Each unit is individually owned, but managed by a mgmt company.
You stop and get your keys at mgmt company-close by. They make arrangements if you arrive after hours. (we did).
We rented room 501. The best in my opinion. Its a top corner unit-with a SPECTACULAR view of the Ocean and the pool along the side.....with windows along the side. Nice.....Unit has blinds, a private balcony and is a 1 bedroom.(seperate) nice! 2 queen beds. BIG walk in storage closet, where there are 2 unbrellas and even a chair--which u won't need....as there are plenty of chairs at the beach, and since its basically a private beach, with no real property near it.....its literally a "slice of heaven". The unit has a nice kitchen area-(condo) and furniture is new and comfy...there are pots and pans and silverware and pitchers, and wine openers-hot pads--everything you could need at home is here! the fridge is a standard size. with freezer. wine glasses, dishes....sponge-dish soap----all there!! paper towels and toilet paper too!!! tvs in main room and bedroom-2 queen beds-dresser-lamps-etc.
**.the unit needs painting, which the mgmt company is aware of--its just this unit is ALWAYS rented, and painting requires down-time......and paint smell to go away, so they don't offend renters.......... but they are aware of it.........
On the property is a pool, smaller than a resort-but big enough. A great grill area with both charcoal and gas...tables and chairs to eat at-and a mini golf course and shuffleboard. The grounds are maintained 100%......Very nice place, plenty of free parking and even have a trolley stop right out front. you also have a CVS and a publix super market-2 miles away.
it is about 3 miles away from the "famous" circle (St. Armains) with plent of shopping and eatting!!
Highly recommend the restraunt "COLUMBIA 1905". They have been featured on the dining channel and numerous magazine articles. Famous for their 1905 salad-created at your table. Reservations at night are needed---open air seating, but amazingly cool. They have a amazing white sangria---yummmmmm and the black beans and rice--yum, and the ropa vieja (sp)-the best i've ever had! We had the cuban sandwich twice-----and I had a combo with the 1905 salad and cuban---YUM--i miss them already!!!
Another restraunt recommendation-is not in the circle, but you'll pass it on the way from condo to st armains on right....its called the Chart House---WOW....steaks run 30.00 each, and everything is ala carte, but WOW.--incrediable salad bar---for a price---8 with meal-17.00 by itself. ....the steaks ===are PERFECT! GREAT water view or sunset view.....reservations suggested, and if you have the mgmt company make the reservation for you---you get a free desert! (10.50 value)
I found that out at restraunt and it worked! Taught mgmt company something...lol
The Sunsets are SPECTACULAR..each one unique!....we did a sunset cruise---sweet:-)
picked up brochure in mgmt office. 28.00 pp
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Turtle Crawl Inn Resort is the place to enjoy the sound of rolling waves and some of the most spectacular sunsets on Longboat Key.With a wide variety of unit styles and floor plans to choose from, no longer does direct Gulf front mean sacrificing your entire vacation budget. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Turtle Crawl Hotel Longboat Key
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