (not part of rental rate)
All prices are for 4 guests; MAX OCCUPANCY 4 GUESTS!
HOLIDAYS will be charged at weekend rate (Easter, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Eve)

NO PETS - NO SMOKING (You will loose your security deposit)

Signed lease agreement required.

Cancellation policy is in lease agreement.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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