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“Quiet, beautiful, yet close to fine dining” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Little Gull Cottages
Alexandria, Virginia
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14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Quiet, beautiful, yet close to fine dining”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2012

My husband and I have stayed at Little Gull a number of times. We like quiet days lounging on the sand or walking the beach. Euphemia Hayes is a good restaurant nearby, but we often take the short drive to St. Armand's Circle to do a little window shopping and dine.

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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Elizabeth K
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Aurora, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2012

I came here with my wife & kids for Thanksgiving last year. It was our first time travelling to the western side of Florida. We quickly realized what we'd been missing, as Little Gull offered the beauty of the beach and coast without the tourists and crowding. The staff went out of their way to make us comfortable and everything was clean and well kept.We enjoyed it so much we will be booking a return trip for this Thanksgiving!

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Harry677
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San Diego, California
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2012

Little Gull is Paradise. Its is a wonderful place to just close out the rest of the world and relax. And I mean relax. Every morning we had our coffee on the beach then walked along collecting shells. Being August it was not the tourist season so it was almost like having a private beach. Few thunder storms at night but they just left some wonderful treasures in the morning for us to find.
One of the excursions we did take was a visit to the Mote Aquarium. A must see! Spend the extra bucks for the boat ride into the bay. There is a Marine Biologist on the boat to tell you all about the sea life in the bay. Fun for all ages.
LOVE LOVE LOVE this place and hope to return soon.

Room Tip: We had Cottage 1. The gem.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Neptune Beach, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2012

This resort truly has everything you could ever want...a tropical beach, multiple grills, a wonderful pool, game room, laundry facilities, playground, and a boat dock for those travelling with a vessel. It is located on Longboat Key and from the moment you drive in, you are winding through a quaint brick street surrounded by shade trees. Mother nature abounds, with wildlife and natural vegetation everywhere. The staff is wonderful and treats you like family. We plan to return again and again!

Room Tip: Little Gull Cottages offers 1-4 bedroom cottages, each fully furnished and well equiped. Each unit...
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Laurel J
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Saint Augustine, FL
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2012

An awesome place with the real Florida lifestyle. Everyone in our family lives on the ocean in different parts of Florda already, but we come back every single year to Little Gull to "get away." It's quiet, not overloaded with tourists, friendly staff, and close to fantastic nightlife. The beach is perfection, and the rooms are the perfect balance of not being too 'frou-frou' for the beach but still clean and comfy.

Room Tip: You cannot BEAT an ocean view!
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank ellie b
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2012

Litte gull is a Very beautiful place to vacation!! We were more than pleased with the cottage, grounds and staff. Well worth the money. This is our first time in LBK, and we Had a terrific time!! This will be a place we visit again in the near future!!!

  • Stayed July 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Ashley9592
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2012

This is my sixth year coming here and the staff and service has always been great! There is so much to do in the area with
Shopping, restaurants, botanical gardens
And Ringling Museum. One week is just not enough to see it all!

  • Stayed July 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Little Gull Cottages

Property: Little Gull Cottages
Address: 5330 Gulf of Mexico Dr, Longboat Key, FL 34228-2010
Location: United States > Florida > Longboat Key
Amenities:
Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 20 Specialty Lodging in Longboat Key
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Little Gull Cottages 3.5*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Cape Cod style cottages elegantly border a red brick road that runs from the blue waters of the Gulf of Mexico to Sarasota Bay. Little Gull offers fully furnished, luxury one, two, three and four bedroom cottages with four poster beds and wood burning fireplaces. Each cottage has a fully equipped kitchen, two cable televisions, linens, central heat and air, private phones, with laundry facilities either in your cottage or free on site. ... more   less 
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