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Special Rate - week after Easter

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

It is ideal for a romantic getaway, honeymoon, business retreat, or family trip

Zilli Tower 503 is a family-owned 800 square foot tower apartment on the shores of the Gulf of Mexico. Located on the tower top floor with breathtaking views of the beach, with convenient access day and night to a spacious beach. It is ideal for a romantic getaway, honeymoon, business retreat, or family trip.

At secluded Longboat Key small complex 5th floor unit of 5 floors beautiful views of the Gulf and the beach left to right

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

Zilli Villa

My property ID is 247170

More Details

Owner
Jim Zilli
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 25, 2017

About Jim Zilli

Jim Zilli grew up in the Milwaukee, Wisconsin, area. He started coming to Longboat Key in the early 1980's. Jim chose this Tower 503 property as it was the perfect vacation property with an amazing gulf view. Jim had previously purchased the nearby two-bedroom villa and came to live in Longboat Key full-time in 2009. The Tower 503 has upscale touches equivalent to a Ritz or St. Regis suite.

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.

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 condo unique

At secluded Longboat Key small complex. 5th floor unit of 5 floors with beautiful views of the Gulf and the beach right in front of you.

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Zilli Villa

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Amenities

Longboat Key Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 5
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Resort
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Main Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Main Bedroom - 2 queen
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(28 traveler reviews)

Special Rate - week after Easter
average rating of 4.642857 based on 28 reviews
5

Awesome vacation

  • 5 of 5

We rented from Mr. Zilli for a 2 week stay at "Turtle Crawl Inn". Everything was first class.The unit (503) had been updated to perfection. Anytime you spend 2 weeks in a one bedroom unit, it has to be open, roomy and comfortable...and it was! We received an email from the owner with lots of great suggestions for dining and entertainment. Everything recommended showed us the local feel of the island that we were looking for. Fond memories of coffee on the balcony in the mornings, long walks on a beautiful, white sandy beach... steaks on the grill at the outdoor pavilion with a great bottle of red...then THE SUNSET from the unit. The sun just melts into the Horizon. Cannot wait to return. Only 1 regret...went by way too fast!

  • Submitted: May 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Marla and Ward are as nice a couple you will find as a client , classy, articulate , fun to get to know and be with , they know quality and graciously appreciate it , he took amazing pictures as he is a world class photographer .Thank you guys talk soon Jim
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4

Great Getaway

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay. The Zilli Tower is in a great location. The beach is very nice. The unit is beautifully decorated in modern navy blue and green. We liked how everything looked new and clean. The beds were very comfortable and the sheets and blankets were soft and cozy. The view from the balcony can not be beat. We enjoyed sunsets almost every night. The large shower was a treat, with plenty of hot water. It was a very relaxing stay.

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Turtle Crawl is a great little property.

  • 5 of 5

This was the first time my family has stayed at this property and we enjoyed every minute. The grounds are well kept and our condo was great.

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Brian was a pleasure to work with from beginning to end , I do my own rentals as I try to control the customer experience from the 1st call till the post follow up thank you Brian and My unit is known as Zilli Tower 503 .
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5

Wonderful Rental with Awesome Views!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this unit during March 2017. We had stayed in this building before (in 2 of the other units). This unit was by far the nicest! Fantastic unobstructed views of the ocean, and really nice beach area to lounge or play in the sand with the kids. The owner had recently done some upgrades to the unit, and they were really tasteful - nice modern touches without feeling like a stuffy hotel - it felt like an upscale condo while still capturing the beach vibe. The balcony area was by far our favorite - it was spacious and allowed us to feel like we were outside enjoying the beach without leaving our unit. Really nice furniture, too, both in the unit and on the patio - unlike most of the other units in the building, as you can see by looking at all of the patios from the beach. The owner was great to work with - very responsive and accomodating. We hope to go back again next year!

