$228 / night
Total guests, Nights

Castle in the Sky Near Beach and Tennis – Home 4306716 House

  • 4 bedrooms
  • 8 sleeps
  • 2 nights min stay

Castle in the Sky Near Beach and Tennis – Home 4306716

  • House
  • 4 bedrooms
  • sleeps 8
  • 2 nights min stay

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 mi
  • Child Friendly
  • Car advised
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet Friendly

Description from owner


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TOP 5 REASONS TO VACATION AT THE CASTLE1) Walking distance to the pool, fishing pier, nature park, wonderful restaurants and convenience store.2) One of the largest homes in Cedars Resort to allow up to 10 guests.3) Bikes, Beachgear and stroller to carry items already provided; just remember your flip-flops!4) No resort fees or pet fees!5) Highly rated mostly 5 star by prior guests. TWICE THE SPACE WITHOUT THE PRICE3000 sg ft of luxurious but relaxing space to spread out in a multi-level condo home in Cedars Resort on Longboat Key. The home is a double-sized unit, so it is twice the size of most homes in the resort with 4 bedrooms so there is plenty of room to spread out. We are across the street from the Gulf of Mexico and nearby beaches. Beautiful hardwood floors in the kitchen and family/living/dining room and wall to wall sky blue carpeting in the bedrooms upstairs. Master suite with king bed, 800 thread count sheets,his and her closets,powder area and jacuzzi tub. New sheets, pillows and towels just added. The second bedroom has queen bed with peek-a-boo views of the waves from the Gulf of Mexico and the third bedroom has two twin beds and a sliding door that opens to a screened lanai with a large hammock and card table. The fourth bedroom is also a study with daybed and trundle which can pull out and be placed together to create a king-sized bed.Rental entitles you to Jr olympic heated pool with cabana bar, onsite bar and grill and resort fishing pier as well as a pair of bikes in the condo's garage for your use. Gulf waters are across the street and can be seen from the western directed windows of the home. Yellow gentle wall colors and beach like atmosphere to the home which will help you relax and get away from the hectic pace of living up north.Kids will love nearby Durante Park with nature trails and jungle gyms. Onsite mangrove walkways create a tropical inviting atmosphere that connect each part of the resort. Beach access by two minute car ride to nearby beach and boardwalk with beach gear included in the garage with beach umbrellas, boogie boards, chairs,etc. Additionally, barbecue grillers available for your use found in the garage to use outside.You can spend a lot more to be cramped in a hotel room or outdated small dark condo or instead enjoy room to spread out with extended family in a full kitchen, living dining area with 4 private bedrooms. Most visitors return year after year so the more desirable months tend to go quickly. E-mail or call if you should have questions.On site tennis is not included; nearby alternatives are available- inquire with owner.This is an ideal rental for family reunions, girls' get-together, or for group fishing trips. First class restaurants nearby as well as pizza parlour for the kids. Publix grocery store a few miles south of the condo home.Find Longboat Key Vacation Rentals on FlipKey

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: King bed
    Bedroom 2: Queen Bed
    Bedroom 3: 2 Twin beds
    Bedroom 4: Bunk bed
  • 2 Full baths, 1 Half bath


  • Air conditioning
  • Jacuzzi or hot tub
  • Grill
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Deck
  • Internet access
  • Stove
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • Video player
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Telephone
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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  • Not suitable for wheelchair users


Check in time: 16:00, Check out time: 11:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through FlipKey using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).

Damage deposit: $250.00
No smoking at this property


Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

4 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 4 weeks before check-in.

Check-in date

* The booking fee is stated in the cancellation policy information on the payment page. This fee helps us run our secure platform and enables us to provide 24/7 customer support

House rules

One week min rental
Elevator is non-operational.
Check in at 4pm
Check out at 11am


About the owner

Philip B.
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
04 Jun 2020
Years listed:
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English





Very Good
57 reviews

Very Good

“Lovely, Clean Home”

Reviewed 22 Mar 2017

We stayed in this lovely home in Holmes Beach for a month with another couple. It was immaculately clean and beautifully appointed. Furnishings were tastefully selected with a beach and seaside decor.… More

Response from the owner Tim thank you for the kind review. We are glad that you enjoyed yourselves and hope you have the opportunity to return next year. We have added some drawer space in the 4th bedroom based upon your feedback. Thank you.

