Frequently Asked Questions
Is a coffee maker provided and what type is it?
Yes, we have standard Mr. Coffee 12 cup coffee makers in every cottage. We provide packets of Folgers coffee, coffee filters, creamers and sugars.
Does each cottage have a full size kitchen?
Yes, each cottage has a full size refrigerator, oven/stovetop, microwave, toaster, coffee maker, dishes, utensils and cookware.
Is there on-site boat trailer parking?
Yes, we have on-site boat trailer parking. Please let us know in advance if you plan to bring a trailer.
Can I dock my boat in the water behind the cottages?
Boat docking is not permitted in the water behind our cottages due to the extreme tide swings. There are no rentals in Cedar Key that permit this. The City Marina is the only place to keep a boat overnight in the water. Please contact City Hall for details.
How far is a boat ramp?
The city boat ramps are about ½ mile from our cottages.
Does Pirates Cove offer on-site Golf Cart, Bicycle and Kayak rentals?
Yes, we have street legal golf cart and beach cruiser bicycle rentals. Our golf carts are the ONLY rentals on the island that you can take anywhere in Cedar Key including where we are on State Road 24. They are first come first serve unless reserved in advance. Please call or email us for rates, availability or to reserve. We do not offer kayak rentals at this time.
Can I bring my own golf cart?
You are welcome to bring your own golf cart, however, please remember that if they are not street legal and tagged, you run the risk of getting a ticket on State Road 24 (where we are located). Please let us know in advance if you plan to bring a trailer.
How far are the cottages from town?
Our cottages are ¼ mile to 2nd Street and ½ mile to Dock Street (the two main areas of the island). It is a very easy and short walk into town.
Is there reliable WiFi?
Yes, we have very strong and reliable WiFi with speeds at 330 MBPS.
Is the dock behind cottage #7 for everyone?
Yes, the dock is for all of our guests to use. The connected screened in porch is only for cottage #7.
Is fishing allowed on property?
Yes, you can fish off of the dock behind cottage #7. No license is required because it is private property. Fishing is tide dependent.
Are fishing poles available for guest use?
We do not provide fishing poles, however, they are available to rent at the Marina and Hardware Store.
Are there on-site barbecue grills for guest use?
Yes, we have two propane and two gas grills available for guest use. We also provide propane, charcoal, lighters and grilling utensils.
How far is the closest beach?
Cedar Key is not known for its beaches, however, there is a small beach in town about ½ mile from our cottages. The nearest larger beach is about 2 ½ hours away.
Can I book two nights during a festival event or holiday?
We have a three night minimum for festivals and holidays and a four night minimum for stays that fall on Thanksgiving (Wednesday – Sunday). We are a small, family owned and operated business that is open 365 days a year. This requirement allows us and our housekeeper to enjoy time off with family.
Can I use a different method of payment when I check in?
Yes, we accept credit cards, debit cards and cash at arrival. The credit card information requested when you make a reservation is only in case of a no-show or cancellation within 72 hours of check-in. Nothing is charged when you make a reservation.
Are one night reservations allowed?
Yes, we allow one night reservations depending on the date requested and what we have available. Please call for availability and one night rates as they differ from our two nights or more rates.
Are pets allowed?
Yes, we are pet friendly and pets are an additional $10/night per pet, no restrictions.
Is there a grocery store nearby?
Yes, there is a small locally owned market about ¼ mile from our cottages. There is also a Dollar General located about 10 minutes off of the island. The nearest big box store or supermarket is about 40 minutes away in Chiefland.
Are the cottages non-smoking?
Yes, no smoking is allowed inside any of the cottages. Smoking is permitted anywhere outside on the property (including decks and screened in porches) and we provide ashtrays on the outside tables.
What time is check-in and check-out?
Check-in is from 3pm – 6pm. Check-out is at 11am.
Can we arrive later than 6pm to check-in?
Yes, we allow late check-ins. Please let us know if advance so we can make arrangements for payment and to leave the key.
Are there on-site laundry facilities for guest use?
We do not have laundry facilities for guest use, however, there is a laundromat on 2nd Street next to the Post Office, about ¼ mile from our cottages.