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The Ida Belle Cottage W/Brand New Furnishings, One Block to Everything

(24 Reviews)

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These are the only stairs in the house. About seven steps, not too steep.

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Last updated: 04/25/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Beautifully Furnished 2 Bedroom Cottage with Wi-Fi, Satellite TV, Best Location!

Coastal Cottage in the heart of downtown Cedar Key! This historic home has graced 1st Street for 90 years. A classic Cracker home, there are two immaculate, beautifully decorated bedrooms (one queen, one full) and one full bath. HGTV's Coastal Collection Paint highlights the vaulted ceiling, wainscoting and original doors. All brand new furniture, TVs, and mattresses/linens. The breezy wraparound front porch with locally made adirondack chairs makes an ideal spot for people watching, reading, sipping tea, or just relaxing.
The Ida Belle Cottage was once home to Mrs. Ida Belle Davis, who raised her family here. Though Mrs. Ida Belle is no longer with us, her family continues to live and work in Cedar Key. When you enter the house, don't forget to look on the wall just to your left, a little tribute to the cottage's namesake is there for your enjoyment. A true Southern woman, she would want you to stay and be comfortable. Most of all, she would want you to see Cedar Key the way she did--from the little cottage on 1st Street.
**Please note: there is construction going on across the street for the new UF Biological Station and Cedar Key Aquarium. We have asked them not to start work until 8 am but cannot guarantee that daily. If you are sensitive to noises or talking heard from across the street, we suggest you book elsewhere. We've only had two complaints in 8 months but want you to be aware. No refunds will be given for this reason. Thank you for your understanding!**
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Owner

Member since: 2015

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/25/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 784 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 4
  • Children Welcome:

    We have kids, we love kids, we welcome kids! Please do have them follow the same rules our kids have to--no jumping on the furniture (including beds), only color on the provided coloring books, and don't slam the doors (they're old and glass, very breakable!)...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Sorry, absolutely no smoking anywhere on the premises. ...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    Sorry, absolutely no pets anywhere on the premises....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    It's an old house and doorways are narrow. We also have some steps (7) to the front door....moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Entertainment

  • Books:

    A selection of reading material including local bird guide, fishing regulations, history of Levy County, and plenty of fiction for lazy afternoons....moreless

  • DVD Player:

    DVD/BluRay player will handle movie night beautifully....moreless

  • Games:

    ALL NEW: Sorry, Uno, cards, chess, checkers, old maid, puzzles for all ages, coloring books/crayons....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television:

    40' flat screen Smart TV in living room, 28' flat screen Smart TV in master bedroom. ...moreless

  • Video Library:

    Old favorites, recent releases, and plenty of children's options....moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Historic

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Library
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Shopping
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    It's an easy, five-minute walk to all of downtown Cedar Key for shopping and restaurants. Centrally located just one block from historic Dock Street and one block from Main Street (2nd Street)....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Dining:

    Four seater round table in the kitchen area. New round outdoor dining table seats four for dining al fresco....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    New central air and ceiling fans throughout to keep you cool all summer long....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Stacked full size front loader in guest bedroom. ...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    New heat pump will keep you toasty, even on chilly evenings. Yes, the island can get cool!...moreless

  • Internet:

    High Speed Wireless Internet works beautifully most of the time. In the event of a provider outage, there are no reimbursements or discounts. It is an inconvenience but it is part of island living!...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    New sheets, blankets and comforters in both bedrooms, ...moreless

  • Living Room:

    New leather loveseat and two new leather comfortable chairs furnishing a cheery living room. Armoire with TV, DVD/BluRay player, games, and books for your enjoyment....moreless

  • Parking:

    Two cars (or one car with boat trailer) can park in front of the house. Additional parking is on street parking only....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    New white towels for bath, new dish towels for kitchen, cleaning cloths provided. Beach towels are provided for beach use, no white towels to beach, please!...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Stacked full size front loader in guest bedroom. ...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Blender, too!...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Fully stocked and includes mixing bowls, cookie sheets, casserole dishes, tupperware, even a whisk. ...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Brand new, quiet dishwasher. Vacations are not for washing dishes by hand!...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Well equipped kitchen for all your cooking needs. ...moreless

  • Microwave:

    On its own shelf to save space, tucked neatly under the cabinets....moreless

  • Oven:

    Full-size oven...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Foil, plastic wrap, ziploc bags, parchment paper, salt and pepper....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Top freezer style, full-size....moreless

  • Stove:

    Full size, four electric burners....moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Two locally made Adirondack chairs grace the porch for people watching or relaxing. You'll love them so much you'll want to buy some yourselves. Well's Wood on 5th Street can help you with that!...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Call Cedar Key Paddling for the best rates in town and multiple drop off locations. Brought yours but don't want to haul it around? Daniel at CK Paddling can do that also!...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Not much yard. Plan to take your horseshoes or volleyball nets to the park, just two blocks away....moreless

