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Charming, Vintage Lakefront Cottage, Large deck and dock! Boat Slip, 2 grills..

Bedrooms 3
Space 850 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3 bedroom/2 bath lakefront cottage

Our lakefront cottage is called "Remember When".

Remember when life was simpler during those family get-a-ways to the lake? You can recreate yesteryear when retreating to "Remember When". Extensive upgrades and renovations were just completed in March of 2016! This lakefront home offers stunning views and quiet lakefront living.

You'll love the wood planked walls, wood ceilings, and wood floors, along with the wide open lakefront vistas through the many large windows. A spacious deck off the sun room offers commanding views of the lake. At about 30 feet in elevation above the lake level, you will love spending leisure time here, both day and night!

The large dock has both open and covered areas. The covered areas are great during the summer mid-day heat and during a passing rain shower. Plenty of space for fishing on this 80 foot wide x 45 foot deep dock area!

One of the two covered boat slips is available for your boat with advance notice. If you have jet skis, bring them along as you have use of two jet ski lifts. There is even a lake level platform for easy access to your kayak or canoe! A Leon County maintained cement boat ramp with 2 floating docks is available nearby down the street.

Two bedrooms and one full bath are located on the main level. There is a downstairs, ground level, "walk out basement" bedroom with lots of extra sleeping space. This downstairs bedroom has it's own covered AND screened-in lanai. A nice place to hang out during the mid day sun or passing rain shower! This particular downstairs space offers privacy and separation for an extra couple or or adult kids.

For the convenience of coming off the dock or lake along with the ground floor bedroom, there is a new outdoor covered and private bathroom that features a hot/cold shower, toilet and sink, each in it's own room. Even a sitting area! This is located at the entrance to the walkout basement bedroom. There is a covered walkway from the downstairs bedroom to the outdoor bathroom in case it rains. You'll love how this new addition enhances lake life and even makes you feel like you're in the mountains!

There are just 3 steps up to the main level front door. The downstairs is located down some exterior stairs at ground level as well. "Remember When" is advantageous for folks that prefer not to navigate lots of stairs.

The front of the home offers plenty of parking, even for your boat trailer. Please call or email us anytime, day or night, with any questions or to secure your lakefront get-a-way. We'd love for you to create memories at our lake house so that you'll also fondly "Remember When".

Glenn and Lawson Smith

(NOTE: When inquiring through VRBO, Glenn will promptly reply to you from his personal email address). *Sorry, no group gatherings allowed, even for day use, beyond the maximum occupancy of 6 people.

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Glenn Smith
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
28 March, 2017

About Glenn Smith

We both grew up in the Lake Talquin area, with Lawson in Gadsden County, which borders the north shore of Lake Talquin, and Glenn in nearby Tallahassee. Lawson has wonderful memories of when her family owned a home on Lake Talquin during the 1960s and '70s.

We're thrilled to continue making memories with our adult kids and grandkids at a lake house and a lake that is frozen in time. We'd love to host you or your family for a couple's weekend or a family outing. Thank You for considering a stay at our cottage, "Remember When"!

Glenn and Lawson Smith

Glenn Smith purchased this cottage in 2015

Why Glenn Smith chose North West Florida

We chose this home due to it's superb location on a gentle bluff at the large part of the lake. The custom built features and details of the cute cottage, breathtaking views, and the dock's extra large living areas sold us right away! The convenience to Tallahassee and the beaches are an added bonus!

What makes this cottage unique

What makes this cottage special is the charm and the interior's attention to details. In addition, the lake life is enjoyable from both inside the home and throughout the large lake level living spaces!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Tallahassee in Leon County

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 850 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 6
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Outdoor enclosed private bathroom by the basement bedroom
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , Sleeping basement, ground level, exterior entrance, a/c,heat
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • Kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • water skiing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(7 traveller reviews)

Charming, Vintage Lakefront Cottage, Large deck and dock! Boat Slip, 2 grills..
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

Sheree C., Brevard County, Florida

  • 5 of 5

Glenn & Lawson, We absolutely loved our stay at Remember When! It was

wonderful. My son lives in Tallahassee and he told me that he described your property to a friend of his and so now she wants to go there with her family. Your home and the scenery there were both beautiful. I was so pleased with everything right after we


  • Review Submitted: Sep 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You very much for your review, compliments of our lake cottage, and your son's referral! We absolutely love hosting guests at the lake and our cottage. We're so pleased that you enjoyed "Remember When"! Glenn and Lawson
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Love Remember When

  • 5 of 5

This place is great! It is well equipped with everything you will need for your stay. The views off of the multiple decks/sitting areas are AMAZING!! The dock is very large and comfortable with a great fish cleaning station. The owners are AMAZING!! They want you to have a the best time while enjoying "Remember When" and it did remind me of staying in lake houses like this up in Wisconsin when I was a child. This is our favorite of all the Lake Talquin houses we have stayed in and we will come back!!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You very much for your incredibly wonderful review! We're so glad that you found us and our lake house. We've tried to give it that "wow" factor. Thanks for staying at our lake cottage and I hope that we hear from you again soon! Sincerely, Glenn and Lawson
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Beautiful property on the lake!

