Riverfront House on St. Johns River & Lake George

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“ Excellent ”
22 Reviews
130 Hubers Fish Camp Rd, Welaka, FL 32112


Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Sleeps: 5
Type: Home
Per night: $135
Per week: $800
Pets allowed: Yes
Internet: Yes
Description of the Welaka vacation home rental
This river front house was designed with luxury and comfort in mind while paying attention to details. First, enter the river house from the wrap around lanai and and enter the office with cherry desk. Next you'll see through glass doors to the river and you can see the river from most parts of the house. The lanai features a king size bed tucked away with an incredible view. It also has two tables on the lanai so you can dine there or at the dining table. Now you step up to the spacious living room and one side includes a leather sectional sofa facing a large screen tv. Now the other side of living room features a sitting area with a sofa and recliner that faces a wood burning stove. From there you enter the master bedroom through solid wood french doors; complete oak bedroom set with stern and foster mattress. Next the one bath has tub / shower, linen closet, vanity, etc, all tiled. Down the hall from bedroom you'll find the galley kitchen, new appliances, new stove top, beautiful oak cabinetry, much storage, large pantry, rack for pots and pans above the sink and then to the right side is the breakfast room with brown porcelain gas stove. The kitchen is a chef's dream. To the left of the breakfast room is the dining room that seats 8.

Located on the Fruitland Cove along the historic St. Johns River just north of Lake George. This romantic "get-away" house is tucked among a canope of live oaks, facing west towards the Ocala National Forest, where you will find the sunsets breath taking from our covered boat dock. Lake George is three miles south by boat, and it has long been known as the "Bass Capital of the World". In days gone by, Spanish gallions sailed to the mouth of Lake George for fresh water and rice from a native settlement on an island that pre-dates St. Augustine. History and romance await you here at Pauline's Paradise. If you aren't into fishing - the birds, view and an occasional manatee under the dock will just add to your enjoyment of this vacation paradise.
Boat lifts with covered dock is

The luxurious river house consists of:

Master Bedroom - Queen Bed
Wrap Around Lani- King Bed
Living Room
-Large HD Television
-Bose Surround Sound System
-Full sleeper sofa by Scan Design.
-Wood Burning Stove

-Combination Tub and Shower
Area Information
This private and secluded water front property is located in southern Putnam County, nestled in the middle of the historic Fruitland Cove. Just to the south is Georgetown, where the St. Johns River enters Big Lake George. A short boat ride in either direction you will find Silver Glen Springs, Salt Springs and the Ocklawaha River. South Putnam County is like the old Florida of yesterday. The Oak canapies, the scenery along the water, and the absence of traffic and noise make Putnam County a little slice of paradise to many.

It was near here that Marjorie Kinnan Rawling wrote, "If I could have and hold forever, one brief place of beauty, I think I might choose the night on that high bank above the St. Johns River."

Whether this is a regular vacation spot or a new one, I would like to extend a warm welcome to you.


Availability Calendar


Begins Ends Week
Weekly Monthly Min
Jun 01 2014 Dec 31 2014 $135 $135 $800 $1,800 2 Nights
Check In: 1 p.m. Check Out: 11 a.m.
Lodging tax: 11%
Deposits: Daily/Weekly - Full payment required at time of reservation. Monthly - 50% of 1st months stay required as deposit for reservation. Remaining 50% required 30 days prior to occupancy. When staying multiple months, monthly payment required 30 days in advance. Holiday weekends require a minimum 3 day reservation.
Payment Options: Cashier's Check, Money Order, Personal Check
Other Fees: 4% Tourism Tax on rental. 7% Sales & Use Tax Rental based on double occupancy, additional persons $10/night/person. Housekeeping fee of $100.00 for all stays. Pets - Dogs may be allowed. Please discuss with Ms. Dunn during reservation process. Additional fee of $10.00/night/animal. Property damage resulting from abuse may result in additional charges.


