Kick Back & Relax!! Knockout Views, Pink Birds, Fun Coastal Decor, Fishing Dock!(7 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Property type:Condo
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)
Fishing, bird watching, boating, kayaking, dining, and shopping are all typical past times for Cedar Key visitors, but perhaps our favorite tourist activity is relaxing. There's a peace and quiet here that is rare in tourist communities. There's something about the place that makes you want to sit down, catch your breath and lean back and say Ahhhhhh..... If it's time for you to just kick back and relax, you have come to the right place!
The Sandpiper at Cedar Key, our Florida vacation rental, is located in Old Fenimore Mill. Our balcony overlooks the back bayous and Gulf of Mexico in Cedar Key Florida. Our condo boasts a vaulted ceiling with awesome two story views of the sunrise and wildlife right off our balcony. Available for rent by the night, weekend, week or month, we know that once you stay with us, the Sandpiper will become your preferred home on the island of Cedar Key. Our many return visitors certainly think so!
While relaxing in the great room or on the balcony, the view is spectacular! The panorama includes the island's greenery, mangrove islands and salt marsh with its wildlife, with the Wacassassa Bay and Gulf of Mexico to the east. It is inspirational for anyone wishing to draw, paint, or photograph.
So, come and visit the Sandpiper at Cedar Key and explore, discover, learn, relax and renew……
Please note: The Sandpiper is a non-smoking home!
For more info on the area, read below or skip to VACATION RENTAL FEATURES AT BOTTOM OF PAGE
After arriving, you will notice that the pace of life is slower in Cedar Key. People on the street say hello as you pass by; shopkeepers greet you warmly. One of our favorite shops is the Cedar Key Canvas Company. There you can browse the shelves of hand-sewn canvas bags of all types: wallets, purses, hand bags, backpacks, and duffle-bags. At the Cedar Keyhole, local craftsman and artists display their creations and also work in the store, so you can talk with them personally about their work.
At the Island Hotel and Restaurant, your waitress may proudly talk about Cedar Key leading the nation in clam production and the politics and natural resources that brought the industry here. The Island Hotel, a national historic treasure, is complete with old fashioned bar, good tap beer, and lots of stories surrounding its infamous past.
Another favorite eating place is the Island Room, a stone's throw from our condo. Both restaurants serve gourmet food and nightly specials with fresh seafood from the Gulf waters. The Island Room makes its own pasta and rolls to add to its already excellent menu. Both establishments have entertainment from local musicians to enliven your dining.
Cedar Key's Dock Street offers a variety of restaurants, art and craft galleries, and shops for your enjoyment. The best part is that all these places are within walking distance from the Sandpiper, so you need never get back in your car!
Step back in time and explore....By Land or By Sea
There are several ways to see Cedar Key. You can rent a golf cart, a bicycle, or a scooter right in town or you can take a walking tour. Second Street is the town's historic main drag. As you travel along you will see buildings of wood and tabby (mix of mortar and sea-shells) and architectural styles with gables and verandas and facades reminiscent of an old western town. The street is a collage of private dwellings, lodgings, hotels, bed and breakfasts, and shops. Its an eclectic mix of old and new, peeling and painted, run-down and restored, all lending to the charm of this village on Florida's Nature Coast.
Imagine gliding across the water's surface with seabirds and dolphins cavorting above and below you; paddling slowly towards a bald eagle's nest to get a glimpse of the magnificent bird; or walking on a trail where early Americans lived hundreds of years ago. It's easy to explore the natural history and ecology of the region, in and around Cedar Key. The convergence of the Suwannee River and the Gulf of Mexico create a unique system of tidal salt marshes, estuaries, mangrove islands, and mud flats. Vast expanses of marsh grasses converge with tracts of forests and hammocks. The salt marshes, tidal flats, and mangroves are important nursery grounds for fish, shrimp, and shellfish.
Thirteen islands of the archipelago are protected as the Cedar Key National Wildlife Refuge. Many are covered by evergreen foliage of the live oak, cabbage palm, red bay, and laurel oak; these trees form an over-story for the greenery of the cherry laurel, saw palmetto, yaupon, wild olive, prickly pear cactus, Spanish bayonet, and the eastern red cedar. The islands range in size from 1 to 65 acres and rank as one of the largest bird nesting areas in all of Florida. Many of these birds are protected by state and federal law including white ibis, brown pelicans, snowy egrets, bald eagles, ospreys, tri-colored herons, and American oystercatchers. This group is part of the over 250 species of birds that inhabit the refuge islands.
Let Cedar Key become your island in the Sea of Life!!
Keywords: Waterfront condo..newly refurnished, January 2012. New pics will be on website soon, for now, please request pictures by emailing the owner!
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Member since: 2009
- Max. occupancy 6
- Children Welcome
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Low Allergen Environment
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6
- King size beds (1), and Twins- (2) or convert to King!
