CEDAR KEY SERENITY: FAMILY FRIENDLY! WALK TO TOWN!

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Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
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Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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CEDAR KEY SERENITY: FAMILY FRIENDLY! WALK TO TOWN!

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2 Bed/2 baths, Overlooks Gulf, Sleeps 5, Pool, Fishing Dock, Beach

Are you looking for a little Serenity in your next Gulf Coast, Florida vacation? This is the original Cedar Key Serenity! Our views of the Gulf are panoramic, our style is low-key, and we want you to kick back, get comfortable and most of all, have a great time and come see us again!

If we are not available for your dates, check our other condo VRBO #27021

Come stay with us and view our website at Cedar Key Vacation [.] com! Please visit our website (link below) or email or phone us at 706-485-7586 for availability. We reply to all inquiries very quickly.

Please Google Serenity and Tranquility in Cedar Key for our websites.

Serenity is a third floor* vacation rental condominium with one king bedroom, plus loft bedroom. The master (king) bedroom is next to a full bath. The loft bedroom has its own shower bath and a convertible sofa and child bed chair. Our vaulted ceiling offers incredible two-story views of Cedar Key's back channel and Waccasassa Bay. If you are a bird-watcher, you will be mesmerized by the variety of birds that feed and hang out just below your private balcony. Throw open the French doors in nice weather and feel the sea air and breezes gently relax your mind and body. Enjoy the sunrise palette across the sky with your morning coffee and the spectacular colors of the sunsets each evening.

(*Please note we have no elevator!)

Our Cedar Key condominium vacation rental is fully furnished and equipped for your convenience. Our goal is to bring you back again and again. Besides our fully-equipped kitchen and quality linens, our amenities include private high speed DSL so you can check out local menus and activities and can stream movies and music to suit your every mood.

(We offer private WiFi and hard-wired DSL. Use our PC - but if a computer is critical – please bring your own! Free streaming movies via NetFlix and Roku provide plenty of entertainment and music options. Free long distance calling in the US and Canada is included.

We purchased and refurbished the condo in the summer 2005 - kitchenware was replaced. Living and dining areas were revamped in 2007 with fabulous ceramic tile - feels great on your bare feet after a hot summer day! 2012 updates include new linens, a new Covertible Sofa and a convertible chair bed in the loft bedroom/media room along with a new flatscreen TV for those times you just want to veg out in a comfortable spot. New King Mattress in 2013.

Well-behaved dogs on flea and tick treatment may be accepted with owner permission. We prefer that you crate your dog when not in the condominium. Dogs are not allowed on the furniture.

Cedar Key is perfect for couples or family vacations. Park your car and walk to restaurants, galleries, boat rentals, shops, and the town marina. Most dining and shopping options on Dock Street are three blocks from Serenity. Golf cart rentals are also available if you would like to range a bit further. Cedar Key is part of Florida's Nature Coast--the feathered wildlife is abundant, the spring break party crowd is NOT. If you are looking for sugar-sand beaches, wild nightclubs, or singles bars don't come to Cedar Key--you won't find nightlife or long beaches here.

Our location insures no car noise from busy streets, no bar noise, just the sounds of birds, boats, and happy people fishing or playing in the pool. We're close enough to walk to Dock Street, but far enough away that you'll appreciate the serenity of the setting.

If you are looking to enjoy old Florida without 'the mouse'(sm), the plastic, or the crowds, come to Cedar Key and relax on the balcony and watch the birds and boats go by. You will not want to leave. Rent your vacation home ***from the owner*** - we can answer questions about specifics in Serenity and we happily provide recommendations and suggestions on how to make your trip to Cedar Key - your best vacation yet!

Cedar Key is surrounded by the Cedar Keys National Wildlife Refuge - a refuge famous for its extensive colonies of nesting birds. Depending on the season you visit, you will see Roseate Spoonbills, White Pelicans, Dowitchers, Willets, Skimmers, Oystercatchers, Frigate Birds, Wood Storks, and many LBBs (little brown shorebirds, from plovers to sandpipers). Always resident are: Great Blue Herons, Little Blue Herons, Tricolors, Great Egrets, Osprey, Bald Eagles, and many others.

