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 and explore the uninhabited islands that surround Cedar Key. Just remember Seashells Cottage in downtown Cedar Key is the place to stay!
The "Seashells Cottage" is located in the heart of secluded Cedar Key, Florida. The public dock, fishing pier, public beach and picnic area, shopping and restaurants are all within a block and close walking distance of the cottage.
From your private balcony overlooking historic First Street and the Gulf of Mexico you'll be able to watch boats coming into and out of the public marina, or bring your binoculars to view uninhabited islands just offshore. Historic "Atsena Otie" Island, once home to the Original Village of Cedar Key that was destroyed during a hurricane over one hundred years ago is the biggest island of the group and can be explored by guided tour or explore on your own via kayak or boat. The island is now a protected National Park but you can take maintained trails and visit the old cemetery or pencil factory ruins. All this is included in the panoramic view from the cottage's large balconies.The cottage is split into an upper and lower unit that can be rented separately or together, floor plans of the cottage are contained on the links on this page. Escape to Cedar Key, a short drive from Gainesville or about 3 hrs from Orlando by car. Covered parking awaits you at the cottage
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