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A-OK @ LBK! Gulf Pvt Beach Front&View Resort. 2 Heated Pools Spa 8 Tennis Crts

Bedrooms 2
Space 139 m²
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 27 - 29 nights


About the property

2 Bed Rm+ Study/Guest Sleeps 6, 2 Bath, 2 Balconies Lanai, Custom Blt Work Space

No Hurricane Problems! Book April@ $3750/month & 3 May nights FREE + tax&fees. Better to book summer early this year.

Pack a swimsuit & smile - all the rest is here. Resort oasis.

* Take the wooden walkway to swim in warm gentle azure gulf waters

* Walk softly past sea turtle nests & shell on your own private gulf beach

* Watch dolphins & shore birds from sun umbrellas+loungers set up & waiting for you

* Picnic at our Gulf side tables shaded by Australian Pines

* Work in private study & custom desk. Free wifi. Run your company, IT team. Finish your book

* Play tennis on 8 breezy gulf side har-tru courts + onsite pro

* Rejuvenate in jacuzzi, 2 heated pools, sauna, heated outdoor shower

* Enjoy oceanfront clubhouse with library, gym, locker rooms, showers

* Make new friends at clubhouse cocktail hour - twice weekly in season

* Party & movie nights, Events, Groups, Bridge + great social environment.

* Entertain new friends 2 gulf view balconies seating 10 & screened eat-in view lanai

* Open the sliding glass door - moonlight shines onto your bed.

* Sleep with the waves in your gulf view master - secure on 3rd floor

* Wake to a songbird on your balcony

* Breakfast on the lanai

Top Floor 1500 sqft end unit. Exclusively Beach Front Club Longboat Beach & Tennis


* More intelligently sited, sized & designed than the rows of high rise boxes

* Floor to ceiling windows & sliding glass doors invite the outdoors inside

* Light, airy, & handsomely appointed in beach colors with gulf accents

* Unique split plan design & U shaped layout separates living spaces from bedrooms

* Our private beach is uncrowded on low density & low rise Mid-Key.

* Conde Nast Readers Award Winning Island + 5-star reviews

* Available by arrangement - Sorry no smoking or pets.

* Minimum bookings: One month.

Beauty & Comfort:

* Study converts to 3rd BR with accordion wall & comfy sofa/sleeper queen

* Large custom built work area hides away in study closet. Free WiFi High Speed Internet, phone

* Gulf View living room seats 7 Leather sofas + Chair-&-1/2 with ottoman

* Entertainment Unit has LED HDTV, Bose Sound, i-pod jack

* Premium package digital Xfinity cable TV

* Screened view lanai dining table seats 4 & read or nap on 3 person patio sofa too

* Separate dining area seats 6

* Acrylic ware & wine goblets for the beach, picnic or Jacuzzi - of course!

* Large kitchen. New: glass top range & hood; microwave; refrigerator w ice make; & dishwasher. Double sink & disposal, blender, food processor, mixer, toaster, all cooking appliances, glassware, platters, servers, & entertaining service + baker's rack.

* New HE washer & dryer in your condo's laundry room.

* Separate entry Credenza & beach towels, closet & coolers. Picnic, tennis & beach supplies

* Private assigned covered parking has large beach closet with additional chairs, umbrella, sand toys, floats, Frisbee, etc.

Privacy & Peace:

* Snowy egret, white ibis, great blue heron, & osprey share our beaches & balconies

* Elder & family friendly, private quiet & secure, serviced by elevators and stairs.

* Master suite & large balcony has sun umbrella & loungers, gulf & court views. King bed, recliner chair, LED HDTV, his & hers dressers, closet lined dressing corridor, & hotel safe for computer passports valuables, valet stand, full en-suite bath

* 2nd BR twin beds that & convert to 'queen' LED HDTV & DVR. 2nd full bath across hall

Activity, Entertaining, Fun Available at additional charge:

* On site pro & tennis lessons

* Clubhouse with bar and kitchen great to hold your own private party

* Maid service available


Guests have run 900 employee company, lead IT design team, finished a published book.

In our large hide away custom built computer desk & work area in private study.

high speed secure hardware & WiFi internet access + phone

Receive & send faxes & packages at complex office.

Complete shipping/receiving & business services 0.3 miles away.

Large & small size firms - accounting, banking, brokerage, investing, financial, legal & management just across the bridge in Sarasota.

Come & stay with your American cousins



Play court; Lawn furniture groups; Pavered walkways; Mature lushly landscaped grounds. Assigned covered parking & equipped beach closet: chairs, coolers, grill, floats, sand toys, life preservers, Frisbee

More Details

Ed Ledding
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, on line translator for email
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 8, 2017

What makes this condo unique

Club Longboat is more than a resort - It is a lifestyle.

In season there is a wonderful social environment with parties, movie nights, and a sunset cocktail & social hour in the Clubhouse twice a week. Tennis tournaments & social activities.


Guests have run a 900 employee company, lead an IT design team, finished a published book. From our large hide away custom built computer desk & work area in convertible private study.

FIOS 50mps high speed secure hardware & WiFi internet access.

VOIP phone with tons of features, US & Canada Long Distance Included + low rates world wide.

Receive & send faxes & packages at complex office.

Complete shipping/receiving & business services 0.3 miles away.

Large & small size firms - accounting, banking, brokerage, investing, financial, legal & management just across the bridge in Sarasota.

Guestbook comments from the owner

July 9, 2009, By G. Simon (Tampa, FL.) This is a great condo. It's on the Gulf of Mexico side (which is where you want to be on Longboat Key). It's spacious and nicely furnished. It has 2 nice bedrooms and a study, which could easily be used for a 3rd bedroom. It has 2 patios for sunning, plus a screened lanai for outdoor dining. Great tennis facilities, lovely pool, and of course The Beach. The owners are great, and very attentive, as are the staff who run the condo facility. We look forward to renting this condo again in the future.
Jun 2009
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Longboat Key Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 139 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Resort ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , En-suite, extra storage
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Across hall from 2nd BR, extra storage
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master - 1 king , Lrg balcony, LEDTV Roku video, recliner safe valet, ensuite
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Twins convert to 'king' with kit. LEDTV DVR
  • 3rd guest bedroom in private convertible study with accordion wall and sofa-queen. No closet. Master has Gulf & court view, Sun loungers & umbrellas on balcony, 40' LED HDTV, His & Hers Dressers, Recliner Chair, Safe & Valet, Dressing Corridor, En-suite full bath 2nd BR has 32' LED HDTV & DVR Opens to Lanai 3rd BR convertible study opens to Lanai
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Sauna ...
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Pack your swimsuit & smile - The rest is here! Amenities enjoyed without charge include: * Tennis (court shoes & clothes required) * Court side gazebo for watching * Swim or shell from our private beach Lounges & umbrellas right on the beach * Picnic tables, outdoor showers; * Adult and family heated pools, jacuzzi spa and sauna; * Fitness room with cardio and resistance equip; * Men's & women's locker rooms with shower; * Lawn furniture groups Play court Pavered walkways * Mature lushly landscaped grounds. * Assigned covered parking with equipped beach closet: chairs, coolers, grill, boogie boards, sand toys, life preservers, floats, boccie ball and, of course, Frisbee! * Meet-up: with Club Longboatians, at your own risk! The infamous social & cocktail hour 'Club Longboat Bottle Club' in the Clubhouse, where else? Held twice weekly, In season. Available at additional charge: Tennis lessons with our onsite pro. We can add custom features for your vacation -Golf, Sailing, Scuba, lessons?


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A-OK @ LBK! Gulf Pvt Beach Front&View Resort. 2 Heated Pools Spa 8 Tennis Crts
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

It doesn't get better than this!

  • 5 of 5

The 2 balconies and lanai overlooking the fabulous Gulf of Mexico provide a beautiful and ever-changing view of Nature's best work. Condo is large, clean and comfortably furnished, with wifi and 3 TV's. Every convenience has been thought of, from beach towels, to books for a rainy day, to condiments in the fridge. I particularly enjoyed walks on the beach and soaks in the outdoor hot tub. Lots of great restaurants, interesting shops, museums, cultural events, an aquarium, etc. to enjoy. We felt more like we were borrowing a friend's condo than renting a vacation property. Hosts Ed and Nancy couldn't have been kinder or more helpful.

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Marilee! We really try to make it like staying at a friend's place - Glad it worked & you had a great time.
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Great location; beautiful beaches; awesome owner

  • 5 of 5

Club Longboat is a wonderful development with excellent property managers. I stayed at Ed's condo from August thru October of 2014. Even during the 'low season', this area is just plain awesome. The beaches, pools, and fitness facilities are excellent. The grounds are well kept, safe, and inviting. Ed was outstanding to work with and really went the extra mile to make sure my stay was first rate. The condo is very spacious, well appointed, and very comfortable. It has nice views and everything you could possibly need. The Internet connection is reliable and fast if you need online access. Longboat Key is undoubtedly the best gulf island in the area and Club Longboat is one of the nicest communities on the island. I highly recommend this property and owner!

