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gulf access, pr. dock

Sleeps9
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

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Details
Property
house
Sleeps
9
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
1
Half Baths
1
Minimum Stay
3 - 4 nights

Description

Steinhatchee House Rental Photos and Description

2 br. 1 1/2 ba

The Shuck Shack, sitting directly on the Steinhatchee River with a private dock is a 2br. 1.5 bath complete house with 1 king bed and 3 single beds and a sleeper sofa. The Shack is 1.3 miles down an undeveloped dirt road. It is surrounded by natural pristine old Florida woods and nature. It has a fully equipped kitchen, dish TV, DVD player, wi-fi, washer/dryer and a downstairs fresh water shower. It's great for birding, sipping coffee on the front porch while enjoying boats parading up and down the Steinhatchee River, jumping in your boat and heading to the Gulf, socializing with special people, scalloping, fishing, a quiet romantic weekend away from it all or partying or all of the foregoing. It has a grill and an outdoor fire pit. In the interests of full disclosure, The Shack is not where you will find a fitness center, swimming pool (we swim in the river), room service or a near by shopping mall. Bring your bug spray as there are no-see-ums and mosquitos. When it rains a lot the dirt road that takes you to The Shack can hold water at high tide. The yard can also hold water at high tide when the heavens open but it has to be a pretty heavy downpour. This is Florida. The Shack is on a well so you should bring your own drinking water. My family loves jumping into the river after a long day on the flats as the river is fresh and cool, perfect to wash off the salt from the Gulf. But swim at your own risk in the Steinhatchee River. You'll have everything you need and all of life's basic comforts. It is perfect for a water filled holiday, great for families, couples, getting away from it all, you name it. Drink in the natural and undisturbed natural beauty of Steinhatchee while enjoying all the comforts of home. You are in for a unique experience.

Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Owner
Fred Parker or Suzanne Bass
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
November 17, 2016
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About Fred Parker or Suzanne Bass

My wife and I bought this nice little place because we love to fish and scallop and just be in or near the water. We love that it is nestled in the woods at the end of 150 acres, loaded with many different birds and wildlife. We live and work in Jacksonville, and it is a 2 1/2 hr drive for us to get to the shack. We like the fact of easy access to the Gulf and we love its being remote from strip centers and traffic jams. We enjoy the 'wild' aspect of our place and we love the comfort of its offerings.

Fred Parker or Suzanne Bass purchased this house in 2005

Why Fred Parker or Suzanne Bass chose Florida North Central

If you like nature and the setting of an old Florida fishing area, than you will love it here. The house is located 2 miles from the mouth of the gulf. There is a boat ramp almost directly across the river, also 3 other ramps in the area. The Shack is clean, comfortable and equipped with everything you need. It is rustic, not fancy but perfect for whatever you have in mind. The dock on the Steinhatchee River is ready for your boat. Once you visit the Shack you will want to return.

What makes this house unique

We love seeing a wide variety of birds and wildlife.

We have seen otters, turkey, eagles, owls, hawks, bobcats, manatees and a few species of snakes (mostly non-poisonous). You can drink your coffee on the screened porch and enjoy a parade of boats of folks heading to the flats.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)

gulf access, pr. dock
average rating of 4.875 based on 8 reviews
5

Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I decided to go to the gulf fishing for our anniversary! It was perfect for us. It was quiet and honey. We had all the privacy we could want and easy access to the boat at the dock. The location was perfect and we are already planning our next visit to the "Shuck Shack". Ms. Suzanne (the owner) is very attentive to any questions or concerns and made sure our stay was perfect. Thanks for sharing this little 'piece on earth'! 😊

  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Litia, It's music to my ears to hear that you enjoyed your first visit to the Shack. It's different, isn't it? Unique different. Thanks for noticing what I call 'the little things', the attention to detail and most important the attention to you, our guest. When you load up your car with all your stuff and drive several hours to a vacation spot where you've expected a quality setting you really do want perfection. Especially for your anniversary! You didn't tell me it was your anniversary. It's cool when our effort is noticed and commented upon... We welcome you back as soon as you can make it fit on your calendar. Thanks. Suzanne
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VERY PLEASANT

  • 4 of 5

EXCELLENT LOCATION TO RELAX AND ENJOY NATURE. IF YOUR FAMILY LIKES SEAFOOD THERE ARE 2 RESTAURANTS THAT SERVE EXCELLENT SEAFOOD AT A REASONABLE PRICE IN THE AREA. THE SHACK WAS CLEAN AND COMFORTABLE AND OUR HOSTS WERE VERY ATTENTIVE TO OUR NEEDS.THANK YOU SUZANNE.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Live Oak, FL
5

