. Rolling waves cottages were built in the 40s . One of the cottages was built for John Ringling's ( the circus guy) mistress. Since they are from the 40s, they are simple but clean--if you are there you see the cleaning crew every morning. The manager is a lovely woman who is there every day and available by phone all the time . If anything is needed she will fix it immediately. She even wanted to invite us to her home for a cook out on an evening when we could not make it.
The last time we were there we did not have wifi--now there is. They did have a bit of trouble with it one morning but had someone out to fix it that day. The manager said she is planning to change to a more reliable provider but I did not have problems except for about an hour in the two weeks we were there.
If you have a dog ( we don't) you may bring him , but Longboat key does not allow animals on the beach. The manager has posted a list of all dog friendly beaches .
The beach is long and white and mostly populated with seagulls and the little peeps that fish the surf. This end of Longboat has fewer people though if you take an hours walk down the beach you will find more. But we never were bothered by the crowds that you see at other beaches.
The sunsets are grand,, the place is peaceful, the heron still visits and begs for lunchmeat and this is one of out favorite places on earth
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Rolling Waves is a quaint Longboat Key getaway, where cozy cottages give way to the white sands of one of Florida's most picturesque private beaches. Each cottage has a full kitchen, separate bedroom, bathroom, sitting room, AC unit, and outdoor seating area with BBQ. The beach and ocean are only steps away from your front door. We also have a large beachside fire pit, lounge chairs and laundry. Enjoy your next vacation in your own private cottage at the beach! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Rolling Waves Cottages Hotel Longboat Key