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Painted Sky Lodge - Cedar Key Waterfront Home - Pilots Welcome

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Last updated: 06/24/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property 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 (Mr. Blue) 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

2015 REFLECTIONS & INSIGHTS--The winter of 2014-2105 resulted in one of the greatest redfish bites in recent Cedar Key history. It seemed that everyone fishing for reds caught their allocated limit on each trip. Most of the fish were caught in the creeks using a variety of baits including shrimp, mud minnows, and cut mullet. There was some top water plug action on the flats on sunny day high tide afternoons. With winter now coming to a close, the reds will be moving out to the islands, oyster bars, & shallow water rocky bottom. And with the upcoming warm weather, the trout will return to the flats, with tarpon and cobia touring thru the area. This winter we have had a great time fishing with Captains Pat & Gene Babbitt of Waccassa Bay Airboat Charters. This husband & wife team each have their own 16 foot airboat and know how to catch fish. Fishing in an airboat is an extra bonus and too much fun. In addition to airboat fishing there are other captains for flats, and off-shore fishing available in Cedar Key.

We have made a few changes during the winter. "Ole Squeaky" the golf cart has been put out to pasture and replace with "Mr. Blue". "Mr. Blue" has been a nice upgrade. In addition, we have some new furniture in the bedrooms, new dining table chairs, and plenty of lounges, & chairs for the porches.

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

  • House
  • 2000 sq. ft.
  • Details:

    Elevator : Located in the garage, the elevator is available to easily move luggage, groceries, & personal items from the ground floor to the living areas. Wheel chair and handicapped person accessible. ...moreless

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). Night stands, and chest of drawers in each bedroom. Windows allow waterfront viewing. Each bedroom has a door that opens on to the screened walk-around porch....moreless

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

  • Churches
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • 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
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

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

    Located in the garage, the elevator is available to easily move luggage, groceries, & personal items from the ground floor to the living areas. Wheel chair and handicapped person accessible. ...moreless

  • 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
 

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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: 06/24/2015
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Location

fishing - flats (redfish, trout, tarpon, snook, black drum, cobia, sharks) and offshore (grouper, snapper, mackerel), 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

  • 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

  • Bedroom #2.

    Bedroom #2.

  • Guest bedroom #3.  Big windows overlooking bayou.

    Guest bedroom #3. Big windows overlooking bayou.

  • Down town marina for boat launching and temporary dockage.

    Down town marina for boat launching and temporary dockage.

  • Looking down Dock Street adjacent to the fishing pier.

    Looking down Dock Street adjacent to the fishing pier.

  • Horse & buggy rides on Dock Street & downtown Cedar Key.

    Horse & buggy rides on Dock Street & downtown Cedar Key.

  • Kid's playground located on the beach.

    Kid's playground located on the beach.

  • Pirates!!

    Pirates!!

  • Setting Sun Over The Gulf

    Setting Sun Over The Gulf

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

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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • Master bedroom

    Master bedroom

  • Mr. Blue.  Keep your car in the garage & have easy access to Cedar Key.

    Mr. Blue. Keep your car in the garage & have easy access to Cedar Key.

  • Main drag going through downtown.  Shops, art galleries, restaurants, & motels.

    Main drag going through downtown. Shops, art galleries, restaurants, & motels.

  • Historic Island Hotel & Restaurant.

    Historic Island Hotel & Restaurant.

  • Looking down Dock Street.  Shops, restaurants, saloons, and more.

    Looking down Dock Street. Shops, restaurants, saloons, and more.

  • Cedar Key's downtown beach.

    Cedar Key's downtown beach.

  • 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!!

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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  • Response time Within a few days
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  • Calendar last updated 06/24/2015
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