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Cook' Lake Talquin Vacation Rental

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,700 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Sunroom, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8-14)

This lake house has been in our family for over 40 years.

Jan and I continually upgrade the property. It is a rustic house with boat dock overlooking beautiful Lake Talquin. The house is setup to for the enjoyment of a family gathering or for a group of fishermen. You may enjoy, as we do in our house next door, the beautiful sunsets in the afternoon. If you care to water ski our location is on the deep end of the lake with the lake dam in view.

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Gary Cook
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 25, 2018

About Gary Cook

We built our dream house and now retirement home 2 lots over from the rental house. We love living on Lake Talquin and consider ourselves blessed everyday. Now retired, we enjoy this wonderful lake everyday.

Gary Cook purchased this house in 2004

Why Gary Cook chose Tallahassee

Jan grew up coming to Lake Talquin on weekends and holidays with her parents and 3 brothers. Her parents bought the property in the 50's. At their death we bought the house and property and have set it up for rental in hopes that others may enjoy it as much as her family.

What makes this house unique

The house is on one lot with an extra lot adjoining. This gives a total of 200' of waterfront facing the west to enjoy beautiful sunsets in the afternoon. Lake Talquin has long been known for it bass, crappie, and bream fishing. With eight bunk beds, 1 Queen, 1 regular beds, and a king bed in the master bedroom, the house is great for family gatherings or fishing groups.


Tallahassee House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21 ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Shower & bath in this bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 6 bunk bed
    Sunroom - 2 bunk bed
  • King size beds (1) Master Bedroom, Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Bunk Beds (8)
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 8 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Boat House and Public boat launch approximately 200 yards.


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(11 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Great home away from home. Home is older with an amazing view of the lake. Has everything available that you can think of. Owner was very personable. Wish we could have stayed longer to enjoy the atmosphere.

  • Submitted: Dec 19, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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21014 Lanier Ct, Tallahassee, FL 32310

Cook's Lake Talquin Vacation Rental

  • 5 of 5

Great house, beautiful view. Not happy with Homeaway/Vrbo taking over rental and charging a 10-12% service charge.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dusseldorf, Germany

Quiet neighborhood, view of the lake, and great hospitality

  • 5 of 5

We are two people and stayed 3 nights and enjoyed the shade of old live oak trees and the view of the lake. Air condition was quiet and effective. We used the outdoor table and chairs for breakfast. The owner was helpful with social interaction and we were grateful for the acquaintance. We would like to come back.

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Great place to relax and fish!

  • 5 of 5

Been here fishing all week with some Old and New Friends This is a beautiful place to be.Our host and house were fanatastic in every way.He made sure you were satisfied or needed anything every day.Most Gracious.We will definitely be back next year and years after.Thank you for everything! Don Tucker,Crystal river Fl

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

My family absolutely LOVED this lakehouse. From the owner to the beautiful house & view. We HIGHLY recommend this beautiful rental!! Look forward to returning. :)

  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2013
  • Stayed: November 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Crestview, Florida

You'll Enjoy this One!

  • 5 of 5

My first review was "rejected" because it "contained personal or business contact information"- whatever that means! So, let me just say this is a GREAT get-a-way! Host is most gracious. Sure hope this doesn't violate the Traveler Review Guidelines!

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2013
  • Stayed: September 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Tallahassee Regional Airport
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Angel's Seafood
Nearest Beach
60 Miles
St. George Island
Car: necessary

We are located about 24 miles west of FSU Campus just off Hwy 20 W. It is a straight drive to campus. 1 mile to entrance to Apalachicola National Forest. 60 miles to beautiful St George Island Beach.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $150
Tax Rate 12.5%

Weekend are a Fri-Sat rate is $350/ the 2 day weekend for up to 6 people. Additional days are added at $135/day. $25/person/day for those over 6.
Weekly rates are $954 for up to 6 people and $25/person/day for those over 6. Weekly rates include 1 weekend.

Refunds are provided if property is rented for the dates you reserve. The damage deposit is a deposit for damages and cleaning charges. If you prefer to have the house cleaned, the charge is $100.00. If you leave the house clean, as you found it, your total damage deposit is returned after a walk through at the end of your stay. We live 2 lots over from rental and will be available for check in and check out.

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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