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Large Mouth Bass caught from the private fock at Runaway Bay Lodge

Meet Ben

The man behind some of the Best Large Mouth Bass in the region.

I have spent years cruising and fishing the St. John's River, but I caught the biggest bass on the pier at Runaway Bay.  There are some excellent fishing spots as well as social spots at the 3 springs that feed Lake George Juniper Creek, Silver Springs Glen and Salt Springs.  Lake George is 6 miles wide and 12 miles long and has a high salt content that allows for salt and fresh water fish to survive in the brackish waters that are brought in by the tides of the Atlantic Ocean and the springs themselves.  You can catch Crappie, Bluegill, Flounder, Bass, Catfish, shrimp, crab and many other species year round at Runawya Bay.

Tip: Use Weedless Rig with large hook and smaller bait in the early morning and late afternoon. Shiners work well for bait and you can get them right next door at The Pine island Marina/Bar.

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Christina Runaway Bay Lodge

Christina is our resident interior decorator. Christina has been responsible for making the signs, artwork and decor for the entire property.  Christina also plants, gathers and arranges the fresh herbs and wild flowers for the home.

Kennedy is the resident inn-keeper and is responsible for handling guest requests and scheduling Rentals.  Kennedy strives to make sure that your experience at Runaway Bay Lodge is safe, fun and trouble free.

