Melrose, FL, United States Accommodations

Accommodations in Melrose

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    Private 2/1 in co-inhabited house on Big Lake Santa Fe Come stay in our private home on beautiful Lake Santa Fe. Our home is open to travelers just passing through or looking for a relaxing getaway where you will enjoy a retreat like setting in this custom lake-front home. As an owner occupied home, your accommodations include: 2 bedrooms, 1 bath and shared living space throughout the rest of the property. In the living area, enjoy a fully equipped kitchen and a spacious living room with a large sectional for comfortable lounging while watching the game or a movie (via Netflix or Blu-ray disc) on the 50"' flat screen television. The large covered screen room overlooking the back yard, provides a perfect setting for enjoying your morning coffee and home cooked breakfast. A built in gas grill can also be found on the screen porch, providing easy access rain or shine, for that grill master in your party. For those rainy afternoons, make your way to the attached game room which includes a wet bar, full size pool table, ping pong, and an assortment of games or puzzles to choose from as well as its own big screen television. Step out of the screen room onto the back porch and into the yard where you can play your favorite lawn games or continue on down to the water and enjoy the private dock and beach area which provide ample room for swimming, boating or just relaxing in the sun. Once famous in the 1800's for its orange groves, logging industry and as a tourist destination, this unique area in North Central Florida with its many beautiful lakes has been attracting visitors and residents for over 135 years. Melrose is a small (approximately 3500 residents), charming, unincorporated community now known for its growing art community situated about midway between the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico. Its central location makes it a hub for visiting many of Florida's favorite destinations. University of Florida, Gainesville, 20 miles / 30 min Historical Saint Augustine, St. Augustine, 55 miles / 1 hr Jacksonville airport, Jacksonville, 70 miles / 1 hr 15 min Historical Cedar Key, Cedar Key, 75 miles / 1 hr 30 min Daytona Beach, Daytona, 80 miles / 1 hr 30 min Walt Disney World, Orlando, 117 miles / 2 hrs Busch Gardens, Tampa, 130 miles / 2 hrs
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      The SpaceSWAN LAKE HORSE CAMPING, SWIMMING, & RIDING. CABINS/HORSE TRAILER/RV SPACE, PORTABLE PADDOCK SPACE. RIDE, SWIM, KAYAK with your horse on beautiful SWAN LAKE. Kayaks available for paddling on beautiful Swan Lake. OUTSIDE area for campfire (when fire marshall permits) there are several cleared outside areas for campfires with benches. bring your guitars. Great Private Tree Shaded Lakeside Forest to Relax & Ride. Bring your own portable paddock. Electric & Water Hookup. Easy drive in, electric, water hookup, private, natural, tree shaded area for your portable paddock. What to expect. Swan Lake has private cabins with queen beds, mini fridge, microwave, coffee maker, toaster, tv/dvd, gas grill, ceramic tile floors, 2 ceiling fans, Ac for summer, electric mattress warmers for winter, private ceramic tile full bath with hand painted talavera sink and rubbed oil finish fixtures. Covered porch with porch chairs. Ride your horse all around Swan Lake. Ride or Drive your horse to the rails to trails 4 miles from Swan Lake. Swim with your horse in Swan Lake. Kayak with your horse in Swan Lake. We have kayaks for you to paddle on Swan Lake. Great location for Horseback Wedding Ceremonies on Beautiful Swan Lake. 3 Farm Feed Stores from 2-6 miles away. Grocery 2 miles away. Vet 3 miles away. What you're booking is EITHER 1. A 440 square foot CABIN- and SPACE FOR YOUR TRAILER, SPACE FOR YOUR OWN PORTABLE PADDOCK FOR YOUR HORSE. see photos and description and reviews. OR 2. A 440 square foot CABIN WITH A SPACE FOR YOUR OWN PORTABLE PADDOCK FOR YOUR HORSE. OR 3. A SPACE TO PARK YOUR HORSE TRAILER AND CAMPER (OR COMBINATION) WITH OR WITHOUT AN ELECTRIC HOOKUP (BRING YOUR EXTENSION CORD AND HOSE) AND A SPACE FOR YOUR PORTABLE PADDOCK. GUESTS PROVIDE 'COGGINS CERTIFICATE'. (PHOTOGRAPH CERTIFICATE-NOT A DRAWING) PRIOR TO ARRIVAL. GUESTS CLEAN UP AFTER THEIR HORSE. WE HAVE A SHOVEL AND WHEEL BARREL. GUESTS BRING WATER TROUGH, WATER CONTAINER, FEED, FEED CONTAINER. PRICE FOR CABIN IS FOR 2 PERSONS, ADD $10/NIGHT PER PERSON/PER HORSE. ONE CABIN HAS A QUEEN BED, FULL BED, & TWO TWIN MATTRESSES. (RATE IS FOR 2 PERSONS- ADD $10 PER PERSON PER NIGHT FOR GROUPS OVER 2 GUESTS) PRICE FOR RV/TRAILER PADDOCK CAMPING IS FOR 2 PERSONS, GUESTS BRING THEIR OWN PORTABLE PADDOCK. ALSO AVAILABLE-SEPARATELY-BEAUTIFUL LAKE SIDE HALL. 3200 Square Feet. HALL has a large kitchen including 3 compartment stainless steel sink, huge commercial gas stove/range/griddle/6 stove top burners, 2 eighteen cubic feet refrigerators. Hall has a fireplace. HALL GUESTS are invited to pick up and use any/all down wood on the property. GUESTS may rent the hall with or without the cabins or camping space. CHECK OUT OBEO SWAN LAKE RETREAT FOR MORE PHOTOS
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      1br Home/Apartment
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      The SpaceCome stay at our home on beautiful Lake Santa Fe. Our home is open to travelers just passing through or looking for an relaxing getaway. Your accommodations begin with a private room situated with a pillow top queen bed, television & blue-ray/DVD player with internet connection, and semi-private bathroom. In the living area, enjoy a fully equipped kitchen and plenty of seating for comfortable lounging while watching a movie (via Netflix or Blu-ray disc) on the big screen television. The large covered screen room provides a perfect setting for enjoying your morning coffee while watching the wildlife awaken. A built in gas grill can also be found on the screen porch, providing easy access rain or shine for all of those grill masters out there. For those rainy afternoons, make your way to the attached game room which includes a wet bar, full size pool table, ping pong, and an assortment of games or puzzles to choose from as well as its own big screen television. Step out of the screen room onto the back porch and into the yard where you can play your favorite lawn games or continue on down to the water and enjoy the private dock and beach area which provide ample room for swimming, boating or just relaxing in the sun. Guest AccessFor your convenience and ease in coming and going, the front door is equipped with a keypad lock. When you arrive all you need is to enter the code and then turn the knob clockwise. To lock the door again from outside, just press the button at the top of the keypad and turn the knob counterclockwise. Interaction with GuestsOur goal is for you to have a no-pressure, relaxing visit and will cater to your needs the best we can. As your host, I will be available through email, phone or text, when not in person if you have any questions or concerns before or during your stay. The NeighborhoodThe property sits on the east side of one of the largest lakes in Florida with breath taking sunsets year round. Quoted by world renowned biologist, Tom Morris to be "the Queen of Florida lakes"; Lake Santa Fe is a 5,850-acre (2,370 ha) spring-fed lake that offers abundant wildlife, excellent fishing and recreational boating with two public boat ramps only minutes away. Our guests enjoy the serenity of a quiet getaway with all the necessary conveniences only a short drive away. Situated about midway between the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico, Melrose is a small (approximately 3500 residents), charming, unincorporated community once famous in the 1800's as a tourist destination, now known for its growing art community. This unique area in North Central Florida with its many beautiful lakes has been attracting visitors and residents for over 135 years. Getting AroundThis is a rural area and currently we do not have taxi or Uber services. You will need to provide your own transportation during your stay. Nearest Airport: Gainesville Regional (GNV), 16 miles Nearest Train Station: Amtrak in Palatka (PAK), 32 miles Other Things to NoteGator Fans!!! Melrose is located just 20 miles east of Ben Hill Griffin Stadium "The Swamp" and the O'Connell Center. An easy drive straight out Hwy 26 to watch the big game or your loved one's graduation!
