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Charming, Vintage Lakefront Cottage, Large deck and dock! Boat Slip, 2 grills..

Bedrooms 3
Space 850 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3 bedroom/2 bath lakefront cottage

Our lakefront cottage is called "Remember When".

Remember when life was simpler during those family get-a-ways to the lake? You can recreate yesteryear when retreating to "Remember When". Extensive upgrades and renovations were just completed in March of 2016! This lakefront home offers stunning views and quiet lakefront living.

You'll love the wood planked walls, wood ceilings, and wood floors, along with the wide open lakefront vistas through the many large windows. A spacious deck off the sun room offers commanding views of the lake. At about 30 feet in elevation above the lake level, you will love spending leisure time here, both day and night!

The large dock has both open and covered areas. The covered areas are great during the summer mid-day heat and during a passing rain shower. Plenty of space for fishing on this 80 foot wide x 45 foot deep dock area!

One of the two covered boat slips is available for your boat with advance notice. If you have jet skis, bring them along as you have use of two jet ski lifts. There is even a lake level platform for easy access to your kayak or canoe! A Leon County maintained cement boat ramp with 2 floating docks is available nearby down the street.

Two bedrooms and one full bath are located on the main level. There is a downstairs, ground level, "walk out basement" bedroom with lots of extra sleeping space. This downstairs bedroom has it's own covered AND screened-in lanai. A nice place to hang out during the mid day sun or passing rain shower! This particular downstairs space offers privacy and separation for an extra couple or or adult kids.

For the convenience of coming off the dock or lake along with the ground floor bedroom, there is a new outdoor covered and private bathroom that features a hot/cold shower, toilet and sink, each in it's own room. Even a sitting area! This is located at the entrance to the walkout basement bedroom. There is a covered walkway from the downstairs bedroom to the outdoor bathroom in case it rains. You'll love how this new addition enhances lake life and even makes you feel like you're in the mountains!

There are just 3 steps up to the main level front door. The downstairs is located down some exterior stairs at ground level as well. "Remember When" is advantageous for folks that prefer not to navigate lots of stairs.

The front of the home offers plenty of parking, even for your boat trailer. Please call or email us anytime, day or night, with any questions or to secure your lakefront get-a-way. We'd love for you to create memories at our lake house so that you'll also fondly "Remember When".

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Glenn and Lawson Smith

*Sorry, no group gatherings allowed, even for day use, beyond the maximum occupancy of 6 people.

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Glenn and Lawson Smith
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
March 22, 2018

About Glenn and Lawson Smith

We both grew up in the Lake Talquin area, with Lawson in Gadsden County, which borders the north shore of Lake Talquin, and Glenn in nearby Tallahassee. Lawson has wonderful memories of when her family owned a home on Lake Talquin during the 1960s and '70s.

We're thrilled to continue making memories with our adult kids and grandkids at a lake house and a lake that is frozen in time. We'd love to host you or your family for a couple's weekend or a family outing. Thank You for considering a stay at our cottage, "Remember When"!

Glenn and Lawson Smith

Glenn and Lawson Smith purchased this cottage in 2015

Why Glenn and Lawson Smith chose Tallahassee

We chose this home due to it's superb location on a gentle bluff at the large part of the lake. The custom built features and details of the cute cottage, breathtaking views, and the dock's extra large living areas sold us right away! The convenience to Tallahassee and the beaches are an added bonus!

What makes this cottage unique

What makes this cottage special is the charm and the interior's attention to details. In addition, the lake life is enjoyable from both inside the home and throughout the large lake level living spaces!


Tallahassee Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 850 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Outdoor enclosed private bathroom by the basement bedroom
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Sleeping basement, ground level, exterior entrance, a/c,heat
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • water skiing


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Charming, Vintage Lakefront Cottage, Large deck and dock! Boat Slip, 2 grills..
average rating of 4.969697 based on 33 reviews

Very nice property! Thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

  • 5 of 5

Owners were very accommodating & the property was spotless. I would recomend this property to anyone staying in the area.

