'MS. ETTA'S HOUSE' - YOUR CEDAR KEY HOME AWAY FROM HOME

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Sleeps15
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
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'MS. ETTA'S HOUSE' - YOUR CEDAR KEY HOME AWAY FROM HOME

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House, 5 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 13-15)

Welcome to “Ms. Etta’s” House! Etta Wadley Watson was born in Cedar Key in 1908 and modeled with her own life the warmth, charm, and hospitality of her home. She loved to entertain friends, family and visitors and always wanted others to enjoy wonderful pictures of loved ones, view her beautiful yard, eat wonderful food, and to relax... and then relax some more. Upon her death her family decided to open her family home to those who are looking for a time of rest and relaxation and an opportunity to enjoy the scenic beauty, the birds, the warm breezes, and the unique culture of the island. If you have never been to Cedar Key, you are in for a real treat.

“Ms. Etta’s” house is set one block off of Goose Cove on the Gulf of Mexico. After a fire in 1991, the house was rebuilt and is both comfortable and spacious, offering the peace and serenity of Cedar Key living to families and groups of friends, large or small.

Capable of sleeping up to 15 people, this two-story home includes a private second-story apartment with private access featuring a living area, full kitchen, laundry room, bathroom, and two bedrooms - just perfect for those who want their own privacy while still participating with the rest of friends and family on the main floor. The main floor has a large living room, three bedrooms and 2 ½ baths, a large dining room, and a spacious, fully equipped kitchen. Ms. Etta’s House will accommodate your large family vacation or family reunion and turn it into a memorable, fun-filled occasion.

Ms. Etta’s House is fully furnished and “tech ready” for your relaxation and enjoyment. It is equipped with dual-zone central heat and air conditioning with separate thermostats on each floor. You can literally feel the tension drain out of you as you settle in to all the comforts of home in an environment which offers quiet, waterside walks and gorgeous sunsets only a few hundred feet away.

LIVING AREAS

Ms. Etta’s House offers a spacious living area on the main floor featuring a wood-burning fireplace, recliner chairs and a large and small sofa situated in front of a 42-inch TV with a DVD player and a small family-friendly DVD library. A well-loved spinet piano stands ready for listening to your favorite pianist or a wonderful family sing-along.

The upstairs living area features a queen-size sleeping sofa and two chairs situated in front of a 37-inch TV with DVD player. A two-seat bar separates the living room from the kitchen and defines the round table eating area.

DINING/KITCHEN AREAS

The main floor kitchen features a large pantry, and laundry room with washer and dryer, a dual oven, large microwave, electric stove, dishwasher, garbage disposal, coffeemaker, and two refrigerator-freezers with icemakers. It is fully equipped with cooking pots and baking pans, and most other small appliances needed to prepare and serve meals, large and small. A large, center serving island and preparation center provides bar-style seating for five in addition to the large kitchen dining table that seats 6 - 8 depending on their size. There is also a small TV in the kitchen. Adjoining the kitchen is a separate dining room with another large, circular dining table which seats ten.

The smaller upstairs kitchen is also fully equipped with pots, pans, baking equipment and utensils, in addition to a stove, oven, refrigerator with ice maker, dishwasher, garbage disposal, microwave, and dining area.

BEDROOMS

The main floor features three large bedrooms, two with a walk-in closet as well as its own full bathroom. The front master bedroom is furnished with a queen size bed as well as a day bed, and a computer workstation with wired DSL access. The second bedroom features a King-sized bed. The third bedroom has twin beds and bunk beds (sleeps 2) and is perfect for kids, friends, and/or cousins. This room connects with one of the full bathrooms and also has quick access to a half bath off the kitchen. There are TV cable connections in two bedrooms and a 27-inch TV in the second bedroom.

The upstairs area features two more bedrooms, one with a queen-size bed and one with a double bed, a full bathroom, and a queen-sized sleep sofa. The apartment master bedroom opens through French doors to an upper deck/porch area with a gorgeous view of the birds gliding in the wind currents and the Gulf of Mexico.

