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1 / 29 Another beautiful view from Cedar Key Serenity's balcony



Pets allowed:
Wi-Fi available:

1 Full bath, 1 Shower

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TripAdvisor Property ID: 4829045

About the area

Cedar Key Florida is a unique place - we arrive with plans, but mysteriously "Island Time" takes over and we find ourselves birdwatching on Serenity's balcony or hanging out at the dock with a fishing pole or hanging at one of the seafood restaurants or drinking establishments in town to visit with friends (sometimes made that very day!). Ceder Key is a favorite laid-back Florida vacation destination on the Gulf of Mexico. We often spend the afternoon drowning shrimp on the dock or rent a boat or head out fishing with a Fishing Charter Captain and catch dinner. Isn't that why you came to Cedar Key? To unwind? To escape? Here's some ideas for things to do in Cedar Key while you stay in Serenity. Don't plan your schedule too tightly - the charm of Cedar Key, FL is following your muse and taking the time to relax, recharge, and re-think life's goals. Come see us, betcha you'll love it!

Getting around

You can walk almost everywhere in Cedar Key, but there is no public transportation to get to the island. You will need a car or a small plane to drop you off!

Getting here

We are located about one hour southwest of Gainesville, FL. Many of our guest fly to Tampa International Airport and drive about 2.5 hours north to Cedar Key. We are a bit remote, but it is worth it for your Old Florida escape!

Interaction with guest

Talk to and book directly with the owner when you book our condos Serenity and Tranquility in Cedar Key! We're available via phone or email. Need some help with choosing a restaurant? We send all confirmed guests a list of our favorite restaurants and entertainment!

Owner profile

Cindy J.
Years listed:

Languages spoken: English

About the owner

We are 50 and 60 somethings who love Cedar Key. We also love to help people enjoy their vacation in Cedar Key, Florida. Let us help you find a condo vacation rental that will meet your needs and we can help you plan your visit to Cedar Key. We have more information on our website and on Facebook. Tr...

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Check in time:15:00, Check out time:11:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This owner does not use online booking. Please contact them and they will be able to offer you a secure way to pay for your stay. Never pay for your holiday rental by wire transfer (such as Western Union or Moneygram) as this type of payment is untraceable.
No smoking at this property
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  • Bedroom 1: King bed
    Bedroom 2: Sofa beds


  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Grill
  • Heating
  • Shared outdoor pool (heated)
  • High Speed Internet
  • Hot tub/Jacuzzi
  • Linen provided
  • Parking Included
  • Pet Friendly
  • Sea view
  • Waterfront
  • Wi-Fi available


  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Fax machine
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron
  • CD player
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • TV
  • Washing machine


  • Cycling Trips
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Water sports


  • 1 Full bath
  • 1 Shower

Reviews (10)

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10 reviews

“The fabulous view”

Reviewed 16 Jan 2015

We had a relaxing and fantastic time. The condominium was well equipped, nicely decorated, and had beautiful view from the balcony. We dreaded leaving and excited about our next visit. The island life was very laid back and restful. neresa & Doug & Molly Mae

Owner's reply: Thank you so much for your kind review! We loved having you both and Molly Mae stay with us and welcome your return. This page is going to expire soon and we are so sorry that people won't be able to read your kind words! Happy New Year! Cindy & John

“great time”

Reviewed 30 Oct 2013

Howdy! My wife, myself and most important of all our dogs had a great time in your condo. Beautiful condo, loved the touches. A few recommendations. You may want to put better directions to your place. I spent some time looking for a Serenity Complex not realizing it was the name of your specific condo among a bigger complex. The Google map is good for an approximation but it would have been more helpful if there was a more detailed map to your place. Also, I did not know the office closed at 4:00 pm. We arrived after four, a man in the swimming pool told us to look for the keys in the mail box. There were no keys in the mail box. I called the number and the custodian came right out and realized he had not put the envelopes in the mail box for that day. Not an issue. Thank you for allowing us to bring our dogs. On the way home from a restaurant, we met a couple who also had German Shepherds who had left them at home not realizing there were pet friendly condos available. We informed them about the dogfriendly website. We will return for a longer time and now knowing what is available some excursions. My wife wants to ride an air boat, I want to rent a pontoon boat. In closing we had a great time. Most sincerely, Bob and Elena

Owner's reply: Thank you Robert! I'm glad you enjoyed your time in Serenity and Cedar Key - we aim to please! I am so sorry you had trouble finding us - all of the info you're asking for was in the confirmation I sent you via email which includes a FL map, a map to our condo (and all of Cedar Key), phone numbers, info on checkin, recommendations for dining and tours... I bet it wound up in your spam box. Sorry about the missing keys - so glad our manager could help. Hope we will see you again soon!