  • Beds

  • 1 King Bed
  • 1 Queen Bed
  • 1 Sofa Bed
  • Features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Parking Included
  • View (Water)
  • Deck
  • High Speed Internet
  • Patio
  • Waterfront
  • Dock/Boat Slip
  • Lanai
  • Pet Friendly
  • Wood Stove
  • Full Kitchen
  • Linens Provided
  • Ski In/Out
  • Appliances

  • Alarm Clock
  • DVD Player
  • Oven
  • TV (Cable/Satellite)
  • Blender
  • Dishwasher
  • Radio
  • Telephone
  • CD Player
  • Ice Maker
  • Refrigerator (Full)
  • Toaster
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Iron
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Charcoal Grill
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Coffee Maker
  • Activities

  • Boating
  • Restaurant
    (1 mile)
  • Basketball Court
    (5 miles)
  • Scuba Diving
    (10 miles)
  • Canoeing
  • Golf
    (2 miles)
  • Hiking
    (5 miles)
  • Volleyball Court
    (10 miles)
  • Fishing
  • Live Entertainment
    (3 miles)
  • Grocery Store
    (8 miles)
  • Movie Theater
    (25 miles)
  • Jet Skiing
  • Aquarium
    (4 miles)
  • Shopping Area
    (8 miles)
  • Park
    (25 miles)
  • Kayaking
  • Horseback Riding
    (4 miles)
  • Winery
    (8 miles)
  • Playground
    (25 miles)
  • Sailing
  • Lake
    (4 miles)
  • Gym/Fitness Center
    (10 miles)
  • Tennis
    (25 miles)
  • Water Skiing

Other Vacation Rental Amenities
Several restaurants close by. Easy day trips to Orlando (Disney World, Epcot, Seaworld, etc.), Gainesville (Natural History Museum, Butterfly Rainforest), Kennedy Space Center, St. Augustine and many beaches along the east Florida Coast.

Reviews for this vacation home rental in Welaka, Florida

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Karen LeBeau

Ocala, Florida

Lazy River Memories

Enjoyed the property so much. The property listing was very accurate. The pictures do not do this home and dock area justice. We spent most of our time outside on the dock. The wonderful breeze made anytime comfortable in the July heat. Pauline has stocked the house and property with everything! We hope to return.

Pauline Dunn

Owner's reply:

You are wonderful people and I enjoyed getting to know all of you. Thank you for the great review.
We work really hard to make our guests feel welcome and it's very rewarding to know that it is appreciated. Can't wait until you visit again for a weekend or longer! Pauline

Debra George Black

Keystone Heights, FL

Great Weekend Get Away

My husband and I had a great weekend. It was nice to have the covered boat dock so we didn't have to get the boat in out of the water everyday. Great view and very nice home. Ms. Pauline was extremely nice and everything was as she said it would be. Very quiet and relaxing area.

Pauline Dunn

Owner's reply:

George & Debra, Thank you so much for the nice Review. I enjoyed meeting you both, you
were the perfect guests! I look forward to seeing you again soon.

ed kurr



Owner greeted us not properly dressed. ROACHES on floor everyday. When told of them, the owner said if they are their backs, then they are dead. Personal belongings in bath, closets and dressers. Had to put them in boxes or move some to other cottage. Jacuzzi and dishwasher did not work. Lights in kitchen were not wired. Cupboard was missing. Bath ceiling was coming apart. Owner was very intrusive. Etc. Owner told us if she got a bad review from people who left early she can delete them.

Pauline Dunn

Owner's reply:

Dear Ed, I'm sorry you were disappointed, As a rule most of my guests comment about the house being more beautiful than they expected. I did what I could to make you all happy, even purcasing a new grill for use. I am aware the jacuzzi does not work and I removed it from the add. The dishwasher is working. Everything in the house is in top shape with the exception of a few repairs that come along. I feel that
some people you just can't please no matter what you do.

David Lloyd

Dayton, OH

Great Fishing and Country Living!

