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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
"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
"The 2 and 1 bedroom units we rented were nicely furnished and spacious. The 2-bedroom unit has a nice large balcony. The view was waterfront and beautiful. The property has a large parking area for trucks with boat trailers. There is a nice pool. Downtown Cedar Key is a nice hamlet and everything was within a short walking distance of the condos. The marina and boat ramps, and a children's park were a block away. Lots of nice restaurants and cafes."
Guest: PhyshologistDate of Stay: July 2015Review Submitted: July 10, 2015
"We’ve stayed at Charpia twice and have truly loved every minute of it. The other reviewers have eloquently described the cottage’s charms. I’ll add it’s remarkably quiet and peaceful considering one can walk within minutes to downtown. Cedar Key is unique with it’s compact size and variety of entertainments. Dock St. is 5 minutes away with shops, bars and restaurants. The supermarket is two blocks away. Kayaking and boating opportunities are all within walking distance. We spent two weeks in Cedar Kay and left with new friends. If you’re looking for a slower paced vacation spot and a very comfortable little cottage, you can’t beat this place."
Guest: ChrisDate of Stay: August 2015Review Submitted: August 28, 2015