This is a series of privately-owned, low-rise condos on either side of the main road.
We were looking specifically for a beachfront condo and this looked ideal, although somewhat expensive. We were allocated number 8 which unfortunately is at the rear of the beachfront block which consists of 8 condos: this meant that we were on the north side and had no natural light coming in. This may be fine at other times of the year, but in January we needed the lights and heating on most of the time.
The condo was a good size, comfortable and clean. The pool was good, as was the spa pool, but they are on the bay side.
It's a good drive to St Armands and Sarasota, but we found the local restaurants and those further up at Bradenton Beach very good.
It is bang on a lovely beach, but if you want a 'proper' beachfront condo it's got to be no 1,2,3 or 4.
- 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