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Riverfront vacation rental

Astor, FL, USA
  • House800 sqft
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps4
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 nights

2bedroom , 1bath home , 30feet from the St. John's river

Stay up close and personal to the St. John's River in our quaint and comfortable vacation rental. Features include a 2 bay boathouse with lifts, a dock, 30 foot screened porch facing the river. The house is a two bedroom ,1 bath unit, all cathedral ceiling except the entry and bathroom. The beds are a king, queen and a double. There is a fireplace in the living room, as well as central heat and air. Satellite tv is provided.


Stephen whitney

Member Since 2015
Response rate:
Response time:
within one hour
english, spanish
Calendar last updated:
Apr 12, 2018
About Stephen whitney

My parents purchased this property in 1970. We grew up in the Indianapolis area, and vacationed at the florida beaches every year. On the way to Daytona one year we stopped by Halls fish house (now lighthouse), for lunch . My parents were very enthralled with the River and its beauty and decided to buy a place we could use as a base camp , not only to enjoy the River but within a reasonable distance to the beaches and attractions. As a result , we spent the majority of our time fishing ,boating , and exploring the River.

Stephen whitney purchased this House in 1970

Why Stephen whitney chose Astor

The nature conservancy view is the same now as it was when I first saw it in 1970. We are in close proximity to Lakes Dexter and Woodruff, as well as Silver Glen, a clear water estuary and park off of lake George, popular with the boaters. Our rental is about 2 miles south of the drawbridge , meaning that the traffic and road noise are non-existent in our location. The only noises you will hear are from the boats and the abundant wildlife.

What makes this House unique

The benefits of our rental can be summed up in the easy access you will have to the st johns River, for fishing or boating. You can light the grill and enjoy your dinner while watching natures show from the screened porch. In the evening , the sun lights up the east bank of the River and what we call " the glow" appears. When night falls you will experience a incredible symphony of nature. Of course there are great restaurants nearby as well as the nightlife on the beaches just a half hour away


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king
      • Bedroom 2
        2 queen
      • 2 bedrooms, with a king size bed, a queen bed, and a double bed in the auxiliary room.


      • 1 Bathroom
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, combination tub/shower
      • 1 bathroom, with tub and shower

      Location Type

        • Lake View
          Lakes dexter and woodruff are just south of us
        • Waterfront
          the river is 25 feet from our screened porch


            • Adventure
            • Away From It All
            • Family
            • Historic


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Iron & Board
                    • Air Conditioning
                    • Fireplace
                    • Heating
                    • Internet
                      Internet is available for an extra charge, and must be arranged prior to arrival, call owner at 317-332-1775.
                    • Clothes Dryer
                    • Linens Provided
                    • Living Room
                    • Parking
                      There is room for cars , pickups, and a boat trailer, no rv,s please
                    • Towels Provided
                    • Washing Machine


                        • Coffee Maker
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                        • Kitchen
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                        • Refrigerator
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster


                            • Dining
                              There is a counter to eat on, and also a table on the porch that seats 4, a pub table that seats 3
                            • Dining Area


                                • DVD Player
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                  There are many golf courses within a half hours drive
                                • Television
                                  There is a 55" in the living , and a smaller flat screen in the master bedroom


                                    • Boat
                                      there is a boathouse with lifts
                                    • Deck / Patio
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      Weber charcoal
                                    • Tennis
                                      there are public use tennis courts nearby


                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome


                                            • library
                                            • marina
                                            • recreation center
                                            • restaurants

                                              Leisure Activities

                                                • bird watching
                                                • boating
                                                • photography
                                                • scenic drives
                                                • walking
                                                • wildlife viewing

                                                  Local Services & Businesses

                                                    • ATM/bank
                                                    • groceries
                                                    • medical services

                                                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                        • fishing
                                                        • fly fishing
                                                        • freshwater fishing
                                                        • golf
                                                        • jet skiing
                                                        • pier fishing
                                                        • surf fishing
                                                        • swimming
                                                        • tennis
                                                        • water skiing

                                                          House Rules

                                                          Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                          Check-out: Noon

                                                          Cancellation Policy

                                                          100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                          6 Reviews


                                                          Latest reviews


                                                          John C.

                                                          Nice property nice owner loved the house

                                                          We had a great time.

                                                          David M.

                                                          The property was exactly what we were expecting. We had a great time. The river is amazing there.

                                                          Owner's Response:

                                                          Thanks David, I'm glad you had a good time , I hope to have you back soon,

                                                          Thanks again,


                                                          Good fishing area.....

                                                          Imogene N.

                                                          We enjoyed our stay, good location for fishing, restaurants and boat slip to get your boat out of the water....

                                                          Owner's Response:

                                                          I'm glad you had a good time, I hope to see you again ,

                                                          Thanks ,


                                                          Family friendly home.

                                                          Kathy B.

                                                          Very comfortable, we enjoyed the whole experience. The home was well equipped with everything we needed for our 4 night stay including air conditioning when we needed it.. The local residents were more that willing to help us when we needed information on dining and site seeing. With the marina just a short 5 minute drive, we were able to rent a pontoon boat and took a relaxing tour of the river several times. We live in lakes country of Minnesota and my only regret was we didn't come equipped to fish the river. We would recommend this home to anyone who is looking for a private and comfortable place to relax. Thank you!

                                                          Owner's Response:

                                                          i,m glad you had a great time , under special circumstances also, I hope to see you again, Thank You again.

                                                          Paradise on the River

                                                          Judy H.

                                                          We stayed four night here during Thanksgiving week....this cottage is perfect....we had everything we needed...the cottage is well stocked and very clean...the owner is great to work with and met us there...a very nice man......we enjoyed the screen porch to watch the boats go up and down the river.......we didn't want to leave ......if you want a place away from it all to relax this is the place to go....the only noise you hear are the boats on the river......we saw turkeys, manatee and even a snake....we were told there was a bear around but we didn't see it.......a great get-a-way place to read relax and do nothing......perfect.......what more can I say.........thanks for allowing us to use your cottage we will be back soon

                                                          Owner's Response:

                                                          thank you judy , I really appreciate your business, it is rewarding to meet nice people who take care of the rental , and enjoy the serenity of the St Johns River. Thanks again.


                                                          Cierra E.

                                                          Love this place. Has 3 beds so can fit 6 & it's very clean. Very good price for such a beautiful place. Makes us want to buy a place in the area.


                                                          Astor, FL, USA

                                                          Silver glen springs is about 20 to 30 minutes north of the rental, a public boat ramp and bait shop are 1 mile north by river.

                                                          Rates & Availability

                                                          Additional information about rental rates

                                                          security deposits are $250.00for weekends, for a week, 450.00 for a month. These are refundable after inspection of the rental. Holiday weekends are 475.00 for 3 days, 575.00 for 4 days. Full refund for 90 days or more notice, after 90 days no refunds due to the seasonal nature of the area. you must wait for landlords approval when paying online, sometimes circumstances come up that prevent a booking from taking place , please call 3173321775 before paying online.

                                                          6 Reviews
                                                          Exceptional 5/5
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                                                          Property # 749993