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Longboat Key Beachfront - Beautifully Updated with Prime Location

Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 14 nights


About the property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

Come enjoy this beautiful beachfront condo!

Completely renovated and updated,, this condo is located at the desirable north end of Longboat Key on one of the most beautiful beaches on the West Coast: white sand, shells, no crowds. The complex has only 56 units in four, 2-storey buildings; all units have their own private outside entrance. This unit is on the second floor where the ocean views are spectacular, including gorgeous sunsets. The condo is done in soothing beach colors (light yellow, blue, white and coral). The living area and master have mirrored walls, enhancing the views, and both open onto a large screened lanai. The living area has a queen sleeper sofa, love seat, chair and ottoman. There is a large TV with DVD. The dining has a table that will seat 10 and a buffet/server. There is colorful art throughout. The kitchen opens onto the dining area to give a light, open feeling. Everything in the kitchen is brand new: cabinets, granite counter tops, domed ceiling, sink, fridge, stove, microwave. There is a small den off the kitchen with a full size sleeper sofa and a closet with washer and dryer. Completely furbished, the kitchen has service for 12, many serving dishes and extra appliances including a Cuisinart and an electric wok. The master suite has a king bed, dresser and a flat screen TV. Open the sliding doors to listen to the ocean, or close the room-darkening blinds if you want to sleep late. There are both a dressing area and a bathroom with shower off the master suite as well as a walk-in closet. New cabinets and granite counters can be found in both bathrooms. The second bedroom has twin beds, a flat screen TV and its own complete bath. There is a small office off of the bedroom. The beachfront pool can be accessed from the beach or the parking area and there are 2 tennis courts across the street for the exclusive use by Cedars West residents and guests. A barbeque grill is available on site.

(Please note that the Cedars West Condominium Association does not permit rentals for fewer than TWO WEEKS).

Longboat Key is close to both Bradenton and Sarasota, one of the cultural centers of the West Coast. Activities abound for everyone. Nearby are fine and casual dining, golf, parasailing, diving, theater, movies, opera, night life. Kids can have fun at Jungle Gardens, Mote Marine or playing miniature golf. Go deep sea fishing and cook your catch in your newly redone kitchen. Plan a morning shopping in the upscale shops on St Armand's Circle and have lunch at the Colombia or another of St Armand's fine restaurants. Rent a bike or take the free trolley up to Bradenton Beach to have a beachfront meal. This is the place for you if you are looking for a relaxing and fun stay at the beach.

Keywords: Beachfront, Beach, Longboat Key, Cedars West, Gulf Coast, quiet, calm, aterfront

More Details

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 4, 2018

About Carol

I am a retired college professor. I love to travel and have stayed at VRBO apartments myself. My focus is now on my family--especially my grandchildren.

Why Carol chose Longboat Key

My parents were one of the first owners at Cedars West and my family and I have been coming to Longboat Key since the 1970s. When I took over the condo in 2010 I decided to renovate it to make it as comfortable possible for both my children and grandchildren as well as for future renters.

What makes this condo unique

I have tried to create a comfortable beach atmosphere in the unit with all the amenities I could think of. My family and I use the unit periodically, and everything is new and of top quality. It is not just a rental, it is a home. I invite you to share a place that I love.


Longboat Key Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Has an adjoining dressing room with second sink.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Master Bath: walk-in shower with glass door, toilet, sink area with granite surface, dressing area with sink and granite, walk-in closet Guest Bath: tub/shower combo, toilet, sink with granite
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 baby crib , 2 sleep sofa /futon
  • Bedroom 1: 1 King size bed; Bedroom 2: 2 Twin Beds, Queen sleeper sofa in living room; Double sleeper sofa in kitchen den area; ceiling fans in both bedrooms and den off kitchen. Also available: 1 Portacrib and a booster/high chair combo
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Completely renovated in 2010 from floor to ceiling, 3 flat screen TVs, DVD, Wi-Fi, granite counter tops, new furniture throughout, plantation shutters, beautiful artwork, new linens for baths and bedrooms, hair dryers, new cabinets in kitchen with under lighting, granite counter opens to dining room with extra seating, dinnerware for 12, many extra small appliances including Cuisinart, light and open beach feel


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Longboat Key Beachfront - Beautifully Updated with Prime Location
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews

Cheerful Condo on Uncrowded Beach

  • 5 of 5

This is a bright condo overlooking the beautiful gulf waters. The screened porch is a great place to have lunch, or just sit and look at the view. The north end of Longboat Key is much less crowded than other parts of the island. The condo is well equipped, with everything you need for a week, or a month. Furniture inside is comfortable, and there are plenty of chairs and other equipment for the beach. Take a chair to the beach at sunset and enjoy the beautiful sight!

