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Pete's Retreat-Book NOW for Mid March! Shared Fishing & Kayak Dock!! SUNSETS!!

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

3 BR/1.5 BA, Downtown Cottage

Ready to relax, rejuvenate, Enjoy? Our three bedroom one and one half bath fisherman's cottage is THE place to do that. Just 8 blocks to downtown, you can enjoy living in a small village, three miles into the Gulf of Mexico. Come back to the good life!

Walking is the way here, you are only 8 blocks to EVERYTHING.

Only 1/2 block to panoramic Spectacular sunsets, or you can enjoy them from the screen porch with swing-yes, it faces directly west. Want a close up, take your breath away view of the sunset? Walk down to our shared dock, sit at the end, perched over Goose Cove, and REVEL in the colors, the sounds, the beauty of Cedar Key's finest sunsets.You can sit and watch the tides flow, the birds winging out for the day, and then, at the end of your stress free day, watch them wing back in.

We have a fully equipped home, waiting for your stay. Go fishing in the morning, come home to have today's catch for dinner! Not in the mood to cook tonight? We are centrally located to All of Cedar Key's fine restaurants, including the downtown, Dock Street and the smaller cafes along State Road 24. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are less than a 10 minute walk. From elegance to down home, all your food fantasies can be fulfilled in Cedar Key.

We offer a large living room, with two comfortable sofas, several easy chairs and satellite TV for your indoor relaxation. We are also connected to the real world, if need be, with UVerse wireless internet. (just don't tell the boss-we won't.)

A separate dining room opens from both the kitchen and the living room, with seating for 4, brightly lit by natural sunlight, if you must stay indoors, this room makes you sure you are really not.

Fully equipped kitchen, with service for 8, including a full size refrigerator, a large pantry, electric range-you are going to feel like you can stay forever.

The three bedrooms are all connected, with the master bedroom having a queen bed and flat screen TV. The smaller bedroom has twin beds, and the the third bedroom has a double and is also the laundry room. Our half bath is located n this room, just steps from the kitchen.

The bath is large, with a step in full size shower.

All rooms are well lit, mostly by natural sunlight, but at night the glow of the many lamps will give you plenty of light for board games or a great card game. The flat screen TV is modern, and you can watch DVDs or bring your game player. With Uverse, you can bring your Netflix account and watch any movie you wish, or we have a small video library.

The screen porch is likely where you spend most of your time and we have equipped it with two colorful Adirondack chairs, the swing and several smaller tables to make you time in Cedar Key very comfortable. We want you to love Pete's Retreat as much as we do.

The yard is large, with plenty of parking for you car and boat, or have a picnic under the palm trees, there is plenty of room. Or rent a golf cart while you are here, there is plenty of room to park!

We provide all linens, paper products, dishes, pots and pans, in short, all you need bring are your groceries. We ask that you remember we are an island and ask that you use the utilities and resources wisely, including utilizing our curbside recycling.

We love our dog, so we ask that you bring yours with you; we do, however, ask for a non refundable pet fee.

Come, enjoy, relax, rejuvenate, Cedar Key is THE place to do just that. Now we can offer you waterfront access with our community shared dock. While we can't give you fishing tips, we recommend you learn the tides, as Cedar Key is VERY tide dependent ...but as an old salt reminded us once, 'you haven't been fishing until you've been stranded'.

More Details

Property Manager
Jennie Pinto
Member since: 2008
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
24 February, 2017

Why Jennie Pinto chose Florida North Central Gulf Coast

Cedar Key is where we have been looking to spend our time, we want to retire here, enjoy the sea breezes, the fishing, the small town atmosphere. We like older architecture, this home was built 1920 and was the home of a local fisherman/preacher. He raised his family here, we want to enjoy the same life.

