About this listing
Light and airy, charming and cozy, completely private with garden view and Santa Fe river access. Close to town. Sleeps up to 5 in beds. Use of second room triggers additional cleaning fee and per person fee.
A bright, cheerful, private, second story studio apt. in heavily treed, 10-acre setting on banks of Santa Fe river. Queen bed plus pull-out single, shower bathroom and tiny kitchen overlooking landscaped gardens; comfortable for three. Situated in natural springs area of north Florida in picturesque High Springs. Blissful, quiet, natural setting with lots of wildlife and yet only 20 minutes from Gainesville. Go Gators!
Explore north Florida's only rock shop, the High Springs Emporium, on 441 or the nearby Ginnie, Blue and Poe Springs. The unique karst geology and resulting underwater cave formations attract divers from around the world. Canoeing down the Santa Fe river or swimming in the constant temperature springs are popular activities. Visit the organic farm where our black Angus roam and where horseback riding may be arranged on a limited basis as well as overnight stabling for those traveling with horses. We are located just one mile from the River Rise Equestrian Park, part of the O'Leno State Park of Columbia County.
At last, the wireless internet is currently available. Generally good cell phone reception but not inside because of the metal roof.
$50 total fee for dogs (no more than 3)
For parties of 3 or more, another room (The Forest Floor) is available which does not have a bathroom. However, it includes use of washer/dryer and a double futon. Other extras include on-site massage therapy by appt. and guided ecological tours by foot or water. Horseback riding available at my farm. Fun for all!
Interaction with Guests
Happy to discuss local amenities, festivals, markets, fairs, etc. On-site massage therapy available by appt. as well as guided ecological tours by foot, kayak or canoe. Use of farm property for bonfire or stargazing. Big sky!
Near but afar; quiet yet close to town; secluded and natural with river access. Black top road with cul-de-sacs each end and with easy access for large vehicles such as horse trailers. Close to our farm: http://horsepowerfarms.blogspot.com
No public transportation.
Other Things to Note
Birdsong available daily.
Overnight stabling and large paddock.
Up to 3 dogs for $50 fee.
Respect privacy of owners on site and of nature and neighbors at all times.
Noise to be kept to a minimum
Non-allergenic dogs on premises
About the Host, Judi
Trying to be self-sustainable growing Black Angus beef and chickens, growing organic vegetables and herbs; keeping fit in the process while riding my Tennessee Walkers and learning how to clog. Love the outdoors so this is a fine place to be. We love to watch the river roll by but have little time ourselves to indulge in a canoe float downstream but I can highly recommend it as we used to do it when this was our weekend hideaway!
Originally from England, I enjoy the warm weather. The national obsession there is gardening which I have endeavored to master in the sub-tropics. I love being outdoors but when the heat is too much, I take to my fabric studio and create quilt tops which are displayed here and there. Hubby Mike collects cars and would love to show you his eclectic treasures from French wreck to hot rods.
We travelled all around the world to find a place to retire and we found bliss. Italy, Ireland, Costa Rica, Thailand and Malaysia were all considered but this is where we landed. Come share the pleasure.
Dum Vivimus Vivamus - While we live, let us live.