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Sand Cay Beach Resort
Ranked #2 of 6 Hotels in Longboat Key
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Atlanta, GA
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21 reviews
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“Perfect for our family”
Reviewed May 24, 2013

Everyone came away saying "Best vacation ever!" It was exactly what we were looking for - quiet, oceanfront, family oriented. The staff and the guest were friendly all of our encounters with the staff were pleasant. Members of my family went to the beach every day. I liked the pivate (somewhat) patio (shaded). We spent lots of time there also. I do wish that all the TVs had the same cable set up - the one in the 2nd bedroom didn't have cable at all. Luckily someone brought the Roku. While I like wildlife, seeing a 2 ft snake slither past my patio was startling. My daughter saw it again (or one like it) on her way to the garbage can. I only saw it once, maybe it had a room - I don't know. The snake stayed in his space and I stayed in mine. All in all we had a wonderful stay at Sandy Cay.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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Tampa, Florida
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Reviewed May 9, 2013

We had a 3rd floor 2/2 condo Gulf front. The view was incredible, especially from the dining room, which was wall to wall windows on two side facing west and north - both water views. The living room, kitchen, and master bedroom were all a good size but the 2nd bedroom was miniscule. There were two twin beds and a small dresser and no room to move around. Perfect for two kids but unfortunately we had another couple with us and it was embarrassing that the master was so big and the 2nd bedroom was closet-sized! We also had plumbing problems with the master bath so all had to use the hall bath. OK for a family maybe but not with two couples. Management sent the maintenance guy immediately and again the next day but toilet still would not flush properly. Other than that, the location of this condo complex is right on the water and is beautifully kept. We did not use the tennis court, but the pool is beautiful and large and of course the beach was incredible! Sand Cay has tons of white plastic lounge chairs on the beach - just bring your own towel. I would definitely recommend this resort to a couple or families of 3-4.

Room Tip: The best view is from the 2nd and 3rd floor Gulf front units, although the 1st floor Gulf front unit...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
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Massachusetts
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Reviewed March 30, 2013

Our first stay at Sand Cay will not be our last. We made reservation for next year before we left. The condo units are well designed and the onsite management is very helpful. A complete resort with pool, tennis court, a very nice beach with lounge chairs, free high speed internet and free laundry. We were on the second level and the partially covered patio had all day sun. Unit 205 was well equipped and comfortable for 2 to 6 people with two bedrooms and two full baths as well as pull out couches. Unlike most condo resorts Sand Cay is very flexible on dates and length of stay so you can take advantage of midweek airfares as long as units are available. A good choice for couples and families. Between Publix and Harry's Deli we ate most meals in the condo, but there are good restaurants within a short drive.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Eldridge, Iowa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
Reviewed March 18, 2013 via mobile

Lovely, lovely condo resort on the gulf. The grounds are clean and well kept. Our two bedroom/two bath unit had all the amenities we needed. The kitchen was equipped with all cooking and eating utensils and had a great view of the gulf. We ate almost all meals in our unit. Diningroom was nice and had a great view, as did our balcony. Master kingsize pillowtop bed was very comfortable and quiet with ensuite full bath. Second bedroom had twin beds with bathroom down the hall. Livingroom was good sized and had large flat screen TV with many channels. Both bedrooms also had TVs. Wifi was used and appreciated very much. It worked well. The salt water swimming pool was heated and very clean and nice. St Paddys Day pool party was very fun! Office staff were friendly and helpful. Thank you! Nia on the beach was a great treat, as I do yoga on a regular basis, and I was pleasantly surprised to attend this class on the beach facing the Gulf of Mexico.That is not something I could do at home! It is nice to have the beach chairs ready to use on the beach and they are plentiful, along with the beach towels in our unit. We also had some beach supplies in our condo's storage/utility room. The beautiful white, sandy beach frames gorgeous sunsets daily. One of my favorite outings was walking the beach barefoot daily. The beach is lovely for miles and miles. Free parking and assigned parking spot was a plus! I did not want to leave this place, and I would definitely stay here again! Relaxation at its best!

Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed January 28, 2013

What a nice resort and a great condo! Condo # 117 at Sand Cay had an amazing view of the Gulf of Mexico. The beach was beautiful with white sand and only steps away from the unit. We watched the sunset from the paving brick patio almost every night. The sunsets were amazing! Condo, #117 had a washer and dryer in the unit which is not the case for 2nd and 3rd floor condos which must use the laundry facility near the pool. Our condo was decorated tastefully with nice furniture and ample dishes, utensils, and other amenities in the kitchen. We even had martini and champagne glasses! The condo had comfortable pillow top beds, flat screen TV’s in each bedroom, a wall safe, and a huge flat screen TV in the family room. All Sand Cay condos are individually owned which means the inside of every condo is decorated differently. The resort pool was warm, had plenty of lounge chairs, beach towels, and had nice pool bathrooms. The office staff was very helpful. This was one of the most relaxing vacations I have ever taken. Next time we come, we will pack lightly because the condo and resort had everything we needed.

Room Tip: #117 was the closest condo to the beach at the resort. What an amazing view!
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Cortland, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed January 23, 2013

We went on November 2012 during Thanksgiving time. It was a little chilly there. The unit 103 has a nice layout and great view. Unit is on the corner, very private and ocean front. We brought two kids and my mother in law. It was very clean beach and great for kids. This resort provides beach toys. The pool is nice and warm enough. I would recommend this resort to who wants laid back family vacation.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
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Hanover, Massachusetts
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed November 25, 2012

We stayed at Sand Cay in unit 306 which was a beautiful unit and decorated extremely nice.
It had a great view of the Gulf from the deck as well as the livingroom picture window. It was
a very roomy and comfortable unit that made you feel at home. The beach in front of the unit was very large with lots of lounge chairs (bring a cushon they are plastic chairs) and offered
a great sunset. Terry, the front desk mgr. was very friendly and helpful. We would like to
come back again for a great vacation.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
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Property: Sand Cay Beach Resort
Address: 4725 Gulf of Mexico Dr, Longboat Key, FL 34228-2129
Location: United States > Florida > Longboat Key
Amenities:
Beach Swimming Pool
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Ranked #2 of 6 Hotels in Longboat Key
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Sand Cay Beach Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 60
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