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Beautiful Beachfront Retreat on Longboat Key

Longboat Key, FL, USA
  • Condo1550 sqft
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay7 - 14 nights

Condo, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Longboat Key, Florida - a great place for Rest and Relaxation as well as time with family and friends. Listen to the rhythm of the waves from our private lanai, from the beach chairs or as you stroll along the beautiful white sandy beaches. Longboat Key offers the best of both worlds: A place to get away, but with easy access to attractions and entertainment venues in nearby Sarasota. Covert III is located directly on the Gulf of Mexico in an area with relatively little commercial development. While there are some great restaurants, bike rentals and shopping nearby, you will not find fast food restaurants or 'big box' stores anywhere on the 10 mile island.

If it's too quite and you're looking for things to do, our condo is just minutes from the fabulous shopping, dining, and entertainment of St. Armands Circle. There are cultural and historical attractions in nearby Sarasota. And there are dozens of challenging golf courses throughout the area! Tampa and St Petersburg are just an hour away and Disney World is about a 2 hour drive.

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Calendar last updated:
Apr 13, 2018
About Owner

Our family has owned this unit since the building was constructed in 1977. It is our 'home away from home' for several months out of the year. We hope that you will find our place a comforting retreat from your busy life.

Owner purchased this Condo in 1977

Why Owner chose Longboat Key

We love being on the beach. It is great to be able to wake up to the sound of the waves crashing on the shore and be able to walk along the white sandy shore for 4+ miles in each direction. Our unit in Covert III is over 1500 square feet. With 15 units on 3 floors, the Pool and Beach are rarely crowded and the tennis court is often available (An exception to this are a few of the Spring Break weeks in early April). For the fisherman, easy access to either the Gulf or Bay is available. Bike rentals are also available within a short walk of the condo.

What makes this Condo unique

While we normally fix easy breakfast and lunches at the condo, we also love to eat at some of the great local restaurants. Favorites include Mar Vista, Gulf Drive Cafe (love the Belgian Waffles) and the Blue Dolphin. Harry's has a great take-out service for those nights that you want to stay in- or eat on the lanai watching the sunset.


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Swimming pool
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
      • Master Bedroom
        1 king, Has Bathroom with Bath/shower combo; glass doors to lanai.
      • Middle Bedroom
        1 queen, Window with view of beach
      • Front Bedroom
        2 twin/ single, 2 windows - front viewing tennis court; side - can see beach
      • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)


      • 2 Bathrooms
      • Master Bath
        toilet, combination tub/shower
      • Guest Bath
        toilet, shower, Large walk-in shower

        Location Type

          • Beachfront


              • Guests provide their own meals


                  • Linens Provided
                  • Air Conditioning
                  • Elevator
                  • Free Long Distance
                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Heating
                  • Iron & Board
                  • Clothes Dryer
                    Coin operated, shared.
                  • Living Room
                  • Parking
                  • Telephone
                  • Towels Provided
                  • Washing Machine
                    Coin operated, shared. Laundry oom just down the hall
                  • Wireless Internet


                      • Kitchen
                      • Coffee Maker
                      • Dishes & Utensils
                      • Dishwasher
                      • Ice Maker
                      • Cooking Utensils
                      • Microwave
                      • Oven
                      • Refrigerator
                      • Stove
                      • Toaster


                          • Dining
                            Small table with 4 chairs in Kitchen; table with 6 chairs in Dining area; table and chairs on lanai. Booster Seat for toddlers in closet.
                          • Dining Area
                          • comfy seating for 6 people


                              • CD Player
                              • DVD Player
                              • Games
                              • Satellite / Cable
                              • Television
                                TV in LR and MBr. Small TV for DVD.
                              • VCR


                                  • Lanai / Gazebo
                                  • Lawn / Garden
                                  • Outdoor Grill
                                  • Tennis


                                      • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                      • limited accessibility

