About the property
- Cottage920 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 nights
Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-5)
This cozy , guest cottage (called MAPLE) along with its sister property, Magnolia 'VRBO listing # 323881' and now the newest addition, Mulberry 'VRBO listing #506349' is the perfect retreat for extended stays, family vacations, and romantic getaways. It is surrounded by forest, is on the north side of Tallahassee on the beautifully Canopied Meridian Rd adjacent to Alfred B MaClay State Park and Lake Overstreet Trails. Across the street is Forest Meadows Athletic centre with Tennis courts. Enjoy the melody of birds, crickets and cicadas throughout the day and see the deer in the morning and evening from the screened-in porch or open deck.
Tallahassee is the State Capital of Florida and has the downtown Capital Buildings just 7 miles away, as well as museums, Imax. Shopping and airport close by. Antique shopping is available in the quaint towns of Havana, Monticello, and Quincy(20-30 mile drive).
Check out the beautiful southern plantations on the way to Thomasville, Georgia only 30 miles away. Just 20 miles to Wakulla Springs State Park and 60 miles from the beautiful beaches of the Gulf of Mexico. Lake Jackson is just 3 miles away.
For further information call Diane
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- within a few hours
- english, dutch
- Calendar last updated:
- May 26, 2018
About Diane Roorda
The owner has an interesting story in that she was born in the Netherlands, grew up in Canada and has lived in Tallahassee for the last 35 years where her children grew up. The Dutch background spells the importance of cleanliness; the Canadian background spells the gift of hospitality; and the south spells relaxed and casual. So the 3 C's: cleanliness, comfortable and cozy best describes what you will find in each of the 3 M's: Mulberry, Magnolia and Maple cottages. The owner has made lots of good memories on this 3 acre property. We stay here to celebrate various holidays with our 10 grandchildren. The space outside has room for outdoor games and cookouts and the cottages are comfortable and cozy
Diane Roorda purchased this Cottage in 2006
Why Diane Roorda chose Capitol Hill
This property provides a place for me to enjoy my gardening hobby. I have planted many flowers, shrubs, fruit trees so that there is something blooming and something to eat year round. During the winter the oranges are delicious and a great way to start the morning. In addition there are lemons, kumquats, figs, loquats, persimmons and even some blackberries and mulberries growing. The camellias are growing and will start flowering in December so there is plenty to see and enjoy.
What makes this Cottage unique
This cottage is in the city but it feels like country with the woods all around and convenient hiking trails. Yet it is just 2 miles from lots of major restaurants and shopping
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Perfect location for us and very comfortable and peaceful.
I would be glad to have a repeat stay. The location of property was great with walking trails right next door. Close to restaurants and shopping mall but in a very pretty and peaceful location. Property was clean and well equipped with anything you could need
Thank you for the kind remarks. So glad you got to enjoy the trails, golf, and convenient shopping. Trust you had a safe trip home
Charming! Comfortable! 5 Star worthy!
Diane was a wonderful host! Our trip was out of necessity as we were fleeing from hurricane Irma. Diane met us late in the evening to give us a key, show us the cottage and mostly offered her sweet, calm Southern hospitality ...that helped ease our stress!! The cottage is well equipped with everything one could need for a few nights or months! Clean, clean, clean! Comfortable and Charming and the beautiful landscaped grounds are photo worthy! We WILL return to visit Diane and the charming town of Tallahassee.... next time under better circumstances!
Hurricane season was a trying time for everyone. So glad you found a comfortable refuge. So glad to have you
Visited friends and family in Tallahassee for the month of March. We were very pleased with the cottage. Semi-rural setting five minute from mid-town. Lots of room for the grand kids to play and explore. Comfy beds. The only minor deficiency was intermittent internet service, but it was manageable. Would definitely stay here again. The owner was most hospitable. Thanks, Diane!
Nice and quiet
The cottage is nice and pretty, and it is in a quiet area. It is clean although aged. It's small but enough space for a family of 4. It's a bit far from downtown (18-30min each way) but work out ok for our trip to attend FSU graduation. Diane is very helpful and communicates well with us. :-)
As clean as a whistle, comfy cozy in a lovely wooded setting . . . this house was perfect for my husband & me to share with my sister & her adult son as we gathered for our daughter's wedding. We actually rented all three of the houses on this pastoral, 3-acre property, so that each of our adult children's families had a separate space, but could be together during our family gathering, while also being able to have breakfasts & lunches "at home." My nephew dubbed the properties, "the wedding compound." Each house is separated from the other to give privacy, yet close enough that the kids & adults could mingle as we liked. We were just sorry that the wedding kept us busy enough that we couldn't roast on the fire pit that was on one side of the large property. We would love to stay here again . . . an incredible find!
This was a delightful base for our month long get-away to beautiful Tallahassee. It offered everything as cited in the ad, plus privacy, camelia's, trails, and easy access to everything. We had guests from Germany who were thrilled not to be in a hotel, and the cottage did not feel crowded. Everything we needed was there and in good condition. We hope to return if we haven't found a place to buy. Diane was lovely! She introduced us to loquats and was a wonderdful host. Thank you for a great month!!!!! Annette and Rick
It is always exciting to share the fruits growing at this property. Spring it is loquats although there are also still a few kumquats. Then the blueberries next month after which come the plums. There are also 4 fig trees and then later in the fall it is citrus again along with persimmons. So glad you were here to enjoy this