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August 2015 - Sunrise Before the Fishing Trip

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  • Minimum stay:2-5 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Condo
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Welcome to the original Cedar Key Tranquility - the best view in Cedar Key! Walk to the marina, park, beach, and most restaurants.

OWNER operated and managed. Please email or call us to confirm before booking. Please read our reviews to know you can book DIRECT with confidence! We keep your information and ours private. Please email us an inquiry or call us directly! Seven Oh Six Four Eighty Five, Seventy-Five, Eighty Six..

Search for our web marketing: VisitCedarKey for additional information! If we are already booked in Tranquility - please check out our other condo also known as Serenity in Cedar Key or VRBO 77937.

Our 3rd floor walk-up, corner condo has a VERY private balcony with fabulous view, gourmet kitchen, king and queen bedrooms, and two full baths set in a small, quiet, condo complex on a peninsula. Furnishings were chosen to impart a feeling of tranquility to complement the breathtaking views of Florida's Nature Coast.

Tranquility is equipped for your comfort and convenience. We want you to relax and experience Cedar Key. We have free (& private!) high speed DSL/WiFi, streaming movies, free long distance (US & Canada) - all on the Gulf of Mexico. Experience "Florida without the Mouse"!(sm)

Our northeast-facing balcony offers a stunning view of small mangrove islands, Wacassassa Bay and the Gulf. Enjoy sunrises year 'round and incredible summer sunsets. Breakfast on the balcony offers amazing views of birds, fishing boats, kayaks, and the ever-changing sky and sea. We have a small sandy beach at our fishing dock - perfect to launch your kayak, play in the sand or catch some rays!

Our Cedar Key condo complex (Old Fenimore Mill) is resort-like. There are only 6 units per building and we're on the top floor - so it's relatively quiet - you won't have dozens of people tromping past your door or kids bouncing over your head. No street noise either. Our private fishing dock has a freshwater fish cleaning station. The fishing captains will pick you up at the dock! (And we're happy to recommend our favorite fishing captains!)

Our heated swimming pool and jacuzzi are terrific for relaxing. Boat and trailer parking are available on a 'first come first serve' basis. The town beach and park are less than 1 block walk with playground equipment, picnic tables, cabanas and plenty or shade or sun - your choice! Park your car in our covered parking and walk to dining, drinking, shops, and the marina. Tranquility is close enough to walk to town, but far enough away so you're not listening to the bar bands under your bed...

CEDAR KEY AREA
Surrounded by the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico in Florida, the Cedar Keys consist of dozens of islands or keys. About twelve of these islands are reserved as a part of the Cedar Keys National Wildlife Refuge and several are designated as 'wilderness areas'. The refuge boasts some of the largest numbers of nesting birds in Florida. You will see a variety of birds year round - for more info on birds, visit our website - visit cedar key (dot) com.

Cedar Key is old Florida at its best. There are no chain stores and most 'traffic' is on foot, golf carts, or boats. The marina (1.5 blocks) has boat and kayak rentals and there are plenty of knowledgeable tour operators happy to take you on a wildlife or sunset cruise. Golf cart rentals are also available. We recommend bringing your own kayak or we can recommend our preferred kayak/canoe rental company on island - we have plenty of storage room and great launching places for you!

Fishing is a favorite with redfish, speckled/sea trout, and sea cats being the primary catch. We partner with local captains to provide you with the best experience of inshore and offshore fishing. Or if you want to go it alone, bring your boat or rent one at the marina. Be sure to bring your camera!

Cedar Key is part of Florida's Nature Coast--the 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 it here. We do have a nice selection of restaurants and drinking establishments. Some places have music on weekends.

Be sure to check out our website - there are many more photos, a floorplan, a list of amenities, and lots of information to help you quickly get into island life. We're happy to help you plan your stay with us including providing restaurant and tour recommendations and special deals. Hope we can help you enjoy Cedar Key!

Keywords: Cedar Key, Vacation Rental, Florida, Waterfront Lodging, Home, Rental Villa, Vacation Condo, Private Balcony, Amazing View, Gulf of Mexico, Waccasassa Bay, Best View in Cedar Key, owner-operated Cedar Key Vacation Rental

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Member since: 2003

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Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/30/2016

Property Type

  • Condo
  • On floor 3
  • 1100 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Must be 25 to rent....moreless

  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • Children Welcome:

    Tranquility is more suitable for older children as opposed to toddlers. Ask about glass table tops....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking is allowed on balcony - ashtrays are provided. Absolutely no smoking in condo please!...moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Well-behaved dogs may be allowed - please inquire from owner. No cats please, owner is allergic. Dogs MUST be on flea and tick medications and are not allowed on furniture. There is a walking area and baggies are provided for cleanup after your pet. Leashes are required on the property. There is a modest pet fee - MUCH less than most rentals in Cedar Key....moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

