This was our first visit to this timeshare (Longboat Bay Club) and our second to the Longboat Key area. And can I say just ... WOW! We've been exchanging to timeshares for over 20 years (including 4 trips to Hawaii) and this ranks as our best unit to date. The unit has 2 BR & 2 BA. Lots of closet space, plenty of lighting, a spacious living/dining room, a washer/dryer, all the kitchen amenities, table/chairs for the balcony(s). The back balcony travels the full width of the unit with access from both the LR and master BR. With our end unit, there is a small front balcony with access from the eat-in kitchen & an unobstructed view of the Gulf across the street. An end unit also gives you a side balcony that links up with the back balcony and runs the length of the LR.
It's the little things that make all the difference; from the blue bath towels, beige & pale green bed linens, a sleep number bed and double vanity sinks in the master suite to flashlights, nightlites, a dish in the foyer to place your phone & keys, artfully placed knick-knacks to make it feel like home and a journal with reviews from other visitors (add your own experiences, too). Onsite you'll find a hot tub/spa, outdoor pool, boat slips on the private bay, tennis courts, hammock, large covered pavilion, gas/charcoals grills, sheltered parking and (it seems) their own mom and baby manatee. They even have board games, books and menus to most of the local restaurants. For those who want to wander offsite, they offer beach umbrellas, beach chairs & bikes. Lisa (staff) was a great resource to catch the local news, timeshare info and to find the best places to eat/visit. We had a wonderful time and we definitely plan on going back ... soon.
- Also Known As:
- Longboat Bay Club Hotel
- Longboat Bay Club Hotel Longboat Key
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Enjoy a swim in our heated pool while looking out into the waters of Cranes Bay. Looking for something more active? Enjoy a challenging game of tennis on our lighted court. Bikes are available to all guests who want to explore our beautiful island. ... more less