Home Nestled in Santa Fe Lake Trees w/ UF Parking!

City: Waldo, Florida Property ID: 421335

grand total: From $135 total Per Night

    Bring your paddleboards and kayaks on your Waldo vacation near Lake Santa Fe and just 19 miles from the University of Florida - with available gameday parking just 1 mile from the Swamp! Your party will love lounging on the front porch of this 3-bed, 2-bath house, or playing games on the enclosed back porch. This 1-acre Waldo rental has a big backyard and space to park a boat or RV. Within 10 minutes, find the lake and a boat launch at Santa Fe Lake Park, and close boat rentals at Outlaw Marine!

    -- THE PROPERTY --

    *10% discount for stays of 15 days or longer*

    *UF gameday parking available 1 mile from the Swamp - please reach out in your booking inquiry*

    Master Bedroom: Queen Bed | Bedroom 2: Queen Bed | Bedroom 3: 2 Twin Beds | Family Room: Queen Sleeper Sofa

    This country-style home is located on 1 acre of picturesque and peaceful land, secluded among tall green trees and bushes. Enjoy evenings on the patio sipping wine and chatting late into the night.

    In the mornings you'll love sitting on the front porch with a freshly brewed cup of coffee. Read the morning paper or just enjoy the sounds of nature whispering through the leaves.

    Whip up scrambled eggs in the fully equipped kitchen and eat at the charming breakfast nook. Relax and digest in the enclosed back porch until you're ready to slip into swimsuits and make the short drive to Santa Fe Lake Park to enjoy Lake Santa Fe with your paddleboards and kayaks. Don't forget the

    After a day of adventures on the water or exploring in Gainesville or St. Augustine, head back for a home-cooked meal. Sit together around the large wooden dining table and enjoy each other's company over dinner.

    Take dessert out to the back patio enjoy the cool evening air and sounds of nature. Finish your day in front of the flat-screen Sling TV or in the game room with foosball table and air hockey table.

    Fall asleep in seconds in the 3 comfy bedrooms. The master bedroom has an en-suite master bathroom complete with a glass walk-in shower and soaking tub.

    -- THE LOCATION --

    Spend hours paddling around picturesque Lake Santa Fe, with views of lake trees at the property and common roadways and public access to the water just 7 miles away! With a picnic lunch packed, you'll enjoy hours relaxing in the shade of picturesque trees framing the house. If you'd rather sample local cuisine, visit Blue Water Bay to dine in or sample their decadent weekend buffet! The Santa Fe Lake Park public boat launch is 7 miles away, while Outlaw Marine features stand-up paddle board rentals!

    If you're in town for Parents Weekend, or to surprise your college freshman at the University of Florida - this vacation rental home is for you! Just over 20 minutes from Gainesville, you can steal away to visit your kiddo with ease. Be sure to catch a Gator football game during your stay. Located 20 miles from the stadium, aka The Swamp, this home offers a beautiful and convenient place to retreat after the game.

    Spend a delightful afternoon horseback riding through Ocala, just 40 miles away. If you're looking for more of a thrill, appease your inner adrenaline junkie and go flying through the trees on a zip line!

    You won't want to miss a day trip to St. Augustine, the oldest city in the US! Just an hour from the property, you'll love spending a day looking at historic architecture, learning about the city's rich history, and of course delicious dinner in town!

    Go for a hike at Micanopy and Paynes Prairie State Park, or tubing at Ginnie Springs or Ichentuknee Springs State Park. Finish up with dinner at Blue Water Bay or Call Street Cafe.


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    Key Residence Features:
    - Amenities include a fully equipped kitchen, free WiFi, flat-screen Sling TV, in-unit laundry machines, linens and towels, complimentary toiletries, foosball table, air hockey table, gas grill, queen-sized sleeper sofa, parking for boat, lake access, 2-car garage, 4-car driveway, boat/RV parking, and more
    - Nature lovers, you are invited to walk around and visit blueberry farms nearby and pick your own. If you're quiet (and a bit lucky), animals native to the area will dart across your path, and deer and rabbits will dash through the surrounding forest, we see them often at the property. If you keep your eyes to the sky, you may catch a glimpse of a bald eagle, soaring and circling as it hones in on its next meal. It's amazing what a healthy dose of warm sun, blue sky, and a friendly breeze can do for your spirits.
    - Lake Santa Fe, just 7 miles to a public boat launch, 19 miles from the University of Florida in Gainesville, 20 miles from The Swamp, and just 35 minutes from horseback riding and zip lining in Ocala, this Earleton vacation rental home is an ideal getaway for all. Shopping, dining, and entertainment are nearby, and St. Augustine is just an hour away!
    - Airport: Gainesville Regional Airport (15.6 miles away)

    -- POLICIES --

    - No smoking
    - No pets allowed
    - No events, parties or large gatherings
    - If you're interested in the available gameday parking, please reach include any questions in your booking inquiry
    - Must be at least 25 years old to book
    - Additional fees and taxes may apply
    - Photo ID may be required upon check-in
    - 10% discount for stays of 15 days or longer

