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Sea Shell Sanctuary - 2 person Golf cart, 4 bicycles Booking NOW for Summer

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + 1 Convertible queen sofa bed, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6 )

Perched in the trees. Watch the ospreys eye to eye. Nature lover's delight. Very private, secluded. Relax from the cares of the world.

Fully furnished with all quality furnishings including comfortable beds, three sofas and fresh linens, Sea Shell Sanctuary is ideal for a peaceful and relaxing vacation.

Located on a quiet street with a delightful water view, from the swing bench you can watch the fish jumping in the bayou and a variety of birds feeding on the covered porch.

While we are not direct waterfront, you have an unobstructed view of the tidal marsh with its myriad of wild life.

Included with the rental are the use of the golf cart ( subject to conditions of use ) plus four bicycles. We have two kayaks, available for use. We provide car carriers, bring your own transport. Additional kayak rentals are available at launch area in City Park, less than one mile from the house.

In Cedar Key experience the historic downtown area with its quaint buildings, two local museums, art galleries, boutique shops and a delicious selection of good seafood restaurants.

From the city marina, hire a boat for fishing or dolphin watching around the nearby islands. Go birding and check out up to 250 species from ospreys to pelicans, redbirds and shorebirds.

Explore Shell Mound and the Cedar Key Scrub protected zone, or up to the famous Suwannee River, all within an easy drive.

Then back to Sea Shell Sanctuary for a nice relaxing time, ready for your next Cedar Key adventure here on the beautiful Old Florida Nature Coast.

Come, slip away, we won't tell anyone where you are. In fact, your cell phone may not work, but if you MUST stay in touch there is a telephone for incoming and local outgoing calls. We also offer Dish TV, DSL, both wired and secured wireless.

Sea Shell Sanctuary IS the place to rediscover YOUR inner peace.

Keywords: House, golf cart, marsh view, birds, birdwatching, porch

More Details

Property Manager
Jennie Pinto
Member since: 2007
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
31 March, 2017

About Jennie Pinto

Sea Shell Sanctuary is our home in the USA. We are residents of the UK, coming to the States when possible. We enjoy bird watching, wildlife viewing, canoeing, bicycling and found the perfect home to do all. Across the street from Osprey Cove, we are able to watch the REAL Florida from our balcony, golf cart or bicycle into town, enjoy the historic downtown, and be home in time for tea.

Jennie Pinto purchased this house in 2007

Why Jennie Pinto chose Florida North Central Gulf Coast

Cedar Key is home to Cedar Keys National Wildlife Refuge; the Refuge consists of 13 islands ranging in size from 1 to 120 acres, totaling 762 acres. We kayak to many and enjoy viewing the wading birds, shorebirds, fish, manatees, bald eagles, ospreys, crabs, and even some reptiles.

When not wildlife watching, we enjoy bicycle riding. With the entire island of Cedar Key being .91 sq. mile (2.35 sq. km), we can ride anywhere within 20 minutes.

What makes this house unique

Cedar Key is 60 miles (96.5 km) WSW of Gainesville Florida, 2.5 hours north of Tampa, and a 3 hour drive from Orlando. Close enough for a day trip to all the Florida 'attractions', yet far enough to experience the true nature of Florida. There are no high rises, no congestion, no traffic jams; there are friendly locals, locally owned and managed shops and art galleries, yet no chain restaurants nor chain stores. We are able to savour life, take a deep breath, remember how life is supposed to be.

