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Guest House on Historic Farm near Lake Seminole/Bainbridge/Colquitt

W. Franklin Aultman

Member since: 2007
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Speaks: english
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

W. Franklin Aultman

Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
April 30, 2015
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Guest House on Historic Farm near Lake Seminole/Bainbridge/Colquitt

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Lake Seminole House Rental Photos and Description

Newly updated & renovated - fully equipped 3 Bedroom/2 Bath House

The Guest House at Ten Horse Farm sleeps 4 comfortably, up to 6 people maximum, and is fully furnished with period Mid-Century furnishings. It features 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, a full kitchen, breakfast room, living/dining room with a fireplace, utility room with a washer & dryer, outdoor dining terrace, car port, free WiFi and Satellite TV. The Guest House is totally renovated and is surrounded by a private wildlife sanctuary and pecan orchards. Walk through the Old Oak Grove right out the back door where a 300 year-old live oak tree still stands or picnic in the Glade under Old Oak Grove’s canopy. It is a quick trip to Georgia’s premier bass-fishing location at Lake Seminole, only 10 minutes away. Launch a boat up the Flint River, 5 minutes away or visit Silver Lake Wildlife Management Area, an 8,397-acre tract of land that is open to the public for hunting, fishing, camping and outdoor recreation, less than 10 minutes away. Go hunting at Brentwood Plantation, only a mile away and Southwind Plantation or Pine Hill Plantation about 20 minutes away. Visit historic Bainbridge, only one mile away where local restaurants specialize in Southern cooking. Take a driving tour of the historic district of Bainbridge where some of the finest examples of Southern Architecture can be found. Attend the renowned Swamp Gravy Theater at Cotton Hall in Colquitt, 15 minutes to the North, the Birdsong Nature Preserve and Pebble Hill Plantation in Thomasville, only 60 minutes East. Visit several historic sites in Tallahassee, FL such as the Goodwood Museum & Gardens, Mission San Luis and the exciting new Zip Line Treetop Adventure at the Tallahassee Museum, all only 40 minutes to the South. Day trip to the Gulf Coast, only 1-1/2 hours to the South. On the way, visit Wakulla Springs, FL and take the Glass Bottom Boat and Wildlife Tours along the Wakulla River. Also visit St. Marks Wildlife Refuge and Apalachicola, FL where the best oysters in America are harvested. Or relax on the beautiful white beaches of the Florida Coast.

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
W. Franklin Aultman (Property Manager)
Member since: 2007
Call Manager
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Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
April 30, 2015

About W. Franklin Aultman

Frank Aultman, Proprietor

- Frank was born and raised on Ten Horse Farm and has been restoring the old farm and The Guest House for several years.

Why W. Franklin Aultman chose Lake Seminole

Ten Horse Farm's owners are descended from a long line of Southerners. They migrated to South Carolina, to Middle Gerogia, then resettled in Southwest Georgia here at Ten Horse Farm to build a new life after the close of the Civil War.

Today, the historic significance of Ten Horse Farm is evident as you drive up the quarter mile-long drive to the Planter's House and surrounding barnyard.

What makes this house unique

Located in Georgia’s historic “Plantation Trace” region, Ten Horse Farm was once one of the largest working plantations in the area during the last half of the 19th century. The community at Ten Horse Farm consisted of the owner’s family, tenant farmers and sharecroppers who prospered by living and working together after the devastating close of the Civil War. The community raised and grew everything they needed. The only thing they bought was salt for seasoning and curing.

Unlike Southern Anti-bellum Architecture depicted in movies like 'Gone With The Wind,' Ten Horse Farm's Planter's House represents a more typical plantation style. Plantation owners and their families (including the owner's children) worked side-by-side with tenant farmers and sharecroppers. Ten Horse Farm is noteworthy in that it was among the first to have gravity-fed running water from a water tower to the houses, barns and animal troughs. It was among the first to plant pecan orchards and planted pines. The Planter's House was one of the first in the community to be built with a Delco Plant providing electricity to a light bulb which hung from the ceiling in every room. The 2nd generation owner was instrumental in bringing electricity to this part of the country and was among the first presidents of the regions Rural Electric Company. At Ten Horse Farm, there was a wash house, smoke house, chicken house, mule barn, corn crib, hay barns and several tenant houses on the property. Crops grown consisted of cotton, corn, tobacco, cane, soybeans, peanuts, pecans and timber. Animals raised included cattle, hogs and chickens. Products produced included milk, butter, seed, sugarcane, turpentine and hay. From the beginning, Ten Horse Farm was in the forefront of modern agricultural practices, and invented more than a few.

