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Recharge in our Exclusive 'Off the Grid' Cabin on the beautiful Wacissa River.

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3 bedroom (1 with 2 beds), 1.5 bath nestled on 5 acres with springs access

We would like to invite you to recharge in our one of a kind 'Off the Grid' Cabin. This property is located at the end of Malloy's Landing Road in beautiful Wacissa, FL. Only 30 minutes away from FSU and FAMU Universities for the perfect weekend/ game day get away. Tallahassee is 30 minutes away for convenient shopping and banking. This 3 bedroom, 1 1/2 bath cabin sleeps 8 comfortable but large enough to sleep up to 10 (we recommend and fees are based on up to 8), to include a large upstairs loft and plenty of room for extra sleeping bags or blanket pallets on the floor for more family/friends. The cabin is 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 logs pulled from the Wacissa river by the owner, and it's tributaries. Some of the planks used in the walls are more 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 the Grid' meaning there are no utilities coming in from the power company. We utilize solar panels and a backup diesel generator to maintain power to the cabin 24/7. Do not worry about the noise of the generator; we have it settled far enough from the cabin that it will not interfere with the quietness you may be looking for. Except for Wi-Fi (not provided), the cabin is equipped with central air, propane hot water on demand (unlimited) and most of your every day luxuries that would be found in a home in town; but without the hustle and bustle. We have TV with approximately 12 clear channel (no cable) but then again if you are renting this cabin, the last place you want to be is inside watching TV.

So our invitation extends to anyone wanting to relax, celebrate a special occasion or attend a FSU or FAMU football game. 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 you wish. Come on out and experience true adventure in a one of a kind cabin.

** Events and parties over 8 will be an extra charge. Please contact owner for details.

*** We love pets and they are welcome but we have to cover cost of a deeper cleaning for pet stays. Additional cleaning fee of $50.00 will be added for guests with indoor pets.

More Details

Bradley and Jenny Cooley
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 25, 2017

About Bradley and Jenny Cooley

This cabin was built by local resident, Bradley Cooley. Growing up in the area, Bradley has always loved the Wacissa river and envisioned a beautiful cabin sitting on this property one day. Bradley, along with friends and family who helped construct the cabin made it a reality. What started out to be a family fish camp turned in to be a one-of- a kind cabin nestled on the beautiful Wacissa River. The cabin is constructed from river logs out of the river. Property is owned and operated by Bradley and Jenny Cooley, and dear friends, Jon and Amanda Schee.

Bradley and Jenny Cooley purchased this cabin in 2010

Why Bradley and Jenny Cooley chose Florida

If you have an appreciation for the great outdoors, you will not find a more unique piece of property in a more private, beautiful location. If you like the hustle and bustle of the noisy city and want to be closer to the chaos, this place is probably not for you. From swimming in the cold, natural springs of the Wacissa in the North Florida summer time, to roasting mash mellows in the winter time by the fire pit, our cabin has a little for everyone. You must enjoy the great outdoors and river life to appreciate this place.

What makes this cabin unique

We fell in love with this property for its natural beauty. The wood we built the cabin with comes from the very river it sits beside. This is without a doubt one of the most peaceful and relaxing places you've been in North Florida. Sitting in the middle of the head waters and Big Blue (natural spring), a day of fun on the river awaits.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Want a nice, relaxing place to enjoy the weekend, stay at this place. Clean, secluded, and very peaceful.
Jun 2015
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Monticello Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • 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 - toilet , shower , downstairs bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , sink/ toliet in half bath
  • 1 and 1.5 bathrooms
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 double , 2 double beds in downstairs bedroom
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Queen size bed in one of the two downstairs bedrooms
    Loft - 1 king , King size bed in upstairs loaf
  • 3 bedrooms (one is a loft with King size bed), one room has two double beds, and another room with a queen. Each bedroom is constructed from beautiful oak, pine, cypress and cherry wood from logs pulled straight from the Wacissa River.
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • 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 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.


