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Cabin Located in a Birding and Fishing Paradise

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Last updated: 09/17/2014
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  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Tallahassee cottage description

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.

If the Wakulla Springs Retreat is booked during the dates you want it, please see our sister site, St. Marks Retreat, VRBO site #63806, on the St. Marks River.

Guest Testimonials

We celebrated the New Year with our family as the first guests at Wakulla Springs Retreat. We enjoyed the peace and quiet for the week. It certainly helps to remember what is really important in life when things slow down a bit.

Ashley, Jessie and family.
Sugar Land, TX

We had a wonderful experience exploring this section of “old Florida”.

Highlights:
Boat ride and Wakulla State Park – alligators, manatees, many birds. Highly recommend this tour

Captain Mike McNamara in the town of St. Marks will provide a comprehensive boat tour of the St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge. From his boat, we were able to photograph many birds, most notably, the Bald Eagle, both perched and in flight. Porpoises visited and followed the boat. Mike is also a fishing guide.

Walking path around the ponds at the light house in the Refuge:
Many waterfowl, most notably, Redheads and American Wigeon.

Posey’s Seafood Restaurant on the waterfront in Panacea-very good

Visitor’s Center in the Refuge has maps and books available.

We had a great stay- saw and photographed more than 45 different bird species.

Thanks for your hospitality!

Frank and Colleen
St. Helena, CA


Keywords: country cottage, secluded and private, natural setting, newly remodeled inside and out,

Property Type

      • Cottage

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Pets Considered:

                Pets must have prior approval from owners...moreless

              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
              • Children Welcome
              • Non Smoking Only

              Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 5-7

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Cooking Utensils:

                Drip Coffee PotToaster, Blender, Crock Pot, Pots and Pans, Can opener...moreless

              • Kitchen:

                Most everything you will need in a modern kitchen is provided...moreless

              • Dining Area Seats:

                6...moreless

              • Dining
              • Stove
              • Oven
              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Pantry Items
              • Coffee Maker
              • Toaster
              • Refrigerator
              • Microwave
              • Seating for 6 people

              Amenities

              • Washing Machine
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Linens Provided
              • Air Conditioning
              • Parking Off Street
              • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
              • Heating
              • Towels Provided
              • Parking
              • Living Room
              • Hair Dryer
              • Iron & Board

              Other Amenities

                  • natural wooded setting, fenced back yard, pet friendly on a case by case basis, playground and 15 mile paved bike trail within .2 miles 6 miles from Wakulla State Park...moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Satellite / Cable:

                    40' Flat Screen High DefinitionTV with Dish Satelite Service...moreless

                  • DVD Player
                  • Television
                  • Books
                  • Toys

                  Communications

                  • Telephone

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Outdoor Grill
                  • Deck / Patio

                  Theme

                  • Adventure
                  • Away From It All
                  • Family
                  • Historic
                  • Romantic
                  • Tourist Attractions

                  Location & View

                      • Rural

                      Activities

                      • Restaurants
                      • Hunting
                      • Hiking
                      • Rafting
                      • Sailing
                      • Snorkeling/Diving
                      • Wind-Surfing
                      • Kayaking
                      • Fishing
                      • Water Tubing
                      • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                      • Roller Blading
                      • Freshwater Fishing
                      • Fly Fishing
                      • Deepsea Fishing
                      • Cycling
                      • Jet Skiing
                      • Wildlife Viewing
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Sledding
                      • Antiquing
                      • Boating
                      • Horseback Riding
                      • Walking
                      • Scenic Drives
                      • Bird Watching
                      • Shelling
                      • Museums
                      • Playground
                      • Marina
                      • Water Skiing
                      • Swimming
                       

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                      $175 per night with a two night minimum  Plus 11% state and local taxes
                      $1050 per week  Plus 11% state and local taxes
                      A fifty percent (50%) deposit is required when making reservations. The balance
                      will be due 14 days prior to arrival.  Deposits will be returned for cancellations
                      made more than 30 days prior to arrival date, minus a $50 cancellation fee. No
                      refund offered for cancellations made 30 days or less to arrival date.
                      Pet Fee: $10 per day per pet.  Prior approval of pet(s) is required.
                      

                      Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.


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                      Last updated: 09/17/2014
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                      Location

                      Wakulla SPrings News and Notes

                      Park Ranger Patty Wilbur conducts the research which keeps track of the manatees within the park. She has been following a new baby manatee born in the part about a month ago. The youngster is the offspring of a manatee believed to have been born in Sally Ward Spring (a spring just before reaching the park entrance station) in July of 2007. With much excitement, Patty relayed the moment she saw the mother and her new baby feeding alongside grandma just behind the boat dock. It is unexpected and special moments such as this that keep the magic alive at Wakulla Springs.

                      Ooooooh! Aaaaah! Wheeeee! Make it a point to visit Wakulla Springs in September to experience it all!

                      By: Jeff Hugo

                       

                      Owner info

                      About the owner: We are a retired couple, one from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and one from 44 years of teaching elementary school. We have been breeding Cavalier King Charles Spaniels since 1998. We enjoy showing our dogs and meeting all the great people who come to stay at our Retreats.

                      Why the Owner Chose Tallahassee:
                      This property is surrounded by all the sights and sounds of nature. The setting is one of quiet solitude. It is a place where one can just sit and enjoy all of the beauty of the trees but is close enough to all the area attractions. We find it to be a place we can totally unwind after a busy day.

                      The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
                      We have built a large deck in the fenced backyard which is perfect for cooking out. It is perfect for sitting in the evening while the lightenbugs come out to play.


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                      Speaks: english

                       

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                      This listing was first published here in 2011.

                      Date last modified - Thursday, April 03, 2014

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                      3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 7

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