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The Bonaire House~Fun Waterfront Cottage with Private Dock!!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

Relax and enjoy this great 2 bedroom, 1 bath waterfront home in historic Cedar Key, Florida. The house has a large shaded yard with private boat dock. The Bonaire House has the original hardwood floors and native unpainted knotty pine walls that add warmth to this unique original Florida home. The Master bedroom has a Queen bed and the second bedroom has 2 twin beds. Some of the original owners dishes, decoration and art work are still displayed, adding much charm to this 'Florida Cracker House'

Watch the abundant wildlife and beautiful sunrises from the back porch or from the dock's deck. There are beautiful cranes that perch on the dock almost daily. Enjoy a cup of coffee or have your breakfast on the back porch which has a great swing and outdoor seating and overlooks the Gulf's eastern bayou. On low tide see the Pink Spoon Bill's snooping around for minnows that were left behind.

Park your boat, catch crabs and catch redfish off your private dock. Or throw a cast net if you have one! Grill your catch of the day and have a picnic or maybe an just have an old fashion weiner roast in the large shaded back yard. Maybe have a game of Horseshoes! In the fall, enjoy an outdoor fire or oyster roast. The new deck addition at end of dock is equipped with a convenient fish cleaning station. Access to the deep water channel #2 is approximately 250 feet away. No need to get in your car...boat rentals and fishing supplies are available across the street at the Cedar Key Marina.

The high school's tennis courts are open to the public, you don't even need a reservation! A basketball court is located at the beach downtown, just go join in a pick up game!

If you are looking for a fancy, high-end house, this isn't the place for you. But if you are looking for a relaxing, fun, interesting, old fashion vacation with your family or friends then Cedar Key and the Bonaire House would be a perfect fit!

The Bonaire House will make your vacation stay in Cedar Key charming in every way.

Keywords: waterfront cottage, Cedar Key house rental, island house rental, waterfront house rental

More Details


Cedar Key House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • No children allowed on dock. Fishing and Crabbing Allow:) NO SWIMMING.
  • Please print and sign the rental agreement. You can send it via Attachment or by mail before your arrival date.
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Tub/shower combination
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Large shaded yard, boat dock, fish cleaning station, back yard fire pit, covered back porch with swing and outdoor furniture, picnic table, across from Cedar Key Marina. Sidewalk in front of home goes everywhere! Very easy walk to town. Shops and restaurants start 1/4 mile from house. Ride bikes, drive golf carts on downtown Cedar Key streets. Relax!!!


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The Bonaire House~Fun Waterfront Cottage with Private Dock!!
average rating of 4.939394 based on 33 reviews
Vermilion, OH

The Essence of Cedar Key

  • 5 of 5

This charming cottage is cozy and comfortable. The back porch and yard and dock makes this a great place to relax and enjoy the Cedar Key vibe.

On the main road into town, traffic noise was noticed in the cabin during the day. But we just went out to the back porch, where the view and wildlife made it a peaceful retreat. There is little or no traffic overnight, so sleeping was not a problem.

We walked into town for entertainment, shopping and meals.

Very nice!

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Tammy said y'all were awesome guest and that the house looked great!! Thanks so much for taking the time to write such a the great review. I reckon the weather was much warmer than in Ohio!! Have a safe trip home...hope to see you next year:)) Or maybe again this's really beautiful in Cedar Key in the spring and fall. Rosemary
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Wonderful. Cottage, had a great stay

  • 5 of 5

Great old cottage

Hardwood floors

Two great porches

Relaxing spot

  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stuart Florida

Cute place

  • 4 of 5

Cute place

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Shortest review ever!! But very very much appreciated:)) Hope y'all enjoyed your stay! Come back in the Spring when the weather is warmer and tides are prettier. Thanks for staying with us. Happy New Year!!!!!!!
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Cedar Key Is always a delight.

  • 4 of 5

Loved the beautiful "Cracker" house. Beds were very comfortable which is always a plus. Fell in love with the back porch and the view!

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you loved the Bonaire House!! Heard the weather was pretty good last week. Thanks for staying with us and for taking the time to write a review:) Happy New Year!
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Waddy, KY

Very charming and we'll situated

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful views. Easy walk to town and Annie's for breakfast. Even caught two red fish from dock. Would definitely stay here again (and hope to).

