Last Updated May 16, 2022 5/16/2022

20 Storybook Cabins in Florida You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

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If you love exploring Florida’s beautiful nature but don’t want to camp outside overnight, cabins are a perfect alternative. If you prefer a cozy place to sleep, rent one of these awesome cabins that offer rustic charm with all the comforts of modern conveniences, just steps away from Florida’s pristine natural beauty.

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Romantic Cabin, Walk to Beach - St. Augustine
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Romantic Cabin in St. Augustine

Romantic Cabin, Walk to Beach - St. Augustine

This secret romantic getaway is set on a wooded lot near Vilano Beach Street, offering a “cabin in the woods” vibe with lush foliage. It’s just a short walk to the beach or neighboring tennis courts, while the screened-in porch extends the living space outdoors and is a nice place to relax and unwind. Surrounded by large old oaks, palms, palmettos and fruit trees, the cabin has a fully equipped kitchen, gas grill and private parking.

Waterfront Cabin on the Bay - Gulf Breeze
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Waterfront Cabin on the Bay

Waterfront Cabin on the Bay - Gulf Breeze

Head to Gulf Breeze to stay in this quaint waterfront cabin, where a long pier offers beautiful sunset views and dolphin sightings. The peaceful setting is complete with towering oak trees, a hammock and beach chairs. It boasts a double bed, full-sized futon, TV and kitchenette, and when you’re ready to get out and explore you can choose from either Pensacola Beach or Navarre, but a short drive away.

Poolside Log Cabin on Pony Farm Near Beach - Largo
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Poolside Log Cabin on Pony Farm near Beach

Poolside Log Cabin on Pony Farm Near Beach - Largo

You’ll have the best of both worlds at this log cabin in Largo, which offers a cozy space just 15 minutes from some of Florida’s best Gulf Coast beaches. After a day of sightseeing, the cabin’s huge resort-style pool awaits, as well as a large living room and full kitchen. The two-acre property also includes a Fell Pony farm where chickens and peacocks roam, and when you’re ready for city action you can visit Clearwater and St. Petersburg’s attractions nearby.

Log Cabin at The Florida Ridge - Clewiston
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Log Cabin at The Florida Ridge

Log Cabin at The Florida Ridge - Clewiston

Connect with nature at this charming cabin in Clewiston, which offers a screened-in porch, 12-foot high ceilings and plenty of space to roam around. In addition to a shared pool area with barbecue grills and a fire pit, guests will love the cabin’s full kitchen, large DVD collection and access to nature trails. Located in South Florida north of Miami, its the perfect spot to disconnect amidst the big city bustle.

Private Historical Cottage with 60 Foot Dock on Sarasota Bay - Cortez
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Private Historical Cottage with 60 Foot Dock on Sarasota Bay

Private Historical Cottage with 60 Foot Dock on Sarasota Bay - Cortez

A completely renovated historical cottage, this one-bedroom property dates back to the early 1900s. It’s a laid-back getaway set in the charming fishing village of Cortez and features original hardwood floors, a king-size bed, and beautiful views. Other on-site perks include a dishwasher, refrigerator, BBQ grill, and table and chairs on the back for soaking up the peaceful setting. Sitting on a lot with a 60-foot dock on Sarasota Bay, it offers kayaks available with fishing gear and beach equipment.

Red Bird Cabin - Near the Suwannee River - Lafayette County
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Red Bird Cabin - Near the Suwannee River

Red Bird Cabin - Near the Suwannee River - Lafayette County

This three-bedroom retreat is just 450 yards from the Shawnee River, offering 16 private acres dotted with towering live oaks and lemon and orange trees. Get away from it all as you enjoy its large, open yard, and keep your eyes peeled for local wildlife such as whitetail deer, Osceola turkeys, and blue herons as you relax in the screened-in sunroom or swing on the large front porch. There is also a private boat landing on the property and a public boat ramp three miles away.

The Nature House - Hernando
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The Nature House

The Nature House - Hernando

Up to six guests can stay at this secluded cabin in Hernando, which is nestled alongside a canal with access to the Withlacoochee River. The cabin’s entire wall of windows offers prime wildlife viewing opportunities, while its electric fireplace, huge loft, full kitchen and flat-screen TVs with Roku are added perks. Rest easy in one of the spacious bedrooms, which boast memory foam mattresses. You can even bring your dog along with prior approval.

Waterfront Cabin in Wekiwa Springs State Park - Apopka
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Waterfront Cabin in Wekiwa Springs State Park

Waterfront Cabin in Wekiwa Springs State Park - Apopka

Located in Wekiwa Springs State Park, this waterfront cabin features lush greenery and picture-perfect views from its outdoor spaces. The studio cabin has a private dock and boat slip with direct access to the park, where you can enjoy paddling and swimming in one of Florida’s best natural springs. Retreat back to the cabin to enjoy modern perks like a Smart TV and gas fire pit, with its wrap-around deck featuring lounge chairs, a gas grill, and a picnic area.

Otter Landing on Santa Fe River, 13 Private Acres - Branford
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Otter Landing on Santa Fe River, 13 Private Acres

Otter Landing on Santa Fe River, 13 Private Acres - Branford

If you’re looking for a unique cabin getaway, this treehouse is the perfect fit. Set high up in the trees and on 13 acres of natural habitat, this cozy stay is nestled on the banks of the Santa Fe River. Near the famous Ichetucknee River, you’ll have access to kayaks, a canoe, and miles of public trails. It even has a fire pit for nights spent stargazing and roasting s’mores with the family.

