We have stayed at many Gold Crown Resorts on the beach, but this was by far the best one. It was 1600 sq. ft. and we had a view of the Gulf out the front door and a view of the bay out the back. They even have their own boat docks you can use for free. We brought our own bikes, but never used them, because they have free beach bikes which were in great condition! We got to see the sunrise and sunset without ever leaving the room. It was super clean and the furniture was in excellent condition. We even had a family of manatees swim up to the docks. Apparently they are frequent flyers there. What an unexpected treat! Longboat Key is great for those who wish to have a quiet family vacation away from the typical beach tourist traps. We come to FL every year and this will definitely be my first choice the next time we come down!!!