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Beautiful Newly Remodeled Home on River with Dock, Ramp and Fireplace!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

Kick back and relax and enjoy the beauty of the river

This beautiful, newly remodeled and decorated home is nestled under Spanish moss draped cypress trees with big, gorgeous views of the St. Johns and the Ocala National Forest. It is the perfect getaway to Old Florida with none of the crowds, overdevelopment and traffic. Whether you are a casual or serious fisherman, a hiker, a hunter, a reader or a boater this home and location will appeal to you. This very comfortable home, yard and dock gives a feeling of freedom and serenity that is hard to match and a peacefulness that helps you go back to a simpler, less complicated world. There are great views of the river whether you are in the nicely appointed kitchen, at the dining room table, sitting in one of our new leather reclining sofas or chair, sitting in the large screen room, out in the well-maintained St. Augustine yard or sipping your favorite beverage with a line or two in the water. Located 90 minutes from the Orlando area, 60 minutes from Jacksonville, St. Augustine or Daytona, this area, known as the “Bass Fishing Capital of the World, has a lot going on including not only bass but many salt water species as well, hiking in the nearby Welaka State Forest or Dunn's Creek State Park, bird and alligator watch on the nearby famous Oklawaha River, boating to Silver Glenn Springs or Salt Springs, ferry over to Ocala National Forest, numerous restaurants and bars nearby such as Renegades Tiki Bar and Restaurant, River Pub, Shrimps R Us, Palms Café Blue, marinas, bait, boat rentals and even the 18 hole Live Oak Golf Course.

NOTE: Remodel in process and new photos to come. All new tile, remodeled kitchen, bathrooms, new windows, doors, skylight and much much more to make this even a more enjoyable experience.

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Crescent City House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • King size beds (1) Master Bedroom, Queen size Beds (1) Guest Bedroom, each bedroom has a TV
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • skiing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
This is the place you go to get away from it all and just enjoy the beauty of the river and nature. Nearest grocery store is 9 miles away.


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(43 traveler reviews)

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Beautiful Newly Remodeled Home on River with Dock, Ramp and Fireplace!
average rating of 4.976744 based on 43 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We planned a mini-family reunion over a long weekend and could not have asked for a better place to host it. The owners have clearly put much thought into making this property comfortable for guests. The spacious, newly renovated and wonderfully decorated river house is full of every conceivable item you might need, from plenty of linens, every kitchen gadget conceivable, and many little extras in each room. Outside it's the same: sitting spots, outdoor games, a firepit, kayaks, etc. The view of the river all by itself would be worth the cost! Stunning sunsets, boat traffic to watch go by, wildlife like small gators and big manatees visiting the docks, and more. Definitely recommend this one ~ Thanks, Karen & Jim!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: SO glad this worked out for you and that you appreciated the detail we put into the remodel and making the home as comfortable as we can for our guest. Look forward to having you back again.
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Beautiful St. John's River location

  • 5 of 5

The house is everything you coukd ask for. Well furnished, comfor table mattresses, and clean. Karen was a wonderful host. The stay was painless. Thank you.

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Happy to hear! We do our best to ensure the best experience.
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Great home in a quiet location

  • 5 of 5

My family stayed here over the Thanksgiving holiday to get away and have some downtime and we were really pleased with the home. There's plenty of space inside and it's well appointed. There was enough room for the kids to play in one room while the adults socialized in another. The dock offered some amazing sunset views. Looking forward to staying here again in the future!

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Love to hear this! Thanks and look forward to seeing you again.
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Great place!

  • 5 of 5

Very serene and peaceful.

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful Home!

  • 5 of 5

Our family loved staying at this beautiful water-front home! Even in the heat of July, we spent every morning fishing or playing yard games. We kayaked and explored many of the canals. Wildlife was everywhere. The evening brought more fishing off the dock! Drove to Ravine Gardens State Park for a bit of hiking and nature fun - only 35 minutes away. The beautiful remodeled kitchen was perfect for family dinners and night time board games! The beds were comfy and gave us all a restful nights sleep. Thank you for opening up this home. We are sure to return!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: SO glad you enjoyed your stay as we realize time to relax and unwind is essential and time away with family is priceless. We do our best to make sure the house provides this atmosphere and opportunity. Look forward to your returning.
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Peaceful and Beautiful

  • 5 of 5

We needed to get away from stress -- and this was the perfect place for that! The home is in a quiet neighborhood of well spaced houses. It was very clean and comfortable, with plenty of linens, pots & pans, dishware, etc. Lovely granite countertops. Dimmers on several of the overhead lights. Plenty of storage space. Central air conditioning. Cushy recliner and recliner sofas in the family room. The water views from the family room and kitchen/dining area were peaceful -- and the St. Johns River is wide and looks almost like a private lake from this home. We enjoyed watching the wildlife around us too.

There are very few restaurants or businesses near to the house, but we found some good ones. The comfy furniture and fans on the screened porch were nice to have (weather was in the high 80's while we were there).

We want to go back whenever we can. Our son and grandson (nearly 5 years old) visited for an afternoon and evening -- and they want to go back sometime too. A medium gator floated by the dock while we were fishing and several large birds flew or walked through the yard, especially in the early evening. You can see the sunset right from the house -- or from the screened porch or dock.

We are so glad we were able to find this home online. It's a nice place to relax!

Jim & Terry Abram

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you enjoyed your stay. We love it that you appreciate not only the home but the surrounding area and were able to make it a special time. Look forward to having you back. Thank you!
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Property Manager

Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 16, 2018

About Karen

This is our weekend retreat and a place we consider a hidden secret. We never want to leave but not retired yet so have to go back to our 'real lives'. We found this place while camping at Salt Springs and rented a boat for the day. It had just gone on the market and it was next door to a piece of property my husband had bought and sold over 20 years ago. He always wanted to be on the river but took him 20 years to make that dream come true.

Karen purchased this house in 2012

Why Karen chose Crescent City

It was meant to be for so many reason and so many coincidences and fate that made this purchase possible we knew it was our destiny.

What makes this house unique

The Sunsets, The Owl That Comes Every Night Right At Dark, The Wildlife, The Fresh Breeze, The Quiet, The Smell Of The River, The View, The View, The View And The View!


Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Jacksonville International
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
River Pub
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Ft. Gates Ferry
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Live Oak Country Club
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
US 17
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
River Pub
Nearest Beach
40 Miles
St. Augustine Beach
Car: necessary

A pure slice of 'Old Florida' - a hidden treasure and a place to unwind and recharge.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Damage Deposit $200

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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