We have enjoyed staying at Longboat Bay Club for 23 years. Units are huge, well decorated, and well maintained. Each 1600+ square foot unit has 2 bedrooms and 2 baths, a full kitchen, 2 eating areas, and a large living room. Units have WiFi and 3 TVs, DVD, and VCR. With balconies overlooking Crane Bay, we have often watched manatees, ibises, egrets, herons, crabs, and all kinds of other wildlife. The grounds and pool/hot tub area are lovely, with beautiful landscaping. The friendly management and maintenance staff members are excellent. It is gorgeous, quiet, and peaceful. The Gulf of Mexico beach is just across the street. Bicycles and beach chairs are available, as are playground and outdoor cooking areas. Many excellent restaurants and diverse shopping areas are nearby.