Longboat Key Beachfront - Beautifully Updated with Prime Location
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- Minimum stay:14 nights
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Cedars West condo description
Come enjoy this beautiful beachfront condo!
Completely renovated and updated in 2010, this condo is located at the desirable north end of Longboat Key on one of the most beautiful beaches on the West Coast: white sand, shells, no crowds. The complex has only 56 units in four, 2-storey buildings; all units have their own private outside entrance. This unit is on the second floor where the ocean views are spectacular, including gorgeous sunsets. The condo is done in soothing beach colors (light yellow, blue, white and coral). The living area and master have mirrored walls, enhancing the views, and both open onto a large screened lanai. The living area has a queen sleeper sofa, love seat, chair and ottoman. There is a large TV with DVD. The dining has a table that will seat 10 and a buffet/server. There is colorful art throughout. The kitchen opens onto the dining area to give a light, open feeling. Everything in the kitchen is brand new: cabinets, granite counter tops, domed ceiling, sink, fridge, stove, microwave. There is a small den off the kitchen with a full size sleeper sofa and a closet with washer and dryer. Completely furbished, the kitchen has service for 12, many serving dishes and extra appliances including a Cuisinart and an electric wok. The master suite has a king bed, dresser and a flat screen TV. Open the sliding doors to listen to the ocean, or close the room-darkening blinds if you want to sleep late. There are both a dressing area and a bathroom with shower off the master suite as well as a walk-in closet. New cabinets and granite counters can be found in both bathrooms. The second bedroom has twin beds, a flat screen TV and its own complete bath. There is a small office off of the bedroom. The beachfront pool can be accessed from the beach or the parking area and there are 2 tennis courts across the street for the exclusive use by Cedars West residents and guests. A barbeque grill is available on site.
(Please note that the Cedars West Condominium Association does not permit rentals for fewer than TWO WEEKS).
Longboat Key is close to both Bradenton and Sarasota, one of the cultural centers of the West Coast. Activities abound for everyone. Nearby are fine and casual dining, golf, parasailing, diving, theater, movies, opera, night life. Kids can have fun at Jungle Gardens, Mote Marine or playing miniature golf. Go deep sea fishing and cook your catch in your newly redone kitchen. Plan a morning shopping in the upscale shops on St Armand's Circle and have lunch at the Colombia or another of St Armand's fine restaurants. Rent a bike or take the free trolley up to Bradenton Beach to have a beachfront meal. This is the place for you if you are looking for a relaxing and fun stay at the beach.
Keywords: Beachfront, Beach, Longboat Key, Gulf Coast, quiet, calm, Waterfront
- On floor 2
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Children Welcome
- Pets Not Allowed
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils:
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Child's Highchair
- Coffee Maker
- Parking Off Street:
- Linens Provided
- Air Conditioning
- Clothes Dryer
- Washing Machine
- Hair Dryer
- Towels Provided
- Iron & Board
- Completely renovated in 2010 from floor to ceiling, 3 flat screen TVs, DVD, Wi-Fi, granite counter tops, new furniture throughout, plantation shutters, beautiful artwork, new linens for baths and bedrooms, hair dryers, new cabinets in kitchen with under lighting, granite counter opens to dining room with extra seating, dinnerware for 12, many extra small appliances including Cuisinart, light and open beach feel...moreless
- Video Library:
- Satellite / Cable:
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Wireless Internet
Pool & Spa
- Communal Pool:
- Heated Pool
- Lanai / Gazebo:
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Away From It All
Location & View
- Beach View
- Jet Skiing
- Medical Services
- Pier Fishing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Surf Fishing
- Deepsea Fishing
- Water Skiing
- Live Theater
- Theme Parks
- Botanical Garden
- Miniature Golf
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
ReviewsWrite a review
My family and I just returned from two weeks.......the property exceeded our expectations. Carol was great at answering my questions and reassuring me that the property had everything we needed, as this was my first time in using VRBO. I would highly recommend this property for families and couples. We saw manatees, dolphins and stingrays!! We will be back!
- Guest Linda & Family (Toronto, Canada)
- Date of stay 07/21/13
- Review Submitted 08/11/13
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, age 55+, families with young children, families with teenagers.
Perfect location and property accomodations for a week in Florida, the only thing negative was not being able to stay several more weeks. Comfortable beds, well equiped, very clean and views to die for. Location couldn't be better on Longboat key with everything close but also with a private and quiet feeling atmosphere. Walk directly to the beach and enjoy a fantastic day in the sun and water. The pool water temperature was not short of perfect. I would recommend this property to anyone. Want to go to the mountains, visit my property at vrbo property id 60504.
- Guest John R N. (-)
- Date of stay 04/21/13
- Review Submitted 05/09/13
Recommended for: Sightseeing, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with young children, families with teenagers.
LOVELY LIVING ON LONGBOAT
LOVELY LIVING ON LONGBOAT
More than words, we offer the best reference – we extended our stay when we had the chance! More time here, at this extremely comfortable, convenient, crisply furnished condo was just what we wanted. It’s a little sanctuary overlooking a garden and the Gulf, but close to all the amenities of St. Armand’s - dining and shopping - as well as great restaurants and cultural offerings in Sarasota. Cedars West is also near Harry’s Market/Deli/Restaurant, a nature preserve, and a brand new Publix -- all on the island. You’d surely enjoy your stay here.
