"This house turned out to be a lovely surprise. Just off the main road which runs down Longboat Key and easily identifiable, it had everything required to make our stay a success. We arrived from Tampa airport late, and Brian had waited to meet us for as long as he could. However, although he wasn't at the property, he had left the lights on, which made us feel very welcomed, and gave the house a cosy feel.
The house was spotlessly clean , and incredibly well equipped. There was a large folder which told us everything that we needed to know about the running of the house, nearby facilities, and how to get to the beach and the great swimming pool (where my husband ploughed up and down nearly every morning doing his habitual 50 lengths!).
We had invited guests to stay with us (a cousin and her husband flew in for a few days on the way back from Mexico, and our son stayed for a week from Canada). The house was well equipped with bed linen, which made it easy for us to change beds, and the laundry facilities were great.
Harry's Continental Kitchen is close by and provides a great breakfast and dinner, plus a store for provisions. The Lazy Lobster is a stunning setting for dinner. The nearest large supermarket is Publix, a mere 15 minutes away by car.
We made the most of our trip by segwaying, kayaking, hiring a boat, attending a BBQ and salsa party in Boca Grande, as well as the most stunning wedding, sitting on the beach watching the bird life and sunsets, visiting the Ringling Circus Museum, attending the Coquina Beach Sunday market, and the David Chihuly exhibition in St. Petersburg .... then we ran out of time.
Thanks, Brian, for providing such a great base to operate from, and also for allowing us to stay in the house later than check out time as our flight was in the evening."
Date of Stay: November 2016
Review Submitted: November 24, 2016