Discover a selection of 165 vacation rentals in Cedar Key, FL that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo vacation homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including swimming pools and WiFi. Prices start at $138 per night, and houses and condos are popular options for a stay in Cedar Key. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

The natural setting of Cedar Key is ready to explore

The wildlife and surrounding scenery provide a peaceful ambiance to your vacation home in Cedar Key. This city's bird watching, seafood restaurants and boating draw many visitors. Many rental homes come with outdoor spaces, separate dining areas and full kitchens, perfect if you want to enjoy some home-cooked meals.

Things to do

The best of Cedar Key art and history

Wondering what to see in Cedar Key beyond the stunning outdoors? Use a stay at one of the Cedar Key vacation rentals as an excuse to see some one-of-a-kind art. Cedar Keys has local art galleries to peruse, and the town hosts the prestigious annual Cedar Key Fine Arts Festival in the Spring. To learn more about this island community’s history, stop by the quaint Historical Society Museum and the Cedar Key Museum State Park. The latter museum has the St. Clair Whitman House, which gives visitors a sense of what life was like in the 1920s.

Activities

Nature adventures in Cedar Key

The best things to do in Cedar Key are those that can be done outside, either on land or water. Hop on a fishing charter and let experienced captains take you to the best spots for catching dinner in the Cedar Keys. You can also rent kayaks and canoes and take a family trip down the crystal blue shoreline. If you want to stay dry, take a hike in the large Cedar Keys National Wildlife Refuge and see some of the area’s impressive wildlife, which includes mangroves and a wide variety of birds.

Weather

Warm up in Cedar Key

Cedar Key weather is pleasant for travel all year with an average temperature of just below 70 degrees. The area experiences a humid subtropical climate and slightly warmer temperatures in the summer months. However, the temperatures in July rarely rise far above 90 degrees. Winter temperatures are slightly milder and average in the upper 50s and lower 60. During the Fine Arts Festival, temperatures will most likely be in the 60s. To avoid most of the rain, book your Cedar Key vacation rentals for the spring, fall, or winter.

Natural features

Cedar Key is a jewel on the Nature Coast

Thanks to the National Wildlife Refuge, Cedar Key is one of the best places to observe the wondrous Nature Coast wildlife. The refuge includes 13 islands in the Gulf of Mexico and was originally created to protect migratory birds. Marine life abounds, and you might just see some dolphins off shore. Fisherman come for all around to take advantage of Cedar Key red fishing. To their delight, the island’s grassy and shallower waters attract huge schools of red fish. If your group is interested in seeing more of Cedar Key’s flora and fauna, head to the Waccasassa Bay Preserve State Park.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Cedar Key?

Whatever vacation experience you're seeking, you'll find a rental in or around Cedar Key that fits you like a glove. These are some of our top picks:

  • Make use of handy extras like a toaster and a dining table at "Little House, Cute, Cozy Artist Cottage". Situated around 6 miles from Cedar Key, this unique property has 1 bedroom and good guest reviews.
  • "On Open Gulf, Luxury Home On Safe Private Road" also promises a memorable escape, offering 4 bedrooms, outdoor furniture, lowered locks and more. It's around 6 miles from Cedar Key.

For even more great options, use the search bar at the top of the page to find the perfect Cedar Key vacation rental for you.

What are the top-rated vacation rentals for weekend getaways in or near Cedar Key?

Escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life at one of our weekend getaways in or near Cedar Key. Whether you'd like to hang out with friends or spend treasured time with your love, there'll be something to suit your style. These are some of our top-rated options:

  • Make yourself at home at "Open Gulf, Private Dock, Screened Porch". Located about 6 miles to the southwest of Cedar Key, this escape has everything you need for a chilled out stay, including internet services and a TV.
  • Or, pack a few clothes into your bag and head for "Beachfront Cedar Key Condo With Pool". This popular property is about 6 miles southwest of Cedar Key and offers a beach and air conditioning.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in and around Cedar Key?

Yes, you can. If you want a simple yet stylish stay, you can't go past a studio apartment. These compact properties ooze charm and are often conveniently placed in the middle of town. We recommend the following options in or near Cedar Key:

  • One of our favorite picks is "Little House, Cute, Cozy Artist Cottage". Lock in a few nights at this popular apartment and you'll have access to nearby museums and a porch.
  • Another cool option is "Sailors Choice - Non Smoking Apartment In Downtown Cedar Key With Gulf Views". Don't be fooled by its modest size — this comfortable apartment is packed with convenient amenities like golf, heating and more.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Cedar Key?

From funky apartments to huge vacation homes, Vrbo has your quick escape sorted. Here are just two of our popular picks in and around Cedar Key:

  • If you only need to stay a night or two, "The Bonaire Cottage~ Private Dock" is a fantastic choice. It's not far from the center of Cedar Key, so you'll be near all the best attractions.
  • Another excellent option is "Open Gulf, Private Ramp And Dock". Round up your favorite people and enjoy a comfortable stay close to the heart of Cedar Key.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in or near Cedar Key?

