Turtle Crawl Inn gets and 11 out of 10 from our family! We LOVED The Turtle Crawl Inn Resort! Best kept secret in Florida! I will be returning to the Turtle Crawl! - Donna

Great place to stay! Always friendly and helpful. Has everything we need for our family vacation. Have been back for the third time now! - Candace

Great place. We spent 4 beautiful days there, enjoying the beach, pool and unique sunsets from our balcony. The apartment was great, too. Clean, comfortable and equiped with everything we needed for our stay there. Definetly looking forward to coming back! - Florencia

Very pleased!!! Quiet and peaceful! Panoramic view of the Gulf. Staff very friendly and accommodating.. we will definitely return!!
Condo #404
- Susan

Great view, very clean rooms and has lounge chairs provided. - Jennifer

Very comfortable and everything you need to cook your own meals. Comfy bed, nice pool, great beach. - Nancy

The BEST private getaway ever! This is the second time staying here and we look forward to coming back!! - Charlene

We love it our villa is so cool. Very nice inside. No bugs or nasty smells. I would love to come back every vacation. Nice pool and a hop an a skip and u are right on the beach. Love love love it! - Pam

This establishment has been my "home away from home" for years. It's comfy, safe and close to the BEST restaurants and shopping in the area. The beach is pristine and VERY private. Can't wait to go back!!! - Jeanne

We've been coming here since 1999 and always enjoyed it. They have done a lot of upgrades lately and made it even better. Nice quiet place to stay with a nice private beach. - Jeffrey

Beautiful, serene stayed in 2 different rooms loved both - Heather

The staff at the Turtle Crawl Inn were wonderful! It was by far one of the most peaceful, family oriented places we have stayed! - Nancy

Our annual trip. My family lives going there. Small, quite, and relaxing. Usually calm water, less waves, lots of shells. - Patricia

Excellent place to relax and enjoy some fun in the beach. Best place to really enjoy some quiet time away from my amazing city Miami. - Erika

Awesome little place for a family vacation. It's peaceful and quiet. One of the best places I've been too. The beach is only a few steps away. We will be back - Traci

Love Turtle Crawl. Location is great. Rooms are clean and comfortable - Nisa

Beachfront accommodations. Family friendly. Located close to many area attractions. - Catherine

Beautiful quiet beaches and a friendly helpful staff... - Sammy

Great place to stay, beach is great, great places to shop and eat. Will go back again - Doncelia

We have been coming here since my daughter was little, this year we came with our grandson. It is still one of our favorite places to get away. - Paulette

Our favorite place to vacation when in Florida. Love it! - Annette

Peacefull place to stay with your family coming back soo for sure expectacular view... - Imar

Loved it and can't wait to go back! My kids liked it better than Disney! - Jo-Ann

We have had our family reunion there for the past 5 years and it is amazing!! - Sara-Kate

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Thank you so much for visiting - we hope you enjoyed your stay!


  1. janina watts on May 13, 2024 at 1:42 pm

    Me and my best girlfriends have been coming for years! We’ve stayed in many different rooms. They all have different advantages.. just really depends on what you are aiming for! Love the reception! Both women are so phenomenal and helpful! I love how it’s not pretentious! Very low-key, relaxing vibe! Probably some of the most beautiful sunsets in the entire earth happen on this coast! Prices are very reasonable and fair!

  2. Teresa Damiani on May 13, 2024 at 10:05 am

    We have stayed at Turtle Crawl twice now in October, 2023 (#301) and May, 2024 (#204). It is definitely our go-to for any visit to Longboat Key and we will be back. Rebecca and Nicole in the office are professional, friendly and extremely helpful. Both units, #301 and #204, were fully stocked, clean, neat and accommodating. The view is beautiful, the beach was quiet, but friendly, the beach chairs are easily accessible and convenient. We highly recommend Turtle Crawl!

  3. Bob and Dawn Russell on May 9, 2024 at 10:11 pm

    We had a wonderful stay at the Turtle Crawl Inn Condo #302 in April. The unit was clean and well stocked. The view was beautiful! The staff was so friendly and helpful. It was so quiet and peaceful. The beach and pool were not crowded ever. The beach chairs were convenient and comfortable. We loved the towel exchange. We will definitely return.

