North Central Florida Vacation Rentals

Imagine a vacation scented with magnolia blossoms, as you explore the rolling hills and countryside of a southern plantation. You've found yourself in North Central Florida, home to Tallahassee, Gainesville, Cedar Key and Lake City. This is the perfect place to explore and then relax in your southern style villa rental, condo rental or home vacation rental.

If you love history and want to... read more
Imagine a vacation scented with magnolia blossoms, as you explore the rolling hills and countryside of a southern plantation. You've found yourself in North Central Florida, home to Tallahassee, Gainesville, Cedar Key and Lake City. This is the perfect place to explore and then relax in your southern style villa rental, condo rental or home vacation rental.

If you love history and want to explore the past, there are several walking tours available throughout the historical districts. Several sites have a history relating to the Civil War.

Tallahassee is almost in Georgia, and reflects the Old South. It has been the seat of state government since 1824 and here you will discover many 19th-century buildings and homes, including the majestic Old State Capitol Building. The area has plenty of vacations rental accommodations and you can choose your lodging to suit your vacation needs. North Central Florida has a myriad of museums, galleries and and natural history exhibitions. Take in a folk music festival, arts, crafts, antique markets and period enactments. If you like history you'll love Gainesville. It has 290 historic buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places reflecting styles typical of Florida from 1880 through the 1920s. Now it is home home of the University of Florida, the largest university in the state and the second-largest university in the USA. For outdoor enthusiasts, there is a network of freshwater springs and underwater caves located on the upper reaches of the Suwannee River. These vast underwater caverns attract divers, while those who like to stay dry can explore the natural beauty of the land. The village of Suwannee is located by the famous Suwanee River as it makes its way towards the Gulf. It's an excellent spot for anglers of all ages and ability. Lake City is surrounded by several lakes, making it the perfect place to relax and enjoy Florida. North Central Florida's coastline runs along the Gulf Of Mexico and is mostly shallow saltwater estuaries. Here you will discover great seafood, canoeing, boating, fishing, and horseback riding. It's all here on the coast. Rustic Cedar Key is the most well known of coastal destinations, located on a tiny key on the Gulf Of Mexico. This tranquil village is full of history and well known for its abundant supply of seafood and natural beauty. The entire area is very accessible by car. Choose your vacation rental from this area or pick a villa, condo, or apartment rental from the surrounding area. No matter where you stay, North Central Florida is sure to delight.
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  • Enjoy the Solitude of the

