About the property
- House3000 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 nights
Large 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom, Plus Bunk House with Private Dock on the River
This lovely house is more than a house; it’s a family vacation home. The minute you walk in, you will feel it. This home has more accommodations then you are used to seeing in a rental. We want you to have the same experience as we do each and every time we spend time there.
The downstairs has beautiful wood floors with the exception of the bedrooms, those rooms are carpeted. There are 2 air conditioners; one for upstairs and one downstairs, this helps keep the house very comfortable. Ceiling fans are in every room, 3 in the vaulted ceiling living area. We have overhead lighting in all the rooms along with lamps. House has a water softener along with filtration system.
The heart of the home seems to be the kitchen and dining area. This kitchen has everything you could possibly need including; food processor, blender, mixer, several electric skillets and many gadgets to help make food prep easy, so you’ll have more time to play. The kitchen is equipped with a trash compactor that can hold several days’ worth of trash. This helps with the trash emptying chore. There is a large ice maker built into the center island which helps when you’re packing those coolers to spend the day down on the dock or out on the river. When you return from your day at play, your ice is replenished. This is truly one of the favorites of the home.
The dining room has a large wooden table that seats up to 8 and additional 4 can sit at the bar. This table has hosted many meals, conversations and game nights with friends and family. This is the center of the home and the heart of it too.
The living room has leather sofas and a couple chairs along with 2 bean bags for lounging around. For your entertainment pleasure there is a wide screen TV, satellite dish, DVD player, stereo with surround sound and internet. There is a landline phone. There is an extra-large DVD library. The center of the living area has a beautiful wood burning fireplace which is special during those cold winter nights.
There is a guest bath off the living room and it’s equipped with an “old fashioned claw foot tub”, sink and toilet.
The two downstairs bedrooms have king size beds with extra linens, pillows and blankets. Each bedroom has a TV and the “blue” room has a gaming system along with games. There are 3 air mattresses and the rooms provide plenty of floor space to use them. The two bedrooms share a fully equipped bathroom that has a bathtub/shower combo, large vanity, sink and toilet. There are plenty of towels and wash cloths and a blow dryer. In the closet you’ll find plenty of family fun board games to entertain the entire family.
The Master suite upstairs is exactly that, a SUITE. This is one of those “must see to believe rooms” This room has a king size bed that looks small in comparison to the size of the room. There is a sitting area that includes a couch and three recliners. There is a large screen TV with DVD player. This room has plenty of floor space to sleep several people comfortably on air mattresses. The master bath is elegant for a house in the middle of the woods. It has an extra-large walk in shower, large garden tub, large vanity and a separate toilet room. Several people can be getting ready in this large bathroom and have plenty of space. . When you wake up in the morning and walk through those double doors to head down stairs, you have a beautiful view from the extra-large windows; of the river and the tops of the trees. It’s truly amazing. It’s a beautiful way to start your day.
The outside of the house has a breathtaking view of the river and trees. Underneath the house is a concrete slab with a extra large picnic table, wooden swing and patio chairs. A sidewalk leads to the outdoor shower that is a "favorite" by ALL guests. It's totally private and large enough to hang your towel and clothes without getting wet. There is a bench in it as well. There's something about showering and looking up at the beautiful sky and trees. The sidewalk also leads down to the dock where the real fun begins. Whether you plan to play around in the water or take your water craft out, there is plenty of room for it all. Kids have been running and jumping from this dock for 27 years (not really , this dock was rebuilt and made bigger about 7 years ago) you get my point. Plenty of room to tie up several water crafts. Depending on the river height sometimes we even have a beach.
Their is plenty of yard to get a family softball game going or a number of other lawn games that are available on site. Or, you may just want to lay in the hammock and soak in the beauty and listen to the occasional boat go by. There is something for everyone. For the furry family members there is plenty of nice maintained dirt roads to walk and explore. Our house is in a nice friendly neighborhood where you don't have to see anyone if you don't want or you can stroll the roads and pick up a friendly conversation with some of the locals. The boat ramp is a 1/2 mile down the road and makes for an enjoyable stroll.
I hope I have painted an image in your mind that you find too irresistible to pass up, you won't be disappointed, I guarantee it!
