RELAX ON A BEAUTIFUL RIVER IN A NATURAL FLORIDA SETTING

Floyd & Carolyn Adams

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RELAX ON A BEAUTIFUL RIVER IN A NATURAL FLORIDA SETTING

Tallahassee Cabin Rental Photos and Description

Cabin, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath (Sleeps 4-5)

Would you like to visit a place where you have the chance to observe otters, squirrels, alligators, deer, raccoons, woodpeckers, blue herons, hummingbirds, cormorants, fish, and many other species of Florida wildlife in their natural habitats? And, you can do this from the comfort and safety of an observation deck or dock over the river.

If you prefer, you can just sit on the screened porch overlooking the beautiful St. Marks River and soak up the peaceful solitude of a completely unspoiled environment. As the sun goes down, you will be captivated by the rhythmic melodies of the frogs and crickets, guaranteed to soothe your soul.

Guest Comments

This is our second stay here and we know we will be back again. We so appreciate the beauty and natural setting of this place. In our two visits here, we have enjoyed seeing deer, owls (right outside our windows) and numerous Florida birds hanging out on the river.

Description: Our hosts Floyd and Carolyn were attentive and available to our needs. The Seinyard restaurant has definitely become one of our favorite places to eat (awesome food) and we make sure we visit it every time we are blessed enough to come back to visit.

Thank you Floyd and Carolyn for sharing your Retreat

Joe and Debra

Lutz, Florida

This place is amazing! We have fallen in love with the breathtaking and extremely relaxing environment.

The jumping fish were hysterical! However, the cows walking in the river topped the fish. The house was perfect and had every thing we needed.

Thank you so much for an amazing weekend. We will be back!

Cory & Amber

Description: Well, what can we say except the location was superb. The interior design is a testament to all your hard work and imagination. Spotlessly clean. So tranquil and relaxing sitting on the dock in the morning.

The beds are some of the most comfortable we have had the pleasure to sleep in. The nighttime chorus (of the crickets and frogs) is something we will always remember. Great fun trying to catch the uncooperative mullet in the river, but we did catch one at the Seinyard restaurant and it was mind blowing.

So, Floyd and Carolyn, thank you very much for a wonderful Retreat.

“Haste ye back”

Martin & Julia

Edinburg, Scotland

What an awesome experience! Our accommodations were unsurpassable, and, to say the least, our trip was a success.

Now that we found you it goes without saying you’ll be stuck with us and our soon-to-be FSU student. We’ll be seeing you again.

Elise & Larry

Coral Springs, Florida

Description: We really enjoyed our stay at the St. Marks Retreat. We paddled our canoes on the St. Marks, Sopchoppy, Wacissa and Aucilla rivers. All lovely. Tons of birds, otters, alligators and turtles. We also went hiking at Leon Sinks and biking on the St. Marks Trail.

This cabin is delightful- quiet, peaceful and very clean. There are more rivers and trails to enjoy, so we will be back.

Lois, John & Jocelyn

Traverse City, Michigan

Floyd, it has been a pleasure meeting you and staying at the St. Marks Retreat. After working 11 years in the hotel industry, I have to say this is the cleanest and one of the best decorated properties I have ever seen. The nature and river next to the Retreat is good for mind, soul and body.

The St. Marks Retreat is the Best!

Robert and Family

Jacksonville, Florida

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Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only

Floyd & Carolyn Adams

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Speaks english
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Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay nights
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Reviews

4.8
based on 12 traveler reviews

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Relax on a Beautiful River in a Natural Florida Setting
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 12 reviews
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Tallahassee Florida Panhandle
5

PEACEFUL PARADISE AT ST. MARKS

  • 5 of 5
This is our second trip to St. Marks retreat. What a beautiful place to relax and get in touch with your inner-self!
The cabin is cozy, secluded and has all the comforts of home. It is generously supplied with everything you need. We enjoy grilling out on the gas bar-b-que. We love the screened in porch and enjoy being serenaded by the birds as we drink our morning coffee.
Carolyn and Floyd are gracious hosts and wonderful people. They supply you a book listing all the things in the area to do. The book is not only informative but very humorous!!
FYI--if you are in the mood for barbque, be sure to stop and eat at Dickeys Barbque Pit in Woodville. The food is incredible and the service great.
For those with an adventurous spirit, the Retreat is within short driving distance of hiking and biking opportunities at the St Marks Wildlife Refuge, Tom Brown Park and the St. Marks bicycle trail.
  • Submitted: May 31, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We are so thankful to have special guests like you at our Retreat. This past weekend we had a metal roof put on the Retreat. So now when it rains you will be able to hear the pitter patter of the rain which is soothing to the soul. Glad you enjoyed Dickeys. We are lucky to have Dickeys in our community of Woodville and Tom Brown Park is just a few miles away. We look forward to your next visit. Thanks for your wonderful review!
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Tallahassee Florida Panhandle
Scottsville, Ky. ,Allen
5

FOUR NIGHTS IN MARCH

  • 5 of 5
Have just returned from our first stay at St. Marks Retreat with reservations for later in the year. Though weather wasn't typical of Florida in March, the cabin was snuggly comfortable and very well stocked with everything we could have needed, and even on rainy days the screened porch is large & dry. Setting is exactly as pictured, natural growth surroundings, quiet, restful, but not uncomfortably remote from "civilization". Enjoyed visiting the National Wildlife Refuge this trip, look forward to a longer stay, more exploring next time.

