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Premium Remodeled Beachplace Condo -- Summer 2016 / Winter 2017 Open

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,503 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 30 nights


About the property

2 bedroom, 2 bath, 1503 sqft beachfront, remodeled from floor to ceiling



This beautifully furnished beachfront condo on Longboat Key, Florida is the largest 2 bedroom unit available in the Beachplace complex...over 1500 sqft. We completed a $40,000 window replacement project in September 2015, installing new windows and doorwalls throughout the unit. The views are spectacular....very few rental units have this added luxury. Also, this two bedroom/two full bath condo was totally remodeled and renovated for 2012, floor to ceiling. It was gutted down to the cement frame and rebuilt with premium, high-end features (more details below). Beachplace is very popular in the summer with European and Canadian vacationers with many families returning year after year.

Located on Florida's Gulf Coast just across the bay from downtown Sarasota, this luxury unit is in the Beachplace complex at the south end of Longboat Key. As an exclusive premium gated community, Beachplace has all the amenities including a large heated pool, hot tub spa, tennis courts, exercise gym, clubhouse, walking paths, wireless internet, and much more. But the real reason to come here is the private beach -- 9 miles of sugar white sand, crystal clear water, and plenty of peace and quiet. Stroll for hours, swim in 85 degree water, hunt for exquisite sea shells, or fish from the local pier.

This unit offers a King bed master suite, and two twin beds in second bedroom, large screen HDTVs, DVD players, wireless internet, all linens, dishes, etc provided. Washer and dryer are in the unit. The unit is 'turn key' - everything you need is there including fishing and tennis gear. Also there is a spacious furnished patio with views of the Gulf of Mexico to the right, and Sarasota Bay to the left. Enjoy spectacular sunrises or sunsets!

The unit is located on the 4th floor (of 6) and is over 1500 square feet with covered parking included. We just completed a total floor to ceiling renovation, completely gutting the unit down to the cement frame and modernizing everything with high-end features. Here are some highlights:

•Beautiful kitchen with custom premium cherry cabinets, Brazilian granite counters and backsplash, stainless steel appliances, and porcelain tile floor

•New LG front loading washer and dryer in unit

•New hardwood floors throughout - Amendiom Brazilian oak harvested under the principles of sustainable forest management

•Master bath with custom-built walnut spa vanity, Brazilian granite top, two black pearl vessel sinks, charcoal porcelain tile, multi-head shower with stone tile surround and clear glass enclosure.

•Guest bath with custom-built cherry vanity, Brazilian granite top, patterned glass vessel sink, porcelain tile, Jacuzzi tub / shower with stone tile surround.

•Open design and layout - removed walls, raised ceilings, created an open and bright floorplan

•New lighting throughout

•Casablanca ceiling fans in both bedrooms and living room, absolutely silent with infinitely variable speeds

•New Hunter-Douglas window treatments

•New high definition flat screen TVs (Sony) and Bly-Ray players

Rates for 2017 and 2018 are shown below:


January - March............$8800

April & Dec.....................$6200

May - November............$4600*

During peak season (January - March), minimum rental is one month and preference given to multiple month guests. Minimum rental during summer months is two weeks.

All rentals subject to $100 application fee and $100 cleaning fee.

Discounts for 3 or more month rentals.

* Summer holiday vacationers from UK, mainland Europe, and Canada receive a special treat. Inquire for details.

More Details

Moe Veluswamy
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 9, 2017

About Moe Veluswamy

This condo has been family owned for the past 30 years. We have absolutely loved it and loved every minute in Sarasota. My parents first visited Longboat Key in 1974 and bought a condo in Seaplace two years later. Then in 1984, they purchased this unit in Beachplace primarily for guests and as a rental property. They are now retired and have turned the property management responsibilities over to me, the eldest son (lucky me....actually I love it).

I live in southwest Georgia, a small town called Albany. I come down to Sarasota whenever possible with my wife and kids. I think it is simply the most beautiful and peaceful place I have ever seen. We have rented this unit out for the past 20 years. We focus on establishing long-term relationships with our guests. Our first renters stayed year-around for 12 yrs. Then for 8 years, we enjoyed renting to a retired couple but just during the winter season. Now we are looking to establish new relationships with those wanting a winter or summer home, year after year. Of course, the occasional vacationer or holiday guest is always welcome.

