Testimonials- what our guests have said

In their own words:

  

Patricia C Thu, Jul 18 – Thu, Jul 25, 2019 Vrbo 5/5 Great Place !Property manager was awesome and was very responsive . House is beautiful. The swim spa was one of our favorite parts of the place as well as of the peacefulness of the place.07/25/2019


 *****  Michael  Peace and Relaxation in the Oasis -After  a long month training in the desert and away from my wife, this was a  needed peaceful and relaxing trip needed with my wife. We enjoyed the  big kitchen and grill where we cooked some nice steaks from the local  butcher. We also enjoyed the quiet and peacefulness of the beautiful  wooden chalet that was out of the way and secluded. We enjoyed the  private pool, sauna, and pool spa which definitely helped in making this  a very relaxing trip. Eric and Paul were very accommodating and  helpful. They both went up and beyond to help us and make our stay  special and relaxing. They were both very good at communicating with us  and checking up on us. They helped make this trip feel like home away  from home. My wife and I would definitely make this trip a yearly thing  and would even bring friends along to enjoy the peaceful and relaxing  house and area. Again great thanks to both Eric and Paul for all they  had done. Definitely a memorable trip for us. Date of stay: July 2019 


Chris 15 Jul - 18 Jul ·
Had a wonderful stay. Had a few issues to start with that were beyond Eric's control. The ONLY reason I mention them is to say how much Eric went above and beyond to remedy the issues promptly and make sure our stay was perfect. Would not hesitate to book again if we are ever looking for a nice quiet getaway from regular every day life. Thanks for having us.


Dru L Mon, Feb 19 – Tue, Feb 20,  5/5  This place is amazing ! Such a beautiful cabin. Host was great, clean, and the pools were fantastic!If you’re looking for an affordable yet beautiful accommodation that is close to the many beautiful springs in the area, this place cannot be beat. I would really recommend staying in Eric’s beautiful log cabin in the woods. We had such a great stay. He opened his home to us and gave us full access to the place which was well stocked, clean and beautiful. The rooms had a nice comfortable bed and nicely decorated. Kitchen and bath were also very nice, clean and had plenty of essentials if you wanted to make a meal. The design and layout of the cabin is absolutely stunning. The exposed wood work throughout , the high vaulted ceilings, the wide open and sprawled out porches surrounding the house and the huge spa room was truly a work of art and was the perfect space for any type of group to enjoy. The jacuzzi was Amazing! We had such a good time relaxing in the huge indoor swim in place heated pool as well as the outdoor one. Very close to many of the beautiful natural springs and hiking the area is known for.  I couldn’t recommend this cabin and Eric enough, I wouldn’t hesitate a second to rent another room or entire place from Eric again. Truly a wonderful experience.


 *****  Michelle   Reviewed June 9, 2019 Everything it says it is and MORE!! Secluded yet so much to do for the whole family there and near by.

The  Oasis in the Woods is a wonderful find. I went there with my fiancée  and 2 kids for a week of well deserved rest and relaxation. It is  totally private, bathing suits are definitely optional, lol! The outside  pool is great and was all ours! The kids loved that! The Spa room is  amazing, the swim spa jacuzzi has the best jets ever. I had never used a  Sauna before, but after using it I followed Eric's suggestion and  jumped into the outdoor pool, amazing. The house was spotless and had  every cooking utensil I needed plus some! My fiancée worked out on the  gym equipment and said how nice it was to have a private gym! We had  decided to take a few road trips using the Oasis as our home base. We  did a day of leisurely river tubing (the kids had more fun doing this  then when we took them to Disney), spent 2 half days at 2 different  amazing natural springs, and although we live near the beach, we decided  to take an hour drive to the Gulf of Mexico. Eric had suggested a  little fishing village on the Gulf (I have never seen anything but  condominiums on the Gulf of Mexico), and it was liking being in 1930  Florida - no condos! We bought some fresh shrimp while we were there and  then an hour later, we were back, and in the pool. While the kids and  my finance were swimming, I cooked the shrimp on the gas barbeque that  is provided. We did a 2-hour horseback riding adventure with the kids,  took them to the Falconry place, and found a place just down the road  that had Zebras! I asked my children which they would prefer next year  for vacation, Universal Studios/Disney or where we had just stayed  (Oasis in the Woods), and they BOTH said they wanted to come back next  year! This was one of the most relaxing vacations I have ever taken.



