A quiet house with a large cabin feel, tucked away from the hustle and bustle of Orlando and Daytona Beach but is within short driving distances from some of Florida's amazing springs and nature walks! The house boast an amazing view of the Saint John's river, the Lake Monroe Conservation area, and an intriguing historical Indian mound. The house has an unbelievable 130 feet of water front that looks as natural as it was when the house was built in 1949. Every room is flooded with natural light which gives a nature enthusiasts every opportunity to observe the constant flow of Florida's wildlife from wild turkeys, large cranes, gorgeous painted buntings, red cardinals, and of course the Florida alligators! This home is ideal for large families who love the outdoors; however, it also is set up for those who need their own space. Each bedroom is accessed through a large screened in patio which is an idea place to watch the sunrise each morning. The bathrooms are set up jack-and-jill style between two bedrooms on the first floor and two bedrooms on the second floor. There is also a library area, set loft style, above the living room overlooking the amazing view and those below. The library has a small selection of books however there is table seating, a sleeping area, and wireless internet available for those who want to get away but need to still be connected. There is also a large capacity washer and dryer set up in the breezeway for all the clothes that will need to be washed for all your outdoor adventures. The home is within walking distance to an outdoor waterfront restaurant that hosts, on occasion, live music and serves your basic grill style food which includes gator. In addition, the home is adjacent to a full service marina which is great for boating enthusiasts. Being adjacent to the marina renters who bring their own boat, with insurance, have the option to use the Sanford Boat Works facilities which includes their boat ramp, covered docking amenities, fuel dock, and their low key clubhouse that has a well maintained pool and gaming area. The use of the Sanford Boats Works facilities is an additional cost that is paid directly to the Marina. Information can be provided on request. Although the use of the marina is a boon there are public boat ramps not far from the home and more than adequate parking for more than one trailer on the property; therefore, everyone can enjoy the river, Lake Monroe, and even Lake Jesup. In addition, there is room for a family to park their RV without obstructing the view from the home. The possibilities are endless for family fun vacation!
- House2460 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Min Stay3 nights
4 bedroom, 2 bathroom and library with an Amazing View of the Saint Johns River
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- Aug 18, 2018
About Annamarie Richter
We are originally from South Florida and by some unusual set of circumstance we landed here in Sanford. We fell in love with history of Sanford and felt as if we were transported back in time thus we wanted to open "Ninovan" (our house in Cheyenne Indian) to other families.
Annamarie Richter purchased this House in 2015
Why Annamarie Richter chose Sanford
The amazing view, the history of the area, the close proximity to the amusement parks and beaches, and the amenities made for a great family get away!
What makes this House unique
The history of the area and what our family can not say enough of is the view!
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Glorious Views on the St. Johns River
We loved staying at the St. John's River house. It was a wonderful place for a family gathering and viewing some of Florida's wildlife close up and personal. Most of all I liked to get up early and see the sunrise over the river. If you want to experience "Old Florida" this is the place for you.
This property is the exact definition of old florida....
I can't say enough how beautiful this house and property is...the owners couldn't have been nicer to me and my very large family!!!Cant wait to go back and enjoy again!!
Absolutely amazing house, property, and location!
My extended family and I gathered from different parts of the U.S. to attend my daughter’s college graduation and were fortunate enough to find this lovely property to have our reunion. The home is spacious with a gorgeous and comfortable interior. There are abundant sleep spaces throughout and the screened porches are an added plus. The kitchen was well stocked with cooking and eating utensils. My family from afar was grateful for the use of the washer and dryer. Except for the need of an extra bathroom for larger groups, this home has everything! I can’t say enough how lovely the interior decore is, including the built-in bookshelves, the homey fireplace, the comfortable wraparound couch, and the beds. Such lovely decorative touches too with the wall art and corner vases. The area rugs too lend a homey yet refined feeling to the home. This home is a gem! Views are spectacular from inside as well as outside. There is all kinds of wildlife about and a very interesting Native American burial mound literally across the street. I hope we can come back for a visit because this stunning retreat is a rare treasure!
Beautiful, spacious, and clean
Starting with the secluded Nieghborhood of less then 15 houses, and huge oak trees with Spanish moss. The houses was very accommodating for 3 families, very spacious and lots of entertainment areas. We love to cook, and there was no shortage of different cooking pots or pans, all the supplies and more were stocked in the kitchen. Beautiful views of the river from the screened porches and the living room. I saw all kinds of wildlife from owls at night, gators, cranes, turtles, fish, frogs, and woodpeckers. Thank you Annemarie and Jean for letting us enjoy your home. Jean thank you for bringing us firewood and for the great conversations we had. Look forward to coming back soon and spending more time in the relaxing environment the house is!!
Great Place for a Group
We had a wonderful stay 12 of us for our daughters wedding in Sanford. The accommodations were perfect everything was clean and comfortable. It was the perfect place for a large group with plenty of space for everyone. Annamarie was great to communicate with and always responded to any questions I had very promptly. I highly recommend this location to anyone looking for a lovely place to stay with a great view and peaceful atmosphere.
Great House For Our Kayak Trip
Our kayaking group from SC travels to FL every winter and this home was our favorite so far out of the homes we've booked. Very spacious and the hosts were kind, accommodating, and closely available. We prefer to cook all of our meals at the house rather than eating out and this kitchen is well stocked. From both inside the house and out in the yard under the canopy of trees, you can't beat the view overlooking the St. Johns River. Sunrises were spectacular.
We took day trips to kayak the Wikiva River and visited Blue Springs State Park to see the manatees, both only about 30 min away. One day we launched our kayaks from the house and paddled up river a bit and let the current bring us back down. The river is fairly wide open and with the high winds that day we cut the trip shorter than we had hoped. I wish we had an extra day to paddle down river. Parking is plentiful at the house. Bike riding opportunities are close by.
The house is located within a day trip to many attractions. For example: Universal, Disney World, Sea World, Cape Canaveral and many more. The local beaches are within an hours ride from the home too.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Rates are subjected to change until rates are confirmed. Use of the nearby marina facilities are handled directly with marina thus without direct contact with marina, proper insurance coverage, and payment for the use their services the rental property holds no authority to use their facilities.