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One-of-a-kind home right on the gulf of Mexi

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Beachfront - bed 2 baths 2 sleeps 6 pool

This two bedroom/two bathroom light-filled, ocean front home is located just 13 steps to the sand and 60 yards to the water. The interior has been professionally decorated in a cool palette of ocean colors.

Highlights of this home:

· Complete privacy in this standalone home

· Two bedrooms: one has one king and bedroom two has 2 queen-sized beds

· Free high-speed wireless internet

· Three TVs with cable

· Gas fireplace

· Full sized stainless steel appliances in well stocked kitchen and pantry

· On-site full size washer/dryer

· Stereo system and DVD player

· Two sofa sleeper couches and one futon – property can sleep up to eight

· 40 feet of windows with hurricane shutters facing the Gulf

· Clean, well maintained lawn

· Master bedroom faces Gulf with small patio

· Both bathrooms have combination tub/showers

· Both bedrooms have flat screen TVs and Casablanca fans

· Free access to pool (with free use of beach towels) next door

· Ample storage

· Dining room seats up to 10

· Entire home is on one level, making it safe for little ones or elderly guests

· Our beachside patio overlooks the Gulf of Mexico

All you need is your bathing suit and a toothbrush.

Welcome to the Zilli family Villa beach house on Longboat Key. After using this 2,000 sf home for their own family vacations, the house was completely redecorated and stocked to offer all the comforts of home to our VRBO guests. A cool, beachy palette welcomes you to sit back and relax.

You’ll find everything you need on-site from free wifi to dishes, linens, towels and even a few extras you may need for your stay like puzzles and soap.

The nearby pool has a covered grilling area with picnic table overlooking the beach.

There's plenty of room for bikes, a bike trailer and/or several vehicles. Hope to see you soon

Please view my other beautiful vacation apartment home and make plans now to visit Longboat Key and see why we love it!

Zilli Tower 503

My property ID is 3510391

More Details

Owner
Jim Zilli
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 22, 2017

About Jim Zilli

Jim Zilli grew up in the Milwaukee, Wisconsin, area. He started coming to Longboat Key in the early 1980s and purchased the Villa as a family retreat in 2004. He chose this property as it was the perfect vacation property and is the only ocean-front standalone home in the area. It didn’t take long before he chose to make Longboat Key his year-round home. Since 2009, he has lived here full time and has gone on to purchase additional properties nearby including a nearby one-bedroom condo in January 2013. The Villa retains the elegantly appointed feel of a family home with all the upscale touches of an attractive, well-kept and much-loved property.

Jim is CEO in the family’s Wisconsin on off-site catering special events business, so he has ample experience in hospitality. He finds great enjoyment and satisfaction helping guests have amazing vacations in his properties – many of whom come back year after year. “I have many families who I have gotten to know over the years and spent time , dining , golfing , helped them find realtors, and more,” says Jim.

Clients have complimented Jim’s style as attentive and not pushy. They appreciate he will check in with them during their stay. He wants renters to know he’s there for them.

Jim Zilli purchased this villa in 2004

Why Jim Zilli chose Florida South Central Gulf Coast

The most obvious reason Jim chose Longboat Key is the weather and beauty of this location, and the Villa is located just steps from a world-class beach. Guests never run out of things to do, whether it’s enjoying the nightlife in nearby Sarasota or simply collecting shells along the white sand beach. The weather provides just enough variety so you won’t be bored. Unlike other areas of Florida, Longboat Key is quiet, safe and has a small-town feel he enjoys. The area feels remote and natural yet it’s easy to access with the Sarasota airport just 7 miles east of Sarasota or from Tampa, which is 40 minutes away.

One of Jim’s favorite things to do is golf, and (there are several world-class courses within a 20-minute drive). He also enjoys movies, and recommends the annual film festival in Sarasota. He keeps a running list of the many, many things there are to do in the area - so whether you like to swim, sunbathe, walk on the beach, golf, shop, or all of the above, Jim’s guests find plenty to keep themselves entertained. At the same time, the secluded location offers privacy and quiet so if you, like most of us, need to catch up on rest while you’re here, you can fall asleep to nothing more than the gentle sound of the surf.

