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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. 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.
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 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.
Privacy! Quiet! Peaceful!
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.
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
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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