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Map

Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Tallahassee, FL
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Bonnie Blue
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Decatur County Industrial Park
Nearest Train
189 Miles
Jesup, GA
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
Highway 27
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Bonnie Blue
Nearest Beach
70 Miles
Florida Gulf Coast
Car: necessary

Walk through the Old Oak Grove right out the back door where a 300 year-old live oak tree still stands or picnic in the Glade under Old Oak Grove’s canopy. Or, take a stroll through the 100-year old pecan orchard right out the front door. Or hike through a choice of pastures on the property. You’ll love the private wildlife sanctuary that surrounds the Guest House where wildlife walks right though the yard. Enjoy an abundance of deer, turkey, Bob White quail, dove, fox squirrels and the multitude of other birds that reside at Ten Horse Farm. For local activities, we strongly recommend boating up the Flint River to some of the most beautiful, unspoiled areas you’ve ever seen. And boat down the Flint to Lake Seminole were you’ll experience some of the best bass fishing ever. Boat ramps to the Flint River and Lake Seminole are only 5 minutes away. Another activity is to drive through the countryside and watch the farmers plow the fields in winter or spring, cultivate the crops in summer and harvest in the fall. You’ll be amazed at how technological and immense the scale of farming has become. Also highly recommended is to make reservations to see Swamp Gravy at Cotton Hall Theatre in Colquitt, GA, only 15 minutes away. We recommend Bonnie Blue Restaurant and Bar for local dinning in Bainbridge or take a 15 minute drive to Tarrer Inn in Colquitt, one of our favorite restaurants in the area. Or, choose from many fine restaurants in Tallahassee or Thomasville. It is worth making a special trip to Thomasville to visit Pebble Hill Plantation where Jackie Kennedy sought refuge after the assassination of JFK, only 60 minutes East. Be sure to visit Bainbridge and just talk to people. You will enjoy the true, authentic Southern accents and the friendly charm of this old Southern town. And be sure to take a driving tour of the historic homes of Bainbridge. Treat yourself to lunch or dinner at The Wakulla Springs Hotel in the Edward Ball Wakulla Springs State Park, Florida. And while your there, take the glass bottom boat tour up and down the beautiful Wakulla River. This is one of the most unspoiled areas in the country. Wakulla River comes out of the ground at a rate of 200-300 million gallons of water a day. It is classified as a first magnitude spring and is the longest and deepest known submerged freshwater cave system in the world. While your there, visit small coastal towns like St. Marks, Carrabelle, Cedar Key and one of our favorite coastal towns - Apalachicola. Apalachicola is home to the best oysters this country has to offer, and they come right out of the Apalachicola Bay. And be sure to take a driving tour of the town. It contains exquisite southern architecture with old charm. Or visit the pristine, sugar white Gulf Coast Beaches from Mexico Beach west to Fort Walton Beach. There are great seafood restaurants all along the coast to sample and enjoy.

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Rates & Availability

From $165 Per night

Lake Seminole House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
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2 night minimum stay
$165
From
$195
Fri,Sat,Sun
$950
$3,300
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $150
Cleaning $50
Pet Fee $50
Notes For additional people up to 6 total, add $15 each per week & weekend night, $70 each per week and $150 each per month.

Holiday night rate is same as weekend night rate - $195 per night (within 3 days of Holiday)

Refundable security deposit required:
$150 for weekend or weeknight stays
$250 for week stays
$500 for month stays
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Amenities

Lake Seminole House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Lake ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • River ...
  • Rural ...
  • Town ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Both bathrooms have been newly renovated with new fixtures.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master Bedroom features two large louvered door closets.
  • Bedrooms feature Mid-Century furnishings with large louver doored Closets.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
This property is very private and quiet with great access to the Flint River and Lake Seminole.

Learn more about this vacation rental at the manager's website:

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