Lake Santa Fe Cottage #5a 2BR/1BA/Kitchen Sleeps 4

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  1. 4 guests
  2. 2 bedrooms
  3. 2 beds
  4. 1 bathroom
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Spacious 2 BDRM 1 BA lakeside cottage at historic former Buddy's Landing site on Lake Santa Fe. Private and gated with direct lake access. A peaceful, quiet space to unplug and get away from the daily chaos. Use of the private boat launch on site for a small additional fee of $20 per trailer. Perfect setting for multiple families to hang together on the lake. A GREAT set-up for travel nurses or business professionals needing monthly rentals. (Message me for special monthly rates.)

The space
This cottage is uniquely located closest to the sandy beach area of Lake Santa Fe and a duplex space that can be opened to accommodate two groups vacationing together or larger families. Space 5b of the duplex has a queen bed and extra long twin, a full kitchen with stove, refrigerator, microwave and coffee maker. The gated property has direct, private access to Lake Santa Fe with access to our boat ramp for a small additional fee ($20 per trailer) and ample parking for your boat trailer. The cottages are newly renovated, clean and cozy. There is still construction underway on the property, however, we respect your space and try to minimize any inconvenience to our guests. This is a unique, serene setting and historical landmark of the former Buddy’s Landing.

Please respect maximum number of overnight guests on your reservation. If others join your group there is a $15 per person fee per day.

Because several cottages are available, it is common for groups of friends and families to come together for the weekend and celebrate special birthdays, holidays or reunions.

Looking for event space with a beautiful view of the water? We have a private lakeside event space on property with tables and seating for approximately 40 (accommodates about 75 for mingling). Beautiful backdrop for any small wedding, family reunion, birthday, wedding/baby showers, holiday parties, corporate meetings, or other special events. See BuddysLanding com for pictures, pricing and contact info.

Where you'll sleep

What this place offers

Free parking on premises
Air conditioning
Private patio or balcony
Shared backyard – Not fully fenced
Fire pit
Security cameras on property
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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Where you’ll be

Earleton, Florida, United States

Historic Melrose is about a 10 minute drive and has several restaurants as well as quick groceries and gas. Waldo is also about 5 miles and Starke about 15 miles. Gainesville is about a 20 minute traffic free drive. This property is an ideal getaway for locals to enjoy a few relaxing days at the lake boating, fishing, swimming and enjoying bbq! It is also a great place for friends to gather and celebrate special birthdays, events, family reunions, etc. Montgomery Horse Stables are a couple minutes away and a beautiful area for an afternoon trail ride! Convenient to Camp Blanding, Gainesville UF Gator Games, and Gatornationals. For a small additional fee we will even drive you into town for UF games or events and pick you up so you don't have to pay for parking or worry about drinking/driving!

Hosted by Julia

  1. Joined in September 2017
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My husband, John, and I have been business owners in Gainesville, Florida for over 34 years. We also own several waterfront properties that we rent on Lake Santa Fe just outside Gainesville, FL and in Palm Coast, FL along the intracoastal. I am a Army and Air Force veteran and my husband and I have been married for over 34 years. We have two kids; our son is an Army Ranger with the 75th Ranger Regiment and our daughter is an ICU nurse. We enjoy simple things in life and the peacefulness of living on the lake.

(We are currently undergoing some property renovations so please excuse the clutter as we complete the process.)
My husband, John, and I have been business owners in Gainesville, Florida for over 34 years. We also own several waterfront properties that we rent on Lake Santa Fe just outside…

During your stay

There is someone on site most of the time, however, I am easy to contact by phone, email or text at anytime. (352) 316-1623.
  • Language: English
  • Response rate: 100%
  • Response time: within an hour
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House rules

Check-in: After 15:00
Check out: 11:00

Health & safety

Airbnb's COVID-19 safety practices apply
Security camera/recording device Show more
Nearby lake, river, other body of water
Carbon monoxide detector not required Show more
Smoke alarm

Cancellation policy