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Fly-in available, Best view in Steinhatchee, Be out on the water in minutes.

Bedrooms 4
Space 5,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

4bedroom, 4bath with great access to the water, fly-in, beautiful accommodations

The Fly-bridge has fly-in capability on local private grass strip with use of a courtesy car at no extra charge, boat docking on the floating dock at house with a short distance to Gulf. Scalloping, fishing (inshore or off), diving, kayaking, water sports are just a few things available in the area. You can clean your fish or scallops at the convenient cleaning station on the dock or have them cleaned in town. Just gathering on the dock or up on the porches with friends lends itself to a relaxing and peaceful get away. The house is three levels with 4bed/4bath, great living spaces with open kitchen. The top floor is like being on a fly-bridge of a large boat. Rich mahogany stained wood and sliding glass doors invites you to enjoy the view and spend time with family and friends. You can see up and down the Steinhatchee River from the top floor, watch the boats returning from the days activities on the water or going out for their adventures, fishing on the flats or deep sea fishing, scalloping, diving, or just boating up the river.

The house has an open feel with plenty of space. 4bed/4bath with 5 twin beds (one being on the top floor). The elevator makes it so accessible for groceries, luggage, or just moving from one level to the other. The top floor has a pool table and chess board table and

DVD player for watching movies. The guest suite has a queen size murphy bed and a large sofa with mini refrigerator and shower/bath that can be closed from the main living room. The main level porch is comfortable with an outdoor table for 6 for outside dining. Relax on two rockers over looking the river and the Gulf watching the sunset is priceless. The sunsets on the Gulf can be spectacular.

More Details

mary o. smith
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 25, 2017

About mary o. smith

The Smith's first started coming to Steinhatchee for scalloping only in the summers staying on their boat on the River and fell in love with people and the area. They found this property and came all year around. Trout and Red fishing were just added bonuses to scalloping. They designed and built the custom vacation home with steel and concrete beams. The structural design of the building with metal beams allowed for the open spaces on the interior. Panels of tall glass sliding doors allow for the wonderful view of the water. Inside you feel you are on the water.

mary o. smith purchased this house in 2007

Why mary o. smith chose Florida North Central

One of the best views on the river.

What makes this house unique

The boating is made easy with being so close to the channel to get to the Gulf. Public boat ramp just around the corner is a nice addition. Having a private air strip in the area is so convenient from our home base. The breeze from the Gulf is so inviting to relax in the shade on the hammock under the house is priceless.


Steinhatchee House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Maximum of 5 vehicles. Floating dock is for use of guest. Owner boats are not part of rental property. Owners are not responsible for any damage.
  • Guests must take all trash from property when checking out.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • master - toilet , shower , very spacious two person shower.
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , pleasing colors. handicap ht. toilet,
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , pleasing and handicap ht. toilet
    guest suite - toilet , shower , glass sink,
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , private bath/shower, opens to porch overlooking down river
    Guest bedroom 4 - 1 murphy bed , Queen murphy bed, sm. refri.,shower/toilet, lg sofa,TV
    Bedroom 3 - 2 bunk bed , private bath, tub/shower, room open to porch riverside
    Master 1 - 1 king , very open. chase lounge & sofa in suite. Gulf veiw w/porch
    Overlook - 1 twin/ single , TV, Pool table, porch, 2 recliner, 3 bar chairs
  • All bedrooms with private bathroom and all with beautiful views. Overlook area does not have toilet area. Day bed ( roller bed under) in elevator entry on third level.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
Public boat ramp 100 yds away. Floating dock for easy access to boat during your stay for guests. Ice maker on ground level for coolers. Fish and scallop cleaning station over water.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(26 traveler reviews)

Fly-in available, Best view in Steinhatchee, Be out on the water in minutes.
average rating of 4.923077 based on 26 reviews

What a view

  • 5 of 5

The property provides outstanding views of the river/gulf. The home is convenient to marines and restaurants in the area. Inside is well furnished and clean, the rec room was a gathering area during the evening.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the wonderful review. We love guests that love the place as much as we do. Hope you come again. Fishing is great all year. View is great rain or shine.
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ponte vedra beach

House was great.

  • 5 of 5

Loved the house! We already booked again for next year :)

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The accommodations and view are amazing! Everything you need is right there. 3 bedrooms that are, or can be made, en suite makes for a perfect stay for a group of people looking for great shared space, as well as private. We've enjoyed this property 4 scallop seasons in a row and have booked next year! Thank you, Mary, for sharing your home.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for sharing your thoughts. We want every guest to feel as if they are home. Guests that stay year after year are the best. We know you love it as much as we do. Thanks for staying.
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St Augustine

Beautiful XL home-Incredible views!

  • 5 of 5

This was a most beautiful home. Extra-large with multiple bedrooms and plenty of room for our large group. Perfect location for scalloping located right at the mouth of the river/Gulf. Dark available to pull right up to. Filleting station on the dock. A huge icemaker located next to the dark made it very convenient to pack stuff up for the day.

House had a spacious living room/dining room/kitchen. Faces west looking right out over the Gulf of Mexico and the river. Green Egg on the deck for delicious steaks and burgers. Plenty of rooms inside for sleeping a large group. Even has a billiards room on the fourth floor.

Mary O had great communication and responded quickly to all my inquiries whether by email or by text.

I would definitely recommend this house for any large group.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you had a great experience. That is our goal. We also love the view from every level. I never want to leave. Issues come up and we appreciate the correspondence and patience of guests. Thank you.
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Amazing House with a beautiful view!

  • 5 of 5

The house is perfect. Plenty of space and each couple having there own bedroom and bathroom was wonderful! We loved the location. The view at sunset was beautiful! Would definitely stay again!

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the nice review. Even a rainy day has advantages at our house. Quiet and peaceful.
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Property is great.

  • 5 of 5

Great location, can't beat it for access on the river. Lots of space for everyone.

Beds were great, glad there was an elevator for the older guests. Felt very welcome here.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Just what we want, guest to feel at home.
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Steinhatchee is a small quaint fishing village with a few restaurants with character. The water activities and the friends we have made Steinhatchee a place we want to come back to, over and over. The atmosphere of the area will keep you wanting more.


Rates & Availability

Steinhatchee House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
scallop season 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
scallop season 2018
Jun 22 2018 - Sep 15 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $150 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $79
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 12.0%

Prices subject to change before payment has been made.
RV hook-up 50 amps $75.00 per night.
30amps $60.00 per night
$100.00 extra person charge for guests over the age of 16 per trip

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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