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Recent Longboat Key reviews

  • 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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  • Great Vacation Destination

    "This vacation was definitely a blessing for our family. The house was clean and provided for all our needs. The pool was very enjoyable and the distance to the beach was not a bad walk. A ten to fifteen minute drive can get you to many restaurants and grocery stores. My wife and three daughters and three grandkids will try to get back to this location soon. Thanks Stephenie for the opportunity to enjoy your paradise."
    Guest: Jeff Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 23, 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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  • Paradise

    "Once you pull in the driveway and walk to the beach side you feel like you stepped in to another world. Gorgeous beachfront, relaxing deck, the Gulf a few steps from the door. Listen to the waves and watch beautiful sunsets. This is a special place to enjoy a great part of Florida. Comfortable accommodations - we felt like we were in our home - just a spectacular setting! For 25 years we have enjoyed our stay at this wonderful home."
    Guest: O'Day 25 Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: June 13, 2014
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