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Sandpiper Inn - Florida

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

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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
4.3

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  • Guest room4.3
  • Service4.3
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.5
  • Onsite Dining3.8

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great place!!

4.2 on February 15, 2015

I can't not say enough good things about this place. Absolutely wonderful, will be making a trip back soon!


A pleasant stay

4.0 on February 10, 2015

We spent 3 nights recently at Sandpiper Inn. We stayed in room 100, the smallest in the complex. Even though small, we had a very comfortable queen bed, a kitchenette and bathroom. There was even a small area for a dining table and chairs. We had a lovely patio. The facility was very quiet and extremely clean. There is a washer and dryer for guest use for a reasonable fee. The beach was literally down the walk from our room. It was chilly during our stay so we didn't spend much time on the beach. Our advice to guests: If you plan on dining out, especially at the restaurants within walking distance, make your reservations a day in advance. They fill up quickly!


Sandpiper Respite

4.6 on January 29, 2015

We love the beach here. The management is great. Alot of rules but they make for a nicer stay for everyone. This was our 4th visit and we will be back.


Tanquil Paradise on Longboat Key

4.6 on January 29, 2015

Exceeded our expectations. We were 125 steps from the water's edge. Harold Cullison was friendly and knowledgeable about the area. If you are looking for a relaxing vacation on the gulf of Mexico this is the place for you.


Favorite place on our Florida tour

5 on January 27, 2015

So lucky this Sandpiper Inn had a room open at the last minute as we were heading back North on our Florida Trip. Harold was very friendly and informative. Room was spacious and clean. Beach was beautiful-fantastic sunset and dolphins swimming by. Couldn't ask for a better experience.


Wonderful place

5 on January 05, 2015

We stayed for 3 nights. We chose a small room, which was well equipped for our needs. The location is great, the beach is beautiful, and we would return for another visit.


Sandpiper Inn is pure tranquility!

4.8 on January 04, 2015

Sandpiper Inn is right on the beach, has a beautiful courtyard, a beautiful view, lovely accommodations and close to dining shopping etc. It's the perfect place to relax or do whatever activity you would like. The island is great to explore or just sit and relax and watch the sunrise or the sunset. You deserve to treat yourself to this place.


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


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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

Island, Oceanfront, Vista oceano, 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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