It Doesn't Get Better than This!
5 / 5 Excellent
Wow. We were in heaven here. Absolutely the most peaceful place we have visited. Words can't tell how wonderful the back porch is - morning, noon, and night. Cool and green and shady with the beautiful river so close and all the critters and birds and night sounds. Raccoons at the feeder. Hummingbirds. Loud mouthed limpkins make you feel like you are in Jurassic Park. Owls hooting, birds singing, mullet splashing. Momma and baby manatee hanging out along the shore. Herons and egrets gracefully swooping past, kingfishers and woodpeckers calling, eel grass swaying. Dragonflies, river to explore, and so much to see nearby.
This is a home. It is so comfortable. We slept like rocks. You have more than everything you need. So many windows invite the forest inside. AC/heat worked great as did wifi.
It's less than 15 minutes to Food Giant in Woodville. About 15 minutes to TNT Hideaway for wonderful kayaking on the Wakulla River (manatee, Osprey, swallow-tailed kite!). They will also deliver kayaks for a day or for your entire stay. Launch is easy from the property and the St. Marks was a good paddle. The people at TNT were so nice, easy going, and accommodating.
We were really amazed at all the great stuff in the area. We visited Carrabelle, the Crooked Creek Lighthouse there, the oh so beautiful St. Marks Wildlife Refuge and lighthouse (bald eagle!), rode the Tallahassee St. Marks bike trail, poked around St. Marks (Cooter Stew's has good hamburgers, fabulous patio), saw sunset at Alligator Point (good shelling!), walked the beach on fabulous St. George Island (also good shelling!) , fished in St. Marks, and saw a couple of smaller state parks. We only had 3 days in the area and I just wish we could have stayed longer to explore more, see more of the Saint Marks Wildlife refuge, but mostly to just relax on that porch for much longer than we had.
We left Waculla State Park for another trip since the boat tours were all filled during our visit and it was a bit cool for spring swimming. Book at least a week out if you want a spot.
Floyd and Carolyn are wonderful hosts. I would love to have a chance to just sit and have coffee with them. We had so much fun reading the info notebook in the cabin. I have read a lot of those but never one like that. Floyd you are a hoot. Glad you enjoyed the ice cream!
Thanks guys, we certainly hope to be back!
Relax on a Beautiful River in a Natural Florida Setting
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