!1ST FLOOR UNIT STEPS FROM THE BEACH. $100 VISA GIFT CARD LAST MINUTE SPECIALS

Rodney Jolley

Speaks french, german, italian, spanish, english
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Sleeps5
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Longboat Key Condo Rental Photos and Description

Condo, Studio + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

Our home away from home is a quaint first floor studio unit, just steps from the beach. From the moment you first open the door, you'll see right thru the back picture window to the sand and turquoise waters. Step a few feet out the back door and step under the palm frond lanai. Take a seat and watch the dolphins swim by while you drink your morning coffee. Spend all day enjoying the beach, the sun or a quick shopping trip to Saint Armand’s Circle. Watch the sun set while sitting on the beach then have a relaxing dinner.

This unit is fully updated including a full sized kitchen, above counter microwave, walk in shower and a fresh clean Florida decor. The walk in shower and first floor location make this a handicap friendly unit.

The sunset pictures were taken by me personally and are the real deal. This is the perfect place for two or a couple with a young child.

If your budget is tight, we're the most affordable beachfront property on Longboat Key. If you find a comparable beachfront property on Longboat Key for less, I want to know about it.

If you’re planning a trip to any of the Central Florida Theme Parks including Disney, Universal and Sea World, they're just two hours away, door to door. Bush Gardens in Tampa is just one hour away.

Traveling with a group or need dates my unit isn't available?

Several friends also own units available for rental.

Can you travel at the last minute? Watch for vacancies within the next 30 days.

Take advantage of summer specials, last minute internet deals and special rates not otherwise published! Why not spend the weekend at the beach. Please remember weekends are not available for advance bookings.

Keywords: Condominium

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • limited accessibility
  • children welcome
Guestbook comments from the owner
An excellent spot to relax, very friendly people and staff. Glad we checked our VRBO online. Would certainly recommend this place to everyone coming to Florida.......
Feb 2012
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Rodney Jolley

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Hello! Thanks for taking a look at our vacation home. We're Rodney, Robin and Rachel Jolley and live in Windermere, Florida (near Orlando). We love the beach and in addition to Florida, we love St. Lucia, St. John, St. Martin, Jamaica and just about any other quiet place in the sun. We enjoy skiing in Colorado, most recently in Beaver Creek and an annual long weekend in New York City near Christmas. Most of all, we enjoy our quiet little place on the beach. Please consider our little place in the sun.

Rodney Jolley purchased this condo in 2004

If you’re looking for a place to rediscover “island time” the place to do it is Longboat Key. The waters of the Gulf of Mexico are beautiful, the sunsets are incredible and most of all, no crowds. The City of Longboat Key is a small community of just over 7,100 located on a barrier island off the coast of Sarasota, Florida. We can leave our home in Orlando and be in the condo in just over two hours. If you fly into Tampa, you’ll be there in about an hour and fifteen minutes. In just a few hours, you can be relaxing in a beach chair listening to the surf and sea gulls.

Imagine vacationing in a small island beach town listed as one of the safest cities in America, being just steps from the beach, warm gulf waters and gentle breezes. Imagine enjoying endless beach walks and gathering shells as the day awakes and finishing the day watching the sun set over the ocean. Imagine drifting off to sleep to the sound of the ocean and awaking to the sound of sea gulls welcoming the sun. Welcome to Longboat Key. Kick your shoes off, you won't need them.

Sleeps5
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
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Reviews

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based on 17 traveler reviews

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!1st Floor Unit Steps from the Beach. $100 Visa Gift Card last minute specials
average rating of 4.882353 based on 17 reviews
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Longboat Key Florida South Central Gulf Coast
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5

Perfect 2 days at the beach

  • 5 of 5
The beautiful blue Gulf is right there--just step out your back door. The beach is quiet and peaceful--no crowds here. The condo is clean and has all you need: comfy beds, cold A/C, well stocked kitchen, beach chairs, inflatable rafts/pump. The entire property is well maintained and the office staff is helpful and pleasant. The owner, Rodney, is professional and great to work with. Great local restaurants--go to Dry Dock restaurant for a great meal. We had 2 perfect days on the beach at Longboat Key and hope to return next year.
  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind comments! I'm looking forward to hosting you on your next beach visit!
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!1st Floor Unit Steps from the Beach. $100 Visa Gift Card last minute specials
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5

Perfect for a couple

  • 5 of 5
Our stay in this unit was enjoyable. The view is incredible. We absolutely loved walking out to the beach and sitting out in the evening to watch the sunset. You can't beat the location! The beach was so secluded and peaceful.