    Ocklawaha: Cabin
    2 BDR • 1 BA • Sleeps 4 • #236172
    135 to 135 USD/night
    Love life, Live life, Reconnect to yourself. Go Fishing, Walk in the woods. Go ahead pull off the highway, get off the speedway and visit the Country the way Florida was. Less than 30 minutes off I-75. A two bedroom cabin set back in the woods features charming, rustic décor and a peaceful, relaxing setting inside. Outside, you can enjoy a picturesque yard with grand oaks sitting around a fire pit or grilling and eating out at our picnic table. The location is perfect for the outdoor enthusiast that enjoys motorbikes or ATVs and is close to fishing, hiking, and the famous springs of the Ocala National Forest. Within a 15 minute drive, you can enjoy Hampton Beach or eat at Gator Joe’s (a waterfront restaurant on the edge of Lake Weir that has been serving seafood and southern food since 1926). The cabin is 30 minutes from the natural beauty of Juniper and Alexander Springs. Needless to say, nearby swimming opportunities abound. For the outdoor adventurer who still wants to keep in touch with modern amenities, the cabin comes complete with Premium Cable, Wireless Internet and an office center with a desk and printer. It also features a full kitchen with oven, refrigerator, microwave, and all important coffee maker. Rather you visit in the summer and beat the heat at a nearby swimming hole or enjoy roasting marshmallows outside in the winter, this rustic cabin in the woods is the perfect home away from home for individuals, couples, or families. Some reviews from past guests: 5/5 Great place to disconnect. We got married in February and after quarantining for 6 months due to Covid we needed a getaway where we could social distance. For her 40th Birthday, my wife wanted to be in touch with nature and this was the perfect place for us to do that. The cabin was cute and cozy, very quiet and peaceful and we loved having a fire every night. Having Daisy, the dog, come over every day was very nice and cute and also gave us a sense of security from the 400 lb neighbor (the bear haha). The only thing we wish we would’ve had was access to the lake. Check in, check out was very easy. It was a delightful stay. We will definitely be back. 09/15/2020 at 2:30 PM 5/5 Unplugged Weekend Perfect looking for those to unplug. Neighborhood was really out in the middle of nowhere, dirt roads to get in. Cabin was simple, very clean and well stocked. Nice big yard, no problem hooking up to WiFi. Had Netflix, Pandora, Roku, and a local news feed. No live tv. No cell service (that was perfect. Lol). Playing board games, relaxed, reading, campfire, s’mores, etc. Short drive to Juniper Springs, Gator Joe’s, Silver Springs, Dam Diner. Nothing fancy, but dog friendly and comfortable. We would definitely stay again. 07/05/2020 at 6:47 PM 5/5 Little Cabin in the Woods This is a great property for people that travel with their dogs. Our Fur Baby loved the yard, very frisbee friendly. We enjoyed the well stocked cabin, complete with bottled water. Great stay for a great price. Highly Recommended. 02/17/2020 at 4:24 PM Rebecca January 2020 Cabin was as pictured. Very clean & the host was helpful & quick to reply. Other reviews mentioned issues getting there -- but we had none at all. GPS took us right to the house & no issues with sugar sand & our SUVs. Being on well water, it was nice touch to find a filtered water dispenser. Towels & sheets were good quality & kitchen was fully stocked with all the necessities & then some. Neighbors were friendly. Property felt very safe & secluded. Lots of wildlife visit the cabin & can be found in surrounding neighborhood including peacocks, birds, wild pigs. Favorites are the neighbor's friendly dog & the cabin's pet chicken. My 5 yr old son enjoyed running around the property and making Smores by the fire pit at night. Wi-Fi was very good. Enjoyed ourselves so much we stayed an extra night, thanks to the host happily obliging our request. Highly recommend staying here. Dianne September 2019 The unpaved streets take a little getting used to. The mosquitos were pretty bad so we couldn't sit outside very long. The neighbor's dog was delightful and made us smile. This is the perfect site if you want seclusion and a get-away from city life. We loved the crowing roosters and braying donkey every morning at dawn. Very quiet and restful. I felt like I was at summer camp. Shadmit March 2019 Nice and quiet place. Very clean. If you want to get away and enjoy the nature, that's the place to book. The host is fantastic. Great communicator and makes sure you are nothing but 100% satisfied from your stay.
  • Suwannee River Home with

    Old Town: Vacation Rental
    3 BDR • 2 BA • Sleeps 7 • #265072
    289 to 296 USD/night
    Suwannee River Home with Kayaks, Boat Dock & Launch, Riverfront Deck - Dog-Friendly. Perched directly on the Suwannee River and spanning over 12 acres with abundant wildlife and trails, this waterfront property offers a beautiful, secluded location amid the peacefulness of nature. Take in the river views from the comfort of your screened porch while you watch the kids play in the yard sprinkled with large oak and pecan trees. Or head directly to the water to experience it firsthand. Your retreat includes kayaks, a covered boat dock, a boat ramp for launching your boat or jet skis, and a charming deck along the river that is great for fishing. Spend fun-filled days on the water; it's only eight minutes by kayak to Hart Spring. Then head home to unwind in the hammock while the chef prepares a cookout on the grill (a gas grill, charcoal grill, and smoker are provided). End your vacation days with fireside chats around the wood-burning firepit. Inside, wood floors, exposed beams, and rustic-chic decor create a lodge-like vibe. Wall-to-wall windows in the living area showcase views of the Suwannee River, and the sleek modern kitchen boasts a full suite of upscale stainless steel appliances. Enjoy the cozy reading nook offering great views from a picture window and a library full of books. Extra perks include a large collection of DVDs and board games. When venturing out, Osceola Heritage Park and the center of Old Town are a short drive away. Check out Cedar Key with wonderful oceanfront dining. Cruise 45 minutes to Gainesville. Explore many springs within roughly 30 minutes, including Manatee Springs, Fanning Springs, Ginnie Springs, and Ichetucknee Springs or the lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge. THINGS TO KNOW The bunk room has a twin-over-full bunk bed. A twin air mattress is also provided. There are only steps to access the home (no elevator). Parking notes: There is parking for four vehicles in the driveway and two under the carport. VACASA GUESTWORKS This home is powered by GuestWorks, a service of Vacasa, and managed locally by an independent host. Upon booking through GuestWorks, you will experience timely and detailed communications, secure entry, and professional-grade housekeeping. If you need anything before, during, or after your stay, the home's independent local host is ready to help 24/7!

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