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"This has been my fifth year at Casa del Mar and like a fine wine, it just gets better with age. I could go on and on about the beach and the Gulf of Mexico, but I think I will let the attached picture do the talking for me. So that leaves me to describe the accommodations. This will be my third different condo, and each one is unique within itself. The layout of each condo is a bit different depending on whether you are on the ground floor, second floor, end or middle. My unit had a beautifully vaulted ceiling making the condo seem comfortably spacious. Each unit is uniquely decorated, so it makes for great adventure when you change units each year.
I have been going to Sarasota for the past thirty years and never run out of things to see or do. The entire area is incredible, and if you are adventurous Tampa, Clearwater, and St. Petersburg are only an hour away.
I always read the previously posted reviews for the year, curious as to what people might complain about since I never can find fault with Casa. It always seems as though the people complaining have something that is broken or in need of repair, but then wait until they check out to bring it to the staff's attention. Most often people don't say anything prior to leaving, which then creates the problem for the next guest. When I went to take my shower, the tub drained very slowly. I told the staff and within ten minutes their maintenance person was there and fixed the problem. While Casa del Mar is as close to perfection as it gets, there will always be minor exceptions, but the difference in Casa and other places I have stayed, is how these exceptions are handled. The resort is heaven on earth and the staff are the angels. Try it, you'll love it."
Guest: CantorDate of Stay: September 2014Review Submitted: October 20, 2014
"This is the place to go! It is so peaceful and uncongested. The décor is fabulous. My husband thought the shower was the bomb! I was wild about the clear glass bowl bathroom sink. Everything you could need is provided. Nearby Durante Park and Ken Thompson Park are both great places to take your dog. We ate out twice at Mar Vista with the pups under a sprawling buttonwood tree. We will return for another get a way as soon as we can!"
Guest: Linda R.Date of Stay: July 2014Review Submitted: July 10, 2014
"Dan and Lori were an absolute pleasure to work with! Their home provided us with everything we needed for our week in paradise! Having the property manager just a few doors down made for a wonderful convenience. She was there for any needs we might have encountered but also just for advice like restaurant recommendations. We appreciate that they were very accomodating for us and we hope to stay in this home again next year! Thank you for sharing your beautiful home with us!"
Guest: Elise C.Date of Stay: August 2014Review Submitted: August 13, 2014
"We stayed for 8 days in this condo and enjoyed it thoroughly. It's updated, and has a great view of the ocean. And it was reasonably priced, which seems to be uncommon on Longboat Key. We would stay again and hope to next year!"
Guest: The BuehlersDate of Stay: August 2014Review Submitted: August 23, 2014