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Rum Island Cabin on the Santa Fe River, Florida

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Rum Island Cabin
comfy full size pillow top bed
barbque, picnic, relax on hammock, have a campfire in your own private area
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Overview
1 bedroom
1 bathroom
2 guests
2 nights minimum
Cabin
Rum Island Cabin is a cozy, one room cabin on the Santa Fe River and springs in north central Florida. Rum Island Park is 1/4 mile walk along the river, and the cabin sits about 100 feet from a small clear spring. We are close to High Springs (6 mi.) and Gainesville (25 mi.) High Springs is known for antiques and restaurants. Gainesville is the home of the Gators, and has many museums, shops, and nightlife. We are located on 10 acres of mostly undeveloped and rustic land. Kayaking, canoeing, snorkeling, and floating the river and exploring the springs are the major activities. There is world renowned cave-diving 1 mile up the river at Ginnie Springs. Other activities include hiking, bird watching, and enjoying the close by state parks. Rum Island Cabin is a low tech, peaceful esca...Rum Island Cabin is a cozy, one room cabin on the Santa Fe River and springs in north central Florida. Rum Island Park is 1/4 mile walk along the river, and the cabin sits about 100 feet from a small clear spring. We are close to High Springs (6 mi.) and Gainesville (25 mi.) High Springs is known for antiques and restaurants. Gainesville is the home of the Gators, and has many museums, shops, and nightlife. We are located on 10 acres of mostly undeveloped and rustic land. Kayaking, canoeing, snorkeling, and floating the river and exploring the springs are the major activities. There is world renowned cave-diving 1 mile up the river at Ginnie Springs. Other activities include hiking, bird watching, and enjoying the close by state parks. Rum Island Cabin is a low tech, peaceful escape into nature that sleeps 2, has bath with shower, small refrigerator, microwave and hotplate, A/C, heat and ceiling fan; barbecue , picnic table and fire ring outside. We provide all linens, towels, kitchen utensils, dishes, and silverware. Please inquire about our pet policy and extra guests.More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Pet allowed with certain pet rules-please inquire. Kids welcome-cabin is small-one bed-inquire for details Smoking only outside
Bathrooms
1 Full bath
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About the Owner
MaryAnn or Dave S
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:May 2013
Interaction with guests
The cabin is at one end of our 10 acre property near the river and spring. Our residence is at the other end. We are almost always personally available for questions or problems and always available by phone.
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Reviewed November 5, 2021

The cabin is adorable, the property is beautiful, the water is crystal clear, my stay was so peaceful and relaxing, MaryAnn and Dave are wonderful people, I highly recommend!

Date of stay: November 2021
Thank CarlyK07
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Reviewed October 20, 2021 via mobile

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Date of stay: October 2021
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Reviewed August 17, 2021

Quiet, cute and beautiful all rolled into one. Had a bbq, fire pit (just bring charcoal and firewood), hammock which I used more than I thought. A lot of outdoor space. A quick 5 minute walk up to the river. Inside the cabin was relaxing....More

Date of stay: August 2021
Thank Cait565
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Reviewed December 16, 2020

After being stuck inside all year this trip was needed! The cabin has EVERYTHING you need and greatly exceeded our expectations. Just bring your food, drinks, and some lanterns (it gets really dark) and you're ready to go! The bed was cozy and the cabin...More

Date of stay: December 2020
Thank Pamela R
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Reviewed May 30, 2020

My boyfriend and I were looking forward to a quiet, relaxing, private time close to springs. The owners are very nice and location can’t be beat! While the cabin is in a secluded area in the forest. It’s also on private property. After paddling all...More

Date of stay: May 2020
3  Thank I7527OScarolinem
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Reviewed December 3, 2019

If you’re a nature lover this is your Eden. The cabin is tiny. The water pressure is very good making a enjoyable shower in morning. There’s a limited kitchen. However if you enjoy the outdoors this is a wonderland with a large fire ring, tented...More

Date of stay: December 2019
1  Thank Roach1776
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Reviewed June 25, 2019

Exactly what we needed to unwind. Lovely cabin with absolutely everything you need. Full privacy about a hundred steps to the Springs. Will definitely come back!

Date of stay: June 2019
Thank Mylia J
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MaryAnn S, VR Owner at Rum Island Cabin on the Santa Fe River, Florida, responded to this reviewResponded July 1, 2019

Thanks for coming and hope to see you again!

Reviewed March 6, 2019 via mobile

What a lovely spot to relax,and unwind and get back some peace of mind. Maryann and Dave are very nice people and they provide pretty much everything you need for a few nights stay in thier cute 1 room cabin. Dave even set up out...More

Date of stay: March 2019
1  Thank franciekoko
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MaryAnn S, VR Owner at Rum Island Cabin on the Santa Fe River, Florida, responded to this reviewResponded March 7, 2019

Thanks France-hope to see you all again!

Reviewed July 30, 2018 via mobile

Fell in love with this cabin. It was exactly what we expected! We will coming back again real soon. The hosts were very pleasant!

Date of stay: July 2018
Thank jessesparks2018
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Reviewed May 15, 2018 via mobile

We had a great time. The cabin was exactly what we were looking for. It was secluded but not far from the grocery store and other places. It was a perfect getaway for two.

Date of stay: May 2018
Thank Thomas H
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Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Air Conditioning
Alarm Clock
Grill
Books
Ceiling Fans
Refrigerator
Kettle
Linens Provided
Local Guides/Maps
Microwave
Outdoor Dining Area
Paper Towels Provided
Parking
Porch
Private Fishing Lake/River
Private Yard
Soap/Shampoo Provided
Stove
Towels Provided
TV
Water Views
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Horse Riding Nearby
Watersports Nearby
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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About the neighborhood
Rum Island Cabin is a cozy cabin nestled in a small clearing in the north florida woods on our 10 acre property. A short walk leads to a small, pristine spring at the Santa fe River. Rum Island Spring Park is a 1/4 mile walk through the woods. Swimming, picnicking, snorkeling and floating are the major activities. There are many beautiful and diverse state parks within 5-15 miles that offer swimming, cave-diving, hiking, birding, and relaxing in nature. Enjoying nature in our peaceful, rustic surroundings is our main draw. The charming town of High Springs is 6 mi. away with unique shops and restaurants. Gainesville, and the University of Florida, is 25 miles away and offers museums, events, music and booming nightlife. There are several canoe/kayak outfitters close by...one righ...
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Cancellation Policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 100% refund* if you cancel at least 2 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available if you cancel thereafter

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Frequently Asked Questions about Rum Island Cabin on the Santa Fe River, Florida

Rum Island Cabin on the Santa Fe River, Florida is able to accommodate up to 2 guests. See all property details.

Rum Island Cabin on the Santa Fe River, Florida has one bathroom available. See all property details.

Rum Island Cabin on the Santa Fe River, Florida has one bedroom available. See all property details.

Stays at Rum Island Cabin on the Santa Fe River, Florida must last at least 2 nights. See all property details.