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Cedar Cay-Private Island Home, Panoramic Water Views Easter Available!!

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Last updated: 05/18/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Sleeps:10
  • Bedrooms:5
  • Bathrooms:4.75
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

5 Bedroom, 5 Bathroom, Private Gated Island Getaway

Want a lot of privacy? Want to enjoy your vacation, away from it all? Need a bit more space for a larger party? Just want more or need more? This home is the perfect spot for your vacation.

Please note we now accept up to two pets. There is an additional $250 deposit and a $250 pet fee.

The main home is 4 bedrooms with 3 full baths and 2 half baths. The 'teen room' is separate from the main home, tucked under the main house, with its own air conditioning, a 1/2 bath and its own views, mainly to the west. Tastefully decorated and with twin beds, it is the place for teens, for a private couple, or for those who do not wish to come upstairs and join in the main festive occasion.

Come upstairs to the 'main house' with a large great room. Panoramic 180 degree views are the show piece of this room, with views to the east. A large, well equipped kitchen, a dining area with seating for 8 at the dining table and six additional stools at the breakfast bar makes this the place to have that dinner party for your family vacation or your company retreat. This living space also contains a large leather sofa with chaise lounge and matching easy chair. A large flat screen TV with satellite reception is here also, with viewing from anywhere in the room, if you desire.

You may not want to turn on the TV with the stunning views from the entire east wall windows, looking out on the natural beauty of Cedar Key's barrier islands. Step out onto the deck, with serving bar for entertaining, and soak up the majesty of the birds, the wild life the sunrises, the beauty of nature. We have chaise lounges for those who prefer to stay outside, several occasional chairs and four stools. You may just stay there the entire time of your stay. The deck is partially covered for those sunny days or the occasional afternoon shower, but is open to the sea breezes you will come to love and enjoy.

Look out onto waters from the house or come back down and climb onto your boat at the newly refurbished dock with boat house. Come and go with the tides. You can launch at the county boat ramp at #4 Bridge and bring the boat around for your fishing pleasure. Perfect for kayaking, the Cedar Key waters are sheltered shallow tidal estuaries, teeming with bird life, fish and some aquatic mammals. Don't want to bring a boat, just want to fish? You can do just that from the dock, put out a couple of crab traps and have tonight's dinner fresh.

Come back upstairs and get ready to relax in your luxurious space for the evening. One bedroom has a king bed, each of the other two bedrooms has a queen bed, full linens, and for those gentle night time dreams, an attractive quiet ceiling fan to stir the breezes. Each also has its own private bath with step in stone showers.

Now, for the surprise! We have a full 'mini-suite', complete with wet bar, a mini fridge and its own private deck. Completely separate, the pod is available to rent with the main house, giving you a 5th bedroom and bath if you like.

The 2nd master suite is its own mini vacation spot, with dining table, leather sofa, flat screen TV, private deck and a full bath, including stone step in shower. Available only with the main house, you can be assured of your privacy, and join the main group when you want.

Back to the main house, we need to point out the 1/2 bath off the great room, perfect for the entertaining part of your vacation.

The house is fully equipped, dishes, pot and pans, full linens, paper products and washer and dryer. We have stainless steel appliance, including microwave, three door refrigerator, cook top and double wall ovens, and dishwasher. Of course there is a coffee pot, toaster, and utensils, in short, you have everything you need, bring only the groceries.

Bring your cell phone if you must, check with your provider on how to make it a hot spot and you can stay in touch, if need be. Wifi is available at Kona Joe's, Ada Blue Cafe or Annie's Cafe and as you have your breakfast, then you too can use the excuse, 'oh sorry, I didn't have service'. The Cedar Key Public Library also offers wifi.

