Imagine stepping out your door with coffee in the morning to the beautiful Gulf of Mexico! This light and bright 2 BR 2 bath unit has a charming, cheerful and comfortable decor that will remind you of a beachside cottage B&B. Banyan Bay Club is a 44 unit Gulf-to-Bay community, with lovely pool, tennis court, small fitness center, fishing pier, and of course, the BEACH! Recent March 2014 cancellation makes this unit available during this popular time. 1 month minimal rental during season. For shorter stays, check out VRBO 473320, a 1 BR (sleeps 5) at Beach Castle Resort, right next door to Banyan Bay with lots of amenities; or VRBO 397210, a studio unit (sleeps 3) at SeaHorse Beach Resort, another wonderful right-on-the-beach location with a great patio almost on the sand!
We fell in love with Longboat Key on our first visit over a decade ago, and came back the next year to buy our own place. We discovered that we didn't miss the grey sky and cold winter of Chicago. Years later, we are now retired and live full-time on the island. We bought this wonderful unit at Banyan Bay for our own enjoyment (we call it our 'Northern home' although it's only 10 minutes away) and to serve as overflow for visiting family members. We also have many regular renters but would welcome your inquiry re: specific dates.
We had been looking for property for some time but nothing really 'grabbed' us. When we walked into this open house all we needed to see was the wonderful view of the Gulf of Mexico. Although we did some 'flipping' of other properties back when property values on Longboat were going up 30% a year, this is the one we can't part with.
One of the 8 units in this 44-unit complex that is directly on the beach.