A wooden footbridge leading to the beach

Florida Vacation Connection

Top 5 Places to Eat on Longboat Key

Looking for the best places to eat for Breakfast, lunch and dinner on Longboat Key and Lido Key? We are very experienced at managing vacation rentals here at Florida Vacation Connection, but we are also really good at eating! And the best person… Read More

Top 4 Reasons to Take a Fall Vacation

With summer coming to an end and school starting back, now is the perfect time to consider taking a fall vacation! You may wonder, why visit the beach during the fall? To give you a better idea, we listed 4 reasons to take… Read More

Longboat Key RED TIDE UPDATE 7/31/2021

We continue to monitor red tide conditions on the island. The latest update and reporting from FWC has indicated high concentrations in the Sarasota and Manatee County area, including Longboat Key. The link to FWC’s red tide status is https://myfwc.com/research/redtide/statewide/ We continue to… Read More

Save BIG By Booking Direct

Cut out the middle man! Over the years the vacation rental industry has changed immensely when it comes to how guests book properties! It was only about 10 years ago that most of our guests booked by calling our office directly.  As… Read More

Have an Endless Summer With Off-Season Rates

There is no denying this summer is undeniably the busiest we have seen in the area. Families have been stuck inside during the pandemic all winter and what better way to stretch your legs than on a beach! For those who are still… Read More

Sea Turtle Season Is Back!

TURTLE SEASON May 1 – October 31 We hope you enjoy our beautiful beaches during your stay.  In addition to being a great place to enjoy the sun and surf, our beaches are important nesting areas for sea turtles and our dunes are… Read More

Summer Travel Outlook

Fueled by Covid vaccines and people yearning to break free from a long winter at home, the summer travel season is already booming with unprecedented inquires for vacation rentals on Longboat Key and Lido Key.  While many will be vaccinated by summer,… Read More

Planning A Vacation Makes You Happier

It’s been a very long year for most of us.  Social, school and family activities have been cancelled, many businesses are still closed or have limited hours, and we have all had to make changes to our everyday life.  To say its been… Read More

Safe Family Fun Activities in Sarasota

There is so much more to offer than white sand beaches and sunsets when it comes fun family things to do in Sarasota! We picked some of the areas best activities that are safe during Covid-19 and will be sure to please the… Read More

Florida Realtors Look To Vacation Rentals

Florida’s housing market is booming as homebuyers flock from heavily populated cities in the north, taking advantage of the ability to do their jobs remotely. While it’s sellers who have the advantage right now — demand is high but supply is… Read More