We had unit #22 over the Memorial Day weekend and had an excellent stay. The split floor plan with the bedrooms on opposite sides was nice and this unit must have been redone in the past year or so.
The feel of the unit was light and tropical. There is a slight view of the bay from the screened porch. This unit was across the street from the beach, but even with it being a holiday weekend, crossing the street with young children was not a problem.
For the money, this was an excellent choice.
Word of warning to anyone staying on Longboat in 2012 - the Publix grocery store has been torn down and they are building a new one that is scheduled to open in 2013. The CVS has a few more groceries than a normal one to help with this, but you will still need to shop off island for most of your food needs.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Between the azure blue of the Southwest Florida skies, and the turquoise Gulf of Mexico waters sits Beach Castle Resort on Longboat Key. A true beach-to-bay community, Beach Castle rests on one of the narrowest points of this prestigious island allowing the community to extend from the Gulf side to the bay side – a quality few have the privilege to carry. With various locations to choose from, including Gulf front, bay front, pool and garden views – this charming resort caters to even the most discerning traveler. Equipped with spacious one-, two-, and three-bedroom options, this 21-unit condominium resort offers a laid-back appeal. Beach Castle Resort is a classic choice with amenities that cater to an array of travelers providing the perfect vacation experience. Holding a reputation on the island as one of the top accommodation options, Beach Castle Resort exudes charm and perfection that wins the hearts of all who stay here. Many of our guests return year-after-year. Economically priced, combined with exceptional furnishings and unique amenities including private beach access and a bay front fishing or boating dock, Beach Castle offers vacationers a glimpse into reminiscent days of Old Florida charm and private getaways. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Beach Castle Hotel Longboat Key