Between the azure blue of the Southwest Florida skies, and the turquoise Gulf of Mexico waters sits Beach Castle Resort on Longboat Key. A true beach-to-bay community, Beach Castle rests on one of the narrowest points of this prestigious island, allowing the community to extend from the Gulf side to the bay side - a quality few of the privilege to carry.
The buildings at Beach Castle are the color of sunshine and are accentuated by Bahama shutters and railings that resemble palm trees. The grounds here are lush in flora and fauna, creating a tropical backdrop to your island vacation. Each unit is individually owned, which means no unit is alike and provides a unique vacation experience to our guests.
Beach Castle #2 boasts some of the best ocean views on the island from the living area and private bedrooms. We welcome you to relax on your private screened patio and awaken your senses in the balmy, salty breeze and the sounds of the waves lapping against the shore. We guarantee this will be your favorite spot for your morning brew. From you private lanai, take the spiral staircase directly to the soft sands of Longboat Key for a romantic stroll or spend the day lazing in the warm sand. The colors of the Gulf of Mexico are a perfect backdrop to the updated, beachy d?cor in the unit and provide all the amenities of home, yet all you expect from a Longboat Key vacation. Beach Castle #2 features an updated kitchen with stainless steel appliances and granite countertops, spacious living areas and beautifully decorated bedrooms, complete with flat-screen TV's.
This secluded hideaway exudes a classic charm that, as vacationers, we yearn for. A place to get away from it all, relish in the Florida sunshine and reconnect with family and friends; all this while enjoying white-sand beaches, privacy and most importantly, vacation memories that last a lifetime.
Limited Membership Privileges: Guests of Beach Castle Resort #2 will have the option of temporary membership privileges at Cedars Tennis Resort located at 645 Cedars Court on Longboat Key. The limited temporary membership allows the guest access to 10 fully-lit Har-Tru tennis courts (after 1 p.m. daily and subject to availability), community bicycles, fishing pier and Jr. Olympic heated swimming pool. The guest will also have access to the Cedars Cafe and Tiki Bar and fitness center.
Accommodations: Beach Castle Resort is a quiet, 21-unit condominium resort midway on the exclusive island of Longboat Key with a variety of views including Gulf front, Bay front, pool and garden views.
Unit #2 Features: Two-bedroom, two-bathroom unit with some of the best ocean views on the island from your private bedrooms, living room or lanai. From your private lanai travel down the spiral staircase of Unit #2 directly to the soft sands of Longboat Key. Includes updates of granite countertops, tasteful decorations with an artistic flair, and updated appliances.
View: Gulf Front View
Bedding: 1 King, 2 Twin Beds, Sleeper Sofa
Parking: All guests have use of 1 assigned parking spot during their stay. Additional spots are available at a nearby community on a first-come, first-served basis. We kindly ask guests to plan accordingly.
Resort Features: Full-size Kitchen, Spacious Floorplans, Heated Community Pool, Community Hot Tub, Grills, On-site Office, Private Lanais, Coin-op Laundry Facilities, Shared Boat Docks (available on a first-come, first-served basis, a 26' boat limit, and guest is responsible to find off-site parking for boat trailer), Cable TV, DVD Players, Wireless Internet Access by Community Pool, Complimentary Guest Parking, Complimentary Computer & Printer in Office (during office hours), Private Beach Access, Complimentary Lounge Chairs & Umbrellas
Please Note: Beach Castle is a self service resort; we do not provide daily housekeeping services. For your convenience, an amenity "Starter Kit" is provided to assist you upon your arrival. Any essentials required after the initial provided, such as toilet paper, dish soap, etc. is the responsibility of the guest.
Dining: Although Beach Castle Resort does not feature an on-site restaurant, it is centrally located to nearby hotspots - some within walking distance! Our recommendation is The Blue Dolphin Caf?, a local favorite that features the flavors if the island and is just a short stroll from your front door. Longboat Key restaurants include Harry's Continental Kitchens, Euphemia Haye Restaurant and The Haye Loft Lounge & Dessert Room, The Dry Dock Waterfront Grill, Mattison's Steakhouse, and MarVista Backside Restaurant and Pub.
Attractions: Longboat Key is rich in high-end boutiques and five-star restaurants making it an ideal destination for vacationers who like their beach getaway on the swankier side. As a barrier island to the town known as the area's "cultural capital", an assortment of entertainment options can be found at nearby Sarasota where attractions and activities abound for all age groups.
The island of Longboat Key is home to several premier, private golf courses, however nearby Sarasota and Bradenton areas offer top-rated golf courses a short drive off the island for golfers of every handicap.
The Centre Shops is located just north of Beach Castle Resort and includes shopping options of art galleries, restaurants, a dry cleaner, pharmacy and a UPS store - all the ingredients for the perfect spot to pick-up all your necessary beach essentials and remembrances. If you're looking for higher-end shopping, traveling to Lido Key's St. Armand's Circle is well worth the trip. Rumor has it that circus magnate John Ringling won Lido Key in a poker game that turned the sister island of Longboat Key into a world-famous attraction.