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for reviewing the Bonaire House!! I very seldom get to meet my guest, so it was a pleasure meeting the two of you:) Hope you do get to return...ya'll were awesome guest! House looked beautiful when ya'll checked out. Thanks for staying with us. I don't think its tooooo early...but Happy New Year!
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Very nice, peaceful

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed the quiet ,peaceful time we spend at te Bonaire House.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Property Manager

Rosemary Cooke
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 18, 2018

About Rosemary Cooke

I was born and raised in Cedar Key, I met Dave there in 1977. We got married in the Cedar Key Episcopal Church in 1989. We reside in Austin Texas, and own and run a automotive repair shop and a body shop. We have two children that are almost adults that love to come to Cedar Key and bring their friends. Their friends usually plan to only stay one week but end up staying 3 or 4 weeks because they are having such a great time!

Rosemary Cooke purchased this house in 1995

Why Rosemary Cooke chose Cedar Key

We chose to buy a house in Cedar Key because we love the gulf coast, with all of its wildlife, great fishing, good seafood, and all the wonderful places to go that are nearby. The people there are so friendly. We have a lot of friends and family there. It is so different from our hectic lives in Austin. Once we get to Cedar Key, we turn off the computers, phones and any other high tech gadget we have, and start relaxing and trying to really reconnect with one another. The wonderful thing about being in Cedar Key is the time we really spend together there, the kids walk down to the City Park at the beach at night and play basketball, then come home and play board games for can hear their laughter next door. We sit out on the back porch and just swing and talk...sometime we build a fire in the fire pit and have a wiener roast. We even catch crabs off the boat dock! Over the years as I have traveled I have met so many people that have been to Cedar Key and fell in love with the area and way of life. Everyone that vacationed in Cedar Key as children told me that their fondest memories of growing up or vacationing were from when they traveled to Cedar Key. We LOVE it too!!! And can't wait to retire in Cedar Key.

What makes this house unique

It is a short walk to downtown Cedar Key's restaurants, shopping and fishing pier. We are directly across from the Cedar Key Marina where you can get all of your boating and fishing supplies. Enjoy the boat dock behind the house, it has a deck area that is great for watching the eastern sunrises. Bikes, kayaks, golf cart rentals, boat tours are all within walking distant. The fishing is terrific and so is the bird watching!! You can fish right behind our house and catch redfish. It is so beautiful out around the other islands. We go almost every year and tour the Old Lighthouse on Seahorse Key. The pelicans are nesting then and when you go up in the light house you can see hundreds of momma pelicans feeding their babies. We see manatees every year out around North Key, they are fascinating whether its your first time or 10th time to see them. When we are coming in from fishing there are always dozens of porpoises that are feeding we stop and are amazed how close they will come up to the boat. You can almost touch them! You won't find a better place than Cedar Key for spectacular sunsets or sunrises!! Be sure to bring your camera! Also bring your water shoes...during the full moon when there is the Spring tide, the tide goes REALLY low, which make is perfect for walking out on the Sand Spit and collecting sand dollars. (Try not to step on them!) There are so many day trips to take near Cedar Key: Manatee and Fanning Springs, Suwanee River, Ichetucknee Springs,you will be amazed how truly much inexpensive!


Nearest Airport
55 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.07 Miles
Big Deck, Steamers, The Hideaway
Nearest Motorway
Nearest Restaurant
0.02 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.07 Miles
Nearest Point of Interest
George T. Lewis Airport
Nearest Point of Interest
The Big Dock
Nearest Point of Interest
Cedar Key State Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Cedar Key Museum State Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Manatee State Park
Car: recommended

Golf Cart Rentals, Cedar Key Marina Boat Rentals, Fish Guides, Kayak Rentals, Bike Rentals, Cedar Key Walking Tours, Canoeing, 30 Minutes away: Beautiful Manatee Springs & Suw20anee River Tubing, 40 Minutes away: Amazing Fanning Springs & Crystal River, 1 Hour away: Ichetucknee Tubing or Snorkling, Oct.-Mar. Ichetucknee Scubing Diving & University of Florida. Suwanee River Fish Camp 20 miles.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $15
Tax Rate 9.0%

3 night minimum stay Holiday and Festival Weekends
Check in time 2:00 pm ~ Check out 11:00 am
Sales tax rate 9%
Currently we do not charge a cleaning fee, but we request that if guest leave dishes to tip the cleaning lady.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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