Home Nestled in Santa Fe Lake Trees, 19 Mi to UF

Sleeps 83 BR2 BA


Bring your paddleboards and kayaks on your Waldo vacation near Lake Santa Fe and just 19 miles from the University of Florida - perfect access to the swamp! Your party will love lounging on the front porch of this 3-bed, 2-bath house, or playing games on the enclosed back porch. This 1-acre Waldo rental has a big backyard and space to park a boat or RV. Within 10 minutes, find the lake and a boat launch at Santa Fe Lake Park, and close boat rentals at Outlaw Marine!


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


Location Details

Spend hours paddling around picturesque Lake Santa Fe, with views of lake trees at the property and common roadways and public access to the water just 7 miles away! With a picnic lunch packed, you'll enjoy hours relaxing in the shade of picturesque trees framing the house. If you'd rather sample local cuisine, visit Blue Water Bay to dine in or sample their decadent weekend buffet! The Santa Fe Lake Park public boat launch is 7 miles away, while Outlaw Marine features stand-up paddle board rentals!

If you're in town for Parents Weekend, or to surprise your college freshman at the University of Florida - this vacation rental home is for you! Just over 20 minutes from Gainesville, you can steal away to visit your kiddo with ease. Be sure to catch a Gator football game during your stay. Located 20 miles from the stadium, aka The Swamp, this home offers a beautiful and convenient place to retreat after the game.

Spend a delightful afternoon horseback riding through Ocala, just 40 miles away. If you're looking for more of a thrill, appease your inner adrenaline junkie and go flying through the trees on a zip line!

You won't want to miss a day trip to St. Augustine, the oldest city in the US! Just an hour from the property, you'll love spending a day looking at historic architecture, learning about the city's rich history, and of course delicious dinner in town!

Go for a hike at Micanopy and Paynes Prairie State Park, or tubing at Ginnie Springs or Ichentuknee Springs State Park. Finish up with dinner at Blue Water Bay or Call Street Cafe.


26 reviews
  • Beautiful home


    Great location, loved the peacefulness of the surrounding's.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Mark C.
    Published December 1, 2021
  • Great house and inside amenities


    The property is great on the inside. It was very very wet and flooded on the outside. Deep water covered the drive way and the back yard which prevent ability to utilize the grill (which in the listing states Gas it turns out is charcoal) and gazebo. The draining on the property is blocked could be repaired from what we can tell. It is also not close to Lake access.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Molly A.
    Published October 6, 2021
  • Trip to visit family


    We were visiting family in the area and looking for a rental that was close in location to their home. The check in process was and communication before, during and after our stay was excellent. Terri was so helpful with booking and kept us up to date with information as needed. The location of the home was quiet which made it very easy to put our infant down at night and nap times. The house offered all the amenities that we could have wanted and needed! If we are ever back in the area, we will keep the yellow house in mind for future stays!

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Nicole S
    Published August 25, 2021
  • Yellow house


    Stayed at the yellow house on a hot July weekend. AC was quiet and kept the property nice and cool. Nearest public access to the water was in Melrose. The house was clean and comfortable. I would suggest some landscaping prior to fall when the temperatures allow you to enjoy the outside amenities.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Donald L.
    Published August 5, 2021
  • Excellent Stay!


    I have enjoyed my stay at The Yellow House in Waldo, Fl. Everyone has been so kind and understanding. I rented the home because my daughter was having a baby. The baby decided to be really late so I had to extend my stay a couple of times. Everyone was so helpful, kind and supportive. I didn’t have any problem during my stay but if I had a question the contact person (Teri) was very responsive. The home owners were superb. I will be back! I highly recommend this home. I know future guests will find it just as amazing.

    Many THANKS to everyone who helped host my stay.

    Published February 10, 2021
    Manager's Response:

    Hi Sandra, the homeowner would like to share the following: "We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at the Yellow House and honored you chose to stay with us when traveling for such a special occasion. Congratulations!"

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