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Seashells Cottage in the Heart of Cedar Key!!!

Cedar Key, FL, USA
  • Cottage1200 sqft
  • Bedrooms1
  • Sleeps8
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 nights

Each Floor - 1 Bedroom + 1 Convertible sofabed(s), 1 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

Whether you're looking for a romantic escape, a weekend get together with friends or a memorable family vacation, Cedar Key is the right destination for you. VRBO Listing and prices are for one floor/unit, please contact us if you would like to rent the entire house.

You can bring the kids or leave them at home. You can lounge at the beach, walk the dock or fish from the pier. Take a tour of the surrounding islands or rent a kayak. Just remember Cedar Key is the place to stay!

The 'Sea Shells Cottage' in secluded Cedar Key, Florida. From the private balcony overlooking historic First Street and the beautiful waters of The Gulf of Mexico you'll not only see kayaks, canoes and recreational boaters but also commercial clammers and fisherman. Historic 'Atsena Otie' Island, once home to the Village of Cedar Key and Famous Dock Street are all included in the panoramic view from this elevated location.

The cottage is split into an upper and lower unit that can be rented separately or together. Listing prices are for a single floor. Contact us if you would like to rent the entire house. Escape to the other Florida Keys, a short drive from Gainesville area airport or about 3 hrs by car from Orlando. Covered parking available.

Our two story home located in the heart of Cedar Key is fully equipped and just waiting for YOUR visit. Uniquely designed for maximum privacy, Sea Shell Cottage is designed to allow some space between you and your guests. The cottage features a single bedroom and full kitchen on the bottom floor with an upstairs bedroom and efficiency kitchen upstairs.

Both the upper and lower level features a 19 x 7 balcony accessible from the living room, charming decor, TV and VCR. Plenty of closet space for your weekend or month stay, the unit is the perfect downtown location for your Cedar Key adventure.

The upper level has a one bedroom/one bath with a 19 x 7 balcony overlooking the Gulf waters to the south, whimsical decor in the living/kitchen area, a queen sleeper sofa, TV, VCR a refrigerator and all the electrical appliances to create a quick meal or full course dinner. The upstairs level also features a full bath and a queen bed in the separate bedroom.

Separate, private entrances to the upper and lower levels make this home a lovely stay for one to four couples. Accessible via either the outside staircase, or by the shareable interior staircase, the cottage affords easy privacy, or open the interior lockable doors and open this home up to you larger crowd.

Plenty of under house parking, with room enough for 2 cars and drive through access. Just two blocks to the Cedar Key Marina with three interior launch ramps and one exterior ramp for larger boats, this could be YOUR base for that weekend of fishing you have been promising yourselves.

Looking for that quiet place to birdwatch? Sea Shell Cottage is THE place. Located in the Cedar Key National Wildlife Refuge, there are over 250 documented species of birds, including ospreys, ibis, herons, brown pelicans, white pelicans, frigate birds, and even, yes, bald eagles.

Also available as a one bedroom unit, please call or contact us to accommodate YOUR needs. We want to share our dream get away with you, in fact we may just be 'decompressing and recharging' upstairs while you are in the downstairs unit.

Keywords: convenient, centrally located,cottage

Property Manager

Property Manager

Member Since 2009
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Calendar last updated:
Apr 03, 2018
About Property Manager

We look forward to time spent in Cedar Key and find it a great way to completely decompress and recharge our batteries! The fishing pier, public beach, shopping, post office and store are all within a block of the cottage. Boat rentals are available for exploring the uninhabited islands surrounding Cedar Key, the photo is of Seahorse Key taken during Christmas 2009.

Property Manager purchased this Cottage in 2009

Why Property Manager chose Cedar Key

Cedar is our secret getaway on the Florida Gulf Coast. Secluded, uncrowded, Cedar Key is a small resort town right on the water with a rich history. The public beach, fishing pier and marina are within walking distance as is the historic downtown. The cottage is surrounded by nature preserves that you will not be able to experience anywhere else. We love it here and hope you do too!

What makes this Cottage unique

The cottage is located in the center of Cedar Key and within a stone's throw to everything. You can get up early and fish at the public pier, rent a boat or a golf cart to explore the island or the nature preserves that surround Cedar Key. Spend the day at the public beach or shopping in the town's historic district. Gainesville is a short drive away as is the University of Florida and can make for an interesting day trip from the cottage.


