|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Located near the historic town of Longboat at the north end of Longboat Key, this Key West-style home is located less than 150 yards from Whitney Beach and the Gulf of Mexico. One of 16 unique homes built by famed architect Frank Folsom Smith, on property formerly owned by the long-time resident, Conrad family.
It is appointed with the finest of imported furnishings and artwork and features 3 gorgeous bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, and 3 terraces, each with their own exceptional views. The fully equipped gourmet kitchen has a cooking island and a breakfast nook. For more genteel entertaining, the exquisitely decorated living/dining room beckons. Leading to the main terrace looking out towards the Gulf, the living/dining room is the perfect place to dine and converse with friends and family. For more relaxed lounging, the family room and its Plasma TV is the place to be. The house has its own fitness room and 2 car garage. With a private outdoor shower and gorgeous pool to the rear.
Virtual Tour: To view a virtual tour of Conrad Cabana, see the link below.
Cultural Attractions: Nearby Sarasota offers a vast array of arts and cultural attractions. The acclaimed Sarasota Ballet of Florida offers a repertoire of classical and modern dance performances throughout the year.
The Asolo Theatre is home to one of the area's leading regional theatrical companies. Many theatrical companies in Sarasota and on the Keys, offer varied programs of interest both comedic and dramatic.
The newly restored Opera House of Sarasota offers a classical repertoire of great quality throughout the season.
The Ringling Museum boasts a fine art collection as well as a circus museum celebrating its founder's unique past.
Shopping & Dining: Shopping areas abound in and around Longboat Key from the world-renowned St. Armands Circle which offers over 140 shops, boutiques, and restaurants that radiate out and around a circular park to the elegant Saks Fifth Avenue and Macy's of Southgate Mall. For those fond of outlet shopping there are the Outlet Shoppes at Ellenton. The city of Sarasota itself abounds with historically preserved buildings filled with boutiques featuring jewellery, art, and antiques. These can be found on Main, Palm, Orange, and Pineapple Avenues.
Legendary fine dining can be found on and off the key, ranging from casual seafood restaurants to five-star continental cuisine. There are choices for every taste and every budget.
A very warm welcome by the property manager, John, who could not have been more helpful. The house was exactly as advertised, amenities abound, and the attention to detail was superb.
Glad to have the security of an alarm to put on at night and while away from the house. Remember to turn it off before you open the door to the terrace from the master bedroom (sorry John)!
The beach is mere minutes away on foot, the communal pool area is very well equipped and was barely used by the neighboring guests for the duration of our stay.
Spoiled for choice as far as restaurants go on LBK as well as further down the coast at St Armands Circle. Mar Vista in particular is excellent both in terms of service, and food quality and is the nearest restaurant to the house (we walked one night but wouldn't recommend it as there are no street lights so had to use a flashlight app on our phones to find our way home...).
Blue Dolphin cafe is a must for breakfast even though they no longer have their famous Red Savina hot sauce available.
Our stay was exactly what we wanted - a week of pure relaxation. We'll definitely be back next year.
Excellent rental. As described but also was very comfortable. We were particularly impressed with the upscale furnishings, art, and, utensils. The rooms were quiet, the a/c worked, nothing rattled, the kitchen was fully-equipped, the balconies restful on a warm afternoon. The pool also was as described - actually larger than we thought and rarely used. The Master bedroom had an adjunct changing room, to which we grew attached the longer we stayed -- wished we had one at home.
Conrad is a short, one-block stroll to a mile-long beach that in March, never had more than 20 people on it. Armand Circle is about a 15 minute drive. Harry's -- an all-purpose bkst/lunch/din and daily supplies -- is 4 minutes down the road.
I'd give Conrad a strong recommendation, though I think the area lends itself more to adults than family with small children. Apparently, LBK has a local ordinance banning anyone under 60 years old, and apparently it is strictly enforced. Anyway, 5 stars!