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      The Space18 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) FOR MORE PHOTOS SEARCH 'OBEO SWAN LAKE' THANK YOU FOR CONSIDERING SWAN LAKE REVIEW OUR GUEST COMMENTS. The NeighborhoodQuiet, 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 NoteGUESTS TAKE THEIR TRASH
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      3br Home/Apartment
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      The SpaceThe interior is tastefully decorated with a modern mix of shabby chic and Florida charm. Bedrooms feature plush, high quality linens and comfortable bedding. The house sleeps 6 guests, with a queen bed in the master bedroom and a full bed in each of the two guest rooms. The living room is warm and inviting and has lots of natural light. Of course, all modern conveniences are included, such as cable, phone and wireless high-speed internet. The kitchen is fully-equipped with dishes, utensils, pots & pans, glasses, cook ware, toaster, microwave, coffee maker, dishwasher and more. The large back yard is a great place to catch up with family and friends. Relax on the patio swing with a glass of iced tea and enjoy the abundant native birds. The house is conveniently located in a residential neighborhood in the center of Keystone Heights, and is within walking distance to schools, downtown shops, baseball fields, tennis courts, public library and Keystone Beach on Lake Geneva. Guest AccessGuests have access to the entire house. Enjoy the back yard with your friends and family. (Maximum of 10 people total at the house at any one given time.) Included in your stay is unlimited domestic long distance phone, cable TV, unlimited wireless internet and reasonable use of electricity. Interaction with GuestsWe are always available by phone and email for any questions you may have. Booking and reservations are generally handled online. Please get in touch if you have specific requirements. For more information, visit Keystone Heights Vacation Home on the web. The NeighborhoodBirds, owls, butterflies and trees galore ~ these are a few of our favorite things about the location. At night you can see the stars! It's a beautiful location, very peaceful and quiet. Conveniently located in downtown Keystone Heights, yet quiet and secluded enough for a relaxing getaway. Getting AroundThe house has parking for 2 cars in the driveway (off street). We are 30 minutes from Gainesville Regional Airport, an 1 hour and 15 minutes to Jacksonville Airport and 2 hours from Orlando Airport. Need more information? Contact us!
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      2br Home/Apartment
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      The SpaceThis may be a small cottage, but it is packed with resort features ! Wake up to fresh coffee of choice from a Keurig coffee maker, watch tv on a 40" flatscreen, or just enjoy the breeze on a beautiful solid wood rocker on the screen porch. Guest AccessAccess to a canoe, fishing equipment, bicycles, internet, and satellite. The NeighborhoodKeystone is a quiet place, where people love the peace and tranquility. But, it's 30 mins from Gainsville and the University or Florida, 45 Mins from Jacksonville, and an Hour to Historic St. Augustine. Enjoy! Getting AroundThere is a nice paved bike trail, multiple restaurants, and many lakes to enjoy, as well as a public library . Other Things to NoteWe are animal lovers too, and are usually ok on a case by case basis letting animals stay . There is a $20 non refundable pet fee per animal. With regard to beds: There is a queen bed in the master bedroom, a double bed in the second bedroom, as well as a spare single mattress stored under it. There are 2 fouton style sofas that convert to single beds. We are also able to leave a queen air mattress, and / or single air mattress if the need arises.
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      The SpaceSituated on a lake front between two lakes, the location is second to none. The 3 bedroom/ 2 bathroom house is fully furnished and ready for visitors! Guest AccessGuests have access to: Satellite TV Washer Refrigerator/freezer, stove, microwave, coffee pot, toaster, pots and pans, utensils -hair dryer,iron,cutting board, baking needs just make sure you bring your own food (there is a grocery store within ~2 miles) Boat launching area. There is also a kayak and beach furniture for our guests. Interaction with GuestsWe live in the Gainesville area and will come out to meet you when you are arriving at the home. Otherwise we will stay out of your hair and let you enjoy your vacation. The NeighborhoodLocated just outside of Keystone Heights, FL - the home is located on the end of a rustic, country road (no need for 4 wheel drive!). Neighbors won't bother you or make too much noise. Lake is calm and quiet, but big enough for water sports if you have your own boat. You can launch the boat on property. Fishing is pretty good there are bass and blue gills. No alligators! (YEA) Getting AroundOur lake home is located in a lightly populated rural location about ~30 minutes outside of Gainesville, FL (nearest regional airport) where you would need a car to get around since there is no nearby public transportation. Other Things to NoteThe house does have a good water treatment system so it has very soft water. There are fish in the lake so bring a pole enjoy. I do want to note that we do not provide a lifeguard or be held liable for any and all injuries that could arise on these premises.
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      3br Home/Apartment
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      The SpaceLarge private lot on Lake Santa Fe, fish, swim, ski, or just enjoy the peaceful lake. The main house has two queen size beds and one for ull size bed. For larger parties, the efficiency cabin can be rented out for additional fee, $36/night. It has small kitchenette, bath, and full size bed. air mattresses for additional sleeping too.. To reserve both house and cabin, send me a note and I will provide correct quote. Guest AccessClose to Gainesville for Gator games or UF graduation weekends, Melrose and Keystone heights have nice restaurants and Starke is 20 minutes away with quaint small downtown shopping.
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        Lake Santa Fe Vacation Rental. Comfortable 3 bedroom Home with white sandy beach, long dock, large oaks, awesome view and privacy. Great fishing, swimming, skiing. The house has a very open living area and it has 3 bedrooms, 1 inside bath, and 1 bath in thegarage. There are three sofas in the living room area. The 1/1 Efficiency cottage may be rented for extra fee. The efficiency cottage has separate dock/deck, a full size bed, additional air mattress, and small kitchen/bath.. Close to University of Florida, Gainesville, and in between two small towns, Melrose and Keystone Heights. Beautiful Pristine spring fed Lake Santa Fe has over 6000-acres of natural beauty. The State of Florida has designated this as an outstanding Lake. Great Lake of North Central Florida. It is 9 miles long and 3 miles wide.
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        3br house
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        Located in the quiet town of Keystone Heights, Florida, this charming 3 bedroom, 2 bath home is perfect for relaxing getaways, family gatherings, and warm winter retreats. The interior is tastefully decorated with a modern mix of shabby chic and Florida charm. Bedrooms feature plush, high quality linens and comfortable bedding. The house sleeps 6 comfortably, with a queen bed in the master bedroom and a full bed in each of the two guest rooms. The living room is warm and inviting and has lots of natural light. Of course, we include all the conveniences of home such as cable, phone and wireless high-speed internet. The kitchen is fully-equipped with dishes, utensils, pots & pans, glasses, cook ware, toaster, microwave, coffee maker, dishwasher and more. The large back yard is a great place to catch up with family and friends. Enjoy a glass of iced tea on the patio swing and relax to the rustling sounds of birds and trees. Enjoy a Saturday stroll to our weekly farmer's market with a bounty of fresh vegetables, locally produced foods and handmade arts and crafts. Play a round of golf on our 18-hole course at the local golf and country club. Or take in a lively Friday night football game with the Keystone Heights Fighting Indians. The house is conveniently located in a residential neighborhood in the center of Keystone Heights, and is within walking distance to schools, downtown shops, baseball fields, tennis courts, public library and Keystone Beach on Lake Geneva. Keystone Heights is a small town in Northeast Florida located approximately half way between Gainesville and Middleburg, a 30 minute drive to each. Keystone Heights and the surrounding area are well known as the Lake Region, and provide numerous lakes, parks and recreation areas to enjoy. The quaint downtown has many local business for residents to browse and shop. Keystone Heights is also home to the esteemed Santa Fe College Watson Center which, along with college classes, has community education and programs for children. Upscale shopping malls, fine dining, and everything a large city has to offer are only a short drive away. - POLICIES Cleaning fee is $75 and we are required to collect 10% local & state tax. A $200 refundable security deposit will also be taken by FlipKey and will be refunded after your departure given there is no damage or missing items and the property is left in a neat condition as it was found with exception to the items that we will clean (laundry, floors, bathrooms, etc.) Maximum of 6 guests. We cannot accommodate large groups, parties, events and such. Cars are limited to 3 max and must be parked in the driveway. Please note, guests that disturb the neighbors may be asked to leave without refund. Thank you for your consideration. No smoking is allowed inside the house. You are welcome to smoke outside. Cigarette butts must be disposed of properly. If you plan on traveling with pets, be sure to tell us about your pet when booking and we will consider it. For approved pets, we have a non-refundable pet fee to cover the cost of additional cleaning. Guests who bring pets that are not approved in advance will be asked to leave without a refund. We provide bath towels, beach towels, sheets, blankets, quilts and a starter set of paper products (toilet paper, paper towels and napkins). You will want to bring your favorite toiletries, personal items and groceries. Guests are responsible for leaving the kitchen clean. We will clean the bathrooms and all floors, dust and do the laundry. Aside from those items, you are responsible for leaving the house as you found it and with everything in its original location. We provide you with an easy to follow departure checklist before you arrive, and we also keep a copy in the house notebook. If you are unsure about something, we're more than happy to help. You'll need to send a copy or photo of your driver's license a week prior to arrival along with the make/model and tag # of your vehicle(s). Then, we will provide you with arrival information and instructions for accessing the house. Please review our rental agreement when booking. Check-in time is anytime after 4pm. Check-out time is anytime before 11am. Until your reservation is paid and confirmed, rates and availability are subject to change. - HOW TO BOOK Send us an inquiry and let us know the following: - the number of total guests - the number of adults vs children - the age of the primary renter - pet details (yes/no, #, types, etc.) - any other information you think we should know We'll get right back to you with a quote and payment request so you can then finalize your booking. If you have any questions about the house, area or reservation process, be sure to let us know. We are happy to help. Thank you for considering our family home for your upcoming stay in Keystone Heights. Looking forward to having you as our guests! Angela & Kyle - Maximum of 6 guests. Parties, gatherings, events, etc. are not permitted. Pet fee for approved pets is $100. Tax 10% additional. House is completely non-smoking. You are welcome to smoke outside. Must be 25 years of age or older to rent.
