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5.0 out of 5 Exceptional
16 reviews

Popular amenities

Air Conditioning
Pet Friendly
Outdoor Space

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in


Explore the area

Popular LocationBob's River Place20 min drive
Popular LocationTroy Spring State Park20 min drive
Popular LocationIchetucknee Springs State Park32 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.

The Suwannee River Rest

Riverfront vacation home with kitchen and balcony
The Suwannee River Rest is a two story, three bedroom, three bath, 2,185 sq. ft., lodge located on the historic Suwannee River near Branford, Florida. Don’t wait! Plan a trip to North Florida’s great outdoors before it’s too late!Located on the Suwannee River in the historic area of Hatch Bend in Lafayette County, Florida. This three-bedroom three bath home is an ideal location for a weekend or week-long vacation from your daily routine. The home has an upstairs with two bedrooms and two full baths as well as a spacious living area with a gas fire place and a completely modern kitchen. The downstairs has a bedroom with a king size bed, a full bathroom and a living space. There is an enclosed elevator to assist you in moving things to the second level.You can relax on the screened river view porch upstairs or enjoy the open-air patio downstairs. There is direct access to the river via a sidewalk that leads to a deck above the river. From the deck you can walk down a secure ramp to a 24 foot aluminum floating dock. An added feature is a two car under house parking area.Canoes? Kayaks? Boats? Fishing Gear? Snorkels and Fins? Scuba Gear? Bring em on! Suwannee River rest not only is located on the Suwannee River but it is close to the Santa Fe River, Ichetucknee Springs and River, Little River Springs, Troy Springs and Bob’s Place at Rock Bluff. For those of you who enjoy activities not based on the water there are great hiking and cycling opportunities available. Keaton Beach, Steinhatchee and Horseshoe Beach on the Gulf of Mexico are just a little over an hour away.In addition to the availability of the lodge, Captain arrangements can be made for guided fresh and salt water fishing trips, Suwannee River sightseeing trips, fresh water springs exploration and bay scalloping (seasonal-Steinhatchee, Fl.) The Suwanee River provides many opportunities for kayaking, canoeing and water sports. The many springs in the area are available for swimming, snorkeling and scuba diving. This retreat in “The Last Wild Florida Frontier” offers the visitor many unique and varied experiences of a life time.Steven O. Cascaddan (aka: Capt. Cas), the owner of the S.R.R. lodge, is a Coast Guard Certified Captain that conducts all guiding services as well as maintaining the lodge and apparel company. The S.R.R. Lodge offers the following:•20’ Hurricane Fun Boat up to 8 passengers – Coast Guard Certified•17.5’ PT Tracker fishing vessel up to 4 passengers – Coast Guard Certified•Guides: Suwannee River / Steinahatchee / Spring Areas•Full Insurance and Guiding Waivers for SRR & Vehicles & BoatsThe Suwannee River Rest is located approximately 30 miles south of Live Oak, 30 miles southwest of Lake City, 30 miles west of High Springs, 55 miles northwest of Gainesville and just 8 miles from the Town of Branford.
Air-conditioned accommodations at this vacation home offer fireplaces and DVD players. Rooms open to balconies. Accommodations offer separate living rooms and include sofa beds. Kitchens offer refrigerators, stovetops, microwaves, and separate dining areas.

Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations and hair dryers. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and irons/ironing boards.

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

Property manager

Steve Cascaddan (Captain Cas)
Speaks English

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property

Social distancing

Contactless check-in
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Close to skiing


  • Internet access

Parking and transportation

  • Onsite parking


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


  • 3 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided
  • Sofa bed


  • 4 bathrooms
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels provided

Living spaces

  • Fireplace
  • Living room
  • Dining room


  • TV with cable/satellite service
  • DVD player
  • Stereo
  • Books
  • Games

Outdoor areas

  • Balcony
  • Garden


  • Washing machine and dryer


  • Air conditioning
  • Heating


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board

Location highlights

  • On the river
  • On the waterfront
  • In a rural location

Things to do

  • Kayaking nearby
  • Water skiing nearby
  • Rafting nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby


  • Sleeps 8

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Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM


Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

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


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

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

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
Parties and events are allowed on site

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

The Suwannee River Rest Branford
The Suwannee River Rest Private vacation home
The Suwannee River Rest Private vacation home Branford

About this area


Located in Branford, this vacation home is in a rural area and on the waterfront. While the natural beauty of Ichetucknee Springs State Park and Suwannee River can be enjoyed by anyone, those looking for an activity can check out Bob's River Place. Discover the area's water adventures with kayaking and scuba diving nearby, or enjoy the great outdoors with hiking/biking trails and ecotours.
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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Bob's River Place - 20 min drive
  • Troy Spring State Park - 20 min drive
  • Ichetucknee Springs State Park - 32 min drive
  • Hart Springs Park - 41 min drive
  • Ruth B. Kirby Gilchrist Blue Springs State Park - 61 min drive


  • Hardee's — 15 min drive
  • Red Burrito — 15 min drive
  • The Branford Gathering — 16 min drive
  • China House! — 16 min drive
  • Sisters Cafe — 17 min drive

Frequently asked questions

Is The Suwannee River Rest pet-friendly?
Yes, pets are allowed at this property.
What time is check-in at The Suwannee River Rest?
Check-in begins at 4:00 PM.
What time is check-out at The Suwannee River Rest?
Check-out is at 11:00 AM.
Where is The Suwannee River Rest located?
Situated on the waterfront, this vacation home is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Suwannee River and within 16 mi (25 km) of Bob's River Place and Troy Spring State Park. Ichetucknee Springs State Park and Hart Springs Park are also within 25 mi (40 km).
16 reviews
5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Poor
1 - Terrible




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Relaxing, beautiful, comfortable and peaceful
Excellent property, very clean and safety place. Relaxing and beautiful view of the river. Bob (Cap Cas father) was number 1 host! Thank you!

5/5 Excellent

A hidden gem
We arrived early and were able to meet Steve onsite. He gave us the run down on the property and beyond! He told us where to go for bait, where to find the fish, and what bait/lures to use. The SRR is just minutes from the beautiful springs of Ichetucknee! I highly recommend bringing a boat (although there are canoes onsite for use!) to cruise down the beautiful and relaxing Suwannee River. The springs are a must see and do! There isn’t much else to do in the area. It was a bit of a culture shock going into town. My first time at an IGB. The had the best steaks though. Another recommendation by Steve, and without fail! The house...the house is absolutely beautifully decorated, and leaves zero to be desired. It was very clean and well stocked! We were celebrating a birthday and in doing so, we did a lot of cooking and baking. The kitchen had everything! The view at sunrise and sunset were stunning to enjoy your coffee on the deck. It’s pet friendly so staying downstairs was perfect for us to accommodate our pup. We made s’mores in the fire pit and would’ve played cornhole too but there just wasn’t enough time. We will be back to the SRR in the future. This was my first vrbo rental and it couldn’t have gone any smoother. Excellent host and wouldn’t change a thing except more time to get to enjoy the home and it’s surroundings longer. Thanks for everything!

5/5 Excellent

Spacious home on the Suwanee River
The property and the area turned out to be as expected. The owner was helpful and friendly. He offered to bring me back from the boat launch where I could leave my truck. This allowed us to kayak downstream and enjoyed the time on the water even more. He also took us on his boat to explore the area and appreciate the river further than I could have done with just our kayaks. His parents who live next door and manage the property were also helpful and pleasant. There were plenty of supplies in the house. The view of the river was unobstructed from the large back deck and from one of the bedrooms. Though it was only my wife and I, this home will also be well suited for a larger family group with all the sitting areas outside. We have enjoyed ourselves and would recommend this place.

5/5 Excellent

Wonderful getaway
Thank you Captain for such a great place to stay. We really enjoyed the river. Your parents were super. Your home is beautiful and had everything we needed. 5 stars.

5/5 Excellent

Suwannee Vacation
Very nice cabin. Well equipped. Especially enjoyed cornhole and hammock. Screen porch was nice to have.

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