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Cedar Key Serenity - Waterfront! View! Walk to Town! Book Direct!!

Bedrooms 2
Space 975 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

2 Bed/2 baths, Overlooks Gulf, Sleeps up to 5, Pool, Fishing Dock, No Fees

Are you looking for a little Serenity in your next Gulf Coast, Florida vacation without excess fees? This is the original Cedar Key Serenity! (We are truly located in Cedar Key Florida - about 3 blocks from Dock Street on the Gulf of Mexico.)

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! We offer personal attention and direct reservations without added service charges or fees.

OWNER operated and managed. Please email or call us to make reservations. Please read our reviews to know you can book DIRECT with confidence! We keep your information and ours private. If Serenity is booked for your dates - check out our other condo Tranquility in Cedar Key - also known as VRBO 27021.

Serenity is a third floor* walk up 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 to feel the sea air and breezes gently relax your mind and body. Enjoy the sunrise with your morning coffee and the spectacular colors of the sunsets each evening.

(*Please note we have no elevator!)

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.

We offer FREE and private WiFi. 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.

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 to keep in touch (if you want to!) and can stream movies and music to suit your every mood.

We purchased and refurbished Serenity in the summer 2005 and are committed to keeping our home away from home in good condition and style. Recent updates include new stainless appliances and a new TV/Entertainment center, and linens.

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. There is a small pet fee - it is substantially lower than other pet friendly units on Cedar Key island.

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. Or get ambitious and rent a kayak, ride a bike or take a hike on Atsena Otie Key. 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 look forward to talking with you soon!

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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Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
March 29, 2017

About Cindy

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

Why Cindy chose North Central Florida

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.

What makes this condo unique

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? (Yes!) 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 as little information as they need) 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.

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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Cedar Key Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 975 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 5
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 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
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Master - 1 king
    Loft Bedroom - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Convertible chair and convertible sofa bed
  • King size bed (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.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • alternative lifestyle
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
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


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(23 traveler reviews)

Cedar Key Serenity - Waterfront! View! Walk to Town! Book Direct!!
average rating of 5.0 based on 83 reviews
Trinity Fl


  • 5 of 5

My girlfriend and I recently got the privilege to stay at "Serenity" and it was a fantastic stay, beautiful view, even more beautiful condo. Very comfortable and relaxing, we had a fantastic time and I would recommend anyone who is trying to get away and just have a relaxing time to try it out. The owners are amazing and very kind. Very great stay, looking forward to the next time!

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Tristen! You are very welcome! And I so appreciate your kind words. It was great to hear that you had a good time in Cedar Key and that Serenity helped you enjoy a much needed escape. We look forward to your return!
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Opelika, AL

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
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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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: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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United States

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
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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Atlanta Ga

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
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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We really enjoyed our sta...

  • 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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Rates & Availability

Cedar Key Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Winter-High Season
Feb 18 2017 - Apr 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Memorial Day
May 25 2017 - May 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
July 4th
Jun 30 2017 - Jul 5 2017
5 night minimum stay
Labor Day
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 5 2017
4 night minimum stay
Seafood Festival
Oct 19 2017 - Oct 23 2017
5 night minimum stay
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 26 2017
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 9.0%

PLEASE ask owner regarding cancellation policies.

Please note we do NOT Pro-Rate stays longer than 7 nights. VRBO lies.
Holidays and Festivals usually require at least a four night stay. Please check with owner.

Pet Fee Required for approved dog
A crate is usually required. Flea/tick meds are required. $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.

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Nearest Airport
55 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
Big Deck Raw Bar
Nearest Golf
30 Miles
Chiefland Country Club
Nearest Motorway
0.25 Miles
Hwy. 24
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
Nearest Beach
below the balcony
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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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