This is a timeshare resort and dedicated owners so this place does not get a lot of reviews, so I'm writing this a year after my stay because I wish I was there right now! In one word I LOVE this place, and would highly recommend and stay there again in a second. We were in a 3rd floor front right 2/2 condo, the floors are approximately 3x3, so a block of 9 and the front corner units are the best for a view and large open verandas! The front and side corners were ALL windows / sliders that opened with the most amazing wind or breeze coming in, the unit was very open for the very nicely appointend living / dining room area. It is a very large unit - the master is huge, the other bedroom is on the other side of the unit with the bathroom right off the room. Would be perfect for 2 couples, you would not feel cramped. The verandas has plastic patio furniture - we used the placemats and had homemade breakfast every moning! The kitchen is very small however includes almost everything you would want for a week depending on how much you cook - we cooked alot and brought a lot of our own must haves (nice knives or tongs) but no complaints, except it was so small that a drawer had trouble coming all the way out. The fridge has an ice maker ;) We made our own drinks or bottle of wine and carried them out to the beach ... the beach at the Vernda Beach Club is the best appointed for as far as we could walk, North and South - they not only have really nice Cabana style lawnchairs, they also provide Kayaks and a Sailboat catamaran thing for no extra charge. It was also nice to have the pool and hot tub right there. The resort is small, mostly older adults, a few children where there during our stay but they really had to amuse themselves and were very respectful of adults etc. The Publix shopping center is right across the way, you could walk if you wanted and there is a liquor store in the plaza but not much else. The Wi-Fi was good, reception for our Verizon and AT&T cells was good. Oh and I called a local massage therapist and she came to our room, and gave us each an in unit massage. With the sliding doors open and the sounds of the ocean it was great! Very professional. We really didn't interact with the staff at the Veranda, we did attend the informational breakfast one morning and it was a nice way of meeting some of the fellow guests that week, having some really nice free donuts, cakes and fruit, juice and coffee. The information was NOT about the timeshare although I heard a rep was onsite with a list of available weeks but you would have to make the first move. The information was about things to do in the area. We did rent a boat from the local marina and explored the Bay side - we would recommend this activity too. During our stay, we enjoyed Longboat Key and the Sarasota area so much we even stopped in at a realtor to get info on available condo's. No purchases were made ;) Last but not least, parking was very convienent and using the BBQ(s, 2 of them) was easy too - just prep everything you need and take it and a cold drink out, maybe your cell incase you forget something and have your partner bring it down LOL
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