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Tom & Holly's Santa Fe River House in High Springs

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  • bedrooms 3
  • baths
  • sleeps 6
  • pool no
  • hot tub no
  • pets allowed yes
  • type House
  • community Ira Bea Oasis
  • rates (USD) $ 200 - $ 250 / night

vacation rental description

 Tom & Holly’s Santa Fe River House

Located at 2239 NE 120 Loop, Branford, Florida, this beautiful riverfront home is situated on the banks of the Santa Fe River with gorgeous views of the river.   The property is located in a wooded waterfront community with its own boat ramp.   This particular area of the Santa Fe River is perfect for swimming, tubing, canoeing, kayaking, diving, snorkeling, fishing and boating. Yes! Bring your boat! Launch at the private boat ramp and tie-up on the floating dock.

This house is a "bed & breakfast" without the breakfast!  But you will find coffee, cream and sweeteners in the upgraded kitchen which features granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances. 

The house is a two story loft home with knotty cypress interior, central heat/AC, wall to wall carpeting and ceramic tile in kitchen and bathrooms.  The house is completely furnished and accessorized with every convenience you may need during your stay.  Ceiling fans are throughout on both floors.  The covered wrap-around porch on the first floor provides additional seating and dining space.  A boardwalk stretches out from the house to a large wooden deck and floating dock. 

The master bedroom has a spectacular view of the river and features a big king-size bed with Serta pillow top mattress.

Free long-distance phone calls from the land line.

Well behaved dogs are welcome.  The yard is completely fenced! Must use crate inside. Please contact Tom & Holly for more details.

No smoking in the house, but smoking is allowed outside on the porch.





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house rental amenities


Inside 1st Floor – completely furnished 

Fully equipped kitchen with brand new Whirlpool stainless steel appliances (side-by-side refrigerator, double oven with ceramic cook-top, microwave and dishwasher).  Everything little thing you might need to cook and entertain is available in this kitchen!

Center kitchen island with 3 bar stools and dining table (seats up to six)

In the living room: leather couch, loveseat and Lazy-Boy rocker/recliner, 47 Inch HD flat screen TV with Dish Network satellite, and Wi-Fi

Twin bed in separate small bedroom with sheets, blankets, extra pillows

Half bath                                                                                                          

Washing machine and dryer

Inside 2nd Floor Loft – completely furnished

All beds include sheets, blankets, and extra pillows.

Plush king-size bed in master bedroom overlooking the Santa Fe River

Full bed in secondary bedroom                                                                               

Full bath with tub/shower and stocked with lots of towels                  

Outdoor and River Front Spaces 

Wrap-around porch with table and chairs

Weber Gas Grill with grill utensils 

(2) Picnic Tables and (2) Outdoor dining sets    

Extra high rack to hang wet suits and dive equipment

(2) Porch swings

Fire Pit

Boardwalk to river

Large “double-decker” customized deck with seating and large floating dock on river

(2) Canoes with paddles, cushions, and life preservers (adult and child sizes) 

Fenced yard with access gates to decks and river


activities and attractions in High Springs Central Florida

Surrounding Area

This area of North Central Florida is well known for its crystal clear springs that offer a wide variety of recreational opportunities, scuba diving in particular.  There are several full service dive shops within a few miles of the river house.

River  Recreation and Diving                                                                                                  

Ginnie Springs Dive Resort (only a 10 minute drive!)

Poe Springs

Blue Springs

Little River Springs in Branford

Ichetucknee Springs State Park in Ft. White

Adventure Outpost in High Springs (canoe/kayak rentals)                              

Canoe Outpost in High Springs (canoe/kayak rentals)

Rum 138 (canoe/kayak rentals)


vacation rental rates


To reserve the River House, guests must send a $300 refundable security deposit (cash, check or money order) to Tom & Holly directly.  Contact them for the address where to mail the deposit.   Tom & Holly do not take credit cards.  The deposit will be held until satisfactory inspection of the house and premises following your stay.

Tom & Holly will meet you at the house on the day of your arrival.  You'll sign the rental agreement/liability waiver and pay the total amount due for renting the house.