Whether spent in a luxury condo or a rustic cabin, a romantic weekend getaway is a perfect way to add some zing to your relationship. Whisk your special someone away for a couple of days at one of these escapes in or near Cedar Key:

  • Around 6 miles from Cedar Key, "Little House, Cute, Cozy Artist Cottage" is the perfect place for starry-eyed lovebirds. Beauty services and a nearby marina are just some of the amenities here.
  • "On Open Gulf, Luxury Home On Safe Private Road" is another terrific option that's guaranteed to impress. It's around 6 miles from Cedar Key and has a fireplace and a balcony.

What are the best large group vacation rentals in or near Cedar Key?

Big groups mean big fun. They also mean finding a place that'll comfortably fit your entire squad. Check out our large group vacation rentals in or around Cedar Key and spend time with your favorite people under the one roof:

  • Providing privacy, comfort and space, you'll get your guests' stamp of approval at "3 Km To Outlet Metzingen". Up to 12 people can be accommodated at this escape which has 5 bedrooms, a kitchen and a firepit. It's around 25 miles to the southeast of Cedar Key.
  • Invite up to 17 of your closest friends to "Bridge To Paradise Island" and fill its spaces with laughter and love. This popular option has 5 bedrooms and is around 4 miles to the southwest of Cedar Key. It's crammed with features to keep a large group occupied, including a nearby waterfront and a firepit.

What are the best houses for rent with a pool in or near Cedar Key?

Of all the amenities a vacation rental can have, a pool is one of the most coveted. Check out these houses for rent with a pool in or near Cedar Key and spend your days splashing about. Just remember to bring your inflatable pizza slice:

  • Treat the gang to an unforgettable break at "Little House, Cute, Cozy Artist Cottage". There's a lot to love about this escape besides its pool, such as a separate dining area and a kitchen.
  • Otherwise, unpack your suitcase at "Heron Lane House - Windows To A Secluded Waterfront". Along with a refreshing pool, make use of a TV and a separate dining area.

Not sure what the weather's like in Cedar Key? It has a humid subtropical climate, with average temperatures in summer ranging from 75 ºF to 90 ºF. If you're after a little more inspiration on where to stay in this amazing destination, use the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to scroll through our entire selection of Cedar Key vacation rentals.

What are the best large family vacation rentals in or near Cedar Key?

Nana and Pawpaw, Great-Aunt Gloria … You can put them on your invitation list when you escape to a large family vacation rental in or near Cedar Key. Get all your favorite people under the one roof at one of these spacious hideaways:

  • With 4 bedrooms that sleep as many as 7 guests, "On Open Gulf, Luxury Home On Safe Private Road" gives you space to truly connect with family or friends. It's around 6 miles southwest of Cedar Key and comes with amenities that'll keep your group content, such as a barbecue grill and nearby ecotour services.
  • "Cedar Summit Is A 4 Bedroom House With 2 Decks With Water View And A Bayside Dock", around 6 miles to the southwest of central Cedar Key, was also made for family gatherings. As many as 8 of your favorite people can fit into this sought-after vacation rental which features 4 bedrooms, a fridge, a toaster and more.

When it's time to do some sightseeing, there are loads of family-friendly attractions nearby to stick on your itinerary. Two Tails Ranch is a terrific place to kick things off.

Can I find family cabin rentals in or near Cedar Key?

Time spent with family is priceless, which is why we'll help you find a space where you can truly connect. Rent one of these family cabin rentals in or near Cedar Key and make wonderful memories with the people you love the most:

  • "Flounder Inn. Three Bedrooms That Accommodates 8. Secluded Gulf Side Location" - This popular escape offers a kitchen and a smart TV and is located approximately 6 miles to the southwest of the center of Cedar Key.
  • "Newly Built Rustic Cabin With All The Amenities" - Gather up the troops and spend a few days or more at this appealing rental, which is around 20 miles to the southeast of Cedar Key. You'll have access to a kitchen island, outdoor furniture and a great deal more.

For more options, use the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to find the Cedar Key vacation rental that's perfect for your needs.

Are there vacation rentals with fire pits in or near Cedar Key?

Whether you're eager to share a bottle of vino beside the flames with your beau or just stay nice and toasty after sunset, Vrbo will help you find a vacation rental with a fire pit. Check out these awesome options in or near Cedar Key:

  • Sing, reconnect and laugh with the ones you love around the fire at "Idle Time Is A 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath Canal Home With Privacy And Expansive Views". This property offers lots of other useful amenities, such as a garden and a firepit.
  • Get a blaze going and then enjoy the relaxed atmosphere at "Private, Beautiful And Quiet Guesthouse On The Withlacoochee River". This sought-after escape also comes with a nearby waterfront and a nearby river.