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Bungalow Cottage On Lake Talquin

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,450 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • children welcome

Overview

About the property

2 bedroom, 1.5 Bathroom, Sleeps 6

This 1932 cottage overlooks beautiful Lake Talquin on a 1-acre landscaped lot. Original hardwood floors, 10-foot ceilings, and outdoor spaces feel just like home. Perfect for weekend and longer getaways. Enjoy fishing, canoeing, and nature. Unique property overlooking beautiful Lake Talquin. This house has been in our family since it was built The original hardwood floors and 10-foot ceilings feel just like home. French doors separate the living and dining rooms. The dining area seats 6 and the kitchen pub table seats 2. There are 2 bedrooms -- one queen bed and a double. A queen pull-out couch is available in the TV room.

a queen air mattress is also available.

The outdoor areas include 2 porches and a carport converted to an outdoor room, providing plenty of choices for outdoor relaxation. There is a hammock, swing, lounge chairs that offer plenty of outdoor seating. Activities include a firepit, dock, and horseshoe area. Fish from the new dock. Launch your boat at nearby Ingram's Marina.

View ospreys, eagles, herons, woodpeckers without leaving the porch. If you are lucky you could see the rare "white squirrel" common in this area.

The neighborhood is quiet and relaxing on a dead-end road bordered by the lake and a wildlife management area. A restaurant, bar, small grocery, boat ramp, and boat rentals is located a short drive away. There area miles of nearby hiking, horseback, and biking trails.

The house is 29 miles(32 minutes) from Doak Campbell Stadium in downtown Tallahassee and is perfect for football games and graduations.

Fishing -- Lake Talquin is nationally known for its high quality bass, bluegill, black crappie, and speckled perch fishing. The best crappie fishing times occur in winter months January through April. The Florida state record for black crappie (3.81 pounds) was caught in Lake Talquin.

This is a good central location for day trips:

Tallahassee -- government, colleges, and FSU and FAMU sporting events.

Havana -- antiques

Apalachicola -- charming seaside town famous for its oysters

Toreya State Park

Wakulla Springs

Thomasville, GA

St. George Island

Marianna Caverns

This house uses the original skeleton key in one of the exterior doors. It is recommended to place the key in the inside doorlock at night for easy exit. The house is on a high hill and the walk from the lake has an incline.

Swimmers beware! The lake is a wildlife habitat and swimming is not recommended. However, it is perfect for boating, canoeing, kayaking and other activities.

This property is non-smoking. Keep pets under control when outside. Use safety precautions when using the firepit. Use the dock at your own risk.

More Details

Owner
Georgianna Strode
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, georgianna.strode@gmail.com
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 27, 2017

Why Georgianna Strode chose Florida

This house was originally my great-grandmother's. It was built in 1932 in Quincy, Florida and was moved to Lake Talquin in the 1960s. My grandparents lived there and they loved it! They had an organic garden for decades. Granddaddy made unique items in his shop and Grandma landscaped the property.

What makes this house unique

This house has much of the original charm -- the 5-panel doors, original door handles, hardwood floors -- the original farm kitchen sink is still there but it's moved to the utility room.

Amenities

Quincy House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1450 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , queen pull-out couch in TV room
    Bedroom 4 - queen air mattress can be set up in common area
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(25 traveler reviews)

Bungalow Cottage On Lake Talquin
average rating of 4.84 based on 25 reviews
5

Relax and Unwind

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our relaxing stay on Lake Talquin. This lake is a frequent spot for a weekend away and we have stayed at few other rentals before finding this one. This house had everything we needed. I particularly liked the high ceilings and original wood floors. The dock is amazing for fishing and the kids enjoyed the horseshoe game and the hammock. The adults enjoyed the opportunity for the family to unplug. The view is amazing. The owners very responsive. I would not recommend this house to families with members that require wheelchairs as the house is older (but excellently maintained) and the property is pretty steep. This did not affect us but should be noted.

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Very serene and peaceful

  • 5 of 5

Our stay in January was absolutely fantastic! We could not have asked for more. This home is beautifully decorated and has a very charming, peaceful aura! It is fully equipped and feels like home. We were very comfortable inside and out. We loved the many different outdoor seating areas and the view of the lake and the dock are something very special. We look forward to returning

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you had a good experience and look forward to your return!
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5

Million dollar view!!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful home. I don't think I could improve upon it. Thanks for sharing it with us.

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind words! I am happy that you had an enjoyable getaway and hope you will return.
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5

Relaxing and Quiet Place to Stay

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent a few days at this perfect hidden gem. Even though it was just my husband, I and our fur babies if you have a larger family there is tons of space for all. Loved all the pictures and especially that doc to sit and relax on. My husband fished every evening and early morning and I had my camera out to capture the famous white squirrel. I did indeed by the end of our stay get a picture of him/ her. Such a great family home to share. I would most certainly recommend this place to anyone looking to relax and get away.

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am glad you and your husband had a relaxing getaway. It was a pleasure communicating with you virtually and I hope you visit again so we can finally meet in person!
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5

Comfortable and welcoming home

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying at this cottage and enjoyed its cosy and welcoming atmosphere. It's very well-presented with lots of family keepsakes, and is clearly much loved. The porch is a good place to sit and look out over the lake and there are lots of comfortable spots throughout the house to curl up and read. We stayed there during a hurricane and couldn't explore as much of the area as we'd hoped, but felt very safe and secure in the house and the friendly owner arranged for some helpful neighbours to call and make sure we had everything we needed. We would recommend a stay here for a relaxing few days.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad that you enjoyed your stay (in spite of Hurricane Hermine) and hope that the rest of your trip gives you better weather! It was a pleasure talking to you on the phone before and after the storm and I am sorry that we did not have a chance to meet in person. Wishing you the best for the remainder of your trip.
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5

Amazing and Relaxing week away!

  • 5 of 5

This cottage is a perfect getaway from the hustle and bustle. The property is gorgeous, from the wild flowers, the beautiful view of Lake Talquin, tons of wildlife and the beautifully kept house. I felt like I was visiting my grandparents with the quaint cottage and it had everything we needed. We ate almost every meal outside on one of the porches enjoying the views and even though it was the middle of July the shaded property kept us very comfortable. The fishing off the dock was great. We especially enjoyed having our fur-babies with us for this trip and we greatly appreciate you so generously allowing pets to share the property. We can't wait to come back next year!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure meeting you and we look forward to future visits!
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Rates & Availability

Quincy House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Nightly Rate
Dec 19 2017 - Dec 27 2017
2 night minimum stay
$145
$600
$2,100
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$145
$600
$2,100
 

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $65 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $150
Tax Rate 9.5%

This house uses the original skeleton key in one of the exterior doors. It is recommended to place the key in the inside doorlock at night for easy exit. The house is on a high hill and the walk from the lake has an incline.
Swimmers beware! The lake is a wildlife habitat and swimming is not recommended. However, it is perfect for boating, canoeing, kayaking and other activities.

This property is non-smoking. Keep pets under control when outside. Use safety precautions when using the firepit.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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