What makes this cottage unique

This house is situated downtown, close enough to walk anywhere, but just far enough away for privacy. Perched on one of Cedar Key's highest points, we catch any breezes, yet we are only 1/2 block to Goose Cove and the specatular sunsets afforded by the direct west exposure.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Cedar Key in Florida

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1152 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , large room, has utility closet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , in 3rd BR, off kitchen
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , on west side of home
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , small closet
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , also the laundry room
  • 3 bedrooms, open into each other, full bath is accessible through two bedrooms, half bath is off 3rd bedroom and laundry area
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • Shopping
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hunting
  • Kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • bay fishing


Excellent! 4.4/5 -
(7 traveller reviews)

Pete's Retreat-Book NOW for Mid March! Shared Fishing & Kayak Dock!! SUNSETS!!
average rating of 4.428571 based on 7 reviews

Family with kids loved it

  • 5 of 5

My family including 3 teens and a six year old stayed at Petes. My husband can't wait to get back there in August. He loves fishing and this house was very private with everything we needed. Loved the famous clamp chowder and buying fresh seafood in town to cook on this getaway. The property manager was kind enough to meet us late on Friday night and gave us a tour of the house.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So very happy you enjoyed the home, right in town, but very private! for your family get away. WE do try to keep the kitchen well stocked for those who wish to enjoy a home cooked seafood dinner while on vacation. The restaurants are only a bike ride from the house, but sometimes one just wants to eat in. Looking forward to seeing you again! Later checkins are NOT a problem, living two blocks away, I can be there in just a couple of minutes.
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Elko, Ga

Best Retreat Ever!

  • 4 of 5

Thank you, Jennie! We planned a last minute trip with limited time to spend. Our little adventure was awesome, thanks to you!

The house was very homey and well maintained. Our two Yorkies loved the front porch and the beds were very comfortable. The kitchen was nice, though we only used it for drinks and snacks, as we ate out every meal, and the food was great! Loved Tony's Frites and Gravy! Holy Moley's breakfast was delicious! Kona Joe's Island Cafe has the best chicken salad! Yes, we tried them all! Our boat tour with Mike and his lovely wife was very informative and the bottle nosed dolphins put on a show for us during the return trip from Seahorse Key. Touring the streets on foot and with our dear friend's golf cart was very relaxing and allowed us to enjoy the local scenery at a leisurely pace. We hope to return with more time to spend and enjoy this great little town and its gracious hosts. You all made us feel like part of the family.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 28, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So very happy you enjoyed our slice of paradise! The golf cart is the way to see Cedar Key, at a leisurely pace, being able to sway to the salt breezes. Yes, I do believe you enjoyed MOST of Cedar Key's fine dining. We are so lucky to have such good for here! Come longer next time an we can introduce you to crab bisque, clam chowder, mullet and grits, and now of my favorites, Low Country Grits. So glad you got to meet Mike, Connie and the bottlenose! The tour is a safe, ecologically aware method to enjoy the "other side" of Cedar Key, the real reason we are so unique, our waters! Come back again, we loved having you as guests.
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Relaxing stay for the family

  • 4 of 5

We stayed for 4 nights and the house was quaint and comfortable. The house is older, but I can see that the management is making improvements. The kitchen is spacious and well-equipped. For serious cooks, I recommend bringing your own kitchen knife, possibly a frying pan as well. Everything worked properly. The washer and dryer look new--Thank you! The location is nice, maybe too close to the street for my liking but because it was so quiet, it didn't make a lot of difference most of the time. The bedroom's doorway (next to the kitchen) is very tight because the bed is blocking it. It was more of an annoyance than anything. The dining table needs some work so it is levelled when you open it up.

A couple of issues that came up. One is the queen bed. It caves in the middle--it's an issue only if you have to share the bed with a heavier person like I did. My husband says he slept fine so there you go! :). Second is the shower....the bathroom floor tilts a bit, so for someone like me who is already imbalanced, I felt I was going to fall onto the shower curtain. Of course I didn't. It is a bit tight in there though.

For an older house, it is well-maintained, and Jennie was readily available. I recommend this place for a group of friends and families with children. The town itself is a bit sleepy, which was ideal for us. The market makes a great pizza! Lots of appreciation for the management for bountiful supplies of papers, towels and sheets. We always book with VRBO when we travel, and this is one of the best maintained rentals we've been in. Thank you Jennie!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 22, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So very glad you enjoyed the house! We will address the bed and the shower, we are thinking of a curved shower rod, that should take care of it. We are also thinking of closing that one connecting door permanently, no need for the bedrooms to connect now that we have the half bath. The porch is nice, but as you say, on the quiet street side, but if town is busy, you might see and hear other guests enjoying Cedar Key. Please come again. We love repeat guests, and we waive the cleaning fee for return guests.
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Bradenton FL

Quiet cottage with a great view

  • 5 of 5

Just steps away from wonderful sunsets at the dock or viewed right from the from porch.

