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This property allows you to book online with a credit card. After submitting a reservation request, the owner or manager has 24 hours to accept, at which time your card will be charged and you will receive an email confirmation
"Great home for our extended family get together. Roomy, clean with a great kitchen and comfortable bedrooms and lots of beachgear.
I used to have a vacation rental that was half the size of this home. Renters have no idea how difficult it is to keep up a rental when things develop wear and tear much quicker than in your own home
My rental was 1/2 the size of this home and we were constantly repairing things so this place for the size we found to be in very good condition.
I never met the owner and have no interaction other than from e-mails but based on my own experience as a rental owner this home has been well attended to and I appreciated getting back our damage deposit after just a few days.
Last but not least the pool has an.adjacent tiki bar and grill which was a great place to kick back and relax. We could not walk to the beach but it was a minute drive and they had a beach stroller to carry belongings which made it convenient.
For the size of the place and being on Longboat Key the home is a very good deal."
Guest: NicoDate of Stay: July 2015Review Submitted: August 9, 2015
"My husband and I were here for a week and had a fantastic experience. The location was perfect. Close to Publix and great restaurants a short drive away. Took a trip into Anna Maria Island and Sarasota during our stay and had great meals at the restaurants we visited but we were quite content to hang out and have dinner at our studio. Really liked Owens Fish Camp in Sarasota that was recommended by a bartender in a nice bar/restaurant in St. Armand's Circle. The Dry Dock had a beautiful view and excellent seafood. The highlight of our vacation was relaxing after dinner to watch the majestic sunsets. Great place to stay for couples for a romantic getaway or a family with small children. So convenient to walking out on the white sand and putting up an umbrella and chairs without trekking over dunes and walkways. We definitely plan to return. We were fortunate to meet the owner which made our stay there even more special. Very clean grounds and polite staff. Highly recommend staying here and hope we have friends join us next year at the Diplomat. Of course, would recommend couples and extended families inquire about other well-appointed units. We want ours all to ourselves!"
Guest: Mary S.Date of Stay: July 2015Review Submitted: July 29, 2015
"The cottage was perfect for our needs-me and my two 'kids' (20's). My son said it was the 'quintessential beach house.' It was great to have a fenced yard for my service dog. Close enough to the beach to walk for stargazing and sunsets. Friendly neighborhood and very dog-friendly as well..."
Guest: Tracy M.Date of Stay: July 2015Review Submitted: July 28, 2015
"The home was everything we expected, and more. It's obvious that owners Barb and Eric and property manager Darian take great care in ensuring a comfortable stay in beautiful surroundings. We were very pleased to spend a month in this beautifully decorated home with its well equipped kitchen, comfortable great room, and indoor and outdoor dining areas. There were ample plates, glassware, beach towels and linens, all which added to the resort-like quality of Hideaway Bay. The pool and outdoor grill are outstanding, and we also appreciated the potted herb garden. The neighborhood is quiet and upscale, and we are looking forward to returning next year!"
Guest: Susan H.Date of Stay: March 2015Review Submitted: April 3, 2015