My wife and I stayed at the Gulf Tides on the beach side in a one bedroom unit. It was the perfect "Beach Resort" for us. Walk out the door and you are on the beach. The unit was older but clean and well equiped. A pool is avialable across Gulf of Mexico Drive; bicycles are also avialabe without charge.
If you are looking for a "Gold Crown" resort with lots of activities this is not your place but if you want to stay on a beatiful beach in a great area we recommend Gulf Tides of Longboat Key without anhy reservation.