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The Bonaire House~Fun Waterfront Cottage with Private Dock!!

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"The Bonaire House" in beautiful Cedar Key

"The Bonaire House" in beautiful Cedar Key Back porch with swing, over looks large back yard and dock Shaded back porch Large shaded back yard Living room area with original knotty pine floors and walls Front bedroom Compfy 2nd Bedroom, enjoy the gulf breeze in the Spring and Fall Kitchen area, has separate dining area with large picnic style table(not shown) Florida and nautical home furnishings Good old fashion Florida comfort! Large old Spanish Oaks shade yard Guest coming in from fishing trip and tieing up to the dock. Where's the fish? Bonaire House Guests Back yard fire pit Porpoise jumping at Sea Horse Key Sand dollars from the Sand Spit

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Cedar Key house description

Relax and enjoy this great 2 bedroom, 1 bath waterfront home in historic Cedar Key, Florida. The house has a large shaded yard with private boat dock. The Bonaire House has the original hardwood floors and native unpainted knotty pine walls that add warmth to this unique original Florida home. The Master bedroom has a Queen bed and the second bedroom has 2 twin beds. Some of the original owners dishes, decoration and art work are still displayed, adding much charm to this 'Florida Cracker House'


Watch the abundant wildlife and beautiful sunrises from the back porch or from the dock's deck. There are beautiful cranes that perch on the dock almost daily. Enjoy a cup of coffee or have your breakfast on the back porch which has a great swing and outdoor seating and overlooks the Gulf's eastern bayou. On low tide see the Pink Spoon Bill's snooping around for minnows that were left behind.

Park your boat, catch crabs and catch redfish off your private dock. Or throw a cast net if you have one! Grill your catch of the day and have a picnic or maybe an just have an old fashion weiner roast in the large shaded back yard. Maybe have a game of Horseshoes! In the fall, enjoy an outdoor fire or oyster roast. The new deck addition at end of dock is equipped with a convenient fish cleaning station. Access to the deep water channel #2 is approximately 250 feet away. No need to get in your car...boat rentals and fishing supplies are available across the street at the Cedar Key Marina.

The high school's tennis courts are open to the public, you don't even need a reservation! A basketball court is located at the beach downtown, just go join in a pick up game!

If you are looking for a fancy, high-end house, this isn't the place for you. But if you are looking for a relaxing, fun, interesting, old fashion vacation with your family or friends then Cedar Key and the Bonaire House would be a perfect fit!

The Bonaire House will make your vacation stay in Cedar Key charming in every way.







Keywords: waterfront cottage, Cedar Key house rental, island house rental, waterfront house rental

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome:

            The Bonaire House is NOT toddler or small child safety proofed. Older children are welcome, but must be supervised outdoors at all times because of dock/water safety and road crossing danger. Children are not allowed to build fires in fire pit....moreless

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            Minimum Age for Renters is 21....moreless

          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Non Smoking Only

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Kitchen
          • Refrigerator
          • Microwave
          • Cooking Utensils

          Amenities

          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

            Room for Boat/Trailer or Small Camper parking in side yard...moreless

          • Linens Provided
          • Air Conditioning
          • Parking Off Street

          Other Amenities

              • Large shaded yard, boat dock, fish cleaning station, back yard fire pit, covered back porch with swing and outdoor furrniture, picnic table, across from Cedar Key Marina....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Satellite / Cable
              • VCR
              • DVD Player

              Communications

              • Free Long Distance
              • Wireless Internet
              • Telephone

              Outdoor Features

              • Deck / Patio:

                Large covered back porch with swing, table and chairs. Overlooks shaded back yard, fire pit, and dock on eastern bayou....moreless

              • Outdoor Grill

              Location & View

              • Water View:

                Yard backs to Easter Bayou, deep water channel access 250 feet from dock, open gulf less than 1/2 mile. ...moreless

              • Waterfront

              Car

                  • Recommended

                  Activities

                  • Hiking
                  • Tennis
                  • Fishing
                  • Cycling
                  • Laundromat
                  • Hunting
                  • Swimming
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Hunting Small Game
                  • Pier Fishing
                  • Sound/Bay Fishing
                  • Deepsea Fishing
                  • Kayaking
                  • Sailing
                  • Basketball Court
                  • Groceries
                  • Marina
                  • Playground
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Library
                  • Museums
                  • Restaurants
                  • Churches
                  • Walking
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Boating
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Antiquing
                  • Shelling
                  • Shopping

