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Painted Sky Lodge - Cedar Key Waterfront Home - Pilots Welcome

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Last updated: 12/03/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Cedar Key house description

PAINTED SKY LODGE—Cedar Key One-Of-A-Kind Waterfront Home

LOCATION: Cedar Key, Florida. North central Florida USA (1 hour from Gainesville, 2 hours from Jacksonville, 2 hours from Tampa)

Accommodations: Waterfront home, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths (Sleeps 7)

The PAINTED SKY LODGE is a beautiful single family home situated on a spit of land that enjoys both Gulf of Mexico and bayou waterfront views located in old Florida Cedar Key. As appropriately named, you will always be able to observe the ever changing and majestic painted skies beginning with each sunrise and ending at sunset. Historical Cedar Key, a collection of small islands, is an unspoiled fishing, clamming, and oyster harvesting village that offers visitors and residents alike a lifestyle that is all about today—leaving yesterdays behind and not worried about what tomorrow will bring. Pull off your shoes, wiggle your toes, prop your feet up, and let that “other life” just ooze away.

The PAINTED SKY LODGE is a unique home that offers its guests and residents comfortable and spacious bedrooms plus open living areas. The walk-around screened porch completely surrounds the house. Each bedroom offers water views in addition to a private door that opens on to the porch. The kitchen is fully equipped with beautiful granite counter tops, and spacious cabinets while overlooking the marsh and bayou. An open bar allows easy transfer of food and beverages to the dining table. The dining table and kitchen bar can sit 8 guests comfortably with more if there need be a squeeze. The living room, consisting of Mission furniture, fireplace and satellite TV make this area “oh” so comfortable. In addition, for the adventurous, you may climb the living room spiral staircase to the widow’s peak located atop the roof for spectacular 360 degree views of the islands, marshes, bayous, and Gulf of Mexico.

The PAINTED SKY LODGE offers many conveniences that all guests may enjoy. An ELEVATOR is available in addition to two (2) sets of staircases. A 2-seat GOLF CART (Ole Squeaky) is also available as part of the rental package but limited to those guests that are 21 years of age with a valid drivers license. You’ll have access to all of Cedar Key’s restaurants, shops, and sights without having to worry about where you’ll park your car. The laundry room has full size clothes washer & dryer along with sink and folding areas. There are two (2) very spacious car garages with remote controlled doors. There is a pet kennel in the garage as well as a gated and fenced dog run besides the house. The boat and dock facility has sitting benches, fish-cleaning table, and a floating dock to launch your kayak or fish and crab from. (Boats can be launched from the City Marina.) If you fly your own airplane, you can land at the Cedar Key airport, and walk directly to the house within minutes.

RELAX-DECOMPRESS-ENJOY-RECHARGE. NO SHOES, NO SHIRT, NO PROBLEM!!

COME VISIT—WINTER—SPRING—SUMMER—FALL

2012 REFLECTIONS & INSIGHTS--2012 was the year of the fisherman. Since there was only a few cold winter days in January & February, the trout fishing cranked up early and remained hot all spring and most of the summer. Most fishermen were able to catch their limits along with some huge 'gator' size trout. The tarpon migration took a hit as Tropical Storm Debbie churned up the Gulf, and turned the water around Cedar Keys black. This condition was due to the torrential rains and substantial flooding from the Suwannee River. The water did not clear up for more than three weeks and by then the tarpon had passed through. In September the red fish became aggressive feeders as they could easily be caught (live shrimp, cut mullet, top water plugs) around the islands, and oyster bars. (Fortunately, the State of Florida increased the number limit of red fish from one to two.) We have had a few cool days (November) lately and most of the red fish have gone to deeper water or have run to the creeks. Creek fishing is limited to shallow water skiffs with jet drives or to air boats. However, if you can get into the creeks, the red fish & trout 'catching' is HOT!! The winter bird migration is in full swing as the raptors, wading birds, and white pelicans have taken up residence in and around Cedar Key and the surrounding islands.
Interested on taking a fish trip? We will have available the names of several fishing guides that we are familiar with and their talents. Flats fishing, air boat fishing, and off-shore fishing.

Bugs--Cedar Key is an inland community that is surrounded by tidal basins, mud banks, and grass marshes. All of Cedar Key has bugs! When there is lots of rain, the mosquitoes are prevalent especially in the early mornings and at dusk. The critters that are the worst are the 'no-see'ums'. These insects are smaller than the head of a pin but have the ability to torment any and all warm blooded mammals. Like the mosquitoes they are especially bad in the early morning hours and evenings. The solution for both pests is mosquito repellant with deet and/or 'skin so soft' both of which are readily available in most drug stores, groceries, etc.

