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Cedar Key Island Getaway

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,308 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 6 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Sleeps 8

Please note we only have guests visit for a minimum of one week @ ($780.00 TOTAL) + 30.00 pet fee when applicable.

1 month rentals @ $2250.00 (TOTAL) require a $500.00 deposit to reserve the home.

All rentals which include a pet require a $30.00 fee.

Come visit our Cedar Key island getaway and truly embrace nature's paradise! Cedar Key Island, the clam capital, is far enough away from the hectic outside life but close enough to airports to make this escape possible. It's a wonderful, quiet town with a lot of character - they say it feels like the 'old Key West'. Our home has been fully reconditioned with a gorgeous new kitchen island, appliances, colorful stools...to put a smile on your face. Decorated in tasteful, simple style with airy colors to kick back and let the stress fade away. Loft with 2 full beds (advance notice of desire to use loft is required; is for school aged children), 2 queen bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, large couch with a pullout bed and outside deck positioned perfectly to take in the BREATHTAKING VIEW and GORGEOUS SUNSETS. New exterior and clam shell driveway, located at the end of a private, quiet road. The spectacular, quiet beauty of nature gently caresses the back of our home. When you are ready to explore the town or pop over to the tiny airport to watch the visiting planes, it's the perfect bike ride or to take a leisurely walk. The best way to start the day - sit on our deck with a cup of coffee in hand, with the breeze gently blowing. Be a part of the peaceful atmoshphere - you will WANT to turn off the cell phone and just be in the moment. Walk down to the nearby nature walk for a quick swim and enjoy a bird watching paradise!

PROPERTY MANAGER AVAILABLE TO REMEDY ANY ISSUES THAT MAY ARISE.

Are you familiar with Cedar Key?

We absolutely enjoy any time we can spend in the home. It's a great place - really cute as a button. It's "bright" with decorations to really make you smile.

We purchased items from local artists to decorate. Every time we go there, it's like putting real life aside and we really adore it. The view is beyond gorgeous from our deck . Folks in the neighborhood really stay to themselves so it's like having your own road to the home. We recently installed a outdoor shower on the deck overlooking the salt marsh. It's lots of fun to wash off at the end of the day while watching the sun set. We just installed a gate up on the deck so a pup can enjoy a nap in the sunshine. Each morning birds from around the area feed on the fish in the shallow waters at low tide not far from the deck. The view from the deck changes each day depending on the weather and tides.

The island has a great golf cart rental place so lots of people enjoy that unique experience and park their cars :) while they are visiting. The nature walk is very close to our house so we like to walk down there. Sometimes we swim at the end of the path. We enjoy the town "beach" but prefer a few quiet spots we've found, to splash around and enjoy the quiet. The town beach and most places throughout the island are really pet friendly. On more than one occasion we've seen dolphins while we were swimming! For kayaking, we go over to the nature watch or throw them in the back of the car and go off the town beach.

It's fun to ride over to the little airport. Folks travel from far and wide to fish in CK, bird watch or take photographs. We totally look forward to taking boat and or small Plane tours while in CK, learning about the little islands nearby or better yet, renting a boat and exploring them ourselves! The islands are great - they are quiet, undisturbed and it's awesome to picnic as we sit in the little pools of water or at the water's edge. There is a nice mix of artists locally which is neat. There are interesting little shops - jewelry, paintings, clothes, hot sauce - all kinds of cool things to purchase or look at. There are several small churches that welcome visitors. The small library has a computer for use and it's easy to get a card to take out books (and they have piles of donated books to keep).

There is a huge pier in the center of town for fishing. Go to the hardware store to ask any questions - they know everything there!

CK is the clam capital of course, so you are in for a treat. We visited one of the clam places (on the right as you enter town, but before you go over the little bridge to get to the gas station) and they do little tours inside their building about growing clams which is interesting. You can buy tons of clams at a super reasonable price and have a clam feast!

Restaurants - The best burgers are at Island Hotel (and it's rumored it is haunted there!). It's also fun to grab a burger or sandwich at the big deck (outdoor restaurant w/live music sometimes) right in the center of town. Steamers has good food (especially the sea food pasta dishes) and sometimes live music. Kona Joes has good sandwiches and delicious smoothies. The pizza place (the one as you leave town) is pretty good and is take out only. Their wings are popular. Our favorite grownup hang out is the Tiki Bar on the right hand side a little before you enter town (sign says Low Key Hideaway and there are brightly painted doors) for an inexpensive drink, great sunset in a casual atmosphere. (Tony's clam chowder is amazing! However, our secret is that you can ask the waitress for "the big bowl" of chowder - it's not on the menu but locals know about it & they honor it, eat in house only no take out. It's worth it.)