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying at this lake front location. The house was charming and contained most everything needed for a comfortable stay. The decks had the best view! Owners were very accommodating and helped make our stay enjoyable! Will definitely be back again and would recommend this gem of a place to anyone.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You very much for your stay and your compliments! We appreciate it very much! We'd love to host you back at "Remember When"! Sincerely, Glenn and Lawson
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  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderfull time playing in the lake, and fishing! We even got to see a gator at almost dark one of the nights. A beautiful house on a gorgeous lake!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You very much! There is so much fun to be had at the lake, including just sitting and enjoying the gorgeous views! We thank you for spending time at "Remember When" and hope that you've created memories to last a life time! Glenn and Lawson
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Panama City, FL

Great relaxing weekend, beautiful lake location

  • 5 of 5

This was an ideal location for a family getaway. One of our favorite aspects of this home was the multiple deck areas outside where we spent a great deal of time. All of the amenities needed were present and then some. The owners were very helpful and responsive when asked about the area. We would definitely choose this property for a future stay and would recommend it to others.

  • Review Submitted: May 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You so much for your review and compliments! We're so pleased that you loved what we have done at the lake! We value our guests and will do whatever it takes to make a get-a-away vacation a enjoyable and memorable experience. We hope that we'll hear from you again! Thank You for being our valued guest at "Remember When"! Glenn and Lawson Smith
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Treat yourself to wonderful vacation!!

  • 5 of 5

I surprised my husband with a fishing trip for our anniversary. Wow! What a fantastic stay at "Remember When". We had the best time! It's everything you would need for a get-a-way on Lake Talquin. The owners go out of their way to make you feel welcome. Loved all the renovations. The "outdoor living space" is phenomenal. Probably, the one thing that meant more to us than anything was the dock, the boat slip, having electricity. We're pretty particular when it comes to our boat and this vacation rental has it all!! I can't say enough good things about the owners. The response time is immediate and corresponding with them was soooooo easy! Thanks for everything, Mr and Mrs. Smith.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You so much for your kind words along with taking the time to write a review. We love to host guests such as yourselves that truly appreciate the outdoor spaces that offer unmatched views, along with our large dock area for fishing and/or boating. Whether your fishing, boating, grilling, relaxing, or simply recharging relationships, we hope that our guests find our cottage to be the best place on the lake for a get-a-way vacation. Thank You for being our guest and we look forward to hosting you again in the future! Sincerely, Glenn and Lawson
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Whippoorwill Waterfront Pub n Grub
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Seminole Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Whippoorwill Waterfront Pub n Grub
Nearest Beach
60 Miles
Alligator Pt, Carrabelle, or St. George Island

Lake Talquin is known for it's trophy largemouth and striped bass, crappie, bream, shellcrackers, speckled perch, striped pickerel (commonly called "jack"), gar, catfish, and bowfin.

There is a Leon County maintained boat ramp down our street with floating docks on both sides. Lake Talquin is excellent for fishing, boating, kayaking, water skiing, tubing, or simply enjoying the lake in any type of weather on both our covered and open dock!

Tallahassee and Florida State University are a short drive down Highway 20, (Pensacola Street), at roughly 15 miles to the city limits and 20 miles to F.S.U.

Restaurants are located throughout Tallahassee or Quincy.

The closest beach is at Alligator Point, about 45 minutes away. Carrabelle and St. George Island are not far either at roughly an hour.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Tallahassee, Florida

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2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning/linens/towels £68
Pet Fee £20
Tax Rate 12.5%

*During Thanksgiving week, Christmas/New Years holidays, we have a 4 NIGHT MINIMUM STAY REQUIREMENT. 3 NIGHT MINIMUM FOR ALL OTHER FEDERAL HOLIDAYS. We accept checks only & a personal check is fine. Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. MAXIMUM OCCUPANCY allowed is 6 people. No group gatherings allowed beyond the maximum occupancy. Maximum long term stay is 4 months.

Tax is extra at 12.5%

50% deposit due within 10 days of a reservation w/ the final 50% by 30 days prior to arrival. Check with owners regarding cancellation policy.

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