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Cabin Located in a Birding and Fishing Paradise

People7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 960 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 5-7)

Do you want to have your morning coffee and watch the sun come up while sitting on the front porch in the swing or the rockers or lounging on the large deck in the backyard listening to the birds sing; away from the noises of city life, traffic and stress? Then this is the place for you.

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Our Wakulla Springs Retreat is located on 5 secluded acres of hardwood trees off the beaten track but close to the Tallahassee-St. Marks Historic Railroad State Trail (15 miles of a beautiful paved bicycle corridor), Wakulla Springs State Park, the St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge, the Apalachicola National Forest, the San Marcos de Apalache Historic State Park in the town of St. Marks at the confluence of the beautiful St. Marks and Wakulla rivers, the Felburn Foundation Playground with covered picnic tables and a fabulous array of playground equipment. There are several excellent seafood restaurants close by so you don’t have to spend your time cooking. Only 3 miles from the Retreat is Savannah’s (home of the famous $2.00 breakfast and a great country buffet at lunch and dinner).

The fenced backyard is a perfect place for approved pets and the bike trail provides a great place to take your pet on a leisurely shaded stroll. Before we approve your pet, we must know your pet's breed, age and size and if he/she will be on good behavior if you have to leave him/her alone in the Retreat? Our concern is that your pet is safe and so is our Retreat.

There are many recreational opportunities abundantly throughout Florida's Forgotten Coast, known as the 'sportsman's paradise', including Salt & Freshwater fishing, hiking, bicycling, hunting and canoeing. Also, convenient access to the Gulf of Mexico is just minutes away in St. Marks.

No matter what your taste may be, whether it's flats fishing for trout, redfish, tarpon, or Spanish mackerel, or just a few miles out some of the finest grouper fishing in the Gulf of mexico, this is truly an angler's paradise, with every salt water activity you care to do, such as snorkeling for scallops, scuba diving to see some of the most beautiful natural reefs, or just a lazy day with the family at the coast.

We have plenty of room for boaters to bring their boats to the Retreat. There are several public and private boat ramps within 15 minutes of the Retreat, giving you access to the Gulf of Mexico and local rivers.

Downtown Tallahassee and Florida State University are only 15 miles from the Retreat and Wakulla Springs State Park (home of one of the largest and deepest freshwater springs in the world) is only 6 miles from the Retreat.

If the Wakulla Springs Retreat is booked during the dates you want it, please see our sister site, St. Marks Retreat, VRBO site #63806, on the St. Marks River.

Guest Testimonials

We celebrated the New Year with our family as the first guests at Wakulla Springs Retreat. We enjoyed the peace and quiet for the week. It certainly helps to remember what is really important in life when things slow down a bit.

Ashley, Jessie and family.

Sugar Land, TX

We had a wonderful experience exploring this section of “old Florida”.

Highlights:

Boat ride and Wakulla State Park – alligators, manatees, many birds. Highly recommend this tour

Captain Mike McNamara in the town of St. Marks will provide a comprehensive boat tour of the St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge. From his boat, we were able to photograph many birds, most notably, the Bald Eagle, both perched and in flight. Porpoises visited and followed the boat. Mike is also a fishing guide.

Walking path around the ponds at the light house in the Refuge:

Many waterfowl, most notably, Redheads and American Wigeon.

Posey’s Seafood Restaurant on the waterfront in Panacea-very good

Visitor’s Center in the Refuge has maps and books available.

We had a great stay- saw and photographed more than 45 different bird species.

Thanks for your hospitality!

Frank and Colleen

St. Helena, CA

Keywords: country cottage, secluded and private, natural setting, newly remodeled inside and out,

More Details

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2005
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
20 April, 2018

About The Owner

We are a retired couple, one from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and one from 44 years of teaching elementary school.

We have been breeding Cavalier King Charles Spaniels since 1998.

We enjoy showing our dogs and meeting all the great people who come to stay at our Retreats.

Why The Owner chose Crawfordville

This property is surrounded by all the sights and sounds of nature. The setting is one of quiet solitude. It is a place where one can just sit and enjoy all of the beauty of the trees but is close enough to all the area attractions. We find it to be a place we can totally unwind after a busy day.