Private Charming Cottage with Kayaks - Sarasota
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Private Charming Cottage with Kayaks

Private Charming Cottage with Kayaks - Sarasota

A popular Florida cabin in Sarasota, this charming one-bedroom rental has an upscale woodsy vibe on one acre of private property. With a tropical and Old Florida vibe, the cozy spaces near downtown Sarasota and its trendy restaurants and nightlife, while the world-class beaches are just a short drive away. Inside, the interior has wood floors and wood paneling as well as modern furniture and decor throughout, as well as a Smart HDTV, board games, a fully stocked kitchen, and two single-person kayaks are available for use.

Florida Cracker Cabin on Cattle Ranch/Myakka River - Myakka City
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Florida Cracker Cabin on Cattle Ranch/Myakka Rive

Florida Cracker Cabin on Cattle Ranch/Myakka River - Myakka City

Enjoy peace and quiet in Myakka City, which is a short drive from Siesta Key Beach and Sarasota. The newly built air-conditioned cracker cabin sleeps up to four guests comfortably and sits within a 1,100-acre working cattle ranch. Right outside the cabin is the Myakka River, and you can sit by the fire pit at night and enjoy the serene sounds of nature. If you want to get out and explore, cruise around the ranch on the electric bikes or hop in a kayak and get on the water.

Lakefront Cabin - Wellborn
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Lakefront Cabin, Wellborn

Lakefront Cabin - Wellborn

Not far from Jacksonville and only 40-feet from Bethea Lake, this luxurious VRBO cabin will make even the most high-maintenance camper happy. Find complete serenity and privacy in this peaceful getaway, where you can kayak, fish, bbq right from your backyard. Just 40 feet from the water’s edge, its possible to spot wild turkeys, ducks and deer, while Lake City’s shopping and restaurants are just a 15-minute drive away.

Romantic Rustic Cabin - Ocala National Forest
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Cozy and Romantic Rustic Cabin

Romantic Rustic Cabin - Ocala National Forest

Perfect for a romantic getaway, this rustic yet cozy cabin rental on Big Grasshopper Lake is an ideal spot to watch one of Florida’s famous sunsets before you unwind in front of the comfy wood-burning fireplace. Enjoy canoeing, fishing and hiking in the Ocala National Forest, then prepare dinner in the well-equipped kitchen or relax in the living room with a home theater or screened porch.

Rum Island Cabin - Fort White
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Rum Island Cabin

Rum Island Cabin - Fort White

Located near Gainesville lies a cozy cabin that sits 100-feet away from a pristine spring leading into the Sante Fe River. Perfect for a relaxing getaway, nature lovers will find happiness in the peaceful and quiet surroundings. The well-equipped cabin offers easy access to state parks with swimming, cave diving, snorkeling and hiking available, and the town of High Springs is just six miles away and offers a collection of quaint shops and restaurants.

Very Beary Cabin on Crystal Lake - Ocklawaha
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Very Beary Cabin on Crystal Lake

Very Beary Cabin on Crystal Lake - Ocklawaha

This pet-friendly cabin is a 2,100 square foot split-level nature lodge-style rental. Set on the natural spring-fed, sand bottom Crystal Lake, it was renovated in 2016 to include a fun bear theme. Located in an Ocala National Forest community, it’s surrounded by a hardwood hammock of oaks, pines, magnolias, and hickory trees. From here, it’s easy to access outdoor adventures like canoeing, snorkeling, scuba diving, tubing, hiking, and fishing, while Disney World is just an hour away. Perks include a fire pit on the lake beach, a covered cedar dock, and a furnished deck.

Log Cabin Hideaway in Spring Country - Fort White
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Log Cabin Hideaway in Spring Country

Log Cabin Hideaway in Spring Country - Fort White

A great cabin option for budget-savvy travelers, this one-bedroom rental is an Amish-made log cabin. Just minutes from top nature attractions in Ginnie, Ichetucknee, and Blue Springs, travelers who love kayaking and canoeing will be in heaven here with its prime location. Relax on the porch or around the fire pit and enjoy the view of the beautiful trees and wildlife that surround you, as turkey and deer are often spotted wandering the property. Other perks include a BBQ grill and Wi-Fi.

Cozy River Retreat Near Destin - Crestview
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Cozy River Retreat Near Destin - Crestview

Cozy River Retreat Near Destin - Crestview

Located near Destin’s beautiful beaches, nature lovers won’t want to miss out on this riverfront cabin. Get away from it all with a stay immersed in nature, as the cabin offers complimentary kayaks as well as a screened-in porch for wildlife watching. Get off the grid at this rustic retreat, which offers a well-stocked kitchen, dining table on the patio and fire pit.

Riverside Retreat - Dunnellon
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Riverside Retreat

Riverside Retreat - Dunnellon

An ideal spot for nature lovers, this cabin sits on the Withlacoochee River and offers incredible water views. It’s a great way to experience Florida’s Nature Coast as you sit on the dock and feed the fish or kick back and watch the river flow by in the evening. The kitchen is stocked with everything you need, while the furnished outdoor area and cozy living spaces make it a perfect home base for a peaceful nature getaway.

Urban Farm Cabin - Miami
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Urban Farm Cabin

Urban Farm Cabin - Miami

Listed in National Geographic as one of Miami’s “off the beaten track destinations”, this cabin is truly a unique experience with a farm full of chickens, emus, goats, and bees with a sociable community atmosphere. Located on a farm within Miami, the cozy cabin has a country-style porch, washer/dryer and Wi-Fi. There’s also an organic garden with delicious vegetables and fruits.

Cypress Cabin - Gainesville
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Cypress Cabin

Cypress Cabin - Gainesville

Rustic and charming, this country cabin has an organic garden and small pasture perfect for exploring the pathways surrounding the property. You will find diverse wildlife such as birds, deer, fox, and flocks of wild turkey in the woodlands. It boasts covered front and back porches, an electric fireplace and is just 20 minutes from downtown.

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