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The Old Homestead

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This is a Boondockers Welcome host in Trenton, FL

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Hosted By

LiVan_Life

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    < 35 (ft)

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    2

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    2

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    Yes

Our 8 acre parcel in rural north Florida is a part of 160 acres that has been in the family since host's great grandparents homesteaded in the late 1800's. The area has multiple natural springs where Manatees live year round. The famous Suwannee River is just a few minute drive and the Gulf of Mexico is a pleasant drive. This is not the Florida of white sand beaches and palm trees, but it is full of old Florida nature and southern charm. The area is called the Nature Coast for a reason, as there's plenty of outdoor activities available:: fishing, Kayaking, bird and Manatee watching, and biking. Cell signal is rather sparse with Verizon, you just have to find the right spot. Not sure about the others because we only use Verizon. Data connections: AT&T works okay. Verizon device is hit or miss. TMobile device works okay. Sprint is another hit or miss. Suggested Local Attractions: Natural springs are all over this area along with the Suwannee River. Cedar Key and Crystal River are excellent areas to explore with an easy drive from The Old Homestead. Our part of Florida is called the Nature Coast for a reason as there is fishing, hiking, boating, Kayaking, biking or bird watching. You will find a lot to keep you occupied. If you're a Gator fan, UF is also within an hour drive.

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Vehicle Suitability Information

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Pets Welcome

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Water Hookup

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Slideouts Allowed

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Generators Allowed

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Separate Tow Vehicle Parking

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Outdoor Cooking Allowed

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House Rules

Rules... we're all adults but there are a few. Drinking adult beverage is permitted but as long as there's no rowdy behavior. Would prefer no smoking, but if you do please keep it inside your rig. Pets are fine. They do need to be leashed and not aggressive towards other dogs or cats, and you must pick up the poop!

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Location

Access Road Conditions: Paved road all the way to our driveway. Actually there are two driveways on each side of our home, you MUST use the north driveway through the tree line. The tree canopy is high and there is no problem with us driving our 35' fifth wheel that's 13' 6" high in and out. Tow Vehicles are welcome and can be parked with your RV.

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Parking Surface

Grass

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Hosted By LiVan_Life

Age:

65+

We enjoy meeting new people! Details: We have been camping 38 years and RV'ing for 30 years. Seeing our beautiful country and making friends along the way is what brings us joy. With us living in Florida it allows us to be Sunbirds by heading north each spring for the summer. Home Town: Trenton, FL Favorite Boondocking Locations: There are so many but we loved our time in the Keweenaw Peninsula of Michigan's UP. Skills or Expertise to Share: Linda has been an insurance agent for 45 years spending the majority of her career in property and casualty working with businesses. She now is a Medicare insurance specialist allowing her to educated and assist those eligible to for Medicare.

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References for this location from other RVers

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    Swish222

    9 months ago

    We had a change of plans and could not make the first night because of weather. Van and Linda were great hosts and we had a nice chat. The property is perfect, just wish we could have made it earlier for a second night. Surrounding area had some interesting sites that we wanted to visit. We will definitely stay here again.

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    JeffandJudi

    9 months ago

    Beautiful, quiet, spacious and relaxing property to stay. Both Van and Linda came over to say Hello and were very kind and welcoming. No complaints whatsoever!

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    scott_sandy

    9 months ago

    Great spot for a relaxing evening. Linda took the time to meet us at the road and guide us to where we were to park. Flat, grassy area. Linda & Van were very gracious hosts. Thanks for the peaceful night. Will definitely come again when we are in the area!

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    Grapeman1278

    9 months ago

    We stayed two nights. Linda & Van we’re great host! Glad to see there are still great like minded folks out here. Parking was really easy. We took the recommendations from a previous poster and visited Manatee State Park, so cool we saw manatees, turtles and some snakes. Great place. Highly recommend this host if your in the area. Van & Linda, Thanks for a wonderful, peaceful two night stay!

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    TheSandbirds

    10 months ago

    As with previous stays with this host, we enjoyed their company and conversations immensely and highly recommend them. They are good salt of the earth folks! Will plan to return in the future!

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