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

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • children welcome


Minimum Stay
2 nights

Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • children welcome

About the property

Accommodations: Goose Cove Cottage is a spacious one bedroom with a queen 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 40” flat screen TV, as well as Wi-Fi.

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 ClamAmerica celebration on the 4th of July and a kayak festival in September.

More Details

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


Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(31 traveller reviews)

Goose Cove Cottage, Pet Friendly, Open Gulf, Private Dock
average rating of 4.516129 based on 31 reviews

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  • 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: I'm sorry to hear that you did not enjoy Cedar Key. Cedar Key is 30 miles from the nearest city of size. That nearness to nature without the need for deadbolts and large numbers of cable TV channels is what brings people to Cedar Key. Lots of Dolphins and Sea Birds and Marginal Cell Signals is what you get there. Goose Cove Cottage has lots of folks, couples and families giving 5 star ratings for the accuracy of the listing both in photos and written details. There is no photo or written claim that there is a Dishwasher or Garbage Disposal but it does have a great heat pump heating system and no problem with the hot water. Lots of folks are repeat guests and Love the One of A Kind View of the Gulf and the ability to launch a boat from there own back yard and have a private dock. Not sure what the view point would be of a person that would give Cedar Key and Goose Cove Cottage a 2 star rating. Must be seeking a different experience. Wishing you the best of luck in you new adventures.
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Very clean and welcoming

  • 3 of 5

It was cold the weekend we were there so couldn't enjoy the deck. Very clean. Should move TV to the left Hard to see from couch. Overall agreat weekend

  • Review Submitted: Jan 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sorry for the cold weekend Next weekend will be great. Glad to hear that you enjoyed Cedar Key and your Stay at Goose Cove Cottage Please come again when you can.
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Satellite Beach, FL

Low cost accommodation with million $ view

  • 4 of 5

Had a great time in cedar key. Not luxurious but everything you need in a nice location.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: An amazing value. A wonderful view on one of the Best Streets in Cedar Key for the price of a typical hotel room.
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Goose Cove

  • 5 of 5

Place is cozy, clean and truly fit our needs. We will see you on the next trip to that part of Florida.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad that you enjoyed your stay Looking forward to your return visit.
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Great view, amazing value!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this cool waterfront home located right on the Gulf of Mexico. The home was squeaky clean, well stocked with the ocean in front and in back. Thanks for making a great trip!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I love your summary Great View, Amazing Value. Not too many places today that are affordable that are private, well stocked and clean with a dock and ramp in the back yard and the open Gulf of Mexico in the front yard. Thank You and hope you come again.
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Great waterfront place in Cedar Key.

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Goose Cove cottage. The place was very cute, clean and well equipped. Cedar Key is a great place to get away from it all. We will be telling friends and family about this great place. Thanks to Bill for having such a nice place available for us.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad that you enjoyed your stay. Cedar Key is Truly a unique place for a get away from it all. Goose Cove Cottage has a special feel of tranquilly. Looking forward to having your friends and Family visit. Please come again when you can.
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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 North Central Gulf Coast

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add £17 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee £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 cottage in Cedar Key in Florida

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
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
  • 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
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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