Moe Veluswamy purchased this condo in 1984

Why Moe Veluswamy chose Florida South Central Gulf Coast

Beachplace is a stunning property. And Longboat Key is a jewel on Florida's gulf Coast. I have traveled all over the world, seen some of the world's most famous beaches. I promise none of them beats Longboat Key. It is simply beautiful. See the pictures, although they don't do justice. You will see as you drive from Sarasota out to the island. It's like entering your own personal paradise. Sorry to be a little over the top, but you will see for yourself once you arrive...

What makes this condo unique

This unit was totally updated, completed in Jan 2012 after 8 months of intensive work. Then in summer 2015, we completed a window replacement project to open up the views and sight lines. Now be careful here. You will see lots of ads that say updated, remodeled, renovated, etc. Look carefully... most have been superficially brushed up. Perhaps a new countertop, or tile floor, maybe new paint.

This unit was totally remodeled from top to bottom. We removed walls and ceilings, relocated the HVAC air handling unit to open up the kitchen, raised fire sprinkler lines to raise the ceiling, basically opened every room to make the interior space as large as possible. Then we built a custom kitchen, custom baths, and made lots of other improvements:

Here are some highlights:

•Beautiful kitchen with custom premium cherry cabinets, Brazilian granite counters and backsplash, stainless steel appliances, and porcelain tile floor

•New LG Washer and Dryer in Unit

•New hardwood floors throughout - Amendiom Brazilian oak harvested under the principles of sustainable forest management

•Master bath with custom-built walnut spa vanity, Brazilian granite top, two black pearl vessel sinks, charcoal porcelain tile, multi-head shower with stone tile surround and clear glass enclosure.

•Guest bath with custom-built cherry vanity, Brazilian granite top, patterned glass vessel sink, porcelain tile, Jacuzzi tub with multi-head shower and stone tile surround.

•Open design and layout - removed walls, raised ceilings, created an open and bright floorplan

•New lighting throughout

•New Hunter-Douglas window treatments

•New high definition flat screen TVs (Sony) and Bly-Ray players in all rooms

•New high glass panel door in the master bedroom to allow you to wake up with a georgious view of the gulf.

Trust other unit looks like this one. But don't take my word for it. Just look at the pictures and compare to other units in Beachplace.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Just thought I would send you a big THANK YOU from my wife and I ! Your place is simply gorgious!! We are so amazed at the high end fixtures and finishes you selected and the quality workmanship that was put into your renovation! The setting is spectular, and the weather, so far has been great!

Your buddy Mike met us at the security gate and everything went smooth as silk. Thanks again for allowing us to enjoy all that you have to offer!
Dec 2012
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Longboat Key Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 4
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1503 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 4
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Luxury multi head shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , Jacuzzi tub with grab bars for added safety
  • Fully remodeled, new showers, tubs, custom vanities with granite tops, floors, lighting
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • King size beds (1) In master suite, with new linens., Twin or Single Beds (2) Twin beds in second bedroom, perfect for kids or guests. Can be placed together to form a queen bed.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Sauna ...
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
  • jetted tub ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Tennis courts available on site. Clubhouse has nice sitting area for card games or other events. Also there is fully equiped exercise room and well-stocked reading library. Borrow any book you would like.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(13 traveler reviews)

Premium Remodeled Beachplace Condo -- Summer 2016 / Winter 2017 Open
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews

Family vacation

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had a wonderful vacation in tbis apartment on longboat key. The apartment is so well kept and everything is updated. The rain showers and multiple shower heads were my kids favorite part. the apartment is stocked w garbage bags and detergents and everything you would need. Moe is a wonderful landlord and so nice and so accessible if you ever need anything or have any questions. The actual property and beach and Gulf of Mexico are incredible and Longboat Key / Sarasota has long been our favorite place in the world. Can't wait to return!

