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Gulffront Condo, Unobstructed 180 degree gulfview VIRTUAL TOUR gorgeous sunsets

Bedrooms 1
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Very spacious Condo, 1 huge Bedroom, 2 very comfortable Queen beds.





Watch dolphins and gorgeous sunsets from your private covered balcony of this spacious condo on beautiful Longboat Key FL. Miles of unobstructed 180 degree views from all rooms. Forth floor (of 5) corner unit. Elevator.

Amenities include:

• Beautifully furnished and ULTRA CLEAN

• Tastefully decorated

• Huge well furnished bedroom includes two very comfortable queen beds

• Luxury linens, large walk-in closet, 2 TV/DVD players

• Fully equipped kitchen

• Spacious open living area. New 42” flat screen TV, DVD player and FREE Wi-Fi


Your own private lanai Balcony directly facing the Gulf

• Heated pool, lots of beach chairs/lounges, beach towels, beach umbrellas

• Two covered beach cabana’s/Gazebo’s and three grills

• Heated Putting green, shuffleboard on site, plus free tennis courts a short walk away, Golf courses nearby

Free Trolly

• We have a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee

We are on VRBO which means by owner, so that we can offer a personal touch for your vacation and you can deal directly with us rather than through a third party if you choose.. Booking is simple. Call or email for a rental confirmation and our Rental Policy for your review.

You can call me on our cell 616 540 4343 or email,

thank you

Dave and Betty

For a VIRTUAL TOUR (VIDEO) of our condo and the grounds; Scroll down to the 'OWNER INFO' section, then click on as directed.

Keywords: BEACHFRONT CONDO, 'On the Sand', Direct GULF FRONT, Corner unit, 4th floor, Your own private covered balcony, Elevator, SUNSETS, Dolphins, Heated Pool, Shuffleboard, Putting Green, Nearby are Golf, Tennis.

More Details

Dave and Betty Wieland, Owners
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 14, 2018

About Dave and Betty Wieland, Owners

1000 square feet, 1 large BR with 2 Queens, large walk-in closet, 1BA, Minimum stay 7 nights, Sat. to Sat.

After a long search, 14 years ago we found the “perfect condo” for our future guests. Mid-island on beautiful Longboat Key, FL, this gorgeous beach-front, end-unit condo directly faces the Gulf of Mexico. Ultra clean and tastefully decorated, a Gulf view from every room, offering 180-degree unobstructed views to the sunsets, dolphin watching and listening to the waves. The property includes a beautiful heated, (84 degree) jetted pool, shuffle board, and a putting green. “The Tower” building has 20 units, 5 floors, 4 condos per floor. Our 4th floor SW corner unit, #401, is wider than inside units and includes a large covered private balcony. Our private beach includes plenty of beach chairs, 3 grills, 2 large covered cabanas and plenty of room for eating and lounging in or out of the sun. Only 5 miles south is the popular St. Armands Circle and just beyond that is downtown Sarasota. The condo is close to tennis courts, bike rentals, golf, excellent restaurants and miles of beach walking. We have a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee and easy self-check-in and -out includes two keys in the lock box at the door. Don’t take our word for it! Read our “reviews.” Call or text any questions. Our response rate is 100% and usually within a couple hours. During your stay we are easily accessible to anwer questions and concerns.

I served on the board for seven years in various capacities including board president. Our main goal was to continue improving this beautiful property to build a list of returning satisfied guests. With the help of others, we have a condo complex to be proud of.

House Rules

Check in after 1:30 PM Check out 10:30 AM

Parties/Events No


Sorry no pets permitted


2 TV’s Cable 2 DVD players

Free Wi-Fi, Free nationwide phone calling.


Heated pool, Professional Putting Green, Shuffleboard

Dave and Betty Wieland, Owners purchased this condo in 2004

Why Dave and Betty Wieland, Owners chose Longboat Key

Beaches, spectacular views, sand, sunsets, friendly, inviting, a place I would want to vacation.

World class restaurants, shopping, excellent fishing,close to airports.

What makes this condo unique

Great atmosphere and much more, very clean, VERY comfortable beds, 100% 'Satisfaction Guarantee' Spectacular views, Gulf front, corner unit, 4th floor of 5, all windows full Gulf views,

Guestbook comments from the owner

We spent a lovely week at Turtle Crawl Inn (#T401) in March of 2010. Our beach front condo was perfectly located in a quiet stretch at the middle of Longboat Key. Restaurants, retail and grocery store are all close by. We quickly felt at home and loved the AMAZING views and sunsets our condo offered! What a joy to drink coffee on the balcony and watch the dolphins. Our unit was very clean and comfortable and offered most everything we needed for a week's stay - a perfect and unpretentious place to relax and unwind. The beach area is quiet and just a few steps from the building. We had fun playing shuffleboard and there is also a small putting green and cabana. Beach umbrellas, towels and chairs were provided as well. We rented our condo through a private owner and communication was excellent. He checked in with us at the beginning of our stay to make certain everything was adequate and then again at the end of our stay. We'll definitely stay here again on future trips to LBK and would recommend it to others.
Mar 2010
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Longboat Key Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 4
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 1:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Oceanfront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Newly remodeled, new tiled floor, vanity, mirror etc.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Two Queen size Beds *** VERY comfortable***
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
21/2 hours to Disney 1 hour to Bush Gardens 30 minutes to Ringling Museum 20 minutes to Marie Selby Gardens 15 minutes to Mote Marine