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        4br Home/Apartment
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        The SpaceThere is a kitchen bar, brick fireplace, oversized bath in the master suite, full laundry, 6-person dining room table, a piano, lots of open windows, a back porch and flower garden. Pet friendly, and has a chain-linked fence on the back of the home so your pups can play! Guest AccessGuests have access to entire home and 30 acres of mother nature's finest beauty. [You may hike the woods at your own risk but please be mindful of wildlife, etc.] As a general rule, I will email detailed driving directions and home access instructions approximately 24 hours prior to check-in. Please let me know if your travel plans require early instructions. Interaction with GuestsI will not interact with the guests unless you'd like me to, or any more than is necessary. My fiance lives 3-miles down the road, and I stay with him while the home is rented. If you need anything at all, I am not far away! The NeighborhoodThis is a rural area, and on the property it feels as if we have no neighbors at all. Getting AroundThere are very few public transportation options in North Florida. You must have your own vehicle to explore this beautiful part of the country. Other Things to NoteMelrose is known for its many lakes and water activities. We also have several art galleries, muscadine vineyards and wineries, and wonderful antique shops. If you need any restaurant or other recommendations, please do not hesitate to ask! My home is located 26 miles from Gainesville and UF, and an hour or less from Saint Augustine beach. We also have great little towns to explore all around, including Keystone Heights, Palatka, Starke, and historic Micanopy.
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          One story brick home on 4 acres nestled in charming histoiric neighborhood of Melrose. Quiet private setting to entertain friends and family. Walk or ride to town, restaurants, art galleries, Melrose Bay public beach and park and boat ramp. The Master Bedroom, Family Room with fireplace, Kitchen, and Breakfast Room all overlook large screened in pool and patio which runs the length of the home. Covered patio with ceiling fans, outdoor sofa, chairs with ottomans, rocking chairs, large teak dining table seats 8 plus. Spacious Master Suite with walk-in closet, bathroom with walk-in shower, two sinks, plus sliding door to pool and patio. Two more bedrooms with queen beds. 2nd bathroom has tub/shower and door to pool and patio.. All beds have imported bed linens, 6-8 pillows each and memory foam toppers for ultimate sleeping comfort. Sleeping den has twin beds. Tile and Hardwood thru-out. Quiet private setting to entertain and enjoy family and friends. Gardens full of native butterflies and hummingbirds. Feed the neighbors horses and donkeys on your way. Laundry room with LG washer/dryer and soaking sink, leads to outside parking area. Handicap access thru garage to hallway off laundry and kitchen. Cook in or eat out at the famous Blue Water Bay Restaurant, Fryers Fried Chicken, Betty's Pizza, Gatorbait Sports Bar (it's also open for Breakfast on the weekends!) Good grocery shopping at our own Friday afternoon farmers market, nearby Brown's Farm sells locally grown fruits and vegtables, plus homemade jams and jellies. In town is Williamson's Market, with our own butcher along with all kitchen staples. 25 minutes to the U of F, Shands Hospital. Come for a game weekend, come for a relaxing week, stay as long as you like. Bring your boat and bathing suits!
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          5br house
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          Love to bass fish, water ski, swim or just enjoy fabulous sunsets? Then this recently built compound is for you. The main house has 2 master suites with a fun giant sleeping room that sleeps 12 people. The new attached guest house has 2 additional bedrooms and a separate bathroom. The 1200 sq. ft screened in wraparound porch is perfect for ping pong and other games. Great for large family reunions or Fl. Gator games. (Gainesville is 30 mins away)
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          3br Home/Apartment
          • Pets Allowed
          Located in the quiet town of Keystone Heights, Florida, this charming 3 bedroom, 2 bath home is perfect for relaxing getaways, family gatherings, and warm winter retreats. The interior is tastefully decorated with a modern mix of shabby chic and Florida charm. Bedrooms feature plush, high quality linens and comfortable bedding. The house sleeps 6 comfortably, with a queen bed in the master bedroom and a full bed in each of the two guest rooms. The living room is warm and inviting and has lots of natural light. Of course, we include all the conveniences of home such as cable, phone and wireless high-speed internet. The kitchen is fully-equipped with dishes, utensils, pots & pans, glasses, cook ware, toaster, microwave, coffee maker, dishwasher and more. The large back yard is a great place to catch up with family and friends. Enjoy a glass of iced tea on the patio swing and relax to the rustling sounds of birds and trees. Enjoy a Saturday stroll to our weekly farmer's market with a bounty of fresh vegetables, locally produced foods and handmade arts and crafts. Play a round of golf on our 18-hole course at the local golf and country club. Or take in a lively Friday night football game with the Keystone Heights Fighting Indians. The house is conveniently located in a residential neighborhood in the center of Keystone Heights, and is within walking distance to schools, downtown shops, baseball fields, tennis courts, public library and Keystone Beach on Lake Geneva. Keystone Heights is a small town in Northeast Florida located approximately half way between Gainesville and Middleburg, a 30 minute drive to each. Keystone Heights and the surrounding area are well known as the Lake Region, and provide numerous lakes, parks and recreation areas to enjoy. The quaint downtown has many local business for residents to browse and shop. Keystone Heights is also home to the esteemed Santa Fe College Watson Center which, along with college classes, has community education and programs for children. Upscale shopping malls, fine dining, and everything a large city has to offer are only a short drive away. - POLICIES Cleaning fee is $75 and we are required to collect 10% local & state tax. A $200 refundable security deposit will also be taken by FlipKey and will be refunded after your departure given there is no damage or missing items and the property is left in a neat condition as it was found with exception to the items that we will clean (laundry, floors, bathrooms, etc.) Maximum of 6 guests. We cannot accommodate large groups, parties, events and such. Cars are limited to 3 max and must be parked in the driveway. Please note, guests that disturb the neighbors may be asked to leave without refund. Thank you for your consideration. No smoking is allowed inside the house. You are welcome to smoke outside. Cigarette butts must be disposed of properly. If you plan on traveling with pets, be sure to tell us about your pet when booking and we will consider it. For approved pets, we have a non-refundable pet fee to cover the cost of additional cleaning. Guests who bring pets that are not approved in advance will be asked to leave without a refund. We provide bath towels, beach towels, sheets, blankets, quilts and a starter set of paper products (toilet paper, paper towels and napkins). You will want to bring your favorite toiletries, personal items and groceries. Guests are responsible for leaving the kitchen clean. We will clean the bathrooms and all floors, dust and do the laundry. Aside from those items, you are responsible for leaving the house as you found it and with everything in its original location. We provide you with an easy to follow departure checklist before you arrive, and we also keep a copy in the house notebook. If you are unsure about something, we're more than happy to help. You'll need to send a copy or photo of your driver's license a week prior to arrival along with the make/model and tag # of your vehicle(s). Then, we will provide you with arrival information and instructions for accessing the house. Please review our rental agreement when booking. Check-in time is anytime after 4pm. Check-out time is anytime before 11am. Until your reservation is paid and confirmed, rates and availability are subject to change. - HOW TO BOOK Send us an inquiry and let us know the following: - the number of total guests - the number of adults vs children - the age of the primary renter - pet details (yes/no, #, types, etc.) - any other information you think we should know We'll get right back to you with a quote and payment request so you can then finalize your booking. If you have any questions about the house, area or reservation process, be sure to let us know. We are happy to help. Thank you for considering our family home for your upcoming stay in Keystone Heights. Looking forward to having you as our guests! Angela & Kyle -
          Home/Apartment
          3br Home/Apartment
          • Pets Allowed
          Lake Santa Fe Vacation Rental. Comfortable 3 bedroom Home with white sandy beach, long dock, large oaks, awesome view and privacy. Great fishing, swimming, skiing. The house has a very open living area and it has 3 bedrooms, 1 inside bath, and 1 bath in thegarage. There are three sofas in the living room area. The 1/1 Efficiency cottage may be rented for extra fee. The efficiency cottage has separate dock/deck, a full size bed, additional air mattress, and small kitchen/bath.. Close to University of Florida, Gainesville, and in between two small towns, Melrose and Keystone Heights. Beautiful Pristine spring fed Lake Santa Fe has over 6000-acres of natural beauty. The State of Florida has designated this as an outstanding Lake. Great Lake of North Central Florida. It is 9 miles long and 3 miles wide.
