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scarborough england
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October visit

We have been to LBK twice before in the past both times in May/June,and are now considering a trip in October this year.Are there any major differences by visiting at this time of year?will the sea be warm enough to swim?

Also before, we have stayed at LBK club and resort but didn't really use any hotel facilities so have looked at some apartments to rent. So far I have narrowed it down to The Beach and Sandpiper unless someone could suggest any others? We just need somewhere clean and comfortable on the beach with laundry facilities. Many Thanks

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1. Re: October visit

We have stayed in Lido Key in October. The sea was lovely and warm, the weather was great and it wasn't too busy. We drove over to Longboat Key and it seemed pretty quiet there.

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2. Re: October visit

October is a perfect time to visit...much better than June/July. The Gulf is very warm.

How much did you want to spend per night and how long will you stay? 1 bedroom unit?

If you aren't using the facilities at the LBK Club, it is a waste of money, IMO.

~SRQgirl

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3. Re: October visit

Thank you both,October it is then.

We are happy with a studio or 1bed as long as it's clean and beachfront,money wise 150ish a night for 8 nights.

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4. Re: October visit

You can look at the Diplomat:

http://www.diplomatresort.net/

There are others...look under the "hotels section/speiclaty lodging" for reviews etc.

~SRQgirl

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5. Re: October visit

The Beach would be an excellent choice. It's right on the beach, nice (though a bit small) pool also on the beach, relatively few units. We've preferred the units on the 2nd floor where you have a huge, expansive view of the water and beach.

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6. Re: October visit

The sandpiper also has a small pool but it is right on the beach the studio with galley kitchen & queen bed is $109 per night plus tax and the one bed rooms garden view with full kitchens & king beds are $129 per night plus tax.

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7. Re: October visit

Many thanks everyone . We have now booked flights, car rental and 9 nights at The Sandpiper for 2nd October.

I apologise in advance for some of the tedious questions I will ask in the coming weeks.

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