We rented unit 804 for one week in June, finding it available on short notice. The unit itself was clean, updated in the past few years, with cold A/C. Could use some new TVs, but it was really a fine place for the week. Only other comment was that the master bed was very soft, and could use replacing with a temperpedic!
Cedars East does have a very nice large pool and a nice exercise facility with some decent machines, which we were happy about. It is our impression that the facility is well managed, and they are doing all they can to keep things looking sharp, which is quite a positive these days. However- in Longboat Key there are so many rental alternatives that are either on the beachside, or that are 6-8 story condos, or that have nicer landscaped grounds- that Cedars East doesn't in the end fare well versus other areas. Granted- these other areas are very likely more (much more in some cases) expensive. So- in conclusion- if you are seeking a lower priced alternative that is clean (from the facility standpoint- because each unit is individually owned, and the maintenance will surely vary from place to place), Cedars East, unit 804 will work fine for you. 804 doesn't have a view of the bay, and in fact very few of the condos have any water view at all.
If you have a larger budget- you might search for a place up the scale a bit further.
We do prefer Longboat Key over most everywhere else in Florida- the beach is great, you can go out into the water a long way without the water getting deep- the sand is smooth well out into the water. The restaurants in Longboat are great, way better than Siesta Key for example.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Cedars Tennis Resort, a luxury vacation rental on Longboat Key, offers world-class facilities, magnificent beaches and tropical sunsets that are picture-perfect. Guests enjoy an unforgettable Florida vacation in our spacious townhomes that are perfect for families or couples. There is something to suit every mood at Cedars Tennis Resort – a junior Olympic swimming pool with Tiki bar, a fitness center, fishing pier and bicycle availability are just some of the amenities you’ll enjoy while staying at this resort. For a casual dining experience, the newly renovated clubhouse features a restaurant with full bar, Cedars Café & Tiki Bar – the perfect spot to grab a bite to eat after a long day exploring Longboat Key. The HarTru tennis courts at Cedars Tennis Resort attract players from all over the world. Professionals and novices alike will enjoy USTA tournaments and tennis camps for children, as well as our well-equipped pro-shop. For those who like to venture out without a motor, bicycle and kayak rentals are available on-site. We invite you to explore our gorgeous landscaped grounds and beach pathways or paddle through Sarasota Bay and engage in the wildlife that passes by. Our fishing pier offers anglers the opportunity to drop a line in Sarasota Bay or simply relax on one of the benches and take in the sights and sounds that engulf your senses. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Cedars Tennis Hotel Longboat Key