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Beautiful Beachfront Retreat on Longboat Key

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,550 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 - 14 nights


About the property

Condo, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Longboat Key, Florida - a great place for Rest and Relaxation as well as time with family and friends. Listen to the rhythm of the waves from our private lanai, from the beach chairs or as you stroll along the beautiful white sandy beaches. Longboat Key offers the best of both worlds: A place to get away, but with easy access to attractions and entertainment venues in nearby Sarasota. Covert III is located directly on the Gulf of Mexico in an area with relatively little commercial development. While there are some great restaurants, bike rentals and shopping nearby, you will not find fast food restaurants or 'big box' stores anywhere on the 10 mile island.

If it's too quite and you're looking for things to do, our condo is just minutes from the fabulous shopping, dining, and entertainment of St. Armands Circle. There are cultural and historical attractions in nearby Sarasota. And there are dozens of challenging golf courses throughout the area! Tampa and St Petersburg are just an hour away and Disney World is about a 2 hour drive.

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Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2018

About The Owner

Our family has owned this unit since the building was constructed in 1977. It is our 'home away from home' for several months out of the year. We hope that you will find our place a comforting retreat from your busy life.

The Owner purchased this condo in 1977

Why The Owner chose Longboat Key

We love being on the beach. It is great to be able to wake up to the sound of the waves crashing on the shore and be able to walk along the white sandy shore for 4+ miles in each direction. Our unit in Covert III is over 1500 square feet. With 15 units on 3 floors, the Pool and Beach are rarely crowded and the tennis court is often available (An exception to this are a few of the Spring Break weeks in early April). For the fisherman, easy access to either the Gulf or Bay is available. Bike rentals are also available within a short walk of the condo.

What makes this condo unique

While we normally fix easy breakfast and lunches at the condo, we also love to eat at some of the great local restaurants. Favorites include Mar Vista, Gulf Drive Cafe (love the Belgian Waffles) and the Blue Dolphin. Harry's has a great take-out service for those nights that you want to stay in- or eat on the lanai watching the sunset.


Longboat Key Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1550 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Guest Bath - toilet , shower , Large walk-in shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , Has Bathroom with Bath/shower combo; glass doors to lanai.
    Middle Bedroom - 1 queen , Window with view of beach
    Front Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , 2 windows - front viewing tennis court; side - can see beach
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Great sunsets from Top floor( 3 rd floor), beachfront sunroom/lanai, north west corner unit of 15 unit building; Beach towels provided; Washer/Dryer shared - down hall from unit.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews

Delightful Days!

  • 5 of 5

This condo is wonderful. The lanai that overlooks the beach and invites relaxing and watching incredible sunsets is the best! The master bedroom has the sound of the Gulf and is very comfortable. The other two bedrooms rooms are both comfortable and spacious. We loved being close to both restaurants and grocery options. We collected more shells than we could bring home but loved filling pockets and pails as we walked. Our family had a fun, relaxed, week using this condo as a base. We can’t wait to return to Longboat and this condo.

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2018
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dallas, TX

Great location, great condo, great price!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for 8 days in this condo and enjoyed it thoroughly. It's updated, and has a great view of the ocean. And it was reasonably priced, which seems to be uncommon on Longboat Key. We would stay again and hope to next year!

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You. I'm glad that you and your family had a great vacation.
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Covert 3

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here in August with our 18 year old triplet girls. We all enjoyed the unit, pool and location - it's a lovely apartment and I recommend it to all. What will stay in my mind most is the great view from the front balcony - you could see for miles along the beach. You could waste an entire day sitting here just reading, relaxing and taking in the sea views. Our favourite eating place, The Lazy Lobster, was just a few minutes walk away and St Armands just 10 mins by car.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2013
  • Stayed: August 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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alpharetta, ga

Family Reunion

  • 5 of 5

The property was lovely. The gulf was just steps away across a grassy lawn. The pool was very clean and the water delightfully warmish. We were glad to discover games in the unit. We prepared breakfast and lunch every day, and then at night sampled picturesque restaurants. We went fishing off the dock in Anna Maria, and hired Capt. Kathe for an eco-boat-tour -- the children were delighted with the dolphin that swam so close to the boat you could almost touch them. We visited the planetarium and saw a huge manatee close-up. The shopping at Armand Circle was fun. The only problem we had was the seaweed. A tropical storm had churned up the water for half the week. But it cleared up by Thursday. Everyone was so happy with the property.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2012
  • Stayed: August 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Murfreesboro, TN

Wonderful trip!

  • 5 of 5

We love Sarasota and have vacationed on Longboat or Lido for many years. This year, our daughter and her family traveled with us. The condo was perfect for our needs. The kitchen is stocked with plenty of utensils and cookware, which we appreciated. We had perfect weather during the trip, so we didn't spend much time in the unit; but it is spacious and comfortable. The reservation process and communication with the owners was great. We look forward to renting the unit again in the future.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2012
  • Stayed: June 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Norman, OK

Covert 3

  • 5 of 5

Despite tropical storm Debby, we had a great time! The condo has everything you need, it's comfortable and a nice size, we had 2 couples in our party. The beach is nice, lots of shells. You do need transportation, we never did figure out the trolley system. Check out Casperan Beach in Venice, FL, we had fun looking for sharks teeth. The dry dock restaurant down towards Sarasota is a nice lunch place, decent price and nice view. Even though our sun days were shortened due to Debby, it was great to finally relax! Thanks Pat.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2012
  • Stayed: June 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tennis Court on site, Bayside Fishing Dock available, Mote Marine Aquarium -5 mins away, Shopping at St Armand's Circle.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $99
Cleaning Fee $100
Tax Rate 12.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.