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Recent Longboat Key reviews

  • 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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  • Charming cottage. Everything and more it was listed as being.

    "The Cottage was charming, set in a lovely landscaped yard tucked into a quiet neighborhood, handsomely appointed and fully equipped. The owners, Rusty and Christine, were very accommodating and helpful in directing me around the area. The beach is nice and quiet, and I enjoyed the short walk to the two restaurants at the dock. Other restaurants, Harry's, and especially Euphemia Haye, were fine dining. The close by Arts Center is a nice visit. I only wish I could have stayed longer. I have already recommended this property to friends and my family, and I am looking forward to staying at the Cottage again in the spring."
    Guest: Lorelei Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: July 17, 2014
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  • Perfect vacation

    "This is the 3rd time we have stayed in Longboat Key and this home was by far, the best. Our visit was for a month. Our children and young grandchildren visited throughout the month. The home is well equipped with everything we needed for meals, the beach, the pool or just to relax. The owners were absolutely fantastic. Anytime we contacted them, they were quick to respond. Upon arrival we were greeted with a fresh bouquet of flowers on the lanai. From that moment on, we knew we made the right choice. We hope in the future to choose this home again for another perfect vacation."
    Guest: Kathe and Ken Date of Stay: April 2014 Review Submitted: May 12, 2014
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Maybe you've never heard of Longboat Key, Florida. It's not an especially large town (having only 8,000 full time residents to it), but what it lacks in raw size, it more than makes up for in its simple, relaxed nature. To the west of Longboat Key, you have the Gulf of Mexico and to the east you have Sarasota Bay. So Longboat Key vacation rentals are pretty much the perfect way to escape from the hustle and bustle of a huge city, without sacrificing the conveniences of the modern world. And while you're thinking about ways to enjoy a nice, relaxed vacation, Longboat Key condos are the best thing under the Florida Sun.

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Is there anything quite as wonderful as waking up to a warm, salty breeze and just taking a moment to relax in the ambiance of not having to do anything at all? Too often in life, we get all wrapped up in tomorrow and forget all about what we want right now. With a Longboat Key vacation rental, you can see the ocean, experience the local culture of the town -- or just lounge around for awhile without having a care to your name. The great advantage of a vacation rental over some hotel room is that each one is unique and has the feeling of living at home -- that is, if your home was in an idyllic small town paradise.

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Let's be honest for a minute -- you didn't just come to Florida for the night life, the shopping and the luxury of staying at a condo that you wish you could live in all year long. You came for the beach, too! And with a Longboat Key beach rental, you can just about jump out of bed -- and then jump in the water!

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