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Relax With 20% Off Special! Enjoy the Beach, Pool and Longboat Key! New Kitchen!

Bedrooms 1
Space 700 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

One Bedroom Condo located on the Beach in center of LBK with Heated Pool!

New full kitchen for 2015 with maple cabinets and quartz counter top. Bedroom features pillow top mattress for your comfort and a full bath. 50 inch HDTV in the living room with sofa, love seat and recliner for your enjoyment. Sofa is a sleeper for additional guests. DVD players, cable, 2 TVs, and FREE WIFI. Also a fully mirrored dining area and a 26 foot long outside deck. Includes bath and beach towels, linens, beach umbrellas, beach chairs and most everything you need to enjoy your stay. Shopping, pharmacy, banking, and library are all with walking distance. Come and enjoy your stay.

The Beachcomber is a well-maintained, six-story condo building located right on the beach, and has a lovely heated pool for the residents exclusive use. Our friendly and helpful on-site managers will help ensure your vacation here is stress-free.

More Details

Property Manager
Philip MacDonald
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
12 May, 2017

About Philip MacDonald

We are from New England and appreciate getting away to warmer temperatures during the winter and planning a summer escape on the Cultural Coast of Florida or as we like to call our second home Longboat Key. We purchased this condo after having a few disappointments while renting. We have enjoyed many vacations spent in Longboat Key and treasure the memories of our children having fun as they grew up. It is a great place for kids, a great place for families, and a great place for anyone whether you want to just relax or explore. To be honest, most families tell me that the pool is the best part for the kids. Long after their stay, the pool is what they are still talking about. Our family enjoyed all of our sunset swims while watching the sunsets night after night. There is also a grill available to cook on if you just want to stay at home and relax for an evening. Playing catch with a baseball, a quick came of touch football, flying kites, riding bikes, or just exporing has been great fun over the years. We hope you enjoy your stay as much as we do. Thank you.

Philip MacDonald purchased this condo in 2002

Why Philip MacDonald chose Florida South Central Gulf Coast

We have been traveling to Longboat Key for 25 years. We have known many friends that stayed on LBK also. After traveling to many islands, foreign countries, and cruises, we realized what gem Longboat Key really is. The people that you meet in LBK are truly friendly. With so many things to do on the Key and surrounding areas, you can stay very busy or you can choose to just beach it. There is a sophisticated side to LBK also with the many restaurants and boutiques to visit. Or you can go fishing! Choose you own fun! Plan your adventure! Visit Longboat Key!

What makes this condo unique

The heated pool on the beach is great for sun worshipers and those looking for some natural vitamin D. There is an overhang that provides plenty of shade for any one that does not want too much sun. On a chilly day, there is a 'sunset room' where you can sit inside and enjoy the sunset as you enjoy cocktails and conversations with new friends. Yon can grill on the beach while watching the sunset. After sunset, download an app and star gaze like you never have before when all the stars come out at night. Maybe there will be a turtle nest on the beach or you will see dolphins if you take a break form the book you have finally had a chance to finish. We once saw the space shuttle launch in the night sky from all the way over on the east coast. There is so much to do and so much to enjoy. Fall in love with while staying at the Beachcomber on LBK.

Guestbook comments from the manager

"Our whole experience here was great. The social time on Wed. evening put on by Donna and Steve was just wonderful, a delightful way to meet other guests. They truly do a great job managing this condo complex. Thank you so much, we look forward to our stay next year."
Feb 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday condo in the Longboat Key in the Florida

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 5
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • resort
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Lift ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower)
  • Full Bath with Rain Fall shower head
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • Features King Pillow Top Mattress, cable TV with DVD, full closet, and plenty of space to store your things during your stay. Also, new carpeting for comfort on your feet.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear
  • 1 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Onsite management 24/7 with office hours during the day to help you with whatever questions or issues you may have. After hours number provided.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(8 traveller reviews)

Relax With 20% Off Special! Enjoy the Beach, Pool and Longboat Key! New Kitchen!
average rating of 4.75 based on 9 reviews

Great location and perfect size house for us!

  • 4 of 5

Overall our experience was positive. There are some small issues in the house which I am hoping the new owner will address. We have stayed in this house before and the previous owner was very responsive. I am sure the new owner is in "transition mode" , but will be able to assess the property and do what is needed to make this a five star place.

The location can't be beat! Walk to St. Armand's Circle, walk to Lido Beach(but better to drive) with young children. If you go early in the day parking is no issue. There are also lots of beaches with small public parking and access areas on Longboat Key. They are not crowded, although the end of Lido near St. Armands is not terribly crowded either. There are so many fun things to do with children in the area that we can't wait to go back every year.

