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Sea Shell Sanctuary - 2 person Golf cart, 4 bicycles-Feb-March Available

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + 1 Convertible queen sofa bed, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6 )

Perched in the trees. Watch the ospreys eye to eye. Nature lover's delight. Very private, secluded. Relax from the cares of the world.

Fully furnished with all quality furnishings including comfortable beds, three sofas and fresh linens, Sea Shell Sanctuary is ideal for a peaceful and relaxing vacation.

Located on a quiet street with a delightful water view, from the swing bench you can watch the fish jumping in the bayou and a variety of birds feeding on the covered porch.

While we are not direct waterfront, you have an unobstructed view of the tidal marsh with its myriad of wild life.

Included with the rental are the use of the golf cart ( subject to conditions of use ) plus four bicycles. We have two kayaks, available for use. We provide car carriers, bring your own transport. Additional kayak rentals are available at launch area in City Park, less than one mile from the house.

In Cedar Key experience the historic downtown area with its quaint buildings, two local museums, art galleries, boutique shops and a delicious selection of good seafood restaurants.

From the city marina, hire a boat for fishing or dolphin watching around the nearby islands. Go birding and check out up to 250 species from ospreys to pelicans, redbirds and shorebirds.

Explore Shell Mound and the Cedar Key Scrub protected zone, or up to the famous Suwannee River, all within an easy drive.

Then back to Sea Shell Sanctuary for a nice relaxing time, ready for your next Cedar Key adventure here on the beautiful Old Florida Nature Coast.

Come, slip away, we won't tell anyone where you are. In fact, your cell phone may not work, but if you MUST stay in touch there is a telephone for incoming and local outgoing calls. We also offer Dish TV, DSL, both wired and secured wireless.

Sea Shell Sanctuary IS the place to rediscover YOUR inner peace.

Keywords: House, golf cart, marsh view, birds, birdwatching, porch

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Cedar Key House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Water View
  • Away From It All
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • combo shower tub
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 4 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • shelling
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Guests can use the golf cart subject to specific conditions on usage - full details supplied on request


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Sea Shell Sanctuary - 2 person Golf cart, 4 bicycles-Feb-March Available
average rating of 4.521739 based on 27 reviews

Great house

  • 4 of 5

It was quiet and well kept. The house was big and the porch was big. Our dog was pleased to come along also. Beds a bit small, but we are a tall family. I am 6'4'" .....

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Seashell Sanctuary

  • 5 of 5

Quiet, convenient, relaxing, secluded, private, and wonderful.

Neighbors were very nice as well. They are year-round residents and are very helpful in terms of advice on things to do and places to go.

  • Submitted: Dec 22, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Truly a (Seashell) Sanctuary away from the world!

  • 5 of 5

Comfortable, quiet, scenic location. House was very nice and cozy. Big porch to hang out on. Great neighbors and neighborhood. Great restaurants with lots of local seafood. A great week's stay all around!

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! It sure is nice having that golf cart to get to the rest of town!
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Great location to unplug

  • 4 of 5

The location of the house was quiet, the view was great but the bugs were pretty bad even with repellent. The downtown area is fun, the restaurants had a friendly atmosphere and an awesome place to watch the sunset. Overall this is a great place to shut your phones off and just relax.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed your stay. Sorry about the bugs, we just can't do much about that. We do have those mosquito net curtains so you can close the porch and enjoy the breezes with some protection. Come back again, a time when we have less bugs, in cooler months.
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Wonderful little island

  • 5 of 5

We had such a great time on Cedar Key. The house was very cozy and perfect for us. It is on a quiet street with a great porch where you have a great view of the marsh area. Everything we could need was at the house. I would recommend into anyone. Can't wait to go back

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. Please hurry back! We love return guests
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The home was nice. There were incidentals that made our stay less than perfect.

  • 3 of 5

All the beds were uncomfortable, the refrigerator is not cold enough, the towels even after washing did not have a good smell . They smelled like mildew. One bathroom toilet kept running.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We have replaced the refrigerator, and we have now replaced the towels. While we were replacing appliances, we also got a new dryer. Thank you for bringing this to our attention.
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Property Manager

Jennie Pinto
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 17, 2018

About Jennie Pinto

Sea Shell Sanctuary is our home in the USA. We are residents of the UK, coming to the States when possible. We enjoy bird watching, wildlife viewing, canoeing, bicycling and found the perfect home to do all. Across the street from Osprey Cove, we are able to watch the REAL Florida from our balcony, golf cart or bicycle into town, enjoy the historic downtown, and be home in time for tea.

Jennie Pinto purchased this house in 2007

Why Jennie Pinto chose Cedar Key

Cedar Key is home to Cedar Keys National Wildlife Refuge; the Refuge consists of 13 islands ranging in size from 1 to 120 acres, totaling 762 acres. We kayak to many and enjoy viewing the wading birds, shorebirds, fish, manatees, bald eagles, ospreys, crabs, and even some reptiles.

When not wildlife watching, we enjoy bicycle riding. With the entire island of Cedar Key being .91 sq. mile (2.35 sq. km), we can ride anywhere within 20 minutes.

What makes this house unique

Cedar Key is 60 miles (96.5 km) WSW of Gainesville Florida, 2.5 hours north of Tampa, and a 3 hour drive from Orlando. Close enough for a day trip to all the Florida 'attractions', yet far enough to experience the true nature of Florida. There are no high rises, no congestion, no traffic jams; there are friendly locals, locally owned and managed shops and art galleries, yet no chain restaurants nor chain stores. We are able to savour life, take a deep breath, remember how life is supposed to be.

Guestbook comments from the manager

We have been to Cedar Key dozens of times and can say this was the best and most relaxing - as the sign reads in the master bedroom - "Just another day in paradise " We feel rejuvinated.
May 2013
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Nearest Airport
70 Miles
GNV, 1.5 hours, TPA, 2.5 hours
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Big Deck Raw Bar, Island Hotel
Nearest Golf
30 Miles
Chiefland Golf and Country
Nearest Motorway
24 Miles
US 19/98
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Island Room, Tony's, Ken's Keyside, Annie's Cafe
Nearest Beach
1.5 Miles
City Park beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Sea Shell Sanctuary
Car: recommended

Located in Florida's Nature Coast, Cedar Key has stunning wild life and NATURAL beauty. Not for us sterile white beaches, we have wild life filled tidal marshes, Florida scrub hiking trails, beautiful sawgrass expanses for kayaking, in short, all the beauty you've only HEARD about. Come experience it for YOURSELF.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $35
Cleaning $60
Tax Rate 9.0%

Events and major holidays require three night minimum. Deposit of $200 required at booking, personal checks and cash. Please make all checks payable to Nature Coast Realty, Inc.

$200 deposit required to hold rental reservation Cancellation requests made 30 days or more prior to the rental will be honored and the deposit refunded, less a $50 processing fee Cancellation requests made within 30 days of the rental will result in a cancellation fee of the $200 deposit paid To avoid cancellation fees we suggest the renter takes out suitable travel insurance