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The TreeHouse, Pet Friendly, Open Gulf , Private Dock

Bedrooms 2
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

Accommodations: The TreeHouse is a spacious two bedroom stilt home with a king size bed in the master bedroom with a ½ bath and two additional single beds in the second bedroom. It sleeps 4 to 5 comfortably with a roll away tucked under one of the single beds in case you need it. This property has a nicely done kitchen, a shower for two in the main bath, and is very airy and light. The Kitchen is ready to use with complete sets of dishes, pots and pans, silverware, stove, microwave, coffee pot and utensils and a local grocery store can provide what you need. A washer and dryer combo is in the kitchen. Linens and towels are provided also. Cable is provided as well as Wi-Fi. Two porches look out over the water and the front porch was literally built around two oak trees, hence the name TreeHouse.

Spectacular views of the gulf, especially at sunset are seen from both the dining and living rooms or enjoy it from the front porch while sitting in one of two canvas swing chairs or laying in the relaxing canvas hammock which hangs from the ceiling. A boat dock out back on the canal allows fisherman to keep their boats in the water, but watch the tides to ensure enough water flow to get out to the gulf when ready to fish. This property is located on a commercial fishing/clamming canal in the back as well as the Gulf of Mexico in the front making it a unique property in a one-of-a-kind town. Like to fish but didn’t bring a boat, you can fish and crab right from our dock or join others on the new huge fishing dock downtown. Crab traps are on the dock, just remember to bring them in from the water when you go! We are also pet friendly with a small extra fee to accommodate your best friend. Covered parking is available under the second porch and the property can handle multiple cars.

The walk to town and the city’s beach is a leisurely 20 minutes along picturesque streets. Some guests rent golf carts in town to explore the entire island. The natural beauty of Cedar key and its slow pace allow visitors to feel what old Florida must have been like years ago allowing for very restful vacations. Whether you are here to just relax, sit and read a book, kayak, fish or just to enjoy the diverse wildlife, The TreeHouse can accommodate you comfortably.

Cedar Key hosts several festivals during the year so get your reservations early if you plan to attend one as the town fills up fast on those weekends. Special events include the Seafood Festival in October, the Art Festival in April, the Small Craft Boat Festival, the ClamAmerica celebration on the 4th of July and a kayak festival in September.

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Bill Watford
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 February, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

I was going to e-mail you and tell you how much we enjoyed our stay. The town was interesting, the seafood was delicious and the neighbors were friendly. And your house was beautifully equipped and was very comfortable.

Thanks for working hard to make our stay wonderful.
Jan 2015
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Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(50 traveller reviews)

The TreeHouse, Pet Friendly, Open Gulf , Private Dock
average rating of 4.94 based on 51 reviews

Very well appointed and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

We concur with all of the positive reviews given by previous renters.

There is not much we can add so we will focus on a few specifics to illustrate why we consider this such a well-appointed, comfortable home. Boxes of tissues and a supply of coffee filters were available; the shower and water pressure are excellent; the seating is comfortable; the lighting is excellent, especially good for those of us who like to read at night and/or in bed; the re-chargable flash light, which also functions as a night light, was useful as were the maps, brochures, and menus for local restaurants.

You will be aware of the neighbours; of a clam sorting machine running a few doors away and the popularity of dogs in the area. The view, as has been noted, is wonderful and it is very quiet at night.

Others have made this point but I want to make it again, the owner is very helpful and very accommodating.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the nice, thoughtful review. We stay there too. We want others to enjoy it like we do. Please come back when you can.
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Treehouse visit

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Treehouse for 12 days, and it was wonderful. The house is in a very good location on the island, close to the historic downtown district as well as close to shopping. The views out over the Gulf and the canal out back are gorgeous. Treehouse is an extremely comfortable home and very well equipped, right down to mustard, majonaise and ketchup in the refrigerator. The neighborhood is nice and quiet, and the neighbors are very people and pet friendly.

If we decide to visit Cedar Key again, Treehouse is where we would undoubtedly stay again.

