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Lake Talquin Vacation Rental

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Sunroom, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8-14)

This lake house has been in our family for over 40 years.

Jan and I did some renovation in 2006. It is a rustic house with boat dock overlooking beautiful Lake Talquin. The house is setup to for the enjoyment of a family gathering or for a group of fishermen. You may enjoy, as we do in our house next door, the beautiful sunsets in the afternoon. If you care to water ski our location is on the deep end of the lake with the lake dam in view.

You may see more detail by going to our website.

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Gary Cook
Member since: 2009
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
14 January, 2017

About Gary Cook

We built our dream house and now retirement home 2 lots over from the rental house. We love living on Lake Talquin and consider ourselves blessed everyday. Now retired, we enjoy this wonderful lake everyday.

Gary Cook purchased this house in 2004

Why Gary Cook chose North West Florida

Jan grew up coming to Lake Talquin on weekends and holidays with her parents and 3 brothers. Her parents bought the property in the 50's. At their death we bought the house and property and have set it up for rental in hopes that others may enjoy it as much as her family.

What makes this house unique

The house is on one lot with an extra lot adjoining. This gives a total of 200' of waterfront. facing the west we enjoy the beautiful sunsets in the afternoon. Lake Talquin has long been known for it bass, crappie, and bream fishing. With eight bunk beds, 1 Queen, 1 regular beds, and a king bed in the master bedroom the house is great for family gatherings or fishing groups.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(7 traveller reviews)

Lake Talquin Vacation Rental
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews


  • 5 of 5

My family absolutely LOVED this lakehouse. From the owner to the beautiful house & view. We HIGHLY recommend this beautiful rental!! Look forward to returning. :)

  • Review Submitted: Nov 17, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4 0
Crestview, Florida

You'll Enjoy this One!

  • 5 of 5

My first review was "rejected" because it "contained personal or business contact information"- whatever that means! So, let me just say this is a GREAT get-a-way! Host is most gracious. Sure hope this doesn't violate the Traveler Review Guidelines!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 2, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Consumate Southern Lake House

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, here. This is the epitome of what we had hoped for in a classic Southern Lake House. We kept a boat at the dock, though we caught the biggest crappy off the dock, itself! The house is spacious, warm, well stocked and the host and hostess were SO accomodating! Our original party of 5 swelled to 20 for Sunday's fish fry, which was a great success. The house is positioned on a little bluff overlooking the lake so that, when you sit on the covered porch or in the living room, all you see is lake and sky...and no neighbors. Sunsets were gorgeous. The breeze blew through the house nearly all day. Just a wonderful place and we highly recommend it!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 24, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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3 0
Orlando, FL

Perfect for family gatherings

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed here several times and have always had a great experience. The lakefront location is breathtaking, the cottage is family friendly and roomy, and the owners are accommodating and friendly. It is located close enough to Tallahassee to make this a viable option for football weekends. Excellent option.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 26, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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2 0
Ocala, FL

Beyond what was expected

  • 5 of 5

My family celebrated Thanksgiving 2010 in the Cook's rental. My nephew plays football for Florida State and we wanted to be close to him this year for the holiday and the big game. The weather was beautiful and allowed for all the kids to play outside games. The home is HUGE and no one is our party of 8 to 15 people ever felt crowded. The lake and lake views were fantastic and the Cook's were more than gracious. We would HIGHLY recommend this rental to anyone.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 28, 2010
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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10 0
Gainesville, FL

Relaxing Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit! Home was clean and completely furnished with everything you would need. The owners were very accomodating and friendly. Pictures are very accurate but understated - there are bookshelves full of facinating books which gave us hours of browsing - we barely turned on the tv. The views were beautiful, the water and lake were gorgeous. Everything was very user friendly -boat dock is a block away and a gas station was about 2 minutes away with a small store full of essentials. We loved it so much we reschedule a trip we had planned a month later so we can return. There are two close restaurants close -one by water and another minutes away (Angels) was an excellant seafood place. Our boat broke down early in our trip which allowed us site-seeing around Tallahassee. Within 30-60 minutes in either direction there are tons of great things to do. We would recomment this highly - but almost hate to in the event it will be taken when we want to come back. Enjoy!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 1, 2010
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Tallahassee Regional Airport
Car: necessary

We are located about 24 miles west of FSU Campus just off Hwy 20 W. It is a straight drive to campus.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Tallahassee, North West Florida

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
FSU/FAMU Graduation
5 May 2017 - 7 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £27 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £23 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £121
Tax Rate 12.5%

Weekend are Fri-Sat or Sat-Sun rate is $350/weekend for up to 6 people. Additional days are added at $135/day. $25/person/day for those over 6.
Weekly rates are $954 for up to 6 people and $25/person/day for those over 6. Weekly rates include 1 weekend.

Graduation and Football Weekends please contact property owner for rates!

Deposit is returned at end of stay less any damage or cleaning. House is expected to be left in a "rentable condition". Deposit and signed rental agreement confirms reservation. Payment is made at check in.
*Cleaning can be arranged with a local house cleaning service if desired, ask about charge.
* CANCELLATION POLICY- Deposit is returned if days are re-rented.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Tallahassee in Florida

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 2
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Shower & bath in this bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 6 Bunk Bed
    Sunroom - 2 Bunk Bed
  • King size beds (1) Master Bedroom, Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Bunk Beds (8)
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Barbecue
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Boat House and Public boat launch approximately 200 yards.

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