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  • Most excellent home away from home

    "We were lucky enough to spend a month in Cedar Key this winter and were most fortunate to stay in the Clam Good condo. A true home away from home - a fresh, contemporary sea-side ambiance, with comfortable furniture and appointments, a well-stocked kitchen, truly comfortable bed, closet space, washer-dryer and dish washer, everything you need. The internet was steady and fast, which we did not find on last year's Cedar Key trip. The Dish TV offered a great picture and excellent selection. The deck is absolutely perfect and with the large windows facing the deck, even on days we had rain and wind and a cold snap, we could happily sit in the living room or at the dining room table and still take in the Gulf view. Sunsets inside or out! There are many thoughtful touches- we especially appreciate the tall dining tables [inside and on the deck] which let us see over the deck railing. The condo and the entire complex are extremely well maintained. We didn't use the pool or hot-tub but hope to another time. And finally, loved walking out of the pier and dock. As others have said, everything in town is walkable. The owners are excellent hosts, with good communication and provide all the info you need with clarity. The Cedar Key Market is surprisingly well stocked. Check out Annie's for great old-school breakfasts [cash only!] and Away from the World, up the stairs on Dock St for creative omelettes and great lunches. Steamers, also on Dock St and up the stairs, is a great go-to place and a nice mix of locals & travelers. It's open every day and has great seafood along with burgers, steak and other entrees. Great for all ages. Also check out the tiny bar in the Island Inn hotel. Cozy fun and good food, especially the unique shrimp & grits cake and the burger. And yes, Tony's really does have the best clam chowder and great food. The special 'Old Florida' energy of Cedar Key is a treasure and a great low-key trip."
    Guest: Elisabeth F. Date of Stay: December 2014 Review Submitted: February 4, 2015
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  • Just sit back and enjoy the view!

    "My daughter and I stayed here for a whole month in November. Eagle's View is a waterfront Rye Key home on stilts overlooking a beautiful area bursting with wildlife. Rye Key is a gated community on Cedar Key near the Museum State Park; it is extremely safe and private. The house was very clean when we got there. There is a great room with high ceilings, an open kitchen, fridge, microwave, oven, dishwasher, plenty of plates/cups/cookware, big screen tv, comfy couch with a pet cover on it, and plenty of chairs for sitting. You get to sit on the couch inside and look out at the great view or sit outside on the enormous deck or inside the screened porch. The two bedrooms are far apart on each side of the house for privacy. Each bedroom has its own bathroom. The master bedroom has a comfortable king-sized bed. We brought our own tv/blu-ray player to put in the bedroom, and a tv/dvd player are provided for you in the great room so you can watch movies and look out at the sunset over the marsh at the same time. Only nitpick would be cable reception, but great internet is far more important to us, and internet was very good, so shows we are decades-dependent on like soaps for me/Letterman for my daughter can be streamed online at the show websites. There is a washing machine/dryer in the closet as you come in. We really like the way the house is designed. Obviously a stilt home is going to have stairs so please keep that in mind if you have an elderly or disabled family member or friend or dog who might have trouble going up stairs. I am an 84-year-old widow, and our German Shepherd is about that in dog years, so it was a relief to know we both made it up the stairs just fine. There is plenty of parking space underneath and a storage room with bicycles, but we ended up renting a golf cart the whole time. A golf cart is expensive to rent for a month but mandatory; Rye Key is not comfortable walking distance from the downtown area, and it is much more pleasant to drive around Cedar Key in a golf cart than in a car unless it is chilly. There were many chilly days in November but many sunny days/warm days, too, and if you are there for a month, you are going to want a variety of weather anyway. We both loved being here, and we do hope to return one day again and again for as long as possible (especially if a golf cart is included HINT HINT :-)! Highly recommended!"
    Guest: Susan B. Date of Stay: November 2014 Review Submitted: January 6, 2015
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  • Great river house!

    "Just spent a couple nights at the "otter house" (our name for it) with some good friends. Love this place! Hated to leave. Can't wait to come back again!"
    Guest: reinski Date of Stay: March 2015 Review Submitted: March 19, 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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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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