Yes, we have an small island directly offshore that's teeming with exotic birds. Turn off your mind, relax and float downstream.
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For well-behaved pups, we are dog friendly. We provide a cage should you need to leave them alone. While we have never assessed a pet fee, please reach out to us directly for clearance.


Our Cedar Lake home is a hidden jewel of the Nature Coast, designated by the National Wildlife Federation as a Certified Wildlife Habitat. This waterfront sanctuary is like stepping into a tropical Garden of Eden, and will provide a nature show from your lanai you'll likely never forget.

Enjoy the sunrise AND the sunsets over gorgeous Cedar Lake. The master bedroom opens out onto the Florida room, lanai, and waterfront - allowing you to wake with the life of the lake. The sounds alone are mesmerizing. You will return year after year for the birds alone. Among the endangered species you will see are Everglade Snail Kite, Audubon's Crested Caracara, Piping Plover, Florida Scrub-jay, Wood Stork, Red-cockaded Woodpecker, and if you get lucky, the occasional otter has been known to visit. Take the included kayaks or paddleboat out to the island... but please try not to disturb any of the area's many species.

Friends, this is a modest, two bedroom home - but we feel the location is hard to beat. The master bedroom has a king, the guest bedroom has a full, and the Florida room has a pull-out couch bed. Minutes from the gulf, you are at end of a cul de sac and on the point of Cedar Point Drive. Water views all around. Prime fishing off of our private dock (the "sweet spot" of Cedar Lake), or grab a rod and hop in one of our kayaks to explore one of the lake's many channels. It's taken us years of searching, but we've discovered where the wild dolphins frolic. In ground kidney-shaped pool (with lanai).

52' and 48' HDTVs w/DVD & 1000s of Movies and Channels via Roku, and a spectacular nature show out on the lanai. Basic kitchen, linens and towels provided. We are pet-friendly to well-behaved pups. Secure, 1/4 acre fenced in lakefront yard - perfect for your well-behaved dog, with pet-doors installed to the lanai and Florida room. Pool and lawn service included. Premium high-speed internet included. Hop on one of the many bikes or kayaks and discover the Nature Coast, all included. Please check us out on a satellite map - the location and setting will speak for itself. Try zooming in on the island... imagine the sounds.

Green Key Beach on the gulf is a bike ride away, whether you're alone or with your honey, this hidden gem offers a multitude of possibilities for relaxation, solitude and fun. The most obvious choice, of course, is soaking up some rays, taking a swim or walking hand-in-hand along the shore. But keep the stroll going and a 650 feet boardwalk that snakes through the mangroves will lead you to a two-story observation deck overlooking the water. This is perhaps the most serene spot of all because it's far enough away to escape what can be a busy beach.

Explore the Jay B. Starkey Wilderness Park on our included bikes. The park's multi-purpose trail consists of 7.3 miles of paved surface for bike riding, rollerblading, jogging or walking and it connects to the Suncoast Trail (42 miles). There is a 10 mile equestrian trail and 13 miles of hiking trails.

Right down the road is New Port Richey's best kept secret: the James E. Grey Preserve. These 80 acres boast over 140 species of birds, and some of the best kayaking in Florida. The park is the end of a Florida Canoe Trail that runs from Frances Park 4.5 mile down the river. The river runs slow but has many hairpin turns that will be challenging for the beginner but navigable. This section is very scenic with practically no development along the shores of the river. Visitors can also kayak through the canals of the preserve, which has natural Florida ecosystems, hardwood hammock uplands and swamps.

New in 2021: Solar Pool Heat System installed.

New in 2021: Inflatable hot-tub available for set-up upon request.

Oh, and did we mention the birds?
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Sleeping Configuration

Florida Room
1 sofa bed
1 king bed
1 double bed


Washing Machine
Clothes Dryer
Air Conditioning
Full Kitchen
Hot Tub
Satellite TV
Security Cameras
Smoke Detector

Shared spaces

Shared Pool
Shared Fitness Room/Gym
Shared Tennis Court
We have to recommend the New Port Richey Recreation & Aquatic Center - right down the road.

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Horseback riding


Child friendly
Please monitor children properly at the pool.
Parking Included
Carport and attached garage.
Wheelchair Accessible

Location & Views

Water view


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Policies and Rules

Check In: 3PM - Flexible
Check Out: 10AM
Updated lockbox combination provided at reservation confirmation.
No parties or events
No smoking
We are a non-smoking home, but will permit smoking on the lanai and dock.
Minimum age limit for renters: 25
Cedar Lake is a private, quiet community.
House Rules
We do not charge extra for the hot tub, bikes, kayaks, or paddleboat, but please return them clean and serviceable. Please notify hospitality in advance to arrange for hot tub set up.
Payment Policy
Amount due in full at booking. Venmo, Zelle, and Cash App accepted.
Refundable Damage Deposit
Deposit returned after 72 hours or when cleared by staff, whichever comes first.
Cancellation Policy
Full refund with 30 day notice.
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Private Waterfront Sanctuary, island & heated pool is a Vacation Home located in New Port Richey, FL, United States. This Vacation Home is available for short term lodging and accommodates 4 guests
Private Waterfront Sanctuary, island & heated pool has 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and was listed on Houfy on Oct 2017

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