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Recharge in our Exclusive 'Off the Grid' Cabin on the beautiful Wacissa River

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3 bedroom (1 with 2 beds), 1.5 bath nestled on 5 acres with springs access.

We would like to invite you to recharge in our one of a kind 'Off the Grid' Cabin. This property is located at the end of Malloy's Landing Road in beautiful Wacissa, FL. Only 30 minutes away from FSU and FAMU Universities for the perfect weekend/ game day get away. Tallahassee is 30 minutes away for convenient shopping and banking. This 3 bedroom, 1 1/2 bath cabin sleeps 8 comfortable but large enough to sleep up to 10 (we recommend and fees are based on up to 8), to include a large upstairs loft and plenty of room for extra sleeping bags or blanket pallets on the floor for more family/friends. The cabin is nestled on one of the beautiful springs that feed the Wacissa river surrounded by towering 80' White Oaks, pines and hundred year old Cypress trees. From the front porch you can view wildlife such as deer, raccoons, woodpeckers, blue herons, hummingbirds, cormorants and wild turkey. Cabin is constructed of 100+ year old river logs pulled from the Wacissa river by the owner, and it's tributaries. Some of the planks used in the walls are more than 20' wide, the handrail on the stairs to the loft is made from a civil war era bridge blank, and much of the structure has actual river wood trees from the foundation through the floor to the ceiling. The property is 'Off the Grid' meaning there are no utilities coming in from the power company. We utilize solar panels and a backup diesel generator to maintain power to the cabin 24/7. Do not worry about the noise of the generator; we have it settled far enough from the cabin that it will not interfere with the quietness you may be looking for. Except for Wi-Fi (not provided), the cabin is equipped with central air, propane hot water on demand (unlimited) and most of your every day luxuries that would be found in a home in town; but without the hustle and bustle. We have TV with approximately 12 clear channel (no cable) but then again if you are renting our cabin, the last place you want to be is inside watching TV.

* Starting May 2017, we will be offering Air Boat tours. While staying at our cabin, what better way to see the beautiful Wacissa than from the front seat of a beautiful new airboat; owned and operated by Captain Bradley Cooley (property owner). We are now offering Eco tours; which includes history lesson of the river from back when the native Americans were here, photography, fishing, sight seeing or just a good ole' airboat ride along the beautiful Wacissa river and springs. We even offer Frog Gigging at night tours. Ask owner for details and booking information.

So our invitation extends to anyone wanting to relax, celebrate a special occasion or attend a FSU or FAMU football game. You will be 1.5 miles from the closest house and 1 mile behind a locked gate so you can have the privacy to do whatever you wish. Come on out and experience true adventure in a one of a kind cabin on one of North Florida's most pristine rivers.

**Events and parties over 8 will be an extra charge. Please contact owner for details.

*** We love pets and they are welcome but we have to cover cost of a deeper cleaning for pet stays. Additional cleaning fee of $50.00 will be added for guests with indoor pets. Any damage caused to furniture/flooring will be at owner's expense.

More Details

Bradley and Jenny Cooley
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 22, 2017

About Bradley and Jenny Cooley

This cabin was built by local resident, Bradley Cooley. Growing up in the area and working the watermelon fields as a young boy, Bradley has always loved the Wacissa river and envisioned a beautiful cabin sitting on this property one day. Along with friends and family who helped construct the cabin, Bradley's dream became a reality. What started out to be a family fish camp turned in to be a one-of- a kind cabin nestled on the beautiful Wacissa River. The cabin is constructed from river logs out of the river; few of which apart of the construction inside the cabin. A must see to believe! Property is owned and operated by Bradley and Jenny Cooley, and dear friends, Jon and Amanda Schee.

Bradley and Jenny Cooley purchased this cabin in 2010

Why Bradley and Jenny Cooley chose Florida North Central

If you have an appreciation for the great outdoors, you will not find a more unique piece of property in a more private, beautiful location. If you like the hustle and bustle of the noisy city and want to be closer to the chaos, this place is probably not for you. From swimming in the cold, natural springs of the Wacissa in the North Florida summer time, airboat rides and canoeing, to roasting mash mellows in the winter time by the fire pit, our cabin has a little for everyone. You must enjoy the great outdoors and river life to appreciate this place. Oh, and not afraid of a mosquito or sand nat.

What makes this cabin unique

We fell in love with this property for its natural beauty. The wood we built the cabin with comes from the very river it sits beside. This is without a doubt one of the most peaceful and relaxing places you've been in North Florida. Sitting in the middle of the head waters and Big Blue (natural spring), a day of fun on the river awaits.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Want a nice, relaxing place to enjoy the weekend, stay at this place. Clean, secluded, and very peaceful.
Jun 2015
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Monticello Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Pets allowed but MUST BE crated while inside cabin and not allowed on beds/furniture. Damage to floors or any furniture will be at renter expense.
  • Must be 21 or older to have alcoholic beverages on property.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , downstairs bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , sink/ toliet in half bath
  • 1 and 1.5 bathrooms
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 double , 2 double beds in downstairs bedroom
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Queen size bed in one of the two downstairs bedrooms
    Loft - 1 king , King size bed in upstairs loaf
  • 3 bedrooms (one is a loft with King size bed), one room has two double beds, and another room with a queen. Each bedroom is constructed from beautiful oak, pine, cypress and cherry wood from logs pulled straight from the Wacissa River.
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • water tubing
There is a beautiful catwalk throught the cypress head which takes you down to the spring fed river where you can sit and enjoy the natural beauty that surrounds you. There is also airboat access from the River to the front door of the cabin. Boats can be launched at a local boat ramp 5 minutes away by car and 2 minutes away by boat.