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 1 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
      • Convertible bed(s)
        1 queen, Sofabed in living room pulls out into a queen size bed
      • Queen size Bed, Queen size Sleep Sofa )


      • 1 Bathroom

          Location Type

            • Beach View
              Units are a short walk to the public beach, dock & fishing pier
            • Ocean View
            • Water View


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Air Conditioning
                      2 Units, Each Floor Can Be Set to YOUR Comfort
                    • Broadband Access
                    • Clothes Dryer
                      On First Level
                    • Covered Parking
                      Under House Pull Through Parking, Room for 2 Cars and a Boat
                    • Linens Provided
                    • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
                    • Telephone
                    • Washing Machine
                      On First Level
                    • Wireless Internet


                        • Coffee Maker
                        • Cooking Utensils
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                        • Dishwasher
                          In Lower Level
                        • Kitchen
                          Both Levels.
                        • Microwave
                        • Refrigerator
                        • Toaster


                            • Dining Area


                                • DVD Player
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                • VCR


                                    • Balcony
                                      (2) Looks out onto the Gulf of Mexico and the Surrounding Islands


                                        • not suitable for children


                                            • museums
                                            • restaurants

                                              Leisure Activities

                                                • boating
                                                • shelling
                                                • shopping
                                                • sight seeing
                                                • wildlife viewing

                                                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                    • cycling
                                                    • fishing
                                                    • hiking
                                                    • kayaking
                                                    • sailing
                                                    • snorkeling/diving
                                                    • swimming


                                                        • Walk to public beach, public pier and downtown shopping

                                                          House Rules

                                                          Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                          Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                          Cancellation Policy

                                                          Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

                                                          5 Reviews

                                                          Very Good4.2/5

                                                          Latest reviews

                                                          Great location...

                                                          Julie M.Gallatin TN

                                                          For the location this was a very nice unit. All of our needs were met. We parked our car and did not use during our stay. Television look us some time to figure things out. But once we did, things were fine. Batteries need to be replaced in the remotes as we had to shuffle the batteries between them. All in all it served our purpose and we would stay again.

                                                          love this island and the island life

                                                          amanda R.

                                                          The location is awesome! It's walking distance to Dock St with all the good restaurants, souvenir shops and golf cart rentals. I would've preferred our room to have a bathtub but the shower was nice. We could only get the TV to work with the Netflix and we're not the Netflix type of people. But all in all it was a very pleasant stay.

                                                          The property was awesome!

                                                          Lynne C.West Palm Beach, Florida

                                                          The property was very spacious, clean, nicely decorated, comfortable, included all the essentials for everyday living(coffee, paper towels, toilet paper, towels). Nice front porch for relaxing and close to everything!! We did not drive our car the entire time we were there! Very walkable town....

                                                          Loved it and would definitely stay there again!!! Thanks....

                                                          Seashells is excellent!

                                                          theodettePensacola, FL

                                                          Perfect location, walk to the beach, walk to the restaurants and bars, next to the boat ramp. Each separate unit was well equipped. I was nice to have the separate units for privacy, but they were nicely connected and perfect for two families. I Highly recommend.

                                                          Owner's Response:


                                                          Thanks for taking time to submit a review. Glad you had a great time and enjoyed the house!!!

                                                          Great Memorial Day visit

                                                          Erle M.Leesburg, GA

                                                          Great location and well equipped. We stayed on the lower floor with full kitchen. The covered parking is a great perk. Can walk to everything so the car is not needed. Missed not having an ice machine in the fridge. By Monday, the town had run out of ice. Everyone uses Gainsville Ice and they did not deliver until Tuesday, after the holiday. Also missed not having a TV in the bedroom. The only hassle was with the door. We had to contact the rental agent to learn how to fiddle with the key to get it to work. Key has to be slightly pulled out to work.

                                                          Sorry to see that Frog's landing was gone. Missed Jimmy Frog and his food and music. He was part of the character of Cedar Key. The new place, Steamers, is a joke, overpriced, poor service and poor attitude, and the owner is supposedly the owner of a successful bistro in Clearwater. Guess it is a management problem and will eventually shake out.


                                                          Cedar Key, FL, USA

                                                          Not Your Typical Beach Resort, Cedar Key is Located on the Nature Coast, and is the Jumping Off Point to Explore the Island that is Home to the Cedar Key Wildlife Refuge, the 30,000+ Acre Waccasassa Bay Preserve as Well as Historic 'Atsena Otie' Island, Once Home to the Village of Cedar Key.

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                                                          5 Reviews
                                                          Very Good 4.2/5
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