Newly Updated 2 Bed, 2 Bath Condos Sleep 6
Bruce and Karen Goracke
About Bruce and Karen Goracke
My wife and I both grew up, and still live in, Omaha, Nebraska. Business brought us to Sarasota several years ago and we liked the area so much we decided to look into purchasing a place in the area. It was a long hunt, but we finally found the treasure. We are eager to share our place with our guests!
Bruce and Karen Goracke purchased this Condo in 2012
Why Bruce and Karen Goracke chose Longboat Key
We have been looking at acquiring a beachfront property for years before finally purchasing this unit on Longboat. The area offers a safe, peaceful environment, yet still has the essentials in very close proximity. There is a large grocery store, pharmacy, shops, restaurants and pubs, and other activities, all while maintaining a very homey, residential feel. This is what attracted us to Longboat. Our resort's beauty and great management made the decision to focus on a property in this association an easy one. We hope you will enjoy your stay, and please send us any suggestions for bettering our place, as we want our guests to have as pleasurable a stay as possible. With its beauty, friendliness and great management, our association can and will accomplish this objective. Very well maintained grounds and amenities, without the pretentiousness, make staying with us a relaxing pleasure.
What makes this Condo unique
We have replaced carpet, installed all new stainless steel appliances, replaced living room furniture and mattresses and generally upgraded the condo to a new level. Other upgrades are constantly in the works as well. This in combination with the beautiful view of the Gulf of Mexico make it an ideal vacation spot!
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
july 4th holidy
The condo was great. The A/C struggled a bit. But the unit is great with a nice view. Front desk people are extremely nice. Had a great time!
We had a wonderful time at this property. The condo was very clean and comfortable. The bathrooms have recently been renovated and are very pretty. The office staff are super friendly and the grounds are well kept. We would recommend this property to anyone looking for a nice relaxing time at the beach. Longboat key is beautiful and the water is wonderful.
Thanks for the great review Kelly! Yes, we just got done with renovating the bathrooms, though I'm going to do some other final improvements in there as well. When they are completely done, I will post new photos. I am glad you had a great time! Thanks for staying with us!
Great beach getaway
We stayed at this condo for a short vacation before our second child arrives. Bed was comfortable; everything was in working order and clean. So nice to be so close to the beach. Beach loungers were plentiful, and we never had to worry about finding empty chairs. We were planning on taking the trolley or just using Uber or Lyft during our stay, but when we asked the front desk, they recommended a rental car. Definitely recommend a rental car; we ended up back at the airport to rent one! Office staff is super friendly. Maintenance also friendly- had to call the first night because the hot water wasn’t working. Turns out it just takes a while for the en suite to warm up, and the hot/cold are reversed. Great stay! Beautiful area! Thanks so much!
Hi Amy, thanks for the very nice review! It is very nice to have such an easy walk to the beach, that is for sure. Especially if you are like me and always forgetting sunglasses or something. The beach chairs are relatively new, and they are much more comfortable than the old ones we had. I also agree on the rental car, it is very handy and inexpensive. We are members at Costco and their rental car rates are extremely cheap. I usually check the rates 2-3 at different periods before our trips and can almost always get a better price than the first try. In just a few days, we are starting bathroom renovations to both bathrooms, and will have a plumber there. I know that with the new faucets, they are restrictive on the amount of water that is allowed to flow through them, so sometimes it does take a little while to get the hot water flowing from the tank to the faucet, particularly when you first arrive. I will see if the plumber can do anything about this. Anyway, thanks again for the great review! Bruce
I took my sister and 2 teenage daughters to Longboat Key for a girls getaway - could not have been more pleased with our stay. Sand Cay Beach Resort is perfect for families - beautiful and CLEAN resort - they even provided an Easter egg hunt for kids and lunch buffet on Easter weekend! The beach is gorgeous and the pool is large and clean for days too windy to be on the beach. Bruce and Karen's condo was also very clean, provided all of the items we would ever need - including coolers to bring to the beach, umbrellas, extra blankets, beach towels, cooking items, ect.. We would go back in a heartbeat!
Hi Melanie, Thanks for the great review! Glad to hear you enjoyed the resort and found our place clean and comforting. You are welcome back any time!!
We really enjoyed the condo with the beach only a short walk away. Really appreciated the beach umbrella - the resort has some to sign out but none were available. Longboat Key was a wonderful, peaceful place. A good place to reconnect with good friends!
Thanks for the nice review Michelle! I am glad you and your friends had a great time. We try to keep our condo stocked with everything you might need, so, glad you appreciated the umbrellas. I got a little nicer ones so they hold up to the wind better than the light cheaper ones. And, yes, nice and peaceful is a good description of Longboat! Thanks again!
Our stay was great! The condo had everything we needed. The kitchen was well stocked and we had a closet full of beach needs. The beds and sofa were very comfortable. The owner,Bruce, made us feel at home and stayed in touch with us throughout our stay. The view of the water was beautiful abs we loved the beach was a few steps out the door. Great Spring Break!
Thanks for the great review, glad you had a fun time! Bruce
Our condominium on Longboat Key are located right on the beach of the Gulf of Mexico so all types of water activities are immediately available. Within close proximity are Sarasota and Tampa which offer abundant opportunities for all kinds of recreational activities as well.