- Guest North Country Couple (NY state)
- Date of stay 12/01/12
- Review Submitted 12/16/12
Recommended for: Sightseeing, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with young children, adventure seekers.
Owner response: Jane, I am so glad you enjoyed your stay--and that you are booking again for next year! Carol
Cedars West Vacation
Cedars West Vacation
My family and I highly recommend this lovely property. Indeed, it is newly renovated with upscale granite in the kitchen and bathrooms, new appliances and bamboo flooring, updated furniture, and was well appointed. We spent 5 weeks there and enjoyed each sunrise and sunset, either on the beach or from the unit's lanai facing the Gulf of Mexico. The listing description was accurate and the photos didn't truly give you the full benefit of how lovely the unit is. The unit was spotless when we arrived and contained all the amentities of your own home. The owner was extremely helpful and provided all the pertinent information required to comfortably settle in and focus on the beauty of Longboat Key,Sarasota and surrounding areas. Depending on the time of the year you visit, we enjoyed the Sarasota Chalk Festival, several Fall Festivals, and most of all, took full advantage of the miles of while sand with lots of sun, fishing, biking, walking, tennis and partaking any many delicious meals prepared by the multitude of local restaurants. Only a five minute walk from the condo, is a wildlife preserve which offers walking trails in which you can see many native birds, flowers, crabs, fish and enjoy being outdoors. We enjoyed the Starfish Restaurant, Fire and Stone Pizza, Lazy Lobster and Dockside for a yummy grouper sandwich. As my husband and I love to fish, bike and play tennis - we were very content. Cedars West is an attactive property with direct access to the beach and a nice heated pool to enjoy if you like a diversion. A truly relaxing vacation.
- Guest Donna G.
- Date of stay 10/27/12
- Review Submitted 12/09/12
Recommended for: Sightseeing, romantic getaway, age 55+.
We spent several weeks in this very nice 2nd floor unit. The decor is fresh and beachy. The kitchen is well-equipped, with plenty of ice available from the in-the-door refrig dispenser. It is helpful to have a washer and dryer in the unit! The comfortable chairs, on the screened lanai, provide a great place to relax and view the ocean. The north end of Longboat Key never seems crowded. There are many options for activities in the Sarasota area, including great restaurants. We are looking forward to a future stay in this condo!
- Guest Two Retirees (Ohio)
- Date of stay 02/25/12
- Review Submitted 04/18/12
Recommended for: Age 55+, families with young children, families with teenagers.
This place was great. We went down with some friends and really enjoyed ourselves. The condo looked brand new. From the appliances to the furniture, everything was top notch. My wife really loved that you can see the ocean from the living room. It had great beach access. We really liked that the beach was clean and not over crowded. While we were there, we went to visit the Mote Marine aquarium/laboratory and St. Armonds Circle. We are looking forward to our next chance to visit Cedars West!
- Guest Beach Bum (Georgia )
- Date of stay 05/09/10
- Review Submitted 12/01/10
Recommended for: Sightseeing, age 55+, families with young children, girls getaway, families with teenagers.
Owner response: Dear Beach Bum, I am so glad you enjoyed your stay. You are welcome back any time.
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Additional information about rental rates
CONDO ASSOCIATION REGULATIONS REQUIRE A MINIMUM RENTAL OF 2 WEEKS. Rates are subject to change until booking is confirmed by receipt of deposit. 90-day cancellation; refund less $100 will be given if the unit can be rented for the cancelled period a minimum of 30 days prior to arrival date.
A deposit of one-half the rental amount is due within 10 days of booking; the final payment of one-half the rental amount plus the taxes and cleaning fee is due 30 days before check-in.
- Exit Cleaning Fee: $120
- Tax Rate 11.5%
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- Nearest Airport: Sarasota Bradenton (SRQ) at 15 Miles
- Nearest Beach: On Site at Cedars West
About the owner: I am a retired college professor. I love to travel and have stayed at VRBO apartments myself. My focus is now on my family--especially my grandchildren.
Why the Owner Chose Cedars West:
My parents were one of the first owners at Cedars West and my family and I have been coming to Longboat Key since the 1970s. When I took over the condo in 2010 I decided to renovate it to make it as comfortable possible for both my children and grandchildren as well as for future renters.
The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
I have tried to create a comfortable beach atmosphere in the unit with all the amenities I could think of. My family and I use the unit periodically, and everything is new and of top quality. It is not just a rental, it is a home. I invite you to share a place that I love.
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View from Beach Towards Cedars West Complex
Living room looking towards lanai
View from living area into dining and entrance hallway
Dining area looking into kitchen
View of kitchen with granite counter, cabinets and stove
Sofa bed in small den off of kitchen (sliding doors close off area for privacy)
Master Dressing Area Looking Towards Master Bath
Granite sink in small bath off twin bedroom
View of pool looking towards units
White sandy beach
Heron walking on beach
Stairway leading up to unit
Living Room Looking Towards Dining Area and Kitchen
Looking from living area towards dining and entrance hall
Looking to lanai with view of Gulf of Mexico
Kitchen from Den Looking Towards Living and Dining Areas
Looking from kitchen towards living area
Second Bedroom with Small Office
View of pool looking towards beach
Looking up to lanai from grassy area (second from left by palm, upstairs)
Path to beach located in front of condo
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