Serenity in Cedar Key FL - Family Friendly!

Cedar Key Sunset in May 2012 from Balcony
Cedar Key Sunset in May 2012 from BalconyLooking out to the balcony from Serenity's kitchenLooking into Serenity from the balconySerenity in Cedar Key: kitchen, diningMaster bath in SerenityCedar Key Serenity kitchenSerenity Convertible Sofa in Loft - sleeps 2Convertible chair and sofa open to sleep 3Cedar Key Playground is less than a block walkSunrise in Cedar Key Serenity
“ Excellent ”
8 Reviews

From $150 / night

11 Old Mill Dr, Cedar Key, FL 32625



Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2
Sleeps: 4
Type: Condo
Per night: $150 - $170
Per week: $920 - $1,020
Pets allowed: Yes
Internet: Yes
Description of the Cedar Key vacation condo rental
Serenity is the perfect escape for families in Cedar Key, Florida! Our Cedar Key Florida V RBO is ideally situated to accommodate the couple seeking a private romantic escape or the young family looking for a kid-friendly home that also provides adult amenities. Serenity is a 3rd floor condo with a king master bedroom plus a loft bedroom with a convertible sofa and chair (opens into a double bed and a twin).

We do NOT charge booking fees.

Our vaulted ceiling offers spectacular two story views of the Gulf and the backwaters of Cedar Key, Florida. Spend some time on the balcony with your morning coffee and watch the boats, birds, and dolphins go by.

Our balcony overlooks Waccassasa Bay, and the Gulf of Mexico. The bird watching is awesome from our balcony - you'll love the sunrises, the sunset colors reflected in the water, the wading birds, and the action on the fishing dock. A small sandy beach is a great place to launch your kayak...

Our holiday home Serenity offers excellent access to town and community amenities. Walk to town for a nature tour, dinner, drinks, and a bit of shopping. You'll love Cedar Key Florida and Serenity.
Area Information
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 restaurants or drinking establishments in town to visit with friends (sometimes made that very day!). We often spend the afternoon drowning shrimp on the dock or rent a boat 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!

About the owner

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Availability Calendar



Begins Ends Week
Weekly Monthly Min
Feb 01 2016 Apr 30 2016 $170 $170 $1,020 - 4 Nights
Jul 31 2016 Jan 31 2017 $150 $160 $920 - 2 Nights
Check In: 3 p.m. Check Out: 11 a.m.
Lodging tax: 9%
Deposits: Holidays and Festivals always require a minimum of a five night booking to book more than 3 weeks in advance. The rate is $170/night for national holidays, Arts Festival and Seafood Festival A credit card is required to make reservations
Payment Options: Discover, Mastercard, Personal Check, Visa
Other Fees: Occasionally well-behaved dogs on flea and tick control with a sleeping crate are approved. In this event, a $30 pet fee will be charged.



  • Beds

  • 1 King Bed
  • 1 Twin Bed
  • 2 Sofa Beds
  • Features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Full Kitchen
  • Linens Provided
  • Pet Friendly
  • Balcony
  • Heating
  • Oceanfront
  • View (Ocean)
  • Beach Towels
  • High Speed Internet
  • Outdoor Shower
  • View (Water)
  • Dock/Boat Slip
  • Hot Tub
  • Parking Included
  • Waterfront
  • Appliances

  • Alarm Clock
  • Computer
  • Iron
  • Stove
  • Blender
  • DVD Player
  • Microwave
  • TV (Cable/Satellite)
  • CD Player
  • Dishwasher
  • Oven
  • Telephone
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Fax Machine
  • Radio
  • Toaster
  • Charcoal Grill
  • Hair Dryer
  • Refrigerator (Full)
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Coffee Maker
  • Ice Maker
  • Stereo
  • Activities

  • Beach
  • Canoeing
    (<1 mile)
  • Park
    (<1 mile)
  • Windsurfing
    (<1 mile)
  • Bicycling
  • Deep Sea Fishing
    (<1 mile)
  • Playground
    (<1 mile)
  • Hiking
    (5 miles)
  • Fishing
  • Grocery Store
    (<1 mile)
  • Restaurant
    (<1 mile)
  • Horseback Riding
    (10 miles)
  • Ocean
  • Kayaking
    (<1 mile)
  • Sailing
    (<1 mile)
  • Winery
    (20 miles)
  • Pool
  • Live Entertainment
    (<1 mile)
  • Shopping Area
    (<1 mile)
  • Golf
    (25 miles)
  • Boating
    (<1 mile)

Other Vacation Rental Amenities
Birdwatching, Photography, Painting, Biking, Golf Carts, Sightseeing, Fishing

Don't miss our streaming movies and music, free long distance to US and Canada, and high speed WiFi. All the amenities, lots of low key style.

Reviews (8)

Reviews for this vacation condo rental in Cedar Key, Florida

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“ Excellent ”
8 reviews
Maura Schaefer

Maura Schaefer

Clevelane, OH

Absolutely wonderful!

January 27, 2016

My husband and I stayed in Cindy's condo for NYE (week). It quad absolutely wonderful! The condo was immaculate and had everything we needed during our week long stay. Cindy provided a large binder with everything to do, menus, reipes, rental information, and other what's what in Cedar Key. The best part- waking up every morning to that VIEW!! BREATHTAKING! We had beautiful weather, so we were able to enjoy fishing, kayaking, swimming in the pool and the city beach (with our dog!) but Cindy had everything in the condo as well should we have needed entertainment. The island is so dog friendly and all the people so warm and welcoming! I would recommend Cedar Key and Cindy's condo to anyone!! We can't wait to come back for another visit!! Side note- we also took a drive to Crystal River (roughly 1 hour) to enjoy a morning snorkeling with manatees! Simply magical!!

John Lock

Owner's reply:

Thank you so much for staying with us in Serenity Maura! And for a wonderful review! We love sharing information with our guests to help them start their vacation with a list of things to do or - NOT DO. :) I hope you'll come back and see us again soon! Cedar Key is a wonderful escape from the day to day crazy!

Neresa Minatrea

Neresa Minatrea

Bowling Green, Ky.

The fabulous view

January 16, 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

John Lock

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





January 3, 2014

This Is One Of The Best Areas To Just Relax, Cook Out, Walk, And Do Nothing But Stare At The Scenery Place I Have Ever Been.

Robert Cooper

Robert Cooper

Gainesville, FL

great time

October 30, 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

John Lock

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!

Becky Stubblefield

Becky Stubblefield

Brevard County, Fl.

Beautiful Place

February 6, 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.

John Lock

Owner's reply:

Thank you Becky! So glad you enjoyed your stay and hope you'll visit us again!

Take care,

Patricia Butler

Patricia Butler

Land o Lakes,FL USA

Great get away

June 10, 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.

John Lock

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

Mia Davis Lawrence

Mia Davis Lawrence

Orange City Florida


January 25, 2012

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

John Lock

Owner's reply:

Thank you Mia! Hope we'll see you again soon!

Claire L Schupbach

Claire L Schupbach

Jacksonville, FL

A true Jewel

January 15, 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.

John Lock

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!

Owner Supplied Testimonials

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

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

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 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

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