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Lake Ella Townhouse in Convenient Midtown

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,070 sq ft
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 1.5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4

Our unit is in popular Midtown 5 minutes from downtown & the Capitol, 10 minutes from FSU & FAMU and within walking distance of a huge selection of restaurants, boutiques, Publix, CVS, post office, UPS, 3 fitness centers, churches and the beautiful park at Lake Ella. Consider the park your extended front yard, with gazebo, fountains, picnic tables and .6 mile paved path. The decor is a seacoast and beach theme, so even if you are in Tallahassee on business, you'll feel like you're on vacation. The unit is shaded, but the rooms are bright and airy with both ceiling lights/fans and table lamps. The unit is well equipped with comfortable furniture, an exquisite king bed in the master bedroom, plenty of closet and drawer space, and a fully equipped kitchen. The unit is uncluttered with personal items. We didn't try to turn "our space" into "your space." We started with a beautifully updated, empty house and thoughtfully added each item for your use, comfort and enjoyment. Amenities include Comcast cable on the living room TV and smart TVs in each bedroom for use with your own Netflix, Amazon or other accounts. Please enjoy the coffee, tea, popcorn and "first morning" oatmeal you'll find in the kitchen.

The entire space is yours to enjoy. The unit has a private patio with chairs, small table and gas grill. Smoking is allowed only in the patio. Feel free to take the bag chairs to the park to enjoy the beautiful views, wildlife or Food Truck Thursdays behind the Cottages at Lake Ella. The Midtown / Lake Ella area is eclectic and fun, with dancing and dance lessons at the American Legion across the street, arts activities at several boutiques, great night life within a 10-minute walk, and a local produce market at the park on Wednesdays. For seafood, a regional favorite is the Seineyard, a 5-minute walk across Monroe St. Also within an easy walk, you'll find Mexican, Asian-fusion, Japanese, Mediterranean, country buffets, bagels, sandwich shops, fast food chains and so much more.

The unit is a quarter mile from a city bus stop on Monroe Street. Tallahassee is served by Yellow Cab, Uber and Lyft and several smaller cab companies.

More Details

Merrilee White
Member since: 2017
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 16, 2018

About Merrilee White

Larry & I live have lived in Florida since we were young teenagers. We moved from Sarasota to Tallahassee in 1999 to be nearer family.

Merrilee White purchased this townhome in 2001

Why Merrilee White chose Tallahassee

The townhouse was our first home in Tallahassee. We loved walking around Lake Ella, having coffee and goodies on Saturday mornings at the Black Dog Cafe and living at this beautiful park that others love to visit. Sitting on a bench, overlooking the lake with its fountains and wildlife, you will see a microcosm of Tallahassee: parents with children and pets, legislators and college students.

What makes this townhome unique

The Lake Ella Townhouse is directly across the street from the prettiest city park in Tallahassee. Lake Ella has a paved .6 mile path, wildlife and quaint shops. There are often musicians playing out in the gazebo on the lake.


Tallahassee Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1070 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Park only in the 2 spaces in front of Unit 7. Additional parking is available on Lake Ella Drive
  • Please respect our neighbors by keeping noise (TV, music, etc.) to a minimum after 10 p.m.
  • Please remove makeup on the removal pads provided, not on wash cloths or towels. Please avoid getting oily creams & cosmetics on sheets & pillowcases.
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , with vanity
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Serta iComfort hybrid mattress
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services


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Lake Ella Townhouse in Convenient Midtown
average rating of 4.714286 based on 7 reviews
Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida

Very comfortable, lovely lakeside location, thoughtful amenities!

  • 5 of 5

Everything we could have possibly needed was already there for us in the townhouse! The check in/out instructions were clear and straightforward and the owners were incredibly kind and generously thoughtful. When they found out we were staying for FSU Homecoming and that our daughter was on Homecoming Court, they congratulated us by leaving us a thoughtful gift as a memory from our family weekend here in TAllahassee. One of the best amenities was the keyless entry using a personal code, it made it so easy to not have to worry about a key all weekend. The kitchen had more supplies than we needed, and we were so thankful that there was a first aid kit in the laundry after having a little run in with a fence during a long walk. I highly recommend this place to anyone saying in the TAllahassee area for any reason!

  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your lovely review, Jody, and for taking such great care of the house! We enjoyed meeting you and hope you’ll come back when you can spend more time exploring the area. There’s so much to see and do here. See you guys next time! :) Merrilee & Larry
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  • 5 of 5

This was an outstanding location and home, very nice and clean. We enjoyed our stay and will be back. I have found my home away from home. (I could not see what was the review your stay say so very happy with my stay_

  • Submitted: Dec 18, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review, Jimmy, and thanks for being such outstanding guests! I’m sure we will be great friends by the time your third daughter graduates! :) Look forward to seeing you next time... ( Thank you for your service to our country!) Larry and Merrilee
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Convenient and clean. Great accommodations

  • 5 of 5

We had a busy weekend trip and your place was a great home base. Very clean and close to everything. Go Noles

  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review, Ed. We appreciate your extra effort as you checked out! You all were great guests and we look forward to your next visit. Larry & Merrilee
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Mokena, IL

Wonderful Townhome by the Lake!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed here for 5 days on a mini business/vacation getaway and had a great time. The location on the lake is just beautiful. We took a daily walk to get in some exercise plus enjoy the beautiful scenery. Very conveniently located to everything (shopping, restaurants, etc.) The owners are some of the most kind and generous people we have ever met. We had the pleasure of spending some time with them one evening. They are very involved and concerned about making sure we had everything we needed. The townhome is very well furnished which was a pleasant surprise. We've stayed places before that you had to bring your own basic things like paper towels, dish soap, etc. It's all here and much more! We wouldn't hesitate to come back again when returning to the Tallahassee area. Thank you Merrilee and Larry for everything! We will be sure to keep in touch!! :)

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your lovely comments, Dawn, but the pleasure was all ours. We appreciate your looking after the house as if it were your own and communicating so well!! :D Spending the evening with you and Russ and learning about a great little place for gourmet ice cream are just 2 of the many benefits of hosting fabulous guests like you! Please visit us again! Merrilee & Larry
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Great place to stay in Tally!

  • 5 of 5

It was a perfect solution for our family's weekend in Tallahassee. Great location, clean, and it had everything we needed. We would stay her again!

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Mark! You guys were great guests and left the house in beautiful shape. We appreciate your kind words and helpful suggestions and look forward to your staying with us again! Hopefully, the outcome of the FSU game will be better next time!! :D
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Wonderful townhouse in Tally!

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful visit to Tally for a family reunion and stayed at the Lake Ella Townhouse. Wonderful accommodation and delightful owner. All the amenities of home, with the addition of a beautiful park and lake literally across the street! We didn't spend as much time in the condo as I might have liked as we were busy with family, but we'll definitely be returning soon.

My one and only complaint for the whole condo is that the beds were too soft for my liking. But that is certainly a personal issue and no reflection on the comfort or beauty of the property.

Thank you for everything Merrilee and we'll see you again soon.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your comments, Susan! We learn something new from every guest and we'll look into switching out one of the mattresses for a firmer one. Thanks for letting us know! You were such wonderful, "low-impact" guests :D and we'd LOVE to have you back! Merrilee
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Lake Ella city park


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $70
Damage Deposit $250

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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