Marla

  • 5 of 5

The Shack is a great getaway! Very clean and close to town, we've stayed several times over the past couple of years. Will stay again!!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lake Placid, FL United States of America
5

Scallopers/ Nature Lovers

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful time. Love the secluded location. My teenage children swam across the river a couple of times. We saw a family of manatees at the end of the dock and a couple of fiddler crabs on the dock. The fish were jumping like crazy. The "Shack" has all of the comforts of home. We loved the combination charcoal/gas grill. Very successful scallop season. Only complaint is that we should have stayed longer. Already looking forward to next year.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Restful, Relaxing and Really Fun

  • 5 of 5

Upon arrival everything was clean and ready for us. The cabin is well laid out for a family or just for a getaway for one or two. The dock for just right for docking our 24 foot boat and it was easy to secure the boat for overnight. The cleaning house was well placed on the dock and had running water and lights, so when we returned from fishing and scalloping , we could clean the days catch before going to the house. Our vacation was a family affair for us, our son, daughter inlaw, and 3 grandchildren. We were relaxed and all had a good time. Enjoyed the cabin, the ocean and the small town. You would certainly not go wrong in staying at the Shuck Shack, we had a blast.

The Lindsey Family

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Joyann, The fish cleaning table in the small enclosure on the dock was my husband's creation. Fishing and scalloping are such a vital feature of enjoying the Gulf, especially in the summer. Thanks for the favorable remarks about the Shack. Funny thing, my sister told me I shouldn't refer to our place as 'the Shack'. It isn't, of course, 'a shack'. It's become a term of endearment for us and now perhaps for you and your family. Our place, the Shack, captures the true flavor of Steinhatchee, and we so enjoy sharing it with folks like you. Please visit us next year, or sooner. Fall is a great time to be on the Gulf. Suzanne
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Johnstown, Ohio
5

Wonderful Experience

  • 5 of 5

Had a terrific time at "The Shack" - very comfortable, with great river access - we towed our boat down from Ohio, and the private dock worked out perfectly. Caught lots of fish in the river, and thoroughly enjoyed exploring the area by boat. The facility is well furnished, and very cozy, with a screened porch around 50% of the building. The property is very private, with a mile long driveway to the riverfront property, providing all the solitude one could want. Steinhatchee is a small town, with a very friendly local population - we got to experience the annual Steinhatchee Fiddler Crab Festival - a big event in this area, and we had a blast - great food, entertainment, vendors, parade - a county fair type atmosphere. The wildlife in the area is exceptional - had a great time exploring the backroads and wildlife management areas - on the driveway to the cottage alone, we saw raccoons, armadillos, deer, and even a bobcat (which we saw on 3 occasions). The owners were very responsive in handling any questions we had, and were a great resource for things to do in the area. Overall, we had an exceptional time, and would not hesitate to recommend to anyone visiting the area.

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Frank, Worried about you a little because February saw some pretty chilly days. It's refreshing to know you got out and explored the surrounding areas as the natural wonder of Steinhatchee and its environs has to be experienced to be understood. The wild life is indeed wild and you never know what will show up down the dirt road to the Shack or outside the gate. Some outlying areas are wild and unspoiled as you know. It's good you had the luxury of a lot of time to explore. I'm jealous you got to enjoy the Fiddler Crab festival as we always seem to miss it. Thanks so much for the nice report. It's cool that you discovered some of the same qualities that attracted us to Steinhatchee years ago. A tad envious you saw Mr. Bobcat three times. We've only seen him (or perhaps one of his relatives) once. Please come back to visit. You are always welcome. Fred
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Map

Car: necessary

The Steinhatchee falls is upriver from the property and takes approximately 4 hours to paddle to the property.

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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
 
July 4
Jun 30 2017 - Jul 3 2017
4 night minimum stay
$600
Flat fee
 
 
scallop season
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 23 2017
3 night minimum stay
$150
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$150
$1,050
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $75
Cleaning fee $125
Property Damage Protection $59
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 9.0%

Call or email for the discount rate for renting an entire month. Or more. Cleaning rate of 125.00 will be charged. Check out is at 11:00 am.
An application will be emailed along with directions and procedures. We need an email address. The application is to be returned. It contains vital data and other identifying particulars. The procedures will tell you information about what you need to bring, etc.

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Amenities

Steinhatchee House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
    Bathroom 3 - outdoor shower
  • Bring your own towels and washcloths.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 3 twin/ single
  • Bedroom 1. 1 king size bed with1/2 bath attached. Bedroom 2. 3 single beds. Living room contains a sleeper sofa. Also there is an airbed which can be setup in the living area. Sheets are provided.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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