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Lazy Turtle Lodge - Turtle Heaven Unit

Looking up river from the dock
6 reviews
Looking up river from the dock
Looking down river from the dock
Entrance sign to Turtle Heaven trailer
Turtle Heaven porch with rocking chairs
Rocking Chairs on Porch
Turtle Heaven living room
Table Art in Main Living Area
Turtle Heaven Queen Bedroom
Bedroom Area
Soaking claw foot tub in bath area
Bathroom Area
Bathroom Art
More Bathroom Art
And more Bathroom Art
Mini Hoosier Cabinet in Bath
Complimentary Coffee and Tea
Double swing at river's edge = perfect to watch the sun rise
Entrance sign to Lazy Turtle Lodge estate
Bonfire pit at river's edge - just walk in the woods to find the kindling
A misty morning on the dock
Our lazy turtle neighbors
Mr. and Mrs. Eagle upriver near Poe Springs
View of the main lodge at river's edge
View of the main lodge from the river
Kayaking the Santa Fe
Watching the river flow by
Shot of the dock and dock chairs
River view from the dock
Santa Fe River sunrise
Full moon visit to the springs
Tubing the Santa Fe River
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1 Bedroom , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 3
Fort White, Florida
Turtle Heaven is a cozy, comfy, shabby chic trailer on the beautiful wooded Lazy Turtle Lodge estate (10 acres) 15 minutes from Historic High Springs and 40 minutes from the Swamp in downtown Gainesville. Located 400 feet from the banks of the Santa Fe River, Turtle Heaven has a queen bed, mini fridge, living area, microwave, hot plate for limited cooking and large bathroom with a claw foot tub (outside hot showers for two are communally available and are guest favorites). Outside shower wraps/robes are also provided. All linens, towels, shampoo, and complimentary coffee and tea are provided. There is a covered deck with picnic table, Weber charcoal grill and rocking chairs plus S fire pit for cook Evening's. Separate cooking facilities can be made available at an additional $35 cleaning fee. Very limited local antenna TV channels... Read more
About the Owner, Pamela / lance scott S
Languages spoken: Portuguese, English, French, Spanish
Response Rate: 100 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: Today
Listed since : Mar 2015
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 16 reviews and 2 properties
Interaction with guests
Pam and Lance live in the Main Lodge by the river and love to see their guests enjoy all that is to offer. The Lodge's 'back yard' is made available to all guests during their stay and the Hosts are available only as needed preferring to give our guests total privacy.
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Excellent - based on 6 reviews
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Miami, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2016 for a stay in July 2016

Pam and Lance (the hosts) have created a peaceful retreat within the beautiful nature of this area. We had such a wonderful time floating, kayaking, enjoying the river and relaxing with friends and family. If you need to recharge your batteries this is the place! I highly recommend staying at The Lazy Turtle Lodge. You can feel the love the...

Management response:

We LOVED having your crew with us because you knew how to maximize your stay. Your enthusiasm for the river and our Lazy Turtle Lodge is much appreciated and we look forward to having you back with us soon!!


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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 July 2016 for a stay in July 2016
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This place was AMAZING! We fell in love with it since we got there, the lodge's view to the river is wonderful, and so peaceful. The units are completely clean and smelled fantastic; they had everything we needed, and the outside showers were the best! The units were sooo cozy, and just made you feel at home while you were...

Management response:

So happy that you enjoyed your stay. Our mission is to make our guests happy and relaxed. We hope to see you again soon! Best, Pam and Lance


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Reviewed 28 May 2016 for a stay in May 2016

Had a wonderful stay at this hidden gem on the Santa Fe River. A beautiful paradise that is tucked away with access to the River that is within Kayaking distance of the nearby springs. The accommodations were great. I will definitely be back!

Management response:

Thank you for choosing Turtle Heaven. We are so happy that you had a good time. We loved having you as guests and hope you come back soon.


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  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • DVD Player
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Grill
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Porch
  • Queen Beds:(1)
  • Refrigerator
  • Shared Garden
  • Single Beds:(1)
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Towels Provided
  • Water Views
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 3:00 PM
    Check out: 11:00 AM
No loud music after 10 pm. We ask guests to recycle plastics, glass and aluminum. Check out is 11 am. Have fun
    1 Full bath
    1 King
    1 Twin
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  • Cleaning : $51 / stay - Fee
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About the neighbourhood
Located between High Springs and Fort White, the Lazy Turtle Lodge is 'in the country'. The last mile of travel is dirt road and there is a sign that reads 'Where the rough road ends the good life begins'. That is the truth. Deer, wild turkeys and Hawks will greet you while the lazy turtles just bask in the sun on the edge of the river. With cypress trees, oaks and Spanish moss, this is truly Old Florida.
Car recommended
Activities nearby
Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 150.0 km.
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