Welcome to “Miss Etta’s” House! Etta Wadley Watson was born in Cedar Key in 1908 and modeled with her own life the warmth, charm, and hospitality of her home. She loved to entertain friends, family and visitors and always wanted others to enjoy wonderful pictures of loved ones, view her beautiful yard, eat wonderful food, and to relax... and then relax some more. Upon her death her family decided to open her family home to those who are looking for a time of rest and relaxation and an opportunity to enjoy the scenic beauty, the birds, the warm breezes, and the unique culture of the island. If you have never been to Cedar Key, you are in for a real treat.
“Miss Etta’s” house is set one block off of Goose Cove on the Gulf of Mexico. After a fire in 1991, the house was rebuilt and is both comfortable and spacious, offering the peace and serenity of Cedar Key living to families and groups of friends, large or small.
Capable of sleeping up to 15 people, this two-story home includes a private second-story apartment with private access featuring a living area, full kitchen, laundry room, bathroom, and two bedrooms - just perfect for those who want their own privacy while still participating with the rest of friends and family on the main floor. The main floor has a large living room, three bedrooms and 2 ˝ baths, a large dining room, and a spacious, fully equipped kitchen. Miss Etta’s House will accommodate your large family vacation or family reunion and turn it into a memorable, fun-filled occasion.
Miss Etta’s House is fully furnished and “tech ready” for your relaxation and enjoyment. It is equipped with dual-zone central heat and air conditioning with separate thermostats on each floor. You can literally feel the tension drain out of you as you settle in to all the comforts of home in an environment which offers quiet, waterside walks and gorgeous sunsets only a few hundred feet away.
Miss Etta’s House offers a spacious living area on the main floor featuring a wood-burning fireplace, recliner chairs and a large and small sofa situated in front of a 32-inch TV with a DVD player and a small family-friendly DVD library. A well-loved spinet piano stands ready for listening to your favorite pianist or a wonderful family sing-along.
The upstairs living area features two sofas including a queen-size sleep sofa and two chairs situated in front of a 26-inch TV with DVD player. A three-seat bar separates the living room from the kitchen and defines the round table eating area.
The main floor kitchen features a large pantry, and laundry room with washer and dryer, a dual oven, large microwave, electric stove, dishwasher, garbage disposal, coffeemaker, and two refrigerator-freezers with icemakers. It is fully equipped with cooking pots and baking pans, and most other small appliances needed to prepare and serve meals, large and small. A large, center serving island and preparation center provides bar-style seating for five in addition to the large kitchen dining table. There is also a small TV in the kitchen. Adjoining the kitchen is a separate dining area with another large, circular dining table which seats ten.
The smaller upstairs kitchen is also fully equipped with pots, pans, baking equipment and utensils, in addition to a stove, oven, refrigerator with ice maker, dishwasher, garbage disposal, microwave, and dining area.
The main floor features three large bedrooms, two with a walk-in closet as well as its own full bathroom. The front master bedroom is furnished with a queen size bed as well as a day bed, and a computer workstation with wired DSL access. The second bedroom features twin beds. The third bedroom has twin beds and bunk beds and is perfect for kids, friends, and/or cousins. This room connects with one of the full bathrooms and also has quick access to a half bath off the kitchen. There are TV cable connections in two bedrooms and a 21-inch TV in the second bedroom.
The upstairs area features two more bedrooms, one with a queen-size bed and one with a double bed, a full bathroom, and a queen-sized sleep sofa. The master bedroom opens through French doors to an upper deck/porch area with a gorgeous view of the birds gliding in the wind currents and the Gulf of Mexico.
Miss Etta’s House is fully Internet/WiFi capable via local DSL. Connect your laptop to the wired connection in the front master bedroom on the main floor or enjoy the freedom of our secure wireless capability from any room in the house. A printer is also available in the front bedroom for your use. Local and domestic long distance service is included. A credit card is required for international calls.
Miss Etta’s House is situated on a well-maintained corner lot with a large, grass-covered play area behind the house. Extra sets of linens are provided as well as a washer and dryer on each floor. A propane gas grill is available for your use in the attached open-air garage. Miss Etta’s House is centrally located on the island. You are within easy walking distance of downtown shops and restaurants, the “sand spit” (low tide), downtown park, churches, and marina. Just down the street people gather at sundown to view the incredibly beautiful Cedar Key sunset.
CEDAR KEY AREA
A part of Florida’s “Nature Coast”, Cedar Key is a place like no other. Local activities available include fishing, kayaking, and boat excursions from the local marina, and golf cart, bike, and scooter rentals. Nearby Chiefland, Florida boasts a fine 18-hole golf course as well as Manatee Springs State Park – one of the largest fresh water springs in Florida (feeds into the Suwannee River). More information on Cedar Key is available at the Chamber of Commerce web site.