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“Hidden Oasis!! Pristine Wilderness Setting with Comfortable Amenities and Full Service Marina!”

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Hontoon Landing Resort & Marina
Ranked #3 of 8 Hotels in DeLand
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“Hidden Oasis!! Pristine Wilderness Setting with Comfortable Amenities and Full Service Marina!”
Reviewed 8 July 2011

This wonderous place is truly a well hidden secret!! Near enough to the big city of Orlando but miles and miles away in atmosphere and Real Florida opportunities! My husband and I stayed over the 4th of July holiday weekend and I had to keep shutting my mouth to keep from gaping at the absolutely immaculate grounds and honest genuine beauty of the St. Johns River. Our ground floor suite with kitchen overlooked the boardwalk, slips and River. Inside it was well appointed, neat and clean. Whoever decorated did a first rate job with simplicity yet authenticity in the photos of wildlife and two huge ships anchors outside the useful Ship's Store. I have rarely seen such well preserved grounds outside of huge Resorts with grounds staffing of hundreds. Many of the local flora and fauna are identified with placards and the areas state who tends them with a name acknowledgement. There is one photo op after another from the super neat coiled rope on the dock to the five foot alligator waiting for a snack at the water's edge. Guess that is why there is a strict No Pets policy? Kitchens have everything you'd need, daily housekeeper who was sweet as pie, great water pressure in the shower, super cold A/C, some of the softest blankets I've ever curled up in and the peace and tranquility, priceless!! The pool, oh my it was immaculate, fresh, clean, super supportive lounges and chairs! The Marina where you can still rent a pontoon for $79 was a joy. Though we own three boats ourselves living in the FL Keys it was with professional courtesy that we were checked out on the pontoon and provided an excellent map and fun route for the day on the River. We beached at Blue Springs State Park and enjoyed our picnic lunch at the chilled Springs seeing massive gar fish and a special treat: an otter munching on a fish no more than a foot away from me. We were both in the water! I honestly can not say enough fantastic things about this property! Please go, you won't be disappointed! I'm already plotting my return!!

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landing32720, General Manager at Hontoon Landing Resort & Marina, responded to this review, 13 July 2011
WOW, thank you for taking the time to write your recent commentary! We will continue to build on our customer satisfaction, one customer at a time! We will always provide a friendly, positive atmosphere for our guests to experience. Thank you again and we look forward to your return to Hontoon Landing!
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Reviewed 29 June 2011

Stay here, you will not regret it...specials now are...79.00 Pontoon Rental. Mon-Friday when you stay here, and you can Get one Day FREE with one Paid Day- Mon-Friday eceptions do apply......A GREAT PLACE To LIVE or VISIT..

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled solo
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Reviewed 15 June 2011

Hontoon Landing Resort & Marina is a delightful place, located on the beautiful St. Johns River near DeLand, FL. It's convenient to the attractions and beaches, but is a destination unto itself. There is much to see and do.
The grounds are planted as a hummingbird garden, which doubles nicely as a butterfly garden. You're surrounded by "old Florida" wilderness, so rent a boat, or enjoy the informative tour offered by Blue Heron River Tours which is based here. There is wildlife galore, making this a destination for photography, birding, fishing, and for anyone who appreciates natural beauty. The resort's Ship's Store provides info and supplies.
The rooms--some with full kitchens--and suites are most comfortable, offering water views and an inviting pool. This is also a first-rate marina, so you might decide to wander the docks at sunset. The locals are helpful and friendly!
Bottom line, Hontoon Landing Resort & Marina is a gem.

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  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with family
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landing32720, General Manager at Hontoon Landing Resort & Marina, responded to this review, 13 July 2011
Thank you for your kind words. We are very proud of who we are and what we do at Hontoon Landing! Customer Service and a pleasurable experience is our top priority and we look forward to your return, as always!! Again, thank you.
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Property: Hontoon Landing Resort & Marina
Address: 2317 River Ridge Rd, DeLand, FL 32720-4302
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Region: United States > Florida > DeLand
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 8 Hotels in DeLand
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Hontoon Landing Resort & Marina 2*
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hontoon Landing Resort & Marina is located near DeLand, Florida and is nestled along a bend in the St. Johns River - directly across river from Hontoon Island State Park. The resort is situated on three acres and provides accommodations and lodging in 18 riverside rooms and suites. Kitchens are available in most of the rooms and suites. Resort accommodations are provided in five buildings - Riverview Building, Executive Building, Captain's Suite Building, Hummingbird Cottage and Duplex Cottages. The resort offers for your relaxation and enjoyment...Boat Rentals - 24' Pontoon Boats for exploring the St. Johns River and viewing the abundant and varied wildlife, and 16' fishing boats for pursuit of the bass, crappie, or whichever may be your favorite. River Tours - offered daily aboard the brand new 49 passenger "Great Blue" Tour Boat, your front row ticket to the world of nature. Birdwatching - Whether you are a beginner or have been a bird watching enthusiast for many years, our Resort could become your favorite destination for enjoying the natural beauty of the river and abundant birds and other wildlife. Hummingbirds - The Resort is a haven for the Ruby Throated Hummingbirds. The Hummingbirds arrive in late February and remain until late August when they begin their migration to Mexico and Central America.The Resort also offers a Sparkling Pool, Ship's Store, Slips for Private Boats, Hummingbird Garden, Hummingbird Plaza, Boardwalk, Riverside Patios and Decks, Manicured Lawn & Grounds and Free Wireless Internet. ... more   less 
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