My wife & I had a great month at Pauline's River House! I enjoyed fishing almost every day and certainly enjoyed the covered boat dock with lift. Biggest fish was 10 pounds, 9 ounces, a personal best! My wife enjoyed sewing on the Lani, with the great light and wonderful view. The place is peaceful and our hostess, Pauline, was accomodating and very gracious ... we love her! My wife enjoyed the large kitchen and we enjoyed the large HDTV in the evenings. A perfect place to get away. We also found the local restaurant had a wonderful variety of good food at resonable prices. If you seek a restful retreat, this is the place!

Pauline Dunn

Owner's reply:

David and Esther, I can't say enough kind words about you both! What a team you are. I really appreciate the nice review, it means so much. I couldn't be happier about the big bass you caught. It was the largest bass my guests ever caught during their stay. If Astor gets too crowed for you or there's too much traffic, there's always 2016! You all are welcome to come back anytime! God surely blessed me by having you both as my guests. Keep in touch with me. Pauline

Laura Slone

Tampa, FL USA

Nice relaxing weekend!

We were looking for a place to just relax and enjoy a long weekend. This was the perfect place! Quiet, beautiful, and laid-back. Pauline was the perfect hostess. She fished with us -- even let us use her new tackle! And the last night we had a fish fry with her. Best hush puppies I've had in a long time! The house has all the amenities you could need. Snowbirds could easily spend a winter here. The river and lake offer tons of opportunities for boating and fishing. Lake George is on the edge of the Ocala Nat'l Forest, which has myriad hiking trails, and there are springs nearby with a swimming beach. You can make your stay here as active or as lazy as you like.

Pauline Dunn

Owner's reply:

What a Review, Thank you for taking the time to send such a nice review.I really had a fun time cook-en up them fish and the hush puppies turned over in the hot oil like they are suppose to when they get done on one side.I hope you folks can come again soon,oh PS I caught a Red Bass (my first) the other day.He was 15 inches long but I kept and cooked him anyway.I thank God for Pauline's Paradise and that I can share it with folke like you. Thank you Pauline Dunn.

Phil Cheshire

Lakeland, Florida

Perfect for our family

This was a perfect place for our southern way of life, and very accommodating for our family of five. We brought two boats , which were housed nicely within the dock area, fishing and boating at our pleasure with absolutely no problem. Ms. Pauline was a gracious hostess, providing great side dishes and joining us for an evening fish friy. Memories of this vacation will last a life time. Many thanks to Ms.Pauline and we hope to return again. Phil, Karen, Ben, Nick and Joseph

Pauline Dunn

Owner's reply:

Phil, Thank you so much for the review I had a fun time with your family and injoyed every day of your visit. Those boy s are some thing else. I can't get over all of Bass they caught.Every time they went out they came back wth bass, one if not more.I hope you come again soon. Pauline.

Stephanie Evans

Jacksonville, FL

Great time

My husband and I had a really great time. No problems, very clean and very private. We weren't interested in talking to anyone and were burnt out. Felt much better after the weekend.

Pauline Dunn

Owner's reply:

I really enjoyed Stephanie and Husband as my guest.They enjoyed just hanging out on the dock and relaxing in the sunshine. Thank you so much for the very nice things you had to say about the River House. Thanks Pauline.

Linda Cole

Naples Fl.

Greatest Getaway Ever

What a beautiful house and Pauline such a woungerfull lady I was so worried about our dog Riley she broke her chain twice and pauline was so nice about it thankgoodness she came home to the river house .The house was so nice you felt like you were home the view from the back was beautifull just wish it wouldnt have been so cold we didnt get the chance to do any fishing we did go out in our canoe took the dog with use was great cant say enough abuot how clean and and comforable the house was and i sleept so good the bed was so comfortable we defently will tell all our friends and hope to get back their with our children and grandchildrenthey will love it and so much to do hicking and the other coast so close . Pauline you we a dear and so gracious hope to see you soon .And Happy New Year

Pauline Dunn

Owner's reply:

I thank you and Frank for your visit and the nice things you had to say about the River House and about me.I am glad you had one good day to go out in the canoe. I look for ward to meeting your family later in the spring. It is foiks like you guys that make all my hard work worth while, Thank you again for the great review,Pauline.

