It’s a Shore Thing

It's a Shore Thing

Longboat Key, FL

1 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms 4 Guests

Nestled within the enchanting enclave of Longboat Key lies a true hidden gem - a fully updated 1 bedroom, 1 bath 2nd-floor condo that epitomizes coastal charm. Welcome to Its A Shore Thing at the Beach Castle Resort, a tranquil oasis where the vibrant beachy theme and cheerful ambiance permeate every corner of this delightful retreat.

As you step into this coastal haven, you'll be instantly captivated by the bright and airy atmosphere that envelops you. The furnishings exude coastal charm, creating a seamless fusion of comfort and style. The condo's interior has been thoughtfully curated to showcase the beachy vibe with tasteful decor choices, setting the stage for an unforgettable stay.

The heart of this charming condo is the open floor plan, seamlessly connecting the living room, dining area, and kitchen. The design is both inviting and functional, offering a perfect space to relax, dine, and entertain. The coastal influence is reflected in the beautiful sea glass recycled glass countertops that grace both the bathroom and kitchen.

The primary bedroom is a tranquil space, featuring a plush king-sized bed adorned with high-end linens. A spacious dresser offers ample storage, and a flat-screen TV provides entertainment. The ensuite bathroom boasts a tub-shower combo, and separate area with the sink and vanity and ample storage for the plush towels.

Step out onto the screened-in lanai, where a glass table and chairs await you. This private oasis is the ideal spot to soak up the tropical setting, surrounded by mature mango trees and swaying palms. It's the perfect place for your morning coffee or a sunset cocktail, creating cherished moments in this slice of paradise.

The kitchen is fully equipped with all the essentials, making meal preparation a breeze. Whether you're whipping up a quick snack or preparing a gourmet feast, you'll find everything you need. The condo's living room also features a queen sleeper sofa, a large flat-screen TV, and a selection of books and games for your entertainment and relaxation.

Just steps away from your door, you'll find the pristine heated pool and inviting hot tub. Ample sun loungers, umbrellas, and tables invite you to unwind and bask in the warm Florida sun. For the active traveler, there's a tennis and pickleball court on the premises, ensuring you can stay active and enjoy friendly competition.

If you're an angler or simply enjoy the serene beauty of the bay, a large private boat dock awaits, complete with a fishing table, chairs, and a shared gas grill. It's the perfect spot to savor the bay's tranquility or cook up your daily catch.

For those seeking the sun and sand, private beach access is conveniently located directly across the street. Here, you'll find beach chairs, umbrellas, and a patio area with a table, chairs and shared gas grill. An outdoor shower offers a refreshing rinse after a day in the Gulf's crystal-clear waters.

Beyond the resort's amenities, you'll discover that the Beach Castle Resort boasts a prime location. You're within walking distance to an array of great restaurants and shops, making it easy to explore and immerse yourself in the local culture.

In summary, this fully updated 1 bedroom, 1 bath 2nd-floor condo at the Beach Castle Resort on Longboat Key is the epitome of coastal charm. With its bright and airy decor, thoughtful furnishings, and a prime location just steps from both Sarasota Bay and the Gulf of Mexico, it offers a cozy and cheerful retreat for your Florida getaway. Whether you're seeking relaxation or adventure, this hidden gem is sure to exceed your expectations.

About Beach Castle Resort

Escape to the timeless allure of Beach Castle Resort, a family-friendly community nestled on picturesque Longboat Key, offering an enchanting blend of Old Florida charm and modern comfort. The resort boasts a range of accommodation options, including 1 and 2 bedroom condos, each meticulously designed to provide a cozy and inviting atmosphere for your stay.

Immerse yourself in the essence of relaxation at our community heated pool and hot tub, surrounded by comfortable chairs, umbrellas, and tables, perfect for unwinding under the warm Florida sun. For the active traveler, we offer tennis and pickleball courts to indulge your competitive spirit.

If you're a fishing enthusiast, our private boat dock with a convenient fishing table awaits your catch of the day. Savor the outdoors with a bayside gas grill, ideal for cookouts, and enjoy your meals at the adjacent table and chairs.