                  Other Activities

                      • Golf Cart Rentals, Cedar Key Marina Boat Rentals, Fish Guides, Kayak Rentals, Bike Rentals, Cedar Key Walking Tours, Canoeing, 30 Minutes away: Beautiful Manatee Springs & Suwanee River Tubing, 40 Minutes away: Amazing Fanning Springs & Crystal River, 1 Hour away: Ichetucknee Tubing or Snorkling, Oct.-Mar. Ichetucknee Scubing Diving & University of Florida...moreless
                       

                      Reviews

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                      • The most relaxing vacation we have ever taken

                        The most relaxing vacation we have ever taken

                        • Guest Crystal & Family (High Point, NC)
                        • Date of stay 06/22/13
                        • Review Submitted 08/09/13
                        This house is so cute and very well stocked with everything you need for a relaxing vacation. The back porch with swing, table & chairs and the private dock were our favorite places. We took our bikes and rode all over the quaint town of Cedar Key. Everyone is friendly and helpful. Don't fail to eat the clam chowder at Tony's . . .the best I've ever had! Cool shops in the small downtown area. You can easily walk to anything you want to do. I highly recommend this property for a relaxed, laid back time with your family or friends.

                        Recommended for: Romantic getaway, age 55+, girls getaway.

                        Manager response: Thank you so much for doing a review, I know everyone is so busy these days so I appreciate you taking the time to do one. It sounds like you had a great time. We are headed to Cedar Key tomorrow(from Texas) I hope we have as good a time as you and get a chance to relax a little. We sure need it. Thanks again, and we hope you get a chance to come back soon! Rosemary

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                      • Perfect little spot!!!

                        Perfect little spot!!!

                        • Guest Beth (Atlantic Beach Fl)
                        • Date of stay 05/25/13
                        • Review Submitted 06/11/13
                        Wow. This is it. I have been to Cedar Key before- we all know it is a quiet little getaway....but this house is the perfect spot, it is as if we lived there! It was fabulous, just like being at home. Everything you need is there. We brought the boat and canoe and was able to use dock behind the house. The wildlife around was beautiful. The birds come right up to you. I really recommend this place and I know for a fact we will be coming back as this is where we will always stay-- if its available. Great communication with owner as well. PS -- close to go visit the the local Springs and parks too! Beth-- Atlantic Beach, Fl.

                        Recommended for: Pet owners, sightseeing, romantic getaway, tourists without a car, age 55+, families with young children, girls getaway, adventure seekers, families with teenagers.

                        Manager response: Thanks for your wonderful review. I am so glad that you liked the house and that you had a good time. We look forward to you visiting again. My son and I are staying at the house as I type this....we saw a large black drum behind the house today as we were leaving the dock to go fishing. Within a mile from leaving the dock we saw two large manatees, a black manta-ray jumping out of the water and dozens of porpoises...you would think that we were seeing them for the first time. Hope to see you soon!

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                      • Beautiful, relaxing, and perfect

                        Beautiful, relaxing, and perfect

                        • Guest Jeff and Chris (Indiana)
                        • Date of stay 04/04/13
                        • Review Submitted 04/10/13
                        The Bonaire House was everything we expected...plus more. My boyfriend and I only spent 2 nights there during our week long vacation, but we wish the entire week had been in this Cedar Key house. We were in awe the minute we walked in. The kitchen and bathroom were both fully stocked with every item we could possibly need. The weather was a little chilly during our stay, but we found many options around the house and in Cedar Key to keep us happy. We recommend this place to anyone who wants to get away to a relaxing island with fewer tourists than the Florida Keys, but just as quaint and less expensive. We will definitely be back for a longer stay the next time. :)

                        Recommended for: Pet owners, sightseeing, romantic getaway, tourists without a car, age 55+, families with young children, girls getaway, adventure seekers.

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                      • Great Anniversary Weekend

                        Great Anniversary Weekend

                        • Guest Teri (Tallahassee )
                        • Date of stay 02/01/13
                        • Review Submitted 02/03/13
                        We returned from the Bonaire house tonight after a three day weekend. It was everything the add said and more. It was cute, and cozy and well stocked. We took our kayaks, fished and crabbed off the dock, had a fire in the fire pit, drank our OJ in the swing on the back porch. We visited the shops downtown and are out at Tony's and had their world famous chowder. We bought the best shrimp from just down the road at Southern Cross Seafood. We bought rum cake from the owner's sister right next door. We can't wait to go back when it gets warmer. We had the best quiet relaxing weekend celebrating our anniversary!! We loved it and would highly recommend it!!!!!

