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Casa del Mar Beach Resort
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Reviewed January 6, 2013

What a wonderful vacation! We truly enjoyed our beautiful unit (18B) which was just lovely. Though we did not have beach front, it was in no way an inconvenience, as the gardens and landscaping were beautiful and the beach was just a few feet away. The kids loved the heated pool, the area surrounding the pool was gorgeous! The staff was friendly and courteous..everyone there was friendly and kind!
We planned this vacation with two other families that stayed at different resorts, and ours was the one we all hung out at, day and night. They want to reserve rooms there for the next trip!
This resort is located near a beautiful Publix and some great restaurants. We will absolutely return, and would not hesitate to recommend! Our kids ages are 16, 13 and 11, and they had a ball looking at shells, watching rays and dolphins, swimming in the pool, and digging in the sand.
Vacation perfection! THANK YOU, CASA DEL MAR!

Room Tip: Had no issues with an upstairs room with no beach view!
  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with family
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JulieMKTGdirector, Public Relations Manager at Casa del Mar Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded January 14, 2013

We are happy that you enjoyed the lush gardens, the pool and beautiful beach. Thank you for staying with us and we hope to see you again very soon!

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Reviewed January 4, 2013

This was our first visit to Casa Del Mar and it was everything I had hoped it would be and then some! From the friendly staff to the beautiful condo with breathtaking views.......my family can not say enough about Casa!!

The tennis courts, the covered grill porch, the large pool, beautifully maintained grounds and beach area were great amenities to have!!

This trip provided a wonderful blend of activity and relaxation......we will be back!!!!

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with family
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JulieMKTGdirector, Public Relations Manager at Casa del Mar Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded January 14, 2013

We enjoyed having you stay with us at the resort, and are glad that you appreciated the beautiful views and amenities. We are looking forward to your next visit with us!

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Reviewed December 5, 2012

Well, we had another dream stay at Casa del Mar. Since our last trip, we've been to Fort Meyers Beach and the Atlantic side, both times enjoying our visits, but there is nothing we've seen in Florida, and we mean nothing, that tops the beauty, quiet, class, cleanliness, and quality of Longboat Key. And after this stay at Casa del Mar, having had time to explore other accommodations, we've concluded that we have no need to look further.
From the lush grounds, to the pristine beach (with dolphins and other fascinating wildlife), to the condos (what a view on the second floor of the E Building: you could throw a baseball into the water); to the amazingly helpful and friendly staff, Casa del Mar is a paradise.
Since our last visit, they improved the already great grilling area by putting a roof over it. The pool looked even nicer, the beach umbrellas were new, and the flowers continue to dazzle.
We'll be back. Not soon enough, but we'll be back.

Room Tip: You've traveled this far, stay upstairs in one of the buildings that front the beach. Your first...
  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed November 12, 2012

Just returned from our annual family reunion. We had a wonderful and relaxing stay and truly enjoy the family friendly atmosphere and casualness of Casa Del Mar!

Must admit that our unit this time around was in need of a bit of TLC but all in all, the staff is very accommodating and always willing to help! The grounds are always beautifully maintained! The beach is quiet and relaxing and plenty of complimentary lounge chairs. You can rent umbrellas and they will be set up for you every day.

The washer and dryers in the units are a great plus, so you can pack light!

We have been coming here for 20+ years and have always enjoyed our stay...

Looking forward to next year already :)

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with family
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JulieMKTGdirector, Public Relations Manager at Casa del Mar Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded December 12, 2012

We are so happy that you enjoyed another family reunion at Casa del Mar, and look forward to hosting more of your family celebrations for many generations to come!

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Reviewed October 30, 2012

Casa del Mar is right on a beautiful beach. The units are well equiped, the grounds immaculate with beautiful plantings and the pool large enough to handle the guests. The staff is also helpful and friendly. There are plenty of outdoor grills for use that are covered. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with family
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JulieMKTGdirector, Public Relations Manager at Casa del Mar Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded December 12, 2012

We were so happy to have you as our guest and are glad that you enjoyed our brand new grill area. We hope to see you again very soon at the resort!