Tom & Holly's river house sleeps 5 adults comfortably on one king, one full, and one twin bed.
We all know kids don't mind sleeping on cots or air mattresses on the floor! There is no cleaning fee.

Minimum stays of 2 nights for up to 5 adults and 5 children:  $500

Stays of 3 or more nights for only 2 adults and up to 5 children:  $200 per night

Stays of 3 or more nights for 3 to 5 adults and up to 5 children children:  $225 per night

Minimum stays of 3 nights for Memorial Day & Labor Day: $700 (for up to 5 adults and 6 children)

Minimum stays of 7 nights for July 4th: $1,600 (for up to 5 adults and 6 children)

Tom & Holly charge an additional $200 event fee if you would like to hold your wedding or family reunion at the River House.  Please contact them for more details.

All rates are subject to 9% tax. 

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  • 2nd phone (352) 214-6455

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Top things to do in High Springs
  • Ginnie Springs Outdoors
  • Poe Springs
  • Bluesprings
  • Ichetucknee Springs
  • Rum Island Springs
Top things to do on a budget
  • Relax
  • Grill out
  • Tube down the river
  • Canoe, Sunning, Hiking
  • Boating, Snorkling, Diving, Swimming

Tom & Holly Harden , owner

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traveler reviews for this high springs house rental

Wonderful End of Summer Trip

Review submitted: August 2, 2014   Date of arrival: July 28, 2014

This was a perfect vacation. Three teenage boys were entertained by the rope swing, the short tube trip to the house, the long trip by canoe. We got a boat ride to Ginnie Springs, Blue Springs, and Ichetucknee. We went about 15 miles to Bob's River House only $20 car and bring your own food and drinks. Lots more rope swings, log roll and swimming. We had company stop by and were able to sleep 9 very comfortably. The house has lots of bedding, pots, pans, towels, Grill etc. Extremely clean. relaxing on bottom deck with you feet up or on top deck enjoying the view. Lots of bird watching, and even an owl comes out at night. Description and pictures of the house very accurate and well maintained.

Recommended for: adventure seekers, age 55+, families with young children, families with teenagers, girls getaway, pet-friendly, tourists without a car

Helpful votes: 0 / 0


Get Wet and Cave Dive!

Review submitted: November 19, 2013   Date of arrival: November 9, 2013

Once again, tom and holly come through again with this wonderful property and incredible location for the best Cave Diving in North America! the location near all the best dive sights is great.
The lower end of the property is set up for diving equipment, from hanging, organizing, drying, cleaning etc. Well lit and great storage to spread out.
The property is very secure with great neighbors and built in security dogs every watchful and fun to play with.
the design of the patios, walkways and docks (including rope swing) is totally fun and relaxing. Would suggest bringing jet skis. Canoes and kayaks are available and great fun.
One of the most relaxing places to read a book on the river.
Wifi provided, great BBQ, fun firepit, relaxing porch river views and you feel you are in a wildlife refuge between the squirrels and birds.
Cell phone coverage is sometimes iffy, but a stroll out by the river usually works fine for me.
Everything necessary is provided as well as multiple knick knacks and cave diving articles to make you feel at home.
Great job, our second but definitely not our last time for sure. Brought people from around the world for diving.
Thanks again.

Recommended for: adventure seekers, families with young children, families with teenagers, pet-friendly, sight seeing, romantic getaway

Helpful votes: 1 / 1


Great retreat

Review submitted: January 1, 2013   Date of arrival: December 27, 2012

We had a great stay! In fact, we're returning in a few months. Our kids (11,7,6) enjoyed it more than the theme parks. It's an ideal escape for fun and relaxation. The house is in great shape and the outdoor areas (dock, eating areas, patio, fire pit, porch swings) far exceeded our expectations. They have the greatest rope swing we've ever seen. The river is perfect for swimming, tubing and canoeing. The owners are accessible if anything needs attention.

Recommended for: families with young children, families with teenagers, romantic getaway

Helpful votes: 7 / 7


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