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Heron Lane House - Windows to a Secluded Waterfront

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 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 day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 14, 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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only
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


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Heron Lane House - Windows to a Secluded Waterfront
average rating of 4.774194 based on 32 reviews

Perfect Retreat

  • 5 of 5

Comfortable place for a tranquil retreat. Plenty of space and the view is stunning.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Week

  • 5 of 5

We had one of the best vacations ever. Love this house and location. Any need we had was addressed immediately. Highly recommend and we look forward to returning.

  • Submitted: May 19, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing place tucked away in this hidden key on your own paradise of privacy!

  • 5 of 5

We really wanted to find a place off the beaten path on our travels that we could unwind in, and Cedar Key was that place. We found Heron Lane and that made it even more special! The privacy of Rye Key and the feeling of country seclusion was incredible. The home was really a great fit for our family with a chill vibe and AMAZING view of the water, marshes etc...

The dock/pier was where we spend most of our time though. We saw more unique things on the water than we ever have. A few things for us: a school of Dolphins hunting together at high tide, literally thrashing around in pairs going after smaller fish! We also saw huge redfish feeding, stingrays, mullet jumping and many bird species.

We also fished and crabbed for hours and hours. So much fun with our three little ones. Nothing negative about this home and property. A few older touches in the house but very nice. We cannot wait to come back to Cedar Key and Heron Lane!

And everyone in the restaurants, markets, bait shops and other places were awesome! (We stayed on a Mon/Tues and many places were closed but that added to our trip, to be here in such a sleepy part of the week)

  • Submitted: May 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The place ( Heron) was ok but the internet price was WAY different than the REAL price l

  • 1 of 5

All the internet prices are WAY different than the " real" price. The place we stayed at Heron lane was nice but LIKE ALL THE OTHERS the REAL cost a night was SUBSTANTIALLY more than what is listed under the chamber of commerce listing on line

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am very sorry the price did not meet your expectations. Please note we only list our property on VRBO and only charge the prices listed on our site.
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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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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Gainesville, Florida
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $65
Pet Fee $10

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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