Exploration is at your doorstep, with a leisurely stroll to nearby restaurants and shops. And when you're ready for some beachfront bliss, our private beach access welcomes you with sun loungers, umbrellas, and a beachside patio featuring a table, chairs, and a gas grill for seaside picnics. Rinse off the salt and sand in our outdoor shower after a day in the waves.

At Beach Castle Resort, you have the flexibility to enjoy a short getaway or an extended stay, making it one of the rare resorts that cater to your vacation preferences. Discover a tranquil haven where memories are made and cherished amidst the beauty of Longboat Key's coastline.

Longboat Key Life

Once a vacation land of the Timucuan and Caloosa Indians, Longboat Key is a quieter gulf-side retreat located between Lido Key and Anna Maria Island along Florida's southwest coast. The barrier island is surrounded by the beautiful Gulf of Mexico and Sarasota Bay. The island's eastern shoreline is covered in mangroves with hidden canals and marinas. On the western shoreline, you can walk for miles on the white sandy beaches and swim in the gentle gulf. Imagine spending your days beachcombing, snorkeling, kayaking, paddle boarding, fishing, sailing, golfing, or cycling along the island's winding bike path.

Longboat Key is known for its abundance of dining options. With the Gulf and Sarasota Bay in its backyard, many restaurants focus on serving local, fresh seafood while visitors enjoy amazing waterfront views.

Just south and across the bridge is bustling St. Armand's Circle, a popular destination filled with boutiques, cafes, restaurants and tropical landscaped courtyards. Head north on Longboat Key, cross the Longboat Pass bridge, and find yourself on Bradenton Beach, Anna Maria Island and Holmes Beach. This area offers gorgeous, white sandy beaches, crystal clear water, fun waterfront bars, restaurants and a variety of shops.


Primary Bedroom

1 King

Sleeper Sofa

1 Queen Sofa Bed


Location & Attractions

  • Car - Recommended
  • Family Themed
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Ocean Nearby
  • Bay
  • Beach Access
  • Beachfront
  • Health Beauty Spa
  • Laundromat Nearby
  • Oceanfront
  • View - Beach
  • View - Ocean
  • View - Water
  • Waterfront
  • Zoo


  • Body Soap
  • Conditioner
  • Hair Dryer
  • Hot Water
  • Shampoo
  • Shower Gel
  • Bathtub

Bedroom & Laundry

  • Bed Linens
  • Essentials
  • Extra Pillows & Blankets
  • Hangers
  • Iron & Ironing Board
  • Towels
  • Dryer - Community
  • Washer - Community

Cleanliness & Safety

  • Carbon Monoxide Detector
  • Deadbolt Lock
  • Disinfectant Used While Cleaning
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Linens High Temp Wash (140 degrees)
  • Outdoor Lighting
  • Self Check-In & Check-Out
  • Smoke Detector
  • First Aid Kit


  • TV
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite or Cable
  • Smart TV

Internet & Office

  • Wifi
  • Wifi - Free
  • Ethernet Connection
  • Laptop Friendly Workspace
  • Wifi - Speed 100mbps
  • Wifi - Speed 250mbps
  • Wifi - Speed 25mbps
  • Wifi - Speed 50mbps

Kitchen & Dining

  • Coffee
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Basics
  • Dishes & Silverware
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area or Room
  • Dining table
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen Island

Other Building, Complex Or Neighborhood Amenities

  • Hospital
  • Gym/Fitness Room - Community
  • Tennis Court - Community

Other Property Amenities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Private Entrance
  • Living Room

Parking & Facilities

  • Parking - Free
  • Parking - Private


  • Concierge - Available
  • Long Term Stays Allowed

Sports, Leisure & Adventure

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Cycling
  • Diving
  • Fishing
  • Fishing - Bay
  • Fishing - Deep Sea
  • Fishing - Fly
  • Fishing - Freshwater
  • Fishing - Pier
  • Fishing - Surf
  • Golf
  • Horseback Riding
  • Jet Skiing
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Parasailing
  • Sailing
  • Shopping
  • Snorkeling
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Eco Tourism
  • Surfing
  • Wind Surfing