          Home/Apartment
          3br Home/Apartment
          • Pets Allowed
          Private 2/1 in co-inhabited house on Big Lake Santa Fe Come stay in our private home on beautiful Lake Santa Fe. Our home is open to travelers just passing through or looking for a relaxing getaway where you will enjoy a retreat like setting in this custom lake-front home. As an owner occupied home, your accommodations include: 2 bedrooms, 1 bath and shared living space throughout the rest of the property. In the living area, enjoy a fully equipped kitchen and a spacious living room with a large sectional for comfortable lounging while watching the game or a movie (via Netflix or Blu-ray disc) on the 50"' flat screen television. The large covered screen room overlooking the back yard, provides a perfect setting for enjoying your morning coffee and home cooked breakfast. A built in gas grill can also be found on the screen porch, providing easy access rain or shine, for that grill master in your party. For those rainy afternoons, make your way to the attached game room which includes a wet bar, full size pool table, ping pong, and an assortment of games or puzzles to choose from as well as its own big screen television. Step out of the screen room onto the back porch and into the yard where you can play your favorite lawn games or continue on down to the water and enjoy the private dock and beach area which provide ample room for swimming, boating or just relaxing in the sun.
          Home/Apartment
          3br Home/Apartment
          • Pets Allowed
          One story brick home on 4 acres nestled in charming histoiric neighborhood of Melrose. Quiet private setting to entertain friends and family. Walk or ride to town, restaurants, art galleries, Melrose Bay public beach and park and boat ramp. The Master Bedroom, Family Room with fireplace, Kitchen, and Breakfast Room all overlook large screened in pool and patio which runs the length of the home. Covered patio with ceiling fans, outdoor sofa, chairs with ottomans, rocking chairs, large teak dining table seats 8 plus. Spacious Master Suite with walk-in closet, bathroom with walk-in shower, two sinks, plus sliding door to pool and patio. Two more bedrooms with queen beds. 2nd bathroom has tub/shower and door to pool and patio.. All beds have imported bed linens, 6-8 pillows each and memory foam toppers for ultimate sleeping comfort. Sleeping den has twin beds. Tile and Hardwood thru-out. Quiet private setting to entertain and enjoy family and friends. Gardens full of native butterflies and hummingbirds. Feed the neighbors horses and donkeys on your way. Laundry room with LG washer/dryer and soaking sink, leads to outside parking area. Handicap access thru garage to hallway off laundry and kitchen. Cook in or eat out at the famous Blue Water Bay Restaurant, Fryers Fried Chicken, Betty's Pizza, Gatorbait Sports Bar (it's also open for Breakfast on the weekends!) Good grocery shopping at our own Friday afternoon farmers market, nearby Brown's Farm sells locally grown fruits and vegtables, plus homemade jams and jellies. In town is Williamson's Market, with our own butcher along with all kitchen staples. 25 minutes to the U of F, Shands Hospital. Come for a game weekend, come for a relaxing week, stay as long as you like. Bring your boat and bathing suits!
          Home/Apartment
          5br Home/Apartment
          • Pets Allowed
          Love to bass fish, water ski, swim or just enjoy fabulous sunsets? Then this recently built compound is for you. The main house has 2 master suites with a fun giant sleeping room that sleeps 12 people. The new attached guest house has 2 additional bedrooms and a separate bathroom. The 1200 sq. ft screened in wraparound porch is perfect for ping pong and other games. Great for large family reunions or Fl. Gator games. (Gainesville is 30 mins away)
          Bedroom
          Excellent
          22 reviews
          Bedroom
          • Wifi
          • Pets Allowed
          • Parking
          The SpaceThe house is a renovated 1950's home. Queen size bed with access to massage chair and TV, SEC channels and NFL redzone. Bbq and smoker in back. Laundry room. There is always waffle mix for waffle maker, coffee and tea to guest for free. Watch the sunrise in the adirondack or take a canoe ride along the lake. Extra room with twin sized bunk beds available on request. Guest AccessLake, dock, fire pit, laundry, kitchen, telescope, bikes, canoe, fishing poles, cornhole, board games, golf clubs, waffle maker, jucier, blender, food and fresh eggs from free range chickens. Exercise equip and massage chair located in room. There is a boat ramp nearby and a slot to leave boat in overnight. Interaction with GuestsWhatever they want. I am open to all or none The NeighborhoodQuiet, country town feel. Neighbors super friendly. Stars visible from every angle Getting AroundGainesville 20min, UF 30min, Beaches 1.5hrs or less, springs 1hr. Tampa 1.5hrs, Jacksonville 1hr, Orlando 1.5hrs Other Things to NoteThe entire house can be rented upon request. Please feel free to use bathroom supplies (First Aid material, Shampoo, Conditioner, Lotion, Feminine Products, Hair dryer). In the kitchen you are free to use kitchen appliances, spices, grill, grill supplies.
          Home/Apartment
          Home/Apartment
          • Pets Allowed
          • Parking
          The SpaceVery bright open space. Minimal window treatments because of very private setting and safe neighborhood/sweet neighbors. Shoes are fine in the house but please be careful about dark-sole shoes scuffing the floor-very hard to get up. Thanks! There is a queen bed, a couch and a queen air mattress (auto-inflate). Guest AccessAccess to entire house, private lakefront, fenced acre. Interaction with GuestsI am available by phone/text. The NeighborhoodQuiet country lane with stable community of artists and environmentalists and other alternative types. Getting AroundThings to do in the area... Hawthorne, 5 minutes, Museum, Library, Bike Trail. Nearby are towns of Melrose, Micanopy, Ocala and Gainesville. Melrose, 10 minutes away, has galleries and a fantastic sea food place Blue Water Bay. Farmer's Market Fridays 4-7. Gainesville, 20 minutes, has a huge variety of restaurants, theatre, galleries. Farmer's Markets Wednesday and Saturdays. There are some wonderful springs about 30 minutes to the west of town. There are kayak and tubing rental places. Micanopy, 20 minutes, known for antique stores and several local restaurants and cafes. Ocala, 30 minutes, cool downtown historic area, antiques, fab Farmer's Market Saturdays. Ocala National Forest has several springs for kayaking and swimming. There are kayak rental places. If you would like more specifics, just ask and I will do my best to help. Other Things to NoteThe water at the cabin is delicious, clean well water so no need to bring drinking water. I use only eco-friendly, scent free detergents and cleaning solvents. No carpet anywhere. Fresh clean air. Green-built home.
