Melrose, Florida

Space for 1 Rig
40 ft max
3 nights maximum

Notice Required
Same day is okay
1 month max
Response Rate
100%
Usually Responds In
2 hours

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Suitability

  • Slideouts Allowed
  • Generators Allowed
  • Barbecues Allowed
  • Lawnchairs Allowed
  • Pets Welcome

Amenities

  • 15 Amp Electric Hookup
  • Water Hookup
  • Wifi
  • Tow Vehicle Parking
  • Off-Leash Area

Description

Rural north central Florida half way between Gainesville and Palatka, We live in a lakeside community . We have a 1 acre lakeside lot/home. The property is surrounded by a 4' chain link fence. There are 2 50x70 areas on either side of the driveway to park. Water and 15 amp electric are available on one side. We have 2 elderly basset hounds who have the run of the property. Your dog is welcome to have the run of the property as long as it gets along with ours.

House Rules

Prefer married couples, 50+ but will consider other. No smoking please. No loud external generators. We would not like to hear your radio. If you have firearms, we do not wish to see them. Depending on your pet (dog) they may have the run of the property which is fenced. Quiet hours after 2100. We are Christian, civilized, gentlefolk. We ask you act accordingly while our guests. Guest party of one family preferred.

Access Road Conditions

Flat sand/gravel road.

Tow Vehicle Parking Details

There is plenty of room on our fenced property to park your towed vehicle or the vehicle towing your trailer.

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17 wonderful guests this winter/spring. We need the remainder of May to get ready for our 2 month camping trip in June. Our turn to be guests!

Location

Melrose, FL, United States of America

Suggested Local Attractions

St. Augustine (50 miles). Gainesville, University of Florida (20 miles). Cedar Key (75 miles). The Villages (75 miles). 2 paved bike trails in the area. Keystone Heights to Palatka (25 miles long) 5 miles away . Hawthorne to Gainesville & Paynes Prairie (20 miles long) 8 miles away. Ravine Gardens State Park, Palatka. Our lakeside veranda in the evening. Gorgeous sunsets with wine.


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Member Since
November 29, 2018
Host's Age
65+


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References for Melrose, Florida

wafcaf27

May 2019

Mabuhay Perfect!

Our hosts were the perfect hosts for not only our first time boondocking, but our first time camping. They have a lovely property on a lake and invited us to watch the sunset over the lake with them. We were invited to hook into their water and electric and allowed us to use our Predator generator. Their Bassett hounds were very friendly to us. We were made to feel very welcomed.


Tom094

May 2019

Peaceful

Enjoyed our stay with two very nice people who went out of their way to make us comfortable . A beautiful place to see birds and other wildlife. Made new friends. Will be going back. Thank you!


howard+heart

April 2019

Splendid.

Hal and Cecille are terrific hosts and incredible accommodating. We'll plan to see then 2X each year.


nextchapter

April 2019

Nextchapter

It was very nice to watch the sunset from the porch and talk about the days events with Hal , a kind considerate host thanks Hal for the security of your home hope to meet again .


Bill B

April 2019

Stay with Fritz

We had a wonderful visit and stay with our host. We stayed two nights giving us time to visit St Augustine and then continue our journey. Both evenings we enjoyed seeing sunset over the lake and conversations with our great hosts


LaurieA

March 2019

Left as friends

A big shout out and thank you to Fitz and his wife. We enjoyed our time at this lovely location. Friz’s and Tony shared lots of great stories about their adventures. We will be back to visit our new friends.


summerbounder

March 2019

Another great stay!

H and C were again very kind to us and we thoroughly enjoyed the conversations we had on their deck watching the sunsets. We will definitely return if we head back up this way. Thanks again folks :)


summerbounder

February 2019

Wonderful hosts!

We had a great time here, excellent conversation, generous hosts, will return again!


Bakerschest

February 2019

Perfect getaway

We stayed here on our first night in Florida and now again on our last night. We thoroughly enjoyed the time we spent with the hosts and their 2 dogs. From all the boondocking spots we stayed this one is definitely in the top 3!


Rich+Trudy

February 2019

Excellent

Hal was an amazing host providing all the comforts, with beautiful sunsets!!!


reddyk

February 2019

Very gracious hosts

A beautiful property on a lake, but what made our stay special, was the friendliness and gracious attitudes of our hosts and our small beagle enjoyed playing with Darley and Clydesdale, the resident Bassett Hounds. At sunset we relaxed on their raised back porch watching the sun set over the lake.


Johan and Loes

February 2019

One of our nicest places!

We travel every year a few months and do a lot of boondocking. On that way we hope to learn more about the USA and hope to met nice people. We had so a fantastic stay by Celline and Hal. Feel likes we knew them a long time. Had nice talkings on their great terras with wonderful view. Join them to church and had a meal together. Wish we could stay longer but wants to see more in the area. Hope to see these great hosts a next time when we come in USA. God bless!


Trekkers

February 2019

One of the few truly quiet lakeside places around!

Wonderful Boondockers Welcome new hosts. Our group is lucky that such an hospitable couple will share their quiet rural lakeside home with those of us travelling in Florida. We asked to arrive a day early but a flat tire had us arriving the next day. We were invited to share their sunset view from the deck then moved indoors as it got later. We asked to stay an extra night - and they let us. This led to us going out for dinner together to see a neighbouring town.
If you love nature and friendly folks, you should visit Melrose!


Allison

January 2019

Absolutely fantastic!

Host were extremely hospitality! Great place to spend a night and day. They shared their home and beautiful sunset over lake with me, as well as wine, and even homemade guacamole. And their two Basset Hounds were friendly and majestic.
I couldn’t have ask for more. Great spot and wonderful host!


Tigerpilots

January 2019

Gorgeous sunset over the pond!

Our host was in touch with us in a very timely fashion and greeted us upon our arrival. We had fun sharing rv stories. What a beautiful spot complete with dancing sand hill cranes!


Chagan976

December 2018

My stay with Friz at Melrose

The hosts were extremely hospitable, even sharing a glass of wine with me while we sat on their deck and watched the sand hill cranes dance about and the sun set.


Bakerschest

December 2018

Tranquil

We stayed here one night and wished we stayed longer. After staying at several boondocking places we have to say that this was the best one. Beautiful property, wonderful welcoming hosts and lovely dogs. On our way back we will try staying here again.


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