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Cabin Located in a Birding and Fishing Paradise

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Last updated: 03/25/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:7
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

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 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,
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Owner

Member since: 2005

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 03/25/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 7
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Pets must have prior approval from owners...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

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

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

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

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable:

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

  • Television
  • Toys

Theme

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

Attractions

  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Rural:

    Quiet country setting with privacy near the Tallahassee to St Marks bike trail...moreless

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

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    DSL...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

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

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen:

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

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$175
$1,050

Rates are based on 5 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Tax Rate 11%

Notes:

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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Location

  • Edward Ball Wakulla Springs State Park

    "Home of one of the largest and deepest freshwater springs in the world, this park plays host..."

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Nearest Restaurant
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

 

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 Crawfordville, FL, USA:
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.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 03/25/2017

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Photos

  • Relax surrounded by the sounds of nature..

    Relax surrounded by the sounds of nature..

  • Direct TV on large screen.
Children's table

    Direct TV on large screen. Children's table

  • Queen bed with adjoining bathroom with shower.

    Queen bed with adjoining bathroom with shower.

  • Twin bed

    Twin bed

  • Enclosed to give toddlers a great place to play.

    Enclosed to give toddlers a great place to play.

  • Old fashion tire swing for the children.  Remember when you enjoyed one.

    Old fashion tire swing for the children. Remember when you enjoyed one.

  • St. Marks River is about 10 to 12 minutes from the Retreat.

    St. Marks River is about 10 to 12 minutes from the Retreat.

  • Another photograph by Frank Toller from California taken while staying here.

    Another photograph by Frank Toller from California taken while staying here.

  • Beautiful Wood Duck takes by Frank Toller.

    Beautiful Wood Duck takes by Frank Toller.

  • Couch in the living room makes out to a double bed.

    Couch in the living room makes out to a double bed.

  • Bar between kitchen and living room for setting up food.

    Bar between kitchen and living room for setting up food.

  • Dining area plus a child's table for young children.

    Dining area plus a child's table for young children.

  • Double bed

    Double bed

  • Relax on the deck while you  cook your favorite food on the gas grill.

    Relax on the deck while you cook your favorite food on the gas grill.

  • Woods surrounding the Retreat.  Summertime in the country.

    Woods surrounding the Retreat. Summertime in the country.

  • Our area is one of the best in the country to see lots of different birds.

    Our area is one of the best in the country to see lots of different birds.

  • This cardinal was photographed by Frank Toller in the St. Marks Wildlife Refuge.

    This cardinal was photographed by Frank Toller in the St. Marks Wildlife Refuge.

  • White Ibisis taken by Frank Toller at the Wildlife Refuge.

    White Ibisis taken by Frank Toller at the Wildlife Refuge.

VRBO #393806

This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Sunday, March 26, 2017

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