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Recent Longboat Key reviews

  • Wonderful house and wonderful location

    "We had wonderful 4 weeks at your home. The house is very gorgeous. It has everything you could ask for and is decorated very nicely. We also loved that it was so clean. The support by Darian was also fantastic. She responded quickly to our issues and was always hands-on. We definitely would like to come back and hope that you will have us again in 2015."
    Guest: Melanie K. Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: October 14, 2014
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  • A Perfect Family Getaway

    "We stayed at the house for a week during March 2014. We had my wife three children (adults) and my daughter in-law and two grandchildren. The house was perfect. Of course it always helps to have nice weather which we did. The house is well maintained on one of the finger streets on the north end of the island on the bay side. The kitchen is well laid out and reasonably equipped. We did a lot of cooking. There were even extras like spices and cooking oils available if needed. There is a master bedroom, and bath suite on the top floor. It is a lovely room with a comfortable bed and a nice view of the canal and the pool. The pool is heated and easy to control. The other bedrooms were also well laid out with clean modern baths. The neighbors are all friendly and have known the owners for years and seem very comfortable with guests staying in the house. The maintenance person is available and very helpful. The beach is about a ten minute walk. There are not many beach access points on Longboat Key but this is by one of them. You can park by the church and there always appeared to be spaces available but we ended up always walking. The beach is beautiful and fairly private. If you want the crowds go north ten minutes just over the bridge to Coquina Beach in Bradenton. It is a beautiful beach and you can get ice-cream and even a beer. Further north is more of what you would expect of a beach town, little shops, restaurants, pizza. Going south you are headed towards Sarasota and St. Armand’s Circle. It has more upscale shops and restaurants. Also think about DryDock on Longboat Key. Make reservations at least a week in advance. Go out for a kayak trip. You will see dolphins, egrets and Great Blue Herons. We had our own personal Great Blue Heron that hung out at the pool and an egret that hung around also. You can rent a boat fairly close by but in the end we did not have enough time. It is about an hour to Busch Gardens in Tampa. Try not to leave the island after 3:00 PM. The traffic is very heavy. So stay near the house if you can and enjoy. The owner is terrific to deal with and very prompt in answering all our questions. In sum it is a terrific place to stay."
    Guest: Neil R. Date of Stay: March 2014 Review Submitted: April 25, 2014
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  • Great family vacation

    "We traveled to Florida on business with our two young sons. This apartment has plenty of room and was felt much like our home. It was very convenient to have one of the bedrooms and 2 bathrooms downstairs. The half bath, other bathroom, and 2 bedrooms are upstairs. The beach and pool were also beautifully kept. We had a great time at St.Armand's Circle, which is a short drive. This resort is away from the Florida crowds, quiet, and peaceful."
    Guest: Allie Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: September 8, 2014
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  • Perfect little get-a-way

    "The cottage was very clean, very comfortable , had everything you could need, close to the beach, & a fantastic hot tub. It's perfect for couples !! Would stay there again."
    Guest: Dona C. Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: October 30, 2014
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