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“Paradise on the Santa Fe River”
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6 reviews
Looking up river from the dock
Looking down river from the dock
Entrance sign to Turtle Heaven trailer
Turtle Heaven porch with rocking chairs
Rocking Chairs on Porch
Turtle Heaven living room
Table Art in Main Living Area
Turtle Heaven Queen Bedroom
Bedroom Area
Soaking claw foot tub in bath area
Bathroom Area
Bathroom Art
More Bathroom Art
And more Bathroom Art
Mini Hoosier Cabinet in Bath
Complimentary Coffee and Tea
Double swing at river's edge = perfect to watch the sun rise
Entrance sign to Lazy Turtle Lodge estate
Bonfire pit at river's edge - just walk in the woods to find the kindling
A misty morning on the dock
Our lazy turtle neighbors
Mr. and Mrs. Eagle upriver near Poe Springs
View of the main lodge at river's edge
View of the main lodge from the river
Kayaking the Santa Fe
Watching the river flow by
Shot of the dock and dock chairs
River view from the dock
Santa Fe River sunrise
Full moon visit to the springs
Tubing the Santa Fe River
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Caravan/mobile home -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 3
Fort White, Florida

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Blancoag
Miami, Florida
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Paradise on the Santa Fe River”
Reviewed 19 July 2016 for a stay in July 2016

Pam and Lance (the hosts) have created a peaceful retreat within the beautiful nature of this area. We had such a wonderful time floating, kayaking, enjoying the river and relaxing with friends and family. If you need to recharge your batteries this is the place! I highly recommend staying at The Lazy Turtle Lodge. You can feel the love the hosts have for this property as seen with the thoughtfulness of all details, right down to a shower caddy to use in the outdoor shower, which was amazing!!! Can't wait to come back! Thanks!

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Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
20 Jul 2016
We LOVED having your crew with us because you knew how to maximize your stay. Your enthusiasm for the river and our Lazy Turtle Lodge is much appreciated and we look forward to having you back with us soon!!
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Steffanie...
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Truly a home away from your home”
Reviewed 11 July 2016 for a stay in July 2016
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This place was AMAZING! We fell in love with it since we got there, the lodge's view to the river is wonderful, and so peaceful. The units are completely clean and smelled fantastic; they had everything we needed, and the outside showers were the best! The units were sooo cozy, and just made you feel at home while you were on vacation, and the owners were very easy to talk to, and answered any questions we had. We will be returning for sure as soon as possible.

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Your age range 25-34
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Management Response
12 Jul 2016
So happy that you enjoyed your stay. Our mission is to make our guests happy and relaxed. We hope to see you again soon! Best, Pam and Lance
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Cosmopoli...
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“Mr. ”
Reviewed 28 May 2016 for a stay in May 2016

Had a wonderful stay at this hidden gem on the Santa Fe River. A beautiful paradise that is tucked away with access to the River that is within Kayaking distance of the nearby springs. The accommodations were great. I will definitely be back!

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Management Response
29 May 2016
Thank you for choosing Turtle Heaven. We are so happy that you had a good time. We loved having you as guests and hope you come back soon.
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RJEKK
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“charming get away”
Reviewed 17 August 2015 for a stay in June 2015
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We had the most wonderful long weekend at Turtle Heaven. We loved the charming accommodations and the setting near the Santa Fe River was fantastic. We took a tubing trip down river to the Rum Island park. The water in the river was refreshing and the pace of the river flow was relaxing. We especially loved sitting down by the river first thing in the morning and late into the evening.
We look forward to a return visit when we plan to bring more of our family to join us.

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RodolfoE9...
Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
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24 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Florida River Relaxation at its best ”
Reviewed 17 August 2015 for a stay in June 2015
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Wife and I stayed 3 days / 2 nights at the "Turtle Lodge " compound , sleeping in the cozy Turtle Heaven . Stayed previously in Turtle Palace earlier since we wanted to cook in doors .Not this time, Pam and Lance have beautiful grounds and a Grill to enjoy outdoor cooking and dining on their private riverside deck.Turtle Heaven is a quaint room with private bath . My wife loved their antique bath after a day of active kayaking and tubing .

Our first day we went to Itchnetucknee Springs 15 minutes away before checking in . The next day Pam dropped us off near High Springs where Santa Fe River has launch site on US 27 and we floated down past Poe Springs ( wave at Naked Ed) where we got out at their dock . The next day , we left the dock and floated down to Rum Island .

Although we went primarily for the water, we were also entranced by the peacefulness of the gardens and trails on the property . However , the highlights of each day were gazing at the tranquil Santa Fe River flowing by , with my coffee in hand as the sun gently lit the trees . Then it was my Cuba Libre in hand as the sun slowly set in the opposite direction .

We've started a beautiful new tradition and will our families the next time !!!!

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