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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".

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 a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 19, 2017

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 Florida North Central

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!


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.


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 4.96 based on 25 reviews


  • 5 of 5

It was such a perfect vacation spot(other than Hurricane Irma). It had everything we needed and are so sad that we had to cut the stay short. However, the owners were so accomodating and extremely generous regarding our stay. I loved the fact the the several times i had concerns i was answered immediately whether it was by text or email. I will definetely return next year if our children are still in Tallahassee.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You for your wonderful review, compliment, and rating! We're so glad you came to the lake and look forward to your return in the future! Glenn and Lawson
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Awesome outdoor area

  • 5 of 5

I really enjoyed my stay here. The house is small but comfortable. We weren't there to stay inside. The outdoor area had multiple areas to enjoy. There's a very nice dock. I brought my boat and enjoyed fishing the lake and kept my boat in the boat house during my stay. The owner gave helpful information regarding boating on the lake. Wakulla Springs is an easy drive. We'd been before but used the opportunity to go again. Tallahassee is also an easy drive. Be sure to do your research on Lake Talquin if you plan on bringing a boat because there are a lot of stumps (which equals good fishing). Nice, relaxing stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: That's great that our lake cottage was a base for nearby attractions! There is so much to do within an hour away, including the coast! Bringing your boat helps you maximize the 12 mile long lake experience. We're so pleased that you enjoyed the various outdoor areas! Thank you very much for your stay and your wonderful review! Glenn and Lawson
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Coral Gables

A little bit of paradise!

  • 5 of 5

Charming home and Mack Daddy backyard! Everything you need is there. Highly recommend

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You so much!! We've tried to create our lake place as a destination in and of itself. We're so glad you liked it and we appreciate your awesome review! Glenn and Lawson
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So relaxing 😎

  • 5 of 5

Such a quaint cottage. Cozy and inviting 😎� Fishing off the dock was great. The owners are very kind and friendly. Perfect place...if it's relaxation you are looking for 😎�

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You very much! We really appreciate your review!!! Sending Lake Greetings your way, Glenn & Lawson
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Lovely getaway

  • 5 of 5

What a charming spot. Beautiful sunrises and sunsets. Best of quiet life, but easy to get to town and back for dinner. Very responsive owner. Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You so much! We're so glad you came and appreciate you very much! Glenn & Lawson
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Just another day in Paradise......

  • 5 of 5

Whether you want to get away for a few days or a week, this is the place for relaxation. "Remember When" is a charming lake house with all the amenities that you can think of. Owners Glenn and Lawson Smith know how to treat their guests. Basically you only need your suitcase and a few staples, since you can catch your meal in this beautiful lake. You can fish from the dock or bring your own boat, or just relax outside in one of two swings under the trees or up on the deck that all overlooks the Lake. With their permission, you can bring your dog and there is plenty of room for them to roam and play in the fenced in area. Even though we have stayed many times at their rental in St. George called "Island Secret", this was our first visit to the Lake, and we will be back. Thank you Glenn and Lawson for your excellent hospitality....

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You so much for your incredibly complimentary review! We are thankful for your continued patronage of our properties. It's a pleasure to host you!!! Glenn and Lawson
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

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

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