Florida Vacation Connection in Longboat Key
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Contacts: Michele Knuese and Jan Jordan

Accommodations: 200+ rentals

Address: 3720 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key, Florida 34228 USA

Telephone: 800-469-4852,
877-702-9981

Activities/Attractions: Longboat Key is on Florida’s West Coast. The island is approximately 60 miles south of Tampa and 90 miles north of Fort Myers. Gliding for some twelve sun drenched miles between the waters of the Gulf of Mexico and Sarasota Bay, the Keys provides an ideal beach and bayfront setting for the ultimate in a Florida vacation. Home to 9,000 permanent residents, the area attracts many Northerners who can appreciate the average year round 73 degree temperature.

  • shelling
  • biking
  • shopping
  • fishing
  • golfing
  • dining
  • tennis
  • golf

White sandy beaches edge the eleven-mile length of Longboat Key, with breathtaking views of the azure waters of the Gulf of Mexico. World famous for their soft, clean sands, the beaches in the Sarasota area are a highlight of any vacation here. Perfect for long strolls, frolicking in the water or just relaxing with a good book, Longboat's beaches offer something for everyone.

There are no large public access areas on the Key, keeping the beach quiet and pristine, with a "private" feel to it. And because the Key isn't very wide, you're never more than a short walking distance from your accommodations to the Gulf front. Residents and tourists alike are known to congregate each evening to celebrate the spectacular sunsets that glow over the beach.

We have collected a list of some of the wonderful restaurants that provide gourmet diners and fish shack nibblers a wide range of choices.


"You are first rate! Thank you for the special attention and service. We will recommend you!"

"Keep doing what you are doing."

"We were impressed with the smooth and painless (reservation) process, especially after having disappointing experiences with the previous company we dealt with."

"Everything was perfect."


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General Information: Welcome to Florida Vacation Connection, the home of the perfect Florida vacation. Our selection of privately owned vacation rental homes and condominiums are ideally situated in Longboat Key and Lido Key near Sarasota, Florida. We are home to some of the most beautiful white crystal beaches in the world. Your vacation plans are just a click away.

We opened in 1994 with just nine properties and have grown to over 200 vacation properties on Longboat Key and Lido Key. We enjoy the distinct identity of offering quality properties and providing unmatched personal service to property owners and rental guests.

  • Available for daily, weekly or monthly rental
  • Beachfront, garden or lagoon views
  • Club Suites feature king size beds and seating area with queen-size sleeper sofa, table for four, fully equipped kitchen, washer/dryer, dressing area, full bath, and private balcony
  • Two Bedroom units feature king size bed in the master bedroom and two twin beds or a king size bed in the guest bedroom
  • Bedrooms include dressing areas
  • Living room with queen size sleep sofa, dining area, fully-equipped kitchen, washer/dryer and private balcony
  • Two bedroom deluxe suites also available

In 1996, we were awarded the Rookie "Small Business Persons of the Year" award by the Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce. In 1999, we were awarded the "Small Business Persons of the Year" award by the Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce.

Payment Accepted: Visa, MasterCard.

Rates: (Prices quoted in US Dollars).

Call 877-702-9981 for details.


  • Member of Vacation Rental Managers Association
  • Member of Sarasota and Bradenton Convention and Visitors Bureaus
  • Member of Longboat Key, Anna Maria Island and the Greater Sarasota Area Chambers of Commerce

"We had a terrific stay and felt very comfortable with the surroundings. We've already booked (the same unit) for next year."

"Lovely, well furnished unit. We really enjoyed everything about it."

"We loved the unit - very pleasant, great location."

"The property was clean. The location is great. It's really a cute place."

"Thanks for always being prompt on returning emails, etc. It is appreciated and I believe sets your company apart."