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Rodney Jolley

Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, italian

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

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

Overview

Florida South Central Gulf Coast 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

More Details
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Rodney Jolley (Owner)
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, italian

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 Florida South Central Gulf Coast

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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Reviews

4.9
based on 25 traveler reviews

1st Floor Unit Steps from the Beach. $100 Visa Gift Card with summer weekly
average rating of 4.88 based on 39 reviews
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Marie stevens

  • 5 of 5

Awesome place to stay. Rodney was excellent to work with and the condo had every thing we needed for a comfortable week. This was our second time here and nothing bet the best.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Steps away from paradise

  • 5 of 5

I have stayed at this property multiple times and loved it! The room is very clean and neat with everything you would need. The beach is only steps from the back door and the view out the window is amazing. We love the peaceful beachfront property. We never had any issues while onsite and the front desk staff is always friendly and helpful. This location is very convenient to a grocery store and shopping and restaurants. I would be happy to book here again any time for any length of stay. You can't beat the sunset pictures either!

  • Submitted: May 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just right

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had a great stay at the Diplomat. We had been searching for a 1 bedroom but this efficiency served us well. The property has just the right location & amenities for us and the size is perfect. The pool and beach are so close and beautiful. The unit was clean and well kept and had all we needed. We will definitely stay here again. Rodney was a gem to work with as well.

  • Submitted: May 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfection!

  • 5 of 5

Location was perfect. Clean and just lovely!

  • Submitted: May 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Old Florida

  • 5 of 5

This is our kind of place. Easy access. Stunning sunsets. Well maintained. We will be back.

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the very kind comments. Robin and I picked our place in the sun because we love the relaxed pace and ability to unwind. We look forward to hosting your next escape! Did you get to see the Dolphins? You can almost always see then passing by before sunset. It's almost like they're on their way home from work.
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Steps from pristine beach!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I were here for a week and had a fantastic experience. The location was perfect. Close to Publix and great restaurants a short drive away. Took a trip into Anna Maria Island and Sarasota during our stay and had great meals at the restaurants we visited but we were quite content to hang out and have dinner at our studio. Really liked Owens Fish Camp in Sarasota that was recommended by a bartender in a nice bar/restaurant in St. Armand's Circle. The Dry Dock had a beautiful view and excellent seafood. The highlight of our vacation was relaxing after dinner to watch the majestic sunsets. Great place to stay for couples for a romantic getaway or a family with small children. So convenient to walking out on the white sand and putting up an umbrella and chairs without trekking over dunes and walkways. We definitely plan to return. We were fortunate to meet the owner which made our stay there even more special. Very clean grounds and polite staff. Highly recommend staying here and hope we have friends join us next year at the Diplomat. Of course, would recommend couples and extended families inquire about other well-appointed units. We want ours all to ourselves!

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

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
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Moore's Stone Crab
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Free Public Boat Docks
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Blue Dolphin Cafe
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Publix Supermarket & CVS Drugs
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The Colony Tennis Resort & Spa
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Longboat Key Club & Resort Golf Course
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The Salty Dog
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Public Boat Dock with Parking
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Saint Armand's Circle
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Sarasota Marina
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Sarasota International Airport
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Exit off I-75 is at Fruitville Road.
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Sarasota
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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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Rates & Availability

Longboat Key Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer 2016
Apr 7 2016 - Sep 7 2016
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
$1,128
 
 
Fall 2016
Sep 9 2016 - Dec 19 2016
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
$1,002
 
 
Holiday 2016
Dec 20 2016 - Jan 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,191
 
 
Winter 2017
Feb 1 2017 - Apr 6 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,481
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$179
$1,253
 

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, discounts are not available for holidays.

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

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Amenities

Florida South Central Gulf Coast Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 413 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
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:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Porch / Veranda
  • 2 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
Attractions:
  • 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

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