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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
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2018

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 Branford

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:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • If stains on linens are made your cc will be charged $100.00. If any after effects of smoking in the house your cc will be charged $100.00
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.


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(28 traveler reviews)

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River Front, family friendly.
average rating of 4.857143 based on 28 reviews

Great place, great time!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay. The house was great and so was the location.

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the good review . Glad you enjoyed your stay.
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We had a very relaxing weekend at the river house.

  • 5 of 5

The adults and children enjoyed the river. We kayaked, fished, and sat by the fire pit. We loved the house. It was a perfect size. It was very quiet and relaxing. The dock was under construction, but it didn’t bother us.

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your good review. I'm so glad you enjoyed your time at the river house. We'd love to have you visit us again. Brenda
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Winter Haven, FL

We had a great time as a family.

  • 5 of 5

The place was wonderful and had anything you could need. Enjoyed the sceney, fishing, wildlife, camp fires, etc.

  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your good review. I'm glad you and your guests enjoyed our river house,
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Wonderful weekend adventure on the Suwannee River!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed getting away from it all for a weekend. The house is on a large property and right on the river. The area has very little cell coverage, which gave us a break from technology to spend with family and friends. The house is very cute inside, with 4 bedrooms, a couple of cots, and 2 futons downstairs. There's a dock and a rope swing. Kids played in the river all weekend. We visited Bob's River Place and Ichetucknee Springs. Thanks for an amazing getway!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Ted and guests for the great review. I'm so glad you enjoyed the river Brenda
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Really nice cabin with jumping sturgeon

  • 4 of 5

Quiet,right on the river,pleanty of room for the whole family. We may well be back.

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your good review. Those Sturgeon make a big splash. We'd love to have you anytime.
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Large Family Perfect

  • 5 of 5

The cabin is wonderful. It's in close proximity to Ichetuckney Springs State Park and Bob's River Place. Two bedrooms on the main floor, perfect for Mom and Dad. Two large bedrooms and large bathroom in loft. The downstairs area has a large room with two futons, formally two bunk beds. We have stayed at several cabins in the tri-state area. This one is our favorite. Our only concern this stay was the needed maintenance of the dock and dock stairs. Based on our previous experience with the owner, am positive, this will be addressed. The owners deeply care about the quality of their facility. This cabin is highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review.Can you specifically tell me what we can do for the dock and stairs going to the dock? I'm glad you enjoyed your stay at our "Full House"
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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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $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
--------------------------- ----------------------------------
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

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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