  • Childrens Book & Toys
  • Playground or Play Area


  • BBQ Grill Area
  • BBQ Grill - Community
  • Beach Essentials
  • Garden or Backyard
  • Patio or Balcony
  • Veranda

Pool & Spa

  • Hot Tub
  • Hot Tub - Community
  • Pool
  • Pool - Community
  • Pool - Fenced
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(14 Reviews)
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Etienne Family
Stayed Jul, 2024
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Beautiful and Peaceful

This our family\'s second time staying Beach Castle Resort. We love it so much that it\'s become a tradition for us now. The place is clean, very comfortable, and welcoming. Everything is provided to make it family friendly. We love having acess to both the pool and beach. The beach is conveniently located across the street. And of course being at Longboat Key is awesome.
Lisa C.
Stayed Jun, 2024
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Little Piece of Paradise

It’s A Shore Thing is such a relaxing and tranquil place to go. I’ve stayed there several times over the years and it never disappoints! Love the comfy bed, how quiet it is on the grounds. The fact they have beach lounge chairs for your use, the pool and hot tub were clean and peaceful. Just what I needed!
Stayed May, 2024
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Overall a pretty good stay. Host was extremely responsive. Exactly as pictured. Very well equipped with towels,pots/pans. Very comfortable beds,short walk across the street to the beach. Wish the listing stated it was on the 2nd floor. Listing stated oil,salt and pepper were included, they were not. Photos of the owners throughout the home were rather odd. Cleaning fee was rather steep considering you are required to basically leave it clean,trash and all dishes included with exception of laundry. check in is at 4pm, check out is 10am for cleaning purposes,although it was pretty clean, some pots/pans were dirty, some hair on bathroom counter top and on toilet. fire alarm was extremely sensitive. Quite area, clean property. Not any blame on the property, but our neighbors did not park properly, so we couldn't fully open the car doors to unload let alone get out of the car. Pool and hot tub were great. Pool could be slightly colder. Plenty of storage space/drawers. would stay again.

Host's response:

Hi Jessica, thank you for the comprehensive review!We are glad to hear you enjoyed yourself and please do come back soon. As for your feedback, the cleaning fee seems high on airbnb because they group other fees together without itemization. We have addressed the few missed items with our cleaning team- thank you for that. The owner is considering removing the personal photos to make the space feel more neutral for guests and we've reviewed our listening to improve expectations and clarity for our future guests. If you ever have issues with resort amenities or parking in future, just reach out to us while you're here so that we can assist. Thank you again so much and don't forget SkyRun guests get a return discount! Hope to see you soon!
Stayed Apr, 2024
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Enjoyed the stay here. Easy check in and access, great location. Beach is beautiful, pool and hot tub well maintained. Easy access to all restaurants on LBK and quick drives to other keys and Sarasota. Would stay again!

Host's response:

Thank you for the 5-star review William! Come back soon πŸ™‚
Stayed Apr, 2024
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The condo was nice and had everything we needed. It was also very close to the ocean and the bay. Both are walkable from the condo. We had a fantastic trip and the area was beautiful

Host's response:

Glad to hear Melissa you loved staying so close to the water. Thank you for review, hope to see you again! The SkyRun Sarasota Team
Stayed Apr, 2024
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We just loved our place! So close to the beach, pool and hot tub, and laundry. The view from the back overlooking the bay was gorgeous as well. The screened in porch feels like you are in a jungle paradise and many games if Skipbo were played there for wonderful family time. All the small touches; Turkish beach towels, cozy soft bath towels, delicious coffeewere so appreciated! A 5 star stay, for sure!