Guestbook comments from the manager

We have been to Cedar Key dozens of times and can say this was the best and most relaxing - as the sign reads in the master bedroom - "Just another day in paradise " We feel rejuvinated.
May 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Cedar Key in Levy County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Water View
  • Away From It All
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • combo shower tub
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • paddle boating
  • Shelling
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Guests can use the golf cart subject to specific conditions on usage - full details supplied on request


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(17 traveller reviews)

Sea Shell Sanctuary - 2 person Golf cart, 4 bicycles Booking NOW for Summer
average rating of 4.5882354 based on 21 reviews

Great trip

  • 4 of 5

The house was a blast! Great view, the bikes need some TLC but we rode the golf cart everywhere. The kayaks were fun, minus the 30 mph wind, & the house had everything we needed.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Margery St. Cedar Key, Florida

  • 5 of 5

This was our first two week vacation. We wanted to visit a place that was off the beaten path and we found it. Cedar Key is a quiet old Florida small town. Fishing, kayaking, boating, guided island tours are some of the activities we enjoyed. Tidewater Tours excursions and Denny Voyles airboat and fishing charters were informative and overall great experiences. We explored the island in a golf cart and on foot and we're never concerned about heavy traffic. Our two dogs enjoyed morning and evening walks. Wildlife is abundant on Cedar Key and some of the nearby keys. We saw Osprey, eagles, white pelicans, oyster catchers, cormorants, herons, egrets and many others. The house was perfect for our needs. Kitchen was well appointed and clean. Washer/dryer was very helpful. Open living/dining area was comfortable. Setting is very private. The golf cart was a great value and we used it to explore the island. The real estate agent, Jennie Pinto was very accommodating. Island residents were welcoming and cordial, Southern hospitality at its best. Thank you for helping to make this a great vacation.

Mike and Pam

East Berne, NY

  • Review Submitted: Apr 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfectly relaxing getaway!

  • 5 of 5

The house had everything we needed and then some! Beds were cozy, the view was great and the birds were fun to watch. We enjoyed the little clam town. Boat tour, the docks, fun little shops...

What we liked most is that there isn't a hustle and bustle about cedar key. It's quiet, laid back and everyone is very friendly. We will definitely come back again!

We also loved the use of the golf cart, and spent most of our evenings on the porch.

Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect casual place

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay very much! Great water view from the front porch, very quiet, and private neigborhood. Great place for 4 people!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Weekend Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay here. We were in town for a family wedding. The house fit our needs perfectly. The golf cart was a huge perk! There were bikes but we didn't use them because it was a very cold weekend. They looked like they needed a tune-up, though. The house itself was very clean and spacious. There was a highchair for my 1 year old baby. The balcony was one of our favorite spots while we were at the house (and had a gate which was perfect with a toddler!). Also - Jennie, the property manager, was amazing. We left a few polaroid pictures at the house and she mailed them to us! Very thankful for her and for this awesome space!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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another lovely stay

  • 5 of 5

Once again I've had a wonderful stay in this home from home. So well-furnished and well-equipped - obviously a much-loved family home. So relaxing, but with plenty to do in the local area. Having the use of bikes is very convenient and what fun to be able to ride round in the golf cart. Overall a fab place for a holiday.

  • Review Submitted: May 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
70 Miles
GNV, 1.5 hours, TPA, 2.5 hours
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Big Deck Raw Bar, Island Hotel
Nearest Golf
30 Miles
Chiefland Golf and Country
Nearest Motorway
24 Miles
US 19/98
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Island Room, Tony's, Ken's Keyside, Annie's Cafe
Nearest Beach
1.5 Miles
City Park beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Sea Shell Sanctuary
Car: recommended

Located in Florida's Nature Coast, Cedar Key has stunning wild life and NATURAL beauty. Not for us sterile white beaches, we have wild life filled tidal marshes, Florida scrub hiking trails, beautiful sawgrass expanses for kayaking, in short, all the beauty you've only HEARD about. Come experience it for YOURSELF.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Cedar Key, Florida

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2 night minimum stay
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Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £27.38
Cleaning £46.94
Tax Rate 9.0%

Events and major holidays require three night minimum. Deposit of $200 required at booking, personal checks and cash. Please make all checks payable to Nature Coast Realty, Inc.

$200 deposit required to hold rental reservation Cancellation requests made 30 days or more prior to the rental will be honored and the deposit refunded, less a $50 processing fee Cancellation requests made within 30 days of the rental will result in a cancellation fee of the $200 deposit paid To avoid cancellation fees we suggest the renter takes out suitable travel insurance

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