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- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 17, 2018
Why Julie Malecot chose Branford
We brought our children to the Suwanee River year after year while they were growing up. It became a favorite. When our children grew and started having families of their own we wanted the tradition to continue. We have a place that has kept our family connected through the years. We have spent many holidays and long weekends here. Our grandchildren are now becoming adults and still want to come and share time with their families here. This house has provided many memories for so many people. We can only hope that you and your guests will get the same joy that we have experienced all these years. You will feel and see the love that has nurtured this property.
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Check-in: 1:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Malecot House Heaven
This was our second stay at the Malecot House on the Suwannee River. What a beautiful spot. The mist on the river at dawn, beautiful sunsets, fishing on the dock during the day. Side trips to Cedar Key and Itchetucknee park for kayaking. The house is beautiful, expansive and the kitchen is fully equipped. We cooked every day. Morning coffee on the deck is a great way to start the day. Quiet and private, it was a perfect week to relax and recharge. Thanks to the Malecots for sharing their home with us and to Russ and Yvette the caretakers who insure that everything is in working order and are available to meet any needs. Highly recommend as a place to get away from it all and enjoy the peace and tranquility of nature.
Lovely place for a family gathering.
We spent a week at Malecot River House the week our daughter got married and found it quite peaceful and relaxing. The view of the river from the large deck was just beautiful. The bedrooms are very roomy and comfortable. The master suite is awesome. Julie was such a gracious person to work with. The week was very memorable.
We are so happy your week was special and memorable. Its stressful planning a wedding away from home. I'm glad that our home gave you space to kick back and relax. You were very pleasant to work with. You're welcome back anytime.
Serenity on the Swanee River
We so enjoyed staying at the Malecot River House. The caretaker Russ gave us great information on the river and how to get to the local Rock Bluff hangout. The river was up but we were able to enjoy the clear spring water and talk to some locals. So glad we were able to get the kids out in the great outdoors unplugged from their devices and playing a game of water volleyball and throwing the football around. Nature is our greatest gift and the Malecot family build a great place to invite our family and others to enjoy it. Thank you The Runge Tribe.
Our family is so happy that you were able to experience some of the activities that make our home so special to us. We hope to see you all again in the future.
Great Stay on the Suwannee River
This house had everything and more. We really enjoyed the fire-pit and making smores at night and waking up each morning for coffee on the dock. If it's a relaxing stay on the Suwannee River that you are looking for this place will not disappoint.
Thanks Tammy, I'm glad you and your friends had a good time celebrating your husbands birthday. I hope you'll come back again.
Very much enjoyed this house. It’s off the beaten path but to be expected near the Suwannee River.
Would like to see the interior decor updated.
Awesome property for a family Christmas
This home was the setting for our family Christmas. The fully equipped kitchen was perfect for preparing meals for the nine of us. There were even metal pronged "sticks" for roasting hot dogs and marshmallows. The younger members enjoyed the kayaks and fishing from the dock. We all enjoyed games in the large living area on Christmas Eve. A Christmas tree was provided to add to the delight of the season. Arrival and departure was quick and easy. I can't imagine a better place for our group to enjoy time together. We would definitely recommend this property.
We are so happy your family enjoyed your stay at our home. Lots of memories have been shared throughout the years. It's a special place. We hope you'll visit again.
Directions and location can easily be found on Google Maps by searching Malecot River House As strange as it may sound the address that comes up on Google is 1968 Vicki Guynn Way, Bell, FL 32619 10 minute car or boat ride to Bob's River Place, a water park open to the public. Check out the FB page. Several springs are within minutes of the house. Ichetucknee River is about 15 minutes by boat.
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Additional information about rental rates
***PLEASE NOTE, THERE MUST BE 24 HOURS BETWEEN BOOKINGS FOR CLEANING PURPOSES*** Booking made less than 2 months before use pay in full. Cleaning Fee $150.00 should be paid in Cash upon check in to the property manager. Bunk House Cleaning Fee (if applicable) $50.00 should be paid in cash upon check in to the property manager. Pet fee $75 (if applicable) will be due at time of check in to the property manager. Limit 2 pets under 40 lbs.