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Family Reunion Vacation Home - Horses Welcome

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

4 bedroom, 4 bathroom retreat in a rural setting. Sleeps 16

Retreat home with fully equipped kitchen and plenty of room to roam. Each bedroom is an independent unit that sleeps (4) with a private shower and bath and has interior and exterior access. Adjacent pasture available if traveling with your horse and many accesses to Florida Greenway Trailheads within and hour's drive. Pet friendly with fenced yard. Next door to Devil's Den Springs for those who want to scuba dive and snorkel in a giant prehistoric sink hole. Withing walking distance of Cedar Lakes Woods and Gardens.

Close to the University of Florida for Gator fans.

More Details

Heidi Schwiebert
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, german, portuguese
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 18, 2018

About Heidi Schwiebert

Ken and I met in 2000. He is a practicing dentist and a master woodworker. I was a former RN but was running a sign shop when he walked through my door. Don't know if it was the tool belt or the fact that I owned my own panel saw but he asked and I said 'yes'. We've been building Two Hawk Hammock ever since.

Heidi Schwiebert purchased this house in 2001

Why Heidi Schwiebert chose Williston

We bought the property in 2001, partly because it was next to Devil's Den which we already had an interest in; was the right amount of acreage; and partly because it is the home of a beautiful Live Oak Tree that I fell in love with. This tree's presence spoke to me of longevity, stability, shelter, and endurance. Just what I was looking for in a new home. So, this wonderful old tree created a hammock and a couple hawks seemed to like it as much as we did and the name, 'Two Hawk Hammock', just sort of popped out of our mouths at the same time and we never questioned why. The tree has many far reaching limbs that welcome all sorts of interesting folks. I hope you will be one of them.

Come visit the wood shop; take a hand crafted soap class; go for a carriage ride; or just sit and watch the emus and horses wander in the pasture.

What makes this house unique

Two Hawk Hammock is next door to Devil's Den Springs which is a prehistoric sink hole and world famous scuba diving resort. Located between Gainesville and Ocala. Approximately 1 1/2 hours from Orlando, Jacksonville, and Tampa. Very little traffic with unique antique shopping and easy access to groceries, gas, and drugstore.


Williston House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Max. adults: 16
  • Min. age of primary renter: 1
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
  • 1. Pets must be crated if left in the house unattended or contained in area with vinyl flooring. Fenced yard available
  • 2. We invite all guests to visit The Hammock and barnyard
  • 3. Relax and enjoy your visit
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Resort ...
  • River ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , 1 sink
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , 1 sink
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , 3 sinks
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , 3 sinks
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 4 twin/ single , mini fridge in room
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , mini fridge in room
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single
  • Each bedroom has a private bath. Twin beds are in a sleeping loft with either a spiral staircase or ladder for access.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Piano
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Child's Swing
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Yard
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Groups
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Singles
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
No smoking in guesthouse. Screened porch and other farm buildings - smoking ok. Dogs and Cats considered for room 1 & 2 but may not roam freely due to possible allergic reactions with other guests. Chain link fenced yard attached to house. Pasture available for horses.


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Family Reunion Vacation Home - Horses Welcome
average rating of 4.5 based on 8 reviews

Great house with a lot of potential! We had a good time & the children loved the animals!

  • 3 of 5

We enjoyed our stay simply because we were thankful to be together as a family and knew that there are others that are less fortunate than we are.

For a property advertised as a "family reunion" vacation space the home lacked a real gathering space. The area that could be considered the "great room" had two pitiful chairs and an odd mirror. There were dishes left in the dishwasher that we couldn't tell if they were clean or dirty. There was some kind of vent or air return on the ceiling as you walked in the front door. It was absolutely disgusting. I wish we had noticed it when we got there instead of when we were about to leave. I probably wouldn't have had to take as much benadryl. The outside garbage can was already full and there was no place to put our trash except beside the can.

