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On the banks of the Suwanee River in White Springs, Florida

Bedrooms 1
Space 500 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

View the Suwanee River in newly built cottages: 1 bedroom and fully furnished.

On I-10 or I-75? Why pay a hotel $100 a night when you can spend a one night adventure on the Suwannee River while you travel to your destination.

Google our Rental address: 447 NW Stephen Foster Dr., White Springs, FL, 32096.

Ten percent off for active or retired military and Florida Teachers! Spend and enjoy your spring and summer on the banks of the Suwannee River.

Plan your Spring and Summer at Rock Island House! Launch from our private launching site and view the wonders of the beautiful Suwannee River! Great get-a-way for Spring Break in March and April.

Make us your Vacation on the Suwanee River: Canoeing, Kayaking, biking, nature trails, and more! Contact for special offer! The river as of December 2016 is low for kayaking or canoeing--truly a river of dreams! The campfire is burning with the beautiful starry sky! Build a campfire on Rock Island which is right on the river.

Accommodations: Two cottages available with each having 1 Bedroom + Convertible Bed (Sleeps 2-4 adults), full Bath and kitchen. Due to liability: no children or pets allowed.

Enjoy the tranquil beauty of the river with canoeing, kayaking, fishing, or biking the many bike trails. Build a campfire on the river when it permits which is less than 50 feet from your door, enjoy the many festivals of the Florida State parks, Spirit of the Suwanee, and the beauty and charm of White Springs.

“Rock Island House” private rental cottages (Adults only; and is not handicap accessible) No pets. Located one mile from White Springs and located three mile from I-75 (CR 136) exit 439, and 10 miles from I-10, exit 301 (US 41 N.)

Cottages are on the banks of the Suwanee River with direct access to the river, walking distance or short driving distance to the many “Nature, Heritage, and Outdoor Recreation Opportunities:”

• Florida Trail, White Springs, ¼ mile

• State of Florida Nature and Heritage Tourism Center, White Springs, ¼ mile

• Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park, White Springs, ½ mile

• Suwanee Bike Association, White Springs, ¼ mile

• Florida Big Shoals State Park, White Springs, 5 miles

• Falling Creek Falls, Columbia County, 10 miles

• Spirit of the Suwanee Music Park, Live Oak, 15 miles

• Lake City, 15 miles with restaurants, shopping mall, bowling, and movie theaters

• Olustee Battlefield Historic State Park and Ocean Pond, Olustee, 20 miles

• Ichetucknee Springs State Park, Ft. White, 30 miles

• Suwanee Valley Resort, White Springs, 300 yards

Call or e-mail owners directly to confirm reservations details.

Call Us: cell: (386) 234-0461, home: (386) 397-1356, or


More Details

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 23, 2017

About Robert

All the holidays are celebrated. Family and friends are an important part of life. Here you see Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, and Veteran's Day--all decked out because we support our family and friends who serve our Great Country in the armed forces! Halloween and Christmas are joyous holidays and celebrate the 'Festival of Lights.'

Robert purchased this cottage in 2013

Why Robert chose Florida North Central

Cottage rentals were created for two daughters who are affiliated with the Air Force. Erin's cottage is designed with unique interest that she likes. She currently lives in San Antonio, TX; her son love's the arts and music. The other cottage is dedicated to Stacy, who is an active duty Air Force member and is currently stationed in Biloxi, MS; she is a weather person for the base and has served in Afghanistan, and did a tour in Ethiopia for nine months. Stacy and her husband have a new son named Oliver who was born in December 2014!

What makes this cottage unique

Cottages are dedicated to them, so when they visit they have a place to stay. Being in the military, making them feel at home is very important. Both daughters have both participated in serving our country in the states, overseas, and Stacy in combat situations. Any day they visit is a 'holiday!'

Visit the upper Suwanee River where kayaking, canoeing, fishing, and just plain fun. Start from the Big Shoals and canoe/kayak to where the cottages are located in hours (depending on the river height). The upper Suwanee River is where the true nature begins.


White Springs Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Rural ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Full bath
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Each cottage has a clothes closet, dresser, and radio/alarm clock.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • churches
  • library
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • swimming


5/5 -
(2 traveler reviews)

On the banks of the Suwanee River in White Springs, Florida
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews

Our Favorite Stay

  • 5 of 5

My fiance and I had the best time here- this was probably our most favorite trip ever. We planned on arriving late on Saturday and Robert was kind to accommodate us. The pictures did not do justice. We went to sleep in a lovely room with absolutely no sound or light, perfect for us city dwellers. And in the morning, we woke up to a nice rain shower and the perfect view of the river from the bedroom window. After speaking with Robert for a good twenty minutes (the guys got along so well!) I made coffee and my fiance and I trekked down to the river which was just a tiny walk down! Robert and Mike were great hosts! They gave us tons of information and Robert told us all about his childhood in White Springs, giving us tips on where we should go. We went to go check out The Falling Creek- a beautiful waterfall just minutes away (thank you Robert)! The next day, we went out canoeing and were fortunate enough to be dropped off at a location that would take us up the river right past the cottage! We banked and hopped out, only to find Mike ready with his camera to take a picture of us! We loved our trip so much that we ended up extending it by a day and on Tuesday we woke up to a wonderful frittata made by Robert! These guys were amazing and we cannot wait to be back to explore more around White Springs!

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful getaway for two

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic location for kayaking and fishing. The owners Robert and Mike are fantastic host. My husband and I can not wait to return. White Springs has a lot of history to offer.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Jacksonville, FL
Nearest Barpub
15 Miles
Lake City, FL
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Lake City, FL
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Interstate I-75 or I-10
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
White Springs, FL
Nearest Beach
70 Miles
Jacksonville, FL
Car: necessary

Location: On the Banks of the Suwanee River, Whites Springs, North East, Florida. See list of events and dates below for happenings in our town.

Located one mile from White Springs and located three miles from I-75 (CR 136) exit 439, and ten miles from I-10, exit 301 (US 41 N)

Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park Events to enjoy while you stay with us.

- Coffee House/Song Farmer at Stephen Foster - First Saturday of each month--listen to local folk artist in the Auditorium

Jan 1: First Day Hike

Jan 20 and 21: Jeanie and Stephen Auditions

Jan 22: Stephen Foster Day

Feb 5-10: Road Scholar I

Feb 17-19: Olustee Battle Reenactment (major event)

March 18: Wild Azalea Festival

March 17 & 18: Variety of Performing Musicians in the Tower

March 18: Wild Florida

March 30- April 1: Antique Tractor & Engine Show

May 26-28: Florida Folk Festival 64th (major event)


Spirit of the Suwannee, Live Oak, FL (13 miles from Rock Island House)

- April 20-22: Wanee Music Fest

- May 3-6: Suwannee River Jam

Town of White Springs

- Third Saturday of March: White Springs Azalea Festival


Rates & Availability

White Springs Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
64th Florida Folk Festival
May 26 2017 - May 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Rates are subject to change. Contact Robert or Mike on possible discount on weekly or monthly rates during off season.

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