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“Little piece of Paradise”
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Rum Island Cabin
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Rum Island Cabin
comfy full size pillow top bed kitchenette on left, bathroom/shower on right
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37 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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Very good - based on 37 reviews
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Barbara C
Gainesville, Florida
Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“It's a long way down to the river!”
Reviewed 10 April 2016 for a stay in April 2016

On the positive side, the hosts were gracious and accommodating and the woods were quiet.

My objections to this cabin as a retreat may have more to do with my age than anything else. The springs and river are not 100 feet from the cabin. The distance is more like 300 feet and the terrain is sloped and bumpy—fine for kids to navigate but a challenge to an old lady like me. Also, the two times I did manage to get down to the river, with the help of a cane, there were teenagers partying at the springs.

The cabin itself is adorable on the outside, but a bit disorganized and kitschy on the interior. When I pay this amount of money for lodging, i would hope to find a reasonably color-coordinated, tidy interior. I hesitate to post a negative review, but there are probably other people out there with similar expectations, and I think they might be disappointed in their selection.

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Liked best: The quiet
Liked least: The distance, reachability of the river
Travelling group: Solo
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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10 Apr 2016
Barbara was a great guest and we enjoyed having her. The walk through the woods to the river/springs is more like 100 "steps"...and a natural path. "Kitschy" is probably a good description of the inside-but definitely not disorganized.
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Deb K
Watertown, Wisconsin
1 review
“Little piece of Paradise”
Reviewed 29 March 2016 for a stay in March 2016

We stayed at Rum Island Cabin in late March 2016. Our hosts, MaryAnn and Dave are 2 of the nicest people around. The cabin was everything we expected and more. MaryAnn and Dave made sure we had everything we could need, from extra soaps to maps and brochures of the area, and wood for our 1st campfire. It is in a awesome location, steps from the Sante Fe River and Jonathon Spring. We will be telling all our friends of this little gem in Northern Florida and hope to return in a year or two.
Deb and Gary

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Sunshine3...
Lakeland, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
93 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“"Peaceful retreat"”
Reviewed 5 January 2016 for a stay in December 2015

This is a sweet tiny house retreat. Great property and great owners. We loved the path down to the springs/river and set up our camp chairs for a morning. We ate in High Springs one night and pie iron sandwiches on their kettle grill the other meals. We hope to come back. Great area to explore on that beautiful Santa Fe river. I didn't like the booking or cleaning fee. We stayed 2 nights.

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Sandlappe...
Laurens, South Carolina
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great, Private, Restful, Canoeing Getaway”
Reviewed 17 December 2015 for a stay in December 2015
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My wife and I just returned home from a wonderful three-day, two-night vacation. The Rum Island Cabin was perfect for canoeing the numerous springs on the Santa Fe River. The cabin was exceptional in all respects and provided a very relaxed, comfortable atmosphere. Dave and MaryAnn were super hosts. Everything we could possibly need was provided. The surroundings were well-maintained and the weather was perfect. It was a true joy to experience the area from this setting

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Marjorie...
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Simple, relaxing weekend getaway!”
Reviewed 30 October 2015 for a stay in October 2015
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Run Island Cabin was a great weekend getaway! From start to finish the entire experience was more than satisfactory. After booking MaryAnn and Dave sent several informative documents to plan for the trip. Upon arrival, they were friendly and welcoming. The cabin was beautiful and equipped with everything you could need for a simple weekend in the woods. The cabin sits among the trees and the surrounding area is peaceful. I especially enjoyed the hammock in the evenings. We took our kayaks and were pleased with the short walk along the path to the river. Just a brief paddle downstream and we found ourselves at gorgeous Blue Springs. There wasn't anything more we could have asked for, but had we needed anything MaryAnn and Dave made it clear they were there to help. We definitely plan to return soon!

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