North Florida Land Trust (NFLT) offers an ideal setting for hard-working corporate or nonprofit teams a getaway to discover new synergies and create lasting memories, open all year long. Corporate retreats can take on the atmosphere of their setting and your experience starts the moment you arrive. Located on one of Northeast Florida’s unique Sea Islands, Big Talbot is primarily a natural preserve providing a premier location for nature study, bird-watching, kayaking, photography an incredible sunset viewing. Our home is located adjacent to the Intracoastal Waterway and in an amazing natural setting inside the Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve. You will feel as though you are traveling back in time as you follow a historic canopied road approaching this uniquely beautiful home site. If you seek “privacy” and tranquility you will find it here, but you are still just minutes away from Amelia Island and Jacksonville. Come enjoy a truly unique and pristine wilderness spot that is still convenient to city life. If you would love to intimately experience the outdoors but are not into sleeping bags and tents this is about as good as it gets. Big Talbot Island is representative of the character of North Florida’s barrier island habitats with tidal salt marshes, maritime hammock forests, and sandy beaches.
This home was one the properties North Florida Land Trust acquired while striving to conserve all of Big Talbot Island. Funds for acquisition were generously donated to NFLT by Diane Joy Milam Dennis, who established the Robert and Merial Milam Trust for the purchase of all remaining privately-owned properties on the Island for permanent preservation. Ms. Dennis spent her childhood on Big Talbot, and provided the funding in honor of her parents, who used to own a portion of the Island. Preservation of open space benefits our community by adding to quality of life for the residents of our community, preserving precious natural habitats, and conserving the rural character of Northeast Florida for future generations.
- 2,200sf waterfront home, natural open lawn and oak canopied surroundings a refuge to some of the resident wildlife including white tail deer, otter, and American bald eagles, (and many other bird species located along the Eastern Flyway). Big Talbot Island State Park is also the location of one of the Great Florida Birding and Wildlife Trails
- Full kitchen, coffee pot, utensils, dishes, microwave, stove/oven and refrigerator.
- Great room with ample seating, games and book reading library
- Dart Board, Foosball Table, Ping Pong, chess, TV and internet
- Large dining room area with large and small dining table
- Patio with outdoor furniture and fire pit (3 seating areas), and grill with unique wildlife setting to enjoy with all the comforts of home
- King size bed, two twin beds, and queen futon with 2 ½ bathrooms and washer/dryer
Milam House Rental Retreat Rates
- Day Retreat Non- Profit Partnership Rate $150
- Day Retreat Corporate Rate $250
Big Talbot Biological Field Station
North Florida Land Trust offers at-cost housing for students and scientists who are interested in conducting research in and around Big Talbot Island and the greater Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve to further understanding of the natural and historical resources in the region. Preservation of open space benefits our community by adding to quality of life for the residents of our community, preserving precious natural habitats, and conserving the rural character of Northeast Florida for future generations. Big Talbot Biological Field Station was the first of several properties North Florida Land Trust acquired while striving to conserve all of Big Talbot Island. Our goal is to protect, by conservation easement or acquisition, the remaining privately held properties on Big Talbot Island. Funds were generously donated to NFLT towards this goal by Diane Joy Milam Dennis, who established the Robert and Merial Milam Trust, in honor of her parents who used to own a portion of the Island. Ms. Dennis spent much of her childhood on Big Talbot and wanted to ensure its preservation. Big Talbot Island is representative of the character of North Florida’s barrier island habitats with tidal salt marshes, maritime hammock forests, and sandy beaches.
We hope that you enjoy your visit and support North Florida Land Trust as we continue to conserve these precious natural resources in perpetuity. If you would like to know more about the mission of NFLT, its past and future conservation projects, please consider becoming a steward of the land by volunteering, or with your generous support of a donation.
- 2,400sf waterfront home, natural open lawn and oak canopied surroundings.
- 3 bedrooms ( 1 master with king bed and 2 bedrooms modified with bunkbeds that sleep a total of 4 in each room) with 2 full bathrooms
- Satellite internet (limited in speed/availability – please limit any downloading/streaming)
- Full kitchen, coffee pot, utensils, dishes, dishwasher, microwave, oven and refrigerator.
- Great room with DVD player/TV– satellite cable
- CD/Radio stereo system, CD’s, and book reading library.
- Large banquet style dining table in the four seasons sunroom.
- Large wooden deck with outdoor furniture / 2 picnic tables.
- Kayaks with paddles and life preservers.
- Ping pong table/horseshoes/volleyball net.
- Space for lab equipment.
Biological Field Station Rental Rates
- $120/week (less than$17/night)
- $400/month (less than$14/night)
- $150/week (less than $22/night)
- $450/month (less than$15/night)