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Reviewed October 29, 2012

This was my second stay with Casa del Mar, and like a fine wine, it gets better with age. If you are looking for the closest thing to perfection, this is the place for you. The resort is run like a fine oiled machine, with helpful, knowledgeable and friendly staff. This applies from the top to the bottom. The condo where I stayed was spacious, clean, comfortable, well appointed and while not on the beach, just a few steps away. The beach on the Gulf is pristine, offers lots of sea shell treasures, and is prepared with chairs and umbrellas early each morning by the staff. While there are always sea birds to watch, if you come early enough you will catch a glimpse of dolphins and manatees.
Casa del Mar is about thirty seconds from the extraordinary beach on the Gulf of Mexico, ten minutes from the quaint historic St. Armand’s Circle, twenty minutes from Downtown Sarasota, twenty-five minutes from a plethora of shopping and restaurants in Sarasota, and twenty minutes from an abundance of shopping and restaurants in Bradenton. They are currently building a brand new Publix grocery about five minutes from the resort, and looks to be incredible. There are churches and a synagogue near by, and many excellent restaurants. Did I mention the incredible pool, the tennis courts, the outside barbecue grills, the orchid garden, the magnificent gardens throughout the resort, and washers and dryers in each unit?
I am not paid to write a review, and quite frankly, this years and last years review of Casa del Mar have been the only ones I have chosen to write. I truly feel that it is rare to find something in life that brings you such joy and peace, and without worry or complaint. If you are looking for paradise, this is where you will find it. I met people from abroad who have stayed there every year, for over thirty years. That, alone, is the single best endorsement.
And as a post script, to usurp a quote from Mark Twain, applying it to Casa’s incredible general manager D.M, the reports of his demise are greatly exaggerated. He is still there, still piloting the ship and looks better than ever. A greater gentleman you will never meet.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled on business
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JulieMKTGdirector, Marketing Director at Casa del Mar Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded November 8, 2012

Thank you so much for your kind words about our resort and for staying with us again. It is a real pleasure to host you each September and we look forward to it every year!

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Reviewed October 17, 2012

We had a lovely time at Casa del Mar. The place is small enough to feel friendly and personal, but is big enough to support a team who keep the place running beautifully. Everyone on site was really friendly and we immediately felt at home there.

It was quite busy when we arrived so we were offered a garden-facing unit - at first we were disappointed that we couldn't see the sea, BUT it was an extended unit and the pool and beach were all of about 45 seconds walk away. The view over the gardens was lovely and we ended up feeling that it was probably a more peaceful location anyway - AND it was cheaper!

We are keen tennis players, and the courts here are awesome, likewise the beach, which was great for the less confident swimmers in our party - there is no steep shelf in the water and you could wade out for a long way before needing to tread water. There is a fantastic (and very sociable) covered barbecue area with gas grills and loads of tables, so we didn't eat out a lot while we were on Longboat Key.

Our unit was probably not the most modern in terms of kitchen/bathroom fittings, but was still super-clean and really well equipped. We liked having the extra living space that an extended unit gave us. By the end of our week we were feeling super-chilled and were very sad to leave. We will definitely be recommending Casa del Mar to any friends who might be visiting Florida; it would combine and contrast really well with a week in Orlando. And next time we come, it will be for two weeks, not one!

Room Tip: Don't be put off by a garden-facing room. We went for an upstairs unit so that we had more priv...
  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with family
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JulieMKTGdirector, Marketing Director at Casa del Mar Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded October 26, 2012

We are glad that you enjoyed viewing the beautiful tropical gardens at our resort and look forward to seeing you again soon!

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Additional Information about Casa del Mar Beach Resort

Address: 4621 Gulf of Mexico Dr, Longboat Key, FL 34228-2101
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Location: United States > Florida > Longboat Key
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 21 Specialty Lodging in Longboat Key
Price Range: $248 - $370 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Casa del Mar Beach Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 102
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Guests enjoy beach resort amenities and beautifully appointed condominium vacation homes. A lush tropical setting directly on the turquoise Gulf of Mexico. Spacious two bedroom, two bath accommodations with great kitchens and porches and patios. Extraordinary white powder sand beach. Huge heated gulf view pool. Championship tennis courts. Natural beauty, serenity and a staff that "goes the extra mile." An island favorite! ... more   less 
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