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“Great place to relax” 4 of 5 stars
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Little Gull Cottages
Indiana
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36 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Great place to relax”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

My husband and I exchanged our timeshare for a two bedroom unit at Little Gull. We flew in to
Tampa and the resort was an easy drive from the airport.
The unit was very nicely decorated and each couple had bed and bath. The resort is small and the office workers were very accommodating.
We were across the main road of Longboat Key from the ocean but the walk was very easy and brief. The beach was nice. We were there in October so there were no crowds.
We walked to a strip mall and had breakfast twice and dinner once at different restaurants in the mall. We were close to grocery store but did need a car to get there.
For a relaxing time in a great unit, Little Gull Cottages is a good bet.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
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4 Thank PandPIndiana
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Little Rock, Arkansas
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29 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

We were lucky to get an exchange through Interval International. We arrived early (check in is at 4). Scott was fantastic and told us to feel free to walk around the resort while they made sure the rooms were ready.

We went out on the fishing dock and watched the fish swim by (even saw a 3 foot snook cruising by the dock). We walked across Gulf of Mexico Drive to the beach and were amazed by the grounds. The landscaping is wonderful, lush, and completely blocks out the traffic noise from the road. Every cottage has either a veranda or a yard. The walk through the cottages and trees is beautiful.

We were on the bay side, cottage 12. It is very well appointed and comfortable. The kitchen has all the necessary utensils for cooking and food preparation. The master bedroom opens out on the veranda. The second bedroom is very quite and roomy. The beds were firm and supportive and the bedding was very nice. The bathrooms were recently renovated and were appointed very nicely. The living room was very nice and opened out on the veranda also.

There was a fire place for the cool evenings and TV's in every room. The veranda overlooks the heated pool and the guest laundry is on the opposite end of the pool.

Room Tip: Cottage 12 and 13 require going up 2 flights of stairs. Some of the cottages are at ground level bu...
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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2 Thank MangoRita80
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Cannes
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131 reviews
24 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014 via mobile

We stayed a week here and it was most relaxing and very well kept. Beautiful beach area with seclusion and bbq grills. Very nice on the bay as well. And very very quiet. One of the best values and properties on the key. Highly recommend this place. Staff is excellent and most accommodating.

Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Jamestown
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20 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

We own at Little Gull and most often use our week in October. Its great to meet people who come and rent available units, they come back again and again. The beach is quiet private and clean. Longboat Key is not commercial, very quiet, with beautiful views, great places to eat and a great way to get away from the hustle and bustle. The value to rent is really great. We own ,but went to some other resorts to look around what were also gulf side, stand alone units/houses, that seemed equivalent to Little Gull, but comparing the houses, furnishing, upkeep they clearly were not comparable and their prices for renting were much higher. Made me feel even better about owning at Little Gull. I have been going to Little Gull as a teen with my parents , and now take my family. Have been going there for 30+ years, never get tired of returning there.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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4 Thank Narda G
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

The resort is a great place to rest, relax and have some time on the beach. The facilities are above average but dated. Wifi is available but very slow. We enjoyed our stay and would like to come back.

  • Stayed September 2013
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3 Thank ldcochran
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

This was a very quiet and private cottage. The beach was within walking distance and it was private too. The room was very clean and equipped with everything you need just like home. The kids loved it too.

  • Stayed August 2013
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2 Thank mmclean0612
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Jacksonville, Florida, United States
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11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

We spent a week at Little Gull over Memorial Day weekend, and even though the cottages were full it still felt very private and homey. Staying on the gulf side was great. We would go down to the beach in the morning. Head back to our cottage during the heat of the day. Then go back down in the evening to enjoy the birds and the breathtaking sunsets. The Publix grocery is just a few miles down the road. You can pick up your groceries and a Red Box movie for the DVD player in the cottage if it rains. Longboat Key is so pleasant and peaceful we rarely left the island. Little Gull is a great spot to do what you should do on vacation...relax!

Stayed May 2013, 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 #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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