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Sunset colors in Sept. from Serenity's balcony. Private Fishing dock for Condos.

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Last updated: 08/22/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2-5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Some July Dates Available! Call today for midweek special rates!

Are you looking for a little Serenity in your next Gulf Coast, Florida vacation? This is the original Cedar Key Serenity! Our views of the Gulf are panoramic, our style is low-key, and we want you to kick back, get comfortable and most of all, have a great time and come see us again! We offer personal attention and direct reservations without added fees.

Please note that we do NOT use HomeAway or VRBO payments or "Book It Now" and we speak with our guests in order to make reservations. We keep your information and ours private. Please email us an inquiry or call us directly - click the "show phone number" button below "instant quote". IF Serenity is booked for your dates - check out our other condo Tranquility in Cedar Key - also known as VRBO 27021.

Serenity is a third floor* walk up vacation rental condominium with one king bedroom, plus loft bedroom. The master (king) bedroom is next to a full bath. The loft bedroom has its own shower bath and a convertible sofa and child bed chair. Our vaulted ceiling offers incredible two-story views of Cedar Key's back channel and Waccasassa Bay. If you are a bird-watcher, you will be mesmerized by the variety of birds that feed and hang out just below your private balcony. Throw open the French doors and feel the sea air and breezes gently relax your mind and body. Enjoy the sunrise palette across the sky with your morning coffee and the spectacular colors of the sunsets each evening.
(*Please note we have no elevator!)

Cedar Key is perfect for couples or family vacations. Park your car and walk to restaurants, galleries, boat rentals, shops, and the town marina. Most dining and shopping options on Dock Street are three blocks from Serenity. Golf cart rentals are also available if you would like to range a bit further. Cedar Key is part of Florida's Nature Coast--the feathered 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 nightlife or long beaches here.

Our location insures no car noise from busy streets, no bar noise, just the sounds of birds, boats, and happy people fishing or playing in the pool. We're close enough to walk to Dock Street, but far enough away that you'll appreciate the serenity of the setting.

We offer FREE and private WiFi. Free streaming movies via NetFlix and Roku provide plenty of entertainment and music options. Free long distance calling in the US and Canada is included.

~~If we are not available for your dates, check our other condo Tranquility in Cedar Key: VRBO #27021

Our Cedar Key condominium vacation rental is fully furnished and equipped for your convenience. Our goal is to bring you back again and again. Besides our fully-equipped kitchen and quality linens, our amenities include private high speed DSL to keep in touch (if you want to!) and can stream movies and music to suit your every mood.

We purchased and refurbished Serenity in the summer 2005 and are committed to keeping our home away from home in good condition and style. Recent updates include new stainless appliances and a new TV/Entertainment center, and linens.

Well-behaved dogs on flea and tick treatment may be accepted with owner permission. We prefer that you crate your dog when not in the condominium. Dogs are not allowed on the furniture. There is a small pet fee - it is substantially lower than other pet friendly units on Cedar Key island.

If you are looking to enjoy old Florida without 'the mouse'(sm), the plastic, or the crowds, come to Cedar Key and relax on the balcony and watch the birds and boats go by. You will not want to leave. Rent your vacation home ***from the owner***, we can answer questions about specifics in Serenity and we happily provide recommendations and suggestions on how to make your trip to Cedar Key - your best vacation yet!

Cedar Key is surrounded by the Cedar Keys National Wildlife Refuge - a refuge famous for its extensive colonies of nesting birds. Depending on the season you visit, you will see Roseate Spoonbills, White Pelicans, Dowitchers, Willets, Skimmers, Oystercatchers, Frigate Birds, Wood Storks, and many LBBs (little brown shorebirds, from plovers to sandpipers). Always resident are: Great Blue Herons, Little Blue Herons, Tricolors, Great Egrets, Osprey, Bald Eagles, and many others.

We look forward to talking with you soon!

