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Sunday, March 17, 2013

Low Key Hideaway

Location: Cedar Key, Fl
GPS Coordinates: 29.152640, -83.030890
Date: 3/17/2013
Julie and my original choice of a place to camp in Cedar Key was at the Low Key Hideaway which is located on SR-24 about a mile from the “downtown” area. Unfortunately, the word is out about this special place and all of their four RV sites were full for the weekend. We are definitely going to try again sometime in the future and reserve a stay here. We were able to find an opening at the Sunset Isles RV park which is nearby (see entry here).
Low Key Hideaway had such a great vibe that it deserved its’ own blog entry. It’s such a gem of a place (ok, a little quirky!) and owners, Pat and Cindy Bonish, have done such an awesome job of changing this motel and RV park into a warm and welcoming place. Since we didn’t stay at the motel and couldn’t get an RV spot, I can’t really cover those areas, but we did spend a few evenings at the Tiki bar which is between the motel and campsites and we had a fantastic time.
I didn’t catch the name of the bartender who served us on Friday evening, but he welcomed us as soon as we walked in and quickly served us a cold beer. You’re free to take your drink and sit at some of the Adirondack chairs that are located around their gardens and watch the sunset over the water or walk out onto the dock and chat with some of the others who were here to relax and have a good time. It was fairly cool the time that we were there, but they had a warm fire in the wood stove in the tiki bar which made for a nice atmosphere.
The owners, Pat and Cindy, were hanging out at the bar with all of their customers and we enjoyed talking with them and hearing their travel stories and how it lead them to settle in Cedar Key and take on the challenge of building a successful business. 
Below are a few pictures of the Low Key Hideaway and the Tiki Bar. If you are ever in this area of Florida, do yourself a favor and spend some time at this place. I think you will be glad you did!


The Tiki bar overlooking the bay.
I found this sign amusing. It made me laugh every time I saw it. I’ll keep this in mind when the next big storm makes it way through Florida.

The dock at the Low Key Hideaway. It make for a nice place to sip your beverage and take in the surroundings.
The four RV sites. All are right on the water and have a great view.
Not many clouds to help the sunset color, but not too shabby, A good way to end the day.


  1. Hi, we are new followers on your blog. We have been meaning to check out Cedar Key--the tiki bar looks like our kind of place. Love the evacuation advice.--Pam and Vic

  2. We've had several friends who have gone there in years past and have echoed your observations. They too have found that the small place has gotten more and more popular. Your pictures clearly show why.