“Loved Longboat and the Castle”

Reviewed 22 Jan 2017

Great family vacation in a spacious and clean home with kids in their own rooms, full kitchen and close to the beach and to restaurants and activities. The January weather was awesome, 75-80 each day … More

Response from the owner Thank you for the kind review Courtney. We look forward to seeing you again.

“Loved Our Longboat Stay”

Reviewed 22 Jan 2017

Home was clean and spacious, kitchen was well-equipped, kids had their own room and the resort was close to restaurants and the beach AND the weather in January was awesome, 75-80 degrees daily. Will… More

Response from the owner Many thanks for your kind review.

“60th birthday - ladies' golf getaway- very comfortable home.”

Reviewed 10 Dec 2016

This is a great place to be with friends or family. The living room-kitchen-dining room area is roomy and a wonderful space to cook and socialize , and the bedrooms are spacious . The location was … More

Response from the owner So happy to hear you enjoyed yourselves. we hope you have the opportunity to return in the near future ladies.

“Best Rental on Longboat Key”

Reviewed 2 Dec 2016

This is our second visit to Castle in the Sky at Longboat Key. Even though there were several years between visits the property still looks as good as it did in our original visit. The property is v… More

“Women's Retreat: a success”

Reviewed 8 Nov 2016

We rented this for our women's group over the first weekend in November. It was spacious, well kept, and nicely located on Longboat Key. Our ladies absolutely loved the time we spent here, and th… More

Response from the owner We are so happy to hear that your group enjoyed themselves. We hope you have the opportunity to return next year.

“Awesome stay”

Reviewed 13 Sep 2016

We had a great stay! Our Family of 9 people fit very comfortable, all the rooms were equipped with all the essentials, although is an older home it was very clean and had lots of space. We had Good co… More

Response from the owner Thanks so much for the kind review. We hope you have the chance to stay again in the near future.

“Big spacious house a block from the beach”

Reviewed 31 Aug 2016

We were two families, 10 people in total and slept very comfortably in this house. Spacious, clean, fully stocked, and close to the beach. We brought a small boat that fit in the garage and the boat s… More

Response from the owner So happy to hear you had a great time, Teresa. We hope you can return next year.

“Wonderful stay..Back next summer”

Reviewed 13 Aug 2016

Our family spent two weeks this summer here on Longboat for the first time and really enjoyed the home and island. The home is large and spacious and very comfortable. We have kids 10 and 12 as well a… More

“Great Vacation Home”

Reviewed 22 Jul 2016

We had a great vacation stay at castle in the sky and are planning a two week stay next year. There were 6 adults and two kids in our group and we never felt crowded. There was a large sectional in th… More

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Use the Ready to book? form to pay provisionally online. You can pay by credit/debit card or PayPal. Philip (the owner) will have 24 hours to accept the booking and no money will leave your account before then.

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How do damage deposits work?

In most cases, you don’t pay a damage deposit up front. Instead, we save your payment details securely and you’re only charged in the event of damage to the property.

Occasionally, you will pay a damage deposit up front as part of the total rental cost. In this case, the owner has 10 days after you check out to report any damage. If they don’t, we’ll return your deposit. If their claim is successful, we’ll deduct the agreed cost and return the remainder.

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How can I withdraw my booking request?

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Go to Manage your booking to cancel your booking. Here you can view your cancellation policy to see if you’ll be refunded.

How do I make changes to my booking?

You can request to change the dates or number of people on your booking via the Manage your booking page. To change your dates use the Edit booking button. If you need to change the number of guests staying then send Philip (the owner) a message.

If Philip (the owner) agrees, they’ll send you a revised quote outlining the changes. You can review and accept/decline this from the Manage your booking page. You’ll have 48 hours to take action before the revised quote expires.

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