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St John's River Front Home-Paradise

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,500 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Two story house located on the St Johns River. Master bedroom on ground floor with king size bed, bath and sitting area. Two bedroom upstairs. One with queen size bed and two twin beds and one bath. The living area and kitchen are upstairs. Garage to park your car and large driveway to park your boat trailer. Two large porches to relax and sip your favorite beverage while viewing the beautiful river and watching the water activities. You can park your boat in the boat house or tie up at the dock. Fish, crab or shrimp from the dock. Has the best view on the river.

Faye Carter
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
April 22, 2018

About Faye Carter

We grew up in Jacksonville, Fl. Jim is a retired JSO police officer and I am a retired banker, formally the Barnett Banks of Fl. Upon retirement we re-located to Fernandina Beach, Fl. Jim joined the Nassau Co Sheriffs Office and I was an office manager for a prominent law firm in Jax. We are retired once again. We have had a vacation property in the Welaka area for the last 30 years. We love the Sportsman's Harbor area, where our current property is located.


Welaka House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 12:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • upstairs bedroom with queen size bed and one bedroom with two twin size beds and one bath room.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master suite downstairs with king size bed and bath
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


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(5 traveler reviews)

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St John's River Front Home-Paradise
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

Perfect Riverfront Home! We didn’t Want to Leave!

  • 5 of 5

This house was the perfect vacation retreat for our family. The fully equipped kitchen had everything you would need to prepare meals and all appliances were modern. The huge downstairs master bedroom suite, overlooking the beautiful St. Johns River was a pleasure to wake up in. Overall, the house was spacious with many upgrades and the river views were absolutely breathtaking. There were plenty of spare towels and bed linens and the beds were comfortable in each of the 3 bedrooms. The dock with covered boat slip made for easy access with our boat. Faye was very accommodating and provided everything we could ask for! There was even 2 Hummingbird feeders. They were so cool to watch. We highly recommend “Sportsman Paradise”! We hope to return soon to this fisherman’s paradise.

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Daryl and Ellen for your wonderful review. It is always good to get feed back from our guest. Yes, the hummingbirds are amazing to watch, an extra plus when sitting outside on the porch or viewing them from the living area. I hope the boat rental turned out well for you. Seems you had some good luck fishing. Next time you will have to try crabbing, using the traps in the shed. We hope you return soon and thank you for choosing "Sportsman's Paradise" for your holiday stay. Faye, Owner
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  • 5 of 5

The property was very nice and the owner was easy to work with. Very quiet neighborhood!!

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Happy you had a great holiday at our river house. It is quiet and peaceful, only hear birds and boats on the river. Just the perfect place to unwind, on one of the porches over looking the river or siting on the dock enjoying your favorite beverage. Thank you Mark and Lori for choosing our home to enjoy your holiday.
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Absolutely Perfect House

  • 5 of 5

I would highly recommend this house to anyone. The house is on a dead end street and directly on the water. The house was very clean and updated with amazing views of the river. The boat launch is right up the road and the house had both a covered boat slip, jet ski lift and an opened slip as well. Even room at the house to park your truck and boat trailer and still have space for more vehicles. I can't say enough how nice and quick Faye was in responding to any questions we had. Just an absolute great experience and hope to be back here on Labor Day!

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, John for your kind words. We do strive very hard to help our guest have a wonderful holiday. Having guest like you makes it so easy. The water views, docks and parking make it more enjoyable. So convenient to enjoy the river activities or sip your favorite beverage after a long day of fishing, boating, visiting the springs or jet skiing. I look forward to your return visit. Thanks again for selecting our home. Faye, Owner
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  • 5 of 5

Our stay at your vacation home was fabulous. We enjoyed the covered boat dock and upstairs balcony with its awsome views. Air conditioner very loud 😦�

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Lori. So happy you enjoyed your stay at our vacation home. The view of the St. Johns River is excellent from all angles of the property. Enjoying the river while sitting on the balcony is so relaxing. Unfortunately, the air compressor is located under the stairs leading to the balcony area and you can hear it running when sitting on the balcony. Just a note to say you were a wonderful guest , everything was in good order and clean. Thank you for choosing our home for your holiday stay. We look forward to hearing from you in the future.
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Awesome vacation Get-A-Way !!!

  • 5 of 5

Our family spent 3 days & nights at this awesome river front home. The view was beautiful So relaxing to sit on the upper deck and watch the sunset . Also it was 4th of July weekend and we had a perfect view watching fireworks ! We took our Pontoon and kept it a wonderful boat house that is there the house was so inviting and the arrangement making made simple. Can't wait to go back !

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
100 Miles
Jacksonville or Orlando, Fl
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Shrimps -R-Us
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Fort Gates Ferry, Fruitland, Fl
Nearest Train
30 Miles
Palaka, Fl
Nearest Motorway
50 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Shrimps-R-Us and Hog Wash BBQ
Nearest Beach
25 Miles
Cresent Beach, Fl
Car: necessary




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Property Damage Protection $59
cleaning fee $75

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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