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Rolling Waves Cottages

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6351 Gulf of Mexico Dr., Longboat Key, FL 34228
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

it was excellent! we had six people in cabin #1 and plenty of room. It was the perfect location and it was very homey and comfortable. We felt safe here and Shelley is an excellent source of information. The firepit and beach were very relaxing and we all absolutely loved it. I can't wait to come back again!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

Went to Rolling Waves for second time, and met new manager Shelley who is really gonna turn things around. The place is very relaxing and quiet, and has had some sprucing up since our last stay there. The best thing is you come and go as you please, and the people are friendly.

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012

I don't write reviews. But... I wound up at Rolling Waves because "I needed to get away!" And what an awesome getaway it was. Brought back memories of great cottage life in Canada. Firepit conversation with other guests, beach right there and no one on it, watching storms in the distance and best of all, peaceful. Time to reflect and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

How to transport yourself back to Old Florida? Stay at any of these cottages!! Built in 1948, the property retains much of the charm of a by-gone era in Florida. We stayed at cabin #3 this past weekend and absolutely loved it. The cabins are rustic and comfortable. They are not fancy, but beach cottages should not be, right? The... More

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Wolcott, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2012

My son and daughter n law and myself stayed over mothers day weekend. We each had a cottage facing each other and right on beach. Cottage 7 and 8. They are lovely and quaint. The kids brought their dogs, which was great. Beds supurb and ac works great. No manager on site, but just a phone call away. She is... More

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Ridgeland, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2012

Rolling Waves is a great location on Longboat Key. Cottages are within walking distance of a beautiful and fairly secluded beach. If you're looking for luxury, Rolling Waves isn't for you. The cottages are quaint with old wooden floors. The couch was really uncomfortable. We were interested in seclusion, so it fit the bill perfectly. My husband loves to fish,... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2011

Location is beautiful and the beach is immaculate. However, the cottage inside when we arrived was dirty and the towels were worn down with holes and bleach stains. The rollout bed we felt uncomfortable having our child sleep their. We left the next day . When I check under the bed, saw a mound of dust. I should have known... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2011

My boyfriend and I had to take off for the weekend, since our house was being fumigated, so we took a drive down the beach (we live in Tampa, FL) and happen upon the adorable cottages. It was a Sunday and while the office was close, once we called the number, the owner was happy to direct us to one... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2011

. Rolling waves cottages were built in the 40s . One of the cottages was built for John Ringling's ( the circus guy) mistress. Since they are from the 40s, they are simple but clean--if you are there you see the cleaning crew every morning. The manager is a lovely woman who is there every day and available by phone... More

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Orlando, Florida
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2011

I usually don't write reviews but my fiance and I had such a wonderful time that I couldn't resist. If you are looking for a quiet place to get away from it all and relax....this is it! We live in Orlando and wanted to get away for the weekend. A friend had recommended the cottages and we decided to give... More

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Address: 6351 Gulf of Mexico Dr., Longboat Key, FL 34228
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Location: United States > Florida > Longboat Key
Number of rooms: 7
Also Known As:
Rolling Waves Cottages Hotel Longboat Key

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