Work remotely and play! Telecommute with a lake view! Free use of kayaks too!

Crawfordville, Florida

Cute refurbished lake cottage with view of Lake Ellen. Quiet neighborhood to relax and unwind. Enjoy sitting and enjoying the view of Lake Ellen or jump in the kayaks (free for guests to use) and go kayaking or fishing. Full kitchen and relaxing light filled cottage to help you get away from it all. Wifi is included. A great place to spend the winter months for those who want to get away from winter weather. No shoveling snow! Just a note-there is no tv.



  • Check In And Check Out With No Person-to-person Contact
  • Cleaned With Disinfectant


  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Boating


  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Cycling
  • Kayaking


  • Property Has Guest Safety Measures


  • Enhanced Cleaning Practices


  • Rural
  • Lake
  • Beach


  • Necessary


  • Bay/sound
  • Marina


  • Lake View


  • Hospital
  • Laundromat


  • Coin Laundry
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Air Conditioning
  • Toilet Paper
  • Living Room
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Heating
  • Wireless Internet
  • Hair Dryer
  • Shampoo
  • Paper Towels
  • Basic Soaps


  • Desk Chair
  • Desk
  • Free Wifi


  • Dining Table
  • Microwave
  • Coffee Maker
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Grill
  • Toaster
  • Stove
  • Kettle

Suitability Chkbox

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters


  • Fire Pit
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Kayak/Canoe


  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Not Suitable For Children


  • First Aid Kit
  • Exterior Lighting
  • Deadbolt Lock


  • Fire Station Contact


  • Books
  • Television

Dining Checkbox

  • Dining


  • Romantic


  • Smoke Detector


  • Dining Area


  • Police Contact

Houses Rules

  • 04:00 PM
  • 10:00 AM
  • No parties/events
  • Smoking allowed
  • Pets allowed
  • Children allowed
  • Max occupancy: 2

Quiet hours begin at 10 pm. This is a quiet neighborhood. Please be considerate! Swing, firepit and dock on the beach are private and not for renters.

Cancellation Policy

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

19 Reviews

    Wild turkey

    5/5 Stayed May 21, 2021
    Submitted May 26, 2021

    Wonderful place but could not let couch out since that is where the TV was to be able to get comfortable.


    5/5 Stayed May 13, 2021
    Submitted May 16, 2021

    Such a great place and awesome experience from start to finish. Gorgeous little place to just get away from the world.

    Ruby Getaway

    5/5 Stayed May 1, 2021
    Submitted May 9, 2021

    Ruby cottage was a quaint and nostalgic getaway. Lake view and lake access are an added bonus. Relaxing, quiet and charming setting. The Crawfordville area is short driving distance from great beaches, historic places and great food and hospitality.

    Cute little cottage

    5/5 Stayed Apr 9, 2021
    Submitted Apr 11, 2021

    This was a perfect little cottage for a weekend trip to visit family. We enjoyed the quiet.

    Nothing to do.

    5/5 Stayed Apr 1, 2021
    Submitted Apr 5, 2021

    Wished it had a tv.

    Amazing Florida experience

    5/5 Stayed Mar 26, 2021
    Submitted Mar 31, 2021

    This cottage was so clean and neat. It really made the trip an amazing experience. Drove 14 hours to come there and staying here really made the trip worth it! Really close to a few beaches also. Definitely would stay here again


    5/5 Stayed Mar 17, 2021
    Submitted Mar 24, 2021


    Nice place on lake

    5/5 Stayed Mar 12, 2021
    Submitted Mar 27, 2021

    Nice place clean could use a few more lamps and a light over the kitchen sink. House is on dirt road. Neighbor are nice.


    5/5 Stayed Feb 20, 2021
    Submitted Feb 28, 2021

    I really enjoyed our stay, it was really wonderful. The place was decorated very nicely, clean and very peaceful. I would definitely stay again. Thank you!

