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A Riverside paradise awaits you at the secluded Riverhouse cottage!

Bedrooms 3
Space sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, Sleeps 7

This vacation home embraced by ancient oaks sits directly on a spectacular stretch of the upper reaches of the Withlacochee River (where it exits the state forest). It is situated at the end of a lime rock road that forms a private and secluded point on the river. Directly across the river on the other bank is the Florida Creek Indian Tribal Grounds. This riverfront retreat offers incredible scenic beauty magical in the simple diversity of the river wildlife and its peaceful surroundings. Whether you find your relaxing pleasure in fishing, boating/kayaking, observing bird life, or just reading that book you have been meaning to get to, you will be delighted with all the opportunities offered by the river house.

*Please note our cancellation policy as it differs slightly from the available options given by Homeaway:

100% if cancelled +90 days prior to the Check-in Date

50% if cancelled 60-90 days prior to the Check-in Date

25% if cancelled 30-60 days prior to the Check-in Date

0% if cancelled within 30 days of Check-in Date

More Details

Property Manager
Christina Ahmed
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 22, 2017

Why Christina Ahmed chose Florida

When we found this home we were awed by its unique situation between the oak trees. As if they were cradling the home. We loved the park like setting next to the river, so peaceful and quiet. with the occasional passerby in a canoe. The area the house is set on is near to where the historic Dade Battlefield occurred back in December 1835. You can really see old Florida in the Talisman Riverhouse property.

What makes this house unique

When we visit the Riverhouse we usually spend most of the time relaxing by the river and enjoying the many wildlife sightings. It is very calm and quiet there. The trees and secluded nature of the property are what make this place special. It is most appealing to those who love nature and don't mind a little rustic comforts. My husband has really enjoyed using this as his hunting cabin since the Green Swamp Wilderness Preserve is 20 minutes down the road.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)


Unique, restful and private setting

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our month long stay. All the things we like to do were close at hand (golf, kayak, walking trails, drives ) and a bit of antiquing and restaurants in Dade City. The home was functional , clean, and comfortable. We ate sweet oranges from the trees every day. Our dog had plenty of room to explore and run around ( she kept dropping her tennis balls in the river). The river was a little low but we enjoyed the greening up of the trees and woods from the large picture windows. The rec. room would need to be made usable. There was a generous supply of paper and laundry supplies. Laundry equipment was very "basic. " Florida and well-water seems to be a go -together. A great place to be at ease and "let your hair" down.

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Great time. Beautiful old character home with lots of beautiful woods it is made of.

  • 5 of 5

Had a great time the on the river in the conue. The kids loved the fun room, The house is a old charming house with everything you need. Giant spa tube, barbecue grill, full kitchen, Gorgeous River view, and we had fun o the tire swing. It's secluded but close to towns. It's a wonderful place. I loved it. Thank you Mr. And Ms. Clark

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Beautiful get away

  • 5 of 5

Will be back !!

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Stunning outdoor beauty.

  • 5 of 5

This home was clean and cozy. There was a small plaque that said Fairies live here. I would have to agree. The property was a magical kingdom fit for fairies and divas. We will definitely want to return.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The house and property is just beautiful !! The owners were wonderful and took care of any concerns quickly. We will book again on our next trip.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great way to disappear for a few days

  • 5 of 5

We had the absolute best time!!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Rates & Availability

Rental rates

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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $45
Linen Fee $30
Refundable damage deposit $200
Inspection Fee $50
Tax Rate 11.5%

Refund request for cancellation must be received at least 30 days in advance of your stay and will be limited to 75% of fully paid accounts.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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Ridge Manor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Large Jacuzzi tub with shower and toilet.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • The two upstairs bedrooms share the loft area off the staircase.
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • water tubing
The river house has an upstairs loft area with two bedrooms. There are hard wood floors throughout the downstairs and tongue and groove pine wood walls. Also, there is an observation porch/deck on both sides of the house and a beautiful vented gas fireplace located in the living room, kitchen come complete with all the pots and pans, utensils, etc., clothes washer (line dry only), and a custom over-sized Jacuzzi bathtub in the bathroom.

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