Firefly Resort Cottages' Writer's Cottage, Cedar Key

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Entire cottage hosted by Ian

2 guests, 1 bedroom, 1 bed, 1 bath
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All about Ian’s place

Enjoy the laid-back island lifestyle and sunrise back bay views among the fresh and cozy cottages at Firefly Resort Cottages in Cedar Key. Select from seven individual and authentic 1950's Florida cottages updated with modern and luxury amenities in a one-of-a-kind garden setting nestled among old cedar and mangrove shores of the Gulf and experience peace, relaxation, and an impeccable hospitality that is as rare and memorable as your first encounter with fireflies. Come, unwind, explore, enjoy!

The space
Sitting on the back corner of the property, this one queen bed, open floor plan cottage boasts a full kitchen centered around an antique cast iron farm kitchen sink, with a four-burner gas range and sizeable refrigerator with freezer. A sitting area with an upholstered chair and ottoman and a convertible love seat is complete with a 43? LED flat screen TV with full satellite programming and SIRIUS XM radio. The recently remodeled small bath has a tiled shower, sink and toilet. The spacious sleeping area has a new queen hybrid (foam/innerspring) mattress on a poplar wood platform bed covered in soft 100% cotton sheets and a colorful tropical quilt and ample fluffy and firm pillows. Between the sitting area and bed is the small antique writers’ desk ready should the muse strike. A 24' oscillating wall fan moves air and inspiration around the whole cottage. The solid white pinewood walls, beadboard ceiling with schoolhouse lighting, tall windows with broad wooden blinds create a nostalgic and peaceful surroundings for your Cedar Key vacation or visit. Outside the cottage is a two-tiered deck overlooking the mangroves and the bay. A gorgeous spot for morning coffee or a shady afternoon rest.

Places for sleeping

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed

What this place offers

Waterfront
Kitchen
Wifi
Free street parking
TV with standard cable
Air conditioning
Patio or balcony
Backyard
Refrigerator
Microwave

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Where you’ll be

Cedar Key, Florida, United States

Cedar Key is an active rural fishing (clamming) town with history, culture, fascinating topography, and the magnificent bounty from nature. A true island, Cedar Key is a remote "one road in/one road out" destination in an ecologically fragile area and provides many, but not all, services for guests. Cell service can be weak, which only leaves more time and attention for your friends, families, fellow travelers, as well as the surroundings and allows visitors to slow down, step back, and truly relax (and we provide a free, good WIFI connection).

Hosted by Ian

Joined in February 2014
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Although I trained and worked in public health for several decades in Seattle, I am from California and recently moved to Cedar Key Florida. Having meticulously restored a 1957 mid-Century modern 3-bedroom home and after restoring a 1972 Airstream Overlander International called “The Breeze,” my husband, Darrin, and I travelled in the Breeze--two grown men and a dog in 125 square feet--for nearly year looking across the country searching for a new home and a new life. We found Cedar Key and the cottages formerly known as Mermaid’s Landing. We are intent on preserving this unique 1950’s property on the Gulf of Mexico and sharing it and the magnificent ecological and recreational environment surrounding it with you. The pace and peace in Cedar Key is the perfect antidote for karmic congestion of modern city life. Darrin and I bring a bit of Bali to Firefly Cottages. We lived in Indonesia for a period and the culture and spirit of Bali got into us. We are planting an Indonesian kitchen garden on the property and may use it to help create spectacular Indonesian foods we will happily share with you if you are here. You might hear Gamelan music and smell ceremonial incense. We enjoy kayaking off the property to outer Keys and among the mangroves around the property and watching the birds and dolphins feed off the fish in our backyard (the property extends about 80 feet into the Gulf waters and we hope soon to rebuild the deck and dock for our own and our guests' enjoyment). Bali also taught us a little about our place in nature and our role in protecting it. We are designing Firefly Cottages to have as small an environmental impact as possible. Living, as we do, on the ecological fringe in an area dependent on pristine tidal waters, we are sensitive to the environment and the effects our species is having on it and the climate. In lieu of plastic bottled water, we provide an unlimited supply of purified drinking water to each guest daily. We do love the local seafood! Our famous Cedar Key clams, oysters, stone crabs, blue crabs, shrimp and the local catches are so fresh you'll want to slap them! We can help you find great sources for meals and have kits for several local and seasonal specialties you can make in your own cottages. We loved eating our way across the USA on our way to Florida in 2017-2018. We trusted we would know our place when we got there. We found it when we got here. We were drawn to its natural beauty, diverse community, and mild winter climate and opportunity to share this place with others. We hope our guests will appreciate Cedar Key for some of the same reasons we do, come to love it themselves, and return again year after year. From our lives and travels we have come to value hospitality above all things. As your hosts we want you to be comfortable and relaxed, surrounded by beauty and good vibes, feeling welcome and in balance with the area so you can take it all in. We will strive to make that desire a reality. Our motto in life? "Have tickets!" (Interpret broadly.)
Although I trained and worked in public health for several decades in Seattle, I am from California and recently moved to Cedar Key Florida. Having meticulously restored a 1957 mid…

During your stay

Darrin and Ian are social and engaged hosts who live in a separate cottage on-site and are at your service throughout your stay. One of us is generally on the property during "island business hours" for help with tours and activities, dining suggestions, and information about the area. We are available in the evenings for urgent needs that cannot wait. When we can, we love to sit and chat with our guests and share the space with them and do, as much as the demands of the business allow.
Darrin and Ian are social and engaged hosts who live in a separate cottage on-site and are at your service throughout your stay. One of us is generally on the property during "isla…

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Check-in: After 3:00 p.m.
Checkout: 12:00 p.m.
Self check-in with keypad
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

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Carbon monoxide alarm
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