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Ginnie Springs is a unique Florida destination that makes a fun getaway spot along the banks of the Santa Fe River. Open year-round, Ginnie Springs is known for scuba diving, swimming, snorkeling, and kayaking in a location that’s only about 25 miles from Gainsville. This is an affordable place to get out on crystal-clear water, which enjoys a pleasant 72-degree temperature throughout the year.
To make a full weekend out of your adventure, consider staying at one of these top vacation rentals near Ginnie Springs.
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Couples will enjoy staying in this tiny cabin that is located on a 43-acre farm and comprised of three separate spaces. There is a cabin for sleeping and a kitchenette to use, a shaded courtyard with outdoor seating, and a converted shipping container with a bathroom. You’ll be close to the springs and have about 200 square feet of space in the cabin. There is a one-mile walking trail on the property and a porch to enjoy your morning coffee here. Ginnie Springs is about 3.5 miles away from the cabin, and the hosts live on the property and have multiple rental buildings here.
Groups of up to 10 people can book this Airbnb vacation rental home that has three bedrooms and two bathrooms. It’s a 3/2 mobile home on a five-acre piece of land with trees. It is about eight to 15 minutes from Ginnie Springs, Blue Springs, and Poe Springs. The home features a split floor plan, equipped kitchen, dining room table, living room with a smart TV and sleeper sofa, and a back porch with forest views. Part of the porch is covered and screened so you can enjoy it regardless of the weather. For a unique experience, inquire about attending a private painting class here that is taught by a professional local artist.
With about 3,000 square feet of space, this eight-person vacation home is near Ginnie Springs and has three bedrooms and four bathrooms. It is a comfortable place to stay for your group and features a kitchen, dining area, living room, TVs, and many amenities. The outside space has a wooden swing, patio chairs, picnic table, and dock. Meanwhile, there is plenty of room in the yard to play games and let your dog out. Up to two dogs weighing less than 50 pounds each can stay here.
Shiloh’s Cottage is a vacation home for two guests that has one bedroom and one bathroom. It is a charming, romantic, and tranquil spot that gets great reviews on Airbnb. It offers a kitchen, central A/C, Wi-Fi, and other amenities. Guests enjoy the small deck, clean space, and peaceful vibe.
For up to eight people, there’s the option of renting this Airbnb near Ginnie Springs, which has three bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms. It is a large ranch home on 12 acres of land that is a half-mile from the main road. Ginnie Springs is about four miles from the property, while Blue Springs is right across the street and Poe Springs is two miles away. You’ll be 10 minutes from downtown High Springs as well. Guests can access the full house, garage, and bonus room. This is a pet-friendly vacation rental.
The Suwannee River Rest is a vacation rental with three bedrooms and four bathrooms on the Suwannee River and in the historic area of Hatch Bend in Lafayette County, Florida. It is near Ginnie Springs and a 2,185 lodge that’s great for a weekend or week-long getaway. When you stay here, you can arrange for guided fishing trips with a Coast Guard-certified captain. Plenty of hiking and cycling opportunities are nearby too when you don’t feel like being out on the water. Up to two dogs weighing less than 40 pounds are allowed here when you pay an extra fee.
Two travelers can book this tiny home Airbnb when they are in the Ginnie Springs area and enjoy a low-tech environment surrounded by nature. It is a cabin in the woods and that is close to the springs, state parks, and many outdoor adventures. Meanwhile, the town of High Springs is just six miles away and has quaint shops and restaurants to explore. You can walk to the Santa Fe River in just a short distance from the cabin. Inquire with the host about the pet policy if you’d like to bring your dog along.
Larger groups of up to 10 people can stay in this 2,400-square-foot vacation rental house that has three bedrooms, two full bathrooms, and two half bathrooms. It has nearly 500 feet of riverfront area and is on 12 acres of secluded land. The Santa Fe River is just steps from the back door, and Ginnie Springs is just a 10-minute/five-mile drive from here. The Vrbo host will provide you with complimentary kayaks, tubes, rafts, and safety flotation vests onsite. Lots of wildlife call this property home, so you may see owls, deer, otters, and cows. Up to three dogs weighing less than 50 pounds each are allowed here.
You can stay in a private room in this local home, in which the host lives on site as well near Ginnie Springs. The rental space comes with two bedrooms and one private bathroom to accommodate up to four people. The rental is cozy and just minutes away from the springs. The two bedrooms are separated by the bathroom, while guests also have access to the living room, dining room, kitchen, and large backyard with benches and a fire pit. This is a pet-friendly vacation rental option.
You can live the farm life for a while when you book this Vrbo vacation rental property near Ginnie Springs. It is a cozy farm bunkhouse that sleeps six people and has two bedrooms and one bathroom. It’s a child-friendly rental with a toddler bed, travel crib and rollaway twin cot available if you need them for your family. The front porch has rocking chairs for relaxing in this renovated goat barn that is filled with exposed beams, tin ceilings, and chic farm décor. Visit the animals living onsite, check out the ropes obstacle course, or book a farm tour with the host for a unique experience.
Bluebela Farm offers a classy, French-style farm experience about a miles and a half from the natural springs of Blue Springs, Poe Springs, Ginnie Springs, and the Santa Fe River. You’ll be on a quaint blueberry farm and natural, organic paradise. This rental accommodates two guests and has one bedroom and one bathroom. There is a sparkling, blue-water pool onsite, as well as an outdoor kitchen for guests to use. Make sure to take a walk around the beautiful property to enjoy the sunsets.
For up to eight people, this Vrbo vacation rental is a highly rated option with three bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms. It has an open floor plan, gourmet kitchen, large fireplace, teak wood floors, and an outdoor fire pit with seating. There are 16 stairs that take you down to the water’s edge from the home, and you’ll be less than 100 yards from a boat ramp. There is plenty of parking onsite for your group and also wildlife to view while sitting and relaxing by the river. Ginnie Springs is just minutes away from the home for your water adventures.
This cabin is a custom-built, manufactured home made of real wood and on a 14-acre private wildlife park. Up to four people can stay here and have two bedrooms and two bathrooms to themselves. Ginnie Springs is about 15 to 18 minutes away from here. Ask the host about bringing your small dog along, but know that the pup must be on a leash while outside. The Airbnb host lives on the property and is about 200 feet from this rental unit. However, you’ll have plenty of privacy here, even while sitting outside on the swing and using the BBQ grill.
For a quiet and secluded getaway near the springs, consider this Vrbo vacation house that is 1,200 square feet in size. It has three bedrooms and two bathrooms, as well as smart TVs and a fire pit with complementary s’mores supplies. Other features are the equipped kitchen with utensils and spices, a soothing jacuzzi, and a coffee bar with coffee and tea provided. Book this vacation home for an adults-only getaway when you’re looking to explore Ginnie Springs and the surrounding areas. Many past guests have given this rental five-star reviews on Vrbo because of their positive experiences.