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Recharge in an Exclusive 'Off Grid' Cabin on the Wacissa River

Bradley Cooley

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english
Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Bradley Cooley

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
May 21, 2015
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Recharge in an Exclusive 'Off Grid' Cabin on the Wacissa River

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Tallahassee Cabin Rental Photos and Description

3 bedroom 1.5 bath cabin on 5 acres with spring access.

We would like to invite you to recharge in our one of a kind 'Off Grid' Cabin. This one of a kind property is located at the end of Maloy's Landing Road in Beautiful Wacissa, FL only 30 minutes from FSU and the perfect weekend game place hideaway. This 3 bedroom 1 1/2 bath cabin sleeps 8 comfortable in it's two bedrooms and huge loft. The cabin nestled on one of the beautiful springs that feed the Wacissa river surrounded by towering 80' White Oaks, pines and hundred year old Cypress trees. From the front porch you can view wildlife such as deer, raccoons, woodpeckers, blue herons, hummingbirds, cormorants and wild turkey. The cabin is constructed of 100+ year old river wood pulled from the Wacissa and it's tributaries. Some of the planks used in the walls are better than 20' wide, the handrail on the stairs to the loft is made from a civil war era bridge blank, and much of the structure has actual river wood trees from the foundation through the floor to the ceiling. The property is 'Off Grid' meaning there are no utilities coming in from the power company. We utilize solar panels, battery banks and a backup diesel generator to maintain power to the cabin 24/7. The cabin is equipped with central air, propane hot water and most of the other every day luxuries you would expect to find in a home that is 'On Grid'. So our invitation extends to anyone wanting to relax or even those wanting to celebrate a special occasion including FSU football games. You will be 1.5 miles from the closest house and 1 mile behind a locked gate so you can have the privacy to do whatever it is you wish to do. So come on out and experience true adventure in a one of a kind cabin.

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Bradley Cooley (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 21, 2015

About Bradley Cooley

This cabin was built by local residents Bradley Cooley Jr. and Sr. over the past few years as a place to get away.

Bradley Cooley purchased this cabin in 2010

Why Bradley Cooley chose Tallahassee

You will not find a more unique piece of property in a more private or beautiful location.

What makes this cabin unique

We guarantee this will be the best and most relaxing place you've been in North Florida.

Why HomeAway

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Book with confidence
Book with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.


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Recharge in an Exclusive 'Off Grid' Cabin on the Wacissa River
average rating of 4.111111 based on 9 reviews

off-the-grid graduation

  • 4 of 5

this was a great deal! my extended family stayed here for graduation weekend and had a great time. it is far from campus -- 35 to 40 minutes depending on traffic -- but it was really nice. the swimming hole is absolutely gorgeous, the grill was in great condition (we grilled every night) and the cabin was clean and very spacious. i love nature and it was so nice to spend the days with my family out in what felt like paradise, with nothing but trees and the river all around. we did not have time to go canoeing/kayaking but if we had stayed for a longer time we definitely would have.

the only things that went 'wrong':

1. there was a big spider in the cabin, killed it, no more unexpected wildlife sightings

2. the generator stopped working briefly one of the days we were staying here. we got in contact with the owner within an hour and within another hour the generator was fixed. all in all, this could have been a "worst case scenario" but was solved very quickly and efficiently. we weren't even uncomfortable from the lack of AC because we dipped our toes in the swimming hole, which is very cold, and it cooled us right off.

we also wish there had been more toilet paper in the cabin or dish soap, but it wasn't a big deal.

despite those little hiccups everything went great! my family were extremely impressed that i had managed to find such a nice vacation rental. the owner was also very nice and cordial whenever i communicated with her.

  • Submitted: May 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Our family is happy to hear that your family was impressed that you found such a great vacation rental. Spending time in paradise is a good family adventure.The swimming hole is wonderful . Turtles , birds and fishing abound. Return again for canoeing and Kayaking fun. The generator has been moved to a far away from the house location making wildlife abundant.
Tallahassee, Fl

relaxing weekend getaway

  • 5 of 5

Took my family for a nice quiet get away this past weekend and this cabin exceeded our expectations. The cabin was clean and beautiful. It had a nice dock we were able to fish off of and actually caught our dinner one night. I would highly recommend this place to anyone looking for a nice quiet get away not too far from town but feels like you are in your own private paradise. The owners were very accommodating and welcoming and were very respectful of our privacy.

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Its is a beautiful one of a kind getaway with crystal clear water right off the dock for swimming and fishing. We are pleased that you had so much fun in our cabin in the woods

Horrible !

  • 1 of 5

This place is just horrible! It was the worst vacation ever. This is a list of what you will expect:

- The place is not clean at all !! Spider webs were everywhere (I hope there is a way I can post pictures in this review).

- There is a very strong smell in the cabin.

- Sleeping is hard when you see lizards walking around you!!! (had to kill two in one night).

-The Water is so filthy (we couldn't even wash our hands with) We had to buy bottled water from the store.

I have never had written a review before. but I think I have the obligation to warn anybody who wants to rent this cabin in the future.

