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Goose Cove Cottage, Open Gulf, Private Ramp & Dock

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property


Three steps gets you onto the new wooden deck of Goose Cove Cottage, then one more step in you'll find 950 square feet of light and airy living space with Caribbean style decor and all the comforts of home. This newly remodeled home offers one bedroom with a queen size bed and two additional single beds in the first half of the living room that can be combined into a king. Amenities include a fully equipped kitchen with washer/dryer, coffee maker, microwave, full size refrigerator, oven and dining set. Also the cottage has Wi-Fi, a 50" flat-screen TV with hundreds of Direct TV satellite channels with the regional extended sports package, DVD player with movies, a wall mounted air conditioning heat pump, furnished outdoor deck with dining area and charcoal grill, boat ramp and dock and the coolest fish-cleaning station for your daily catch.

Spectacular views of the gulf, especially at sunset are seen from both the kitchen, living room and front deck. Throw on your bathing suit in the morning and head down the road to relax on the beach or launch your boat right in the backyard. Next to the ramp, the 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 as well as the Gulf of Mexico 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 pier downtown. Or take one of the many excursions offered by boat Captains off Dock Street to fish or sight-see the many islands that make up the Cedar Keys.

When the sun is setting, step out on the front deck to feel the breeze and enjoy the spectacular sunset view over the beautiful Gulf of Mexico. You may see a school of dolphin cavorting in the cove right in front of you or even the swirl of a black drum close enough to make you want to throw a line out. When hunger strikes you'll find everything you need to cook up mouth watering dishes and if you're a fan of the world famous Cedar Key farm raised clams, walk down a few doors to get some from our local clam wholesaler. Cedar Key also offers outstanding local cuisine in its many casual dining restaurants. Check out terrific local musicians performing around town including Steamers Bar & Grill and the Island Hotel.


Situated in the center of Florida's Nature Coast, Cedar Key offers nature lovers amazing bird watching with soaring eagles and ospreys and migrating birds galore. For fishermen, its a fishing paradise of Redfish, Trout, Drum and much more. Check out the lighthouse when open on Seahorse Key operated by the University of Florida who just built a new marine research facility on the island to study the diverse marine wildlife of the area. The area also has multiple art galleries and studios and two museums featuring Old Florida and the history of the area.

Everything in this "Old Florida" style fishing and clamming village is within easy walking and biking distance. The City Park offers a nice beach with a pavilion, outdoor showers, and all the facilities you need to enjoy a pleasant Gulf side afternoon. Stroll around town and watch the crabbers checking their traps, fishermen bringing in their catch and dolphins jumping from the water.

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 Pirate Festival and a kayak festival. Cedar Key is gaining popularity during Florida's Gulf Coast Scalloping season. And Fisherman know it for the many fishing tournaments during the year.

From Goose Cove Cottage the walk to town and the city’s beach is a leisurely 20 minutes along picturesque streets. 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 relax, sit and read a book, kayak, fish, bike or just enjoy the diverse wildlife, Goose Cove Cottage can accommodate you comfortably.


Max. Adults 4

No events, parties or large gatherings

Minimum age of primary renter 25

Please note that violating the maximum occupancy may result in a fine equal to the cost of the reservations

Photo I.D. may be required upon check-in

No smoking inside, allowed on the deck

One small pet instantly approved with pet fee - other Pets considered

More Details

Bill Watford
Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 May, 2018

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 two in Cedar Key: The TreeHouse 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 cottage in 2002


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Cedar Key in Levy County

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • brand new bathroom with vanity sink, corner enclosed shower, hair dryer and towels
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
    Common Area - 2 Single Bed
  • Queen size bed with linens, dresser in master bedroom and two twin beds in common living area
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • 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
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(55 traveller reviews)

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Goose Cove Cottage, Open Gulf, Private Ramp & Dock
average rating of 4.6363635 based on 55 reviews

Everything was perfect!

  • 5 of 5

Everything in this little cottage was perfect. I never expected to have so many amentities. We wanted for nothing! There were towels, sheets. comforters, coffee, cream, beach items, t-paper, great TV reception, a beautiful little deck, clean and comfy beds -- should I go on. We will be back for sure! Loved that it was on a dead end, hardly any traffic. If I could recommend one thing it would be an umbrella for the table on the deck. That afternoon sun is rough and a little umbrella would have made it nice. The golf cart rental next door made it fun to run into the little town to shop. You have a great place Bill! I hope everyone visits!

Kathie and Laz Gonzalez

Mindy and Stuart Johnson

  • Review Submitted: 30-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Property was as advertised and very clean

  • 5 of 5

House has west exposure for sunset view. However, what I enjoyed more was the morning. The water on the west was clear as a bell, birds were fishing and the sunrise from the east reflected on the water. The air was crystal clear. So beautiful, it could have been a picture

  • Review Submitted: 20-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Canton, GA, USA

Quaint little cottage in a quiet community

  • 4 of 5

Enjoyed our stay; great views, friendly neighbors, & great weather! Definitely will come back to Cedar Key, FL.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect for us.

  • 4 of 5

Clean and comfortable. Perfect for myself and teenage boys to sleep and eat while resting from the fishing and exploring.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful view from the front porch!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our relaxing girls weekend at this house! It had everything we needed. It was a really quiet street. We especially loved using a golf cart all weekend to get around. Such a quaint relaxing community with great food at 83 West!

  • Review Submitted: 09-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We really enjoyed our stay!

  • 4 of 5

The property was exactly described and a great place to come and get away from it all. The beds were comfortable and adequate. The view from kitchen window was magnificent and we enjoyed spending time on deck out front over looking gulf. Owners were extremely helpful and accommodating with everything especially hints for fishing. To really get a feel for the island, a golf cart rental from the neighbors is a must. The only negative was the building of the new bridge. Construction started at 8:30 am and didn’t stop until 5 pm. Thankfully we had our boat and were away during most of the deafening driving of those pilings. We would come back!

  • Review Submitted: 31-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Yes it is a great place to stay. I talked with the foreman on the bridge replacement project, He said the primary noise is from when they drive new piles which is loud and that will be completed soon. The moving dirt around and other construction will last until early fall. Sorry for the work day noise and glad to hear that you plan to return.
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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.
Cedar Key Pizza -- CLOSED
Town Boat Launch and City Marina
Big Deck Raw Bar
Atsena Otie Key
Island Pizzeria -- CLOSED
Cedar Key Scrub State Reserve
George T. Lewis Airport
Walk to end of Runway Best Sun Sets.
Nearest Airport
1 Miles
Cedar Key
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Dock Street
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Cedar Key

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

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £48.39
Additional Guest Fee £14.89 per person per night
Pet Fee £48.39

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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