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cove, fire pit, fish cleaner table, and one of the docks
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cove, fire pit, fish cleaner table, and one of the docks
living room and telephone...we have a few antiques...
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cove, fire pit, fish cleaner table, and one of the docks
living room and telephone...we have a few antiques...
Ready for Christmas
Fireplace and 50 inch tv with cable and HD dvd player and sound bar
laundry and boat house
Outside wet bar
Renters having fun on the river
gotta watch your bait...hungry bird
Every thing is green...opening to river
pump house
porch view of light rain
a gathering of coots on the cove
looking from cove to river
Out on the river at sundown
The dam nearby..spillway...bike trail across the dam
looking back at the cove from the river
Brown bedroom antique desk and tv
iron/ironing board
5 bikes...2 adult and 2 children
New paddle boat
bass boat with fish keeper
Canoe rack with new kayak
November pic of porch
This is the spillway on the nearby dam
fishing n picnic area at the spillway of the dam
night at the fire pit
Caught within four hours of arrival..nice bass...he is happy.
some of the lights at the docks
Outside shower available
So you know what to keep
Dock just refinished
Fresh towels
Red bed room
New blue and white tile just installed and new sink...
Mom turtle laying eggs next to the porch
Fresh caught...nice bass July 15, 2015
screened front porch
screened front porch and nice area for breakfast
Outside table
Checkers anyone?
Covered picnic tables on the river at the dam....a bike ride away....
Another view of the cove, docks, and firepit....
Outdoor cooking...they are grilling scallops...
Grilling outside
Game chicken coop
New 'barn' doors to two bedrooms....neat!
Allen caught this February 2016...12.5 catfish in the river area
Caught February 2016  Bass...not weighed yet...
Bass caught 20 Feb 2016
Come and get comfortable...or use rocking chairs....
Fire extinguisher kitchen doorway...
Added to the sewing room...daybed room
Kitchen
Fish....good area for bass fishing...
fire alarms in the house for your safety
view from window
Another view of the docks
native friendlies...no need for an alarm...got you covered....
Firepit redone...smores?
dining room....
dusk with the lights...
Rockers ready...flowers blooming...
view from dock towards porch
Docks and boats
dressing room
we do seasonal decorating
Life jackets...safety
New tiled shower with teak seat and copper grab bars
new cabinet with copper sink and faucets...
Bass shower curtain
view from dressing room to screened porch...
Kitchen
14ft fishing kayak
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Cottage -
3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 5
Crystal River, Florida

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Very good - based on 24 reviews
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Cindy D
Greenville, South Carolina
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“This is our home away from home for relaxation at it's best,”
Reviewed 2 January 2017 for a stay in May 2016

This perfect river front home was the most inviting and relaxing vacation for our family. The owner was so hospitable from the time we arrived to the day we left. Allen was there for anything we needed. From fishing, taking a canoe ride, cooking out, or having a bond fire everything we did was very relaxing and memorable. The back porch was a great place to sit in the rocking chairs and play a game of checkers. I was so impressed that this hidden gem of a home will always be first on my list of best vacations every for our family, Thank you so very much Allen!

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
3 Jan 2017
Thank you....Both the cottage and Allen are welcoming...Son, Allen, takes great pride in his grandmother''s river house...so glad you had a relaxing time..Norma
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MarianneJ...
1 review
“A peaceful place”
Reviewed 14 November 2016 for a stay in November 2016

We loved our stay in this peaceful place. The little cosy house has got everything you need. You can fish, barbecue or just relax on the porch. Allen is a great host, and he is so helpul!

Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
16 Nov 2016
Thank you so much. It was, indeed, a pleasure to have you with us...come back and see our new bathroom ....
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Palm Coast, Florida
Reviewed 12 August 2016 for a stay in August 2016

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Liked best: The grounds, the water and home surroundings
Liked least: Having to leave to come home
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
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Management Response
14 Aug 2016
Thank you! We want the place to give you a sense of old Florida...Allen grew up loving the house and fishing the river with his grandmother.. Our hearts are in this house....Allen is truly the jewel in the house's crown...
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Mansfield...
Mansfield, Texas
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Beautiful Setting and Excellent Caring Service”
Reviewed 30 June 2016 for a stay in June 2016

Due to my hectic work schedule, I made a mistake and arrived a day early to Mom's Cabin. I realized my mistake after seeing the cabin occupied. Allen could not have been nicer as we started looking for someplace else to stay for the night. He asked that we give him a couple of hours to clean up the cabin as his sister had been staying in it and were getting ready to leave. That started a relaxing stay in an idyllic setting. My teenage daughter and my husband fished off the dock, we watched bats, cranes, monarch butterflies fly around the pond; we fed the fish and chickens. Coffee on the porch in the morning was magic. The cabin is outfitted with everything you need. Allen was the perfect host. We used the cabin as our basecamp as we ventured out to Crystal River for a river float down the Rainbow River (highly recommend); snorkeled with manatees (must do!) and ate lots of great seafood.

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Liked best: the dock area and lake were a treat
Liked least: nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
People with pets
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Management Response
1 Jul 2016
Thank you...so glad we were able to help...family pitched in and got it done...so glad you had a good time...Rainbow is our favorite too...natives call it Bluerun....hope you tried the tubing...,
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Terri P
Roaring River, North Carolina, United States
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Quiet Getaway”
Reviewed 7 June 2016 for a stay in May 2016
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person found this review helpful

Our family enjoyed our stay tremendously at the lake house! The area was very quiet and relaxing. Allen was friendly and always helpful. Enjoyed sitting on the decks overlooking the lake and unwinding by the firepit. Everything was stocked and the house was very clean. I would highly recommend this place to anyone wanting to stay away from the ordinary hotel vacation. My son and his girlfriend spent many of evenings just playing checkers on the back porch. The large oaks with moss framed the lake and gave us a beautiful view! Would love to visit again!

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Liked best: The view of the lake.
Liked least: nothing
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
People with pets
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Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
8 Jun 2016
Thank you...so glad you enjoyed the laid back atmosphere and he family cottage...and that your family also had a good time...we do look forward to hosting you and your family again. It was a pleasure!
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Joyce M
East Dublin, Georgia
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Peaceful. Restful. Immaculate. Allen is the crowning jewel!”
Reviewed 9 June 2015 for a stay in May 2015
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people found this review helpful

We fished. We rocked on the porch. We rested. We fed Carl the snowy egret. Allen was AWESOME! He suggested yummy places to eat & took care of our every need. We definitely will be going back again. Loved it!

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
10 Jun 2015
We truly have been blessed with wonderful guests. So glad you had a good time. My son, Allen, loves taking care of his guests. And I am surprised that he can fit on the golfcart with all the food that guests feed him. He is worse tan that Egret!
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Titusville , Florida
Reviewed 6 June 2015 for a stay in June 2015
1
person found this review helpful

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Liked best: The access to boats and fishing
Liked least: bathroom needs work
Travelling group: Teenagers
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
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Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
6 Jun 2015
Thank you. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and took time to try the peaceful waters at night...not many do that...and yes, it is close to some of the best springs in Florida...next time, try Hunter Spring in Crystal River...clear, cold, and beautiful and free as well. During the week there are few people there.
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