Owners offer deeper than published discounts year round. Give us a call for a welcome break in paradise on Longboat Key, a resort that blends casual elegance with barefoot informality. Located on the turquoise shores of the Gulf of Mexico, in a secluded location at the heart of 14 miles of pristine beach and exclusive resorts.
Relax in a 'top-notch' condo (#16F) with vaulted living room and adjacent lanai, views overlooking tropical courtyards & beach, sparkling 25x60 heated (86F) pool, and one of the most comfortable master beds in the state. Only steps from the beach and no road to cross, Casa del Mar’s location is just minutes away from the best restaurants up and down the island & night spots at internationally renowned St. Armand’s Circle shopping district that features al-fresco dining, open jazz concerts and nightly entertainment.
Breakfast with all the comforts of home or beach-comb and brunch at neighboring Hilton's outdoor beach-deck restaurant. Surf-fish by morning, dolphin-watch during spectacular sunsets every evening.
Local Restaurants: The Lazy Lobster (Center shops 3/4 mi north, excellent food, reasonably priced), Blue Dolphin (Center Shops 3/4 mi north gourmet omelets), Euphemia Haye - near Center Shops, known for it's vast dessert selection), Marina Jack's (Sarasota-formal, dock & dine, piano bar, or lunch/dinner cruises, BeacHhouse - indoor/outdoor on Bradenton beach, Daquiri Deck -St Armands Circle, O'Learys -Sarasota, Dry Dock Grill, Patti George's, and many others.
Cruises/Tours: LeBarge Tropical Cruise (941-366-6116), Nature Safari 'hands-on' Tours Mote Museum (941-388-4200),
Sarasota Ghost Tour (941-363-9556), Marina Jack's (941-365-4232), Sarasota Boat Rental (941-951-0550), Enterprise Sailing Charters (941-951-1833), Kathlee D catamaran (941-870-4349), Ringling Museaum of Art (941-359-5700), Paddleboarding (888-548-7731), Sarasota Jungle Gardens -petting zoo (941-355-5305).
Florida Studio Theatre:1241 North Palm Avenue, Sarasota, FL 34236 • Box Office (941) 366-9000). WINTER MAINSTAGE 11/13 -1/25 Monty Python’s Spamalot; 12/11-2/22 Thurgood; 2/5-4/8 Daddy Long Legs; 4/9-6/1 Two Point Oh; WINTER CABERET 10/23-2/7 The Prima Donnettes; 1/1-4/20 Poems, Prayers, and Promises; 2/19-6/7 Cole Porter Review -Too Darn Hot. SPECIAL EVENTS 11/23-3/12 Kids Komedy Club (rated K-all ages) (Google for full calendar of events)
St. Armands Circle: 1/19, 27th Annual Circus Ring of Fame (1:30-3:30 pm); 1/25-26 12th Annual Armands Winter Art Festival – Over 175 artists and craftsmen display their original artwork. Pottery, oils, watercolors, ceramics, jewelry and sculpture. (10-5:30pm) 3/1-3/2 Sarasota Wildlife Art Festival –Ken Thompson Park, City Island, Sarasota; ¾ Masquerade Mardi Gras Style Dixieland Band struts around circle, face painters, jugglers, tumblers – audience participation welcome(Tue 6 pm); 3/22 Classic Antique Car Show, (10-4 pm) 5/3 Classic Corvettes on the Circle 10-4pm; 5/26 Military Appreciation Day (10-8 pm); 6/14 Annual Summer Sidewalk Sale (10-8 pm) 6/14 13th Annual St Armands Craft Festival
Shelling on the beach is great or walk, jog, bike or roller-blade via a paved exercise path that runs the length of Longboat Key (rental bikes avail.) Wave runners available on beach & para-sailing available off site. Volley for serve on our championship tennis courts (rackets/balls provided on site).
There are 36 golf courses and driving ranges listed in the Longboat Key Community resource Guide, thoroughbred horse racing, dog racing, and jai-lai a short hop away.)
Casa del Mar creates a comfortable and relaxed environment. Be active, relax, read, and commune with nature & ecology on a secluded white beach. (No stuff to tote- chaisse lounge chairs & umbrellas already set up for you.) Life is good on a beach where you can rejuvenate the spirit, find inspiration... pursue dreams.
For reservations, family style hospitality, attentive management call 973-873-2741 and ask for rates and availability for Unit #16F. (Availability calendar top right)
Unit 16F is a Non-Smoking unit.
Owners, Ken and Sue are from New Jersey. Ken is a mechanical engineer, and Sue works in advertising. Ken is also accomplished guitarist, and member of a praise band, and good 'ole fun-time classic rock band in NJ...(always a guitar handy in the Casa unit for his and your use.) Ken says 'People really miss out on the best times of the rental season in April/May and September. The weather is so mild and the water so perfect. Plus the rates are so low. (2 weeks for the price of one in September)!' No impact thus far from the BP spill at all. No no-seeums! We don't believe Casa has ever charged a renter a hurricane day, or a cancellation due to a true family emergency.