Barbara Smith

Ontario, Canada

A wonderful holiday!

My son and I came to stay at "Pauline's Paradise" while on a Hog Hunting trip and it was truly a paradise! Ms. Dunn is the epitome of a charming and genteel hostess. The "River House" is a lovely accomodation with all the comforts of home. We fished and crabbed from the dock each day and were delighted with the fare from the St. John's River. The house is situated within easy driving distance of Daytona, St. Augustine and Orlando. It was well worth the drive.

Angela Harnage

Frostproof, Fl

Paradise found on the St. Johns!

My husband and I take a trip In June every year for our wedding anniversary and this year our 13th, we discovered Pauline's Paradise. Miss Pauline is the sweetest lady you could ever meet. We stayed for a week in the River House, which was really spacious and cozy. The kitchen has all the utensils and cookware that you need. My husband had brought all kinds of grilling gear and didn't use any of it. He had never crabbed before and had a good time catching crabs with miss Pauline's traps. She taught him how to bait them up. We caught fish every day... Bluegill, redbreasted brim and catfish. We caught shiners off the dock to use for live bait. The view from the house and dock are absolutely beautiful. We took our boat and them had trouble with it on the third day so we just fished from the dock and still caught fish. It was the most paid back relaxing vacation that we have ever taken. Will definitely be a return guest. Would like to go for just long weekends even. Really nice!

Diana King

Naples, Fl.

The Most Beautiful View of the St. Johns River!

We stayed in the house that Miss Pauline has at this location. It was clean, the beds comfortable, and the view was outstanding. Like being in another time and so relaxing. Miss Pauline is a sweet heart and makes sure every one is happy. The fishing was excellent. We caught 15 in a few hours, not far from the house. Thanks again, Pauline.

Doug S

Dayton, OH

Pauline's Paradise is wonderful....

My wife and I stayed for a week and had the best time. As the other reviewers stated, the house is very nice, kitchen fully equipped with everything you would want, and a nice comfortable bed. Pauline is a sweetheart. We would love to come back and stay again. Rented a boat just down the road at Bass World every day. Pick it up in the morning, come back to the house, take off fishing and cruising for the day and have the boat back to the marina by 5. This made a most enjoyable vacation. And, our favorite part- Sitting on the dock every evening watching the sunset. Thanks Pauline. Hope to see you in the future. And if you want to sell your place in the next few years, how about giving me a shout!!! Doug and Debbie

Pauline Dunn

Owner's reply:

I thank Doug for his Review.I have the greatest people in the world come that come stay here on The .River. It makes me feel wonderful when I see my guest come down fish eat relax and enjoy their stay. Thanks again Doug and Debra From OH Pauline.

steve harvath


Paulines Paradise

Our stay was more than we anticipated, Paulines home was very comfortable, clean and the kitchen was stocked with all the appliances and cookware you needed. The view from the dock was breath taking, we were able to dock our 22' boat. We have been going to various places on the St Johns river for the past 5 years for the Thanksgiving holiday, and have not found a nicer place than this. We enjoy the fishing, which was exceptional this trip. Lots of crappie, blue gill, and bass. If you are looking for some tranquility and beauty, this is the place. Pauline is a very southern hospitable host, who wants to make sure your stay is what you expected or more. We hope to make this our annual trip.

Lisa Pittman

Plant City, Fl.

Make your reservation......

After a wonderful weekend, both my husband and I want to get away again. Being right on the water in a comfortable house with western views, along with sightings of eagles and other wild life make this place very special. Bring your boat, your favorite company and celebrate life. Pauline is close by, if you need anything, and doesn't get offended if you ask for privacy. She is a delightful person and the River House truly is "Pauline's Paradise".


