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Recent Florida North Central reviews

  • Working Vacation

    "We stayed here three months. A great writing retreat with easy access to colleagues at the U of Florida. The large fenced backyard with spreading live oaks was relaxing and safe for little kid visits. The house was spacious and very comfortable. The neighborhood is lovely -- perfect for daily walks and bike rides. Friendly, helpful neighbors made us feel at home. A short walk or 5 minute drive will get you to the wonderful Fresh Market with its ever-changing array of desserts and fresh sushi, an authentic French bakery, the all-purpose Publix grocery, and an intriguing used book store. We took side trips to the Gulf (Cedar Key), St. Augustine, Manatee Springs, and a variety of state parts where we encountered eagles, wild horses and baby alligators. Disneyworld is a day-trip away. Gainesville weather in January and February can be surprisingly cool, even cold, but the house was well heated and always comfortable."
    Guest: Fox/Koopman Date of Stay: January 2015 Review Submitted: April 14, 2015
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  • Suwannee River FUN Trip

    "Exceptionally clean, nicely decorated, well equipped kitchen and very comfortable bedding. We had a wonderful time and will do it again :-)"
    Guest: Sandbar Hookers Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: September 24, 2014
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  • Relaxation with a capital "R"!

    "The minute we walked into Bonaire House, we knew that we had chosen the perfect place for our vacation. We wanted peace and quiet- a true getaway from life and this is it. The beautiful back porch/deck with its porch swing was welcoming each morning for our coffee and newspaper. The dock was a great place to sun bathe, to watch the sunrise and to look at the stars each night. The house itself is extremely comfortable, very clean and has everything you'll need. My husband and I have said many times - " We're going back there as soon as we can!" Cedar Key is perfectly unspoiled! The owner is super-easy to work with. Highly recommend Island Girls Pizza, Tony's Seafood and the fudge that is sold at the campground on the way into Cedar Key-we bought six flavors and every one was good."
    Guest: Michelle V. Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: September 8, 2014
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  • Happy Anniversary

    "To celebrate our 35 years of wedded bliss, we went to Cedar Key. Fell in love with the place and left still in love with each other. (: ) Sailors Choice is in the best location for walking everywhere. We spent a bunch of time rocking on the porch and watching all the happy people go to dinner and then stagger home. Haaaaa The house was supposed to be unlocked, but was not and I finally got in touch with Judy who was kind enough to come and unlock it for us. We met the most wonderful, friendly locals. All the locals are happy to chat with you and talk about this unique town. We noticed complaints about the mattress, but we thought it was fine. The pillows really need work. Way too soft and could use at least a couple more if not replaced with firmer ones. Not a big deal but worth mentioning. We would totally recommend Sailors Choice and Cedar Key. The best part for us is it is only a two hour drive from our home. Gotta love Florida"
    Guest: Valerie B. Date of Stay: April 2015 Review Submitted: April 14, 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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