Slice of Heaven on the Beach
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- Minimum stay:Contact owner
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Beachcomber condo description
Enjoy the amenities of this newly decorated one bedroom, one bath condominium. Although my condo does not face the beach, it is no more that a 150 foot walk from my condo door to the white sand beach of the Gulf of Mexico. The apartment is light and bright, offering a new, king-size bed in the bedroom, a queen-size sleeper-sofa in the living room, fine linens, plush towels, Wireless Internet and a fully equipped kitchen. New living room furniture was custom ordered and delivered in November 2009.
The condominium property has a heated, beachfront swimming pool and a beautiful soft sand beach. You can bike, jog or walk the ten mile long paved path along Gulf of Mexico Drive, located in front of the property, or walk the ten mile long beach. Play tennis at one of ten har tru public courts less than 2 blocks away. On-site managers also live on the property.
As evening approaches, enjoy your favorite beverage while watching the spectacular sunsets from the beach or pool deck and see dolphins swim not far from shore. If you're fortunate, you can watch a sea turtle lay her eggs on shore between the months of May and October.
Across the street and set back behind a wooded park is the 'Avenue of the Flowers', a shopping center offering numerous boutiques, a brand new Publix Supermarket, a CVS drugstore, a bank, gas station, restaurant, and other shops.
Only minutes away are excellent restaurants and the world-class shops, restaurants, and galleries of St. Armands Circle. Sarasota's theatrical and cultural district is only a ten minute drive. Nearby, Sarasota and Bradenton offer over fifty golf courses, and the Sarasota/Bradenton International Airport is approximately twenty minutes away.
Longboat Key is one of Florida's most beautiful islands. Out of the way yet easily accessible, it boasts a wide range of recreation activities. No bill boards or neon signs here! You'll find a tasteful, quiet and secluded environment where nature's beauty abounds!
- Vacation Rental
- Pets Not Allowed
- Non Smoking Only
- Children Welcome
Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
- Ice Maker
- Air Conditioning
Location & View
- Basketball Court
- Medical Services
- Fitness Center
- Jet Skiing
- Deepsea Fishing
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Water Skiing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Recreation Center
- Live Theater
- Botanical Garden
- Miniature Golf
- Scenic Drives
- Bird Watching
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Sight Seeing
ReviewsWrite a review
My family and I spent one of our best vacations on Longboat Key in this unit. What you see in these photographs is exactly what you get once you are there. It's a second floor unit that faces what would be called bayside but in actuality, you face the parking lot and street. But don't let that turn you off. All you have to do is walk down a flight of stairs and exit right onto a large furnished covered patio which is right on the beach. We ate many meals right there looking out over the ocean. The lazy might want to take the elevator to the lobby and exit onto the patio next to the pool but this unit is closer to the stair well and that's the fastest way to the beach. The pool is the size of a typical backyard in ground pool. It's clear, clean and cool and exits right onto the beach, very convienent. In fact everything about Beachcombers is convienent. The Publix supermarket is right across the street along with other shops. Its actually quicker to walk to it than to drive to. St. Armands is about a ten minute drive down the street. Great shopping for the wife, ice cream for the kids, and good resturants for the evenings you don't want to use the kitchen. If I sound like I'm over hyping this, I might be, but we enjoyed ourselves so much we're already booked at Beachcombers for this years vacation. Except this time we're spending two weeks instead of one. The only disappointment we had was when we tried to reserve this very unit again, it was already rented. The bright side is we decided to upgrade and get an ocean view unit this year. Beachcombers is probably the best bargin on Longboat. You could pay more to rent on Longboat, but you don't have to.
- Guest LongboatVacationers (Akron, OH)
- Date of stay 06/01/06
- Review Submitted 04/04/07
Stay for Business...not so good if you need internet
Stay for Business...not so good if you need internet
The location was beautiful and condo was clean and staff when contacted friendly and quick to respond. I was working in Sarasota for three weeks and wanted to stay somewhere on the beach with a kitchen and reliable internet connection. When I contacted the office prior to booking then assured me they had great high-speed internet. After checking the second day I was onsite, then internet was down, I called and was told sometimes the connection is weak because the walls are concrete and steel, then they had other issues with their provider off and on for the next two weeks. I was very very disappointed in this aspect of my stay. I wish they would have been upfront with their ongoing internet issues (the last week of my stay we weathered a Tropical Storm, so I don't blame the management company for any internet issues from that week) Had I not been traveling for business, I would have rated my stay 4 stars.
- Guest Kasey C.
- Date of stay 06/10/12
- Review Submitted 07/09/12
Recommended for: Families with young children, age 55+.
Owner response: I regret that you had issues with the Internet service during your stay. The need for good, reliable Internet is of the utmost importance to the Beachcomber staff and its owners. I can honestly say that I am not aware of any ongoing Internet problems but you are correct, they did have Internet problems while you were there. I was told that my condo manager literally worked day and night during that time period to resolve the issues with the cable provider and the unexpected tropical storm did not help matters. In addition, I was told that the condominium plans to make some Internet upgrades by the end of this month. Again, I am very sorry for your inconvenience but I am pleased that you thought the property was beautiful, clean and had a friendly staff.
Guest CommentsGuest comment entered by owner
The two weeks we're spending here is like a little taste of what I consider heaven. I'm so relaxed that I've forgotten the exact date. Connie J. PS. My Mother finally loosened up enough to admit that the tattoo on my foot is pretty, something I thought would NEVER happen. Mary Beth J
- Guest Connie J. and Mary Beth J.