          Home/Apartment
          5br Home/Apartment
          • Wifi
          • Pets Allowed
          • Parking
          Love to bass fish, water ski, swim or just enjoy fabulous sunsets? Then this recently built compound is for you. The main house has 2 master suites with a fun giant sleeping room that sleeps 12 people. The new attached guest house has 2 additional bedrooms and a separate bathroom. The 1200 sq. ft screened in wraparound porch is perfect for ping pong and other games. Great for large family reunions or Fl. Gator games. (Gainesville is 30 mins away)
          Home/Apartment
          3br Home/Apartment
          • Wifi
          • Parking
          The SpaceThis house is perfect for a relaxing weekend or for a family weekend on the water. This lake house includes 3 bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms, along with a futon pull out bed in the living room. There is a smart TV in the living room along with wifi access throughout the house. There is a laundry room for any washing and drying needs. The house has its own private boat ramp on the property along with a dock. The fishing and wildlife watching in this area is some of the best on Lake Santa Fe. There is a paddle boat that can be made accessible apon request for anyone wanting to explore the water without boat access. Guest AccessAll areas of the house will be accessible during your stay except for the kitchen closet and the exterior storage shed. Interaction with GuestsIf you have any questions at all before or during your stay, you will be able to contact me threw email or phone 24/7. I will be more then glad to assist with any issues or request that may come up. The NeighborhoodThe house is set back from the main lake, providing a buffer from ski boat noise and makes for a very relaxing experience. We are extremely lucky to have awesome neighbors, please respect there privacy and control noise levels. The city of Melrose is a small community with all the basic shopping available in the center of town about 5 minutes from the house. They have 2 public boat ramps connecting to the lake for access and a community beach park on the lake 5 minutes from the house as well. Getting AroundGainesville distance 15 miles GNV airport distance 15 miles Ben Hill Griffin Stadium @ University of Florida distance 18 miles St Augustine beach 55 miles Other Things to Note.
          cabin
          3br cabin
          • Pets Allowed
          Get away from it all and enjoy the crystal clear blue waters of this spring fed lake nestled among pine trees on a 1.5-acre lot. Camp outside, or sleep inside the 1680 sq. ft. home, with living room, kitchen, dining room, den, three bedrooms, and 2.5 bathrooms. Enjoy relaxing in front of an Amish electric fireplace all year round. Watch many high-definition television stations or surf the internet. Computer available for guest use. Wi Fi access anywhere in home or on screened porch. Enjoy swimming, fishing, and riding the paddle boat and kayaking on this peaceful and pristine body of water. This lake is deep in the center (especially near the springs) and shallow around the edge. It is so clear you can use a mask and snorkel ( or the naked eye) to see fish, turtles and interesting aquatic vegetation. There are many bream that swim around the dock and some will actually look up at you expecting to be fed some bread. This is a nature lover's paradise! There is a variety of wild life to observe such as birds of prey, humming birds, otter, deer, and owls. Relax and float on a raft, or partake in games such as badminton, volleyball, or ping-pong. Roast marshmallows over a camp fire and star gaze upon the night sky. Beds: 2 Queen Beds, 1 Double Bed, 1 Twin Bed Lodging tax: 11% Deposits: $150.00 deposit on credit card required to reserve dates. This amount is applied to the balance due upon check in ( in the form of a personal check or cash ). Payment Options: Discover, Mastercard, Personal Check, Visa Other Fees: There is a $75.00 cleaning fee. Get away from it all and enjoy the crystal clear blue waters of this spring fed lake nestled among pine trees on a 1.5-acre lot. Camp outside, or sleep inside the 1680 sq. ft. home, with living room, kitchen, dining room, den, three bedrooms, and 2.5 bathrooms. Enjoy relaxing in front of an Amish electric fireplace all year round. Watch many high-definition television stations or surf the internet. Computer available for guest use. Wi Fi access anywhere in home or on screened porch. Enjoy swimming, fishing, and riding the paddle boat and kayaking on this peaceful and pristine body of water. This lake is deep in the center (especially near the springs) and shallow around the edge. It is so clear you can use a mask and snorkel ( or the naked eye) to see fish, turtles and interesting aquatic vegetation. There are many bream that swim around the dock and some will actually look up at you expecting to be fed some bread. This is a nature lover's paradise! There is a variety of wild life to observe such as birds of prey, humming birds, otter, deer, and owls. Relax and float on a raft, or partake in games such as badminton, volleyball, or ping-pong. Roast marshmallows over a camp fire and star gaze upon the night sky. Beds: 2 Queen Beds, 1 Double Bed, 1 Twin Bed
          Retreat
          1br Retreat
          • Wifi
          • Pets Allowed
          • Parking
          The SpaceCome stay at our home on beautiful Lake Santa Fe. Our home is open to travelers just passing through or looking for an relaxing getaway. Your accommodations begin with a private room furnished with a pillow top queen bed and semi-private bathroom. In the living area, enjoy a fully equipped kitchen and plenty of seating for comfortable lounging while watching a movie (via Netflix or Blu-ray disc) on the big screen television. The large covered screen room provides a perfect setting for enjoying your morning coffee while watching the wildlife awaken. A built in gas grill can also be found on the screen porch, providing easy access rain or shine for all of those grill masters out there. For those rainy afternoons, make your way to the attached game room which includes a wet bar, full size pool table, and an assortment of games or puzzles to choose from as well as a big screen television. Step out of the screen room onto the back porch and into the yard where you can play your favorite lawn games or continue on down to the water and enjoy the private dock and beach area which provide ample room for swimming, boating or just relaxing in the sun. Guest AccessFor your convenience and ease in coming and going, the front door is equipped with a keypad lock. When you arrive all you need is to enter the code and then turn the knob clockwise. To lock the door again from outside, just press the button at the top of the keypad and turn the knob counterclockwise. Interaction with GuestsOur goal is for you to have a no-pressure, relaxing visit and will cater to your needs the best we can. As your host, I will be available through email, phone or text (when not in person), if you have any questions or concerns before or during your stay. The NeighborhoodThe property sits on the east side of one of the largest lakes in Florida with breath taking sunsets year round. Quoted by world renowned biologist, Tom Morris to be "the Queen of Florida lakes"; Lake Santa Fe is a 5,850-acre (2,370 ha) spring-fed lake that offers abundant wildlife, excellent fishing and recreational boating with two public boat ramps only minutes away. Our guests enjoy the serenity of a quiet getaway with all the necessary conveniences only a short drive away. Situated about midway between the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico, Melrose is a small (approximately 3500 residents), charming, unincorporated community once famous in the 1800's as a tourist destination, now known for its growing art community. This unique area in North Central Florida with its many beautiful lakes has been attracting visitors and residents for over 135 years. Getting AroundThis is a rural area and currently we do not have taxi or Uber services. You will need to provide your own transportation during your stay. Nearest Airport: Gainesville Regional (GNV), 16 miles Nearest Train Station: Amtrak in Palatka (PAK), 32 miles Other Things to NoteGator Fans!!! Melrose is located just 20 miles east of Ben Hill Griffin Stadium "The Swamp" and the O'Connell Center. An easy drive straight out Hwy 26 to watch the big game or your loved one's graduation!
          Cottage
          3br Cottage
          • Parking
          • Pets Allowed
          Charming Lake Front recently upgraded old Florida cottage with an spectacular redesign dock. Sandy white beach next to cypress and magnolias. Launch your boat or canoe for excursions on 6,000 acres Santa Fe Lake. Or just sit at the end of the dock for breathtaking sunsets. Near the quaint towns of Melrose and Keystone Heights. Santa Fe Lake is a 6,000 acres fresh water paradise. Enjoy boating, water skiing, fishing, canoeing, kayaking, tubing, swimming, or simply sipping sundowners by the waters edge. 25 minutes away from Gainesville, Fl. Home to the University of Florida. Historic town of St. Augustine and its beaches are only 45 miles away. Grocery and convenience stores less than a mile away. Enjoy few of the local restaurants and antique shops or day cruise to many other nearby attractions. One acre property with a gated entrance for additional privacy.
