18 MILES FROM GAINESVILLE, FLORIDA-
GATOR FOOTBALL & BASKETBALL
PRIVATE INDIVIDUAL LAKE SIDE CABIN. SITUATED ON 26 ACRE WOODED ESTATE. EACH CABIN IS OVER 400 SQUARE FEET, CERAMIC TILE FLOOR, CERAMIC TILE PRIVATE BATH WITH HAND PAINTED TALAVERA SINK, RUBBED OIL FIXTURES, 2 CEILING FANS, WINDOW UNIT AC, MINI FRIDGE, MICRO WAVE, TOASTER, COFFEE MAKER, TV/DVD (there is no over the air tv signal, no cable, no satellite dish), GAS GRILL.
CABINS HAVE ELECTRIC MATTRESS WARMERS AND BLANKETS FOR WINTER AND WINDOW UNIT AC FOR SUMMER.
THE CABINS AND THE HALL ARE RUSTIC AND SITUATED IN A RUSTIC SETTING.
THE 3200 SQUARE FEET HALL HAS A WOOD BURNING FIREPLACE-PLENTY OF FIREWOOD FOR GUESTS.
INCLUDES USE OF CANOE/KAYAKS, BEACH CHAIRS AND BEACH UMBRELLA FOR SWAN LAKE. IT'S QUIET, PEACEFUL, AND PRIVATE.
$25 GOLF, 5 MILES. TENNIS COURTS 3 MILES,
40+ MILES OF PAVED OFF ROAD BICYCLE TRAILS BEGIN AT SWAN LAKE DRIVE.
SWAN LAKE IS GREAT FOR FISHING. BIG ENOUGH FOR SKIING. CRYSTAL CLEAR WATER. ROOM FOR TENT, CAMPER, MOTOR HOME. OYSTER ROAST, WEDDING CEREMONY/RECEPTION
PRICE IS FOR 1 (ONE) GUEST, ADD $15/NIGHT PER GUEST FOR EACH ADDITIONAL GUEST
GUESTS TAKE THEIR TRASH
THERE ARE 4 (FOUR) CABINS, EACH WITH A QUEEN SIZE BED.(ONE CABIN HAS A QUEEN, ANOTHER CABIN HAS A QUEEN, FULL, AND TWO TWIN MATTRESSES, AND ANOTHER CABIN HAS 2 QUEENS). EACH CABIN IS OVER 400 SQUARE FEET. PLENTY OF ROOM TO BRING INFLATABLE BEDS AND HAVE A PARTY.
THE HALL IS THREE THOUSAND TWO HUNDRED SQUARE FEET (3200 SF) PLENTY OF ROOM TO BRING YOUR ENTIRE GROUP AND HAVE THE BEST PARTY, FAMILY REUNION, CLASS REUNION, PARTY, RECEPTION. HALL HAS A FULL KITCHEN, COMMERCIAL GAS GRILL/OVEN. 50 BANQUET CHAIRS WITH PADDED SEATS AND BACKS. TABLES. DINNERWARE. THREE THOUSAND TWO HUNDRED SQUARE FEET. POWDER ROOM. FIREPLACE WITH PLENTY OF FIREWOOD FOR YOUR EVENT.
PRIVATE, PEACEFUL, NATURAL, RUSTIC, QUIET, SECLUDED. TREE SHADED OFF ROAD PAVED BICYCLE TRAILS START FROM SWAN LAKE LODGE, VISIT NEARBY WINERY BY BICYCLE. KAYAK AND CANOES INCLUDED. TWIN LAKES TENNIS COURTS 4 MILES. ORGANIC FARMER'S MARKET IN MELROSE AND KEYSTONE HEIGHTS ON FRIDAY AFTERNOONS AND SATURDAY MORNINGS. TAKE A DAY TRIP TO ST AUGUSTINE, CRESCENT BEACH, HAMMOCK BEACH, MICANOPY, ICHETUKNEE SPRINGS, RAVINE GARDENS. RELAX AND ENJOY.
GREAT FOR WEDDING CEREMONIES,
FAMILY REUNIONS, CHURCH RETREATS, FRATERNITY/SORORITY EVENTS.
ROOM FOR MOTOR HOMES/CAMPERS & TENT CAMPING.
