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Guest Cottage Next to State Park

9 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday cottage in Capitol Hill

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-5)

This cozy , guest cottage (called MAPLE) along with its sister property, Magnolia 'VRBO listing # 323881' and now the newest addition, Mulberry 'VRBO listing #506349' is the perfect retreat for extended stays, family vacations, and romantic getaways. It is surrounded by forest, is on the north side of Tallahassee on the beautifully Canopied Meridian Rd adjacent to Alfred B MaClay State Park and Lake Overstreet Trails. Across the street is Forest Meadows Athletic centre with Tennis courts. Enjoy the melody of birds, crickets and cicadas throughout the day and see the deer in the morning and evening from the screened-in porch or open deck.

Tallahassee is the State Capital of Florida and has the downtown Capital Buildings just 7 miles away, as well as museums, Imax. Shopping and airport close by. Antique shopping is available in the quaint towns of Havana, Monticello, and Quincy(20-30 mile drive).

Check out the beautiful southern plantations on the way to Thomasville, Georgia only 30 miles away. Just 20 miles to Wakulla Springs State Park and 60 miles from the beautiful beaches of the Gulf of Mexico. Lake Jackson is just 3 miles away.

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Keywords: Cottage

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  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Diane Roorda
Member since: 2007
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
19 October, 2016
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About Diane Roorda

The owner has an interesting story in that she was born in the Netherlands, grew up in Canada and has lived in Tallahassee for the last 35 years where her children grew up. The Dutch background spells the importance of cleanliness; the Canadian background spells the gift of hospitality; and the south spells relaxed and casual. So the 3 C's: cleanliness, comfortable and cozy best describes what you will find in each of the 3 M's: Mulberry, Magnolia and Maple cottages. The owner has made lots of good memories on this 3 acre property. We stay here to celebrate various holidays with our 10 grandchildren. The space outside has room for outdoor games and cookouts and the cottages are comfortable and cozy

Diane Roorda purchased this cottage in 2006

Why Diane Roorda chose Tallahassee

This property provides a place for me to enjoy my gardening hobby. I have planted many flowers, shrubs, fruit trees so that there is something blooming and something to eat year round. During the winter the oranges are delicious and a great way to start the morning. In addition there are lemons, kumquats, figs, loquats, persimmons and even some blackberries and mulberries growing.

The camellias are growing and will start flowering in December so there is plenty to see and enjoy.

What makes this cottage unique

This cottage is in the city but it feels like country with the woods all around and convenient hiking trails. Yet it is just 2 miles from lots of major restaurants and shopping


based on 9 holidaymaker reviews

Guest Cottage Next to State Park
average rating of 4.888889 based on 9 reviews

Nice and quiet

  • 4 of 5

The cottage is nice and pretty, and it is in a quiet area. It is clean although aged. It's small but enough space for a family of 4. It's a bit far from downtown (18-30min each way) but work out ok for our trip to attend FSU graduation. Diane is very helpful and communicates well with us. :-)

  • Review Submitted: May 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great find!

  • 5 of 5

As clean as a whistle, comfy cozy in a lovely wooded setting . . . this house was perfect for my husband & me to share with my sister & her adult son as we gathered for our daughter's wedding. We actually rented all three of the houses on this pastoral, 3-acre property, so that each of our adult children's families had a separate space, but could be together during our family gathering, while also being able to have breakfasts & lunches "at home." My nephew dubbed the properties, "the wedding compound." Each house is separated from the other to give privacy, yet close enough that the kids & adults could mingle as we liked. We were just sorry that the wedding kept us busy enough that we couldn't roast on the fire pit that was on one side of the large property. We would love to stay here again . . . an incredible find!

  • Review Submitted: May 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for almost a month and a half while our home was being built. Property owner was amazing. Great place to stay!! Very quaint.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad we were able to be flexible and accommodate your family as needed. Happy you were able to move into your new house and settle in Tallahassee
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Ideal value!

  • 5 of 5

This was a delightful base for our month long get-away to beautiful Tallahassee. It offered everything as cited in the ad, plus privacy, camelia's, trails, and easy access to everything. We had guests from Germany who were thrilled not to be in a hotel, and the cottage did not feel crowded. Everything we needed was there and in good condition. We hope to return if we haven't found a place to buy. Diane was lovely! She introduced us to loquats and was a wonderdful host. Thank you for a great month!!!!! Annette and Rick

  • Review Submitted: Apr 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is always exciting to share the fruits growing at this property. Spring it is loquats although there are also still a few kumquats. Then the blueberries next month after which come the plums. There are also 4 fig trees and then later in the fall it is citrus again along with persimmons. So glad you were here to enjoy this
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Great place to stay in Tallahassee

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a month and really enjoyed it. The house is very comfortable and the location excellent next to the state park with many trails for hiking or biking. Also across the street from a city recreation center with a pool, tennis, gym, and racquetball and more trails. So glad we brought our bikes, riding almost every day. Dianne was a great host and works hard to maintain the property. We would definitely rent there again.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you got to enjoy both the walking and riding trails. Even with the cooler weather in January, the activity warms you up. Hope you come back to enjoy Tallahassee
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Maple Cottage

  • 5 of 5

My daughter and I stayed at sweet maple cottage for just over a month. We truly enjoyed the property and the surrounding area. Close to downtown Tallahassee yet when you return "home" to the cottage on 3 acres it was lovely to have a glass of wine on the front or back porch.

Diane made our stay very easy and was available to answer any questions and had wonderful suggestions on where to go and things to do.

I would definitely recommend this property for those looking to stay in a beautiful area of Tallahassee. I completely appreciated the lush canopy covered roads and hills. Being originally from the north, it felt like home again.

Thank you Diane!!!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 9, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad this cottage gave you a quiet haven away from the business of the city. It was a delight having you stay
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Capitol Hill, North West Florida

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Year round
21 Jul 2016 - 1 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
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3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Tax Rate 12.5%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Capitol Hill in North West Florida

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 920 sq. ft.
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (2),
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • 8 garden chairs
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • Boating
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness centre
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis

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