Excellent

3 reviews

1 / 25 Front porch where you can sit to drink coffee and watch the sun rise

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Overview

Bedrooms:
3
Bathrooms:
2
Sleeps:
7
Type:
Cottage
Pets allowed:
Yes
Wi-Fi available:
Yes

Description from owner

Do you want to have your morning coffee and watch the sun come up while sitting on the front porch listening to the birds sing; away from the noises of city life, traffic and stress? Then this is the place for you. Our Wakulla Springs Retreat is located on 5 secluded acres of hardwood trees off the beaten track but close to the Tallahassee-St. Marks Historic Railroad State Trail (15 miles of a beautiful paved bicycle corridor), Wakulla Springs State Park, the St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge, the Apalachicola National Forest, the San Marcos de Apalache Historic State Park in the town of St. Marks at the confluence of the beautiful St. Marks and Wakulla rivers, the Felburn Foundation Playground with covered picnic tables and a fabulous array of playground equipment. There are several excellent sea food restaurants close by so you don't have to spend your time cooking. Only 3 miles from the Retreat is Savannah's (home of the famous $2.00 breakfast and a great country buffet at lunch and dinner).

There are many recreational opportunities abundantly throughout Florida's Forgotten Coast, known as the 'sportsman's paradise', including Salt & Fresh water fishing, hiking, bicycling, hunting and canoeing. Also, convenient access to the Gulf of Mexico is just minutes away in St. Marks.

No matter what your taste may be, whether it's flats fishing for trout, red fish, tarpon, or Spanish mackerel, or just a few miles out some of the finest grouper fishing in the Gulf of mexico, this is truly an angler's paradise, with every salt water activity you care to do, such as snorkeling for scallops, scuba diving to see some of the most beautiful natural reefs, or just a lazy day with the family at the coast.

We have plenty of room for boaters to bring their boats to the Retreat. There are several public and private boat ramps within 15 minutes of the Retreat, giving you access to the Gulf of Mexico and local rivers.

Downtown Tallahassee and Florida State University are only 15 miles from the Retreat and Wakulla Springs State Park (home of one of the largest and deepest freshwater springs in the world) is only 6 miles from the Retreat.

Beds: 1 Queen Bed, 1 Double Bed, 1 Twin Bed, 1 Sofa Bed

Amenities

Bedrooms

  • Bedroom 1: Queen Bed
    Bedroom 2: Full bed
    Bedroom 3: Twin bed
    Beds in other rooms: Sofa beds

Features

  • Air conditioning
  • Grill
  • Heating
  • High Speed Internet
  • Linen provided
  • Parking Included
  • Pet Friendly
  • Towels provided

Appliances

  • Clothes dryer
  • DVD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Activities

  • Cycling Trips
  • Fishing
  • Water sports

Reviews (3)

Excellent – based on 3 reviews Excellent
3 reviews

“Home away from home”

Reviewed 7 Dec 2016

This place had everything you need ... so you can focus your time on other things. We had 4 adults and 1 child and were all comfortable. The fenced in yard was great for our dog and the big deck was nice for all of us to enjoy the outdoors. We noticed that the owners had taken the suggestions from the guest book so you know they care. The place was well maintained and close enough to the city but far enough away to feel like we were on vacation. We especially enjoyed going to Wakulla Springs and the riverboat trip. We recommend that for all ages. We also enjoy cycling, running, or just long walks and the trail nearby is paved and goes for 16 miles and is mostly shaded. Bring your bike and enjoy the outdoors.

“Quiet retreat for FSU game weekend”

Reviewed 14 Nov 2016

We stayed at the cabin this past weekend while visiting Tallahassee for FSU-BC football game. From the beginning the process was very easy. Floyd and Carolyn were very prompt in their replies to my questions and reserving the space was easy. The information they sent out beforehand was thorough and informative. Hooking up with Floyd was very easy. He was very friendly and quickly got us to the cabin. I was impressed that the UF grad was flying a Noles flag on the cabin because he knew we were coming for the game. An added bonus that I wasn't expecting was wireless and since we weren't sharing with an entire hotel it was very quick. The cabin was nicely furnished and had everything we needed. I wish we weren't so busy so we could have enjoyed the porch and the back deck more but they were great. Although we didn't see any deer as others have mentioned, we did see many birds hanging out at the feeders. We ate breakfast everyday at Savannah's and that is a great recommendation. Big fan of their grits. We also headed down to Pancea to the gulf marine lab with our marine biology FSU student which was a nice drive. Overall, it was nice to be a little out of town to escape the chaos of Tallahassee during a game weekend but not so far that it was an inconvenience. Pictures of the cabin are very accurate and I really enjoyed my stay.

“weekend getaway”

Reviewed 7 Jul 2015

We rented this property for the 4th of July weekend getaway. Both of our boys attend FSU and this was not only convenient for them to get to but also out of the city and close to the St Marks river where we were going out on the boat. We were a little late getting there and Floyd and Carolyn were very accommodating. The house was in excellent condition and very clean, it had all the amenities we needed. The back deck with the grill was great as we cooked out and enjoyed the outdoors and peace and quite. This is a great get away for anyone looking to come to this area we will most definitely be back again! Thank you for everything Floyd and Carolyn!!

Owner's reply: We try to make our guest's visit as enjoyable as possible.

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