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"The Rustic" - Our little old cabin on the Steinhatchee River

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Last updated: 07/21/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Our rustic-style cabin is set on a beautifully treed double lot with the Steinhatchee River its main attraction. Upstairs balcony is built right over the river, for enjoyable views of the river, along with the conservation area across from the home, which makes for a relaxing and enjoyable vacation.

Bring a small fishing boat, kayak or canoe, or rent one from the many marinas in the area, and spend some hours on the Steinhatchee River. Upstream is Steinhatchee Falls, a historic sight, and downstream is the Gulf of Mexico, known for its off-shore fishing and scalloping. We are located on the upper section of the river, where small boats are fine, but it is not deep water all the way to the Gulf.

We call our cabin 'The Riverfront Rustic'. It has solid wood walls and flooring, plain wood furniture, a great bar area with bar stools. It sits on the most lovely wooded lot overlooking the river. It is not fancy or elegant, just plain and simple with ordinary but comfortable furnishings. It is a old cabin, nothing fancy at all, but has all the basics.

'Old Florida' Getaway!: The entire setting reminds one of 'Old Florida'. The lot is a located on a dead-end road, several miles from town. With no-thru traffic, you have the peace and quiet of nature. The cabin used to be an old hunting camp, so it has several kennels located on the property. And it is up on stilts, so under the cabin is a concrete pad great for grilling, relaxing, sitting and looking at the River. Great spot for getting away from the hectic grind of regular life!

The cabin set-up: The cabin has two bedrooms, one with a queen bed, and the other with double-double bunks (kids can use the top, but adults not so good). Living room has a fireplace, and LOTS of windows viewing the River. Across the River is a nature conservation, with lots of wildlife--deer, wild pigs, turkeys, owls, eagles, etc. Also the River is full of life--otters, manatees have been scene, as well as a great spot for fishing.

The cabin is fully furnished, with all kitchen equipment and utensils, linens and bedding. Nothing fancy, just plain simple accommodations.

Location - Location - Location: Cabin located off Highway 51, down dead-end dirt road, which is perfect for a quiet and peaceful vacation. There is a small camp located on the property next to ours, but it is vacant about 95% of the time.

Main features of the cabin are the fireplaces. One fireplace upstairs in the living room, for an enjoyable and cozy evening. A second fireplace is downstairs in the large concrete area open to outdoors, great for cooking marshmallows and watching the wildlife and River.

Our little cabin is old, but our family loves the peace and quiet and nature of this area. If you don’t mind an old rustic cabin, and want some quiet time in the woods, this might be what you are looking for.

Please read my description of our property closely, as I try to describe it exactly as it is so people can decide if this is the right vacation cabin for them. We are a cabin in the woods in Florida, so be prepared for nature up close--including, unfortunately, bugs and creepy crawlers. We try our best to keep everything out of the cabin, but sometimes they come in :/.

Also, we are not deep water all the way to the Gulf. We are about 4-5 miles up river. Kayaks, canoes, and small fishing boats are great!

Larger boats need to dock in town to have close access to the Gulf. The marinas in town are clean, and safe and secure places to dock your boat, and much closer to the Gulf for getting out on the water faster for more Fun in the Sun!!

The River is regulated by the tides and it is not guaranteed a boat can make it to the cabin in low tides. And also the River can flood over the banks. It is rare but it does happen during periods of intense rain that falls in a short period of time. If flooding happens, the road may be impassible, and if this happens I do refund, reschedule or work with you on the reservation.

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Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 1000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome:

    We love families!!...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking outside please!...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    No Pets Inside Cabin -- Outside Pets ONLY! No Exceptions!...moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5

  • Bedroom 1: 1 double

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  • Bedroom 2: 2 double

    Double/Double Bunks...moreless

  • Bunk Area: 2 twin/ single, 2 child bed

    Single/Single Bunks...moreless

  • Bedroom #1 has a double bed; Bedroom #2 has Bunks, double on bottom, double on top. Top double bunk best for kids. The twin bunks built-in the living room also best for kids. We have a protective rail for the top bunk located in the closet for safety....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: outdoor shower

    Located Downstairs in Utility Room...moreless

  • The bathroom upstairs is a full bath.

Other Amenities

  • Bring your canoe or kayak or small fishing boat, and enjoy the peace and serenity on the River! Scalloping (during season; July 1 - Sept. 10)...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    We love to read -- have some books available....moreless

  • DVD Player

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family

Attractions

  • Restaurants
  • Waterfalls

Local Services & Businesses

  • Groceries

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Water View:

    Balcony over water! Enjoy the scenery!...moreless

  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront:

    River front! Right on the Steinhatchee River....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Swimming
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Bar area serves as dining. 5 bar stools available....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 5 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer:

    Located downstairs in the Laundry room....moreless

  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace:

    Living room fireplace. Also downstairs patio fireplace. Bring your own wood please....moreless

  • Heating:

    A/c & heat unit upstairs if not using fireplace....moreless

  • Internet:

    Ethernet cable for AT&T DSL access. Wi-fi also available....moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Lots of parking -- on a double lot....moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Large lot - plenty of room!...moreless

  • Telephone:

    Bring long distance calling card if you plan to make long-distance calls. Local calling unlimited....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Located downstairs in the laundry room....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Wi-fi set up. Bring your laptop...moreless

  • Wood Fireplace:

    (2) Fireplace inside cabin -- also fireplace downstairs in breezeway! Bring your own wood, please....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Grill
  • Kitchen:

    Note: We recommend bringing your own drinking water!...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony:

    Relax on balcony and view nature and wildlife!...moreless

  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio:

    Some patio chairs to enjoy the River view....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill:

    Charcoal grill - small....moreless

  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer Season
Jul 1 - Sep 15, 2016
2 night min stay
$100 $125
Fri, Sat
$650 $1,595
Fall Season
Sep 16 - Nov 30, 2016
2 night min stay
$75 $100
Fri, Sat
$500 $1,200
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$75 $100
Fri, Sat
$500 $1,200
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Sec Deposit $100 + tax
  • Cleaning Fee $55 + tax
  • Tax Rate 10%

Notes:

Not all fees apply -- please inquire as to an custom quote for your group.

For reservations over 30 days, an additional security deposit if $150.00 applies.

Guests can choose to purchase Damage Insurance for $59 (non-refundable) instead of a refundable security deposit. Please ask.

Rates subject to change until reservation is secured/confirmed.

Cleaning fee required. Security deposit or damage insurance required.


Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.


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Last updated: 07/21/2016
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Location

Car: Necessary

1 hour from Gainesville

About 2 hours from Ocala

Other Activities: Shopping, Kayaking, Boating, Wildlife Viewing, Scalloping (during season; July 1 - Sept. 10)

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2004

About the owner: We are the Mousadi Family - there are 5 of us, and we love the Steinhatchee 'Old Florida' area. This is our get-a-way cabin on the River. We bring our kayaks and spend a lot of time on the water. We also bring our boat, and dock it at River Haven Marina where we are minutes from the Gulf of Mexico for scalloping, snorkeling, fishing and enjoying the water! We have a nice 'family friendly' cabin that we hope you will enjoy, too!

Why the Owner Chose Steinhatchee, FL, USA:
This 'cabin in the woods' is our favorite choice for a family vacation. The kids can run and play in the big yard, ride bikes up and down the dead-end road, kayak on the water. We can enjoy the BBQ grill and the fireplace, roasting marshmellows in the evenings. We love the peace and quiet of the area, the wildlife, and the water.


Contact us

Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • "The Rustic" - Our little old cabin on the Steinhatchee River

    "The Rustic" - Our little old cabin on the Steinhatchee River

  • Partial view of Front Yard/Driveway

    Partial view of Front Yard/Driveway

  • Balcony with River Views

    Balcony with River Views

  • View of River (Photo courtesy of guest: S.D.)

    View of River (Photo courtesy of guest: S.D.)

  • View from Balcony (Photo courtesy of guest: S.D.)

    View from Balcony (Photo courtesy of guest: S.D.)

  • Limerock bank along River - views while kayaking (Photo courtesy of guest: S.D.)

    Limerock bank along River - views while kayaking (Photo courtesy of guest: S.D.)

  • Living room with fireplace. Lots of windows and sliding doors leading to balcony

    Living room with fireplace. Lots of windows and sliding doors leading to balcony

  • Reclining Lazyboy loveseat in Living room

    Reclining Lazyboy loveseat in Living room

  • Bedroom #2 - Double Double Bunk

    Bedroom #2 - Double Double Bunk

  • Cabin bathroom - tub/shower

    Cabin bathroom - tub/shower

  • View of Cabin and property - cabin dated 1978 - formerly hunting/fishing cabin

    View of Cabin and property - cabin dated 1978 - formerly hunting/fishing cabin

  • Balcony (Photo courtesy of guest: S.D.)

    Balcony (Photo courtesy of guest: S.D.)

  • View of Front Yard (Photo courtesy of guest: S.D.)

    View of Front Yard (Photo courtesy of guest: S.D.)

  • View of River (Photo courtesy of guest: S.D.)

    View of River (Photo courtesy of guest: S.D.)

  • Floating pontoon dock - with steps. Use with caution.

    Floating pontoon dock - with steps. Use with caution.

  • Another view of Downstairs Fireplace located under cabin - open with views River

    Another view of Downstairs Fireplace located under cabin - open with views River

  • Fireplace with view of Balcony (Photo courtesy of guest: S.D.)

    Fireplace with view of Balcony (Photo courtesy of guest: S.D.)

  • Kitchen - All Pots & Pans & Appliances

    Kitchen - All Pots & Pans & Appliances

  • Living room area - HD TV - Fireplace

    Living room area - HD TV - Fireplace

  • Bedroom #1 - Queen

    Bedroom #1 - Queen

  • Single bunks in living room

    Single bunks in living room

  • Bathroom

    Bathroom

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This listing was first published here in 2004.

Date last modified - Sunday, July 24, 2016

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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