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4.9 out of 5 Exceptional
47 reviews
Guests rated this property 5.0/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

Kitchen
Air Conditioning
Washer
Dryer
Outdoor Space

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest stays

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Explore the area

Popular LocationBob's River Place53 min drive
Popular LocationIchetucknee Springs State Park53 min drive
Popular LocationRuth B. Kirby Gilchrist Blue Springs State Park58 min drive

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About this property

Entire place

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

Ichetucknee Springs/ginnie Springs on the Santa Fe River at the Hideaway Cottage

Riverfront cottage with kitchen and balcony
The Hideaway Cottage is located on the Santa Fe River, surrounded by hundreds of natural fresh water springs, off of SR 138 between Fort White and Branford, Florida on a beautiful wooded 6 acre lot with a winding boardwalk to the river deck and floating dock on the Santa Fe River. Enjoy sitting around the fire-pit in the evenings, on the cottage deck, or the floating dock, while watching wildlife; including deer, turkeys, hawks, rabbits, raccoons, otters, manatees, beaver, and other wildlife feed near the cottage. Just minutes up river from the cottage; is the mouth of the beautiful, crystal clear, Ichetucknee River, Gilchrist Blue State Park, Ginnie Springs and the Hwy 47 public boat ramp. Down-river just minutes are three very popular boat camps/boat ramps on the Santa Fe River; SR 129 Bridge public boat ramp, Sandy Point Private boat ramp, and Ella Ray's private boat ramp, where many amateur and professional anglers put in the river then head just a few miles downstream to the Suwannee. If you are a Gator Fan and interested in attending UF Gators games the cottage is approximately 45 minutes away from the stadium, enjoy a special retreat at the Hideaway Cottage on the Gator football weekends. Autumn is a perfect time of year to enjoy the Springs and the Rivers. The cottage is 12 miles from the well know diving capital of Branford, Florida on the beautiful Suwannee River. Alachua, Columbia, Gilchrist, and Suwannee counties boast of all the beautiful clear blue-green springs that emerge from the limestone karst throughout the area. Free diving, cave diving, and snorkling in our springs are a popular year round activity. This is truly a diver's paradise!Several beautiful Florida State Parks are just a short drive of the Hideaway Cottage; Ichetucknee Springs State Park/North and South entrances, Gilchrist Blue State Park, Ginnie Springs Park, O'Leno State Park, & River Rise State Park. Many local county parks feature natural springs in the area. Also there numberous biking trails in the area, paved and natural located within miles of us for the cyclists.We also have one of the only natural waterparks in North Florida, Bob's waterpark on the Suwannee River near Branford, Florida The historic towns of Fort White, (13 miles) and High Springs, (19 miles) are on HWY 27 to the east of the cottage. The Ichetucknee Springs State Park is just a few minutes north of us. Kayakers, paddle boarders, canoeist, tubers, snorkelers and divers enjoy this section of the Santa Fe where small boats and fishermen abound. Many private natural game hunting camps populate the area for the avid hunter.The cottage sleeps 4 comfortably, in the studio space, with one Queen bed, a full size, fold out Clack Clak sofa and a fold away cot. Cooking is easy in a fully equipped kitchen containing a coffeepot, microwave, electric stove, oven, and refrigerator in an open dining area with a table and 4 chairs. Total square feet of the cottage indoors is 450 sf. A ROKU TV, DVD player and WIFI are available. Enjoy the wide front deck area morning and night nestled into the edges of the natural woods teaming with humming birds, butterflies, owls, deer and wild turkeys. Be sure to check out the excellent restaurants and live entertainment that are near the cottage and also located in Lake City, Branford, High Springs, Trenton, and Bell, all of these towns are within a short diving distance of the cottage.
Air-conditioned accommodations at this cottage offer DVD players and coffee/tea makers. Rooms open to balconies. Accommodations offer separate living rooms and include sofa beds. Kitchens offer refrigerators, stovetops, microwaves, and separate dining areas. Bathrooms include showers and hair dryers.
Recreational amenities at the cottage include an outdoor tennis court.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager

Mike and Laura Null
Speaks English

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property

Social distancing

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

Property amenities

Internet

  • Internet access

Parking and transportation

  • Onsite parking
  • Car required

Kitchen

  • Refrigerator
  • Stovetop
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Toaster
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils

Bedrooms

  • Bed sheets provided
  • Sofa bed

Bathrooms

  • 1 bathroom
  • Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels provided