COMPUTER/TELEPHONE ACCESS

Ms. Etta’s House is fully Internet/WiFi capable via local DSL. Connect your laptop to the wired connection in the front master bedroom on the main floor or enjoy the freedom of our secure wireless capability from any room in the house. A printer is also available in the front bedroom for your use. Local and domestic long distance service is included. A credit card is required for international calls.

OTHER CONVENIENCES

Ms. Etta’s House is situated on a well-maintained corner lot with a large, grass-covered play area behind the house. Extra sets of linens are provided as well as a washer and dryer on each floor. A propane gas grill is available for your use in the attached open-air garage. Ms. Etta’s House is centrally located on the island. You are within easy walking distance of downtown shops and restaurants, the “sand spit” (low tide), downtown park, churches, and marina. Just down the street people gather at sundown to view the incredibly beautiful Cedar Key sunset.

CEDAR KEY AREA

A part of Florida’s “Nature Coast”, Cedar Key is a place like no other. Local activities available include fishing, kayaking, and boat excursions from the local marina, and golf cart, bike, and scooter rentals. Nearby Chiefland, Florida boasts a fine 18-hole golf course as well as Manatee Springs State Park – one of the largest fresh water springs in Florida (feeds into the Suwannee River). More information on Cedar Key is available at the Chamber of Commerce web site.

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
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About The Owner

My sister and I own Ms. Etta's House in Cedar Key. Our mother loved to entertain and she was so charming, beautiful, and gracious that we decided to share our home with others in her name. We have a spacious home so we attract wonderful family groups who are celebrating birthdays, graduating from the University of Florida, quilting, reunions, or just getting away with friends for fellowship and relaxation. We get such wonderful feedback and returning guests ... how totally perfect. Come see us and we think you will want to return again and again.

The Owner purchased this house in 2007

Why The Owner chose Cedar Key

Ms. Etta's House has been our family's favorite vacation spot for many years. When we think of relaxing, napping, fishing, boating, watching the birds, or just taking a long walk, we think of Cedar Key. We decided that Ms. Etta's House would be in our family's experience for generations to come. We maintain our home just like our beloved mother was still living there ... we love to remember the wonderful Cedar Key experiences with her.

What makes this house unique

Ms. Etta's House is spacious, comfortable and perfect for families or great friends. We enjoy the opportunity to share the main floor of the house with family and friends and retreat upstairs to the comfortable and private apartment. We love to get around the piano in the large living room and sing songs that warm our hearts. We love to watch the sea birds from the porch off the apartment or just enjoy the privacy of reading a good book and feel the breeze ... a taste of Old Florida at its best. The front porch and the swing are a favorite spot for morning coffee or visiting with family and friends. Our grandchildren love to lick the bowl as they watch their grandmother prepare great pies, cakes or pudding treats. The Gulf shore is just down the street complete with the most remarkable sunsets you can imagine ... perfect for photographers who like to capture unbelievable beauty. The house features ample parking for multiple cars and boats with a spacious lawn for children to run and play. There is just no place like Cedar Key if you really want to get away and relax.

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Sleeps15
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Reviews

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based on 21 traveler reviews

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'Ms. Etta's House' - Your Cedar Key Home Away from Home
average rating of 5.0 based on 21 reviews
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Cedar Key North Central Florida
Berea, Ohio
5

Christmas Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5
This was the perfect place to have a family vacation. The house was large and accommodations great. Everything in the house was in good order. All bedding and bathroom supplies available with backup supplies in the laundry room. We did a fair amount of cooking and baking and found all kitchen supplies available. The location was a block from the Gulf and had a public launch area which was convenient since we rented kayaks for the week. Cedar Key is a totally walkable town and we only used a car once during our week stay. Loved it!
  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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'Ms. Etta's House' - Your Cedar Key Home Away from Home
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404-310-9229
Cedar Key North Central Florida
5

Wonderful getaway!