- Date of stay 06/18/11
- Review Submitted 11/13/11
thank you for a fantastic place. reception very helpfull. the appartment was very nice with everything you needed. would come back again. thank you xxxx
- Guest maz (stratford upon avon england)
- Date of stay 10/11/10
- Review Submitted 10/26/10
Recommended for: Sightseeing, tourists without a car, girls getaway, families with young children, romantic getaway, age 55+.
the slice of heaven was just that must say very clean very relaxing cant wait to go back on site mrg. very helpful will be back next sept.
- Guest AL (SOUTHGATE KY)
- Date of stay 09/19/10
- Review Submitted 09/29/10
Recommended for: Families with young children, romantic getaway.
My husband and I spent the first week of May in the Butler's condo and were very pleased with our week there. The purpose of our trip was to help me recover from an illness, and this was the perfect place to do so. We have been coming to the Long Boat Key area for 20 years, but this was our first stay at the Beachcomber. We were pleasantly surprised. The unit was beautifully furnished and equally well maintained. The only item we were unable to find while we were there was a scoop for the coffee pot, and not that it wasn't there...we just missed it. The unit is very well stocked with anything you would need for your vacation. The location is perfect, walking distance to the grocery and drug store on the Key. The beach was perfect, as was the pool. The atmosphere was very laid back and relaxed. Obviously, we are Long Boat Key lovers, the area has some amazing restaurants and shopping. And now we are Beachcomber lovers as well! A wonderful choice for a quiet, restful vacation. You won't be disappointed!
- Guest ML (Carmel,, IN)
- Date of stay 05/01/10
- Review Submitted 07/19/10
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, age 55+.
Guest comment entered by owner
Hi James/Marina I cannot find "Write a review" using the link you suggested. But what I can tell you this your condo is probably the best all round location that we have ever had in Florida. I have been holidaying in Florida for the last 20 years. As for the condo itself I would say that the general overall appearance of the place was just perfect spotless in every way. The beach was just out of this world. The swimming pool and area maintained to a very high standard. The lounge within the complex just perfect for a refreshing drink a little relaxation. The area is just perfect for shopping whether for groceries or dining out. I would recommend your condo 'AT THE BEACHCOMBER' to anyone and invite them to get any better. Please feel free to write a review on my behalf. I am Anthony Adamson, we live in Barry a little Welsh town in South Wales in the Vale of Glam organ in the U.K.
- Guest Anthony Adamson
- Date of stay 05/15/10
- Review Submitted 07/07/10
Relaxing Get Away
Relaxing Get Away
We stayed at this condominium the week of March 20, 2010. Everything that has been described in this listing is accurate and the photos reflect the true appearance of this property and unit. Location is perfect. This building is beach front, smaller and much more quaint and private. It was so much more enjoyable than larger properties we have stayed at in the past. It was very relaxing and not the busied lifestyle of getting up and going out right away. We had so much more room and no rush to get up and out like in the small hotel rooms at a larger resort. Everyone could get up leisurely no rush out to breakfast. We had bought some breakfast basics to have around and would then eat lunch & dinner out. They had everything you could need right on the property, And if not the on-site managers could assist you with anything. It was a very friendly building great for families, pool was perfect. There is even a gas grill on the property and everyday people were barbecuing. We were two adults and two teenage children ages 16 and 19 . We all had a great time. There were several guest who had smaller children with plenty for them to do from the pool area to the beach. Sea shells for miles. Publix supermarket and CVS drugs are located directly across the street. St. Armands circle short drive away. Several great restaurants all within short drives. Longboat Key is a great location and I would stay at the Beachcomber and this unit again. The owners were very accommodating and helpful throughout the transacation. Not one complaint from our trip.
- Guest DLF (Carol Stream, Il.)
- Date of stay 03/20/10
- Review Submitted 03/31/10
Recommended for: Families with young children, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with teenagers.
Comfortable, clean, well decorated and well supplied condo on a beautiful beach with a nice pool. On site managers are friendly and helpful. Close to Sarasota with all its attractions.
- Guest rtg (Norfolk, Ma.)
- Date of stay 03/01/08
- Review Submitted 03/20/08
Recommended for: Families with young children, age 55+.
SPECIAL..10% OFF OCT/NOV/DEC - OCT...$756/wk AND NOV 1 - DEC 20, 2013..$976/wk; (Above prices incl discount); Dec 21 - Dec 31, 2013..$1,085/wk, January 2014...$1,190/wk; February - April, 2014...$1,330/wk; May - Oct, 2014.. ..$945/wk; $85 cleaning fee is additional for stays after 12/31/13. 12% sales tax added to rental. $300 per week deposit required to hold reservation. Deposit is non-refundable if reservation is cancelled less than 60 nights prior to arrival unless we are able to rent to another party under same rental terms. Check-in time is at 2pm; Check-out time is at 10am; Leasee must be at least 21 years old.
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- Nearest Airport: Sarasota/Bradenton International Airport (SRQ) at 11 Miles
Living Room - New furniture purchased in November 2009
Beachfront condominium heated pool with spectacular gulf view
New top quality, king size, Sealy Posturepedic mattress and box spring
Beachfront Condominium Patio
White sand beach and turquoise water. Fantastic swimming beach!
Beach in front of condominium complex
New 39 inch Flat Screen HDTV
Large gulf front lounge - Newly Remodeled
Fishing in the late afternoon
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