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River Bend Oasis on the Beautiful Santa Fe River

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


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

Pam Poe
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 13, 2018

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!


Branford Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • 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
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 double
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • 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
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.


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River Bend Oasis on the Beautiful Santa Fe River
average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews

Lovely hideaway!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Pam’s riverfront cabin. The cabin was completely stocked...Pam thought of every single detail! There was not a pan or kitchen utensil that wasn’t already there! The bed was very comfortable :-) We loved spending time on the patio soaking in the beautiful river view. We took our boat with us and launched it at the community boat ramp and tied it up to the dock. Everything was so beautiful. Our 3 small dogs also enjoyed running around the fenced yard while we cooked on the gas grill and relaxed around the fire pit. We will definitely be back if Pam will have us!

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much David for the very nice review. We would love to have all of you back any time!!
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very beautiful

  • 5 of 5

this place was very nice.

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay!!
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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: July 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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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: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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 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: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25
cleaning fee $85
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 9.0%

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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