We have been vacationing twice a year at Little Gull for the past 24 years ! Why? Because it is the hidden boutique paradise resort so many people search for. No glizty decor, no organized activities, no intrusions. Just 16 beautifully appointed and maintained cottages (1-4 bedrooms) - 8 on the beach side, 8 on the bay side - with all the comforts of home and a wonderful secluded and private beach. Yes, there are free bicycles available, a pool, swings for the little ones and a ping pong table, pool table, wi-fi and a mini brunch once a week in the little rec room behind the office but for the most part people come for the peace and quiet. And if there is a space launch on a clear day you can stand on the dock and see the shuttle after take off.
The area has so much to offer when you want to venture out - St Armands Circle, Mote Aquarium, Marie Selby Botanical Gardens and Sarasota with its numerous attractions. Some of the restaurants are fabulous in all price ranges. We particularly enjoy the low key seafood restaurants on Anna Marie Island piers or the boxed meal at Star Fish Company off of Cortez where the fishing boats come in and we can sit outside and look at the white pelicans.
The staff have been there for years and are so helpful and friendly.
Little Gull is the place that dream vacations are made of.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Cape Cod style cottages elegantly border a red brick road that runs from the blue waters of the Gulf of Mexico to Sarasota Bay. Little Gull offers fully furnished, luxury one, two, three and four bedroom cottages with four poster beds and wood burning fireplaces. Each cottage has a fully equipped kitchen, two cable televisions, linens, central heat and air, private phones, with laundry facilities either in your cottage or free on site. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Little Gull Cottages Hotel Longboat Key