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The Bonaire House~Fun Waterfront Cottage with Private Dock!!

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

Relax and enjoy this great 2 bedroom, 1 bath waterfront home in historic Cedar Key, Florida. The house has a large shaded yard with private boat dock. The Bonaire House has the original hardwood floors and native unpainted knotty pine walls that add warmth to this unique original Florida home. The Master bedroom has a Queen bed and the second bedroom has 2 twin beds. Some of the original owners dishes, decoration and art work are still displayed, adding much charm to this 'Florida Cracker House'

Watch the abundant wildlife and beautiful sunrises from the back porch or from the dock's deck. There are beautiful cranes that perch on the dock almost daily. Enjoy a cup of coffee or have your breakfast on the back porch which has a great swing and outdoor seating and overlooks the Gulf's eastern bayou. On low tide see the Pink Spoon Bill's snooping around for minnows that were left behind.

Park your boat, catch crabs and catch redfish off your private dock. Or throw a cast net if you have one! Grill your catch of the day and have a picnic or maybe an just have an old fashion weiner roast in the large shaded back yard. Maybe have a game of Horseshoes! In the fall, enjoy an outdoor fire or oyster roast. The new deck addition at end of dock is equipped with a convenient fish cleaning station. Access to the deep water channel #2 is approximately 250 feet away. No need to get in your car...boat rentals and fishing supplies are available across the street at the Cedar Key Marina.

The high school's tennis courts are open to the public, you don't even need a reservation! A basketball court is located at the beach downtown, just go join in a pick up game!

If you are looking for a fancy, high-end house, this isn't the place for you. But if you are looking for a relaxing, fun, interesting, old fashion vacation with your family or friends then Cedar Key and the Bonaire House would be a perfect fit!

The Bonaire House will make your vacation stay in Cedar Key charming in every way.

Keywords: waterfront cottage, Cedar Key house rental, island house rental, waterfront house rental

More Details

Property Manager
Rosemary Cooke
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
December 14, 2017

About Rosemary Cooke

I was born and raised in Cedar Key, I met Dave there in 1977. We got married in the Cedar Key Episcopal Church in 1989. We reside in Austin Texas, and own and run a automotive repair shop and a body shop. We have two children that are almost adults that love to come to Cedar Key and bring their friends. Their friends usually plan to only stay one week but end up staying 3 or 4 weeks because they are having such a great time!

Rosemary Cooke purchased this house in 1995

Why Rosemary Cooke chose Cedar Key

We chose to buy a house in Cedar Key because we love the gulf coast, with all of its wildlife, great fishing, good seafood, and all the wonderful places to go that are nearby. The people there are so friendly. We have a lot of friends and family there. It is so different from our hectic lives in Austin. Once we get to Cedar Key, we turn off the computers, phones and any other high tech gadget we have, and start relaxing and trying to really reconnect with one another. The wonderful thing about being in Cedar Key is the time we really spend together there, the kids walk down to the City Park at the beach at night and play basketball, then come home and play board games for hours...you can hear their laughter next door. We sit out on the back porch and just swing and talk...sometime we build a fire in the fire pit and have a wiener roast. We even catch crabs off the boat dock! Over the years as I have traveled I have met so many people that have been to Cedar Key and fell in love with the area and way of life. Everyone that vacationed in Cedar Key as children told me that their fondest memories of growing up or vacationing were from when they traveled to Cedar Key. We LOVE it too!!! And can't wait to retire in Cedar Key.

What makes this house unique

It is a short walk to downtown Cedar Key's restaurants, shopping and fishing pier. We are directly across from the Cedar Key Marina where you can get all of your boating and fishing supplies. Enjoy the boat dock behind the house, it has a deck area that is great for watching the eastern sunrises. Bikes, kayaks, golf cart rentals, boat tours are all within walking distant. The fishing is terrific and so is the bird watching!! You can fish right behind our house and catch redfish. It is so beautiful out around the other islands. We go almost every year and tour the Old Lighthouse on Seahorse Key. The pelicans are nesting then and when you go up in the light house you can see hundreds of momma pelicans feeding their babies. We see manatees every year out around North Key, they are fascinating whether its your first time or 10th time to see them. When we are coming in from fishing there are always dozens of porpoises that are feeding we stop and are amazed how close they will come up to the boat. You can almost touch them! You won't find a better place than Cedar Key for spectacular sunsets or sunrises!! Be sure to bring your camera! Also bring your water shoes...during the full moon when there is the Spring tide, the tide goes REALLY low, which make is perfect for walking out on the Sand Spit and collecting sand dollars. (Try not to step on them!) There are so many day trips to take near Cedar Key: Manatee and Fanning Springs, Suwanee River, Ichetucknee Springs,you will be amazed how truly beautiful...so much nature....so inexpensive!

Amenities

Cedar Key House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • No children allowed on dock. Fishing and Crabbing Allow:) NO SWIMMING.
  • Please print and sign the rental agreement. You can send it via Attachment or by mail before your arrival date.
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Tub/shower combination
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Large shaded yard, boat dock, fish cleaning station, back yard fire pit, covered back porch with swing and outdoor furniture, picnic table, across from Cedar Key Marina. Sidewalk in front of home goes everywhere! Very easy walk to town. Shops and restaurants start 1/4 mile from house. Ride bikes, drive golf carts on downtown Cedar Key streets. Relax!!!

