Just file this one under the 'better late than never' category. (Beware: this will be long!)
We'd read about Cedar Key in 2011, and decided it was just the nomadic secret place for us to check out. Then we read about the Low-Key Hideaway, a small, pet-friendly motel run by former nomads and former Michiganders. Right up our alley!
However, by the time we looked into making reservations at the last minute in early 2012, they were booked for the several week time-frame we were to be in the area. So, we found a quaint place to rent for three days, figuring if we didn't like Cedar Key, three nights would be plenty.
Well, three days wasn't nearly enough for us, but now we needed to find someplace to stay for a longer period. We happened to be driving by the Low-Key Hideaway, and saw the Vacancy sign out, so we stopped to ask. Sure enough, Amber told us that they had one night available, so we booked it.
We thoroughly loved our evening in the most comfortable, clean rooms, and our little cocker girl loved it, too. We enjoyed the serenity, and of course, the sunset from the Tiki Bar.
After getting our car loaded up the next morning, ready to head for a new adventure somewhere, as yet unknown, Amber told us that our room had just opened up for two more nights, and asked if we would be interested in staying on. Well, naturally, we were thrilled, and agreed to unpack and stay for two more nights. SCORE!
Once again, after more time at the Low-Key, the Tiki Bar with Pat and Cindy, and falling deeper in love with Cedar Key, it was time to pack up the car, buckle our pup into the back seat, and head on down the road.
Just as we were about to settle into the car after saying our goodbyes, Cindy came out and said that Room 5 had just opened up for three nights, and would we be interested in staying, once she cleaned the room, so we could move two doors down. At this point, we began looking for cameras, certain that we were being filmed for a 'You're on Candid Camera' type of moment, waiting for us to unload our car yet again.
Suffice to say, our time at the Low-Key Hideaway, with a great yard for us and our pup, enjoying the birding, the warmth and constant smiles from Cindy, Pat, and Amber, the Tiki Bar and its sunsets...what more could anyone ask?
We now consider Cedar Key a home-away-from-home, going from our first visit of nearly two weeks, to a couple of months last year, to a full winter coming up this year. Though we can't stay at the Low-Key for such an extended stay, we will still enjoy the fun and sunsets of the Tiki Bar with Pat, Jay, and Cindy, and the many new, nomadic friends we've made in the past two years, including Little and Luca.
Keep up the great work guys! We know how hard you work in a place we call 'paradise', and you get to call 'home'.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Spacious king suites with patios overlooking the water. Tiki bar, relaxing hammocks and ample lounge areas along the water. A community weber grill is available to all guests. Watch the sunrise and set from your room. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Low-Key Hideaway Hotel Cedar Key