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Beautiful Newly Remodeled Home on River with Dock, Ramp and Fireplace!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,500 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

Kick back and relax and enjoy the beauty of the river

This beautiful, newly remodeled and decorated home is nestled under Spanish moss draped cypress trees with big, gorgeous views of the St. Johns and the Ocala National Forest. It is the perfect getaway to Old Florida with none of the crowds, overdevelopment and traffic. Whether you are a casual or serious fisherman, a hiker, a hunter, a reader or a boater this home and location will appeal to you. This very comfortable home, yard and dock gives a feeling of freedom and serenity that is hard to match and a peacefulness that helps you go back to a simpler, less complicated world. There are great views of the river whether you are in the nicely appointed kitchen, at the dining room table, sitting in one of our new leather reclining sofas or chair, sitting in the large screen room, out in the well-maintained St. Augustine yard or sipping your favorite beverage with a line or two in the water. Located 90 minutes from the Orlando area, 60 minutes from Jacksonville, St. Augustine or Daytona, this area, known as the “Bass Fishing Capital of the World, has a lot going on including not only bass but many salt water species as well, hiking in the nearby Welaka State Forest or Dunn's Creek State Park, bird and alligator watch on the nearby famous Oklawaha River, boating to Silver Glenn Springs or Salt Springs, ferry over to Ocala National Forest, numerous restaurants and bars nearby such as Renegades Tiki Bar and Restaurant, River Pub, Shrimps R Us, Palms Café Blue, marinas, bait, boat rentals and even the 18 hole Live Oak Golf Course.

NOTE: Remodel in process and new photos to come. All new tile, remodeled kitchen, bathrooms, new windows, doors, skylight and much much more to make this even a more enjoyable experience.

More Details

Property Manager
Member since: 2006
Speaks english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 21, 2018

About Karen

This is our weekend retreat and a place we consider a hidden secret. We never want to leave but not retired yet so have to go back to our 'real lives'. We found this place while camping at Salt Springs and rented a boat for the day. It had just gone on the market and it was next door to a piece of property my husband had bought and sold over 20 years ago. He always wanted to be on the river but took him 20 years to make that dream come true.

Karen purchased this house in 2012

Why Karen chose Crescent City

It was meant to be for so many reason and so many coincidences and fate that made this purchase possible we knew it was our destiny.

What makes this house unique

The Sunsets, The Owl That Comes Every Night Right At Dark, The Wildlife, The Fresh Breeze, The Quiet, The Smell Of The River, The View, The View, The View And The View!


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in Crescent City, Florida

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • King size beds (1) Master Bedroom, Queen size Beds (1) Guest Bedroom, each bedroom has a TV
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • skiing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
This is the place you go to get away from it all and just enjoy the beauty of the river and nature. Nearest grocery store is 9 miles away.


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Beautiful Newly Remodeled Home on River with Dock, Ramp and Fireplace!
average rating of 4.9583335 based on 48 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We planned a mini-family reunion over a long weekend and could not have asked for a better place to host it. The owners have clearly put much thought into making this property comfortable for guests. The spacious, newly renovated and wonderfully decorated river house is full of every conceivable item you might need, from plenty of linens, every kitchen gadget conceivable, and many little extras in each room. Outside it's the same: sitting spots, outdoor games, a firepit, kayaks, etc. The view of the river all by itself would be worth the cost! Stunning sunsets, boat traffic to watch go by, wildlife like small gators and big manatees visiting the docks, and more. Definitely recommend this one ~ Thanks, Karen & Jim!

  • Submitted: 24-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: SO glad this worked out for you and that you appreciated the detail we put into the remodel and making the home as comfortable as we can for our guest. Look forward to having you back again.
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Great river getaway

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful Memorial Day weekend. We couldn’t ask for anymore. Awesome view of the river and close to the springs. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: 30-May-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Simply the best

  • 5 of 5

Very clean, quiet and convenient. Home had all that was needed and more. We would definitely stay there again. I would highly recommend it to others.

Thank you, Karen.

  • Submitted: 4-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed.
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Longwood FL

Beautiful piece of heaven!

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely as described. House was well appointed with all things comfortable. You walked in feeling at home the moment you entered. Sunsets were gorgeous! If you want great seafood Corky Bells in Palatka is great. We went twice. Renegades has delicious shrimp and grits. This was a perfect weekend! Will definitely return. Karen was a dream to work with and kept in touch even on her honeymoon. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful home.

  • Submitted: 20-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: THANK YOU and SO SO happy you felt at home and enjoyed the sunsets and all the home has to offer. It really is a special place for us and makes us happy when others appreciate the place. Look forward to having you back.
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Acworth, GA

Beautiful Home on Beautiful Setting

  • 5 of 5

The pictures don't lie on this home. The sunsets really are this gorgeous! The home has been remodeled very well and everything you could want has been thought of. Comfortable seating, full kitchen with super nice appliances, comfortable beds, etc. You name it! We rented the home with the intention of staying a week so my husband could fish while I worked remotely from the home (thankfully my job allows for that). Sadly, we didn't get to stay the whole week as he got sick with an upper respiratory infection and had to leave early. Karen was great to deal with throughout the reservation process, check-in, and our early checkout. She even checked in on us after we had gotten home to see how my husband was feeling. She genuinely felt bad that we couldn't stay the whole week. Would highly recommend staying here. Great experience!

  • Submitted: 10-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! I do hope your husband has recovered. You were awesome to work with and it is guest like you that motivate me to continue to rent our little gem. Hope you are able to return.
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Lovely, well maintained home!

  • 4 of 5

We had a really relaxed time on the St. James river. The house could not have been any better for us. Would definitely consider coming back.

  • Submitted: 28-Feb-2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hope to see you back! Thanks!
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Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Jacksonville International
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
River Pub
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Ft. Gates Ferry
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Live Oak Country Club
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
US 17
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
River Pub
Nearest Beach
40 Miles
St. Augustine Beach
Car: necessary

A pure slice of 'Old Florida' - a hidden treasure and a place to unwind and recharge.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in Crescent City, Florida

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Holidays July 4th
Jun 30 2018 - Jul 7 2018
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$99.88
Damage Deposit C$266.34

Manager'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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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