About the property
- Cottage784 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 nights
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.
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 25, 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.
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Great Location and Large Porch for Relaxing
Cottage was very clean and comfortable. Kitchen large well stocked and roomy if you want to make your own meals. Easy parking right out front. Location is easy with everything in walking distance. First time visitor to Cedar Key...enjoyed staying in historic cottage. Bathroom is tiny..but shower/water pressure good! Washer/dryer added plus if you stay awhile. Very Relaxing!
Very nice stay at Ida Belle cottage!
Kitchen very well stocked. Cottage is very clean. Really enjoyed relaxing on the front porch, as well as the convience to Cedar Key restaurants and shops.
Absolutely perfect cottage.
We stayed April 11-15, 2018. We were very pleasantly surprised at how clean and comfortable this cottage is. It has everything you need ... the beds are very comfortable, it is a GREAT location. We loved it and would definintely return again on our next visit to Cedar Key! The full front porch is the perfect place to have your morning coffee, or an afternoon cocktail to enjoy the pleasant breeze coming off the Gulf. Just perfect!
Quite cottage just a short walk from downtown...we loved it.
My wife, two teenagers, and I loved spending a few days at the Ida Belle. Minutes walk from downtown and the porch swing is great place to relax.
Thank you for staying with us! We appreciate your feedback and wondered if there was something that we could have done better? We pride ourselves on our 5 star record and hope that you'll let us know if there are any improvements to be made. Hope you enjoyed your time on the island and that you will come back and see us again!
Caryn Stephenson, Owner
Well appointed home, comfortable furnishings in a great location
The house was well-maintained and tastefully decorated. The location was ideal. We had a wonderful stay at the Ida Belle Cottage!
Thank you so much for the five star review! We sincerely appreciate it and hope you’ll return again. Thanks also for taking great care of the cottage!
Caryn Stephenson, owner
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.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
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.