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Breathtaking Views!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Zilli Tower! The view of the Gulf is absolutely stunning. I came across this unit during my search and it was so appealing to me that when it wasn't available for the time frame we were traveling, we moved our vacation time to when it was available. The unit itself is so tastefully decorated, it is hard to believe it is a rental; the thought and care that was put into the finishes really shines through. Beautiful updated bathroom...the shower is amazing. The kitchen was stocked with everything you could possibly need. For two people, there were plenty of bath towels and pool towels for the week. Jim was a pleasure to work with and very responsive to any questions I had about the unit. Seriously, stop your search....this is the one!

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am honored and humbled by the response thank you Patti , you nailed exactly the experience I am trying g to provide each and every guest , We did not want it to look like a rental 1 size fits all but a fine hotel suite and felt there is a market that appreciates the investment we made . Thank you again Jim and Susan
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5

Five stars all the way!!

  • 5 of 5

I can’t say enough good things about our recent stay in the Zilli Tower in Longboat Key.

The unit was immaculate and spacious, with new high end furniture. I rarely like beds in rental units, but the beds in this unit were extremely comfortable. The bathroom looked to be recently remodeled with a beautiful walk in shower.

The views of the Gulf during the day are gorgeous, and the sunsets are incredible (whether you watch them from the beach with your toes in the water, or from the private balcony on the top floor of the unit). The beach is quiet during the day, and it was so soothing to stroll up and down the beach, or relax in the comfortable chaise lounges .

A few odds and ends that added to our enjoyment:

- Often when you sit on a balcony with a view, you find yourself staring at the railing, because it’s at eye level. The chairs on this unit’s balcony are seated high enough that you have an unobstructed view of the Gulf

- The owner Jim was a pleasure to work with. He checked in with us to see if we needed restaurant or golf suggestions, but was never ‘pushy’

- A welcome gift was waiting for us when we checked in which was much appreciated

We look forward to visiting this unit again!

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • 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

Our 800 Square Foot, tower apartment is located on the tower top floor with breathtaking views of the beach, with convenient access day and night to a spacious beach. It is ideal for a romantic getaway, honeymoon, business retreat, or family trip.

The large dining area provides seating for up to four.

A spectacular ocean view balcony, perfect for viewing gorgeous Longboat Key sunsets.

A beachside cabana provides space for outdoor dining and shade on hot days. Complete with a full gas grill, it's located just steps from the beach. No shoes required!

The kitchen features modern appliances, including a large fridge, and microwave, has ample supplies and ensures you can prepare all the meals you'll need for your family and friends throughout your vacation without missing a beat or needing to bring supplies. Extra pots and pans, silverware for 8, and more are all here.

When your day at the beach is winding down, 2 TVs, putting green, games, and toys will keep your group occupied for hours. You'll even find a selection of beach and pool accessories, bug sprays, flashlight and sunscreen should you need them.

The bright and open bedroom has two queen-sized beds in it, beautiful outdoor views, a convenient vanity, and plenty of storage.

The heated pool, is well maintained, safe and always a comfortable 83 degrees.

The Zilli Tower 503 is less than seven miles to Sarasota, so it's convenient and also offers plenty of parking. Come make our tower home your home away from home in Longboat Key

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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
 
May 21-30
May 21 2017 - May 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
$150
 
 
Mid summer rate
Jun 17 2017 - Jun 23 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$135
 
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
July 4th week
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 7 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$175
 
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Post Christmas 2017
Dec 23 2017 - Dec 30 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,050
 
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
NYE 2017
Dec 31 2017 - Jan 6 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$250
 
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Jan Post
Jan 7 2018 - Jan 19 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$175
 
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
mid winter
Jan 20 2018 - Feb 2 2018
7 night minimum stay
$2,050
 
 
Mid Winter
Feb 10 2018 - Apr 28 2018
7 night minimum stay
$2,050
 
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$195
$4,200
 
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning Services $70 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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