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Vacationing on the Mighty St Johns River

The St. Johns River first came into the limelight in the 1860s when numerous steamboats used it as a “highway” to travel throughout central Florida. The river meanders along the north border of Lake County, and it is among the few major rivers in the country that flows north. Because of the vast array of outdoor recreational activities, abundance of wildlife and stunning sceneries, the St. Johns River remains one of the top Florida vacation spots.

One of the major advantages of a St. Johns River vacation is its recognition for being one of the top fishing destinations in the world. Popularly referred to as the “Bass Fishing Capital of the World”, the St. Johns features the prized Largemouth Bass and has attracted anglers from all over. You don’t even have to be an expert, with the help of a local tour guide even novice and first-timers can enjoy a world-class fishing experience.

The 1903 Hontoon is a vacation rental home on Lake Beresford with easy direct access to the St. Johns River by private boat or public ferry. The home has a private dock and boat ramp. Local boat rentals are also available.  The home is well-appointed with an old-world charm and unique artifacts collected from around the globe. There is plenty of room to comfortably accommodate up to ten guests with five individual bedrooms. All furnished in traditional Florida style with comfort in mind.

Another advantage of vacationing along the St. Johns River is being close to nature and wildlife in their natural habitat. Easily accessible from the 1903 Hontoon vacation rental home either by car or boat is the spectacular Blue Springs State Park. This is Florida’s largest natural spring and is a popular spot for swimming, snorkeling and picnics. Winter guests are often rewarded with views of Florida’s most famous sea creature, the Manatee which also vacations here during their winter mating season.

Also, there are exquisite dining options near our vacation rental home along the mighty St. Johns River.  For example the Blackwater Inn in nearby Astor, is a popular waterside restaurant in Lake County. It offers vacationers a sumptuous range of seafood and fine steaks to accompany its vast selection of spirits. The William’s Landing Eatery as well as other waterside eateries also offers a delicious range of menu items to suit any taste. 

For a unique and memorable vacation experience along the St. Johns River, contact us at (407) 625-2316 or visit us online and book a reservation today!

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