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You very much! We love our cleaner! Extremely thorough and goes way beyond the extra mile. A valuable partner for us! Thank You for spending time at our lake cottage, "Remember When"!
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  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed for the new year, I loved the separate quarters downstairs which gave my daughter and family a little privacy. The house was so cute and had lots of special little touches. The yard and deck were amazing and it was so peaceful even for New years. We did a lot of cooking and they had everything we needed:) loved the view from the upstairs living room windows overlooking the lake. Owners were great also. We will rent again in the summer so we can enjoy the lake.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You for all of the nice things that you said about our lake cottage and us. We appreciate that and would love to host you back at "Remember When". Each season brings beauty on the lake! Glenn and Lawson
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AMAZING!! would reccomend to everyone!

  • 5 of 5

the only thing i could cpmlain about is that the temperture was too cold to get into the lake and swim. other than that it was just perfect!! the house was equipt with till the very small detail. so cosy and beautiful and the tap water were tasty! (which is a new...) the shower had good pressure. the Kayak was great and simply everything! thanks Glenn and Lawson! you're the best!

  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You very much! You made our day! We would love to host you back during warmer weather! Have a wonderful 2018 and thank you for coming to our lake cottage! Glenn and Lawson
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Wonderful place. Super clean great atmosphere

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful setting. Super clean and quite.

  • Submitted: Dec 17, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You very much for your compliments, along with spending your get-away at the lake and "Remember When!" :) Glenn and Lawson
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Very nice place, clean and great backyard overlooking lake.

  • 5 of 5

Excellent place. Super clean and great deck overlooking the lake. I'll be back.

  • Submitted: Dec 15, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You very much! We have the best cleaner and we personally work hard on the yard ourselves. We appreciate your past stay and for thinking of returning! Glenn and Lawson
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Awesome!!!!! Breathtaking!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

I've rented numerous vacation homes from VRBO. This home on the lake was one of a kind. The homeowners were a pleasure to work with. The home was well equipped (to include cane poles for fishing). Beautiful inside and out. The homeowners certainly thought of everything to make it a remarkable experience. Rent this house for a week or just for a weekend for a FSU game. Your stay will be an experience you can't help but brag about to everyone.

  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You for your wonderful and generous compliments! We thoroughly enjoyed hosting you and hope that you'll come back for another FSU football weekend or simply to do nothing :) Glenn and Lawson
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Whippoorwill Waterfront Pub n Grub
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Seminole Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Whippoorwill Waterfront Pub n Grub
Nearest Beach
60 Miles
Alligator Pt, Carrabelle, or St. George Island

Lake Talquin is known for it's trophy largemouth and striped bass, crappie, bream, shellcrackers, speckled perch, striped pickerel (commonly called "jack"), gar, catfish, and bowfin.

There is a Leon County maintained boat ramp down our street with floating docks on both sides. Lake Talquin is excellent for fishing, boating, kayaking, water skiing, tubing, or simply enjoying the lake in any type of weather on both our covered and open dock!

Tallahassee and Florida State University are a short drive down Highway 20, (Pensacola Street), at roughly 15 miles to the city limits and 20 miles to F.S.U.

Restaurants are located throughout Tallahassee or Quincy.

The closest beach is at Alligator Point, about 45 minutes away. Carrabelle and St. George Island are not far either at roughly an hour.




Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25
Cleaning/linens/towels $85
Tax Rate 12.5%

2 night minimum stay requirement, except during Thanksgiving week & Christmas/New Years holidays when we have a 4 NIGHT MINIMUM STAY REQUIREMENT. 3 NIGHT MINIMUM FOR ALL OTHER FEDERAL HOLIDAYS.

MAXIMUM OCCUPANCY allowed is 6 people. No group gatherings allowed beyond the maximum occupancy, even for day use. Maximum long term stay is 4 months.

$85.00 Cleaning fee which includes clean linens and bath towels.

If you bring your dog, we have a $25.00 pet fee. We simply ask that they'd be well behaved & trained, current on flea/tick meds, non-scratchers on doors/windows/furniture, to keep them off the furniture & beds, and that you'd pick up after them in the yard and neighborhood. Due to the fact that your pet is not familiar with his/her surroundings at the house, please bring a kennel in case you plan to leave him/her alone. Lastly, please keep your doggies from barking so as to not disturb the neighbors.

If you need to cancel, we provide a refund, (minus the 12.5% tax that we do not pursue which acts as our administrative fee), only if we're able to re-rent the dates that you had been holding, which had prevented anyone else from reserving those dates. Purchasing trip cancellation insurance is strongly recommended because you never know what unexpected life event could occur.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund