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14 reviews
Beachfront right at your door
Go right out to the beach!
All you'll need for simple meals
Palm trees swaying in the breeze
Your own patio
Your beach path
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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Longboat Key, Florida

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Kosar19
Warren, Ohio
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“A wonderful time!”
Reviewed 22 April 2016 for a stay in April 2016

How much we enjoyed our stay at Starfish #3. A nice place and great location. We really enjoyed "Harry and Izzy" as well as having that wonderful beach at our back door.
It was so quiet and relaxing. The property had everything we could want. The location was great! Close to Sarasota, St. Armands Circle and Anna Maria Island. And a super Publix two minutes away. The Sarasota Farmers Market was awsome!!
We will be back!!!!

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Liked best: Being on the beach
Liked least: Charcoal instead of gas grill, but not a big deal.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
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Management Response
23 Apr 2016
Thank you for taking time to review your stay with us. It's so important to us that you enjoyed your visit. Glad to here our ambassadors are "Harry and Izzy" are on the job! Hurry back!
Jim
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Jim H
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great place!”
Reviewed 3 January 2016 for a stay in December 2015
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It's a nice place for a couple -- very comfortable and relaxing. The back door opens up directly onto the beach. Each morning we had breakfast out on the patio. During the evenings we cracked open the bedroom window so we could fall asleep to the sounds of the surf. The gulf was warmer than we expected. We swam just about every day. Our beach had very few people on it, unlike the public beaches in the area. The condo had some reclining beach chairs and a beach umbrella that we used each day.

Condo #3 is part of a single-floor building divided into four (I think) side-by-side units. There is a shared laundry on the south side of the building. The king-sized bed was soft, which was fine for us, but may be a problem for people with back issues. The kitchen was well equipped and had everything we needed. There was also a nice supermarket and drugstore just a few blocks away. Jim and Cindy we're very helpful and answered all of our questions. I'd recommend this place for people (like us) who are looking for a quiet, relaxing holiday on the ocean.

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
6 Jan 2016
It's great to know you enjoyed your stay! Thank you so much for a thoughtful review and come back soon.
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mswillie
Tampa, Florida
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Ideal setting and size for two people”
Reviewed 29 November 2015 for a stay in November 2015

My wife and I stayed here for a week (Nov 21-Nov 28, 2015). First of all, the place was very clean. Alt the dishes, silverware, glassware, towels, extra hangers we needed were there. This unit (#3) is one of four in a one floor building with a gravel parking lot in front and beach directly out the back door. You walk into the well lit living room combined with bar and kitchen. The living room has a glass back door that opens in to another room with a table and chairs, ceiling fan, and sliding glass door to the back patio. On the back patio is another table and chairs and a charcoal grille. Beach chaise lounges are also available. The beach is perhaps 100 yards from the back door. In front is a gravel parking lot with room for 1 car per unit.

Inside the apartment there is a hallway from the living room/kitchen that leads to the bathroom (shower/tub, toiled, lavatory with storage underneath. The hallway also leads to the bedroom that has a king size bed (extra blankets available). The bedroom has a large window viewing toward the beach.

All the rooms have glass windows with wooden venetian blinds. All rooms have ceiling fans. The house has central heat and air. The kitchen has a refrigerator, microwave, toaster, etc. The bathroom has a hairdryer. The living room has one recliner and another chair with a footstool. It also has a sofa and coffee table and TV. The wi-fi internet connection is fairly fast.

All in all, this has been our best beach rental. We live in Tampa and try to spend at least one week each year in a similar property. So far, this is our favorite and we plan to come back next year.

We highly recommend it.

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Liked best: Quiet location, easy beach access, and all the needed amenities.
Liked least: There really wasn't anything we didn't like.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 65+
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
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Management Response
22 Dec 2015
We are so glad you enjoyed your visit. Thank you for your kind remarks!
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120122295
Fairview Heights, Illinois
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Right on the beach and just the right size for my husband and I.”
Reviewed 19 September 2015 for a stay in September 2015

We like being able to walk out onto the beach. The water was nice and swimmer friendly.
The condo was well furnished. It is very clean. Very close to a grocery store. We had a drain problem in the bathtub. Called the owner and he fixed it immediately.

Wish it had a pool and laundry facility. All said we would come back again.

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Liked best: On the beach
Liked least: No laundry
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Older travelers Families with young children
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Management Response
20 Sep 2015
Thank you so much for your review! We're really glad you enjoyed your stay. Oh by the way, we do have a free shared laundry for our guests, so sorry we didn't communicate that in a better way. Please come again!
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Holly447
Advance, North Carolina
1 review
“Beautiful and peaceful”
Reviewed 19 May 2015 for a stay in May 2015

We booked this unit last minute having never been to Longboat Key before. We were looking for peace and relaxation and we found it in this adorable 1 bedroom unit. Clean and fresh with nice comfy bed and kitchen fully stocked. The short walk to beach was perfect and private. I would definitely come back again and plan to bring family members to rent additional units (there are 4) as well as stay for at least a week or more!! We hated to go home but look forward to returning soon.

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
21 May 2015
Thanks for your review, especially since this was your first visit to us and Longboat Key! Hope to see you again soon.
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