The unit itself is tastefully decorated. It is great for a couple but with any more than two people it would be very cramped. The kitchen is a nice bonus to save on eating meals out but it's not as well stocked as I expected it to be. There is no dishwasher which isn't a big deal- but you won't get a vacation from some light housework ;)

We would recommend this unit and would absolutely stay at The Diplomat again. It's a treasure on Longboat Key for it's price, exquisite view, and island location.
  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed you're visit! We look forward to you're next visit.
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4

Fla lover

  • 4 of 5
Quiet and beautiful views on the beach
  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+
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Longboat Key Florida South Central Gulf Coast
5

Awesome

  • 5 of 5
The place was larger than expected and the staff was great. Location is handy, close enough to conveniences but still remote enough to be quiet. but the view and proximity to the beach is the real reason to be here. Highly recommended.
  • Submitted: Dec 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Longboat Key Florida South Central Gulf Coast
5

Better than the pictures show

  • 5 of 5
This was the perfect rental for our family of 4, including 2 infants. The room was larger than expected. We had stayed in some hotel rooms converted to condos but they were much smaller than this unit. The building is showing its age but this room has fresh paint and furniture to brighten up the stay. The location is close enough to the grocery store and a short drive from shops and restaurants. In the end though it's all about the view and being steps (literally) away from the beach complete with amazing sun sets. Highly recommended if this is large enough for your needs. The resort staff were also excellent.
  • Submitted: Dec 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Is was a pleasure speaking with you on the phone. I'm so glad you're family had a great time. I'm sure the twins had fun on the beach and in the pool!
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!1st Floor Unit Steps from the Beach. $100 Visa Gift Card last minute specials
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Longboat Key Florida South Central Gulf Coast
5

Ended up staying longer than we anticipated!

  • 5 of 5
Very enjoyable, relaxing vacation. Very quiet area right on the beach, which is exactly what we were looking for. The Diplomat is kept spotless, including the pool area. Would definitely stay here again.
  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the kind words! We want everyone to enjoy their visit.
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
11 Miles
Sarasota Bradenton International Airport (SRQ)
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Longboat Key Club
Nearest Point of Interest
Bayfront Park and Recreaton Center
Nearest Point of Interest
Moore's Stone Crab
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Free Public Boat Docks
Nearest Point of Interest
Blue Dolphin Cafe
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Publix Supermarket & CVS Drugs
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The Colony Tennis Resort & Spa
Nearest Point of Interest
Longboat Key Club & Resort Golf Course
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The Salty Dog
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Public Boat Dock with Parking
Nearest Point of Interest
Saint Armand's Circle
Nearest Point of Interest
Sarasota Marina
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Sarasota International Airport
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Exit off I-75 is at Fruitville Road.
Nearest Point of Interest
Sarasota
Nearest Point of Interest
Public Parking at St Armand's Circle
Car: recommended

Public Recreation area apx 1 mile away and includes tennis, basketball, table tennis, shuffle board and shaded children's play area.

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Availability & Rates

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Longboat Key Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Spring Summer
May 1 2014 - Dec 21 2014
2 night minimum stay
$145
$970
 
 
Fall
Dec 22 2014 - Jan 31 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,040
 
 
Winter 2015
Feb 1 2015 - Apr 30 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,342
 
 
Spring Summer 2015
May 1 2015 - Dec 21 2015
6 night minimum stay
$970
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$157
$970
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 12.0%
Notes 7 NIGHT MINIMUM for advance reservations greater than 4 weeks prior to arrival.

Reservations for stays of less than 7 nights are booked on a case by case basis and may not be available for the dates requested but please ask. The standard check-in and check-out day is Saturday. Other days by prior agreement.

Children 10 and under are free. Additional guests are $15 each per night.
A 50% deposit is due at the time of the reservation with the balance due at check-in. The deposit is 75% refundable when canceled 30 days or more in advance.
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Amenities

Amenities

Longboat Key Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 413 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Beachfront ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Parking ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Stove
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Freezer
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Walk in shower only with grab bars so it's handicap friendly. The bathroom is not wheel chair accessable.
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 5
  • Queen size Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) A convertable couch converts into a single bed by simply pulling the back of the couch forward. It's a very simple process. It's very comfortable.
Entertainment:
  • Video Library ...
  • Television ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Stereo
  • Satellite / Cable ...
Outside:
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Porch / Veranda
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • limited accessibility ...
  • children welcome ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • museums
  • theme parks
  • live theater
  • churches
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • cinemas
  • bay/sound
  • coin laundry
  • synagogues
  • library
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • shelling
  • beachcombing
  • wildlife viewing
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • antiquing
  • boating
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • jet skiing
  • wind-surfing
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • tennis
  • parasailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • golf
  • deepsea fishing
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • basketball court
  • fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • kayaking
  • snorkeling
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