  4. Rebecca Bogart on October 2, 2023 at 9:35 am

    We have been coming to Turtle Crawl Inn for the past 28 years and absolutely love it. All of the tower condos are beautiful, the property is well maintained and the views are simply stunning. The beach is private and quiet. It doesn’t matter what time of year we come, it is always perfect.

  5. Suzanne "Missy" Ledbetter on June 26, 2023 at 8:15 pm

    Just got home from spending 5 nights 6 days at Turtle Crawl Inn. Tower Condos #402.
    I’ll say, WOW! There was absolutely nothing to complain about. The condo was perfect and fully stocked with all cooking ware!
    The water pressure in the shower is fanominal!
    Beds were comfortable and the view is breathtaking!
    I will go back time & time again!
    All the Managers of the complex are so nice and accommodating.
    The grocery store is very close. They even provide a box fan for peaceful sleeping at night.
    I could go on & on……
    I was in desperate need of a good vacation and I got it!
    Bravo Turtle Crawl Inn Crew!

  6. Veronica Pope on June 22, 2023 at 7:24 pm

    It was our second time staying at the same unit at Turtle Crawl Inn, and we would definitely come back! Easy check-in and our unit was super clean and ready for our stay. A shout-out to the staff for making our stay so comfortable.

    • Mitch Haulik on May 8, 2024 at 12:13 pm

      We stayed in condo #304 in April. All was perfect except the ocean water was a little cold for my wife. Turtle Crawl is really close to the ocean so the view is the best. The sunsets are grand. The condo was very clean, kitchen items were top self. Even the wine glasses were high end. The shower had wonderful pressure. Beds were comfortable. Longboat is a very nice beach get away. One day we only saw 2 people on the beach as far as you could see. The restaurants were all very good in service and quality. We’ll be back again.

  7. William R Ward Jr on May 30, 2023 at 3:47 pm

    We’ve been a 5-time repeat visitor to Turtle Crawn since 2018. We like the naturalness of the beach area, the friendly helpful staff,
    the relaxing atmosphere and the short drive to areas of interest. We’ve already booked our next stay. We’re an elderly couple, and we always leave the Turtle Crawl feeling better than when we got there. I guess that says something, but having said that, young families with kids seem to enjoy it too.

  8. Becky Belanger on May 30, 2023 at 8:49 am

    We love Turtle Crawl Inn! It is clean, quiet and has beautiful views of the beach. The staff is wonderful! We come here often.

  9. Kathleen Kempke on May 29, 2023 at 1:27 pm

    We loved our stay at Turtle Crawl Inn in Unit 403. We had everything we needed to be comfortable. Appreciate the views, being right on the water and close proximity to restaurants and shopping. Staff was very helpful, and the week went by (too) quickly!

  10. RICHARD K PARKER on April 19, 2023 at 10:11 pm

    Stayed April, 2023 Villa # 83. Unit was a little dated and the floor plan a little odd the bathroom is a walk through that separates the living area from the bedroom area. However, the unit was clean, and we had no issues. Staff friendly, the location is great for beach access, plenty of beach chairs, beautiful beach area and not overcrowded. Would stay again.

  11. Joanne M Storch on February 20, 2023 at 2:53 pm

    We really enjoyed our stay. The landscaping, the pool, the beach and all the amenities such as the towels, chairs, umbrellas, putting green, gas grills etc. were top notch. We stayed in 402, and really enjoyed the lanai looking out on the Gulf.! The location is absolutely perfect . The kitchen was well equipped and we cooked most nights. We appreciated the towel and paper product service. Rebecca and the other girls were very gracious and helpful. Our only complaints would be the couch was very uncomfortable and the leg on the coffee table was broken so we had to be very careful with it. I am sure the owners will take care of that eventually. Had a wonderful time and will come back.