Chad M  Sat, May 26 – Mon, May 28, 2018"One of th best weekends I’ve had in years.Eric is amazing with communication and his presentation of the property. Paul, his neighbor who you will meet if Eric isn’t on property, is awesome and makes you feel welcome and taken care of from the initial point of contact. The cabin is amazing, the hot tub is th real deal, the pool was refreshing, and you couldn’t ask for more peaceful nights in the woods.05/28/2018 "


Brittany  2 Jul - 14 Jul · I'm still reflecting on what a wonderful weekend I had at Eric's cabin. Overall, the place is clean and peaceful. I enjoyed swimming in the pool, doing yoga in the yard, laying out in the sun, detoxing in the sauna, playing with my kids in the over-sized jacuzzi, walking the property, gazing into the trees, and snuggling into a Netflix movie with the family on his TV.  Ichetucknee Springs was roughly 25 mintues away and we LOVED floating the river while we stayed at Eric's. We had all we needed as far as dishes, beds, blankets, privacy, wifi, towels, ect. Eric even left bug spray, itch relief, and sunscreen for us to use which was great because I forgot those things! Eric was so kind and caring- you could tell he really did care as to whether or not we were happy. He met me at his house to give me the keys and a quick rundown-then met us again right before we left to get keys and make sure we were ok, other than that he gave us our privacy. Eric, we appreciate you!  I truly enjoyed every minute. Thank you Eric, I would LOVE to visit your place again.


Heather  20 Jun - 23 Jun ·  House is perfectly situated within 20 minutes of everything. Host met us and showed us around. He was very informative and nice.   Swim spa, pool, sauna and workout room were great! WiFi was great!   Very private location. Perfect


Cheryl   8 Jun - 9 Jun · Eric was a fantastic host! He was very responsive if I needed anything and gave a great rundown of what to expect and the area. The home was beautiful and the ambiance breathtaking. The home came with so many amenities including a huge spa and covered pool. Everything we needed was in one place and was so comfortable. Thank you for sharing your home Eric!


Mae -  Eric is a great host. He will welcome you at the door. Take you on a tour of the home and show you how everything works. You can expect a quiet place with privacy and great amenities.”

From Lake in the Hills, IL · September 2018  ·  


Dru L - “Beautiful cabin in a serine environment. Amazing host, clean, and the pools were awesome! I would really recommend staying in Eric’s beautiful log cabin in the woods. We had such a great stay. He opened his home to us and gave us full access to the place which was well stocked, clean and beautiful. The rooms had nice comfortable beds and nicely decorated. Kitchen and bath were also very nice, clean and had plenty of essentials if you wanted to make a meal. The jacuzzi was Amazing! We had such a good time relaxing in the huge indoor swim in place heated pool as well as the outdoor one. Very close to many of the beautiful natural springs and hiking the area is known for. I couldn’t recommend this cabin and Eric enough, I wouldn’t hesitate a second to rent another room or entire place from Eric again. Truly a wonderful experience”. .St Petersburg, FL Submitted Feb 20, 2018 


Debra – “Awesome hot tub and sauna. Perfect place for a quiet hide a way in the off the beaten path in Florida. Easy to get to many area springs. From Naples, FL · August 2018 


Reina – ”I really enjoyed this place, it was peaceful and relaxing. Close to the springs it's a beautiful getaway! The host is very friendly. I would love to return soon!” From Palm Coast, FL · July 2018


Samantha –” I couldn’t have imagined a more perfect place to meet my fiancé for the weekend. We are long distance and decided on a very spontaneous trip to meet half way. Eric’s place is deep in the woods. No loud cars or noises, only sounds of nature. It was so relaxing to enjoy the pool, spa and sauna. We will definitely look for availability in the future. A side note is that I booked this place VERY last minute. It was not planned at all. Eric was in another country and STILL made efforts to make sure my fiancé could stay at his place. I feel that him and his Airbnb partner Paul truly went above and beyond. They could have easily turned us down and saved the extra hassle but they didn’t and we really appreciate it! From Panama City Beach, FL · April 2018


David & Jaci   We had a great stay, very secluded and private place, close to a lot of state parks. Loved it!First of all, we booked this place for our honeymoon. My wife and I were looking for something cute, in the woods, private, with access to lots of nature, and with a hot tub! This place met all of our needs!   The communication with Eric was great from the very start, he helped accommodate a few requests and answered all of my questions prior to booking.  When we arrived, we met with Paul who let us in, gave us a key and showed us around the place and answered all of our questions. Paul was very friendly and very helpful. He even went back to his house (next door) and brought us over some DVDs, his personal expreso machine and then coffee that goes with it and he let us borrow all of that for the duration of our stay.   The hot tub was AMAZING! The location was great and we got to see 4 different state parks and natural springs while we were there. We were able to cook meals at home since my wife has a very strict diet. Eric’s kitchen was fully stocked with everything we needed.   We ABSOLUTELY loved the place and had a phenomenal few days of honeymoon that we will forever remember and cherish.  Thank you Eric for making it possible!  Hope your time in Africa with your fiancé is going fantastic!  Cheers, David & Jaci  at 2:23 PM 0




Loretta  - “A place to recharge and pamper yourself! This is a lovely area. Me, hubby, and our teen son enjoyed the nice springs for swimming and tubing and a visit to a local farm. We also spent a lot of time just relaxing in the beautiful cabin away from it all. The soothing jacuzzi is humongous. The refreshing pool is private, surrounded by peaceful woods. And the sauna is so relaxing. I also used the treadmill and made smoothies in the high-powered blender. If you really need to relax and give yourself the break you deserve, this is the perfect spot. Paul was nearby and available for whatever we needed, and Eric responded promptly to messages to answer any questions. Submitted Jul 28, 2018 .Tampa FL USA