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Gulf Sands Beach Resort
Reviewed 10 March 2013 via mobile

We visit Casey key each Christmas and its the highlight of the year! My family have stayed at gulf sands for many years and the location is superb! The beach is just in front of the apartments and the sunsets are exquisite!
The apartments have always been shabby but very clean. This year we were gutted to find the apartments dirty and falling into serious disrepair! The curtains were hanging by one hook and didn't offer any privacy. The bathroom was dirty and the sheets for the beds were like something out of a squat! There also seemed to be some dodgy long term residents in the apartments! Despite having paid for three nights we checked out and went to the Hampton inn where we felt much safer! We were gutted!

  • Stayed: December 2012
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10  Thank margaret g
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Reviewed 12 February 2013

i thank you guys for a nice peaceful enviorment.. cant wait to go back.. i was amazed by how beautiful the sunsets were from my room and outside my room. beach was never to crowded and meet great people. if your looking for a great time this is your place...

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank melissa t
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Reviewed 7 July 2012

Website is misleading, location is GREAT. Room was absolutely discusting it appeared it wasn't cleaned in month's for God sake the remote had bugers on it. Bedding hadn't been change in God knows how long, pulled the blankets back and found hair on them. This place could be a GOLD mine, obviously it's not ran RIGHT!!!!!! Will never return there until rooms are updated and they have new management

Stayed: July 2012, travelled as a couple
9  Thank Tom A
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Reviewed 22 April 2012

If you are looking for a friendly laid back kind of place right on the beach, this is it. My husband and I stayed with my sister in a two bedroom unit. We sat on the deck with a glass of wine looking at the stars and listening to the water at night and walked the beach with our coffee in the morning. A great blue heron wandered around the property. A manatee swam so close to the shore one of the children in the water could have touched it! Not a lot of frills, but a lot of personality...we loved it.

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled with friends
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Thank cladav645
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Reviewed 14 March 2012

What a great hide away! If you are looking for a quiet layed back vacation this is the place to stay, right on the beach, and I mean on the beach. Gulf Sands is no frills so if you are expecting the Hilton, Sheraton, Marriott this is NOT the place for you. It's a great place to "hang your hat". The innkeeper Alan Redmon is great, he makes you feel like part of his family. The guests are great too, many have been going to this gem for 21 years or longer. Each day the guests & Alan would sit out to view the spectacular sunsets with wine, cheese and crackers. Honestly it's the best kept secret in Nokomis. Also what I liked is the hotel is small maybe 11 units. The other day there were a total of three people on the beach, remember this is "peak season" you can enjoy watching the dolphins swim by along with many tropical birds.
Right down the road are mansions that you just can't fathom, Steven King along with Oprah have places here. Five minutes to Venice, I'd recommend dining at Pine Apples for dinner and Anita's for breakfast both responablity priced and great food.
My wife and I can't wait to return next year, the deposit is going in the mail today so we can go back to paridise.

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank Bob120160
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Reviewed 11 March 2012

Came from Michigan to specifically celebrate the New Year at the hotel. My travel partner was hospitalized so didn't have as much time on the beach this visit, but still got some great shots of this great 'Old Florida' atmosphere.

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank sandovalslater
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Reviewed 18 January 2012

There are cleaner, updated places on this little strip of cottages/bungalows. Costs are very competitive here.

Room Tip: The one bedrooms are nicer then the kitchenettes, but do cost more.
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  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank ralphsgranny
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Additional Information about Gulf Sands Beach Resort

Address: 433 Casey Key Rd, Nokomis, FL 34275-3373
Region: United States > Florida > Nokomis
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Ranked #5 of 5 Speciality Lodging in Nokomis
Number of rooms: 11
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Gulf Sands Beach Resort Nokomis, Florida

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