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Cabin On The Ocklawaha River

Bedrooms 2
Space 400 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 7

Bring your boat, fishing poles, ATV, jet ski, hunting gear, and adventurous spirit!

On site boat ramp and slips, bait sales, and boat fuel sales and laundry room onsite.

The home has two bedrooms, two full baths and a full kitchen with granite counters and full appliances (stove, refrigerator, microwave and dishwasher), living room. and dining area.

One of the most unique aspects of this home is the location, 9000s of acres of natural Florida outdoors to explore. It is not unusual to see a flock of wild turkeys or deer. So please keep that in mind and keep all food in the cabin to not attract unwanted wildlife!

This is a rural setting and does not have wifi or cable. The camp is home to several longtime and permanent residents some of which chose to display confederate flags. We are not responsible for how others maintain their lots and do not know who will be visiting from day to day. It’s not unusual to see pitched tents outside the cabin.

Paintball is to the north at Old River Paintball. Just 10 miles to the west is The Villages where there are 38+ golf courses, restaurants & shopping (chain and mom & pop), a hospital, clinics and every kind of doctor you could want. Antiquing is available at Mt Dora, Eustis, Leesburg and other neighboring towns. To the north is Silver Springs with glass bottom boats, water park and live outdoor concerts. And don’t miss the Carriage museum at Lady Lake.

Just over an hour; to the east are the Daytona, New Smyrna and Cocoa Beaches: to the south is Disney World, Universal Studios and SeaWorld; and to the west the Golf Coast. This home is perfectly located to enjoy all that Central Florida has to offer.

More Details

Property Manager
Bonnie Butler
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 15, 2018

About Bonnie Butler

I am from Maryland and my wife from New Hampshire we both love the outdoors. We live in Summerfield and have four grown children and six grand kids. we attend church at First Baptist and volunteer for Wealth Insights for Local Landlords and are involved in the tiny house movement.

Bonnie Butler purchased this cabin in 2007

Why Bonnie Butler chose Umatilla

Located on the river at Nelsons Outdoor Resort, just around the bend is Lake Griffin where there is some of the best bass fishing in the area. To the north smooth water for Kayaking. A stones throw away is Sunnyhill with hiking, biking, bird watching and enjoying nature and fresh air. 10 miles west The Villages where there is nightly entertainment, restaurants, shopping, churches, medical facilities, and 38 golf courses.

What makes this cabin unique

Staying in this home you will notice the stars (no city lights), the quiet (no traffic) and leave your cell phones and lap tops at home and really experience the magic moments of the outdoors.

Nelsons has two boat ramps, and full hook up RV spots. or book a guided air boat tour on the river.

To the northwest is 300,000+ acres of Ocala National Forest. Here there is hunting, fishing, horseback and ATV riding.

One of the most unique aspects of this home is the location. in the woods near the lakes and just over an hour to the beach or a theme park like Disney, Seaworld, Lego Land or Universal.


Umatilla Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Attached to bedroom one in the cabin
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , In Bedroom two of the cabin.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Bunk beds with pull out futon sleeping 2 on bottom 1 on top
    Living room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen sleeper sofa
  • The cabin has one bedroom with a full sized bed, and the other bedroom is open to the living area with a bunkbed that has a fold down futon bed on bottom sleeping two, and twin bed on top. The living room has a queen sized sleeper sofa..
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • limited accessibility
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • spelunking


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(7 traveler reviews)

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Cabin On The Ocklawaha River
average rating of 3.7142856 based on 7 reviews

stayin at nelsons fish camp

  • 3 of 5

the cabin is set up very well for the size (400 sq. ft). Parking was the worst part, we stayed 10 days, had great access to boat launch and lake griffin. The cabin did have a slight smell form being empty but was gone in a day, hard water so bring your own drinking water. everything else was fine. just remember it is a fish camp not the ritz.

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 2 of 5

Didn't realize we would be staying at a fish camp. The double bed was comfortable, however, there was no hot water. The cabin had a smell. Once we figured out the drains needed to have water run through them the smell lessened.

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pembroke Pines

Urban escape

  • 4 of 5

The property is surprising inside. Space is well used and everything inside is clean and well managed. hope to come back

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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cabin on the Ocklawaha River

  • 3 of 5

This was advertised as a 2 bedroom 2 bath cabin and was not it was a 1 private bedroom with a bunk bed off of the kitchen. The water smelled like eggs and you can not drink it. The house smelled really bad when we arrived open dish washer and it was filled will dirty water and the house had to be cleaned by us before we could stay there because cleaners it a really bad job. The air conditioner filters were really dirty and had to be cleaned. The only thing that made our stay good were the three campers out in front and Kevin . The area is not clean and thought the property was private and it was not. My husband loved the fishing. I would not stay there again for the price it was not worth it. The air boats make it very noisely

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet place to spend Thanksgiving

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I were looking for a quiet place to spend the holiday with my 2 college boys. This cabin allowed us to hang out, catch up, and focus on family time instead of all the outside distractions that we would have had at home. The cabin offered exactly what we were looking for.

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy Cabin

  • 5 of 5

We were there on a fishing trip, and the owner was more than accommodating with our stay, renting us the cabin with only a few hours in advance. The cabin had everything we needed from kitchenware to towels. My son & nephew absolutely loved it! They were able to fish on the Ocklawaha River and Lake Griffin, a nearby State Park, where they also had fun canoeing. The people in the area were friendly and we would definitely consider visiting again. We had a very relaxing and pleasant time.

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2015
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
49 Miles
Orlando Sanford Airport
Nearest Beach
61 Miles
New Smyrna Beach
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $50
Pet Fee $10
Cleaning Fee $40
Tax Rate 6.0%

Manager'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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