|Minimum Stay||2 - 4 nights|
The Marsh House is a two bedroom, two bath home overlooking the salt marsh at the center of Cedar Key. Built in 1998, this is one of the more modern homes in Cedar Key. You will find all of the conveniences of home here, in addition to the peaceful views of the marsh, relaxed island atmosphere, and coastal environment.
The Marsh House is one of the best birding sites on the island. There is a bald eagle nest in the stand of pines across the marsh from the back deck, and the marsh attracts waterbirds of all sorts. The house catches the morning light as well as the spectacular sunsets. Due to the remote location of Cedar Key along this stretch of Gulf Coast, the milky way glows on a clear night. It's just a short walk into town for groceries and restaurants, but the house is located down a limerock road, off the beaten path.
The house was clean and welcoming upon arrival. It was set up nicely and had most everything we needed already there. The location was about a mile away from the dock area downtown, but close to the state park.
We live in Alaska and wanted a comfortable quiet yet exciting place to vacation. This is just the place. Cedar key offers much to keep you busy, hiking, biking, boating tours, shopping (one of a kind local art), kayaking, and animal watching. We adventured out some but we're thankful to have a clean, comfortable, and private house to relax in. We enjoyed watching the sunset every night from the deck, we saw many animals (from the safety of our deck), we grilled clams at home, played chess, and curled up to watch movies and cable at night (a luxury we don't have at home). We even tasted the best clam chowder at the local restaurant Tony's. The people in town are very friendly, when the car battery in our rental car died, many people offered to help us ASAP, and we were total strangers. The property is very well maintained and comfortable. Thanks for making our vacation so relaxing!
This home is one of the most relaxing I have stayed in. Perfectly appointed - you have everything you need at your fingertips. Sitting on the deck overlooking the marsh is one of the best ways to just chill out! From early morning to dusk, you will see all types of birds, including eagles and ospreys! Home is convenient to everything - just a quick walk to launch the kayaks or slightly further walk to downtown or ride the bike to the fresh produce stand or restaurants. This is a perfect get-away for someone needing to just get away from it all! I will definitely be back.
We had some relaxing days in this clean and well equipped house. Even if the weather was not perfect, we enjoyed much time on the huge balcony and watched any kind of birds, turtels, raccoons and even a diamondback! You can walk to the pier or rent a Gulf Cart.
Sadly we too couldn't use the kayaks, there was to less water. We can absolutely recommend this house.
The house was clean and had a beautiful view of the marsh. It was equipped with all we needed. We didn't get to use the Kayaks due to the cold weather but it was a great option to have.
Cedar Key is a small island town situated in a cluster of islands in the Gulf of Mexico. It is nestled in the middle of the the largest stretch of undeveloped coastline within the contiguous United States. Life slows to island time in this small community, but there are numerous eclectic restaurants, art shops, and outdoor activities to keep you occupied. Two wildlife refuges and several state preserves border the community, and most of the outlying islands are part of a national wildlife refuge or wilderness area. Mangroves and oyster reefs surround the islands, dolphins and manatees are frequent visitors, and the bird life is rich in diversity.
There are several annual celebrations held in Cedar Key, including the seafood, art, and kayaking festivals, as well as the Cedar Key Star Party. Several private tours offer airboat adventures, saltwater fishing, birding, and naturalist tours. Restaurants offer local flavors featuring oysters, clams, and fish, or you may purchase freshly-caught seafood from the local watermen to prepare your own favorites back at the Marsh House kitchen.
For those who would like to explore on their own, local businesses on the island offer kayak, bicycle, golf cart, and boat rentals. There are also public boat ramps and marina facilities for those bringing their own boats. An airport on the island offers access by aircraft within walking distance of both the Marsh House and downtown.
Cedar Key is not Daytona Beach or Disney World and the locals and other visitors appreciate the distinction. However, the kids will enjoy the municipal sandy swimming beach, safe biking, and extensive playground facilities, while the adults will appreciate the quiet streets and friendly faces.
|Rental Period||Minimum Price||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event Price|
Winter (high season)
1 Nov 2014 - 1 Apr 2015
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
|Property Damage Protection||$49|
* Approximate monthly price. Actual pricing will depend on the days of the month you stay.
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