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Recent Florida North Central reviews

  • Vacation 2014, Roanoke, Texas

    "Couldn't have been happier. Loved crabbing off the dock. Short walk to town for kayak rental or to buy fresh clams off the boat. Church was close by. Visiting nearby museums & checking out nature trails was fun. Accomodations were great for the price; kitchen had every untensil, and the view across the bay & into the Gulf was beautiful. I'm ready to go again. Thanks, Jeanie!"
    Guest: Wally Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: August 25, 2014
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  • Great Family Home

    "We spent the week at this great property in Cedar Key. This was not our first trip to Cedar Key and as our family has grown, so has our need for more space. This home provided the indoor and outdoor space to fit all of our needs. The dock was a great place for the grandkids to explore the bayou and look for sea creatures. The great room provided plenty of space for our Thanksgiving dinner. The fireplace was a wonderful gathering place on the cool north Florida evenings to talk about the day and plan the next day's adventures. Our dog loved the yard and the remoteness of the house from the main road. Kayak launching was easy in the back yard and we enjoyed exploring the back bayou. Although it seemed like a long way away, downtown was a quick bike ride, golf cart ride or car excursion. We hope to be back. On our last evening the furnace stopped working. The rental agent quickly arranged for a repairman to come and the heat was back on in less than an hour. Great customer service Jeannie!"
    Guest: Ron & Rhonda Date of Stay: November 2014 Review Submitted: November 30, 2014
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  • Enjoyable Vacation

    "We had a nice time. The area is very remote, more so than I anticipated. Driving from the north we had to take hours of back roads to get to the house. Once we made it, it was a beautiful setting. We got to see dolphins and there are some great state and national parks near by. I wish the weather would have been warmer, not a lot to do on cool days. We went to St. George Island twice which is about an hour and 20 minute drive, The island is a little more touristy (I say that in a good way, better restaurants and things to do.) The house was one of the more odd houses in terms of layout I have rented on VRBO, it was an older house, but also had some nice updates. One thing I didn't realize was that all the upstairs bedrooms are open ceilings so after our small children went to bed it had to be quiet time throughout the house. Not a terrible thing, but didn't catch this before we arrived. The star gazing was amazing, we packed our telescope and I am glad we did!"
    Guest: David H. Date of Stay: February 2015 Review Submitted: February 17, 2015
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  • Return trips

    "We stayed at Dad's Oasis again twice this year. Again, we found the house to be an excellent place to stay. The house comes with everything you need (except you and your groceries!). Being an avid fisherman I am envious of the cleaning table and wish I had one at my own home. This year was great for scalloping which made the trip even more enjoyable. See you next year!"
    Guest: Tim Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: September 1, 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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