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Gulffront Condo, Unobstructed 180 degree gulfview VIRTUAL TOUR gorgeous sunsets
average rating of 4.903226 based on 37 reviews

Stunning View - Cozy Beach Retreat

  • 5 of 5

The first thing we noticed upon entering this condo was the stunning ocean view via three huge windows that had a patio door leading to the deck. The owners clearly have taken well care of this unit and have decorated it throughout with nice furnishings, as well as keeping it very clean. Because it was a corner unit there were two additional large windows offering an ocean-side view from the kitchen and the bedroom. We enjoyed having two TV's in the unit (one in the living area and one in the bedroom). This complex was meticulously maintained by groundskeepers every morning. In addition, they had a wonderful swimming pool/patio area that was actually "heated" and extremely clean as well. We used the pool quite a bit, even one day when it was only 60 degrees. Adjacent to the pool was a barbeque area with an overhead area with tables and chairs and on the other end of the complex an additional overhead area if you wanted shelter from the sun. The front desk women were very friendly and helpful whether it was general info on the area, restaurant recommendations/reservations, or printing our boarding passes. We also went to several restaurants in Sarasota and our favorite by far was Heinrich's German Grille, as the food was some of the best German we have ever tasted. We also enjoyed hiking along the sidewalks that ran parallel to the island every day. We certainly would not hesitate to come back to this awesome unit when visiting the Sarasota area.

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Possibly our fav

  • 5 of 5

Possibly our favorite beach to include East Coast beaches from Outerbanks to Hollywood Fl and the west coast from Dauphin Island AL to Anna Marie. The unique aspect we enjoyed was the quietness. The beach was quiet. Shopping is just 20 minutes north or south along with good restaurants. The Unit has a fabulous view, is clean and met our needs. We saw the passing manatee everyday and one day encountered a sea turtle. Overall ranked very high with us.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful location on the Gulf of Mexico.

  • 5 of 5

Great location and lovely condo with view of the Gulf of Mexico. Beautiful sunsets and close to St. Armand's Circle. Dave was always a phone call away.

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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St. Louis, Missouri U.S.A.

Turtle Crawl Inn Condo

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I have stayed at this condo for several consecutive years and are planning to return again in 2018. We love the exceptional privacy and quiet atmosphere there. The beach, which is just steps from the condo, is never crowded and the condo"s balcony overlooking the lawn and beach is private and perfect for sunset viewing each evening. There is a lovely pool and outdoor cooking area for those who like to grill their dinner. The owners are easy to work with and available for anything at all with just a quick call. For those not familiar with the area they offer excellent advice. We like the sophistication of Longboat vacationing while still being very close to St. Armand's and Sarasota for shopping and entertainment opportunities. This condo is graciously furnished and maintained, definately a giant step above the usual.

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Columbus, OH

Best condo in Turtle Crawl

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I have stayed at Turtle Crawl before, but this was the first time staying at the Wieland's (owners) condo. We can definitely attest -like other reviewers have- that the updates, location and view are top notch. We especially appreciated being on the south side of building where we could appreciate the morning sun. The unobstructed view to the west provided the perfect backdrop for coffee in the morning and wine in the evening watching the sunset. Also appreciated the extra beach towels and umbrella. Weather was great for late November and we enjoyed a lot of time on the sand. will look forward to coming back again. - Helene & Bill

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gorgeous beach view

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I (with a few days from an adult son) had a wonderful time in this condo. It is clean, comfortable, quiet, and had a gorgeous 180degree view of the beach and the Gulf. We could sit on the 4th floor balcony listening to the waves and when the sun was too hot, we could move inside and with the sliding doors open have the same view. The beach was never crowded and afforded miles of walking. There are chairs and a covered area making time on the beach comfortable and easy. And my son and I held fierce shuffleboard competitions. The location is excellent. A large, excellent supermarket a couple of miles away. Restaurants within minutes drive. Finally, Wielands (condo owners) were a pleasure to work with. They were friendly, responsive and helpful from start to finish. If you are looking for a lovely, relaxing getaway on the beautiful Gulf Coast, you can not do better than this.

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
SRQ Sarasota 8 miles and Tampa
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Bradenton Beach
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Many Golf Courses within 1/2 hour Drive
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
Car: recommended

Ringling Museum, Selby Botanical Gardens, Mote Marine Famous St. Armand's Circle to the South, world class Restaurants, Shopping and more, a must visit.




Additional information about rental rates

Departure Cleaning $70 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.