                        Recommended for: Romantic getaway, tourists without a car, age 55+, families with young children, girls getaway.

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                      • Absolutely Perfect Better than pictures

                        Absolutely Perfect Better than pictures

                        • Guest Bill (Pensacola Beach Florida)
                        • Date of stay 01/25/13
                        • Review Submitted 01/31/13
                        I just got back from visiting Cedar Key for the first time. What a wonderful place. This home was better than advertised. It was spotlessly clean and the porches, yard, dock and outdoor settings were just unbelievable. We rented boats and went out sight seeing and fishing two days and wanted to do that more but found ourselves hanging out at the house, barbcueing, playing horseshoes, and just enjoying the outdoors. The owners take great pride in making this place a perfect vacation spot. The house was more than fully equipped. I cannot think of anything that we would have wished was different. Thank you so much for letting us live in your paradise for 3 days. Really perfect

                        Recommended for: Sightseeing, romantic getaway, tourists without a car, age 55+, families with young children, girls getaway, adventure seekers, families with teenagers.

                        Manager response: I just showed your review to my son August who is 19 years old....he said that is so cool! When are we going???? When my daughter and her (Texas) 21 year old sorority friends were heading to Disney last summer. I told them to stop by and stay at the Bonaire House. We took them fishing....it was beautiful out on the boat. We caught maybe 90 trout and spanish mackeral....the girls were like "why exactly are we going to Disney World"??? We are coming to Cedar Key next year!

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                      • Best experience

                        Best experience

                        • Guest MJB (Tampa)
                        • Date of stay 01/12/13
                        • Review Submitted 01/15/13
                        My best friend and I travel all over Florida for fishing, and we are always looking for a relaxing clean cabin to stay in. This one tops the list. This was our first time to Cedar Key, and it was very relaxing. AT the cabin we sat out back and used the fire pit both nights we were there. The cabin was super clean, and well stocked. The two porches, and dock out back gave us plenty places to kick back and relax. We will definitely be back to this cabin.The location was perfect.

                        Recommended for: Pet owners, sightseeing, romantic getaway, age 55+, people with disabilities, girls getaway, adventure seekers, families with teenagers.

                        Manager response: I will be glad for you to come again....hope that ya'll can come and stay longer. Maybe you can bring you kids the next time. Kids love it here and will want to come back year after year. Before you came and stayed at the house....we spoke on the phone....I knew that you and your friend were going to like the house a lot. So I was glad to see your very nice review. Thanks for taking the time to write one. Rosemary

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                      • looking for peace & quiet, this is your place.......

                        looking for peace & quiet, this is your place.......

                        • Guest susan (Tarpon Springs, FL)
                        • Date of stay 01/04/13
                        • Review Submitted 01/07/13
                        delightful weekend at the Bonaire House with my husband & 2 of our sons'.....felt like we had gone "home" for the weekend. we have visited Cedar Key several times, but this wonderful home, was by far, the best accomodations we have stayed in. house is stocked with everything needed. loved being able to walk or bike to town, fishing off the dock, fire in the evening, Island Girl Bakery is heaven & Tony's Seafood has chowder that makes you swoon! can't wait to go back!!!

                        Recommended for: Sightseeing, romantic getaway, tourists without a car, age 55+, people with disabilities, girls getaway, adventure seekers, families with teenagers.

                        Manager response: Sorry to take so long to respond to you wonderful review. I really enjoyed talking with you about all our family happenings. Just talking with you gave me a lift. Thank you so much for sending the photos of your beautiful family sitting out on the dock. It sounds like you had a wonderful time. I am hoping that you and your sons will get a chance to come back and stay with us again. Rosemary

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                      • New Years at Bonaire house!

                        New Years at Bonaire house!

                        • Guest No (Gainesville Fl)
                        • Date of stay 12/30/12
                        • Review Submitted 01/01/13
                        Just wanted to thank You for a New Years that will forever be one of our best. The house is amazing and there is nothing left out everything you would ever need to make your visit a fond memory.The views are outstanding the bike rides around the islands are rewarded with views that artist would paint. Did I mention the Island Girl bakery right next door, the fruit cake is unmatched in my opinion and the rum cake is got to be one of the best we have ever tasted. And to end the evevings with a fire in the backyard firepit with storys of the days adventures and sites could'nt be left out. Thank you for the chance to stay at your house,we will be back. Mark and Michelle V.L.