Thanks Floyd & Carolyn.
L & M
  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Floyd & I enjoyed meeting both of you and look forward to seeing you again. Hopefully, next time the weather will be better. You have mentioned in your review what we love about the Retreat. The quietness and the natural setting is what makes it such a special place. It is refreshing to be at the Retreat and enjoy all of the animals in the river and on the land. Thanks for your review of our Retreat.
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Tallahassee Florida Panhandle
Burlington, ON Canada
4

WHAT A FUN VACATION!!

  • 4 of 5
This cabin is so cozy and quaint. This location couldn't have been better suited for our hobbies. So many State Parks close by for hiking and wild mushroom hunting. Also tons of Geocaching. The cabin has a wonderful Florida room, we couldn't take advantage of. The weather was a bit too cool. Did the most amazing cruise in Wakulla Springs State Park. A must do for everyone. Loved Floyd's and Carolyn's Check List did almost everything on it. It was so wonderful to deal with such caring owners.
  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing
Owner's Response: Thanks for the kind words. We are glad you enjoyed your stay. It is our goal to create a most enjoyable experience for all our guests.
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Tallahassee Florida Panhandle
Tampa, FL
5

VERY COMFORTABLE STAY

  • 5 of 5
Our family had a relaxing and comfortable weekend stay in November. The cabin had everything we could possibly need. The beds are comfortable and the view of the river is lovely. There are so many pretty trees surrounding the cabin that our two year old kept saying she was "looking for Bambi in the jungle!" We enjoyed relaxing on the large porch with our coffee in the morning and listening to the birds. Seafood dinner at the nearby Seinyard restaurant was very tasty and the drive into downtown Tallahassee was much easier than we expected. We're looking forward to staying again... Next time we just hope to be able to stay longer so we can canoe down the river and visit St. Marks and Wakulla Springs. There is so much to do here if you're a nature lover!
  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We hope you will be able to visit again with us and have the time to take a trip down the river in a canoe or take a guided tour led by our friends, Woody and Kathy, who live on the river. The river is perfect and is so pretty this time of the year with all of the fall colors. You can paddle up the river to where the spring comes out of the ground and slowly drift back down to the cabin. The water is usually crystal clear and you can see lots of the fish. Sheephead come up in the river and the manatees come to feed around our dock in the summer. Sorry, your little one did not see Bambi. We often see the deer while at the Retreat late in the afternoon as they are passing through our property. We were sitting on the porch one evening and watched 6 wild turkeys roost in the trees directly across the river from us. We never know what we might see while at the Retreat.

Thanks for taking such excellent care of the Retreat. It made our job of cleaning up so much easier.
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Tallahassee Florida Panhandle
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PERFECT WEEKEND GETAWAY!

  • 4 of 5
We absolutely loved our stay at this lovely, little cabin! We were looking to relax and do a lot of nothing and that's exactly what this secluded but accessible retreat allowed. Nature literally comes right up to the doors of the cabin (with water even under and around the house) and the huge screened-in porch kept us free from bugs, cool under the ceiling fans, but with a great view of all the beauty around us. We found the house clean and comfortable with a well-equipped kitchen. Also, while the listing didn't mention Wi-Fi, there was a connection, so we could even watch Netflix in the evenings! Really, a perfect place just to get away from it all and enjoy some calm, restorative downtime.
  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Tallahassee Florida Panhandle
New Orleans
5

GREAT PLACE AND AN AMZAING LOCATION

  • 5 of 5
We were looking for an isolated retreat on a clear Florida river and found exactly what we were looking for in the St. Marks Retreat. There are a lot of great outdoor activity options nearby, making this an ideal home base for exploration. The St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge is one option that nature lovers will appreciate -- there are miles and miles of trails to enjoy observing the flora and fauna of the area. Wakulla Springs is also a short drive away and provides an ideal place for a cool swim or a boat tour.

But with the St. Marks Retreat, there's a perfect excuse to just relax and enjoy the pleasures of staying closer to home base. The river itself is spectacular with its clear spring-fed waters. Whether you just want to take it in from the private dock, or by kayak or canoe, the river will provide countless hours of entertainment. And when you just need a quiet break, the screened-in porch is a great place to relax tucked into the trees with a nice view of the river.

We loved every minute of our stay at the Retreat and are looking forward to coming back soon.
  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We are very happy you enjoyed your stay at the Retreat and sincerely appreciate the way you took care of the place. We look forward to seeing yall again. Folks like yall make renting the Retreat truly a pleasure.

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The Retreat is located on the St. Marks River about 25 minutes from downtown Tallahassee, Fl. The environment is wild and completely natural. Wildlife commonly seen in the area include deer, alligators, wild turkeys, manatees, otters, many types of birds, fish and racoons. There are several good restaurants within 20 minutes of the Retreat.

Other Activities: Shopping, Shelling, Kayaking, Swimming, Wildlife Viewing, Boating

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Tallahassee Cabin Rental Rates

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 11.0%

Notes

  • $350-$1050
  • Nightly Rate $175. Two Night Minimum
    Weeky Rate $1050.
    A fifty percent deposit is required when making reservations.
    The balance will be due fourteen days prior to arrival date.
    Deposits will be returned for cancellations made more than twenty-one days prior to arrival date, minus a $50. cancellation fee.
    No refund offered for cancellations made twenty-one days or less to arrival date.

Amenities

Tallahassee Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Internet ...
  • Telephone
  • Heating
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Oven
  • Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Convertible Bed
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Television
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
Outside:
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • museums
  • playground
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • freshwater fishing
  • water tubing
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • hunting
  • cycling
  • snorkeling
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • rafting
  • fishing
Notes:
View/Location: Waterfront, not Lake/Oceanfront. Ask for details.