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“Great Place” 4 of 5 stars
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Ranked #3 of 6 Hotels in Cedar Key
Certificate of Excellence
Florida
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21 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great Place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

Very cute little place. Justin was very accommodating. Billy always greeted you in the morning. Our cottage needed a little bit of improvement (#3) Like a new mattress. Two nights of no sleep and sore backs. The A/C unit is right above your head. So with a new mattress and rearrange the room I would give the property a 5. Felt very safe in the room. It had everything you needed to cook even though we took a break from that. The place is old as is everything on the island so if you are looking for a 5 star resort do not go to Cedar Key..It is very very relaxing and easy to get around town.My biggest complaint about Cedar Key are the people who live there. They never smile and are so grumpy. Seems they don't like tourist at the restaurants. About 70% of the island is for sale...Not sure why. Not much to do on the island but we kayak so we had plenty to do. I would definitely go back to Cedar Key and I would stay at Pirates Cove. Thank you Justin for all your help on where to go and being so accommodating.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Lady Lake, Florida
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22 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

A very relaxing, comfortable cottage. We had a wonderful weekend for my wife's birthday. This was a clean convenient location. Don't miss breakfast at Kona Joe's. Have the waffle or the Blue Crab Quiche. We would definitely come back again.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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jax
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

If you want to relax and feel "right at home" this is the place for you. It is just the perfect setting.... Small and intimate, it sits on the back bay and is just beautiful. Several of the cottages have either open or screened porches that are bay view, but even if your cottage doesn't have it's "own" area to view the water, there is a big wonderful dock, full of lawn chairs and umbrellas that everyone can use. My husband and I actually got married on the dock three years ago! We just got back from our most recent visit today....hated to leave. My son and his fiancée are getting married in August and we have booked a cottage for them as a surprise honeymoon. For that matter, I'm ready to go back and we just got home today from our most recent visit!!!!

Room Tip: There are no bad cottages! Their website shows very accurate pictures of each one.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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3 Thank melisse r
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Largo, Florida
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34 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

We loved our stay at pet friendly Pirates Cove. We found ourselves arriving later than we expected and Donna had everything all set up for us to settle in and then check in the next day. So accommodating. Justin was very friendly. The official greeter, Billy the Cat, made us feel right at home. Our cottage #1 was very clean and well stocked with everything you could possibly need. The weather was stormy at times, but we were comfortable. The lay out of the grounds allows you to be as social as you choose to be. We had a wonderful Saturday morning chat over coffee on our deck with new found friends while still in our PJ's. It was a highlight of our trip. It was interesting to read the ship's log where people journaled about their stay in Cedar Key.

Since Cedar Key is about 20 miles off of highway 19, we went grocery shopping in Chiefland beforehand. There are a few small grocery stores on the key. Next time I'll shop there instead.

We love Cedar Key. Over the years we've done many day trips, but decided to do a weekend this time. Now I can say we love Pirates Cove and will definitely do it again. Call ahead for reservations.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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4 Thank clrwmary
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Orlando, Florida
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013 via mobile

We enjoy coming to Cedar Key and staying here. Love the view and the quiet relaxed atmosphere. It isn't the Taj Mahal, so if you like that kind of place, don't stay here! It's quaint and "real", real down home! The owner is fabulous too! Never a problem!

  • Stayed June 2013
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Sarasota, Florida
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144 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

What a cute place! The cottage we stayed in #7 was very spacious, was nicely set up with everything appliance and utensils, and had a view of the water. There was a screened porch just off the side of the cottage and the large deck beyond that also with a great water view. A great spot to hang out in the evening, and to watch the sun rise. Their staff person was very helpful and friendly. It is in a quiet location, but not far from other things. We walked a short (5 minute) and scenic way to a great breakfast place from there, it is a little drive from town, but only a couple of minutes. We enjoyed our stay immensely and we will return!

  • Stayed May 2013
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Florida
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57 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

I am puzzled by the negative review of the Orlando visitor. I and/or friends/family have stayed in almost every cottage at Pirate's Cove over the last 10+ years. I have NEVER had a negative experience with either the current or previous owners. Rooms are always ready, clean and staff are awesome! Perfect place to stay when you truly want to just relax and get away from things!

Room Tip: #4 is great for couple or single as is #7.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Property: Pirates Cove Bayside Cottages
Address: 13633 State Rd 24, Cedar Key, FL 32625
Location: United States > Florida > Cedar Key
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Ranked #3 of 6 Hotels in Cedar Key
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Number of rooms: 10
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