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.
The 3 garden side rooms that sleep up to 4 face the garden area. All are King bed 1 bedroom units with a full kitchen area in living room. These rooms 103, 104 and 105 have a full size sleep sofa appropriate for children in the living room and thus sleep up to 4. The sleep sofa is not appropriate for an adult. Each room has a private patio at the entry. All rooms are ground level. Both rooms have individual controlled quiet mini split A/Cs.
The 3 garden side rooms that sleep up to 2 face the garden area. All are King bed 1 bedroom units with a full kitchen area in living room. These rooms are 106, 107 and 108. 108 is closest to the beach. Each room has a private patio at the entry. All rooms are ground level. Both rooms have individual controlled quiet mini split A/Cs.
The 2 garden side two bedroom units sleep up to 5 and face the garden area. Room 101 has a King bed in each bedroom and only a shower in the bath. Room 102 has a King in one bedroom and Queen in the other, tub/shower in bath. Each has a full kitchen area in living room. Each room has a love seat converting into Twin sleeper in living room only good for a child. Each room only has one bath. Each room has a private patio at the entry. All rooms are ground level. All 3 rooms have individual controlled quiet mini split A/Cs.
Rooms 200 and 201 are our only Gulf Front rooms. The living room faces the gulf directly and both have a nice private patio facing the gulf. Both are King bed 1 bedroom units with a full kitchen area in living room. All rooms are ground level. Both rooms have individual controlled quiet mini split A/Cs.
Room 100 is our smallest room. It is only 265 square feet instead of 450 for the 1 bedroom units. It has a Queen bed and a partial kitchen area. There is no stove, but it has a stand up refrigerator, microwave, toaster oven, coffee maker and sink. This room faces the garden area and is next to the office. Has a private patio at the entry. Has individual controlled quiet mini split A/C.
3.8 on September 09, 2014
We have a vacation home in Bradenton but often decide to stay on the beach for 2 or 3 nights, usually booking at the last minute. Value for money wise you cannot beat the Sandpiper Inn - we stayed in one of the 2 Direct Gulf View apartments and it was everything we could have expected, clean, comfortable, literally on the beach and such great value for money. We will definitely be staying again.
3.8 on August 24, 2014
Very enjoyable, we would recommend.
Thank you for your stay. We are happy you enjoyed our piece of Paradise. Sunny Regards, Christine Gorman Cullison Sandpiper Inn Longboat Key Florida "Life is always better At the Beach"
3.6 on August 13, 2014
The location was perfect. Very quiet Loved the private beach
Thank you for your stay, we are glad you enjoyed your visit in Paradise. As stated on our website we do not provide daily maid service, but do swap out towels, etc. and we do not have a restaurant, but have full kitchens in our units. There are 6 restaurants in walking distance and dozens within a short drive. Life is always better at the beach, Sunny Regards.
5 on August 06, 2014
We loved the sandpiper inn Florida so much!! Rooms were clean and comfy and the view from our room was amazing. Looking forward to staying with them again! If you want a quiet stay this is the place to stay!
4.8 on August 06, 2014
Loved it. Will come back again!!!
5 on August 01, 2014
We just returned from our second stay at Sandpiper Inn. We live in Tampa and my husband works in Sarasota so we have spent many a getaway on Longboat Key. This inn and the terrific dining and water activities nearby make the Sandpiper Inn an ideal choice for any length stay whether it be a couples retreat or family affair. The beach is PEACEFUL and gorgeous!! The units are all well appointed and very clean and the innkeepers are wonderful. This place is "old Florida" so do not expect a fancy pool and room service!! The rooms look onto a nice garden and a pathway winds down to the beach and a covered picnic area and shower. The whole place could use a fresh coat of paint and some mulch and flower bed trims but it is excellent value and the location cannot be beat!! Liddy C. Tampa, Florida
Thank you for the review we are glad you enjoyed your stays see you soon Sunny Regards, Chris. & Harold
3.4 on July 31, 2014
My husband and I recently stayed at the Sandpiper Inn on Longboat Key. This is a very quiet Inn with a beautiful beach location. Lots of beach chairs available on a lovely beach. Rooms are large with full kitchen and living area along with a nice bedroom and bath. If you are looking for daily maid service you do not want this Inn, but we love this place and will visit again. Each room has a nice patio with table and chairs. The grounds are beautifully landscaped. No meal service on site but walking distance to three different restaurants that were all very good. Be sure to try the Lazy Lobster for their early dining menu, great bargain. Also very close to shopping at St Armand's Circle just 9 miles down the road. Sandpiper met or exceeded all of our needs.
Thank you for your stay at our wonderful "old Florida" property. If you are looking for a property with many amenities like dining, room service or daily maid service , you landed on the wrong website just go a few miles down the road to the Longboat Key Club or the Ritz in Sarasota. If you are looking for a pet friendly, low key, motel right on the beach you found our paradise" Life is always better on the beach Sunny regards, Chris & Harold Sandpiper Inn LongBoat Key, Florida
4.2 on July 29, 2014
This was our 4th stay at Sandpiper. What a wonderful retreat. One can't beat the secluded feel of the hotel, the garden area and the beach access. The rooms keep getting nicer, but the bathrooms are still an upgrade in the process. We'll be back, for sure.
2.6 on July 27, 2014
Not the usual B&B, no breakfast, just bed and beach. Room was clean but rather small, fixtures were mew/ Mini kitchen with refrigerator, microwave, sink, and toaster oven. Nice location, pretty grounds, rate reasonable for area. Good restaurants in the area.
Thank you for your stay. You are indeed correct this is not your traditional B & B. We do not serve breakfast and 10 of our 11 rooms have a full kitchens or there are several breakfast venues in walking distance of the Sandpiper Inn. The room you choose is our smallest, just a studio with a queen bed, walk-in shower & galley kitchen as we state on our website the room is very small and priced accordingly. Although we do not have on site dining or daily maid service we are on one of the most outstanding beaches in North America! Life is always better at the beach, Sunny Regards, Chris & Harold Sandpiper Inn Longboat Key Florida
4.4 on July 26, 2014
This is a great location. Great service. Great room. if you reserve room 200 or 201 you will be treated to the best beach room on Longboat Key. It will feel like your own beach bungalow. this is the best beach value in Longboat key. The owners give very good customer service. Breakfast is not provided at this inn. But they have all you need to make your own meals or eat at great nearby restaurants.
Beachside, Island, Oceanside, 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