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Santa Fe River Rental

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Baths, 6 Sleeps

This is a two bedroom, one bath house on the banks of the Santa Fe river with a great view. We can easily accommodate up to six people with a double bed in one bedroom and a queen size bed in the other bedroom. There is also a futon sleeper in the living area. Wake up early and brew a pot of complimentary coffee or hot chocolate and enjoy the singing birds and other wildlife from the full length, screened deck while viewing the river. We have just recently added a floating dock to improve swimming access and watercraft launching.

Carolyn J Thomas
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 25, 2017


Branford House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets not allowed
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear
We provide complimentary coffee, hot chocolate, and popcorn. We, also, provide bedroom and bath linens. We have 2 canoes, 2 kayak's and inflatables for floating the river. You may grill on the gas grill or cook over our outdoor firepit and in the evening watch digital satellite TV or play a DVD on the built in player. The house has central heat and air, if nature is not tuned just right. The owners are nearby in case you need directions or assistance of any kind. Smoking is permitted on the deck or outside, but due to the proximity of the river we do not allow pets. We have, also, just installed a floating dock for swimming or docking watercraft.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(21 traveler reviews)



  • 5 of 5

We had such a great time!!! House was really clean and had everything you would need. We can't wait to go back :)

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You! Look forward to you making a return visit.
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Amazing stay!

  • 5 of 5

The home is quaint and quiet with breathtaking views of the Santa Fe River. The home is set back in the country off of several dirt roads behind a state wildlife preserve. The owner had canoes, kayaks and tubes available for us to use. Canoeing on the river was very peaceful and relaxing. On our stay my son and I fished and swung from rope swings in the Santa Fe river. We also drove about 20 minutes to the Ichetuknee River State Park and canoed down it which was unbelievably beautiful. If peace and quiet is what you are looking for this is a great value and a great place to stay.

  • Submitted: May 12, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Place to Get Away From It All!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was fantastic! We were looking for somewhere to go for a short Honeymoon getaway to escape the chaos which has become our everyday lives. We are, for the most part, life-long residents of Florida and were looking for some place unfamiliar and off the beaten path. We typically tote around our 3 kids (all under 5) everywhere we go and it leaves very little "us" time. We needed some peace, quiet and to be surrounded by the natural side of Florida, away from all of the typical destinations. I can only say that we could not have picked a better place!

We were working with a limited budget and wanted somewhere to relax and just enjoy each other's company for a few days. The price we paid was very reasonable for all the Springhouse has to offer! We went as a newly married couple this time but we are definitely looking to return with our children in the future! There are Kayaks, Canoes and a number of tubes so you can use the great river access at your leisure. There is a seating area downstairs where we spent one of our nights using the grill and watching TV after a long day kayaking on the river. The storage room has cornhole boards and shuffleboard equipment to enjoy and there is a fire-pit out back. The house is fully stocked with everything you need to get by during your stay and all I would suggest is that you bring groceries because there isn't really anywhere nearby to pick anything up. Everything in the house was well-maintained and comfortable, and we had no issues during our visit.

The Springhouse is definitely off the beaten path. Keep in mind there is little-to-no cell reception at the house. My wife was able to send and receive text messages with a delay but don't plan on talking on the phone while you're there. This was ideal for us and other than having some slight worries about not being able to be reached for an emergency, I quickly realized that those "emergencies" don't happen nearly as much as people these days want to believe. The location on the Santa Fe is about a 25-30 minute float/row down river to the Itchetucknee and a little longer up river against the current.

Our stay couldn't have been better! I would suggest printing off directions because your GPS may betray you for the last few miles of the trip. Also, try arriving in the daylight as in the dark it can be a bit of a challenge navigating the final few roads. Thank you so much Carolyn! We look forward to returning in the near future!

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Great Little Place for a Get-Away!

  • 5 of 5

This cozy spot was perfect for us to unwind for an extended weekend. The house is small but comfy and offers a great variety of things to do. We enjoyed the kayaks and canoes, and a float down the Ichetucknee Springs nearby, as well several fun games for relaxing afterward. Thanks to Carolyn, our wonderful host!

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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all you would expect from a river house

  • 5 of 5

WHAT a relaxing place to spend a few days of vacation!

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay at the Spring House. Hope you will visit us again soon.
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Wonderful little vacation home

  • 5 of 5

We rented a large house just down the road for a large family Thanksgiving get together and needed a little more space and this house was perfect. The location is great with all the equipment you need to enjoy the river. It was spotless and comfy. Perfect for couple or small family getaway. Don't expect internet but this is not why you go to the rive anyway it is a beautiful place. My GPS actually took me right to the house by my wife's did not so do get good directions. Highly recommend this cute vacation home.

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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Standard Pricing
Aug 1 2016 - Jan 28 2018
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 9.0%

Memorial Day
Fourth of July
Labor Day
Spring Break : second week of March through the second week of April
Sales tax and tourism tax is 9% added to the bill
$200 refundable security deposit charged when booking
Reservations may be cancelled 10 days before due date with no charge, $200 charge after.

Check or cash in the amount of the security deposit to confirm the reservation and will be returned upon post stay inspection with no damage. The remaining balance is due 2 weeks prior to arrival as per the terms of the rental agreement.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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