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The Bonaire House~Fun Waterfront Cottage with Private Dock!!
average rating of 5.0 based on 29 reviews
Waddy, KY
5

Very charming and we'll situated

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful views. Easy walk to town and Annie's for breakfast. Even caught two red fish from dock. Would definitely stay here again (and hope to).

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for reviewing the Bonaire House!! I very seldom get to meet my guest, so it was a pleasure meeting the two of you:) Hope you do get to return...ya'll were awesome guest! House looked beautiful when ya'll checked out. Thanks for staying with us. I don't think its tooooo early...but Happy New Year!
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5

Very nice, peaceful

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed the quiet ,peaceful time we spend at te Bonaire House.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Awesome place to stay!!! Great accommodations!!

  • 5 of 5

Quaint place to stay!! Very cute and friendly town!!

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Awesome guest!! Thanks for staying with us...hope to see you in the near future. Glad you liked the house and Cedar Key. Rosemary
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5

Bonnaire House - Cedar Key is wonderful

  • 5 of 5

This house is so cute and comfortable. Its just outside of town, so its quiet and both porches are wonderful. The view off the back porch is so relaxing and beautiful. So much wild life to look at (beautiful birds, fish, so many butterflies and dragonflies). Ms. Rosemary is an absolutely wonderful person to rent from. She really goes out of her way to make sure your comfortable. Beds are so comfortable, wifi is great and cable tv. I can't wait to rent this house again and enjoy Cedar Key and kayak, shop and eat at amazing restaurants. Thank you Mrs. Rosemary for everything! See you again soon!

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank YOU for staying with us!! Y"all were awesome guest. I'm normally not in Cedar Key, so it was really wonderful meeting both of you. I hope you do come again. I just got back to Texas from Florida this evening and was feeling a little blue...because I love being in Cedar Key....so when I opened my email and saw your review made my day a lot brighter:)) Thank for taking the time I really appreciate it!
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5

Quaint and Comfy

  • 5 of 5

Such a sweet and peaceful home. The owner and her sister were very nice and easy to work with. The back porch was the highlight of the trip, beautiful, serene. The first night a huge crane came up to the porch to greet us. We loved the stay. Thank you, Rosemary and Jan.

  • Submitted: May 23, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking time to write a review!! I always hate to ask guest to do write one because I know everyone is always sooooo busy. We love sitting out on the back porch and dock also. Thanks for the photo of the crane it was really beautiful, he (or she:) came up on the porch when we were there in April. So very pretty. Sometimes he/she peeps in the back door!! Thanks again for staying with us:))
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Deland. FL
5

Perfect place to rest

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I just spent five days at Bonaire House in Cedar Keys. The house was everything we had hoped for, well equipped, very comfortable beds, easy TV and Internet access. Most of all, it was so relaxing to sit on the back porch, facing the bayou, and watch the tide come in and out, with the many birds constantly flying around. Cedar Key is a quaint town, not much to do in it, but we weren´t there to party anyway. As a place to relax, wonderful! My wife was surprised at how well equipped the kitchen was, especially with Saladmaster cookware. Since she loves to cook, we ate our meals right at the house, not eating out once. We will gladly go back should the opportunity presents itself.

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks you so much for staying with us! We stayed the week after you and had a truly beautiful, peaceful time as well. We try to leave the kitchen well stocked, so that our guest don't have to bring so much stuff with them on their vacation. I love the Saladmaster and SealoMatic pots as well:) Thanks for telling your friends about the house...I have already hear from them!! We LOVE referrals!! Thanks again for being terrific guest...hope to see you again. Rosemary
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Map

Nearest Airport
55 Miles
GAINESVILLE
Nearest Barpub
0.07 Miles
Big Deck, Steamers, The Hideaway
Nearest Motorway
STATE RD 24
Nearest Restaurant
0.02 Miles
ANNIE'S, KONA JOE'S, TONY'S SEAFOOD RESTAURANT
Nearest Beach
0.07 Miles
CEDAR KEY CITY PARK BEACH (SMALL)
Nearest Point of Interest
George T. Lewis Airport
Nearest Point of Interest
The Big Dock
Nearest Point of Interest
Cedar Key State Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Cedar Key Museum State Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Manatee State Park
Car: recommended

Golf Cart Rentals, Cedar Key Marina Boat Rentals, Fish Guides, Kayak Rentals, Bike Rentals, Cedar Key Walking Tours, Canoeing, 30 Minutes away: Beautiful Manatee Springs & Suw20anee River Tubing, 40 Minutes away: Amazing Fanning Springs & Crystal River, 1 Hour away: Ichetucknee Tubing or Snorkling, Oct.-Mar. Ichetucknee Scubing Diving & University of Florida. Suwanee River Fish Camp 20 miles.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $15
Tax Rate 9.0%

3 night minimum stay Holiday and Festival Weekends
Check in time 2:00 pm ~ Check out 11:00 am
Sales tax rate 9%
Currently we do not charge a cleaning fee, but we request that if guest leave dishes to tip the cleaning lady.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.