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

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 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.

More Details

Property Manager
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 17, 2017

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 Florida North East

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!


Crescent City House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • 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.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(38 traveler reviews)

Beautiful Newly Remodeled Home on River with Dock, Ramp and Fireplace!
average rating of 4.9736843 based on 38 reviews

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: Jun 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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The house is well furnished and high quality

  • 4 of 5

A nice experience but a long way from civilization. The house lived up to the advertisement. Next time we will get closer to the coast.

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am glad the house lived up to your expectation and sorry you did not realize you would be so far from the coast. I do provide the location in the listing so assumed you would know where it was located. And yes, we are in rural Florida, Old Florida, and not much around us which I do tell people. The house is suited for those that want a water front experience and enjoy the laid back surroundings.
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Great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

We want to thank the home owners. We had a great time . The house was beautiful home with a great view of the river. I would recommend this home to everyone I know and would definitely rent this home again. Thanks to the home owners.

Keith McCune

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks and glad you enjoyed!
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Home away from home

  • 5 of 5

Very comfortable stay in this beautiful house we were supposed to stay five nights and ended up staying six! Karen is always ready to answer any questions you may have. Highly recommend River House

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad it all worked out for you and could accommodate an extra night at the house. Hope to have you back!
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Dream Location

  • 5 of 5

This home does not disappoint. The house is amazingly big inside and tastefully furnished with everything that you could want and more. The pictures on the site did not reflect that the kitchen and bathrooms were recently remodeled and they are so much better than expected. The fantastic river views can be seen from the main living areas of the home, such as kitchen, dining and living room, front screened in porch. We spent many days and evening on the dock just taking in the sites of the passing boats, local birds (including and eagle) and even an alligator came to visit in the waters. The sunsets were breathtaking every night we were able to take them in. We didn’t have much luck catching anything while fishing from the dock, but it was fun trying. Although the kitchen was equipped with almost anything that you would want, we chose to take in some of the local restaurants like Shrimps R Us, Renegades and the River Pub Italian Grille. They didn’t disappoint. The owner, Karen, was friendly and extremely accommodating. She made our stay very comfortable and we thank her.

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for this review and it warms our heart to have happy and satisfied guest. We do love sharing our little slice of heaven and glad it did not disappoint.
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Beautiful view. Nice house.

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay. The house is very nice. Had family over for a cookout, kids played football in the backyard. Gorgeous river view with dock that we are able to tie our boat up with easy access. We will definitely be back sometime in the future.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you and glad you enjoyed yourself. Hope to see you back soon.
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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

Crescent City House Rental Rates

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My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning Fee $65
Tax Rate 11.0%

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.
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