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Cottage Overlooking The State Park

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom With Huge Screened Porch With Park View

Country charm is the feel of this delightful cottage that is in the city but feels like country. This cottage called 'Mulberry' is tastefully and comfortably decorated to give it a casual country feel. Along with its sister cottage 'Maple' (vrbo #162157), and Magnolia (vrbo #323881), this cozy guest cottage, 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 and swimming pool (open summers). Enjoy the melody of birds, crickets and cicadas throughout the day and see the deer in the morning and evening from the back porches furnished for a perfect meal in the fresh air.

Tallahassee is the State Capital of Florida and has the downtown Capital Buildings just 7 miles away, as well as governor's's mansion, museums, and Imax theatres. 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.

More Details

Diane Roorda
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, dutch
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 12, 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. We have been privileged to travel and spend many months away from home and feel we know from experience what will make a guesthouse comfortable.

Diane Roorda purchased this cottage in 2006

Why Diane Roorda chose Rosehill

This property is in the beautiful north side of Tallahassee surrounded by almost 1000 acres of forest with hiking trails. There are 3 cottages together on this 3 acres which make it convenient for large groups such as weddings and family reunions.

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

The large porch on this cottage makes it a great place to gather or eat.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for a wonderful stay. We had family in from Kentucky and North Carolina and could not host everybody in our little apartment. Being able to have homemade meals and enjoy them around the table together was a wonderful Christmas treat. We played bocci and basketball and enjoyed hiking in the park. Our little boy loved playing in the yard and on the rocking horse
Dec 2013
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Rosehill Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing


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Cottage Overlooking The State Park
average rating of 4.769231 based on 14 reviews

Absolutely gorgeous! Diane does a great job taking care of her property!

  • 5 of 5

The property was perfect for our girls trip. We were able to use the fire pit because the weather was cold at night. Diane is a great host. She met us at the property to check in and give us a tour. The house is nice and clean. There were 6 of us and more than enough space! The location is great, it's secluded and private but not too far away from town. I would recommend any of the three rentals she has on the property, especially if you have kids, as there is ample space to run and roam.

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your visit and the facilities. Spring is the perfect time of year as the days are warm and the nights are cool so that you can enjoy the outdoors and a fire in the evenings. Being right in town makes this a convenient location for visits to Tallahassee Hope to see you again
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Gracious hosts

  • 5 of 5

Ms. Roorda is a most gracious host. The place itself is spotless and sits back from the road, making for a quiet stay.

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Tidy and quiet...

  • 4 of 5

The Mulberry Cottage was immaculately clean. Very quiet, too. A solid alternative to the many non-descript chain hotels that seem to predominate in town.

The property is close to a beautiful park and a rec center with nice swimming and tennis available in season.

I would recommend the cottages to an family party looking for a base camp for weddings and other events of that nature.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind review. So glad you got to enjoy the outdoor activities available at and around the cottage.
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Great outdoor space for kids and grown ups !

  • 4 of 5

We especially enjoyed the spacious yard with rope swings, fire pit, BBQ, and outdoor seating. The house had everything we needed to cook with and air conditioning worked great!

  • Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed the outdoors in that beautiful weather. Being in the city but with the space of the country is definitely a wonderful advantage of this property
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Perfect in every way

  • 5 of 5

Great property, clean and well-furnished. Couldn't have asked for a better "home" for our week long stay.

Had everything we needed. The property is beautiful and a great location.

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed this comfortable, cozy place on the north side of Tallahassee. Just a few more weeks and the citrus will be getting ripe and with the weather just about perfect right now there is plenty of room to play games outside.
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Spacious country retreat very relaxing

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our visit. The cottage is very spacious and sits on beautiful open property. Owners are a delight, we could have talked the night away with them.

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind remarks. Yes, sometimes our guests feel like long time friends and you are among those. I was blessed by your stay with us.
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Nearest Beach
50 Miles


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 12.5%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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