                        Recommended for: Sightseeing, romantic getaway, tourists without a car, age 55+, families with young children, girls getaway, adventure seekers.

                        Manager response: Oh, two reviews back to back.....what a pleasant surprise. It sounds like you had a wonderful time. I am so glad. Your beautiful description of your family's trip to Cedar Key makes me long to be there. Jan at Island Girl Cakes is my sister, but I will agree with you, the fruit cake is sooooo good and the Island Rum Cake is by far the best I have ever had too! Don't tell Jan I told you this....but the rum cake is my recipe:) Hope to see you in the spring or summer. It is really a beautiful time to come. Thanks for the terrific review! Rosemary

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                      • Christmas Vacation Getaway

                        Christmas Vacation Getaway

                        • Guest Danny (Saint Augustine,Florida)
                        • Date of stay 12/22/12
                        • Review Submitted 12/30/12
                        My husband and I rented the Bonairre House for a Chrismas vacation on the gulf coast. It was our first time visitng Cedar Key. It was very calm and relaxing. We enjoyed our stay. The house was very clean and had every thing we needed for the stay. We toured the key on the golf cart that we rented and enjoyed eating at a couple seafood restaurants. We brought our own fishing boat and journeyed over to snake key andAtsena Otie Key.We walked the walking trail on the Atsena Key and to our surprise there was an old cemetary at the end of the trail. It was very interesting.We did some fishing but didn't have much luck because it was cold and not very sunny.We had a good time anyway.Christmas day we grilled some steaks on the outside grill and ate outside on the back porch. Very nice.I would highly recommend the Bonairre House.We will definately stay here again if we ever get back this way.

                        Recommended for: Tourists without a car, age 55+, families with young children, girls getaway, adventure seekers, families with teenagers.

                        Manager response: It sounds like you had a good time. I am so glad that you liked the house and that you would come back and stay with us. Sorry that the fishing wasn't better for you. Next time, I will ask around and see if I can find out where the fish are bitting before you come. Thanks for taking the time to do a review( especially in this busy time of the year). Happy New Year! Rosemary

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                      • Like an old friend

                        Like an old friend

                        • Guest JC (Orlando, FL)
                        • Date of stay 07/14/12
                        • Review Submitted 07/17/12
                        Like returning home after a long time, the Bonaire was a clean, comfortable and homey place. We were immediately comfortable in the house and loved that it felt comfortable and familar and very clean. The pictures are good but the house is even better. We brought our bikes from home which made the distance to the town center even shorter and enjoyed the back porch swing and breezes on a hot July morning. I'd highly recommend the Bonaire for those looking for a comfortable, relaxing vacation.

                        Recommended for: Sightseeing, romantic getaway, age 55+, girls getaway, adventure seekers.

                        Manager response: Thank you for such a sweet review. This is going to sound corny....but I tell our future guest that every summer when I walk into the front door of the Bonaire House.......that I fall in love with it all over again! Glad that you liked it too. Hope you get a chance to come again. Rosemary

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                      $125.00 per night for 2 guest,3 or more guest $135.00 2 night min* NO CLEANING FEE
                      $750.00 per week for 2 guest, 3 or more guest $810.00, NO CLEANING FEE
                      $2250.00 per month for 2 guest, 3 or more guest $2430.00 - $50.00 CLEANING FEE
                      Rates do not include 9% FL Sales Tax  *3 NIGHT MIN - HOLIDAY OR FESTIVAL WEEKENDS*
                      Deposit required by check: $50 per weekend, $100 per weekly, and $250 per monthly
                      Cancellation notice required:48 hr wkend stay/72 hr week stay /2 wk- monthly stay
                      NO DOGS ALLOWED. NO SMOKING 
                      ******Rent 4 nights get 5th night FREE!!****** Cash or check only.
                      

