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River Front, family friendly.

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3 story River Front home sleeps up to 10

Pretty large A frame wooden Home right on the beautiful Suwannee River. 2 bedrooms on main floor with king mattresses share a bathroom. Very large loft with 2 bedrooms with King beds shares a bath. Living, Kitchen and Dining on Main floor. Bottom level has 2 double futons . All rooms have

AC window units. Heating is 2 wall units on main level. Downstairs laundry with washer and dryer. Large front deck across the front of house so you can sit and enjoy the views. Kitchen is fully furnished except no dishwasher. Upper dock and floating lower dock with ramp joining the two. 1 mile from Santa Fe River. Many springs all along both rivers. Close to Ichetucknee Springs.

Forty mins. to Gainesville and the Hippodrome Theater.

More Details

Brenda B McLaine
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 28, 2017

About Brenda B McLaine

We have a family of 12, I am the grandmother. We have two children and six grandchildren. We live in South Georgia and have always enjoyed the North FL area.

Brenda B McLaine purchased this house in 2003

Why Brenda B McLaine chose Florida North Central

My family loves to fish, and any type of water sports. The house is conveniently located close to many springs along the river. My father, mother and I fished this area many years before their death. Our son, daughter, son-in law and all our grandchildren have very much enjoyed our place on the Suwanee River.

What makes this house unique

The beautiful old oaks along the river with Spanish Moss. Serene and comfortable. Seeing wildlife from the front deck. Kid friendly.


Branford House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3. Bathroom on bottom floor is very rustic. Contains shower, sink and toilet but is usually dusty and spider webs because of it not being used very often.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bunk Area - 2 double , 2 bunk bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
  • King size beds (3), Queen size Beds (1) Sofa sleeper (1) Bunk Beds (2) Bunk beds and one futon are on ground floor which is used for the children.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • rafting
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Toilet tissue , bar soap, dish washing liquid, detergent and fabric softener is provided for guests. There is a good supply of dishes, glasses and cookware. If you prefer, you can bring your paper products to use. If there is any damage to home or property, repairs will be charged to your Credit Card. Please take your garbage and deposit in garbage bins per directions on information sheet in the kitchen. If multiple bags of garbage is left, your CC will be charged an additional $50.00.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(22 traveler reviews)

River Front, family friendly.
average rating of 4.8636365 based on 22 reviews

Great Weekend Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time! Home is very comfortable and the kitchen is very well stocked with anything you may need. We spent most of our time outside on the dock or on the water. Very enjoyable and relaxing. We will be back very soon. The owner, Brenda, was very helpful and easy to work with. If you are looking for a very nice home on the river, this is the one, you will not be disappointed!

  • Submitted: May 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Laurie for your good review. I'm glad you and your guests enjoyed your stay on the Suwannee River. Welcome back any time .
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Riverfront at its best

  • 5 of 5

We did not stay long enough. Great location. Clise to ellie rays, bobs waterpatk and the springs. The property is lovely. The house is roomy, clean and all the amenities of home. Well stocked. Just add friends and food. We will be back

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your great review. Hope to see you back soon. Brenda
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Great Riverfront Property!

  • 5 of 5

Celebrated my sons birthday over the weekend at the Riverhouse. The weather was chilly with a little rain, but that didn't keep us from having a lot of fun. The house had everything we needed. We had bonfires by the river at night and cooked on the weber for a delicious celebration dinner. The stars were amazing without all the city lights. The best thing about the house for us, although we could have included was no WIFI service so the conversations were memorable.

My sons attend UF which is about 75 minutes away and one at FSU about two hours away. Perfect meeting spot for all. Due to the inclement weather we didn't make it to the springs but just a short drive away.

