|Space||1,200 sq. ft.|
|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
We enjoyed our stay very much! Great water view from the front porch, very quiet, and private neigborhood. Great place for 4 people!
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!
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.
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.
|Rental Period||Minimum Price||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event Price|
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
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
* Approximate monthly price. Actual pricing will depend on the days of the month you stay.