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Property Type

  • 2 story
  • House

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Considered
          • Wheelchair Accessible

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 6-7

          • Bedroom 1: 1 king, 1 murphy bed

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          • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

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          • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

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          • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (1)

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          Other Amenities

              • elevator, golf cart, dog run, library, wrap-around screen porch, boat house, floating dock for fishing, crabbing, and kayak launching, fish cleaning table, crab trap, garbage disposal, coffee pot, mixer, toaster, microwave...moreless

              Entertainment

              • Books:

                300 plus books including many best sellers and popular authors....moreless

              • DVD Player
              • Satellite / Cable
              • Television
              • VCR

              Theme

              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Romantic

              Attractions

              • Library
              • Live Theater
              • Marina
              • Museums
              • Restaurants
              • Ruins
              • Zoo

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Groceries

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Bird Watching
              • Boating
              • Eco Tourism
              • Scenic Drives
              • Shelling
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Location Type

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Basketball Court
                  • Cycling
                  • Deepsea Fishing
                  • Fishing
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Hiking
                  • Hunting
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Kayaking
                  • Pier Fishing
                  • Sailing
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Sound/Bay Fishing
                  • Swimming
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Wind-Surfing

                  Dining

                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 6 people

                  General

                  • Air Conditioning
                  • Broadband Access
                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Elevator
                  • Garage:

                    2 car garage...moreless

                  • Gas Fireplace
                  • Heating
                  • Iron & Board
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Parking
                  • Parking Off Street
                  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
                  • Telephone
                  • Towels Provided
                  • Washing Machine
                  • Wireless Internet

                  Kitchen

                  • Coffee Maker
                  • Cooking Utensils
                  • Dishwasher
                  • Ice Maker
                  • Kitchen
                  • Microwave
                  • Refrigerator
                  • Stove
                  • Toaster

                  Outside

                  • Balcony
                  • Deck / Patio
                  • Gazebo
                  • Lanai / Gazebo
                  • Outdoor Grill

                  Payment Type

                  • Mastercard
                  • Visa
                   

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                  Fees:

                  • Pet Fee per night $50 Wk $10
                  • Cleaning Fee $100
                  • Taxes Not included

                  Notes:

                  Pet fee is $10 per night per pet

                  $50 per week per pet

                  $100 per month per pet


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                  Last updated: 12/03/2014
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                  Location

                  fishing - flats (redfish, trout, tarpon, drum) and offshore (grouper & snapper), crabbing, birding, private air strip, airplane tours, horse & buggy rides, destination day trips

                   

                  Manager info

                  Year Purchased: 2009


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                  Photos

                  • Cedar Key Bayou Sunrise

                    Cedar Key Bayou Sunrise

                  • Painted Sky Lodge Viewed From Boat House

                    Painted Sky Lodge Viewed From Boat House

                  • Porch wraps around all four sides of lodge with rockers, hammocks, and swings.

                    Porch wraps around all four sides of lodge with rockers, hammocks, and swings.

                  • Bedroom #2 with unlimited views of the bayou and marshland.

                    Bedroom #2 with unlimited views of the bayou and marshland.

                  • Living Room & fireplace--open spaces for comfortable easy living

                    Living Room & fireplace--open spaces for comfortable easy living

                  • Kitchen with bayou and marsh views

                    Kitchen with bayou and marsh views

                  • Small Kid, Big Fish!  42 lb. Black Drum

                    Small Kid, Big Fish! 42 lb. Black Drum

                  • Final Moments Of Another Great Day!!

                    Final Moments Of Another Great Day!!

                  • Painted Sky Lodge With Wrap-Around Porches & Boat House/Dock

                    Painted Sky Lodge With Wrap-Around Porches & Boat House/Dock

                  • Wrap-a-round Porches, Garages, Golf Cart, & Dog Run

                    Wrap-a-round Porches, Garages, Golf Cart, & Dog Run

                  • Master Bedroom

                    Master Bedroom

                  • Bedroom #3 with sunset views of the Gulf of Mexico.

                    Bedroom #3 with sunset views of the Gulf of Mexico.

                  • Dining and Kitchen Areas overlooked by Billy the Marlin.

                    Dining and Kitchen Areas overlooked by Billy the Marlin.

                  • Norman and the Elevator

                    Norman and the Elevator

                  • Setting Sun Over The Gulf

                    Setting Sun Over The Gulf

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                  This listing was first published here in 2010.

                  Date last modified - Wednesday, December 17, 2014

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                  3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
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