What makes this cottage unique

We have built a large deck in the fenced backyard which is perfect for cooking out. It is perfect for sitting in the evening while the lightenbugs come out to play.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Crawfordville in Wakulla County

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 960 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Queen size Bed (1), queen Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1) Living room has a double sleeper sofa
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
Attractions:
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
natural wooded setting, fenced back yard, pet friendly on a case by case basis, playground and 15 mile paved bike trail within .2 miles 6 miles from Wakulla State Park

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(27 traveller reviews)

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Cabin Located in a Birding and Fishing Paradise
average rating of 4.962963 based on 27 reviews
5

Great clean property. Great deck.Very private

  • 5 of 5

It was perfect for our needs. We visited my son at FSU. We only got to spend very little time at the property but when we did it was very relaxing and private. Would recommend to anyone to stay here.

Anthony

  • Review Submitted: 14-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A delightful place to stay.

  • 5 of 5

A delightful little place to stay. We enjoyed being back off the road. There is a great front porch and deck in the back. And our small dogs enjoyed the fenced in backyard. Hope to go back next year.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We look forward to having you back with us. The back fenced yard and deck are great for our four legged visitors.. I love the quietness of the property.
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5

Very good house. It was clean and well maintained.

  • 5 of 5

We went to Tallahassee to visit our daughter. She is attending FSU and we wanted to bring her dog. Hotels were not an option because of the dog, so this house was a very good call. The dog loved the outdoors around the house and we had a very good stay. Very quiet surroundings, close to the St Marks lighthouse and close to Tallahassee

  • Review Submitted: 11-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Yes. the Retreat is wonderful for visitors who wish to bring their approved dog. The backyard with the large deck is perfect for their animal friends, too.
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5

Cozy and Quaint

  • 5 of 5

The retreat was perfect for us and our dog for the week. We were in the area doing volunteer construction and it was so nice to come home to this cozy place rather than a hotel. The owners were very good with communicating about anything we asked. And this was one of the best stocked rentals we have ever had! We also loved that the yard was big and private, had a large fenced in area, big deck and plenty of outdoor lighting. We are planning to stay again while volunteering in the area next month!

  • Review Submitted: 24-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We enjoyed having you stay with us and look forward to your stay in December.
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5

Great girls weekend

  • 5 of 5

We booked this place so 5 of us could stay in one place vs. 2 hotel rooms. Besides the fact that it was a lot less expensive, It was great to have 3 bedrooms and 2 baths and plenty of room for all of us. It is a quick drive to campus for the game and other activities. We enjoyed being able to sit around the table with coffee in the morning and shared pizza in the eve. For those that wanted to do a quick run in the morning the St. Marks trail is just down the road and a great place to run or bike. We will be back again next year!

  • Review Submitted: 15-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Old Timer

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed the privacy and natural rural setting. This is a well furnished house with very comfortable beds and furniture. All appliances work and the kitchen items are well supplied. Nice thick towels in both bathrooms. The large deck in back was a great place to spend time. This is a good location for day tripping to the many attractions in the area. Floyd and Carol were always available to help even though we did not have any problems. We hope to spend a week here again in the future.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Edward Ball Wakulla Springs State Park
Home of one of the largest and deepest freshwater springs in the world, this park plays host...
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Kast Net - seafood and steaks
Car: necessary

Wakulla SPrings News and Notes

Park Ranger Patty Wilbur conducts the research which keeps track of the manatees within the park. She has been following a new baby manatee born in the part about a month ago. The youngster is the offspring of a manatee believed to have been born in Sally Ward Spring (a spring just before reaching the park entrance station) in July of 2007. With much excitement, Patty relayed the moment she saw the mother and her new baby feeding alongside grandma just behind the boat dock. It is unexpected and special moments such as this that keep the magic alive at Wakulla Springs.

Ooooooh! Aaaaah! Wheeeee! Make it a point to visit Wakulla Springs in September to experience it all!

By: Jeff Hugo

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Crawfordville, Florida

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£278
for 2 nights
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£139
£833
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Tax Rate 11.0%

Payment can be made via major credit cards through PayPal. If you want to pay via PayPal, we will send you an invoice.

Pets will be accepted on a case by case basis based on breed, size, temperament, and age. There may be a pet fee if your pets are approved.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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