1940 Cottage on the Nature Coast is located in Yankeetown, just 14 miles from Bird's Underwater and 15 miles from Three Sisters Springs. This recently renovated vacation home is located 21 miles from Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park and 22 miles from Homosassa Springs. There's a sun terrace and guests can use free Wifi and free private parking. The air-conditioned vacation home consists of 2 bedrooms, a living room, a fully equipped kitchen with a dishwasher and a coffee machine, and 1 bathroom with a bath and free toiletries. Towels and bed linen are available in the vacation home. The property has an outdoor dining area. Guests at the vacation home will be able to enjoy activities in and around Yankeetown, like cycling, fishing, and hiking. Rainbow Springs State Park is 21 miles from 1940 Cottage on the Nature Coast, while Yulee Sugar Mill Ruins Historic State Park is 24 miles from the property. The nearest airport is Gainesville Regional Airport, 59 miles from the accommodation.

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Property highlights

Free Private Parking Available On Site


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Accommodation Type
Number of guests
Bedroom 1:
1 twin bed
Bedroom 2:
1 queen bed
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Hosted by John and Kristy Dodson

John and Kristy Dodson
Welcome to Daybook Cottage, a distinctive 1940s gem nestled in the heart of the Nature Coast in Yankeetown, Florida. This historical home has been freshly renovated with careful attention to detail, blending its preserved vintage features with modern amenities and décor to offer you a unique and relaxing getaway. Daybook Cottage is a manifestation of my passion for writing and storytelling, as well as my positive outlook on life. As the author of Daybook.blog, I understand the importance of sincerity and authenticity, and I am thrilled to share this extension of my life adventure with you. Here is just a glimpse of what awaits you at Daybook Cottage. This charming 2-bedroom, 1-bathroom home comfortably accommodates up to three guests. The two bedrooms are furnished with a plush queen-size bed and a twin-size bed, both adorned with crisp, clean linens. The bathroom features a vintage clawfoot tub with a shower attachment and an original iron sink, offering a unique experience. You can enjoy the charm of living in a 1940s home without sacrificing modern comforts. The fully equipped kitchen boasts stainless steel appliances, solid surface countertops, and all the cookware and dishes you'll need for preparing meals during your stay. Two dining areas are provided: one nestled in the kitchen beside an original awning-wrapped cottage window, and another in the sunroom, where summer breezes and plenty of Florida sunshine enhance every meal. The open living area features wood floors, sunny windows, the original limestone fireplace, and plenty of comfortable seating. The living area flows into the kitchen, creating an inviting space for easy living and interaction. I have personally curated the interior with vintage and antique furnishings, complemented by occasional modern accessories, to offer you a blend of historical charm and homey comfort.
I am the owner and writer of the lifestyle blog Daybook.blog, where I share my passion for family, home decor, traveling, and gardening. My unique perspective and storytelling style have garnered a strong following of readers who appreciate my insights. As a former teacher, I continue to inspire others to live their best lives through my writing and by sharing my renovated "home away from home," Daybook Cottage. Our family has been visiting this area for many years and has grown to love its charm. The Withlacoochee River is a special place we enjoy year-round, an undiscovered gem perfect for fishing, kayaking, dining, and biking without the crowds. I fell in love with this house the day I first visited Yankeetown and always said I would buy and renovate it if it ever went on the market. When it became available, I quickly brought it back to life. Now, we look forward to every day we are lucky enough to be there. I first adored this house in its original shade of pink. Though it has undergone several coats of paint and ownership changes, it remains a standout. The window-lined sunroom at the front of the house is perfect for enjoying a morning cup of coffee or a refreshing afternoon drink. Retaining many of the original windows and doors gives this cottage a cozy atmosphere. It is simple yet complete, making it the perfect place to unwind.
Nestled on Florida's Nature Coast, Yankeetown is a hidden gem perfect for nature enthusiasts seeking a peaceful retreat. The area is renowned for its unspoiled natural beauty and abundance of outdoor activities, making it an ideal destination for those looking to reconnect with nature. Withlacoochee Gulf Preserve: One of the highlights of Yankeetown is the Withlacoochee Gulf Preserve. This 413-acre preserve offers a variety of experiences for nature lovers. You can explore its three marked hiking trails, each approximately half a mile long, winding through diverse ecosystems including pine forests, salt marshes, and oak hammocks. The Salt Pond Trail, an elevated boardwalk, offers stunning views of tidal ponds and the surrounding marshland. For panoramic vistas, climb the 30-foot observation tower on the Oak Hammock Trail, where you can see the expansive marshlands and even the Gulf of Mexico in the distance. Kayaking and Water Adventures* Yankeetown's waterways are perfect for kayaking. Paddle through the tidal creeks and salt marshes from the Helverson Creek kayak launch to Withlacoochee Bay’s Bird Creek Beach. The 5-mile round-trip paddle trail is a fantastic way to explore the area's aquatic landscapes and observe local wildlife. Be sure to check the tides and weather conditions before setting out. Wildlife and Birdwatching: The Withlacoochee Gulf Preserve is also a haven for wildlife enthusiasts. The salt marshes and forests are home to a variety of birds and other wildlife. The preserve's boardwalks and observation areas provide excellent opportunities to spot fiddler crabs, blue crabs, and butterflies.
Language spoken: English