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- On grounds: Fishing dock and cleaning station, picnic tables, kayak racks, small white sandy beach area for sunning or launching kayaks. Also, a dog walking area. Nearby: Cedar Key Park and Beach w/ a very creative playground for the kiddos is only a short walk out the door. Rent kayaks, bicycles, golf carts, or motorized scooters..whatever your pleasure!...moreless
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Games For Kids
- Satellite / Cable
- Away From It All
Local Services & Businesses
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Basketball Court
- Deepsea Fishing
- Pier Fishing
- Dining Area
- Activities Guide
- Air Conditioning
- Alarm Clock
- Basic Soaps
- Broadband Access
- Ceiling Fans
- Clothes Dryer
- Covered Parking:
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Laundry Soap
- Linens Provided
- Living Area
- Local Activities Guide
- Local Maps
- Local Restaurant Guide
- Paper Towels
- Parking Off Street
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
- Toilet Paper
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Wireless Internet
- 4 Ring Stove
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Ice Maker
- Beach Chairs
- Beach Towels
- Fish Cleaning Table
- Kayak / Canoe
- Outdoor Grill
- Small Cooler
Pool / Spa
- Communal Pool
- Heated Pool
- Hot Tub
- Outdoor Hot Tub
- Outdoor Pool
- Shared Hot Tub
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My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Pet Fee $30
- Tax Rate 9%
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After arriving, you will notice that the pace of life is slower in Cedar Key. People on the street say hello as you pass by; shopkeepers greet you warmly. One of our favorite shops is the Cedar Key Canvas Company. There you can browse the shelves of hand-sewn canvas bags of all types: wallets, purses, hand bags, backpacks, and duffel-bags. At the Cedar Keyhole, local craftsman and artists display their creations and also work in the store, so you can talk with them personally about their work.
Other Activities: Shopping, Kayaking, Boating, Basketball Court, Photography, Canoeing, Art galleries
Year Purchased: 2004
About the owner: We began visiting Cedar Key in the late 70's and early 80's as a respite from studies at the University of Florida. For us, it was like going back in time...imagine, time travel for just one day! In those days, we drove over, browsed through the local artisans galleries and maybe had a picnic on the white sandy beach for lunch. The evening was usually capped off with a wonderful seafood dinner, overlooking the gulf, while viewing an incredible Cedar Key sunset. And believe it or not, we could feed the birds from inside the restaurant from a special feeding tray, (for lack of a better term), located just under the table side window!
Why the Owner Chose Cedar Key, FL, USA:
Today, we still feel like time has stood still! We love going back in time at least 50 years every time we cross over that last bridge before town. In mid-2004, we purchased our amazing home away from home. It was definitely love at first sight. Once you step inside, the allure is overpowering! You have outstanding views of lovely marsh greenery and the Gulf of Mexico, from both inside the great room, and outside from the balcony! We'd love to share, the world the way it should be, with you, our guests! Once we stopped for breakfast at one of the local restaurants, and we didn't have cash, and they didn't take cards... Their policy was, just bring cash back at your convenience or mail a check in 10 days..how quaint..Andy of Mayberry quaint!
- Primary: (352) 375-1219 (Florida, USA)
- Secondary: (352) 665-8319 (Florida, USA)
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Nature Lover's Paradise..a Roseate Spoonbill feeding behind your balcony!!
And here is what pre-dawn in Cedar Key looks like from your balcony!
Kitchen, Hallway and Desk w/ wireless DSL..tucked neatly under the stairs!
Fishing Chums..you just never know what you might see from your kayak, or canoe!
GRoom toward kitchen..need pics of new furn., now Denim Sofa & Loveseat, tables.
Master Bedroom, features new KING furniture as of January 2012!
Loft BR--New paint & furn. not pictured yet..still twins convertible to KING!
Spectacular views w/ lots of birds and an occasional boat from your balcony!
Astenie Otie., home of the x Faber Pencil Factory..pencils from Cedar!
Nice relaxing view, marsh behind our condo..Bldg 10..View marsh from our balcony
Bad picture, but very nice furniture, take my word for it!
Two story wall of glass...awesome views from the great room and your balcony!
Morning has broken...la..la.la..from the balcony looking toward fishing dock!
Kayak rentals are a short 2 minute walk from your condo!
Fish cleaning station and fishing dock on premises!!
Armoire now houses flat screen tv, and everyone's favorite scuba dog is nearby!!
Upstairs LOFT bedroom--small laptop or writing desk, DSL, TV, bathroom/shower!
Condo Complex Pool and Hot Tub for Guests - just steps from your door!
Sea Horse and Carriage Rides in Cedar Key!! :-)
Tucker exploring the kayaks and kayakers! A short paddle from our condo!
Amoire with Flat Screen TV and Stereo inside..DVD collection..
The Flying Seapoodle..who has shown us the way for almost 15 yrs.!
This listing was first published here in 2009.
Date last modified - Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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