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Rustic luxury secluded river kayak golf hot tub forest in Dade City

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vacation rental description

Withlacoochee State Forest - Ridge Manor Estates, Florida,
USA (50 min east to Disney, 50 min south to Tampa)
2800 sq ft House - 3 Bedrooms + Studio Loft - 2 Baths - (Sleeps 6-8)
1 King, 2 doubles plus queen futon in loft
Enjoy your vacation at this impressive custom built luxury river
front home nestled on 5 forested acres in a bird sanctuary directly
adjacent to the Withlacoochee State Forest and on the spring fed
Withlacoochee River (with white sandy bottom) just up from Silver
Lake and the Croom Wildlife Area.
Have fun kayaking, canoeing, boating, swimming or fishing from your
own riverfront beach or lean back in one of the 6 comfortable deck
chairs and watch the river flow by. We provide everything needed
for your stay including books, games, vcr & full size
pool table. Bird watching (ospreys, king fishers, herons) and
soaking in the hot tub will make this your most relaxing vacation.

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Dona Linthicum 813 758 1047

villa rental amenities

Dagger Solo Kayak, Tandem Twin Otter Kayak, Large Canoe with built
in icechest,  Full Set Weight Exercise equipment, Recumbent
stationary bike, Pool Table, Upper deck "in the trees" Hot Tub,
Inside Fireplace, Air Conditioning, Satellite, TVs, VCR, Stereo,
Computer with XP, Books, CD/Tape Player, Full Kitchen, Microwave,
Dishwasher, Refrigerator, Ice Maker, Coffee Pot, Blender, Cooking
utensils provided, Linens provided, Washer, Dryer, Plenty of
Parking, Firepit, large Lower Deck, Deck Fireplace, Bird
Feeder, & Leather furniture

activities and attractions in Dade City Central Florida

On site or nearby:
Kayaking, Canoeing, Boating, Fishing, Stationary Exercising,
Swimming, Hiking, Biking, Golfing (many nearby Golf courses; Sherman
Hills 10 mins), Amusement Parks (Orlando Parks and Tampa 50 mins)
Bird watching and Wildlife viewing, Snorkeling & Rafting.
Shopping and nightlife in Orlando and Tampa. (Don't missTampa's
Ybor City and Channelside districts.)
Small nearby towns all within 25 minutes drive:
Brooksville, Webster (famous for its large rural flea market),
Dade City ( stroll through its many quaint antique stores while
planning lunch at Limoges) and Bushnell.
Visit the horse farms in Ocala, lovely Inverness, and the mermaids
in Weeki Wachee Springs. This wonderful paradise is buried in the
woods & very private yet it's only a 15 min trip out of the forest
to the grocery store and interstate I75, Hwy50 & Hwy 301.
Weekend Getaway:
Wow! This is a particularly convenient spot for our local visitors
from Orlando and Tampa for a long weekend get-a-way with a short
stress-free drive through Central Florida! (Don't forget to ask
about our special weekend rates.)
Interested in holding an event in this sanctuary?! We have had many 
wedding events = 200 person and the feedback has been great! Umbrella seating provided in the tame lawn area with wine tables strewn across the
catwalks, walkways and decks while music from the outside deck
speakers provided that extra special touch. All this while
visitors are constantly surrounded by the natural raw beauty of
Florida flora and fauna:
A wetlands Cypress stand adjacent to an oak and palmetto hammock
thrives in the moderate Central Florida weather providing an ideal
habitat for a large cross-section of Florida flora and fauna.
You will hear the owls hooting and the frogs croaking while lounging
on the deck and enjoy filling the feeder to study the black capped
chickadees, red red cardinals, our beloved titmouse and many
others. Both the red shouldered and red tailed hawks frequent the
fields nearby. The graceful stork and demanding osprey are frequent
visitors to the property while the herons and egret fish in the
creek overlooked by the lower deck. On very special days we have
had otters feast in our creek! Many other wildlife sightings are
possible -- but not predictable!

vacation rental rates

$2500/month (for 3+ months)
check with us for our special weekend rates starting at $508.

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Top things to do in Dade City
  • stroll through the antique shops
  • lunch on limoges
  • dinner at Cafe Kokopelli
Top things to do on a budget
  • playing pool (pool table provided!)
  • soaking in the hot tub
  • canoeing (canoes provided!)
  • kayaking (kayaks provided!)
  • hiking/biking on the Nature Trail
Top things to do with a family
  • visit flea market at Webster
  • visit Disney at Orlando
  • visit Channelside in Tampa

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traveler reviews for this dade city villa rental

Wonderful Vaca Retreat

Review submitted: April 26, 2013   Date of arrival: April 4, 2013

This is such a beautiful and unique home. I have never seen one like it. I think it was designed by the owner whom was or still is an architect because it had features specific to the home that I have never seen before in any other. You can tell that whomever did design it loved there work very much and this home was very close to their heart. A lot of time and thought and effort went into this design. The photos don't do it justice. It has amazing views from both the upper and lower wooden decks. And the coolest thing was the huge window built in the Master bathroom's open shower. You could see all the forest, the river just everything from the upper level while you took a shower, I loved that feature so much. Another was the Withlacoochee River was right in your backyard just feet away from the home. My husband and I took one of the three kayaks and went out on the calm river and had the best time and never had to leave our rental, at other tourist spots in Florida we would have paid a pretty penny to have done that. Thanks so much for making those kayaks, paddles , and life-jackets available. This was our first visit to Florida and it won't be our last. So happy that we chose this rental and hope to get it again next time because Dona you were a pleasure to work with and we loved your customer service. Would have given 5 stars but we really wished you would take something other than checks, but it all worked out in the end so it was no big problem. Also, we even printed out your directions from the computer and using our gps it took us a while to find your secluded rental, but we eventually found it and was very pleased with our choice in rentals. My son and his fiance loved the home as well and even though he was in a wheelchair it wasn't that difficult getting him around on the lower floor. I appreciate you answering those questions by the way. We loved your pool table, we had a lot of fun memories in that room. And actually in the whole house and beautiful grounds around it. And thanks for returning our security deposit so fast. We treated the home as if it was our own, with love and care. It truly a work of art. Thanks so much again Dona!

Recommended for: adventure seekers, age 55+, families with teenagers, girls getaway, pet-friendly, sight seeing, romantic getaway

Helpful votes: 3 / 4


One of those vacations you remember forever!

Review submitted: April 14, 2011   Date of arrival: April 14, 2010

My husband and I stayed here several years ago and it was one of the best vacations Ive ever been on. Bring your dogs and stay for a week a least! You will be a new person. The house is beautiful and clean and the property is on a stream that you can kayak down (they have boats for you) The hot tub is on the upstairs deck and all you can see from it is the bird sanctuary. Same view from the OPEN DOUBLE SHOWER with the glass wall overlooking the stream. Everywhere you turn, beauty. Thinking about it while I type this has me ACHING to go back.

Recommended for: adventure seekers, families with teenagers, girls getaway, pet-friendly, romantic getaway

Helpful votes: 7 / 9


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Dona Linthicum 813 758 1047

Dade City vacation rental

This vacation rental has been listed since 01/16/2004.

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