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Seashells Cottage in the Heart of Cedar Key!!!

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


About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-8)

From July 17-August 30, stay 3 nights, and save $20 per night. Minimum 3 night stay Total $507.00 taxes and cleaning INCLUDED.

Cozy Enough for 2, Room Enough for 8

Welcome to our Cedar Key Get Away!

Whether you're looking for a romantic escape, a weekend get together with friends or a memorable family vacation, Cedar Key is the right destination for you.

You can bring the kids or leave them at home. You can lounge at the beach, walk the dock or fish from the pier. Take a tour of the surrounding islands or rent a kayak. Just remember Cedar Key is the place to stay!

The 'Sea Shells Cottage' in secluded Cedar Key, Florida. From the private balcony overlooking historic First Street and the beautiful waters of The Gulf of Mexico you'll not only see kayaks, canoes and recreational boaters but also commercial clammers and fisherman. Historic 'Atsena Otie' Island, once home to the Village of Cedar Key and Famous Dock Street are all included in the panoramic view from this elevated location.

The cottage is split into an upper and lower unit that can be rented separately or together. Escape to the other Florida Keys, a short drive from Gainesville area airport or about 3 hrs by car from Orlando. Covered parking available.

Our two story home located in the heart of Cedar Key is fully equipped and just waiting for YOUR visit. Uniquely designed for maximum privacy, Sea Shell Cottage is designed to allow some space between you and your guests. The cottage features a single bedroom and full kitchen on the bottom floor with an upstairs bedroom and efficiency kitchen upstairs.

Both the upper and lower level features a 19 x 7 balcony accessible from the living room, charming decor, TV and VCR. Plenty of closet space for your weekend or month stay, the unit is the perfect downtown location for your Cedar Key adventure.

The upper level has a one bedroom/one bath with a 19 x 7 balcony overlooking the Gulf waters to the south, whimsical decor in the living/kitchen area, a queen sleeper sofa, TV, VCR a refrigerator and all the electrical appliances to create a quick meal or full course dinner. The upstairs level also features a full bath and a queen bed in the separate bedroom.

Separate, private entrances to the upper and lower levels make this home a lovely stay for one to four couples. Accessible via either the outside staircase, or by the shareable interior staircase, the cottage affords easy privacy, or open the interior lockable doors and open this home up to you larger crowd.

Plenty of under house parking, with room enough for 2 cars and drive through access. Just two blocks to the Cedar Key Marina with three interior launch ramps and one exterior ramp for larger boats, this could be YOUR base for that weekend of fishing you have been promising yourselves.

Looking for that quiet place to birdwatch? Sea Shell Cottage is THE place. Located in the Cedar Key National Wildlife Refuge, there are over 250 documented species of birds, including ospreys, ibis, herons, brown pelicans, white pelicans, frigate birds, and even, yes, bald eagles.

Also available as a one bedroom unit, please call or contact us to accommodate YOUR needs. We want to share our dream get away with you, in fact we may just be 'decompressing and recharging' upstairs while you are in the downstairs unit.

Keywords: convenient, centrally located,cottage

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Property Manager
Property Manager
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
April 15, 2015

About The Owner

We look forward to time spent in Cedar Key and find it a great way to completely decompress and recharge our batteries! The fishing pier, public beach, shopping, post office and store are all within a block of the cottage. Boat rentals are available for exploring the uninhabited islands surrounding Cedar Key, the photo is of Seahorse Key taken during Christmas 2009.

The Owner purchased this cottage in 2009

Why The Owner chose North Central Florida

Cedar is our secret getaway on the Florida Gulf Coast. Secluded, uncrowded, Cedar Key is a small resort town right on the water with a rich history. The public beach, fishing pier and marina are within walking distance as is the historic downtown. The cottage is surrounded by nature preserves that you will not be able to experience anywhere else. We love it here and hope you do too!

What makes this cottage unique

The cottage is located in the center of Cedar Key and within a stone's throw to everything. You can get up early and fish at the public pier, rent a boat or a golf cart to explore the island or the nature preserves that surround Cedar Key. Spend the day at the public beach or shopping in the town's historic district. Gainesville is a short drive away as is the University of Florida and can make for an interesting day trip from the cottage.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Awesome. Absolutely awesome place to stay in Cedar Key. The first thing I did when we got home was book our next visit 565 1st Street!. Just a short stumble from the Island Hotel and the bars on Dock street. The boat ramp was close I sprinted back and forth launching. Yes, that flash of 215 lbs of man was me!
Jun 2010
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Cedar Key Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • VCR ...
  • Balcony ...
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
Walk to public beach, public pier and downtown shopping


4.5/5 -
(2 traveler reviews)

Seashells Cottage in the Heart of Cedar Key!!!
average rating of 4.5 based on 3 reviews
Pensacola, FL

Seashells is excellent!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect location, walk to the beach, walk to the restaurants and bars, next to the boat ramp. Each separate unit was well equipped. I was nice to have the separate units for privacy, but they were nicely connected and perfect for two families. I Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Scott Thanks for taking time to submit a review. Glad you had a great time and enjoyed the house!!!
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Leesburg, GA

Great Memorial Day visit

  • 4 of 5

Great location and well equipped. We stayed on the lower floor with full kitchen. The covered parking is a great perk. Can walk to everything so the car is not needed. Missed not having an ice machine in the fridge. By Monday, the town had run out of ice. Everyone uses Gainsville Ice and they did not deliver until Tuesday, after the holiday. Also missed not having a TV in the bedroom. The only hassle was with the door. We had to contact the rental agent to learn how to fiddle with the key to get it to work. Key has to be slightly pulled out to work.

Sorry to see that Frog's landing was gone. Missed Jimmy Frog and his food and music. He was part of the character of Cedar Key. The new place, Steamers, is a joke, overpriced, poor service and poor attitude, and the owner is supposedly the owner of a successful bistro in Clearwater. Guess it is a management problem and will eventually shake out.

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2011
  • Stayed: May 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Not Your Typical Beach Resort, Cedar Key is Located on the Nature Coast, and is the Jumping Off Point to Explore the Island that is Home to the Cedar Key Wildlife Refuge, the 30,000+ Acre Waccasassa Bay Preserve as Well as Historic 'Atsena Otie' Island, Once Home to the Village of Cedar Key.


Rates & Availability

Cedar Key Cottage Rental Rates


  • $189/nt - $1120/wk - $2900/mo
  • US Dollars
  • RATES at the Sea Shells Cottages in Cedar Key, Florida
  • One Bedroom rental at Sea Shells sleep four with a Queen Bed and a sofa bed:
  • Nightly: Top Floor Unit $119 Lower Unit $119
  • Weekly: Top Floor Unit $720 Lower Unit $720
  • Monthly: Top Floor Unit $2200 Lower Unit $2200
  • Two Bed Room, Two bath at Sea Shells sleeps max of eight guests
  • Nightly: $189 Weekly: $1120 Monthly: $2900
  • No Cleaning Fees; No smoking; No Pets; Sales Tax will be added to above rates.
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