Thank you, Bill, for providing such a beautiful place to stay, and thank you for allowing to bring our little dog.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the nice review, Making sure that every person that visits has a good experience is my full time job. I am glad that you came and I look forward to hosting you again if your travels bring you back to Cedar Key.
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great location, canal in the back, the Gulf in front, and airport bridge walking distance!!!

  • 5 of 5
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I would like to thank Bill for the suggestion of the golf cart, that is the way to go. The neighbors were very friendly and helpful. The house was very homey and comfortable. He provided everything imaginable. I am definitely gonna recommend my family and friends to your website (VRBO) and the Treehouse.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad that you enjoyed your stay. Cedar key is the Best and tooling around on a golf cart is fun. Please come again.
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Nice, "Old Florida" Vacation for boomers

  • 4 of 5
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House is a bit old but in good shape, clean and well equipped for a "no frills" vacation. Limited TV channels and firm but comfortable beds. Only one TV in living room...none in bedrooms. Great front porch view of a small bay with lots of birds and jumping fish (saw a dolphin and alligator during our trip). House is on a quiet dead end street but you will need car or golf cart to get to the attractions and restaurants of downtown (or walk over a mile on very narrow roads). Good restaurants and lots of seafood choices but not much else to do downtown, which was fine with us but could be boring for kids. There is a small city park, playground and beach area but the water is a bit "clammy" and don't expect ocean type waves. We were there during their Seafood Festival which was fun and though crowded, not so bad as to keep you from seeing the vendor's wares and eating some great seafood. Local museum and walking trails were a bit lame. Kayak rentals and boat tours/rentals were available but spotty operational hours by the vendors (most were fully booked while we were there so that's probably why their kiosks were closed). We did a bit of fishing from shore but didn't do very well. Enjoyed the small town "old Florida" feel and glad there were no large condos or highrises. Many places are pet friendly but not all. All in all, 4 stars and we will be back.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Well written review summarizing the experiences of an October Festival weekend stay.
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Very laid back town

  • 5 of 5

The location is perfect! The house has everything you need the front porch and side screen porch are so comfortable just sit and watch the world go by. Very quite. Bill was so easy to work with, thanks Bill for everything!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the nice review. So glad that you chose the TreeHouse for your vacation destination and if your travels bring you back to Cedar Key love to have you come again.
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Everyone loved The TreeHouse!

  • 5 of 5

We brought along our dog and cat. The cat spent almost all of his time on the screened porch - thought the little shelf all the way around was meant for him! The dog enjoyed playing with Rocky and exploring the area. Pat and I really liked how homey and comfortable it was. Great location, beautiful views and so close to the downtown area yet private as could be. New restaurant 83 West opened last week on Dock St. and had great food and service. A perfect retreat - we hope to return often.

  • Review Submitted: May 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the nice review and the tip on the new Restaurant. Where is a good place to eat is a question that is often asked. I'm glad that you and the whole family enjoyed the TreeHouse visit. I also wanted to say thanks for taking care of the place and making it easy on us to ready the house. Look forward to having your family return for another stay.
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Cedar Key Museum State Park
Dock St
The Island Room Restaurant at Cedar Cove
Island Hotel and Restuarant
Cedar Keys National Wildlife Refuge
Cedar Key Beach & Park
Steamers Clam Bar & Grill
"It's all good."
Town Boat Launch and City Marina
Big Deck Raw Bar
Atsena Otie Key
Nearest Airport
1 Miles
Cedar Key
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Dock Street
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Cedar Key
Car: not necessary

Cedar Key is a wonderful place to take Air boat tours, Charter a fishing boat, rent a kayak, visit the museum or just enjoy a nature walk by day and Star Gazing by night.

Water and Nature is Everywhere in Cedar Key.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Cedar Key, Florida North Central Gulf Coast

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add £18 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £52
Pet Fee £36
Tax Rate 9.0%

Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
3 night min on Holidays and Festivals

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Cedar Key in Florida

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Master bedroom half bath -
  • one full with double shower, second half bath in master bedroom. Towels included
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • two bedrooms, one with king size bed, the second with two twins.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Cedar Key is an artist and photographers and star gazing mecca with fishing and boating as a sideline

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