Paradise, Redecorated: Old Florida Charm

5.0

Entire guesthouse hosted by Susan

2 guests, Studio, 1 bed, 1 bath
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Welcome to our 1960's "granny house" cottage, part of an Old Florida fish camp. Your private space features A/C, a screened-in porch, and the peace and quiet of rural Florida along the beautiful St. John's River. Enjoy the tiki bar, fire pit, and boat launch to relax , or use the cottage as your home base while you explore all the area has to offer!

The space
This is true Old Florida living, with lush (and slightly overgrown) tropical gardens, excellent bird watching, and the occasional snake. Other local wildlife includes alligators (of course), deer, bear, bobcat, wild hogs, fox, coyote, ring tailed cats, and the famous Palatka monkeys. The neighbors have chickens, pigs, and horses, and sometimes an escapee will visit! The space is a comfy cottage, full of vintage touches and local art. It is not fancy, a bit like a campground cottage, but it is clean and comfortable - and funky. We are lovingly restoring the property, and a grill and (soon) a full summer kitchen will be available! The railroad tracks are just a block away, and the whistle sounds romantic on a rainy night.

We grow food crops and my daughter does lamp-working (glass) on the property, and we are happy to answer questions.

This property was the top-rated AirBnB in the area for a few years, and we bought it from the original owner, a good friend. We are continuing his philosophy of clean accommodations and honest hospitality at a reasonable rate.

Please note, the yard is fully fenced and dogs live here.

We have a well and septic system. The water does NOT smell funny or off, but because well water does not agree with all tummies, we will provide a gallon of drinking water and six single serving bottled waters. Please recycle the containers!

Where you'll sleep

Common spaces
1 double bed

What this place offers

Wi-Fi
Free parking on premises
TV
Air conditioning
Patio or balcony
Backyard
Hair dryer
Fire pit
Long-term stays allowed
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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Where you’ll be

Satsuma, Florida, United States

Our place is located 1.5 miles from US 17, down a quiet two lane road and then off a private drive. We are on a peninsula off of a peninsula on the St. John's River. You will hear birdsong, owls, a far-off rooster crow, the occasional train, and even sometimes the yipping of fox kits in the nearby brush! It feels very peaceful and secluded.

The river is a short walk down the private drive where you will find our boat launch. It's a beautiful place to watch the sun set over the river, but you can see the spectacular oranges and pinks from your screened in porch.

We are a 15 minute drive to Palatka, 35 minutes to St. Augustine, and 40 minutes to Flagler Beach. The Clip (the raceway) is just 2.5 miles away. The area also features horseback riding, boating, fishing, kayaking, etc. Dunn's Creek is nearby, as is DeLeon Springs. You will find dining and boutique options in Palatka and Crescent City if you do not care to drive to St. Augustine!

Palatka features the Ravine Gardens, the Azalea Festival, the Blue Crab Festival, and the international bass fishing competition.

Hosted by Susan

Joined in November 2014
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During your stay

We live on the property and will be available to provide directions, address a concern, or identify a bird. However, the entrance to granny is separated from the main house by a driveway converted to a tiki bar, so you will have total privacy if you choose.

We are fully vaccinated against Covid19.
We live on the property and will be available to provide directions, address a concern, or identify a bird. However, the entrance to granny is separated from the main house by a dr…
  • Language: English
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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: After 3:00 pm
Checkout: 11:00 am
Self check-in with key safe
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

Health & safety

Committed to Airbnb's enhanced cleaning process. Show more
Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
Nearby lake, river, other body of water
May encounter potentially dangerous animal
Carbon monoxide detector not required Show more

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