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Jim - it was wonderful to have you and your family stay with us.
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Chicago, Illinois USA

"Almost Paradise"

  • 5 of 5

You couldn't as for anything more in a vacation retreat. Clean, modern, roomy accomodations. Steps to a white sand beach where the umbrellas and beach chairs are set up by the staff. A fully equipped exercise room. Two well maintained pools. Center island location that makes it easy to go to either Bradenton or Sarasota to enjoy their attractions. Fabulous restaurants on the key or just a short drive to St.Armand's Key. If you prefer eating in there is a FULLY equipped kitchen that I enjoyed using. The one disadvantage was that time flew to fast. Six weeks wasn't long enough so I plan on returning next year.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: THANKS for booking your 2nd stay this summer!
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reno, nv, usa

A bargain rental

  • 5 of 5

I leased the unit from Jan 1 - Mar 31, 2013. Upon entry the unit presents as immaculately clean, well maintained and exceptionally well accomodated. The 'U'shape floor plan makes the unit appear larger than the advertised sq. ft. and fascilitates privacy for all. The balcony off the living room provides a view of the gulf waters and is a good place for taking morning coffee or a cocktail at sundown. The lanai is a delight. Enclosed on three sides with the fourth side completely screened. Just a few steps from the kitchen and, with the table and chairs, just begs for al fresco dining. The location of the unit in the complex makes it most convenient to the main office,adult pool and spa, mailboxes, library, gym and bar/lounge. The den is surprisingly large and, with the hide a bed, would be ideal for 1 or 2 children because it can be closed off as a private room. The kitchen is large and equipped to satisfy the most picky cook.

Nancy and Ed are the best landlords you will ever deal with. They do everything and anything they can do to make your stay comfortable and enjoyable. You really do feel like an honored guest in their home.

If I was not already scheduled for the southern hemisphere in 2014, I would be making arrangements to lease this unit for next winter.

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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manchester, uk

There is Heaven after all!!

  • 5 of 5

My family and i had the most amazing time,the beach was incredible, my 2 young boys enjoyed the pool and the beach, we were spoilt as it was off season so we basically had the whole place to ourselves, our beach chairs and umbrella were already put out everyday on the beach waiting for us.We were also lucky to meet some other children who were the boys age. The condo was very spacious bigger than we had anticipated, it was extremely clean aswell.We saw dolphins and swam with the Manatees which was amazing also. We wired our money to Ed as we found that this was the easiest way internationally and Ed was a pleasure to deal with,The beaches were so clean and the water was amazing, Longboat Key was a nice change from the over crowded beaches in Europe, and only 40 mins from the outlets it was a dream come true! There were around only 5 people on our beach it was so quiet and the kids could run and play anywhere, it was incredibly safe.We also jumped on the tram every other day as it stopped outside the condo and this helped save money on renting a car, we took the tram to Publix which was only 5 mins away and also the Aquarium, the kids had a blast. I would highly recommend Eds condo to anyone who is looking for a summer they never want to forget!! We certainly had that summer..6 weeks wasn't long enough at all.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much. We are very glad you had an amazing time. Do come back. LBK in the USA!
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Sarasota/Bradenton SRQ
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
Lazy Lobster Reataurant & Bar
Nearest Ferry
15 Miles
Egmont Key Ferry
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Longboat Key Club
Nearest Train
60 Miles
Tampa Amtrack Station
Nearest Motorway
17 Miles
Interstate 75 @ Fruitville Rd.
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
Blue Dopphin Cafe
Nearest Ski
5.5 Miles
Water & jet skis, boats, parasail
Nearest Beach
Condo fronts our own private onsite beach
Car: not necessary
Other Activities:

Top Thing to do in City:

* Play tennis on our 8 HarTru courts & golf at top rated courses.

* Make friends at Sunset Social/ Cocktail Hour in season.

* Wave Runners Hobie Cats, Sail, Scuba, Kayak with Manatees.

* Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall in Sarasota.

* Mahaffey Theater in St. Pete.

Top Thing to do in Budget:

* Play tennis on our Har-Tru courts..

* Make sunset salty dogs with tree sweet grapefruits.

* BBQ local fish from Cortez at our private beach picnic tables.

