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A Riverside paradise awaits you at the secluded Riverhouse cottage!

Bedrooms 3
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:
May 11, 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.


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.


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(13 traveler reviews)

Miami, FL


  • 5 of 5

Every year my family and I go on a trip to get away from the mayhem in Miami and experience different parts of Florida. This has been an amazing relaxing experience. We DEFINITELY became stress free here. Greg was by far one of the BEST HOST. He was always available to answer any questions or suggestions of where to go. He greeted us when we got there and went ahead and showed us his river home. Beautiful home! We enjoyed the river that flows behind us, and definitely enjoyed the fishing :)! Thank you so much Greg for your wonderful home and giving us the opportunity to relax and enjoy life away from Miami. Much much appreciated! If you want to get away from it all, definitely come here :) But this is meant for those who are not afraid to get dirty and love the woods. Definitely a woodsy area, beautiful views though!

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rustic beauty & serenity

  • 4 of 5

Lovely riverside property with wonderful views, nestled in privacy.

Surrounding homes in community are not so pretty, so don't plan on taking a stroll in the neighborhood.

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice GetAway!

  • 5 of 5

Our family stayed here for the Clemson/Alabama Natn'l Championship game down in Tampa. The house was a great place...tucked away on the river with a great atmosphere. We're campers, and we enjoyed the secluded, laid-back feel of this place. And the orange trees were an added plus...we may or may not have had a few Blue Moon w fresh orange slices. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New York City

3rd time and still great

  • 4 of 5

I've rented this place three years in a row and will agian next year, It's a great location and a prefect fit.

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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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Rates & Availability

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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.

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