Keywords: Cedar Key Vacation Rental, Condominium, Holiday Villa, Cedar Key Lodging, Cedar Key Rental, Vacation Rental Apartment, Gulf Home, Fabulous View, Private Balcony, Birdwatching, Private Fishing dock, Kid friendly lodging

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Property Type

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

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Renters must be 25....moreless

  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • Children Welcome:

    Loft bedroom is perfect for kids with twin beds and great view. Gives mom and dad a bit of space too! Please note that we are on the third floor with no elevator....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking is allowed on outdoor balcony only....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Well-behaved dogs may be allowed - please inquire from owner. No cats please, owner is allergic. There is a walking area and baggies are provided for cleanup after your pet. Leashes are required on the property....moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 4-5

  • Master: 1 king

    ...moreless

  • Loft Bedroom: 1 double, 1 twin/ single

    Convertible chair and convertible sofa bed...moreless

  • King size beds (1) Plush King mattress 2013!, Child Beds (1) This is a convertible chair that measures 32' wide x 76 inches long. It's great for kids, might not be comfortable for an adult., Convertible sofa which opens into a small, but comfortable double (full) bed. Measures approx. 50' wide by 80' long when open. A great size for two kids or small adults or one large adult....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Master Bath: toilet, combination tub/shower, tub

    off hall, adjacent to master...moreless

  • Loft Bath: toilet, shower

    Loft bath to support loft bedroom...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Cordless Phone, Ceiling Fans, Computer, DSL, WiFi, Cooking Utensils, Electric veggie chopper, toaster, crock-pot, Full Linens provided, George Foreman grill, Wallmount Hairdryers, Jacuzzi (shared), Charcoal Grill (shared), No Smoking inside, Private Fishing Dock/Boat Parking, Fish-Cleaning Station, Small Private Sunning/Wading Beach...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Games and puzzles in cabinet - basics for a rainy day....moreless

  • Music Library:

    On demand music via Internet in Living Room small eclectic Traditional library...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    (3) Free Streaming multimedia (movies, TV shows, Pandora music) via Internet in the great room/living room. Bedroom TVs have cable only. Cable available for all TVs...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    (3) Flat screen in loft and living room, small tabletop TV in master. Cable and streaming movies/TV shows via Roku....moreless

  • Video Library:

    On demand movies and multi-media on Living Room TV DVD Library for adults and kids...moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • 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:

    Overlooking Waccassassa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. Awesome view. Small sandy beach is adjacent to our private fishing dock, just below your balcony. It's perfect for launching your kayak or sunning...moreless

  • Oceanfront:

    The Gulf of Mexico is an awesome view any time of day. ...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
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Plus two stools at counter top bar...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Central Air - you really do want central air in Florida - not just wall units......moreless

  • Broadband Access:

    Free hi speed DSL for you (and it is password protected so you get good speed.)...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    private full-sized...moreless

  • Computer Available:

    PC with wireless DSL, Bring your own if it's critical to have a PC - both wired and wireless access!...moreless

  • Covered Parking:

    below building - always in the shade and comfy temp - no looking for spaces on a busy downtown street!...moreless

  • Free Long Distance:

    Free long distance to US and Canada via VoIP...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Central heat - yes, we have central heat - always ask in FL for a winter vacation....moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    At least two sets per bed...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Seating for five, TV, stereo, streaming movies, fabulous view - what else do you need? ...moreless

  • Parking:

    Covered parking under the building keeps your car cooler on hot summer days....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Parking under the building - you will love this in summer when you are always parked in the shade....moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Freshwater boat wash too!...moreless

  • Telephone:

    (2) Portable phones with free long distance...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Plenty of upscale fluffy towels - at least 6 sets....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    private full sized...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    You can bring your own computer and connect via wireless....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    Lots of gadgets, garlic press, even a pizza cutter......moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Excellent collection of pots, pans, utensils. Yes, you can cook a full dinner here without hauling your own pots on vacation! Clam steamer, pasta pot, slow cooker... even mallets to crack your crab......moreless

  • Microwave:

    over the stove microwave...moreless

  • Oven

Outside

  • Balcony:

    terrific view of Waccasassa Bay, the Gulf of Mexico, small beach next to fishing dock, birds, wildlife...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Charcoal grill at ground level - shared...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Heated pool just steps from your front door...moreless