* Entertain new freinds at our complex.

* Tapas Downtown, Steamers at Monks, Burgers at Spanish Pointe.

Top Thing to do in Family:

* Swim, Sun, Snorkel, Sail, Symphony.

* Mote Matine Aquarium or Manatee swim in Homosassa.

* G-wiz museum in Sarasota. Planetarium in Bradenton.

* Kowabunga waterslides at the YMCA or Adventure Island, Tampa.

* Ferry trip to Egmont Key State Park.


Down the beach - shelling & green flash at sunset. Five minutes to the Hilton for wave runner & Hobie Cat rentals, sunset cocktails & entertainment. Up the street side pathway to any of 5 great restaurants - Euphemia-Haye, Harry's, Pattigeorge's & more are within .7 mile.


Rentals down the street. Paths and bike lanes run the island. Cycle throught the county.


Stops right in front of our building. Longboat Key & Anna Maria Island Trolleys connect to 2 County Bus systems. 5 minute ride to super markets, shopping, restaurants, Anna Maria Island. 20 minutes to St. Armands Circle, Bradenton. 30 to downtown Sarasota - transfers to/from airport within 1 hr total.


Longboat Key & Anna Maria Island... Three main shopping centers are located on LBK. Two minutes to The Center Shops, 5 excellent restaurants, or Cannon's Marina; Four minutes to Publix Supermarket, Moore's Stone Crab Restaurant or Anna Maria Island; Ten minutes to boat, sail, para sail, fish, scuba & snorkel on the gulf or bay. Twelve minutes to the Charthouse, Lido Key, and St. Armand's Circle; Fifteen minutes to golf courses where you are welcome to play.


Sarasota... Twenty minutes to Downtown and nightlife. Don't miss Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall! The marina with beach bar, boat rides, sailboat rental, Marina Jacks. Jungle Gardens! The YMCA water park.

The Sunshine Coast... Mahaffey Theater in St. Pete, Busch Gardens in Tampa, Homosassa Springs to swim with the manatee, A trip to Fort Meyers and the Edison and Ford homes.


Cannon's Marina, Mote Marine Aquarium, Baywalk Sanctuary, Longboat Key Center of the Arts, St. Armand's Circle, Burns Court Cinema, Sarasota Opera, G.WIZ - Gulfcoast Wonder & Imagination Zone, Sarasota Orchestra, Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Asolo Theatre for the Performing Arts, The Players Theatre, Jazz Club of Sarasota, Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus, Ringling Circus Museum, John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Ca d'Zan Mansion, Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, The Crowley Museum Nature Center, Historic Spanish Point, Oscar Shearer and Myakka River State Parks, Almost Heaven Kayak Adventures, Big Cat Habitat and Gulf Coast Sanctuary, South Florida Museum/Bishop Planetarium, Mixon's Fruit Farms Inc., Sarasota Outlet Mall‎, Prime Outlets At Ellenton‎, Whole Foods Market Centre - Sarasota

Location Location Location: Come to our tranquil, elegant, sub-tropical white sand barrier island - on Florida’s west coast, nestled between the gorgeous Gulf of Mexico and serene Sarasota Bay. Connected by bascule bridges to near by downtown Sarasota, St. Armand's Key and Anna Maria Island, it's just 1/2 hour's drive from the Sarasota Airport. 2 hours to Orlando, Universal Studios/Disney World. 1 hour south of Tampa Bay & Busch Gardens & Water Park. Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa. 1 1/2 north of Fort Meyers. Fly into any - Low Airfares to all! Our 88 unit community is on the low rise & density north-island. Come to the USA!

Excitement: Hello Dali!!! The Salvador Dali museum in St. Pete? A professional sports game or a concert in Tampa? Ballet, opera, or symphony in Sarasota? Or customize your vacation... sailing, diving or dancing lessons? Snorkel with the manatee in a Florida spring? Downtown Spanish Tapas Bar & Restaurant? Mud Puppies at Monk's south of town? Shrimps and sunset at Spanish Pointe Pub & Marina? Karaoke at Ducks on Anna Maria? The Sarasota Film Society? So little time, so much to do! .


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Damage Insurance $59
Damage Deposit $500

Available only by arrangement.
33% due with booking contract Balance 3 months prior.
I calendar month minimum high season 3 weeks other times
Low season discount for 6 weeks & longer given preference
Standard Occupancy 4 - Surcharge for additional.
6 Occupant maximum.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Canceled bookings will not receive a refund