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Secret Cove

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Vacation rental house. Sleeps 10, 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms. No pets allowed.

East Palatka, FL 32131 United States

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Beautifully landscaped home located directly on the St. Johns River. Only 30 minutues from the St. Augustine Beach! Enjoy the best of both worlds.

Secret Cove. This magnificent, 2 story, restored 1940s farmhouse sits on 3 acres nestled among a hammock of ancient live oaks and bamboo stands on the banks of the St. John's river. This magnificent and unique estate is just a few minutes from St. Augustine, the oldest city in the United States and a must see on your bucket list. This spacious and uniquely decorated home has 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, flat screen TV's in the LR and each bedroom, king sized beds in 3 bedrooms and a queen in the forth, satellite TV and Wifi, a modern kitchen with a wine bar with fantastic views of the river, and a washer and dryer.

There is a wrap-around screen porch with seating for 30, a large paver patio for cookouts and outdoor seating for 24, with a fire pit with the most magnificent view of the St. John's River and our white sand beach - this is riverfront Florida at its best.

When you spend a weekend or more here you can relax in the peace of the oaks, enjoy kayaking from the beach at Secret Cove, gather around an evening fire in the riverfront fire pit with rocking chairs, enjoy beautiful sunsets on the 300 foot dock, or fish in the waters of Palatka, the bass capital of the world. It is a must see - it is truly one of a kind.

It is a unique Florida vacation like non other, offering a private, peaceful getaway while being a short drive to destinations like St. Augustine, Daytona Beach and Orlando. You will be only 25 minutes from the Atlantic beaches in St. Augustine Beach and Crescent Beach and historical old town St. Augustine with all of its charm, history and fantastic restaurants. You will be only 50 minutes from Daytona Beach and only a short drive more to Orlando and Disney World. A special treat awaits only 30 minutes away at Marineland Dolphin Adventure where you can "immerse yourself in the dolphins' aquatic world as you swim with our gentle residents" (see

Two acres of the property are a cleared field where your family can chase fireflys in the summer, with plenty of room to play softball, badminton or simply throw a football or frisbee around. There are eagles nesting 300 feet from the property and you will regularly see osprey, herons, egrets, and the special treat of seeing manatees play and feed on the river grasses near the dock.

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Rooms and Amenities
Property Type House, 2 story
Unit Code SeCove
Beds 2 king beds, 1 queen bed, 1 sleeper sofa
Bathrooms 2 bathrooms
Rooms Sleeps 10, 10 dining seats
Pets No pets allowed.
Standard Amenities king, queen, shower, sleep sofa /futon, toilet, churches, library, marina, museums, playground, recreation center, reefs, restaurants, ruins, synagogues, theme parks, winery tours, zoo, Dining, Books, DVD Player, Satellite / Cable, Television, Air Conditioning, Clothes Dryer, Fireplace, Hair Dryer, Heating, Internet, Iron & Board, Linens Provided, Living Room, Parking, Telephone, Towels Provided, Washing Machine, Coffee Maker, Dishes & Utensils, Dishwasher, Kitchen, Microwave, Oven, Pantry Items, Refrigerator, Stove, Toaster, antiquing, beachcombing, bird watching, eco tourism, horseback riding, horseshoes, outlet shopping, photography, scenic drives, sight seeing, walking, whale watching, ATM/bank, fitness center, groceries, hospital, massage therapist, medical services, Rural, Waterfront, Deck / Patio, Lawn / Garden, Outdoor Grill, basketball court, cycling, deepsea fishing, fishing, fly fishing, freshwater fishing, golf, hiking, hunting, jet skiing, pier fishing, roller blading, sailing, scuba diving or snorkeling, snorkeling, sound/bay fishing, surf fishing, surfing, swimming, tennis, water skiing, wind-surfing, non smoking only, pets considered, Events Allowed, Weddings
Kitchen Full Kitchen, Refrigerator, Coffee Maker, Ice Maker, Microwave, Toaster, Cookware
Living Central Air, Ceiling Fans, Linens, Washer & Dryer, Ironing Board, High Speed Internet, Fireplace
Business Nearby ATM, Nearby Post Office, Nearby FedEx, Nearby Bank
Outdoor Deck, Patio, BBQ Grill
Geographic Secluded, Near Beach, Close to Town
Entertainment Cable TV, DVD Player
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100 % of our reviewers would recommend this vacation rental.

Vacation Rental Reviews

  • Beauty on the water

    Stayed 7 days ending in July, 2018

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    Christie G recommends this vacation rental

    The house and location were beautiful! We really enjoyed our stay and the owner was so helpful and accomodating.

  • Definitely a well kept secret!

    Stayed 42 days ending in March, 2018

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    a guest from Waterloo, IA recommends this vacation rental

    This home and property went way above my expectations! The yard, the house, the dock....everything was so beautiful and well kept. We had a few home problems, but the owners were very good to us and really took care of us! I would highly recommend this rental to anyone looking for a quiet place to vacation. Only about 15 minutes from Palatka and about 25 minutes to St. Augustine, but definitely worth the drive!

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Seasonal Rental Rates for this Vacation Rental

Dates Daily Weekly Monthly Minimum Stay Checkin Restrictions
Sep 1, 2018-Nov 30, 2018 $275 $1,800 na 3 No restrictions
Dec 1, 2018-Feb 28, 2019 $275 $1,800 $7,100-$7,800 3 No restrictions
Mar 1, 2019-May 31, 2019 na $1,800 $6,500-$7,800 7 No restrictions
Jun 1, 2019-Aug 31, 2019 na $1,800 $6,500-$7,800 7 No restrictions
Sep 1, 2019-Nov 30, 2019 na $1,800 $6,500-$7,800 7 No restrictions

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