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Sunset River Cottage on the Scenic St Johns River - Just Renovated in 2017

Bedrooms 1
Space 600 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cozy Cottage w/ Covered Boat Slips and Dock, Amazing View of the St Johns River!

The Sunset River Cottage is perfect for your vacation getaways. Completely Renovated in 2017! The River Cottage is a one room cozy boathouse efficiency that sleeps four with a large screened in porch. The Cottage has great views of the River, two covered boat slips and a long dock on the river. Easy boat trip to Silver Glen, Salt Springs and Lake George. Wild Oaks Golf Course nearby. Large dock on the river with fire pit. Amazing sun set property!

Property Manager
Jim Cullis
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 25, 2018

About Jim Cullis

Gene and Velinda are the caretakers and live right down the street. They are originally from South Carolina so they know 'Country Charm'. They can guide you to all the local spots and help with all your vacations needs.

Jim Cullis purchased this cottage in 2001

Why Jim Cullis chose Georgetown

The St Johns River is a special old Florida experience. The River Cottage is perfect for your family vacation, friend retreat, or a romantic getaway.

What makes this cottage unique

The St Johns is a boaters delight with great fishing, shrimping in the summer season, and easy access to golf. No boat required though- some of the best fishing is right off the dock! Visit Silver Glen and Salt Springs a quick boat ride across Lake George. Local guides are available for world class bass fishing.


Georgetown Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Completely remodeled in 2017
  • 1
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Fold Out Couch in Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , New Queen size fold out bed sleeps two
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • Queen size Bed (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • churches
  • marina
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Sunset River Cottage on the Scenic St Johns River - Just Renovated in 2017
average rating of 4.888889 based on 9 reviews

Election Cottage getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Cozy, very clean, great boat slip, fantastic view and very nice people. Arrived the day after the election to getaway from all of the chaos and it was perfect. Didn't know that the cottage had wifi until day before we left and looking back, it made the trip all the better. Sprint cell service is spotty but that is expected when you are this far out. Bass Fishing was a disappointment due to Hurricane Matthew causing alot of shrimp to push back up the river and the fish were full. Did catch channel catfish, variety of Bream and although we had a boat, most of this was caught in the canal! Great place with or without a boat. No fast food chains, no grocery stores except a dollar general. Honestly, all you need is Shrimps R Us!! Breakfast lunch or dinner, this place is incredible! We live in Jax, an hour and half away and definitely plan to make a trip just for dinner. This is your place for a relaxing getaway and we will be back! Thank you.

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Happy on the River

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I, and our black Lab had a wonderful time at the Sunset River Cottage. It was very cozy, comfortable, and clean. Beautiful location, close to Silver Glen and Salt Springs, and loved that there were no major stores or fast food places close by! Saw many manatees and gators, so much wildlife! There are excellent restaurants close by, Shrimp R Us and Hawg Wash, both in Welaka, were wonderful. The neighbors were great, and the owner, Jim and property manager, Gene were very friendly and helpful. Will definitely be back:)

  • Submitted: May 28, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pure Relaxation!!!!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I absolutely loved this cottage. The location was great, it's right on the river and the covered boat dock was a definite bonus. The owner Jim and the property manager Gene were extremely nice and very accommodating. It was just a great place to go and relax. The only thing I would recommend is to go to the store before arriving because the closest store is about 20 min away. Check out the restaurant Shrimp r us in Welaka, it's amazing!!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Perfect relaxing location with an amazing view! We enjoyed watching the St Johns river as we caught bass, catfish and sunfish. We also caught pickler and alligator fish that fascinated the girls. We were close enough to drive to Lake George and Lake Crescent to fish. But honestly you can catch just about anything right off the dock and canal at the cottage. The cottage was cute and well maintained. Plenty of room in the backyard for enthusiastic kids to run around. The owner Jim and manager Gene are great people. We will definitely be back! Yes, you will want to book this spot!!!

  • Submitted: May 24, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Ocala, FL

Beautiful & Relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a week at the River cottage and had the most relaxing and peaceful vacation of our lives. We took our boat and spent each day on the river. The cottage is very comfortable and has everything you need. There are even crab traps if you care to give it a try! The kitchen has a gas stove which I loved cooking on. There is a boat ramp at Bass World which is very close by - just few streets over. The people there are very nice.Our boat being right at the cottage under cover was a relief and made it so easy to just jump in and go. I would suggest getting groceries before getting there, the closest store is a Dollar Store and then for groceries there is a Winn Dixie in Crescent City - about 20 minutes away. Do yourself a favor & eat at Shrimp R Us - wonderful food - the most delicious shrimp we've ever eaten and we were both raised in Volusia County - so we know what we're talking about! It's just about 10 minutes away, in Welaka.

The cottage owner, Jim, is very kind and helpful and the caretakers down the road are gracious and keep the place beautiful. We definitely will return.

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2015
  • Stayed: April 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic 4th of July

  • 5 of 5

This was our second trip to the Sunset River Cottage on the St. Johns. We took our boat once again, and had a wonderful trip. The pictures are accurate, it is very clean and well cared for. We spent the 4th of July on the river watching fireworks from all directions...had to be the best view I have EVER had in my life. Once again, the owner was very helpful, the caretakers were wonderful, and we were ever so pleasantly surprised to see an addition of a fish cleaning station. This is an awesome retreat, and I highly recommend it if you are a couple wanting a relaxing, peaceful getaway, or wanting to do some fishing. If I didn't mention it before, be sure to stop prior to heading to the cottage if you plan to buy groceries because the only local places are a Dollar General and Kangaroo gas station. If you want to eat out, Shrimp 'R Us & More and River Pub Grill are both wonderful places to visit.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2014
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
55 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Wild Oak Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
US 17
Nearest Beach
50 Miles
Flagler Beach
Car: recommended

The River Cottage is located in Georgetown, Florida on the St Johns River a quick boat ride to Lake George, Florida's second largest lake. Known as the 'Bass Capital of the World' the area boast excellent year round fishing. Wild Oak golf course is right down the road and is open to the public. The St Johns features numerous old Florida style restaurants easily accessible by boat.




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100
Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Cleaning Fee $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

Cleaning fee for more than 2 people is $50.
$100.00 Security deposit at booking and the rest is due at check in.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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