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(24 traveler reviews)

Recharge in our Exclusive 'Off the Grid' Cabin on the beautiful Wacissa River.
average rating of 4.5833335 based on 25 reviews

Beautiful Cabin for a peaceful escape

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved this cabin and the very large piece of land it sits on. We stopped at the Walkers Finamart to pick up the Ribeye steaks the owners recommended. There was a line in the small store for those ribeyes - so it was pretty obvious they were a local favorite and the older gentleman cutting them up was awesome. The steaks were amazing and perfect after a long day of outdoor adventuring. We were able to put our kayaks in the river right there on the property and thoroughly enjoyed every minute we were there. It was hard to leave and we hope to return when we can. Thank you very much for sharing your little slice of heaven - it was everything we were hoping for and more. <3

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the nice review and we are so glad you enjoyed your stay. Nice to hear when people understand the beautiful of the property and all it has to offer as much as we do. Please come back soon. Bradley and Jenny Cooley
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Wonderful, serene cabin on the water

  • 5 of 5

An excellent opportunity to decompress and take in nature (the sky at night was incredible). World happily return. The cabin is becoming a home away from home.

  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the wonderful review and we are so happy you returned for another stay and hope you come back soon. The cabin is beautiful no doubt and even more so this time of year. Thank you again. Bradley and Jenny Cooley
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Great place!

  • 5 of 5

A group of friends and I stayed here for a weekend and we absolutely loved it. The property is beautiful and the river access is awesome. Our only complaint is that we didn't get to spend enough time at the cabin because we were in town for a wedding but we're already making plans to go back soon.

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peace in Paradise

  • 5 of 5

We spent the weekend with friends at the Wacissa River House for our engagement party. Being on the river and out in the middle of the country is exactly what we were looking for. The Cooleys were awesome hosts and kept in touch with us throughout our stay to make sure that we had everything we needed. As we were leaving on the last day, all that we talked about was planning our next trip back to the cabin. Book this place, I promise that you won't regret it!

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Serenity at it's best!

  • 5 of 5

I enjoyed this house so much, I returned with my family again!

It is one of the most peaceful rentals I have ever been in. There isn't a house anywhere nearby, so you are truly alone! I have recommended it to many other parents who have kids at FSU because it is only about a 25 min drive away. With the Wacissa River in the backyard and the canoes on hand, we spent our days at one of the many springs close-by.

I have no doubt , we will be returning. Hopefully soon!

And FYI, it's listed as a 2 bed-1 bath, but its really a 3bed-1 1/2 bath with a queen in the loft. So it fit our family of 6 perfectly!

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your stay again. We were worried with us being on cruise and leaving right after storm how it would affect cabin and property but assume all went ok. We are always working to improve our little slice of heaven and glad you see the beautiful in it as we do. And thank you for spreading the word to the other FSU families. Safe travels home. Bradley and Jenny Cooley
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Clean Cabin with great amenities and beautiful location!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at this beautiful cabin over the weekend - it was perfect to celebrate my husband's 30th birthday! The house was gorgeous, clean, and had everything we needed. The extra fridge was a lifesaver. The location was perfect, as well; it was so nice to be able to put in kayaks and canoes right from the house. The water was gorgeous and clear and we had just as much fun hanging out on the dock as we did paddling around exploring springs. The owners were incredibly responsive and helped us with everything we needed. Our stay here was incredible and we now have some great memories from a wonderful weekend with friends! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking time to write such a nice review. One really has to have an appreciation for the great outdoors and Florida's rivers to get the full effect of our property and sounds like you do! We are go glad you enjoyed it and hope you remember us when planning your next get away. Thank you. Bradley and Jenny Cooley
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St Marks National Wildlife Refuge
Museum of Florida Historu
Florida State University
Monticello Opera House
Nearest Barpub
20 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
20 Miles

If you love nature and pristine waters, this is the place for you. Located 25 minutes from Tallahassee for convenient shopping malls, entertainment and FSU and FAMU campuses. The city of Monticello is only 20 minutes away for your grocery stores and banking.


Rates & Availability

Monticello Cabin Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Cleaning Fee $50
Tax Rate 9.0%

During the Florida State Seminoles Football Season, special events such as parties larger than 10, weddings, reunions and other special events, our rate will be $180.00 per night with a minimum of 2 Night stay. You will find these rates are very reasonable compared to similar properties. The FSU football season runs from early September through the end of November. Special arrangements can be made by contacting property owner and all rates are subject to change without notice. WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO DECLINE RESERVATION REQUESTS!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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