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Special Pre Holiday pricing $139 Amazing condo bar none !!!!

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. It is part of the Zilli Collection .

Each with the Zilli touch of amazing view , decor ,( not typical wicker furniture , silly beach artifacts 40 year old flooring etc 1 SIZE fit all .)

We call it upscale coastal the properties are more of a resort , 5 star hotel feel . ( We own an elegant upscale home next door #247170 . A direct walk out 5 stories below this unit its #4649102 our newest addition updating as I type this ask for PDF file to see the new look .)

This amazing unit 503 Located on the tower top floor with breathtaking views of the beach, see video and pictures 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 homes and make plans now to visit Longboat Key to see why we love it!

Zilli Villa property ID 247170

Zilli Tower 101 ID 4649102

More Details

Owner
Jim Zilli
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 15, 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.

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

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.

View other owned properties:

Zilli Villa

https://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p247170

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

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:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
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
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Main Bathroom - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Main Bedroom - 2 queen
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • 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

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Special Pre Holiday pricing $139 Amazing condo bar none !!!!
average rating of 4.7727275 based on 44 reviews
5

A cruise without ever leaving the balcony

  • 5 of 5

Let me start by saying how different Longboat Key is from the rest of Florida. My girlfriend and I stayed in the east coast (Fort Lauderdale - Miami) for few days before driving west to the far more lush greens and turquoise blues of Longboat Key. We are island lovers so this barrier island catered to the secluded and peaceful feelings we are used to when traveling to Caribbean Islands.

This condo is usually booked from Sat-Sat (1 week min) but through good timing and the host's generosity, Jim Zilli, the owner of the condo, allowed us to come for a just a couple days! Right away, Jim made us feel like we were welcome with his quick and sincere replies to our emails, which to us makes the worlds difference when we stay at a strangers house. Feeling welcomed and knowing that the host genuinely wants you to have a great time makes for a much better experience.

After a 3hr drive from the west coast, we pulled up to the condo (free parking), got the keys from the main office , headed up to the 5th floor (highest floor), opened the door, and were greeted by one of the most immaculate, well furnished, and roomy oceanfront condos we have stayed at. And the view was spectacular. Unobstructed views of a SUPER calm and flat Gulf of Mexico, which was so soothing given that the east coast ocean was quite rocky during our stay.

The condo has a large living space with a huge dining table for 6 people, comfortable sofas and couch, a large TV, and a full glass wall that opens up to the balcony with high chairs, table, and even power outlet so you can use your laptop. The living space is accompanied by a kitchen with cooking utensils and dinnerware. The closets are stocked with tons of towels and beach towels. The bathroom has the necessary toiletries for a short stay. The bedroom had two very comfortable queen beds and a TV.

Jim provides all his guests a guide to all the hot spots for food and activities on the island so make sure you get this when you book with him. We spent our few days relaxing on the balcony and swimming in the white sand beach right in front of the condo. Not the best place to snorkel given that the Gulf is pretty murky near the shore. You really have to go far out before the water starts to clear up. But nevertheless, we loved the extremely warm water and on the last day, saw tons of dolphins and a huge manatee while we were out swimming!!

Great way to end our trip to Florida. Thank you Jim for memorable stay!

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a pleasure it was to meet you this your couple , articulate as they were charming and I am so glad they had a great experience . Nice when travel experts who relax know Island experience get it
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Hinckley
5

The Perfect Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I decided to vacation in Longboat Key this year. We have both been to Siesta Key and loved the beaches there. Upon speaking with Jim Zilli, the owner of the condo where we stayed in Longboat Key, he told us that LBK was a much better area in which to stay. He was right! Everything was top notch...from the condo that was completely updated, modern and gorgeous...to the condo view which was breathtaking...to everywhere we ate while on vacation-delicious and reasonably priced (and I'm telling you EVERY meal was out of this world)...our vacation was nothing short of PERFECT! All the beautiful beaches are a short drive. Shopping at St. Armand's Circle is close by. The people are friendly. We even met friends for life at the Lazy Lobster Restaurant and had cocktails at there house one evening with the Sarasota skyline in the background. We made beautiful memories! A big THANK YOU to Jim Zilli for making sure every detail of our vacation in his beautiful condo was PERFECT! We will see you again LBK. Hopefully sooner rather than later!

  • Submitted: Nov 22, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Clean, updated, well appointed and furnished - comfortable

  • 5 of 5

Great beach ... not crowded. Owner was responsive. Great location in area.

  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Week in Paradise!

  • 5 of 5

This condo is beautiful. Jim has gone to great lengths to make this a comfortable home away from home. The property was spotless and had everything we needed for a relaxing week away. The furnishings were modern and everything we could have wanted or needed was there for us to use. The views were incredible and the beach and soft sand were just what we were looking for. Our favorite parts of our stay were having breakfast on the balcony while dolphins swam by each morning, and hearing the waves crash on the beach as we went to sleep each night. I am already looking forward to returning next Fall. This is definitely a paradise!

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Gary LBK is truly Paradise and the Dolphins were plentiful and active the week you were here. Thank you for the kind words on the property decor our team works hard on making your experience wonderful would love to do business with you again .
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Pittsburgh PA
5

VERY ENJOYABLE STAY

  • 5 of 5

We stayed during the off season (10/7-10/14) so we didn't experience the high volume months of Dec. thru April. It was conveniently located near the Bradenton, Sarasota, Siesta Key areas and we still able to enjoy the less populated privacy of our beach area!! The pool and beach areas provided recliners, chairs, gazebos, grills, all conducive to an "ENJOYABLE STAY"!! The newly remolded condo was "TOP SHELF"!! Great sunset VIEW!!! I got to meet and talk to Jim Zilli (owner) who provided me with excellent info and resources pertain to real estate properties, restaurants, etc.!!

Recommended!!

THANK YOU JIM!!

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so lucky to have such great clients and so many recognize the effort, I enjoyed my time with John, he Is looking to relocate in the area and of course I know the market intimately and I am happy to help , with my things to do packet I provide, I hope I have the pleasure working with him again
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Salem, NH
5

Great time at Unit 503 Zilli Tower

  • 5 of 5

The unit is updated, clean and comfortable. There are plenty of towels, dishes, sun umbrellas, etc. The unit is well supplied. Turtle Crawl offers a great beach, with lounge chairs, shuffle board and a putting green. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Zilli (the owner) who is easy to contact if you need anything. We didn't need to call him because the unit had everything we needed to enjoy our stay. I would highly recommend this condo for a vacation.

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I provide a welcome packet and she is looking for property here and is using my recommended realtor and she and her husband had a great experience in that area also which pleased me
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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