This was our first trip to Longboat Key, and we couldn't have asked for a better time. We visited with two other couples for an adults-only stay, but most of the other visitors were large family groups.
Arrival was seamless, and we found our unit in tip-top shape. We had the two-story penthouse model (with 3 bedrooms) on the front corner. There was a lovely "side" beach view from the balcony. The unit is HUGE with tons of space and sleeping room. The kitchen is full (actually larger than my kitchen at home...) and has everything you would need to cook, etc.
Beds were good, not perfect, but after a beach day perfect for sleeping. Bathroom space was fine.
The unit was very clean on arrival, and there is a washer/dryer which is really helpful for a longer stay.
The beach at VBC is amazing. Totally not crowded, with nice sand, clear water, and kayaks to check out. The pool is also great-half of it is shaded which is nice when you've been out in the sun all day!
Quick trip down the road to restaurants/shopping. Be forewarned, the Publix right across the street is closed right now for construction, but there is one just off the island, maybe 10 minutes away.
Stay here--you'll love it!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Veranda Beach Club on Longboat Key offers a matchless location, directly on the shores of the Gulf of Mexico. Warm hospitality, fun-filled activities and a casual relaxed island atmosphere await your arrival. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Veranda Beach Club Hotel Longboat Key