About this rental
Little Palm on the bay in Longboat Key, Florida, a place to go when you want to relax and enjoy! Sunbathing, fishing, and boating right at your backdoor with the beach only a short walk away! Don’t miss the occasional dolphin family swimming by or all the beautiful birds that create an island experience to remember.
As you step into this beautifully appointed cottage with a kitchen, dining and living room overlooking a water view, you will instantly feel that you have everything you need. The master bedroom is newly designed with a cozy cottage feel and 45-inch smart TV. The full kitchen is ready for you to cook your favorite recipe for an occasional night in. The second bedroom has a twin over full bunk bed which is equally comfortable for adults or kids.
For morning or evening strolls, you have two amazing choices just steps from your front door. You can stroll through the Durante Park mangrove trails overlooking Sarasota Bay or you can head to the beach. The beach is a short walk away with a private access to a “local’s only” unspoiled white sand beach on the Gulf of Mexico, where catching a sunset is a must! In addition, several Longboat Key restaurants and shops are also within walking distance. Many other highly rated restaurants and boutiques are located within a short drive either on Longboat Key, south to St. Armands Circle or north to Bradenton Beach or Anna Maria Island…either way will not disappoint!
We adore our little slice of paradise and are so happy to share it with you.
Longboat Key is a beautiful barrier island in Sarasota on the West Coast of Florida.
Attractions Within Walking Distance
Durante Park with trails and play areas for kids.
Beach on the Gulf of Mexico
Restaurants and Shops at The Centre, including Tyler's Gourmet Ice Cream
Cedars East - Pool, tennis and weight room (for an extra fee)
Favorite Places To Eat
Beach House, Dry Dock, Lazy Lobster, Mar Vista, Euphemia Hay, Shore, Whitney's
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Last updated on February 23, 2024
Hosted by Gail Russell
Member since 2022
Year Purchased: 2022
About the owner: Hello! We are Carol and Greg. We have always been passionate about travel, good food, boating and taking time to explore the world. Since our children were young, we took them on our excursions and, as our family grew, we turned toward house rentals for our worldly travel adventures. We greatly appreciated the extra space over a hotel room and a well-equipped kitchen for the occasional at home meal option. Since we live in PA, our friend Gail is our co-host. She lives in Longboat Key and will handle anything that may come up during your stay.
Why this property? We explored both coasts of Florida in search of a little piece of paradise. The day we arrived in Longboat we knew we found the area we had been looking for. Beautiful uncrowded beaches, fantastic restaurants, relaxing bike rides and boating. Greg is in the building industry and I enjoy home design…our projects seem to find us. Little Palm is a work of love created to provide a relaxing retreat for family and friends. The design is simple, modern and welcoming. In our travels, we have realized that the place you stay while visiting a destination can make the experience. Our goal is for you to unpack your bags and be ready for a stress-free and wonderful stay at our property.
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Perfect, quaint canal stay
This condo was absolutely my favorite place to stay!! The single story made it feel more like a home. I now actually prefer to stay a little walk away from the beach since it gives an opportunity to get sand off! From this quiet condo, it’s only a 3 minute bike ride to the private beach access which always had white sand, clear water (manatees, dolphins and sea turtles included!!), and hardly anyone sharing the beach. The canal was amazing at night or in the morning with a cup of coffee to hear the fish jump while sitting on the roomy back deck. The condo was equipped with everything we needed to cook in or grill out. The beds were very comfortable. It was decorated very stylish and we loved the wood floor look instead of the typical tile. You can walk to the bay to fish or fish off the dock. Bikes were available and we also joined the nearby tennis club to have the pool and gym. Longboat Key is our new favorite place and we can’t wait to come back!
Stayed: June 2023 Submitted: July 24, 2023
Thanks so much!! A lot of thought and effort went into making Little Palm on the Bay a really nice enjoyable place to stay…we are so happy you were able to enjoy so many of the perks of this beautiful place!
Hosted by Gail Russell