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“Very relaxing with great views of the beach which is just a few steps away”

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The Beach on Longboat Key
Reviewed 15 November 2012

One of the best Florida vacations we have taken will definitely return. The staff is is great will do anything to make your stay pleasant. The beach is awesome with very few people around and great for collecting sea shells. Was our first stay here and it surpassed our expectations. We would recommend this place to anyone.

Stayed: November 2012, travelled as a couple
3  Thank Jerry L
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Reviewed 30 September 2012

Stayed here for a family reunion - we stayed in a two bedroom which was plenty big for 3 adults and one child. The view was spectacular - we were thrilled to see dolphins swim by. The sand is like sugar - and the uncrowded beach had virtually no seaweed - or rocks. Gentle waves and warm water.
Martha in the office was wonderful! Always offering us more towels or anything to make our stay more pleasurable.
Our issues were few: The Publix Supermarket was closed for renovation so the nearest supermarket was 20 minutes away(versus one mile away). We arrived at night around 8:30 and did not feel like running out for the few basic necessities. Having read other reviews about this property, I would have to agree about hearing everything your neighbor says in the adjoining room. We also found a few bugs - and one lizard in the condo. Not a huge deal for me, but the females I was staying with did not appreciate the unwelcome guests. I mean - it is Florida!
Overall - we LOVED The Beach. If you are looking for location, beach, warm water, great views and great service - stay here!

Room Tip: second floor offers better views!
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  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 7 September 2012

I found the perfect, best hidden, beach getaway that was exactly what our marriage needed! The Beach at Longboat Key is quiet, peaceful and has the most amazing sunsets enjoyed on our private 2nd floor balcony or on the beach which was just a few steps from our room. We went in mid August 2012 to celebrate my birthday and it ended uo being just what the marriage relationshiop doctor ordered! Just a little over 3 hours from Ft. Lauderdale it felt as if we were on a deserted island. We loved the Siesta Key, Sarasota,and Longboat Key area so much we want to move there!

Martha attended to our request to move to a more private studio and we loved the Murphy bed! The room was spotless, large and well equipped with towels, sheets and plenty pillows. With updated, stainless steel appliances it wasn't your cheesy beach decor but a place you could live comfortably. There were a few families there but we had the privacy we needed, upstairs and away from the pool. Siesta Beach is a must visit as is the Ringling Mansion and museum. We are already planning to go again in November!

Room Tip: we stayed in Room 226 and recomended it to my cousin and his wife who drove from New York and they s...
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  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Judith C
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Reviewed 4 July 2012

My wife and I come down to The Beach from Tampa (an hour and a half) at least 3-4 times per year and stay each time for two nights and three days. We grill (outside) steaks one night and hamburgers the next while we drink wine and watch the sun set. To us, this is the best place on the Gulf. The inside is OK (I don't like the Murphy beds in the studio where we stay) but that is not why we come. The outside up to the Gulf is beautiful and as private as you can get. We can stay at luxury hotels if we want to have fine accomodations and service. If you want a great location on the Gulf, go to the Beach. (I am sitting on the beach at The Beach right now getting ready to dive in the water).

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 April 2012 via mobile

Very clean and spacious rooms with top of the line appliances. Pool is small but right outside our suite. Suite 101 can easily accommodate at least four adults. We had two pull out queen beds and a seperate king bed. Each in a different room. Washer and dryer. Decent coffee (foldgers). Two large, flatscreen televisions with cable. Fast wi-fi (free). All cooking utilities are included. Staff was very helpful and cheerful. Beach only steps away, with free beach chairs.
Bed linens were clean, but mediocre.

  • Stayed: April 2012
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1  Thank MissAmanuensis
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Reviewed 19 February 2012

We stayed here for four nights between staying in Sanibel and Clearwater Beach. We really enjoyed the accommodation. The patio was poolside and provided for easy access to both the pool and the lovely beach area. The service was excellent; respecting our privacy, but never allowing us to do without. The bed was a murphy bed! It was actually very comfortable. My only complaint is that when the doors folded back so that you could bring down the bed, they did not slide back into the cabinet. Just seemed like a design flaw and made it easy to bump them, making a racket. We were in 102 and it was just the two of us. It was fun that the housekeeping team made towel animals ( just like when you're on a cruise ship ) when they made the room. We were there over Valentine's Day, and they made two kissing swans and propped our cards to each other behind them. :-) Nice touch.

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  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank cindygolden
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Reviewed 30 September 2011

We recently spent a few days in the "modified" 1 bedroom unit 225. It was clean and the staff treated us good. However, beware: the living area where the couch is, is VERY SMALL (about 10 X 11 feet) because the owner decided to partition off part of what used to be the living room to make a "bedroom". The queen size bed- which by the way is VERY LOW QUALITY--feels like plywood with a quilt over it! The sleeper couch is no better. The view of the ocean is quite obstructed by 2 palms--you have to play "peekaboo" to see the water. As others have mentioned in their reviews, each unit has a door inside to to adjoining unit, and I believe it is a hollow core steel door; anyway you can almost hear your neighbors breathing! Longboat Key is a very beautiful place--I love the area, but if you choose this place, ask for an upgraded bed :-)

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled with friends
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Address: 3465 Gulf of Mexico Dr, Unit #103 and Unit #225, Longboat Key, FL 34228-2827
Region: United States > Florida > Longboat Key
Amenities:
Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #13 of 21 Speciality Lodging in Longboat Key
Price Range: £134 - £321 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Beach on Longboat Key 3*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Blend the vibrant shades of pink and purple sunsets, with the calm turquoise waters of the Gulf of Mexico and you get a vacation experience of a lifetime. The Beach on Longboat Key sits Gulf front and includes all the amenities of a large resort, but without all the crowds and noise. Most of the units at this 15-unit condominium complex feature a view of the Gulf of Mexico, which perfectly compliments the modern, yet beachy décor. Located mid-island, The Beach on Longboat Key is close to Southwest Florida’s ‘Cultural Capital,’ Sarasota, and the eclectic island of Anna Maria Island. For those vacationers that like a more subdued getaway – this 12-mile stretch of beach has everything at its fingertips – from 5-star dining to paddleboard lessons, there is something for everyone.Our on-site amenities are bountiful and include a heated, Gulf front swimming pool, private beach access, BBQ area and on-site office. Choose from our various unit styles that include: studio units, hotel rooms, one- and two-bedroom units and one-bedroom plus den option. All units come equipped with a full-size kitchen or kitchenette, complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access and daily maid service.Whether traveling as a family, honeymooner, on business or just want a resort with the best accommodations (and views!) Longboat Key has to offer, this is the resort for you. ... more   less 
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