  • Location

    Area Activities

    • Fishing
    • Jet Skiing
    • Kayaking

    Community Amenities

    • Onsite Laundry Facilities

    Inside Amenities

    • Air-Conditioning
    • Kitchen

    Key Amenities

    • Carbon Monoxide Detector
    • Coffeemaker
    • Fire Extinguisher
    • Free Parking
    • Smoke Detector
    • Wireless Internet (WIFI)

    Kitchen Equipment

    • Dishware and Flatware
    • Dishwasher
    • Microwave
    • Refrigerator
    • Stove/Oven

    Nearby Amenities

    • Rural

    Other Amenities

    • Parking

    Outdoor Amenities

    • Deck
    • Gas Grill
    • Gazebo
    • Patio
    • Screened Porch

    Property Amenities

    • Central Heating
    • Dryer
    • Foosball Table
    • Game Room
    • Garage
    • Internet Connection
    • Linens Provided
    • TV
    • Towels Provided
    • Washer


    • Long Term Renters
    • Minimum Age Requirement
    • No Pets Allowed
    • Non Smoking
    • Suitable for Children
    • Suitable for Elderly
  • Guest Reviews (15)
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    Great house

    Reviewed by: Ryan C. on


    We had a good stay. Everything was as advertised. We definitely recommend it.
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in December 2019

    Great place to stay!

    Reviewed by: Lawrence T on


    The property was spacious, clean and well maintained.
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in December 2019

    Great Yellow House

    Reviewed by: Shirley R. on


    Very nice, very clean large house. Nicely laid out. Well equipped kitchen. Comfy beds. Fun 'games room'. We are visitors from Canada. Would definitely stay there again.
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in December 2019

    Great for a day or a week

    Reviewed by: Celeste R. on


    We stayed at this property over the Thanksgiving break and it was delightful. The house was well stocked and spacious. We were able to have a family dinner for the holidays with plenty of space to cook and serve. The house property is also vey nice. We were able to grill one evening and the guys were able to sit out most nights and enjoy the evening air. Like several of the other reviews mention, the property is less than a 30 minute drive to Gainesville. So we were able to get to everything relatively easily. If you're looking for a nice getaway in the country, I would recommend this one.
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in November 2019

    Beautiful and Quiet country gem!

    Reviewed by: Marcie C. on


    What a peaceful retreat this was! We came into town to visit University of Florida and attend a football game. The house was an easy 25-30 minute drive into town, and was a welcome retreat away from the craziness of campus and the surrounding area! The house was very clean when we arrived and had all of the amenities we would have needed. It is nestled at the end of a cul-de-sac and was so peaceful that I looked forward to sitting out on the patio with my coffee in the mornings and enjoying the sounds of nature. The house was very spacious and there was room for my family to spread out and not feel like we were all on top of each other. We will definitely be visiting this property again! Great find!
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in November 2019

    Reviewed by: Jenni on


    What a great place for a group of colleagues to enjoy each other's company!
    *This review was originally posted on Airbnb for a stay in October 2019

    Great option for Gator football weekends

    Reviewed by: Jonathan S. on


    Had a few different families all in town for Gator football homecoming. About a 25 minute drive to UF. House was perfect for getting us all together. Property was clean & as advertised. Definitely considering staying here again in the future.
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in October 2019

    Great place to stay to get away from it all!

    Reviewed by: Scott P. on


    We were having trouble finding a hotel room for one of the UF games. Fortunately we were able to book the yellow house. It's an easy 25 minute drive from campus and provided us plenty of room to spread out and relax after the game. The stay also comes with a place to park pretty close to the campus. A $12 Uber ride got us dropped off right in front of the stadium. All-in all it was a great weekend, great responses/communication by the owner and manager of the property and a great place to stay.
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in September 2019

    pretty good. the sling tv was not the best

    Reviewed by: john s. on


    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in March 2019

    Restful north Florida home

    Reviewed by: Hope on


    Lovely, quiet spot near Gainesville that comfortably accomadates a family.Reviewer locationCharlottesville
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in December 2018

    Beautiful home with a lot of space

    Reviewed by: Tania on


    Terri's home is beautiful and has plenty of space. It's very clean and the neighborhood is nice and safe. Everything we needed for our stay was there and Terri was responsive to all of my messages any time I needed anything or had a question. We plan on making this trip an annual visit and will always see if Terri's home is available before we book anywhere else. Highly recommended
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in December 2018

    Nice house very quiet

    Reviewed by: Eddie on


    Nice house,nice neighborhood, very quiet family loved it... we will definitely return!!
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in December 2018

    Great affordable home near UF

    Reviewed by: Dalton A. on


    The home was great! Terri was just a phone call away if we needed anything. Only about a 20-25 minute drive away from UF which was a plus. The home was clean and well maintained. Would definitely consider coming back!
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in November 2018

    Had a great stay

    Reviewed by: Emery C. on


    Had no problems friendly host
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in October 2018

    Great place!

    Reviewed by: AL on


    We have booked vacation rentals all over the country and don't mind saying this is on the top of the list for satisfaction! Hope it is available next year!