This well kept and comfortable cottage is ready to be home as you unwind and settle into the slow pace of island life. It's an easy walk to Dock St and downtown for some wonderful dining options.

Will definitely consider a return to Pete's Retreat when I need to recharge.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 3, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed out slice of heaven! The new half bath sure is nice, gives a bit more flexibility! So glad you enjoyed those sunsets! Walking in Cedar Key is so easy, only 1/2 block to the water, and you don't have to even leave the house to see the water or sunsets!
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Everything You Need CHARMING

  • 5 of 5

We found this little gem last minute when the condo next door canceled our 2 day stay because of the holiday weekend and a 3 day rule. Jennie decided to let us have the 2 night rental and I'm glad she did. We had a great time there we rented a kayak and was deliver to the house and we put in right next to house. The house is very close to everthing and easy to walk to town. It was nice to have a few spices ther to cook the fish we caught. The front porch swing was very relaxing. The beds were super comfortable and the wifi was nice to have. The house is an older home with some small imperfections but the charm and quaintness made it a great stay. Thanks again

  • Review Submitted: Nov 2, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing, No-Frills Get Away

  • 3 of 5

Attended the annual Seafood Art Festival with 3 girls and a guy. The guy enjoyed the 4 days there fishing on the pier, which was only a short walk from the house. He caught a yellow fish which we had one night for dinner...delicious. The girls spent 2 days wandering through town and the multitude of booths selling jewelry and crafts. Town is about 6 blocks from the house, a pleasant walk along the shore if the weather is cool. The home is very old and seemed last updated some time in the 70s. If you are not concerned with spending your time in a resort like house, then Pete's Retreat would probably work for you. The kitchen was clean and bright. With exception of ants (that ruined our food left on the counter), we enjoyed the kitchen. It was perfect for preparing meals..plenty of space, all necessary utensils, pots and pans provided. The furnishings and decor are, well...eclectic? Mixed and not very matched, the rooms have a thrift store feel, yet VERY comfortable, and would accommodate a large family easily. The beds were very comfortable, bathroom very large but shower very small. The neighborhood was very quiet even with the festival going on. We thoroughly enjoyed the screened in front porch with swing seat facing the water. Made for lovely mornings drinking coffee, and relaxing evenings drinking our wine and cosmos. The night skies are amazing...clear views of stars when out on the pier--we were even able to see a view shooting stars! Sunsets and sunrises from the pier also amazing.

At the end of our time there we all agreed we had an awesome time and would stay at Pete's again. For the price, there was nothing we could really complain about (except the ants).

  • Review Submitted: Oct 30, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so very sorry about the ants. This year, with all the rain, the ants have been horrendous, BUT we have now fumigated and will keep a CLOSE eye on the little pests. So glad you enjoyed the porch and the views! It is lovely, being able to see the sunsets while screened from the Florida evening denizens. Cosmos sipping while enjoying the cosmos is such a nice way to spend the evening. Please come back, we offer discounts for return guests (except during festivals and holidays) and we promise no ants!
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Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.75 Miles
Big Deck Raw Bar, Island Hotel, Island Room
Nearest Golf
30 Miles
Chiefland Golf and Country
Nearest Motorway
24 Miles
US 19/98
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Annie's Cafe, Kona Joes, Island Hotel
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Cedar Key City Park
Car: recommended

In the downtown area of our picturesque village, this home makes your vacation stress free and car free. 1/2 block to city pocket park, watch the sunsets every evening. Step back in time in our fisherman's cottage, with clean air, pristine waters, wildlife viewing-we are in the middle of Cedar Key Wildlife Refuge-13 islands ranging in size from 1 to 120 acres, totaling 762 acres.

When you tire of the natural beauty-does one ever?-We are only 8 blocks to downtown restaurants, lounges and shops


Prices & Availability

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

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2 night minimum stay
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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £48
Pet Fee £40
Tax Rate 9.0%

Events and major holidays require three night minimum. Deposit of $200 required at booking, personal checks and cash. Please make all checks payable to Nature Coast Realty, Inc. Cancellation requests made within 30 days of the rental will result in a cancellation fee of the $200 deposit paid To avoid cancellation fees we suggest the renter takes out suitable travel insurance

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