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Gulf Tides of Longboat Key
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Reviewed December 22, 2012

We were fortunate enough to be in Studio Unit 101 which is truly ON THE BEACH, meaning open your door, take two steps outside, and your toes are in the sand! Dining at the small table next to the huge window that faces the calm waters of the gulf was so wonderful. I also need to mention that the murphy bed side of the unit also features a full length window that enables you to roll over in the morning and open your eyes to the beach just outside your door. The breeze and sound of the surf was excellent. This studio is bigger than you expect and offers very easy access with just one small step up into the unit. Parking for this unit was also just to the side of the building and was mere foot steps away. Units are very clean, recently updated, and the staff are very friendly. We've stayed here more than once and have checked in during regular hours and also after, neither was a problem. We enjoy the ability to be able to either walk to the nearby Publix or to check out one of the bikes. Longboat Key itself is a very laid back, private feeling beach, yet is so close to everything that Sarasota offers. Fishing was another favorite event. While not a lot of restaurants, nor crowds, dining experience was delicious - though I was just as content buying freshly made bakery goods and simple meals for our front row table beachside. No complaints - very relaxing week.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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6  Thank SandDoll_11
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Reviewed December 17, 2012

Gulf Tides at Longboat Key is situated close to the famous St. Armand's Circle for shopping and restaurants, Sarasota for the urban element. There is so much to do! Also, head further down the keys for more great restaurants, more beaches and more beautiful scenery. Fishing, golf, boat rentals, theater, or just a cruise to see the beautiful homes and shops, stop in for a cocktail at lots of great bars. We return as often as we can, and Gulf Tides is always a quiet, clean and friendly place for our temporary home.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with friends
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3  Thank jmcnel44
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Reviewed November 16, 2012

Perfect Location, right on the beach. You can spend the whole day on your own "private" beach - very secluded. Tons of seashells around, bring a bag. Clean room, murphy beds are surprisingly comfy. Staff is very helpful with all questions/directions/suggestions. Turn left or right out of the complex and there's tons of great things to do and see. Room had everything we needed - coffee pot, washer/dryer, all utensils, dish washer, nice furniture, very very quiet. Flat screen tv. Beach chairs available all the time for free. You can go out to the beach from your room & enjoy a cup of coffee with your toes in the sand - can't do that at many places. This place is great for a week at the beach - can't wait to go back. They even give you beach towels.

Room Tip: Book as early as you can - we waited and luckily got the LAST room they had available - you won't be disappointed.
  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank shelj56
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Reviewed November 15, 2012

Longboat Key is the perfect location for a beautiful and relaxing Florida vacation. And we could not be happier with the resort we chose, Gulf Tides. The quiet, pristine beach is right outside our door, while inside we enjoy all the comforts of home. The staff at Gulf Tides truly go above-and-beyond the norm, to provide great service and a wonderful vacation. We can't wait to go back to this little slice of heaven on the beach in Longboat Key!

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with family
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2  Thank Greg P
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Reviewed October 30, 2012

Our family had a great time at Gulf Tides. The weather was nice and the property was perfect for our family. The beach was on the other side of the road but hardly an issue to cross over. Our children had the beach to themselves a few days and loved the water. The staff was very helpful with anything that we needed.

Room Tip: Fitness Center is about 5 miles from property. Grocery store was being remodeled nearby but many to choose from when you check in they will give you directions.
  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with family
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2  Thank SteveD847
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