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“Six Years In A Row”

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Little Gull Cottages
Atlanta, Georgia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Six Years In A Row”
Reviewed November 6, 2012

This January will be our sixth year of enjoying Little Gull Cottages. Every year we(two couples) ask each other if we want to go to a new place. The answer is always no. The location on Long Boat Key is outstanding, the cottages clean and quaint, shopping is near by and you get the advantage of being on the bay and gulf. A little heaven on earth.

Room Tip: We have tried three different cottages but prefer unit 7 on the Gulf and 14 on the bay.
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
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CPMCFlorida, Public Relations Manager at Little Gull Cottages, responded to this review, November 9, 2012
Thank you for taking time to write us a review! We love hearing from guests that visit us year after year. Glad you had another fantastic time with us. See you again soon!
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed October 26, 2012

Spending our last day in paradise. Gonna be hard to leave!! Great place with beautiful beaches, weather perfect. The units are cute and quaint! The staff is awesome. Everybody here very friendly. Place has everything we need! Thank u for such a perfect vacation!

  • Stayed October 2012
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2 Thank ToniJanko
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Pennsylvania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed October 15, 2012

I just came back from 2 weeks at Little Gull. The first time Istayed here was 17 years ago! 11 years ago we became owners and now have 3 weeks! It becomes more difficult to leave each time because after all these years it truly seems like a second home!! They have made wonderful upgrades to the kitchens and the bathrooms in recent years. Each unit is always immaculate and inviting upon entry. The staff is always friendly and helpful quick to respond to problems if they arise, but otherwise they leave you alone to enjoy what we all refer to as Paradise!! Longboat key is a quiet out of the way barier island to Sarasota. this time of year there are hardly any tourist or residents around so the beach becomes your own private hide-a-way!
Although we basicallt stayed around the resort and enjoyed the beach and the wildlife that abounds around the resort, we took a kayak guided tour in a nearby nature preserve. It was a unique experience for a 62 year old!! We also went into Sarasota and took in a movie at the arts theatre on the one day in two weeks that was gray and raining. St. Armond's Circle is a must and never disappoints!!
I really don't understand the one negative review that was posted recently....they must not have been staying at the same resort. We have three cottages on the gulf side. We usually stay for two weeks and trade the other, although my daughter and her husband used the third week afor their honeymoon last year....we all love Little Gull.....and actually they presented us with a Little Gull grandchild!! Another reason to love it!!

Room Tip: Gulf side is the easy beach access, bay side if you are more of a pool person.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Lakeland, Florida, United States
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed September 30, 2012

My partner and I found Little Gull Cottages online and took a chance, booking a week's stay in early September. The rate was unexpectedly inexpensive, so we were not expecting too much (other than a vacation close to the Gulf.) However, from the moment we drove on to the property we were AMAZED at the lovely setting of Little Gull. Pictures (and the video tour on their website) simply do not do justice to this resort. It is very small - only 16 units - and staffed by only a few people. There is not a restaurant onsite, but there were three within walking distance! There are no activities per se, but we found plenty to do on our own. There is a small get-together the resort holds on Monday morning with refreshments where management gives a talk about local atractions and activities.

What we found suprising was the friendliness and warmth of the staff and guests. We talked to several other guests at the pool and beach and many have been returning to the resort for 30 years! We had a couple of minor maintenance issues and they were given attention as soon as we reported them. The front desk clerk was extremely helpful and spent a good deal of time printing directions to various places for us (we forgot our GPS!) and made us feel taken care of.

We cannot say enough about the GORGEOUSNESS of the private beach here. It truly looks and feels like something from a movie (and I say this as a girl who grew up in Florida!) I felt like I was on holiday in the Caribbean. The pool was small but clean and had many chairs, loungers and tables set up.

My only (minor) drawbacks would be that our unit (Bay side) did not have a washer/dryer, but there is a free laundry provided for guests. I was taken aback at first by the furnishings of our cottage, which seemed more appropriate for a cottage on the Atlantic in Maine! By the end of the week, though, it had grown on me. Had it been a bit more chilly at night, we would have made use of the fireplace!

I would not hesitate to suggest staying here to anyone, and my partner and I plan to come back next year, if not sooner. We would prefer to stay on the Gulf side next time, but we had a very short walk to the beach and it wasn't too much of an inconvenience. Great value for your travel dollar, as well as being quite romantic.

Room Tip: The Bay side units do not have a washer/dryer but staff told us all Gulf units do. There is a free g...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Lake Worth Florida
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119 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed September 2, 2012 via mobile

If you arrive on Saturday after 5, there will be no bikes & no information as the office is close. When they open the office, bikes are only available from 10- 5, the hottest part of the day. For 5 days we had one towel to use until the once a week towel exchange, and the towels are flimsy & of a poor quality. Limited baking supplies in the 2 bedroom unit makes it difficult to cook. They didn't even supply shampoo or a hair dryer. There were beach chairs and a clean pool and a short walk to the beach. That was the best part

Stayed August 2012
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CPMCFlorida, Manager at Little Gull Cottages, responded to this review, September 6, 2012
We at Little Gull pride ourselves in providing you with your best vacation experience. Had we known you wanted to use our bikes, would have provided you with our after hours bikes that we could have arranged for you before we left on the day you arrived and we also offer our regular bikes that you can ride anytime during office hours (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.). The towels we provide are very good quality, Bamboo Towels that our guests have raved about. Anytime our guests ask us for additional towels, we are more than willing to accommodate you. In addition, we do supply pool/beach towels at the pool whenever you need fresh ones. We do provide shampoo/body wash through a dispenser in each shower and each unit is also equipped with a hair dryer. If any of these items were missing, we surely would have been glad to make sure that you had them replaced had we been notified. We certainly do wish that you had allowed us to make your vacation better than you obviously experienced.
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Sewell, New Jersey
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed September 1, 2012

I have been coming here for 15 years and for the last 5 now an owner. My daughter has grown up with theses memories and we have made wonderful friends that we now call family. Your stay here is speechless. You have access right to the Gulf and bay with only steps away. Beautiful palm trees, private beach, great pool, washer, dryer (free of charge), and the staff is fabulous. The cottages are updated with everything you need. Shops and restaurants steps or a drive away. Come stay here, you won't regret it and you'll come back for more.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Alexandria, Virginia
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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.

Room Tip: Cottages on the ocean side have a nice beach and gorgeous sunsets. Cottages across the highway have...
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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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 #1 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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