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Heron Lane House - Windows to a Secluded Waterfront

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

If you are looking for a relaxing getaway, this Rye Key house is the place for you. Located in Cedar Key, Rye Key is a small gated community of fewer than 15 houses. Our house offers the ultimate in quiet and privacy. It is located on a short street with only two other houses and on a lagoon shared with only one other house. Although every room has many windows, curtains seem unnecessary for privacy. This quiet privacy is only two miles from the historic commercial area of Cedar Key, easily reached by car, golf car or bicycle.

The light-filled, tile-floored house features two bedrooms separated by a great room. Each bedroom has a queen size bed, bathroom, sliding glass doors and a small covered porch. The great room has a living area with leather furniture, a dining area and a sun porch with a wall of floor to ceiling windows overlooking the water. The fully equipped kitchen is separated from the great room by a bar with stools.

There are porches on both the land and water sides of the great room. A private dock allows access to the water. Fish for red fish, kayak, canoe or simply sit and watch the tide change. The lagoon is home to many varieties of birds, including herons, egrets and osprey. Mullet jump, catfish and stingrays swim in the shallows, the big red fish feeds on the oyster bars and, occasionally, a dolphin visits.

Keywords: Vacation House

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Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 26, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

We thoroughly enjoyed our days in your beautiful home in Cedar Key. It was exactly what we wanted – secluded, scenic, quiet and full of wildlife. We really enjoyed the sunsets on the dock!

Thank you for sharing and letting us rent your property.
Sep 2010
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Cedar Key House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Futon on sun porch
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
private dock, kitchen includes coffee maker, toaster oven and blender


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(27 traveler reviews)

Heron Lane House - Windows to a Secluded Waterfront
average rating of 4.888889 based on 28 reviews

Heron Lane is in a beautiful spot . Great for bird watching with your morning coffee. I loved it!

  • 5 of 5

We loved Cedar Key and staying at the Heron Lane house. The home is very clean and is in a great location. The view from the living room is amazing ! We hope to come back for a longer stay. We loved Cedar Key as it is unspoiled and peaceful and a great place for kayaking and birdwatching.

  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Weekend

  • 5 of 5

My husband, 4 year old son, dog, and I stayed at Heron Lane over MLK weekend, and it was simply magnificent! We had planned to stay two nights, but upon arrival we immediately decided to extend to three. The view is glorious- both inside and outside of the house. The open floor plan with the wall of windows facing the water is breathtaking. And though neighbors are close to you, the tree coverage makes for the perfect amount of privacy. And the dock is an added bonus. Hopefully next time we will catch some fish! Everything about the place was so comfortable and inviting. I would highly recommend this place to everyone! Can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Valdosta, Georgia

Fantastic property

  • 5 of 5

Our family spent 3 nights here in late July and had a wonderful time. We've rented several homes there and this is one of the best.

It's very spacious, we had room to spread out and its quiet. It's not a new home and that's a plus, actually. There are balconies for anyone who wants one and the views are wonderful.

I had a great conversation over the phone with the owner and he made everything simple with no fuss. He's a pro and it shows.

Contact him and have a fine stay. CK is busy and hot as hell in July but go enjoy this house!.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

It's was a great location loved the views and the house had everything we needed would definitely stay again. 😊

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The BEST Vacation Ever

  • 5 of 5

What a great vacation home! Thus was our best vacation ever in Florida! Cedar Key is Heaven on earth! I never knew such a place existed! This home was beautiful! Quite location in a nice neighborhood with just a few houses around. Glass front! All you see is water and wildlife! We will definitely go back!

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very peaceful, felt like home, but better!!!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I and our adult son and his dog just spent time at this lovely home. Unfortunately, our son and his dog had to go home after 1 night for business, but they enjoyed their brief stay. We loved watching the tide and all the birds. I have read so many of the books on the shelf, especially the Stephen King novels so the place felt so much like home. We ate at different seafood places each night (don't recommend Carlin's) and had a marvelous time. We took a 2 hour boat tour with Island Tours and learned many fascinating facts about the area. The beds were very comfortable and everything was just perfect. Thank you for sharing this wonderful place and we hope to come back another time.

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Gainesville, Florida
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Cedar Key House Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $65
Pet Fee $10
Tax Rate 9.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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