What makes this villa unique

One-of-a-kind home right on the gulf of Mexico see video and slideshow, private yard pool next to the house. Open concept two bedroom two bath washer dryer, master bedroom faces the gulf . Fireplace /giant screen TVs in each room, stainless steel appliances, dedicated carport

· Complete privacy in this standalone home

· Two bedrooms: one has one king and bedroom two has 2 queen-sized beds

· Free high-speed wireless internet

· Three TVs with cable

· Gas fireplace

· Full sized stainless steel appliances in well stocked kitchen and pantry

· On-site full size washer/dryer

· Stereo system and DVD player

· Two sofa sleeper couches and one futon – property can sleep up to eight

· 40 feet of windows with hurricane shutters facing the Gulf

· Clean, well maintained lawn

· Master bedroom faces Gulf with small patio

· Both bathrooms have combination tub/showers

· Both bedrooms have flat screen TVs and Casablanca fans

· Free access to pool (with free use of beach towels) next door

· Ample storage

· Dining room seats up to 10

· Entire home is on one level, making it safe for little ones or elderly guests

· Our beachside patio overlooks the Gulf of Mexico

View other owned properties:

Zilli Tower 503

https://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3510391

Guestbook comments from the owner

This was our second time we stayed at the villa. It is everything they promised, clean, well maintained, plenty of room and all the amenities you need. We enjoyed the all glass doors overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. You have your own private courtyard. Close and convenient to activities, attractions, shopping and restaurants, but we cooked a lot at the villa and really didn't have to go anywhere because it is the perfect place to relax, play, swim, collect shells, watch the sunsets, laugh and make memories. It is like your own private home. Make sure you visit the Mote Museum as there is so much sea life you haven't seen before. We also rented a boat at a marina and had a blast! We were swimming and manatee came up to us and we also saw dolphins jumping and playing. Got in a little fishing too! We look forward to returning hopefully next year.
Feb 2012
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Amenities

Longboat Key Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 8
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • fax
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Wet Bar
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • · Both bathrooms have combination tub/showers
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 queen
    Living Room - 2 sleep sofa /futon
  • The master bedroom features a warm palette, beautiful gulf views and a king-sized bed.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • DVR
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Deck Furniture
  • Gated Community
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • Yard
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Sauna
  • Whirlpool
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeper
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • churches
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
2000 Square Feet, Two Bedrooms (One King - Two Queen), Three TV's DVD-VHS, Two Bathrooms, Beach front patio overlooks Gulf of Mexico, Wireless Internet, Cable TV, Fireplace, Full size stainless kitchen/ Fully stocked, Washer and Dryer, Stereo System, Putting Green. Let me tell you a little about our house, small front yard 13 steps to sand and 60 yards to the water ordinary outside looks typical Florida inside spectacular 2 bedroom 2 bath washer dryer master bedroom faces gulf with door that you can walk out on with a little patio. Inside 40ft of windows facing the gulf a little service bar and large dining room table with stereo system, hi speed Internet access, large screen TV, fireplace, sofa sleepers, tons of storage big Casablanca fans, etc. Kitchen has small butcher block stainless refrigerator and combination stove /convection microwave oven.

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(20 traveler reviews)

One-of-a-kind home right on the gulf of Mexi
average rating of 4.9 based on 21 reviews
5

If you love the beach, this is the house for you!!

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful place to spend time by the ocean. This house is everything that you see in the pictures and more. The kitchen is well equipped with anything that you might need to cook a nice meal at home. If you like to grill there are grills just steps away from the villa. If you prefer eating out there are several options within miles. You could even rent a bike across the street and ride to lunch or dinner.There is a nice walking path across the street that came in handy on our daily walk. Even though you are tucked amongst several buildings you never heard any neighbors. I would highly recommend this home to anyone that enjoys stepping outside and being right on the beach. At times we had the beach all to ourselves. If you prefer a pool there's one next door. I almost forgot to mention the beatiful birds that call this beach home. Don't be surprised if one walks right up to you. I was in awe. Last but certainly not least, the breathtaking sunset every evening was lovely to watch. Thanks for sharing your home , we had a fantastic break from our Northeast weather. Best regards, Beth, Dave, Frank & Ellen

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Unusually perfect oceanfront stay.