Hilliare, Fl

A Great Place

What a wonderful place to stay very clean and everything you might need is there. Pauline is a wonderful lady who makes your stay just that much more special. The fishing is great from the dock if you don't have a boat. If you are looking for peaceful and quite time this is the place to stay. I would recomend this to anyone. Wayne & Mary

Bea & Jack Baker

Port orange Fl

Relaxing & enjoyable

Have to say it was one of the nices cottages on water we ever stead in. Every year we pick a differant place on water. This was so relaxing. Pauline the owner is a gem. We were given a homemade pie & a cake. Also she shared a watermelon with us. We enjoyed being out on the dock fishing & just telling stories with her. Were it is located you can go to St. Augstine, Flager Beach, Daytona Beach. Your pretty close to alot of areas. If you want peace & Quiet, plus some fishing call Pauline. We had a great time. Bea & Jack

Randy Palsgrove

Palm Bay, FL

Great place to stay

My wife and I spent a week at Pauline's riverfront home. It was nicely decorated, very comfortable and very clean. There are windows across the back of the house that faces the river giving you a great view. The kitchen is fully equipped with anything you might desire and the beds are comfortable. There is a pub less than a mile away that has very good food. Within 5 miles there are another two fine restaurants, one upscale and slightly pricey but the food is great and plentiful. I always want to know about fishing so here goes. We fished from the dock and caught fish every day, around 35 - 40 during the week along with 19 keeper crabs. There are two traps at the house although we caught most of the crabs on a fishing rod baited with a small dead fish (you just have to net them before they hit the surface or they will drop off and reel them in slowly). We didn't get up early to fish or stay out late and most days we did not fish the full day. There are huge catfish and my tackle was not heavy enough to bring them in. The dock is covered which protected us from the rain and sun and generally there was a nice breeze. The dock can house two boats and has lifts. Pauline was very friendly and helpful with all our needs.

Anita Peterson Knittel

Ocala, FL

Wonderful weekend

My husband and I stayed here for our 7th wedding anniversary weekend. We brought our boat and had the best time boating the St John's River and Lake George. It has a very nice dock with two boat slips. The house was estremely clean with plently of linens and the kitchen has everything you could imagine in it. Pauline is the nicest lady, she dropped by on our final night of our stay with a homemade lemon cake that she baked for us. She even shared the recipe with me. :) We have already recommended this place to other and plan on returning ourselves. Bobby & Anita

Brenda Lowe

Knoxville, Tennessee

Divine Serenity

The most peaceful place we have ever stayed, and the "River Cottage" was immaculately clean and very comfortably decorated.. We enjoyed fishing off the pier, and caught a wide variety of fish. The owner, Pauline, surprised us with a delicious home cooked meal. This place is a 10 in my book and we will definitely return again in the future. Thank you Pauline for a memorable stay. Brenda Lowe, and Jeff Boggess and Vivian.



Great time in Astor Florida

6 guys, 3 boats and a weeks worth of fun fishing in florida. Accommodations were nice. Plenty of parking. Rob was very responsive to our needs and kept the directions coming. Everything we needed was in the house. Just bring the clothes and the fun, the rest is waiting for you.

Jerry & Lee Anne Keffer

Candler, NC

Heavenly Vacation Rental

It's often hard to find the perfect vacation rental, but we certainly found a little piece of Heaven when we found the River House. The sunsets were amazing, different each day. The house was furnished beautifully with all the needed ammenities. The owner, Pauline, is a jewel. She is someone you will love forever and she certainly knows how to make you feel welcome and loved. I would highly recommend this rental.

Scott & Cindy Hayman

New Smyrna Beach, FL

Beautiful Rental

This place is serene, peaceful, beautiful, clean, huge. Wonderful place to fishing. Pauline is the cutest little lady you'd ever meet. We wanted to adopt her!!!!We didn't stay there because we had too many people but plan to in the future.

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