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Sandpiper Inn - Florida

16 Reviews
$129 - $269
per night

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11 room island beach front property, kitchens, beautiful 10 mile beach, private beach area & cabana. Walk to restaurants and shopping. 1 and 2 bedroom units. Breakfast plan available at extra cost. Walking beach on exclusive Longboat Key, no crowds. All rooms face pretty garden area or Gulf. Small dogs allowed. NO smoking is allowed anywhere on the property, both inside or outside and including our private beach area.

Rooms & Rates

Standard Room

Standard Description

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

Nightly Rate: N/A

Room 103

Ground level One bedroom unit with King bed, kitchen/living room area has sleep sofa that converts to a queen bed. Private patio, super quiet air conditioners with individual thermostats in each of the 2 rooms. Bath has tub/shower combination. Kitchen has full size stove, microwave, refrigerator and small dishwasher. The room and ALL of the property including all outside areas is totally non smoking. Garden view, Gulf view from patio.

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

Nightly Rate: $205/$159

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  • Guest room4.1
  • Services4.3
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.4
  • Dining3.7

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We love Sandpiper Inn

4.4 on September 06, 2013

We have stayed at the Sandpiper at Longboat Key three times, and each time has been great. The rooms are always extremely clean and well kept. The grounds are beautiful and just so peaceful. This past Labor Day we had a family cookout and day at the beach and all of us from age 6 to 61 had a great time. If you are looking to relax and unwind, you can't beat the Sandpiper. It may be too quiet or slow-paced for some, but for us it is just right. The innkeepers, Chris & Harold, are always so friendly and give personal service, right down to showing you to your rooms, offering fresh beach towels and some friendly conversation.

The Sandpiper Inn is a gem!

5 on January 21, 2013

The rooms are spacious and clean, the innkeepers are lovely, and the location is perfect! I loved my stay, and I plan to return!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your stay. We enjoyed having you share our wonderful gulf front property. "Life is Always Better at the Beach" Best Regards, Christine Gorman Cullison, Innkeeper/Owner Sandpiper Inn Longboat Key, FL & Spring Lake, NJ

Lovely Inn in Longboat Key

4.8 on December 08, 2012

We enjoyed our stay at the Sandpiper Inn very much. The rooms were nicely decorated and very clean. The grounds are lovely, with lots of plants and trees. The inn is right on the beach. The inkeeper was very friendly and helpful. We had WiFi, a kitchen with full refrigerator, stove and oven, dishwasher, toaster, coffeemaker, and the usual dishes and pots and pans. The TV was very nice. I would return there, I and recommend the inn to others. By the way, there are 3 great restaurants within walking distance, Harry's, Euphemia Haye, and the Lazy Lobster.

best secret in Florida

4.6 on August 04, 2012

My husband & I stumbled upon 'Riviera Beach Resort' in 1988 & we have continued to revisit this hidden gem every year since, living a block away from the beaches of beautiful Destin, Florida that should say a lot. Thru different owners & now known as Sandpiper Inn, we have seen many changes but all have been for the best. Chris & Harold are 'hands on' & strive to solve any problems head on. As a 23 yr veteran travel agency owner, we could travel many, many beach destinations but every year we return to Sandpiper Inn. I hope your stay at Sandpiper Inn is as magical as it always is for us.

True paradise getaway

4.6 on May 21, 2012

Each time we visit the Inn it gets better. Recently remodeled rooms are bright and perfect for beach lifestyle. Kitchens are everything you need. Path leads to gazebo for a shady spot to read or keep walking to wide, white sand beach and the beautiful waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Natural surroundings abound. Everyone is so friendly and helpful. Great restaurants abound. Would love to stay forever.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for taking the time to review the Sandpiper Inn, we are happy that you like the improvements. Harold & I, as well as, our handyman Ben have been working extremely hard to provide the best value on Longboat Key while maintaining the "OLD Florida" charm. Thanks for coming back and we hope to see you soon on one of the best beaches in North America!! Best Regards, Christine Gorman Cullison Sandpiper Inn Longboat Key, FL & Spring Lake, NJ Life is always Better at the Beach

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Location Type

Beachside, Island, Oceanside, Small town


Tampa, FL (TPA)

Area Attractions

Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Nature area, Ocean, Picnic area, Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Fishing, Golfing, Kayaking, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts, Water sports

Inn Details

Establishment type


On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Fax Machine, Washer/dryer , full kitchens with dishwaster in each unit

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Fridge, Hairdryer, Internet Service, 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

Check Dates


  • Check In:: 4 PM
  • Check Out:: 10 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Limited Small dogs under 25 pounds, $15 per day plus tax.

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 7 nights minimum February through April, otherwise 2 to 3 nights minimum
  • 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.



Chris & Harold Cullison

Languages spoken


Resident Pets

3 Dogs , yorkies, manager apt only Others

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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  • Cost: 15
  • Time Served: 8 AM to 3 PM
  • Serving Location: Restaurant across street

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