  • 5 of 5

The Zilli Villa must be unique, and we were lucky to find it. A freestanding jewel among modest cottages, utterly private thanks to clever landscaping, with patio dining on private lawn, umbrella, palms, private lawn. A handsome main room with wall of windows, unimpeded view of private dune-flanked beach and Gulf., generous bedrooms and baths, thoughtful supplies of towels and everything you forgot. Fabulous beach, chaises, silky sand, wonderful shells, birds, sunsets. We wish we were there now!

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

A Great Vacation venue

  • 5 of 5

House is beautiful and very nicely appointed. It is right on the Gulf of Mexico so you wake to pelicans and great blue herons in the morning. The home is equipped with beach toys, towels and sheets. The kitchen is well furnished and has everything you will need to prepare a great meal. If cooking is not fun for you, there are great restaurants all around the island. Just plan a trip and enjoy yourself.

  • Submitted: Dec 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Awesome stay!!

  • 5 of 5

We have been going on vacation to Longboat Key for over 20 years and this home is by far our favorite place to stay! All the comforts of home and just steps to the beach. It is beautifully decorated, close to the grocery store and many fine restaurants, although we usually stayed in and grilled on one of the barbecue grills available. The pool, located on the side of the house was a plus. The pictures accurately show the beauty of the home that was clean and ready for our check in. The owner was a pleasure to work with and we hope to be in contact with him soon for another stay!

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Our stay at Zilli Villa

  • 5 of 5

This is our third January staying at this beautiful Beach House.

Every year it gets better ! We have meet very nice people at the beach. The beach is a hop, skip and jump away from the Villa. You feel like the beach belongs to you only. It's nice and private . My husband and I enjoy the 2 hour walk every morning.

There is also a nice refreshing pool . Very clean and the gardens are nicely groomed. It has a BBQ for meal time.

When you enter the Villa it takes your breath away !! It has a fabulous décor with nice bright colors. When opening the curtains off the dinning room you can see the spectacular sunsets every evening in the comfort of your own home.

It's a two bedroom bungalow with no stairs to worry about with your own ensuite full bathroom . Each room is equipped with your own TV/free WI FI is also available.

The gully kitchen has everything needed for a perfect dinner party. It has stainless steel appliances and a great butcher high top table with stools for a nice cozy breakfast in the morning.

The living room has everything you need for a family movie night together. Comfortable love seat and full couch with side coffee tables. (Don't forget to use the coasters ) Mr. Zilli is very particular about his Beach House Villa . You will see why !

We felt right at home and treated the Villa like it was our own. I'm sure you will do the same when you experience your stay.

Beach towels and bathroom towels are nice and clean for you to enjoy with fresh linens on each bed.

I'm sure you will enjoy your stay at Zilli Villa. Mr. Zilli is vey attentive to your needs and if anything missing Mr. Zilli will be at his disposal ASAP

Very nice holiday to relax , enjoy and not a worry in the world.

Looking forward to our return in |January.

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful

  • 4 of 5

We had 4 weeks at this beautiful house. Everything was fine.

One bathroom is old fashion and the shower is nothing for women.

We had romantic sunsets! The garden is very private and you have a nice

view to the beach.

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Sarasota/Bradenton Intl
Nearest Ferry
8 Miles
Enterprise Sailing Chartered Inc
Nearest Train
70 Miles
Tampa Amtrak Station
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Hwy 75
Car: not necessary

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Rates & Availability

Longboat Key Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Late Winter Season
Feb 26 2017 - Apr 15 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$495
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring
Apr 29 2017 - May 5 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$295
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
 
December 2017
Dec 16 2017 - Dec 22 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$395
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas week
Dec 23 2017 - Dec 29 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$495
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
 
Early winter 2018
Jan 27 2018 - Feb 9 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$395
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
 
Late winter season 2018
Feb 10 2018 - Feb 23 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$425
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring in Season
Feb 24 2018 - Apr 27 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$495
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
 
December season
Dec 15 2018 - Dec 21 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$395
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$340
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
cleaning $125 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

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