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Watch the sunset into the Gulf from Cloud 9 - Available for you!!!

Bedrooms 2
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Nautically themed 3 bedroom, 3 bath home sleeps 10

Located on the bayou, overlooking the Gulf of Mexico, you will have glorious sunset views from this comfortable, unique home. Enjoy the ever changing landscape watching shorebirds in abundance, including an occasional bald eagle, white pelicans and frigate birds.

Cloud 9 is an octagon shaped home with an open floor plan. The master suite has a king size bed, as well as a trundle bed (2 twins), allowing 4 people to sleep comfortably. The master bath has a shower. The second bedroom has a queen size bed. Its bathroom has a tub and allows access from the hallway for guest use. These rooms are both on the lower level and offer doors leading to the outdoor porch which wraps around the entire house. Upstairs in the loft area there are 2 twin beds and a queen size bed , as well as the third bathroom with a shower.

The main living area has an open floor plan with the living, dining and kitchen area offering views of the Gulf. Two large couches are situated to watch the flat screen TV with Blue Ray player. There is a screened porch with a swing, various seats and an octagon shaped table that seats eight. Kitchen amenities include a wall oven, microwave oven, cook top, refrigerator with an ice maker, toaster, coffee pot and dishwasher.

Outside, guests will find a charcoal grill, 2 large fire pits, a tiki hut, and horseshoe pit. The dock extends over the marsh and is acccessable by boat at high tide.

More Details

Lori Schleede
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 17, 2017

About Lori Schleede

Mr. Carl, the builder of the house wanted people to come and enjoy his dream. As part owner of the property, I am pleased to present Cloud 9 as a vacation rental.

Why Lori Schleede chose Florida North Central

Best view. Quiet, private. Large home suits families and friends traveling together comfortably. We encourage you to enjoy this lovely home, but be mindful of our neighbors who can hear you when you gather outside or on the screen porch.

What makes this house unique

Truly unique, with a horseshoe pit, fire pits and boat dock. You can enjoy and have fun together at this well thought out property.


Nearest Airport
0.01 Miles
George T. Lewis Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Brians Big Deck
Nearest Golf
30 Miles
Nearest Motorway
25 Miles
Highway 19
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Steamers & 83 West
Nearest Beach
1.5 Miles
Cedar Key City Park
Car: recommended

Fishing - flats (redfish, trout, tarpon, drum) offshore (grouper, snapper), crabbing. Guides and boat rental available.

Airstrip sometimes offers airplane rides. Downtown horse and buggy rides most weekends.

Tour boats offer destination sunset cruises, etc.


Cedar Key House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , located in loft area
  • Third bedroom is accessible by spiral staircase.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , sleeps 4
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , sleeps 2
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , loft area open to living area.
  • Third bedroom is accessible by spiral staircase.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Cedar Key is a nature lovers paradise. Perfect for kayaking, bird watching, fishing and getting away from the everyday hustle bustle of the city.


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Watch the sunset into the Gulf from Cloud 9 - Available for you!!!
average rating of 4.625 based on 8 reviews

A perfect place

  • 5 of 5

A perfect place for bicycling, boating, fishing and sitting.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Place... with lots of character!!

  • 5 of 5

The place is old school beach cottage. Very clean... and perfect for a week or a couple of days. My brother and I, with our college aged sons, went down for a long weekend of fishing. Lori was great to work with, and she has a great place to get the best clams. Will definitely rent again.

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice quiet getaway

  • 4 of 5

Clean remote quiet place to relax and unwind

  • Submitted: Dec 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wish we found this earlier

  • 5 of 5

We've been having a reunion in CK for over 10+ years. I wish we had found Cloud 9 way back then. PERFECT accomodations for a group of 4 or more. Quite, open, and all the amenities you need.

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cloud 9 was great for a peaceful and relaxing get-away. We enjoyed the dock and wonderful birdlife.

  • 3 of 5

We found the property to be clean and the responsiveness and attention from the owner to be excellent! We loved the home decor, the history of the property and we certainly felt at home. Cedar Key itself makes for the perfect place to unwind as you take time to enjoy the beautiful surroundings. I would recommend Cloud 9 to others, but with a few upgrades and general maintenance, my recommendation could become a raving endorsement.

Specifically: the dock has a few areas that need attention (missing board and a warped area), one ceiling fan on the porch did not work, the blinds in the smaller downstairs bedroom should be upgraded and the quality of the towels should be improved. The kitchen is very well stocked but we would suggest newer sauté and frying pans. advertised, the sunsets are amazing!

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I appreciate your review and the recommendations that you have made. I will certainly make the changes you have noted with the hopes that the changes will make other guests more comfortable. I hope that you will return to Cloud 9 and recommend the house to others.
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The Sunsets Alone Are Worth the Cost of Admission

  • 5 of 5

We loved Cloud 9. We parked our cars, jumped out, and couldn't get a tour of the house and dock fast enough. Our group are all fans of coastal living and this is some of the best. The house lives bigger than it looks in pictures. The porch overlooking the marsh is the best place to enjoy your morning coffee and view the sunsets.

The property manager, Lori, is friendly and visited us while we were there. During our trip planning phase, she answered emails quickly making the process simple and understandable.

The house was clean when we arrived. Kitchen appliances are modern (the dishwasher is SO quiet compared to ours at home). There are plenty of dishes, pots/pans, and utensils. We had up to 4 people prepping/cooking at one time and had ample elbow room and counter space.

Regarding a prior review, we had no problem with the wifi.

The property itself is well-suited for outdoor parties. We had a party for about 25 people under the house (normally used for parking) and ended up using the fire pits later that evening. The dock is a great place to stargaze and there are crabpots to bait and set. We released everything we caught but it was a fun process to learn. Would be a good discovery activity for kids. The dock has had some updates since the pictures on this site were taken and there is now a handrail down to the bottom section. Kayaks or stand-up paddle boards can be launched even close to low tide. Boats should wait to high tide.

The stairs up to the house could be a challenge for elderly travelers or families with small children. None of our group had any problems with them though. My parents in their early 70s navigated them well enough during their couple of visits.

The only real problem was the "no-see-um" biting gnats. None bit my husband but they loved me. There is nothing the owners/property manager can do about these little guys so be prepared to wear bug repellent in the morning and evening hours.

For travelers unfamiliar with Cedar Key: this is a tiny, rural community. Big tourism isn't here yet thankfully. The local grocery is small and contains the basics except for a surprisingly varied craft beer selection. We got most of our produce at Sandy's (a local farm stand) and our seafood at Southern Cross Sea Farms. Our group enjoyed breakfast at Annie's Cafe and some of our friends visited and loved Kona Joe's Island Cafe. Customer service at each of these places was friendly and helpful.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Tax Rate 9.0%

Weekend rates are based upon 4 person occupancy. Each person over 4 will be charged $20 per night. Cleaning fee will increase with number of people in party.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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