  • Heated Pool
  • Shared Hot Tub:

    Outdoor Jacuzzi - Seats 4 with space, 6 if you're cozy...moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Labor Day
Sep 1 - Sep 5, 2016
4 night min stay
$170
$920
Seafood Festival
Oct 14 - Oct 17, 2016
4 night min stay
$170
Thanksgiving
Nov 22 - Nov 26, 2016
5 night min stay
$170
$920
Christmas/New Years
Dec 17 - Dec 31, 2016
5 night min stay
$170
$1,020
Winter-High Season
Jan 1 - Apr 30, 2017
5 night min stay
$170
$1,020
Memorial Day
May 25 - May 29, 2017
5 night min stay
$170
$920
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$150 $160
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$920

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Tax Rate 9%

Notes:

Please note we do NOT Pro-Rate stays longer than 7 nights. VRBO lies.

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

Pet Fee Required for approved dog

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

50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.


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Location

  • Tranquility - Vacation Rental Condo

    "Don't miss our other condo - Tranquility is a 2 bedroom 2 bath condo with fabulous views! De..."

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  • Cedar Key Scrub State Reserve

    "Great place for a walk through traditional Florida scrub. Good bird-watching. Best done in c..."

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  • Dock St

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

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  • Cedar Key Museum State Park

  • 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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  • 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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  • Island Pizzeria

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

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  • Cedar Keys National Wildlife Refuge

    "One of the best birding spots in Florida! The Cedar Keys National Wildlife Refuge is an unsp..."

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  • Cedar Key Beach & Park

    "Festival Central! New playground for kids, cabanas to change, grills, and swimming!"

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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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  • Big Deck Raw Bar

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

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55 Miles
Nearest Airport
Gainesville
0.3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Big Deck Raw Bar
30 Miles
Nearest Golf
Chiefland Country Club
0.25 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Hwy. 24
0.3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Steamers
Cedar Key, FL, USA
Nearest Beach
below the balcony

Car: Recommended

Cedar Key Vacations offer lots of rest and relaxation in a quaint, old Florida setting. Activities include birdwatching, photography, inshore & offshore fishing, Cedar Key Nature Photography, Birding, Artistic Pursuits, shopping, kayaking, paddle-boarding, canoes and paddling sports. Cedar Keys is a National Wildlife Refuge and is close to the Lower Suwanee National Refuge too. We love the laid-back, flip-flop community which has more golf-carts than cars. Come see us, you'll love it. Escape to the Florida that time forgot!

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2005

About the owner: We are '50/60 somethings' new media professionals living in middle Georgia. We love the community of Cedar Key, Florida. Vacationing in comfort with Internet access is a requirement. Don't leave home without it! :-)

Why the Owner Chose Cedar Key, FL, USA:
We started visiting Cedar Key in 1997. An obscure reference to Cedar Key online doing a web search piqued our curiosity and we headed down for a long weekend and fell in love with Cedar Key (and each other!). Cindy used to spend her off season escapes on the Cape or on the Maine coast. After moving to GA, she couldn't find anything that had the old New England funky 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. Cedar Key met all those requirements and more. No chain stores, lots of 'gone fishing' signs in windows of businesses, restaurants with really good food. We looked for a place to love, found our spot and waited five years for our first condo to be built. We had the pick of the sites. We 'did good' ;- on choosing which unit so we'd have an excellent view. Now almost two decades later, Cedar Key is still our favorite place to escape. We still spend most of our Cedar Key time hanging out on our balcony in Tranquility or Serenity or the fishing dock watching the world go by. And we love renting the condos out to folks and sharing our passion - Cedar Key, Florida.

The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
Renting directly from the owner provides vacationers with the opportunity to ask direct questions like - do you have a hairdryer? Does your toaster do bagels? (Yes!) Do you have a private WiFi account? Can I make calls back to Canada? (Yes! Free long distance in US and Canada!) 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. Let us help you enjoy Cedar Key! We regularly talk with guests to offer as much (or as little information as they need) to help them enjoy their vacation. Our roster of 'regulars' makes us feel pretty good that we're successful at being good hosts of Cedar Key Vacation Rentals.