My family just returned from a week at Conrad Cabana. The home is beautiful and very well maintained and equipped from the kitchen to beach supplies (including towels). John met us and showed us around the house on our arrival. The fresh fruit and flowers were a nice touch. I particularly appreciated the "supplies" that were there: coffee filters, salt & pepper, dish and laundry soap, paper towels, etc. The beach is absolutely gorgeous - one of the prettiest I have ever seen. We saw dolphins several mornings and even saw a manatee. The pool was lovely and we had it to ourselves most of the time. There are multiple porches and we spent quite a bit of time there. We had a fabulous time and hope to return.
The home is beautiful, comfortable and well maintained. The location was ideal, quiet upscale residential area, steps to miles of beautiful sandy beach, short drive to the golf course, St Armand's Circle and grocery store. We enjoyed a visit to Myakka River State Park and the Canopy Walk, were amazed by the attractions of the John and Mable Ringling Estate Museums and thoroughly enjoyed a day of deep sea fishing with Fishburger Charters.
We had such a great time in this beautiful house. It is very well equipped with all the amenities. The rooms are large, plenty of bathrooms, and with the large washer and dryer there, I was happy to come home with clean clothes. The house is just as pictured, and a very short walk to the beach, much shorter than we even expected. The beach is spectacular, the sunsets were breathtaking. We saw dolphins during sunset, and rented a boat one day nearby. The pool is just steps out the back door, and we basically had it to ourselves. The grounds are kept up really nice. Perfect place to kick back and relax.
We wanted to find a place that would be relaxing and allow us to enjoy the company of our three grown children for a vacation getaway and the Conrad Cabana met our expectations and more! The home was as described with lovely decor and everything needed to enjoy the home and beach. The accommodations were spacious and comfortable for the five of us. John, who greeted us on arrival, was so helpful, providing instructions and suggestions on things to do. The fresh flowers and fruit that were there to greet us were also a nice touch. A very thorough three ring binder was also available that truly covered everything from A-Z. We added a few menus from some of the local places that we enjoyed. One in particular was the Starfish Company Dockside restaurant, a delicious place and very casual. We enjoyed deep sea fishing with Captain Todd of Hot Reel Charters located at the Cortez Fishing Center. We had everything needed to prepare our fresh catch at the house. We also spent time shopping at St. Armand's Circle and there are many restaurants to enjoy there as well.
One downside was that the grocery store that is on Longboat Key was closed and being rebuilt. To obtain groceries required about a 20 minute drive to Winn Dixie or Publix so make a list of things you'll need for the week.
The home is on three levels so there are a lot of stairs but we did not find that to be a problem other than on the first day of carrying heavy suitcases up to the bedrooms located on the third level.There were three balconies, one off the back and two off the front, on the living room level and on the third level master suite, all were nice places to enjoy morning coffee and evening breezes.
I was mildly disappointed that we didn't have a view of the gulf but the public beach was a five minute walk from the house. We would load the large wheeled wagon (which was awesome) with our gear needed for the day at the beach and we were close enough to go back home if needed.
We have such nice memories and would recommend this property if you want to get away to relax but still want to have the option of being close to plenty of nearby activities.
Cathy G. and family
Stretching 11 miles between the waters of the Gulf of Mexico and Sarasota Bay, Longboat Key offers an idyllic beach and bay front setting. Average year round 75 Fahrenheit/24 Celsius degree temperatures make this island conducive to swimming, tennis, golf, fishing, and boating. The island is surrounded by 7 first-class golf courses and boasts many public as well as private tennis facilities.
Cannons Marina, just down the road from North Shore Cabana, rents party boats and fishing boats plus water ski and tubing equipment. There are numerous locations for Jet Ski rentals and parasailing for those who want to 'rise to the heavens.'
Charter a boat with or without a captain and explore the area's many bays and backwaters, take to the ocean for deep sea fishing, scuba diving, and snorkeling.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$750|
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.