Dining in Cedar key is as varied as the wild life. From 'down home' Cracker style dining to elegant cloth tablecloths and polished silver, Cedar Key offers you a wealth of choices. We'll be happy to share our favorite dishes and recommendations at each of the many restaurants, from clam chowder at Tony's, to clams casino at the Island Room to steamed clams in garlic butter at the Island Hotel, the all you can eat seafood at Seabreeze, fried shrimp at Robinson's, crab stuffed portabello at Steamers, oysters or clams on the half shell at Brian's Big Deck or white pizza at Blue Desert Cafe. Within walking distance is Ada Blue Cafe at the Cedar Key Sunset RV Park with fudge, BBQ and homemade lunch specials. Cedar Key now has a doughnut shop, Holey Moley, on 2nd Street, also serving sandwiches and lunch specials. Want it a bit easier? Cedar Key Pizza and Island Pizzeria are just a phone call away AND The Market has subs and pizzas to go. Let's not forget ice cream cones at Island Trading Post. Bake My Day has desserts, eat in or take out, along with freshly made sandwiches and salads.

Worried you will forget something? The Market has a full line of groceries, the Jiffy store is also the liquor store (along with serving ice cream) and the Marathon station is Cedar Key's only gasoline. Dollar General is just 9 miles east on the mainland, along with Robinson's Seafood for fresh fish, oysters, clams and shrimp. They will gladly pack your cooler for your trip home. Southern Cross, at #3 bridge, also carries a full line of retail seafood, and as an added bonus, offers a clam hatchery tour while you wait.

This is not all Cedar Key has to offer, just a sampling-we want to leave you room for discovery. Other delights are the State Museum, the Historical Society Museum, the Railroad Trestle Nature Walk, Cemetery Point Walking Trail, Cedar Key Scrub Preserve, the Cedar Key National Wildlife Refuge-accessible only by boat-and for an afternoon driving tour, the Lower Suwannee Wildlife Refuge, only 18 miles away.

The above quoted rates are for the main house, 4 bedrooms/3 full baths, 2 half baths. The 2nd master suite is also available up to 10 persons with 5 bedrooms, 4 full baths and two half baths is $1,000 per night, $3,000 per week and $9,0\00 per month. We require a deposit of $700 for the main house, $1,000 deposit for the main house plus 2nd master suite. Fall-winter house plus 2nd master $700 & $2300 damage deposit.

We do not rent the 2nd master suite separately. Discounts for our less busy times are sometimes available, please email for details.

Return guests enjoy a discount, book with us often for best savings!

This can be YOUR private island get away, learn to enjoy the 'real life' of Florida's Nature Coast.

Holidays and special event weekends, rental rates are the standard rate. Please note this includes Thanksgiving, Christmas, federal holidays and Cedar Key special events.
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Member since: 2008

Speaks: english
Calendar last updated: 05/18/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 2916 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 10
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    There is a smoking area outside, on the eastern facing deck!...moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    With additional deposit, BUT not in the main house, pets must be confined to the 'teen room'...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

    private bath...moreless

  • Bedroom 5: 1 king

    the 'Pod', private, separate, with wet bar...moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    opens to the east side deck, private bath...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    with private bath...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 2 twin/ single

    accessible via outside staircase, private 1/2 bath...moreless

  • Renting the main house includes four bedroom 3 full baths and 2 1/2 baths. Add the 'pod' for a 5th bedroom and bath, completely separate and private...moreless

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms, 2 Half Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    Master bath with dual vanity, stone tile shower...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    in 2nd BR main house...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

    in 3rd bedroom, main house...moreless

  • Bathroom 5: toilet, shower

    in the 'Pod', full bath, stone tile shower...moreless

  • Bathroom 4: toilet

    in 'teens' room...moreless

  • Bathroom 6: toilet

    off living room and itchen, half bath...moreless

  • each of the three 'main house' bedrooms has its own private bath; the 'teens' room has a 1/2 and there is a 1/2 bath in the living area. The 'pod's' bath is fully self contained....moreless

Other Amenities

  • This is your private get away. Drive in, close the gate and leave the world behind. We will be happy to arrange daily or weekly housekeeping services for your stay, additional charges apply...moreless


