After doing a lot if research - checking with TRIPADVISOR to see what other people had to say about the area & looking for the perfect place to stay - where there would be nice golf courses close by & a place for my husband to fish. In all of the comments - no one mentioned that all 3 of the beautiful golf courses there were all PRIVATE. I was so disappointed - because I would chose another area to stay if I had known. The LITTLE GULL is a nice place - we stayed in cottage 11. It had all the amenities - comfortable place except 1 problem - something was biting us. We had welts all over our legs & arms. We did what we could - spraying everything, everywhere - stripping the bed & spraying it down with bug spray, vacuuming the rug, but we still looked horrible. We slowed the bites down but they continued through our one week vacation. We realized we were in Florida & there are all kinds of bitey bugs here & we didn't want to complain but we had never been so itchy. We just kept spraying the bug spray, bug
repellent & itch spray & tried to have a good time, but being in shorts was embarrassing because the welts were so big & red. We asked around & no one else seemed to have a problem - so we figured it must have been us - with our sensitive skin & never having to deal with these issues coming from Cali. Also - around the dock area - there were wild raccoons - one was a little aggressive - I was freaked out but my husband wasn't.
It was an okay place but I think we will pick another area next time we visit Florida
- 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