Suwannee River Retreat

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3 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, WiFi, bed sheets
Fridge, microwave, oven, stovetop
3 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, WiFi, bed sheets
Fridge, microwave, oven, stovetop
3 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, WiFi, bed sheets

Overview of Suwannee River Retreat

Entire home

Suwannee River Retreat

4.9/5 Exceptional

Popular amenities

  • Kitchen
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet friendly
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Outdoor Space

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest stays
  • Sheets and towels washed at 140°F
Old Town, FL

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationDakotah Winery11 min drive
  • Popular LocationFanning Springs State Park14 min drive
  • Popular LocationManatee Springs State Park28 min drive

Space details

3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 10
2000 sq ft
Bedroom 1
    1 king bed
Bedroom 2
    2 bunk beds
Bedroom 3
    1 king bed
Bathroom 1
    Shower
Bathroom 2
    Bathtub/shower combo

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About this area

Old Town

Located in Old Town, this vacation home is on the waterfront. Dakotah Winery and Hart Springs Park are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Fanning Springs State Park and Suwannee River. Be sure to check out the area's animals with activities such as game walks and birdwatching.

What's nearby

  • Dakotah Winery - 11 min drive
  • Fanning Springs State Park - 14 min drive
  • Chiefland Farmers Flea Market - 16 min drive
  • Hart Springs Park - 20 min drive
  • Manatee Springs State Park - 28 min drive

Restaurants

  • Momma's Dixie Kitchen — 4 min drive
  • Hungry Howie's — 6 min drive
  • Lighthouse Restaurant — 6 min drive
  • Subway — 6 min drive
  • Hardee's — 6 min drive

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Suwannee River Retreat

Waterfront vacation home with kitchen and patio
Beautiful 3 bedroom, 2 bath home located on the historic Suwannee River. Get away from it all. Easy access to Fanning Springs (1.5 miles up river) and Manatee Springs (7 miles down river). Bring a boat, or two 2-person kayaks available for use. Great views from the deck and dock that overhangs the river. Very peaceful.

Most people that know the Suwannee River feel that the home's location is fantastic, and the best of all the options. The river in this area is very large and grand, especially compared to up river where it can be quite narrow and crowded. It's size makes it great for skiing, tubing, and boating, and dealing with other boaters isn't really an issue. It is far enough up river (about 32 miles by boat) that you don't have the biting yellow flies of the coast, but close enough to boat down to the coast and back for fishing, or spending the day on your own private secluded island beach. The area has very little development as well, so you get the real sense of being in "old world" Florida. It truly is a unique, wonderful experience.

Please note: cell service may be limited. Unit does not currently have cable TV. We have wi-fi, but please understand this is the country so it will run slower than you are probably used to. This property is quite rustic and remote, and is a great way to get away from it all. However, there is limited access to cellular phone service. Please understand the nature of your get away before booking.

Master bedroom with king bed, guest bedroom with king bed, and kids room with two bunk beds each with trundles. Easily sleeps 10.

One of the more common questions we get is regarding docking a boat at the property. You have a few options with regards to keeping a boat on the Suwannee River (flow of the river and boat wakes are a problem). Approximately 1/2 mile down the road from our rental house is a public boat ramp which is not very busy, and easy to launch/retrieve your boat. That is the preferred method and would take less than 30 mins.

Leaving the boat in the water with the current and other boaters creating wakes is possible, but not optimal. One option would be to tie the boat to the dock which is cantilevered over the river and anchor the aft section in the river (might require swimming to shore unless you are creative). The other would be to tie-off to our floating dock on the adjacent property, but you would need several good boat-bumpers. Again, the current and boat wakes put your boat at risk unless you are careful, and we are not responsible for boat damage or lost boats. There is room to keep a boat, trailer and vehicle at the property.
Air-conditioned accommodations at this vacation home offer DVD players and coffee/tea makers. Rooms open to patios. Accommodations are furnished with dining tables and kitchen islands. Kitchens offer refrigerators, stovetops, microwaves, and cookware/dishes/utensils. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations and hair dryers.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager

Cheryl Tyrone
Speaks English

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Beach

  • Beach towels

Ski

  • Close to skiing

Internet

  • WiFi available

Family friendly

  • Children's games

Kitchen

  • Refrigerator
  • Stovetop
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen island
  • Blender
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Dining table

Bedrooms

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided

Bathrooms

  • 2 bathrooms
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Hair dryer
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels provided

Entertainment

  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Video library
  • Games

Outdoor areas

  • Patio
  • Barbecue grill
  • Garden
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Firepit

Laundry

  • Washing machine and dryer

Comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Heating

Pets

  • Pet friendly

Suitability/Accessibility

  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board

Location highlights

  • On the waterfront

Things to do

  • Kayak on site
  • Fishing nearby
  • Wildlife and game walks nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Birdwatching nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Power boating nearby

Safety features

  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Smoke detector
  • Deadbolt lock

General

  • Sleeps 10
  • Unit size: 2000 sq ft (186 sq m)

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Policies

Check-in

Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 21

Check-out

Check-out before 10:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions

Pets

Pets allowed
Restrictions apply; for more information contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a private host, not a professional engaged in trade or business
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Parties and events are allowed on site
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a deadbolt lock
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation

We should mention

Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation

Property is also known as

Suwannee River Retreat House Old Town
Suwannee River Retreat House
Suwannee River Retreat Old Town
Suwannee River Retreat Old Town
Suwannee River Retreat Private vacation home
Suwannee River Retreat Private vacation home Old Town

Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings

4.9

Exceptional

Rating 5 - Excellent. 99 out of 114 reviews
5 - Excellent 87%
Rating 4 - Good. 14 out of 114 reviews
4 - Good 12%
Rating 3 - Okay. 1 out of 114 reviews
3 - Okay 1%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 114 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 114 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%

5/5 Excellent

Relaxing retreat
Everything was as expected. We had a good time.
Stayed 4 nights in Nov 2021

5/5 Excellent

Never disappoints
This was our second time at the retreat and definitely won’t be the last. We stocked the kitchen with groceries and only left the property twice. The manatees were in Fanning springs so my wife was able to check that off her list of must sees. We are already planning our next visit.
Stayed 3 nights in Nov 2021

5/5 Excellent

River retreat
The property was wonderful. Rooms are large and airy. The outside decks and fire pits are well maintained and nice to use.
Stayed 5 nights in Nov 2021

5/5 Excellent

Great Stay!
Beautiful property with amazing views of the river. Fantastic kitchen and spacious bedrooms. Great for a getaway with friends or family.

5/5 Excellent

Very pet friendly
Nice place to relax