Words can not be found to express our total enjoyment of this beach front rental. We could have chosen any place else in the Sarasota area but we elected to stay at the Zilli Villa on Longboat key while we attended a destination wedding at the Ritz siesta club on lido key. The location of this villa on the island really makes it perfect to get anywhere in a reasonable amount of time either by bike or by car, the sunsets are spectacular and the home is immaculate. The owners appear to actually love and use this home themselves and have made tasteful updates to this home without ruining the essence of the old Florida feel of this home. The owners were easy to deal with and responsive with our booking transaction. We were traveling with my son who spent some of the time working from his computer with a front row view of the Gulf of Mexico. Our 4 year old grandson found plenty to do with the pails, shovels, games and pool floats! The 2000 sq. feet of space kept us all out of each others way when we wanted "alone" time. This was our first trip to the west coast of Florida and we were so pleasantly surprised that we will be sure to return for a longer length of stay.