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Pete's Retreat-Book Now for Summer! Shared Fishing & Kayak Dock!! Sunsets!!

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your view, your dock, your SLICE OF HEAVEN


Last updated: 04/23/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:1.5
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

3 BR/1.5 BA, Downtown Cottage

Ready to relax, rejuvenate, Enjoy? Our three bedroom one and one half bath fisherman's cottage is THE place to do that. Just 8 blocks to downtown, you can enjoy living in a small village, three miles into the Gulf of Mexico. Come back to the good life!

Walking is the way here, you are only 8 blocks to EVERYTHING.

Only 1/2 block to panoramic Spectacular sunsets, or you can enjoy them from the screen porch with swing-yes, it faces directly west. Want a close up, take your breath away view of the sunset? Walk down to our shared dock, sit at the end, perched over Goose Cove, and REVEL in the colors, the sounds, the beauty of Cedar Key's finest sunsets.You can sit and watch the tides flow, the birds winging out for the day, and then, at the end of your stress free day, watch them wing back in.

We have a fully equipped home, waiting for your stay. Go fishing in the morning, come home to have today's catch for dinner! Not in the mood to cook tonight? We are centrally located to All of Cedar Key's fine restaurants, including the downtown, Dock Street and the smaller cafes along State Road 24. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are less than a 10 minute walk. From elegance to down home, all your food fantasies can be fulfilled in Cedar Key.

We offer a large living room, with two comfortable sofas, several easy chairs and satellite TV for your indoor relaxation. We are also connected to the real world, if need be, with UVerse wireless internet. (just don't tell the boss-we won't.)

A separate dining room opens from both the kitchen and the living room, with seating for 4, brightly lit by natural sunlight, if you must stay indoors, this room makes you sure you are really not.

Fully equipped kitchen, with service for 8, including a full size refrigerator, a large pantry, electric range-you are going to feel like you can stay forever.

The three bedrooms are all connected, with the master bedroom having a queen bed and flat screen TV. The smaller bedroom has twin beds, and the the third bedroom has a double and is also the laundry room. Our half bath is located n this room, just steps from the kitchen.

The bath is large, with a step in full size shower.

All rooms are well lit, mostly by natural sunlight, but at night the glow of the many lamps will give you plenty of light for board games or a great card game. The flat screen TV is modern, and you can watch DVDs or bring your game player. With Uverse, you can bring your Netflix account and watch any movie you wish, or we have a small video library.

The screen porch is likely where you spend most of your time and we have equipped it with two colorful Adirondack chairs, the swing and several smaller tables to make you time in Cedar Key very comfortable. We want you to love Pete's Retreat as much as we do.

The yard is large, with plenty of parking for you car and boat, or have a picnic under the palm trees, there is plenty of room. Or rent a golf cart while you are here, there is plenty of room to park!

We provide all linens, paper products, dishes, pots and pans, in short, all you need bring are your groceries. We ask that you remember we are an island and ask that you use the utilities and resources wisely, including utilizing our curbside recycling.

We love our dog, so we ask that you bring yours with you; we do, however, ask for a non refundable pet fee.

Come, enjoy, relax, rejuvenate, Cedar Key is THE place to do just that. Now we can offer you waterfront access with our community shared dock. While we can't give you fishing tips, we recommend you learn the tides, as Cedar Key is VERY tide dependent ...but as an old salt reminded us once, 'you haven't been fishing until you've been stranded'.
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Member since: 2008

Speaks: english
Calendar last updated: 04/23/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1152 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 8
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    we ask for a non refundable $50 pet fee...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    on west side of home...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

    small closet...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 double

    also the laundry room...moreless

  • 3 bedrooms, open into each other, full bath is accessible through two bedrooms, half bath is off 3rd bedroom and laundry area...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    large room, has utility closet...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet

    in 3rd BR, off kitchen...moreless


  • Television
  • Video Library


  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic


  • Churches
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Paddle Boating
  • Shopping
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Ocean View
  • Water View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sound/Bay Fishing


  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    two large wall/window units...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    electric, in 3rd bedroom off kitchen...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    reverse cycle window/wall units...moreless

  • Internet:

    Uverse, wireless or ethernet cable provided...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    large with 2 sofas and easy chairs...moreless

  • Parking:

    open parking in yard and on street...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    including laundry soap...moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    completely furnished with service for at least 8...moreless

  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    electric range ...moreless

  • Refrigerator


  • Boat:

    rentals available in Cedar Key, we will be happy to help...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    screen porch with swing for lazing the afternoon away...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    rentals available in Cedar Key, just ask...moreless



Write a review 4.2
from 9 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning Fee $60
  • Pet Fee $50
  • Tax Rate 9%


Events and major holidays require three night minimum. Please make all checks payable to Nature Coast Realty, Inc. Cancellation requests made within 30 days of the rental will result in a cancellation fee of the $200 deposit paid. To avoid cancellation fees we suggest the renter takes out suitable travel insurance.

Manager's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 04/23/2017
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70 Miles
Nearest Airport
0.75 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Big Deck Raw Bar, Island Hotel, Island Room
30 Miles
Nearest Golf
Chiefland Golf and Country
24 Miles
Nearest Motorway
US 19/98
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Annie's Cafe, Kona Joes, Island Hotel
0.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
Cedar Key City Park

Car: Recommended

In the downtown area of our picturesque village, this home makes your vacation stress free and car free. 1/2 block to city pocket park, watch the sunsets every evening. Step back in time in our fisherman's cottage, with clean air, pristine waters, wildlife viewing-we are in the middle of Cedar Key Wildlife Refuge-13 islands ranging in size from 1 to 120 acres, totaling 762 acres.

When you tire of the natural beauty-does one ever?-We are only 8 blocks to downtown restaurants, lounges and shops


Manager info

Nature Coast Realty, Inc.

Year Purchased: 2012

Why Cedar Key, FL, USA:
Cedar Key is where we have been looking to spend our time, we want to retire here, enjoy the sea breezes, the fishing, the small town atmosphere. We like older architecture, this home was built 1920 and was the home of a local fisherman/preacher. He raised his family here, we want to enjoy the same life.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
This house is situated downtown, close enough to walk anywhere, but just far enough away for privacy. Perched on one of Cedar Key's highest points, we catch any breezes, yet we are only 1/2 block to Goose Cove and the specatular sunsets afforded by the direct west exposure.

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Speaks: english
Calendar last updated: 04/23/2017

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  • your view, your dock, your SLICE OF HEAVEN

    your view, your dock, your SLICE OF HEAVEN

  • It is a day on an island

    It is a day on an island

  • Plenty of seating

    Plenty of seating

  • well stocked games and movies

    well stocked games and movies

  • Yes, you can watch TV in bed

    Yes, you can watch TV in bed

  • Twin beds

    Twin beds

  • modern kitchen

    modern kitchen

  • Let's cook today's catch

    Let's cook today's catch

  • New dining table, in keeping with the decor of our cottage

    New dining table, in keeping with the decor of our cottage

  • come enjoy the views

    come enjoy the views

  • porch to make you sigh in contentment

    porch to make you sigh in contentment

  • Satellite TV

    Satellite TV

  • Comfortable Living room

    Comfortable Living room

  • master Bedroom

    master Bedroom

  • Full size shower

    Full size shower

  • very home like

    very home like

  • large pantry

    large pantry

  • dining for four

    dining for four

  • yes we are a bit whimiscal

    yes we are a bit whimiscal

  • pocket park at end of street

    pocket park at end of street

  • Your dock

    Your dock

VRBO #487180

This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Sunday, April 23, 2017

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