          Home/Apartment
          3br Home/Apartment
          • Parking
          • Swimming Pool
          • Wifi
          Come enjoy 'Old Florida'; sprawling live oak trees, smell the flowers and listen to the birds and insects while you stroll the 300 ft. wooden walkway lined with banana trees and tropical plants on your way to the lake. This log home with interesting art work from around the world, and with screened-in, heated pool is a vacation into itself. But from this central location consider this: Atlantic coast - 1 hr; Gulf Coast - 1 1/2 hrs, Disney - 2 hrs, and U of FLA - 15 miles. Within 20 miles there's 10 lakes, rivers, streams, crystal clear springs for fishing, canoeing, kayaking, and swimming. Experience the diversity! Screened in Pool Room for Family Gatherings: Enjoy the outdoors without the bugs. There's access to the pool room directly from double doors from the kitchen. Sit around with ample seating, and enjoy a cool drink. Come and enjoy a natural Florida. Also, enjoy a the Hot Tub in the screened in room.
          Home/Apartment
          3br Home/Apartment
          • Parking
          • Pets Allowed
          • Wifi
          Charming and well maintained, this home is located on beautiful 7800 acre Santa Fe Lake that will allow you to relax and enjoy your time in Florida. With a new dock, clean beach and boat ramp 3 minutes away you can enjoy swimming, fishing, and boating at your leisure. The homes interior, with hardwood floors through-out, has a large living room and an enclosed porch that has a full view of the lake and beach. A large outside covered porch and open deck will allow you to enjoy the breeze while you enjoy your dinner and drinks. Located 25 minutes from Gainesville and the University of Florida cultural events and fine dining abound; or you can drive 50 minutes to Jacksonville and take in an NFL game. Golf course are as close as 5 minutes and PGA course are located in the Jacksonville / Ponte Vedra area. This peaceful setting is for those who wish to enjoy nature but need to have the option of a night life and cultural events. Great place for a family vacation to allow you to slow down. Golf Details: Keystone Country Club - 5 minutes. Ravines Country Club - 35 minutes. Sawgrass Country Club - 75 minutes. Players Stadium Club - 75 minutes. Numerous other Country Clubs within 60 minutes extra cottage available: one bedroom cottage on the property is also available. If interested please inquire and I will send information.
          Home/Apartment
          2br Home/Apartment
          • Parking
          • Wifi
          Come stay in our private lake-front home on beautiful Lake Santa Fe open to travelers just passing through or looking for a relaxing getaway. As an owner occupied home, your accommodations include: 2 private bedrooms each situated with a pillow top queen size bed & wireless internet, 1 private bathroom, and shared living space throughout the rest of the property. In the living area, enjoy a fully equipped kitchen and a spacious living room with plenty of seating for comfortable lounging while watching the game or a movie (via Netflix or Blu-ray disc) on a big screen television. A large screen room overlooking the back yard, provides a perfect setting for enjoying your morning coffee while watching the wildlife awaken. A built in gas grill can also be found on the screen porch, providing easy access rain or shine, for all of you grill masters out there. On those rainy afternoons, make your way to the attached game room which includes a wet bar, full size pool table, and an assortment of games or puzzles to choose from as well as its own big screen television. Step out of the screen room onto the back porch and into the yard where you can play your favorite lawn games or continue on down to the water and enjoy the private dock and beach area which provide ample room for swimming, boating or just relaxing in the sun.
          Home/Apartment
          Poor
          4 reviews
          4br Home/Apartment
          • Parking
          • Pets Allowed
          • Smoking Allowed
          A little rest and relaxation on private lake with beach area. House suited for multiple families with 2 mater suites. Fish, swim and take a ride in the row boat all in the backyard. Keywords: Lakehouse
          Cottage
          1br Cottage
          • Parking
          • Pets Allowed
          • Wifi
          • Smoking Allowed
          This lovely upstairs cottage is very pretty, quiet, peaceful, and clean. It is well stocked. It has wifi and satellite tv. It has a deck to enjoy the sunsets and a dock to tie up your boats. The white sand beach is great for swimming and relaxing. There is plenty of decks and shade. You can fish off the dock (I'll tell you the secret to fishing Santa Fe Lake) and enjoy motoring around this beautiful lake. Santa Fe Lake is 3 1/2 miles wide and seven miles long (6800 acres) and has a lot of character. It is a great place for a family vacation and make to childhood memories.I don't have a lot of rules and regulations and want you to come in and feel completely at home. There is an acre of land with room for games and plenty of parking for cars and boat trailers with easy in, easy out access. We are located 25 miles from Gainesville and the University of Florida. Theatres, sporting events, museums, and fine dining are all available. A fine golf course is within a couple of miles and PGA courses at Jacksonville are about a 50mile trip. A grocery store is within a mile. Two small towns are within 4 miles. Melrose is very artsy and there is a coffee talk every Wednesday with locals meeting to enjoy music, coffee, snacks and each other. Its delightful. Keystone Heights is friendly and safe and lots of little shops.. It is a peaceful country atmosphere with no traffic hassle. I am an artist and the place decorated with mosaics, yard art, plants and is interesting and pretty. Once you have been here you are like family and are always welcome. My home is also on the property but I am gone most of the time (My Mother is 100 yrs old) and the place is yours alone. I love for you to come in and be completely at home and I will help in any way I can to see that your time here is perfect. I even try to control the weather and the bugs but actually I am not to good at it. I love to share this beautiful place and would love to have you vacation here. This is the only rental on the property and you are not sharing the white sand beach or dock. It is completely private and for you only while you are here. Below the upstairs cottage is a garage with nothing going on in there to disturbe you. My home is also on the property but I am gone most of the time. The 100 ft water front is for you and your family only. It is quiet, peaceful, private, clean, pretty and well stocked. And I am here to offer any help. I can to point you to the local grocery store, restaurants etc. and introduce to the lake and the area. This is an unfound area of Florida and there is no husstle and bustle or traffic. Santa Fe is a large lake and sometimes is slick as glass and then a breeze can churn up some waves. The sunsets are glorious. Usually a lake breeze keeps it cooler and there is shade to sit and read or relax. AVAILABLE FOR WINTER MONTHS @$1,200.00mo: Get out of the cold and spend your winter here in sunny Florida. This is a beautiful place to spend the winter. It is quiet, peaceful ,and private but close to restaurants, shopping, entertainment. Fish off of the dock or take a day trip to the beach or Cedar Keys, or to Disney. Twice my winter renters have fallen in love with the area and bought a home nearby. I lost them as renters but have them as good neighbors and friends. Keystone Heights and Melrose are both 4 miles away and are friendly, lovely, laid back little towns. Lots of churches, beauty shops, a couple of grocery stores, and we even have fitness centers. There are trails for walking or biking. We have an ice cream shop and a golf course. Come and join us. November and/or December are available and so is January, March and/or April. Come for one month or most of the winter. You will fall in love with this area . It is an unfound lovely, safe area of Florida. WWW.facebook.com/Santafelakevacationrental
          Home/Apartment
          3br Home/Apartment
          • Parking
          • Pets Allowed
          • Wifi
          Located in the quiet town of Keystone Heights, Florida, this charming 3 bedroom, 2 bath home is perfect for relaxing getaways, family gatherings, and warm winter retreats. The interior is tastefully decorated with a modern mix of shabby chic and Florida charm. Bedrooms feature plush, high quality linens and comfortable bedding. The house sleeps 6 comfortably, with a queen bed in the master bedroom and a full bed in each of the two guest rooms. The living room is warm and inviting and has lots of natural light. Of course, all modern conveniences are included, such as cable, phone and wireless high-speed internet. The kitchen is fully-equipped with dishes, utensils, pots & pans, glasses, cook ware, toaster, microwave, coffee maker, dishwasher and more. The large back yard is a great place to catch up with family and friends. The patio also has an Old Florida patio swing, perfect for enjoying a glass of iced tea and relaxing to the sounds of the birds and rustling leaves. Enjoy a Saturday stroll to our weekly farmer's market with a bounty of fresh vegetables, locally produced foods and handmade arts and crafts. Play a round of golf on our 18-hole course at the local golf and country club. Or take in a lively Friday night football game with the Keystone Heights Fighting Indians. The house is conveniently located in a residential neighborhood in the center of Keystone Heights, and is within walking distance to schools, downtown shops, baseball fields, tennis courts, public library and Keystone Beach on Lake Geneva. Keystone Heights is a small town in Northeast Florida located approximately half way between Gainesville and Middleburg, a 30 minute drive to each. Keystone Heights and the surrounding area are well known as the Lake Region, and provide numerous lakes, parks and recreation areas to enjoy. The quaint downtown has many local business for residents to browse and shop. Keystone Heights is also home to the esteemed Santa Fe College Watson Center which, along with college classes, has community education and programs for children. Upscale shopping malls, fine dining, and everything a large city has to offer are only a short drive away. Keywords: Vacation Rental Home in Keystone Heights, Florida
          Home/Apartment
          2br Home/Apartment
            This is a beautiful setting on a large spring fed Lake right 20 minutes from Downtown Gainesville. The unit is avail for 3 months or more, Owner lives in California, tenant lives in Conn. and uses part time. Well furnished, cherry floors, stainless appliances, upscale, casual luxury retreat. Love the water? boating? swimming? fishing? Private but close to some great dining at Blue Water Bay!!!
