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Recent Florida North Central reviews

  • Most excellent!

    "We stayed 8 days in the house and were so happy with the layout of the house, the dock, the extras from the paper products to the washing detergent which were provided. The bonus room is the bomb! Washer drier etc... Plenty of space for any extra or extras you may bring or just to hang out. Perfect place for your pets to stay when you are out. smooth painted conctete floor. Just right for pets when you are out etc....We took crab pots, fishing gear, and our kayak and were able to use all! Kayaking is wonderful here! Caught more than 6 dozen plus nice blue crabs off the dock and just over by the marsh across from the dock. The kitchen is incredible with everything we needed and more. Kitchen is fully rquipped, everything you need, even down to your wine corker! Nice big fridge in kitchen, nice dining room and living room space all open in one very large room! Ceiling is all wood planked and vaulted. Really nice! Nice rustic feel and homely! Plus a big fireplace. 3 bedrooms and 2 baths. Master bedroom has it's own bath. I think all the closets are cedar lined wood. I know the master is. We enjoyed sitting out on the deck and also the covered dock fishing and/or watching sunrises and/or sunsets. Both!. We loved this place and selfishly hope it doesn't sell before we can rent it again! Overall, a great place for the value $$$."
    Guest: RJ Date of Stay: May 2015 Review Submitted: May 19, 2015
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  • Clancy Clan connected at the River House!!

    "This was the first group/family vacation spot where the entire family was able to gather and connect! We absolutely enjoyed it from 1 year olds and teenagers to elderly all ages! Friends and family drove in during the day and we had a amazing time at your river house! We believe that because there is limited connection/ cell service it allowed us to connect with one another so much more..truly magical! The Clancy Clan cannot wait to come back and stay even longer! Thank you Jim and Janet for your hospitality..and being just a phone call away when we needed you. ~Cheryl Clancy"
    Guest: Cheryl C. Date of Stay: April 2015 Review Submitted: May 5, 2015
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  • Perfection in Cedar Key!

    "We have just returned from a weeklong stay at Family Tides. NEVER have I relaxed so much in such beautiful surroundings. It seems as if the Carters designed this statuesque three story home to respect the surroundings without competing with them in the least. From various balconies guests drink in the beauty of Cedar Key, its waterways and wildlife, its scrub oaks and native palms without once ruffling a single feather or deep- green bush. Ospreys soar gracefully as they work to build their massive nests stage front high in pines very near the house. In the distance beautiful sunrises light the morning activity of gulls and sand birds, of low tides with exposed sandbars. Everyday, all day is a cool breeze suggesting breathing deeply to simply let your soul catch up. The home clearly is the most beautiful in all of Cedar Key. We invited our children and grandchildren over for the weekend and loved paddle boarding and kayaking right from the nearby dock. Beds and privacy, bathrooms and a large verandah for visiting and blowing bubbles made this house perfection as a rental. Everything is spotlessly clean with just the right amount of art and furnishings to compliment all God had done outside. Beautiful dark wood floors intersect wide and cool tile floors then mix with the owner’s choices of cool colors from the sea. My favorite room was a guest room bath cleverly mixing yellow and white tiles with complimentary yellow pegs to hold the hotel quality towels. Also perfectly chosen fish art again reiterated the touches of yellows. The bedrooms are huge as are the baths. Clearly understanding guests love for a pet, the Carters welcomed our Sheltie “Rebel” and he loved it all too. The kitchen worked like a charm, but remained closed often enough to sample great restaurants in Cedar Key, whose pace is worthy of a hammock easily swaying in a breeze. The new restaurant Carlin’s was our favorite bar none! This was a vacation we will never forget, and should the Carters still be renting again, we will be back…OFTEN!"
    Guest: dee Date of Stay: March 2015 Review Submitted: March 20, 2015
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  • Perfect getaway!!

    "Perfect lake house. Pictures don't give this property justice. Such a quaint and quiet location. This house has everything you can image. We will be back often with the pup. The owners are fabulous and very easy to work with. I highly recommend this property."
    Guest: Beach Girl Date of Stay: May 2015 Review Submitted: May 18, 2015
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Florida North Central Travel Tips

North Florida Vacation Rentals Provide Plenty of Fun

North Florida is less well-known than the Panhandle and the beaches further south in Florida but it is a charming area with rolling hills, horse farms and small coastal communities. Popular during the winter with snowbirds and retirees, the area has plenty to see and do and most places are within a 90-minute pleasant drive of either coast.

Staying in North Florida Vacation Rentals

Renting a North Florida vacation home is the perfect way to enjoy a relaxed, do-as-you-please vacation. Homes are comfortably furnished and equipped to a high standard with dishwashers, full-size refrigerators, microwave and washer/dryer. With a dining area, living area with TV, and as many bedrooms and bathrooms as you choose, there is plenty of space for even the largest family to spread out. Whether you are looking for a condo, cabin or beach house, the choice of vacation rentals is extensive. Added amenities include hot tubs, swimming pools, games rooms, bicycles and more, depending upon each individual unit. You can choose one that completely suits your needs.

Things to do in North Florida

North Central Florida has a host of attractions and activities for visitors of all ages. The small towns offer shopping, sightseeing, museums, theaters, antiquing, architecture and historical sites. The many lakes, rivers and natural springs are great places for swimming, snorkeling, kayaking, fishing, bird-watching and boating. The national forests and state parks in the area provide wildlife viewing, hiking, biking and hunting opportunities. With seasonal festivals and local events in the area, visitors can be as busy as they wish. Alternatively, North Florida is the perfect place to chill out and do nothing at all.

Places to Visit From North Florida Condos

The university city of Gainesville is a beautiful city to explore. The historic downtown area has some interesting history and great restaurants. The Florida Museum of Natural History, the Butterfly Museum, and the Hippodrome State Theater are all great places to visit. Nearby are the famous Kanapaha Gardens with beautiful lakes and gardens for strolling around.

Tallahassee is the state capital of Florida and has a downtown Capital Building, Imax theater and many shopping malls. The quaint towns of Havana, Monticello and Quincy are great places to visit for a bite to eat and to browse around the local shops and antique stores. Wakulla Springs State Park, Silver Springs and Green Cove Springs offer a host of water-based activities. Just beyond Tallahassee is the Apalachicola National Forest.

Cedar Key is a delightful community on the west coast of North Florida. It is surrounded by the Cedar Keys National Wildlife Refuge which has extensive colonies of nesting birds including roseate spoonbills, pelicans, skimmers, storks and other shore birds. The small streets around the docks have many restaurants and art and craft shops, and the artists are happy to chat with visitors about their work and what brought them to this lovely area.

Getting to North Florida Resorts

North Florida is within easy driving distance from North and South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama and further afield. Those choosing to fly to the area will find plenty of daily flights available to one of the international airports at Jacksonville, Daytona Beach or Orlando. Driving to your vacation rental in North Florida along the scenic roads and byways is very easy in this uncrowded area.

North Florida Weather

The climate is warm and sunny for most of the year but winters do have chilly spells with overnight temperatures below freezing. Winters are mostly dry with average daytime temperatures around 20 C (68 F) while summers reach a hot and humid 31 C (90 F) during July and August. These months also get the most rainfall in short but heavy afternoon showers.

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