  • Submitted: May 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Adam -- Glad to hear you enjoyed the condo. I hope you and the family had a nice beach holiday even though you were a little under the weather for a couple days. April is such a nice time of the year on Longboat Key. The winter crowds die down a bit and the weather is perfect, warm but not hot and humid yet. I am looking forward to hearing from you again......enjoy the summer up north.......Moe
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  • 5 of 5

My family and I have been vacationing at Beachplace Condominiums for over 20 years. In that time we have stayed in various condominiums in the Beachplace complex. This year we had the pleasure of booking our holiday and staying at Moe's condo. Moe is the consummate host and an absolute pleasure to deal with. From our very first conversation with he made us feel confidant in our choice of vacation destination. The condo is meticulously clean and tastefully decorated. The kitchen is fully equipped with an abundance of cooking utensils, pots, pans and supplies. Likewise the bedrooms and bathrooms are equipped with good quality linens and towels. There are multiple shower heads in both bathrooms along with a jetted tub in the guest bathroom. All the above mentioned, along with a great view of the pond, pool, Gulf of Mexico and Sarasota Bay make this the perfect vacation destination. Again, thank you so much Moe for making this the best vacation to date and we look forward to many more years at your lovely Beachplace condo. Theresa and Wilfred

  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

we are just back from fabulous trip to longboat key and this condo was fantastic

Moe was a pleasure to deal with first day and even though we had to cancel planned trip last year it was not a problem and moe kindly checked in again with us this year and we eventually made it to florida!

beachplace is a beautiful private extremely clean and peaceful complex,pool beach and views are stunning,great to have bbq facilities and watch sunset

condo is beautiful spotlessly clean and has EVERYTHING that u would need on holiday ! our 8 year old boy loved fishing rods,boogie boards,noodles and so many fun things for beach and pool!

Moe is a super host our plans changed towards end of vacation and we decided to stay couple days longer ,moe kindly moved around his contactors who were due to change windows and we were able to extend our time which was great

in summary longboat and beachplace are just fab but this condo made our holiday complete !

thank u so much!

Una ,Brian and Jack

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nr Bath Wiltshire UK

A Home From Home

  • 5 of 5

This was our second holiday in your lovely condo and it was even better - the 2nd time around!

Moe is such a gracious hospitable host and again made us feel so very welcome......nothing is ever too much trouble.

The condo had some new lanai furniture where we were able to sit and view the Gulf of Mexico over a morning cup of coffee before heading down to the beach.

We invited our son & his girlfriend out to join us from the UK and they both couldn't believe how well equipped the condo was.......... everything has been thought through to ensure an enjoyable stay for all.

The Beachplace is such a great location, so close to restaurants, St Armands and Sarasota & the arts.

A big thank to Moe and your family from your UK guests ....We'll be back for more!

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gainesville, FL

Over The Top Awesome!!

  • 5 of 5

We have rented condos for the last five years at Beachplace and by far this has been the best! It is amazingly clean, fully loaded and has so many "extras". I couldn't get my son out of the shower because of all the shower heads and usually I can't get him in the shower! I actually wanted to cook while on vacation due to all the upgraded appliances and new cookware! The furniture was comfortable, the decorations professional yet homey and overall everything was of superior quality. Can't think of one single negative!!! The owners were extremely gracious and considerate of our needs. They had prompt followup and were extremely prepared for our arrival. We walked into a beautiful home-away-from-home with the coffee bar stocked with teas and coffee and mugs ready to be filled!! Our family needed a rest and we got more than we had dreamed of!! Thank you dear owners for sharing your wonderful hospitality and pride in your ownership of this lovely place with us. We will be back soon!!

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

A selfish part of me does not want to share this review.....but I will. Everything about our vacation was perfect and it started with the owners. Moe was very informative and accommodating when we were considering renting his place. Every part of securing the rental was smooth and timely. The unit itself, and the entire Beachplace community, is immaculate. From the high-end furnishings, beach supplies, cooking utensils and recreation gear to the manicured grounds of Beachplace, we were never disappointed. If the beach is what you want out of your vacation, you would be hard-pressed to find a better one than the one that is a few short steps away from Moe's condo. White sand and crystal clear water allowed us to stay for hours on end. We would leave the beach and make our way to the beautiful pool and clubhouse. Many days, it was like our own private pool with very few people around.

