Sanctuary Guesthouse

Sanctuary Guesthouse | Guestrooms | Reserve your getaway | Sights and Sounds of the Region

Lakefront Paradise at Sanctuary Guesthouse located in Payne's Prairie, Florida. 


Sanctuary Guesthouse is...

301777c...A haven for Writers/Artists/Nature Enthusiasts or anyone who just wants to get away and relax while enjoying this Weekend, Week, Month-long Getaway Retreat Haven

...An individual or group retreat setting, and home to legendary Writing for the Spirit workshops and retreats.  

...A Paradise Lake home on 2.5 acres; close to town and to many historical and recreational areas as well.

Come alone to regain your center, create, and languish in the tranquillity...

Come with friends and / or family to share the adventure and explore...

Close to outdoor and nature lover activities, as well as deep south Florida history...P1010038-2

Many waterfront, tropical and nature views trigger inspiration and invite tranquility.  The outside area is created to welcome guests to explore the grounds and find their own special creative or listening spot. The public areas are spacious, light-filled and inviting. 

Each guestroom boasts individual character and appeal.



 P1010279P1010278The Rio Room is quaint and colorful, with a separate private bath.  The festive and bright color-scheme of the Rio Room transports you to the bright lights, sounds and sunny beaches of one favorite South American city.





301777bThe Antique Chic is a charming room with a delightful en suite bathroom boasting a sensual glass block shower feature.  Imagine English cottage meets upscale urban.... 






P1010016The Water view Room treats the resident to french doors overlooking the private lake, screened deck with hot tub, and an en suite bathroom containing a roman (his and hers) step-down shower.  Languishing in luxury. 





 Reserve your Getaway301777e

The Sanctuary Guesthouse is available for rental by individuals, families and groups for a day, weekend, week, or month. LINK to Shaws Guide coming soon.

Whole house rental: 3 BR/3BA, custom kitchen, sun-room, screened deck with hot tub, patios, abundant sunshine and tropical vista.   Contact proprietor for pricing information and availability.  

Per night, weekend, week-long, month and extended rates available.  Sanctuary Guesthouse can be rented by the room/suite, with whole house rental rates available as well.

Please contact the office at 352-281-5500 or e-mail for specific information and pricing, as well as availability.


Sights and Sounds of the Region...

  • Payne's Prairie:  hiking trails, preserve
  • Rails to Trails bicycle route
  • Historic Micanopy and McIntosh
  • Kanapaha Botanical Gardens
  • Museums:  Butterfly, Natural History, Harn
  • Downtown Farmers Market
  • The Hippodrome
  • Friday night artwalk (walking tour of local art museums - 4th Friday evening of each month)
  • Phillips Performing Arts Center
  • Cross Creek - home of Marjorie Rawlins Kinnon
  • Fresh water springs - Ginne, Poe, and the Ichetucknee River float
  • Gulf Coast - Cedar Key fishing village
  • Manatee Springs
  • Atlantic Ocean:  St. Augustine, Anastasia Island, Crescent Beach

...and much more!