Enjoy some quiet time from your dock Champagne & shrimp prepared by 1 Gourmet Cook guest. Served & enjoyed out on the dock.
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2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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Ages 2 - 12
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Under 2
2 guests maximum. Infants don’t count toward the number of guests.
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Soak up the solitude of Island life. A sparkling white sand beach is just a short walk from your door. Watch for fish jumping, or tropical birds gliding down the canal as you sip a glass of wine out on the dock. Sit or swing under the huge Mango tree. Clean, comfortable 1st floor apt in Longboat Key's Sleepy Lagoon neighborhood. Private entrance, off street parking, 1 bedroom, 1 bath, kitchenette and ample living area. Rear sliding glass door opens to covered patio with table and seating.

The space

This is a 1st floor apartment unit area of our home. It offers a queen size bed and a sizeable bathroom. The kitchenette and living area looks out to covered patio, back yard and dock. Kitchenette includes an under counter refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker and other small appliances.

Guest access

Our entire yard is available for you to enjoy. Swings under the Mango tree. Chairs and tables out on the dock. Some fishing gear, beach chairs & umbrella, etc available for your use. Some fishing gear. Propane Grill on site.

Interaction with guests

We do live upstairs and are available to answer any questions or help with any needs. It is your time away, to unwind, enjoy the quiet our home & neighborhood have to offer, but don't forget to take advantage of all that this beautiful area of Florida has to offer. Great white sand beaches, Natural Preserved walking parks. Great restaurants. St Armand's Circle. Bike, boat and Segway rentals. Mote Marine Aquarium, Selby Gardens

Other things to note

We are located only a mile south of Anna Maria Island. 9 -10 miles of Longboat and white sand beaches for you to enjoy. Just remember, trying to drive to the mainland after 3pm will result in very slow going. This is an island.
A 5% county tourist tax is included in your nightly fee.

Free parking on premises
Wireless Internet
Cable TV

Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in is anytime after 4PM
Check out by 10AM

- 1st floor unit only
- Maximum 2 adults
- 9pm - 8am Quiet time
- Enjoy the outdoors
- Please recycle

You must also acknowledge
Cat(s) live in the house


24 Reviews

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Alicia User Profile
October 2017
Betsy & Bob were wonderful hosts. They were in contact with me days before my visit to arrange for my arrival. The apartment was cool, clean, and quiet -- perfect for my mini solo vacation. The back yard dock on the canal was wonderful, spent every morning out there with my coffee! Have spent many years visiting Longboat Key but will definitely return to visit Betsy & Bob!

Amy User Profile
September 2017
One of the best airbnb experiences we've had! First off, we love Longboat Key. It has everything Florida has to offer without the high-rise condos, neon lights, and other tourist traps typically found at Florida beach towns. The beaches are quiet and private, even on holiday weekends. There is great kayaking and boating, and everything else you need for a good vacation. Bob and Besty's garage apartment is a wonderful way to experience all that Longboat Key has to offer. It is quaint and cozy, without being crowded. There is everything you need, from beach equipment, a well-equipped kitchenette, extra toiletries and towels, comfortable couch, large screen TV with cable and internet (that actually works), and even a two-person kayak with direct access to the water. It is perfect. And even though there is not a stove/over, we were able to prepare a delicious meal on the gas grill. And Bob and Betsy win the hospitality award. We were welcomed with a very good bottle of red wine, beer and white wine in the mini-fridge, and chocolate! Betsy even made us some of her award winning fresh fruit smoothies made from fruit from her garden. Bob and Betsy are pleasant to talk to, and even though they live right above the apartment, they were extremely respectful of our privacy. We really felt like we had the whole property to ourselves for most of our stay. Oh, and Bob kept my husband supplied with local craft beers. Needless to say, he was a happy camper. We had a great time, and will definitely be coming back!

Kirk User Profile
August 2017
Such a nice place, we got to enjoy some of Betsy's fresh fruit smoothies as well as everything the place has to offer! Tons of fun things to do. Thanks Betsy

Lisa User Profile
August 2017
This lovely apartment is perfect for a laid-back couple looking for a vacation place that's quiet and simple. Fantastic value compared to local hotels. Bedroom is on the small side but the bathroom, dining, and living areas are spacious and have everything you could need, including plenty of bathtowels, which are often lacking at other rentals. The kitchen was generously stocked with coffee, wine, and beer but the best part of our stay was the fresh fruit smoothies that Betsy made from scratch! The backyard has a lovely island feel with tropical fruits (pineapples and bananas) and flowers, though unfortunately the late-summer weather was a bit too hot and muggy for us to enjoy the charming dock and firepit. Our hosts were friendly and available yet respectful about our privacy. My husband and I absolutely expect to stay here again on our next visit to Longboat Key.

Jason User Profile
August 2017
This is a gem if you want someplace quiet to get away. The beach is literally down the block and the sand and water are as nice or nicer than the more crowded beaches in the area. The restaurants nearby, from Anna Maria Island to Lido Key, are wonderful. We didn't try the kayak because the sun and heat were too much during the day, but having the dock out back was really nice. Betsy was a fantastic host! She took care of everything, made us fruit smoothies with fresh fruit, and made sure our anniversary was special. I recommend this place highly.

Jennifer User Profile
July 2017
This is a wonderfully relaxing stay! Betsy and Bob are great hosts, available if needed but never intruding while doing what needs to be done to keep the property a little spot of paradise. The canal to kayak is just steps from the door. We hope to enjoy another trip sometime.

Ourania User Profile
July 2017
Betsy & Bob are wonderful hosts and their home is in walking distance to a beautiful beach. We were able to relax and enjoy our vacation, plus celebrate our anniversary! There are beautiful fruit trees on the property and Betsy supplied us with delicious fresh Mangoes! Thank you so much for a wonderful time! We will see you again! Ronnie & Lou
Betsy User ProfileBetsy is a superhost.
Response from Betsy:
Our only regret! We didn't get to know you both better.
July 2017

Longboat Key, Florida, United StatesJoined in January 2017
Betsy User ProfileBetsy is a superhost.
Looking forward to meeting folks from around the country and the world. Love flowering plants and trees and have tried to over stock my yard with them.
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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