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Photos

  • Sunset colors in Sept. from Serenity's balcony. Private Fishing dock for Condos.

    Sunset colors in Sept. from Serenity's balcony. Private Fishing dock for Condos.

  • Summer Day view from Cedar Key Serenity's balcony - small beach and fishing dock

    Summer Day view from Cedar Key Serenity's balcony - small beach and fishing dock

  • Cedar Key Serenity's Kitchen with new stainless appliances 12/2015.

    Cedar Key Serenity's Kitchen with new stainless appliances 12/2015.

  • Cedar Key FL Serenity Living Room view from dining table - yes, that's ocean!

    Cedar Key FL Serenity Living Room view from dining table - yes, that's ocean!

  • Cedar Key Serenity Master Bed has king with pillowtop mattress, bath next door

    Cedar Key Serenity Master Bed has king with pillowtop mattress, bath next door

  • Loft with convertible sofa (double bed) and convertible chair (twin bed)

    Loft with convertible sofa (double bed) and convertible chair (twin bed)

  • View of pool and hot tub from Serenity's stairs. Pool is heated in winter.

    View of pool and hot tub from Serenity's stairs. Pool is heated in winter.

  • Serenity's loft bedroom - view of skylight in hallway.

    Serenity's loft bedroom - view of skylight in hallway.

  • City Park and Beach is less than a block walk from Serenity in Cedar Key, FL

    City Park and Beach is less than a block walk from Serenity in Cedar Key, FL

  • View of the city of Cedar Key FL from town beach. Walk to town from Serenity.

    View of the city of Cedar Key FL from town beach. Walk to town from Serenity.

  • Boys fishing from private dock at Serenity in Cedar Key, FL

    Boys fishing from private dock at Serenity in Cedar Key, FL

  • View of the NW sky at sunset from Cedar Key FL Serenity's balcony May '12

    View of the NW sky at sunset from Cedar Key FL Serenity's balcony May '12

  • Serenity's sunrise - welcome to Cedar Key Florida! Coffee on the balcony?

    Serenity's sunrise - welcome to Cedar Key Florida! Coffee on the balcony?

  • Cedar Key Serenity's Kitchen & Dining area - all new appliances Dec. 2015

    Cedar Key Serenity's Kitchen & Dining area - all new appliances Dec. 2015

  • Another View of Cedar Key Serenity's Kitchen & stairs to loft bedroom. Seats 4-6

    Another View of Cedar Key Serenity's Kitchen & stairs to loft bedroom. Seats 4-6

  • Living Room view from the other side.

    Living Room view from the other side.

  • Master Bath in Cedar Key Serenity - tub shower combo. Loft bath is shower only.

    Master Bath in Cedar Key Serenity - tub shower combo. Loft bath is shower only.

  • View of Serenity's living area from loft bedroom. Kids play in loft!

    View of Serenity's living area from loft bedroom. Kids play in loft!

  • Sunrise from Cedar Key FLA Serenity's balcony in fall.

    Sunrise from Cedar Key FLA Serenity's balcony in fall.

  • Ibis, egrets, herons in the mangroves behind Serenity in Cedar Key, Florida

    Ibis, egrets, herons in the mangroves behind Serenity in Cedar Key, Florida

  • Sunset over Cedar Key Dock St. Walk to dining and bars from Serenity - 3 blocks!

    Sunset over Cedar Key Dock St. Walk to dining and bars from Serenity - 3 blocks!

  • Fishing Charter Captain from Saltwater Assassin cleans fish outside of Serenity

    Fishing Charter Captain from Saltwater Assassin cleans fish outside of Serenity

  • View from Serenity's balcony 12-03-14 - Cedar Key Vacation Condo Rental.

    View from Serenity's balcony 12-03-14 - Cedar Key Vacation Condo Rental.

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This listing was first published here in 2005.

Date last modified - Wednesday, August 24, 2016

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