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The Ida Belle Cottage w/Brand New Furnishings, One Block To Everything

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 784 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Beautifully Furnished 2 Bedroom Cottage with Wi-Fi, Satellite TV, Best Location!

Coastal Cottage in the heart of downtown Cedar Key! This historic home has graced 1st Street for 90 years. A classic Cracker home, there are two immaculate, beautifully decorated bedrooms (one queen, one full) and one full bath. HGTV's Coastal Collection Paint highlights the vaulted ceiling, wainscoting and original doors. All brand new furniture, TVs, and mattresses/linens. The breezy wraparound front porch with locally made adirondack chairs makes an ideal spot for people watching, reading, sipping tea, or just relaxing.

The Ida Belle Cottage was once home to Mrs. Ida Belle Davis, who raised her family here. Though Mrs. Ida Belle is no longer with us, her family continues to live and work in Cedar Key. When you enter the house, don't forget to look on the wall just to your left, a little tribute to the cottage's namesake is there for your enjoyment. A true Southern woman, she would want you to stay and be comfortable. Most of all, she would want you to see Cedar Key the way she did--from the little cottage on 1st Street.

**Please note: there is construction going on across the street for the new UF Biological Station and Cedar Key Aquarium. We have asked them not to start work until 8 am but cannot guarantee that daily. If you are sensitive to noises or talking heard from across the street, we suggest you book elsewhere. We've only had two complaints in 8 months but want you to be aware. No refunds will be given for this reason. Thank you for your understanding!**

More Details

Owner
Anne Young
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
23 June, 2017

About Anne Young

Our family has grown up on the water in this area. Starting off fishing and crabbing, our lives on the water have brought us to Cedar Key for the last 20+ years. Jon and Shawn own and operate Southern Cross Sea Farms, a wholesale/retail clam business here in town. Caryn owns and operates Pelican Realty just around the corner. Jenny is a music teacher. We love Cedar Key and always want to do what we can to protect it.

Anne Young purchased this cottage in 2015

Why Anne Young chose Florida North Central Gulf Coast

Though we already live and work on the island, we felt a push to preserve a classic Cracker house that had so much history behind it. In a time where everything new is often the most desired, we wanted to share a bit of the glorious old with newcomers to Cedar Key. The island's unique charm comes from an eclectic mix of old and new. In offering this home away from home, we hope you will find yourself as enchanted as we are with a lovely old cottage. If only walls could talk...The Ida Belle Cottage would have some incredible stories to tell. Write your own story here on the corner, if you wish.

What makes this cottage unique

Walking distance to everything, easy to find, management lives on the island.

Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 784 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Guest Bedroom - 1 Double Bed
    Master Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • Shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hunting
  • Kayaking
  • sailing
  • swimming

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(25 traveller reviews)

The Ida Belle Cottage w/Brand New Furnishings, One Block To Everything
average rating of 4.84 based on 25 reviews
5

Very nice cottage all the amenities provided.

  • 5 of 5

Great location. Truly enjoyed our stay. The cottge was awesome. Enjoyed hangong out on the porch swing. Kayaked three days visiting the nearby keys and bayou. Got a lot of great pics and even saw a few bald eagles on their nest. Biked everywhere we went. Will be back.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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St. Bonifacius, MN
5

Lovely time in Cedar Key

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time in Cedar Key. The cottage was very comfortable all around. Loved the town of Cedar Key which is small and laid back - great for a relaxing getaway. From the cottage you can walk anywhere for coffee, shopping, etc. Great day trips nearby too.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tampa, FL,USA
5

Ida come back again.

  • 5 of 5

House was a home away from our home; comfortable and roomy, excellent location, just can't say enough. Thanks HomeAway!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Cedar Key Bungalow

  • 5 of 5

We found the house to be clean, well kept, quiet and charming. It was centrally located, on a quiet street, within walking distance to the grocery store and Tony's Seafood Restaurant (which has the BEST tasting clam chowder). The dock street area was nearby and had a variety of restaurants and bars. The Island Hotel has excellent food, with great service. A perfect vacation spot to celebrate a 45th anniversary.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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4

Location Location Location

  • 4 of 5

Sweet little cottage with just enough room for 3-4 people right smack dab in the middle of the historic area of Cedar Key.

Very clean and well equipped, beds were comfortable and so was the family room furniture. I could have slept on the couch!

All linens provided. Condiments and coffee were on the shelf. Soap for the washing machine and laundry basket provided too. You can pack light, but you might want to bring your own shampoo.

It is no longer yellow, it has been painted white, in case you have trouble finding it.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

GREAT PLACE TO RELAX AND UNWIND

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was very relaxing while the location is close to everything. We were just a few minutes from downtown and from the pier. Several restaurants were within 5 minutes walking distance from our front door. The porch has a swing, chairs, and a table. With the wrap around porch, there was always a place to sit and enjoy a breeze. Many of the surrounding accommodations are attached housing where you have neighbors and shared facilities. Our stay was quiet with the ability to draw shades to block out light and noise. Fishing from the downtown pier and having kayaks nearby for rent was also a big plus. Would recommend this accommodation to everyone.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Gainesville Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Steamers Bar & Grill
Nearest Golf
30 Miles
Chiefland Country Club and Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
24 Miles
Highway 19
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Tony's Seafood Restaurant
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Cedar Key Beach
Car: necessary

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Cedar Key, Florida

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
4th of July
1 Jul 2017 - 5 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
£459
for 3 nights
From
£122
£850
£2,030
 
 
Labor Day week end
1 Sep 2017 - 5 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£459
for 3 nights
From
£122
£850
£2,030
 
 
Thanksgiving
23 Nov 2017 - 28 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
£459
for 3 nights
From
£122
£850
£2,030
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£319
for 2 nights
From
£114
£808
£2,030
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £46.38
Property Damage Protection £45.61
Tax Rate 9.0%

Construction is taking place across the street. We cannot control any noise or disturbance to you and no refund will be offered for that reason. We have had many tenants since construction began in August and only two complaints. If you are sensitive to such things, we recommend you book away from the downtown area. Construction will be complete this summer.


Festivals and holidays are a three night minimum stay.
Checkout is 10 am. Departing after that time may incur a $50 late fee. Late Checkouts may be available with prior knowledge ($50 surcharge for after hours cleaning service) if not already occupied.
CANCELLATION POLICY: More than 30 days prior to stay--Non-Refundable Booking Fee of 20% gross rental rate, not including taxes or cleaning. Less than 30 days prior to stay--No Refunds.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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