    Birding Trip to St. Marks NWR

    5/5 Stayed Feb 11, 2021
    Submitted Feb 15, 2021

    Property was exceptionally clean. Set in a VERY quiet small neighborhood with access to the lake. The bed is as quite comfortable and everything you might need was provided. A bit of an odd arrangement as the kitchen and bedroom are one and the same but it works !! Once you read the helpful book on the cottage you will understand why, and it just adds to the unique charm of this property. This cottage was perfect for our stay in the area as we are avid birders and wanted to spend most of our time at St. Marks NRA . We had a wonderful time and ended up with 100 different species total for our 4 days at St. Marks. The recommendations provided for restaurants were great. We enjoyed meals at Posey’s up the Creek and The Seineyard Rock Landing, both in Panacea, just up the road and we thoroughly enjoyed our take out Pizza from Myra Jeans in Crawfordville. We loved the electric fireplace for a little ambiance ( and warmth, it gives out great heat) It was nice to relax with a glass of wine, some nice music and the fireplace, while looking at our bird pictures from the day. No TV so bring you a great book to read. If your looking for a stay at the Ritz Carlton, this is not it, but if you are looking for a place to relax and unwind, away from the stresses of the world, you’ve come to the right place.

    A cabin by the lake

    5/5 Stayed Jan 2, 2021
    Submitted Jan 11, 2021

    The cabin is well maintained and near St. Marks, which was our primary target for the trip. Being able to access a kitchen and control what and how much you eat is a big plus, so we are always looking for places that offer such amenities. Hostess was very responsive to everything we asked and pointed us to good local seafood places. Overall, very good stay.

    Our visit to our FSU daughter

    5/5 Stayed Oct 10, 2020
    Submitted Oct 23, 2020

    Beautiful peaceful property and accurate description. I would return. P

    Hide away on Lake Ellen

    5/5 Stayed Sep 19, 2020
    Submitted Oct 1, 2020

    My husband and I spent 10 days at the cottage! It was such a special place. The neighborhood is very quiet. As soon as you pull in you feel as though you can escape the craziness of the outside world. The decor is great. The bed was very comfortable. Everything is supplied to cook. From the house you are steps from relaxing on the beautiful lake! The owner is very responsive if anything is needed! We will be back!!

    Last Minute Plans

    5/5 Stayed Sep 4, 2020
    Submitted Sep 7, 2020

    Quaint, quiet, and relaxing. The property was perfect, everything was in perfect order, very homey. I have stayed at several places thru VRBO, this one being the most guest-friendly. Everything you could possibly think of was provided. Please take a moment to read the contents of the folder prepared by the owner and it should answer any questions you have. The entrance to the property was a little tricky to navigate and may be difficult for larger vehicles or anyone pulling a trailer, boat, etc. Would highly recommend and will stay again if in the area.

    It was very quite, great time to refresh

    4/5 Stayed Aug 22, 2020
    Submitted Aug 26, 2020

    It was very quite. Great for a quick get away to refresh and re-center

    We loved the cabin. What a beautiful place. Our sunrise kayak trip on the lake was amazing.

    5/5 Stayed Jul 31, 2020
    Submitted Aug 5, 2020

    The process was so easy and smooth. Definitely booking here next time we come to the area.

    Just what the quarantine needed

    5/5 Stayed Jul 25, 2020
    Submitted Aug 6, 2020

    This place was exactly what I needed. I was looking for something quiet and secluded. Over the course of four days, I saw maybe five people and heard next to nothing from anyone. The house was great and Anne's responses were quick and insightful. Aside from some VRBO issues - which had nothing to do with Anne - everything was great. I am booking for my birthday trip later in the year.

    Perfect place on beautiful Lake Ellen

    5/5 Stayed Jul 3, 2020
    Submitted Jul 21, 2020

    My partner and I stayed here over July 4th weekend, not only did Anne make accommodations to let us stay when she just came back into town, but the cabin was more than we expected. Super quiet and CLEAN spot for a romantic weekend during this pandemic. Neighbors were super friendly! While there were Kayaks provided, we were offered the paddle boat and it was such a fun ride around the lake. We caught some awesome fireworks over the lake, and all in all it was just the perfect place for the perfect weekend. If you’re on the fence about booking here, do it. Best place to stay near Wakulla Springs!

    Great little place

    5/5 Stayed Mar 20, 2020
    Submitted Mar 22, 2020

    Perfect small get away. Worked great to get away from the madness. There’s not a grille for steaks, so take your own. Other than that.... it’s a charming little cabin, with everything you’d need.


      Crawfordville, Florida

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