About Bill Watford
About Bill Watford I am a native Floridian. There are a lot of nice cities in Florida and my two favorite small towns are Deland on the east side of the state and Cedar Key due west on the Gulf of Mexico. I started buying houses to rent as an investment while I had a full time day job, my first in 1985 and I still own it - the Cedar House of Deland. My full time job today is managing the vacation rentals and short stay properties that I own. I have several in Deland: The Units of the Deland Marigold, Grandma's Place, and The Cedar House. I also have three in Cedar Key: The TreeHouse, FishTale Lodge and Goose Cove Cottage. I enjoy what I do and am passionate about seeing that my guests have a great experience while staying in one of my properties.
Bill Watford purchased this House in 2005
No Smokeing Indoors
One small pet approved others considered
Minimum age of primary renter:25
Max guests:5 (sleeps up to 5 adults)
Please do your dishes and leave the beds unmade.
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
Loved it. We’ll be back.
Loved it. We’ll be back.
We stayed here last year as well. Everything was same. Well stocked and clean. Always a great time.
The only little advise I will give is the house needs a little love.
Thank you for your reminder. We all need a little love and that includes The TreeHouse which is scheduled to get needed love soon.
TREE HOUSE CEDAR KEY JULY 2019
Very enjoyable stay ..... the four nights were not nearly enough time to enjoy fishing the flats and watching my grandson create lifetime memories....
We found some really beautiful grass bottom with clear water...
We caught a lot of trout that were over 15", a few about 20" and lots that were short... a 32" cobia and a 4' shark...
The last time I fished Cedar Key, was a family vacation in the 1950's trout fishing flats from daylight till late afternoon....... no sunscreen that I recall back then... we stayed in a very small fishing cottage with no air conditioning and used mosquito nets to sleep.
Although it would have been possible to put our 24' center console boat at the dock .... we chose to trailer the boat to the city dock each day ...... we did not want to be controlled by the tides, when we could come and go to and from fishing.
The owner was very, very helpful answering questions prior to arriving ... after he said that we could catch blue crabs at his dock I bought two very good crab traps ... well, just prior to arriving, he bought two ... which we used and were very successful leaving the traps baited overnight.
We have rented condos in Florida since the mid 1980's on the east and west coast and the keys .... sometimes for a month at a time....
Typically, we bring the necessary cookware to properly cook... not necessary with this property.....
The TREE HOUSE... BY FAR ... was stocked with everything that you need to cook and enjoy your stay. ( Had everything for cooking fish, crabs etc. )
Most likely will return ... GREAT TIME !!
Relaxing and peaceful stay
We had everything we needed in the tree house. We thoroughly enjoyed the screened in porch with the views of the gulf on one side and the canal on the other. We will definitely be back.
Lovely quite place
This is a quite place , with very friendly neighbors!
Fasntastic Views Great Neighbors ready to return
We walked to the end of the airport at daybreak every morning,
Great way to exercise and view wildlife from the shoreline perspective. We fished nearly everyday for a week stay. Fun time on the water with the family. Another set of nice memories until next time, Thanks TreeHouse.
Every time we get to go there we do the same things. Cedar Key makes it easy to enjoy brisk morning walks with so much beauty all around. I hope you get to see the dolphins herding fish into the shore right in Goose Cove sometime, its an amazing spectacle.
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.