We hope you choose to stay with us in Serenity - our vacation rental condo in Cedar Key Florida. Talk directly to the owners - we love to help our guests plan their Cedar Key vacation by offering our unique perspective on visiting Cedar Key. And we are available to answer questions that only the owners know the answers to! (Yes, we update our calendar every night!)

Keywords: Cedar Key Vacation Rental, Condominium, Holiday Villa, Cedar Key Lodging, Cedar Key Rental, Vacation Rental Apartment, Gulf Home, Fabulous View, Private Balcony, Birdwatching, Private Fishing dock, Kid friendly lodging

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Suitability:
  • alternative lifestyle
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Guestbook comments from the owner
Don't want to leave!!! Just everything special and more. Our first full week away not vacating with family. Such a piece of heaven! Way better than Disney!
Apr 2010
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Cindy

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We are '50/60 somethings' new media professionals living in middle Georgia. We love the community of Cedar Key, Florida. Vacationing in comfort with Internet access is a requirement. Don't leave home without it! :-)

Cindy purchased this condo in 2005

We started visiting Cedar Key in 1997. An obscure reference to Cedar Key online doing a web search piqued our curiosity and we headed down for a long weekend and fell in love with Cedar Key (and each other!).

Cindy used to spend her off season escapes on the Cape or on the Maine coast. After moving to GA, she couldn't find anything that had the old New England funky seaside town feel - where it didn't matter if you dressed for dinner, where there weren't any silly requirements for what shade of blue you could paint on a sign, and where birdwatching was just something you did as a matter of course.

Cedar Key met all those requirements and more. No chain stores, lots of 'gone fishing' signs in windows of businesses, restaurants with really good food. We looked for a place to love, found our spot and waited five years for our first condo to be built. We had the pick of the sites. We 'did good' ;- on choosing which unit so we'd have an excellent view.

Now almost two decades later, Cedar Key is still our favorite place to escape. We still spend most of our Cedar Key time hanging out on our balcony in Tranquility or Serenity or the fishing dock watching the world go by. And we love renting the condos out to folks and sharing our passion - Cedar Key, Florida.

Renting directly from the owner provides vacationers with the opportunity to ask direct questions like - do you have a hairdryer? Does your toaster do bagels? Do you have a private WiFi account? Can I make calls back to Canada? (Yes! Free long distance in US and Canada!) And of course, we love to help our guests plan their trips to Cedar Key from the quick weekend escape to a long stay for snowbirds. Let us help you enjoy Cedar Key!

We regularly talk with guests to offer as much (or little information) to help them enjoy their vacation. Our roster of 'regulars' makes us feel pretty good that we're successful at being good hosts of Cedar Key Vacation Rentals.

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

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Cedar Key Serenity: Family Friendly! Walk to Town!
average rating of 5.0 based on 22 reviews
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Cedar Key Serenity: Family Friendly! Walk to Town!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p77937vb
(706) 485-7586 (Georgia, USA)
Cedar Key North Central Florida
Opelika, AL
5

SHORT, BUT VERY SWEET!

  • 5 of 5
We had a wonderful time - it is a bird-watchers paradise! We saw roseate spoonbills, red-winged black birds, pelicans, osprey, great blue herons, and white egrets among many others. Our little ones were so proud to point out all the varieties. We even spotted a manatee in front of the dock.

Aside from being so tastefully and comfortably decorated; we were amazed by the thought the owners had put into the details of the home. From the array of seasonings to the vast collection of CD/DVDs provided - the condo offered all the necessities that one could possibly need or want in a vacation home.

Though it was difficult to leave the breathtaking view from the deck; we did get out to explore. We found the pool to be very clean and refreshing and the powder-sand beach area was great fun for the kids. The history of the island was fascinating and we spent some time downtown touring the shops and talking with the locals. We found a treasure of locally-crafted art work and some quality souvenirs for loved ones.

The recommendations provided were quite helpful - it was amazing to discover how much was available for dining - everything from your typical burger joints to eclectic gourmet-style restaurants. During our brief stay we stopped at a fun little cafe for dessert and the Pickled Pelican for lunch, both located on Dock Street.

Yes - it was a short visit; but we truly felt relaxed and renewed; exactly what you would want from a place called Serenity.

