It is ideal for a romantic getaway, honeymoon, business retreat, or family trip
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.
Jim Zilli purchased this Condo in 2015
Why Jim Zilli chose Longboat Key
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
A 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. View other owned properties: Zilli Villa https://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p247170
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
The description of this property is spot on! The condo is every bit as gorgeous as the pictures and you're actually right on the beach. Beach lounge chairs were always plentiful and there's umbrellas available for your use in the room. Lots of Towels and kitchen dishes and utensils were available for use as well. Will definitely be back next year!!!
Cindi was seamless , easy , wonderful to work with , come back soon
Beautiful Condo just as described.
Throughly enjoyed our weeks stay.
A short drive to Shopping and woderful restaurants.
Beach was beautiful and spectacular sunsets!
Thank you Janet, I especially like your tag line Beautiful condo just as described. I could use you to help edit in My core business .
Thank you again
What a Gem!
A very pretty condo - well maintained and decorated beautifully. Sparkling clean! All the accoutrements provided for an outing to the beach, excellent and enthusiastic communication with the owner, and...THE VIEW!!! You could spend the entire week here looking at the view. The view was magnificent & perfectly in sight, whether whipping up a quick meal in the beautiful kitchen, recharging with a light read on the sofa or relaxing with your loved one on the balcony, the wide gulf view will be your ever present companion - you could even peek out the other side to the Intercoastal Waterway from the bedroom! We just didn't want to leave the place! But, when we did venture out, the area offered quiet nature parks and quaint restaurants & ice-cream shops. Also, the short drive into Sarasota was so pleasant. This condo is located in a small condominium complex that offers a pool, putting green and shuffleboard - we saw staff tidying up the outdoor areas many times each day. The beach was intimate yet offered walking for miles in each direction. Stay here for the high quality accommodations and the view. You will be so pleased!
This is one of three properties that I refer to as the Zilli collection , all on home away with two more coming next month .
Stephanie & Max were wonderful, I can't wait for them to come backI can't wait for them to come back as my wife is from their home state. Every conversation before their arrivaltheir arrival was just delightful and continued throughout there stay . Highly recommend them
My mom and I just returned from our stay at this condo. I am one to read reviews for days before I pick a place and everything about this unit exceeded our expectations!! The upscale design is beautiful! It was exceptionally clean!! The view was amazing!! The unit was stocked with everything you needed from cooking (not me😁😁) to playing on the beach. You can tell the owner and his wife take pride in their condo!! I would highly recommend this condo if you are looking in the Longboat Key area!!
What a beautiful review, and it's so nice Karen picked up on the decor , which my wife has a background, and we use the top design firm in the area. We have two more properties coming online to home away in the next two weeks which will bring us up to 5 , including a house .
It rained a bit more than normal the week Karen was here , terrific she didn't let it ruin her time.
You can't beat this view!
This property is exactly as you see in the pictures. It is VERY clean and has ALL you need supplied for your vacation. There are umbrellas, chairs, boogie boards, and the list goes on. The pool at the complex was very clean as well. We could not have been more pleased with our experience here!
And I could not have been more pleased with this client , They let me know a squeegee for the shower needed replacing and the hook on the back door of bathroom door needed tightening . They said this late in the week is an FYI trying to help me not an issue
I had a last minute business trip in Sarasota and was hoping to combine work with some beach time for my wife.
The property met or exceeded expectations on all aspects. Jim was very helpful and accessible as well. Would highly recommend to anyone who loves a more quiet beach retreat. Quick trip to St. Armand’s circle and downtown as well. Didn’t get to play but lots of golf in the area as well as the water sports, fishing, boating in the area.
Desmond, it would be my privilege to work with you again. It was fun interacting with you
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