We were four adults (my husband and I and our daughter and son-in-law) and two children, ages 10 and 5. The layout of the house works well for us. The master bedroom is very large with a pull-out sofa in it. Our 5 year old grandson slept on the pull-out which left a bedroom with a full size bed for our 10 year old granddaughter. That sofa was key for our sleeping arrangements. The third bedroom was roomy with its own bathroom. The kitchen was nicely done with a nice dining area. The kitchen does need some additional utensils; i.e.; a large knife - (there were only steak knives),I know that probably sounds like a small thing, but try cutting watermelon or cantaloupe with a steak knife!. We did a lot of cooking there as the children loved the pool so much it was sometimes easier to eat at home than go out.

There is a weber gas grill which does need some attention. Again, I am sure the new owner will be doing an assessment of the property and attend to that.

The property is gated and offers great privacy. The house was very clean and there were plenty of towels and beach towels, plus toys for the children to use in the pool. Also great to have the washer and dryer in the house.

We look forward to our next visit to St. Armands next year!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great trip

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed here for a week and really enjoyed the Condo. Very clean, nice kitchen, bath and bedroom in a great location. Phil the owner was excellent to deal with and would highly recommend his condo. Plan on returning again.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We have reserved a condo at this location for next year

  • 5 of 5

We loved our place..The ocean and sunset views were beautiful. The building and grounds were well kept. Will return next year...If the traffic increases it will be a negative for the whole key

  • Review Submitted: Feb 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very pleased that you had an enjoyable vacation. With the beach, pool, sunsets and the great weather you had at Longboat Key, it would be hard not to have a relaxing vacation. Some warm weather with some palm trees and sitting by the Gulf breeze is what we all need this time of year. And, the managers do a great job of keeping the building in tip top shape. The traffic this year seemed a little slower than in years past. it may be due to the new cross walks that were installed for pedestrian safety. It is nice to be located on the beach side of the Key. I plan my trips to St. Armand's Circle or Anna Maria with ample time at certain times of the day. Longboat is such a nice destination, I think many people are sight seeing or trying to get to their favorite restaurant by sunset. In that regard, I will grill during sunset for the nights that we stay in. It is great having Publix so close. Thank you for review. I hope you have as much fun next year.
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Peace and Tranquility on Longboat Key!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great vacation once again in Longboat Key. Everyone was so friendly during our visit. The free Internet was great as I needed to stay in touch with work. This unit is near a Wifi source so it was very fast. Has a large HDTV in the living room that you can see even from the dining room table and open kitchen area. Unit was super clean and comfortable which most important to me. Kitchen is new and had everything we needed to cook with. Loved the palm tree theme throughout. Bathroom had plenty of space to store our travel toiletries.

The building location was awesome being right on the beach and so close to the Publix and CVS. Got my morning walk in on the beach and would stop over to pick up a few items for the day. Could not have been more convenient as we almost didn’t need our car. We did rent some bikes during our stay which was a nice way to explore the island. We also visited St. Armand’s Circle for dinner and shopping.

Both the heated pool and white sand beach were great as we mixed it up and sometimes just relaxed in the shade near the palm trees. Lounging by the water’s edge listening to the waves splashing was my favorite as it was so peaceful especially during sunset. Something about the salt air that is so invigorating. Let’s just say we had a great trip. Didn’t want to leave, but we will be back again.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful location right on the beach

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at this condo. It was fully equipped with everything you would need. Very clean and comfortable bed. The view from the patio is not the beach but toward the bay side which u can see a little of, so somewhat disappointing. My only complaint is the cabinet drawer with plates had a very musty smell.

It was convenient to the grocery store and a popular shopping area called St. Armand's circle. We loved the Columbia Restaurant.

Overall it was a great place to stay.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Longboat Vacation Was Pure Relaxation!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay immensely. The weather was great, nice and warm the way we like it as we lay by the pool. We made it just in time for stone crab season! Stayed in a few nights grilling on the Gulf of Mexico with the best sunsets we have seen for a quite a while. We visited the Columbia Restaurant one night and the Tiki Bar on another. The huge HDTV with On-Demand was a nice way to wind down an evening. St. Armand’s Circle had the Art Festival to see, which is always fun, on the weekend. This condo is a very nice unit with some recent updates. Very comfortable. We will be back to Longboat as soon as we can.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 17, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Route 41
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
within walking distance or visit St Armands Circle
Nearest Beach
You are directly on Longboat Key Beach
Car: recommended

Located right on the beach with heated pool. Just a few minutes away from Siesta Key Beach and St. Armand's Circle with world class shopping and dining. Choose your level of sophistication. Shopping located within walking distance. Bike path and bike rentals. Segways also available. Boat rentals, fishing, and most anything you want to do. Baseball field, tennis courts and basketball courts are minutes away. Once you are on the Key, most visitors don't want to leave. Lots to do and see.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday condo in the Longboat Key, Florida

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Late Spring/ Early Fall
1 May 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
Late Fall/Early Winter
1 Nov 2017 - 31 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
Winter/ Early Spring
1 Feb 2018 - 30 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
Late Spring/Early Fall
1 May 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night

Additional pricing information

Cleaning $75/Laundry $35 £85.03 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%


Rates are based on an occupancy of 2-persons in a 1 bedroom condominium (*4 maximum).
Rates are subject to change without notice!
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