I don't write reviews. But...
I wound up at Rolling Waves because "I needed to get away!"
And what an awesome getaway it was. Brought back memories of great cottage life in Canada. Firepit conversation with other guests, beach right there and no one on it, watching storms in the distance and best of all, peaceful. Time to reflect and enjoy nature's splendor. Close to activity if I chose but, ultimately, I stayed right were I was, at Rolling Waves with my very old puppy.
The cottages are historical, clean and well equipped, very quaint. Apparently, Mr. Ringling was deceased before the cottages were built so I found out that story was incorrect. However, from the grandson's mouth, there was a "mistress" story but will not go into that now ... It's a great firepit conversation.
If you don't want the crowded beaches and rowdy venues, then this is definitely the place to stay. Clean, on the Gulf, empty beach, beautiful sunsets every night, dolphins visible, lovely walks along the water, great cycling, short trip to dancing and good food, Who could ask for anything more?
New on-site manager very helpful and seemed truly interested in my opinions on improvement. Was constantly "on the job".
Will definitely return. I come from a large family and this would be a great place for a reunion. or, if "HE" ever asks, a great place for an intimate wedding... In my dreams!
Love it and have highly recommend Rolling Waves to my family and friends, all of which are addiicted travellers. A "bucket list" spot... purely my opinion. I'll be back...
- 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