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Escape the Snow- week special only Jan 19-25 $1000 total

Bedrooms 2
Space 700 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, sleeps 6

****Please go to longboatbeachcom .**** for more information. I do not accept bookings through Homeaway. You will need to email me from my website.

Beautiful and a great escape! Beach directly across the street about 50 steps. You can hear and see the Gulf from your unit. Best view in the building

A large shopping plaza, Avenue of the Flowers, is behind the complex, offering a large Publix grocery store, wine and liquor store, CVS drug store, video rentals, specialty shops, and restaurants. High quality Municipal Tennis Courts are one block away and a four-foot wide sidewalk extends for most of Longboat Key with seven to eight miles for jogging, rollerblading, walking, biking, and walking your dog. One can also walk the beach for the same distance, and shelling is a favorite activity.

We offer an extensive activities guide connecting you to many free activities in the area. Along with many movies and games for all ages to pick from.

Activities and Attractions:: - Gulf Beach directly across the street -

sun n' fun: swimming, shelling, fishing, walk for miles.

Longboat Key is 11 miles long with majority walkable beach.

- Biking/walking - miles of sidewalks on the island.

Bike rentals nearby.

- Shopping

- Dining

- Fishing charters

- 20-30 minutes to Sarasota/Bradenton Airport

- Approx. 1 hour to Tampa International Airport and Attractions

- Approx. 2 hours to Orlando Attractions

- Many cultural venues: theater, art, opera, live music, comedy

- 15 minutes to Jungle Gardens

- 15 minutes to G-Wiz - a children's science museum

- 15 minutes to the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art and

Circus Museum

- 30-45 minutes to Myakka State park for nature trails and canoeing

- 10 minutes to bayfront park and children's water park and


- Many, many more

Vacation Rental Amenities: : 2nd (top) floor with an extended balcony

A Stone's throw from miles of beach

Best view of the Gulf in this building

Laundry on-site

Fully furnished

Fine linens

Bath and Beach Towels

Full kitchen including dishwasher

Pillow-top king bed in master

Full size futon and single bed in 2nd bedroom (bunkbed) mattresses are custom made and very comfy

Cable TV/DVD/ combo in living room and master bedroom

Boombox stereo/CD player

games for adults and kids

video and book library for all ages

More Details

Bernadette Cieslak
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 20, 2018

About Bernadette Cieslak

My husband and I purchased our 2 bedroom in Feb 2010 and it was the coldest Feb on record. It was so cold we could not even walk out on the beach. We started renting the condo on Memorial Day weekend 2010.

We live in Ohio and love going to Florida

Bernadette Cieslak purchased this condo in 2010

Why Bernadette Cieslak chose Longboat Key

We had never been to LBK when we purchased the condo. We love LBK better than any other place in Florida. We looked at many different beach locations before deciding on LBK. This area is a hidden gem.

What makes this condo unique

LBK is a very quiet beach. I love that we can walk across the street and be on the beach. We often leave our stuff out on the beach and run back to the condo for a nap.

We also just purchased another condo on Siesta Key, if you are interested go to my website at

Guestbook comments from the owner

Bernadette, I just wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed your condo. The location is PERFECT!!! We loved how quiet the beach was, there were NO crowds. We felt like we had a private beach. My husband found a sand dollar right on the beach. This is the first time for us coming to LBK, but plan on coming back. Your booking was very easy with doing it all online.
Jun 2012
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Longboat Key Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Luxury bath towels provided for the bathroom and beach towels for the beach.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , bunkbed
  • Luxury bedding and comfort Bedroom 1- King Size Very comfortable king size pillow top with Egyptian bedding with flat panel 32 inch tv, very cute Florida design Bedroom 2- Small room. New top twin bunkbed with bottom futon full size. Custom made mattress for both beds. Very private with lighthouse theme design
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Walkway to Water
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Included with your stay enjoy our extensive library of games for families and adults. Also our dvd library consists of over 50 new and old videos. The updated kitchen has many appliances that cooks love including electric juicer, electric grill, George Foreman grill, large crockpot, electric griddle, blender, gourmet coffee maker, toaster and many other kitchen gadgets. For Families: Pack and Play and Portable Crib provided No need to bring your beach toys, we have them here


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Escape the Snow- week special only Jan 19-25 $1000 total
average rating of 4.742857 based on 41 reviews

Great Location

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in this owner's Siesta Key condo this past summer and enjoyed the area that we decided to come back and rent the Longboat Key Pet Friendly Condo. We brought our dog this time. Condo is in a great location, easy access to Sarasota and fishing. This condo was updated and clean.

