About the property
- Cottage850 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 nights
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, due to septic limitations, no group gatherings allowed, even for a day's use, beyond the maximum allowed occupancy of 6 people.
See our other VRBO listings located nearby at St. George Island, VRBO 616093 along with Carrabelle, VRBO 840068.
Glenn and Lawson Smith
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 26, 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 Leon County
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!
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Peaceful, scenic, perfect!
Reserved for FSU graduation weekend and absolutely loved it. It's a bit of a drive from the campus, but well worth it. After fighting the hoards of people in the city, it's nice to get back to this cottage for some peaceful relaxation.
This is the second time that we have stayed at this lake house and we love it. It is very unique as far as the layout. My children love how they have their own little place to stay away from the adults and they love the outdoor bathroom. We will definitely go again and stay at this property!
A little piece of paradise....
What a great surprise, a gem of a house, awesome view of lake, peaceful surroundings, great fishing, and most important immaculate, we could of not asked for anything more, we will be back.
The cottage is beautiful. The view of the lake is exceptional. The cottage is decorated very nice.
We really enjoyed our stay which was two months. The area is quiet and clean. The neighborhood was very friendly. We made some friends. Glenn and Lawson were very friendly and we enjoyed meeting them. If we are going to be in the area again we will definitely stay there again.
Thank You so much for your review! It was certainly a pleasure for us to meet you both! We appreciate your stay and we're so glad you came to spend the late winter along with our early spring at Remember When!
Glenn and Lawson
Very nice property! Thoroughly enjoyed our stay.
Owners were very accommodating & the property was spotless. I would recomend this property to anyone staying in the area.
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"!
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.
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
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.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
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.