Living spaces

  • Living room
  • Dining room

Entertainment

  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Books
  • Games

Outdoor areas

  • Balcony

Laundry

  • Washing machine and dryer

Comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Heating

Pets

  • No pets allowed

Suitability/Accessibility

  • Smoke-free property

Location highlights

  • On the river
  • In the city center
  • In a rural location

Things to do

  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Water skiing nearby
  • Rafting nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby

General

  • Sleeps 3
  • Unit size: 480 sq ft (45 sq m)
  • Property does not allow children

Policies

Check-in

Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 25

Check-out

Check-out before 12:00 PM

Special check-in instructions

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

Pets

Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

This property welcomes adults only

Property payment types

Important information

You need to know

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
Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited

We should mention

A car is required for transportation to and from this property

Property is also known as

Ichetucknee Springs/santa Fe River Comfortable Hideaway Cottage
Ichetucknee Springs/santa Fe River Comfortable Hideaway Branford
Ichetucknee Springs/santa Fe River Comfortable Hideaway
Ichetucknee Springs/santa Fe River Comfortable Hideaway Cottage
Ichetucknee Springs/santa Fe River Comfortable Hideaway Branford
Ichetucknee Springs/santa Fe River Comfortable Hideaway Cottage
Ichetucknee Springs/santa Fe River Comfortable Hideaway Branford
Ichetucknee Springs/santa Fe River Comfortable Hideaway

About this area

Branford

Located in Branford, this cottage is in the city center and on a river. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Ichetucknee Springs State Park and Ruth B. Kirby Gilchrist Blue Springs State Park. Kayaking, scuba diving, and snorkeling offer great chances to get out on the surrounding water, or you can seek out an adventure with hiking/biking trails nearby.
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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Troy Spring State Park - 31 min drive
  • Poe Springs Park - 48 min drive
  • Bob's River Place - 53 min drive
  • Ichetucknee Springs State Park - 53 min drive
  • Ruth B. Kirby Gilchrist Blue Springs State Park - 58 min drive

Restaurants

  • CJ's Santa Fe Saloon — 13 min drive
  • Ellie Ray's RV Resort & Lounge — 14 min drive
  • Cafe Leisure — 26 min drive

Frequently asked questions

Is Ichetucknee Springs/ginnie Springs on the Santa Fe River at the Hideaway Cottage pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
What time is check-in at Ichetucknee Springs/ginnie Springs on the Santa Fe River at the Hideaway Cottage?
Check-in begins at 4:00 PM.
What time is check-out at Ichetucknee Springs/ginnie Springs on the Santa Fe River at the Hideaway Cottage?
Check-out is at 12:00 PM.
Where is Ichetucknee Springs/ginnie Springs on the Santa Fe River at the Hideaway Cottage located?
Located in the heart of Branford, this historic cottage is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Suwannee River and within 20 mi (32 km) of Ichetucknee Springs State Park and Ruth B. Kirby Gilchrist Blue Springs State Park. Troy Spring State Park and River Rise Preserve State Park are also within 20 mi (32 km).
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5.0/5

Cleanliness

5.0/5

Staff & service

5.0/5

Amenities

5.0/5

Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Wonderful!
Mike and Laura provide everything for a relaxing, peaceful stay on the river. The cabin and amenities are exactly as shown. The floating dock is great- we spent most of our time sitting on the dock watching the river and wildlife. The stretch of river that the property is located on is gorgeous. Highly recommended if looking to get away and enjoy peace and tranquillity!

5/5 Excellent

Hooked on the Santa Fe
What a beautiful river to get to spend the weekend on! The location couldn't have been better, the boat ramp was not far and a there's a restaurant right on the river which was an unexpected treat. And the accommodations made our stay even more at home. The owner had everything we needed! Definitely would recommend (and already have) to anyone looking for a fun getaway!

5/5 Excellent

Riverside Oasis
Mike and Laura are amazing hosts!!! They made us feel so welcome and comfortable during our stay. The cottage is immaculate and just as beautiful as the pictures. Their property slopes down to the picturesque Sante Fe River. The beautiful Cypress and various oaks trees are the perfect back drop for pictures and some relaxing time on the dock. We had such a wonderful time and can't wait to visit again!!! Thank you Mike and Laura 😀

5/5 Excellent

River and Rest
This cottage was perfect for the 2 of us. Clean ,organized Quiet. On the Santa Fe. Close to Springs. Abundance of wildlife in the area.

5/5 Excellent

Peaceful and relaxing
Tucked away cottage was perfect in all aspects. Shows as pictured, is beyond clean, and well stocked. Towering trees on the property, peaceful river flowing, and hanging on the dock were our fav's. Wished we had booked for longer!

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