We will be planning our next visit soon!
  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Jamie for your kind words! Hope you'll come see us again soon and enjoy another CedarKeyVacation!
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Cedar Key Serenity: Family Friendly! Walk to Town!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p77937vb
(706) 485-7586 (Georgia, USA)
Cedar Key North Central Florida
London
5

5 DAYS AT SERENITY

  • 5 of 5
We had a lovely time at Serentity in Cedar Key. The condo is excellent, a real home from home and a really peaceful place to relax. The is everything you could need in the acomadatiom and the view form the balcony is amazing. We will be going back to Serenity next time we are in the US.
  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kinds words and for letting other potential guests know about how much you enjoyed Serenity. We so enjoy sharing our home with others. Please come see us again! - Cindy
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Cedar Key Serenity: Family Friendly! Walk to Town!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p77937vb
(706) 485-7586 (Georgia, USA)
Cedar Key North Central Florida
United States
5

JUST WHAT WE WERE LOOKING FOR!

  • 5 of 5
Had a great time with the kids! We spent a week at Serenity and have to say it was perfect. Very comfortable, well appointed unit, pool, dock, walking distance to everything, and FANTASTIC view! Almost dont want too many people to know about it. We brought a small wooden boat and kayak which was perfect for the kids (10&13) to explore the estuary on their own and for us all to get back and forth to Atsena Otie. Black Drum, Red Drum, Trout, Saltwater Cats. Only thing we missed was Sea Horse and Snake Keys (next time!). Bring some old tennis shoes for the oyster shells if you explore the estuary, bug spray for Atsena Otie if you hike to the old cemetery, and fishing poles for the dock. My son caught tons of saltwater cats, Redfish, and small sharks. Laid back, not crowded, beautiful area, plenty to do outside, historical.......right up our alley.
  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you Chris! So glad you all enjoyed your stay and Serenity! We look forward to your next visit! - Best, Cindy
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Cedar Key Serenity: Family Friendly! Walk to Town!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p77937vb
(706) 485-7586 (Georgia, USA)
Cedar Key North Central Florida
Atlanta Ga
5

NEW YEAR'S 2011

New Year's 2011
  • 5 of 5
We have stayed at this property numerous times and have enjoyed each and every visit. Cedar Key is a very unique destination and Serenity is the perfect place to stay. This condo is very comfortable, well equipped, beautifully decorated, and has an amazing view!
  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2011
  • Stayed: Dec 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you Ellen! We love having you stay with us and sure appreciate your kind words! Happy New Year! - Cindy
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Cedar Key Serenity: Family Friendly! Walk to Town!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p77937vb
(706) 485-7586 (Georgia, USA)
Cedar Key North Central Florida
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5

  • 5 of 5
We really enjoyed our stay at Serenity. The condo is beautiful and had everything we needed. We loved watching the sunrises and birds from the balcony. We even saw 2 dolphins playing in the water right in front of us. We enjoyed our trip to Manatee Springs Park and saw some manatees. The kayak trip through the maze of islands we see from the balcony was wonderful. The dining experience next door at Cedar Grove was a real treat. We loved Cedar Key and are looking forward to coming back next year. Lorraine and John Hicks
  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2010
  • Stayed: Apr 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the great review! We're looking forward to seeing you again next Spring! - Cindy
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Cedar Key Serenity: Family Friendly! Walk to Town!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p77937vb
(706) 485-7586 (Georgia, USA)
Cedar Key North Central Florida
Kalamazoo, MI
5

  • 5 of 5
Fabulous! Far exceeded our expectation. From the balcony, the views are superb - we identified 37 species of birds all in a few days. Hard to tear ourselves away from the balcony views. Always a show going on as the tide goes out and comes in.
Here's what we saw:
Northern gannet
Great Blue Heron
Black crowned night herons
Great egret
White ibis
Wood storks
Brown pelicans
Osprey
Black Skimmer flock
Bald eagle
Double-crested cormorants
Turkey vultures
Yellow-rumped warblers
Pair of palm warblers
Belted king fisher
Mockingbird
Red-winged blackbird
Phoebe
House finch
Louisiana (tri-colored) heron
Common grackles
Boat-tailed grackles
Dunlins
Willets
Piping plovers
Semi-palmated sandpipers
Black tern (winter plumage)
Herring gulls
Bonaparte's gulls
Ring-billed gulls
Rock dove
Ringed turtle dove
Common Ground dove
Forster's tern
Solitary sandpiper

Thanks for a wonderful Thanksgiving here in Cedar Key.

