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Sandpiper Inn - Florida

5451 GULF OF MEXICO DRIVE , LONGBOAT KEY, FL 34228 USA (Show map)
4.2
41 Reviews
$129 - $269
per night

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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.

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Overall
4.2

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  • Guest room4.2
  • Service4.2
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.5
  • Dining3.7

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LOVE this place

5 on November 14, 2014

The Sandpiper Inn at Longboat Key was a great find! The room was clean and the proprietors were extremely friendly and helpful. I would definitely stay here again the next time I come down. The only thing is that 'in season' they have a maximum stay so I may not be able to. But it is now on the top of my list for Longboat Key!!!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your stay we are happy you found our paradise. Please check with us, as we often have one or two day openings during peak periods that do not require a 7 night minimum. Life is always better at the beach! Sunny Regards, Chris


Best value for beachfront on Longboat Key

4.6 on October 29, 2014

I have stayed at this property twice and plan to return next year. For just one person, the smallest room is quite sufficient and provides all the amenities I need. The owners are very friendly and responsive and you can't beat the beach practically at your door. This is a small, cozy property that feels like home away from home.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your stays we look forward to having you back soon, after all Life is Better At the Beach. Lots of folks have varied preferences, however, like Goldilocks, lots of folks find the studio to be "just right"! Sunny regards, Chris


October at the Sandpiper (2nd Year)

4.6 on October 27, 2014

We stayed in Rm 100this time - a small but adequate room if you aren't planning to spend much time there. Choose a larger, roomier room if you will be going to the beach or spending much time in or around the Sandpiper property. As to the survey, there is no "Dining" other than an in room 'kitchen' (this room has a microwave but does have fridge and simple utensils

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your stays. We are sorry we did not have a one bedroom available for your return visit, however we have finished the renovations to the baths in rooms 103 and 104 and replaced some furniture. Room 100 a studio,is small , but just the right size for folks who visit often and some folks who where here with their beautiful Yorkie Reba this past weekend. As for dinning we do not have a restaurant on site, but there are 6 in walking distance. Of course, if you want to cook we have the grills and all the utensils, even in room 100 the studio, with a galley kitchen. Hope to see you soon. life is always better at the Beach! Sunny Regards, Chris


Exceptional

5 on October 26, 2014

I would recommend anyone to stay here. Perfect location, clean accommodation, all beach chairs and parasols are provided, the beach is literally steps from your front door,the owners live on site, so there is always someone about, very friendly and helpful. Publix supermarket five minutes away and numerous restaurants within easy distance. We will be returning in the future.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your stay. We are glad you enjoyed our "paradise on the beach" Sunny Regards, Chris


Long boat key october

5 on October 22, 2014

We stay her for a week in June for the past 3 years. We love it We went up for a weekend and only stayed the weekend. They only had The small efficiency available. It was perfect for the weekend. We Love it. The owners are extremely nice. The property is Well taken care of. We will probably continue to Visit twice a year. Hopefully. Increasing it to 3 times a Year.


Sandpiper Inn

4.0 on September 29, 2014

We loved staying at the Sandpiper Inn while in Florida. We had the most enjoyable time there. We loved the fact that this is such a mellow and relaxing place to stay. It was extremely quiet and beautiful. We were right on the beach in Unit 201 and we loved it. We highly recommend it if you're looking for a great place to unplug, unwind and enjoy the beauty of the beach.


Nice place

3.4 on September 24, 2014

A very nice place to stay, it was a little pricey. The rooms were nice. King size bed a big plus. Kitchenette has everything you needed to cook with. Inn Keeper could have been a little more friendlier, especially when you staying in a high price establishment

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your stay at our wonderful, clean, family & pet friendly, Gulf Front, Paradise, directly on the Beach in Longboat Key Florida. We have renovated this "OLD FLORIDA" property directly on the BEACH and are still working on the baths. Unfortunately, it costs a little more to stay on the beach, but if you are looking to stay on the beach in a calm, quite, clean property you have found our Paradise. We are actually the lowest priced property on the Island, since we are not a high end resort. If you want to save go to Bradenton Beach with the teens & Spring Breakers or on the highway on route 41! MY husband, the Innkeeper on site, while I was taking care of my Mom in Boston during your stay, is a "little shy", he is not unfriendly, based on the price you paid, in fact, sometimes he will talk your "ear off", when you really only want to go to the beach or lounge on one our our fabulous chairs! Many times he is guilty of Too Much Information! Sunny Regards, Christine Gorman Cullison Innkeeper/Owner Sandpiper Inn Longboat Key, Florida "Life is always Better at the Beach" especially today when the Dolphins were playing in the Gulf at sunset!


Lovely 3 night stay

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.


Day at the beach

3.8 on August 24, 2014

Very enjoyable, we would recommend.

Innkeeper Response
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"


Lovely small inn

3.6 on August 13, 2014

The location was perfect. Very quiet Loved the private beach

Innkeeper Response
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.


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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

Room 107

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

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

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

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

Room 108

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

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Room 200

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

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

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

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

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

Room 201

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

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Room 106

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

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Location

Location Type

Beachside, Island, Oceanside, 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.

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

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