We bought a one-week timeshare at Longboat Bay Club eight years ago because we wanted a place that'd be easy to trade. After we spent our first week there, we've gone back every year (versus trading it for another vacation location)!
Here's what we love: the staff is very friendly and responsive, the location is great -- not too far from Sarasota or Bradenton but a private area, the units are very roomy and nicely decorated, good facilities (pool, hot tub, grill, etc.) and a nice,private beach is just across the street. We love LBK, and enjoy our yearly visit to the Bay Club!