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

Bedrooms 2
Space 784 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


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.

More Details

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 a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 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.


Cedar Key Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • 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
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Guest Bedroom - 1 double
    Master Bedroom - 1 queen
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • 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


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Ida Belle Cottage--Boat Ramp, Restaurants, Shopping Within One Block!
average rating of 4.852941 based on 34 reviews

Perfect little cottage!

  • 5 of 5

Such a sweet and comfy cottage. Makes you feel you are at home, and the location was incredible. Able to walk to everything. Wonderful relaxing weekend and enjoyed the Seafood Festival so much. Love, love love Cedar Key. Thanks for sharing your home with us.

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! We had a great time at the festival as well. It's always a fun time! We appreciate the review and hope you'll return next time you're in town. Thank you for taking great care of our island cottage! Kind regards, Caryn Stephenson, owner
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Beautiful home,

  • 5 of 5

We were happy with the Ida Belle rental. It had everything needed and was beautifully decorated. We highly recommend staying there. Cedar Key is a great place to visit.

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Swinging on the porch at Ida Belle

  • 5 of 5

Ida Belle is in the perfect location and met all of our needs. The bed gets a 5 plus, so perfect. We sat on the porch and watched people walk and even had our meals on the porch. It is also kind of private with the palm trees all around the porch. Cedar Key is such an awesome place and everyone is so friendly. Already planning our next trip. Also, very clean.

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quaint cozy cottage

  • 5 of 5

We loved being in the heart of town and being able to walk everywhere. The front porch swing is very inviting and was a big hit with our little ones. The house is the perfect size for a family of four with a great layout and nicely equipped. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming cottage walking distance to everything

  • 5 of 5

We have been staying in Cedar Key for Thanksgiving weekend for over 30 years. We absolutely love this town! The Ida Belle cottage was a cozy, charming cottage. True to the pictures. RIGHT in the center of everything. Easy to walk everywhere. The porch was a great place to relax and play cards. The beds were so comfy and it was so nice to have a full kitchen and a washer and dryer.

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sweet little cottage

  • 5 of 5

Great walkable location. Fantastic front porch. Comfy cozy, all the ammenities, and Anne is great!

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the nice review. We hope the rest of your year is great. Kind regards, Anne
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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


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $60
Damage Insurance $59
Damage Deposit $200

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

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 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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