            Home/Apartment
            3br Home/Apartment
            • Parking
            • Swimming Pool
            • Wifi
            Come enjoy 'Old Florida'; sprawling live oak trees, smell the flowers and listen to the birds and insects while you stroll the 300 ft. wooden walkway lined with banana trees and tropical plants on your way to the lake. This log home with interesting art work from around the world, and with screened-in, heated pool is a vacation into itself. But from this central location consider this: Atlantic coast - 1 hr; Gulf Coast - 1 1/2 hrs, Disney - 2 hrs, and U of FLA - 15 miles. Within 20 miles there's 10 lakes, rivers, streams, crystal clear springs for fishing, canoeing, kayaking, and swimming. Experience the diversity! Screened in Pool Room for Family Gatherings: Enjoy the outdoors without the bugs. There's access to the pool room directly from double doors from the kitchen. Sit around with ample seating, and enjoy a cool drink. Come and enjoy a natural Florida. Also, enjoy a the Hot Tub in the screened in room.
            Home/Apartment
            4br Home/Apartment
            • Parking
            • Pets Allowed
            • Wifi
            My comfy country escape is yours to enjoy year-round, for a weekend, week or month at a time. The 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom private home can accommodate 8-10 people. It's a nature lover's paradise w/ wooded trails, just 25 miles from Gainesville and UF. There is a kitchen bar, brick fireplace, oversized bath in the master suite, full laundry, 6-person dining room table, a piano, lots of open windows, a back porch and flower garden. Pet friendly, and has a chain-linked fence on the back of the home so your pups can play! Melrose is known for its many lakes and water activities. We also have several art galleries and wonderful antique shops. If you need any restaurant or other recommendations, please do not hesitate to ask! The home is located 25 miles from Gainesville and UF, an less than and hour from Saint Augustine beach. We also have great little towns to explore all around, including Keystone Heights, Palatka, Starke, and historic Micanopy. You do not need to worry about noise. I want my guests to use the space as if it were their own! Please leave the home in the same condition you found it, and smoke only outside. INTERNET IS LIMITED. If you have your own internet access through a cell phone provider or iPad, etc., I ask that you please use it. I can offer use of my Verizon "jetpack" but do not allow video streaming, movie downloads, video game or music streaming, or anything that eats up data too quickly. Normal email and web-browsing is fine. Any data use over 2GB/week (or weekend) will be charged at $15/GB. Month-long guests must limit their use to 8GB. I'm sorry for the inconvenience but have had issues with guests in the past who have cost me hundreds of dollars in internet overage charges. If you need anything at all, I am just a few miles away!
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            4br Home/Apartment
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            Lake Santa Fe Vacation Rental. Comfortable 3 bedroom Home with white sandy beach, long dock, large oaks, awesome view and privacy. Great fishing, swimming, skiing. The house has a very open living area and it has 3 bedrooms, 1 inside bath, and 1 bath in the garage. There is a 1/1 Efficiency cottage that may be rented for extra fee. The efficiency cottage opens up to a dock/deck, has a queen size bed, and small kitchen/bath.. Close to University of Florida, Gainesville, and in between two small towns, Melrose and Keystone Heights. Beautiful Pristine spring fed Lake Santa Fe has over 6000-acres of natural beauty. The State of Florida has designated this as an outstanding Lake. Great Lake of North Central Florida. It is 9 miles long and 3 miles wide.
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            5br Home/Apartment
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            Enjoy your vacation in luxury and comfort under the bald cypress, lush Spanish moss, and live oaks of wild and beautiful Santa Fe Lake, North Florida's 6,800 acre all - sports lake. The 3,800 sq ft waterfront house offers you all the comforts of home plus some. The night life, restaurants, cultural activities and sporting events of Gainesville and the University of Florida are only a half hour away. Jacksonville and St. Augustine are only one hour away. The home easily accomodates 4 or 5 couples, 2 familes or a large family gathering.
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            2br Home/Apartment
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            Information about this house rental in Santa Fe Lake. Charming and well maintained, this home is located on beautiful 7800 acre Santa Fe Lake that will allow you to relax and enjoy your time in Florida. With a 175' dock, boat lift, and boat ramp 3 minutes away you can enjoy swimming, fishing, and boating at your leisure. The homes interior, with tile floors through-out, has a large living room and a porch that has a view of the lake and beach. A large outside porch and open deck will allow you to enjoy the breeze while you enjoy your dinner and drinks. Located 25 minutes from Gainesville and the University of Florida. Cultural, sporting events and fine dining abound, or you can drive 50 minutes to Jacksonville and take in an NFL game. Golf courses are as close as 5 minutes and PGA course are located in the Jacksonville/Ponte Vedra area. This peaceful setting is for those who wish to enjoy nature but need to have the option of a night life and cultural events. Wi-Fi on site.
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            5br Home/Apartment
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            Love to bass fish, water ski, swim or just enjoy fabulous sunsets? Then this recently built compound is for you. The main house has 2 master suites with a fun giant sleeping room that sleeps 12 people. The new attached guest house has 2 additional bedrooms and a separate bathroom. The 1200 sq. ft screened in wraparound porch is perfect for ping pong and other games. Great for large family reunions or Fl. Gator games. (Gainesville is 30 mins away)
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            3br Home/Apartment
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            Beautiful home on a beautiful lake! Come experience the REAL Florida in our beautiful home on private Lake Jeffords, in North Central Florida. Relax as you sit on the porch and listen to the stream as it steadily flows through the edge of the property. Cast a line off the dock or launch your boat at the near by private boat ramp. Or cozy up with your sweetie next to the fireplace. However you choose to spend your time here, you will enjoy every second! You will feel completely at home as you escape from the hustle and bustle of the city and everyday life. We have provided our guests with every luxury of home, without the noise and stress. At Lake Jeffords Retreat, you will find a quiet neighborhood, a private lake, a sturdy dock with a boat house, a fully stocked kitchen with stainless steel appliances, dining room seating for 6-9, central heat and air, two large flat screen TVs, WiFi, surround sound, comfy leather couches, hard wood floors, fireplace, and a screened in porch. The beds have been made with Egyptian cotton sheets and have new pillow top mattresses. Bathrooms are clean, up to date, and beautifully furnished. There is plenty of room for parking trucks, cars, and a boat, maybe even two! We are conveniently located in Hawthorne, Florida. Lake Jeffords Retreat is easily found, on a paved road. From our home, you are less than a two hour drive to ALL the typical Florida hot spots! Disney World, Orlando, and Orlando International Airport is 1 hour and 40 minutes away. The beach, either coast, is 1-2 hour drive. World famous Daytona Beach is 1 hour and 40 minutes. Ocala, also known as Horse Country, is a quick 30 minute drive. Historic St. Augustine is 1 hour and 20 minutes. Jacksonville International airport is1 hour and 30 minutes away. Gainesville and the University of Florida ((GO GATORS)) is a 20-25 minute drive. In Gainesville you will find all the big name grocery and shopping chains. However, there is a small grocery store, gas stations, CVS, dollar store, and small local run restaurants located 5- 10 minutes away.
