Welcome to the Charpia Cottage, a cozy, 2 bedroom cottage built in 1914. We are located in the historic district, 1 block from the town center. The cottage has been completely renovated and restored with all of the comforts of home and a gorgeous gulf view from the screened front porch. We are located in historic Cedar Key...a charming island community. There are many shops, galleries, and museums to explore during your stay, along with boat rides and island tours. You can also enjoy a variety of restaurants and eateries that feature local seafood and entertainment. We now have wireless internet!! Bring your laptop and work or email from our gulf-view front porch!
Our cottage is all on one level for easy access, with a back deck complete with a charcoal grill and 300 year-old oak tree! We are within walking distance to Cedar Key's waterfront shops and restaurants, as well as the historic main drag.
Keywords: one floor, waterview
We purchased this wonderful cottage several years ago as a quiet escape for our family and friends, some of which also have places in Cedar Key. It is a place where we felt comfortable letting the kids go ride their bikes, wander, and just be kids. . . like we used to. Not many places left like this!!
While we enjoy going to close-by islands and coves by boat from Cedar Key (like McCrary Cove on Seahorse Key in the pic above) and Atsena Otie Island just across the main channel or waterway), we also fish quite a bit now as well. Trout and Spanish Mack are the kids favorite things to catch, and we just realized we can scallop in the shallows in Cedar Key, too (in season, of course)!
The Owner purchased this cottage in 2007
Our property has more character/personality than any other rental you will find, bar none. We have rented other places in Cedar Key (when we have had work being done to our cottage or had family in) and I can honestly say that our place is special. It doesn't FEEL like a rental, which to me, is important. I hope you will try us out!
The cottage is one level, which is nice as no hiking up stairs with luggage or groceries! Also one of the most centrally-located places you will find with a waterview. The people watching from our place is great from the front porch--you can watch the boats coming in and going out on the water, as well as everyone who walks or rides their bike down to what we call 'sunset point' just two blocks further down on First Street. Nothing better than pouring a glass of wine or beer and walking to the point with family or friends to watch the sun go down.
If the glitz of Naples or Clearwater wears thin, and you hanker to experience Florida before condos took it over, then Cedar Key and Charpia Cottage are your antidote. A delightful early 1900's tin-roof clapboard cottage that is fully updated with A/C and modern applicances. The photos - accurate as they are - don't convey the delight of your morning coffee or afternoon libation from the screened porch overlooking the bay, dolphins swimming past. The bedrooms are comfortable, the bathroom and kitchen are spotless, and the living room reflects a whimsical beach cottage ambiance. All this in easy walking distance from shops, good restaurants, and a fine bakery. Wish we'd stayed longer!
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this place!! It was perfect in every way! The porch overlooking the Gulf was absolutely the perfect spot to spend the week. I can't say enough about how nice this place was. It was such an easy, relaxing place to be. It was an easy walk to EVERYTHING - grocery store, restaurants, bars, and shops - and incredibly well stocked with everything needed to cook if we wanted to stay in. (And everything was IMPECCABLY clean!) Knowing there was a washing machine and dryer made it easy to pack. It was a wonderful relaxing week and I actually felt like I had been on vacation!! Again - I SAY! - it was absolutely perfect! My sister and I loved it!
Great place and accurately described. Very quaint--will be back.
Absolutely LOVE this cottage! My husband and I were looking to get away and have definitely found our go-to place!! This cottage is close to everything, very well-equipped, and the waterview from the front porch was very relaxing and never got old! Very cozy--we felt like we were in someone's home, not a rental--we'll definitely be back!
Had a wonderful time here with my husband celebrating our anniversary. The cottage was very well equipped and cozy! We loved sitting on the front porch watching the boats go by and even spotted a few dolphins!