Cindy and I like to take things that don’t work too well and turn them into well-oiled machines. December of 2009 landed us in Cedar Key with a monumental task in front of us. Turn a run-down motel/rv park into something that people would actually want to visit. Along the way we built a Tiki Bar out of left over items washed up along the shore and bottles we put back with friends and visitors.
Looking at it from the outside, you’d have thought it was impossible. But we like a serious challenge and accepted it with open arms. Cedar Key is a diamond in the rough and was the perfect location to allow our artistic talents to bloom. It took us over 5 years to accomplish our goal, and now that we’ve brought it up to our standards, it’s time to move onto something more challenging. (We don’t know what that next challenge is yet, we’ll have to go find it 🙂 )
Call us crazy, call us insane, call us stupid (We’ve been called all of those time and time again) but don’t call us a couple that likes to sit still or isn’t up for a challenge. We tend to pull the rug out from under our own feet every 5-8 years and have done just that continuously since we’ve met. Neither of us can figure out why we do these antics, but we keep doing them, and for us, it keeps life a never ending adventure.
So with a very heavy heart and after weeks of second guessing ourselves, we’ve put the Low-Key Hideaway on the real estate market. We’re selling it as a Turn-Key business…… Motel/RV Park/Tiki Bar which includes the liquor license and our Subaru Outback Wagon for you to roll around town in. If you throw in a little bit more, you can have the houseboat. All you need to do is bring your ‘A’ Game to Cedar Key, sit back and enjoy the good life.
We’ve done all the hard work for you. The rooms are 100% remodeled and kept up to date with top-notch furnishings, artwork and fixtures. Everything runs like a top, we’re not selling this to run away from anything, if we are to stay, it’ll run this way for years to come.
The business has earned numerous awards from Trip Advisor, been rated at the top for 5 years in a row, won business of the year from the Cedar Key Chamber of Commerce, been featured in numerous national and international travel magazines and articles….you name it, we’ve put it on a platter for you. We have a fully functioning Website that receives an enormous amount of traffic. We’re the top rated motel in Cedar Key. We have a very loyal customer base and we still have travel pieces waiting to be aired which will further strengthen our tourism presence.
The Tiki Bar is an attraction of its own. It brings visitors from all around the country/world to bathe in the monumental sunsets it offers. It has loads of potential to grow….for the right buyer, the sky is the limit (When you buy it, I will gladly tell you how I’d expand if I were to stay). We’ve always kept it small simply because it’s only the 3 of us running the entire business. Bring on some more employees and you can grow to whatever your potential might be. If you want to live comfortably like we do, then stay this size and just sit back and ride the gravy train.
We’ve bought the empty piece of property beside us so your RV’s sites can be more than doubled. All the permitting and hard part has been done for you.
What are you waiting for? Florida is booming right now and breaking records each year with its tourism numbers. We’ve built your next business for you, come live and work in paradise.
Please do not contact me for details. We have listed the property with Brad Smith whose contact info is listed below.
Smith & Assoc. United Country Trenton
Phone: 352-221-5256 / 352-463-7770