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We apologize as Spider webs have been removed with a new cleaning service. Stanley steemer has cleaned the carpets. The water ran clear after turning it on for three miniutes. Two rentals since have had no problem with the water being clear. Camillian lizards are in Florida but we have made our best efforts to remove any we see. We are always strive to make our guests comfortable and happy but we have to know when there is a issue. If you call we will come take care of it. Like turning on the water for three miniutes. We would have been most happy to do that for you if we had known about it
Chester Co., PA

"Off-Grid" Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at the Wacissa cabin the week of Christmas 2014 was a great way to relax and enjoy nature in a beautiful part of Florida. The cabin had everything we needed, was well furnished, and had plenty of space. We loved going out on the private dock and took advantage of the nearby kayak rentals. We located some awesome swimming holes while kayaking for when we return in warmer weather. The wildlife viewing on the river was spectacular. The location is far enough from developed areas that the night sky is great for stargazers. However, downtown Tallahassee is less than 30 minutes away.

The owners made sure we had everything we needed. The only disappointment was the generator was louder and ran more than I expected. The drawback is that although you are miles away from the nearest house or highway, you have the constant noise of the diesel generator. The owners did show me how to shut it off and start it back up so that we could have some time while it was not running. It did take some getting used to but should not keep anyone from staying at this wonderful cabin. Great for large and extended families and if you enjoy being outdoors. Although the weather was beautiful for our trip I want to return in warmer weather so that we can take advantage of the swimming holes.

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The generator is in a far away location and can barely be heard now Lovely having a nice family enjoying the outdoor adventures. So glad that you had a great time and we look forward to having you back in warm weather.

Pleasure Island

  • 5 of 5

This place is quickly becoming my home away from home. It's refreshing to visit and unplug. I recommend this property for any family or a romantic adventure with your significant other.

  • Submitted: Dec 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Its always great to hear that our guests enjoy their time here and have a great adventure in the woods. Fishing , Nature exploration,Boating it has it all. Come back again soon.

Family Time! Dad's Birthday - outdoor adventure: Epic Fail!

  • 2 of 5

"Off The Grid" was exactly what we wanted! Our 3 teenagers wanted outdoor adventure, kayaking, and campfires with Dad for his birthday. We're not city folks. We LOVE nature! We know how to rough it, but thought it'd be nice to stay in a rustic cabin in nature, but enjoy the luxury of real beds, hot water and electricity.

When we arrived, off the beaten path and totally secluded, we were thrilled...until we stepped out of the truck and heard the Boing 747 preparing for take off: the GENERATOR! The sounds of nature could not be heard. The generator provides electricity and hot water, but we would have GLADLY gone without such amenities to have the roar of the turbine engine cease. The propane heater and gas stove would have been sufficient for heat and cooking. We had no need for hot water, because the kids refused to shower in the smell of rotten eggs. There is not a water softener, so the water reeks of good ol' Florida sulfur. The dishes could have been washed with water heated on the stove. Candles and flashlights would have been much better than hearing that damn generator every second of our hoped for "nature get-a-way."

We did make a beautiful campfire, gathered as a family to roast marshmallows, and enjoy the evening. We couldn't even have conversations because the fire pit is 15 feet away from the Boing 747. The stars were gorgeous, but we were quickly annoyed and went inside to play games. While playing, a pair of lady's dirty thongs were discovered between the couch cushions. YUCK!

The grill is completely rusted out. No steaks for Dad's b-day dinner.

The cabin's architecture is breathtaking, but the place obviously had not been cleaned in some time. Roach poop filled the kitchen drawers, covered the dishes and utensils. I spent the first two hours cleaning the kitchen and washing all the dishes. At bed time, the kids found an abundance of roaches in one bedroom, so they ALL slept in the front room with the lights on to keep the roaches away. Our bed had blood stains and dead bugs on the sheets, so I changed the bed with linens from the closet (hopefully clean). Cobwebs, spiders, bugs, roaches, and lizards were everywhere throughout the cabin. I grew up in the country and know this is par for the course, but if the screens didn't have holes and fit the windows properly, and the place was clean, this would not have occurred.

Two stars because the homeowner was gracious & allowed us to stay later in the day to enjoy a kayaking trip.

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the heads up on spider and bug balms .I did see one spider and have not seen any since then.. We have added a new charcoal grill. The generator is in the process of being moved to a new location on the property


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Located just 30 minutes from the Governers Square Mall in Tallahassee with everything you could possible need as far as shopping and entertainment goes. Only 35 miles from FSU's stadium via I-10.


Rates & Availability

From $150 Per night

Tallahassee Cabin Rental Rates

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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $80.00
Property Damage Protection $59.00
Tax Rate 9.0%

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Tallahassee Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1.5
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1) King size bed in the Loft., Double Beds (3) Doubles in the bed rooms. 2 in one room and 1 in the other.
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • water tubing
There is a beautiful catwalk throught the cypress head which takes you down to the spring fed river where you can just sit and enjoy the natural beauty that surrounds you. There is also airboat access from the River to the front door of the cabin. Boats can be launched at a local boat ramp 5 minutes away by car and 2 minutes away by boat.

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