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Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a minimum night stay at Sand Cay Beach Resort? What forms of payment do you require?

Yes, Sand Cay Beach Resort (Longboat Key FL) has a three (3) night minimum stay. However, minimum stays can be greater depending on the units available and the seasons. Contact us for availability for any of the units.

Sand Cay accepts credit or debit card payments only, for all rental deposits, rental payments and all other services provided by the resort. 

Can guests park trailers, boats or recreational vehicles at Sand Cay Beach Resort?

Unfortunately, no. Sand Cay Beach Resort does not allow any trailers, boats or recreational vehicles of any kind on the property. Please make other arrangements for your trailer, boat, or recreational vehicle while staying at Sand Cay Beach Resort. Sand Cay does offer ONE parking space per unit rental. Unfortunately, we do not have overflow parking.

What is the Sand Cay Beach Resort pet policy?

Sand Cay Beach Resort does not allow pets on the property, including the beach. Please make other arrangements for your pets while you stay at Sand Cay Beach Resort.

Are there lifeguards on duty at the beach or swimming pool?

All persons using the swimming pool and beach do so at their own risk. There are no lifeguards at Sand Cay Beach Resort.

How many people are allowed per unit?

 All rates are based on four (4) persons per unit. Additional persons may be added to units that allow five (5) or six (6) people. A fee of $70 per person per week will be added to your rental charges. 

Where are the pool rules at Sand Cay?

Pool rules are posted in the pool area and all users, owners and guests, must obey them. The rules are as follows:

  • Pool hours are from sunrise to 10:00 p.m.
  • No large flotation devices are permitted in the pool.
  • No throwing of balls, frisbees, etc., is permitted in the pool or pool area
  • Pool furniture is not to be removed from the pool area at any time.
  • There is no reserving of pool or beach lounges or chairs.
  • Items left unattended will be removed by management personnel and may be claimed in the office.

Can I dry my towels and bathing suit on my balcony and patio?

Unit occupants are not allowed to hang laundry garments, towels, bathing suits or other objects from the balconies. Small drying racks may be placed on patios provided they do not block another unit's view.

Can I store my personal property in common areas on the property?

Sidewalks, driveways, entrances, unit entries, stairways, elevators, walkways and other common areas of access must not be obstructed in any way. These areas must be kept free of any materials. Unit entries, especially, must not be obstructed by floats, beach chairs, bicycles, shoes, toys, and other personal items.

Can I bring my own grill?

Personal charcoal and propane grills and other outdoor cooking devices are strictly prohibited at Sand Cay Beach Resort. BBQ grills are available next to the beach area entrance of the property. They may be used on a first-come, first-served basis.

Where do I park?

Owners and lessees shall park only in the parking space assigned to the unit which they own/occupy.

Where can my visitor/guest park?

Visitors must park in Guest parking spaces, located in the north parking area.

Someone is in my designated parking space, what should I do?

Should you find another vehicle in your designated parking space, please park in an unmarked space and report the vehicle to the office.

What happens if I damage something at Sand Cay Beach Resort?

Unit occupants are responsible for destruction, damage, or defacement of buildings, facilities, units, and equipment caused through their own acts and/or the acts of their guests and children. This includes damage caused by objects which fall from their balcony or patio.

Where can I buy groceries for my stay at Sand Cay Beach Resort?

There is a Publix Super Market located on the island (just 3.3 miles south on Gulf of Mexico Dr). From wine to wedding cakes, Publix has the supplies you'll need to make your stay at Sand Cay everything you want it to be.

How does WIFI at Sand Cay Resort work?

While you are enjoying your stay in your Sand Cay Beach Resort unit, the Sand Cay owners are pleased to provide you with free Wi-Fi in the condominiums. Usage of the Wi-Fi and Internet are subject to Sand Cays' Internet Access Policy. You will receive the Wi-Fi password upon check-in.

How are units furnished and equipped for my stay at Sand Cay Beach Resort?

When arriving at Sand Cay Beach Resort, all guests will find start up kits with soap, shampoo, toilet paper, dish soap, and tissue. All units have fully furnished kitchens. All towels, including beach towels, are provided. If additional items are needed, grocery and convenience stores are conveniently located near Sand Cay Beach Resort.

Where can I work out while I stay at Sand Cay Beach Resort?

Beach Fitness 24/7 is very close to Sand Cay Beach Resort, just 1 mile north of us at the Centre Shops (5530 GMD, Suite 103, Longboat Key). BEACH FITNESS 24/7 offers 24 Hour Access, 24 Hour Security - to fit your on-the-go lifestyle! Their phone number is (941) 778-0120.

Are there units that are more kid friendly?

Beach toys are available in large boxes near Sand Cay's beach entrance. Please help yourself and return the toys you borrow to the box each evening. Overall, any one of Sand Cay Beach resort's condo units should appeal to children. Many have been known to stay on the first floor and run right out to the beach each morning.