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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
"We had a group of 5 adults and 2 children, and this house was the perfect size for us. The kitchen and bathrooms are absolutely beautiful!
The kids loved the petting zoo and playground, as well as the pool. We were a 30-minute boat ride from the gulf, and a 20-minute drive to Fanning Springs for a dip in the natural springs and a walk/bike on the trails.
I would say the only negative, given the fact that it was hot spring weather, was that the porch was not screened in. Bring citronella!"
Guest: Amber P.Date of Stay: April 2015Review Submitted: April 14, 2015
"We have been coming down to the High Springs area to go cave diving for about ten years. A couple of years ago, our usual place to stay became no longer available. After bouncing around a couple other places, I'm please to say Diver's Den will be our new place to stay! The location is perfect, close to Ginnie Springs, secluded on a huge secure lot, with all the amenities you may need. We will definitely be coming back for many years. A+"
Guest: Cave DiverDate of Stay: February 2015Review Submitted: February 24, 2015
"Nice location, quiet yet easy access to everything Cedar Key has to offer. Property has all amendments though needs mechanical attention. Roof leaked in heavy rain, French doors not installed properly leaving gaps for outside air and Mosquitos . I expect the owner is unaware of these issues."
Guest: Bob K.Date of Stay: June 2015Review Submitted: June 8, 2015