About the property
- Condo1286 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay14 - 31 nights
Gorgeous spacious Gulf Front condo updated 2016
VRBO Welcomes you to a unique eight unit condominium. Nestled in the middle of Longboat Keys finest white sand beachs. Gulf Front offers an intimate villa ambience by combining privacy with luxuries of condminium living. Relax in this totally redecorated and updated.2 bedroom 2 Bath condo..Wake up and enjoy your breakfast on your screened lanai while watching dolphins swimmiing In the gulf. Enjoy your day on the beach or around the heated pool. Walk to Longboat Keys Cente shops and upscale dining serving breakfast, lunch or dinner featuring Floridas freshest seafood. Drive or take the Trolley to visit and adventure the World renowned St. Armand's Circle to shop the lovely boutiques and art studios. Enjoy lunch at many famous renoun restaurants.You can also drive or take the trolley to Sarasota to visit the many famous museums or show performances. Ride the free trolley to Bradenton Beach for casual dining with live entertainment or ride the trolley to Ana Marias Island and explore Island shops and eateries.
This is a 2 bedroom two bath with master suite offering a kings size bed and walkin shower. The second bedroom consists of two Queen size beds with attached bathroom with tub. The kitchen is open and has all the newest amenities including all new stainless steel appliances.The large living room Has been totally redecorated with comfortable modern beachy furnishings.You. Relax on the lScreened in lanai and enjoy your meals while listening and watching the waves of the Gulf. You can walk out to the beach and relax in the provided chaise lounges with a glass of wine and watch the most beautiful sunsets in the world!
Melanie Warren Gormley
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- Response time:
- within one day
- english, french, german, spanish, portuguese, russian, italian, dutch, swedish, greek, czech, danish, norwegian, polish, hungarian, arabic, finnish, turkish, mandarin, May require interpreter
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 14, 2018
About Melanie Warren Gormley
My father purchased this unit as a surprise for my mother while staying as a guest at Covert. My mother had always wanted a condo on Longboat Key. My parents only came to the condo a few times a year to vacation until my father retired. Once retired they would come down as snowbirds Jan- April and than in the fall until my fathers death in 2014. My mother now comes for Jan, April, and October.
Melanie Warren Gormley purchased this Condo in 1981
Why Melanie Warren Gormley chose Longboat Key
This condo was only Used by family and extended family until this year. The condo was always used for family and grandchildren. It was a place of fun and laughter growing up over the years. Now we want to share our home with you! Our family still enjoys coming to the condo certain times of the year. The condo is as is.
What makes this Condo unique
This condo complex is very private consisting of only 8 units. This unit is ground floor and has been totally renovated Spring 2016. You will enjoy peace and tranquility while swimming in the pool or relaxing on the beach!!!
Pool / Spa
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Great accommodations and a fantastic location
We loved the condo! It was very clean and equipped with anything you could possibly need. Having the beach right outside your door was fantastic and it was nicely located on the key. There are great restaurants/shops within walking distance. Working with Melanie was easy and we even received flowers and a bottle of wine when we arrived. We have stayed other places on the key and this was the best. I would stay there again in a heartbeat. I am sad that we have family obligations next year that will prevent us from returning, but hopefully we can get back in 2020.
Great location and nicely updated!
We had a great stay at this lovely condo. It is well taken care of has lots of extras and great beach access. We were disappointed when we were ready to rebook for next year and found it had already been rented to another family, putting us back into search mode. Overall we would recommend this condo. The only reason we gave 4 stars is because communication was sometimes challenging.
Incredible Vacation Spot
My family (3 kids and husband) and myself stayed at this beautiful condo for two weeks for our summer vacation. This place far exceeded our expectation. From our first communication with the owner to our final day, this whole experience was excellent. The condo is tastefully decorated and the location cannot be beat. Longboat Key is a quiet little island, but close to much action and hustle and bustle of Anna Maria Island and St. Armands circle, Sarasota etc.
Having the beach and pool literally steps away from your front door was exceptional! We absolutely loved this place and have plans to return again.
I would like to mention the owner again. She was so pleasant to interact with and made sure that our stay was the most comfortable. On our arrival we were so pleasantly surprised she had purchased an item we inquired about. To me, that spoke volumes. She was truly interested in our comfort and enjoyment.
Best Family Beach Vacation Ever
Being a resident of Tampa for many years, since our children were little, we have always tried to take a family beach vacation each year. Despite the fact that we lived about 45 minutes away from Sarasota, we liked the convenience of renting something right on the beach, so that we could just roll on out to enjoy the sand and Gulf of Mexico every day. We've stayed in several different condos over the years and this one surpassed our expectations by far! It was beautiful, spacious and had all of the creature comforts of home - and it had its own private beach on Longboat Key that was just a few feet from the front door. Our sons are now in their 20's, but they still enjoy a good beach vacation as do we - we were all in agreement that this one was the best so far and that we will make this our vacation destination for years to come! We also loved the convenience of being close to great restaurants, grocery stores, and the other amenities that Longboat Key, Siesta Key and Sarasota have to offer. You couldn't ask for more!
