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Richard Crooks

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english, french

Beautiful 2 bed Condo on canal Private Beach access, steps to park and dining

Bedrooms 3
Property type condo
Minimum Stay nights


Longboat Key Condo Rental Photos and Description

2 bed/2 bath on canal to Sarasota Bay; Beach, park and dining minutes walk away!

Walking distance to private Longboat Key Beach, Durante Park (playground, nature trails, and mangroves) and fine dining and corner store. Condos are on the canal, ideal for boating, fishing, and access to Sarasota bay, and onto Gulf of Mexico. All amenities, including a boat dock and laundry. Grocery delivery available. Two-bedrooms and a pull out couch sleeps SIX easily! Want you to enjoy here as much as I do .. just ask to see what's possible!

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Richard Crooks (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Speaks: english, french

About Richard Crooks

My name is Richard. Having lived throughout the States, Canada and Caribbean, I am now happily living on the island! No need to move again as I have found the beauty, comfort and lifestyle I've always wanted. Being in such close proximity I am readily available to assist with your dream vacation!!

Richard Crooks purchased this condo in 2011

Why Richard Crooks chose Florida South Central Gulf Coast

Love the beach!! Having traveled throughout N. America and the Caribbean and think that this beach is the most beautiful that we have ever seen! This is the place to truely get-away from it all, unwind and enjoy life.

What makes this condo unique

Fell in love with the property and location as I spent time and made great memories over the years with my children. They love it!!


5/5 -
(5 traveler reviews)
Beautiful 2 bed Condo on canal Private Beach access, steps to park and dining
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews
cleveland, ohio

A gem of a find

  • 5 of 5

What a great condo, the owner is always helpful and available and he has equipped the condo with everything you could possibly need and makes you feel like it is your home for the duration of your visit. He is very generous with anything you may need for the beach or the waterway. The condo was very clean and comfortable with may touches to make you feel at home and what a lovely quiet secluded area with everything at your fingertips right around the corner. We would definitely stay here again no question!!

  • Submitted: May 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Little Paradise

  • 5 of 5

What can I say that hasn't already been said on other reviews.

It is one of the loveliest home rentals I have ever stayed at. I loved the newly renovated kitchen, the soft warm tones of the décor, the plethora of amenities provided by our host ie: sugar, spices ,coffee, tea, soup, cereal and any kitchen gadgets one might need. It was nice having these available on our arrival not necessitating a quick visit to the store.

My daughter and her 6 month old baby found the 2 bedroom unit very spacious and appreciated our host Richard's attentiveness to our needs. We found the house to be perfectly located , peaceful, clean and very user friendly. Lots of parking , nice yard and canal views . I will definitely be back next year. Thank you Richard.

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ottawa, Canada

Gem of a place

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for a week in 2013. What a find! It is perfectly located- steps from the Durante park, so we had 32 acres to explore and a wonderful boardwalk at our disposal. It is right on the canal and the owner loaned us his boat. Within 5 minutes we saw dolphins! The kids (and adults) were thrilled. The beach is a 5-8 minute walk. It is one of the best beaches that I have ever been on... not crowded at all! The condo comes with a private access to the beach so it doesn't get much public traffic- perfect. The condo is newly renovated inside, is clean and beautifully maintained. The owner is easily accessible and extraordinarily helpful in recommending restaurants (try Harry's- 5 minute walk) and activities in the area (loved the aquarium). We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a beautiful review. Appreciate you taking the time. You all are welcome anytime! :)
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Carrboro, NC

Restful, clean, well-appointed

  • 5 of 5

This lovely condo is one of the most welcoming places our family has stayed in. It is very clean, has a well-stocked kitchen and the owner is generous with beach gear. There is a nice park very close by with a playground and walking trails. And, of course, the nearby beach is great! It's uncrowded, with soft sand and gentle waves that are good for young swimmers.

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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"Slice of paradise"

  • 5 of 5

St Jude's is a hidden treasure in Longboat Key. This quaint street has access to the bay and the ocean and is a super place to vacation. The condo was beautiful, comfortable and had everything we needed to enjoy our vacation thoroughly. Great for kids too! If your looking to have a restful vacation with the beach within walking distance, good food right down the street, and surrounded by gracious people, this is the place. Thanks for the wonderful vacation experience!

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Harry's Continental Kitchens Restaurant and Bar
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
US 301
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Harry's Continental Kitchens: Deli and Convenience
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Longboat Key Private Beach
Car: not necessary

Quiet, family friendly, walking distance to all activities, four star restaurants in walking distance, beautiful and comfortable location. You can walk St. Armands Circle, visit the famous Ringling Museum, and finish the day with the most spectacular sunset you will ever see on our private beach!!


Rates & Availability

Longboat Key Condo Rental Rates

Additional information about rental rates

Once confirmed, half of the total amount is to be mailed as a non-refundable deposit. Remainder due upon arrival.

Available arrival
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Longboat Key Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Covered Parking
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Condo 2 - Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Condo 1 - Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Condo 2 - Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Condo 1 has one full bathroom (sink, toilet and shower/tub). Condo 2 has two full bathrooms (sink, toilet and tub/shower).
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Condo 1 - Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Condo 1 - Living Room - 2 queen , Two futons convert to two queen sized beds in living room
    Condo 2 - Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Condo 2 - Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Our units are divided into 2 condo apartments, so you have the option to rent as much space as you need! You can rent Condo 1, which is a 1/1 with 2 queen foutons in the living room and 1 king bed, or Condo 2 which is a 2/2 with 1 queen bed and 2 twins. Rent both sides/condos and you have a 3/3 that sleeps ten! Baby Cribs (1) available upon request
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • roller blading
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing

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