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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
"Loved the place. Very clean, comfortable, & the view overlooking the GOM is phenomenal. Has everything you need. Very relaxing. Absolutely no way to not have a good time and enjoy some peace and R&R far away from the everyday big city hustle and bustle. Much looking forward to the next time we get the opportunity to stay there in CK again."
Guest: chris g.Date of Stay: July 2015Review Submitted: August 19, 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
"Making this reservation and communicating with the owner was very easy. Owner responded in a very timely manner with complete information. We arrived on a Friday afternoon and found everything just as the owner stated. Charpia Cottage is quaint, located in a very quiet area with a view of the Gulf with ecclectic decor that is a delight. Living areas are comfortable with homey touches, including games, books, shells and fun art. The kitchen is modern and well equipped; cottage is very clean and well kept. We loved sitting on the back porch gazing into the trees and listening to the cacaphony of birds! Access to downtown within a block or two; the dock area for a few shops, restaurants and boat tours is about a half mile -- all easily walk-able. Community activities range from sedentary to active paddle boarding and kayaking. Go and enjoy!"
Guest: Terrie N.Date of Stay: July 2015Review Submitted: July 20, 2015
"Awesome .... Whooow.... i did stay in this beautiful house. The view is superb, watching birds and the changes in tide.
After searching a while for a hotel in Cedar key I found this and stayed from Friday evening to Sunday. The week before was extreme with long working days during a workshop. Also, several early meetings that started at 4PM to reach out to the my home country (the Netherlands). The rent went very swift and fast and Paula brought the key's to the hotel in which I stayed. I arrived around 6:30PM. Diner in Cedar key, and drove back in a thunderstorm to the house. After a good sleep did do an excellent canoe trip for 5 hours. In the evening did go for diner to Steamers (superb excellent sea food !). Next day relaxed and did read books. The house is equipped with all you need. Next trip to USA for work I will definitely try to stay again !
DOUZE POINTS...... THANK YOU !"
Guest: Bert W.Date of Stay: July 2015Review Submitted: July 30, 2015