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We had a great time. The apartment has all the amenities is real y confortable and is located in front of the beach. Their owners are excellent people. We are already counting the days to return next year.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! We are happy to welcome guests from outside the United States. We love to share our beautiful Florida beach.
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Met all our expectations and then some.

  • 5 of 5

Our two week stay in this condo at Cedars West was delightful. The unit is comfortable and extremely well equipped. We drove, so I took many things with us; many we did not need. The beds are comfy, the lanai is great, the sunsets spectacular and the ice maker is beyond adequate, ( a big deal for us) Everything is easily accessible from the location, north or south. There are many delightful places to eat and enjoy close by. The landscaping and maintenance at Cedars West is lovely, so well manicured. Peaceful, quiet, safe & secure, endless beach and so private. We also have been vacationing in the Sarasota area for 25 years. This is the best acomodations we've ever had. We definitely intend to go again.

  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2015
  • Stayed: November 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Larry and Sherry

  • 5 of 5

we have been vacationing on LBK for over 25 years and this condo was by far the best unit we have rented. The unit is tastefully decorated and was well stocked. We loved the lay out, the view, and the complex location. We are tennis players and bikers and LBK is a perfect spot for both. The beach can't be beat!

  • Submitted: May 13, 2015
  • Stayed: March 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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-Thorntonhall, Nr. Glasgow, Scotland , UK

A high quality, peaceful, stay at Cedars West, LBK

  • 5 of 5


Peaceful location and the well appointed, clean well equipped Apartment. Also the excellent heated Swimming Pool AND the proximity of the Beach.


Yes we would be pleased to return in the future should our Travels take us to the LBK area. We would have little hesitation in recommending the Apartment to friends and relatives.


Greatly enjoyed the food at Harry's Continental Kitchen which is also very much more attractive inside for Dinner than one might expect from the outside. We also sampled Euphemia Hayes which was excellent albeit more expensive. We also sampled a few further afield Restaurants both for dinner and lunch and we were not disappointed - the choice is plentiful.


As my wife was - prior and initially - suffering from a sore lower back - the very comfortable King Sized Bed and peaceful nature of the Apartment location assisted greatly in completing a recuperation for her and the 2 week stay at Cedars West was just what we needed!


Carol,was most helpful when Booking and with the Key Arrangements at the start and finish. Carol,has also prepared a comprehensive Owners Guide which she e-mails ahead of the visit and leaves in book form at the Apartment together with the Local Condo Rules - most helpful. Carol proved to be most flexible and diligent throughout.

  • Submitted: Dec 13, 2014
  • Stayed: November 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful stay!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time on Longboat Key and were very pleased with this condo! The beds are very comfortable and the views from the master and living room were beautiful! The blackout blinds made it very easy to sleep in on the days we wanted to be lazy. Evenings were spent on the screened porch (very comfy furniture) listening to the waves and watching the sun set.

I usually clean upon arrival, but there was no need as this home was very clean and well organized. The kitchen is well equipped for cooking and it was wonderful having a washer and dryer in the unit! You will love the layout as well. I would definitely recommend this condo!

Thanks so much, Carol, for being such a pleasure to work with in planning our vacation!

Steve and Lisa

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2014
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Steve and Lisa, Thank you for your kind review. I am glad the condo met your high expectations. It was a pleasure working with you. Carol
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Sarasota Bradenton (SRQ)
Nearest Beach
On Site
Car: necessary

Close to St. Armands Circle, Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota Airport, fine and casual dining, can drive to Disney or Universal Studios for the day, tennis on site, barbeque grill available


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59

CONDO ASSOCIATION REGULATIONS REQUIRE A MINIMUM RENTAL OF 2 WEEKS. Rates are subject to change until booking is confirmed by receipt of deposit. 90-day cancellation; refund less $500 will be given if the unit can be rented for the cancelled period a minimum of 30 days prior to arrival date.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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