TOTALLY REDONE & UPGRADED CONDO DIRECTLY ON SANDY BEACH

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Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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TOTALLY REDONE & UPGRADED CONDO DIRECTLY ON SANDY BEACH

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Condo, 1 Bedroom + Other (See Description), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

WELCOME TO OUR PARADISE!! Sandy beach, spectacular sunsets, culture of Sarasota, boutiques and restaurants of St Armands Circle..... This is the most popular one bedroom condo at The Diplomat Resort.

We totally renovated the condo. For example, out went the entire bathroom (the pink tiles and all the fixtures) and in came soothing beiges. Glorious oversized ceramic tile laid diagonally, was installed on all the flooring. NEW KITCHEN WITH GRANITE, GLASS BACKSPLASH, ENTIRELY NEW CABINETS, BOSCH DISHNEWASHER. All the furniture is new also. We chose a somewhat contemporary, but practical style, i.e., leather sectional couch with 2 recliner chairs built in. New pots, pans, dishes, light fixtures, silk flower arrangements, art, paint..... Twin airbeds, significantly more comfortable than hide-a-beds, can be inflated to accommodate 2 other adults.

The beach is literally steps from your door (no stairs). You can walk the sandy beach forever, whether north or south, without any fences to deter you or maybe you prefer to surf fish. Our condo is on the first floor which means the beach, the tiki-huts, pool, laundry areas are easy to access. Eddy and Harry are resident egret and heron friends. They are as tame as can be, and wander the grounds.

Longboat Key is an upscale island off the coast of Sarasota, about halfway down the western coast of Florida. It is known for its quiet, refined ambiance, wonderful sandy beach and great sunsets - with the perks of Sarasota, a small cultural city, 25 minutes away. Ringling (circus) Museum, St Armands Circle (restaurants and boutiques), Mote Marine (dolphins, big turtles, manatees)

Keywords: Beachfront, Beach, First Floor, Windows, Private

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Suitability:
  • limited accessibility
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

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We purchased this condo with the full intention of calling it our winter home in paradise. Hence, we put probably way too much money into the renovation, but it is quietly classy for you to enjoy. Since all condos (total of 50) at the Diplomat Beach Resort are individually owned, they vary greatly in the level of quality furnishings, freshness of paint and plumbing fixtures, and on and on. Our unit is new, all work was completed by professionals in their field, and nothing was spared on the furnishings. You are invited to come and make it your home!

Carol purchased this condo in 2006

Freshly renovated with the best, end unit so more privacy and an extra wall of windows. Right on the glorious sandy beach and Gulf of Mexico - what more do you need?!

Water and culture are tops. Water: sandy beach, sunsets, water birds, boats, endless beach walks.... Sarasota cultural activities: many, many live theatres of various types, opera, ballet, symphony, museums....

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
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Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
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5
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Totally Redone & Upgraded Condo Directly on Sandy Beach
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Totally Redone & Upgraded Condo Directly on Sandy Beach
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(231) 620-77777 (Michigan, USA)
Longboat Key Florida South Central Gulf Coast
Cincinnati, Ohio
5

NOTHING BUT PARADISE!!!! TOM & MARY FROM CINCINNATI, OHIO

Nothing but Paradise!!!! Tom & Mary from Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 5 of 5
We stayed in this condo from the 10th of March until March 30th. What a relaxing and wonderful time it was.
If you want a place to stay that has everything in it to your liking, this would be the place. Everything was newly refurnished and the view was wonderful. Just walk out the door with your coffee in the morning and you are in heaven. Couldn't get closer to the beach. We relaxed in the evening for cocktail hour and enjoyed the beautiful sunsets.sitting at the thatched roofed cabanas. No steps and parking outside the front door was another plus. We hope to return as this place is a little bit of paradise.
  • Submitted: May 17, 2012
  • Stayed: Mar 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Totally Redone & Upgraded Condo Directly on Sandy Beach
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Longboat Key Florida South Central Gulf Coast
North Canton, OH
5

MY WEEK ON LONGBOAT

  • 5 of 5
I loved my stay on Longboat and particularly in this unit at the Diplomat. It was great arriving, parking outside my door and not having to drag my things up stairs. The unit was bright and very comfortable. I particularly liked the living room sectional with recliners. It felt like home. I would not hesitate staying here again if I come back to Longboat Key and would not hesitate recommending this unit.
  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2012
  • Stayed: Jan 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Totally Redone & Upgraded Condo Directly on Sandy Beach
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Longboat Key Florida South Central Gulf Coast
Chicago
5

WE'LL BE BACK!