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                      Location

                      • Nearest Airport: GAINESVILLE at 60 Miles
                      • Nearest Motorway: STATE RD 24 at 4 Miles
                      • Nearest Beach: CEDAR KEY CITY PARK BEACH (SMALL) at 1 Miles
                      • Nearest Restaurant: ANNIE'S, KONA JOE'S, TONY'S SEAFOOD RESTAURANT at Cedar Key
                       

                      Manager info

                      Year Purchased: 1995

                      About: I was born and raised in Cedar Key, I met Dave there in 1977. We got married in the Cedar Key Episcopal Church in 1989. We reside in Austin Texas, and own and run a automotive repair shop and a body shop. We have two children that are almost adults that love to come to Cedar Key and bring their friends. Their friends usually plan to only stay one week but end up staying 3 or 4 weeks because they are having such a great time!

                      Why Cedar Key:
                      We chose to buy a house in Cedar Key because we love the gulf coast, with all of its wildlife, great fishing, good seafood, and all the wonderful places to go that are nearby. The people there are so friendly. We have a lot of friends and family there. It is so different from our hectic lives in Austin. Once we get to Cedar Key, we turn off the computers, phones and any other high tech gadget we have, and start relaxing and trying to really reconnect with one another. The wonderful thing about being in Cedar Key is the time we really spend together there, the kids walk down to the City Park at the beach at night and play basketball, then come home and play board games for hours...you can hear their laughter next door. We sit out on the back porch and just swing and talk...sometime we build a fire in the fire pit and have a wiener roast. We even catch crabs off the boat dock! Over the years as I have traveled I have met so many people that have been to Cedar Key and fell in love with the area and way of life. Everyone that vacationed in Cedar Key as children told me that their fondest memories of growing up or vacationing were from when they traveled to Cedar Key. We LOVE it too!!! And can't wait to retire in Cedar Key.

                      The Unique Benefits at this House:
                      It is a short walk to downtown Cedar Key's restaurants, shopping and fishing pier. We are directly across from the Cedar Key Marina where you can get all of your boating and fishing supplies. Enjoy the boat dock behind the house, it has a deck area that is great for watching the eastern sunrises. Bikes, kayaks, golf cart rentals, boat tours are all within walking distant. The fishing is terrific and so is the bird watching!! You can fish right behind our house and catch redfish. It is so beautiful out around the other islands. We go almost every year and tour the Old Lighthouse on Seahorse Key. The pelicans are nesting then and when you go up in the light house you can see hundreds of momma pelicans feeding their babies. We see manatees every year out around North Key, they are fascinating whether its your first time or 10th time to see them. When we are coming in from fishing there are always dozens of porpoises that are feeding we stop and are amazed how close they will come up to the boat. You can almost touch them! You won't find a better place than Cedar Key for spectacular sunsets or sunrises!! Be sure to bring your camera! Also bring your water shoes...during the full moon when there is the Spring tide, the tide goes REALLY low, which make is perfect for walking out on the Sand Spit and collecting sand dollars. (Try not to step on them!) There are so many day trips to take near Cedar Key: Manatee and Fanning Springs, Suwanee River, Ichetucknee Springs,you will be amazed how truly beautiful...so much nature....so inexpensive!


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                      • "The Bonaire House" in beautiful Cedar Key

                        "The Bonaire House" in beautiful Cedar Key

                      • Shaded back porch

                        Shaded back porch

                      • Living room area with original knotty pine floors and walls

                        Living room area with original knotty pine floors and walls

                      • Compfy 2nd Bedroom, enjoy the gulf breeze in the Spring and Fall

                        Compfy 2nd Bedroom, enjoy the gulf breeze in the Spring and Fall

                      • Florida and nautical home furnishings

                        Florida and nautical home furnishings

                      • Large old Spanish Oaks shade yard

                        Large old Spanish Oaks shade yard

                      • Bonaire House Guests

                        Bonaire House Guests

                      • Porpoise jumping at Sea Horse Key

                        Porpoise jumping at Sea Horse Key

                      • Back porch with swing, over looks large back yard and dock

                        Back porch with swing, over looks large back yard and dock

                      • Large shaded back yard

                        Large shaded back yard

                      • Front bedroom

                        Front bedroom

                      • Kitchen area, has separate dining area with large picnic style table(not shown)

                        Kitchen area, has separate dining area with large picnic style table(not shown)

                      • Good old fashion Florida comfort!

                        Good old fashion Florida comfort!

                      • Guest coming in from fishing trip and tieing up to the dock. Where's the fish?

                        Guest coming in from fishing trip and tieing up to the dock. Where's the fish?

                      • Back yard fire pit

                        Back yard fire pit

                      • Sand dollars from the Sand Spit

                        Sand dollars from the Sand Spit

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