About the property
- Apartment320 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 nights
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2 with a porch on the front
Sitting atop an artist studio, the second floor is a private guest room with a private entrance and a porch with a view of the woods and fields. The room has a queen bed, bathroom with a shower, microwave, coffee maker and a mini fridge. There is an outdoor grill.
The apartment is one of many buildings on an 80 acre private residence. Guests have access to over 2 miles of walking trails. A tributary of the Suwannee River (Robinson Branch) running thru its middle has a bridge connecting to another part of the property and is a short walk down a nature trail.
Foxes, hawks, deer and nesting eagles are your neighbors. Deer ofter ramble around the fields and are reminders that you are in the country.
We offer sattelite tv service but no internet. Remember, you want that country living experience. Cell service is quite good.
The house is 6 miles from the Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park... ideal for those wanting to experience the Folk Festival.
Its very private and very much in the country. Peace and quiet are the main attractions. No traffic noise here as we are 1/2 mile down a dirt road. The moon and the stars are our best neighbors.
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within a few hours
- english, Hospitality
- Calendar last updated:
- May 21, 2018
About Melissa Russell
Randy and Melissa love the great outdoors. Both are avid woodworkers. Randy is currently working on his second timber frame building, while his wife turns the leftover wood into bowls. Melissa also welds funky sculptures from found parts, old wrenches and tools take on a new life as yard art. Randy built all the buildings on this property with an eye towards the Florida Cracker style.
Melissa Russell purchased this Apartment in 1990
Why Melissa Russell chose Columbia County
Why not? Its beautiful! 80 acres to meander in private. We can bird watch, catch foxes on our game camera and keep an eye on Monroe the gator who has taken up residence in our pond. A leisurely walk before breakfast is a must.
What makes this Apartment unique
Privacy! Quiet! Peaceful! Getting away from it all is its most precious feature.
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100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Love this property!
Melissa and Randy are such gracious hosts. They have created a cozy, private cabin for their guests. We look forward to returning.
Great experience at Melissa & Randy's place. They were so sweet and welcoming, but also gave me the space to enjoy a quiet weekend of solitude. I rated it 4 stars because the loft is a bit dusty and the A/C unit is loud but it's true to the pictures and the land is beautiful. I would return!
We were glad to have you and sorry we missed some dust. BUT a new AC is being installed this week! We always appreciate feedback!
A lovely place in the country.
Thank you again Melissa and Randy for a wonderful long weekend.
North Florida Retreat and a Treat Indeed
This was a second trip to stay near White Springs at this guest apartment. On this visit, we were able to explore the beautiful woods, paths and creek on the 80 lush acres. It is a special place. The host couple, Randy and Melissa, are charming and generous, be it with local info or a glass of wine at the end of the day.
Randy and Melisa were great. The property and the surrounding trails are really special. We would love to return again. Thanks for a great visit.
Close to Suwannee River as well as the Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park.
The park is home to the Florida Folk Festival held every year over the Memorial Day weekend featuring a famous headliner as well as local talent. The park is open to tourists with live demonstrations and a pretty nifty gift shop. Canoeing access is available at many locations along the Suwannee and Withlacoothie rivers. Itcetucknee Springs is a short drive and a great tubing and snorkeling experience. The Florida Trail runs right thru our property and is a marvelous hiking opportunity.
The North Florida bicycle association holds its ididaride event just 6 miles away. 30 miles to Itchtucknee river which offers great tubing and canoeing.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Our property is our home. We respect the woods and the rivers and hope that any guests who stay with us will do the same. It is a quiet, peaceful place and our guests should expect that life on the farm is a serene experience. Not much excitement here, but you will sleep peacefully. Walking is a must as the property is expansive and beautiful. We respectfully request no firearms. Melissa fancies herself as a good cook, and we offer breakfast upon request at an additional $7 per person, and dinner at $18 per person.