THERE ARE 4 (FOUR) CABINS, AND A LAKESIDE HALL. HALL IS 3200 SQUARE FEET. WHAT SIZE EVENT ARE YOU PLANNING? 3200 SQUARE FOOT HALL ON 26 ACRES ON BEAUTIFUL LAKE SWAN. COMMERCIAL KITCHEN, POWDER ROOM, 4 CABINS.
2 MILES FROM GROCERY STORE.
YOU MAY RENT THE CABINS WITH OR WITHOUT THE HALL. YOU MAY RENT THE HALL WITH OR WITHOUT THE CABINS.
PLAN A LAKESIDE WEDDING CEREMONY WITH A RECEPTION IN THE HALL. REHEARSAL DINNER IN THE HALL. THE HALL HAS A KITCHEN WITH 2 - 18 CF REFRIGERATORS, 3 COMPARTMENT SINK, COMMERCIAL 6 BURNER GAS RANGE / OVEN WITH 2 BURNER STAINLESS GRIDDLE AND OVEN. ( USE OF THIS INSIDE GAS RANGE IS OPTIONAL & INVOLVES SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE AND CLEANING) WE ALSO HAVE 2 OUTSIDE GAS GRILLS FOR USE WITH THE CABINS AND USE AT THE HALL.
THE HALL HAS 50 BANQUET STYLE CHAIRS WITH PADDED SEATS & SEAT BACKS, AND TABLES TO SEAT 50 GUESTS. BRING TABLE CLOTHS AND CLOTH NAPKINS AND MAKE IT A SPECIAL OCCASION.
CHECK THE BRONZE, BRASS, & STEEL CHANDELIERS. EACH CHANDELIER HOLDS 16 - 15 WATT BULBS. A REALLY NICE LOOK. TWO GIANT PICTURE WINDOWS IN THE HALL OVERLOOK BEAUTIFUL LAKE SWAN.
NOTE- SWAN LAKE is 4 miles from Twin Lakes public tennis courts& trail head parking for horseback riding & bicycling.
3 miles from closest trail head parking for horseback riding (bring your own horse)
6 miles from 18 hole KEYSTONE HEIGHTS golf.
18 miles from 18 hole IRONWOOD golf in GAINESVILLE
20 miles from 18 hole RAVINES golf in PALATKA
23 miles from MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY - Gainesville
55 miles from ST AUGUSTINE
WE NOW OFFER A CANOE PADDLE UP THE 'SILVER RIVER' (SITE OF THE TARZAN MOVIES) WITH LOTS OF ALLIGATORS-NO SWIMMING-LOTS OF BIRDS & MONKEYS. WE HAUL THE CANOES AND ACCOMPANY PADDLERS EACH WAY-GUESTS DO THE PADDLING-THIS IS APPROXIMATELY A 4 HOUR PADDLE- RATED AN EASY PADDLE. ASK FOR OUR WANNA GO RATES.
CANOES & KAYAKS ON SWAN LAKE ARE INCLUDED IN YOUR SWAN LAKE STAY. NO LIFEGUARDS.
GUESTS TAKE THEIR TRASH.
GUESTS SUBMIT A COPY OF THEIR DRIVER'S LICENSE AND MAKE/MODEL/TAG # PRIOR TO ARRIVAL (BY E MAIL OR TEXT)
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Quiet, Peaceful, Natural, Private, Lakeside. Yet close enough to the little village of Melrose, home of Betty's Italian restaurant, and Blue
Water Bay, incredible Old Florida dining. 7 miles to Twisted Oaks winery, drive to the Winery by car or ride the bike trail. 18 miles to Gainesville, Gator sports, and 18 miles to Palatka, Blue Crab Festival, and Ravine Gardens State Park & Old Florida golf.
Other Things to Note
GUESTS TAKE THEIR TRASH
NO SMOKING, NO PETS, NO OUTSIDE GLASS CONTAINERS (TOO MANY BARE FEET) GUESTS TAKE THEIR TRASH.
GUESTS PROVIDE COPY OF THEIR DRIVER'S LICENSE AND MAKE/MODEL/TAG # PRIOR TO ARRIVAL-EASIEST TO TEXT
This cabin in the woods is the perfect place to get some peace and quiet and enjoy beautiful north Florida. Marcus was very communicative and gave great instructions on how to get in the room. The place was very clean and perfectly furnished with everything needed, plus bikes and even a couple movies to watch. I didn't stay long enough to enjoy all the amenities, but I will definitely be back for some more R&R.
Marcus provided a video showing the gate, and entering the property, taking us to the cabin area on the property. Carefully read what is NOT included within this rental. We were fine, because we paid particular attention to what we needed to bring. Property was as described. Very quiet and peaceful. Lake shows signs of being low on water levels for a number of years! Nice that kayaks were provided for our use. Places to take lengthy walk and bike ride are NOT on the property. Marcus was very gracious about us using the lodge, but we did not. The gas grill looked great, but we ended up not taking advantage of that either. Bathroom provided good light, but bulbs in main living/sleeping area could have been brighter. Good heaters and air conditioner provided. Musty due to nothing being on when not rented.
Amazing little place!! Super cozy and comfy. One of the best parts was having kayaks and bikes waiting for us. Perfect weekend getaway!
Marcus kept in touch well and Jackie was real helpful too. I enjoyed my stay and got to take nice walks, sit by the shore, kayak and bike ride (with provided kayak and bike). Quiet, peaceful 2 weeks. A tip for here and everywhere... when you don't think you have hot water... try turning it to Cold. Cabin and property as described, comfy bed, hot water, DVD, A/C, Heaters, clean.
Wonderful stay. Very peaceful and secluded from the hustle and bustle. My room had 2 bikes (brand new), 2 fishing rods (also brand new), a portable heater, a bed heater... The bathroom is renovated (nice sink, btw). The room was bigger than I expected, even though the pictures Marcus (host) posted are very accurate. I just wasn't expecting the room to be so spacious. My room even had an sowing machine from like the early 1900's or something. Very cute decorations in the room. Theres kayaks and canoes for everyone to enjoy. There's wood everywhere, so starting a fire is so easy and so much fun :) I can't wait to return!! Already speeding the word abou this gem because my stay was perfect and the host was great! Answered all my questions very quickly... (Rhough phone). I was fortunate enough to have the entire lot to myself!
marcus was a great host, very nice and eager to help. the cabin was nicer than we expected, with multiple beds, a couch, chairs and a table. it was very thoughtfully put together and clean. its a nice place to relax, and we would recommend it.
This was my husband and my second visit to this property. Marcus is always very helpful and prompt with communication. The property is very easy to find - we just use the GPS on our phone, so I'm surprised other guests have stated they had problems finding the property.
We love this property because it's got such a great outdoor space. The lake is very picturesque and we enjoy just going to walk around the woods and down by the lake, with our Golden Retriever. She loves this place even more than us - she played so much fetch in the lake that she will be sleeping for a week! It's great to watch her just get to be a dog and explore nature.
The cabin is basic and just as described. The bed is comfortable and the mattress pad heaters were perfect since we seem to stay the coldest weekend of the year both times we have come. We were pleased to see that Marcus had added a second table and a futon since our last visit. Although we didn't need a futon for sleeping, it was great to have a comfortable place to sit and hang out.
Both times we have come, we have done all of our eating on-site, so we have brought groceries and grilled everything. We didn't use the microwave but the mini fridge was a big plus. We were a little disappointed that the grill had moved. Last year, it was right outside the cabin door and this year it was located next to the hall. It's not a long walk, its just that each time we got ready to cook, we had to prep all our food and make multiple trips down to the grill, and then try to wrap everything up to keep it hot until we got back to the room. After trying to move everything back and forth for three meals, we moved our camp chairs that we had brought down to the hall area and ate breakfast outside with a view of the lake the last day and that worked out much better.
Again, the property and lake is beautiful and if you're looking for something a bit rustic and remote this is a great place. I consider it to be camping plus plus - you get tons of outdoors time while having the big plusses of a comfy bed and private bathroom. I think this would be such a cool place for a big family to rent all the cabins and have a big family reunion. I've been trying to talk some of my friends into coming up for a weekend but it's a bit of a drive from where we all live. Give the place a try if you have read and understood the description, reviews, and pictures!
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