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Sandpiper Inn
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All reviewsold floridafree parking for guestsowners chrissmall poollovely tropical gardensshort or long staysingle storyshore birdsloungers and umbrellasminute strollprivate beach areakitchen areaone bedroom unitlounge chairsfully equipped kitchenfacing the oceanrooms are clean and comfortable
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Reviewed 31 October 2013

My husband and I just stayed here for 5 nights and enjoyed every minute of it. The location is perfect, only a few short steps to the water. The beach is quiet, and if you are an early riser you have most of it to yourself. The birds are very entertaining and we enjoyed all the different species. Lots of sandpipers, sea gulls and pelicans to entertain you. The inn has been remodeled and is clean, peaceful and had everything you needed to relax and enjoy yourself. The inn is within walking distance of several excellent restaurants, shops and a deli/bakery. There are many things to do in the area, however the big draw for us was the peace and tranquility that you rarely find on beaches. The inn is small and you get to know most of the people staying there. Almost all of them are repeat customers that have been coming to the Sandpiper for years. I know my husband and I will be back and we will stay here for sure.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 September 2013

We recently stayed here while in town for a wedding. We stayed in room 106..it is more like a bungalow than a room. The tv in the living room is huge..although I did miss not having one in the bedroom. The beach was almost deserted...I am an early morning runner and I just loved being able to run on the beach .we had a great time and it is pretty close to a publix and a cvs

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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4  Thank Laurie O
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Reviewed 12 September 2013

We usually stay in Anna Maria for our long weekends and summer vacations, but for this trip we needed to be a little closer to Sarasota. Found Sandpiper Inn, and based on the great ratings, decided to give it a try. This is a wonderful little gem, and is now our new favorite place to stay! The room was super-clean, well-stocked, and the air conditioning was extremely quiet and cold. The unit also had the biggest, best quality TV of any beach rental I've ever seen (may not be important to everyone, but it WAS the first game of football season!). So close to the beach, and a very private beach at that. The lounge chairs provided on the beach were an extra-special treat, as were the fluffy beach towels the owner gave us at check-in. The only negative - and it's a small one - is that the pool is really small and needs a little attention. Again, not that important since the gulf is so close, but the kids like to play in the pool from time to time. Overall, a great weekend trip to Longboat, and we will return to the Sandpiper Inn next time!

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with family
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2  Thank AngelaC0501
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LongboatSandpiper, Owner at Sandpiper Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 14 September 2013

We are glad that you enjoyed your stay at the the Sandpiper Inn Longboat Key, Florida and that you were happy with our vast improvements to this "Old Forgotten Florida Gem", directly on the Gulf of Mexico! Yes, as we state on our website & brochures, the pool is very small, in fact, it is a hot tub with chlorine. However, in order to replace the pool, we would have to destroy our beautiful tropical gardens, not a good option in our, or our many long time returning guests, opinions.
Unfortunately, the pool has gotten a lot of attention and tons of money, since Harold & I purchased the property in 2005. We replaced the heater several times, it is hard to believe how salt and sand affects stuff! We most recently replaced the heater last year with an energy efficient natural gas heater. We have resurfaced the pool several times at a cost of thousands of dollars, yet the tiles and pool surface continues to show marks. The many "kids" of all ages continue to use the pool as it is very clean, despite the cosmetic defects.
As you state, how important is a pool when you get to spend quality time on one of the BEST BEACHES in North America!
Thank you for staying with us, we hope you will return soon.
Best Regards,
Christine Gorman Cullison
Sandpiper Inn Longboat Key Florida & Spring Lake, New Jersey
"Life is Always Better @ the Beach"

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Reviewed 4 September 2013

This place is perfect! It is only one floor, 11 rooms, and steps from the Gulf! We practically had an entire stretch of the beach to ourselves! I went with my husband and 2 small children. It was easy to go back and forth from the beach to the room. There is a full kitchen and a brand new publix 4 miles away. The pool is very small, but it turned out to be perfect for our boys.

  • Stayed: August 2013
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2  Thank MargieChristo4
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Reviewed 18 August 2013 via mobile

SandPiperInn: Pretty good place to stay, a lot better than a hotel room & It has wifi , a tv, & it has a living room, kitchen, bedroom, bathroom so I give it a five star. ~~~~~~Review by JudgeFoody101~~~~~

  • Stayed: August 2013
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