If you are considering the Longboat Key/Sarasota area for your next vacation, look no further. Moe's Condo and everything that he provides will make it a perfect getaway for you!

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am quite pleased to hear you had a wonderful time. I think Beachplace is a special spot on the Gulf Coast. I love sharing it with people who appreciate a peaceful, family setting that offers just about anything you would want out of a beach holiday. Hopefully this becomes an annual trip and we see you again next summer!!!
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Sarasota International Airport (SRQ)
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Several on St. Armand's Circle
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Several within the area
Nearest Motorway
18 Miles
I-75, exit 210
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Chart House on Longboat Key
Car: recommended


Stretching narrowly for twelve sun-drenched miles between the waters of the Gulf of Mexico and Sarasota Bay, Longboat Key provides an ideal beach and bayfront setting for the ultimate Florida vacation and lifestyle.

Although it is known as a private island, Longboat Key is a popular destination for visitors from around the world. You are welcomed to a plush island of tasteful luxury and tempting quiet pleasures that cater to all personalities. If you are the athletic type, activities on Longboat Key are endless! Shelling, biking, fishing, dining, watersports and rollerblading… just to name a few. Tennis and golf enthusiasts are welcome to take advantage of our first-class Longboat Key Country Clubs. For those seeking a little city life, Longboat Key is only minutes from Sarasota. The city offers many cultural activities from the Van Wezel Performing Arts Center, Asolo Theater, Ringling Museum, Sarasota Ballet to the Sarasota Opera House. Even closer than downtown Sarasota is world-class shopping on St. Armand's Circle, just a bridge away!

Longboat Key is host to all the pleasures a true hedonist could imagine. Bask in the tropical sun, play a round of golf, game of tennis, cocktails by sunset, dinner by candlelight or a performance in the city. So many pleasures, so little time….escape to our island!


Sarasota is a tropical paradise on the Gulf of Mexico that offers abundant natural beauty, cultural tradition, and plenty of sunshine. Sarasota offers residents a superb quality of life leading to CNN/Money Magazine choosing Sarasota as America's Best Small City and one of the nation's top eight Best Places to Retire.

Sarasota's clean air, sparkling beaches and sunny climate have made us world famous as a center for the good life. Our vibrant recreational and cultural scene offers activities for every taste and budget. Sarasota offers big city amenities with a small town way of living.

Sarasota is a city that offers something for everyone: pristine beaches, world-class shopping, international cuisine, renowned museums and galleries, Florida's signature water sports and outdoor activities, the serenity of aquariums and botanical gardens, and the excitement of friendly street festivals. From sophisticated to leisurely, Sarasota's array of amenities makes it an unparalleled vacation destination.


Rates & Availability

Longboat Key Condo Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter 2017 (Dec - Mar)
Dec 1 2016 - Mar 31 2017
30 night minimum stay
Spring 2017 (April)
Apr 1 2017 - Apr 30 2017
30 night minimum stay
Summer 2017 (May - Nov)
May 1 2017 - Nov 30 2017
30 night minimum stay
Fall 2017 (Dec)
Dec 1 2017 - Dec 31 2017
30 night minimum stay
Winter 2018 (Jan - Mar)
Jan 1 2018 - Mar 31 2018
30 night minimum stay
Spring 2018 (April 2018)
Apr 1 2018 - Apr 30 2018
30 night minimum stay
Summer 2018 (May - Nov)
May 1 2018 - Nov 30 2018
30 night minimum stay
Fall 2018 (Dec)
Dec 1 2018 - Dec 31 2018
30 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Association Fee $100

I do not collect a separate security deposit or require guests to buy damage insurance. I trust our guests and have not been dissapointed yet!

I accept personal checks, money orders, or ACH transfers. 25% deposit to hold your dates, the remainder payable 30 days prior to your stay.

100% refund on all cancellations....period

Association fee and cleaning fee are waived for rentals of 3 months or more.

Holiday vacationers from UK, mainland Europe, and Canada receive a special treat for travelling from so far...please inquire.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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