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Melissa Russell

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Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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GUEST APT ON 80 ACRES, WEEKENDS ONLY

Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday apartment in Lake City - Frog Hollow Farm

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2

Sitting atop an artist studio, the second floor is a private guest room with a private entrance and a porch with a view of woods and fields. The room has a double bed and a pull out single sofa bed. The room has bathroom with a shower. The room rent comes with a gourmet breakfast with homemade bread. Dinner is available upon request at an extra charge.

The apartment is one of many buildings on an 80 acre private residence. Guests have access to many walking trails. Property has a tributary of the Suwannee running thru its middle with a bridge to another part of the property.

Foxes, Hawks and nesting eagles are your neighbors. Deer ofter ramble around the fields and are reminders that you are in the country.

We offer no television and no phone service. Remember, you want that country living experience.

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 its very much in the country and its quiet.

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Melissa Russell (Owner)
Advertiser since 2014
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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 Russell purchased this apartment in 1990

Why Melissa Russell chose Lake City

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.

What makes this apartment unique

Privacy! Quiet! Peaceful!

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Book with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Reviews

Reviews

Guest Apt On 80 Acres, Weekends Only
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews
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Guest Apt On 80 Acres, Weekends Only
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p565860vb
-3867545179
Lake City Florida North Central Gulf Coast
Tampa, FL
5

Artists and Nature Retreat

  • 5 out of 5
I’m honored to be the first to review Melissa and Randy’s vacation rental. If you are someone who loves the country, is enchanted with Florida and has a creative spirit then this is the place for you. Located near White Springs you’ll find it to be an easy drive to the Suwannee River State Park just six miles. If you want to canoe you can do so on the Suwannee River, or take a day trip to an amazing clear crystal spring visit Ichetucknee Springs near Ft. White just a 45 minute drive. As for the hospitality. Melissa and Randy make you feel just like family. The room is comfortable with two indoor siting areas and a porch with two rockers outside. They’ve taken care to have lots of pillows on the bed. It’s firm and comfortable. There is room for three. A small child who can safely climb stairs will feel they are in a tree house. When we arrived we found a basket of starter supplies for tea and coffee. A jar of nuts and granola bars were a pleasant surprise. In the mini-fridge was a small milk and some bottled water that was much appreciated in the summer. You must remember that you are in Florida and nature does come calling so you’ll see the occasional bug that sneaks in. Due to the remote location we saw five spotted deer in the morning and heard a coyote during the night. The woods abound with wildlife. Ben, the beagle, was very sweet. The first morning we had french toast made with homemade bread, real maple syrup with oranges and blueberries and bacon. The next day we had sausage, spinach frittata, homemade rolls with nuts/cranberries, strawberries and freshly picked blackberries.

Even better than the accommodations and great food was visiting with the hosts themselves. Melissa makes home made bread, uses a lathe to turn bowls, welds found objects into sculpture and weaves pine-needle baskets. She even took time to teach me how to start a basket. Randy, is an amazing wood-worker who harvests his own logs from their 80 acres and builds peg/beam buildings. You can see one in progress when you visit. Their creative spirit permeates the entire property. Just bring a good book and a enjoy every moment. Perhaps you’ll even get to pick some wild blackberries or visit the organic blueberry farm nearby.
  • Review Submitted: 25-May-2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Families with Young Children
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Location

Location

Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Jacksonville , fl or Valdosta, ga
Car: necessary

Close to Stephen foster folk culture center state park

Suwannee river

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Rental rates for this holiday apartment in Lake City, Florida North Central Gulf Coast

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Notes 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.
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Facilities

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Lake City in Florida North Central Gulf Coast

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Included in Price
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 320 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Full size shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Full size bed, mini fridge and microwave. TV with movies available.... No cable.... But who wants to watch TV when the deer are walking by. There is an 8 x 16 private porch
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
Notes:
We are 1 mile from the Suwannee River and owners will be glad to run shuttles for those wishing to canoe or kayak. We are 6 miles from the Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park available for the Folk Festival Memorial Weekend. Cycling is a big draw to this area as well... local race is the Ididaride. We are on the Florida Trail system and thru hikers from as far away as Vermont are often camping in our shelter on the banks of Robinson Branch Creek.
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