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Rum Island Cabin
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comfy full size pillow top bed kitchenette on left, bathroom/shower on right
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38 reviews
Rum Island Cabin
comfy full size pillow top bed
kitchenette on left, bathroom/shower on right
screened porch: relax, view turkey, deer, armadillo, turtles, birds...
Relax. barbecue in your private, peaceful surroundings.
small springs 100 feet from gate
path to river/springs from cabin
cypress knees at river edge
Rum Island Cabin
Manatee at Ichenetucknee
River reflections
Great white heron on the river
peaceful kayaking
campfire at night
little springs at night
sunrise at little springs
sunrise on river
barbque, picnic, relax on hammock, have a campfire in your own private area
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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Fort White, Florida

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BarefootT...
West Lafayette, IN
1 review
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“Just Wonderful!”
Reviewed 20 May 2015 for a stay in May 2015
1
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My girlfriend and I traveled up from Naples to see Ginnie Springs and do some paddleboarding. We were lucky to find this very private and lovely property. The cabin is a very efficient tiny-house with AC and everything you need except the wine and food. It has a screened in front porch. It's on a large private lot, close to river with an outside grill, picnic table, hammock and fire pit. Wood and charcoal were even provided!!!

You can drop your paddleboard, kayak or canoe directly in river from property and travel downstream to Rum Island Springs, Blue Springs and Ginnie Springs. There is a kayak rental facility just up the road from cabin. The river was running mildly and we were able to paddle back upstream back to cabin from Ginnie Springs. You can check out my short video on Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/100007953573049/videos/vb.100007953573049/1585437538398017/?type=2&theater

Oh, yeah. There is a spring at back of property down trail at river! Fun surprise.

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Mary W
Asheville, North Carolina
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Wonderful and rejuvenating stay”
Reviewed 27 March 2015 for a stay in March 2015
2
people found this review helpful

We had a wonderful and restful stay in the cabin. It was very clean and cozy and well equipped with everything we needed. The site in the woods and the easy access to the river was the highlight. Mary Ann and Dave were very gracious and welcoming. We'll definitely be back!

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Paul M
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Cozy place in a great location”
Reviewed 26 December 2014 for a stay in December 2014
3
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The cabin is tiny but well set up. Plenty of good walking and possibilities for canoeing/kayaking in the vicinity. Great hosts. Kitchen is limited to stove top and microwave so need to plan accordingly.

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Reviewed 15 October 2014 for a stay in October 2014
2
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Liked best: Location, location, location!
Travelling group: Solo
Your age range 35-49
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Canecop
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“One Word....AWESOME!”
Reviewed 27 July 2014 for a stay in July 2014
3
people found this review helpful

My wife and I have been planning a kayak trip to see the various springs that run off the Santa Fe river for several years now. After extensively planning the kayaking experience we needed to find a place to stay and the roach motels in the area were not very appealing. We almost settled on a hotel in Gainesville (30 min away) and I came across a listing for the Rum Island Cabin on the Santa Fe. Luckily the dates we were coming were available and from the pictures it looked cozy and exactly where we wanted to kayak. We booked the cabin from Maryann and Dave and after we got the key they drove us another mile or so into the woods to the cabin. It's a one bedroom with everything you would need. There was a coffee pot, hot plate, charcoal, forks and spoons, a full bathroom, screened in porch and the bed was amazing. The window unit was more than efficient. It froze us out and it was 98 degrees outside. The walk down to the springs was about 50 yards on this cleared path. It was beautiful and freezing cold and opened right into the Santa Fe river. Maryann and Dave recommended Rum 138 to rent our kayaks from. Doug and Chris at Rum 138 were awesome. Chris came to the cabin the next morning and picked up my wife and I and drove us to the CR 27 bridge where we put in and kayaked about 5 miles back to our little spring in front of the cabin. We pulled the kayaks onto the path and took a nap, then hit the river and Blue Springs, then back to the cabin where we grilled hamburgers, hotdogs and build a huge bonfire in the premade fire pit. They even had firewood we could use. Overall it was an awesome experience and I can't wait to go again. Thank you Maryann and Dave.

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Liked best: It was so quiet and private. The only time we saw anyone was when we got the key and dropped it off
Liked least: There honestly was nothing to complain about!
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 35-49
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Sloneal42...
1 review
“Cozy but all the essentials”
Reviewed 27 May 2014 for a stay in May 2014

Perfect place to just get away and spend time on the river. Canoe rental close highly recommend for travel on the river. Comfortable bed good place to chill by the fire.

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Hiawaffe
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“A great woodsy retreat!!!”
Reviewed 15 December 2013 for a stay in December 2013
2
people found this review helpful

My husband and I really enjoyed our time here. The owner was super friendly and helpful. The cabin is cozy and nestled in the woods under a grove of oaks and hickories. It is just a short walk from the Santa Fe River and the Rum Island Park. We loved the peace and quiet. There was a small kitchen that had almost anything you could want, a DVD player, we didn't watch. It also had a nice fire ring, but conditions can cause a fire ban and a small charcoal grill, hammock and outside pick nick table, as well as a screen in porch. Lots of nice amenities and plenty of outdoor space. No wifi from the cabin, but we could go to the owners house and log on, but speed was glacial. Definitely the place to go if you want to get a away from it all. We would definitely stay again.

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Liked best: The trees on the property
Liked least: The cabin is small
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