Gorgeous Waldo Home w/ Dock on Santa Fe Lake!

Property ID: 368127WaldoFLUS
Sleeps 85 BR2.5 BA
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Enjoy the tranquility of Santa Fe Lake from this newly renovated 5-bedroom, 2.5-bathroom vacation rental in Waldo. This immaculate home offers beach access near the private dock framed by mature cypress trees. Take one of the provided kayaks out for a spin, or fish along the water's edge before a game of pool inside. Drive around the lake where antique stores, local restaurants, and cozy cafes await in historic downtown Melrose just 10 minutes away!


  • Essentials
  • Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Waterfront
  • Wireless Internet (WIFI)
  • Free Parking
  • Central Heating
  • Central Air Conditioning


Location Details

LAKE SANTA FE (on-site): Boating, kayaking, fishing

LOCAL ATTRACTIONS: Brown's Farm (5.2 miles), Historic Downtown Melrose (7.0 miles) Gator Bait (7.5 miles), Blue Water Bay (7.6 miles)

GAINESVILLE: University of Florida (19.5 miles), Ben Hill Griffin Stadium (20.0 miles), Devil's Millhopper Geological State (21.2 miles), Florida Museum of Natural History (23.5 miles), Kanapaha Botanical Gardens (26.4 miles)

AIRPORT: Jacksonville International Airport (71.8 miles)


29 reviews
  • Awesome experience


    Place was awesome and great customer service

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Published January 22, 2024
  • Great home for families traveling for graduation


    We had family coming in for our son's graduation from the University of Florida and we rented this beautiful lake house for us all to be together. The home was very spacious allowing us all to be together without being on top of each other. The bedrooms and bathrooms were very large and had ample storage space. There were so many things to do including playing a game of pool, fishing, swimming, boating, trail walking, and even a bricked-in firepit. The home was very clean with updated appliances and finishes. The owners were very responsive when we had a question and we will be recommending this home to our friends who also have kids at UF.

    Published December 30, 2023
  • Great Thanksgiving gathering


    The house was beautiful, better than I expected from the listing. It had been obviously renovated, and the bathrooms really are nice. The dock, and the lake were beautiful. We enjoyed using the fire pit. The kitchen was very well equipped, and I had no problem at all making an extensive Thanksgiving dinner in the kitchen. There is a nice Winn-Dixie about 15 minutes away. There is an up-to-date, modern washer and dryer that worked beautifully. We would like to stay here again!

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Published December 11, 2023
  • Great weekend


    Had a great weekend, convenient location, and quiet! Great place for a weekend or longer, plenty to do, and a lot of fun. Well furnished and maintained.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Published October 23, 2023
  • Perfect Weekend Getaway


    We rented this house for a long weekend for 3 generations of women in our family to get together and catch up after 15 years. The location was perfect on the lake and the house was fully stocked with everything that we could possibly need. The rooms were very spacious and the beds comfortable for all of us. We did a lot of sitting and talking and our only issue is that we would have preferred more comfortable chairs at the table. We honestly spent 90% of our time on the beautiful back porch overlooking the lake which had plenty of comfy seating so all was good. We also made use of the kayaks and paddle board which was very much appreciated. You won't go wrong with renting this house.

    Published September 22, 2023
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