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(26 traveler reviews)

Recharge in our Exclusive 'Off the Grid' Cabin on the beautiful Wacissa River
average rating of 4.6153846 based on 27 reviews

A Little Slice of Heaven on the River

  • 5 of 5

There is just not enough positive adjectives available to describe this property. Charming, warm, inviting, relaxing, accommodating...... What a gem to find just 30 minutes outside of Tallahassee on one of the most scenic spring fed rivers in the area, the Wacissa! We could easily dip our toes, noses and kayaks into the water and enjoy hours of natural Florida. The rooms and beds are large, so very comfortable and quiet!

You are 'Off the grid' but we still had cell service and TV as needed although found the peace and quiet of nature a true siren call to get us to 'unplug' and just enjoy.

Endless hot water with the tankless water heater was a real treat with 4 adults.

We will be back again and again to enjoy the amenities, peaceful quiet and welcoming spirit of this property.

Peggy and Joe Wright

Tallahassee, FL

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Do yourself a favor and book this place on the Wacissa River.

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic week staying at the cabin. We loved being "off the grid", enjoying the grounds, and exploring the Wacissa River by canoe off the dock. Jenny and Bradley were superb hosts and we found everything to be as advertised. The cabin is very comfortable with a great room and several bedrooms. The paneling and whole timbers used in the construction of the cabin give it a warm, rustic feel. We rented a canoe, made fires in the fire pit, cooked ribeyes out under the stars, and even had an Easter Egg hunt during our stay. We traveled to Wakulla Springs, saw St. Mark's lighthouse, and went to the Museum of Florida History in Tallahassee where there are several life-sized bronze statues of Seminoles that Bradley and his father created. Closer to the cabin, we went on walks, hung out on the beach near the boat launch, swung on the rope swing, went swimming at Big Blue spring, and saw lots of wildlife. Our six-year-old son was in heaven. We look forward to our next trip to the Wacissa River and the cabin.

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Bradley and I are so glad you and your lovely family enjoyed your trip, and was able to visit the wonderful places you decribed and espically seeing tbe bronzes Bradley and his father sculpted. We love the outdoors and nature and love hearing our guests has the same appreciation we do. We hope you come back and visit us again very soon. Bradley and Jenny Cooley
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Beautiful Cabin for a peaceful escape

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved this cabin and the very large piece of land it sits on. We stopped at the Walkers Finamart to pick up the Ribeye steaks the owners recommended. There was a line in the small store for those ribeyes - so it was pretty obvious they were a local favorite and the older gentleman cutting them up was awesome. The steaks were amazing and perfect after a long day of outdoor adventuring. We were able to put our kayaks in the river right there on the property and thoroughly enjoyed every minute we were there. It was hard to leave and we hope to return when we can. Thank you very much for sharing your little slice of heaven - it was everything we were hoping for and more. <3

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the nice review and we are so glad you enjoyed your stay. Nice to hear when people understand the beautiful of the property and all it has to offer as much as we do. Please come back soon. Bradley and Jenny Cooley
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Wonderful, serene cabin on the water

  • 5 of 5

An excellent opportunity to decompress and take in nature (the sky at night was incredible). World happily return. The cabin is becoming a home away from home.

  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the wonderful review and we are so happy you returned for another stay and hope you come back soon. The cabin is beautiful no doubt and even more so this time of year. Thank you again. Bradley and Jenny Cooley
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Great place!

  • 5 of 5

A group of friends and I stayed here for a weekend and we absolutely loved it. The property is beautiful and the river access is awesome. Our only complaint is that we didn't get to spend enough time at the cabin because we were in town for a wedding but we're already making plans to go back soon.

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peace in Paradise

  • 5 of 5

We spent the weekend with friends at the Wacissa River House for our engagement party. Being on the river and out in the middle of the country is exactly what we were looking for. The Cooleys were awesome hosts and kept in touch with us throughout our stay to make sure that we had everything we needed. As we were leaving on the last day, all that we talked about was planning our next trip back to the cabin. Book this place, I promise that you won't regret it!

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Tallahassee International
Nearest Barpub
20 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
20 Miles
Nearest Beach
45 Miles
Keaton Beach (Gulf of Mexico)

If you love nature, privacy and most importantly, pristine waters, this is the place for you. Located 25 minutes from Tallahassee for convenient shopping malls, entertainment and FSU and FAMU campuses. Nestled back in the woods, you are secluded behind a private gate for extra privacy but also close enough to the city to do some shopping if your heart desires. Monticello is only 20 minutes away for your grocery stores and banking. We also offer Airboat Tours and packages ranging from Eco Tours, Inshore Fishing, family-Fun Rides, and Frog Gigging. For our guests, we have put together special packages exclusive for you to include the Eco tour or Frog Gigging trip. The Wacissa River is full of history waiting to be explored and our licensed Captain knows exactly the places to take you on this river, all while enjoying a ride on our special designed and built Airboat. Heck, we'll even cook your catch for you!


Rates & Availability

Monticello Cabin Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $80
Pet Fee $50
Tax Rate 9.0%

During the Florida State Seminoles Football Season, special events such as parties larger than 10, weddings, reunions and other special events, our rate will be $180.00 per night with a minimum of 2 Night stay. You will find these rates are very reasonable compared to similar properties. The FSU football season runs from early September through the end of November. Special arrangements can be made by contacting property owner and all rates are subject to change without notice. WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO DECLINE RESERVATION REQUESTS!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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