“Beautiful Place”

Reviewed 5 Feb 2013

The condo as well as the view was fantastic. We will stay here again. We saw dolphin from the balcony, lauched the kayaks from the doc, the dogs went swimming. Great place.

Owner's reply: Thank you Becky! So glad you enjoyed your stay and hope you'll visit us again! Take care, Cindy

“Great get away”

Reviewed 10 Jun 2012

We spent a long weekend in Cedar Key,Florida. We enjoyed our stay at Serenity. Very comfortable and relaxing. We used the charcole grill provded on ground level to grill our fresh caught grouper, yellow peppers and fresh mango one evening. Very enjoyable stay.

Owner's reply: Thanks for staying with us Patricia! Your dinner sounds fabulous too! Hope we can help you enjoy Cedar Key another time! Thanks again! - Cindy


Reviewed 25 Jan 2012

Great place to relax!! Enjoyed small town feel. Condo felt like you were staying with friends. Loved it!!

Owner's reply: Thank you Mia! Hope we'll see you again soon!

“A true Jewel”

Reviewed 15 Jan 2012

I am newer to Florida and have decided to explore my new state more this year and Cedar Key was recommended by someone at work. This condo and the customer service is impeccable. The response was prompt and the follow up from the owner, with the comprehensive information package and great attention to detail regarding where and how to do anything was perfection. Now, the best part--this place is truly "serenity" and most uniquely feels like your home while you are there. They have thought of everything you could possible need. I cannot wait to stay again and bring family and friends with me. Then, there is Cedar Key, itself-wow! The weekend I was there, full moon, no wind, the gulf as smooth as glass. Warm days and cool nights---kayaking with the dolphins--pure magic. The hot tub is great on the property as well. My most memorable event is this: The stillness and peace. While on the balcony just 'being' a flock of birds flew across the water behind the condo and I could hear the wind from their wings against the water.

Owner's reply: Thank you so very much Claire! There is a magic in Cedar Key and we're so fortunate to be able to share it with our guests. Come see us again!

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Owner Supplied Testimonials

If you want peace and relaxation, visit Cedar Key...If you want peace and relaxation with all of the comforts of home, stay at Serenity!!

First and foremost, the view is spectacular! It is by far the best we've ever seen. Walking east to the picnic bench to view the sun rise was a super start to our day.

Tony's, The Island Hotel, The Island Room - what great restaurants!! We met Otis, thee "Black Dog!" He and our labradoodle got along pretty well! Sitting in the bar room at the Island Hotel, we met and talked with several "locals" including the people from the Cedar Key Pottery We had just bought a piece of their pottery that very afternoon!

Golfing, art classes, boat rides, walking and pool visits filled our days. The pool and jacuzzi are so clean. We should have brought our kayaks for this is the best place for that.

Southern Cross Sea Farms allowed us to prepare great meals at home. We appreciate the kitchen's nice cookware and "real" glass glasses!

The couch is very comfy. The bath towels almost spa-like. The hairdryer worked very well. While there were only two of us, we didn't use the upstairs. But we did take a peak and thought it was set up so efficiently.

We liked the sights and sounds of all of the birds, but it was Nemo, or dog, who got the biggest kick out of them. For the first time, we saw the american White Pelicans...how beautiful! They looked llike swans from a distance. Captain Doug did a fine job on his cruise.

It's been a great month. Thank you for sharing your piece of paradise!

Rick, Susan, Nemo
February 2011

The beauty at Serenity is spectacular
! A fabulous getaway. Thank you so very much - will definitely be back!

Our second stay in Serenity and it was as great as our first two years ago!!

Went out into the Gulf once and had possibly the best fishing day ever! Should've read Cindy's encounter (May 12) before, however. Marc got the same welcome from a sea catfish and ow, it did hurt.

The day was not diminished however, as the kids caught sea trout, catfish, grunts, mackeral, bonnethead sharks (one was about 2 1/2 feet long!) and our oldest son Joeyu (15) caught a Southern Stingray that was huge! After keeping him on the line for about 10 minutes, the stingray broke the line and got away, but the experience will never be forgotten!

We love staying in Serenity, a little slice of Heaven, and hope to return again the people of Cedar Key are wonderful, too, very welcoming and genuinely happy to see ya! Thank you for sharing your home!

Marc, Sharon, Joey & Jimmy