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Description from owner

TripAdvisor Property ID: 4827251

About the area

Just a drive to St. Armand's circle, the Mote Aquarium and Sarasota. We are located on the northwest corner of Longboat Key, very near the drawbridge connecting to Anna Maria Island. Excellent paved walking and biking paths everywhere, as well as miles of beach to walk. Longboat Key has terrific beaches with gentle slopes in the water, great diving, and perfect sand. Our primary beach is a 2 minute walk, and and our location on the west side places us away from the traffic noise that impacts 80% of properties-even properties a block away from our home. Unlike most property on Long Boat Key or the west coast of Florida we have true peace and quiet. Yet an 8 minute drive puts us into good night life, and a 15 minute drive puts us at St Armand's circle with terrific shopping and food. World famous Mote aquarium and Selby gardens are 20 minutes away. Liquor and food are a 3 minute drive as are several great restaurants. Local property manager at your service. Large garage great for secure storage.

Owner profile

Tom M.

Tourist License

Years listed:

Languages spoken: English

About the owner

Tom grew up in the local area and worked internationally in business for 25 years. During his college years Tom worked summers and Fall weekends as a Chief Mate for the HyLine Ferries. He is an accomplished sailor. Sue is an Advanced Practice Nurse and loves gardening.

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  • Air conditioning
  • Grill
  • Heating
  • Linen provided
  • Parking Included
  • Balcony/Terrace


  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Hair dryer
  • CD player
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Washing machine


  • Cycling Trips
  • Fishing
  • Water sports
  • Horse riding

Reviews (9)

Excellent – based on 9 reviews Excellent
9 reviews

“Beach Cottage”

Reviewed 8 Jan 2017

It was a pleasure to stay here. The neighborhood is quiet and peaceful, and there's a really nice beach that's a few minutes walk -- a few others that aren't much further. The house was clean and everything was set and prepared for our stay. The owners, Tom and Sue, were super nice and incredibly responsive in terms of whatever we needed. Thanks again!

Owner's reply: We are glad our guests had a great time and plan to return. We thanks them for taking such good care of our home. Tom and Sue

“Highly recommended!”

Reviewed 31 Oct 2016

I would highly recommend. Very clean and comfortable- great floor plan. We enjoyed our breakfast and evenings in the lanai daily! About 100 yards walk to clean, beautiful beach.

Owner's reply: Very glad our guest had a great time and will return. We thank her for taking the time to write this postive review.

“Great home and good people”

Reviewed 19 Sep 2016

This was our 3d year staying and we love this clean and charming home. The home is in a quiet location and we like the 200 yard walk to a perfect beach. We lived in the large back yard lanai, which is full of tropical plants. The home is less than 10 minutes to great shopping and dining. Tom and Sue are just great people to deal with, and their property manager is very responsive

Owner's reply: We thank our guest for staying with us again, and we will continue our efforts to provide the best vacation experience possible

“Great Place to Stay!”

Reviewed 10 Jun 2014

This was a great vacation home rental at a great price. The home was very clean and very roomy. We have four children and they all enjoyed it very much! The pool has a toddler gate which is wonderful option as we have a 2 yr old. I would highly recommend this property. It is about 15 minute drive to a public beach, but worth the drive to stay in this quiet, peaceful neighborhood, away from the beach noise and traffic. We will definitely be looking at this house as an option if we return to the area next year!

Owner's reply: So glad our guests enjoyed the great cottage! It is truly a hideaway and sanctuary.


Reviewed 19 Nov 2013

More than expected! Absolutely charming home, wonderful neighborhood, so close to the beach, Anna Maria island, shopping! Could not have expected more! Best house rental I've stayed in in years!!! Will make an annual.



Reviewed 19 Jul 2012

Very peaceful. Beautiful house with all the necessary amenities. Excellente weather with an easy access to beach. (5 min.walk). Close to restaurantes and grocery store. A perfect place to relaxe and enjoy to sun. Wonderful sunset just a few steps away. Very easy to get there. The house was clean and very convenient for the three of us. Perfect for a family with 2 to 4 kids, or two couples.

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“Quite beach cottage”

Reviewed 25 Jul 2011

The house is very comfortable and the lanai out back is the spot to relax be it for morning coffee or evening libations. The owners are very friendly and helpful people and full of local recommendations. They have lots of items you will need - for example they allowed us to us their beach chairs, they had bicycles, and the house had some supplies to get us started such as papertowel, trash bags and toilet paper. We watched two wonderful sunsets on the beach which is just a quick five minute walk from the house. The beach at the end of the road is one of the nicest beaches in the area. A nice quiet place to unwind is what you will find at this cottage.

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Owner Supplied Testimonials

Wonderful place with great beaches and wildlife!
Want to go back every year. Carolyn Keating.

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