The little hardware store in town has a helpful staff and there are 2 small markets - there is a fair selection of misc items. We try to plan ahead though and stop in Crystal River or another larger town on the way in, to get supplies we will need during our stay like suntan lotion, bug spray, foods we can't live without...There is also a dollar general just outside of town that is handy to have nearby.

The kids and I spent 5 weeks in Cedar Key a few summers ago. We weren't sure if we'd "get bored" but the time flew by and we cried when we had to leave! It's truly a pleasure to visit. We've tried to make our home into a retreat - ready for relaxation and enjoyment. The place just makes us smile. One of my favorite parts of CK, is to have morning coffee or an afternoon margarita out on the quiet deck, enjoying one of most glorious views imaginable. Seriously, our view is terrific - wildlife, gorgeous sunsets and the open sky. It's so private and calm. I thought I'd be on laptop nonstop being so far away from civilization but within days, I stuck it in a drawer and just enjoyed the peaceful atmosphere! Hopefully you like seafood - the kids dream of going back to CK soon to get their fill. We bought a 100 clams for $20 on our last night there during the last trip and cooked them up in white wine and garlic - it was a wonderful celebration of our new kitchen! What else can I tell you that might be helpful? Please email back.

Thank you!

More Details

Property Manager
A & A Pieger
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
16 June, 2018

Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1308 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • 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 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , There is an out door hot/cold shower on the deck!
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Queen bed and full bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Queen bed and full bathroom
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Double Bed , Loft open to livingroom with 2 double beds
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue
  • 4 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • bay
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • pier fishing
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
High speed wireless internet service included. Direct TV included. (family package only) Outside grill included. 3 adult bicycles 2 child bicycles 2 adult Kayaks 4 beach chairs Fully furnished - new kitchen and applicances, sleeps 6; 2 bedrooms + loft, 2 full bathrooms, LARGE pullout couch, private driveway on quiet private road only minutes from 'downtown'

Reviews

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Cedar Key Island Getaway
average rating of 4.740741 based on 27 reviews
5

Clean spacious home with a fantastic view!!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I spent a wonderful week in Cedar Key. Needless to say we can not wait to return again next year. Here's the scoop about the "Cedar Key Island Getaway Home". The sunsets are spectacular from the deck! We really enjoyed the unspoiled nature that surrounds the home. There are many birds that visit the marsh at different times of the day keeping the views ever changing. During high tide there are fish swimming below the deck. The pictures of the home are a true representation of what to expect. The colorful decorations throughout the home made us smile. Loved the pic's in the master bedroom. The beds are most comfortable and the interior throughout was super clean. We were so happy that dogs are allowed in the home which was very important to us. We enjoyed the Kayaks and bicycles during our stay. Taking a hot shower on the deck while watching the sunset was so relaxing after a day of kayaking. The owners are super responsive to questions and provided good suggestions of where to dine and shop. This vacation rental exceeded our expectations!! :>

Thank you, A&A

Cheers, Bill

  • Review Submitted: 05-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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I would have given it 5 stars, if I didn't have to wait for the cleaning lady to finish cleaning.

  • 4 of 5

Really loved the location. The home was quite comfy. Loved the juke box! Kitchen was very functional. (The railings could use some TLC) Overall a wonderful experience! Would definitely do it again! (Have also sent the link to a relative of mine.) Thanks for the opportunity to stay in your beautiful home! Lori K. And Family

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Columbia
5

PEACEFUL, BEAUTIFUL and RELAXING

  • 5 of 5

Overall, beautiful place! Are you looking for a romantic, peaceful get-away, where you can enjoy your coffee in the morning outside on the porch and listening to birds' singing? Or having your glass of wine (beer?) while admiring the moon and counting the stars at night? THIS is what you are looking for!

Very quiet and relaxing. If you enjoy nature, this location is well suited. Although overlooking a marsh in Florida, bugs (especially at night) are to be expected, just an FYI. That aside, the air-conditioned living quarters let in lots of sunlight during the day while the deck allows plenty of place to chillax outside and soak up the rays. If you like fishing, kayaking, or biking - then this is meant for YOU! We went with our one-year-old daughter and were concerned she will be bored. She just LOVED it!

The house is very clean, colorful decorated and brings you into a beach- and vacation mode. Plenty of space to relax, listen to music (jukebox!) or watch DVDs (an entire closet full of dvds!). We had rain for the majority of our stay but made the best out of it.