We ate Tony's clam chowder 3 nights - including Thanksgiving Dinner! Also liked the Crab Bisque soup next door at Island Room in Cedar Cove.

The Banana pudding bites dessert at Tony's was outstanding! Yum.

Thanks, Cindy and John. --Mike and Martie Anderson, Kalamazoo, MI
Thanksgiving 2009
  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2009
  • Stayed: Nov 2009
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You're very welcome! And thank you for staying with us. Come back soon!
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Gainesville
Nearest Motorway
0.25 Miles
Hwy. 24
Nearest Beach
0.02 Miles
in complex
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
Big Deck Raw Bar
Nearest Golf
30 Miles
Chiefland Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
Steamers
Nearest Point of Interest
Tranquility - A Birdwatchers Delight!
Nearest Point of Interest
Cedar Key Beach & Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Cedar Key City Marina
Nearest Point of Interest
Dock Street, Cedar Keys Florida
Car: recommended

Cedar Key Vacations offer lots of rest and relaxation in a quaint, old Florida setting. Activities include birdwatching, photography, inshore & offshore fishing, Cedar Key Nature Photography, Birding, Artistic Pursuits, shopping, kayaking, paddle-boarding, canoes and paddling sports. Cedar Keys is a National Wildlife Refuge and is close to the Lower Suwanee National Refuge too. We love the laid-back, flip-flop community which has more golf-carts than cars. Come see us, you'll love it. Escape to the Florida that time forgot!

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Cedar Key Condo Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Labor Day
Aug 28 2014 - Sep 1 2014
3 night minimum stay
$170
$920
 
 
Seafood Festival
Oct 16 2014 - Oct 20 2014
4 night minimum stay
$170
$920
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 26 2014 - Nov 30 2014
4 night minimum stay
$170
$920
 
 
Christmas/New Years
Dec 19 2014 - Jan 1 2015
4 night minimum stay
$170
$920
 
 
Winter-High Season
Jan 17 2015 - Apr 30 2015
4 night minimum stay
$170
$1,020
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$150
From
$160
Fri,Sat
$920
 

Additional information about rental rates

We accept Visa, Mastercard or Discover to hold your reservation.

Feb-April usually requires a min 4 nights rental.
Holidays/Festivals: Reserve within 2 weeks of date - 3 night minimum @ $170/night
Holidays/Festivals: Greater than 3 weeks of date - 4 night minimum @ $170/night
Rates & Rules are subject to change. FL Tax not included.
Please see our website for details.
Tax Rate 9.0%
Notes Pet Fee for an approved dog
We sometimes allow well-behaved dogs to stay with us. A crate is usually required. Flea and tick meds are required. There's a $30 non-refundable fee per stay for an approved dog. (That is per stay, NOT per night.) Your credit card is held as surety against any damage caused by your dog and will be charged for excessive cleaning or repairs/replacement of damaged items.
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Amenities

Cedar Key Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 975 sq. ft.
  • 4 stories
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Heating ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Internet
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
Kitchen:
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Toaster
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , off hall, adjacent to master
    Loft Bath - toilet , shower , Loft bath to support loft bedroom
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Master - 1 king
    Loft Bedroom - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Convertible chair and convertible sofa bed
  • King size beds (1) Plush King mattress 2013!, Child Beds (1) This is a convertible chair that measures 32' wide x 76 inches long. It's great for kids, might not be comfortable for an adult., Convertible sofa which opens into a small, but comfortable double (full) bed. Measures approx. 50' wide by 80' long when open. A great size for two kids or small adults or one large adult.
Entertainment:
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • DVD Player
  • Video Library ...
  • Television ...
  • Games ...
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable ...
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Balcony ...
Suitability:
  • alternative lifestyle
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • children welcome ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • museums
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
  • boating
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • walking
  • sight seeing
  • antiquing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • pier fishing
  • surf fishing
  • cycling
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • hiking
  • fishing
Notes:
Cordless Phone, Ceiling Fans, Computer, DSL, WiFi, Cooking Utensils, Electric veggie chopper, toaster, crock-pot, Full Linens provided, George Foreman grill, Wallmount Hairdryers, Jacuzzi (shared), Charcoal Grill (shared), No Smoking inside, Private Fishing Dock/Boat Parking, Fish-Cleaning Station, Small Private Sunning/Wading Beach
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