Cedar Cay-Private Island Home, Panoramic Water Views
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Cedar Key house description
Want a lot of privacy? Want to enjoy your vacation, away from it all? Need a bit more space for a larger party? Just want more or need more? This home is the perfect spot for your vacation.
The main home is 4 bedrooms with 3 full baths and 2 half baths. The 'teen room' is separate from the main home, tucked under the main house, with its own air conditioning, a 1/2 bath and its own views, mainly to the west. Tastefully decorated and with twin beds, it is the place for teens, for a private couple, or for those who do not wish to come upstairs and join in the main festive occasion.
Come upstairs to the 'main house' with a large great room. Panoramic 180 degree views are the show piece of this room, with views to the east. A large, well equipped kitchen, a dining area with seating for 8 at the dining table and six additional stools at the breakfast bar makes this the place to have that dinner party for your family vacation or your company retreat. This living space also contains a large leather sofa with chaise lounge and matching easy chair. A large flat screen TV with satellite reception is here also, with viewing from anywhere in the room, if you desire.
You may not want to turn on the TV with the stunning views from the entire east wall windows, looking out on the natural beauty of Cedar Key's barrier islands. Step out onto the deck, with serving bar for entertaining, and soak up the majesty of the birds, the wild life the sunrises, the beauty of nature. We have chaise lounges for those who prefer to stay outside, several occasional chairs and four stools. You may just stay there the entire time of your stay. The deck is partially covered for those sunny days or the occasional afternoon shower, but is open to the sea breezes you will come to love and enjoy.
Look out onto waters from the house or come back down and climb onto your boat at the newly refurbished dock with boat house. Come and go with the tides. You can launch at the county boat ramp at #4 Bridge and bring the boat around for your fishing pleasure. Perfect for kayaking, the Cedar Key waters are sheltered shallow tidal estuaries, teeming with bird life, fish and some aquatic mammals. Don't want to bring a boat, just want to fish? You can do just that from the dock, put out a couple of crab traps and have tonight's dinner fresh.
Come back upstairs and get ready to relax in your luxurious space for the evening. One bedroom has a king bed, each of the other two bedrooms has a queen bed, full linens, and for those gentle night time dreams, an attractive quiet ceiling fan to stir the breezes. Each also has its own private bath with step in stone showers.
Now, for the surprise! We have a full 'mini-suite', complete with wet bar, a mini fridge and its own private deck. Completely separate, the pod is available to rent with the main house, giving you a 5th bedroom and bath if you like.
The 2nd master suite is its own mini vacation spot, with dining table, leather sofa, flat screen TV, private deck and a full bath, including stone step in shower. Available only with the main house, you can be assured of your privacy, and join the main group when you want.
Back to the main house, we need to point out the 1/2 bath off the great room, perfect for the entertaining part of your vacation.
The house is fully equipped, dishes, pot and pans, full linens, paper products and washer and dryer. We have stainless steel appliance, including microwave, three door refrigerator, cook top and double wall ovens, and dishwasher. Of course there is a coffee pot, toaster, and utensils, in short, you have everything you need, bring only the groceries.
Bring your cell phone if you must, check with your provider on how to make it a hot spot and you can stay in touch, if need be. Wifi is available at Kona Joe's, Annie's Cafe and Ken's Keyside Diner as you have your breakfast, then you too can use the excuse, 'oh sorry, I didn't have service'. The Cedar Key Public Library also offers wifi.
Dining in Cedar key is as varied as the wild life. From 'down home' Cracker style dining to elegant cloth tablecloths and polished silver, Cedar Key offers you a wealth of choices. We'll be happy to share our favorite dishes and recommendations at each of the many restaurants, from clam chowder at Tony's, to clams casino at the Island Room to steamed clams in garlic butter at the Island Hotel, the all you can eat seafood at Seabreeze, fried shrimp at Pickled Pelican, crab stuffed portabello at Steamers, oysters or clams on the half shell at Brian's Big Deck or white pizza t Blue Desert Cafe. Want it a bit easier? Cedar Key Pizza and Island Pizzeria are just a phone call away AND The Market has subs and pizzas to go. Let's not forget ice cream cones at Island Trading Post. Cedar Key Fine Foods has desserts, eat in or take out.
