Condo, 4 soveværelser + Cabriolet seng (r), 2. 5+ bade, (8 sovepladser)
Pool / spa
Skader og påløbne udgifter
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Maks. antal gæster: 8
Minimumsalder for den primære lejer: 23
Good size and close to beach!
The property was set up as listed - very large for our family of 7 to stay in. It had a large living room and kitchen area with a large table where we could all eat together. Beds were comfortable and the complex where the condo was felt very safe - neighbors were nice. The host left us snacks for our arrival. The property was very clean and checkin was easy - we had a few small issues upon arrival which the host fixed very quickly - he was very responsive to our questions and notified us same day our security deposit would be refunded when we left. There is a fitness center and tennis courts within the complex (we paid $125 for use of the fitness center for our family for our two week stay). We are not tennis players but there are clay courts to use for an additional fee.
The property is close to the following:
Public Beach - about 10 minute drive
Park - walking distance - beautiful park with playground and lots of walking paths with mangroves which the dogs loved
Additional park - about a 5 minute drive with dog play area, tennis courts, pickle ball court, shuffleboard courts and basketball courts
Grocery Store - Publix about 10 minutes away on the island
Shopping - St. Armand's is about 10 minutes away.
The only downsides was that the house is a bit dated (toilets were slow to flush, dishwasher was loud, bathrooms and kitchen were dated) and it took a while to get off Longboat key if you wanted to do anything in the Sarasota/Bradenton area. There were several times where it took us over 30 minutes just to get to the mainland.
Overall a good stay - we really enjoyed our time at the beach and walking through the parks in the area - highly recommended!
Thank you Carrie. It was a pleasure having you and your family stay here.
Roomy house, but not quite what we expected
While this house has more room for a larger family than most of the properties we looked at on Long Boat Key, it didn't have the access to beach and activities we had anticipated. When looking at the site, it appeared to have walking access to tennis and the beach and this was a prime reason for the booking. Both of these turned out to be a drive away, by over a mile. The house was stocked with the main amenities for the kitchen, linens, and beach toys so that was a benefit. It could use some updates since some of the plumbing and faucets didn't function very well. We also had WiFi intermittently and it went out for most of the stay.
Lovely Home in Longboat Key
Nothing is better than getting out of winter weather and relaxing at upscale Longboat with family. Fortunately we stumbled upon this rental and were very glad we did. Let me first say that I was very appreciative that the owner, Phil was caring enough to inquire with his cleaning staff to see if they had found my mother's wedding ring and then mail it back to her at no cost in its original condition. He didn't have to do that and I don't think most rentals would even care to check.
The home was very accommodating for the 6 of us; my husband and I and our teenage boys and my parents. It's one of the few places we have vacationed that seems to have enough to do for multi-generational families. Nearby was the beach for my kids, the pool and fishing pier for my father (80 yrs old) and golf and tennis for my husband. St Armand's circle was 10 minutes away and is a favorite of my mother and me for shopping and restaurants. We loved the Columbia Restaurant and I especially enjoyed Wyland Gallery for marine life art.
The home is very relaxing and comfortable with open space to be together or four bedrooms if you need privacy. The bikes and beach gear came in handy for all of us.
I wouldn't hesitate to return again and stay for two weeks if school schedule would allow it.
Two thumbs up for castle-in-the-sky!
Castle in the Sky is the best rental on Longboat Key
This is our second visit to Castle in the Sky at Longboat Key. Even though there were several years between visits the property still looks as good as it did in our original visit.
The property is very large and has an open kitchen and large dining area and can easily accommodate 10 people comfortably.
The location near the beach and shops is excellent and the owner is very nice and responsive.
We fully recommend Castle in the Sky for a wonderful vacation on Longboat Key.
Thanks so much for the kind review Kirk. Perhaps a bit "over the top" in your praise for the home but we are most appreciative of the time you took to send the review and are so happy to have had a chance to meet you and your family this past stay.
We hope to see you again next year and show you some of the hidden treasures the area has to offer that only the locals as myself can reveal to wonderful guests like you.
Mote marine akvarium 10 minutter væk
Durante Park 300 ft away..coastline park med vandrestier
Whitney Beach 3 minutter væk
Coquina stranden 5 minutter væk