The Moses Family
Paradise on LBK
I have been going to Longboat Key for over 13 years. I have stayed at Gulf Front Condo for the last five years, however staying at this Condo was my first time. The condo was very nicely decorated. It was clean and had everything one would need to feel at home. Melanie was great to work with. If I had a question , things were addressed quickly. Melanie went beyond to ensure our time was nice. Longboat Key is treasure. Its beautiful and its my paradise. I hope to come back many times and my choice is this unit. Enjoy! Linda M. of Michigan
Thank you Linda for your review. We really enjoyed having you. You were the perfect renters! I am so happy you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for the picture of you on the beach which said it all. We look forward to your stay next year! And the years to come!!!!
POOR MANAGEMENT, and UNIT FACES ROAD; NOT THE GULF. AVOID THIS GULF FRONT PROPERTY, UNIT 101!
My husband and I spent February and March, 2017, in this condo. Much of the condo had been updated in 2016, which included new kitchen appliances, flooring, and comfortable living room furniture. The guest bedroom and bath were very pleasant. The king bedroom was fine although overcrowded.
The owner and I exchanged 30+ emails plus phone calls; some of hers which were ugly and contentious. When we arrived, we could not open the windows in the bedrooms or living room. The closets and several drawers were stuffed with: dirty cloth baskets, so many hangers that there was no room to hang clothes, personal items filling 2 closets (not the two large locked owner's closets) and several drawers, so many towels, old blankets, jumbles of pots and silverware, cleaning supplies, etc., that clearly no one took the time to cull or organize. Furniture surfaces were loaded with so many "decorative" items...a hundred of them, that we couldn't put anything down.
The toilet in the master bath was immediately clogged, and there was no plunger. The plumber arrived the next day to fix it. He also came a month later because the bathroom smelled of sewage, and he had to take out and reseat the toilet.
The pillows in both rooms were old, stained, foam pillows with no pillow protectors. The blanket in the king room was disgusting and did not fit the bed. More gross blankets were stuffed onto the shelves in the t.v. cabinet.
When I called to say I couldn't open the windows, the owner informed me that they are "not supposed to open" due to humidity and salt air. I stated I needed them to open in order to remain there, Her fiance, came twice, when we were not there, to open a window. Finally, on 2/18, her son-in-law brought a new comforter, 4 pillows, sheets, etc, and removed a car full of stuff.
I rented a few movies on demand, which I expected to pay for. We took excellent care of the condo and had it professionally cleaned three times. I didn't think it would be necessary to do a walk-through at the beginning or at the end of our stay. I was so wrong! We did not break or damage anything, which I told her! Nevertheless, the woman ACCUSED US of breaking "a knob" worth $50 and wanted to know where I hid it!!! She charged us $35 for movies. VRBO is withholding $85 of our security deposit, which I am formally disputing.
Finally, this unit is steps from the pool which is noisy when in use. Traffic noise is very loud. Unit w/ the most limited view of the beach and no sunset.
In response, we would like all future renters to carefully look at the pictures we have posted. Our condo comes as is. Meaning that it is decorated exactly the way it looks in pictures. We do have table center pieces and a few candles. All the bedding is seen in pictures. All of it does in fact fit the bed (as you can see.) As it states in our description of the condo it sleeps up to 6 people. We have provided blankets, pillows, pool towels and bath towels for our guest. We believe the issue was a personal preference with the pillows and blankets, she wanted specific pillows- 1 soft and 3 hard pillows and a lighter comforter because the one we provided was "too heavy." So we did in fact purchase these items and she asked us to remove decorations because she didn't like them. Which we did out of the kindness of our hearts to make her more comfortable. We would appreciate all future guest to be conscious of not using excessive amounts of toilet paper since we had to pay a plumber twice for that issue while this guest was staying at the condo. We don't allow glass at the pool or beach so we have provided ceramic plates and cups for inside the condo, and Tervis tumblers for the recreational areas. We understand that for two people it may seem like a lot. However as we mentioned we often rent to large family's were it is appreciated. You can see the water from the screened in Lanai, but to truly experience the some of the best sunsets in the world we recommend taking a few steps to the beach. We would also like to mention that there is a map view of the condo and entire building. So you may see it from above or a street view where you can see that the condo is separated by landscaping, the parking lot and the pool. We've never experienced high noise from the street. When renting through VRBO we ask all future guest to refer to the rental agreement about additional charges. The movies that were rented did come out of the security deposit along with a cabinet knob that was damaged during the renters stay. We provided VRBO- Home-Away Customer Support with all the official bills and receipts for movie rentals and damages. Which they accepted and agreed was the correct amount and closed the "dispute."This condo is very dear to us and we take excellent care of it. And hope all renters do it. Therefore we encourage you again to read the description and look at all pictures and map view of our condo. We urge you not to make a decision based off of one unhappy woman.
Take a Free Trolley ride to Anna Maria Island or take the Trolley World Famous St. Armand's Circle to shop in the beautiful boutiques and dine in many upscale Restaurants or take the Trolley to Downtown Sarasota to see the Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, the John Ringling Museum, a show at the Van Wezel Performing arts Hall.