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Recent Florida North Central reviews

  • A Charming Taste of Old Florida

    "If the glitz of Naples or Clearwater wears thin, and you hanker to experience Florida before condos took it over, then Cedar Key and Charpia Cottage are your antidote. A delightful early 1900's tin-roof clapboard cottage that is fully updated with A/C and modern applicances. The photos - accurate as they are - don't convey the delight of your morning coffee or afternoon libation from the screened porch overlooking the bay, dolphins swimming past. The bedrooms are comfortable, the bathroom and kitchen are spotless, and the living room reflects a whimsical beach cottage ambiance. All this in easy walking distance from shops, good restaurants, and a fine bakery. Wish we'd stayed longer!"
    Guest: Harold Date of Stay: March 2015 Review Submitted: April 24, 2015
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  • Truly a "Clam Good Time"

    "Spent a wonderful week in this paradise! Physically, the unit was clean and very comfortable. Plenty of pots and pans and glasses and dishes, etc.. for every need. The view is spectacular! In addition to the water and palm trees, we saw a wide variety of tropical birds daily, and most days we spotted dolphins fishing right by the dock - an awesome experience. We rented kayaks from a very nice and helpful local guy (Cedar Key Paddling), and paddled around a lot, especially enjoying a jaunt across to Atsena Okie - worth the visit! The condo is located close enough to the "down town" area that we were able to walk to dinner on the nights we didn't cook in. We found Steamers to be our favorite restaurant. Although we didn't have ours with us, it was nice to see so many dog-friendly places around Cedar Key. If I have to nit-pick...we're king-sized bed people, so the queen in the master bedroom was a bit cramped for us (but we knew what we were getting when we rented)! The pool area is beautiful, but it could use to be heated. The hot tub, however, was lovely. If you plan on eating in, you might consider shopping at a grocery store prior to arriving. While the Market has the essentials, the selection of fresh fruits, veggies, and meat was not the greatest. The stand next to the Marathon gas station, however, has lots of good fresh stuff, but was only open Thurs - Sunday. A ride 10 miles back on Rt. 24 to Richardson's Seafood Market is worth it if you want fresh fish - try the grouper filets! All-in-all this was one of the best places we've ever stayed - thanks to the owners for sharing!!!"
    Guest: NY TomKat Date of Stay: April 2015 Review Submitted: April 13, 2015
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  • FAMILY FISHING TRIP

    "My sister and her husband, my two neices and their husbands, me and my husband and our neices child age 2 all stayed here with room to spare. We fished and had plenty of room at the dock to dock two boats. The house is very roomy and well equipped. We had a very nice time here and plan to return soon. Thanks for all the help John with all my quesstions beforehand."
    Guest: Julie K. Date of Stay: May 2014 Review Submitted: June 2, 2014
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  • Beautiful Home

    "We stayed at the Hawthorne house to attend a family graduation at the University of Florida. The house is very comfortable with a great design. It was a 40 minute drive to get to the University, but well worth the drive. The house is beautiful and very clean with a great porch and dock. We were very happy with our stay."
    Guest: Miami Gators Date of Stay: May 2014 Review Submitted: July 7, 2014
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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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