Worried you will forget something? The Market has a full line of groceries, the Jiffy store is also the liquor store (along with serving ice cream) and the Chevron station is Cedar Key's only gasoline. Dollar General is just 9 miles east on the mainland, along with Robinson's Seafood for fresh fish, oysters, clams and shrimp. They will gladly pack your cooler for your trip home. Southern Cross, at #3 bridge, also carries a full line of retail seafood, and as an added bonus, offers a clam hatchery tour while you wait.
This is not all Cedar Key has to offer, just a sampling-we want to leave you room for discovery. other delights are the State Museum, the Historical Society Museum, the Railroad Trestle Nature Walk, Cedar Key Scrub Preserve, the Cedar Key National Wildlife Refuge-accessible only by boat-and for an afternoon driving tour, the Lower Suwannee Wildlife Refuge, only 18 miles away.
Cleaning fee of $250 charged for parties larger than 6.
- 1816 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10
Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms, 2 Half Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Air Conditioning:
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- Kayak / Canoe:
- Away From It All
- Freshwater Fishing
- Hunting Small Game
- Pier Fishing
- Massage Therapist
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Scenic Drives
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Paddle Boating
- Cedar Key is a laid back dream. Come for the fishing, the bird watching, the boating, and the dining. The private location of this home allows you to spend quality time. We have many restaurants, some night life, multitudes of birds, hundreds of species of fish, oysters, clams, stone crabs and blue crabs. Many of these can be enjoyed right from your private dock....moreless
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Excellent family home!
Excellent family home!
This is a great spot for a family vacation. The island was well manicured, convenient to downtown and the tiki bar at low key, and even better, it's your own island! We put out the crab traps and caught blue crabs, threw the cast net off the bridge and caught our own bait to fish with (even though we mostly caught catfish off the back dock). After pulling our boat out of the water downtown, we used backed it up next to the house and rinsed it off and flushed the motor, which was worth staying the night just to do that as we normally drive back to Gainesville and put a lot more wear on the trailer and motor bu waiting that extra hour and change to get home. The kithchen is HUGE and can confortably accomodate 4 cooks (there always seems to be too many cooks in the kitchen at home, but at this place, that wasn't a problem). We rented the entire place and the "pod" is phenomenal inside. As much as I liked the master bedroom in the house (the shower especially), I wished Iwe had called the pod as it is more private. All in all, great vacation, thank you for letting us stay in your home. I usulaly don't write reviews, but I had such an amazing time with my family there, I felt that I had to pass on the love. Thanks again.
- Guest Anonymous
- Date of stay 08/08/13
- Review Submitted 08/11/13
Recommended for: Sightseeing, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with young children, girls getaway.
Manager response: So happy you enjoyed it. The "pod" is something else isn't it? I particularly like the kitchen myself, such a great space and fully stocked! Come again, when you get time to enjoy the views and the privacy. We are working on improving the amenities, we want your next stay to be even better.
Non Season Rate $350 per night-$500 deposit (4 br)or $550 per night with 2nd suite-$800 deposit $1,200 week-$800 deposit (4 br)or $2,000 per week with 2nd suite-$1,500 deposit Holiday and Season Rate $550 per night-$500 deposit (4 br)or $950 per night with 2nd suite-$800 deposit $2,000 week-$1,500 deposit (4 br) or $3,200 week with 2nd suite-$1,500 deposit all rates subject to 9% tax Groups larger than 6 will have a $250 cleaning fee.
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- Nearest Airport: Gainesville at 70 Miles
- Nearest Motorway: US 19/98 at 22 Miles
- Nearest Beach: Cedar Key City Park at 1.5 Miles
- Nearest Barpub: Low Key Hideaway at 0.5 Miles
- Nearest Restaurant: Ada Blue's, Blue Desert Cafe, Annie's Cafe at 1.2 Miles
The Unique Benefits at this House:
Private island get away. Come to Cedar Key, open the gate, drive across the wooden bridge and leave the world behind. This is the place to get away from it all.
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Come on out, main house to left, 'Pod' to the right
Come for the view
wet bar on deck
living area main house
main house living room
master BR in main house
showers are all stone tile
Well appointed 'pod'
view east south east
walkway to dock
dining with a view
plenty of seating
master bath in main house
Decks on east side
Private sitting area in the 'Pod'
Walk back to the main house from the 'Pod'
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