Sandpiper Inn - Florida

5451 GULF OF MEXICO DRIVE , LONGBOAT KEY, FL 34228 USA (Show map)

About

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.

Reviews

Overall
4.3

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  • Guest room4.4
  • Service4.4
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.6
  • Onsite Dining3.6

Best place to stay on the west coast of Florida.

5 on September 19, 2016

What I liked about the Sandpiper inn is the cleanliness of the room. The bed was extremely comfortable a king size. Our unit was steps away from the ocean. Everything was there. From clean bar- b- que grills to clean silverware. I was extremely pleased. Extremely peaceful. Caters to serenity.


Little Slice of Heaven

3.6 on September 17, 2016

My husband and I wanted to get away & relax. It was just the two of us, so we chose the smallest room. It was perfect! It was just the two of us and we spent our days lounging on the beach and evening enjoying some of the local restaurants. We found little slice of heaven and will be returning!!


Serenity at Sandpiper Inn

3.4 on September 10, 2016

A friend and I spent two nights at the Sandpiper Inn (Rm 200) in late August. The beach was wonderful and I appreciate the "No Smoking" policy. Great sunsets every night and miles of open beach to walk on & gather shells. Also saw schools of snook right along the beach in less than 2 feet of water. Next trip I'll pack my fly rod. Restaurants across the street were very good. One offered an early dining special which was very good. I've already made reservations for November to visit again!


Lovely B&B Getaway

4.2 on August 27, 2016

This is our 3rd time at the Sandpiper and we just love it here! We just love how quaint the property is also with the beautiful landscaping. It's also nice and quiet here. I would definitely recommend staying here to anyone. I gave the rooms a 3 only because I think they could use some updating with some more modern furniture. That won't stop me from going here but just giving my opinion. Also love the fact that the Sandpiper is Pet Friendly. That is a big plus for us as we won't travel without our pup and Pet Friendly places are hard to come by. Thanks again and we look forward to our next visit!


Relaxing and Convenient Apartments with the most Beautiful Private Beach

5 on August 24, 2016

If you want to enjoy a relaxing and quiet time in the most beautiful private beach, this is the place. The apartments are very cozy, convenient and surrounded by beautiful gardens. They have everything you need to spend quality time in the beach: you can prepare your own meal or if you want to eat outside there are many restaurants and convenience stores close by.


Relaxing weekend

4.0 on August 12, 2016

Very clean, pet friendly and right on the beach.


Great Beach Accomodations

4.6 on August 01, 2016

This was our second stay at the Sandpiper Inn, but will definitely not be our last visit. Great accommodations, great location and a very caring innkeeper.


Love this place!!!

5 on July 22, 2016

This is our second time staying at the Sandpiper and it didn't disappoint. Harold the owner goes above and beyond to make everyone's stay comfortable and as relaxing as possible. We will definitely be back again soon.


Another Great Stay

4.6 on July 15, 2016

We come here every year - and we always hate to leave. Great location, beautiful grounds and right on the beach. We will be back next year (and the year after ...) Onsite dining evaluation is hard. The kitchen is perfectly fine and there are gas and are very convenient charcoal grills on the property. No actual "onsite dining" other than what you prepare yourself - and that is just fine with us.


Anniversary getaway

3.8 on July 14, 2016

Found this place at the last minute and the only unit available was the efficiency. It was small but adequate. The staff was helpful and efficient. It was great to be able to walk a short distance to the beach and have just a few people around. It was like having your own private beach. We will definitely be back.


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Rooms & Rates

Room 100

Small studio efficiency room, 250 square feet. Queen bed, love seat. Private patio. This room does not have a kitchen, it has a refrigerator, microwave, toaster, coffee maker and small sink. This is our smallest room.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Room 107

One bedroom with king bed garden side room, kitchen and bath, 450 square feet. Private patio.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Room 101

Two bedroom 1 bath room with kitchen, 570 square feet. King bed in each bedroom. Sleep sofa for 1 in living room. Private patio. LARGE SHOWER, NO TUB

  • Maximum Capacity: 5
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 King

Room 103

One bedroom with king bed garden side room, kitchen and bath, 450 square feet, sleep sofa in living room. Private patio.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Room 108

One bedroom with king bed garden side room, kitchen and bath, 450 square feet. Private patio.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Room 200

Gulf front one bedroom with king bed, kitchen and bath, 450 square feet. Private patio.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Room 104

One bedroom with king bed garden side room, kitchen and bath, 450 square feet, sleep sofa in living room. Private patio.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Room 102

Two bedroom 1 bath room with kitchen, 570 square feet. King bed in one bedroom and Queen bed in the other bedroom. Private patio. Love seat in living room converts to a single sleeper.

  • Maximum Capacity: 5
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Queen

Room 105

One bedroom with king bed garden side room, kitchen and bath, 450 square feet, sleep sofa in living room. Private patio.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Room 201

Gulf front one bedroom with king bed, kitchen and bath, 450 square feet, Private patio.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Room 106

One bedroom with king bed garden side room, kitchen and bath, 450 square feet. Private patio.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

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Location

Location Type

Island, Oceanfront, Oceanview, Small town

Airport

Tampa, FL (TPA)

Area Attractions

Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Nature area, Ocean, Picnic area

Inn Details

Establishment type

Other

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Fax Machine, Washer/dryer , Full kitchens with dishwaster in each 1 or 2 bedroom unit. Partial kitchen in studio room 100.

Room amenities

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

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Fishing, Golfing, Kayaking, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts, Water sports

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Policies

  • Check In:: 4 PM
  • Check Out:: 10 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No No Smoking allowed anywhere on Property.
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required Small dogs under 25 pounds, $15 per day plus tax.
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 7 nights minimum February through April, otherwise 2 to 3 nights minimum
  • Accepted payments Other, AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Diners club, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: 25% of total or 100% if single night stay.
  • Cancellations: $50 minimum charge for any cancellation. No refund of deposit if cancellation made within 60 days of arrival for February through April stays. No refund of deposit if cancellation made within 30 days of arrival for all other stays. See website for additional information.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Chris & Harold Cullison

Languages spoken

English

Resident Pets

Dogs , yorkies, manager apt only

About the innkeepers

Walking the beautiful 10 mile Gulf front white sand beach and watching the spectacular Sunsets on Longboat Key

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Meals

Breakfast

No Breakfast Provided

  • Serving Location: Diner across street provides breakfast at a reasonable price. All of our 1 and 2 bedroom units contain a kitchen. Our studio has a partial kitchen.