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Lazy Turtle Lodge - Turtle Palace RV

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1 bedroom
1 bathroom
3 guests
2 nights minimum
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Set amidst oaks and cypress on the beautiful Lazy Turtle Lodge, our 10 acre estate, Turtle Palace is the perfect place to escape, float, kayak, canoe, cave dive, bird watch, explore springs or watch the river flow. We consider this our little piece of 'heaven on earth'. This unit (we also have Turtle Heaven) is a cozy, comfy, 28' Cardinal RV camper located 15 minutes from Historic High Springs and 40 minutes from the Swamp in downtown Gainesville. The camper has a queen bed, full size pull out sofa, gas stove, fridge, microwave, shower and toilet. All linens, towels, shampoo, and complimentary coffee and tea are provided. Weber grill is available on the large covered wood deck and is perfect for barbecuing after a day on the River. Wonderful double outside showers are the guests' favor...Set amidst oaks and cypress on the beautiful Lazy Turtle Lodge, our 10 acre estate, Turtle Palace is the perfect place to escape, float, kayak, canoe, cave dive, bird watch, explore springs or watch the river flow. We consider this our little piece of 'heaven on earth'. This unit (we also have Turtle Heaven) is a cozy, comfy, 28' Cardinal RV camper located 15 minutes from Historic High Springs and 40 minutes from the Swamp in downtown Gainesville. The camper has a queen bed, full size pull out sofa, gas stove, fridge, microwave, shower and toilet. All linens, towels, shampoo, and complimentary coffee and tea are provided. Weber grill is available on the large covered wood deck and is perfect for barbecuing after a day on the River. Wonderful double outside showers are the guests' favorites and shower wraps/robes are also provided. A firepit is available for localized bonfires. and there is plenty of kindling - just bring cut firewood or an axe. A short 500 foot walk or drive gets you to the banks of the Santa Fe River. There is No TV but there is a DVD player and DVD's. There is NO Internet but Wi-Fi is available around the main Lodge which is the owner's resident. Guests have access to a communal hot double outside shower (beautiful on moon lit nights), chairs on the dock, and kayak/canoe launch. Special arrangements can be made for access to a separate trailer with cooking facilities for an additional clean up fee of $35. The Lazy Turtle Lodge is a 10 acre estate, set in a quiet and beautiful oak, cypress and spanish moss hammock on the banks of the Santa Fe River, one of North Florida's most beautiful spring fed rivers. The estate includes Turtle Heaven (the trailer also on FlipKey), Turtle Palace (the camper), and the main Lodge. Peace, tranquility, wildlife and beautiful sunsets are the norm. Turtle Palace is also a 1.5 mile country walk to Rum Island Park and a short drive to Oleno St. Park. It is also across from Lily Springs, downriver from Poe Springs and upriver from Ginnie Springs. Guests can float/paddle directly from the dock at the Lazy Turtle Lodge to Rum Island Park or put in at US 441 or US 27 for a longer river ride to the Lodge. Canoe and kayak rentals are available at Rum 138 on the corner of CR 138 and Rum Island Terrace and can be delivered on-site. Whether you want to canoe, kayak, paddle board, float, fish or simple watch the river go by on the dock, Turtle Palace is the place to completely get away from big city stress. 'Glamping' and ecotourism at its best. All guests will be asked to sign a General Accident and Release of Liability Form at check in.More
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Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Cooker
DVD Player
Grill
Suitable For Children Under 5
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Fishing Nearby
Refrigerator
Blender
Towels Provided
Air Conditioning
Ceiling Fans
Stereo System
Hairdryer
Shared Garden
Microwave
Balcony
Linens Provided
Kettle
Terrace
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Reviewed 29 October 2018 via mobile

Pam and Lance have gone out of their way to make sure you have everything you need. You only need to bring food, clothes, charcoal and firewood Beautiful and relaxing surroundings!! Nearby Rum138 brought our rented kayaks to us at Lazy Turtle Lodge. We are...More

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank ANGELE O
PamelaS2776, VR Owner at Lazy Turtle Lodge - Turtle Palace RV, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2018

Thanks for choosing the Lazy Turtle Lodge! It was lovely to have your whole beautiful family here and we would love to have you all again.

Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

My spouse and I were looking for lodging for a relaxing weekend near the river. This was a unique find that fit the bill perfectly. Cell service was a bit of an issue, but otherwise we had everything we needed. We loved the proximity to...More

Date of stay: August 2018
Thank Resort646517
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Reviewed 3 July 2018

We were so blessed to be able to stay with Pam and Lance! The RV was beautifully decorated and incredibly clean and comfortable! Being right on the river was fantastic! The outdoor showers were amazing. Beautiful nature and wildlife!

Date of stay: July 2018
Thank JILL F
Reviewed 22 August 2017

We are two seniors who have vacationed in this area of Florida before. The travel trailer was meticulous and had more than enough room .The bed was delightful with fine sheets , quilt, and plenty of pillows. We enjoyed sitting on the spacious attached deck...More

Date of stay: July 2017
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Pamela S, VR Owner at Lazy Turtle Lodge - Turtle Palace RV, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2017

Thank you for your kind words. Nothing makes us happier than happy guests. We look forward to your next visit.

Reviewed 9 July 2017

This was the greatest hidden spot ever! We grilled, cooked, floated down the river, escaped from the world and showered outside. I will be returning again. This place is worth every penny.

Date of stay: July 2017
1  Thank 353AnnaL353
Pamela S, VR Owner at Lazy Turtle Lodge - Turtle Palace RV, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2017

Thanks so much for your review. We would be delighted to three to have you as return guests!!

About the Owner
Pamela / lance scott S
Languages spoken:Portuguese, English, French, Spanish
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:March 2015
Interaction with guests
Pam and Lance live in the Main Lodge by the river and love to see their guests enjoy all that is to offer. The Lodge's 'back yard' is made available to all guests during their stay and the Hosts are available only as needed preferring to give our guests total privacy.
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About the neighbourhood
Located between High Springs and Fort White, the Lazy Turtle Lodge is 'in the country'. The last mile of travel is dirt road and there is a sign that reads 'Where the rough road ends the good life begins'. That is the truth. Deer, wild turkeys and Hawks will greet you while the lazy turtles just bask in the sun on the edge of the river. With cypress trees, oaks and Spanish moss, this is truly Old Florida.
How to get there
GPS the address 268 SW Langelier Drive, Fort White, Fl. but make sure to stay on County Road 138 all the way to Rum Island Terrace and then to Langelier
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