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“Same Horse Different Color”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Cabana Beach Club

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Cabana Beach Club
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“Same Horse Different Color”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 7, 2008

I have stayed at the Cabana Beach Club several times, but mostly at their two bedroom units facing the Gulf. This time, because I was going by myself, I booked Unit 11 across the street that faces the canal.
It is a one bedroom, one bathroom unit which is fine, except I didn't like the fact that 1) your door entrance leads you smack into the bedroom, so there is no living area before you get to the bedroom. For privacy/safety issues it was a concern to me. 2) I wasn't able to enjoy the canal view/deck area because the french doors leading to it in the back would not open and the blinds wouldn't open completely. You would have had to leave the unit, go around the building towards the back and then enjoy your patio area. 3) Only 3 spaces to park (I know there are three units but one of them is for handicapped parking). So I found a spot facing the road that I used. Unit very clean, and kitchen is stocked with pots, pans, silverware, etc., comfy bed, bathroom has no counter space, so bring something to keep your toiletries in. Kitchen great as always, small TV in living room, no TV in bedroom which could be a problem if you bring kids and they want to watch something else. Good size chest of drawers, good size closet. Dining set nice. Sofa sleeper in living room, so technically you could sleep 4 people.
If you don't mind the few issues above, location is great. Unit not available for less than 1 night stay or you have to pay a cleaning fee of $60.

  • Liked — Location on Longboat Key and accommodations.
  • Disliked — Location of bedroom and inability to easily access deck area.
  • Stayed January 2008, traveled solo
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2007

Decided to make a quick getaway from Cocoa Beach with the family - 13 and 9 yr old.... we couldnt have asked for more.. stayed in the one bedroom with pull out couch in the living area. Our cottage was actually located across the street from the main apartments/office which at first kind of disappointed us as we thought we needed to be on the beach side. Its just a minute walk out your front door through the apartments to get to the beach/pool, but in the end we decided we got the best deal.. Our cottage was like a fabulous home away from home with our own little dock to sit and have breakfast on right on a beautiful canal/residential area. Your own BBQ right in your front porch and gorgeous gardens to enjoy. Would not have traded it for anything, was exactly what we were looking for, a little away time, tranquility and natural beauty of the gulf beaches...Apartment was very clean, extremely well furnished with everything you need, wouldnt have minded a TV in the master bedroom for the evenings to get away from "Nick at nite", but otherwise everything was perfect... no wireless internet, so plan on stopping at the office to check emails etc 8-5. Staff was super nice, but get there before 5 if you have any questions at checkin. Longboat is definitely quiet in the summer, but St. Armands circle seems to stay busy with lots of shopping and restaurants etc, and very easy to get to. Turtles are nesting right outside the doorsteps of the resort, so keep your eyes open!

  • Liked — Comfort, location, cleanliness, privacy, safe area
  • Disliked — one TV, slippery/small shower, no internet,
  • Stayed June 2007, traveled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 11, 2005

My boyfriend and I stayed there for 5 days and thought it was a perfect getaway. It had everything we needed, but was cozy. Very well maintained and newly remodeled, the rooms were spacious and comfortable. The pool area was wonderful and very clean. Beach access had groomed landscaping and the beach was clear with sugar white sand. We had great service and there was dining close by. I've stayed in many hotels along the drive, but this was just perfect.

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  • Stayed May 2004
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Additional Information about Cabana Beach Club

Property: Cabana Beach Club
Address: 5851 Gulf of Mexico Dr, Longboat Key, FL 34228-1701
Location: United States > Florida > Longboat Key
Amenities:
Beach Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #19 of 20 Specialty Lodging in Longboat Key
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:2 star — Cabana Beach Club 2*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Cabana Beach Club is a wonderful Florida resort located directly on the beach overlooking the turquoise, placid waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Enjoy warm, sunny days and tropical nights while staying in our one- or two-bedroom condominiums or efficiencies. Every unit features a fully equipped kitchen and patio for the most comfortable, casual stay.Enjoy the relaxed pace of this intimate resort. Discover miles of white sand beaches, unlimited water sports on Longboat Key or simply take a dip in our large, heated swimming pool. No matter what your vacation pleasure, book with confidence using property rating standards. Whatever you choose, you will love the comfortable accommodations and beautiful beach views. The attention to detail, from the cleanliness of your unit to the manicured grounds, will be evident the moment you arrive. The glorious sunrises, the romantic sunsets, the lush tropical flowers abloom everywhere - you will believe you have found paradise in the Cabana Beach Club. ... more   less 
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