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Guest Apartment on 80 acres

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 320 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2 with a porch on the front

Sitting atop an artist studio, the second floor is a private guest room with a private entrance and a porch with a view of the woods and fields. The room has a queen bed, bathroom with a shower, microwave, coffee maker and a mini fridge. There is an outdoor grill.

The apartment is one of many buildings on an 80 acre private residence. Guests have access to over 2 miles of walking trails. A tributary of the Suwannee River (Robinson Branch) running thru its middle has a bridge connecting to another part of the property and is a short walk down a nature trail.

Foxes, hawks, deer and nesting eagles are your neighbors. Deer ofter ramble around the fields and are reminders that you are in the country.

We offer sattelite tv service but no internet. Remember, you want that country living experience. Cell service is quite good.

The house is 6 miles from the Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park... ideal for those wanting to experience the Folk Festival.

Its very private and very much in the country. Peace and quiet are the main attractions. No traffic noise here as we are 1/2 mile down a dirt road. The moon and the stars are our best neighbors.

More Details

Owner
Melissa Russell
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, Hospitality
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 22, 2017

About Melissa Russell

Randy and Melissa love the great outdoors. Both are avid woodworkers. Randy is currently working on his second timber frame building, while his wife turns the leftover wood into bowls. Melissa also welds funky sculptures from found parts, old wrenches and tools take on a new life as yard art.

Randy built all the buildings on this property with an eye towards the Florida Cracker style.

Melissa Russell purchased this apartment in 1990

Why Melissa Russell chose Florida North Central

Why not? Its beautiful! 80 acres to meander in private. We can bird watch, catch foxes on our game camera and keep an eye on Monroe the gator who has taken up residence in our pond. A leisurely walk before breakfast is a must.

What makes this apartment unique

Privacy! Quiet! Peaceful! Getting away from it all is its most precious feature.

Map

Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Jacksonville , fl or Valdosta, ga
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Billy bons
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Lake city country club
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
I-10 & I-75
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Milton's (gas station & grill)
Nearest Beach
60 Miles
Jacksonville, fl
Car: necessary

Close to Suwannee River as well as the Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park.

The park is home to the Florida Folk Festival held every year over the Memorial Day weekend featuring a famous headliner as well as local talent. The park is open to tourists with live demonstrations and a pretty nifty gift shop. Canoeing access is available at many locations along the Suwannee and Withlacoothie rivers. Itcetucknee Springs is a short drive and a great tubing and snorkeling experience. The Florida Trail runs right thru our property and is a marvelous hiking opportunity.

The North Florida bicycle association holds its ididaride event just 6 miles away. 30 miles to Itchtucknee river which offers great tubing and canoeing.

Amenities

White Springs Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 320 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Full size shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size bed, mini fridge and microwave. TV with cable . But who wants to watch TV when the deer are walking by. There is an 8 x 16 private porch with rocking chairs. The bath has a shower.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • water tubing
Notes:
We are 1 mile from the Suwannee River and owners will be glad to run shuttles for those wishing to canoe or kayak. We are 6 miles from the Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park available for the Folk Festival Memorial Weekend. Cycling is a big draw to this area as well... local race is the Ididaride. We are on the Florida Trail system and thru hikers from as far away as Vermont are often camping in our shelter on the banks of Robinson Branch Creek.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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average rating of 4.9444447 based on 18 reviews
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Quiet Getaway

  • 4 of 5

Great experience at Melissa & Randy's place. They were so sweet and welcoming, but also gave me the space to enjoy a quiet weekend of solitude. I rated it 4 stars because the loft is a bit dusty and the A/C unit is loud but it's true to the pictures and the land is beautiful. I would return!

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were glad to have you and sorry we missed some dust. BUT a new AC is being installed this week! We always appreciate feedback!
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5

Perfect

  • 5 of 5

Inspirational

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A lovely place in the country.

  • 5 of 5

Thank you again Melissa and Randy for a wonderful long weekend.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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North Florida Retreat and a Treat Indeed

  • 5 of 5

This was a second trip to stay near White Springs at this guest apartment. On this visit, we were able to explore the beautiful woods, paths and creek on the 80 lush acres. It is a special place. The host couple, Randy and Melissa, are charming and generous, be it with local info or a glass of wine at the end of the day.

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Florida fantastic!

  • 5 of 5

Randy and Melisa were great. The property and the surrounding trails are really special. We would love to return again. Thanks for a great visit.

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

relaxing, beautiful, peaceful,

  • 5 of 5

If you every need to a place to just get away this is the place. We had the most relaxing time. The apartment was just the right size and was so nice. Randy and Melissa had everything we needed. Randy let us walk with him on his morning hike thru the woods, what a great time this was and we got the full monty show of the property. Melissa has many talents one being the art work all over that she has made. And oh what a great cook she is. Since we live within a couple hours drive we will go back many times I am very sure. I give this a 5 star for the place and the host. Brian and Laura Largo Florida

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100
Tax Rate 7.0%

Our property is our home. We respect the woods and the rivers and hope that any guests who stay with us will do the same. It is a quiet, peaceful place and our guests should expect that life on the farm is a serene experience. Not much excitement here, but you will sleep peacefully. Walking is a must as the property is expansive and beautiful.
We respectfully request no firearms.
Melissa fancies herself as a good cook, and we offer breakfast upon request at an additional $7 per person, and dinner at $18 per person.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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