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1st Floor Unit Steps from the Beach. $100 Visa Gift Card with summer/fall week

Bedrooms Studio
Space 413 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

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

Notice, I will be leaving this site effective March 18th, 2018 due to their new 10% booking fee charged to guests. I feel that this fee is inconsistent with the original purpose of this site which is to connect vacation homeowners and travellers. I already pay 30% for the on-site management company so adding this additional 10% which I have to absorb by lowering my price is unacceptable. You're much more likely to be renting from property management companies rather than the actual homeowner.

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

More Details

Rodney Jolley
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2018

About Rodney Jolley

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

Why Rodney Jolley chose Longboat Key

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.

What makes this condo unique

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.

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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Longboat Key Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 413 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Walk in shower only with grab bars so it's handicap friendly. The bathroom is not wheel chair accessable.
  • 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.
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
My favorite thing about our condo on Longboat Key.........what you don't have. Imagine a peaceful place to relax on the beach, in the beachfront pool, enjoy your breakfast under the lanai, evening cocktails watching the sunset, no need for an elevator, just walk out the door onto the beach, miles of beach to walk on.


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1st Floor Unit Steps from the Beach. $100 Visa Gift Card with summer/fall week
average rating of 4.852941 based on 48 reviews

Wonderful, relaxing, just what I needed

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful, relaxing, just what I needed

  • Submitted: May 23, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the kind words. I look forward to host your next getaway!
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Ottawa, ON, Canada

Beautiful !!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay ~ beautiful beach, great service from the staff, and the condo was very nice. We loved waking up and going for a walk on the beach or sitting to watch the amazing view. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect location

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful unit with everything we needed and right on the beach ! Loved it!

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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As advertised-steps to the beach, very quiet and relaxing even had a dolphin swim by!

  • 5 of 5

Very clean, great view of the Gulf from the room. Only complaint is that the beds are very hard, other than that it was magnificent!

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great relaxing vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Loved this place! If you are looking for a relaxing vacation this is the place! You are literally right on the beach, very clean, the staff was awesome! It is just as advertised. We watched the dolphins, the water is so clear and the sunset is unbelievable! The owners were great to deal with! We will be back!

  • Submitted: Dec 19, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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All good except it was cut short due to hurricane Irma.

  • 4 of 5

Great place to stay

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
11 Miles
Sarasota Bradenton International Airport (SRQ)
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Longboat Key Club
Nearest Restaurant
0.01 Miles
Light Breakfast, Sandwich, Ice Cream etc.
Nearest Point of Interest
Bayfront Park and Recreaton Center
Nearest Point of Interest
Moore's Stone Crab
Nearest Point of Interest
Free Public Boat Docks
Nearest Point of Interest
Blue Dolphin Cafe
Nearest Point of Interest
Publix Supermarket & CVS Drugs
Nearest Point of Interest
The Colony Tennis Resort & Spa
Nearest Point of Interest
Longboat Key Club & Resort Golf Course
Nearest Point of Interest
The Salty Dog
Nearest Point of Interest
Public Boat Dock with Parking
Nearest Point of Interest
Saint Armand's Circle
Nearest Point of Interest
Sarasota Marina
Nearest Point of Interest
Sarasota International Airport
Nearest Point of Interest
Exit off I-75 is at Fruitville Road.
Nearest Point of Interest
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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 12.0%

7 NIGHT MINIMUM for advance reservations greater than 4 weeks prior to arrival.

Reservations for stays of less than 7 nights do not reflect the 10% weekly discount. Nightly stays 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 for the Winter season and Friday for the Summer and Fall season. Other days by prior agreement. It should be noted, holiday weeks/days are quoted at the high season rate.

Children 10 and under are free. Rental is for up to four guests, including children.

Parking is limited to 1 passenger vehicle, SUV and or light truck. Additional parking may be possible for certain dates with prior arrangement. There is no parking available for boats, trailers, etc.

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 31 days or more in advance. An additional discount of 20% for 28 or more nights.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.