                                        Pool / Spa

                                          • Communal Pool
                                          • Heated Pool


                                              • live theater
                                              • marina
                                              • museums
                                              • restaurants
                                              • zoo

                                                Leisure Activities

                                                  • beachcombing
                                                  • boating
                                                  • miniature golf
                                                  • shelling
                                                  • shopping
                                                  • sight seeing
                                                  • walking
                                                  • wildlife viewing

                                                    Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                      • sailing
                                                      • cycling
                                                      • fishing
                                                      • kayaking
                                                      • parasailing
                                                      • deepsea fishing
                                                      • snorkeling/diving
                                                      • sound/bay fishing
                                                      • surfing
                                                      • swimming
                                                      • tennis


                                                          • Great sunsets from Top floor( 3 rd floor), beachfront sunroom/lanai, north west corner unit of 15 unit building; Beach towels provided; Washer/Dryer shared - down hall from unit.

                                                            House Rules

                                                            Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                            Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                            Cancellation Policy

                                                            100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                            10 Reviews


                                                            Latest reviews

                                                            Delightful Days!

                                                            This condo is wonderful. The lanai that overlooks the beach and invites relaxing and watching incredible sunsets is the best! The master bedroom has the sound of the Gulf and is very comfortable. The other two bedrooms rooms are both comfortable and spacious. We loved being close to both restaurants and grocery options. We collected more shells than we could bring home but loved filling pockets and pails as we walked. Our family had a fun, relaxed, week using this condo as a base. We can’t wait to return to Longboat and this condo.

                                                            Great location, great condo, great price!

                                                            The BuehlersDallas, TX

                                                            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!

                                                            Owner's Response:

                                                            Thank You. I'm glad that you and your family had a great vacation.

                                                            Covert 3

                                                            We stayed here in August with our 18 year old triplet girls. We all enjoyed the unit, pool and location - it's a lovely apartment and I recommend it to all. What will stay in my mind most is the great view from the front balcony - you could see for miles along the beach. You could waste an entire day sitting here just reading, relaxing and taking in the sea views. Our favourite eating place, The Lazy Lobster, was just a few minutes walk away and St Armands just 10 mins by car.

                                                            Family Reunion

                                                            Sheri I.alpharetta, ga

                                                            The property was lovely. The gulf was just steps away across a grassy lawn. The pool was very clean and the water delightfully warmish. We were glad to discover games in the unit. We prepared breakfast and lunch every day, and then at night sampled picturesque restaurants. We went fishing off the dock in Anna Maria, and hired Capt. Kathe for an eco-boat-tour -- the children were delighted with the dolphin that swam so close to the boat you could almost touch them. We visited the planetarium and saw a huge manatee close-up. The shopping at Armand Circle was fun. The only problem we had was the seaweed. A tropical storm had churned up the water for half the week. But it cleared up by Thursday. Everyone was so happy with the property.

                                                            Wonderful trip!

                                                            We love Sarasota and have vacationed on Longboat or Lido for many years. This year, our daughter and her family traveled with us. The condo was perfect for our needs. The kitchen is stocked with plenty of utensils and cookware, which we appreciated. We had perfect weather during the trip, so we didn't spend much time in the unit; but it is spacious and comfortable. The reservation process and communication with the owners was great. We look forward to renting the unit again in the future.

                                                            Covert 3

                                                            Sadie1325Norman, OK

                                                            Despite tropical storm Debby, we had a great time! The condo has everything you need, it's comfortable and a nice size, we had 2 couples in our party. The beach is nice, lots of shells. You do need transportation, we never did figure out the trolley system. Check out Casperan Beach in Venice, FL, we had fun looking for sharks teeth. The dry dock restaurant down towards Sarasota is a nice lunch place, decent price and nice view. Even though our sun days were shortened due to Debby, it was great to finally relax! Thanks Pat.


                                                            Longboat Key, FL, USA

                                                            Tennis Court on site, Bayside Fishing Dock available, Mote Marine Aquarium -5 mins away, Shopping at St Armand's Circle.

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