Our home sits by the river on a plush 5-acres with plenty of wildlife and privacy at the end of a long and winding driveway. It has 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, a great room w/wood-burning fireplace and solid oak reclaimed floors throughout. Each bedroom is carpeted with wool berber. The master bedroom & luxury bath overlooks the river with a private screened porch. Gorgeous views of the river from every room! Over 200 ft on the river to kayak, canoe or fish from the backyard. Convenient location and easy drive to High Springs, Gainesville, Lake City, State Parks & Springs. Find us on Facebook: The Santa Fe River Treehouse. Welcome to “The Treehouse”, our 4 bedroom home on the beautiful Santa Fe River. We try our best to minimize our impact on the river and our land. Please tread lightly on her banks and of course keep things from getting in it. You will see bottles and things we pull out of the river around the house and yard. Santa Fe means “holy faith” and has quite a history. Artifacts can be found everywhere you look, especially when the river runs clear. Please use life jackets and a swim buddy as the current can be swift. Keep an eye on the kids. There is wildlife all around you! You will hear the owls at night and will see woodpeckers, hawks, deer, armadillo, squirrel, foxes, rabbits and possums. If you are quiet and calm, the otters might make an appearance for you in the river. There are snakes at times, so as always have your wits about you when outdoors. Our gopher tortoises (about 5 known habitats on our property) are protected, so enjoy if you see one, but do not disturb them or their holes. Kayaks and a canoe are available for quick river floats. Sit on our screened-in porches and watch your troubles float away. Float down the Santa Fe with help from Rum 138 or Canoe Outpost. You will be minutes from Ginnie and Blue Springs. Don’t forget about Poe Spring or Rum Island! There are two boat ramps: one just upstream and one downstream. If cave diving is your thing, our home would suit you perfectly. We have storage and prep areas under the house with an outside shower to clean gear and wetsuits. Some of the world’s best cave diving is here in the High Springs area and our location will have you within minutes of some of the best spots. Do a quick search on the internet for Ginnie Springs cave diving and have a look for yourself. Why not enjoy a float down the Ichetucknee River? You can rent your tubes in Ft. White on the way. It’s about a 20 minute car ride to the head spring. The 4th bedroom serves as an office/library/bedroom that will give you an eagles’ view of the river as you paint, draw, meditate or write the next best seller. We usually run the air at 75 when it is warm out but if the outside temperature is lower, we open the doors. If it gets really cold, you can purchase some local firewood (please don’t burn what is under or around the home) and can enjoy the indoor fireplace- but please make sure the flue is open and the screen is in place. The house is made of wood so caution is advised. There are smoke detectors throughout and there is an escape ladder on the top covered porch—please familiarize yourself with its location in case of an emergency. We do not supply a landline but most cellular carriers work here, luckily. Our house water is very special and comes from the spring shed beneath us. It is filtered and softened, then pressurized to get up into the house. Please be mindful of your water use. We treat it as the rare resource that it is! The septic system is also special due to being so close to the river, so we ask you be mindful of what goes down the commode and garbage disposal. The road leading into the neighborhood is a great walking route! The towering tree canopy will take your breath away. For an amazing view of the night sky, turn off the outside lights and look up-it is amazing how many stars are visible every night! Oh by the way, you will feel the house sway a little, but don’t be worried as it is a natural property of the wood posts that support it. Enjoy yourself, relax and sit a spell….