Daybook Cottage - The Curiosity of the Coast

Welcome to our charming 1940s renovated cottage on the Nature Coast! Our cozy and comfortable home is the perfect getaway for anyone looking to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life and immerse themselves in the serene beauty of the Gulf of Mexico.

Nestled among towering moss draped water oaks and pines and surrounded by lush native greenery, our cottage features two spacious bedrooms, a fully equipped kitchen, a cozy living room, and a charming dining area. The decor is a tasteful blend of the past and the present, with beautiful chestnut floors, nostalgic accents, and plenty of natural light.

Our centralized location on the Nature Coast in Yankeetown, Florida provides opportunities for outdoor activities, including fishingkayaking, canoeing, hiking, biking, and birdwatching. You’ll also be just a short drive from the charming towns of Cedar Key, Dunnellon and Crystal River, where you can explore local shops, restaurants, and art galleries as well.

Whether you’re looking for a getaway to nature or charming historical accommodations, our 1940s renovated cottage on the Nature Coast is the perfect destination. Book your stay today and experience the beauty and tranquility of Florida’s Gulf Coast!

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Yankeetown, Florida is a fishing enthusiast’s paradise, where you can experience the thrill of reeling in some of the most sought-after game fish in the world, including tarpon, redfish, and snook. 

With its pristine waters and breathtaking scenery, Yankeetown is not just a great place to catch fish, but also the perfect destination for those looking to escape the hustle and bustle of city life and immerse themselves in nature.


Yankeetown, Florida is a bird-watcher’s dream come true, offering a unique opportunity to spot a diverse range of bird species including bald eagles, ospreys, and roseate spoonbills in their natural habitat.

With its expansive nature reserves, beautiful marshes, and lush greenery, Yankeetown provides an immersive and exciting birding experience that is sure to delight even the most seasoned of bird-watchers.


Kayaking in Yankeetown, Florida is a thrilling adventure that offers a unique way to explore the beautiful waterways and get up close with the local wildlife, including manatees and dolphins.

Whether you’re a seasoned kayaker or a beginner, Yankeetown has plenty of options to choose from, including guided tours and rentals, making it the perfect destination for a fun-filled day on the water.

Meet the Writer

Meet Kristy, a writer who recently took on the challenge of renovating a charming 1940s cottage in the quiet town of Yankeetown, Florida. With a passion for design and DIY projects, Kristy saw the potential in the neglected cottage and set out to transform it into her dream getaway. She and her husband chronicled the entire process on this blog, sharing her inspiration, progress, and setbacks with her loyal followers of

Through her renovation journey, Kristy carefully balanced the preservation of the cottage’s original character with modern updates and personalized touches. She repurposed vintage finds, added fresh coats of paint, and incorporated new fixtures and appliances to create a functional and stylish space. Her attention to detail and creative problem-solving skills made for a truly unique and personalized home, and her blog has inspired countless readers to come to explore the nature coast. Kristy’s dedication to preserving the past while embracing the future has made her a prominent figure in the DIY and lifestyle blogging community.

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