11 room island beach front property, kitchens, beautiful 10 mile beach, private beach area & cabana. Walk to 6 restaurants and shopping. WE DO NOT PROVIDE BREAKFAST. 1 and 2 bedroom units. Walking beach on exclusive Longboat Key, no crowds. All rooms face pretty garden area or Gulf. Small dogs allowed with permission. NO smoking is allowed anywhere on the property, both inside or outside and including our private beach area.
3.8 on October 19, 2015
Great service, very clean and on the beach. Enjoyed our stay immensely. Only small issue; the room could use a little updating. Certainly functional, clean and comfortable, but a little dated. Invokes the old Florida I knew as a kid. No dining option at hotel, but who cares. Great restaurants within walking distance.
Thank you for your stay. Harold & I have renovated every room since we brought this awesome property in 2005, so I really do not understand your comment. We do indeed have an "old florida"property on one of the best beaches in North America. With many dining options in the area we do not need to operate a restaurant, unfortunately bedandbreakfast.com does not have an not applicable code in their ratings. We hope you will come again. Sunny Regards, Chris "Life is always better at the Beach"
4.0 on September 26, 2015
We booked three night for my in laws to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary. They loved it! They were able to really spend time relaxing and enjoying the peace and quiet. The staff was very thoughtful and even let me know that they had arrived safely. They were able to make their own meals in the fully equipped kitchen. They enjoyed exploring the area restaurants and shops but made sure to make it back to watch the sunset just steps from their small apartment. It was the prefect get-a-way for them and they really enjoyed the accommodations.
4.0 on September 24, 2015
We have stayed at the Sandpiper for a long weekend every September for the past 6 years. It is a great way yo take a break from reality and get back to the simple pleasures of going to the beach. Simple rooms (great AC!) and extremely nice staff!
5 on September 17, 2015
My husband & I had a wonderful, peaceful & relaxing time at this private beachfront inn. We stayed in the cottage with an ocean view and just steps to the beach from our room. We loved it so much that we have already booked the same room for next year, 2016.
4.4 on September 12, 2015
Fun weekend at the beach where we did some fishing and swimming!
5 on August 12, 2015
My husband and I booked a last minute trip to the Sandpiper Inn last week, and it totally exceeded our expectations. We were looking for somewhere small and quiet on the beach, that would also be a welcome place for our two children. Just looking down the walkway that leads to the beach is so relaxing, and watching the sunset nightly on what feels like your own private beach are memories I will never forget. We even saw two baby sea turtles and collected so many nice shells on our visit. The rooms were immaculately clean, the air conditioner ran perfectly and was nice and quite. We loved having the full kitchen to cook our own meals, and we even extended our stay while we were there because we didn't want it to end! You will feel like you have taken a step back into old florida and all of your stress and worries will be gone (at least during your visit). We are already looking at when we can return! Although I did give them full stars for onsite dining, there is no onsite dining. I just didn't want their score to go down for something they shouldn't be graded on.
4.0 on August 07, 2015
This is an old style inn right on the beach. it is a quiet location with access to a beautiful private beach. Very relaxing for those wanting to get away from the commercial beaches. A lovely piece of paradise. Staff are very friendly and helpful.
4.6 on August 06, 2015
Really appreciated the service and the room itself was a super value. Had everything we needed, was very updated,and very clean. We will definitely be back!
4.0 on July 04, 2015
Quiet helpful and clean
4.6 on June 23, 2015
what a fantastic relaxing place! for the price less than a hotel in Sarasota we had an ocean front one bedroom cottage with full kitchen an use of beach and patio chairs we were direct ocean front we even had a "mascot" egret hanging around I gave a 3 for onsite dining only because there was no dining The person who checked us in did not know the place was with bed and breakfast and did not know anything abut the gift card however
Thank you, we are glad you enjoyed your stay. We do not have onsite dining except for full kitchens and gas & charcoal grills, as we are a small old florida property. However, there are many outstanding restaurant choices within walking distance. Our assistant, who was covering for us while we were attending a family funeral in Massachusetts is just learning about all of our 3rd party vendors. Ben was in touch with us about folks who had bed & breakfast reservations/gift cards and guests did contact me via my cell phone. All guests did receive exceptional customer service despite our loss. We hope you have a chance to a visit our paradise again. Sunny Regards, Life is always better at the beach! Chris
Island, Oceanfront, Vista oceano, Small town
Tampa, FL (TPA)
Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Nature area, Ocean, Picnic area
BBQ grill, Fax Machine, Washer/dryer , Full kitchens with dishwaster in each 1 or 2 bedroom unit. Partial kitchen in studio room 100.
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Fridge, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Microwave, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Wi-Fi
Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Fishing, Golfing, Kayaking, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts, Water sports
No Breakfast Provided