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Cabin Located in a Birding and Fishing Paradise

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 960 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 5-7)

Do you want to have your morning coffee and watch the sun come up while sitting on the front porch in the swing or the rockers or lounging on the large deck in the backyard listening to the birds sing; away from the noises of city life, traffic and stress? Then this is the place for you.

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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 seafood 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).

The fenced backyard is a perfect place for approved pets and the bike trail provides a great place to take your pet on a leisurely shaded stroll. Before we approve your pet, we must know your pet's breed, age and size and if he/she will be on good behavior if you have to leave him/her alone in the Retreat? Our concern is that your pet is safe and so is our Retreat.

There are many recreational opportunities abundantly throughout Florida's Forgotten Coast, known as the 'sportsman's paradise', including Salt & Freshwater 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, redfish, 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,

More Details

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 14, 2018

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 Crawfordville

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.

What makes this cottage unique

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.

Amenities

Crawfordville Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 960 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Queen size Bed (1), queen Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1) Living room has a double sleeper sofa
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Attractions:
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
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

Reviews

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Cabin Located in a Birding and Fishing Paradise
average rating of 4.935484 based on 31 reviews
5

Wakulla Springs Retreat

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful three-day stay at the Wakulla Springs Retreat. The cabin was clean, cozy, and peaceful, and it offered a perfect home base for our adventures around the area. The highlight of our time here was Wakulla Springs, where we swam in the water (and jumped from the two-story diving platform), walked around the trails, and spotted a fantastic array of wildlife on the riverboat tour (alligators, kite birds, a mother Yellow-crowned Night Heron and chicks). We also explored St. Marks Wildlife Refuge and took an evening drive down US98 to enjoy a sunset walk along Carrabelle Beach. In terms of dining, we had a particularly delicious fried seafood dinner at the Seineyard.

  • Submitted: May 18, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We enjoyed having you stay with us and happy that you were able to visit some of the special places in our area. Wakulla Springs in such a special state park with the jungle cruise where you see lots of the wildlife in our area. The Seineyard is enjoyed by all of our guests.
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5

Quiet, peaceful beautiful setting with gracious owners who care for your well- being.

  • 5 of 5

We were very impressed with the cleanliness and comfort of the home. The location was secluded,(could see no neighbors), and quiet. It was located right in the middle of all the places we like to visit. You can have your Panama City Strip. I’ll take Wakulla County anytime.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lakeland, Florida
5

Very comfortable!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at the retreat immensely! It is warm and inviting. We had everything we needed. The backyard is spectacular and perfect for our poodle to go exploring. I think the best part was the rocking chairs on the front porch! You will be glad you stayed here!

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Got to have rocking chairs on the front porch to enjoy the quiet surroundings. Hope, the birds came to the feeders while you were on the porch. As you said, the back yard is great for everyone including our 4 legged friends. Thanks so much for visiting with us.
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Georgetown, TX
4

Very Comfortable

  • 4 of 5

We very much enjoyed our stay. This is a well kept and furnished home to enjoy the area - close enough to Tallahassee if you choose and convenient to the coast. Our hosts worked hard to provide a lot of information helpful to find all important resources for our stay - restaurants, stores and a wonderful sea food source. When in the area we indulge in the fresh sea food.

Situated in the true woods with bird feeders well attended to keep the cardinals and chickadees in particular munching away. There appear to be an abundance of dogwood trees that would make a fairyland during the blooming season.

The hosts are extremely attentive and treat you like family.

  • Submitted: May 21, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great clean property. Great deck.Very private

  • 5 of 5

It was perfect for our needs. We visited my son at FSU. We only got to spend very little time at the property but when we did it was very relaxing and private. Would recommend to anyone to stay here.

Anthony

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was great having you stay with us. You like most of our guests are coming to visit their sons or daughters at the university and they find it is a quiet place to relax away from the city. . Thanks for the excellent care you took of our Retreat. Hope you will be able to stay with us again
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A delightful place to stay.

  • 5 of 5

A delightful little place to stay. We enjoyed being back off the road. There is a great front porch and deck in the back. And our small dogs enjoyed the fenced in backyard. Hope to go back next year.

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We look forward to having you back with us. The back fenced yard and deck are great for our four legged visitors.. I love the quietness of the property.
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Map

Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Kast Net - seafood and steaks
Car: necessary

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

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Payment can be made via major credit cards through PayPal. If you want to pay via PayPal, we will send you an invoice.

Pets will be accepted on a case by case basis based on breed, size, temperament, and age. There may be a pet fee if your pets are approved.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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