  12. Katricia Phillips on September 2, 2022 at 5:37 pm

    We will be back!! So hard to leave this beautiful place! Wonderful! Comfortable! Clean! Thanks so much for providing such a wonderful place for our party of 4 to enjoy the beach and the pool. We used the grill one evening—such a nice option provided by management. The booking process was flawless and staff is super friendly and very very helpful. It’s hard to leave paradise but it was a great place to refresh our souls 🌅THANKS Turtle Crawl Inn

  13. Brenda P on October 19, 2021 at 2:19 pm

    This was my first time in Longboat Key but it certainly won’t be my last – but I’m bringing my whole family with me next time! We really enjoyed unit 501, too! The condo was not only clean, comfortable and well-equipped with everything we needed – THE VIEWS!! Waking up to the best views and enjoying the sunset was a highlight of the trip. I loved being able to walk right out to the beach and enjoy the day and the sunsets. Can’t wait to be back!

  14. Margot Rodgers on October 19, 2021 at 1:45 pm

    Longboat Key is our family’s top beach destination! You cannot beat the beaches– the best anywhere! Longboat has such a lovely, peaceful, and low-key vibe. Turtle Crawl Inn– UNIT 501 is our favorite place to stay. It has all the amenities we need and the BEST view, being that it is right on the ocean. The unit has views to the South since it is an end unit, and of course the perfect view of the Gulf to the west. The kitchen is well-equipped and the owners have done many updates to make it the nicest unit there! Beds are comfortable, and the nice large closet and dresser help you feel at home, and organized during vacation. We love the small pool that doesn’t get crowded… and putt putt green and shuffle board are fun for the whole family. We highly recommend Turtle Crawl inn, Unit 501.

  15. David Yates on July 25, 2021 at 11:24 am

    Turtle Crawl is a true hidden gem! We really enjoyed the amenities (towels, chairs, umbrellas, putting green, etc.) We stayed in 103, and really enjoyed being able to walk right out on the beach! The location is absolutely perfect – very close to St. Armands, Bradenton, Anna Maria, etc. The staff was very friendly, and even had the condo ready for an early check-in so we could come straight from the airport! We absolutely fell in love with this place, so much so that we already booked our next getaway at Turtle Crawl only 24 hours after leaving! Can’t wait to get back!

  16. Cindy Hunt on April 18, 2020 at 9:44 am

    Michael and I have been coming to Turtle Crawl Inn for 5 years. We are so thankful that we found this little gem. The staff is wonderful…and they know us…which I find charming! Love our villa and love this beach! We will be vacationing at Turtle Crawl for the next 25 years…and if I can talk Michael into it…maybe a wedding! LOL Can’t wait to see it in a couple of week!!!!!

  17. Patricia Parkinson on December 30, 2019 at 8:44 pm

    We decided to spend Christmas at the Beach this year but I was worried about the chance of arriving late on Christmas Eve and how the check in process would be handled. “No problem”, Rebecca had everything organized and ready should we arrive late. She even researched what restaurants would be open on Christmas Day and also provided me with the information about the grocery store nearby that would provide on-line ordering and delivery service and she said they would make sure the groceries got put into our unit so the food would be there when we arrived late on Christmas Eve. From the very first contact I made with Rebecca (cold call on the phone) all the way through the entire week, this property and the staff are outstanding! Always tidying up the common areas, etc. It was the most wonderful Christmas we have had in a long time and THANK YOU especially to the staff at Turtle Crawl Inn. We will be back again!

    • Jeff on December 31, 2019 at 9:34 am

      Thanks for your comment Patricia. Glad you had a good time at Turtle Crawl Inn!

  18. Jan Marriott on September 3, 2019 at 1:51 pm

    My family enjoyed the Turtle Crawl Inn over the Labor Day weekend. The hurricane stayed on the other side of the state. Staff members efficient
    and friendly. I am sure my family member living close by will return again. Thank you. Jan Marriott

  19. Deborah Conde on June 26, 2019 at 11:42 pm

    It was awesome & I will definitely go back again very quiet and peaceful

  20. Jeremy Brassard on May 12, 2019 at 1:50 pm

    Our family is local to Orlando and we had the privilege to stay at Turtle Crawl the weekend of May 10-13th. We absolutely LOVED it!! Clean and extremely accommodating! We are already planning on returning in a few months. Thank you all so much! 11 out of 10!

    • Jeff on May 13, 2019 at 9:22 am

      Thanks for your nice comment Jeremy! We’re glad you had a pleasant time at Turtle Crawl Inn!