Area info

Amenities of 1940 Cottage on the Nature Coast

Most popular amenities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Free Wifi
  • Free parking
  • Family rooms
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Street parking
Wifi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
  • Dining table
  • Coffee machine
  • Cleaning products
  • Toaster
  • Stovetop
  • Oven
  • Dryer
  • Kitchenware
  • Kitchen
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Linens
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Bathtub
Living Area
  • Dining area
  • Sofa
  • Sitting area
  • Desk
Media & Technology
  • Streaming service (like Netflix)
  • Flat-screen TV
  • TV
  • Pay-per-view channels
Room Amenities
  • Hardwood or parquet floors
  • Private entrance
  • Fan
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Sun deck
  • Patio
Food & Drink
  • Vending machine (snacks)
  • Vending machine (drinks)
  • Beach
  • Snorkeling
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Diving
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Canoeing
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Windsurfing
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Fishing
Building Characteristics
  • Detached
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Board games/Puzzles
  • Board games/puzzles
  • Air conditioning
  • Smoke-free property
  • Heating
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Smoke alarms
  • Carbon monoxide detector
Languages Spoken
  • English

House rules

1940 Cottage on the Nature Coast takes special requests – add in the next step!


From 4:00 PM

You need to let the property know what time you'll be arriving in advance.


Until 10:00 AM



Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Damage policy

If you cause damage to the property during your stay, you could be asked to pay up to USD 500 after check-out, according to this property's Damage Policy.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

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Crib and extra bed policies

No cribs or extra beds are available.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 24


Smoking is not allowed.


Parties/events are not allowed


Pets are not allowed.

The fine print
Must-know information for guests at this property

This property does not accommodate bachelor(ette) or similar parties.

Guests will receive a rental agreement which must be signed and returned to the property prior to arrival. If guests don't receive the agreement on time, they should contact the property management company at the number on the booking confirmation.

If you cause damage to the property during your stay, you could be asked to pay up to $500 after check-out, according to this property's Damage Policy.

FAQs about 1940 Cottage on the Nature Coast

  • Check-in at 1940 Cottage on the Nature Coast is from 4:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM.

  • 1940 Cottage on the Nature Coast is 1,000 feet from the center of Yankeetown. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • 1940 Cottage on the Nature Coast offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Cycling
    • Hiking
    • Snorkeling
    • Diving
    • Fishing
    • Canoeing
    • Windsurfing
    • Beach

  • Yes, 1940 Cottage on the Nature Coast is popular with guests booking family stays.

  • 1940 Cottage on the Nature Coast can accommodate this group size:

    • 3 guests

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  • 1940 Cottage on the Nature Coast has the following number of bedrooms:

    • 2 bedrooms

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  • The prices at 1940 Cottage on the Nature Coast may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.