  • Guest Bedroom : 1 queen

    Bath across the hall...moreless

  • Convertible bed(s): 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Living Room has a queen sized sleeper sofa...moreless

  • Master Bedroom: 1 king

    Master has an ensuite bath...moreless

  • King size beds (1) Master suite. Queen size Beds (1) Guest bedroom. Pillowtop mattress., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen sized sleeper sofa....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Master Bath: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Extra size vanity with plenty of room for two travelers' bag...moreless

  • Guest Bath: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Off hallway...moreless

  • 2 full baths, Master has ensuite bath.

Other Amenities

  • Coffee Maker and bean grinder, blender, food processor, Fishing Dock, Fish Cleaning Table with fresh water, Games & Books, 1/2 block to beach and playground, 1 block to the marina, 3 blocks to town dining and drinking, you can walk, bike, or golf cart most anywhere. Private, small sunning and wading beach at condos. We recommend bringing your own kayak if you have it - there's plenty of space to secure it onsite! Nice launching area on our private beach. Cedar Key FL offers some of the best wild-life viewing, kayaking, paddling, photography, and fishing that the Gulf of Mexico has to offer. Check us out on our website linked below. Visit Cedar Key....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Take a book, leave a book....moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Game closet with stuff to do on a rainy day including puzzles....moreless

  • Music Library:

    Small collection of CDs - soft rock, Buffet, classical, guitar...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    (3) We now provide Internet-based streaming video and music for our guests free of charge. Multimedia programming is provide via Roku and high speed DSL Master has wall-mounted flat screen 22' TV with cable and DVD. Guest bedroom has small TV with cable....moreless

  • Stereo:

    CD player, radio...moreless

  • Television:

    (3) - 24 inch TV in living room with cable, DVD, streaming video and music. - Master has wall-mounted flat screen 22' TV with cable and DVD. - Guest bedroom has small TV with cable....moreless

  • Video Library:

    A small, eclectic collection primarily for adults. A few child movies. Both DVDs & Video. Better selection via streaming movies on Roku....moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beachfront:

    Small Cedar Key sandy beach below the balcony area next to the private fishing dock and picnic shelter. Perfect for laying out in some privacy or launching your kayak. ...moreless

  • Oceanfront:

    Balcony overlooks small bay below and open waterway to Gulf. See our website for more photos. Awesome sunrises over the Gulf from the balcony! Great sunsets too! Cedar Key's best panoramic view!...moreless

  • Village:

    Cedar Key has about 800 year round residents. It's classic old Florida with funky shops and restaurants. Most people walk or ride a golf cart around town. Experience "Florida Without the Mouse" tm....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Elegant glass table with plenty of seating and space for 6....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Fully integrated central air conditioning. No wall units....moreless

  • Broadband Access:

    Password protected High speed PRIVATE WiFi via DSL (so not everyone in complex is sharing your line) ...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    stacked full size washer and dryer - new 2014...moreless

  • Covered Parking:

    Parking under the building - always shaded!...moreless

  • Free Long Distance:

    Free long distance calls to US and Canada via Voice over IP....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Fully heated. No wall units or shivering......moreless

  • Internet:

    Private Hi-speed DSL - WiFi or Wired...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Minimum two sets of sheets for each bed + set for sleeper...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Living room seating for 6....moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Parking for boat & trailer, freshwater wash for boats...moreless

  • Telephone:

    Portable phone with free long distance to US and Canada....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    At least 6 sets of nice quality towels...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    High Efficiency stacked full size washer and dryer - new 2014...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Take your laptop out on the balcony and you're connected AND you have a view! (It's hard to keep focused on work...)...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Standard drip pot coffee maker + bean grinder in cabinet...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Just about anything you can imagine - including a rolling pin and a mallet to crack the crab claws......moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Service for 6...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Ultra quiet dishwasher...moreless

  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Gourmet kitchen - all appliances. New Stainless electric range (with convection option) and five burners/ceramic top. New Stainless quiet dishwasher holds 14 place settings. Full set of pots and pans, plenty of utensils, clam pot, pizza pan, slow cooker, bagel toaster, blender, George Foreman grill, small veggie chopper......moreless

  • Microwave:

    over the stove microwave, two racks...moreless

  • Oven:

    Convection option...moreless

Outside

  • Balcony:

    3rd floor private balcony with a nearly 180 degree plus awesome view. Balcony height table and chairs (so you're not looking through 'bars')....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Shared deck and picnic area down at the fishing dock. Outdoor grill is there, bring your own charcoal....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Several shared charcoal grills - bring your supplies....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Shared Hot Tub:

    Jacuzzi will seat 4 with space to spare, 6 if you're friendly....moreless

Building Type

  • Building
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Christmas/New Years
Dec 23 - Dec 31, 2016
4 night min stay
$170
$1,020
January
Jan 1 - Apr 30, 2017
4 night min stay
$170
$1,020
July 4th
Jun 30 - Jul 8, 2017
5 night min stay
$170
$1,020
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$150 $160
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$920

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Tax Rate 9%

Notes:

Holidays and Festivals usually require at least a four night stay and are $170/night. Please check with owner.

Please note we do NOT Pro-Rate stays longer than 7 nights. VRBO lies. Contact the owner for a specific quote.

Pet Charge Required for approved dog

A crate is usually required. Flea/tick meds are required. $30 non-refundable charge 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:

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Location

  • Town Boat Launch and City Marina

    "Easy walk to the marina to launch your boat, meet your fishing charter captain, or take a na..."

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  • Dock St

    "Shopping, dining, wandering, what more can you want? "

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  • Island Hotel and Restuarant

    "Historic hotel and bar. Great outdoor seating and the Neptune Bar is a "don't miss"!"

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  • Big Deck Raw Bar

    "Great dining, music most weekends, even Sunday afternoon. Outdoor seating and dog friendly. ..."

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  • Atsena Otie Key

    "This key is a part of the Cedar Keys National Wildlife Refuge. There's a great swimming beac..."

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  • Old Fenimore Mill Condos

    "2 stories of glass looking out on the Gulf and Wacassassa Bay. Serenity is a vacation rental..."

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  • Cedar Key Museum State Park

  • Island Pizzeria -- CLOSED

    "Great pizza and they will deliver to your door. They know both of our condos - Tranquility a..."

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  • Steamers Clam Bar & Grill

    "Best oysters and oyster menu on the island! You will love the laid-back atmosphere, a great ..."

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  • Away From The World Cafe

    "Escape the world at this fabulous little restaurant on Dock Street in Cedar Key. With a stro..."

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  • George T. Lewis Airport

    "Fly in to Cedar Key and come stay with us! We'll make sure to get you in touch with the loca..."

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60 Miles
Nearest Airport
Gainesville
0.3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Big Deck Raw Bar
30 Miles
Nearest Golf
Chiefland Country Club
0.4 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Hwy. 24
0.1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Steamers
0.1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Our private beach in our condo complex

Car: Necessary

We are very close to the Cedar Key City Beach (.1 mile), the marina, Dock Street (.3 miles). We walk almost everywhere for dining and shopping and night life. It's great to walk home after dinner and know you are burning off a few of those calories. :) Excellent proximity to boat launch and fishing opportunities. Bird watching, Photography, Paddleboarding, Canoeing, Fishing, Museum, Walking, Kayaking, Boating, Daytrips include Manatee Springs, Homossassa Springs, Crystal River, Cedar Key, Gainesville, Manatee watching.

Our private beaches allow for easy kayak launching right on site and we have storage racks for your use.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2002

About the owner: Cindy and John are '50/60 somethings' and new media designers living in middle Georgia where they enjoy birdwatching on a fabulous lake when they are unable to be in Cedar Key. Working vacations are a requirement for us and you can't beat working with Tranquility's view...

Why the Owner Chose Cedar Key, FL, USA:
We started visiting Cedar Key in 1997. An obscure reference to Cedar Key while doing a web search for 'wild Florida' piqued our curiosity and we headed down for a long weekend and fell in love. Cindy spent her escapes on Cape Cod or the Maine coast in the past. After moving to GA, she couldn't find anything that had the old New England slow 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, not just with a scorecard. Cedar Key met all those requirements and more. No chain stores, back in a minute signs in windows of businesses, restaurants with fresh seafood and not just overpriced 'weird of the week'. We looked for a place to visit, found our spot to love and waited five years for our first condo to be built so we'd have an excellent view. Now almost 20 years later, Cedar Key is still our favorite place to escape. 'Florida without the mouse (sm)'. We still spend most of our Cedar Key time hanging out on our balcony or the fishing dock watching the world go by to de-compress. And we love renting our Cedar Key vacation rental by owner condos out to other like-minded folks and sharing our passion - Cedar Key, Florida.

