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The Honeymoon Cottage Series
Cedar Key, Florida
Gulf Coast of Florida
About the Cottage
The Honeymoon Cottage, also known as the Thomas Guesthouse, was built in 1959 by Philip and Margaret Thomas who owned the Thomas Hotel in Gainesville. The Cottage was built out in the water at the end of a 300-foot boardwalk. Col. George Walton came to Cedar Key to spend a weekend in the Island Hotel, and instead wound up spending years in this house, which he called the “Shark Tooth School”. Walton wrote and published several books, including The Wasted Generation and The Tarnished Shield.
Severely damaged by Hurricane Elena in 1985, it has been slowly succumbing to time and the elements. A delightful waitress at Cocounts told us that it was known as the Honeymoon Cottage as it was the place Honeymooners used to come out and rent.