We'll Be Back!
  • 5 of 5
I'm almost hesitant to write a review of this condo as I know my praises will make it more challenging to find it available on my next visit! My Mom and I have always enjoyed our annual trip to Longboat Key. This was going to be our 25th year sharing this special time together. We spent most of those 25 years at the Colony Club. Since The Colony recently closed, I was worried > Would we find a place that isn't hotel like, that is sandy feet friendly; warm and relaxing; not crowded; not decorated tacky tourist Florida cheesy (Miami Vice pastels, flamingos, etc); a place that felt like a simple beach place but not budget busting or pretentious; not worn or weathered rather comfortable, clean and homey? As a native Floridian, I'm quite picky about where I stay. I was a little concerned when we drove up to the property, as from the street view, the property lacks curb appeal, looks like a Florida motel...nothing wrong with a motel, but not typically where we'd stay for a week at Longboat Key. But despite the first street impressions, I'm more than excited to know that we found our new LBK Home! The view and beach access can't be beat from this place. My Mom who can't handle the sun very well loved the palapa just steps from our unit. The owners clearly have a lot of pride in their condo. From the beach friendly beautiful tiling, to the comfortable furniture, and the well stocked supplies in the kitchen, you had the feeling that these owners are people who spent a lot of time making this their home not a rental. I love that! I felt like it was my own condo and treated it that way during our stay. This unit is perfect for two people. (I might find it too crowded for more than that). Daily, I was telling my Mom how much I loved this place and how grateful I was that we found our new home for the next 25 years! To the owners: Thank you for becoming a part of our family, our new special Mother * Daughter tradition! And to Harry the Heron: Thanks for the memories and for coming to say goodbye at the palapa our last day! We'll be back!
  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Totally Redone & Upgraded Condo Directly on Sandy Beach
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(231) 620-77777 (Michigan, USA)
Longboat Key Florida South Central Gulf Coast
North Carolina
5

ABSOLUTELY AWESOME EXPERIENCE!

  • 5 of 5
This Condo is in a perfect location; fully equipped with everything you will ever need and more. Beautifully decorated and the view out the ocean front window is unbelievable. Our 2011 Christmas card will be one of our family pictures with the Gulf of Mexico sunset in the background. We saw all kinds of wildlife including several kinds of birds, dolphins, crabs, and we watched a loggerhead turtle nesting on the beach at 4AM. (The highlight of our stay for my boys ages 11 & 5) Don't miss St. Armands Circle and be sure to eat at Cha Cha Coconuts on the circle; great food, affordable, and fun! Thanks to the Beelers for sharing your beautiful Condo with us; what a great vacation!
  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
Totally Redone & Upgraded Condo Directly on Sandy Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p296875vb
(231) 620-77777 (Michigan, USA)
Longboat Key Florida South Central Gulf Coast
Michigan
5

SPRING BREAK 2012

  • 5 of 5
Just returned from another great stay on LBK! The unit is great for a beach vacation - the beach is just steps away. Our week was very warm and our kids spent more time in the ocean than in the pool. The unit is well mainted and recently remodeled - also being an end unit you get more light and it feels larger than the interior units. The resort has 48 units, but it never feels crowded or busy and the staff is very helpful. Lots of great restaurants and activities nearby - we loved the Lazy Lobster and Drydock.
  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2011
  • Stayed: Apr 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Totally Redone & Upgraded Condo Directly on Sandy Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p296875vb
(231) 620-77777 (Michigan, USA)
Longboat Key Florida South Central Gulf Coast
Colorado
5

PARADISE FOUND!

  • 5 of 5
It was everything we wanted...the beautiful beach right outside the door, quiet, clean, spacious, nicely furnished....perfect! The staff in the office were very pleasant and helpful, especially the night I locked our key in the room. Longboat Key is beautiful itself, far from the congested spring break crowds. Make sure you visit St. Armands Circle. Dinner at Cha Cha Coconuts was great fun and very reasonable. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone, and we will be looking to book it again the next time we visit.
  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2011
  • Stayed: Mar 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Sarasota Bradenton
Nearest Motorway
18 Miles
I-75,Fruitville Road
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Hilton Hotel
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Bobby Jones
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Blue Dolphin, Lazy Lobster
Car: not necessary

From your door, sandy beach with endless walking both north and south with no fences or dead-ends. St Armand's has botiques and restaurants, Sarasota has numerous live theatres and museums. Circus memorabilia from Ringling days.

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Availability & Rates

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Longboat Key Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Mid Season
Dec 22 2014 - Jan 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
$203
$1,279
 
 
High Season 2015
Feb 1 2015 - Apr 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
$258
$1,625
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$186
$1,172
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $89.00
Generally 50% deposit, and remainder due upon check-in; if reserving well in advance, 25% deposit, and an additional 25% due 3 months before check-in, remainder due at check-in.
Tax Rate 12.5%
Notes $50 cleaning fee additional for bookings 3 nights or less.
Free cleaning on 4th day, and thereafter twice a week; additional cleaning, for a fee, optional.
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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:
  • 600 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Romantic
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Living Room
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Internet
  • Telephone
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Stove ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Ice Maker
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Literally 100% brand new, including toilet, tub, tiles, etc.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1), new boxspring and matress, plenty of drawer space and walk-in closet
Entertainment:
  • VCR
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Books ...
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
Attractions:
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • museums
  • health/beauty spa
  • cinemas
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • library
  • playground
  • synagogues
  • marina
  • recreation center
  • coin laundry
Leisure Activities:
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • shopping
  • beachcombing
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • bird watching
  • boating
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • roller blading
  • snorkeling
  • deepsea fishing
  • pier fishing
  • surf fishing
  • jet skiing
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • tennis
  • cycling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • hiking
  • fishing
  • sailing
  • kayaking
  • swimming
  • golf
Notes:
Extra wall of windows so very bright/light/open feeling. Being on the end of the building also means quieter and more private.
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