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This property allows you to book online with a credit card. After submitting a reservation request, the owner or manager has 24 hours to accept, at which time your card will be charged and you will receive an email confirmation
"I had an amazing time in Tallahassee, and staying here was just the icing on the cake. My family and I came just to spend time with my son who is attending school there. It couldn't come home for the summer due to classes he had to take so we brought the family to him. All I have got to say is that this place really felt like home. The yard is huge! A great placying space for my younger children. Inside, everything you could ever need to feel at home was there. I just couldn't see myself renting a hotel room when we visit Tallahassee again after this. It was just too comfortable and a much better way for my family and I to bond with my son who has been away from us finishing up his degree. The setting made it even harder to part ways with him. We didn't want to leave! The owner, Sheila, was very nice and welcoming. I would definitely recommend this home to anyone traveling to Tallahassee. Just amazing. Thank you!"
Guest: Laura ReynoldsDate of Stay: July 2015Review Submitted: July 12, 2015
"My wife and I enjoyed a relaxing retreat in Cedar Key and selected the Seashell Sanctuary because it was secluded, pet-friendly and had so many amenities... Bikes, kayaks, and a golf cart are included! We used the golf cart everyday and it was great to travel freely around Cedar Key without needing a car. If you love nature, the outdoors and need to unplug from the busyness of life, then this is a great place. If you still need to stay connected, they do have wifi and satellite TV! Definitely eat the Clam Chowder at Tony's or visit the Big Deck Raw Bar (pet-friendly) for some great food! The property was managed by Jennie and she was friendly and accessible when we had questions."
Guest: Stephen R.Date of Stay: July 2015Review Submitted: July 18, 2015
"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: deeDate of Stay: March 2015Review Submitted: March 20, 2015
"Wonderful experience with the owners, perfect stay at the house. House was wonderful, beds were very comfortable, kitchen had everything we needed to cook with. I couldn't have asked for a better stay!"
Guest: michelle j.Date of Stay: March 2015Review Submitted: April 1, 2015