Well, maybe it’s not that hidden considering it’s on the only road in to or out of Cedar Key, Florida (State Road 24.) But if you blink, you’ll miss it between the small motel and RV park that’s part of the property. To say its eclectic is like saying Hemingway was a writer. The walls are composed mostly of a mix of mortar and empty bar bottles. The design is roadside chic, and reminds me of all the best parts of yard sales, thrift stores and random objects d’art. It is one of those must see places that you might miss if you are fiddling with your phone or checking the GPS.
This is one of the unique hideaways that when you find it, your first thought is “vacation mode.” Your next thought is, “Has Jimmy Buffet written a song about this place yet?” It’s the kind of location that appears to have grown organically out of an ice machine, a blender and a determined bartender.
Set mainly outside, there is a small indoor bar free of modern trappings like air conditioning or screens, but why would you choose that on such a gorgeous day? Like a choose your own adventure, you set your surroundings to your drink:
- Chill in the courtyard in chair or on a blanket with a Butter Pecan Colada
- Hang out on their private dock for a sunset view with a Raspberry Margarita
My pictures just don’t do it justice. You’ll have to go there and experience it for yourself, but trust me it’s worth the search. Low Key Hideaway
Travel note: The property is for 21 and up only, so this isn’t a family outing (unless your family is a fur baby like Meg here.)