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect house for the perfect vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Two Hawk Hammock was nothing short of incredible. Our host, Heidi, was easy to reach via messages and phone calls. We arrived pretty late at night and the property seemed a little haunting at first. However, once we walked into this beautiful house, we immediately felt at home. Each room was fully furnished and equipped with clean sheets and clean towels. There were 12 of us plus a baby and each of us slept comfortably. Did I mention how impressingly clean this home was? I always bring my own sheets and towels with me but they weren't necessary!

We were able to cook breakfast both mornings and were greeted by free roaming, super friendly horses in front of the property. Around the corner was Devil's Den, one of our destinations (get there as early as possible as the wait times are crazy!). Nearby you'll find Winn Dixie as well.

If you're looking for something quiet, clean, able to accommodate a large group and close enough to explore many popular Florida nature destinations, this home is the place for you. You will definitely not be disappointed! We indeed to return again. Thank you Heidi!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing home!

  • 4 of 5

We reserved this house for my family that was coming up from South Florida for my wedding. The house is great. The beds are comfortable, there is a lot of room and Heidi was ver responsive. The only downside was that it was definitely a drive from Gainesville and the house didn't have a deep clean. The vents/fans were very very dirty, under the beds it was dirty and there were left over toys from past guests.

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ken and Heidi are angels!

  • 5 of 5

The first time I took my girlfriend to Devil's Den about 2 years ago was when we met Heidi and Ken. In a span of two and a half years we went back to Devil's Den from Orlando four or five times and sometimes it was just so that we can hang out with Heidi and Ken because they truly are amazing people. Their property is absolutely beautiful and their hospitality is immeasurable, if I could give it 50 stars out of 10 I would. After building a friendship for a couple years my wife and I decided to actually get married on their property. Heidi was able to give us the best venue price we had ever seen and even cook for the wedding too. Her skills keep piling up. Two Hawk hammock in Williston Florida will always have a special place in our heart. Thank you Heidi and Ken for making our experience from the moment we met you Unforgettable. If you are staying near Gainesville or Ocala or Williston area at definitely recommend trying out this property or the cabins at Devil's Den which is right next door.

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great house. Lives bigger than it looks in pictures.

  • 5 of 5

We rented this house for a Weblos weekend trip. Heidi was extremely helpful the whole time and worked with us. The animals were great and the extensive property was great for the kids to play. The covered outside areas were wonderful when it rained. I'd highly recommend this home to anyone who wanted to stay in the area.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spacious accomodations on a beautiful property

  • 5 of 5

I had 14 people, but this house easily sleeps 16, and could potential sleep more if you brought an air mattress. Inside the house is very open, which allows everyone to spend time together as opposed to many sectioned off rooms. The beds were comfortable, everything was clean, and the hosts were easy to communicate with. We will return if there is a similar need. Oh it is was a special treat to see all of the animals near and on the property!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Two Hawk Hammock. Thanks for the great review! Heidi
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Nearest Airport
27.57 Miles
Gainesville Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
14.64 Miles
Willard's Restaurant & Lounge
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Williston Highland Golf & Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Ivy House Restaurant & Boutique
Nearest Beach
90 Miles
Saint Augustine
Car: necessary

Two Hawk Hammock in Williston, Florida, offers comfortable lodging in the peace and quiet of a rural setting with plenty of urban cultural action found in the neighboring cities of Gainesville, Ocala, Orlando, Jacksonville and Tampa. Local attractions include: Cedar Lakes Woods & Gardens, Two Tails Ranch, the Ivy House Restaurant, Horseback Riding, Devil's Den Springs, Blue Grotto, the Hippodrome State Theater, antiquing, miles of biking, hiking, and riding trails as well as easy access to numerous rivers and springs


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Pet Fee $35
Tax Rate 9.0%

Fees are quoted for entire house. 3% discount on balance of rental rate if paid in cash. Does not apply to house keeping fee
Cancellations must be at least 2 weeks prior to booking date for full refund
Rooms may be rented individually at a single room rate. Call for pricing: Heidi @ 352-339-2026.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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