Would recommend to others looking for a well-maintained, Florida get-away that is someplace OTHER than Key West, Miami or Tampa. Delicious restaurants nearby. And the sunset is incredible!! Would definitely re-visit another time again.

  • Review Submitted: 28-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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5

A very special place

  • 5 of 5

We have not visited Cedar Key in over 20 years. Thank goodness very little has changed. The town has succeeded in preserving its uniqueness as an escape from the crazy pace of the modern world. The Island Getaway home is hidden at the end of a private clam surface road just a few feet from the marsh. My wife and I spent part of every day enjoying the ever changing Salt Marsh from the spacious deck. The home interior is bright, airy, and clean. Our only wish was to visit longer!! This home and the islands amenities exceeded all of our expectations. Thank you Art and April for sharing your home with us at an affordable price.

Warm Regards,

BrysonB

  • Review Submitted: 16-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Florida
5

Hidden Gem

  • 5 of 5

Great place hidden at the end of a gravel road overlooking the marsh. Very quiet with a wonderful deck to relax with your morning coffee or evening glass of wine. An osprey hung out near us most days. The kitchen had everything we needed for cooking most of our meals for the week. Though the tides were never high enough to launch kayaks from the house there are numerous places in the area to do so if you have a truck or trailer. The house comes with 2 nice kayaks & we had ours as well so all 4 of us were able to enjoy hours of paddling. There are two very comfortable bedrooms & nice bathrooms. There is a loft with 2 beds but the ceiling is low & stairs straight up but it worked fine for our teenager. We had a blast playing the jukebox & choosing evening movies from the over 300 DVDs. We've already booked to go back!

  • Review Submitted: 31-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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5

Great Cottage on quiet private road

  • 5 of 5

This was our first stay at this particular cottage. The amenities were in good condition, lovely kitchen. Great windows providing lots of sunlight! It is on a private road with only about 6 homes and was tricky to find. Even my GPS got a bit confused and did not tell me to turn between the pillars. The owners are easy to reach and very responsive.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
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Location

Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Gainesville FL (GNV)
Other Activities:

Top Thing to do in City:

* Enjoy quiet - relax w/ sunsets!.

* Fishing.

* Kayaking.

* Bird Watching.

* Nature Walking; beachcombing.

Top Thing to do in Budget:

* Sight seeing boat tours.

* Catching a glimpse of dolphins playing.

* Swimming.

* Bicycle riding.

* Photograph gorgeous scenary.

Top Thing to do in Family:

* visit local state park w/ alligators, hippo, birds.

* Enjoy delicious seafood.

* Attend "mermaid" show - day trip.

* Visit Suwannee River.

* Enjoy local fitness trail.

It's like time stood still in Cedar key! The island has a small, quaint 'downtown' that feels relaxed and friendly. Enjoy a scrumptious breakfast or keylime pie at a number of places, a cigar bar on Dock Street, the best chowder in the the world at Tonys, or live music with steamed clams and a juicy burger at the outdoor Big Deck. The most adorable store to visit is The Dilly Dally with mermaid trinkets, t-shirts and darling sundresses. Then cool off with ice cream and souvenier shopping at the shop next door. The local art stores provide wonderful pieces to view or purchase. The local hardware store has a helpful staff and a good selection of items. Stroll toward the town beach to cool off, or rent a golf cart (a lot of fun!) or a ride on a horsedrawn carriage. Hop on a boat tour (it's so neat to learn about the history of the area) or rent a boat for your own adventure. See dolphins frolicking in the water, birds everywhere and explore the little nearby islands. It is a photographer's delight - it is just gorgeous! Visit Kona Joe's for a cup of hot coffee or refreshing fruit smoothie and next door is a shop that makes lovely, local canvas bags for purchase. There are churches for worship, 2 little markets, take out pizza joints, and 5 mins up Rte 24 is a neat watering hole w/ an awesome sunset called The Tikki Bar. The local police is visible and friendly. The pier in town is terrific to relax on or fish off. Folks travel near and far to fish in Cedar Key!

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Cedar Key, Florida

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
My Standard Rate
6 night minimum stay
£503
for 6 nights
£587
£1,694
 

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £22.59

Weekly Rate: $750

Monthly Rate: $2200


Pet cleaning fee: $30


$2,200/mo. Total for the rental . We prefer a full month but contact us if you are interested in a shorter duration or for discounts for multiple months (3+). 908 423 9090. Lovely, getaway in quaint Cedar Key ON THE ISLAND, for rent! Enjoy the most romantic and peaceful sunsets off of our deck.

Manager'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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