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About Eric McCartney
My wife and I have lived full time at Beachplace since 2012. We currently also manage a 2 Bedroom unit in Bldg 5 which we also rent here on VRBO listing #712060. When not at Beachplace, we are usually in Europe for business and/or pleasure.
Eric McCartney purchased this Condo in 2015
Why Eric McCartney chose Longboat Key
When we decided to make Florida our home, we viewed more than 50 properties within the Sarasota metropolitan area. Beachplace was the last property on our list and when we arrived, we were just blown away. The gated community offers 24 hour security and the near 30 acres of manicured lawns, flowering trees, and palms made us realize we had found our tropical paradise. The views from our properties are stunning and although our building is not directly on the beach.......the overall property is. Every building is just steps away from more than 300 meters of white sandy private beach which is nearly deserted during the months outside the winter season. Located at the lower end of the Island, Beachplace is a stones throw away from St. Armands Circle and downtown Sarasota. It is also just a 5 minute drive to the Publix Supermarket located at the town center of Longboat Key. We absolutely love it here.......shhhhh......don't tell any one once you've come and have discovered paradise lost!
What makes this Condo unique
You will see nearly 30 properties at Beachplace for rent here on VRBO. Built in 1981, very few have been renovated and even fewer renovated to the extent of this property which went through a top to bottom gut refurbishment in 2015 with the finest materials and finishings. As you enter the foyer you will see that we have installed 18 inch travertine stone tile throughout. The kitchen has been renovated with top of the line solid wood cabinetry, a quartz counter-top and stainless steel appliances. The kitchen is fully equipped, has a microwave, a Keurig coffee maker and a toaster oven as well as plenty of dinner ware and glass ware including champagne glasses for those special moments together with serving dishes, mixing bowls and pots and pans and baking dishes. The bathrooms were fully gutted and have new toilets and vanities and "rain" showers. All bedrooms have new berber carpeting. All furnishings are new and were purchased with your comfort in mind. See the pictures and compare!
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Beachplace has a STRICT no pet policy. Sorry.
Unit is equipped with one Graco Portable Crib.
Max guests:6 (sleeps up to 6 adults)
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
spacious, newly remodeled unit on grounds of immaculately-kept condo complex
owner is organized & communicates well; condo in very good (newly refurbished) condition including excellent wifi and laundry facilities; location perfect for beach, pool, or access to St Armand's & Sarasota; highly recommend staying here
We loved the condo! It was very clean and had everything we needed during our stay. The owners were extremely gracious and accommodating in every way. We couldn't have asked for anything better!
great vacation spot
the condo has recently been renovated and it turned out great, very comfortable, the pool is very close and so is the beach. had a great time there
Perfect condo and complex
This condo was 100% renovated in the past few months. Everything is new, comfortable, and attractive. The unit is even bigger than it appears in the photos, and everything is as pictured. You will enjoy morning coffee and evening cocktails on the balcony overlooking the water. Beachplace is an excellent property with a beautiful beach, and extra large swimming pool and jacuzzi. There is a clubhouse and small but adequate gym. The location is great on the south end of Longboat Key, with quick and easy access to the shops and restaurants of St. Armand's Circle and downtown Sarasota. I would rent this unit again in a minute.
Perfect Vacation Condo/ Delightful Owners
This beautifully renovated condo provided our family of five with the perfect vacation experience we have come to love and expect from our past trips to Beachplace. It was by far the best stay for us as the condo’s owners spared no effort or expense enhancing its nicely appointed, spacious layout with luxurious travertine flooring, new furniture designed for comfort in earth tones (grey, blue and sand) - the colors of the Gulf and the beach, top of the line amenities such as the oven with glass top burners, large washer and dryer unit, etc, not forgetting the Ikea dishes and full set of non-stick pots and pans which made cooking and eating a pleasure. In short, nothing is lacking to meet everyone’s needs and tastes.
We also loved the condo’s ideal location offering easy access to the beach, swimming pool and grilling area, the five minute drive to Publix, CVS and to other shopping centers on Longboat and, of course, the short trip into Sarasota and Bradenton to see the sights. Without any reservation whatsoever, we highly recommend this condo as your “home away from home” for your next vacation in Longboat Key.
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.