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The Stewart Cottage/Panacea

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,430 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, 6 Sleeps

Located 40 miles south of Tallahassee off Hwy 98 on Mashes Sands Rd., our Cottage is one of the original Cottages on this road, built in the 1940's, recently remodeled and painted. The Cottage is on ground level (no stairs or steps to climb) approximately 1430 sq. ft., concrete block and vinyl flooring.

The Cottage is on an 80' X 270' lot which goes directly down to the shore of the

Ochlocknee River (about 70ft. from back screened porch). Aged, gnarled oaks and terpentined pines shade the yard.

Our Cottage has 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, large living room, kitchen/dining area, and a 11X22 screened porch which seats 5-6 people comfortably.

The porch is great for morning coffee or eating meals, reading, watching river traffic, and bird watching. The river runs east and west here and the sunrises and sunsets are breath taking.

More Details

Susan W. Stewart
Member since: 2008
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
10 August, 2017

About Susan W. Stewart

We are from Ochlocknee, GA., about 90 miles from The Cottage. We have a 143 acre pine tree farm here in Thomas County with 3 fish ponds. We have been living here since December 1988. Pete grew up in Grady Co. and I in Thomas Co.

We travel from here to the Coast (about 1 1/2 hrs.) and do all of our own cleaning and maintenance and yard work. This gives us a chance to spend a night or two or three or more and enjoy The Cottage between guests. And also, we can be sure everything is as it should be for our guests.

Pete and I actually got married at The Cottage in June, 1988. I had been living there for the 5 years prior to that time. We are both now retired, Pete was a heavy equipment operator and I was in insurance and then a secretary on one of the plantations here in Thomas County.

Susan W. Stewart purchased this cottage in 1982

Why Susan W. Stewart chose Panacea

My father and I purchased this house in 1982 ($50,000.). It was one of the few houses we looked at that actually had closets built in when the house was built and it did not sweat and the location was right. The house was built in the 1940's by a man from Thomasville. He then sold it to a lady from Thomasville and then we bought it from her. So only 3 owners from 1940 till now.

My mother and father had owned a place on Alligator Point since 1970, the owner of the insurance agency that I worked for owned a house 4 doors west of The Cottage and the Agency owned a house 3 doors east of The Cottage so I was very familiar with the area and absolutely loved it. Lots of people from the Thomasville area had places down there and so it was like you were surrounded by people you knew and then you met others. We have lots of wonderful friends and great neighbors.


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

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1430 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • 1-queen bed 2-double bed and twin bed twin bed in living room area
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • bay
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Bedrooms 2: #1 queen bed, #2 double bed and twin bed Additional sleeping: day bed in living room. Baths: 2 full Washer and Dryer Kitchen: Electric stove, toaster oven, coffee maker, microwave, fridge w/ice maker Dining: Oval table, seats 6. Living Room: Sofa, 2 recliners, arm chair, day bed, puzzles, games and books Central Heat and Air Conditioning Screened Porch: 1 double seat chair, 3 anarondac type chairs. Outside: Charcoal Weber grill (bring your charcoal) Linens: Bed, bath and kitchen are provided Paper Products: tissue and towels, provided Comcast Cable TV and HSI Cell Phone reception good!


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The Stewart Cottage/Panacea
average rating of 4.821429 based on 28 reviews

Peaceful and Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

Once again, we enjoyed our stay immensely. We love it here. Cottage comes equipped with all the necessities and comforts of home. Peaceful and relaxing. Great place to rejuvenate!


  • Review Submitted: 08-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad to have you all back and hope you will come again to enjoy our peace and quite. It is indeed a great place to rejuvenate yourself. Susan
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Ringgold, GA

Another awesome visit to Stewart Cottage!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay so much! The Cottage was the same as it was 2 years ago, don't change a thing! I was so happy to see all the wildlife was still hanging around too! The weather was perfect. The fishing was the best we've had in many vacations!

Thanks again Susan for sharing your home with us!

  • Review Submitted: 04-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you all had a great visit. We enjoy sharing our "home away from home" with our guests. You are welcome back anytime. Susan
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Cozy cottage.