  21. Diane Armbruster on March 24, 2019 at 11:09 pm

    Enjoyed our second year here! Spent almost two weeks last February…great weather…and returned this year in March for about ten days. Weather not quite as nice, but still loved the location and atmosphere as before. We plan to return again next year! Great staff…wonderful restuarants, and easy access to groceries, Sarasota and other community activities. Wonderful sunsets. Fairly quiet location which we like. Condos spotless, and any amenity provided if able. Grilled out two nights which was a nice change of pace …just home tonight, and miss it already!

    • Jeff on March 25, 2019 at 8:55 am

      Thanks for your comments Diane! So glad you enjoyed your stay!

  22. James Haertel on February 28, 2019 at 10:59 pm

    We stayed a couple of weeks and found it very difficult to leave. We were in Unit #203. It was a lovely one bedroom that was spacious, well-equipped and decorated attractively. The linens were plush and plentiful. Ample kitchenware, plus we used the gas grills that were provided next to a picnic shelter right on the beach. Very clean, comfortable beds, comfortable furniture, good wifi, flat screen TV with cable and very quiet. The building had only 20 units. Beach chairs, a sun umbrella and rain umbrellas were provided. There was a good swimming pool. We enjoyed lovely sunsets from our second floor balcony. Long beach walks started our mornings. The white sand beach stretched about 4 miles in either direction. We have stayed in the area numerous times before and regret we did not know of this place sooner. We will stay at this place the next time we return to the area.

    • Dee Dee Burke on March 13, 2019 at 10:34 am

      Thanks for staying at Turtle Crawl Inn this year! Looking forward to your return visit.

  23. Carlos Rivera on November 12, 2018 at 12:23 pm

    We stayed at the Turtle Crawl Inn Resort for 2 nights in November 2018. It is a beautiful place close to the beach, but we couldn’t connect to wifi.
    We were in condo #61.

  24. Dennis Mead on October 15, 2018 at 4:10 pm

    We were very happy with the Turtle Crawl Inn. Everything was very comfortable and clean. Being right there on the beach was wonderful and access up and down the coast easy. The only complaint would be that the WiFi was a little weak.

  25. Susa Swanson on October 9, 2018 at 9:18 am

    We have stayed in Turtle Crawl a number of times over the past 5 years, staying in the Tower Condos. All these Condos have great views over the ocean
    and are the best place to see fabulous sunsets. The location is quiet and right on the beach, sunbeds and umbrellas are provided and there is a decent
    pool to relax by too. The Receptionists are very friendly, helpful and efficient at their job.

  26. Diane Armbruster on February 20, 2018 at 10:00 pm

    Loved our 12 days spent there! We upgraded from efficiency apt. to the towers our second day…much nicer! Beautiful gulf views and sunsets! Staff super! Hope to return next year for same extended stay!

  27. Peter Gebureck on October 23, 2017 at 5:06 pm

    Meine Frau und ich haben im Oktober 2017 eine Suite für 3 Tage bewohnt, die unsere Erwartung jedoch total enttäuscht hat.
    Für immerhin 557.00 Dollar, also 186.00 pro Tag , erhielten wir mit der “Suite 63” ein dunkles Loch in der Art eines kleinen
    Motelzimmers mit minimaler Kücheneinrichtung.
    Die teilweise defekte Beleuchtung konnte das Zimmer kaum erhellen und die veraltete Klimaanlage war nachts störend laut.
    Geschirr, Bestecke und Töpfe waren bunt zusammengesucht und von miserabler Qualität.
    Positiv zu erwähnen sind jedoch die ordentlichen und kostenlosen Strandliegen und Sonnenschirme.
    Aber das genügt nicht, um diese Adresse zu empfehlen.

  28. Glenn Elmer on February 8, 2015 at 7:37 am

    We just stayed at unit #204 for the second time. They just put in a beautiful new kitchen and appliances. the views are simply stunning! Can’t wait to go back next year!

  29. Nick Jager on December 5, 2011 at 2:32 pm

    We were able to stay at the Turtle Crawl Inn Resort for a week in November. My wife and I loved it! Our condo (#103) was very clean, beautifully decorated and comfortable. We especially enjoyed being able to walk right out onto the beach and watched several amazing sunsets. The staff was very friendly and accommodating. We highly recommend this resort.

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