Host's response:

Thank you so much Carrie for the 5-star review! We are so happy you loved this hidden gem on Longboat Key as much as we do. Please come back and visit us again soon πŸ™‚
Stayed Mar, 2024
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Cute and comfortable

Host's response:

Thanks for the 5-star review Earl! We also appreciate your feedback about there not being an elevator from the second floor and shared laundry. This is a old Florida charm resort built in the 70's so it doesn't have the more modern amenities you find in the newer high rises πŸ™‚ Please come visit us again in the future! The SkyRun Sarasota Team
Stayed Feb, 2024
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We really enjoyed our 5 night stay at this Longboat Key location. Directions were great and it was easy to access. The place is just like the pictures, and was very clean. The living area couch and chairs are comfortable, as is the bed (that's very important to us). The screened deck is nice and private, and you can catch a breeze there while having a cup of coffee in the morning.We loved the location. We crossed the street to the beach every day, and there are chairs, tables and lounges to use. We never had a problem with availability. And the beach is beautiful. There are very good restaurants within walking distance. We liked LaNorma (very good Italian), Harry's (lunch), Blue Dolphin (breakfast), Euphemia Haye (gourmet dinner). There's a great park for walking path back to the sound behind the key (Joan M Durante Park). Nice grocery store a few miles down the road (Publix).We'd definitely visit again.

Host's response:

Thank you so much Patrick for the 5-star review! We are thrilled you enjoyed your stay at Beach Castle. We agree, it is a nice little gem on Longboat Key. We would love to host you in the future. The SkyRun Team
Stayed Dec, 2023
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Perfect walking distance to the gulf. The beach was clean, lots of sea shells. Could walk to the dock on Sarasota bay and watch the sun rise (just need bigger coffee travel mugs to take with you so you can sip on your coffee which did not come with the place) It was very clean upon arrival. Within walking distance to 2 very nice restaurants and one clothing store. A very peaceful place to simply relax. I would definitely recommend it.

Host's response:

Thank you so much for the 5-star review Sandra! We are very happy you enjoyed your stay and appreciate all the feedback. Please come visit us again. The SkyRun Sarasota Team
Stayed Nov, 2023
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The condo was very clean and inside, obviously updated very nicely. Before we went in, we were wondering - the exterior is dated - but once inside we didnt care. Just to be clear, there is no view and none was claimed, but the location is a 2 minute walk to the Gulf and a 1 minute walk to a dock on the bay. In short, the location is wonderful! My spouse and I would stay here again.

Host's response:

Thank you for the great review Lawrence! Beach Castle has been a hidden gem on Longboat key since the 70's so still has a bit of a kitschy feel on the outside. We agree, the location can't be beat. Please come visit us again in the future. The SkyRun Sarasota Team
Stayed Nov, 2023
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We enjoyed our four night three day stay. Had a bit of trouble getting in and Hans was very responsive. Dealing with the key issue! The laundry is not located inside the condo, which I was not aware of, but it is on the premises.The area is beautiful and the beach is across the highway. The Sarasota bay is behind the condominium complex, which is also very beautiful.

Host's response:

Thank you for the 5-star review Mindy! You were an amazing guest. We will be installing a SMART Lock on the door once we get the special part to do so. This will definitely eliminated the sticky lock issue. We really appreciate your open communication and great feedback. Please come visit us again. The SkyRun Sarasota Team
Stayed Oct, 2023
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Comfortable, clean and close to the pool. Porch was private. Easy walk across the street to the beach.
Stayed Oct, 2023
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We truly enjoyed our stay. Condo felt welcoming and cozy. Great location with walk-able access to the beach which made it even better. Hosts were responsive and did not hesitate an answering any of our concerns. When they reached out they spoke respectfully and polity. Will recommend 100%.Thank you!

Host's response:

Jesse, what a joy it was to host your. We are so happy you had a great time. Keep us in mind whenever we may be of service. Thank you again from the whole SkyRun Sarasota Team!
Stayed Sep, 2023
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It was peaceful and clean. The access to beach was really nice! The host was very responsive!

Host's response:

Thank you for the positive review Brandie! We hope to host you again in the future. The SkyRun Sarasota Team


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