Kennedy Runaway Bay Lodge
Captain Toms charters
Welcome Aboard Runaway Bay Lodge
The sign at the entrance Runaway Bay
Sunset at The Boat Ramp
Relax by the water at Runaway Bay
Cornhole & Games at Runaway Bay
Evening time at Runaway Bay
Specialty Baskets at Runaway Bay
Boating is always fun at Runaway Bay
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Couples Day on The Water
Observation Deck at Runaway Bay
Runaway Bay is a great family place
Tiki Bar
Tiki Bar at Runaway Bay
Rope Swinging to beat the heat!
Runaway Bay
Cabin and Boat Rentals Lake George
Cowgirl Fishing
Catch Big Bass at Runaway Bay
Catching bass from the dock
More Big Blue Crabs... Shiloh caught 2 nice crabs yesterday and gave the bigger one to a couple that
Boat Rentals at Runaway Bay
The Frolic Room
The Blue Heron - 2 Bedroom
The Frolic Room
The Blue Heron - 2 Bedroom
The Blue Heron - 2 Bedroom
About Your Hosts, Kennedy & Christina...
We love to travel! Christina and I live, work and play in Volusia County, Florida, home of the world famous Daytona Beach, Ponce Deleon Springs and The St Johns River. Christina has been a real estate agent in Central Florida since 2007 and has worked in the legal and title fields and I have been in real estate investing and finance since 1991. Together we offer a great wealth of experience to our clients here in Central Florida. We own boats, kayaks and john boats and enjoy all outdoor activities, especially on the water. We have 4 children and a son in law ages 8 - 25. Christina's a Gator so far 2 children are FSU Graduates. It looks like the others want to go to FSU as well. We love to be on the water or in the mountains, and we have fashioned our private waterfront vacation property to be clean, comfortable, tastefully decorated and very private, for couples, families and individuals. Our place has only 2 vacation homes that can be rented all together, or individually. Our motto is "Come as Guests, Leave as Friends". In order to provide the best lodging experience for our guests, we have tried to include the things that we like to have when we are traveling, like bikes, kayaks, fishing gear, games, books, game room/bar area, grill, free laundry, etc. We have a private vacation home that we love to share with others. We welcome all travelers looking for quality waterfront accommodations in a private, secluded area that does not have high rise hotels and crowded waterways. Runaway Bay Lodge is perfect for couples, and is still only 45 minutes from Daytona Beach and about 1 hour from Orlando. We are about 45 minutes to St. Augustine and only about 90 minutes from Jacksonville. So, even though we are out of the way, we are close to major attractions, like Disney, Epcot, Universal Studios, Sea World, etc. The best part is, you hardly even have to use the interstate to get to these destinations, because there are great back roads that get you to the attractions without the tourist traffic on the interstate. This makes our location great for travelers to Bike Week, Spring Break, Beach Week and Nascar events in Daytona. We have breathtaking waterfront views and guaranteed spectacular sunsets. We love to take the boat out for a cruise or an evening fishing trip. We also enjoy a bike ride or a hike on the trails in the forest. Runaway Bay Lodge is a great getaway for our family's lifestyle and for those who seek a unique getaway from the city, or basic daily life. We also offer docking for your boat or PWC, if you come to visit. Boat Rentals and Charters are available nearby. We are currently planning our private Caribbean sailing adventure to visit our property in Runaway Bay, Jamaica that we are looking forward to opening for our guests in The Summer of 2020. If you are interested in more information about visiting or investing in RBL Jamaica, be sure to contact us right away! Happy Travels, Kennedy & Christina
RUNAWAY BAY LODGE was named after the beach town, Runaway Bay, in the parish of St. Ann, on Jamaica's North Coast, the home of our R.B.L. Jamaica Bamboo Resort Cottages 2020 project.  Jamaica is known for its laid back island lifestyle and we try to maintain the same relaxed island feel, here at Runaway Bay Lodge, to help you relax, unwind and enjoy your stay. Our clock is always set to 5:00PM! Whether you're traveling solo, with your significant other, with a friend, with a group, or with your family, you can make some great memories at Runaway Bay.
Our private property features only 2 separate Vacation/Seasonal Homes, including:
The Stargazer 2 Bedroom Waterfront is a romantic waterfront getaway for couples or a memorable family vacation. Our waterfront 2 Bedroom home is a favorite among our returning guests. Each bedroom features a queen size bed and there is a queen size sofa sleeper, in the living room. The Stargazer has beautiful water views from every room, and a large private covered and screened waterfront patio looking straight out to the lake towards the setting sun every evening. This is the largest single unit at Runaway Bay with large kitchen, living room and private back deck and covered patio.  This is the perfect seasonal rental for snowbirds, or temporary housing while looking for your new Florida home. The Stargazer is perfect for a small family, but is often used by couples. The Stargazer can sleep 6 people in 2 queen size beds and 1 queen size sleeper sofa.
The One Love Studio is a great retreat for couples or budget minded guests.  The One Love Studio is the original cabin that was built on this property back in 1934. A lot has changed with the various owners, over the years, adding on to the original cabin, but the rustic charm of this authentic "Old Florida" home remains preserved. Even the huge pecan tree was preserved and the deck and buildings were built around the tree. The One Love Studio has a full kitchen and bathroom, as well as a private back patio with lake view and a hot outdoor shower for 2. If you're trying to really get away without breaking the bank, The One Love Studio is a great choice for 2, but can sleep up to 4, in 2 full size beds.
Group Therapy 3 Bedroom Waterfront is a combination of The Stargazer and The One Love Studio. Group Therapy at Runaway Bay Lodge offers a full 3 bedrooms with 2 full bathrooms and an outdoor hot and  cold shower on the back patio.  Group Therapy can sleep up to 10 guests in 5 beds and 1 sleeper sofa. See more about Group Therapy at Runaway Bay Lodge.
Runaway Bay is a delightful experience for Snow Birds, Seasonal Guests, Contractors, Corporate Executives, Romantics, Outdoor Enthusiast, Glampers, Adventurers, Families and anyone that likes Private Waterfront Vacation Homes with FREE amenities and a "Live Like a Local" feel.
Runaway Bay provides FREE Amenities like: Kayaks, Bicycles, John Boats, Laundry Facilities, Waterfront Bar/Gameroom (Small Marina with Bar, Bait Shop & Boat Ramp next door), Boat Dock, Sundeck, Gas Grills, Fishing Pier and Reduced Boat Rental Rates, for our registered guests
All of our homes have Air Conditioning, full kitchens with pots, pans, dishes, silverware, coffee makers, toasters, microwaves, refrigerators, stoves, ovens, cups, glasses, etc., Free Car, Truck & Motorcycle Parking (Boat & Trailer Parking for $25/ Stay).  WiFi is available on the property and in the homes for a small access fee.  Pet Friendly accommodations... We also allow guests traveling with pets, additional pet fees and terms apply.
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