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Ideal Country Retreat 4 Family Rendezvous close to Tallahassee with BEST reviews

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

10 acre retreat close to action in Tallahassee

The Pecan Plantation features 10 acres of mature pecan trees, a working organic farm, surrounded by over 100 acres of improved farmland. The Monticello Golf Club is only 2 miles away. This precious home offers you all of the modern amenities while still treating you to a quiet and serene experience. Tallahassee is only 25 minutes away, making the Pecan Plantation the ideal rendezvous for FSU football weekends, family reunions and other big events. Gather your own pecans and organic vegetables. 50 yard line ticket packet option. Congregate around the impressive fire ring and relax in the spacious hot tub. Plenty of room to hook up your RV. Bring your bikes and ATV.

Pam and John Stanford
Member since: 2005
Speaks Spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
24 April, 2017

About Pam and John Stanford

Pam and I are FSU graduates with a whole family of FSU graduates. We are world travelers and have properties in Costa Rica, Yellowstone, and Satellite Beach. The Pecan Plantation is our third VRBO property.

Pam and John Stanford purchased this house in 2011

Why Pam and John Stanford chose Florida

We chose this property because its unique qualities: close to Tallahassee, great soil, quiet, safe, and serene, pecans, great biking, close to beaches, beautiful stars, sunrises and sunsets, no traffic, no stop lights. This is close to being the best rural location in the USA. Check out our Top of the World Yellowstone VRBO #239561 and Pineapple Plantation (Satellite Beach) #458644.

What makes this house unique

If you want to escape for a while from the rate race and be close to Panhandle beaches and Florida State University functions at the same time, the Pecan Plantation is your field of dreams. Golf, camp, hunt, fish, mountain bike, garden, gather with the family. Experience harmony. Plenty of room to be private and plenty of room to bring your family and friends.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Monticello in Jefferson County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Double vanity, extra large tub
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Outdoor Shower - Outdoor Shower , Ourdoor shower is our favorite. Portapotty for RV use
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot , Master Suite with extra large bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , Very comfortable trundle
    Living Room - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Supercomfy sleep sofa sleeps up to three kids in livingroom
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
Bring your RV, camping gear, bicycles, golf clubs, FSU tailgating gear. . For week stays, take side trips to Shell Point, St. George Island, Cape San Blas, St. Marks, and all the spring fed rivers in the area.


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(17 traveller reviews)

Ideal Country Retreat 4 Family Rendezvous close to Tallahassee with BEST reviews
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews
Madison, MS

Wonderful property!

  • 5 of 5

Rustic and relaxing home. The home is clean, well appointed and perfect for a family get together. The 10 acre fenced in property is perfect for bringing pets as well and leaves plenty of space for ball games. A great find!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A beautiful property and a very comfortable home .

  • 5 of 5

The house had everything you would ever need in a home. The beds were comfortable, the kitchen was fully stocked. The hot tub was a great way to relax. The house is on 10 acres of manicured grounds and the property is fenced. Our daughter's dog had the best time running free and exploring. After a full day, we enjoyed sitting by the outdoor fire pit. The hosts, Pam and Doc were gracious hosts. Definitely the place to stay if you are going to Tallahassee.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fort Myers, FL

Rick & Maureen P

  • 5 of 5

We rented this beautiful property for our son's graduation from FSU. It was so much better than the description or pictures! Check in was easy and everything you might need is already there. Had a wonderful barbecue with friends and family, sat by the fire, and then into the hot tub. Walked the property with all its flowers and vegetables...and the pineapples! The owners picked fresh vegetables which were delicious. Close to Tallahassee and perfect to visit family attending college in the area. Definitely planning a repeat visit.

  • Review Submitted: May 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Phillips family for the kind words. We love to share this very special slice of American rural living with an elegant flare. Hope to see you again in the near future. Dr. John
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Great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

We stayed 3/11/16-3/114/16....We has things to do in tallahasee and want a place we could have plenty room to bring 3 kids and the family Dog. This place was perfect. And Pam and Doc and great, accessible, made check in easy and even picked and left us Fresh broccoli, peas, and lettuce while we were in Tallahassee. The kids and dog loved exploring the acres of land and all the flowers and plants.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Simply Amazing

  • 5 of 5

Pam and John are amazing hosts!

They answered every text question immediately. They even came over and helped my mother carry in the groceries for our Thanksgiving vacation before we got there!

The Pecan Plantation is a wonderful, spacious, home with everything you can possibly imagine. It was perfect for our family to gather and spend time together over the holiday. The kitchen is fabulous and large enough for several cooks to be in at the same time. It also has any appliance, large or small, you will need.

The garden is wonderful as are the grounds.

It was awesome to be able send the children out ‘exploring’ and know they were safe.

Thank you so much for allowing us to share your home! We can’t wait to come back again!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent time with family & friends!

  • 5 of 5

We went to visit our daughter at FSU, and wanted to use home away and ended up staying at this beautiful property. Started with the courteous & great service of the owners that received us on site and took the time to get us familiar with the property and several devices. We were WOWed by the landescaping, amazing trees, lay out and overall configuration. It had everything and missed nothing. Perfect place for a get away and spend quiet time and enjoy each day! Definitely recommended!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Tallahassee Regional
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Monticello Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
US Highway 19
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Sandy's Buffet
Nearest Beach
30 Miles
Shell Point
Car: necessary

The rolling hills around Monticello offer one of the most serene and pastoral settings in Florida. Road and mountain biking are excellent, along with hunting, birding, hiking, and farm exploring. Close to Florida State University.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Monticello, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Spring Farming
1 Mar 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest
20 May 2017 - 31 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest
Summer Graduation
10 Aug 2017 - 17 Aug 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £116.38
Property Damage Protection £45.78
Pet Fee £38.79
Tax Rate 10.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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