  • 5 of 5
Ms Etta's home was more than described! We wanted for nothing. Beautiful setting and very comfortable home! It was perfect for celebrating a friends birthday.
We really enjoyed the seafood festival and learning about Cedar Key. Nothing topped laughing with friends but the osprey and bald eagle were a close second.
Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful home. We hope to return soon.
  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
business
'Ms. Etta's House' - Your Cedar Key Home Away from Home
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p152415vb
404-310-9229
Cedar Key North Central Florida
5

Home Away from Home

  • 5 of 5
We had been referred by another quilt group to stay at Miss Etta's for our one week annual quilting trip....and the referral was 'right-on'. The home was all it was listed to be and a little more. You feel comfortable the minute you walk in the door. It was a pleasure to work with the owner in making our reservations. He called to check with us upon our arrival and followed with a call before we left to make sure we were completely satisfied. The couple of small questions we had were dealt with rather quickly and efficiently. The area is certainly one for getting away from the hustle and bustle. Unfortunately, we were greeted with 5 days of constant rain, but we managed to cover the town, dinner at Tony's and Steamers and shopped at the Salty Needle Quilt Shop and even caught one of the beautiful sunsets before we left...Everyone in the area was welcoming. We are planning to take our next summer's trip to the same home...it was perfect, with numbers of bedrooms, baths, open area, and complete kitchen...yet spacious enough where you did not feel like you were on top of each other.
  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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'Ms. Etta's House' - Your Cedar Key Home Away from Home
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404-310-9229
Cedar Key North Central Florida
Nashville, TN
5

Great Home Great Vacation

  • 5 of 5
We recently rented this home for 11 adults for our family reunion, good location walking distance from everything in Cedar Key. The short drive to Manatee Springs is a must. The home is very spacious plenty of room for everyone, just a really nice home. Kona Joes is a must stop in for breakfast to get a real feel for the area and foods.
Jim was great in getting us situated for this trip as we had people coming from , GA, MN and TN very accommodating. We will definitely consider this in our future travels.
  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
business
'Ms. Etta's House' - Your Cedar Key Home Away from Home
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p152415vb
404-310-9229
Cedar Key North Central Florida
Cedar Key
5

McLeod Clan

  • 5 of 5
What a beautiful home. Perfect location to enjoy all Cedar Key has to offer. Lots of room for family to relax and visit together. House is immaculate and well stocked with anything we needed. Our niece with a young child truly enjoyed the front porch swing where she could swing the baby to sleep in the evenings. Even though our family owns a (smaller) home on the north end of the island, our "clan" wants to stay at Ms. Etta's House next time we all gather. Thank you for sharing your Mom's wonderful home with us. There is a sweet spirit in this house.
  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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'Ms. Etta's House' - Your Cedar Key Home Away from Home
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404-310-9229
Cedar Key North Central Florida
Maryland
5

Family house for wedding

  • 5 of 5
We hosted our family at Miss Etta's during our recent wedding in Cedar Key and they had a fabulous time. They enjoyed the privacy of the rooms (almost all with ensuite bathrooms) and the large kitchen and sitting areas where they could all gather. We held our post-wedding brunch at Miss Etta's and it was great to have a nice big kitchen for cooking a good southern breakfast and plenty of places for everyone to sit. The house was clean and well-appointed, and my family greatly enjoyed the photographs of Miss Etta and her family. The owners worked with me to review the house and details long before the wedding, and were very warm and supportive of our pending nuptuals!
  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Amenities

Amenities

Cedar Key House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
General:
  • Parking Off Street
  • Covered Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance
  • Wireless Internet
  • Broadband Access
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Telephone
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Connects with a dressing area and bathroom
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Connects with an observation deck
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double , 2nd Bedroom in upstair's apartment
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 queen , Pull out sofa in apartment living room
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed , Sleeps 4 people; Shares 1 and 1/2 Bathrooms
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 child bed , Master Bath connects with this bedroom
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen Sofa Bed , Bunk Beds (1) - Sleeps 2
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Balcony
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Attractions:
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • wildlife viewing
  • boating
  • sight seeing
  • shelling
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • kayaking
  • tennis
  • swimming
  • golf
  • fishing
  • sailing
Notes:
Two unique living areas with full amenities. See description.
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