  • 5 of 5

Brings back memories of growing up on the east coast of Florida in the 1950's. Quiet and peaceful with lots of birds, including hummingbirds - thanks to all the bird feeders around the yard. Beautiful views of the Ochlocknee River. Will definitely be back.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lake Bluff, IL

Clean, spacious, very bright home

  • 3 of 5

While the outside was not quite what we expected, the inside was nice. All the essentials were included and the beds were comfortable. The house was very bright, which was great except for when trying to sleep in. We were expecting more of a beach area based on other reviews and were surprised to see a note about not playing in the water. It ended up raining for most of our stay, which was certainly not the owner's fault. The screened in porch with fan made a great place to stay dry and play some games as a family. There are some nearby restaurants that are good, but we were surprised at the lack of a grocery within 20 minutes. Overall a good property, but be sure to research the area to be sure it has what you are looking for.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet comfortable and charming cottage

  • 5 of 5

Our group of 4 family members had a wonderful time. The cottage was well stocked and comfortable. The decor was charming! Really great location for us as we were on a mission to see the lighthouses. We did! Very calming and quiet with a feel of home. We spent a great deal of time on the lanai enjoying the trees, the sound of the waves, and the wonderful view. The White Squirrels were adorable. We were more surprised by the baby gator swimming around next to the shore...very exciting. Really great communication with the owner. Got back to us quickly with simple questions. Loved the veggie garden and wonderful plants all around. We hope to be able to stay again someday and appreciate being able to stay for a few nights. Loved having the cottage be a part of some very cherished memories.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet & cozy.

  • 5 of 5

Just had another great stay at the Stewart Cottage. I rent a lot via these types of sites and I must say that Susan is the easist ever to deal with! This home is so incredibly peaceful. It's certainly not "fancy", but has everything you need. The back porch and back yard are our favorite areas to hang out. The decorations/furniture are quaint and beds very comfy. There are plenty of books & many board games to play too.The yard surrounding the home is well kept & has many beautiful plants. If you're looking for some peace and quiet, this is the place to be!! We'll be back again, I'm sure.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Other Activities:

Top Thing to do in City:

* Gulf Coast Specimen Lab, open all year.

* Blue Crab Festival, 1st weekend in May....

Top Thing to do in Budget:

* Just Fruits & Exotics, Nursery, great.

* Kyacking.

* Cycling.

* Walking/hiking.

* Beaching.

Top Thing to do in Family:

* FSU Football in Tallahassee, only 30 miles away.

* Cycling.

* Hiking/cycling.

* Beach..

This is the perfect mini vacation get-away for couples or families, avid fishermen and hunters, girls get-away, guys weekend off, or FSU Football games in Tallahassee!

New, right in front of 'The Stewart Cottage' paved walking/cycling path, begins at the end of Mashes Sands Rd. and continues across Hwy 98 and on to Sopchoppy.

There are several excellent restaurants which serve locally fresh seafood or you can purchase and cook your own local, fresh seafood from the seafood houses in the Panacea area.

You can relax quietly in the Cottage or if you prefer more activity you are only 1.3 miles from Angelo's Restaurant, Tropical Trader, Big Daddy's Pizza, 1 mile from the public boat landing and public pier, and 1.25 miles from Mashes Sands Beach.

*If you have your own boat, you can put in at the public landing, go off shore salt

water fishing or up the Ochlocknee for fresh water fishing and then pull your boat up on the sandy river shore back of the Cottage (you will need to keep check on the tides). Don't have your own boat? There are charters available for off shore fishing or fresh water fishing up the Ochlocknee River.

*There is also seasonal cast netting for shrimp and mullet; scalloping, and floundering.

*For the hunter, you are only 30 to 45 minutes away from Tate's Hell or Samatra to the south and you are practically in the middle of the Apalachicola National Forest and the St. Marks Wild Life Refuge.

For the golfer there is St. James Bay Golf Course about 30 minutes south on Hwy 98.

Other sites and activities include Wakulla Springs (about 30 minutes away), Gulf Coast Specimen Lab in Panacea (kids love this) or take scenic Hwy 98 over Walker Bridge over the Ochlocknee River (which the Cottage is on) to Alligator Point, and on to St. Teresea, St. James Bay, Lanark Village, Carrabelle, East Point, St. George Island and Apalachicola. Along this scenic route are several places to dine and lots to see. Apalachicola is great for antiquing/junking/eating and sight seeing.

*Of course all Florida boating, fishing, netting and hunting regulations must be followed.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Panacea, 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
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £56.75
Refundable Damage Deposit £75.66
Tax Rate 11.0%

Payments may be made by personal check, bank money order or cashiers check. State and county taxes of 11% are included in rates.

**$90 per night plus 11% FL State and Wakulla Co. sales tax
Plus $75 cleaning fee and $100 security deposit (security dep. will be returned, after the cottage is checked for damage and within 10 days of your departure date)
For simplification: (2 nights = $375) (3 = $475) (4 = $575) (5 = $675) (6 = $775)
(7 = $775) 7th n

One half of the total is required to confirm a reservation and the balance is due 10 days prior to arrival date. If contact is less than 20 days prior to check in date total rental fee is required.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
This calendar has not been updated in over 2 months and the availability shown may not be accurate.

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