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Paw Paw's Place on the Suwannee River near Branford


Property Details

Updated: Jul 22, 2016
House, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, 6 Sleeps

Paw Paw's Place is located on a wooded acre on the banks of the

Historic Suwannee River near Branford, FL. The screen porch

overlooking the river is great for an outdoor meal, relaxing,

reading, or just watching the river go by.

It is romantic for couples, fun for families, and perfect for divers.

There are two bedrooms with king sized beds and a sleeper sofa, two bathrooms, and stocked kitchen with dishwasher and microwave. Game room with ping pong and foos ball, outdoor activities and a washer and dryer in the garage.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets welcome
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

About the Owner

Scott and Billie Rooney live on a farm outside of Live Oak, FL , about 35 miles from Paw Paw's Place. They grow blueberries and blackberries for U-Pick and have a flock of sheep and a few cattle. Originally from St. Petersburg, they moved to North Central Florida in 2005.

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Speaks: english

25 Reviews

based on 25 traveler reviews


Peace & Quiet

  • 4 of 5

Paw Paw's place was just what my mom and I were looking for, peace & quiet. The fact that we could bring our dogs was the selling point for us! The nature, the kind people driving by waving hello, and the warmth of the cottage was just what these 2 city girls (country at heart) were looking to escape to! We drove around the small town, Nanny's cafe is a nice southern cafe, super nice people, if you are looking not to cook for the day/night. And the ichetucknee state park is a must for tubing, beautiful and relaxing. PS don't forget some goggles to peek in the spring water. Billie, the owner was very accommodating, and made us feel even more at home. Thank you!!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Jacksonville, Florida

Great Place to Get Away to Relax and Have Fun!

  • 5 of 5

The listing and description is completely accurate. The place was clean, and the beds comfortable. I emailed Billie several times prior to our arrival to ask questions, and she was always very fast to respond. We spent a lot of time in the water, both at Paw Paw's Place, and also at the nearby springs. Thankfully we didn't see any gators or snakes, but we were lucky enough to see the owl a few times. We also enjoyed spending time on the huge screened in porch, having camp fires, along with playing ping pong and foosball. We stayed for a week, and had a great time. I will absolutely recommend Paw Paw's Place to others, and we will certainly be back!

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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So comfortable and peaceful

  • 5 of 5

The location on the river is perfect. The cabin is very comfortable, clean, and feels like home. We absolutely loved the peace and quiet here.

  • Submitted: May 25, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Cozy, beautiful scenery, and very relaxing

  • 5 of 5

Paw Paw's Place was a wonderful getaway on the Suwannee River. It was clean, cozy, and very comfortable. The scenery was beautiful and there are many springs in the surrounding area for a fun day in the water. We will definitely be back :)

  • Submitted: May 16, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Very nice and neat cabin right on the river

  • 5 of 5

We had looked for and found a quiet cabin right on the water . The location is great to go kayaking! The owners are very quick to respond and very helpful and answered all our questions and gave us good advice for our kayak trips.

  • Submitted: May 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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A really nice and neat cabin right on the river

  • 5 of 5

We looked for a quiet place on the river to go kayaking.The cabin met all our expectations!The owners are great to work with and answered all our questions and are very responsive and helpful

  • Submitted: May 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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From the Owner

We have been vacationing on the Suwannee River for many years. It is a great place for families to enjoy nature, connect with each other and just all around have fun. Paw Paw (Billie's dad) dearly loved this place. When he became ill, he needed to sell it and wanted it to stay in the family. We purchased it and have been renting it to vacationers since. He was proud to have so many families be able to experience the peacefulness and family fun that his family did over the years.

Activity and Interests

All types of water sports on the Suwannee, Santa Fe, and Ichetucknee Rivers, fishing, swim in Little River, Troy and other springs in the area, hike, bike on the Greenway, or just get away and relax!

After reservation is made, you will receive an email the Instructions, Driving Directions and Key Information.


Rental rates

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Tax Rate 7.0%

$50 per pet fee - maximum 2 pets.

During June and July, the weekly rental is Friday at 4:00 PM to the following Friday at 11:00 AM.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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From the Owner

There is nothing like having your morning coffee on the screened porch overlooking the slow moving water of the Suwannee River. Enjoy the peace and quiet as you watch the squirrels scurry through the trees, fish jump and see the occasional fisherman pass by. When you're up and ready to go, there are many springs nearby for swimming. You don't want to miss floating down the Ichetucknee River in a tube or on a raft. Canoe the Suwannee or bring your motor boat. Or just stay and home and fish off the dock or play in the water. Grill your supper and have an outdoor meal on the picnic table. Then end the evening with a campfire. Makes for a great nights sleep!!

Property Type

  • house


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Dining Area


  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...

Location Type

  • Rural
  • Waterfront


  • forests

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • photography
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing

Floor Area

  • 1200 sq. ft.


  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, combination tub/shower
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet, shower


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 king


  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill


  • Guests provide their own meals


  • Two bedrooms with king sized beds, sleeper sofa, two bathrooms, full kitchen, screen porch, Satellite TV/DVD, game room with ping pong and foosball, outdoor games, dock, and canoe. Outdoors grills. Campfires allowed.

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