The beauty of owning a timeshare is the ability to create something special in familiar comforts, time and again. A girls’ retreat among sisters. The annual golf trip with the guys. Family vacations. Whatever the occasion, there is something unique about the traditions built by timeshare owners at Veranda Beach Club and White Sands of Longboat.
Generations of Memories
Structured under the long-established systems of ownership, guests purchase weeks during the calendar year they would like to stay at the resort.
Many of the owners first purchased their timeshares when these two gems in Longboat Key opened more than 30 years ago. Two, and even three generations of families share lifetimes of memories in one place. A home away from home.
“At White Sands, the highest requested item when visitors check in is the guest list,” said Colin Marvin, White Sands sales and rental agent.
“They want to know who is here, who they’re connecting with. And if there are any new guests, they go out of their way to welcome them,” he said. “A lot of times, owners will get together on their own and throw their own potlucks. If you’ve been coming here 40 years, you’ve basically grown up with the people who have been coming the same weeks.”
Veranda Beach Club’s resort manager, Grace Denton, said the sense of community created amongst the guests has formed special bonds. “The family atmosphere gives owners a strong comradery where everyone knows each other.”
Children that grew up coming to White Sands and Veranda have returned to purchase their own shares or take over their parents’. They’ve gotten married at these resorts. Now, they’re parents teaching their kids to swim and fish where they learned, passing down family traditions.
“These people are really embedded here, that’s what makes timeshares a little bit more unique,” Grace said.
Nestled on beautiful Longboat Key, White Sands is a charming boutique resort situated perfectly between the Gulf of Mexico and Sarasota Bay. Guests enjoy vacation rentals or interval ownership opportunities in delightful beachfront condominiums and Bayfront Bermuda-style villas. White Sands is ideal for anyone seeking a relaxing getaway to an exhilarating vacation experience.
White Sands of Longboat | 5114 Gulf of Mexico Dr., Longboat Key, FL. 34228 | 800.230.2428
Veranda Beach Club on Longboat Key is all about the simple pleasures of a Florida vacation. Gather with family and make new friends enjoying the pleasures of swimming, lounging on the beach, unwinding in the whirlpool spa, and exploring the local area. Every day will be filled with fun in the sun where the luxury of beachfront living meets an array of leisure activities, and where a lifetime of memories is made.
Veranda Beach Club | 2509 Gulf of Mexico Dr., Longboat Key, FL. 34228 | 800.411.5511
If you are interested in timeshare ownership or renting an available week to try it out on Longboat Key, contact one of our incredible team members at the resorts for more information.