  • Submitted: Dec 23, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful Vacation

  • 5 of 5

The condo had convenient access to the beach, which was right across the street. We enjoyed the area and visited the Mote. We had a family of 6 which the condo size suited our needs. We found that the owners were very helpful with providing games and videos for the kids. We would recommend this condo to anyone who wants to stay close to the beach.

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 2 of 5

I have to assume I was unlucky, but our stay was not nearly as good as the other reviews. We did not have Internet, air conditioning that got below 73, proper bedding or pillows for bunks. After multiple complaints, more pillows did magically appear (and I started putting a chair under the door know at night). We had sheets, but only 2 small throws and 1 itchy comforter for my kids to use at night. I will say the owners did stay in contact with me over the air conditioning problem and Internet, but neither were fixed and I was not given any type of refund. The coffee maker had mold growing in it. After moving the coffee table, black dog hair was all over the condo the remainder of the trip. The door was a pain to lock. Owners claimed it was due to the alarm system to make sure air isn't running while doors/windows were open. I think the door and lock need an adjustment so they actually line up better. My parents have a place down the road, I was hoping this was a place my family could rent so we could be near them when we have whole family vacations. Unfortunately I will not be staying here again. We have rented places before and have not needed to contact owners for anything, we are not high maintenance people but do expect to have the items that are listed in the rental information. The location is nice and condo did have most things needed (excluding bunk bed needs).

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are disappointed to hear that you were not completely satisfied. We informed you that the pillows were on the top of the bunkbed , they did not magically appear. We live in Ohio, so we nor did our cleaning lady secretly sneak in. The only concern you addressed was not finding the pillows and the ac/internet. You did not complain about the cleanliness, if there was a concern my cleaning would have taken care of this immediately. The problems you experienced with the internet and ac was due to you not following the directions of keeping the doors closed. The AC is a smart system that shuts down when the doors are left open. We informed you of this. Our smart system detected "tampering" with the system therefore this interfered with the internet usage and the ac. We had Comcast check out the system and they confirmed that someone tampered with the smart system. Since your stay there have been no complaints of the internet, ac or the door locks. Also before your stay there were no complaints. As for the door, we get multiple compliments for having a key-less entry system.
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Beautiful condo and perfect location

  • 5 of 5

great location. Condo was clean and has all the amenities for a comfortable stay. Perfect location to the beautiful beach!

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2015
  • Stayed: April 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very nice place to stay.

  • 5 of 5

Condo was very nice,clean,and well furnished.enjoyed sitting out on lanai and having some drinks.

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2015
  • Stayed: April 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Convenient, comfortable and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here last summer and had a wonderful time. The condo is convenient to everything--St. Armand's, groceries, Coquina Beach, Anna Maria Island. We had no problems with the wifi or cell service. Our dogs were comfortable and enjoyed people watching from the balcony. The beach across the street isn't overly crowded and we saw a manatee while swimming! Thank you for a wonderful stay!!

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you enjoyed your stay. Thanks for the review
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Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Car: not necessary

Longboat Key is a very upscale barrier island which is connected by bridges to Anna Maria Key to the North and St. Armand's Key and Sarasota to the South. Sarasota Airport is an easy 15-20 minute drive and Tampa International Airport is an hour's drive North.

Other Activities: shelling


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50 + Tax
cleaning fee $80 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 15.0%

$120 per night for off season
Season rates are higher
check website for rates

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.