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Stacy for your good review. Glad you and your guests enjoyed your stay at our "Full House". We love going there when we are able to get down there.
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Mc Rae Helena

a great family trip

  • 5 of 5

My husband and myself along with my daughter and our 3 grandchildren, my mother, my niece and my sister and her husband stayed a week at the river house. We had a blast! The grandchildren loved the swing down at the small beach area. My mothers sister(her best friend) had passed away the Thursday before we left on Saturday. Mama nonetheless was devastated. My husband and I came on down that Saturday to get started on vacation. We brought the youngest two grandchildren with us and my sister and her husband came a little later. I went to funeral on Sunday and brought mama back with us. This turned out to be the best medicine for her. We fished, and kayaked and enjoyed the peace and quiet. The children ages 7-15 wouldn't stay in bunk room because of the invasion of centipedes. We cleaned them out and next day they were back again. Don't know what caused so many to come out, but they were everywhere! But we didn't let this deter us from our week on the river. We will never forget the great time we had and for that I thank you Ms Brenda for letting us rent your home. If a little taste of river life is what your after this is the place!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review. I'm so glad you enjoyed the river as much as we do.
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A Special; Family Reunion

  • 5 of 5

We decided to get the kids and grandkids together for a family reunion vacation and chose The Full House as our destination. I doubt we could have made a better choice. From the well appointed living area, well-equipped kitchen to the oh so comfy beds, the house exceeded everyone's expectations. Full disclosure; my husband and I had stayed at the house with friends so we knew it would be perfect. The deck over the river and dock saw lots of action as did the little beach area. We swam, boated, grilled out and had the most perfect week ever. Brenda is amazingly responsive and helped make this one of the best vacation rental experiences.. If you are looking for a fantastic get a way, definitely select this amazing property, you will not want to leave.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you and your guests enjoyed your stay at "The Full House". Thank you for your great review. Hope you can come again. Regards, Brenda
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Loved it !!

  • 4 of 5

This is a great place for a nice quiet get away. My family of 8 stayed there for the weekend and had plenty of room. Everything was clean. The boats provided added to the fun. The customer service before and after the trip was very friendly and quick with responses. We are definitely planning another trip here for next year!

  • Submitted: May 24, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay.
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Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
Sisters Restaurant, Mcdonalds
Car: necessary

If you want to get away from all the hustle and bustle of city life and like the water this is the place. Down the river there is a small water park with slides, tree ropes to swing into the river and a small zip line for a very reasonable price. The owner of the park just asks for donations. The name of the water park is Bob's River Place and can be accessed on Face Book by this name. Springs nearby provide crystal clear waters to swim or dive.


Rates & Availability

Branford House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Internet $25
Cleaning $85

$200.00 per night. Holiday's are 3 night minimum, New Year, Easter,Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day Thanksgiving and Christmas. If any damage is done, or multiple bags of garbage left, the cost to replace item or take off garbage will be charged to your credit card on file. A $50.00 fee for multiple bags of garbage. There is a garbage dump in Branford for those staying longer than the weekend. Check in is 4:00 PM, Check out is 11:00 AM unless prior agreement has been made.Rental Agreement:

The parties agree to the terms of this Short Term Rental Agreement, as evidenced by the signatures set forth below.

Homeowner: Guest

Electronic Signature
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Name (print)-Brenda McLaine
--------------------- Name (print)---------------------------

Date:-------------------------------- Date:---------------------------------

Phone# 912-487-2608 Phone#(during stay)------------------

Rental Rules:
1. Smoking is allowed only outside.
2. Guests will not create excessive noise at a level that disturbs neighbors.
3. The owners are not responsible for any accidents, injuries or illness that occur while on the premises or its facilities. The owner is not responsible for the loss of personal belongings or valuables of the guests. By accepting this reservation, it is agreed that all guests are expressly assuming the risk of any harm arising from their use of the premises or the river, or others whom they invite to use the premise.
4. Keep the property and all furnishings in good order.
5. Only use appliances for their intended use.
6. If staying for more than 2 days, it is your responsibility to take excessive garbage to the garbage dump. If not your Credit Card on file will be charged $50.00

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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