Honey Lake Plantation
Established Plantation Featuring a Spectacular 80 +/- Acre Lake; One of Only Two Natural Deep Water Lakes on a Red Hills Plantation
Features One of the Most Beautiful Private Natural
Lakes in the Southeast
Owning a private, natural, deep water lake on a plantation is one of the rarest of all landownership opportunities. It's easier to own a first magnitude spring. All it takes is one subdivision in history and privacy is lost forever. Natural lakes can't be built and deep water lakes in this region are very, very rare. There is something wholesome and warming to the soul about a natural lake.
In our 25+ year career specializing in plantation brokerage and advice we have never seen a lake like Honey Lake. That is saying a lot as we cover all seven plantation belts across four states. Honey Lake is one of the most cherished assets we have seen on any plantation.
Owning a plantation is about feelings or ownership, use, enjoyment, family and stewardship. We have stayed at Honey Lake numerous times and felt its touch. The feeling one gets when waking up and seeing the fog roll off the lake or seeing a full moon with migrating waterfowl is incomparable. One morning, we saw a deer swimming across the lake as we drank our coffee. There is a deep satisfaction in listening to the ducks and birds and watching the life around the moss-draped cypress evolve in its constantly changing play. The value of this added feature to a plantation is immeasurable.
The lake turns this plantation into a year round destination.
"We are advocates for private landowners across all seven plantation "belts" but have to confess that when I'm looking out over Honey Lake, I feel a tinge of guilt that one person can own such a special place. Few possessions are as heartfelt, as rare, or as beautiful, as Honey Lake. For a short time, Bob opened up Honey Lake Plantation to the public as a Resort and Spa and visitors, dignitaries and guests came from around the world. It quickly became the new "Wakulla Springs" where people took visitors and friends to show off the best of the area . We were able to see firsthand how much this lake and special property affected people. Finding the next great land steward for this property is as dear to our hearts as it is the current landowner."