About the property
- House1450 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 nights
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
St. George Island
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.
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Why Georgianna Strode chose Quincy
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.
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Very nice cozy and clean cabin on the lake!
My family had a great time. We have always stayed in Tallahassee hotels for FSU weekends. But my family is growing and we wanted a place to gather, relax, eat, and catch up. This cabin was the perfect place for all of the above. The owner was very responsive and communicated all the logistics. Instructions were very clear and we had no problems at all. We will be back!
This place is like stepping into the past. Quiet and serene, decorated with antiques and family photos, you feel like you're visiting family rather than renting from strangers.
The cottage was warm and inviting!
We spent three weeks in this warm inviting cottage. It was so relaxing and peaceful sitting on the porch watching the lake. The breeze off the lake made it so no ac was needed on warm days. At night we felt safe and secure. The owners were exceptional hosts!
My only reason for not giving this property a five star rating is the lack of WiFi/cable/satellite service. The antennae tv got 6 channels at best!
We would love to return to Lake Talquin sometime and stay here again if tv upgraded or for a short stay.
Our family thoroughly enjoyed our time in this cozy well-maintained cabin on Lake Talquin. Highly recommended. Clean, everything needed to cook family meals, easy access from the highway, located in a beautiful spot. The outdoor firepit was great, plenty of boardgames and movies inside, hammock and horseshoes for fun outside.
It was awesome!!!!!!
We stayed here for my son's 6th birthday, we fished at night and in the morning on the dock, cooked, explored the neighborhood, and had family over for dinner. I grew up in the area and must say that if you want a true taste of North Florida living - like it used to be, then stay here for a couple of nights. It even has a family friendly spooky feel to it late at night! Bring your lanterns so that you can fish off of the dock at night. My son caught a huge Catfish! ! !
Clean, cozy and comfortable fully stocked cottage by the lake...
This is the second time we have stayed here and love this property. It is very charming as well as comfortable. Water is hot, beds are good and the kitchen is well appointed. We had Thanksgiving dinner for 7 people and there were plenty of pots and pans and utensils as well as lovely dishes for us to use.
The home is close to the lake with wonderful views. The kids caught fish from the dock and we had a very relaxing week.
There are basic groceries in the fridge when you arrive, and everything was very clean.
I would highly recommend this home.
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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.