SeaSide Garden Retreat - Awarded Gold and Silver Ratings by Resort Quest


Quality Awards

Resort Vacation Accomodations (a Resort Quest affiliate)Since 2002 SeaSide Garden Retreat villas have been awarded a Gold Rating by Resort Quest for the property’s “upscale appearance, well appointed accommodations, with a designer touch, that feature excellent furnishings, special features, and top quality kitchens, baths and amenities.”

The cottages have been awarded a Silver Rating for their “inviting, pleasing accommodations that are tastefully decorated and feature quality furnishings and contemporary kitchens and baths.”

Our Guests’ Ratings

The average guest rating during 2002 was '4.5 out of 5' with 5 = 'Excellent'and 4 = 'Very Good'. While a 4.5 rating is an accomplishment for our first year of operation, we're working especially hard to earn all 5's!

Our Guests’ Views

I wanted to write you a quick note to say thank you for your help last week- putting us up in Plumbago at the last minute was a real life saver, as we were getting a bit panicked.  The villa was absolutely beautiful as well  -you truly have a lovely resort and we enjoyed every minute of our stay there.  Jennifer and I got engaged during our stay, so it was a truly special vacation. All the best.

Nick C., Toronto, ON

We had a wonderful time on our stay there the week of June 12 th. The villa was great. We are looking forward to coming back next year. I have recommended it to several friends. Two have already made reservations with you and one was to contact you yesterday. I will let you know the dates we want to come back next year. Thank you.

Mary P., Savannah, GA

I just wanted to write you a quick note to say that we truly enjoyed our trip to your Seaside Garden Retreat. It was truly one of the nicest places we have stayed in Longboat Key, and we look forward to visiting again real soon.  I will highly recommend Seaside Garden to everyone we know.

Kelly B., Medford, NY

We loved your place and had a wonderful wedding ceremony on the beach and a great vacation.  I can't wait to come back.  Thanks again for the hospitality..

Karyn C., New Hampton, NH

I just wanted to write a quick note to let you know how much we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves last week in Longboat Key! The cottage was very nice and we felt like we were "home" with all the personal touches you and Molly have in it. The guest services staff was also helpful and everything was ready when we arrived at the office.

It was a very relaxing week and the weather was perfect! Thanks for the recommendation for the bike rentals; they were very helpful and delivered and picked up with no problems.

We just wanted to let you know how thrilled we were and that we want to stay there again! See you next year!

David W., Wesley Chapel, FL

We spent last week at your property and we had a wonderful time.  We loved the condo.  Location was great and we loved having both the pool and the beach.  We ate at the Dry Docks Grill.  It was wonderful.  We will be back.  Thanks!!

Tamara A., Overland, KS

Thanks ...I had such a great time, a much needed, relaxing vacation. The SeaSide Garden Retreat was so beautiful. All the small touches in the decorating truly add to the ambience of the resort. All your hard work shines through! Best of luck, I know I'll be back.

Kristy R., New York, NY

I checked into the cottage last night. What a wonderful place! The inside and the grounds are fantastic. I can't thank you enough for allowing me this opportunity.

Jon F., Biological Scientist,
University of Florida at MOTE Marine Laboratory

Thanks for another wonderful, relaxing vacation in the sun. The whole family had a great time. The boys (14 and 17) were off at the beach swimming and collecting shells. They love fishing and found a great charter fishing cruise at the Sarasota Yacht Club. We even dropped them off at St.Armands Circle for the afternoon and they met and formed friendships with other teens. Joe and I relaxed with a drink around the pool. We love the BBQ’s since Joe is our master chef…grilled Snapper..yum! The gardens are looking beautiful. It’s nice to have everything nearby. Save us a spot for next year!

Joni G., Northville, MI

I had a wonderful stay. I have been back two times and plan on coming back again and again.

Gary F., Wilmington, NC

Thanks for a great getaway from the regular routine. Though I'm only a couple hours away, Longboat Key is so beautiful and peaceful – it was a perfect escape. The villas are much larger and more spacious than they appear in the pictures. High ceilings and plenty of windows – and just a short stroll over to the beach. The gardens and pool area are absolutely charming. Next time I'll need to stay longer!

Victoria M., Fort Myers, FL

I just wanted to say THANK YOU for allowing us to stay at your wonderful villa this summer! It was such a nice place to come home to! We were really living it up in style. The running path in front of the condo was so convenient along with the beach access and the pool. The villa itself is absolutely amazing and we really enjoyed it.

Megan D., Rochester Hills, MI