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Ida Belle Cottage--Boat Ramp, Restaurants, Shopping Within One Block!

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 784 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

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. Quality furniture, TVs, and mattresses/linens. The breezy wraparound front porch with locally made porch swing and 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.

More Details

Owner
Anne Young
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
September 21, 2018

About Anne Young

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.

Anne Young purchased this cottage in 2015

Why Anne Young chose Cedar Key

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.

What makes this cottage unique

Walking distance to everything, easy to find, management lives on the island.

Amenities

Cedar Key Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 784 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Three night minimum on holidays and festivals
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Guest Bedroom - 1 double
    Master Bedroom - 1 queen
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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average rating of 4.8125 based on 48 reviews
Riverview, FL
5

Lovely quiet get-a-way!

  • 5 of 5

The Ida Belle Cottage is an absolute gem! Bright & clean. The owner was wonderful to work with during our stay. Very close to everything. We had wonderful meals at Duncans & Steamers. Everyone in the town was very friendly and very relaxed. It is wonderfully quiet at night in the cottage, so peaceful. We drove to Steinhatchee for a scalloping charter & had a blast! Highly recommend the Ida Belle!!! We are already planning our next visit!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your stay! We love Duncan’s and Steamers, too. It’s so nice to be able to walk to all the restaurants and shops. Thanks for taking great care of the house and we look forward to your next visit!
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5

Great accommodations, close to everything.

  • 5 of 5

The Ida Belle Cottage is excellent! It has all the comforts of home, clean and well-equipped. Very relaxing vacation. We recommend this place and will definitely be coming back.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2018
  • Stayed: September 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the five star review, it is much appreciated! We will be sure to let the housekeeper know that you found everything very clean, she works very hard to keep it that way. We are so glad you came to visit and look forward to hosting you again in the future! Kind regards, Caryn Stephenson, owner
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4

Clean comfortable and convenient.

  • 4 of 5

The cottage was very accommodating but in need of some minor attention. It's conveniently located near the boat ramp but that also meant a lot of boat trailer traffic. Parking is convenient and we didn't need the car all weekend. Be sure to reserve a golf cart if you'll want one and try Tony's clam chowder just a block away!

The a/c was cold, the hot water hot, we felt safe and comfortable. That's all we ask for.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the note you left with your suggestions. We have already added new weatherstripping, new threshold and a door sweep to the side door. Though it is not in use, this will prevent any water from coming in should we have another sideways blowing rain! The shower piping is being replaced on the next available opening. The lightbulb was replaced in the lamp you mentioned. We have notified DirecTV that the box in the bedroom isn't working. It has been replaced before, so we have asked for them to send a repairman to replace the lines as we don't believe it is the box. The ants on front porch have been discussed with Florida Pest, as this property is regularly treated for pests. They will add in a lawn treatment, though no guarantees are made in an outdoor space. That should address all of your concerns and we do appreciate the feedback. We hope you'll come again on your next visit to the island! Caryn Stephenson, owner
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5

Family get away

  • 5 of 5

What fun to wake up and sit on the porch and watch the sunrise. This house has a wrap around porch and was one block from the Main Street and across the street from the beach. It had plenty of room for all of us and the owners had all of our questions answered.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great

  • 5 of 5

Awesome

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Woodbine
5

Loved the quaint cottage

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our short visit to the Ida Belle Cottage in Cedar Key. It was so cute, and supplied all that we were looking for in our visit. Very convenient to all of Cedar Key. Although we did not cook in, it has a fully equipped kitchen that would have been perfect. Comfortable beds and all the conveniences on home! We really loved it!

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

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

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $60

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 60 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

  • 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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