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River Bend Oasis on the Beautiful Santa Fe River

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Cabin, 2 Bedrooms & 2 Baths (Sleeps 6)

Get away from the 'Hustle & Bustle' and come relax with us on the beautiful Santa Fe River. Enjoy the great view of the river from our front porch or stay cool swimming/playing along the waterfront. Fish from our floating dock, play volleyball in the front yard or take advantage of your access to the community boat ramp down the street & bring your boat, jet skis, canoes/kayaks, etc.

Our upstairs has a king bed in the bedroom, 2 queen size sleeper sofas in the living area & full bath. Enjoy the fully equipped kitchen & eating area. There is satellite TV, wireless DSL, DVD player, AC/heat, ceiling fans & washer/dryer.

Downstairs has 1 Queen Bed, 1 Full Bed, Full bath, sitting area w/couch & table & chairs

More Details

Owner
Pam Poe
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 18, 2017

What makes this cabin unique

Swim, boat, fish, dive or snorkel in this beautiful river. Go tubing/floating from our beach to the community park and keep your eyes open for manatees! Visit the numerous springs in the area like, Ichetucknee, Ginnie, Blue, Poe, Hart or Manatee or go antique shopping in nearby High Springs. Make Memories To Last A Lifetime!

Amenities

Branford Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 double
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • rafting
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • water tubing
Notes:
Many many beautiful springs to visit nearby and canoe, kayak, tube rentals nearby also. Antique shop in nearby High Springs and University of Florida in Gainesville, Fl and activities of Our Florida Gators are less than 1 hr away.

Reviews

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River Bend Oasis on the Beautiful Santa Fe River
average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews
5

Upon arrival it was a quaint cute cottage. Upon entering it was clean and well set up.

  • 5 of 5

Inside the place was very clean and well equipped for our stay. Location was beautiful and serene. Saw deer and birds all of our stay. Dock was useful and fun. Firepit and bbq grill was nice and ready to use. Lots of seating for deck, firepit, back patio, and upstairs deck. Comfortable beds and fresh linens were on the beds. Would stay here agaoin.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your nice review. Our goal is for all our guests to have a great time & make wonderful memories. We enjoyed having all of you and look forward to seeing you again.
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5

Great place on the river

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time. House offers everything you will need. I would just recommend you bring your own pillow if you have any neck or back issues.

Side note - The boat in the picture does not come with the property (someone asked that question)

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Englewood, FL
5

Beautiful location in a well loved home

  • 5 of 5

This house on the Santa Fe River had everything we could want in a vacation rental. The owners live up the road, met us at the house for a tour and offered all sorts of help including a shuttle if we wanted to tube down the Santa Fe.

This older house was immaculately kept, the beds comfortable, the kitchen well equipped. The wifi and satellite TV worked great. We just brought food. Everything else we could possibly need was there, including paper products and plenty of towels. Our dog loved the securely fenced yard. Hummingbirds visited the feeder on the big upper porch and deer grazed in the lot next door.

The spring-fed river is great for swimming, there is a very nice floating dock and a lovely swing right down by the river's edge. Many of the most beautiful springs you'll ever see are less than a half hour away.

We rent a lot of homes for vacations, and some of them have been very 'fancy'. But this is the one I want to come back to, again and again.

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your nice review! We are so glad you enjoyed our home and would like to come back. Our goal is and always has been for our tenants to become our friends and make memories to cherish always. We look forward to seeing you again.
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5

Paradise!

  • 5 of 5

I've been renting through VRBO for a decade and this is the only place I've stayed that really felt like a well-loved HOME. It is not a glitzy rental. It IS a comfortable, inviting, attractive, welcoming place to relax and really enjoy a slow paced vacation.

The kitchen is well-stocked with all the appliances and utensils you'd need to create a gourmet meal - if that's your thing. There's a large grill in a lovely picnic area if you want to turn the guys loose to fix dinner. Everything - indoors and out - is ship shape, thoughtfully planned and well executed. It is obvious the home and grounds have been lovingly cared for.

The river is so soothing just to sit and watch; and, if you are lucky like I was, see some manatees! If you like to kayak or canoe, there are many places upriver to put in and paddle or drift back "home".

The host and hostess are very friendly and helpful, close by but not intrusive. They've provided all sorts of games, dvds and equipment to keep a family busy and happy with enjoyable, wholesome diversions.

It is an easy drive to High Springs or Gainesville but the setting is just so pleasant there is just no desire to leave.

River Bend Oasis is a paradise. Best vacation EVER!

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing!

  • 5 of 5

We planned this Thanksgiving weekend with my family. We could not have asked for a better place to give thanks for all the blessings!. We enjoyed sitting on the porche with a cup of hot chocolat and the gorgeous view of the River! We cooked one the best barbeque on the back yard, we took amazing pictures!! My kids did enjoy canoing and the Springs around the area!

The hosts of this house Pam & Rich are so nice and are so helpful. We really enjoy this gettaway!

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Jacksonville Beach, FL
5

amazing last minute getaway

  • 5 of 5

What an amazing getaway! The pics don't do justice to this amazing little spot on the Santa Fe River. Sitting on the upstairs porch was beyond tranquil... spotting, hummingbirds, squirrels, cardinals etc. Sitting on the dock and spotting manatees(what a treat) and sitting on the swing right on the river just soaking it all in. It was a much needed moment for me and my husband. We went to paddle board and the property owner said don't miss the opportunity to launch from the 49 bridge and make the 5 mile travel, so so so worth it! This area is so beautiful and the house met beyond our expectations, fire pit, gas grill, picnic table etc. House was fully equipped so we cooked breakfast, lunch and dinner. Rich and Pam are beyond amazing! Thank you for your hospitality. Don't look any further, this IS the place!

  • Submitted: May 15, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Gainesville, FL
Car: necessary

Gainesville, FL - Home of the Univ. of Florida & the Gator Games is 45 min to 1 hr away.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $85
Pet Fee $25
Damage Deposit $300

Maximum occupancy is 6 adults or combination of adults & children.

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.

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