The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
We've been online since 2002 advertising Tranquility as the Birdwatchers' Delight in Cedar Key. We work directly with our guests to help them have a wonderful vacation. Renting directly from the owner provides vacationers with the opportunity to ask direct questions like - do you have a hairdryer? Can I hook up my computer to your WiFi? What's the best restaurant in town? 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. We'll tell you the latest on what's new and fun in town! Let us help you enjoy Cedar Key! And for the latest information, look for us on Facebook - 'CedarKeyTranquility'. (Note - not all properties advertised in Cedar Key are truly managed by owner - ask!)


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Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/30/2016

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Photos

  • August 2015 - Sunrise Before the Fishing Trip

    August 2015 - Sunrise Before the Fishing Trip

  • Ahhh Cedar Key Florida sunset, May '12 - a beer and a view, who needs anymore?

    Ahhh Cedar Key Florida sunset, May '12 - a beer and a view, who needs anymore?

  • Cedar Key Tranquility's living area and kitchen as viewed from our balcony door

    Cedar Key Tranquility's living area and kitchen as viewed from our balcony door

  • Tranquility's Kitchen is set up to really cook! Servings for 8, lots of tools

    Tranquility's Kitchen is set up to really cook! Servings for 8, lots of tools

  • Wide view from kitchen - Tranquility's living/dining area. Vacation rental cond

    Wide view from kitchen - Tranquility's living/dining area. Vacation rental cond

  • Guest bedroom with a queen bed in Tranquility vacation rental in Cedar Key FLA

    Guest bedroom with a queen bed in Tranquility vacation rental in Cedar Key FLA

  • Cedar Key Dawn in Jan. 09 from Tranquility's Balcony Happy New Year!

    Cedar Key Dawn in Jan. 09 from Tranquility's Balcony Happy New Year!

  • Cedar Key Sunrise from Cedar Key Tranquility's Balcony - August 2015

    Cedar Key Sunrise from Cedar Key Tranquility's Balcony - August 2015

  • Boys fishing from our dock - taken from Tranquility's Balcony on FL Nature Coast

    Boys fishing from our dock - taken from Tranquility's Balcony on FL Nature Coast

  • Huge migrating flock of cormorants & white pelicans during a Cedar Key Vacation

    Huge migrating flock of cormorants & white pelicans during a Cedar Key Vacation

  • Fish cleaning table - Captain Jimbo Keith - fishing charters in Cedar Key, FL

    Fish cleaning table - Captain Jimbo Keith - fishing charters in Cedar Key, FL

  • Fishing in Cedar Key is THE best!

    Fishing in Cedar Key is THE best!

  • Sunrise August 2015 from Tranquility in Cedar Key Florida - vacation rental Gulf

    Sunrise August 2015 from Tranquility in Cedar Key Florida - vacation rental Gulf

  • Sept. Cedar Key Sunset from Tranquility's Balcony. Cedar Key Vacation Rental

    Sept. Cedar Key Sunset from Tranquility's Balcony. Cedar Key Vacation Rental

  • Cedar Key FL Tranquility's dining area as seen from the sofa.

    Cedar Key FL Tranquility's dining area as seen from the sofa.

  • Tranquility's shared heated pool - jacuzzi, shower, relax in Cedar Key Florida

    Tranquility's shared heated pool - jacuzzi, shower, relax in Cedar Key Florida

  • Cedar Key VRBO Master Bedroom has king bed and ensuite bath views abound!

    Cedar Key VRBO Master Bedroom has king bed and ensuite bath views abound!

  • Roseate Spoonbills as photographed from our balcony in December 2016

    Roseate Spoonbills as photographed from our balcony in December 2016

  • Sunset celebration on Tranquility's Balcony August 2015 - VRBO Cedar Key FLA

    Sunset celebration on Tranquility's Balcony August 2015 - VRBO Cedar Key FLA

  • Clammers at dawn from Tranquility's balcony - Cedar Key Vacation

    Clammers at dawn from Tranquility's balcony - Cedar Key Vacation

  • Another Sunrise from Cedar Key FL VRBO Condo Tranquility's balcony

    Another Sunrise from Cedar Key FL VRBO Condo Tranquility's balcony

  • Frigate birds on SeaHorse Key, bird sanctuary in Cedar Keys FL NWR

    Frigate birds on SeaHorse Key, bird sanctuary in Cedar Keys FL NWR

  • Sandhill crane visitor in May in the parking below the buidling!

    Sandhill crane visitor in May in the parking below the buidling!

  • Downtown Cedar Key - about 2.5 blocks from Tranquility's front door.

    Downtown Cedar Key - about 2.5 blocks from Tranquility's front door.

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Date last modified - Wednesday, November 30, 2016

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