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Goose Cove Cottage, Pet Friendly, Open Gulf, Private Dock

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


About the property

Accommodations: Goose Cove Cottage is a spacious one bedroom with a Full size bed and two additional single beds in the first half of the living room. This property was completely remodeled in late 2012 with new kitchen, bath, lighting etc., 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 on our new 50” flat screen TV, as well as Wi-Fi. Cell phone service not very good in Cedar Key. Seems to work outside but not inside. Low ceilings in bedroom and going into living room. Best suited for folks under 6' 2''.

Spectacular views of the gulf, especially at sunset are seen from both the kitchen and living room. 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.

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, Goose Cove Cottage 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 Pirate Festival and a kayak festival in September.

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Bill Watford
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
25 April, 2017


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:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
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 -
(36 traveller reviews)

Goose Cove Cottage, Pet Friendly, Open Gulf, Private Dock
average rating of 4.5555553 based on 36 reviews

Peaceful Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Peaceful Quiet Getaway. Away from the crowds but within walking distance (1 mile) of downtown restaurants. watering holes and shops.

Place is well stocked for visitors with beach towels, folding chairs, etc Kitchen is well equipped. This is about the 5th time we have stayed and will be back again.

Great deck to sit on to see the Gulf with all of it's birds. If you are new to the area I highly recommend going down town to the fishing pier before sunrise to watch the sun come up in the morning. Even though it is the Gulf Coast from the pier you can look east and see the sun come up over the water.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I love sitting on the deck we were there a couple weeks ago and eagles were stealing fish from other birds in flight, What a great show it was. Dolphins are often splashing around feeding on mullet right out front. Thanks for the tip about the city pier at sunrise, A special experience that you never tire of. I also love the end of the road next to the airport runway at sunset. Thank you for continuing to come back we love hosting your stay.
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Deland, Fl

All new furniture

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed here a week and updated the look. We redecorated with all new living room furniture with beach- themed wicker and new dressers for added storage. New art and new linens complete the overall image. We enjoyed eating crabs caught off our dock and easily launched our 19 foot Carolina Skiff from our own ramp and caught enough trout to satisfy our need for seafood. Owners April 1, 2017

  • Review Submitted: Apr 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Jacksonville Beach

Perfect location, lovely, clean home--awesome view!

  • 5 of 5

You can sit on the deck and relax with a glass of wine (a nice bottle was waiting for us on the dining room table) and see the sunset, while watching ibis, egrets, and osprey fly over the Gulf of Mexico. At the back of the cottage is a dock. The house is beautifully decorated, clean and comfortable, with all furnishings needed for your stay. In less than 5 minutes you can be on Dock Street having a Cedar Key dinner. The neighbors are friendly but unobtrusive. Excellent! I highly recommend Goose Cove Cottage.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You nailed it. Great overview of a stay at Goose Cove Cottage.
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A perfect view

  • 4 of 5

Loved the welcoming gifts. The well supplied kitchen made cooking very easy. Availability of bikes and kayaks at a reasonable price was very nice. Enjoyed the town with interesting shops and eateries. Nearby fish shop was a boon. Friendly neighbors were helpful. The housekeeper Christina had everything spotless for us. Sara and Ron

  • Review Submitted: Mar 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect with a couple of quirks

  • 5 of 5

I am giving this a five stars because the discription is completely accurate. That being said, there are a couple of things that one should be aware of and plan for so that their stay goes smoothly. There is a very small water heater. We had 4 adults who take quick showers and we found that if we waited 15 minutes or so between showers the heater had time to do its job. The other thing we found was about using the boat ramp. If you are not from around here you do not realize that the canal behind the house almost completely empties at low tide. We are talking down to mud. We took a hint from the houses around and did not put the boat in the water the night before and leave it tied at the dock. If we had, it would have been in mud til noon the next day. If you have a fishing schedule you want to follow, be flexible and be willing to pay and use the public dock. Otherwise, go with the flow and the tide schedule and have the wonderful convenience of your own boat ramp.The house itself is just as advertised. Clean and more than well stocked with everything you might need to cook. Even a crock pot. They even left us a bottle of wine. Nice touch! The beds were comfortable, the bathroom was great and the views are spectacular. Add super friendly neighbors and a neighborhood chocolate lab named Harold greeting us and we could not have asked for a better experience. Thank you Bill. We will definitely be back!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your accurate and informative review. I had an elderly lady stay and she had a difficult time with setting the shower temp so for her my solution was to turn the temp down to a level were she could warm shower safely. I will readjust the temp when I go there next week. Thanks for your points about using the ramp. Most of Cedar Key including the canal in back of the house is mostly mud about an hour either side of low tide. Big bird dog clam boats use that canal every day. The pros of using the canal are your boat is in the water behind the house the cons are you should time your trips in and out 3 hours either side of high tide And your boat rests on the mud during low tide. Folks that want to go out and return anytime they desire typically use the city ramp in town. I put my 19' Carolina Skiff in using the ramp at the cottage, and raise the motor and leave it at the dock during my stay. You are welcome to use it. Here are Tips learned the hard way: Only use the ramp at high tide, Use 2 people have a spotter watching to make sure the trailer stays on the ramp. If you use the dock use a 2 line scissor pattern and a 3rd spring line.
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Good and Bad

  • 2 of 5

Cedar Key is a nice, quiet little town with several good restaurants, interesting shops, and is a great place for kayaking. Unfortunately, this rental is lacking in several ways. It is missing several amenities that most of us have come to expect in vacation rental property. There is no garbage disposal, no dish washer, very limited food storage in the kitchen, and no heat in the one and only bedroom (30 degrees one night while we were there). There is cable tv service, but the selection of programming is extremely limited. There is one serious safety issue. Cedar Key does not have anything approaching reliable cell phone service and this property does not have a land-line phone even for emergency use. If a renter is unfortunate enough to need the police, fire department, or any other type of emergency responder there is no way to do it. Serious issue, especially if you have any type of health problems. I don't understand why the owner will not add a phone, not that expensive and would be a very positive addition. Most of these issues would be less of a problem for short one or two day stays, but not for a longer visit. We planned on staying for several weeks, but had to leave early because of an issue with the hot water. The water temperature in the shower was uncontrollable - either cold or scalding hot, no in between. We received a partial, but not complete, refund.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: My only business is managing the vacation rentals that I own. This is my frist 2star rating so I will respond to each point made. There is no photo or written claim that there is a Dishwasher or Garbage Disposal. There is good heat in the house but there were a couple of nights of this stay where a small space heater should have been in the bed room but was not and is there now. It is true that cable TV is limited in Cedar Key. There is one provider to the island and there are only about 25 channels. Cell service is unreliable on the island and does not work inside of most buildings but seems to work on the front deck of the cottage. This man called and said that he could shower fine but that his older wife could not adjust the shower valve. I had my neighbor change the water heater temp lower so that she could use full hot without getting burned. This couple complained to the neighbors that there was not enough for them to do and Cedar Key was not the beach type place that they were expecting. They were not satisfied with Cedar Key or their accommodations. I gave them a 100% refund for the unused days of their stay in the form of 50% check and 50% future stay credit at any of my properties which are in both Cedar Key and Deland Fl. Not all vacation rental experiences go as anticipated. I do everything that I can to do so there are no surprises. I have accurate photos and descriptions and if there are problems or concerns I address them right away.
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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

Prices for this holiday cottage in Cedar Key, Florida

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2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add £17 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £50.63
Cleaning fee £50.63
Tax Rate 9.0%

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

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100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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