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Carol and Tom, owners

Member since: 2010
Call Manager
Speaks: english, spanish

Totally Redone & Upgraded Condo Directly on Sandy Beach

11 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights

Overview

Florida South Central Gulf Coast Condo Rental Photos and Description

Condo, 1 Bedroom + Other (See Description), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

WELCOME TO OUR PARADISE!! Sandy beach, spectacular sunsets, culture of Sarasota, boutiques and restaurants of St Armands Circle..... This is the most popular one bedroom condo at The Diplomat Resort.

We totally renovated the condo. For example, out went the entire bathroom (the pink tiles and all the fixtures) and in came soothing beiges. Glorious oversized ceramic tile laid diagonally, was installed on all the flooring. NEW KITCHEN WITH GRANITE, GLASS BACKSPLASH, ENTIRELY NEW CABINETS, BOSCH DISHNEWASHER. All the furniture is new also. We chose a somewhat contemporary, but practical style, i.e., leather sectional couch with 2 recliner chairs built in. New pots, pans, dishes, light fixtures, silk flower arrangements, art, paint..... Twin airbeds, significantly more comfortable than hide-a-beds, can be inflated to accommodate 2 other adults.

The beach is literally steps from your door (no stairs). You can walk the sandy beach forever, whether north or south, without any fences to deter you or maybe you prefer to surf fish. Our condo is on the first floor which means the beach, the tiki-huts, pool, laundry areas are easy to access. Eddy and Harry are resident egret and heron friends. They are as tame as can be, and wander the grounds.

Longboat Key is an upscale island off the coast of Sarasota, about halfway down the western coast of Florida. It is known for its quiet, refined ambiance, wonderful sandy beach and great sunsets - with the perks of Sarasota, a small cultural city, 25 minutes away. Ringling (circus) Museum, St Armands Circle (restaurants and boutiques), Mote Marine (dolphins, big turtles, manatees)

Keywords: Beachfront, Beach, First Floor, Windows, Private

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Carol and Tom, owners (Property Manager)
Member since: 2010
Call Manager
Speaks: english, spanish

About Carol and Tom, owners

We purchased this condo with the full intention of calling it our winter home in paradise. Hence, we put probably way too much money into the renovation, but it is quietly classy for you to enjoy. Since all condos (total of 50) at the Diplomat Beach Resort are individually owned, they vary greatly in the level of quality furnishings, freshness of paint and plumbing fixtures, and on and on. Our unit is new, all work was completed by professionals in their field, and nothing was spared on the furnishings. You are invited to come and make it your home!

Carol and Tom, owners purchased this condo in 2006

Why Carol and Tom, owners chose Florida South Central Gulf Coast

Freshly renovated with the best, end unit so more privacy and an extra wall of windows. Included extras: beach umbrella, 2 beach chairs, 2 noodles, fishing pole, exercise mat. Right on the glorious sandy beach and Gulf of Mexico - what more do you need?!

What makes this condo unique

Water and culture are tops. Water: sandy beach, sunsets, water birds, boats, endless beach walks.... Sarasota cultural activities: many, many live theatres of various types, opera, ballet, symphony, museums....

Reviews

5
based on 11 traveler reviews

Totally Redone & Upgraded Condo Directly on Sandy Beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews
5

Amazing sunsets

  • 5 of 5

Thoroughly enjoyed our time on Longboat Key. The condo is well cared for and updated. End unit was appealing. The fact that we walked out our door and were steps from the beach was a plus. Watching sunsets from our location was amazing. Would definitely recommend unit for anyone looking to rent on Longboat Key. Cheers to Elizabeth, our friendly housekeeper for taking good care of us during our stay.

  • Submitted: May 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Absolutely Wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

This condo is perfect. I loved that it was an end unit on the first floor. I love the remodeling that has been done, the kitchen especially. I loved the table and 2 chairs in front of the window. We thoroughly enjoyed stepping out the back door and being directly on the beach facing the fantastic Gulf of Mexico. The Diplomat is close to St. Armands circle. There is a beautiful Publix 5 minutes (if that) away. There are great restaurants just a few minutes away (we ate at The Dockside, Lazy Lobster, Crab and Fin and Star Fish Company - it was stone crab season!). The Condo is well equipped and very clean. I would (and plan to) stay here again. It was truly fabulous! We sat on the beach for hours.....the sunsets were the most beautiful I have ever seen - ever. Thank you for sharing your condo - wanna sell (smile)?

