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

Property ID: 421335WaldoFLUS
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.


35 reviews
  • Yellow house near Santa Fe Lake


    Property manager was attentive and accommodating, much appreciated. Overall, the home needs a few more amenities and a bit more owner love to be a SUPER vacation stay. Be sure to use Google Maps to navigate to the house, not Waze!

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Paul C.
    Published May 31, 2023
  • Relaxing


    We spent a wonderful peaceful week at the "Yellow" house. All the amenities were there for us. It was comfortable for us to meet in the middle to talk and visit and still be able to separate to our rooms for alone time. The pictures do it justice but it is still so much more.Terri was amazing and kept in touch with us. We would recommend this home to everyone.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Karen M.
    Published April 11, 2023
  • Great relaxing spot


    We enjoyed our stay. Great house nestled in the woods. Clean, quiet. Room for everyone. Close to all we needed. Communication with owner and check-in was fabulous. Would definitely stay again.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Kerry S.
    Published April 4, 2023
  • Mom’s BDay surprise


    Rented this property for a trip planned to surprise my Mom for her birthday. Location was close to my Mom’s house so it was ideal. Was a little disappointed since the pictures on the listing lead you to believe the property is on the lake, but it is not. The house was well furnished and the beds were comfortable, but the cleaning crew could definitely give this house more attention. No real issues and we really did have a lot of fun just hanging out. Plenary of room for us to sit and play cards and/or watch TV on the provided Roku. Would recommend to friends and family. Nice and quiet neighborhood as well.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Jennifer H.
    Published March 28, 2023
  • Wonderful Home ~ Plan to Return


    We departed the subzero Midwest to visit family in Gainesville for the holidays. After locating this home, the reservation process was easy. The communication prior to and during the stay was wonderful. Upon arrival we immediately felt as if we were still in our current rural environment, without the cold! This home IS an AWESOME experience for our two young children and wife and I. We have zero complaints and do plan to return when in the area. Thank you for sharing! I wish we could have stayed longer!

    Published January 3, 2023
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  • This property has a maximum occupancy of 8 guests, not including infants.
  • Pets are not allowed at this property.
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