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St Johns River Front Home Huge Deck, Dock & Boathouse & Wifi

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,100 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

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Come experience a different part of Florida from the very large deck of this great river house. Bring your boat, fishing poles, the kids, and grandma. You will enjoy the large dock, complete with covered boat house, running water, fish cleaning station, lights, and floating dock perfectly suited for tying up your boat. Remember there are alligators in Florida. This house has an open floor plan with split bedrooms. Two of the bedrooms open to the covered deck and have views of the river. The deck and dock are great spots for watching the boats go by. The river is 310 miles long and occasionally will host smaller cruise ships bringing their passengers to tour the scenic and historic St Johns River. This was a popular destination during the Gilded Age. The vacation this home makes possible should not be considered 'luxurious' but instead enjoyed as a return to nature.

This home is clean and spacious with fantastic views and is located very close to the boat ramp, grocery and drug stores and restaurants. You will feel very secluded but can still walk to the market. Wild turkeys, alligators, and fish are very common. Manatees, otters and other wildlife are often seen in and around the river. We have provided 2 kayaks and paddles. You will find an assortment of life and ski vest as for your enjoyment. You will need to bring most other fishing and boating items with you.

We have a large dining room table in the 'River Room' which can easily seat 6, with views through the 5 sliding glass doors. Located off the kitchen is a breakfast table that can seat 4.

Palatka is known as the' Bass Capital of the World'. The fishing is great and shrimping is possible in August and September.

This home has been our family retreat for over 20 years. We have decided to share our home with others starting in late May 2011. It is located only 30 miles from St. Augustine and the St. Johns County beaches. We hope you enjoy your stay in our River House.

Keywords: river, fishing, skiing, saint johns river

More Details

David Powell
Member since: 2011
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018

About David Powell

My wife and I have lived in St. Augustine since 1981. We have always enjoyed traveling, and have made many friends along the way.

Our two children are now off to school, which leaves us more time to enjoy our favorite activities.

David Powell purchased this house in 1996

Why David Powell chose East Palatka

We bought this property because we love the river. It was close to everything but it is very private.

What makes this house unique

We bought this river home in 1996 when our kids were very young and spent many weekends and a large portion of the summers and holidays here. This house is so perfect for casual entertaining.


East Palatka House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Do not take more chairs to the dock area. We have lost more than 15 chairs to rhe wind on the river. There is seating for six provided on the dock.
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1) Daybed with trundle, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen size sofa bed, Bunk Beds (1)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • festivals
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • surfing
Large covered decks overlooking St Johns River. Large glassed room for dining while enjoying the river view and lots of wildlife such as wild turkeys, alligators, manatees, and eagles.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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St Johns River Front Home Huge Deck, Dock & Boathouse & Wifi
average rating of 4.83871 based on 62 reviews

Fantastic Property

  • 5 of 5

This is a fantastic property and a wonderful owner to work with. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The house is on the end of a dead end street so it is a quiet ant relaxing location. The view of the river from the large deck was very picturesque. We could not have asked for a better place to stay. We will definitively be booking another vacation here.

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted that you enjoyed your river house vacation. We hope you return soon. And thank you for the great review. Libby and David.
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Wonderful house

  • 5 of 5

Perfect vacation spot, looking forward to returning next year.

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Welcome to the river

  • 5 of 5

Great house totally equipped with anything anyone would want. Even the silverware is fun. Plenty of places to dine, play games or enjoy cocktails, and deck space galore, all with a fabulous river view. The dock can accommodate a small armada. Convenient location. There is literally no downside to this property. Come and enjoy. Oh, and did I mention the privacy? Perfect.

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you enjoyed our river house. Our family made many wonderful memories there. Thank you for the great review. Libby and David
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Picturesque views when you walk throught the door.

  • 5 of 5

My family spend Christmas at the river house and we had a wonderful time. My grandson fished several days and was able to land a 6 plus pound bass. We visited St. Augustine and enjoyed the beautiful Christmas light show. we found the river home comfortable, spacious, and very enjoyable. Would highly recommend and hope to return.

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the house and had a great vacation. We look forward to your return. Thank you for the nice review. Libby and David
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Very functional and in very good condition on the inside. Great location.

  • 4 of 5

Hoping dock repair from Irma damage will be completed before we return in the spring.

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review. The new dock is scheduled for January 2018. The contractors in the hurricane affected areas have been working hard trying to keep up. I am glad the floating dock and boardwalk were undamaged in the storm. We are looking forward to your next stay this spring. David and Libby
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All you need

  • 5 of 5

Great place with everything available, clean and welcoming.

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review. We are in Glad you enjoyed your stay here. We hope to see you again soon. David and Libby
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30 minutes from beach,




Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
cleaning $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

Stays longer than 2 nights are discounted. Year round weekly rates $1140.00 + $150.00 cleaning fee and 11% tax * 5 nights $975.00 + $150.00 cleaning fee and 11% tax * 4 nights $850.00 + $150.00 cleaning fee and 11% tax * 3 nights $695.00 + $150.00 cleaning fee and 11% tax * 2 nights $550.00 + $150.00 cleaning fee and 11% tax * $50 per person per stay for more than 6 people.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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