This resort is like a small motel from the 1950s. The rooms are clean and well maintained, but small and rather dated despite having appliances that work OK (not counting windows that will not stay open and a door that barely locks). The bed had skimpy sheets even for Florida.
The main attraction is being located directly on the Gulf in a quiet setting, directly on a nice public beach that faces west for great views of sunsets. The down side is that the resort has few amenities other than a small swimming pool and a small, attractively landscaped patio overlooking the beach. The only service within walking distance is a rather sketchy bar and grill.
If this were a motel in some typical small town, the rooms would rent for about one third of the price. The price is apparently competitive with other accommodations in the area, but no bargain, which is why I rate it "average" rather than "very good" based on its beachside location.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A Beach Retreat on Casey Key is a condo hotel that offers beach and bay front vacation rentals located directly on the Gulf of Mexico in Sarasota, Florida. Whether its a weekend getaway or family reunion, A Beach Retreat is the ideal location next to world famous Siesta Key and just north of Venice, Florida. Experience the quiet island charm of Casey Key while still being close to everything Sarasota has to offer. Our tropical setting with fabulous beachfront vistas is perfect for weddings, family vacations or simply a much needed escape from the hustle and bustle. Bring your boat - we have private slips available with shore power. Waterfront dining as well as Gulf Harbour Marina are within walking distance. Casey Key is known for its excellent fishing. Bring your camera and capture one of our amazing sunsets. Nightly, Weekly, and Monthly Rentals Available. Be sure to ask about our specials! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- a Beach Retreat Hotel Nokomis
- a Beach Retreat Nokomis