Longboat Key is one of few areas in Florida to be developed but left beautiful and largely natural. Development is set back so the beaches are wide with sea grasses, trees and plants left growing.
Our family rented two villas. Each had 2 bedrooms and one bath so they were very comfortable for two couples to share. The kitchen is as well prepared for cooking as any rental I've stayed in. The appliances were brand new in our units. There is nice cookware, utensils, etc. The property has propane grills. There also are delightful restaurants a short walk down the street and several a quick bike ride away. Grocery shopping is convenient.
White Sands offers sailboats, bikes of all sizes, helmets, fishing equipment, a putting green, tennis courts, paddle boat and row boat for exploring the bay. You will never be bored, but it is quiet for relaxing and sleep, too.
I especially enjoyed the lovely seabirds throughout the island. Nelson is a Great White... Plus