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The Cottage Bed and Breakfast

295 W. Palmer Mill Road , Monticello, FL 32344 USA (Show map)
26 Reviews
$125 - $250
per night

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Here at the Cottage, join folks like actors Kirstie Alley and Shalim Ortiz in finding the grace of the old, the charm of the new, amid the peaceful green fields and sheltering oaks. Shalim liked it so much, he got married here! Each room has a queen bed, european decor, sitting area, private bath, cable tv, comfy robes, central heat/air and charm to spare! Enjoy our relaxed romantic atmosphere, and nearby sights and activities, from golf, hunting or fishing, to antiquing to dog racing and poker, to theater to kayaking! Soak away your cares in our garden JACUZZI. Let us make you comfortable! The most elegant dining in the area also available in our gorgeous dining room, by ADVANCE reservation ONLY! Guests have said our cuisine is better than Emeril's! If you don't see availability - CALL ANYWAY, we don't put all our inventory on online booking. Call Martha and Jean Michel 1-866-342-3541. Upcoming events: shows at the Opera House; FSU events, local weddings and parties.

Rooms & Rates

Romantic Garden

A gorgeous room with a view of our garden from its private sitting area, the Romantic Garden room offers a queen-sized bed, private entrance onto the deck, closer proximity to the garden jacuzzi,his and hers robes, a mini refrigerator, central heat and air and charm galore!

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $250/$145

Romeo and Juliet

READ ALL BEFORE BOOKING! This luxurious room has all the amenities - rich European decor, sumptuous linens, mini-frig, cable tv, private bath with claw-foot tub, robes, sitting area, central heat and air, overlooking our side garden. Most romantic and serene! URGENT-GUESTS MUST CONSIDER IF THEY'LL FIT COMFORTABLY IN THE TUB.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $250/$135

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  • Guest room4.5
  • Services4.9
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Dining4.8

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A wonderful Valentine's Day

5 on February 15, 2014

Martha and Jean-Michel -- As first-timers visiting your wonderful home, business, restaurant last night, I wanted to say "Thank You" on behalf of our happy group of friends. What a refreshing pleasure and contrast it was to come and visit you -- and avoid the crowds of over-booked turn-the-tables-quickly Tallahassee restaurants. It was such a lovely and relaxing evening…….beautiful setting……terrific service and special attention…..gourmet-level customized meal…..fine spirits……..awesome dessert……and, we were just so happily wowed. We know that we'll always remember our 'first time' with you --- but it will be just that…..only the first time. We expect to be back -- regularly……. Thank you for your new friendship and your wonderful treatment of us all for a unique and memorable Valentine's Day…. Cheers -- and know that we will selectively spread the word…. all our best, Ron

Took wife for Birthday dinner

5 on February 03, 2014

I took my wife to the Cottage B&B for a special Birthday dinner. Martha and Jean-Michel, the charming innkeepers, gave us a very delightful and memorable dining experience. We started off with a wonderful salad and homemade rosemary bread. We progressed to a fabulous jerk-maple salmon with an extraordinary side of brandy cream rice and asparagus, tinged with a light tangerine sauce. "Super delicious"! We ended the evening with a luscious mint chocolate cake. The evening couldn't have been more perfect. Thank you for making my wife's Birthday extra special. "Cheers"!

Thank you!

5 on November 16, 2013

Dear Martha and Jean M. - We just wanted to thank you for a lovely stay. We enjoyed everything, your special home, the delicious food, but mostly your words of wisdom. Thanks again and see you soon. Many blessings. Andrew and Claudia

Lovely dinner with friends

5 on February 25, 2013

What an unexpected pleasure to have dinner at The Cottage for a belated Valentine's Dinner. The sauce on the shrimp was incredible, the sweet potatoe soufflé was perfect - not too sweet. Coupled with a salad and wonderful wine the dinner was divine. Then Martha's signature chocolate cake was a perfect end to a perfect night. Great friends, great food in a lovely spot! Kudos to Martha and Jean Michael. We plan to come back! Best, D Rich

A local treat

5 on February 17, 2013

We had an absolutely wonderful home cooked meal. We were fortunate that Martha and John Michael were able to spend time chatting with us at night and in the morning, when they prepared us a light delicious breakfast before we took the "long" trek back to Tallahassee and reality. We were very, very pleasantly surprised at this gem in Monticello, nay in the entire big bend region. If you are looking for a unique B&B that has reasonable prices, two owners that treat you like family and a charming decor then check this place out.

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Location Type

Countryside, Small town


Tallahassee, FL (TLH)

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Alfred B. Maclay State Gardens, Monticello Opera House, Plantations, Near to FSU, Pebble Hill, Jefferson Kennel Club, Performing Theater, Religious Services, River, Rodeo, Ruins, Zoo, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Diving / Snorkeling, Other Activities - 10 minutes, Special events, Fitness Center / Gym , Wild Adventure Theme Park-75 min, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Water sports

Inn Details

Establishment type

Private Home Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Alarm clock, Fireplace, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Telephone, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities , Iron / Ironing Board, Bicycling / Jogging Trails, Accessible without stairs, Mini-fridge in room, Outside entrance to Romantic Garden Rm, Massage avail.

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Bath robes, CD player, Desk, Fridge, Library, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV

On-site activities

Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Diving / Snorkeling, Other Activities - 10 minutes, Special events, Fitness Center / Gym , Wild Adventure Theme Park-75 min, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Water sports

Check Dates


  • Check In:: 3 pm
  • Check Out:: 11 am SHARP
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Limited
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Not suitable for kids 2-6; ONLY 2 guests/room, exc in RG
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Limited IF guests use local pet resort. Prior Res. NECESSARY

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Special event and holiday weekends are subject to minimum stay requirements.
  • Deposit Amount Required: Deposit required--one night for weekday stay, two nights for weekends. Special deals, discount deals and special events require entire-stay deposit. Checks will be cashed and cards will be charged!
  • Cancellations: Cancellations or modifications must occur AT LEAST 30 DAYS prior to the reservation or the entire deposit will be forfeited unless the room is re-booked. Within 30 days of arrival, the entire stay is non-refundable unless we can re-book the room. Any discount price makes the entire stay non-refundable from booking. Late arrival (after 7 pm) is available upon prior notice. There is a $25.00 cancellation charge for accepted cancellations.



Martha, Jean Michel

Languages spoken

English, French, Spanish

About the innkeepers

We offer unique decor with a European flavor in a most relaxing and beautiful atmosphere. Surround yourself in another world and let us make you comfortable! French, English and Spanish spoken here.

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  • Time Served: usually 9 am; flexible
  • Serving Location: elegant fountain patio, Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options


Signature Dish

Puffed Apple Pancake
Weekend mornings a full breakfast is served, such as puffed apple pancake or special house omelette, usually with fresh fruit or yogurt first course. Weekday mornings we provide simpler fare, such as homemade muffins, biscuits,croissants or apple turnovers. Dinner is avail. onsite by ADVANCE reservation; menu selected by the guest with our help, meal includes salad through dessert; prices begin at $29 pp NOT including tax or tip. Lunch may be served also, by ADVANCE reservation - min of 4, begins at $25 pp


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Stay in the room of stars and nobel prize winners - people like Kirstie Alley and Shalim Ortiz! Shalim liked it so much, he got married here! Any Sunday-Thursday in April or May. NOT valid for ANY holiday week or special event week (subject to availability) cannot be booked online, must be booked directly and mentioned in the email or call.

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295 W. Palmer Mill Road , Monticello, FL 32344 USA (Show map)

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