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Turtle Palace - Santa Fe River

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Last updated: 12/06/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:3
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Recreational Vehicle
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Cozy 28' Cardinal RV, 400 feet from the beautiful spring fed Santa Fe River

Set back 400 ft from the Santa Fe River, Turtle Palace is a cozy 28' RV trailer nestled amidst oaks and cypress on the beautifully wooded private Lazy Turtle Lodge estate (10 acres) on the banks of the Santa Fe River 15 minutes from Historic High Springs. There is a kitchen with gas stove, toaster oven and microwave. Cute living area with two rocking chairs, pull out sofa and dining table for four and a queen size bed, shower and bath in the sleeping area. The pull out could accommodate a child or two. Additional guests, over two, are $25/person/night. Children under 6 are free (two children max). Turtle Palace has a large covered deck, picnic table, rocking chairs, Weber grill and Enos hammock. There is an outside hot water shower for two that is every guest favorite. A lovely 400 ft walk through the trees takes you to the river's edge and to the main Lodge, where you can float, kayak, paddle, swim, fish or sit on the dock and watch the river flow by. Time is slow and easy. There is NO Internet at the unit only down at the Lodge. All guests will be asked to sign a General Accident and Release of Liability Form at check in.

Owner

Member since: 2015

Speaks: english, french, spanish, portuguese, italian
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/06/2016

Property Type

  • Recreational Vehicle
  • 400 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Private Chef

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    21 years ...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3, Beds for 2-3

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1

    ...moreless

  • Stand Up Shower, Sink and Toilet

Other Amenities

  • This is a place to enjoy nature, tranquility and river activities.

Entertainment

  • DVD Player:

    DVD's are available at Red Box at the High Springs Winn Dixie ...moreless

  • Stereo

Theme

  • Sports & Activities

Attractions

  • Festivals

Local Services & Businesses

  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Rural
  • Village:

    High Springs is the closest town (15 minutes). Very quaint and home to many antique stores and the well-know Great Outdoors restaurant ...moreless

  • Water View:

    Turtle Palace is a 400 ft walk down our country lane to the edge of the Santa Fe River - an aquifer spring fed river, beautiful for kayaking, canoeing, paddle boarding, snorkeling and swimming. ...moreless

  • Waterfront:

    Turtle Palace is located on the Lazy Turtle Lodge Estate 400 feet (down a private country lane) from the edge of the Santa Fe River...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Kayaking
  • Rafting
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Swimming
  • Water Tubing

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Unit air conditioner ...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Available in separate trailer on property ...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Electric heaters are available ...moreless

  • Internet:

    Wi-Fi is only available on the porch of the Main Lodge. Guests are welcome to come and visit and use the Wi-Fi. ...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Includes two lazy boy rockers and a sofa that converts to a full size bed. ...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Available in separate trailer on property. ...moreless

Kitchen

  • Kitchen:

    Gas Stove, Microwave, Toaster Oven and Fridge. Plates, dishes and pots provided ...moreless

  • Microwave

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Covered deck and picnic table ...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Kayaks and canoes may be rented at Rum 138 which is 5 minutes away from the property. The owners of Rum 138, Merrillee and Doug, are friends and neighbors and can deliver to the Lazy Turtle Lodge. ...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Weber charcoal grill provided ...moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$85 $95
Fri, Sat
$510 $1,800

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning Fee $35 + tax
  • Tax Rate 7%

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.


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Location

27 Miles
Nearest Airport
Gainesville Regional Airport, Gainesville, Fl.
7.4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Great Outdoors
98 Miles
Nearest Beach
Crescent Beach

Car: Necessary

Turtle Palace is located 15 minutes from Historic High Springs' antique and craft stores and 40 minutes from the University of Florida in Gainesville on a private 10 acre estate - the Lazy Turtle Lodge. The Lazy Turtle Lodge is directly on the Santa Fe River where guests can float, tube, kayak, canoe, swim, fish, bird watch or watch the river flow by among cypress, oak hammocks and spanish moss. Wildlife includes lots of turtles, birds, otters, deer, and wild turkeys. A stress free beautiful natural setting.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2007

About the owner: Pam is a retired commercial real estate broker and husband, Lance, is a retired Herff Jones executive. Having met at the University of Florida (Go Gators!), they always wanted to move back to the Gainesville area. They bought the property from good friends and next door neighbors in 2007 and built the Main Lodge as a full time dream residence in 2011. They have enjoyed entertaining friends and family and decided to open the Lazy Turtle Lodge to guests who appreciate the simplicity and beauty of Mother Nature.

Why the Owner Chose Fort White, FL, USA:
Pam and Lance had been coming to the Santa Fe to visit friends, now neighbors, since 1997 and fell in love with the natural beauty and serenity of the area. When the property became available, they decided to make it their future home. The property already had three trailers and an RV (now named Turtle Heaven, Turtle Club, Turtle Nest and Turtle Palace) which Pam and Lance began turning into sleep accommodations for their 6 kids. In 2011 they build the Lodge and moved it full time.

The Unique Benefits at this Recreational Vehicle:
The beauty and serenity of the area provide a unique setting for both relaxation and river fun. In all seasons the river flows amidst cypress and oak hammocks and can be enjoyed in so many ways. Whether floating, tubing, kayaking, canoeing, cave diving, paddle boarding, fishing or simply sitting on the dock and watching the is slow and easy at the Lazy Turtle Lodge.


Contact us

Speaks: english, french, spanish, portuguese, italian
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/06/2016

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Photos

  • Kayaking on the Santa Fe

    Kayaking on the Santa Fe

  • Turtle Palace and Deck

    Turtle Palace and Deck

  • Side view of Turtle Palace 28' Cardinal RV Camper

    Side view of Turtle Palace 28' Cardinal RV Camper

  • Living room area in Camper

    Living room area in Camper

  • Master Queen Bed

    Master Queen Bed

  • Double outside shower - especially wonderful on moonlit evenings.

    Double outside shower - especially wonderful on moonlit evenings.

  • The beautiful Santa Fe

    The beautiful Santa Fe

  • Our neighbors - the Lazy Turtles

    Our neighbors - the Lazy Turtles

  • Owners, Pam and Lance, having a little tubing fun

    Owners, Pam and Lance, having a little tubing fun

  • The Lodge - full time residence of the owners.

    The Lodge - full time residence of the owners.

  • View of the Main Lodge from the river

    View of the Main Lodge from the river

  • Cypress on the Santa Fe

    Cypress on the Santa Fe

  • 400 ft walk from Turtle Palace to river's edge

    400 ft walk from Turtle Palace to river's edge

  • Front Door to Turtle Palace

    Front Door to Turtle Palace

  • Front deck on Turtle Palace - great for grilling and chilling.

    Front deck on Turtle Palace - great for grilling and chilling.

  • Turtle Palace - Living Area - sofa bed

    Turtle Palace - Living Area - sofa bed

  • Fire Pit outside of Turtle Palace

    Fire Pit outside of Turtle Palace

  • View of the Dock at River's Edge

    View of the Dock at River's Edge

  • Fire Pit at River's Edge

    Fire Pit at River's Edge

  • Springs on a full moon night

    Springs on a full moon night

  • Mr. and Mrs. Eagle - photo taken near Poe Springs

    Mr. and Mrs. Eagle - photo taken near Poe Springs

  • Entrance sign to the Lazy Turtle Estate

    Entrance sign to the Lazy Turtle Estate

  • Double swing chair at river's edge

    Double swing chair at river's edge

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This listing was first published here in 2015.

Date last modified - Tuesday, December 06, 2016

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