The Boathouse at Lake Santa Fe Harbor

Cottage rentals, RV sites, Lakeside Event Space (weddings, reunions, holiday parties, corporate events), and private boat launch…only 20 minutes from Gainesville!

About us

The Boathouse at Lake Santa Fe Harbor is located on the site of the famous Buddy’s Landing. This has been a favorite gathering place and vacation getaway for thousands of North Florida residents over the past 50 years. The current owners insist on offering clean, comfortable lodging in newly renovated cottages for memorable events with the stunning backdrop of Lake Santa Fe.  We offer peaceful, private weekend getaways for friends and families to gather together and recharge or to retreat to secluded quarters to enjoy starry nights and fresh air.  Unplug from the chaos, get away, and social distance … it’s better at the lake!

Although still undergoing some renovations, six cottages are available for rent as well as a beautiful lakeside event space to host small gatherings.

Cottage & Event Space Rentals: Julia – (352) 316-1623

For daily boat launch call John at 352-538-6903.

PLEASE NOTE: The gated, lakefront property is private to those renting cottages and event space, and storing/launching boats.  Use of the property and beach areas are limited to registered cottage guests.  Additional people meeting up with your party for the day will be required to pay $15 per person per day to use the private facilities.

We have a private boat ramp onsite at a self service launch fee of $20 per boat.  This price includes parking for your vehicle and boat trailer for the day. For your safety, the property is gated and monitored by security cameras.