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*Magical Pink House*

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Our home is a beautiful oceanfront getaway located in an unspoiled Florida fishing village. We are located on the Gulf coast and enjoy both gorgeous sunsets and sunrises year round. We are within walking distance of the historic downtown and famous dock street restaurants and shops. If you are looking for a little relaxation in your next Gulf Coast vacation, you must discover Cedar Key, Florida. Our views of the Gulf are panoramic, our style is low-key, and we want you to kick back, get comfortable and most of all, have a great time!

The Thomas Guesthouse is a 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath home. Our vaulted ceilings and wall to wall windows offer incredible views of Cedar Key's waterfront and nature preserves. If you are a nature lover, you will be mesmerized by the variety of birds and dolphins that feed in front of your private balcony. Throw open the wraparound windows and feel the sea air and breezes gently relax you as you watch a panoramic sunset filled with the most stunning imagery and colors. Enjoy sunrises with your morning coffee and the spectacular colors of the sunsets each evening.

Cedar Key is surrounded by the Cedar Keys National Wildlife Refuge - a refuge famous for its extensive colonies of nesting birds. Depending on the season you visit, you will see Roseate Spoonbills, White Pelicans, Dowitchers, Willets, Skimmers, Oystercatchers, Frigate Birds, Wood Storks, and many LBBs (little brown shorebirds, from plovers to sandpipers). Always resident are: Great Blue Herons, Little Blue Herons, Tricolors, Great Egrets, Osprey, Bald Eagles, and many others.

Our home is fully furnished and equipped for your comfort and convenience. Besides the fully-equipped kitchen, living and dining areas, we also have a laundry area with washer and dryer. Upgrades in 2008 include new bedroom and dining furniture.

Cedar Key is perfect for couples or family vacations. Park your car and walk or use a golf cart to visit our restaurants, galleries, boat rentals, shops, and the town marina. Most dining and shopping options on Dock Street are two blocks from the Thomas Guesthouse. Bikes, scooters, and golf carts are also available if you would like to range a bit further. Cedar Key is part of Florida's Nature Coast--the wildlife is abundant. If you are looking to enjoy old Florida without the crowds, come to Cedar Key and relax on our balcony and watch the birds and boats go by. We promise you will not want to leave.

Golf carts are for rent at the Gulfside Motel just down the street.

Keywords: Waterfront Home

More Details

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 13, 2018

Why The Owner chose Cedar Key

We love the unspoiled Florida we have found in Cedar Key.

What makes this house unique

Relaxation, Relaxation, Relaxation...Margaritas and clam chowder


Cedar Key House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Washing Machine
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size bed in master bedroom Queen size Beds in the other 2 bedrooms
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • water skiing


Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(23 traveler reviews)

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*Magical Pink House*
average rating of 4.478261 based on 23 reviews

Fantastic house and fantastic location

  • 5 of 5

the location is so beautiful and the house very nice. Mattress in Master suite could use an update but other than that everything is very up to date and comfortable.

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous home.. could use a few updates, overall a 4.5

  • 5 of 5

This house is perfect for 4 or 6 people.. layout is perfect w each bedroom having its own bath and nice open layout with spectacular views and location.. 5 stars!

Some in our group rated the house a 4 due to some updates needed.. comfortable seating for 6 on the outside deck and in the living room, updated TV some TLC on peeling wallpaper, remove silk flowers, update bathrooms... but it's a beach house! So overall, I give this a 5 because the views and location are spectacular! It actually looked much better in person on the inside than I expected.. I was pleasantly surprised.

You can easily walk to all the happenings on Dock Street, Tony's for amazing clam chowder, and the Island Hotel. Make sure you check out Steamers, Bonish Studio (bar / antique / gift shop), Neptune Bar and the Restaurant in Island Hotel, Big Decks (fabulous Live Music), Lowkey Hideaway Tiki Bar (short drive).. and by all means, talk to people!! People are SO nice!! Cedar Key is the best!! Oh, and we saw a manatee from the house and great bird watching - bring binoculars if you like to bird watch.. plenty to see! Great people watching too as the house is on a common walking path and you get to see all kinds of doggies!

We didn't really need a golf cart, but rented one from Cedar Key Golf Karts and it worked great for checking out the whole island by the airport and park, etc.. 6 seater was $100 a day.

Cedar Key is a hidden gem.. one of my favorite places on Earth. This is the best house I've found for a group of 6 on the island.

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It was just what I needed at the time in my life when I needed it!

  • 5 of 5

I loved staying here. I needed some much needed rest and this house did that and more. Waking up almost everyday to the sunrise that could be seen from the master bedroom, to the beautiful sunsets seen from the porch. Everyday there was something different to see on the gulf including lots of dolphins fishing. One morning I heard several loons calling. It's so close to everything in the town and all within walking distance - which I did several times a day. The best part was sitting on the deck on warm days drinking coffee and just enjoying the water.

  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean, well-appointed, comfortable home.

  • 5 of 5

The home is lovely, well appointed and clean. Unfortunately our week was cold and rainy and we really missed all of the out door activities we’ve enjoyed in the past.

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We thought it was beautiful. Inside was decorated like a professional had decorated it.

  • 4 of 5

The only negative I would give it was when we arrived we could not get the freezer door to the refrigerator open. 6 different people tried and finally we got It far enough open that we could get a blow dryer to blow warm air, enough to melt the ice that must have been blocking the door from opening. We felt that it was a charming house and was well equipped with plenty of dishes, and linens. Very nicely located to shops, restaurants,etc. Beautiful views for watching sunsets and sun rises.

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Home was spacious and clean.

  • 4 of 5

We went to Cedar Key in August and stayed at the Pink House. Family of 4. Kids loved having their own room and own bathroom. The master suite is large. The house was immaculately clean. The owners were so gracious to allow us to check in early since the last renters had cancelled. The views are phenomenal. The house has a golf cart below, but there was no indication we could use it so we rented one. That was so much fun for all of us. We also rented Kayaks and went out to the uninhabited island that you can see from the back porch. We saw sting rays, birds and crabs. Once night there were dolphins. The fishing was excellent. We caught redfish and flounder.

Most of the locals were uncommonly kind, friendly and welcoming. Kindness beyond words. Although I must say one in particular seemed to be the self proclaimed sheriff and made our business her business. She seemed to patrol the town and needed to remind us of the "rules." That was kind of creepy. The only other negative was the house was a bit outdated. While very clean, in the master there was peeling wall paper and paint. Also, it is very difficult to launch kayaks from the house due to large coral rocks.

All and all you will enjoy your stay here; you can walk downtown and to dock restaurants with little effort. Owners are receptive.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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private airstrip, airplane rides, horse and buggy rides, beachfront park for kids


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Refundable damage deposit $350
Pet Fee $250
Tax Rate 9.0%

Rates are subject to change. Holiday and festival stays will incur an additional 15% fee.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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