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            4br Home/Apartment
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            My comfy country escape is yours to enjoy year-round, for a weekend, week or month at a time. The 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom private home can accommodate 8-10 people, with 1 King, 2 Queen, and 1 Full size beds. It's a remote nature lover's paradise just 26 miles from Gainesville and University of Florida Campus & Stadium. There is a kitchen bar, brick fireplace, oversized bath in the master suite, full laundry, 6-person dining room table, a piano, lots of open windows, a back porch and flower garden. Pet friendly, and has a chain-linked fence on the back of the home so your pups can play! When the home is rented, I stay with my fiance a few miles up the road, so I am always available to answer questions or help with anything you need! Melrose is known for its many lakes and water activities. We also have several art galleries and wonderful antique shops. If you need any restaurant or other recommendations, please do not hesitate to ask! The home is located 26 miles from Gainesville and UF, and less than an hour from Saint Augustine beach. We also have great little towns to explore all around, including Keystone Heights, Palatka, Starke, and historic Micanopy. You do not need to worry about noise. I want my guests to use the space as if it were their own! Please leave the home in the same condition you found it, and smoke only outside. INTERNET IS LIMITED. If you have your own internet access through a cell phone provider or iPad, etc., I ask that you please use it. I can offer use of my Verizon "jetpack" but do not allow video streaming, movie downloads, video game or music streaming, or anything that eats up data too quickly. Normal email and web-browsing is fine. Any data use over 2GB/week (or weekend) will be charged at $15/GB. Month-long guests must limit their use to 8GB. I'm sorry for the inconvenience but have had issues with guests in the past who have cost me hundreds of dollars in internet overage charges. If you need anything at all, I am just a few miles away!
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            2br Home/Apartment
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            • Pets Allowed
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            Secluded House on 3 acres with small 85 acre fishing /swimming lake. 2 bedroom, 1 king sized bed in master suite, guest bedroom sleeps 6. 1 full bath downstairs, 1/2 bath upstairs between bedrooms, single garage, Full kitchen, washer / dryer, pots, pans, Linen, Central air and heat, outside covered porch, flat screen TV. Internet available. Canoe, hammock, beach chairs, floats, house is equipped with Sleeper sofa (sleeps 2) love seat, dinning table expandable for 12, 1 day bed, all appliances. second floor balcony overlooking lake and good sun bathing area.
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            3br Home/Apartment
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            The SpaceThe Space Our beautiful waterfront home is located in the town of Melrose on "Melrose Bay", an area off Lake Santa Fe. Swim and boat in this spring-fed lake to your hearts' content. Our spacious home has lots of light and wonderful views. It is an easy drive to Gainesville and the Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, University of Florida, O'Connell Center, VA Hospital and UF Medical Center (Shands). The historic town of Melrose has several art galleries and community events in addition to delicious "Blue Water Bay" for fresh seafood. Melrose and our waterfront is a hidden paradise sure to make any vacation perfect. Guest AccessThe entire house is available for use. We live on the other side of the bay and will meet you when you arrive unless other arrangements are necessary. We provide keys at that time. Interaction with GuestsWe (Trey and Penny) are available to interact to whatever degree you are comfortable. The home is situated at the end of a road on the water so it is quiet. If you are interested, you are welcome to join us on morning walks, coffee with friends or lakeside gatherings on the bay. We love to share our enthusiasm for the area so please let us know what your interests are! The NeighborhoodCheck out the website for "Florida Backroads" at (URL HIDDEN) Our house is located in the historic area of Melrose "quiet little Victorian village about halfway between Gainesville and Jacksonville at the intersection of State Roads 26 and 21". We love to walk the neighborhood with its oak canopies and historic homes. The bay is spring fed and perfect for swimming or boating activities. Fishing is popular here too. There is always something happening in Melrose such as the Christmas parade, historic house viewing, chili cook-off at Chiappinis, Friday Art Walks, contra dancing and the Plein Air festival in the Spring ((URL HIDDEN) to name a few. For even more activities, take an easy drive for special events in Gainesville, the University of Florida or the Harn Performance Center. Attend the Fall and Spring Arts Festivals that brings artists in from all over the country. Drive east (1 1/2 hour) to the historic town and beaches of St. Augustine. Head south for 2 1/2 hours to visit Disney World for more family fun. This really is the ideal place to relax or be as busy as you like. Getting AroundPublic transportation options are limited. Currently, Clay Transit operates a small bus from the Melrose Senior Center to Gainesville (and other areas) three times per day for $1.00. See: (URL HIDDEN) Other Things to NoteOur house is a 2 story with a master suite downstairs. The master suite is easily accessible for someone with disabilities. The other 2 bedrooms and 1 bath are upstairs. The back deck has a few steps down to the yard/lake. We have kayaks and a canoe for use if desired. We are also happy to give you a tour of the lake on our simple motor boat.
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              Our home, a sanctuary surrounded by magnolias, oaks and cypress trees offers plenty of windows and light plus gorgeous views of the bay. Soak up the quiet of this secluded home, swim and hang out on the dock, canoe or take time to walk or bike through historic Melrose for a meal or tour of local art galleries. Our 3 bedroom home is located at the end of the road right on Melrose Bay (a southern extension of Lake Santa Fe). The home is designed to experience the bay from the entire first floor which contains an open living/dining/kitchen area and the master suite. Facing the water, french doors open onto the large deck which sweeps across the back of the house providing beautiful views of the waterfront. The master suite has a large walk-in closet, shower and Jacuzzi tub. There are two more bedrooms and a bathroom upstairs both with plenty of light. The kitchen is large and equipped with all essentials. A screen porch off the kitchen is a delight for coffee and visiting. The home is beautiful but really, the lake is show-stealer here with breathtaking skies and waterfront fun! Swim, fish, canoe, ski or just boat around to your heart's content. Use our canoes/kayaks (upon request) or bring your own boat and tie up to the dock (public boat ramp nearby). The area is popular for bass fishing. Or venture out into Lake Santa Fe (6,000 acres of springfed waters). We are centrally located so it is easy to get to other north-central Florida towns for additional adventures. Heading 20 minutes west, you will arrive in Gainesville, home of the University of Florida and its premier medical center. Gainesville is a vibrant small "city" filled with great restaurants, music/entertainment venues and special events. In the east (11/4 hours, there is the historic city of St. Augustine and its beautiful beaches. Or take a day to head south to Orlando for fun at Disney World. This area also offers plenty of state parks, trails, fresh water springs and rivers. We even have a golf course only 6 miles away! If you are looking for a working vacation, many Melrose residents work at the university and the Health Center; the commute is quick and stress-free. All in all, our peaceful home gives you native Florida at its finest. Come experience the good life!
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              3br Home/Apartment
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              The Blue Heron is indeed a waterfront sanctuary surrounded by magnolias, oaks and cypress trees, offering plenty of windows and light and gorgeous views of exclusive Melrose Bay. Soak up the quiet of this secluded home, swim and hang out on the dock, canoe or take time to walk or bike through historic Melrose for a meal or tour of local art galleries. Our 3 bedroom home is located at the end of the road right on Melrose Bay (a southern extension of Lake Santa Fe). The home is designed to experience the bay from the entire first floor which contains an open living/dining/kitchen area and the master suite. Facing the water, french doors open onto the large deck which sweeps across the back of the house providing beautiful views of the waterfront. The master suite has a large walk-in closet, shower and Jacuzzi tub. There are two more bedrooms and a bathroom upstairs both with plenty of light. The kitchen is large and equipped with all essentials. A screen porch off the kitchen is a delight for coffee and visiting. The home is beautiful but really, the lake is show-stealer here with breathtaking skies and waterfront fun! Swim, fish, canoe, ski or just boat around to your heart's content. Use our canoes/kayaks (upon request) or bring your own boat and tie up to the dock (public boat ramp nearby). The area is popular for bass fishing. Or venture out into Lake Santa Fe (6,000 acres of springfed waters). We are centrally located so it is easy to get to other north-central Florida towns for additional adventures. Heading 20 minutes west, you will arrive in Gainesville, home of the University of Florida and its premier medical center. Gainesville is a vibrant small "city" filled with great restaurants, music/entertainment venues and special events. In the east (11/4 hours, there is the historic city of St. Augustine and its beautiful beaches. Or take a day to head south to Orlando for fun at Disney World. This area also offers plenty of state parks, trails, fresh water springs and rivers. We even have a golf course only 6 miles away! If you are looking for a working vacation, many Melrose residents work at the university and the Health Center; the commute is quick and stress-free. All in all, our peaceful home gives you native Florida at its finest. Come experience the good life!