 

Reviews

Write a review 4.8
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Memorial Day week end
May 26 - May 29, 2017
3 night min stay
$145
$900 $2,300
4th of July
Jul 1 - Jul 5, 2017
3 night min stay
$145
$900 $2,300
Labor Day week end
Sep 1 - Sep 5, 2017
3 night min stay
$145
$900 $2,300
Thanksgiving
Nov 23 - Nov 28, 2017
3 night min stay
$145
$900 $2,300
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$135
$850 $2,300
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Cleaning $60
  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Tax Rate 9%

Notes:

Construction is taking place across the street. We cannot control any noise or disturbance to you and no refund will be offered for that reason. We have had many tenants since construction began in August and only two complaints. If you are sensitive to such things, we recommend you book away from the downtown area. Construction will be complete this summer.

Festivals and holidays are a three night minimum stay.

Checkout is 10 am. Departing after that time may incur a $50 late fee. Late Checkouts may be available with prior knowledge ($50 surcharge for after hours cleaning service) if not already occupied.

CANCELLATION POLICY: More than 30 days prior to stay--Non-Refundable Booking Fee of 20% gross rental rate, not including taxes or cleaning. Less than 30 days prior to stay--No Refunds.


Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Location

60 Miles
Nearest Airport
Gainesville Regional Airport
0.2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Steamers Bar & Grill
30 Miles
Nearest Golf
Chiefland Country Club and Golf Course
24 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Highway 19
100 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
Tony's Seafood Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Cedar Key Beach

Car: Necessary

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2015

About the owner: Our family has grown up on the water in this area. Starting off fishing and crabbing, our lives on the water have brought us to Cedar Key for the last 20+ years. Jon and Shawn own and operate Southern Cross Sea Farms, a wholesale/retail clam business here in town. Caryn owns and operates Pelican Realty just around the corner. Jenny is a music teacher. We love Cedar Key and always want to do what we can to protect it.

Why the Owner Chose Cedar Key, FL, USA:
Though we already live and work on the island, we felt a push to preserve a classic Cracker house that had so much history behind it. In a time where everything new is often the most desired, we wanted to share a bit of the glorious old with newcomers to Cedar Key. The island's unique charm comes from an eclectic mix of old and new. In offering this home away from home, we hope you will find yourself as enchanted as we are with a lovely old cottage. If only walls could talk...The Ida Belle Cottage would have some incredible stories to tell. Write your own story here on the corner, if you wish.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Walking distance to everything, easy to find, management lives on the island.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/25/2017

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Photos

  • These are the only stairs in the house.  About seven steps, not too steep.

    These are the only stairs in the house. About seven steps, not too steep.

  • Fully stocked kitchen to prepare meals  you don't eat at our local restaurants!

    Fully stocked kitchen to prepare meals you don't eat at our local restaurants!

  • Charming kitchen leads to the side porch.

    Charming kitchen leads to the side porch.

  • Don't bring a thing--salt/pepper, Pam, coffee, creamer, sugar/splenda provided.

    Don't bring a thing--salt/pepper, Pam, coffee, creamer, sugar/splenda provided.

  • Queen Size Bed in Main Bedroom

    Queen Size Bed in Main Bedroom

  • Full Size Bedroom in Guest Room.

    Full Size Bedroom in Guest Room.

  • Smaller bathroom but super charming.

    Smaller bathroom but super charming.

  • Front and side porch, outdoor dining table to right on porch.

    Front and side porch, outdoor dining table to right on porch.

  • Street View towards G St (hint: great sunsets at the end, Sandspit Beach!)

    Street View towards G St (hint: great sunsets at the end, Sandspit Beach!)

  • Living Room with DirecTV and BluRay/DVD Player in the armoire.

    Living Room with DirecTV and BluRay/DVD Player in the armoire.

  • Dining room for four, storage, full-size fridge.

    Dining room for four, storage, full-size fridge.

  • Coastal hues highlight this lovely home.

    Coastal hues highlight this lovely home.

  • Main Bedroom with Closet.

    Main Bedroom with Closet.

  • Master Bedroom leads to hall and Bathroom.

    Master Bedroom leads to hall and Bathroom.

  • Peaceful bedroom for sleeping.

    Peaceful bedroom for sleeping.

  • Locally made Adirondack chairs are a great place to relax and people watch.

    Locally made Adirondack chairs are a great place to relax and people watch.

  • The Ida Belle Cottage

    The Ida Belle Cottage

  • Street View toward City Marina.

    Street View toward City Marina.

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This listing was first published here in 2015.

Date last modified - Tuesday, April 25, 2017

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