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Hear the waves!

  • 5 of 5

We wanted a place to stay that we could be ON the BEACH and hear the waves! This was it! I loved that this was an end 1st floor unit and we didn't have people in front of our space. I walked out on the beach or the pool was also there, but in the middle of the entire unit and not close to ours. The pool was clean and large enough and heated (good because of all the rain the weeks before)

It was low season but nice people there and not crowded. We enjoyed music on the sound system and liked the remote lights/fans. Close to St Armand's Circle and Mote Marine ... both of which we visited.

Did I mention listening to the waves??

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Favorite spot on our favorite beach

  • 5 of 5

If you stay in this wonderfully furnished, modern, comfortable condo once, you will be back. You can not be closer to the beach. Since it is an end unit, it has lots of light, large windows, and is extremely quiet. The view is incredible. Nothing compares to the sunsets. We live in the middle of Florida, and consider it a real treat spending a few days in 239, several times a year. The owners are delightful.

  • Submitted: Dec 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Safety Harbor
5

Wonderful Location. Great Upgraded Condo.

  • 5 of 5

My wife, 8 month baby, and myself all stayed at this condo in August 2014. Pulling up into the parking lot does not show where the true enjoyment of the facilities are enjoyed.....the beach side. The upgraded condo looks great for being indoors, and you are only a few paces to the sand, and not much further to the beautiful Gulf water. We enjoyed the pool and beach each day and only traveled to the local grocery store (approx 2 miles away) for food and St Armin's Circle (approx 4 miles away) for one evening of exploring. We do not live far from this location and plan to return again.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cincinnati, Ohio
5

Nothing but Paradise!!!! Tom & Mary from Cincinnati, Ohio

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this condo from the 10th of March until March 30th. What a relaxing and wonderful time it was.

If you want a place to stay that has everything in it to your liking, this would be the place. Everything was newly refurnished and the view was wonderful. Just walk out the door with your coffee in the morning and you are in heaven. Couldn't get closer to the beach. We relaxed in the evening for cocktail hour and enjoyed the beautiful sunsets.sitting at the thatched roofed cabanas. No steps and parking outside the front door was another plus. We hope to return as this place is a little bit of paradise.

  • Submitted: May 17, 2012
  • Stayed: Mar 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Sarasota Bradenton
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Hilton Hotel
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Bobby Jones
Nearest Motorway
18 Miles
I-75,Fruitville Road
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Blue Dolphin, Lazy Lobster, Charthouse, Mar Vista
Car: not necessary

From your door, sandy beach with endless walking both north and south with no fences or dead-ends. St Armand's has botiques and restaurants, Sarasota has numerous live theatres and museums. Circus memorabilia from Ringling days.

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Rates & Availability

Longboat Key Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Mid (spring, summer)
Jul 5 2016 - Sep 1 2016
2 night minimum stay
$219
$1,380
 
 
Labor Day Weekend
Sep 2 2016 - Sep 5 2016
3 night minimum stay
$289
 
 
Mid (spring, summer)
Sep 6 2016 - Sep 7 2016
2 night minimum stay
$219
$1,380
 
 
Mid (year end)
Dec 21 2016 - Jan 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$235
$1,481
 
 
High Season
Feb 1 2017 - Apr 16 2017
6 night minimum stay
$289
$1,821
 
 
Mid (spring, summer)
Apr 17 2017 - Sep 7 2017
2 night minimum stay
$219
$1,380
 
 
Mid (year end)
Dec 21 2017 - Jan 31 2018
2 night minimum stay
$235
$1,481
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$189
$1,191
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 12.5%

HOLIDAYS: High Season rates and 3 night minimum stays apply.
DAILY HOUSEKEEPING: Available for a fee, optional.
28 OR MORE CONSEQUTIVE DAYS: 20% discount off daily rate

Generally 50% deposit, and remainder due upon check-in; if reserving well in advance, 25% deposit, and an additional 25% due 3 months before check-in, remainder due at check-in.

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Amenities

Florida South Central Gulf Coast Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 680 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Literally 100% brand new, including toilet, tub, shower, tiles, etc.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • King size bed (1), new boxspring and matress, plenty of drawer space and walk-in closet. 2 air beds also.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Extra wall of windows so very bright/light/open feeling. Being on the end of the building also means quieter and more private.

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