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Waterfront Island Bungalow

· Putnam, Florida
6 acres hosted by Cristina W.
1 lodging site
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Enjoy the comforts of home—including flush toilets, showers, and a kitchen.
Drayton Island is a private island (only accessible by boat*) on Lake George and the St. John's River in North Central Florida, home of the manatee and crystal clear fresh water springs and part of the historical "Bartram Trail". We are on 6 secluded, jungle acres with 12 more additional available for exploring. We have a canoe and a pontoon boat that seats 8 people available for guided charter. You can explore the shoreline, find hidden canals or be at one of our crystal clear, freshwater springs in about 15 minutes. Enjoy stunning sunrises from our private dock, watch the wildlife from anywhere on the property. NO CLEANING FEES :) *private water taxi may be available for $50 round trip. If you need a water taxi please inquire in regards to availability before booking.Located on the south end of the historic and private island, Drayton Island is part of the Bartram Trail and is 15 minutes by boat from Silver Glen Springs and Salt Springs run. The cabin was originally the 'cook house' for the main house which was built by a gentleman from New Jersey in 1890 who arrived and departed by steam ship. The view from the cabin is an open field and jungle with over 15 private acres for hiking, a private dock for fishing and over 7 miles of dirt road for bike riding, walking or running. We also have a 17 foot Grumman canoe available for paddling around the island. As for wild life we have plenty: wild turkey, deer, a myriad of birdlife, alligators, snakes...and even bear so please know your nature manners and if you don't please ask.
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3 ratings · 3 reviews
Lenora G.recommends
April 7, 2024
Lakefront Access with Jungle View
Amazing place
This place is wonderful. If you’re on the fence about reserving, the location just do it! The host are kind and attentive. The tiny house is charming and I love the original claw foot tub. There were four of us there including my husband and two children. The children love the loft area and the basket to hoist items up. This location is secluded and serene. If you’re really looking to enjoy nature this is the place for you. We explored and enjoyed the bicycles. We saw deer armadillo and bald eagles. On the property they also have chickens, ducks, a very friendly cat. It’s also close enough to go to Saint Augustine if you want to do some touristy things. We really enjoyed the location and I’m glad we booked it but highly recommend.
Trey S.recommends
March 24, 2024
Lakefront Access with Jungle View
Relaxation station
Unique. Comfortable. Serene. Simply put, the place and the hosts were top notch. Their demeanor and overall kindness were immediately apparent with the pull cart sitting at the end of the dock awaiting our arrival. The place was clean, quaint, super well designed, and stocked with everything you needed. This place is a relaxation station and allows you to connect with nature and the surrounding environment, yet with the creature comforts we have all come to appreciate. Thanks to the generous hosts and their gorgeous set up they openly shared with us. We already have future vists booked!
Lynsey S.recommends
February 29, 2024
Lakefront Access with Jungle View
Just amazing!
We went for a few days away to relax and it exceeded expectations. The property was beautiful, the cabin spectacular and hosts were gracious and accommodating. Cabin had everything you'd need plus a claw foot tub😍. All we had to do was bring food and cloths. 10 out of 10 recommend. We will be back!
Putnam, Florida, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of Seminole, Timucua, Miccosukee, and Mascogo First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Cristina W.Joined in January 2024
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