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A Beach Front Cottage: Beautiful & Private: Weekly or Monthly.

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 3-6)

Beachfront cottage that is located directly on the Gulf of Mexico and the only thing that is between you and your beach front cottage, are sea oats, palm trees and sand dunes. We are a premier and private beach holiday spot. The property is secluded and private and you are assured a hassle free beach front holiday.

The cottage has a full kitchen, living room, sun porch area, two bedrooms - one king, one full bed, one single bed, a pull out sofa and one bathroom.

Our beach front property is over one acre and is located directly on the beach. There are also 3 additional cottages for rent and you can call us for more information.

We are just minutes away from shopping and cultural events in downtown Sarasota. Tampa International Airport is approximately 1 hour to the north. Call us today for your beach front vacation reservation!

Keywords: Beach Front Cottage

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Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 22, 2018

About Claire

Family Owned Property since 1955.

Claire purchased this cottage in 1955

Why Claire chose Longboat Key

Beautiful, Private, White Sandy Beaches and The Clear Waters of the Gulf of Mexico.

What makes this cottage unique

Private Beach front accommodation near dining, fabulous shopping and sightseeing. The property is located directly on the Gulf of Mexico on beautiful Longboat Key, Florida.

Longboat Key is a relaxed island community that is very near all the activities in Sarasota and St. Armands Circle. A vacation here is truly an unforgettable tropical island experience.

Guestbook comments from the owner

My family and I recently had an opportunity to spend a week’s vacation on Longboat Key Florida. We originally thought we would stay on Siesta Key because of a recent story, America’s Best Beaches List by Dr. Beach, that said it had the second best beach in the US based on water and sand quality.While I’m sure it has lovely sand, we weren’t crazy about the accommodations we found and we heard the island was really overcrowded, so we decided to book a stay on Longboat Key where we found Cannons by the Sea Cottages, a group of four one- and two-bedroom bungalows that we fell in love with. We were so close to the Gulf of Mexico we could hear the waves at night. The beach was spectacular, right out our front door, wide and very private, and there was always a gentle breeze. The Gulf could not have been more beautiful, clear and blue, the color of Windex.My husband and I spent our time shelling and relaxing while the kids played in the water, discovered all kinds of sea creatures and built sand castles for hours on end. It was so convenient to be able to walk the short distance to our cottage to escape the sun for a while, catch a nap or read another chapter while lazily swinging in our hammock. Longboat Key has some truly great restaurants and we sampled one or two, but we loved having our own kitchen, and that allowed us to eat whatever and whenever we wanted. And it saved us a lot of money. We’ve already reserved our cottage for next year and can’t wait to go back. Siesta Key may be number two, but to us, Cannons by the Sea Cottages on Longboat Key Florida is number one!Susie Schweppe
Jun 2009
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Longboat Key Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • 7 day minimum stays from 1/18-4/18
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1) We can rent a crib for families needing this option. , Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing


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A Beach Front Cottage: Beautiful & Private: Weekly or Monthly.
average rating of 4.4 based on 6 reviews

Quiet and relaxing.

  • 4 of 5

The property is private and has its own access to the beach. The cottage was comfortable and has everything you need. If you're looking for a relaxing place to stay that is quiet and away from crowds this is the place. We would stay again!

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Blessed to have found this awesome little Cottage!

  • 5 of 5

Our family so enjoyed this much needed mini-vacation. The Cannons consist of four older Florida style cottages nestled beneath beautiful greenery and coconut trees. We reserved Cottage #4, a clean, minimally decorated environment that had tile flooring which was wonderful for any family that loves to spend a lot of time on the beachfront and in the waters! The private beachfront was amazing as was the beautiful waters. We absolutely loved Longboat Beach! This little cottage and its surroundings makes one feel like their truly on an Island far away from the hustle and bustle of a commercial beach area. Our family can hardly wait to return for another vacation here at Longboat Key!

Note: with a more Island like surrounding don't be surprised to find reptiles, we enjoyed watching the little lizards scampering about!

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Northville, MI

Excellent location

  • 3 of 5

We rented cabin 3.

Pros: Excellent Location, Easy Access to beach

Cons: Place is bit old, found some worms inside the house.

Overall had good vacation.

Only main issue was lawn outside the cottage has lot of Bees and our dog got stinged and we ended up spending first night until 1 pm in near by pet emergency.

Bit of uplift of cottage along with bug/insect treatment makes this excellent vacation stay for all the customers.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Los Angeles, CA

There is in this country ...

  • 5 of 5

There is in this country and quite possibly on this earth no place that comes closer to Paradise than the Cannons Cottages. This place is absolute magic, and after 28 years of regular visits there is still nowhere my family or I would rather be. Amankila, on Bali, is a close second...

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2009
  • Stayed: July 2009
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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I grew up on Longboat Key...

  • 5 of 5

I grew up on Longboat Key and moved away for college many years ago. I am a commercial and editorial photographer in Chicago and I have seen many parts of the world. I have yet to love a place more than Longboat Key. Cannon's By The Sea Cottages are unique to Longboat Key and they are one of the few family owned vacation spots that remain today. The atmosphere is tranquil and private. I love the property and the people that make it what it is. Cannon's Marina is right across the street and David and Lucille Miller set me up with everything I needed to walk right out the back door and catch Snook along the beach. Sunny, sandy, tranquil, and a great family-owned hide-away. I loved it.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2009
  • Stayed: June 2009
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
cleaning fee $120 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.5%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.