  • DVD Player


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic


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

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Village:

    Cedar Key is a fishing village, dating from 1823. Our water men and women now harvest succulent clams, oysters, blue crabs and stone crabs....moreless

  • Waterfront:

    The pristine back waters of Cedar Key await your pleasure...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming


  • Dining:

    six at dining table, additional 6 stools at breakfast bar...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    central in main house, ductless unit in teen room and in the Pod...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    in kitchen area pantry...moreless

  • Heating:


  • Internet:

    We have Uverse wifi. Password is on the information sheet....moreless

  • Linens Provided:

    completely furnished for your stay...moreless

  • Living Room:

    large, open, with views to the east, central to house...moreless

  • Parking:

    under house, on brick parking pad, plenty of room for your boat...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    completely furnished for your stay...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    in pantry in kitchen...moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    completely ready for your stay...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Fully stocked, with stainless appliances, and vent hood....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    dual stainless...moreless


  • Balcony
  • Boat:

    Bring your boat or rent one while you are here, the dock is ready!...moreless

  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf:

    30 minutes to Chiefland Golf and Country Club, 45 minutes to Williston Highlands Golf & Country Club...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Kayaking is the way to explore Cedar key, bring yours or rent while you are here...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden:


  • Outdoor Grill:

    We have built a 'grill house' at the water's edge. 2 charcoal grills, and fish cleaning area....moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


from 12 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring & Summer, Holidays
Mar 3 - Sep 30, 2017
3 night min stay
Oct 1 - Nov 17, 2017
2 night min stay
Nov 19 - Nov 27, 2017
7 night min stay

Nov 28 - Dec 17, 2017
2 night min stay
Dec 18 - Jan 1, 2018
7 night min stay

Jan 2 - Feb 15, 2018
2 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $1,000
  • Cleaning $125
  • Cleaning more than 6 $175
  • Tax Rate 9%


Rates are for the main house, 4 bedrooms/3 full baths, 2 half baths. The 2nd master suite accommodating up to 10 persons with 5 bedrooms, 4 full baths and two 1/2 baths is $1,000 per night, $3,250 per week and $9,750 per month- spring and summer. We require a deposit of $700 for the main house, $1,000 deposit for the main house plus 2nd master suite. Fall-winter house plus 2nd master $725 & $2300

Manager's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting manager when booking

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Last updated: 05/18/2017
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70 Miles
Nearest Airport
0.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Low Key Hideaway
22 Miles
Nearest Motorway
US 19/98
1.2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Ada Blue's, Blue Desert Cafe, Annie's Cafe
1.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
Cedar Key City Park

Car: Necessary

Cedar Key is a laid back dream. Come for the fishing, the bird watching, the boating, and the dining. The private location of this home allows you to spend quality time. We have many restaurants, some night life, multitudes of birds, hundreds of species of fish, oysters, clams, stone crabs and blue crabs. Many of these can be enjoyed right from your private dock.


Manager info

Nature Coast Realty, Inc.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Private island get away. Come to Cedar Key, open the gate, drive across the wooden bridge and leave the world behind. This is the place to get away from it all.

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Speaks: english
Calendar last updated: 05/18/2017

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Guestbook comments from the property manager

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  • Sunrise VIEWS.

    Sunrise VIEWS.

  • view east south east

    view east south east

  • Come for the view

    Come for the view

  • wet bar on deck

    wet bar on deck

  • breakfast bar

    breakfast bar

  • showers are all stone tile

    showers are all stone tile

  • 2nd Master Suite

    2nd Master Suite

  • Hurry Back, I'll be waiting

    Hurry Back, I'll be waiting

  • well stocked

    well stocked

  • main house living room

    main house living room

  • master bath in main house

    master bath in main house

  • 2nd BR

    2nd BR

  • Decks on east side

    Decks on east side

  • your private spot

    your private spot

  • Sunrise


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This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Thursday, May 25, 2017

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